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I VOL. IX. NO. 221. . -^_^ TACOMA, WASHINGTON, .WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1912. ' : ~" 30 CENTS A MONTIL
808 HODGE SCORES BIG AT MONSTER MEETING
PROGRESSIVES GIVE LEADING CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR ROUSING RECEPTION
AWAY WOMAN TO
WITH ONE DAY TO IJVE ITAIJAN MOTHER. 18 REFUSKD
AOMITTANCK BECAUSE SHK HAS NO MONEY —CHILr-
Kill A AND HUSBAND AT ASSOCIATED CHARITIES WAIT.
ING FOR THE END.
Unknowing, thinking only of
her three Jittle children nnd
TTIoniRMBO, her husband, Mrs.
Theresa liezzo lies today at the
county hospital under sentence of
death. She is young and pretty
and has 24 hours left to live.
Her grave will be a silent monu
ment to Chicago's congested ten
ements and Tacoma's greed. Each
city has its excuse, but all the
excuses in the world cannot till
the place of the mother in the
hearts of her loved ones nor le
move the black blotch of shame
that disfigures the countenance of
While the mother is dying slow
ly from the dread tuberculosis
that infests the crowded poor'dis
tricts of Chicago, her two eldest
daughters, both of whom are
named Rosie, 14 and 10 years old,
and her baby, Grace, Just 17
months of age, are huddled to
gether, wondering at her ab
sence, in a little room at the As
sociated Charities lodging house.
Marie, their grandmother, is car
ing for them, while Thomasso, the
husband, waits patiently, hope
lessly, for the end.
Yesterday morning the family
left the Great Northern transcon
tinental passenger train, after a
direct passage from Minneapolis,
at the Union depot at 11 o'clock.
Theresa, the mother, was unable
to Btand without support. Two
News was received here today
by Mrs. Severena Olsen, 3731
South J street, of the sudden
death of her brother, Edwin T.
Rogney, aged 44, an employe of
the Northern Pacific, who was
run down and killed by a train
near Woodland, Wash.
According to the message, Rog
ney was on a handcar when the
engine struck him.
The remains have 'been receiv
ed by the South Tacoma Funeral
parlors, where they will be held
awaiting word from a sister, Mrs.
Hannah McKenzie of San Fran
Mr. Rogney lived in Tacoma 16
years. He leaves besides the two
sisters, two brothers, A. T. Rog
ney, in North Dakota, and Bennett
Rogney of Tacoma.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Sept. 4.—Around
the estate of John D. Rockefeller
at Tarryotwn on the Hudson, a
guard of -18 negro -watchmen,
armed with repeating rifles, three
deputy sheriffs, six Burns detec
tives and five say age dogs, stand
watch today to protect the oil
king from possible attack, threat
ened in a number of letters which
Rockefeller Is receiving demanding
money. Bodily harm was threat
ened If the money was not paid.
Buys the ground and two-story
building at the Junction of Jef
ferson and Pacific avenues, oc
cupied by Cow Butter Store.
Estimated net rental value 9
per cent on asking price.
Calvin Philips & Co.
California Bldg. Main 22
bright red spots glowing in her
cheeks told of the end that was
With his last $1.50 ThomaDFO
hired a horse and buggy and hur
ried his dying wife to a hospital.
Little thinking that his wife
would be refused attention, Thom
asso drove off In haste. They
would take her, he thought.
Arriving at the hospital, he
told the authorities there of his
"Have jou any money?" they
asked, and would not let him in.
Thomasso turned away, tears in
his big black eyes. Speechless he
climbed to the side of Theresa,
took up (he reins, and drove away.
Back to the depot he went, un
certbin, unacquainted, undeter
mined. What should he do? He
asked the depot matron.
Telephone communication with
another hospital was rewarded
with a refusal to take the dying
woman in. There was one way
left, and they called the Associated
William Hoover, manager, sst
at his desk when the telephone
"Send the woman to the county
hospital,"he advised, "and bring
the children to me."
That was settled, and the little
family Is still at the Associated
Charities, all but the mother.
They took her in to die at the
Commissioner Woods wants
$579,010 next year to run his de
Of course he expects to build a
lot of new things with it. That
new municipal railway over the
tideflats it to take $87,125; $3 5,
--080 for new sanitary sewors;
$117,800 for new storm sewers;
$30,000 to buy six lots near the
city barn; $63,400 for street pav
ing; $10,000 for two new comfort
stations; $4000 for new bridges;
$38,700 for miscellaneous items,
annd the rest for just running
things. He figures $12,835 to run
his office; $17,660 for city hall;
$55,625 for engineering depart
ment; $147,050 for streets; $21,
--500 for cleaning sewers and re
pairs; $20,000 for upkeep on
COLON, Panama, Sept. 4.—
Panama canal engineers are ex
periencing serious trouble here to
day due to landsllndes of gigantic
proportions which have added
danger to the work at Culebra
cut. The slides were six days
apart, the first carrying more
than 900,000 cubic yards of earth
to the bottom of the canal, partly
covering a steam shovel and on
dangeiing the lives of many work
men, and the second dragging
down 300,000 cubic yards.
SIX X LLED
TRY NG TO
PARIS, Sept. 4.—While at
tempting the rescue of 40 miners
entombed in the Clarence mine
near Bruaya, department of Nord,
by an explosion of fire damp, six
members of the relief party were
killed today when a second ex
plosion checked the work.
Three bodies have been recog
nized from the debris and 23
corpses taken out.
The work of rescue has been
resumed, but it Is feared that the
remaining entombed miners are
11. S. WINS IN
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.—Dis
patches received at the navy de
partment today tell of an Ameri
can victory in the first naval bat
tle of the Nicaraguan war. The
triumph was won when Ensign
Coma with 12 Bailors from the
United States collier Glacier cap
tured a Nicaraguan steamer which
the rebels had commandeered.
Coman overhauled the steamer
with a small boat and boarded it
without firing a shot.
The rebels were en route with
supplies to Salvador.
CHICAGO, Sept. 4.—One man
was killed three fatally Injured
and a score injured in an explosion
today which wrecked the drying
plant of Krause Bros. The entire
lower floor of the building was
wrecked and four men were burled
in the debris. David Williams is
the only one of the dead and in
jured who has been identified.
SEATTLE, Sept. 4. —The body
of Louis Potter, the noted sculp
tor, who died here last week fol
lowing a course of treatment by
Leo Hang Chow, a Chinese phy
sician, Is on its way to New York
today. Following a thorough
chemical analysis by Dr. E. p.
Flck. the immediate cause of Pot
ter't death remains a mystery.
Bob Hodge In Action At Last Night's Meeting
THE TIMES PUT
OVER A BIG
Dae to the efforts of the
Tacoma Times the biggest po
litical rally in years took
place last night at the Taco
ma theater. It was a real
progressive meeting with pro
gressive speakers expounding
progressiveprinciples to a real
progressive audience. It was
the only big rally before the
progressive primaries on Sep
It was the only chance the
people had of hearing 800
Hodge, progressive candidate
for governor, before the pri
"The Times certainly is to b»
congratulated on the success of
this meeting, it Is one of the best
I ever attended," said Congress
man Warburton last night at the
conclusion of the big progressive
Bob Hodge gathering at Tacoma
"It couldn't have been better,"
said Oovnor Teats.
The Hodge meeting was boosted
almost exclusively by the Times
and not a dodger or bill was put
out for the advertisement of the
Both Warburton and Teats
made a lot of friend*.
The sentiment of Chairman
Ellsworth was vigorously applaud
ed when after Congressman War
burton sat down he suggested that
the people were satisfied with
their representative in congress
and had decided to send the con
gressman back again.
Teats, too, was given a great
AHMED MEN ARE
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
CHARLESTOWN, W. Va., Sept.
4. —Nine companies of state ml-
Utla sent into ' the mountains
stretch covering about 25 miles
from the Kanawha river to the
Fayette county line are being
hurried today .by' 5,000 armed
strikcf-g, who destroy the railroad
as fast as it is repaired, according
to reports here.
Several severe clashes occurred
when the militia arrived just in
time to prevent the destruction
of more property. Paint and
Cabin creeks and several other
stations on the main line are cut
off from communication.
• ••••• li ••••••••
• RULE BY Til X PEOPLES. •
• "One thing the progres- •
• sive program contemplates •
• i* the right of the people •
A to initiate and hava a chance •
• to vote on amendments to •
• the constitution. The con- •
• stitution has to be adopted •
• by the people but they can- •
• not change It unless they •
• can get three-fourths of •
• both houses to agree to sub- •
• mlt it to them first. We •
• propose to fix it so the peo- •
• pie can change what they •
• make without getting down •
• on their kneea and begging •
• the legislature which often •
• misrepresents them for the •
• opportunity."—Oovnor Teats •
• at the Tacoma theater pro- •
• gresalve meeting last night. •
tor l was elected by the people regardless of party in King county, but no\*!
I seem to have found a party or the party has found me, but I still am com
ing to the people Whom I expect to serve as 1 have in the past irrespective
Then he told the crowd that sat entranced with wonder in the Tacoma
theater last night, that such things could happen in a civilized state, how he had
been hounded by the crooked political ring in King county because he would not
"play the game," and "be a good fellow" and take a fortune out of the
sheriff's office and let the rest of them have theirs and retire rich.
Govnor Teats had touched on the recall of judges and explained why
they wanted that in with the recall of other officials that go wrong. He(
gave the philosophy of the case.
HODGE GIVES GOOD EXAMPLE
Bob Hodge gave the concrete examples of the necessity for it, as he
showed how the bench was tied up with the commissioners and the prose
cutor and the rest of the machine in King county and how it tried to stop ths
people from getting their just dues and how the combination schemed and
conspired to kill off a man who really tried to serve the people
STRONG FOR THE RECALL
"I am for the recall with the initiative and referendum, and most of all.
for the recall of judges, for my experience has taught me that the biggest
political crooks and criminals and double-crossers of the people and the right
in this state are found among the judges," said Hodge, and the 1,600 people
packed into the theater nearly shook down the chandelieres
A FIGHT FOR HONESTY
Hodge did not attempt to discuss all the state issues. The story he toldl
of his fight for honesty and progressive ideas demonstrated to the people
right where he stood on all of them. He out-progressived the most orocres
He did, however, suggest that the high cost of living that is troubling
the people might be helped materially very simply by some legislation thai
would put a crimp in the middlemen who are restricting the free exchange oil
necessities in this state. r
Useless, And Expensive Boards.
• > "We have a lot of useless anc
expensive boards and commission!
for the people to pay now, and 1
might not be bad to have Jus
one more commission—-one. thai
would do something for the peopli
and would serve ; ,-to take th<
necessities * of life from the pro
ducers and distribute them to the
consumers at cost or a profit ol
say one per cent and let that pro
fit go into the good roads fund,"
said Hodge.'\>- : .-"i.-..;;'.;;•>;■■'
c. And again the crowd saw the
light i an.3 .whooped; for ' Hodge, -i
. * "Whether .I> go ! back , to 5 th«
mines with a pick or to Olympla
as jchief ' executive of , this com
monwealth"—and i ßob ■•; Hodge's
speech wag -cut short.'■".''•'■-■ ■
Sp*^Citizens Enthusiastic. V'--;"•■:
"You're J going?. to ;'Olympiad all
right," piped a citizen in the rear
and ■it wag I some' minutes! before
Hodge could finish i and , tell % the
crowd i wherever • he should \be* he
expected : x to ; keep j his If* promises,
just as he had kept the one made
his mother never to s drink, when
he left t old ■ Scotland ■ a ? lad Of 13
to sail before the mast.* ',
!*>;**lkJA 1 Great ,Crowd, -ir■;;• ',■ 'i
t f The I progressive meeting ] for
Bob Hodge at Tacoma theater last
night was Sgthe k political F? hit <It
years In Tacoma. ?: Packed ito ;tne
roof ,with; democrats, republicans,
progressives," socialists .;andTpro
hlbltionists the ■ crowd " came ; cur
ious Ito see the coal , miner 'states
man ; and went" awayshoutlng ; roi
Bob ; Hodge . and I the ¥ progressive
program '^^Ptm^ ft^fe^v'i fa* ■*- *
g§s: *3£ Hodge Made Good,
C Hodge was put up against what
many skeptical ones thought was
a hard situation ; last night.: The
scholarly; college statesman^ J. L..
Ellsworth 3 presided and opened
the progressive oratory, Congress
man i Stanton Warburton, one jof
the bent of the progressive speak
ers iin the 1 state, folio I for half
an hour discussing the struggle in
congress Ito get away from tne
bonds put on the people's repre
sentatlves by the old machine and
Govnor. Teats, - the j biggest crim
inal lawyer in Western Washing
ton, delivered a rousing .progrs
sive; talk J for -rule by j the people.
It was a great opening for any
meeting ' and -''. | some wondered
whether the coal , miner, sheriff
could ; keep ■ the pace. -.■■■ M. ■:■.''. y ['.";A
Pandemonium , Reigns When Bob
V^-v-i'/f,'^..Gets Up. , ■£/■."£• :;'i»s;
w* Within ; two minutes after the
rich 7 melody !,..- of '% Bob ; ■• Hodge's
Scotch brogue floated " out,; over
that vast audience the crowd was
climbing on chairs to howl it* de
light a th ;/ next governor .".'. of
Washington. :'V' c ■' \'■;'£. ■*_*•■,-;-'■ '/■■
,'i He wag a revelation In oratory,
rhetoric, cultured phraseology
and the story he told of his fight
against the crooked machine poli
ticians ' in; King ; county . was like
a romance. 1- •■.*. '}■'-?■*,'.■.: ■" .
J>'" .;?>-:': Hodge's Personality. *> v* i
j; Through | the ; story '. the I person
ality of the ■ man ; stood I forth j like
the embossed | letters of a window
sign and , the people saw . that ?at
last they had found ', a j real I man,
who considered j public service as
a trust ! and ; the i people 3 his v real
employers - and who g, had t energy
and ability enough gto .« carry out
the work ; entrusted jto him.'^fi^
iv:;; Hodge ! Congratulated. J
" As Hodge finished ; the crowd
broke 4 or r j the '2 platform and S all
the way out the hall \he . was way
laid ■ ■ and - congratulated. 2s Many
women [ attended ; the meeting] and
almost ! all fof them £ remained *to
grasp the sturdy candidate by the
hand and ;' pledge bjin \ their j sup
They liked the way he had
handled the women '; in ' the King
county jail rby i taking 4: the keys
away from $ the | men f jailers and
giving S them; to } a \ woman j matron
so \ that even the } sheriff I himself
cannot enter the , woman's depart
ment without the matron present.
And I they liked f the; honest, man
ly statesmanship of the candidate.
Warburton and Teats wer» alsw
HIM AS NEXT
"I am for th« recall with
the initiative and referen
dum and moat of all for the
recall of Judges, for nijr own
experience has taught me
that Uie blggrat political
crooks -and criminals and
doiihli- r.rosaers of the people
and right in this state
are found among the Judges."
—llob Hodge at last night's
mouster mass meeting. »
"I have been called a
man without a party,"
said "Hodge, and I havfl
considered it about true.
commended for their great
speeches, although neither at*
tempted to go Into the details ol
a long address.
Altogether, It wag the biggest
feature, politically, the city ham
known for years.
• Don't forget the primaries •
• September 7. «
• Primary polling places •
• will be at the usual places •
• provided for the regular •
• general elections. «
• Everybody turn out! It •
• Is the people's chance to se- 41
• lect the man the people •,
• want. Don't forget the day, •
• September 7. 9
If yon have a : vacant '.' bouM".
bow's the time to rent it.
■:•.;>' Every day It stands uaoecnpted |
you lose not only rent bat ran \ *■%
chance of a low by fire and • re»
auction of the »mount of your lax
•tirance policy through vacancy.«.lJ
?> Don't rely on a "For Beat" card S
to rent the home.
a Place It in the hand* of one of $
the reliable agents who adhuid— .
on I the Wan* -Ad ;v u*g» •€ ?< »h© fij
S?s»run.' a "For Rent" ad fa th*
The Times fat widely mud In
Tacoma and Immediate vicinity
every day. Hoa<tred« Hat S th«fe|l
peo^e ace no other dallj new**