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1. "Double the payroll of Tacoma by buying Tacoma-made goods. When the local plants are rushed with orders the whole city profits. Tacoma is an industrial center, make it more so. Compel the factories
to work overtime and a marked change will become evident. Workers and owners will have more money. More homes will be built. New improvements and additions will be made to our present plants
and new ones will be located here."—This from the bulletins sent out by the Tacoma Home Trade league. Sounds like pretty sound advice, doesn't it?
Fair tonight and Saturday. -*
VOL. IX. NO. 133.
SHERIFFS AFTER TEN MEN INDICTED BY THE GRAND JURY
TACOMA KIDS STRONG
FOR PLAY GROUNDS
AND MORE PARKS
"Do we git a playground In Franklin park?"
He was a little bit of a tike sitting on the front seat out at the
Twelfth Ay. Improvement club meeting Wednesday night when Miss
Mayer was trying to explain what the park board wanted to do with
that J500.000. His freckled face was lighted up by a pair of eyes
that sparkled. He had heard all about Roosevelt Heights, Wapato
lake, McKinley park, Franklin lake and the rest, but was not satis
"Do we git a playground in Franklin park?" he finally put in.
Miss Mayer told him that was the intention.
"O, gee! I'm fer the bonds then. I'll vote fer "em."
After that he paid strict attention and was in ecstasy all evening.
BOYS &€ MKKTINGS
It is rather unusual, and so much so as to be noticeable that
At the meetings when the playground question is up there are always
a lot of boys.
"Nearly half /he audience was made up of children the other
night at a meeting," said Miss Mayer today.
w The fact of the matter is the children of Tacoma are for the play
They are for those bonds.
The voters may discuss the bond limit, interest charges. New
York Savings bank approval and all the other things, but they do not
appeal to the young heart that yearns for a place to play ball, and
shoot marbles and wield a tennis racket—or maybe just dig in the
THEY UNOKItSTANW IT
I And somehow these Tacoma youngsters have gotten the play
ground idea into their heads and they know if that half million bond
deal goes they get the playgrounds and if it does not then they do not
A group of youngsters was seurrtng westward near Sprague st.
— last evening bat in hand and ball flying back and forth. They found
a. vacant corner grown up with weed with grass a foot high.
Four jagged rocks were rustled for baseg, and the game was on.
It seemed like a representativecrowd, so the Times man decided
to sound It on playgrounds.
"How do you boys vote on the park bonds?" the Times man
•Rkcl the catcher.
"Wot'e them? Hey there. Skinny, put er over now; lets get
this kid out." '
"The park bonds are to buy playgrounds for the boys—do you
boys think you'd like a playground?"
"You mean a place where we kin play and not get chased?
"That's the idea; nice level ball field all your own, to play on
all the time, with swings and trapeze in the corner."
CUOWI) GATHEKED ABOUT
"Huh!" the star catcher of this nine-year-old ball squad shrugged
his shoulders. By this time all the field had come in to see what the
etranger wanted, evidently expecting Ue was the owner of the lot
come to "chase" them. .
"Well, let's see now. All you boys who want playgrounds say
"Aye!" howled every mother's son of them.
"Al who don't want any say No." •
"Aw wot's the matter, nobody's going to say that.
* And nobody did. That bunch was unanimous for playgrounds.
The Times man started to go. ,_-,.,_
""Well, do we git 'em?" chirped a little tad who thought that as
they had voted it ought to be settled.
The Times man could not tell.
ARE STILL WONDERING
He left them still standing there wondering whether they were
going to get that playground.
When he was three blocks away he looked back.
They were still standing there wondering.
BID HE MURDER
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
RIVERSIDE, Cal., May 24. —
That Frank Bauerwarts, the Bel
gian on trial here for the murder
of Mrs. Harriet Guyot of Portland
•- and Miss Julia Francois of The
Dalles, Ore., left a note at the
Chuckawalla mountain cabin near
which the women's bodies were
found, stating that both had gone
to Los Angeles, was testified to
day by M. E. T. Putman, a pros
The note, according to Putman,
said that Bauerwarta also had
gone to Los Angeles, and that if
he did not return anything In his
cabin should belong to Putman.
Coroner E. J. Dixon testified
that he found the bodies of the
women burled In the mountains,
a bullet hole in the head of each.
CUT HARMON'S LEAD
COLUMBUS, 0., May 24.—Re
turns late today from outlying
have greatly reduced
Governor Harmon's plurality, ana
It now appears as if Woodrow
Wilson and Harmon have each
elected 21 district delegates.
Between 18th and 19th.
For the Pair.
Paving Paid in Full.
CALVIN PHILIPS A 00.
California Bldg. Main 28.
(By United Pres* leased Wire.)
EL PASO, Texas, May 2 4. —Al-
though suffering from a painful
wound in the le.g received in his
disastrous battle with General
Huerta's federal troops, in which
the revolutionary loss Is placed
iit close to 1,000 men, General
Pascual Orozco Is directing the re
treat of his forces toward Jimlnez.
There he will make a final effort
to halt the advancing federals.
General Orozco narrowly escap
ed death In yesterday's battle. A
shell burst and Instantly killed
one of his staff officers standing
near. A fragment struck the
general in the left leg, inflicting
a painful wound. The enemy's
artillery poured a raking fire into
the rebel ranks and the revolu
tionists retired to Corralitos.
Rebel leaders at Juarez admit
ted today that General Orozco
was disastrously defeated at Rel
lano. Few details of rebel casual
ties are permitted to leak out.
The federal losses will exceed 200
Today's fighting will determine
whether Orosco is to abandon
Chihuahua and take refuge In
Sonora, or conduct a guerilla war
fare from the mountains.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 24.
—Socialist victories In four con
gressional districts are predicted
by Rep. Berger of Wisconsin.
Chances are also bright, he said,
in eight other districts.
Berger believes he will be re
elected and that an adjoining dis
trict and Los Angeles and Oak
land, Cal., will all send socialists
Other likely districts, he says,
■re those which include Colum
bus, Dayton and Cleveland, Ohio;
three Pennsylvania districts and
two New, York districts.
The Tacoma Times
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
Wins First Prize
Times readers don't need to ask
who the dickens this is. Sure, it's
Skygack from Mars, one of the
Times' humorous characters. Au
gust Olson of Monroe, Wash., con
tributed the picture. He "made
up" as Skygack and "copped" the
flrst prize at a masked ball at
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 24. —
Vancouver took Seattle into camp
this morning to the tune of 4 10
3 in a hard fought game througn
out. An error by Raymond in the
second inninig proved disastrous
for the visitors. After the sec
end inning James pitched gilt
edged ball for Seattle. Belford
started to twirl for Vancouver,
but became wild in the third and
was replaced by Seaton, who held
the Giants safe for the remainder
of the game. The same teams
will play at 2:30 this afternoon.
MAY «XT JOB BACK
Park Policeman J. J. Fleet is to
get his job back if his story is
He was discharged recently for
loitering around the conservatory.
He told the park board yesterday
he had been ordered by the park
foreman to stay there.
WELL KNOWN TACOMA MEN, THEIR WORK AND THEIR HOBBIES
v . It cost most of us. money to
ride our hobbies bo it is really
refreshing to find ' one Tacoman
who not only has * a hobby, rides
It at full gallop, but also makes It
pay the fare on < the trip. I.
And that is H. W. Myers.
"You see I had to *do It. ,:. I
started raising pheasants as a di
version because I liked them but
kept getting so much money into
them that I had to make a busi
ness of it finally," said Myers as
he picked up a fresh laid pheas
ant egg and held it up carefully,
remarking:: ■■•,,.:.;.v','.i^i' t --'-.'fV:«;''*^s'-?
- "That one is worth a dollar." g
:-;4 And ' it was. W: Myers - is,; selling
pheasant eggs for a dollar - apiece
now and even more from some of
his rare Imported ! birds. And the
pheasant business is paying. ■
; Hue Made It Pay. ; ;
I ] What park j boards and hunting
associations and citizens with
pheasant < hobbies do . not take 1 the
county is glad to buy, and; H. W.
Myers ■ Is attracting world | atten
tion to • Tacoma as , the home -of
the greatest ';■ C pheasan try : ; In " ; the
w0r1d,,,;-;.• ;./V'jvi'i'«!^;v.ii*.Cf "^-l **•?
,S He ; gets \ letters I rom all ; over
the ; globe > all because ". he: had , a
hobby and rode \ it. r:ii S--■,.-'• ■
- ■ He has 18 . kinds' of pheasants,
six ,kinds of rabbits from "lop
eared" to "Rufus reds," with par
rots, guinea pigs, 4 'macaws and
other birds and .pets totaling near
ly 2,000, at his place at 19th and
Adams streets. ,* .
j It takes him! half a day to look
lifter) an i these and his bees and
garden. The 1 rest of, the time ibe
devotes) to 1 the park, board, serv
ing on | some state same commis
sion, or ; doing a ; real i estate', busi
My«ra Is from Oho. He grew
TACOMA, WASHINGTON. FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1912.
<Ry I mi.,l Press Leased Wire.)
VICTORIA, May 24. — With
half of Victoria looking on, B«rt~
Hall led the Tigers through ItC
hard game with the Bees thU
morning, losing 4 to 2.
The Tigers got nine hits off
Narveson, while Hall held his op
ponents to one less, but Victoria
bunched them better and won.
Both teams played errorless ball.
Today is Victoria day through
out Canada and the holiday was
celebrated at the ball park with
a double header.
Score: R H E
Tacoma 2 9 0
Victoria 4 8 0
Batteries: Hall and LaLonge;
Narveson and Grindle.
It's still unsettled who own:
the ball team.
Ed Watklns, who wants to
take over the ball club, has met
with little encouragement from
the league directors who are ex
pected to meet, at Seattle tonight.
Over the long disthanoe tele
phone today President Du.gdale of
the Giants denied that any meet
ing was scheduled.
Rothermel is still in the city,
but Is reticent as to the future or
Failed to Approve.
Watkins met with the Rotary
club yesterday but his plan tor
taking the team over failed of
endorsement. He stated today
that he was Rtill ready to take
charge and put up $3,000 to get
the team goinig.
"Rothermel Is a white clean
sport," said Watkins. "He faas
been acting square in this matter
throughout. He didn't have
enough money to get the team
started right, and that's why he
Friends of George Shreeder de
nied that the former Tlge:- head
Is coming home soon.
"He was on his way to Mil
waukee, according to word last
week," said Win. Armstrong, "to
see a specialist there about his
eyes. He didn't expect to be
home for several weeks."
NEW YORK, May 24.—Signed
by Harriet Stanton Match and
other club women of New York,
a request has been forwarded to-"
day to Secretary of State Knox
asking him to send a United
States warship to thrt rescue of
Miss Marie Purtz, the young Ger
man woman, who was spirited
aboard a tramp ore steamer at
Philadelphia and is being carried
to Germany, the only woman
amoag 48 sailors and two detec
tives. The cluib women declare
the extradition of the woman an
ARTICLE NO IS—H. W. MVEKS.
up .at Toronto, 0., cut ' his; fingers
on i his : father's ' drawknife, pound
ed I his ; finger* < with ; his ?j father's
hammer, > and f, gradually,?- learned
the carpenter trade at bis fa
; ther's bettch^^^r^ K**£>&
"It Hurts Mother Worse Than It
Does Her Little Boy"
Has Sweetheart Arrested;
Weds Another, Free Again
(fly Unit.-.! rrrm leased Wire.)
PORTLAND, Ore., May 24. —
Moved ,by his sweetheart's tears a
Jury.; has found Jule Hatton not
guilty, of theft from her of $110.
When > Hatton' was >T called to j the
bedside, of his mother Tin: Kansas
" City; he ' rushed away | with | XlO
belonging to • Miss Iva E. jßrown,
his fiance, and, 4 she believing she
had ; been Jilted' and ' robbed, * had
him arrested. 't ' ' ; • '
While Steve Hatton was In the
wHi; thought of course 'f\ Greeley
knew what *he was talking | about,
■o he i me |to Taconia 121 1 years
ago * and i launched (right Unto i con
.;T At i the end of & } few years he
East his brother, Ross C. Hattton,
wooed and won Miss Brown. After
three days of married life sue
filed suit for divorce, alleging
Ross Hatton had treated her
cruelly. Ag she stood beside her
first love in the court room im
ploring the jury to acquit hlii.
she was informed that as a de
fault had been entered against th«
defendant In her divorce suit,
she probably would be given a de
cree and would be free to marry
else had his money.
Went to Alaska.
But Alaska was opening, and
Myers dug for the north. He
landed In Dawson with just $1 in
his curdorbys and the cheapest
meal in town was f3.
And Myers was hungry.
He looked over all the restau
rants and finally found one on
the la carte plan, and after meas
uring the bill of fare carefully by
the size of his exchequer he found
that the limit of his dollar was a
cup of coffee and three sinkers.
But coffee and sinkers had
started many a man to succeed In
life and so It did Myers. He was
out and at work in a few minutes.
Then he got some dogs and start
ed a pack business. Money began
coming fast. He started a gro
cery, then got another, then a
third and in 1900 be came back
to Tacoma with a nice little for
Then Hardware Store.
'He was dickering around in
real estate a little when one day
someone in the courthouse said:
"Myers, why don't you go up on
X st. and start a hardware store?"
"Never thought about It," said
Myers, but he thought about it
then, and went up and looked at
the people getting off the street
cars to transfer, went back down
town and rented a new building,
and Myers became a hardware
Last year he retired to devote
himself to his hobby—the pheas
ants and the parks, doing enough
real estate business to make him
self think he Is not playing all the
Myers la married, but baa no
When he struck this country
he weighed 119. He was Just old
enough to vote, but his Alaska
outing built him up to a stalwart
of 165 pounda with a constitution
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letters. It nm> help them decide ■
to come out. w'i '*."/■
SENSATION IS EXPECTED
WHEN NAMES ARE
One of the most Important figures In the grand Jury probe Is
now being sought throughout the county by several deputy shrrif
He had not been urrefiUHl up till a o'clock. Tin- sheriff's office ii
fluted to reveal his name until the arrcNt is made.
Ten true hills and one untrue bill were reported by the grand
jury this morning, and deputy sheriffs are In pbmwton of warrants
for arrests, one a grand larceny charge against whom the sheriff
refused to say.
It Is reported that the arrest will be the sensation of the lnveg
tigntlon and may result in other Indictments.
One untrue bill was returned in the case against M. Mitchell,
who was alleged to have been connected with Gladys Kvans In the
theft of a diamond ring from George Kampair.
Mitchell wan released, but the woman In held. Tony Gallucet,
who was wounded several nightß ago by Detective Huckaba, was re
ported to have been indicted.
It was also reported that tnre attorneys had been indicted, but
this could not be verified.
Karly this morning the grand
jurors left Ta«oma in automo
biles ostensibly for the county
poor farm, but it was rumored
that the real destination wan
Buckley, where the Inquisitors
would take up the matter of the
old vice district there.
Green niver System.
The Green river gravity system
is also to be investigated, it is re
ported, and three witnesses have
been summoned from Buckley.
They are William Oatton, L. C.
Compton and William Murphy.
Prosecutor McMunay refuses to
discuss the matter.
That there is a warrant out for
one attorney ig known, but his
identity is withheld.
DAYTON, 0., May 24—A slight
improvement in the condition of
Wilbur Wright, the noted avia
tor, who is critically ill from ty
phoid fever at his home here, was
reported today byJJr. Conklin.
The patient's temperature was
slightly reduced last night and
Wright recovered consciousness
for the first time in five days.
The typhoid crisis in the aviator's
case is expected to 'be passed to
Orville Wright said that Wilbur
slept most of the night and today
recognized the members of the
Schwab Is Hero
May 24. —Chas.
M. Schwab, the
steel king, res
cued J. C. Kir
fell into a pool
while the two
men were trout
who plunged in
after him, fin-
lc.aWH.fW • ? lly, gOt hIDI
'•kuwhk^,'*.:. sv,; back both men
were exhausted and Kirchon was
*: POBTIuiNI>, Ore., May 24. —
After June 1 It will jbe impossible
to obtain Pullman reservations In
Tacoma, Portland ]or Seattle J un
less cash lis paid, according, to an
order today by the Pullman com
pany. '.'."• ,■"-'
"The City Mirrored"
The "Want Ad" page of The Times mirrors the
life of the city in a very graphic way. There is no
more interesting page printed, and it is read daily
by thousands of Tacomans, to their daily profit and
comfort. Hero is a woman who has lost something,
another, hag found an article —temporary anxiety
for the one, the other knows he is going to make
someone happy. Here is a man who finds a job;
another, a landlord, has lost a tenant; another man
is tired of paying rent and wants to buy a home.
Little "Master Want Ad" is a messenger who comes
dally to your home, each and every one of you, aisd
he holds out to you "OPPORTUNITIES neither
small nor limited. Read his messages and send
him with YOUR message to fifty thousand or more
other readers. Times "Want Ad" Phone, Mala 13.
Most Everybody Beads
30 CKNTS A MONTH.
TAFT IS LOSING
(By United IV. sn Leased Wire.)
rtllliMTHllirHO, N. J., May 24.
—HpoakiiiK listlessly and in »hnrp
contrast to his belligerent' atti- ■■',
tude In Ohio, President: Taft ad- j
di'VHHed an audience of 1,000 per
sons here today. He wan evident
ly wearied: with the " strife > witlt
ItooHevelt. „■ He spoke In a conver
sational tone i and i refrained from
iittacks upon the former presi
dent.' *^:'. -: ''is -:;-:': .-■ ■■ ....:.•.■ .;■;.
TRENTON, N. J., Mar 24.—
With Taft, Roosevelt, J-aFollette
and Wood row Wilson pouring out
api>ealß, denunciations and adjur
ations from the stump, New Jer
sey today is seeing the most ex
citing presidential campaign in its
LaFollette will make seven
speeches during the day and Taft
was scheduled for a dozen
speeches. In his early efforts he
roasted Roosevelt to a turn, pay
ing little attention to LaFollette.
Roosevelt speaks at three big
meetings today and tonight is bill
ed to address a crowd here.
SAYS 8 HOUR
Charged with violation of the
eight-hour law, .lames B. Aggaslt,
superintendent for the Washing
ton Engineering Co., was arrested
yesterday on a warrant from Jus
tice Evans' court and released on
According to Business Agent
Burns, Aggasiz ordered the crew
to agree to work overtime. When
they refused all were discharged,
including the foreman.
Aggasiz declares but one man
was discharged, and said that he
was forced to work overtime to
prevent valuable property from
being washed down the river.
Dark For Dorr
LYNN, Mass.. May 24. —Testt-
mony which may convict William
A. Dorr of Stockton, Cal., of tno
murder of George E. Marsh, a
millionaire manufacturer here, Is
the statement of Henry Farrell,
superintendent of the Lynn board
of health, that ho saw Dorr with
Marsh in an auto in East Lynn
on the day Marsh was fatally shot,
Farreli is the first witness who
saw the two together.