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VOL. IX. NO. 111.
COUNCIL TURN DOWN LAWSAN MEN
Since the expected resignation
of U. S. District Attorney Todd
■wan announced yesterday at Seat
tle, politicians are speculating on
Beverly W. Coiner is figured as
the chief stand-pat candidate.
Coiner has been a fine "litle
brother" to the Taft crowd, put
ting Sammy Perkins in as na
tional committeeman, and help
ing Gov. Hay keep the people
from voting in presidential prim
Taft owes him the Job for that
However, the progressives will
protest against Coiner and Sena
tor Poindexter could hold up con
Tom Murphine, Seattle insur
gent, and O. C. Moore, of Spo
kane, Poindexter's law partner,
have their eyes on the place, but
the president Isn't wasting many
Jolts on progressives theso days.
A dark horse who wouldn't
arouse much opposition might De
named as in the case of U. S.
Todd will practice law with ex-
Judge Donworth, it 1b announced.
There won't be any dog killing
Following the Times story
Friday that there were two
collies, a bull dog, shepherd, a
spitz, and seven plain dogs, wait
ing to be killed today, there was
r regular pilgrimage to Tacoraa's
lonesome dog pound, Saturday
The owners claimed the bull,
the collies and the shepherd. The
rest of the dogs were saved by
good hearted people who loved
dogs and to whom it didn't make
much difference whether a dog
was a bench winner or not.
Mrs. K. R. McLean, 1710 X
Btreet, thought she had got "'No
body's Dog," whose picture was
printed in the Times Friday,
causing the rush. But it hap
pened that there were two fine
English setters landed and both
Mrs. McLean and Mrs. Rosenthal,
the owner of "Bob," each got
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
""BOSTON, April 29.—That Rev.
C. V. T. Richeson, under sentence
to die for the murder of his 19
--years-old sweetheart, Avis Lin
nell, told the prison officers that
ha may become a Catholic priest,
was declared here today by a
former fellow prisoner.
The man Bald that he had vis
ited Rlcheson 20 times recently.
Richeson is said to be extremely
nervous and smokes constantly.
Gets Second Trial
OAKLAND, Cay., April 29. —
The second trial of Harry Prescott
for the murder of Ralph Thomp
son, was set this morning for May
22. Ills ball was fixed at $10,000
and it Is believed he will be able
to secure his release by that
TWO LOTS ON
ADJOINING NO. 4229
Must be sold to close an estate.
Will submit an offer of $800.
CALVIN PHILIPS CO.
Sll California Bid*
Leads In Race
With the retirement of Mrs.
Henry M. Prince from the race
for queen of the Montamara Fes
to, Miss Anita Connelly, the pret
ty Stone-Fisher candidate, is to
day leading in the race by a good
margin and is makiag a strong
bid for the honor.
At the lace counter In the big
department store Miss Connelly 1b
fast making friends and gathering
votes. She has been endorsed by
the Km press theater and other In
stitutions. Clad In the regal
robes which go with the queen
ship, Miss Connelly would make a
charming queen. Mrs. Princo
found It necessary to go to Cali
fornia and will not be able to re
turn in time to continue in the
contest or participate in the hon
ors. She held a large lead over
all other candidates.
Controller Meads called the at
tention of the council to the fact
this morning that the charter has
been repeatedly violated in the
light and water department in the
past year by the purchase of large
amounts of supplies without call
ing for bids.
This department has a purchas
ing agent and he has gone ahead
and bought from $15,000 to $20,
--000 of transformers, wire and
meters without any formal bids,
The charter requires every pur
chase over $500 to be advertised.
All who had a hand in the mat
ter will be called before the coun
cil tomorrow at 10 o'clock to ex
• HOW THEY STAND. «
• (United Press Leased Wire.) *
• WASHINGTON, D. C, «'
• April 2%. —Proprietors of •
• presidential booing today is- •
• sued the following claims of 9
• delegates up to and lnclud- •
• ing Saturday: •
• Republicans. #
• Delegates in convention, •
• 1,076. O
• Necessary to choice, 539. •
• Claimed for Taft, 420. •
• Conceded to Taft, 103. •
• Claimed for Roosevelt, •
• 261. •
• Conceded to Roosevelt, •
• 200. •
• Instructed for LaFollette, •
• 36. •
• Instructed for Cummins, •
• 10. •
• Contests admitted by Taft •
• managers, 12. •
• Contests to be made by •
• Roosevelt managers, 154. •
• Democrats. •
0 Delegates la convention, •
• 1,092. •
• Necessary to choice, 728. •
• Claimed for Clark, 197. 9
• Claimed for Wilson, 164. •
• Conceded for Clark, 117. •
9 Conceded for Wilson, 65. •
• Instructed for Underwood, •
• 24. •
• Instructed for Burke, 10. 9
9 Claimed for Harmon, 4. •
• Unlnstructed (New York) C
• 90. •
The Tacoma Times
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
Who Can Make Prettiest
Dress—Times Offers Prizes
The Times believes that
every girl should look
pretty on the momentous
occasion when she Is gradu
ated from school. It <!>»■.- not
matter whether that school
Is a HIGH SCHOOL, a COL
LEGE or GRAMMAR
The Times does not be
llve It is necessary for a
girl to wear an expensive,
frock to look charming on
the "last day" of school.
The girl who is finishing
• ■ tioni this coming June
may appear as preitlly
dressed in a gown of cheese
cloth as in chiffon, silk or
crepe. And much more ap
To prove this the Times
today opens the content an
The Times will award two
prizes of $10 and $r, to the
high school girls v>ho gradu
ate in June, whose frocks are
declared by a Jury to be the
cheapest, the most neatly
made and the prettiest.
The contestants must give
their word of honor that the
frocks are their own work.
A jury to examine the
frocks and vote for the prize
winners will be composed cf
well known women of om
city and their names will be
The Daily Times will offer
as many suggestions as pos-'
sible in the way of pictures
of fashion drawings—but the
final result depends on the
ingenuity and skill of the
young women who make the
MODERN VIKING'S WOOING
OF THE PRETTY GYMNAST
SEATTLE, April 2tt.—Like an up-to-the minute Viking, Guslav
Krnpelit-p, big, Monde and pleasing to tlie '■>(■, eiime down from the
north, his mouth full of plausible talk, bin pocketa full of gold.
For a space lie lived the life of grill and show and taxirub. By
the magnificence of Ills raiment and by tlie lavtshness of lii.s hos
pitality ho commanded the admiration of all.
He met Johanna, the pretty gymnast, who taught fat ladles of
wealth to improve their figures, complexion and digestions. Johanna
fell sick. Gustav was tireless in his wcolng then. He brought
her flowers and what-not. And he won Johanna's love.
Gustav laughed. There was property in Australia, and New
Zealand, and Texas, and British Columbia—all his. At the moment,
it was true, he was short of real money, but— Pouf! He tossed
his hands upward as though tossing gold pieces to beggars.
So Johanna became Mrs. Gustav Kropeleln, and she paid Gus
tav's debts—a hundred or so, merely—with the money she had
earned and saved as a gymnast; and then she advised Gustav to
get a job.
"You must take up a homestead," said Johanna.
So Gustav, protesting, took up a homestead, and Johanna paid
his railroad fare, and paid to have a house built and- bought fur
niture. Hut Gustav didn't improve the homestead to any appreciable
extent; instead, he returned to Seattle and borrowed money from
friends. And his claim to the homestead lapsed.
Meanwhile, Johanna was back on the old Job, teaching fat
ladies of wealth how to be slim and how to change muddy com
plexions to complexions of peachy cream and milky white.
Witnesses in Judge Ronald's court Saturday described Gustav
as a man of pleasing, even magneaic presence, and a most per
suasive manner. The court granted Johanna an absolute decree.
Drove Insane Man Miles To
Get Insane Nephew Released
(By United Press Ijensed Wire.)
PORTLAND, Ore.. April 29.—
After having hired John M. Ber
ry, an aged farmer, from his
home in Hlllaboro to Portland H.
Frank Allen, a lunatic who, with
three others made a daring escape
from the Salem insane asylum a
few days ago, is under arrest to
Allen visited Berry and told
him if he would take him to Port
Children Scorched In Their Beds, Dying
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WHITMORE, Cal., April 29.—
Scorched In their beds when a
high wind blew down a stovepipe
and set fire to the house, Nora
Ami):, 6, Is fatally burned her to
day, and her one year old baby
(By United Press Lrased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 29.
—A decision in the United States
supreme court today authorizes
the Interstate commerce commis-
sion to regulate commerce in
Alaska. The commission hereto
fore contended that it was without
such authority under the inter
state commerce law.
The court also declared that
Alaska is a "territory" and not a
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, APRIL 29, 1912.
land and furnish him railroad
fare to Salem, he would obtain
the release from the asylum of
Berry's nephew, Joe Fryear.
Berry and the maniac drove to
Portland and separated to meet
at Salem today. Allen, however,
raised a disturbance, attempting
to gain possession of a revolver,
and was arrested.
Berry had no idea he had been
with an insane man.
bother Is suffering intensely.
The mother, Mrs. B. I. Amlk,
who was visiting with neighbors
at the time, rushed Into the burn
ing house, with John Frazer, and
rescued the children. Both rescu
ers were seriously burned.
Drops From Plane
(By United Press leased Wire.)'.
VENICE, April 29.—A ' para-,
chute drop of 2,600 feet from as.
aeroplane whizzing through the!
air at 30 miles an hour, was the'
feat today of William Morton, pro
fessional aeronaut. Aviator Phil
Parmalee dropped him.
BKVKKIDOK TO HKLP T. R.
(Ily United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29.—
Former Senator Albert J. Bev
erldge of Indiana 1b coming to Cal
ifornia to stump the state for
Roosevelt, according to announce
ment made her* today.
10 TO I IN
SEATTLE, April 29. —Presi-
dent Taft was defeated In the pri
mary election in King county Sat
urday In which about 10,000 vot
ers participated, by a 10 to 1
vote. Roowevelt led Taft by Bto
J, antf LaFnllette by nearly 2 to 1.
Both Roosevelt and Taft have
organized clubs here and LaFol
lette's showing Is the surprise of
the election, for he had no organ
Wood row Wilson led Champ
Clark in the democratic primaries
by almost throe to one. Hnrmon's
vote was negligible, William J.
Bryan, whose name did not appear
on the ballot, getting more than
the Ohio candidate.
Judge James Bradley Ueavls,
former state BUj>reme judge and
regent of the University of Wash
ington, died this morning at 5
o'clock nfter several yeara Illness.
Death was due to paralysis. Tbe
remains have been taken in
charge by Hoska, Buckley & King
and the interment will be made
at Olympla. Arrangements have
uot been perfected.
Judge Henvls was born In
Boone county, Mo., In 1848. He
wag educated In the public schools
and the University of Kentucky
and admitted to the bar In Han
nibal, Mo., in 1872. He acted as
editor of tho Appeal, prominent
paper of Monroe City, Mo., until
1874 and moved to California 10
practice law. He removed to
(ioldendale, Wash., In 18S0, and
became the law partner of Judge
U. O. Dunbar. In 1884 he re
moved to North Yakima and was
a member of the firm of Graves,
Reavia & Myers. He served as
regent of the territorial university
until statehood. He was elected
to Hie supreme bench In 189 6 and
removed to Seattle In 19 03, re
tiring In 1909 due to failing
health. He was married to MJn
nle A. Freeman, of Nashville,
Term., May 27, 1891. He leaves
a wife, son and daughter and
three sisters. His father died a
year ago at the age of 93.
VANCOUVER, April 29. —For
attempting lo commit suicide, an
unknown man is under arrest
here today. He leaped into the
Columbia but after sinking twice
changed his mind and swam a
mile to land.
Chief of Police Osechrist kept
pace with the swimmer along the
bank, and when ne turned to the
shore arrested him. The prisoner
said he Intended to die but be
cause of the chill of the water and
tha time it took to drown, gave
Big Bugs In
and financiers who
have been touring the west are
In'Tacoma thiß afternoon looking
over conditions here.
The party includes A. J. Ean
iiifC, president of the Milwaukee;
Pejrcy A. Rockefeller of New
York; C. H. Sabln. banker; W. E.
Corey, steel director; J. W. Har
riojan. banker; J. A. Stlliman,
UanViT; J. A. Spoor, president
"Union stockyards; S. L. Fuller,
banker, and James Perkins,
All but Spoor and Perkins are
from New York.
Caruso Will Aid
PARIS, April 29.—Enrico Ca
ruso, the tenor, will be principal
In an opera company which will
present th« "Girl of the Golden
West" here in May, the proceeds
to (O to the French government
tor purchasing; aeroplane*.
Engaged to One But Marries
Another—Oh! You Cupid!
MRS. LESLIE E. WHEELER-REID.
Another instance of the girl
who makes up her mind and re
verses It, has been contributed
by Miss Olive Lillian Packard of
Salt Lake City, who was married
secretly recently to Leslie E.
Wheeler-Reid, in San Francisco.
Back in Salt Lake is a promln-
Who Killed Cock Robin;
Ask Taft and Roosevelt
WASHINGTON', D. C,.
April 211. Tin- department
of justice announced . iml.iy
that a.suit to dissolve tin-
International Harvester com
pany would he filed tomor
row in the United States
circuit court at si. I'uul,
BOSTON, April 29—"Who kill
ed Cock Robin?" Also who Btop
l>od the prosecution of the Har
This is the big angle today In
the Taft-Rooaevelt debate.
First Taft charged Roosevelt
with refusing to prosecute.
Then Roosevelt came back with
the answer that the matter was
discussed In cabinet meeting ana
that it was agreed to have the
commissioner of corporations In
"My memory Is that Mr. Taft,
as secretary of war, made the mo
tion," said T. R.
Tuft Sends Stinger..
Yesterday Taft sent out a sting
er. It was (hut he was on tne
Bacon Smashes Precedent
To Greet An Old Friend
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
PARIS, April 29 — Robert
Bacon, retiring American ambas
sador to France, his wife and
daughter had planned to sail on
the Titanic. Parmalee Herrick,
son of the new ambassador, Myron
T. Herrick of Ohio, was responsi
ble for the change in plans.
Bacon had actually sent part of
his baggage aboard when Parma
lee Herrick and his wife visited
the embassy and agree to dine
with the Bacons.
"I wish I could greet my
Child's Heart Broken Sobs
Stirs Court to Sympathy
Frances V. Reyer is suing
Frank Reyer for a divorce In
Judge Card's court. She was mar
ried twenty years ago. She
charges that her husband is in
temperate and very cruel, besides
using vile language continually.
Reyer Bays that she is so quarrel
some that neither he nor their
only child can have any peace,
i Both want the custody ol the girl.
'home edition >
W V.\ 111 IK FORHTAAT I
Ruin tonight and Tuesday.
cut young business man who was
engaged to \iss Packard, and
thinks he still 11, that he is the
affianced husband of the present
"Please don't print anything
about It," pleaded Mrs. Reid be
tween laughing denials. But her
husband divulged the whole truth.
way to the Philippines at that
time and that Secretaries Wilson
and Root of the Roosevelt cabinet
didn't remember hearing the mat
ter discussed in the cabinet at all.
" Roosevelt read the Taft state
ment at Lynn today and promised
to give out a statement later In
Then,he wired Charles J- Bona
parte, former attorney generat,
and George B. Cortelyou, former
secretary of the treasury, asking
If they remembered whether Pres
ident Taft attended the cabinet
meeting in question.
Koosevelt llcpeatK Charge.
Late this afternoon Roosevelt
gave out a statement , repeat!* g
that Taft was at the meet.>!
when th— Harvester case was di»
cussed and stated that former
cabinet members, Bonaparte,
Strauss,' Garfleld and Cortelyou
were certain that Taft was there,
and also ' that he agreed to the
delay of the matter. •
"Bonaparte agrees with me that
Taft took the Initiative in sugges
ting delay," said the colonel. ,
friend Herrick before I go," said
"Why not stay and see him,"
Bald Parmalee Herrick.
"But diplomatic precedent nec
essitates my vacating this bouse
before the arrival of my suc
cessor," insisted Bacon.
"Father would say 'darn prece
dent' in this instance," urged
So Uiicon canceled his booking
on the Titanic. He is now en
route to America on the French
A pathetic incident of the trial
was the misery of the little girl,
whose sobbing aroused the sym
athles of the spectators. The
child was unabW to testify In
court and had a private hearing.
Agent: Couldn't I sell you an
Mrs. Washly: No. I couldn't
ride one It I had It.
30 CENTS A MONTH.
Commissioner Lawsons plans to
niiiUi- a general clearlng-out la
the offices of his pnrtment, In
cluding that of Gronen, was block
ed by the council today.
However "they will go through
all right yet," said Owen Wood*,
referring to May 7 when Mills
Lawaon had submitted four
nppointments as follows:
Herman B. Keith to supplant
II Il'. Gronen, as head of the Nls
Al Thorn to supplant Electri
cian M. G. Carhart.
Andrew Ounderson to supplant
Assistant Electrician 11. F. Fletch
Fred Burgess to supplant A. J.
McDonald, water superintendent.
Si->iii<mr Makes Protest.
Mayor Seymour asked why Gro
nen was to bo bounced after h*
had made good.
Lawson declared Gronen op
posed him in the election.
"You should not take too ser
iously things said in newspapers
in a campaign," said the mayor.
"Oh, 1 ili.in take It so seriously
hut hiy friends don't like it," said
"Is that the only thing you
have against Gronen?" asked the
"That Is the principal thing,"
< Imin.s Against Keith.
"I limit thtnk a competent man
should be displaced for political
reasons and I understand ttall
man you want In his place you
yourself discharged for drunken
ness?" said the mayor.
"Yeß, I did," said Lawgon.
Freeland declared h» would
not vote for Keith. He had been
up to the Nimiuiilly and found
him drunk on the Job, he Bald.
Pettit declared he would not
vote for Keith either.
LawHon submitted all names to
gether, and all were turned down
3 to 2.
Woods Sponks Out.
"You can vote for them or not
but they Will go through all
right," said Owen Woods.
Lawson says he will wait until
Mills comes in, then carry them
Gunderson la working for Hans
Burgess is working on the
mains now as repair foreman.
Thorn Former Klectriciun.
A. L. Thorn was city electrician
under George Wright, and resign
ed after complaints were mad*
Following the death of hi*
father, John A. Catto. by a
month, Koss O. -Catto, 18, a
junior at Hißh school, died at the
Ft miii- Paddock hospital thla
morning of heart failure, follow
ing a slight operation on his lip
a week ago.
Physicians worked all through
the week to restore the heart ac
tion. It stopped suddenly today.
A career had been predicted for
young Ross Catto. lie had work
ed for the Tacoma -lmes for two
years as carrier and solicitor, and
had hundreds of friends.
"He was the best boy who ever
worked in the department," said
William Oeddes, Times business
manager, today. "Several tlmea
he broke all the office records for
efficiency. He was absolutely
t-onest, aggressive and showed
fine business ability and was loyal
to his employers.
"He didn't swear or smoke. H«
said he didn't believe in those
things. He made friends every
Catto lived at 49 St. Helens ave
nue, with his brother and two
brothero. His father, a railroad
man, diod March 25.
Heir Is Found
Another heir to the Frank Ail
ing estate has appeared. Mayor
Seymour this morning received a
letter from Mrs. George D. Pag*
of East Haven, Conn, who say*
Frank Aliing'a father was her
mother's brother. She Intimate*
that there are several other coua*
ings scattered over the wintry.