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THE TIMES WILL PUBLISH A SPECIAL ARMY POST EDITION THURSDAY Because of the overwhelming importance to this community of the army post project, The Times Thursday will put out a special edition setting forth all phases of the enterprise. That issue, three times the usual size of the paper, will also review the other great de 1 The Rotary club wants more au- \\ 1 tomobiles for carrying voters to the % | polling places Saturday. Tele- I f phone Main 230, and tell them 1 I yours is at their service. 1 SUSPECT RICH BREWER OF KILLING GIRL OFFICIAL DROPS FAITHFUL EMPLOYE TO GIVE OWN SON A JOB Army Post Will Cut Taxes, Not Increase Them! BY THE EDITOR Now let us take a look at the assertion of the calamity-hiiwler who is going about the county with the wail that the coining of a great army post to American lake will raise taxes. Like most pessimists, he is dead wrong. Taxes will not be raised. The committees handling the project have erred in their desire to be conservative hy un derstating the facts. They shouldn't have let the idea gain root for a minute that taxes will be increased. As a matter of fact, tho coming of the army post will decrease taxes for every one of us, whether we chance to.pay then directly to tlie county treasurer, or indirectly through our landlords. The addition of 20,000 residents to our coun ty is going to make necessary a great deal of growth in Tacoma. We are going to need a great new hotel, more theaters, hundreds of residences, more stores. Our factories will have to increase their equipment. Our merchants will have to dou ble their stocks. All of which means more taxable property. This direct growth is certain to lead to the investment at once outside of the post and in side of the county of five to ten million dollars in buildings, machinery and merchandise. Suppose it is only five millions. Half of thrit value (the assessor's figure) would put ,f2, --500,000 more on the tax rolls, and that, at our present rate, would bring in $100,000 in taxes yearly, more than enough to take care of the bond interest and the tax loss on the 70,000 acres. Above that, all the increase would be "velvet," and would make possible a reduc tion of the tax rate. This worry about "It-will-raise-my-taxes" is the plaint of the timid, unthinking man, the civic standpatter. Don't heed it. DEWEYS SETTLE TROUBLE Charges against O. B. Dewey, president of the Dewey Candy Co., that he had threatened to murder Mrs. Dewey, were dismissed In police court Wednesday morning, on request of William B. Dewey, tlie son who had caused his arrest two weeks ago. Deputy Prosecutor Roudebush made the formal motion. Neither of the Deweys were present. It was reported that the eldor Dewey had left the city last week. "Iwas informed that a reconcil iation had been effected and that the domestic troubles had ended," ■aid Deputy Roudebush. "The Dewey family had asked for a continuance of tho rase so that the reconciliation could be reached." Mrs. Ella B. Dewey filed suit for divorce in the superior court Saturday against O. B. Dewey, charging incompatibility, cruel treatment and desertion. She asked $100 attorney's fees and $60 a month alimony. Friends of the Dewey family as sert that Dewey's present where abouts are not known even to his most Intimate acquaintances. TODAY'C CLEARINGS Clearings 9 441,637.93 Balances «... 47,064.20 Transactions 1,762,746.26 BELL TO ADDRESS MEETING The government's long search for an Ideal army post site, and Its final determination that the American lake prairies formed the best location anywhere in Amer ica, will be explained to Taco nians Wednesday evening at the mass meeting in the Armory. Major General J. Franklin Bell, commandant of the western de partment of the U. S. army, will be the man who will tell the story. MaJ. Gen. Bell is one of the biggest figures in the army today. The mass meeting is open to all, and will be entirely Informal. Mayor Fawcett will preside. There will be brief addresses pre ceding that of MaJ. Oen. Bell. Among those from outside towns invited to serve on the In formal reception committee are: Joseph Lee, Wllkeson; William Thompson, Orting; Frank Bisson, South Prairie; Forest W. France, Buckley; Frank Betchard, Roy; C. A. Nettleton, Eatonville, and Harry Henke, Sumner. Al.lt FOR IT Unanimous endorsement was given the American lake army post plans by a big crowd that at tended a meeting In the Oakland school Tuesday evening. C. F. Mason and W. D. Askren addressed the meeting. The Tacoma Times IffcA MONTH. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. lc A COPY.j TACOMA, WASHINGTON. W-'UN^SPAY, JANUARY ■>- ■■■17, """""""'"'""'VOl."." XIV. NO .' uT COLLEGE ATHLETE IN CASE! (tailed Press Leased Wire.) PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3—The man suspected of having clubbed and then strangled to death pret ty Mazle Colbert, model and man icurist, Is today under guard In a fashionable down-town hotel, according to the police, while de tectives complete the not of evi dence they have been weaving around him. This man, It is said, is extreme ly wealthy, control!*, large brew ery interests and comes from an Inland city. He holds member shi|- in Philadelphia's most prom- Incut clubs, it was declared. Bon vivants and habitues of cafes know the man now under guard as "Champagne Charlie." He is a ready spender and has a following of friends who will stop at no expense to free him, If the police make good their threat of arrest in a few hours. May Nlmiv Blackmail. For many years he ls said to have assisted the girl financially. Out of this grew details, accord ing to detectives, that may dis close blackmail—an amazing tale that may involve not only the girl, but others. The guarded man was taken to Detective headquarters several days ago and severely grilled. Miss Colbert's liberality to her family and friends brought her Into dire financial straits. Mystery Case. It Is said she wrote this man, who was madly In love with her, according to the police, and asked him to see her lawyer. Instead of going to the lawyer's office, he ls said to have come to Philadel phia and gone direct to her apart ment. From the moment he went to the apartment In which the pretty little model's battered body was found late Saturday night, details erlded. Mystery once more shrouds the case and the detectives are making every effort to cover loop holes, fearing a leak that might hamper their work. The man met Miss Colbert only recently and she ls said to have re marked he might do her harm. Coincident with this, It was learned that Miss Colbert had ar- ranged for a reconciliation New Year's day with the man she real ly loved. He ls a former Uni versity of Pennsylvania athlete. Finds Man's Hair. The model had merely led the others to believe she gave them her affections. A new element was brought Into the case by the discovery of several strands of a man's hair, found clutched in the dead girl's hand. She had ripped them out in her fight for life. Several letters attacking Miss Colbert for her "unfaithfulness" were found. LAWYER GETS AN 'EARFUL' Frederick Steams, attorney, of San Diego, left Tacoma Wednes day for his home town after a few days spent quietly in the city surveying the army post project. San Diego also ls after the army post, and Steams was here for pointers. He attended the women's meet ing at the ctly hall Tuesday, vis ited the army post headquarters and otherwise gathered all the in formation he could lay hands on. In Italy the refuse gathered In the streets ls sold at auction. Russia has 10,000 lepers, taken care of by 21 Institutions. velopments Tacoma is about to enter upon, and will contain articles on subjects of world interest which no well informed Tacoman should miss. These will include a copyrighted New Year's message to Amer ica by Q*. Bernard Shaw, a summing up of the war situation by J. W. Armed Truce Prevailing Between Mrs. Frazier and the T. R. & P. An armed truce prevails Wed nesday between the forces of Mrs. A. Frazier, member of the Mon day Civic club and newly appoint ed sanitary inspector of street cars, and her assistant, Mrs. W. S. Kennedy, on the one hand, and the T. R. & P. on the other. Supt. Qeorge W. Rounds said Wednesday morning do special steps are being taken to comply with Mrs. Frazler's demands, which to date have Included cleaning the straps, scrubbing car floors with a brush "and a man down on his knees," rubbing tho walls with an oiled rag and put ting in electric heaters. Other suggestions made by her were that the company should is sue six tickets for a quarter and have Its car barns in a quarter where the rolling stock will not be dirtied by coal smoke from the factories. No Extra Bt»t*ps. "We are always trying to keep our cars in good condition," said Rounds. "We scrub and sweep them out at stated Intervals, and think they are pretty clean. We have not, however, taken any extra steps today." Manager Bean corroborated the statements as to scrubbing and sweeping of cars. "Mr. Rounds is conscientiously trying to satisfy Mrs. Frazier," he said, "but some of her requests are really a little too much. I think she may be acting without entire authority." Oversteps Authority. "I am** afraid Mrs. Frazier has misunderstood the scope of her duties and authority," Bald Health Commiasloner Rich Wednesday morning. "Her function is sim ply that of inspector. Any alter ations or improvements In the car system would have to be taken up by the department. Her work is to inspect the cars and report to the health department. "I appointed Mrs. Frazier be cause the Monday Civic club seem- ? ? ? 9 • • Ed to want some such work done. She works, of course, without pay. "I see she Is reported this morning as having asked the com pany to issue six tickets for a quarter, and several other things which are entirely out of her line. I think we shall have to get to gether and have a better under standing." Will tiive 'Km a Chance. "I'm going to stay at home to day," announced Mrs. Frazier, "and see If the company obeys the orders I have given. I told them 1 would give them two or three days. I want to give them every chance In the world. "Mr. Bean said the cars were taken off and fumigated every time they had run 900 miles. Well, I didn't see any fumigating apparatus around the barn, and I am going to ask where they keep the speedometer that tells how far the cars have gone. "If Mr. Bean doesn't Intend to obey the orders, I shall certainly see that they are enforced, if I can. Steamer May Be Withdrawn Because the municipal dock de partment had sent a bill to the Merchants' Transportation Co. for wharfage of the Olympia steamer Magnolia during the past, few months, although a former admin istration promised that no chargo would be made, Fred H. Marvin Wednesday notified the council that he would immediately with draw his steamer. The Magnolia Is a freight boat, handling a few passengers. She Is not making any money at pres ent, and the $30 a month dockage charge demanded by Commission er At Kins is considered exorbitant, Marvin said. No other dock on Pug-t Sound chsrgos a wharfage fee for small T. Mason, famous war expert, and a review of national business con ditions by Arthur Selwyn Brown. The edition will be bristling with facts and bubbling with optimism and good oheer. Be sure to read it, and speak to your neighbor about it. "I see he has questioned my au thority, and, of course, 1 don't know just how far the mayor and Dr. Rich will back me up. I In tend to see the city attorney and we have already written the pub lic service commission and are waiting for an answer.'' Another kick. It was learned Wednesday that further trouble Is brewing for the company among clubwomen. The Woman's club, according to Mrs. P. C. Smith, is framing a campaign to get the company to provide means by which patrons of street cars can themselves sig nal the motoi'iiiaii to stop. "I have seen people carried blocks past their destination be cause they could not get the con ductor's eye," said Mrs. Bnilth. "We put the matter before the company last October but they said they never got these com plaints from men, but only from women, who crowd the cars at the hour when men have to come home from work. We are plan ning to get action." steamers," said the steamship man. "None of the other boats operating from the Municipal deck are charged any fee, except the Taeoma-Seattlc passenger boats." The Magnolia will operate tem porarily from the Commercial dock, and may be taken off the run entirely, Marvin said. She is the only steamex operating direct between Tacoma harbor ond Olympia at present. SIT.' SCHOOL BOARD Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Foley, whose son, Robert Foley, was drowned last October In the Lin coln Park high school swimming tank, filed suit Tuesday against the school district. Susan Weber, age 7, brought suit through her gusrdian, Charles H. Weber, Cgatnst the Midland school district for $6,000 because of a fall from a ladder on the playground last Mar. ywnnnlllGHT EDmON******* I WEATHER I • Tacoma. Rain tonight and Thurs- I f Washington: Same west portion, 1 r rain or snow east. * M'KENZIE'S PRACTICING NEPOTISM Has n man outlived his usefulness just because he happens to have white hair, grown grandchildren, a golden wedding, nnd many years of service behind him. Is it up to lilin, when he finds he's lived 70 or Wl years to give up tlie ship, consign blinsi-ll to the tttßß heap, and watch his remain ing hoiii-s |wss from the depths of a grandfather's chair? County Clerk Mckenzie s» cms to huve tlint ideii to tiny, nil hough there me v heap of |H'ople in Tncoma who are disagreeing with him. For he's giving "Untidy" Walker, veteran clerk of .fudge Curd's court. the boiince. "iiutldy" Walker, grand young in.hi nt 7(1. will lose hls jolt .1.-iii. s. AMD IN His I'l.At T* COINTY Cf-KKK MtKHN ZIK IS AI'POIVMNt; HIS OWN SON. Young Mckenzie now holds 4MM a steady job at $75 a month in a local department store. The job his father will give him will pay sin, n month. Therefore, Sum Walker, conceded to he one of the spry est. most efficient nnd e\|M«rienced clerks In the Pierce county courthouse, will have to go. "It's not worrying me," was what "lluddy" had to say about it today, chopping out his words In a broad Scotch burr. There was a twinkle in his eyes. "The only thing is that I'd rather die in the harness than rust out. "Tliey may say I'm getting old lo do the work. Hut mind you—" here he brought down his sturdy Scotch fist on the tabic—"when I get too old to do my work right, I'm going to quit! Xolmdy will have to make me quit." Hut everybody else around the courthouse Isn't taking it if Talk o* the Times I (■reelings, have you con verted the doubters in your block? According to a headline In the a. m. paper a "Hospital Patient Dies in Bed." Personally, we're boycot ting those flve-cents-nplece apples on the fruit stands. THE PIG The pig is an affair propped on four legs with a head on one end, to give It a general direction. The pig's main Idea ls to try antl Mi how big a hog It can make of It self. But this species of pig is a has been since the two-footed pigs have romped Into the pasture. The two-footed pigs have push ed the four-footed ones clean out of the limelight. They have rooted Hie prices of eggs, butter, meat, clothes, coal, rent and everything so high that the old-fashioned trough wallow-, er seems as dainty, modest and unselfish as a humming bird. Suggestion to the writers of popular songs: Why not write a song about Honolulu or the rest of Hawaii? The lady next door says: "A friend ls something th't nands a lot more frum us th'n a stranger would." It's hard to figure It out. Most of the talk in tin- work! comes from long-haired men and short-haired women. with such guild humor. ".\ hriiw mon" In what Judge I jislrrtlny calls him. Tltey recall nt the court htiiise Walker's _t> years' service us clerk. 'I li<- \ recall the piles on plies of records which "Dad dy" hits written In Ills own 1111111 l Willi In HIM ll 111 IK-Illll.lll shi|i —papers which, If they wi-it- pasted together and silling out in line, would reach limn 'lit..ana to Mtiu tunii. Ami ilit-y recall that the gi'iiy-liaiii'tl man Is far from being ili-nil yet. "Ilittlily" Walker Is a .young iniiii. He stands straight as h i.iiiii od. Ill* eyes ure keen. Ills work Is painstaking and correct to the litter. INMM tif his rare Scotch wit lie liun won the affection of lawyers and judges. He has won fame for the manner in which he adminis ters oaths—hk If an oath im-aiil something more, than a dribble of words. His mind In acute. His physiciil lii inn is perfect. Only lasl fall he and his wife ci'lehrated their golden wi-tlding nt their home, I I'M Stinth I street. They boast of seven grantl chiltlrt-ii. four in Tacoma und three in Pittsburg. Clerk McKt-n/lc says he's not "firing" Walker. He's just "falling to reappoint him" when his term «-*.i»ir< •-. Mckenzie says there Is no reason for not it-appointing him, mill that there has Ih-cii no fault to find with Ida work. IT AM, HIMMEHS DOWN TO THE PACT THAT Mc- KKNZIK'S St IN WANTS THK .H»r. AMI HIS HAIi Will, Off/I IT To HIM. Judge Curd and the other judge*! have tried every means of persuasion to have Walker kept mi tho job. Hut McKcnr.le has the pow er to appoint whomever ha pleases. And "lluddy" is "too old." Till-.* DELIRIOUS CRITIC (From the Sheridan, Wyo., Knterprlse.) ltejilete wllli the etherlally beau tiful melody and graceful embel lishments-, it represents Mozart at his lust, exjiresslng in a form as clear and finely finished as a dell tale ivory carving that mood of restful, sunny, imj.< rsonul optim ism whiflr is the essence of most of his musical creations. It Is like some finely wrought Clreek Idyl, the apotheoses of the pastoral, perfect in detail, with out a trace of passionate Intensity or restless agitation, Innocent and depending, as a mere babe. It Is the mood of a bright, cloudless day on the upland pas tures, where happy shepherds watch their peaceful flocks, un troubled by the storm and stress of our modern life, a mood so foreign to the hearts and environ ment of most present day human belngß, that it Is rarely understood by player or hearer, and still more rarely enjoyed. It seems flat and insipid as tepid water to the fevered lips of the young passlon-drlven, ambi tion goaded soul in Its first stormy period of struggle and achieve ment; but later, It is welcomed as the answer to that Inarticulate, but ever increasingly frequent, sign for peace and tranquil beauty. We lamp In a haberdashery ntlvcrtlscnient that collars sell "1(1 cents each, 0 for SO cents." Accor-Xtng to that way of figuring seven proba bly would cost 51.03.