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"BRAINS" OF SYNDICATE CONFESSES!
I^hhwhuii ONE CENTu ww Full Leased Wire Service United Press Association. Complete news and feature serv ice Newspaper Enterprise Associa tion. ■iini>iniiiii»<iiii>iiiiiiiiamii^rjnitiiii LW.W.'S SEIZE YAKIMA JAIL GOES TO HAIRDRESSER FOR MUSTACHE! By Mabel Abbott "Did you hear that? He wants a mustache!" giggled my little hairdresser, pausing with her brush In the air. A masculine voice floated through the white curtains of my booth ln Miss Kate Hrown's hair shop. 7.*>3 St. Helens u\e., Saturday after noon. We strained onr ears. " —lt's for an officer, he says. — No, he doesn't want BIG CHIEF OF BLACKMAILERS ADMITS GUILT >i mi.,! i-ii-M i mammi wi-■•-.» NKW YORK. Sept. ISO.— William Kutler, alleged "brains" of the million-dol lar blackmail plot, pleaded guilty to a charge of Imper sonating a federal officer when arraigned liefore Jus llce Manton I Ills afternoon and was sentenced to 1H months In the federal peni tentiary at Atlanta. Ho is the first <>r the con spirators to he arraigned and his sentence marks the first victory of government agents tracking the aliened conspirators who have prey ed upon wealthy men and women. WKAf.THY MKKCHANT VICTIM CHICAGO, Bept, a«. —Kd- ward R. West, vice president of the 0, l>. (iregg Tea & Cof'ee Co., with offices here and In New York, Is the "A. K. Wesley" who was vlctini l.e.l for $lft,(K)o by the na tional syndicate of black mailers, It was definitely learned today. West's personal attorney, Eg bert Robertson, and Hlnton O. Clahaugh, federal Investigator here, both admitted West was the person- Robertson said West voluntar 1,000 SEATTLEITES ARE SPANKED, YES, SPANKED WITH HOSE (Special to The Times.) SEATTLE, Sept. 26. —More than 1000 prominent Seattle men have actually been spanked with a rubber hose by Ed Murray, a clerk ln the city comptroller's office, during the last three weeks be cause of their curiosity to look at naughty pictures. Tbe list includes superior court judges, ckty • nun. ilni'-n. heads of city and county departments, A Willing Worker Mosey is always ready to earn you more money when given the opportun ity* We furnish the op portunity. Perhaps you had bet ter ask us ahout it. PUGET SOUND BANK it for masquerade, he wants it to wear instead of a real one! " —She says the officer had better come in himself, so she can sec him. —" Negotiations in the shop outside became Inaudible, and the little hairdresser re turned to the tangles ln my hair. "Well, that's a new one!" she philosophized. -'Lots of men come in for wigs and ily told his story of being lured to New York by Hilda Qodinan, supposedly a member of the gang, that others might be warned and the guilty punished. Because of WeHt's confession, the government will not prose cute him for violation of the Mann art. ilinton G. Clahaugh, federal in vestigator, is reported today to have offered Immunity to anyone else who would testily against the alleged blackmailers. West was trapped by Buda God man, whom he met in a cafe sev eral months ago, he said today. They saw* each other frequently for several weeks and she in duced him to take her to New York with him on a business trip, he states. On their first night there, three men knocked at the door of their hotel room and said they were government officers and that the couple were under arrest for vio lating the Mann act. The woman became frantic and said exposure would ruin her so cial position. Then the fake offi cers suggested the affair might be hushed up. West refused to yield to the blackmail and the couple was brought here. Negotiations con- (Continued on Page Eight.) dozens of lawyers, and an assort ed crew of others, some of them from Tacoma and other neighbor ing cities. Because each victim wanted to see his fiflend spanked, the news has been kept quiet. Netting the Trap. Many of the names are now on record in the comptroller's office, and the list reads like a profes sional directory, blue book and city directory, all ln one. "Have you seen the Seattle blackmail pictures?" whispered Murray to a fellow worker, one day three weeks ago. "No," was the reply. "Well, they're going to be de stroyed tomorrow," he went on, "if you want to see them I can fix it up for you." "Hot Ones" Promised. This was the lure used on all victims. t'onversation hinting that Ihe pictures were "hot ones," und showed "some of the big boys of the town" In compromising situa tions, usually followed. Then Murray and his victim went through dark hallways to one of the long record vaults on the first floor of the county-city building. "I'll keep watch," was the next word; "they're In the box In the corner. Just pick 'em out" Then He Uot It. When the victim leant d low, the trusty rubber hose came Into play. "Wham!" resounded the rubber hose, as It hit the victim where father used to apply the paddle. "Wow!" walled the victim. Murray, who is red-headed and The Tacoma Times 125 c A MONTH. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. 25c A MONTH.} m\rxr\rtrir.ri^-m-tj-m^rti~r.rti^i-iri^atril*~\ririr r i a- - -11 ———— -- - - -m, -.—n. .* m* m, mm.—m m m.mmm a. ■■■■■■■■■ ■ **^^*>* m.mm mmmm*. - — -_--_■-» -._-._a.aa.-. .a a. »■>_■«■_>■ —aa ■> _a,_r^_>. a. mmm*** m.o*m, mm •» «^aw^,a>.<-a__-.au ■ _^^^^^^_*_^^^<ag^> VOL XIII. NO. i>4J. TACOMA. WABHL ITKSD.W. BEPTEMBEH 'J(>. 1916. lc A COPY toupees, lmt that's the first one I've heard ask for a mustache. "They care Just as much how they look as women do. And, oh, but aren't they fussy! •• Why, I remember a poor woman who came in once in a perfectly awful fix! Her husband wore a toupee, and she'd been after him to wash it, and he wouldn't. "He worked at night and slept in the day time; so that BECAUSE THEY ARE OUR BOYS! tasu "Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys lEgg. are marching!" Jr^Si They will march through the streets of Tacoma tomorrow, in solid, olive drab masses, to show in the Stadium what they have learned since they stepped out of the everyday routine of our own lives to serve their country in another way for a little while. They are tfoiiitf to itep bark soon, since the need for them seems to be over. And this is our chance to honor them before they do so. jfeg^ Moving pictures of tomorrow's p||j^ exhibition will he flashed on Ir^S screens all over the United States, since nowhere else can a regiment the size of the 2nd Washington be seen in a letting like that of the Stadium. Jt will he a fine and deserved advertise ment of the biggest regiment in the United States. (And won't it he a fine advertise ment of Tacoina, too? Oh no, not at all!) But nowhere else will it mean as much as to us of the state of Washington. Nowhere else will Ihe pride of possession be added to the thrill of the spectacle. "Tranij), tramp, tramp, the boys are marching!" And the machine guns will rattle and the bayonets will flash and the olive-drab ranks will wheel and charge, just as they might have had to do in the battles that, thank God, did not take place, because the men were ready. « W* And we who sit on the steps of |srS| the Stadium will swallow the lumps Ir^l in our throats, limber up our ossi fied emotions, exult in the shivers that chase up and down our spines, and shout our heads off. For these boys that are marching are OUR BOYS! always serious appearing, discov ered he had uncovered a great In door sport. His victims worked with him in decoying others, and Murray be came a master in the art of swing ing the hose. Takes Names of All. "Name, please," he asks, now, immediately after landing the one swift blow. Red faced, and twitching be tween agony and laughter, the victims gave their names, and were recorded ln Murray's pocket note book, which now contains more than 1000 names. One man came all the way from Everett, walked Into the comptroller's office, went to Mur ray, and asked confidentially if It could be fixed up so he could see the pictures. Murray arranged It. And the man went hack to Everett and sent down more vlc tlmes. Many men from Tacoma and some from as far as Portland, have walked Into the trap. ' morning while he was asleep she took the toupee and washed It herself, and she had got it into the worst, ratty, snarled up mess you ever saw —absolutely ruined it; and she came rushing in to wet us to make another be fore he woke up and found out about It. "She said he'd be furious. "Yes, indeed they are! Just as vain as women! - Will you have your hair curled all the way round?" BREAD TO GO HIGHER (failed Presa Lrmard Wire.) CHICAGO, Sept. 26.—Special brands of spring wheat flour were quoted at $9.10, an advance of 30 cents a barrel, on the market here today. This Is the first time flour has gone up to |9 and over In many years. Bakers declared today that in the face of audi prices an advance in the price of bread is inevitable. POINDEXTER HERE WITHIN THE WEEK Benator Miles Polndexter will spend a day or two ln Tacoma the latter part of this week or the first of next, according to bis manager, Burns Poe. Polndexter will reach Seattle Wednesday. THE SEASON'S ON! BIG BOOTLEGGING SCHEME IS NIPPED IN "GRAPE" SEIZURE Seven and one half tons of bohded whisky in 3,000 quart bot-1 ties confiscated from a freight car of-"grapes" at Wllkeson Monday are being poured from the I.in coln aye. bridge Tuesday after noon by county officers. What is good to eat of more than three tons of California grapes, used as a top layer to con ceal the booze, will be distributed among Taroma hospitals. County authorities have infor mation that the huge consignment from California, said to be worth $9,onn, was financed and landled by five Tacoina men, thrse of whom paid the expenses of ship ment. jy rigid Investigation is being made and arrests are expected be fore the end of the week. I*. S. May Pi-oMH-ute. It is up to the federal authori ties to go after the California shippers. The address in San Francisco from which the car of "grapes" was shipped is said to have been learned definitely. The recent flood of applications for liquor permits from tbe coun ty auditor's office at the time of the miners' first aid contest ln the Stadium recently is believed to have been the starter for the extensive bootlegging scheme RAID BANK BUILDING; 1 CHARGE BOOTLEGGING Making a series of raids Mon day night on resorts In Tacoma where liquor has been sold ille gally, police detectives swooped down on the engine room of the National Bank of Tacoma build ing, 13th and Pacific avenue, ar resting Richard Moore, age 38, the engineer. Moore was booked on a charge of selling liquor. He was later released on |100 cash ball. Several bottles of whisky are held by the police. ..According to the detectives making the raid, Moore has been Inspected for some time es hay- f which has been nipped in the bud. jAt that time residents of Wilke . son and other mining towns swarmed into the office for per mits. It was planned to furnish the residents of Wllkeson nnd other nearby communities with plenty of liquor, handled through Taco ma promoters, It Is thought. Mottles Destroyed. The carload of whisky smoth ered ln grapes was moved to the Northern Pacific freight shed at the head of the bay at 1:30 Tues day afternoon. The county pro vided two trucks to haul It to the bridge, where the bottles were broken and the liquor poured in to the river. "Whisky smothered ln grapes" Is the very latest ln attempts to evade the Washington dry law. l'lerce county offlcres are busy today unloading 3,000 quarts of bonded whisky from a car of "grapes" consigned to Wllkeson, Wash. Headed by Deputy Prosecutor Thompson and co-operating with Northern Pacific, officers swoop ed down on the car when It reach ed the Wllkeson siding. En tering they found the booze pack ed tn boxes. On top of each box 1 was a layer of California's finest Ing a private supply to which his friends had access. Monday night city detectives watched the engi neer of the bank building through a window. They report ad they saw him sell liquor to several persons. Francis Temple, age 24, pro prietor of a rooming house at 21st and Jefferson aye., waa ar- K-d at 11:30 Monday night on arge of selling liquor, irtrude Tbornell, colored, was arrested In a house on Opera court, for the same offense. Mrs. I Temple furnished $100 bell for her release. g«£U*NIGHT EDITION***** I WEATHER I I Tacoma: Fair tonight and 9 ft Wednesday. M § Washington: Same. % ftiiiiuniinnniinnniiiinnnwinumf Juicy Concords about six Inches deep. The shipment was consigned from California to (leorge Morris, a Wllkeson expressman, who de nies all knowledge of It. It is be lieved several persons formed a pool and had the stuff consigned to him. When the car arrived In the Tacoma yards yesterday, railway officials Immediately became sus picious. A carload of grapes for a mining town of 1,000 inhabi tants didn't seem quite reason able. The value of the whisky Is es timated at $9,000 for bootlegging purposes. Talk o' the Times Greetings, have you a sim ple solution of the council's budget-making troubles? With large numbers of Inef ficient city employes being weed ed out by new department heads and the efficient ones being threatened with ousting because of said budget difficulties, the hope of the anarchists may soon be realized and we be without government. Let us give the movies credit for one thing. No long er ran a fellow sigh that he's all dressed up and has no place to go. What has become of the old fashioned Joke about Hughes' whiskers. Hy the way, the Whiskers' club must get its drees Milts pressed. Jim Ham I_ewls' coming to town. HELPFUL SUGGESTION Goldfish that refuse to swim can be made to look as if they're swimming by placing the bowl on a phonograph and starting it. COPS PLAN RUSH Illlllril I'ri-N. I r:,-r.l Wlrr. > \< >RTH V \KIMA, Wash., Sept, -■<».- -Forty six 1. W, \V. agitators are in possession ol the jail line today, holding at bay a cordon of officers, ,1 big crowd »>f liii/i-ns ami the lire department, which has repeal* edly turned the hose on them in vain. The outbreak started at 8 a. in. Prisoners ripped bars fronl window*., tore up floors, wrenched iron cots to pieces and began haltering the w<x<dr en walls. In ;i short time trie building w.is practically wracked It is being systematical)}] demolished. Veils nf defiance greeted al stream of water from a fire engine. Unable to enicr the prison, deputies formed a ring ii'oiiikl it to prevent tlie in mates from dashing lor lib erty. An effort may be made lateifi in rush tlie jail and subdue the I. SV. W. mob. . Smashes Fist In Nightmare TO RHINO-TON, Conn., Sept. 2 6.- —No teeth are be ing drilled, filled, drawn cr quartered In the offlee of Dr. Arthur E. Guildford to- | day, because his right hand is all out of shape. Dr. Guildford dreamed that he was horsewhipping another man, but his blows were so violent (hat he soon wore out the whip. Ills victim realized the pre dicament and sprang at the dentist. Doubling his right fist, he struck out, and awakened to find he had smashed the wall at the side of his bed. French deputies had an other row, lately. What over? Peace, of course. TACOMA SCHOOLTEACHERS SHOULD REMEMBER THAT WISE IS THE INSTRUCTOR WHO LEARNS MORE THAN HE TEACHES. C-uiipalgn N|>eeche«i are like official war reports, t..ti ll i.i ing. | HI.HE'S A PACT TO POSTCARD TO YOITR FRIENDS RACK EAST That the Chicago. Mil waukee ft St. Paul railroad is building additional ware houses and other waterfront facilities at Tacoma that will more than double its present capacity and will give, it the largest and most modern terminal ln the Northwest. Siz ocean liners can be han dled at once In this new plant.