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set fl S^?^?«lJde^ tj'T'Tt SSmftS inquiries which have rbached " Off"c since the article yesterday in th« Ti«*« *«* the brace game which the Hay-Coiner crowd ha*
• Bei oeioretne people, a number or people are going to tryto break the combination. i ' ' .■■-■'■%'> -*M ■ •■■ - J '....-•
tio/ffirdoe^ Pie*?' e C°U?i ty iS f^ Taft or LaFollette or Roosevelt If the people want Taft renominated, then Taft delegates should be sent to the Aberdeen conven
-1 federaJl favow.Tri?d^nce of the wm of the pe?pl^ ! 9^ a politicians try to deliver the vote of this county over to Taft for what they.can get out of it in the way of appointments and other
ynvm^th^i}ZV^^ r Pl e dCt ,cay ci; Be;. tomoll ow ni Sht **£ canbeat the game., Anyhow, At '11 be an interesting show-worth going to, to see those discredited politicians trying to pull the last
jWireem.the last convention-made,presidential election we'll ever see. ■ Every one ought to go—for cundsity, if nothing else. And maybe if you're all there, the politicians won't dare to "pull off anything."
; Ihey don t like an audience. They'd rather settle these things in quiet hack rooms like they did in the good old days. 'Sm^^^^^^^^m^^^^^^^M^^^. •
man. are the directions.^ Go to the caucus in your precinct tomorrow night. The address for each precinct in the city is printed on page 8 today. Ask every delegate who is nominated whether he's a Taft
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VOL. IX. NO. 113.
T. R. GIVES EIGHT
DELEGATES TOT AFT
PRESIDENT LEADER IN PRIMARY, SO EX-PRESIDENT CON
OKDKS DELEGATES AT LARGE TO HIM—MAKES COUNT,
ROOSEVELT 10, TAFT 26. \
BOSTON, May I. —Taft gets 26 Massachusetts delegates and
On the figures themselves Taft and Roosevelt each had eigh
teen delegates. Roosevelt got ten straight out delegates and his
eight delegates at large defeated those pledged for Taft. This left
the count at evens, each having eighteen. , . '■
ROOHEVELT WON'T CLAIM DELEGATES.
This afternoon, however, Roosevelt Issued a statement that, as
President Taft had won the primary he (Roosevelt) would not in- ;
sist that the eight delegates at large vote for him. Whether or not
they will support Taft, however, Is uncertain.
Following are the figures for the almost complete returns:'
Taft, 87,117; Roosevelt, 83,114; LaFollette, 2,063; Clark,
»3,491; Wilson,. 14,470. ' .
The results In the city of Boston alone were: Taft, 11,281;
Roosevelt, 10,661; LaFollette, 249; Clark, 14,300; Wilson, 5,789.
BOSTON, May I.—A clash on ■ the floor of the national con
vention at Chicago over Massachusetts' 18 delegates at large was
promised here today when General Champlln, head of the Taft
forces, announced that the Taft delegates at large would demand
seals at Chicago though they apparently had been defeated.
"From President Toft's victory in the primaries I am satisfied
that every fair minded man believes that Massachusetts wants him
to be nominated," said Champlln, "We lost the delegates at large
mainly through blunder In making up the ballots. The fact that
Frank Slberlich's name, who ran as an independent delegate, was
placed at the top of the original list of Taft delegates confused
hundreds of voters and threw out their ballots."
BOSTON, May I.—Although
unofficial early returns today in
dicated that President Taft would
have a pluralty of 6,030 votes
over Colonel Roosevelt In yester
day's primary election, the Roose
velt people would not concede de
feat, maintaining that official fig
ures would show that the former
president had carried the state.
At 10 o'clock this morning un
official returns from 1,040 out of
1,080 election districts in the
state, gave President Taft 84,948;
Roosevelt, 79,564; LaFollette,
1,960. Clark, 32,972; Wilson,
The same precincts gave the
Roosevelt delegates at large,
headed by Baxter, 82,687, and the
Taft delegates at large, headed by
Senator Crane, 74,835.
Present Indications are that
Colonel Roosevelt has carried
five state districts, which with the
delegates at large give htm 18
delegates in the national conven
tion. President Taft probably has
carried the remaining nine dis
tricts, which will give him 18
Crane to Withdraw.
It Is believed that Senator Mur
ray Crane's defeat as delegate at
large means his retirement from
political life. It is not thought
probable that he will seek the
eenatorship again next year.
Roosevelt supporters now claim
one delegate in the eighth district.
If this Is (rue, the colonel will
have 19 delegates and Prexident
Taft 17. The official count' in
the Eighth district gives the Bec
qnd Taft delegate in that dlstr^t
a lurallty of only three votes aver
the Roosevelt delegate. The
Roosevelt supporters are circulat
ing petitions demanding a recount
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
HARRIBBITRG, Pa.. May I.—
With Roosevelt delegates in con
trol, the Pennsylvania state con
vention met here tod».y. William
Flynn of Plttsburg probably will
be national comiultteeiuan.
So. E St.
One lot *uA 7-room house renting
for $20. Owner must cell this
week. What will you pay? All.
CALVIN PHILIPS CO.
SI! California Bldg.
SHOT DOWN IT
' HIS DESK
(By I'niled Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., May a.
—George Pennillngton, secretary
of the Odd Fellows Cemetery asso
ciation for 26 years, and for 30
years secretary of the Pacific
lodge of Masons, is dead here to
day, the victim of the bullet of a
discharged employe. Penlington
was 71 years old.
Edward W. Stensbury, the slay
er, left the office of the associa
tion when discharged with a
threat to "get" Penltngton. He
returned three hours later, whip
ped out a revolver and fired twi"e,
both shots taking effect in Pen
lington's body. Then Stansbury
pat calmly down to await the arri
val of _ the police. Penlingtou
died in a few minutes.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, ». C,
May I.—l>r. F. 0, Viiit/.ian
of Toronto, n pnNNcnger on
the steamer Mount Temple at
the time of the Titanic <lis»s
ter, today sent Chairman
Smith of the investigating
committee affidavits taken in
Toronto April 29.
In these the doctor swears
that the Mount Temple was
within sight of the sinking
Titanic. The Mount Temple,
«ays the affidavit, hove to, ex
tinguished her lights and
waited until the Titanic sank
Begin Work On
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SEATTLE, May I.—Major D. .r.
Cavauaugh, United States en
gineer, today announced that
»800,000 of the appropriation of
»2,275,000 for building the Lake
Washington lock canal at Salmon
bay, Is available for the immed
iate resumption of that work.
Three hundred thousand dollar*
has already been expended on th«
canal, which it Is thought will be
completed by June 11.
Moose at 'Los Angeles
(By < United Press Leased Wire.)
;:'<LOS ANGELES. Cal., May I.—
five ' thounsand •. members |of the
Moose lodge are n Los Angelea to
day for i a weeks! celebration I fad
(arnlval. Festivities were opened
last ■ evening with | a ,'..' parade In
which 1 the visiting.: men I marched
with 6,000 Los Angeles Moose.
The Tacoma Times
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
Walking 1000 Miles; Eats
Nothing But Raw Food
ORANGE TWO APPUS RAVI VJHtAT HILrS
MRS. DAVID BEACH, A SKETCH ON THE TRIP AND DIAGRAM
OF ONE OF HER TYPICAL MEALS.
Mrß. David Beach is walking
1,000 miles from New / York to
Chicago. She is eating nothing
but raw food during the trip.
There are hundreds of .vegetar
ians and.meat eaters who say she
will not live to make the trip,'but
she Is plugging along every day
and seems to grow healthier and
happier and stronger. She start
ed Apsil 10 and expects to finish
# June 1. She is a New York
'woman and a clever musician.
She Is being followed by an au
tomobile with a guard to see that
she does not cheat and ride any
of the way.
What She Looks like.
Mrs. Beach is good looking,
though not beautiful. She has a
firm, intelligent face, a pleas
ant smile and radiant health,
shown in a cream-and-crushed
peach complexion. She weighs
149 1-2 pounds, Is 5 feet 4 3-4
inches tall and appears to be
about 30 years of age.
She walks evenly, with springy
elastic tread, with feet flatly up
on the ground.
She wears a black silk blouse,
white sweater, black mohair skirt,
black silk stockings, black shoes,
a handkerchief tied around her
throat and a soft felt hat. Her
CAPTAIN WAS BRUTAL
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, May I.—Tales of brutality at sea by nu
merous sailor witnesses are being told in defense of Shlnta Okubo
a Japanese cook, on trial for killing of Captain Charles A. Benson
or toe schooner Americana on the way from Australia.
The testimony was that the captain struck every member of
the crew except an Irishman named Fred Walsh, of whom he was
afraid. Even the officers were kicked and maltreated and the
captain often beat the man at the wheel when the wind did n«t
blow right, calling him a "Jinx."
It was testified that Benson was kicking and cursing the
Japanese when the fatal shot was fired. . ««»>«* vne
Don't Want Circus,
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore., May
I.—Although Cottage Grov e citi
zens objected strongly to the com
ing here Memorial Sunday or
Sells-Floto tireus, it hag decided
today that there is no way to pre
Prince Studies Here
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
VMS. SEATTLE. May | I.—Prince
Kumar Sahib Snrath Ghosh, bead
of the house oi Goshpara, U m
thl» city to study American Dush
TACOMA, WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1912.
only jeweil is- an opal ring.
"There's luck in opals," she says.
The following report was made
of Mrs. Beach's condition by her
physician just before she started
on her long tramp:
Weight, 149 3-4 pounds;
height, 5 feet 4 3T-4 Inches; pulse,
91; blood pressure, 120 mm,
haemoglobin, 72 per cent; tem
perature, 90 degrees; physical
musculature well developed;
chest activity and organs nega
tive; heart negative; abdomen
negative; kidneys normal.
Her Daily Menu.
Here are the menus for one
day's food, eaten by Mrs. Beach
on her long tramp. She varies
the diet somewhat, but each day's
meals are as simple.
LUNCH—(First food of the
day, taken at 1 p. m., after walk
ing all the forenoon)— One or
ange; two grated apples; " some
ground wheat and a glass of milk
DlNNEß—Lettuce salad; glass
of milk into which had been beat
en two eggs, white and yolks
separately, with juice of a lemon
and a little salt; two ripe ban
anas mashed with a fork, then
beaten to a pulp with, egg beater,
and mixed with lemon juice antf
Is Coming Anyway
Legal advice was that the li
cense granted to the circus could
not be rescinded without the city
being liable to a damage suit.
City officials feared that many
citizens who would otherwise go
to church, will attend the show.
Gould '-/X Steps si? Down
BT. LOUIS, May I.—Edwin.
Gould I retired I today as < president
of the St. Louis Southwestern, or
Cotton 1 Belt. railroad, and Mwu
succeeded Iby F. H. Britton, tor-
Bar general mbnag«r.
"Perfectly splendid; 1 think
that In a grand Idea of the Times.
I inn so glad it is being taken up,
there is such a tendency these
days on the part of young girls
to overdress. I will be glad to do
anything I can to —Mrs.
W. W. Seymour.
Such wag the enthusiastic re
ply of Mrs. Seymour to a request
that she officiate as one of the
Judges of the Times contest. for
the Tacoma school girls who are
to make their own graduating
The other Judges will be Mrs.
J. Q. Mason and Mrs. O. W. BuT-
■ All of them are not only com
petent to Judge of the' work of
the girls but all are animated by
a '.'genuine desire to do something
that will help. . . .';-• -;\* g
Prises amounting to $25 are to
be presented to the Tacoma girls.
There will be two contests with
two prizes ,of $5 ; each .for.. - the
grammar school and prizes of $10
•nd |5 for the winners of the
graduating class" of • the high
school. " :>;-■•• - ■ .••
The Times will prln^ a number
of suggestions in the coming days
that will make it^asy. It Is open
to every member of the graduat
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
CORVALLIS, Ore., May I—The
fir«t dramatic touch In the trial
of George and Charles Humphrey,
charged with the murder of Mrs.
Eliza Griffith, came when Charles
Humphrey interrupted Judge Mc-
Fadden's reference to a confes
sion made by Charles by shouting
angrily, "It's a lie."
Humphrey half rose from his
chilr, His face livid with passion
an 4 made a motion toward his
hip pocket. He was quickly re
Tb LOOK INTO
(By I iiit.-ii Press Leased Wire.)
OL.YMPIA, May 1. —The public
service commission has ordered
the new long distance Bell tele
phone rates out of Tacoma sus
pended until it can investigate.
Numerous complaints have
reached the board from Tacoma
patrons that the new rates are
higher than the old ones, which
The drafting of a rigorous pro
test by union labor against the
appointment of Herman Keith as
ha*d of the Nisqually plant is
under way and will be presented
to the union men tonight when
tfc^y meet for the first time in
th«ir new quarters at 721 Com
Other important matters are
coining up and a big attendance is
expected to celebrate the opening.
Case Will Speak
Otto Case, progressive candi
date for governor, has been in
vited to speak before the Pern
11111 Improvement club tonight. It
will be his first public address
here and a good attendance is ex
NOC'IALJHT TO SPEAK.
Rev. A. A. Metcalf. Midland.
Wash., socialist, will speak at
Maccabee'a hall tonight on "The
White Bluv. TraKlo."
Wappy Who Knew No Mercy
Now Seeks It For Self
Wappy on Mi way to the e»nrt house wHb Deputy Sheriff
Liner. (Wappy on the right.)
< It) United Press Leased Wire.)
SEATTLK, Mny I.—Rev.
AY. A. Major will present a
petition to Gov. Hay shortly
aaking that \\ .ipi»■ii.-ti-in"
sentence be stayed for four
months to give him an op
portunity to prepare a peti
tion for a pardon.
(lty Staff Special.)
SEATTLE, May 1. —Charles W.
Wappensteln, ex-chief of police,
sentenced to from three to five
years in the penitentiary for bribe
taking, hates to go.
Worried, broken, looking five
years older, face to face with pun
tshment, Wappenstein is realizing
for the first time just what a
penitentiary sentence means.
He has sent hundreds of men
"oVer the road" during his quar
ter of a century of police work.
For Wappy wa ß a good tlii.r
-catcher—lf he wanted to be. -He
has seen them come before him,
old men and young, weak chinned
bojrs who stole from hunger, old
men who stole from habit, men
Her Small Feet Cause
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
PORTLAND, Ore., May I.—Bo
cause of her small feet, Mrs.
Georgia Burchett and Lyle Sad
dler, elopei-B, today are under ar
rest on a charge of iorse steal
It 1b alleged that the lovers
stole a horse and buggy from a
cemetery near here at midnight,
• ' NEW TORK. May I.—Tucking her 115 bound husband, •
• Leo. under her arm, 19-year-old Teresa Marcus, who admlu •
• 860 pounds, and looks 300, carries him, kicking and squirm- •
• ing, to police contr and demanded his prosecHtkm for battery •
• She promised to take treatment to reduce her • weight •
• when I married her, and now won't do it," walled the husband. •
• "He slapped my face," responded the weighty bride. •
• "You are a brave man," said the court, "but don't tempt •
• Providence again. Oo hom e and see if you can't patch it up " •
Khome ; editionS
I W K\ I HKH FORECAST. 1
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S^^ Showers tonight and Thursday. Jk
who stole because they couMnt
h<-11» themselves, men who stole
bemuse .they wanted to.
"It's my duty to send you
over," Wappy would say, and the
matter rested. He could go on
to the Rathskeller for his dinner
and smoke without anotner
' It's Different Now.
Now he must go. The court
has said it, the supreme court
affirmed it, the governor has re
fused so far to intervene. And
Wappy terror-stricken is still
searching for a way out.
"My wife and baby—" he hag
stopped such pleas from terror
stricken prisoners many times.
Now Wappenstein's wife Is
stricken, and this adds to his sor
Is Wappy Broke? ■
Speculation 1g rife today as to
Wappenstein'B present financial
condition. Presented with a bill
for court costs amounting to 11,
--669, he replied, '^1 am broke."
Wappenstein was a good spend
er, jot was credited with Having
■even 1 lucrative Investments.
d Arrest; Had Eloped
the property belonging to Mrs. C.
Hanson, wife of the caretaker of
the cemetery. Marks of a wom
an's exceptionally small shoes
were found in the soft earth or
the cemetery and investigation
led the officers to believe the
tracks were made by Mrs. Bur
chett. Her arrest and that of
?0 CENTS A MONTH.
Oronen Is out of th« Nlsqualty
Job. ■ ;. ■,-. .
He had resigned with the un
derstanding that he should take
up the work again when Ms suc
cessor as commissioner was chos
' Tt;e'.t-/ -"'tnrney's office ruled,
however, that resignations With.,
strings to them do not (to. So
Gronen's Job ceased when L»awson>
became commissioner Saturday.
Mayor Seymour had the matter
of a successor referred to the ad
visory board over the protests of «
Uwson and Woods today. The
mayor thought It important to get <
a high class man. Freeland saw
no objection to letting the advis
ory board consider it.
Woods Gets Angry.
"You have been running things
here for a year but it Is over
now," sneered - Woods, with a
show of temper.
"Do you mean me?" asked the
mayor. ■-.• . ■■•."- ■ ,;:;/.; :^
"I didn't say you," said Woods.
"Do you mean me?" asked
Freeland. ■ ■". v •}.;/;
,'j "I didn't say yon." .".;•,.'.^|^
"Well who do you mean-has r
been running things?" persisted
Freeland. v .. . : ,
"I don't think the council has
been running at all," said Woods.
: Insist- on Keith. ..,."»;;;
Lawson insisted j that Herman
Keith, his appointee, refused -By
the council, was the man to run
the Nisqually. ._ ' .';. U-^*— -—
"I do not think a man discharg
ed from the Job a ' year ago for '
drunkenness and beating a wom
an. Is the man to put In charge,"
said Seymour. "Anyway there
are good engineers on the advis
ory board.and I think it will not
hurt to let it consider the rase.**
Pettit, Seymour and Freeland
voted with Shim. '.'.' .'...: 1 .s.
■ In the meantime L.awson says:'
"I have appointed Herman Keltb
and I am going to have him con
firmed." .."-." "■''jT
Fred Zurfluh haß filed suit
against the city of Tacoma for
$3,2 82 damages for the death of
his 9-years-old son Clarence, who
received injuries October 24 that
caused his death, while riding on
a city dump wagon. ZurfluU
claims that the wagon was dan
gerous and that the driver had no
right to allow children to ride.
Young Clarence was riding oil
a "Steel King" dump wagon'when
the horses ran away and he be
came caught in the wheels. His
legs were crushed and had to b«
amputated. The boy failed to sur-.
vive the operation.
Mrs. Astor Will
NEW YORK, May I.—Travel-
Ing under an assumed name, Mrs.
Ava Willing Astor, divorced wlfi
of Colonel John Jacob Astor, who
went down In'the Titanic wrectc.
Is here from Europe today. SB*
arrived on the steamer Kaiser
Wilhelm der Groaae. It Is said
she has come to comfort her son,
Vincent Astor, In bis bereave
Mrs. Astor was accompanied
from Europe by her daughter
Muriel. .and went to the hotel
Gotham. She will not attend tne
funeral of her former husband.
TOKIO, May I.—O>nflrmi tion
of tli« report that BTfl miners guf
dentil lin an explosion in Hokko
diah mine, Yub», yentarday, was
revived today. Th« work of r *>
covering tb« bodiea b in pingr—| L