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to the care of his body and buried all his contemporaries. GERMANY WONT BACK DOWN His Way Home One of the best editorials we have seen in the last month appears in the current Colliers under the meaningful title, "The Way Home." Will you, Mr. Average Tacoman, give as good an account of yourself on YOUR way home? Read it and answer for yourself: Two little boys of under ten were skating on a thinly frozen canal in Jersey City. The ice broke and they disapeared in the water. That would have been the end of the story had it not been for a young man named Ira Stringham. He had left his office in Manhattan as usual and was on his everyday walk home after his day's work when he saw the accident. Without an instant's pause he raced out and dived into the black hole where the boys had vanished. And he got them. Then he tried to raise the boys to safety on to the ice, though time after time the brittle ice at the edge of the hole broke and let them into the water. But at last, with the aid of ropes thrown from the bank, both youngsters were hauled to shore—and life. Ira Stringham did not follow them. He clutched feebly at the rim of the ice, but his strength had been exhausted and his hand could not keep its grip. They got his body an hour later. "There was nothing to dis tinguish this from countless other cases," you say; "hundreds of soldiers are doing as much every day." So they are, fired by the call which sum mons them to a glorious end and sustained by the example of their com rades. But Ira Stringham heard no.siu-.i«.i11. No one would have termed.. him a coward had be paused, weighed chances, reasoned, "If I go after them, we shall ALL be drowned," and let the moment pass. He chose differently. He was something more than a mere slave to duty. His twenty-one years of life may not have been great. But he sud denly came to real greatness that night as he went home. GIRL IN FLAMES' EMBRACE While attempting to light a fire at her home In the Fair View hotel, 5402 Union avenue, early this morning, Leta Sartorla, age 7, was probably fatally burn 'ed when her thin nightgown caught fire, enveloping her la flames. The little girl arose at 6 o'clock this morning, intending to start the fire and creep back into bed while the rooms ware warming up. Dressed only In a nightie of - thin material, she applied a match to the end of a newspaper which was to serve her as a torch. Not Hxpected to • he. In a flash the small flame caught at her nightgown which went up like so much powder, scorching her lender skin. She was badly burned about the back and shoulders and face, the skin having been burned sway in many places. She was hurried to St. Joseph's hospital, where she is being attended by Dr. Nace. She is not expected to live. Leta is the daughter of James 8. Sartoris, employed as teamster by Kenworthy & Sons, South Ta conM grain dealers. Falls Into Snow. When her gown caiy v ' '%, the little girl, hyisj -'..A. —w«_ pain and fright, m- A out of the hotel and lnt*f. vAftn avenue. John C. Falcon_r,<_table boss for the South Tacoma Feed & Sales . stables, was passing by. Rushing to the child's assist ance, Falconer jerked off the re maining fragment of blazing gar ment. The child fell into a snow bank and Falconer covered her nude body with snow to alleviate the , pain. Falconer lives at 5427 Pu get Sound avenue. At last reports the child was unconscious and barely breathing. Not li/o Late to Have That Walk Cleaned Dozens of householders want ing men to clean their walks and dozens of men anxious to obtain snow-showeling jobs last night and today were brought together through the Instrumentality of The Times. We still volunteer as a clear ing house. If you have walks to clean, phone Main 12, and we'll notify a willing man who needs tbe work and the small amount of money to be charged. -—r 1 THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. f~^ 1 25c a ■■ Home Month VOL- XIIL N0- 40> TAOOMA, WASjfcli FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, lilKi. Edition GRONEN IN RACE Hamilton F. Gronen, civil en gineer, today added his name to the growing list of candidates for city commissioner. Uronen in 1909 was assistant to Frank Kelsey, Nlsqually pow er plant engineer, and the ne>.t year was appointed chief engi neer on that project. In the construction of the light plant, he claims in a statement issued today, he saved $200,000 over the original estimate by economies which did not adverse ly affect the permanency, effi ciency or reliability of the plant. Later he was appointed com missioner of light and water, suc ceeding Benjamin J. Weeks, re signed. lie expresses a firm belief In municipal ownership, and prom ises to work toward a reduction of light and water rates if elect ed. SPRINGS NEW DOT PUZZLE %\ ..• • ••••• • * — —s/m Speaking of tough <jfvft fi*\s Morris, of the /*_ /flrm A Broadway Tire 3tTL j^T*F_ Store, 762 Broad <JM_l W^H way, thinks he has (X\A** <S\fa] a stickler. What's Sxfc' _3*^ more, Morris says (S^VA*p*\V he knows how this puzzlze can be worked. Dots are placed as indicated above. The object is to draw a con tinuous line around each dot without retracing or parallelling a line and so that at the i id each dot will be enclosed in a circle. A section of the completed puzzle is given to show how it will appear when finished. The main difficulty is to find the proper starting point. Tbe an swer ulll be printed later. TODAY'S CLEARINGS Clearings $156,152.85 Balances 24,705.'» Transactions 496,248.89 The Tacoma Times 12 DIE IN 2 FIRES IN EAST ATLANTIC CITY, N- J., Feb. 4. —Six persons met death here to day in a fire, which start ing in the Overbrook hotel, was controlled only after It had de stroyed the hostelry, the Episco pal Church of the Ascencion and 20 frame buildings. Among the dead are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mott, Miss A. John son nnd Nicholas Deßay. The vic tims were all guests of the Over brook hotel. The loss is estimated at $200, --000. Paul Hendricks, aged 22 years, a guest, saved several persons. SIX mead AT \. Y. NEW YORK, Feb. 4.—Six per sons are dead and one missing as the result of a fire today whicli wrecked the $">O,OOO home of Mrs. Casimer Tag, widow of the president of the German-Ameri can hank of Brooklyn. The dead: Hannah Snaebly, 68, a cousin of Mrs Tag. Caroline Tag, 24. Helen Tag, I!."), daughters of Mrs. Tag. Jennie Stedman, 24, nurse. Lizzie Cain, servant. A woman cook is missing, and Mrs. Tag and a fireman were slightly burned. Flames were pouring from the windows when firemen arriving found Mrs. Tag, scantily clad and hysterical, on the sidewalk. Miss Caroline Tag, who was to have been married on the 16th, per ished in trying to save others in the house. Ex^el Drivers For Charging 10 Cent Fares Two drivers operating jitneys under the Tacoma Auto associa tion will be expelled from the as sociation for charging 10 and 15 cent fares during the recent had weather, it was announced today. Secetary Wilson said although It cost the drivers more than 5 cents a passenger to operate, the association did not propose to stand for a violation of the city registration laws, and will see that the offenders are prosecuted. He said It was impossible for the association to deal with the drivers who were operating with out a tag and who were not mem bers of the association. Considerable pressure has been brought against the police, It is said, by outside Interests to ar rest all drivers who are charging the excess rate. I CATHEDRAL WRECKED BY STORM A view of the interior of the wrecked St. James' cathedral (Cathoil< ) nt Seattle, showing, at the top, the yawning hole in (lie roof where the dome fell in late Wednesday, und the debris piled high in the auditorium. The great pipe organ sli ows in the background. The collapse is blamed to the snow which had piled deep on the roof nnd to a fault In a steel girder. The damage may amount to aa much as 973,000, and will require three months to repair. The fact that the sudden air pressure developed inside the building when the dome fell blew out the windows Is thought to have saved the walls fr on weakening. The cathedral is tbe large, light-colored edifice with twin towers which forms so conspicuous a feature of the Seattle sky-line as seen from the harbor. Record Hour Cargo Dispatched Laden with 107,750 barrels of flour, valued at $508,750, tho greatest cargo of Its kind ever dispatched from the North Pa flflc, the American steamer Eurana left Tacoma yesterday bound for Europe. FLASHES| WASHINGTON, D. C—Wil son's preparedness program will be accepted by congress before March, It was predicted today hy leadars. PROVIDENCE — The Provi dence Journal today called atten tion to the fact that they had warned the atate department three weeks ago of the proposed Shipping men all over tho coast are Interested In the voy age of the Kurana as her depar ture sets a new record for ex ports of flour from tbe Sound. The steamer's cargo consists of 8,904) tons and was furnished by plan of German agents to dyna mite the Ottawa parliament bniuiing. Other Canadian build ings are scheduled for destruc tion, it declares. VIENNA —Austrian aeroplanes bombarded Avolon and Durazzo Wednesday with little damage. ATHENS — British batteries drove off a Zeppelin which at tempted a second raid on Saloni ka Wednesday. SHANGHAI — One hundred tbe Sperry Flour Co. Harry Strachan, of San Fran cisco, one of the managing own ers of the Lunuia, has been on the Sound superintending the loading of the vessel. The steam er's shipments will probably lie delivered In France. and sixty lives were lost Wednes day when the Japanese liner Hal Jin Maru collided with the steam er Lilian. NEW YORK—J. P. Morgan left for Europe yesterday to ar range a French war loan for $200,000,000. EL PASO—Gen. Villa has been located near Title, lies. Carran zistas have set out to capture him. WEATHER Tacoma: Rain ;r snow tonight and Saturday; not so cold. Washington: Same, except no rain. in l!l,IV. Feb 4. —I'-lens America naive* it- demand for • disavowal for the l.v. itunia sinking or agrees to submit (lie case to The Hague for arbitration, an amicable adjust meiit is impos sible, is the ununiiiious view of officials and new*pa|M*r*. I.<>Unl Anxieger, one of the most Influential pa|>rrs here, to day declares tieruiany has done her utmost to prove her friendship for the I', s., and cannot admit that tho sinking of the liner was a violation of International law. Though semi-official Instructions hail been forwarded to Am bassador Yon licrnstorff which gave a reasonable assurance for a posit... understanding, the general feeling here has veered from that viewpoint since. The consensus of opinion is lhat (Germany has gone aa far as she ran. GILLIES FOUND GUILTY OLTMPIA, Feb. 4.--John F. jillic.s, deposed claim agent of he Industrial insurance cominis ilon, this forenoon was pro iiinin nt guilty by the Jury which leard his forgery rase in Judge Mitchell's eonrt. Gillies was charged with be ng at the head of a i rime ring vhlch looted the state industrial nsurnnce funds of 120,000, Gillies did not bat an eye when the verdict was read. He showed absolutely no Mian of emotion. Attorney Vance immediately iimli' a motion for a new trial md announced that the verdict irohably will be appealed to the upreme court. The verdict was reached after he Jury hud taken tbree ballots, rbe first showed I vote of 7 to i for conviction, the second H to i, while the third vote was iiiinii moiis. There were 7 men and • women on the jury. The forgery charge was only me of three for which Gillies, fill have to stand trial. The •thcr two are for grand larceny. lis trial on one of the grand arceny charges will begin next londay. Arguments in the trial of (lil ies were concluded and thj :ourt's instructions were given it 8: in o'clock last night. All-Hay Argunienl. The specific charge againtit lillies in this instance was for ;ery In the first degree for the illeged uttering of fraudulent laims in connection with the ooting of funds of the state in lustrii. insurance department. Final arguments In the MM listed all day yesterday and tho ourt room was crowded with pectators. Throughout the aft rnoon session Mrs. Oillies sat by he side of her husband. Her ace was pale and she appeared o he under a great nervous train. stone ("oni|Mise<l. Gillies was convicted largely hrotigh the testimony of Frank V. Stone, sometimes known as he "Portland Kid," who turned tate's evidence and told hjw lie two men bad formed a iiart ership and had worked together j making (lie forgeries. Gov. Lister has personally di ected the investigation of the late looting since the disclosure .as made. Assistant Attorne.v leneral Wilson handled the case or the state. Following the trial of Cilhe which starts next Monday, Frank W. Stone, Gillies' alleged part ner, will face a charge of grand larceny. Gillies and E. W. Kearns, Olympia saloonman, then will be tried for grand larceny. Arthur Young, another of the alleged loot conspirators, will be tried in Tacoma. The law provides for a sentence of not more than 20 years in the penitentiary for forgery. f^Taiko' the Times r | Greeting*!, have )ou heard what resulted from the "sweeping Investigation" in to the Victor 11 accident that caused the death of two children and injury to nix or seven others? Neither have we. Who said "old reliable"? And the new CominerciMl club goes right on organiz ing Just as If It didn't know that Mr. T. H. Martin hadn't arrived home yet. Along about 1936 we'll all be remarking, "Oh, pshaw, this doesn't compare with what we bad 20 years ago. Why, that February we—etc., etc." N. P.'S DINERS EMPTY Passengers aboard eastern trains which have been stalled for hours in the Cascades today itro faring a food shortage and may he in serious plight if the tracks are not opened soon. This much was learned today when a telephone call was re ceived in Tacoma from James M. Corniack, head Of McCorniark Urns, department store here. McCormark left Tacoma for New York on the North Coast Limited Tucsda> evening. His train lias lieeu stalled at Lester on the N. 1\ line. lie said that one of the train* held up in the snow drills se.in miles ahead of the one he was <>n run entirely short of food last Bight. Passengers and trainmen wero compelled to plow through th* seven miles of deep snow to the limited, then trudge back with a supply of provisions for tlu hun gry pWMOgari on the train ahead. "As far as v.c are concerned, we have been .cry comfortable so far." Mi-Cormack said. "We have bad enough to Mt and have man aged to keep warm. But passen gers on some of the other trains have nut been M fortunate." St _en Trains Stalled. He said that three trains are stalled in the drifts on the track* ahead, with three more stalled lie hind. Mure snow, which fell continu ously from ,ri o'clock until mid night last night, with more high winds which drifted the snow high iv many places put a damp er mi the hopes of N. I*. officials of gel ting then trains out. This morning the weather had cleared considerably, four snow plows were put to work, and the N. I', now hopes to get some of the trains moving before evening. It was announced that another eastern train will be started from Tacoma at 7 o'clock tonight ovwr the N". P. line. Hundreds Walk. Mure snow or rain is the pre diction of the weather man. Ho is unable lo say when it will stop. The thermometer had risen to .0 degrees and warmer weather WM predicted for this evening. The Tacoma avenne, X street and Old ... r .in lines were the only ones on which traffio was completely tied up toda>, hut cars on all other lines were run ning in spasms. Snow began fail ing again at 10 o'clock this morn ing and few cars were able to operate. Hundreds of persona were com pelled to walk to work. If the weather should clear the first eastern mall since the storm began may arrive tonight or to morrow morning. There will be no through cars on the interurban to Seattle to day. The cars are managing to get only as far as Kenton junc tion. After observing the Taco nia Refrigerating Jk Parking Co.'s efforts to operate street cars, we are more heartily In favor of preparedness than ever. "The poet," said the cynic, "la born, not made; hut tie minor poet is made to be borne with." Why do they send yeggs and stick-ups to the peniten tiary when there are so many hook agents? Mrs. W. W. Livingston, note* huntress, Is In Southern Califor nia looking tor mountain lions. More likely to find alligators, we'd judge from preea reports.