Taft managers are still claiming that the president will be renominated at Chicago, despite the fact that the people have repudiated him in every state where he has had to expose his record to popular
judgment, with the exception of Massachusetts where it was a drawn battle. Every single section of the country except the south has repudiated the president by the people's verdict. The bosses must know
by this time that the people don't want Taft. If they should re-nominate him, it will not only defeat thte republican party in the fall, but will deal the final death blow to the whole system by which delegates
were secured for him.
15<>iiIt's final story on Memorial
day at tin- Old Soldiers' Home at
Orting will appear tomorrow.
VOL. IX. NO. 137.
TACOMA MAY GET TEAM BACK
TAFT GETS IITH
(Ily United Press Leased Wire.)
TRENTON ,N. J., May 29. —
Theodore Roosevelt, republican,
and Woodrow Wilson, democrat,
were overwhelmingly victorious
In yesterday's presidential pref
Early returns Indicated that
Roosevelt has carried every con
gressional district in the state ana
will have all of New Jersey's 28
delegates. It is believed that his
plurality over Taft will exceed
Colonel Roosevelt swept the
Cities of Jersey City, Newark,
Paterson, Atlantic City, Orange,
Montclair, Bayonne, Cape May
and Hackenßack. In the rural
districts he le/i Taft 3 to 1 and In
the cities 2 to 1.
On the democratic side, Gov
ernor Wilson has captured 24 of
the 28 delegates.
ROOBKVEL.T IS TICKIjED.
OYSTER BAY, N. V., May 29.
■—Col. Roosevelt wore an unusu
ally expansive grin here today.
Referring to the New Jersey
primary he said:
"I have nothing more to say.
I believe I have said previously
all that could be said now."
The former president turned
his attention today to the nation
al committee with the intention
of securing control of the tem
porary organization of the Chi
When he was asked how soon
after his nominatio n)he expected
to open his campaign his smile
widened but he refused to an
TAFT IS SILENT.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 29.
No statements regarding the re
sults in New Jersey were issued
from the White House. President
Taft declared to feel confident
that the convention will unseat
the contested Roosevelt delegates
from Washington and other
Taft will not speak in South
Dakota, it is announced.
The president is considering
who will make the nominating
speeches. He seemed cheerful to
day. Sen. William Murray Crane
arrived In a gloomy mood to con
fer with him.
No Band Wagon.
NEW YORK, May 29.—The
New York delegation will not
climb on the Roosevelt band
wagon, declared William H.
Barnes, jr., the "boss" of the New
York republican machine, today.
South Dakoto Next.
PIERRE, S. D., May 29.—Con
fident that he has a chance of
capturing the state's delegates
to the national convention, Sen.
I-aKollette is in South Dakota to
day to tour the state. The prim
arlea will be held next Tuesday!
Still Has Chance?
NEW YORK ,May 29. —That
Taft was still in the majority with
enough delegates to nominate him
at Chicago is the burden of an
editorial here today by the New
York Herald. The figures given
are: Taft, 488; Roosevelt, 424;
LaFollete, 36; Cummins, 10; un
classified, 68; yet to be chosen,
Buy* I lota on
Between 18th and 19th
On west side of street, above
grade. Paving In and paid.
Only 4 blocks from Union de
CAIAIN PHILIPS A 00.
California Bldg. Main 22.
COCK A DOODLE DOO 00 00!
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
RUTHERFORD, N. J. May 29.
—Secret service men, led by Chief
Wllkie, are in
attack on Pres
ident Taft Sat
while the pres
et c nt was
man who Is said
to have thrown
a wad of paper
which struck the president in tne
face, was put through the third
degree, but no arrests have been
The paper had Veen soaked tn
water to make it heavy.
ST. PAUL, May 29.—Returns
today show that Woodrow Wilson
was endorsed by a majority of
the democratic caucuses held In
Champ Clark carried the
fourth district, but if the unit
rule Is adopted, as probable, all
of Minnesota's 24 delegates Will
be instructed for Wilson.
TEXAS FOR WILS JN
&* HOUSTON, Texas, May 3 29.—
Forty: more delegates « or j Wood
row Wilson. The . Texas ti demo
cratic ;' convention : today | instruct
ed a solid delegation for the New
Jersey governor, including I?: 32
district i delegates % and ,-; eight at
la;rge^—;-v^.-rv l ..;--«-,i,:^vr r: , ; ';-^-i i »
OPEN i HOUSE • WKI.COME
Nearly 1,000 Tacomans par
ticipated In the open 'house of
the Commercial club last night.
The event was for invited guests,
friends of the member*.
The Tacoma Times
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
Bakery Girls Chose Death
Rather Than Life of Shame
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, May 29.—Because both could not live on
one salary of $4 a week earned In a bakery, Tillle Calden is dead
''here today and her companion, Catherine Anderson, is recover
ing from an unsuccessful attempt to drown herself in the bay. The
two young girls arrived here recently from Finland. Mias Ander
son frankly admitted that she and Miss Calden had formed a sui
"Tillle Is better off, I guess," sobbed Miss Anderson in the;
hospital. "When we came here we thought there would be plen-'
ty of work for two willing girls, but we found we were wrong.
It was $4 a week in a bakery or ease and plenty with disgrace.
What can I do now? Go back to the bakery? I guess they will
take me back."
Lewis Had Hard Time To I
Win Wife He Slew For
STOCKTON, Cal., May 29. —
That Bert O. Lewis of San Diego,
who shot and killed Mr. and Mrs.
C. H. Toliver there, married Mrs.
Lewis, whose affections are sup
posed to be at the bottom of the
tragedy, after a romantic searcti
of five years, is the statement
made today by Prank Buckalew,
general secretary »t the Y. M. C.
Buckalew knew Lewis well and
says he saw him last in Stockton
ten days ago. He says Lewis
told him that he first met Mrs.
Lewis in New York, where he was
a boxer. Her parents objected to
their keeping-company. She was
a Swedish girl and the parents
wished her to return to her na
tive land and marry there. One
day when Lewis came the «lrl
had been sent away .by her par-
Elopers In Hiding
LAGRANDE, Ore., May 29.—
Pursued -by a pome, Miaa Clara
Norria, 17, of Elgin, Qre.. and T.
Thompson, SI, elopers, are hiding
today In the Blue Ridge moun
tains. Miss Norrlg U in men's
TACOMA, WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1912.
ents, and his long search betfftjjp]
Lewis, Buckalew said, searclli
ed in every part of the United
States and finally went to Oa»
--land, where he worked as a fight
er, waiter or anything he could
get to do. One evening he wit
invited to a Swedish friend's
house and there he saw his lost
sweetheart. They were married
two weeks .later.
Going Camping This I Summer?
y.:i A lot of people are.; Now, here are a couple of ,"tilings
ito bear In mind- that will prove profitable to you.
■_■; 'Find a : renter for your furnished home (daring your
absence.; A tenant will be a protection to your home
and you will have the rental Income to offset your vaca-
I tion I expense, v "Furnished Houses f for Rent" ate I never 1
•tay In The Times long—they,are snapped up quick by
Times readers. . '^ n-„■•;'• >i^ c ' <&kfsS*fS!li
I ">J How about 5 your ; camping i outfit T.sAl^Wwit i Ad" in i
The Times will bring to you cheap parts of outfits of;
others who ; are not ! going to | use them this :rammer.'':■'■■;'
Phone your "Want Ad" to Main 12.
Most Everybody. Beads The Times .
GRAND JURY TO
With a prospect of a report
from the grand Jury during the
afternoon clearing the prosecu
tor's office there was an expect
ant air about the court house this
Xp more true Mils have been
returned and It is not believed
there will be any. No warrants
lui^o been Issued on seven of the
true bills returned, all of the men
indicted being out of the city.
That the grand jury will say
in its report that there was no
foundation for the graft charges
but that the Craßhulee case indl
i-at id indiscretion, was reported
tod ly. No witnesses were called
Special Prosecutor Burdlck is
expected to report denouncing the
men who offered to testify before
the' grand Jury was called and
then backed out.
No date has yet been set for
the'trial of R. L. Sherrlll, charged
with, grand larceny in taking
fsdO from Mrs. Elizabeth Crash
ule# under the pretense that it
wat; far bail. The trial of Atty.
J. toatthew Murray has not yet
been set. All of the others ar
rested on Indictments were pris
oners In jail.
CHICAGO, May 29.^—That the
working girls of Chicago are
than those of
New York is
opinion of C. H.
ger of the 500
by the Western
When told of the rule just
made that all girls working for
the company in New York must
wear shirtwaists covering up
their chubby necks and extending
below their elbows, Flnley said:
"It isn't necessary in Chicago.
In Kew York it was done for
Strange, some of the most
sanctimonious men will cheat at
WELL KNOWN TACOMA MEN, THEIR WORK AND THEIR HOBBIES
One" does not have to talk more
than 1 fire minutes with H. B. Kit/.
to flnd out his I hobby. , In | fact
the Times man found out before
b« met Mr. Ritz. ■- "- \ iC|3f4
A visitor was looking over some
photographs atjne Aiti office and
Mr. Ritz < was : talking ; of ; Spring
Beach, a summer resort which De
la fostering. V/" i:< ";■''"•- ■ '>'
4 Mr. Kill 1b only about 5 feet a
and; not 1 fat. i| But he's all energy,
which explains his progress in the
real estate business. J- ; . \*' \ ; ■"■;
When he came West •2 3 ; years
•CO he j must . have drawn . beavlty
op ; tie world's MPPIy of stick-to*
H|!ta»«*-»i«oV.^"f^v:^'.%;---.' ;":■'■: if.
Jiat about 23 years v ago thU
I spring young : Rite! came to Taco
ma. He was not over well "; sup
plied, with cash. He did not know!
what he wanted j. to Co, but ! after
ht^-ing :*' lot ! from i George iW-'iTa,-
Campfires Gleam From Old
Ring for Civil War Hero
BY FRED li. BOAI/r.
SOLDIERS' HOME, OKTINQ, Wash., May 29.—. T. M. Roberts,
lovingly known to everybody as "Jakey," is the oldeftt man In the
at you with startling suddenness.
It's a plain gold ring with a large topaz set in it.
"I think a sight of that ring. See how the sun shines in it.
There's a leetle speck of light in it. Look closer. It's a campfire—
plain as the nose on your face.
"Some folks laugh when I say It's a rampfire. They think I
can't see It because they can't. Yesair, it's a caittpflre burning, and
—mebby you rant see 'em, but I ran—there's soldiers sittin' round
the (ire, smokin' ami talkin*. It'n night, and—see!—dark every
where but where tin- fire is. Sometimes, though, it sort of seems to
me I can see tents and a sentry otandln' guard beneath the trees.
"It's sort of company for me, this ring Is. Now that I can't hear
so well as I could. I can look into the stone and see the fire burnln'
and listen to my comrades tellin' yarns. Foolish notion, ain't it?
But it helps a lot when your hearing's poor and you're gettin' old."
Shucks, Another Kick
This morning the Arequlppa
club sent a letter to the council
protesting against the smoking on
street cars. It was referred to
the mayor, and he will try to get
action from the street railway
ARTICLE NO. Hi—H. It. KIT/,.
« I VTIIIK FORECAST.
Fair tonight and Thursday.
home and famed for his political
erudition. He Is ninety-two years
"Jakey" 1b opposed to Taft. He
fears LaFollette's progressivelsm.
He la doubtful about Wilson. De
spises Champ Clark. And likes
"But," says 'Jnkey," "Roosevelt
did one thing that I can't ever
forgive him for. Give you three
"Nope. You alnt' hit it. Roose
velt give back to the Rebs the
flags we captured, didn't he? Hut
he didn't make the Rebs give back
the flags they took from us, did
he? No, siree, bob! And that
"I like Roosevelt most ways,
but I ain't a-Roln' to vote for him,
or work for him, and whatever
influence I've n»t —hiT It's con
sld'able—l'm a-goln' to use to
defeat him. That's a flat-footed
statement of my position, an' I
ain't a-goln' to change from It a
mite—not a mite."
"Jakey" is rather hard of hear
ing. Therefore he cannot share
freely in the social activities of
the institution. Partially shut
off.from his fellows by this in
firmity, he has had to be content
with his own company. It gets
tiresome as the yean go by.
"Young folks don't want us old
fellows around," says "Jakey."
"Don't blame 'em, either. We
ain't up to date. We live in the
past. Gee-willkins! but what a
past some of us have got to live
"See that ring?"
"Jakey" shoots the Question
New Hospital Site
The city dads this morning
bought block 21 in Wing's addi
tion in the South End for a new
contagious hospital. The old one
will be sold to help pay for the
new one, the site for the latter
30 CUNTS A MONTH.
Negotiations are under way
and will probably be completed
by 6 o'clock tonight wherety Ed.
N. Watkins becomes tha owner
of the Tacoma baijeball club,
bringing the team and franchise
back to Tacoma, opening with a
game tomorrow afternoon.
At at meeting of the Commer
cial club this afternoon promin
ent business men got Rothermel
and Watkins together and they
signed an agreement giving Wat
king the team, he to pay back
salaries and purchase price of
players and the $1,000 forfeit
The onjy thing standing In tha
way of the transfer la whether
George Shreeder will assume $3,
--400 of indebtedness hanging over
the club from last year.
Shreeder Will Help.
William Armstrong told the
business men he believed Shree
der would assume the debt, prin
cipally because he could not af
ford to lose the ground rent.
Shreeder has been wired and an
answer Is expected momentarily.
Following the meeting Fielder
Jones agreed during a long dis
tance telephone conversation to
turn the franchise over to Wat
kins and cancel the games at
Everett tomorrow. Judge Mc-
Credie Immediately left Seattle
on the Inter urban to meet Wat
kins and conclude the deal.
Burglar at Work
Waking from her sleep about 4
o'clock this morning, Mrs. A. Os
born watch a burglar enter
through her rooms at 1008 So. J
st. and make off with $3 in small
He took his time, not knowing
that the woman was watching
him. She was not frightened, as
he made no move to molest her.
HtTMMKR HALF HOLIDAYS
Beginning Saturday elty em
ployes at the city hall will get
half holidays on Saturdays until
September. The offices will still
be kept, open, however.
bor be ( decided lon % real |§ estate.
He } asked Tabor for Pa* position^'
He was; refused, Then be thought
the ? matter j over and "went; back
to see Tabor again. Ji He was again
refused." . * .».',.<
The third time worked the
charm. Bit* made i this) proposi
tion: . ■ •■ "•'.'"■
i>> I * will r* work if or 4, you ; for six
months without pay. If < at: the
end of that time I am worth an*
money ,to i you I'll continue."
Tabor put him to work. At the
end of I the: six | months Mr. > ; Rita
continued to work for the firm :at
140 1 a month. Five years later
he I started] into business | for him
self ."$% tie's i been a conducting | his)
own business : ever since and now
he's 14. working Aat his hobby,
"Spring Beach." *
"Here nook, here dell, her*
W shade, here F»hlne>^^^S
With shadows m playing- panto
And f song | birds singing ell the
With f score like j some sweet or
chestra." ' -";;V.S
This is from "A Rhyme of
Paradise," written by 8. B. Me*
Manus for Mr. Ritz. His
has f cost him* a bunch of money
or; gasoline. Last t ear? in 1 two
months be carried 7,000 people in
launches to see his hobby, ./*--
LOST HIS MEMORY
BOISE, Ida., May Z» His
memory ig completely gone, 3. C.
Howe, a prominent attorney if of.
Spokane, today la is a hospital
i here. He 1 was 5 picked '4 wa^/
derlng on the Btre«ta.fejJlifflßßl
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