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ONE CENT PER COPY 30 CENTS PER MONTH ~* DELIVERED AT YOUR HOWE XOU 6. NO. 81 TAFT IS IMPLICA TED IN PANAMA SCANDAL BEHEADED AS CROWD CHEERS Firecrackers Exploded While Frenchman Expiates Crime on Guillotine. (By United Press Leased Wire.) CARPENTERIAS, France, Jan. 26. Remy Danvers was today guillotined for the murder of Mrs. IK-nal. During the execution the crowd gleefully exploded firecrackers. Atrocious Crime. The crime for which, Danvers was guillotined was of an unusually atrocious nature and It was through the clamor of the public, particularly in Paris, where the murder was committed, that President Fallerles reluctantly consented to sign the death warrant. The president. It Is said, toad always a horror of the guillotlnw and when he took office several years ago, expressed his Intention not to sign any warrant for the execution of murderers. The newspapers and the general public, however, became so Insistent that Danvers should pay the extreme penalty for his crime that President Fallerles was forced to once more revive the institution^ of the guillotine, which since the French revolution has been the method of execution of criminals in France. EIGHT DOOR DAY fOR WOMEN (Times Special Service.) OLYMPIA, Jan. 26. —In the house today labor scored its first victory this morning. The bill was reported favorably from the committee making the legal working hours of women eight hours instead of ten hours as at present. Several amendments were made to this which if carried would have put the bill back but after a final vote the report was accepted and the eight-hot labor measure for women will pass this afternoon. HOUSE AGAINST SALARYBOOST (By United Press Leased Wir.-.I WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 20. —The house today on motion by Congressman B'ngham of Pennsylvania disagreed with the senate's 'amendments to the bill increasing the salaries of the president, vice president, speaker or the house, judges of the supreme court and othrs. FIBHT ON STREET Barney McQovern, a~" laborer, was treated to a practical lesson In Jin Jitsu'at noon, when he attempted to walk out of the Empire restaurant, Eighth and Pacific, without paying for his meal. Before McGovern had stepped from the threshold, S. Kikuchl, one of the Japanese waiters, was upon him and for a few minutes the air was full of McGovern ana Jap. City Detective D. O. Smith, ambling along the next Instant, put a sudden halt to the pyrotechnics and walked the fighters to the city jail. •••••••••••••••• • 174.93 MILES OF I • SANITARY SEWERS Z • Tacoma has 174.93 miles • • of sanitary sewers, according • • to a report filed with Com- • • missioner McGregor today by • • City Engineer Davis. Most • • of this is eight-Inch pipe but • • there Is some as low as six- • • Inch and some as lilgh as 24 • • Inch. The sewers will all be • • appraised for the inventory • • now belnc made up by Com- • • missioner McGregor of the • © city's property. • •••••••••••••••a \ BOOSTER BANQUET FOR 2,000 ( The greatest function of Its kind ever attempted In Ta• coma will be tbe annual banquet and meeting of the Tacoma l Booster club on the night of February 12, Lincoln's birthday • anniversary, when Beats for 2,000 men will be provided • around the acre of tables in the new Armory building. t Arrangements for the big affair, which will also be In • the nature of a celebration In nonor of Lincoln's hundredth an- I nivereary, have been made by the executive committee of the ► Boosters' club. At the last lranquet 800 seats were provided t but hundreds of Boosters could not find accommodations. This > decided the committee to mane arrangements for 2,000 this I time. The plates for the banquet will be 50 cents each. WIFE AND BABE STRUCK DEAD AT HUSBAND'S SIDE Brave Little Woman Dies Breathing Final Word of Love to Ship's Captain. Story of Tragedy at Sea and Heroic Rescue of Crew Told by Soquel Survivors. (By United Press Leased Wire.) PORT TOWNSEND, Jan. 26. — Blown about the Pacific In blind- Ing snow storms and winter gales without knowledge of their exact position, brought up on the rocks of a coast that offers scarcely no hope for the helpless, the two weakest of the 14 aboard the vessel killed In their presence—this is the latest chapter of the history of the graveyard of the Pacific, in the story told by the survivors of the wrecked schooner Soquel. When the ship hit the rocks Saturday, Captain Henningsen immediately went to his wife and child who were in their berths, advising that they stay below until the extent of the damage could be learned. Goes to Husband's Side. Through nervousness Mrs. Henningsen could not content herself in the cabin, and wrapping a blanket about the infant, came on deck. To allay her fears the ship's lifeboat was prepared for launching, but no hope of its ability to live among the rocks in the tempestuous sea was entertained. She was asked to get into the boat to be in readiness for any sudden difficulty, but chose to remain by the side of her husband. Last Words of Love. With a premonition of impending doom the noise of a swift running comber caused her to exclaim: "This In death; kiss me Carl." With a force that caused the wreck to careen and sway before It, the monster wave picked the lifeboat from its cradle and loosened lashings to be dashed upon the captain and his wife and child. Captain Henningsen was rendered unconscious by the force of the blow. His wife was instantly killed. The infant was dragged from the arm of its injured father and driven across the deck and against the rail. The baby's skull was crushed. Survivors Arrive. With the 12 survivors of the wrecked American schooner Soquel, and the bodies of -the wife and daughter of Capt. Charles Henningsen, who met death with the stranding of the vessel Saturday morning, the United States revenue cutter Manning. Captain Jacobs, arrived here yesterday afternoon. Without exception, they bear evidence of the hardships through which they passed. Tragic In the extreme are the accounts of the disaster. Lost In Storm. Captain Henningsen's statement of the wreck adds new features. The schooner was lost in a wind and snowstorm for a week. Friday afternon, with a Blight moderation of high winds, Capt. Henningsen ordered a course that would bring- him shoreward, wltn. the hope that some light or landmark could be seen. He imagined the course would bring him to the south of Cape Flattery. Snow, which had been falling, developed into a blizzard that obscured tne water a dozen feet ahead, and at 8 o'clock the direction was changed to a course that whs imagined. would send the schooner out to sea for safety. The time of striking Is given as 12:20 a. m. Captain Henningsen (Continued on Page Two.) KNGINKER'S OFFICE. Commissioner McGregor has arranged for Engineer Frank Kelsey an office In the northwest corner of the top floor of the city The Tac6ma Times, SCALDED TO DEATH (By United Press Leased Wire.) LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 26. — Fireman Barry of the Chicago- Denver special train of the Union Pacific, westbound, mot a frightful death today when the train was wrecked in the yards at North Platte, Neb. As the engine toppled over he was caught under it and scalded to death. Scores of men made frantic efforts to rescue him, but as it would have been necessary for them to move the monster engine with their bare hands in order to save his life, they were helpless. No passengers were injured. Several cars wer derailed. SAVED FROM CZAR'STORTURE (By United Press Leased Wire.) "WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 20. —Secretary of State Root today refused the request of the Russian government for the extradition of Christian Rudowitz, who was recently tried in Chicago. The secretary stated that the evidence showed that the offense was a political and not a criminal one. Itudowltz Jubilant. CHICAGO, Jan. 26.—Christian Rudowitz shouted with Joy when informed - through an - interpreter of the decision of Secretary Root. He cried: : "Justice still lives, even for the friendless emigrant like me. America is indeed the home' of freedom." IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE TO MEET _ The Tacoma Improvement league will meet tonight to discuss the question of postal savings banks. F. L. Stocking, assistant postmaster, will deliver an address to the league on the question and some action may be taken looking to bringing Influence to bear on congress on the matter. I All . delegates and all members of any of the clubs or citizens are invited to attend. The meeting will be held in the old oourt house on C at. •■._:;.;, -'-„- ■ „.■ .-. ALLEGED RnBBER MAKES NO OEFENSr (By United Press Leased ' Wli-e.) .» HELENA, • Mont., Jan. 26. — Much to the surprise of the prosecution . the i defense ■ today in the case of George Franhauser, charred with the robbery of the Oriental limited, train on the Great Northern £ railroad •in Flathead county | a year ago in which 40,---000 was taken from the registered mall, offered no evidence. * ■sr--"^~ -~ - '-- ' ■*«■ y.-r'-fc BONDS FOB CONTRACTOR.^ „., Mayor' Llnck ', la { taody t signing up city Improvement bonds to .be delivered ito- D. A. Williams I for the j paving of ia] street. .; He will get 161.817 in bonds, that amount of the cost of the Improvement being unpaid. TACOMA, WASH., TUKSDAY EVKNIN4J, JAXVAKY 20, 1009 CosgroH)e to Arrive . ; —- In Tacoma Tonight PURE WATER FOR LAKE CITIES COSTS COUNTLESS HUMAN LIVES liolow a group of agonised wives waiting on the dock for news from the crib. Capt. Matson, who iklth hi* tag rescued 42 men from the water. Diagram shows scent of horror at Chicago grlb. The price of pure water for the millions In the great cities on the shores of America's great lakdß has heen the blood of hundreds of hardy men, and the grief of thousands of widows and orphan!. Delving far below the beds of these inland seas, men—a score and two score at a time —have given up their lives to the opposite element—fire from exploding gas or gunpowder. The disaster that burned tbe lives out of between 50 and fO men a few days ago in the crfb and tunnel a mile and a half out in Lake Michigan from the city of Chicago, was a repetition of similar horrors that Chicago, Cleveland and other lake cities have suffered in the quest of the precious liquid. Cleveland alone, digging straight out five miles to reach Lake Erie's bluest water, lost nearly 70 men. In building these tunnels the plan followed Is to sink a shaft at the ahore end to the depth of the proposed tunnel. Then the workmen start digging out, Out under the bed of the lake. At certain distances apart, temporary cribs, heavily weighted, are sunk over the route to be taken by the underground passage. Having been anchored, and caulked against the water without, workmen who ljjre and sleep in the crib for months at a time, sink a shaft down to the depth marked by the engineers and dig both ways—shoreward and lakeward. Thtis several sections of the tunnel may be under way at the same time, with, blind ends. The disaster in Chicago was due to fire which started from a powder explosion. Those above in the crib were caught as men might be in a city building all ablaze. They who escaped jumped into the ice cold lake. The amoke poured down the shaft into the tunnel and the ends being blind the shift at work died horribly of suffocation. The Cleveland disasters were mostly caused by pockets of natural gas opened by the shovel and ignited by spark of pick on rock. CASHIER A SUICIDE (By United ' Press I^«od Wire.) :'Z DES ; MOINE3S, la., * Jan. «. C. ■v,' 8. Scragging, cashier of the State ?- bank >of 5 Portsmouth, blew out i his brains this morning, after locking himself t n the bank." The bank examiner; stated \ that he j believed a there I were I many | forged notes tin I the bank, being used IM security. I EXPLOSION ENTOMBS ; MANY ~ (By United Press Leased Wire.) , PITTBBURG, Pa., .lan. 28.— 1 Hi latest reports concerning last night's gas explosion in the mine of the United Coal company at 1 lioswell indicate that 22 miners, ' entombed, have perished. -' The known dead are Superln-1 tendent" J. G. Logan and Andy Ktochl. •">' It is now fered that 20 • others were killed by subsequent ' explosions. j Five rescuers over» come by fumes were carried oat 1 unconscious'. Since ' midnight no sound* from the party tVat enter' ed .the mine at that>'-»ur have 1 been heard. " >- ' ANTI-VACCINATION SOCIETY MEETS TONIGHT The Antl-Vacclnatlon society will hold a meeting at 8 o'clock tonight at room 632 Provident building. The meeting Is called (or the purpose of discussing, among other things, ways and maans of inducing the legislature to' amend the compulsory vaccination law. A bill to change this law has already been drafted and sent to the Pierce county representatives at Olympia. A determined effort will be admitted to school if he carries tIOD. The change proposed Is not a radical one.' No attempt will be made to do away with compulsory vaccination, but Is desired that the laW be so framed that in case a child Is not vaccinated, when such a move Is not deemed expedient by a licensed physician, that they be admlted to schol If he carries a certificate of the physician. TWO CANDIDATES. Two new councilmanie aspirants filed their declaration of candidacy with the city clerk today. Leonard Vogel of the Fifth ward wants a chance at It and John B. King of toe Eighth ward to after ft Mat wttfc the solou. GOVERNOR TO STAY HERE UNTIL MORNING WIIX THKN LEAVE FOR OMIIPIA tv in: i v \i (.i u\ i i:i» AT NOON TOMORROW — PATIENT SMS HE IS FEELING IUIII I! AMI IS REGAINING WEIGHT. (lly riil(<Hi Pim-ns 1.ia5.,1 Wire.) PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 26.— With a face seamed and drawn by many long weeks of painful illness, yet determined to reacn the capital of the state that ha» conferred such high honors upon him, Governor-elect Samuel G. j Cosgrove arrived In Portland a! ] 10:30 j^'clock this morning en route tft Olympia, where if all goes well, he will t>* eworn in as Kovernor and go through with a simple inaugural ceremony at noon tomorrow. The governor and his wife are comfortably situated In a Southern Pacific private car and will remain here until 8 o'clock this evening when the car will be attachf-d to the through train for Tacoma. He will reach Tacoma after midnight and will leave that city at 8:10 o'clock tomorrow morning, arriving at Olympia two hours later. "This trip Is needless," said Governor Cosgrove when seen tn his car this morning. "I am governor of Washington now and have b«»en since the returns of the November election were canvassed by the legislature, but In order to satisfy certain Interests at Olympin. I am going over to Olympia to be formally sworn in. After that I shall immediately return to PaRO Robles and remain until I regain my strength. In the meantime Lieutenant Governor Hays will assume the office of governor, assisted by my son as liis private secretary. "I am feeling unusually well and am all appetite. I slowly gaining in my weight and strength but I suspect It will be several months before I will return and take up the active management of my office." CITY STARTS SUIT The city today took up the trial of the condemnation case for the extension of Sixth avenue in Judge Easterday's court. The jury was empaneled this morning and the taking of testimony started. When this case is finished arrangements will be made to pave the thoroughfare through the Narrows with asphalt. AUTO IS BURNED Speeding along the prairie near Spanaway Saturday night a $1,400 automobile owned and driven by John Wonders, caught flre and burned to the ground before any attempt could be made to extinguish the blaze. Wonders Is a local chauffeur and was hurrying on an emergency trip to Spanaway. The engine apparently became overheated and the entire machine was destroyed. The loss is partially covered by insurance. COSTS CITY'SO CENTS PER HftME TO REGISTER It Is costing the city about half a dollar for every name registered for the city election these days owing to the fact that the citizens are not paying any attention to the registration. Last night there were Just 946 voters registered all told and the books have been open since the 3rd of January. Three able-bodied registrars are kept ready waiting for the voters to appear but they do not sliow up. Indications are that there will be very few eligible to vote at the coming election. There will be a rush for registration the last few days but everybody will hare to stand and wait then for half an hour or so until the registrars can get to them. The funeral of John E. Hausklns will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 from Hoska/s chapel. »«t. ShacMeford will officiate. LAST EDITION \\ i:\nii:it KO RRrAHTt Fair this afternoon, tonight and Wednesday. Light easterly Winds. SENSATIONAL EXPOSE MADE ON FLOOR OF CONGRESS Illinois Congressman Makes Startling Charges Against William N. Cromwell and Implicates Roosevelt and Taft in the Scheme. WILLIAM NELSON CROMWELL. CLUBHOUSE AT LAKE ROBBED Thieves Cart Away Goods Worth $300 Belonging to the Country Club. A miscellaneous assortment of wearing apparel an/1 food was stolen from the clubhouse of the Country club at American Lake last Thursday night and carried away In a farm wagon. The goods taken from the clubhouse belonged to the via-rlous members of the club, and are valued roughly at $300. No clue as to the identity of the thieves has been found although the Country club management has offered a reward of $50 for the culprits. It has been the custom for a watchman to be stationed at the clubhouse nightly, but Thursday night no one was on guard. The thieves backed a wagon to the steps of the place, forced the doors open and thoroughly ransacked all of the rooms. The principal loss will be or golf clothes and boots, althougu the larder was well cleaned out. It will be fairly easy to identiry the good* if they are sold in Tacoraa or Seattle, as they belonged to the most wealthy members of the club and are of extra good quality. N. P. OFFICIAL IS ROUGHLY HANDLED OUSTED FROM DEPOT BY POLICEMAN BKCAITBK HE REFUSES TO STOP SMOKING. (By United Press Leased Wire.) HELENA, Mont., Jan. 26.—A Northern Pacific official, a member of President Elliot's party, came within an ace of being Jailed here Sunday for violating smoking rules posted at the union depot. He was requested to desist, but did not promptly obey, whereupon Officer Flster seised him by the shoulder and threatened to eject him from the structure. He obeyed, but as he threw down his cigar with words under his breath the officer warned him that another word would result in his incarceration in the city jail. President Elliott heard of the episode and took the pains .to hunt up and thank the officer and inform Mm that the rules were made to be obeyed, even if violated by members of his party, who were not Immune any more than the general public. LICENSED TO WED Marriage license* have been Issued to Clyde Younker and Anna Siarck, to Martin Pekarcslfc and Elisabeth Kutni, and to H. F. Pomll and KAttterlnc Rice. SO CKNTB A MONTH. Washington. D. C, Jan. 20. in-muling William Nelson from. well as a "buccaneer" and desperado, Congreasman Ralnry of ll* I liimi- gave flu- liouxe today * m-n- resume of tin- Panama E canal situation. He charged I rumi well and certain associates with, I trying to "steal and appropriate to tlielr own use the revenues of the I'hiiii 1:1 republic." I tin Graft Combine Alleged.' He professed to prove the exlstence .of the most stupendous graft combine in the history of the civilized world. He charged Cromwell with, "be- " ing a party to an attempt to collect from the United States fraudulent, claims to, the amount of $2,000,000," and with being chief, manipulator in the machinations resulting In the -revolution on November 31, 1903. "Treasury Ilobbed." \ V^ Ralney also declared that : Cromwell was a member of a combine whose intent was "not only to rob the republic of Panama, but they Indirectly robbed ;:*tno* treasury of the United States." He explained that he had not charged Taft with being a party, to "the infamous scheme" but that, he had only submitted evidence. ■ Grills President. : .., v>i In the course of his remarks lie - said: ' . .■: /.-'-■■ ,■.-;■ +-{%: "It will • not ; be long, If the ; scheme goes through . before | tne campaign contributions }of Boms gentlemen • Interested la the enterprise will be returned a hum-: dred fold. It is not- a part of j sound statesmanship/ or true patriotism, to employ the tremendous agencies of the government tn attempting to crush newspaper*; for having the courage to call attention to the questionable transactions In connection with the cmnal. Public opinion even of Ger- * many would not permit the emperor to do what'the president of the United States is trying to do." He charged that President! Roosevelt made a direct mlsstatement of fact relative to the canal in a message sent to congress on December 17, 1906. : . ■?;' i#^ Representative Rainey referred : to the government's investigation , of Senator Tlllman's alleged action in depriving the government of two cents in revenue by the use of a frank. He added sarcastically that this matter has been considered important enough by President Roosevelt to be embodied in a special message to congress. Corruption Charged. *'/%>■*; The Illinois legislator declared that so far he had not heard of any secret service agents I disturbing ; Senator Lodge, "yet he was directly, Individually, solely respon- 1 Bible for the taking out of the treasury of over $1,009,000." He charged that Obaldia, the Panama % statesman, represents all) that 4is % corrupt in Spanish and American • politics. ■. • teii^i'^isS@W Ralney declared that Cromwell % has been keeping the minutes of I meetings of a board of director* ■• of a certain railroad, writing them to "suit himself." He intimated that a combination i controlled or * dominated by Cromwell is administering the affairs of the Panama Railroad company as llt | sees .* fit, although every share is ostensibly owned by the government. . -".'. - ■ '■•.:;invoi»^\TaftV"-v4%:i;..^si The speaker then brought in tne I name of P*esldent-elect Taft ! by ; saying . that he Is on the . way ;to | Panama to further the ; plans •' of "j Cromwell. :•-■ - •;,- JpS*^- "f-Xi^^m -"■, Ralney declare** -reduce "absolute' proof 5 esw -tilng \ the fact > that . Taft,. representing :- the ; United States, Cromwell and ; their friends entered into a combinations to . force the election of Obaldia, the new president of Panama. -v-' ::~'W^: 'k Defends TalCK^S®l^ '', ' Representative ; Stevens of J Minnesota, in i reply to Representative | Rafney's \ remarks, ; declared .< that * Taft's ; trip to; Panama did not involve j the s mission ; attributed '^Xfni him by Ralney. S*; In making some of his statements he asserted that. 1' Ralney did not know what he was talking about. \^_ "V'-'^-f^g^ i"^* ENGLISH! CABINET! IB ilifcTjSy CLOSELY GUARDED ii LONDON. r ; Jan. ZC-rKvidentiT fearing c vlolenoe of io«M>, mSM> possibly ; a demonsitraUea on the part of suffragists or army « unemployed, the members loft tM cabinet,' | which, is .In ■■—law ! to* i day, are being, eloaely, maraud. : t; : Once today thousands ,of j in«a» approached ?as i closely as they I dared to without being nabbed *y the: pQltee and.yelted deftaao* a* Ok* attsiaten. vf- ,_ j. >***_»- v '' 11 laf 1 1 n im rVii T>'"T H ITI i^" »h IrrrrPii^Tii^^

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