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VOL. VJII. NO. 274.
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Mayor Seymour, stand up.
You have just one chance to square yourself with the people of Tacoma whose interests you sacrificed
You let Sam Perkins bluff you off the Eleventh street bridge yesterday. You decided in favor of
the selfish interests of a few men against the interests of the whole city of Tacoma.
You made as your excuse that Perkins was going to help the city get control of the independent
telephone company, to be sold at auction on Nov. 16.
Now make Perkins come through, or show yourself up to the people as an easy mark for the smart
attorneys of selfish corporation.
You sold out the city's interest to get a city phone system, you say.
Then get busy and get that phone system for th c city, or else buy a one-way ticket up Salt Creek.
This means a recall election on you and on Weeks and on Woods.
"If Fawcett was mayor of Tacoma now, Sam Perkins couldn't have bluffed the city off the street."
They're talking this on the street today from Pt. Defiance to South Tacoma, about "the fighting
In his first big trial, Seymour, the "harmony" mayor, has shown up with a long slender vacuum in
jplace of a backbone.
They put the screws on Seymour and he "came through."
The surrender to the Ferkins gang yesterday was not unexpected. That is why the Times last
spring made a terrific campaign for "tiie man who would stand up and fight," the man who wouldn t
quit when the battle got too hot.
This Eleventh street bridge matter was the old case of the selfish interests of a few corporation
men against the interests of the whole city—of the five per cent against the ninety-five.
The commissioners were elected to serve the whole people. . Two of them, Pettit and Freeland, did.
The others, Weeks and Woods and Seymour, went over to the Perkins gang.
And today the Times gets out its war club.
Believing that the people wanted a rest from politics after the last recall election, this newspaper
•went out of its way to give Seymour even more than an even break. He was given every chance to
(By United I'rens leased Wire.)
SHANGHAI, Nov. 4.—Details
of the fighting at Hankow on Oc
tober 31 were received here to-
day, showing that the conflict
there between rebels and imper
. iallEts was the most bloody of the
■war to date. More than 1,50(i
government troops are reported to
The crushing losses of the im
perialists came after they had
massacred men, women nnd chil
dren in the Chinese section of the
city. The imperial troops put up
a desperate resistance, but were
overwhelmed by weight of num
bers. Fighting raged from 6treet
to Btreet and everywhere the lm-
perial soldiers were cornered and
shot down without mercy.
Order generally prevailed here
today, following the taking of
Shanghai by the rebels.
WIIjMiIK II M.1,.
Who will give this boy a home?
Willie A. Hull, a bright, ambi
tious little chap, is looking for a
good home where he can be pro
vided with shelter, food and an
opportunity of attending school.
He Is 15 years old and in the
Willies mother died seven
years ago. His father, who was
deputy sheriff of Yelm, Wash.,
klied one year ago, leaving the
youngster to the care of his aged
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rowe.
His grandmother died within the
last year and his grandfather,
now in the Old Soldiers' home at
Ortlng, can no longer care for
SOLDIER 0 BUTCHER
WOME^ AND CHILDREN
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
OMMMUfI FIELD, PIUXCE
TOX, X. .T., Nov. 4.—Thirty
thousand clamorous rooters this
afternoon saw Princeton defeat |
Harvard by a score of 8 to 0 in
a thrilling game.
Tin' went her was perfect.!
Award First Prizes in
Johnson, Johnston. Johns—the
Johns's had it yesterday when
tho Times man and a man from
the Rogers Co. set out to find
five families who were taking the
Times and using Rogers goods—
the first of a series of visits
around the city.
Some people took the Times,
but didn't use Rogers' goods.
Some used Rogers' goods but,
didn't take the Tames.
One house was found where
they didn't use either.
The winners and prizos follow:
Mrs. T. A. Johnson, 1751 E
street. $2 worth of goods at Me-
Mrs. H. H. Johnston, 2419
North Union street, $1 worth at
Mrs. G. D. Grant. 3514 North
Hth street, $1 worth at Dege &
Mrs. Ralph T. Johns, 50-cent
box of candy at Meuhlenbruch's.
Mrs. John Q. Mason, 2501
Washington, 5 0-cent order at
How I Earned My First Dollar
Being One of a Series of Little Histories of How Different Successful
Tacoma Men Got Their Start in Life.
• MIMSTBIt CWKRIRO TA- •
• III! KOUTE. •
Rev. Edgar C. Wheeler earned
his first dollar carrying a route.
"Say, that was the hardest dol
lar I ever did earn, too, I'll tell
you," he says convincingly.
"Back in Dubuque, lowa, where
on cold winter mornings the ther
mometer used to register below
The Tacoma Times
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TAOOMA.
Princeton scored lier touchdown
in the '(i mill quarter when
White burst through the Harvard
line, blocked v drop kick and
ran 80 yards through a Hear
field. In the last quarter l'riiice
ton scored 2 on a safety.
Harvard scored h touchdown in
the third quarter.
The Mnson home was thp first
rlllted. Mr. Mason answered the
"Do you take the Times?" he
"I get it every night from a
little crippled boy," he eald.
"Do you -use the Rogers'
Mrs. Mason brought out se"Ven
"You win," said tho two visit
ors together, and Mr. Mason was
offered his choice of five blank
envelopes. He drew the orJer on
the Bonney pharmacy.
With this start the two men
went through the neighborhood,
calling on houses picked at ran
dom. The five .people who filled
the requirements were given their
Tonight the two people will hit
another part of town. The neigh
borhood will not be announced in
advance. They may call on you.
Be ready if you want to get a
zero, I carried a morning paper
route and lived about a mile from
the office. I used to get up at
2:30 a. m. or 3 o'clock, walked
to the office, got my 125 papers
and start on my five-mile tramp
across the railroad bridges, across
the river and along the bluffs to
what w« called East Dubuque.
"It was pitch dark and cold as
all "get out," and tha old hoot
owls used to maka me feel at
every jump that someone waa go
ing to grab me.
"I used to try to hook a ride on
a local passenger, but the boys
TACOMA. WASHINGTON, SATUKDAY, NOVKMHKK 4, 1911.
(By Vnltnl Press Loosed Wire.)
LONDON, Nov. 4.—"Cannot
BnglMd do something to stop such
horrors?" 1b the plea today of
Herbert Montague, second lieu
tenant of tho Fifth Fusileers, in a
news agency dißpatch from Tripoli,
where he is fighting with the
Turks. Telegraphing from Soukel
Yohma, Montague tells of Italian
butcheries in Tripoli, where he
declares Turkish and Arab women
and children are being daily
slaughtered by the Italians.
"On entering and driving the
Italians out of Arab houses which
they were holding," Montague
wires, "we discovered the bodies
of 120 women and children with
their hands and feet bound, mu
tilated, pierced and torn. Later
we found a mosque filled with the
bodies of women and children mu
tllaterl boyond recognition. There
must have been 400 there."
(By I'nHed Press Leased Wire.)
LONG BEACH, C'al., Nov. 4.—
Cultured, wealthy and beautiful,
Mrs. Gertrude E. Conkle of Seat
tle is dead here today, a victim
of self-destruction. The fact that
Mrs. Conkle was a suicide did not
become known until the issuing of
the burial permit, when It was
brought to light that death was
due to a dose of cyanide of potas
sium, taken with suicidal intent.
Friends of the dead woman said
today she wns possessed of a mania'
for self-destruction, which had be
set her for many years.
told me there was a conductor that
would throw the boys right off th«
train into the river. I was unde
cided which to brave, the conduc
tor or the hoot-owls."
In hia senior year at college
Mr. Wheeler sawed wood, and
while attending Yale Divinity
school waited upon table for the
students of the "Scroll and Key"
and "Skull and Bones" societies
Monday Dr. C. P. Balabanoffj
will tell how he earned }4 a year]
hi Bulgaria as a boy of six.
make good. He got all the rope he wanted.
THEN HE WENT AND HANGED HIMSELF.
The Times is able to print today the whole story, including the part that the independent telephone
company's franchise, for sale at auction on Nov. 16, plays in it.
When the telephone franchise was formally announced for sale two months ago, the Times at once
urged Fawcett's old suggestion that the city buy it in, and then when the Bell franchise expired in
1915, the people would hold a telephone monopoly in the city.
The suggestion went like wildfire. All the commissioners announced themselves in favor of it.
Ways and means were discussed.
"The city can't buy it now," was the decision."We haven't the money, nor permission from the
legislature. We can allow a holding company to take it over for five years, then turn it back to the
Seymour was for this plan. "On my trip east," he said, "I'll try to make arrangements to finance
j Seymour took a nice long vacation at the people's expense, visited his old boyhood home—had a
good time. BUT HE DIDN'T ARRANGE THE TELEPHONE DEAL.
He had a new project when he came back. "Perkins will get up the holding company for the city "
he said. "I've talked it over with him." Wl
Time passed on. The mayor grew worried.
"Perkins is pretty sore over this bridge matter," he said. "If we offend him, we can't tret the tele
phone plant for the city."
So Seymour surrendered.
"I am thankful to get the chance to vote for this settlement," the "harmony" mayor announced
yesterday after the vote.
That's Seymour's excuse.
He's got just one chance to square himself with the people—to make Perkins con^ through be
tween now and Nov. 16 with a holding company which will agree to turn the plant over to the citvat the
end of five years. J
IF HE DOESN'T, IT'S GOODBY SEYMOUR.
The "Fighting Mayor" and the
"Harmony Mayor," Life Size
(By niii 11 Press Leased Wire.)
PORTLAND, Nov. 4. — was
learned today that agents of the
Interstate commerce commission
have been working secretly here
three weeks gathering 'data with
a view of breaking up the alleged
illegal combine of plumbers and
metal goods men. It Is reported
that similar Investigations have
been going on In Tacoma and
other coast cities. •'■
The federal grand Jury is in
session here and several big
(plumbers and hardware men
inavc been subpoenaed to appear
Fawcett, the Fighting Mayor.
Seymour, the "Harmony Mayor."
For Tacoma and vicinity—Fair
tonight and Sunday,
"I'd rather sell to poor folks than
rich ones," says woman farmer on
editorial page today.
the Recall Case
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
ROSEBURG, Ore., Nov. 4.
The movement for the recall of
Judge John S. Coke for alleged
partiality to the defense in the
McClellan murder trial is to be
revived, according to Attorney
Lee Cannon today.
The attempted recall, which
was the first directed against a
Judge in Oregon, twas starterd
four months ago and apparently
had died for lack of Bupport.
The reiry <lub No. 1 Mill meet
Monday afteruoon with Miss Nell
Forsythe at her homo, 3730 Norih
2 Bth street
30 GENTS A MONTH.
(liy I'nltal Press I^aMv] Wire.)'
VANCOUVER, n. C, Not. 4.—.
John Bozeyk, with $4,000 la
marked bills In his poswsslon,
was arreßtfd here today and la
being held charged with being
one of the parties concerned In
the robbery of the Bank of Mon
treal In New Westminster lo
Hepti'iuber lußt, when $258,000
was taken. Bozeyk was coming
out of a gambling place la
Chinatown when he was asked by
tlie police to give an account o<
himself. Ids statement* wer«
unaatisfactory and he was imme
diately taken into custody.
(By I'nited Press L«nar<l Wire.)
CHICAGO, Nov. 4.—The body
of Hlchard T. Smith, former Illi
nois Central conductor, who died
at the home of Mrs. Louis Ver
mllya on March 11 last, will
either confirm or disprove' the
theory of the police that Mrs. Ver
mllya poisoned 10 persons who
have died mysteriously during th«
past six years.
Coroner Hoffman anj Dr. L«
conte, the post mortem expert,
went to North Henderson, 111., to
day to exhume the body.
The circumstances surrounding
the death of Smith, who was a
lodger at the Vermiiya home,
were similar to those attending
the death of Arthur Biaonette, the
policeman who died at the Ver
mllya home on Thursday, October
26, and those of two—possibly
three—husbands, two daughters,
one son, one step-son, and one or
two friends of the woman, who
died of diseases with practically
The woman ie still In bed, suf
fering from pneumonia, with tha
police guarding the house. Tlje>
warrant issued yesterday has not
yet boen served. No direct evi
dence connects the woman with
the series of deaths.
Adrift 30 Days >
NEW YORK. Nov." After a
thirty days' battle for life in a frail
skiff in which ho was swept out' to
sea by a furious storm while fiah
ing off the Venezuela coast, Juan
Rodriguez Is alive here today. He
was rescued off the coast of Mar
tinique by a passing steamship on
October 26, and ■ has ; just ■ arrived <
at this port. ' ■*:. -v !.' •' -..,•*.: