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at the PantageH theater.
VOL. IX. NO. 203.
WASHINGTON PROGRESSIVES LAUNCH PARTY
CANDIDATES SWARM TO
THE NEW ORGANIZATION
Old Republican Party Left a Mere Skeleton—Hay
Billings, Standpat Candidates for Governor, Left
to Fight It Out Among Themselves.
The progressive party of the state of Washing
ton was born yesterday. A young giant at the very
birth. From top to bottom, from goA-ernor to wreck
master, the progressive party will have a complete
ticket in the field, independent, separate and free
from the old party alignments.
The new party stayed by the fundamental pro
gressive principle, that the people should be directly
heard in the selection of officials, and primary nomi
nations were ordered.
Men who have honestly differed before, men who
have honestly opposed a full third party ticket be
cause they feared.that the law would compel them
to make their nominations by the discredited con
vention system, all joined hands yesterday and the
new party starts out today under most auspicious
The fact that preferential primaries, in which all
progressives can voice their preferences as to who
should be the standard bearers of the progressive
party in this state has been agreed upon, has paved
the way, removed all doubts, cleared all differences,
torn to shreds all objection against a full ticket.
The meeting in Seattle, which launched the new
party, so completely and effectively, had not ad
journed, when every candidate present who had
filed in the republican primaries, announced the
withdrawal of his candidacy from that party and sub
mitted himself as a candidate before the voters in the
The news of the launching of the new party
spread quickly throughout the state and even before
the official call is issued, it is likely that all progres
sive candidates will be withdrawn from the standpat
A "mere husk without any soul," that's truly the
condition of the republican party today. Progres
sive candidates who had filed in the republican party
are rapidly withdrawing, and the only ones left will
be standpatters. Progressives can not and will not
longer remain as candidates or as voters in the repub
lican party. With only standpatters left in the re
publican primaries, the big mass of the people of this
state will have no interest whatever in the primaries
of September 10.
They will have, however, a big, growing and
wholesome interest in the candidates to be selected
by the third party. They will be interested to see
that the new party puts forth the strongest possible
candidates, and they will participate in and vote in
the preferential primaries of the progressive party.
While progressive candidates are given ten days
in which to withdraw from the old parties, scores are
repudiating the old parties without waiting. Bob
Hodge, leading progressive candidate for governor,
declared his intention today of joining the new party
providing an honest primary is held. John Lawrence,
another candidate, also withdrew from the republi
cans, and Otto A. Case, the other progressive, is
expected to do likewise. This will leave Standpat
ters Hay and Billings on the republican ticket to
fight it out and their fight will be about as interest
ing as a game of poker with Confederate currency.
State Senators J. W. Bryan and J. A. Falconer,
candidates for congressmen at large, are out of the
republican party, as are also Dan Landon, progres
sive candidate for congress against Standpatter
Humphrey in the first district, Govnor Teats, candi
date for lieutenant governor, and a host of county
and legislative candidates.
The progressive candidates will be named in spe
cial primaries to be held by the progressive party
about September 1.
At this election, delegates will also be chosen to
the progressive state and county conventions to be
held on September 10 to meet the requirement of the
law, which compels new parties to nominate by con
The delegates, however, will be bound to ratify
the nominations of progressive candidates se
lected by the progressive voters at the independent
"I expect to withdraw as a republican candidate
and run as a progressive candidate," said Lorenzo
Dow today, discussing the decision or the third party
to have a party tj'ket in every county.
Walter S. Davis, candidate for state senator in
the 27th district, this morning issued a public state
ment eliminating himself from the republican pri
mary and making a bid for the progressive nomina
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
Your Fln»t Bmoke nnd How lii-utal I'a Was Wln-ii Ton Were l>ying.
FIND DEAD MAN
Dead, it is believed through
heart failure, although some of
the conditions point strongly to
ward Buiclde, a man signing the
name "Hayden" was found In a
room in the Associated Charities
lodging house, 732 Commerce
street, this morning.
A chambermaid, unaWe to open
the door to the one occupied by
"Hayden." notified the police.
The body lay with the feet against
the bottom of the door, a dark
clot of blood staining the floor at
• Nothing was found in his
clothing by which he might ioe
further Identified, but the initials
"C. H." and either "D" or "O,'
the last letter having been par
tially cut out with a knife, were
discovered punched in the band
of a well worn derby bat.
Apparently he was about 30
years of age and a wonklngm&n.
The body ha* been removed to
the Mellinger mortuary. No- in
quest will be held.
The body was identified this
afternoon at the morgue as that
of J. M. Hayden.
IN LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Aug. 14
—A dozen prominent Mexicans,
including Madaro cabinet officers
nnd heads of wealthy corporations,
are in Loa Angeles today to con
far with representatives of Amer
ican Interests regarding an amlc»
able settlement' of distribution
rights for Colorado river waters.
We paw on applications our
selves and pay over the money
v soon ag abstract i* examined
md paper* signed. Our tnter
«t and commission rates are ex
Calvin Philips & Co.
CitHforol* Bid*. Mnin 92,
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1912.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
MAN WITH HONESTY WON'T
STEAL WHEN INTOXICATED
"An honetit man might possibly
steal when under the influence of
liquor, but he would be a wonder
ful exception. I have tried Hums,
anils of cares where tlie defendant
has been charged with drunken
ness and invariably 1 have found
that a man who Is liiHtinctiveljr
honest will not. take that which
does not belong to him. The
Name I find true of their honor
for womanhood."—Judge John
John Allen, charged with
(Hy United Press Leased Wire.)
M'KEESPORT, Pa., Aug. 14—
The police here are in a quantify
over John O'Grady, an armless
newsboy who was arrested chang
ed with disorderly conduct, 'but
not until he had defeated three
burly policemen with his head
and feet. The officers who tried
to arrest the newsboy declare
they would rather tackle any able
bodied man they know than cue
SHE'S ALL RIGHT
(By United Press Loused Wire.)
MONTREAL, Aug. 14. —Grave,
doubts concerning the fate of the
steam«hip Corsican which collid
ed with an iceberig that were fell
here today despite the wireless
assurances of Captain Cook, were'
finally cleared away when a wire
less message from the dama.gea
liner stated, "All well, tog lifted
and vessel proceeding."
OR THE CHURCH
(B7 ; United t PreM !I>ased Wire.)
4il CHICKASHA. Okla., Aug. 14.
—Declaring member* mil »t either
quit cardiplaying and dancing or
the ' church, the , Rev. !O.i H. Sh er
nian, pastor of the' First ' Baptist
church, caused 5 the withdrawal lin
a • body "of | the younger members
of hlg congregation. ;\-:151
• ■'- CATS CAUSE INFANTILE PARAIASIS." ' •
• '&£> SPaiNariSaUD if MitM., Au«. 14 —According [to officials ! •
•1 Of «th« 1 health : departm en t: h ere ]. today,", the source of <in fan* Ile - •
•J par&l ysls 5 ha« been Itraood |to com men i house; ca^^S^gggjilpSif O
• SsSs3*jTh« j department "[ officials'aeclarpd' they have C discovered .*•
• swell developed , c««bb tn eoala and iwill ■ *snd> number ; of them •
• UojßtHrtonfor observation bjrjexperts. . . . - "I>£l§[<l
snatching a $20 bill from the hand
of a stranger in the Majestic bar
last Friday evening, through his
attorney, pleaded for leniency oi
the grounds that he was drunk at
the time and did not know what
he was doing.
The judge emphatically de
nounced the prisoner for hit
wrongdoing, declaring that a man
with honesty in his heart couh
not or would not steal when in
tokicated. Allen was fined $100
and the costs of the prosecution.
A BIG AUTO
(Hy I'nlted Press Leased Wire.)
EI,KHART, Ind., Aug. 14. —
Five persons narrowly escaped
death or serious injury here when
a bull, maddened by the sight or
a big red automobile, charged
the car, overturning It Into a
ditch at the roadside.
Only the fact that the animal's
head became fastened in tne
wreckage, it i« believed, prevent
ed the occupants of the car from
(By United Press Leaned Wire.)
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 14. —
When the populists now in na
tional convention met here today
is was announced that the part:
would not put a ticket of its own
in the field. It was believed eithei
Coi. Roosevelt, the progressive
nominee, or Governor Wilson, *h<
democratic nominee, would be en
CIRCUS HAD TO
HAUL DOWN FLAG
& SASKATOON, A Saak. ,Aug. 14.
.—While an ■'■ American t circus was
partdlng /.' here this morning .. a
of tvorth st, mounted police anc'
a; party of citizens compelled the
circui management to take down
ail the 'American flags that wer
Heir To A star's
Millions Is Born
At Last-A Boy
(Uy liiitcil l*rc>sn Leased WM 1.)
NKW VOKK, Aug. 14.—Weigh
ing 7 S-4 poundH, a "S3,<MH>,OOO
baity"—a lx>y, was born to Mr«.
John Jacob Atttor, widow of Col.
John Jacob AHtor. at the Astor
iimiisiiiii here today. The Infant
wax named John Jacob A«tor, aft
er us father, who pertahed In tlie
wreck of the White Star liner 11
Shortly before 9 o'clock this
morning, Dr. Edwin Cragtn, wno
has been attending Mrs. Astor ror
weeks, issued the following bul
Horn At 8:15.
"A son was born to Mrs. Astor
at 8:15 o'clock this morning.
Both mother and tho boy are do
lag well. The child Ib named
John Jacob Astor. This was Mrs.
Astor's ohok-o of suggested
A morbid, curious crowd gatn
ered In front of the mansion early
today, drawn by announcements
that the exj>eoted vlait of the
stork was near.
Mny Cause Rivalry.
The arrival of the heir" Is ex
pected to strengthen the rivalry
which now exists between Mrs.
Madeline Force Astor, mother of
the newest Astor heir and Mrs.
Ava Willing Astor, divorced wife
of Colonel Aator and mother or
Vincent Astor, chief beneficiary
under the terms of the late multi
Before sailing for England on
a pleasure trip with Mrs. Astor,
Colonel Astor drew up a new
will, by the terms of which $3,
--000,000 was set aside for the ex
pected heir. Colonel and Mrs.
Astor were en route to New York
on tho Titanic, in order that the
expected event niJgh<t occur on
American soil, when the liner
crashed Into an Iceberg. Colonel
Astor went down with hundreds
of other victims after seeing Mrs.
Astor safe in a lifeboat.
Although no imsitiu- announce
ment has been made. It is report
ed here that the chlld'B birth
may complicate the Astor estate.
Mrs. Astor believes tha<t ncr baby
has been unfairly treated In the
disposition of the Astor fortune,
and she may contest the colonel's
When Mrs. Aster's father, Will
iam Force, was asked here today
whether a contest was probable
he said the matter was under con
sideration, but that no decision
had been reached.
(My United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 14
—Objecting to the measure, "be
cause it would be disastrous to the
iron and steel industry, and a re
vision of the tariff without ample
study and Investigation," Presi
dent Taft in a special message t<
the house today, vetoed the steel
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 14.
—That it will be impossible t<
pass the wool bill in the senate
over President Taft's veto as wee
done In the house, was the opin
ion expressed here by leading dem
; WASHINGTON, C, Aug. 14.
—Because congress has failed t
make the necessary ; appropriation
180,000 war ; veterans j are today
without their quarterly pension al
lowances, which. were due August
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WASHINGTON, U. C, Aug. 14.
—Testlying I before .the • senate to
day former Oovernor B. B. Odell,
Jr., of i New York said I that I the
campaign ■ committee * collected
1100,000 besides the - $50,000
which the national '■ committee bac
assigned for work Jin New»York
state. ■:'- k '-'y-'!fli^'.f;J' y \' *\"'-!* ,*'-". isri"-TA
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Prepared for Divorce §
(R jlUnited! Press Leased * Wire".) >]
SJ? LOS ANGELES, Cal., Aug. 14.
Judge Monroe that he studied
metaphysics and g psychology Tor
three :■,months ; preparing ' himself
(or the J ordeal fof « a divorce stilt
against his X wife. He <^Tiill«gea
cruelty, but the decree was
HE HAD A GRUDGE ,
(By United Prem Leased .Wire.)
OAKLAND. Cal., Aiu. 14.—
James Feely,': harboring a grudge
against T» his g f ath«r-in-l*V^ ami
loaded with a f«w;jolU T of whlsKy
Btnrt«dl 1 for I the latter's home to
tell him so. The cargo Inter
fered with his articulation
Feely wrecked I the s furniture.
CuU; Miiiu 12, Circulation IH--
mi-lit of The Times If you don't
k«i your' paper by 6 o'clock to
night. ' -■■••,- .
MHS. JOHN JA(i©B ASTOIt.
0. S. PRISONER
John ll.il'v, federal i«ri->ni«-r at
the insune asylum ut Ktcilacoom,
committed suicide tin- morning,
by hanging hi in Keif with a sheel.
Haley was a workman at th<
lirenterton navy yard. He g<
InHane and thought (lie govern
ment owed liiin vi«M -inns o
money and because the paymaste;
refused to hand it over he shot
and killed him and. his assistant
last year. . He .was. brought tier ,
.and held in jail and tried to ki!
himself by butting out his braiji
(hen, but was prevented and afte.
l» iiiK adjudged Insane was sent t<
tlie asyln'ni May at. •":.-« \, ,
Tlis morning he ended all hi
troubles. ,, i'~;~'..s\y:./;:■ ,-. :';■.. •■.■,;
Showers tonight or Thursday.
How'd you like to be a Time* newsle?
Friday night you might go with the bunch to Pantages, eat
ponnuts, < Ik-h gum, and laugh wllh the rest to your heart's con
Be it mulct-stood, however, that the life of n Times newsle la
not all fun. Kvery boy on the force l» a business man, first and
last, but every business man must have his hours of recreation
There will !■<> semcthing doing every minuta Friday night
when the second show begins and iho Times kids flock iuto the
tlieater. i:ii, vt'ot!
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A TIMES WANT AD John spied,
And to answer it quickly he hied.
Noav he's second in charge
Of a business quite large,
But lie still watches "Wants" on the side.
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(Ity United PreM leaned Wire.)
LOS ANOR.LK6, Cal., Aug. 14.
- -Mrs. Charles lv Oreenfleld,
mother of Vivian Greenfield, th«
el(<ht-year-old child who wan
murdered yesterday In a Venice
lodging house, today received a
letter from her husband, whUtfi
the police believe emai>llßhes Uiat
(Jreonfleld murdered the <-hl"«l
and then either took his own life
or aou&ht to create that Impres
Oreenfleld In the letter accuser
lilb wife of breaking hie heart ana
tells lilj- Intention to maiKe away
with the child and end his ow*
The letter follows:
"My Dearest Wife: Well,
<l< ■;■!•. it liiis conic to this. Aa
I told you 1.. f..i,-. you broke
my In in i Mini ruined my life.
After my mot her died you
were the only one for me,
liut you turned agalnm me
and made hell for me and
Imlij 100, ho we arc better off
out of your wny. I told yon
. lust nlKhl, and now yon will
huve to -hmVi- hn we have In
the |i;i-t. When you Ret tills
we will he out of our mtoery.
"I liar! 1- nnd Vivian."
I. H.—it> i.miKiic I will be
at the bottom of the ocean.
Unby nn.l I are better off.
Hi. ii you can't find fault
with iix. When you get tills
wo will be out of onr mln
The littl* girl's body was found
yesterday in a room in an aparf
mont huuNe at Venice. Blood
still was flowing from the wound
in the tliroiu, which evidently luul
been Inflicted by a raioK
Oreenfleld and the child left
their home Sunday, the man tell
ing his wife that he and Vivian
were going for a Httle trip. Sun
day they Bpent ait the beach here,
various concessionaries along the
Midway remembering the happy
little girl and the man who seem
ed to be providing the fun.
Monday, according to the po
lice, the men and the ohlld again
made merry along the beach, and
in the evening Oreenßeld again
sought a room for the night. His
financea were at a low ebb and
It was only after trying several
places that he was aiNe to secure