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HOME EDITION
The Times should reach you,
always, before 6 o'clock. If yon
don't get It please rail up Clrcula
tiou Dept., M« lii 12, and you will.
VOL. IX. NO. 204.
NEW PARTY ISSUES A CALL FOR PRIMARIES
DARROW ENDS DRAMATIC
ADDRESS TO THE JURY
LARGE CROWD
LISTENS TO
LAST WORD
KFENDAN'T MTTERIA' AR
i;\l(.\S HI-KI KIwWKMN
AM) SOOHBH STATE FKOBE
CUTOKS.
(By Uuited Press leased Wire.)
LOS ANGEI>ES, Cal., Aug. 15.
•—Continuing the argument he
began yesterday, Clarence S. Dar
row, charged with bribing Jurors
in the McNamara trial, resumed
today his plea in defense of his
own good name when court re
opened.
Darrow's arguments are prov
ing to be the supreme effort of his
long career as a criminal lawyer.
During the hours he discoursed
to the Jury he evoked invective
and denunciation in turn.
He ran the gamut of logic or
the well trained legal mind to
studied emotionalism. The Jurors
listened with evident interest to
his plea. Curious crowds besieged
the court room and It became
necessary to summon officers to
preserve order. Througnout tne
session hundreds remained Jam
med in the corridors on the Men
der chance of hearing a word or
the argument behind partly open
ed doors.
Darrow resumed today when
court convened at 8:30 o'clock.
Advancing toward the Jury box,
carrying a huge sheaf of notes,
Darrow at once plunged into the
iA'-okwood bribery fcharge, the
specific indictment in the present
trial.
"This morning, gentlemen,"
Darrow began, "I will confine my
self solely to this case, not to tne
outside issues; they have nothing
to do with me.
"AH you have to decide is: Did
1 give Bert H. Franklin $4,000
on the morning of November 28?
Did Franklin tell the truth or did
he lie? The evidence shows ne
lied."
"There Is no evidence in this
case that should be considered
by any fair-minded Jury except
the evidence on our side. Take
November 25. The evidence says
I gave Franklin a Jury list at 6
o clock that night. There were
certain markings on that list op
posite the names of men who
were approached with bribes.
They asked me if I made the
markings. I denied it. Franklin
knows I did not make the mark
ings. Gentlemen, you cannot send
me to the penitentiary on guess
work or suspicion. If I am convict
ed in this case, it must be on the
story of Bert H. Franklin. His
•tory is that Job Harrlman came
to me on November 28 and gave
me $4,000 for bribery. Job Har
rlnian says he didn't do it.
"Do you believe he committed
perjury?
"Now, gentlemen. If you con
vict me when you go to the Jury
room, you must say that I, Harri
man, Fremont, Older, Lecompte
Davis, all lied. But the saintly
Franklin spoke the truth. With
their two grand Juries thetr
Burns outfit and their Erectors*
association they rake and scrape
the whole country and find only
two honest men—Franklin and
Harridan.
"All the rest are liars."
Harrows speech was rapid ann
emphatic. He seemed more sure
of himself, more bold and confi
dent than yesterday. He con-
NO DELAY
WHEN YOU
BORROW
MONEY
FROM US
We pass on applications our
«elves and pay over the money
is soon a« abstract is examined
>nd papers signed. Our Inter
st and commission rates are ex
.remely low.
Calvin Philips & Co.
Cnllfornla Bldg. Main 33.
THE TACOMA TIMES IS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION, GETTING A FULL REPORT OF ITS SPLENDID LEASED WIRE SERVICE.
CLARENCE DARROW
tinued:
"When do you trust Franklin's
statements —when he was first ar
rested or when they had him by
the throat and said to htm: 'Here
Is the penitentiary on one side
and liberty on the other?'
"He told many people he nev
er would go to Jail, that he would
slip his crime off on somebody
else."
Harrow then plunged into a de
nunciation of the informer-detec
tive.
Judge George H. Hutton an
nounced today that he would
have the charge to the jury pre
pared tomorrow morning, ready
for delivery immediately after
District Attorney John D. Fred
ericks finished his address, late
in the afternoon. This insures
the caoe being in the hands or
the Jury Friday night.
"Franklin said in January that
if he made a statement against
me he would be a damned liar.
What is he? He had characteriz
ed himself. Hope the district
attorney's office got its moneys
worth by bribing Framklln."
Darrow wiped his hands on a
handkerchief and shot an angry
glance at District Attorney Fred
ericks.
"Ford says I corrupted Le
compte Davis. Davis is a full
grown man. He's a lawyer of
experience. He can take care ot
himself. And, gentlemen, all
these people lied.
"Franklin ig the only pure and
innocent man In the case. Frank
lin, a self-confessed liar, and a
man who bribed jurors for $1,000
a shot. A man who is testifying
for immunity, a man who cudden
ly began telling the truth when
be took the stand against me. Be
fore that he told nothing but
lies."
Darrow took up the settlement
of the McNatnara case. He said:
"Another fact te. the MoNamara
case was disposed of several days
before November 28 as far as 1
am concerned.
"AII of you may not agree with
the philosophy of Lincoln Ster
fenß. When you are In your
jury room you may be talking
about different things, and you
can't agree on all of them. Be
careful about scorn the idealist.
He may be right. The world is
moving. Things we accept to
day were scoffed at 200 years
ago. But I don't care about his
philosophy. I care about his
facts."
L'jJStretching ■ out > his -arms, 1 Dar
row, slowly, solemnly . declared:
"• 'There ;Isrl in a every man * bota
good and evil. fcf It's not his i fault:
God Almighty -j* made him. ?:ir
you'd hatm *tB jf McNemaras it
would conceive more hatred, more
i wron>g, - more : crime than X couM
come; in TanyJ other | wayMJ#^i*£
"Good and bad.come from the
hoart<ift'TOH' oan't|chan«e a 1 man
unlftM s you change j his heart.
"Let a-, m «l tell sv you f something
about i these labor men. Th*y laid
rails, made ths looomo- i
T-airten TT'Ttty li i i ■ ■ ~ 'A jr,i--«»»i n,. *m , , j I
TheTacoma Times
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
tlves so you and I may ride In
ease In Pullman cars. They take
their lives In their hands; they
walk on frames of buildings ten
and twelve stories above th«
ground and often their manigled
remains are found on the earth
beneath."
Darrow closed his argument in
a burst of oratory.
"My name is a by-word, a re
proach in some places, but ba/c*
in my home town there are oth
ers who still stand by me.
"I know that deep down in the
mines, in the stores, in the shops,
on the railroads are thousands on
thousands who are looking to this
Jury to save me —to vindicate my
name.
"Thousands of them, gentlemen
—men, women and little children,
gentlemen; they look to you. I
place my fate In your hands."
Darrow, as he closed, was sur
rounded by a crowd of tear nil
friends, who shook his hands and
patted him on the shoulders. His
face was stained with the mark
of tears and everybody In the
courtroom wept.
LABORER TAKES
CARBOLIC
ACID
Emptying a two-ounce bottle of
carbolic acid, Thomas Thompson,
a laborer, 35 years old, ended his
life early this morning In a
cheap room at the Imperial lodg
ing house, 1311 1-2 Pacific ave
nue. His body was found short
ly after l o'clock this afternoon.
The empty bottle lay on the floor.
In one of his pockets was found
a lanndry bill bearing the name
of Mrs. Anna Thompson, 5631
Montgomery. No such address
could be found in the directory.
"Detective Recob, who was first
on the scene, sent immediately
for the coroner and the body
was removed to the C. O. Lynn
mortuary.
11 BRIDES HAVE
THE HOOKWORM
Hookworm ia the cause of 11
Japanese steerage paaengers from
the Oriental Hner Tacotna Maru
being h«M here by United States
heahh officers. This la the larg
est number ever detained for In
vestigation for hookworm from
any single ship. The Taconia
Maru Has jua,t dropped anchor
here after a voyage across the ra
cific.
The holding of the 11 pasaon
gers swells tbe number* otfhoblc-'"
worm $ patients i being s detained I by
tbe < authorities JtoSg ; 16, five of
whom will b« j reieared ? tomorrow.
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1912.
• WILL HAVE TO WORRY THROUGH LIFE ON $3,000,000. •
• (By United Fran Leased Wire.) •
• NEW YORK, Aug. 15. —That IJ«-la John Jaco* Astor, the •
• two-days' old son of Mrs. Madeline force Astor, widow of •
• Colonel John Jacob Astor, a Titanic victim, will bare to •
• worry through life on the $",000,00* provided for him In his •
• father's will, waa indicated bere today in a statement by •
• Henry Glldersleeve, Mrs. Actor's attorney. •
• A bulletin issued from the Astor mansion here today •
9 said that both Mrs. Astor and the infant were doing nicely. V
NINETEEN MINERS DIE IN
A BIG GAS EXPLOSION
ABEKNANT, Ala., Aug. IS.—Nineteen minor* are dea<] here
today as the result oi a gtm explosion In the Alternant mines. Seven
teen of the bodies have been reroverrd.
The explosion occurred 1,200 feot below the surface, and 46
miners working at a higher level escaped.
• Manager Timmons of Pantages Is a lover of youth. He •
9 has looked over the Times newsle force and declared it the •
• best, most businesslike appearing bunch ever. •
• He has bid them all, happy, smiling, youngsters, full of •
• the joy of being alive, to the last show on Friday night. •
• Are they going? •
• Well, very much. Hls the one great big event of Im- •
• portance with them. They think of it, talk of it, dream of it. •
• After all, being Just a kid Is worth while. •
• •
REBELS ATTACK
CAPITAL; FALL
EXPECTED
MANAGUA, via Porto Bortes,
Coeta Rica («by wireless), Aug 15.
—Led by General Mena, the oust
ed Nicaraguan minister of war,
the insurgents are again bombard
ing Managua today. The attacK
was resumed at midnight and at
dawn the Indications were that
the capital would rail.
The rebels are divided Into six
bands, all of which kept up in
termittent fighting throughout the
night. The casualties are esti
mated at 300 killed on both Rides
but the federal defenders are be
lieved to .be the heaviest losers.
119 FISHERMEN
DROWN IN STORM
MADRID, Atg. 15.—Battling
for their lives In a terrific. storm
off the north coast of Spain
many fishermen were drowned,
according to advices here today.
It Is reported that 119 perished
•t Bilboa alone.
JeweJSanpett, of^Bennlngton.'Kftiuf hai a7oo«ter.
The
rooster's name is Riley, of Plymouth rook ancestry.
Like other roosters, R!l«y can crow to beat the band. They
do say, hover, out In Benulngton, that every time one mentions
Roosevelt's name in Riley's hearing ha stops crowing for his
harem of hens and <:rows for T. R.
But there is one drawback to Riley's crowing for T. R., and
that la this: Unless there's a chair near by be won't crow for the
colonel. If there's a chair handy Riley will mount the back of
It and crow as often as any one says "Roosevelt."
Mr. Garrott is now trying to teach Riley to give the regular
ball moose call.
When Women Get Their Rights
REBELS THREATEN
TO CROSS AGAIN
EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 15.—
To prevent depredations on Am
erican soil by 1,100 Mexican reb
els assembled at Polamas, across
the border from Columbus, N. M.,
Col. E. Stoever this afternoon dis
patched a detachment of the Third
cavalry to Columbus. The revo
lutionists started gathering at
Palomas when they wore driven
from the north by federal troops.
Th« rebels.threatened to cross tße
border and attack American
ranches.
"MISCARRIAGE
OF JUSTICE"
Condemning the third trial of
Mrs. Martine Kvaiahaug as ti
"miscarriage of justice,' yet as
tertfng that in view of the testi
■Kino/ offered at the trial he con
fldered her unfit for the custody
>f her children. Judge W. O.
Chapman became a strong witness
for the prosecution In justice
:ourt yesterday.
The woman's relations with tne
man Newcomb, now under sen
tence of death, and of her con
duct while In the county Jail I
which led to the discharge of one
of the night jailers were related
by other witnesses.
BUNCO ARTIST
CAUGHT WITH
THE GOODS
n> assuming the nnme and
(akiiiK uj> the life of Albert Ahl
iuru, 701 sr. 11.-I. iik hvenue, a
Scuttle bunco arttat would have
Nerured the money which Ahl
berg had on deposit in Oniaha had
it nut been for the Intervention
of the police Just ns the bogUR
Ahlberg was receiving the money
through, tlio cashier's window at
the National City bank of Seattle
j rstenlay afternoon.
This morning Captain of De
tectives J. Fitzgerald received
word from Chief of Police Ban
nick of Seattle stating that Ahl
berg's understudy was in custody
there.
Told Ills Story.
A month a.go the real Ahlberg
met two men on a boat between
Tacoma and Seattle. Being a
stranger he unburdened much of
his affairs to them, Including the
fact that he had $140 on deposit
in the United States' National
bank of Omaha. He showed them
the certificate of deposit and sev
eral letters.
When they parted one of the
two men assumed Ahlberg's name
and wrote to the Omaha bank re
questing that the $140 be not
paid on presentation of the cer
tificate, that it had been lost. An
other letter followed asking that
the whole amount be made pay
able to him la Seattle.
Shortly afterward the certifi
cate came in which an order from
the real Ahlberg to withdraw the
deposit. This led to an Investiga
tion of both Ahlbergs by the Ta
coma and Seattle police.
Being reassured that the Seat
tle Ahlberg was bogus, the police
notified the bank to comply with
bis wish and to send the Seattle
bank all the correspondence re
lating to the transaction.
When the Seattle Ahlberg pre
sented himself at the window last
night to get the $14 0 he was im
mediately taken fn change by a
detective and lodged in Jail.
He will, If possible, be turned
over to the federal authorities,
according to Captain Fitzgerald.
THE PRIZE
ji^ For (he beat kodak or
< camera | pictures of vacation
\ ptenaures 9 submitted ffl each I
i week ; the Tacoma ;, Times I will I
give a box at either the Em
»pre»», or rantagea \ theater.
M For the best : series of pic \
\ tares |aubniit; up to Sep
[ tember 1&W an "Eastman
| Hawk-eye • four-by-five | fold
t Ing ] riunora\wiU s be ,'awnrdad
by :; tho Shaw • Supply Co.,
Inc., 019 Paciac aye. This
t haa i a .rapid, rectilinear | lenra
f and autoiuatlc shutter and 3
;is as good or better than 1 aoy j
■ camera on. the ■& market. It
i, Uses Kastumu's i'-'f nonrurilng
films and ran bo "loaded" > '
in daylight.
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[ HOME EDITION % 1
Did you n-M.l our Daily Short '
' Rtarjr ycMloiilay 7 Yoa'U nnd one
on tlie (Mlltorlal pa«« again today. 'Vj*
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DATE SET
PRIMARY
STATE
CANDIDATKH CONTIITOB T<) WITHIMtAW I HoM a. O. P.—
FAbOONKIt, l» \l I. I INK ANI> DOW OUT OK OIJ) PARTY.
SEATTLE, Wn, Aug. 15.—A formal call was
issued here this afternoon by representatives of the
progressive party in Washington for preferential I
primaries on Saturday, September 7, and state and
county conventions on Tuesday, September 10. -sV^
The call fixes the apportionment of delegates
to the state convention which will be held in Seattle
at double the number of the delegates to the Aber
deen convention.
Itt-NiiliitloiiM Adopted.,
The committee which prepared
the call also adopted a series of
resolutions of an advisory char
acter In order to make easier the
amount of work that will devolve
upon each county In procuring
for primaries and county conv.-n
--tlons.
It was also determined to cull
a meeting on Saturday afternoon
of the full state committee ap
pointed at the Roosevelt conven
tion in Aberdeen. At that time
there was designated the pei-Hons
with whom and the places where
progressive candidates can file
their candidacies. The time for
filing wns fixed for the week of
August 19 to 24, inclusive. Can
didates who had filed with any
of the old parties will be require*
to pay only half the fees required
by the state while new candidates
will be required to pay the full
fees.
Headquarters for the progres
sive party will be established at
the Hotel Butler tomorrow. Pro
gressive candidates are continu
ing to withdraw their candidates
from the reubllcan primaries. Two
of the most prominent candidates
for congressmen a t large, State
Senator J. A. Falconer of Everett
UNQUALIFIED APPOINTEES
MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS
The civil service board will at
an eary date take action to elim
inate all the recent appointees or
Millg and I/awson who have not
qualified under civil Bervlce.
Secretary Dudley Eshel.man this
morning examined the record of
the case brought by the old board
which cut short the career or
Scott Snyder as a city inspector
and discovered that the court up
held the civil service and enjoin
ed the payment of the men.
He will report his findings and
will recommend that a latter ne
sent to all city employes recent
ly appointed who are not eligible.
Mills picked several men and
put them in the police depart
ment without taking them rrorn
the eligible list and they will tie
notified their pay will be stopped,
tf they do not quit the board will I
John Dough Boosts
John Dough felt the business should grow,
And wanted some progress to show;
So to give it a start
He ran, for his part,
A TIMES WANT AD ... .
30 CENTS A MONTH.
FOR HOLDING
ELECTIONS 111
AND CODNTIES
and John IJallaine of Seattle with
drew today.
IMorre county candidate* who
huve filed on the republican tick
et are piny Ing a waiting game and
not Htuinpeding to gi>t off the
ticket t<» go into (lie fight for
nomination on the bull moose
ticket.
"I haven't withdrawn "yet nor
said what I would do, but I think
I can win either way," uiiil A. V. r *
Patvcctt thlg morning when u»lied
what ho Intended to do, | In } lilt I
cundiilnry for lieutenant governor.'.
"1 think It Is a question of ; men .".
rather than party , labi'lM this
year," contlnuea Fawcct. :.-*,; -t.7
V A. N. Bayre and Carlos Jacobs,
candidates for ■ represnnUtlve SjS|
the 39th district, moth declared
they would stick on the ticket
where they had filed. v:. * f s^li,*®,
Up to noon today F^orenzo Dow;
was the only candidate reported,
at the county auditor's office aa
withdrawing from tho republican
ticket/ ri .. -. — ■,■,./- .y.i..«wttV?. I 'tc
Most of them are waiting to
see what sort of a lineup will de
velop in the bull moose party and
whether It will look any easier
to win there than where they
have already filed.
then start suit to enjoin the con
troller from drawing the war
rants. -».
TAFr VETO STJLL
WORKING HARD
(My United Press hrtased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Au«. 15.
—President Taft has sent con
gess his veto of, the legislative,
executive and Judicial appropria
tion bill.
He disapproved the bill because
it abolished the commerce court
and provided for a seven year rule
for all clerks in the government
service.

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