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democrats will become progres sives. Bead his article on page 3. REGAIN $7,800 OF BANK LOOT SAY, BUT PETE FELL FOR HER Then Capt. Smith Shattered Illusions Concerning the Pretty, Sweet-Faced Girl Who Drew 25 Days i By E. A. Peters Girlishly embarrassed, her eyes wide ln Innocent wonder, she stood before Judge Evans ln po lice court yesterday afternoon. She wore the same chic satin dress, short and narrow, that had been her dancing frock the night before. Dainty white kid shoes, together with a coiffeur that set off the luxuriant beauty of her oval face In a manner that would delight an artist, completed the efect. She was anywhere roni 16 to 20, and her winsome Innocence was strikingly in contrast to the sordid grey ness of the dingy court room, fouled by its daily contact with criminals and wom en of the street, • • a "Georgia Ross?" the court de manded. And the Judge looked kindly down as the child stared frankly up at hlin. "Yes, sir," ln a murmur, as she half turned to hide her face from the gaiiing audience of men. "You are charged with being drunk and disorderly. Are you guilty or not guilty?" The judge seemed astonished as he read the charge and thou gazed nt the flower-like prisoner. "Guilty, sir," In a whisper. • • • A big officer stepped forward to testify. He had been on duty at a dance the night before. The girl had attracted his attention when she staggered out of the women's cloak room, lie had thought her 111, and rushed to her assistance. As he caught her, a bottle had dropped to the floor behind her. He smelt liquor on her breath. He produced a small catsup bottle, with a spoonful of dark liquid in the bottom. "Whisky, sir; you can smell It for yourself. And when I tried to get her out of the dance quiet ly, she became so abusive that 1 had to send her to jail. She's the first woman arrested for be lng drunk this year," he explain ed. • • • "Why, I never even have seen that bottle before," spoke up the girl, and the audience, plainly sympathetic, looked ready to mob the policeman. "Where did you get your liquor?" asked the court. He, too, seemed sympathetic "Why, I Just had a glass of beer before I left home," came the timid answer. "Where do you live?" "I keep house here ln Taco ma." "You are married?" The court's astonishment was Increas ing. "Yes, sir." "Did your husband attend the dance with you?" The girl hesitated. It was evi dent to the entire court room that she was fabricating her story, perhaps to shield others "N-no, sir, he didn't." "Another nish".'" "Y-yea." "What does your husbnnd do?" Again the girl hesitated, ni though to find a plausible an awer. "He used to be a b-bartender,'* ■he said aoftly. "Well, under the circumstances, I have to punish you. But the entire affair seems strange," Judge Evans declared. "I will not make It a Jail sen tence, however. Twenty-five dol lars fine!" Hesitantly, with head downcast, tha wisp of a girl In her pretty party gown, tripped back to her seat on the prisoners' bench. A moment later ahe was led by a matron to hercell In the murky basement of the city hall. w• • " "Georgia Rosa?" replied De tective Captain D. O. Smith, an hour later. "You mean the girl back there—"he point-id towards the subterranean rows, of cells— "yea, I know her." ■ "But isn't there some way that an innocent awest little thing like her can be removed from thii vile dungeon that Tacoma call* a jail?" asked the excited ques tioner. * "Innocent —sweet?" replied tha white-haired detective vagui ly. "Oh, she pulled that old stuff on the court, did she?'' "Yes, we know Georgia. Only j that isn't her name. "Married? Not that anybody , knows of. But she's been living ' with a aaloon porter for the last . year or so. "That kid is one of the great est little actresses you ever saw— ' inside the movies or out. She can hand out a baby stare that would melt the meart of a graveyard monument. And dress — say, | you'd think she was one of the '400.' "Bui Georgia's just 'one of Ihe bunch,' at that. She plays the cafes, and there's been many a i hardened old cafe habitue who! ha sfullen for her Innocent story about how her father and mother I just died and she can't get work,) and everything looks so blue she j guesses she'll commit suicide. "Oh, yes, lots of those fellows I have shelled out good money In ' the form of loans, because their j hearts were touched by the baby j eyes nnd the hard-luck stories. • * • "The last time we had he rln jail was when she was picked up with $105 in cash on her person, and she wouldn't tell where she got all the coin. "Oh. yes, we all know little Georgia down here at headquar ters, all right." NOW A 4 ORD MONTREAL, Que., Jan. 28.— Baron Shaughnessy, born in Mil waukee in 1853, but a British subject who was recently raised to the house of lords, today an noiSSd thta he had taken the title of Lord Shaughnessy of Montreal, Canada, and of Ash ford, county Limerick, reland. He is president of the Cana dian Pacific railroad. WASHINGTON, D. C— Senator Walsh sprang a sensation today when he read what he claimed were British orders to blockade vessels and open American mail and obtain trade secrets. State Rests In Trial of Gill ies OLYMPA, Jan. 28.—The state rested today in its case against J. F. Gillies after it had scored a striking point when Judge Mitchell ruled that Gtlllcs' bank book be introduced as evidence. Frank P. McKlnney, assistant cashier of the Olympla National i bank, testified that Oilliss had deposited $1,710 ln ths bank be tween Feb. 15, 19H, and Sept. 29, 1915. at tbe average rate o. about |650 a month. Hs said the entire amount was withdrawn two or three days after the ' last of the allaged fraudulent warrants had been cashed. The deposits ranged from $50 to $200, the average being $100. The defense started Its fight by placing Isaac Blumaur. sn ex pert tracer, on ths stand In an • attempt to skow the lax business THE TACOMA TIMES 25c a Mon ih VOL. XIIJ. NO. \l. TACOMA, WASH., FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1J)1G MIRACLE IN TACOMA -^^V^-^^--^V^—-** ______________________________________________________■___________■ mmm™**mmm_^_m_l-_^_M_W-mmw vv>**^t**^*s^^^' mW_W__^_^_^_mm_t____Wmmm_W-\^^^^^^^^^^^^^_______-t____m __Wt '*"-****'******'*+*'* That's What New Commercial Club Amounts to **v* THIS iS YEAR OF PROMISE THE all-but-impossible has been accomplished. A new Commercial Club with practically 3,000 members has risen on the ruins of the old organization. The business interests of the city—yes, and whal is more important all interest! of the city—have been brought together again, after several years of division and dissention. . Professional men, working men, Tacoma men generally, as well as men engaged in strictly commercial and industrial pursuits, make Up the new club. In one sense "club" is a poor term for the purpose. What really has been created is a new community center, a civic clearing house, a focus of progress. The croakers said it could not be done, would not be done. Today those very croakers stand enrolled as members, and most of them arc enthusiastic members at that. | A clique-ruled, close corporation has been replaced by a democracy in which every member posesses a vote on the nomination of all the directors representing his bureau, a vote ou the ELECTION OF EV ERY DIRECTOR in the club and a direct voice in all the acts of the or ganization. Thus, Tacoma not only has been brought together, but has been brought together on the right.sort of a basis, a basis $iat ought to tnke the city a long ways ahead. « It now is up to every one of us to "hit that line hard," for THIS IS THE YEAR OF PROMISE. FATE OF ALBANIA AT STAKE ROME, Jan. 28.—The allies to day are evacuating Albania, with the exception of Avlona and the immediate hinterland. The Aus trians and Bulgarians are ap proaching Avlona from the north and cast. official dispatches Indicate that one of the most important battles of the Balkan struggle may begin in a fortnight. The talians are fortifying the city against attack, while it is expect ed the Austrian fleet will shell Avlona. A terirflc naval battle is .♦cry probable. Within 10 days the Teutonic occupation of the entire Balkan peninsula except Greece will be neomplete. The allies are deter mined to hold Avlona like Saloni ka, because of the great strategic value of the bases ln conducting future campaigns. J The tallang are evacuating Du razKtt* Announcement of the Austrian occupation of the port is hourly expected. The Austrians are moving toward Plannlf to unite with the Bulgars who are moving westward ln the Elbassan district. Officials believe the Teutons have abandoned the proposed Sa lonika assault until Avlona is at tacked. Greece has long wanted southern Albania, hence a Teu tonic success will have a marked political effect on King Constan tino's attitude. methods which the defens claims existed ln the industrial insur ance department. Liner Total Loss HULL, Eng., Jan. 28. — The African liner Appam is believed to be a total loss off the Morrocan coast.' She left French Senegal for Liverpool Jan. 11. The steamer Tregantle has rescued damaged lifeboats belonging to the Appam. It Is believed the vessel founder ed In a heavy storm. . One hundred senior students al Stadium and Lincoln Park hlg! schools complete their four yaara' eour_y> THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TAOOMA. WILSON APPOINTS BRANDEIS WASHINGTON. I). C, Jan. 28. -—The White House today an nounced President Wilson's selec tion of Louis D. Drandets of Bos ton for the post of associate Jus tice of the I'nlted States supreme court to succeed the late Associ ate Justice l.Hin.ii Brandeis Is known ns a radical, with strong pro-labor views. lie played a prominent part In the Interstate commerce commis sion's 5 per cent rate case. He recently promulgated effic iency theories which the railroads of the country have been forced, much against their wishes? to adopt in part .and which have re suited in savings of millions. [flashes! LONDON—Emperor Franz Jo sef ot Austria has sustained an other severe chill which'is rapidly wearing him down. THE DALLES, Ore.—Several Greek section hands are reported killed as a result of a wreck be tween an 0.-W. freight and a grading train. SAN JOSE—Edward Brad shaw's attempt to save his broth er, B. B. Bradshaw, from a peni tentiary sentence by himself'a serving five years failed today when the authorities arrested the latter charging him with horse stealing. MEMPHIS—More than 1,000 families bordering the White and Arkansas rivers took refuge last night in the hills to escape the floods. LONDON—More than half a million Britiah soldiers have been killed In the war, according Jo an official report Issued today. I SHAN G H Al — Revolutionists are making steady progress tn the invasion of Bse-Chuen. Fire Destroys Chehalis Store CHEHALIS, Jan. 28.—The en tire drygoods stock of the Har' man & Nathan store, valued at $15,000, was destroyed by fire which gutted tbe two-story Mar it ket St. building. About 18,000 h additional damage to the bulld t'lng waa reported. Ths fire start-1 *f in the heating plant. 95-MILE GALE, 64 BELOW 0 SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28.— The vlolen«-e of the greatest storm which has visited California ln re cent years Is subsiding this morn ing. The wind In some places blew 95 miles an hour. It is «*>x pected the loss will reach mil lions. Son Joaquin valley felt the full fore-? of the storm. Before com munication was interrupted to day, it was estimated that 150 oil derricks in the Coalinga district were blown over. Southern California is com pletely cut off from communica tion. Floods there are running high. Los Angeles Is without railronds in any direction. A small building in the San Joaquin valley was blown down and Fred Hesse, a land owner, killed. 6.1 RRIiOW IN MONTANA HELENA, Mont., Jan. 28—Ths mercury dropped to 68 below «ero in some sections of Montana to day. Seven people are known to have died from the cold. Ten Bheridan county towns have tele graphed the railroad commission for relief. A coal famine la threatened in many places. Pastor Likes Our Fight For Heal In Cars BMHor The Times: I want to offer my approval of vonr good work in urging more comfortable conditions for the patrons of the street cars of t_.lt city. To my personal knowl edge much dissatisfaction reigns amtuig the patrons in regard to the cold weather and no heat in cars May I mention another item of Bo small moment. I refer to ths man In charge of those cars, those on lbs open end cars especially. The(P have the company to please and serve, and likewise the pub Bs. With such exposure to the cold as they must endure on an open and car; with wind, snow and front all about them, they must renin!" at their post sfalthful to the last moment. It seems to me impossible for men under such conditions ot render the atten tion and service required by com pany and public. Worst of all is the thought of what thsas most faithful servants must suf fer from the cold. Poll for closed and cars. Respectfully , REV. J. H. BERRINGBR. ' City Edition Police Arrest Eight In Raid On Building Suspected of Being Thieves' Rendevous CHICAGO, .lan. »».-—Tin police raided a we*t aide hotel today and cHptured tlve men nnd three women, be side recovering ft 7,m00 of Ihe $15,561 obtained during the daring holdup hy Iwiys of Jake stiiiiC*. hunk yesterday. A woman tipped the place OPENS ANEW ATTACK Chairman Charles A. Reynolds of the public service commission lls leaitng nothing unturned in [the fight before the Interstate ; commerce commission to wipe out [tfcs $17.50 preferential rate by | which the southern railroads ure ! fobbing the northwest of tourist travel. The Southern Pacific, Ihe I'nlon Pacific and their ally, the 0.-W. R. A. V. are being pinched in on) all sides by broadside attacks, from which It apiiears they can-] not escape. With the states of the north- 1 west thoroughly aroused. Chair man Iteyuolds today announced an additional linn of attack through the interstate commerce tomiuist-inn law of IP 10. May Prescribe DlvMon A section of this law provides that whenever railroads or other ■ oniiiioii carriers refuse or neglect ! to establish voluntarily through,, or joint rates to any point, the interstate commerce commission i Is empowered, after a hearing, to establish such joint rates. These rules niuy he establish- 1 ed as the maximum to be charged, and tbe commission Is given the power to prescribe the division of such rates under which tha. through routes may be operated. Will lie Asked To Do II All this may be done by the' commission on its own initiative,' whether or not a complaint ia made to It. The commission has neer ex ercised this power so far as through rates to the northwest Is concerned, says Rejtiolds. It will be asked to exercise it right now. The northwest already has asked the interstate commission to wipe out the discrimination and advantages which the south- 1 crn line* have been using against' it. BLAME FIRE ON TACOMAN SEATTLE, Jan. 18.—Startling disclosures in regard to the con ditions that rssulte din the Walk er building fire Wednesday, at a cost of six lives, one of them Raphael Winkleman. of Tacoma, will be the basis for an inquiry by the city council. Fire Marshal Brlnghurat stated today that although he knew be fore the fire that Winkleman was drying and baling hemp in the Walker building, he hadn't au thority to put him out. Winkleman, It is charged, dis regarded warnings from the fire marshal and insurance men, and went ahead drying hemp on the stovepipes. 1 What's Doing | Today Rally meeting of church repre sentatives to prepare for Lay men's Missionary Movement con vention; First Christian church; evening. Free public demonstration ot long distance telephoning be tween Tacoma and New York; Tacoma theater; 7:30, 8:30 and S:3O. Quarterly executive session ot the Pierce county W. C. T. U.; First Baptist church; afternoon and evening. "Fun. night" of First Presby terian church; by Sunday school; tn church parlors; evsnlng. Tacoma: Unsettled tonight and Saturday, probably snow, not I much change in temperature. I Washington: Same. I off («• the police. Tlie officers K"thered out side the "spotted" mm nnd when they hroke the dimr*. and <.H*.ii**(l |n, iNives ion Mia lug the currency were thrown out of a window. A newwhoy wi/til the money. A cordon of officer*. tin-. rounded the building. Two of the bandits who were handcuffed attempted to ewcape when they reached the criminal court building. One dived at (lie officers' feet while the other hutted him In the stomach. They ran down tl»e street, inn were overtaken. The gang Is thought to liave arrived recently from York. THE PRESIDENS SPEAKS FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE I See story of last night's address ou p age 8. | •TTalko' the Times *}* I (.rod lugs, have you iimv* * ed from the vicinity of the \. P.'s powder cache? Don't worry; George Reld says It's ' really quite harmless. No doubt that's why the allies are shipping it over to use on the Teutons. If a mugwump is a person educated beyond his Intel lect, then s sob must be a person who doubto-crossM his home town when he gets among easterners. THE BILVER LININO If that 94 cars of nitrotritulo, or whatever it Is, did go off. It at least would eradicate some of the old Pacific aye. shells that warn used as saloons. Untidy spots left by hill side afreet stalls era still there, we notice. Nitrotri tulo alno'd wipe them oct. Ws print withont comment thla little pome tent us this morning by tts United Press: COAST VESSEL WRECK HAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28.— Kit:in [.cr .ons are be)laved to hay* perished when the schooner Aber t deen today dashed to pieces on the jagged rocks at the entrati<:e or the Golden date. Life savers are certain that none of thp men escaped. The Aberdeen whs formerly a fishing schooner out of Seal Ila aud was being used iv tlie oak land garbage service when the) wreck occurred. TODAY'S CM. A HI NO* Clearings f 200.15K.1 R Balances 8,686.20 rausai-tlons 607,4C9.«)4 BY MARGARET MASON (Written for the United Press.) Sleeveless nighties, ankle short Ars the new alluring sort; In them Sue's so sweet a sight, Tis a shame to douse the light. While we have nothing to say, we wonder what Roy Howard, th* U. P. president, means by wiring us such messages as that. Wheat we talk over that transcontinen tal phone at 9:30 tonight we'rs going to ask him. That is, if the ptioas com pany doesn't lose its Isms distance line, or Ms central* or something before eight. They've grown awfally eare le«!-i lately. Only day before - yesterday they found thmfm „ mislaid 91,050,745 worth el ? something (they dida't know whet and cooldat' gtasae * where.) However, Buy ware . very stare diet f t-AM.T-ta ' was the exact raise of »t. _ t | We'ro ao pressed for spscs tN -; hereafter we are net going to say "more beautiful aaaw." I*si«*d we'll abbtwvlate it to at. B.