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• VOL. IX. NO. 62.
POLL SHOWS U.I PROGRESSIVE
GUN'S REPORT SHOWS
WASTE ON 6REEN RIVER
GRAVITY SVBTKM IS IUXX>RI>
OF MISTAKES OF IiAAVWON
AND \\ i;i:KS THAT TAXPAY
ERS HAVE TO I'AV FOR.
Apparently it was fortunate
that Commissioners Pettlt an.l
Freeland looked into the gravity
water system and had Engineer
. Mauley put in charge.
A summary of the whole works
by Commissioner Gronen this
morning shows the plant that was
to have been built for about $1,
--800,000 will cost $2,243,000.
It will take $283,000 more
money than the city bag to fInUU
Some of the excess charges are
— due to Nick X^awson's admin tat ra
tion and some more to Ben
Here Are Item*.
A few of the items that ate 'tip
the money are shown by Gronen
Reservoir spillway, not planned
by Lawson, $37,300.
Bayne cut, $20,000.
Glory Hole, $10,000.
These items were due to the
change in the line due to the fact
that Lawson had failed to get the
right of way.
The reclaßsiflcation of materials
fey Weeks cost $50,000.
(United Press Ix-a-eil Wire.)
WASHINGTON, March 2.
To protect foreign llvm and
property from attucks by mu
tinous soldiers, a detachment
of I niicil States troops today
was ordered to Pekin. This
action was deemed necessary
because IV. -iil.ni Yuan Shi
Kai appiirently is unable to
cope with the situation.
TIKV-TSIN, March —
Scores of civilians have been
slain by mutinous troop* at
Pao Ting l<'u, . according to
dispatches received here to
The soldiers are now re
ported to be looting the city.
PKKIN. March 2.—Confronted
on all sides by frenzied mutineers
who throughout the day continued
ft campaign of massacre, looting
and burning, Pekin tonight, with
one-sixth of its area ilevasted by
fire, is literally shaking In terror.
The mutinous soldiers late to
night forcibly seized several
freight cars, piled them to the
doors with loot and left the city.
The retreating soldiers fired at
civilians who attempted to inter
fere, but no casualties resulted.
Hundreds of blocks In the
northwest section of the city are
in ruins, the latest estimates plac
ing the loss at $25,000,000. The
historic old market place is gut
ted and the gate to the Forbidden
City has disappeared.
President Yuan Shi Kai, it is
feared, will collapse under the
Plenty of It to loan on resi
dences and apartments in best
Calvin Philips &Co.
> 211 California Bldg.
Phone Main 22
W^T You Can't Vote This Spring Unless Yoii Register Before March 12 "J
Itouta Change Costly. j
The changing of the route of I
the pipe line ou the McHugh con
tract by Weekß cost $GO,JOO ana
(ironen says he can find no reason
for the change.
The change in the plans to go
over Instead of under the Stone-
Webster flume cost $15,000 more
and the change at th« Puyallup
river will cost $7,500 more than
In addition to these fat sums
the change in plans and the unre
liable estimates on the headworks
ran the bill up from $69,000 to
$230,000. Part of tills is fine to
mistakes of Lawson and part to
changes made by Weeks.
The city will try to aell water
warrants to get money to finish
Gove street property owners are
After the council wrangled over
the high tension pole line all week
Judge Stiles gave a written ap:n
ion this morning that the fran
chise of the company gave it no
right to put up a pole line in Ta
coina to carry Juice to the smelter
in another city, i. c., Ruston.
With this to back them tne
council revoked the permit grant
ed to the Seattle-Tacoma Power
company "over our protest," as
Judge Shackelford said.
Neither Judge .Shackelford nor|
Attorney Brockett of the power |
company would say what move
they would make next.
But Gove street property own
ers are jubilant.
How are the delegates to be se
lected for the state republican
"It is not settled yet," said
bounty Chairman G-uy Kelly this
The state committee decreed
that county conventions shall be
held May 4.
"Undoubtedly the" delegates to
the county conventions will tie
elected under the old plan of pre
cinct caucuses but nothing has
been decided yet," said Kelly.
As soon as the county chairman
gets the notice ifrom the state
committee he will call the county
committee together and will line
up for caucuses.
Today's News at
i With a lot of cooing and (billing
a pair of pigeons has been at. work
several days getting ready to keep
house in the corner of a court
house window In the office of Mrs.
McDonald, stenographer in the
The state sold three pieces of
property at the court house today.
Edgar 1». Wheeler, Tacoma.
bought 35 acres near Devils Head
appraised at $1,635 for $1,006;
John H. Henson, Portland, bought
80 acres near McMillen, appraised
at $1,5*48, for $1,500, and Heber
Hoyt of Seattle got two acres of
waterfront at Long Branch ap
praised at $314 for the appraise
W RATHER FORECAST.
Fair tonight and Sunday. Kill-
Ing frost tonight.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
TAOOMA, WASHINGTON SATURDAY, MAKCH 2, 1912.
5 PER GENT
MAINTAIN FIRM STAND FOB
ORIGINAL DEMAND.' OF I.V
CIUOASK OF 15 I'HR CENT I.V
WA«KB—-MIIA. OWNERS ARE
WKAKKVJNCJ AND MATTKit
MAY ME SETTLED «OON.
(By United Tress Loused Wire.)
LAWRENCE, Mass., March 2.
— Declaring that the concessions
offered to the striking textile
workers arc "no concessions at
all" and are "an insult to our In
telligence . and" manhood," the
sub-committee of the strikers
which 'conferred with the mill
owners in Boston reported today
against peace in a statement
which was enthusiastically re
ceived by the workers.
The committee this afternoon
will formally repudiate the offer
of settlement and the war for
what they call "a living wage"
will be on anew.
A strike leader said:
"Before tho strike a good part
of the - unskilled operatives re
ceived $7 a week for 57 hours'
work. This -was at the rate of
12 Vi cents an hour. When the
54-hour law became effective the
wages were reduced to $6.75 a
"If the owners increase wages
five per cent, figuring on the re
duced basis, this class of workers
will receive but $7.08 per week.
llf figured on the old scale the op
eratives would receive $7.34, far
too little for the men to raise
a family upon. We originally de
manded a 15 per cent increase
and we will insist that the mill
owners give it."
(By United Press rrm<«» Wire.)
PETAIA'MA, CM. — Perfectly
formed and healthy a baby weigh
ing but two pounds has been born
to Mrs. J. H. Atkinson here. The
infant is being reared in an in
l<o\l>«>\ — Queen Alexandra,
who is suffering from influenza,
today la reported to have suffered
a relapse and is in a serious con
dition. King George was inform
ed of his mother's illness and
hurried to her bedside. Two phy
sicians are in attendance.
BERLlN—Thirty thousand men I
tailors, representing 31 cities
throughout Prussia, are on strike
today. The men are dissatisfied
with their wage scale and working
IX)S ANGELES, Cal. — More
than 300 names are enrolled to
day on the books of the LaFollette
club of Lob Angeles.
SPOKANE -- While Fireman
Farrar of engine station No. 6
was answering a fire alarm in an
other portion of the city hl« own
home, near the station, burned.
While the house was in flames
Bum, a pet 'bull dog, dashed
through the smoke Into the bed
room, where Mrs. Farrar and her
3-year-old child slept and awak
ened them by barking loudly.
They escaped a few moments be
fore the floors collapsed.
ST. PETERSBURG — A com
plete expose of the corrupt prac
tices of the secret police of Rus
sia ie expected to be made at the
forthcoming trial of Col. Kuliab
ko for embezzlement, who was
chief of that organization at Kief f.
when the assassination of Premier
Stolypln occurred last summer.
OLYMPIA—TImf sheriffs and
their deputies are not entitled to
reduced rates In street cars in Se
attle is tfte opinion given to the
public Bervlce commission. It 1b
held that It would Ibe stretching
a point to call a sheriff a "cop."
I IXX4 AXCKM3K, C«l— A worn.
an Riving her name as Mary Burke
it under arrest here today follow
ing the receipt by th« police of
Instructions from Denver tc ap
prehend Miss Mary Shlpperly. who
is wanted there to anawer a
charge of embezzling $4,000.
MARY DIETRICH IS A NEW DRAMATIC
STAR CAUSING ASTIR IN GERMANY
This picture of the new (i.-rnms at*ge sensation was taken Jn the
costume of Helena.
COULD NOT EARN LIVING, SHE
KILLS SELF AND 4 GHILOREN
(By In if id I-icss lrfKK.il WIM-.)
SALEM. Ore., March 2. — Mrs.
L. F. Jellison, a divorced woman
aged about 40 years, residing at
469 North Liberty street, last
night poisoned her four children
and herself. The first Intimation
of the tragedy was a letter re
ceived by Chief of Police Hamil
ton this morning. The letter be
"I know the law requires In
quest. Do as little as possible.
'Plain fact Is I cannot earn enough
alone to keep my family. Someone
induced my boy to leave:an:t 1 am
too ill to work. I cannot see them
Bryan Hits, Taft
"All who think tne republican
party wrong in repudiating the
! plank declaring for the election of
senators by the people tibkl up
Practically every hand went up.
"All who 'believe lt'~wus right
hold up your hands."
One hand with five fingers wig
gled on a back seat.
"What, Isn't there more than
one postmaster present?"
"I am not a postmaster. I
never held an office in my life. 1
vote that way because I believe It
It was Joshua Peirce who
spoke. The incident was one of
numerous bits of spice ia the big
crowded meeting of William J.
Bryan at the Tacoma theater yes
Traces Issue Iliuk.
Bryan called for votes on sever
al questions which showed prac
tical unanimity for progressive
He said the election of senators
by the people was democratic"eoe
trlne. But he admitted that tne
populists had it in their platrorm
eight years \before. And he re
minded the pops that the prohibi
tionists had had it in their nation
al platforms for 12 years before
that. And then he itwl&rw] that
even before this a dozen years a
republican president had recom
mended It to congress.
"But the republicans -reed nor
take any credit for they tried to
impeach this president," said Bry
Praises l.nl< ill.■(!<>.
Then Bryan came down to the
present campaign. "If you pro
gressive republicans want a can
didate put the standard in the
hands of Bob LaFollette " said the
The appearance of Roosevelt In
istaive. There la a little money,
$21, in my purs«. Make It bury
us all together. 1 am very sorry
to make so much disturbance, but
am too confused to think.
"Mrs. L. F. Jellison."
Officer Burkhardt was sent to
the houao and found all In bed as
Tho cause of death was cyanide
The woman left a note saying
she was sorry she "had to He to
get-tho stuff."- The children are
two boys and two girls and their
agei range between 1 and 15
the arena now, he declared, was
an mission that Taft is a politi
cal .bankrupt; *gfc Roosevelt was his
glarantor. In the 'last campaign.
For! him to come forward now is
an admission that what he guar
anteed has not proven good.
} liet Dems. l>o It.
"Put with the ex-president in
dicting the president and the pres
ident Indicting ,the ex-president we
mult note rely on their fight for
victory for democracy; of course
we Will profit by it and I suppose
we might stand back and say 'Let
the j Gold Dust Twins do the
worji," said Bryan. . : ,
Mr. Bryan wag entertained by
local democrats at - dinner last
evening and spoke at the theater
at night on "The • Signs : of the
Tlmjeg." The theater was.about
one^third full. ";.*.-: .; •
• In all he made four speeches,
the) first on" the-Panama canal at
the I Commercial club. '
lie left this morning by boat for
Seattle. *■ - *'v^::
Tacoma's Great Gold Mine
Is Just J. Meads Joke
TUiat vision of wealth from the
Hlulj-inft- in th« Tacoma fill faded
tnisi morning tn council meeting.
"I don't know that there is any
'thirfc to It but iif there Is why
wouldn't it be well to take care of
It and get the money out of it?"
said Commissioner Freeland.
Controller Meads i>egan tc grin.
"Nothin' to it," said Johnny.
"I dunno," said Freeland.
Well it's a plant. The whole
thing is a joke. I know who it
was that put the stuff there and it
is not gold either. It U chunks of
brass. It fooled the 'people work-
ROTHRRMAI, IN FINAT, KF
PX>KT TO HOliD IliwilM.
TO THROW HKASON TK'KWrN
ON M llil.lT MONDAY.
Determined to »«v» the ball
team to Tacoma If possible Man
ager Arthur Rothermal is plan
ning a l>lg season ticket selling
campaign for Monday.
The franchise wu to go to
Walla Walla today It Tacoma men
did not advance money enough to
keep the learn here. Kothermal
Ir going to hold the denl open till
Monday night In a last effort to
hold the team.
Season tickets will be put on
•ale at $20 each. If he can dis
pose of I yo of these the team will
Manager T. H. Martin of tne
Commercial club and friends of
Hothertnal are working today to
try to anllst enough capital to
keep the team going. A number
of men have already frubicrlbed
for the tickets.
WASHINGTON, D. C. March 2.
—Testimony was heard thlß arter
noon by the house committee re
garding; the Lawrence strike.
The first witness was Sam net
Llpson. a Hebrew, and a member
of the strike committee. He said:
"I struck because I could not
make a living for my family. I
have a wife and tour children. I
am a skilled workman but my
wages average only $9 or $10 a
"Often times were slack and I
only made from $.: to $4 n week.
Then all of us were forced to live
on that amount.
"We don't eat moat every day
because we cannot afford it. When
wages are short we are forced to
live on bread and water."
The witness asserted that when
the state law cut the hours of la
bor to 54 each week, the wages
were reduced and the machines
"speeded up," forcing the same
amount of work in the shorter
hours. This, he said, caused the
DIDN'T FEEO GOATS
The case of Henry Myere. whom
Humane Officer Van Vorig had ar
rested charged with having starv
ed 850 angora goats, was fined
$20 and costs in police court this
morning by Justice Arntson. The
judge wlhheld his decision from
a week ago In order that Van
could investigate the case more
thoroughly. Van Vorls reported
that Myers did not keep the goats
and attend to flTem properly.
mscrss kwial problkm
Pointing out that the "social
evil" calls for 100,000 victims a
year and Is one of the great prob
lems of modern life, Mrs. Ed Nev
ers, Mrs. Stevens and Rev. A. A.
Metcalf of Midland will speak to
women at the Socialist hall, 1138
Commerce St. tomorrow afternoon.
ing there and went further than!
was expected. It was just intend
ed for a little joke but the fellows
took it seriously and really
thought they had something. But
1 promised not to give the fellow
away who did it," said Johnny and
A. \V. l>M It TO COIX)NI8T
Alfred W. Dyer, late managing
editor of the Tacoma Tribune,
leaves this afternoon for Victoria,
B. C, where he baa accepted a re
sponsible position on the Victoria
ROOSEVELT LEADS IN
NATION WIDE BALLOT
Out of every 100 voters in the United States, 65
are progressive and 35 are inclined to conservatism.
Out of every 77 voters, 30 want Roosevelt, 15 want
Tali, 10 want Wilson, 5 want LaFollette, 4 want
Harmon, 4 want Clark and 4 want Debs for president
This sentiment is indicated by a nation-wide poll
of voters of every state, just completed by the Times
in connection with 70 other newspapers scattered
from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Canad
ian line to the Gulf of Mexico. These papers are of
all shades of political opinion and among them are
the Bcripps-Mcßae newspapers and the Clover Leaf
league of newspapers.
Definite refutation of the claim of the Coiner-Per
kins standpatters that Washington is for Taft is
shown in the fact that out of every 100 votes polled
in Washington, Roosevelt got 40, LaFollette 14,
TAFT 13, Debs 17, Wilson and Bryan 7 each, and
Clark and Harmon one each, and Underwood just a
fraction of one vote.
The socialists made a stronger run in this state
than in nearly any state in the union. LaFollette
ran strongest on second choice votes.
THE POLL AT A GLANCE *
First Second Third
Choice. Choice. Choice.
Roosevelt 30,454 14,991 9,871
Tai't 15,896 15,163 9.807
Wollatte 5,895 9,965 9,973
Hughes 1,448 5,068 7,834
Cummins 736 2,227 3,023
Total 54,429 47,409 40,508
Wilson 10,820 9,903 8,024
Bryan 5,820 4,685 4,336
Harmon 4,631 6,233 5,831
(Mark 4,207 6,313 6,323
Underwood 2,931 3,175 3,664
Total 28,409 30,309 28,178
Debs 4,371 2,759 3,787
Scattering 754 -
Grand total ....87,963 80,477 72,473
Lists of names, non-political
lists such as city directories, were
taken and every thousandth name
(or some other multiple) was se
lected so ;is to apportion the
names selected in proportion to
the population of each state. Re
turn postcards were sent to these
addresses and the results care
fully compiled. The result does
not show the sentiment of any
particular newspaper's readers,
but Is :ih broad and impartial as a
It should be borne In mind that
this poll was taken after LaFol
lette's Illness and before Roose
velt's declaration of Monday, Feb.
26, In order that changing condi
tions should not cloud the result.
No vote postmarked later than
February 2~> was counted.
Voters were asked to express
their first, second and third
i hciices for president In 1912. A
total of 87,9 63 first choice votet
wore cast, as follows:
Total . . .' 87,963
Numerous polls have been pub
lished recently, showing senti
ment in various cities, counties or
;:atts, on railroad trains, in office
buildings, etc. The largest poll
was that of the Kansas City Star,
which showed Roosevelt more
than a two to one favorite out of
more than.loo,ooo returns. That
poll was confined largely to Mis
souri. Kansas and Nebraska.
This nation-wide poll confirms
the Star poll In these states, but
does not find the same ratio In all
parts of the country.
ProgresKivea in Lead.
The progressive sentiment in
both the oil parties Is Indicated
by the combined vote cast for can
didates believed to be progressive
—WilEon, LaFollette, Roosevelt,
Cummins, Beveridge, Folk, Foss,
30 CENTS A MONTH.
Marshall—as against Taft, ' Har
mon, Underwood, Hughes, Kimx
and I Harrison and - even / counting -
the Clark strength as ,more ': con- <
servative than progressive. 'r The•
total vote for progressive repub
lican candidates wag 37,231, pro
gressive democratic candidates';
16,996, conservative republican
17,451, conservative" democrat'
11,914—0r total progressive vote
54,227, and total 1 conservative
29,365. The poll also - Indicates
that progressive spirit is more ac
tive among: the republican • voters
than the democrats. " :;J ■• j; '
-' One of the : remarkable I things
shown.by. fhe: - poll :j and which
could ! not be tabulated; was : the
widespread V. disregard v ,i of party
lines. :.. Thousands of votes were
caul where the first, second: and
third choice | would ;:.-:■•■ read ** "Tuft.
Harmon, * Hughes,", or 1 "Harmon,
Taft, Clark," or '•I,nK<.ll.l»c, . Wil
son, s Roosevelt," * or "Roosevelt,-
Wilson,' IjoFollettc,'! or '•:-. "Wilson,,
Roosevelt, • Cummins." '. ,:■-'-.' J ift
:, The returns from the south ar«
particularly..encouraging for . Wil- '.
8&n. In every state but two he led
the field. His |total first choices
from 13 A southern states ,C was."
510 against Harmon's : 1942.
Clark's 1502 and Underwood's
2382, while Bryan's total in thesa
states was 1819.;"-. V ■■v ; .:Y;^vtt«
it 4 The showing of Roosevelt, Taft;
and, l.aFollette in the pivot states
of Maine, Massachusetts, ?,■ New
York, Ohio,-. Indiana, ;: Maryland.
Kentucky, •; Missouri,: Wisconsin,
Nebraska and : Colorado ■■ is as ' fol
lows, first choices being: Roose
velt, 8734; Taft, 5342; LaFoHette,
«iln'- this , group Wilnon I received ,i
1 01 ,-r votes to '« Harmon's .'« 1484,
Clark's ,l 1620,": Bryan's \-1495£ and
Underwood's .376.te,t»;jjVi>;:t*'.v T-
:KT-,Taft Ahead in New York. •
!'i\ In New. York, Taft ran ahead of *
Roosevelt, 1889 to 861, and Har
mon ran ahead , of.Wilson.^p?yiS|^
f »In % Ohio, the»president's | homo |
state,; Roosevelt beat Taft &1 1 8 £
mn. spite . of LaFollette's -; Illness,
his' friends cling *to ; him, *j and iha |
makes ;. the best ; showing sof :*■.' any.W
candidate iof I any party as * alter- *
hate!candidate.";>itv!^2*ti v>V 1- •'. -