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BILLIE BURKE, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR ACTRESSES ON THE AMERICAN STAGE TODAY, IS WRITING FOR THE TIMES. HER ARTICLES APPEAR TRI WEEKLY.
ftfl^ H,yes—more of (hose clever say
iliV- Mi ings of the kiddles of Times
I _B readers in tills paper today;
IE Raj just turnover '" page four and
!■■ If •*■•■'" if .V"" can't think up one
k-^m mg yourself; maybe you will be
S»|~4^p the one to win the dollar re
■ w±^ ward.
VOL. IX. SO. 282.
ERNEST LISTER IS ELECTED GOVERNOR
THE LAW ON LOAN SHARKS
The state law prohibit* ANYBODY from charing ANY
BODY more than TWELVE I'KK CENT a year on any kind of
a loan!
If Tolman, or Drake, or the "State Security Co." or any
other loan shark has attempted to collect MOltK THAN ONE
PB;il CENT A MONTH from you under any pretext whatever,
come to the Times office and state your case.
You need not pay one ceut of interest if such an attempt
at extortion has been made.
No matter what the sharks tell you; if they try to annoy
you at your home or place of business, swear out a warrant
for them.
But above all, REFUSE TO PAY THE INTEREST IF IT
IS MO«E THAN TWELVE I'Klt CENT A YEAH.
THAT'S THE LAW!
(SHARK VICTIMS
i MERE CHATTELS
Because the machinery of tne
loan sharks operating in Tacoma
Sepends almost entirely upon
•fluster and bluff, there are wage
parners in this city who haven't
Aeen free of the grip of the sharks
■or ten and often fifteen yearß.
[ The old feudal or baronial cus
loni prevails with the loan sharK
•entry; when one of them dies
Kr retires to enjoy his riches He
pimply turns over to his successor
Ehe fat, dividend paying list of
his victims; the helpless, hopeless
Krmy of workers who seem to
Save no definite way of escape.
I Here is an instance of the sys
tem as it is worked:
In 190 C—about six years ago
—a railroad brakeman borrowed
$30 from the "State Security Co."
'.which now has an office in the
|Callfornia building.
The man paid up more than $20
fon thts loan —he having agreed
to pay two dollars a month inter
est. '
As is usual with the sharks, tlie
victim received no duplicate or
|hia note. He might have signed
away his life, for all he knew.
The shark carefully kept his hand
over the upper part of the note.
Well, this victim lost his job
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+ <$>
♦ (By United Press Leased Wire. <S>
£ CHICAGO, Nov. B.—That the government has sufficient <$>
■♦ evidence to try Jack Johnson, negro pugilist, on eight separ- <!>
•<s> ate charges Involving his relations with white girls, is the au- <£
<?> thoritative report here today. The government .prosecutors <$>
<s> declare they can prove Johnson supported a harem In a Wab- •$>
$> ash avenue house which he rented for that purpose. Belle <$>
€> Schreiber, they say was his favorite among four white girls <?>
€> he kept there. <S>
♦ Johnson appeared in Judge Landis' court accompanied by <$>
<?> six black friends. Tils white valet and his secretary, Joseph <§>
€> Levy, and asked that his $30,000 bond be lowered. <!>
€> Judge Landis refused to consider the matter until the <3>
€> negro's attorney appeared. Johnson sat down in the court- <$>
€> room to wait and fell asleep. He was awakened by his at- <$>
& torney. The case finally went over. <S>
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HE IS GOING TO
STUDY UP
Will Reed, commissioner-elect
for Pierce county, intends to be
a competent county commission
er. He is going to Seattle this
week to make final arrangements
to enter the state university and
take a thorough course in road
building.
"We are going to have a lot of
road construction In the county
and I am going to know how to do
It," says Reed.
LOOKS LIKE ELLIS
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. B—Re
ports from independent compu
tors of election returns in Cali
fornia this afternoon here claim
ed that Wilson had won the
state from Roosevelt by about
100 plurality.
ACREAGE
40 ACKES ON WHIDBY
. ISLAND fSO PER ;
." ACRE :;V-.:-;-''
Some fir and cedar on the
tract. O»e mile from Holmes
Harbor.
Calvin Philips &Co.
11l California Bide
Mala U
TheTacoma Times
through illness. Two years after
ward, he got another job and
went to see the loan shark.
Imagine his astonishment to
find that a new man was running
the office and produced a note
for FIFTY dollars with the date
of 1907, instead of a note Tor
THIRTY dollars which the victim
supposed he had signed in 190 C.
Furthermore, the victim was
coldly informed recently that he
had better settle up and when lie
offered payment was told that ne
must do his business with the
company's lawyer.
Following the loan shark
stories in the Times, this victim
called on the company's lawyer
and that worthy offered to scale
the remaining "charges" down to
thirty dollars.
True, this victim borrowed tlie
money six years ago. But he lias
always stood ready to pay the
full loan and the legal interest;
this "couldn't be considered at
all' 1 prior to the expose of this
company in the Times.
However, the "State Security
Co." is willing to settle now Tor
$30, not caring for any "pub
licity," Just as the D. H. Tolman
outfit is settling with its victims.
TO BE DRY HERE
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SEATTLE, Nov. 8. —For the
first time in the history of this
county, it will be "dry" In the
district outside of the incorpor
ated cities. The county vote
stood 5,911 to 4,778 in favor of
the "dry" element. The election
last Tuesday is the result of the
failure of the county commission
ers to obey the wishes of a ma
jority of the voters in two small
towns who petitioned against the
licensing of a certain saloon.
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<$> _■'. : '::r' ' ■ ■ <$>
+ JOHNSON WINS. <?>
<$> €>
<$> Albert Johnson, republl- <$>
<s> can candidate for represen- <f>
<S> tative in congress, was vie- <»
<$> torioua over Stanton War- <$>
•«> burton of Tacoma, the pro- <$>
<$> igresslve candidate, by 1,730 <S>
<& votes, the entire 13 counties ♦
•■ of the second congressional <S>
<$> district . being included In <?>
the following totals: John- *>
♦ son, 25,581; , Warburton, <?>
♦ 23,851. -. - ; . /♦
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FILE SUIT TODAY
McCormack Brothers of thjs
city have filed suit against the
city to enjoin it from taking any
steps to enforce the ordinance
which provides that a merchant
using the stamps must first pay
the city a $10.0 license fee.
It is alleged that the ordinance
infringes the right of the store
keepers to make a contract and
is therefore void.
WYOMING.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. B.—
Latest figures today show Presi
dent-elect Wilson is leading Pres
ident Taft by 500, and doubtless
will carry the state.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
GANG RULE BROKEN AT LAST
The people's verdict is In.
And in most emphatic and unmistakable terms it puts an
end to gang rule In this state. Despite the fact that the people
opposing tlie old machine were divided almost evenly into two
parties, they were fortunate enough to make almost -' a dean
sneep, nevertheless.
The few standpatters ami the machine politicians who
escaped did so by a vote slightly more than iIJJ per cent of the
total.
Krnost Lister, a clean progressive democrat, was elected,
thereby breaking the kingpin in Iho bons-governed machine.
The defeat of Hay VM the biggest and most iiiii>ortant tiling
the people have done for themselves in many years. While it
is true that Lister reaped tho benefit largely through the great
fight made by Bob Hodge and the few progressive papers that
fought for the people's cause and exitosed the gang, he received
that benefit honorably and honestly.
Had the voters opposing the Rang rule been able to agree
upon a set of men with whom to be able to fight a common
enemy, there would have been a clatter of standpatters such as
WAR!
(Ry United Press leased Wire.)
PARIS, Nov. 8. —Strong proba
bility of an immediate war be
tween Austria and Russia over
the division of Turkish territory
seized by the Balkan allies is
seen here today in dispatches
from Vienna and St. Petersburg.
Vienna reports say the govern
ment has massed a large armed
force on the southern frontiers,
ready to invade Balkan territory
if necessary, to enforce demands
regarding the division of terri
tory. St. Petersburg announces
that Russia will keep time-expired
soldiers under arms until spring,
practically placing itself on a war
footing.
ACTRESS TO WED
NEW YORK, Nov. B.—To pur
chase a trousseau, Miss Virginia
Foltz, former star of the musical
comedy "Madame Sherry" and a
niece of Attorney Samuel M.
Shortridge of San Francisco, is
here today preparing for her mar
riage to B. Martin, a Los Angeles
millionaire.
NELL ROSE THE
FAVORITE COLOR
♦ : c NEW YORK, Nov. B.— ♦
♦i honor rotas President-elect <*
•$• Woodrow ' Wilson's daughter <S>
<$> Eleanor, a large department <S>
<§> store here today ■ launched ■*■
♦1 Nell | Rose as a fashionable' •$>
color. '■*,-£ . - ' ■■■• ,-'■■ _' ."■'„<&>
<•> ...'At; the time '_'■ of Colonel
<$> Roosevelt's election "to : the <s>
•$> presidency Alice blue .was {v
* ' the | fashion ,in ' honor . of the <s>
<$■ colonel's daughter, now Mrs. <»
♦ Alice Longworth. " "-- .' <&
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WEATHEK FORECAST.
/'» Rain tonight and Saturady.
TACOMA, WASHINGTON.FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1912.
Today's News On the Wire
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
DAWSON, Y. T., Nov. B.— One
hundred passengers, including ten
women, aboard the steamer Vl
dette, which left here four days
ago for White Horse, will be
forced to make a 28-mile journey
across the ice to return to thts
city, following the stalling of the
steamer through the closing of
the Indian river by ice.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 8.
—The armored cruisers Montana
and Tennessee were this after
noon ordered by President Taft
to sail Immediately from Phila
delphia navy yard to the Mediter
ranean for th« protection of
American missionaries and educa
tors stationed at Smyrna and Bel
rut. The American ambassador
at Constantinople also was order
ed to confer with his European
colleagues and to take all neces
sary measures, should the lives
of foreign residents be jeopardiz
ed by the fall of the Turkish cap
ital.
BERLIN, Nov. 8. It is fear
ed here today that Watts and Al
terholz, Americans, in the bal-
TURKS NOW READY
TO SURRENDER
(By United Press I/eased Wire)
VIENNA, Nov. B.—Lieutenant
Wegener, correspondent at the
Bulgarian frontier for the Vienna
Reichspost, telegraphed his paper
IOWA.
(By United PresH Leased Wlr«.)
DES MOINES, lowa, Nov. 8. —
The plurality of Governor-elect
Clark, republican, is placed today
at 3,400. The remainder of the
republican state ticket is also
elected.
this country had never before witnessed.
As it was, however, the people won a notable victory all
along the line.
The voters of this stato refused Taft, and the old R|ieriul
Interests crowd more emphatic than any other western slato.
They gave IJoosevelt and the new party tho biggest vote of any
other western state.
They defeated the standout lx>ss rule candidate for governor.
They elected two staunch progress! yes to congress.
They elected over :{() progressives to the legislature.
They chose more than two score county officers through
out the state.
In this county it was practically a clean sweep.
And most important of all, the people of this stato armed
themselves with the Initiative, liefewiiilum and the l{e<-nll as a.
protection against the re|ietition of gang rule. The Times feels
proud of the part it played in this history-making epoch.
The Times feels proud of the fight it made, am] today this
mwipMpfir sincerely congratulates the people upon their vie-
loon Dusseldorf, the German en
trant in the Gordon Bennett in
ternational race, are being held
prisoners in Russia. No word
has been received from the Amer
ican pilots since the first an
nouncement that they had landed
safely about 40 miles from Mos
cow.
ST. PAUL, Nov. B.—Dispute
over the millions left by the H.
C. Akley, millionaire lumber king,
was practically settled today in
the district court here, when Mrs.
J. P. Quick, daughter of Akley,
was appointed administrator of
the etsate. Akley married In
Los Angeles about a year ago and
a fight had been waged between
his children and the widow Tor
possession of the estate.
DANVILLE, 111., Nov. 8. —
Damn! was the only comment or
fered by Uncle Joe Cannon here
t*dnv when he was advised that
His political managers had aban
doned hope for his re-election to
Congress. Official figures from
the 18th district give O'Hara,
democrat, a plurality of 875 over
'the' former speaker.
today that informal negotiations
have been begun for the surren
der of the Turkish territory un
captured before Constantinople.
He adds that the negotiations are
proceeding satisfactorily.' 3*5
■% ■:,,- IDAHO.
(By United Press leased Wire.)
BOISE, - Ida., Nov.": B.—Latest
returns representing ' V four-fifths
of the votes in the state, indicate
that * President-elect ' Wilson t: has
carried Idaho. An official count,
however, may be ; necessary. - '.
LYNCHED
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
STEELE, N. D., Nov. B.—Taken
from his cell in the Kidder coun
ty jail, George Baker, charged
with the murder of his wife and
family, was lynched today by an
infuriated mob. This is the first
lynching in North Dakota within
a decade.
CANDIDATES TO
HAVE MEETING
Tacoma's successful candidates
in the election Tuesday will hold
their own jollification meeting in
the form of a banquet at the Ta
coma hotel tomorrow night.
The wives and sweethearts of
the candidates will be present,
and they expect to have a royal
time.
SUICIDE FOR LOVE
(IJy I'nlti'd Prows Leased Wire.)
BOISE, Ida.. Nov. 8. —Leaving
two letters, one addressed to
Miss Edna Parrault, a society girl
of Boise, and another to his
mother in this city, Raymond Es
tates, a chauffeur, committed
suicide in a hotel at Mountain
Home early today by taking
cyanide of potassium.
HUMPHREY WINS
SEATTLE, Nov. 8. —Congress-
man William E. Humphrey, re
publican, has been re-elected by
less than one-third of the vote
cast In last Tuesday's election.
He is leading Dan Landon, pro
gressive, by about 1,200 votes,
whiles Charles Heifner, democrat,
is a close third.
NEWSPAPER MAN GOVERNOR
TOPEKA, Kana., Nov. 8. —The
election of Arthur Capper, repub
lican, newspaper publisher, as
governor of Kansas, is claimed uy
a plurality of at least 1,000 t>y
republican leaders here today.
OF coarse you've heard something
of Jim Thorpe, the Indian who
today stands supreme as , no.
athlete. Whether you answer
yea or nay, yon want to read
all about him I -he FINK edi
tion of the Times »f toke
the PINK home. ;
HOME EDITION
TACOMAN HAS
LEAD OF 1,500
OVER HAY
OXLV 07 PRKCINCTB TO IU-:
HBARD PROM IX STATIC—
IH(.'H TOM) CLAIMS V!< -
TOIIV Foit DEMOCRATIC
CANDIDATE.
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• <?>
<?> Precincts to lie heard <$>
>$> from, 7. ■?>
♦ Lister's load over Hay, <?<
■§> 1,500, approximately. ■**
■$■ <& ■$• <$> <$> <*> ■$> >•> >$>(»>.,«> .s><£ a.-. .£ <j>
Ernest Lister of Tacoma is trie
governor-elect of the state of
Washington, his electoln having
been conceded at noon today by
all opposing parties.
With 9 7 precincts to be heard
from Lister lead by 1,500 votes at
noon today. A victory is claim
ed by Hugh Todd, chairman of
the democratic committee.
With Governor-elect Lister will
be a mixed cabinet, but Tacoma
herself has been the contributor
of a majority of successful can
didates for state offices.
Just three weeks and three
days before the election Lister
was placed in nomination for gov
ernor on the democratic ticket,
being picked by the state com
mittee after Judge Black was de
clared Ineligible by the supreme
court.
Within three hours of the vote
which nominated him he was .id
dressing an audience of 600 wom
en In Seattle and from that hour
he was on the stump.
He said that night that he was
PORT COMMISSION
IS BEATEN
The complete vote on the port
commission shows it lost by sev
eral hundred. The vote stands:
For, 9,«Si>B: against, 10,2f>8.
It appeared this morning that
the plan hud carried by a deci
sive vote, but investigation re
vealed false calculations. When
the returns were added up, how
ever, at the auditor's office tin
whole scheme was see to have
been defeated.
CONSTANTINOPLE
ABOUT TO FALL
LONDON, Nov. B.—Both Sofia
and Belgrade telegraphed today
that the Bulgarians have captur
ed most of the forts in Constanti
nople's last line of defense and It
is certain that furious fighting fs
in progress, the Turks making
their last stand against the Chris
tian entry into their tottering
capital.
It Is believed here that the fall
of Constantinople Is certain with
in a few hours.
810 PLURALITY.
MILWAUKEE, Wls., Nov. B.—
President-elect Wilson's plurality
in Wisconsin today Is placed at
37,000. Governor McGovern Is
re-elected by 4,000 plurality over
his nearest opponent.
Well, it is all over, and we can all get
back to real work and make things
hum again.
For the next four years we won't have
to think of anything but get rich and
forget all this election talk.
The Times will continue to be the lead
ing want ad medium of Taeoma and by
phoning Main 12 you can get in direct
communication with the ad depart
ment.
Times Want Ads Bring Results.
80 CKNTS A MONTH.
STATE WINNERS
» <?>
•> Governor —Ernest Lister, <§>
■t" democrat. <&
$> Lieutenant governor — <!>
<^ Louis F. Hart, republican. <&
•■ Secretary of state—l. M. ♦
■'•■ Ho well, republican. •£>
■•> Treasurer —Ed. Mcath, <»
• republican. 0
• Auditor—C. W. Claussen, <$>
•f- republican. <&
<§> Attorney general —W. V. ■?>
• Tanner, republican. <£
■i 1 Land COmmiMiOMT — C. ■&
>• Savidge, republican. <5>
v School superintendent — 0
•$- Mrs. Preston, republican. <!>
* Insurance commissioner —
v F. FUbback, republican. <J>
v Supreme Court. >$>
•> O. G. Ellis. *
■*> Wallace Mount. <8>
i> John S. Main. <S>
♦> All amendments carried. ♦
•s,<s■ <».<s><S><s,<s. <$>3><s>.j><£
going to go more places and see
more people in the state of Wash
ington than any candidate tor
governor in the history of the
state.
He made good. •* * .-• -
He used as many as four auto
mobiles In one day, traveled as
high as 116 miles, made as many
as 11 speeches a day and in those
three weeks he covered the state,
made 100 speeches and won the
people to his standard.
MRS. SARAH J.
MORSE, DEAD
Mrs. Sarah .T. Morse, aged 56,
wife of Franklin P. Morse and
an active member of the W. C.
T. U. of this city, died shortly
after midnight Wednesday, fol
lowing a oin:- illness. She Is
survived by her husband and
three sons. Arthur, Mervin and
Lloyd, of Tacoma, and three sis
ters living in the cast. Mrs.
Morse was a resident of Tacoma
for 10 years, having come hero
originally from Maine. The fu
ncrnl will be held tomorrow at
1:10 o'clock from the lloska-
Buckley-King parlors. Rev.
Thomas W. Lane of the First M.
E. church will officiate, assist
ed by Mrs. Margaret B. Platt,
state president of the W. C. T. U.
«. ♦
<?> (United Press Leased Wire.) *
<?> SEATTLE, Nov. —Miss <S>
♦ Fannie Cook, servant in the ♦
'•> home of Miss M. L*. Denny, <J>
4> was an unwilling accomplice 9
•> to the burglary of the house <*
4' last night. She w_ Bur- <3>
■*> prised at her work in the <*
•■ kitchen by a masked man <*
-?• armed with a revolver, who <»
♦ compelled her to take him «>
♦ all over the house while he *
-*> selected what he wanted and <?>
<$• escaped. ®
<$> ♦
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