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Th* fact that Mayor Temftt warned Mr. Cush
| man, ell y clerk, av-4-sf a self-confessed creak,
j who was MM - this naoral-H, Is more food for
th* : tht-kl-K people 'of Tacoma. - Those members
•# th* ro_iinl-»lo_ who declared the city clerk's of
fice recant. la view of the fact* In the case, can
Kintlr come la for th* considerable amount of
criticism which first erected their action.
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VOL. VIII. NO. 80.
CITY CLERK MAN JAILED FOR FORGERY
CLUB WHEN I SPLIT OVER POLITICS
Seymour Circular Has
Caused a Storm
Declaration Made That Object of Voters' League Is
Not Being Observed.
A serious split has occurred in the ranks of the Voters' Educa
tional league as a result of the meeting of women held in St. Luke's
parish church Wednesday. Within a short while it is expected
that women who claim that the object of the association is toeing
•violated will take drastic steps to do away with the political aspect.
- It now develops that the club women have been making ar
rangements to secure the recognition of as many Tacoma women as
possible. Certain members of the executive committee declare that
unless a decided change is made In the methods being pursued the
league will be known as nothing more than a political organization,
whereas the stated object of the association is for political education
that will be non-partisan and non-sectarian.
HAVE YOU REGISTERED?
This is the caption to a circular
being distributed over the city
which bears the signatures of
eight women of the Voters' Educa
tional league executive board.
The circular states that personally
the women are "doing all we can
to Insure the election as mayor of
Mr. W. W. Seymour."
Mrs H. H. Johnston, who is also
a member of the executive board
and chairman of the political sci
ence department of the Women's
club, declares that ln addition to
herself there are other women on
the executive hoard who heartily
deplore the political aspect which
has arisen in the light of recent
Mrs. Johnston points out the
tact that some of the women
whose names are signed to the
circular are using the names of
dubs to which they belong. She
takes exception to this method and
declares there are some cluh wom
en who wish it pointed out to
their non-club sisters that free
dom of conscience alone Is the oh-
Ject aimed at, following the stated
object of the Voters' Educational
WOUND 2 YEGGMEN
[(By United Press Leased Wire.)
GAHANNA, 0., March 23. —
(Headed by Mayor Dawson of this
city, a 'posse, surrounded Aye safe-
Mowers in the underbrush near
here early today. Two robbers
were wounded in the fight which
followed, but all ; finally made
Late last night the bandits blew
the safe In the postoffice here and
wrecked the ' building,' but were
driven off before they got any
money. None of the members of
the posse was hit.
First Aeroplane Photograph of Mexican Frontier
Mm^^^d^SwS^^ REMARKABLE PHOTOGRAPH BY SPECIAL ARRANGE- I
, Here's the first aeroplan, pic
ture of the Mexican .-"war." In
fact, the first aeroplane picture of
any war. y. This remarkable pho
tograph was taken the other da*
The Only Independent
Newspaper In Tacoma.
• JACK JOHNSON NOW
• TO FLY IN THE CLOUDS'
• ("United Press Leased Wire.) •
• SAN FRANCISCO, March •
• 23.—With nobody left for •
• him to beat in the 24-foot •
9 ring and Inactivity palling on •
• the big black fighter, Cham- •
O plon Jack Johnson Is today •
• seriously considering taking •
•up aviation. Following a •
O long conference yesterday •
• with the manager of the •
• Curtiss team, it was an- •
• nounced today that Johnson •
• will leave for San Pedro •
• within the next few days, •
• where he will take lessons 9
9 from Glenn H. Curtiss. •
The front of Swift & Co.'s new
brick Ibuilding, at Twenty-sixth
and A streets was demolished this
morning when a Tacoma Eastern
bunk car j broke loose, left the
track and crashed Into the portico
of the building. The car struck
the entrance to the building and
snapping the pillars allowed the
brick story aibove to fall in , onto
the car, injuring two of the crew
who were sleeping in it.
BEWARE OF BATHS.
LONDON, March 23.—Although
bathing may add to the 'pleasures
of life and remove a certain num
ber of microbes, Sir Algroth
Writh, eminent English physician,
declares that carried to excess It
increases the microbes of the skin
and was not to be recommended
as a hygienic method.
by James H.; Hare, with aviator
Parmalee In a Wright aeroplane.
It Is reproduced here by special
permission of Collier'- .Weekly. *•:■■
- In • the foreground .of the .. pic
ture aro seen the fields-v of the
The Tacoma Times
Mayor Fawcett today denied
that he had kidnaped Charlie Roes
way back in tho eighties. The
mayor was very positive he bad
not stolen Charlie away.
The mayor denied today that
he was responsible for breaking
the window in the Times office
last night. It's a fact that the
window was found In sections on
the sidewalk this morning. The
mayor says he knows nothing
Mayor Fawcett today denied
that he had anything to do with
the murder of Elsie Siegle, the
New York girl. This will ibe a
great cause of relief to his friends.
Mayor Fawcett absolutely de
nied the rumor that he had a
hand in 'blowing up the Maine,
down at Havana harbor.
You will notice that they are
keeping Mr. Fawcett busy denying
various "rumors" since the antl
treatlng law passed. The Times
thought it should get tiusy and
for once and all settle a lot of
"rumors" that might worry the
SCHOOL CHILDREN WILL
GET FREE DENTAL WORK
Tacoma school children are to
get free dental service in the fu
The city commission last week
agreed to furnish a room and
give $200 toward fitting it up and
the school-board agreed to give
$200 yesterday. The work will
be done by Tacoma dentists tree
and all school children will have
their teeth looked after free.
WOODS MAKES REPORT
Commissioner Woods of the de
partment of puibllc works has
made up a statement of work
done since he took office last
May. It shows over $1,200,000
In improvements done under his
Nearly 100 different contracts
were let and much work was done
by day labor. There was $506,
--000 in street paving, $270,000 in
new sidewalks, $112,000 in storm
sewers, $129,000 in water mains,
and many smaller amounts for
There are besides contracts un
der way for $396,000.
Texas border. In the middle dis
tance stretches the Rio Grande
looking more "silvery" * than - It
really Is. And in the distance
stretch the plains of the northern
frontier of ; Mexico. , j ■ **;
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, MARCH 2,3,1911.
Elopement Causes Sensation
In Washington, D. C. Society
• MISS EISA PORTNER. ~"-" "
(By United Press Leased Wire.) . ,
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 23.-—A sensation was caused In
Washington society today by the announcement of tho elopement
of Miss Elsa Portner, a close friend of Miss Helen Taft, and Lori
mer C. Graham of Baltimore, where they wero married.
Miss Portner's mother and friends expected her to marry a
Now York millionaire, who had been a "persistent suitor.
Japan Agrees to
This Believed to Be Result of Meeting Between Taft
and Baron Uchida. : ■/ yyi'. ' y
(By United Press Leased ire.)
WASHINGTON,'. D. C, March
23.—Sweeping assurances ' that
Japan will withdraw entirely from
Mexico and hereafter will take no
part in Mexican affairs, it is saTd'
here today in diplomatic ' circle.?
were given yesterday to President
Taft at his conference with Baron
Uchida, the Japanese athbassaddjr
to the United States. . Dispatched
received today from Mexico Cit):
confirm this. They state that, as
a consequence of the American
naval and military mobilization^
a secret Japanese-Mexican alliance
has been abrogated.
If never before, the people of Taconia should go to ! the polls
ln force April 4. Each day brings forth 'something crooked as re
gards the political situation. The people of Tacoma in this emerg
ency must be relied upon to show that they mean, business as re
gards downing of political humbuggery. But for a recent discov
ery that crookedness was'at work 'to change sentiment against the
mayor by favoring his opponent, many people.wiuld have had the
rights of citizenship taken from them. , *-.:'■..
If this method of playing politics fa. to be done away with, the
only way will bo for the people to step strongly to the polls. and
stamp It out. .'.ry. 7-4 v 'i7], :y-. '■■ ...-■.■ .
Whether you are for Mr. Fawcett or Mr. Seymour or Mr.
Barth, register so that you may cast your vote.
Register .today. ; Little time remains. .;'„.,, •. ; ',V-'y .',•.
- (By United Preset Leased Wire.) y
~ SPRINGFIELD, 111., March 2 B.Following a,* cessation of all
trouble at the Northwestern Coal *■ company's .mine ■ at I lien Id, ; Gov.
Deneen today announced " that tho v state militia .Would be withdrawn
at.once. - y .". :''• ■-"„'*-.•. 7'*S::y.~. y **\'Vi"-*: 'i*.VC-v;;.>'.V 71.,
....■ NEW YORK, March —Wl th express strike called off uncon
ditionally, many Wells-Fargo and Adams ■ Express . drivers applied
for old jobs today but only about half were reinstated.';. ,;%*;> ..'•
LISIRON, March 28.Owing !to persistent rumors of assassina
tion plot, special guards detailed today to watch over President
Braga and cabinet. ."..,.. :-. >.;,..-,- *>:-,- y .->-•--;<;;,-.>-'i,.;v!.-'" y
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PARIS, March 23.—-With eleven passengers aboard Lieiit. Rre
guet broke all records hero today. by flying three miles In bis aero
plane. He flew across the aerodrome in four t minute-. * -'"yyy
I If la definitely known that Pres
ident Taft and Ambassador Uchl
da agreed upon what statement of
the ' embroglio • , was to he made
pubitC," and ' naturally announced
frle-aUnress of the other's coun
try. f v -T >*
ffl In spite of this parade of at
tachment,' it lias been learned that
a septet' Japanese-Mexican treaty,
the existence of which officials of
both nations publicly denied, was
framed, last April by a special Jap
anese agent' and ..that the United
States has since that time been
watching the. course ' of events
with increasing displeasure.
Tho Welfare league which has
lined up as a Seymour league for
the local campaign on mayor last
night held .1 meeting at the Y. M.
C. A. and listened to Mr. Seymour
and other speakers.
Seymour makes the dominant
note of his campaign the city en
gineer. It is Intimated that ho
plans to boost the salary from
$3,000 to $6,000 or $7,500 if nec
essary and employ Frank Kolsey
as engineer. Mr. Seymour says ho
has not settled on men, but that
the engineer is the important
thing in the city and he wants the
highest grade in this department.
Ho also dwelt on tho Import
ance of civil service, and said
there must be harmony in tho city
commission to get results.
Donald Fletcher also spoke,
eulogizing Mr. Seymour and de
nouncing the whole city commis
sion as now constituted. He said
he had Just been through a law
suit in which they had the present
power plant engineer, Mr. Gronen,
on the stand and that he could not
qualify as an expert witness as a
The league took up the matter
of completing the Roys and Woods
petitions, and volunteers offered
to take petitions out ond get suf
ficient names to make them good
so tho election on these two can
be held the same time as the
Tho anti-treat law Is in effect
| Shortly before noon today tho
city council completed the canvass
of tho vole and tho figures were
found to be as follows:
For the ordinance, 8,881.
Against the ordinance, 5,984.
Majority for the ordinance,
The council immediately declar
ed the proposition carried and
proclaimed the law in force.
Any saloon which .permits treat
ing in it now will ibo liable to
$100 fine and to have Its license
revoked In the bargain.
HE GAVE HKU MONEY
J IST TO BUMP ON
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 23.
—A requisition has been granted
for the return of Maud Brewer to
Polk county, la., where sho is
wanted on a charge of swindling
John Hauser, a farmer, out of
$4,200. Sho \ claimed to have
supernatural powers, he said, and
promised to give him "health and
wealth" if he allowed her to "sleep
on his money." He gave her
$4,200, he says, and she disap
Tax Bachelors to
(United Press Leased Wire.)
OCONTO, Wis., Mar. 23.
—To support orphans and
othe* needy children, the city ■
council has adopted an ordi
nance imposing a tax of $6
'■ upon all unmarried men re
siding In the city between
the ages of 21 and 50.
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(By United Press Leased Wire.)
CINCINNATI, 0., March 23.—
William P. Harrison, millionaire
head of the World Manufacturing
company, and Its j subsidiary | or
ganizations, was \ convicted today
in the United States courts here
of using the malls to defraud. It
was alleged that Harrison's adver
tising literature j misrepresented a
vacuum ; cleaner i which ' his com
pany sold through the mails.
"Bust Her In the
J: Nose" Said Herold
I*Louis ; Martin, .a* private detec
tive, was on *. the : witness j stand lln
the , Herold kidnaping case this
morning. He told of having been
approached jby Herold, who want
ed him to take the child 1 from Mrs.
Herold.* $i f f„T- y *••*?.," ■£* Wy "': ;-;
: "And if , that old 4 woman > Inter
feres *i with i; you," meaning ;•*•' Mrs.
Herald's mother, "bust her In the
nose," ■ Martin* says y Herold tf told
him. y>i<>''iy.'ix)si^yy,,<i ...-. .-■<
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Those ike hare keen proffering open veiled
flattery to the vallate women of Tacaaaa may he
surprised within the sail ten days at the result of
I heir efforts. , The Idea kas been to make the
womra believe tkat personality alone should he the
abject far them to consider. A big principle hi In
volved aad Ike women, even though they tack •_
--j,. rl.-n.e In things political, mar possibly not be so
badly fooled. It remains though to be seen aahelfc
; er they can be fouled or not.
The Only Independent
Newspaper In Tacoma.
Man Whom Mayor
Called Guilty, Arrested
Bert Campbell Confesses
Bert Campbell, tho man charged
by Mayor Fawcett with doing
crooked work in the city clerk's
office to save L. W. Roys from re
call, is in the city Jail, a self-con
fessed forger and embezzler.
Campbell went out of office Mon
day when City Clerk Cushman was
discharged by the city commission.
Mayor Fawcett for some time
has been watching Campbell. 1 It
was the friend of Commissioner
Roys and owed his Job in the
clerk's office to the latter, and the
mayor had reports for some time
that Campbell was doing crooked
work to help Roys. Campbell was
also close in touch with the Royal
Arch and with ■ the Sandberg
forces, and the mayor says Camp
boll has been harboring in one of
Sandberg'B rooms in the Kentucky
When the mayor became con
vinced of the crookedness of
Campbell ho called in Cushman
and told him. On .simian kept him
on, however, and refused to dis
miss him and so both were
Last night Campbell was ar
rested at the Instance of Chief
Malony charged with forgery of
city warrants and collection of the
face of the warrants through sa
W. W. Keys and G. J. Lang
ford presented the first evidence
of this form of crookedness
Mr. Keys said this morning: "I
found my warrant for pay as an
election Judge had been cashed
when I came for .-*** l I -;- reported
the matter to the mayor, and the
mayor called up Chief Malony
and we began sifting the matter
down. We found that Campbell
had cashed in over 30 warrants at
the Congress saloon."
Langford also reported to the
mayor, and the mayor put the case
in the hand's of Chief Malony.
Many of the warrants Campbell
had cashed were for witness fees.
They were mostly for a couple of
Tho evidence was presented to
ex-Clerk Cushman yesterday, and
after he had been through the
city books himself he saw that
Campbell had been crooked as
charged by the mayor and that ho
had been deceived by him. He
signed the warrants for his arrest
and gave checks to the city to
cover the shortage caused by his
keeping Campbell in office.
Campbell when arrested confess
ed to the fact that ho had forged
the names of the rightful owners
of the warrants and had cashed
them at the Congress saloon.
He evidently heard yesterday
that Ills .actions were being fur
ther looked Into, and he went to
Mr. Koyes and tried to pay him
back the $5 he had collected on
his warrant to hush the matter up.
Keyes refused to be a party to any
deal to save him.
Campbell was held under $1,000
ball and at noon today he was .still
ln jail unable to secure ball.
Roys' Friend. '
' The exposure of this rottenness
in the clerk's office by the man
who' was charged with tampering
with the recall petitions and doc
toring them so as to save his
friend L. .W. Roys from recall
puts the campaign of the commis
sioner of public safety In rather a
defensive position. A
Campbell was known about the
city hall as I the especial repre
sentative of Roys, and his personal
crookedness in forging and col
lecting city, warrants to maintain
his fast pace In life is taken gen
erally as practically' conclusive
circumstantial evidence that he
also did the crooked work on the
recall to save Roys. '■'■'-'' .:""--
Campbell has been active In the
campaign since '-, being • bounced
from office and was fighting fof
Seymour all day i Tuesday \ and
yesterday. The night of the anti
treat election he was at - Royal
Arch -. headquarters <- helping y to
receive returns and tabulating
them as they came in:7yyy:^-y
- His defalcation he says will not
amount to over $500. i Whether
that will cover it or not is a ques
tion. He says he will pay It back,
but It is likely he will be prose
cuted. ,' -"• 7-" •-»' ." . *;;.. - y
■ ■■/ BLOW FOR RENO.
(By . United Press * Leased . Wire.)
r CARSON, Nev., March 23.—The
divorce colony ..• In i Nevada got I a
hard blow when Governor i Oddle
signed the # bill $t requiring six
months actual ft presence Aln ■' the
state y before divorce • proceedings
can be atarteiyyyyyjyyy:- yt-;
\ I !, WEATHER I FORECAST. * '-
,j|Fair tonight ? and Friday. Light
[ to: moderate 'westerly t winds. y<t
30 CENTS A MONTH. }
Ho Did Some Crooked
Decay of Military
ALBANY, N. V., March 3.—
Adj. den. William Verbeck, head
of the New YorK
criticised for a
recent speech in
which bo do*
clared that t_4
military spirit In
America la at
low ebb, gives
reasons why It la
difficult to get
recruits for th«
of Andrew Carl
negle and his
peace fund ' ol
ten. Verbeck. $10,000,000.
The hostile attitude of women
school teachers toward military '!
drill and military spirit in thtf
Tendency to commercialism and
worship of tho dollar.
Large amount of time consumed
by social obligations.
Jealousy of wives of time spent
by husbands in military affairs. ' .
Large amount of ridicule to
which military officers are sub* I
Jected. ■ ■ '*,-»•
Largo number of fraternal or» '■
ganizatlons that use gaudy mil* ;;
forms that eclipse the more sober
garb of the soldiery.
The general decay of the mill*
tary spirit In the country.
The lack of popular education]
regarding military affairs. ? y
The city council this morning
accepted the bond of Hans Peder
son for $208,750 for the construc
tion of the Nlsqually power plant
and the contract will probably La
signed up tomorrow.
The bond is signed by C. J,
Erlckson, ' the big contractor of
Seattle, who Is reputed to be
worth a couple of millions, and by)
Nellie Horton Jones of Seattle,
who is also very wealthy.
** Pederson will probably get busy,
on the plant at once. « * ' c
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FIREMEN HURT WHEN
WAGON TIPS OVER
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Rushing down Thirteenth street
to a small fire at Tenth and Pa* i 4;
clflo avenue at 11 o'clock tbi§ ||
morning chemical ,' wagon No. 9 \.y
struck a car rail sldewiso at A'
i street turning over and . fracturt . j
ing the shoulder of : Rudolph! *
: Bakke. Two other firemen .were) f\?
. Injured. The chemical was badly X*.
; damaged but the three horses eg*; -
i caped uninjured. - The fire wsl yy
-in a small . restaurant -at 106J/4| |»3
. Tenth street and was InulgnlftV
cant. ■■" ;'• ' yyyy'' $o^ilt"_3
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» Within a day or yso Lorenzo* y
Dow, whom v Senator Polndextet
) appointed to care for the f enter* Wm
> tainment of J Mr. j Roosevelt, will gp;
' have appointed a committee which
1 will arrange general details of thd
' ex-president's ' reception. * Reportsl||
' from . California, where Roosevelt K?|
) Is Just now holding forth, are that; ,
' Teddy is as popular apparently ad '
In* the days 'of , old ; when. he stood "y
; an Idol' before the people.^•"ySsSK fej
7 . Roosevelt ill f, be ,in g Tacomqt K§
' April 6 or 7 and \it [ the . weathert |j A*
' appears' l propitious _i th© I stadium E*J
will he the scene of his address.
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. day • long ..whiles he's • away at * work,
, and then she work* it off on htm (atesg
the happy, happy evening:, according jal
; to Lata .watertower, s the "Hlc-towngfgg
i enure. y''^.'-.-y:<,'-*.S*-^»M:v.^Sa^*^m
Wldder Pickerel denies that she fs,@^3
1 going to •» get„' married again ,1 The«|
crayon picture of Eli P. haa gone oflJfM?
tho parlor wall, however.*.^.iS»«**flKßS@_i;
Ye editor lls thinking some In-Jsl
stalling a nice oilcloth carpel In thtfvy
Bee bulldlng.V^^tT i^'^i<t^»*«-«ifM>*-JEM_i»^ffl
If our Hicktown I merchants adver
tised • mora •In --.The! Bee, --- Beattla&M
dealers .would starve to death.EASfiMHili