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A CERTAIN baby wag born
under the MM star as
Walt Wliitman. Lucky
child. Head what trio
si.us have to say about It on tlio
woman's page today.
VOL. IX. NO. 305.
BROKER MAY HAVE TRIED SUICIDE
HER; ONE CAN
Patience, everybody! You can
not all have Laura Margaret (or
Christinas. There is only one or
There is one man in the Times
office who is kept busy every
morning rending Laura Margaret
letters. A waste basket is beside
his desk. Your letter which you
penned with such cure may go In
to the basket.
Or it may go on hook No. I.
If your letter goes on hook No.
1 it signifies that the man likes
your reasons for wanting Laura
Margaret and that your letter has
the right ring. He is a human
man and has kids of his own.
If your letter lands on hook
No. 1, the man will investigate
your references, your business,
your home life, your character. If
you pass this scrutiny, your let
ter will go to hook Xo. 2. And —
Hook No. 3 is empty.
If you can give Laura Margaret
the right kind of a home, the
right kind of education and tram-
Ing, the right kind of love —In a
word, if you have the PRICK —
your letter will move on to hook
And you will get Laura Mar
garet for Christmas.
Just one letter of the hundreds
that have come to the Times will
reach hook No. 3.
We didn't know so many or
you wanted Laura Margaret. The
law of supply and demand is in
exorable and applies here. The
greater the demand for Laura
Margaret, the higher the price.
(By 1 nit I'll Press Leased Wire.)
PORTLAND, Dec. s.—For the
next four years at least there will
be no republican election clerks
and judges ia Oregon.
The state law governing tile
appointment of election officials
cays these must be selected from
members of the two political par
ties "that cast the two highest
number of votes for presidential
electors at the last preceding pres
(Ky I mi. ,| Press Leased Wire.)
BUFFALO, N. V., Dec. 5. —
That J. Frank Hickey, accused
of the murder of Joseph Josephs,
7 years old, and a series of other
crimes dating back for ten years
or more, is believed by alienists
to be sane, is the report here to
Skinny White hitched his nag
Snail outside a hardware store
today and lazily lost a lap in his
Christmas shopping race with
Fatty Black The latter was seen
by our artist en route home with
an armful of bundles. "I'm glad
to get these off my mind, any
how," he said, spraying his ban
danna with the brew of his brow.
824 So. Ainsworth, 6 r.,
bath, gas, elec. It.
2016 6th ay., 7 r., bath, gas,
923 So. O, 5 r., bath, gas,
4303 No. Cheyenne, 8 r.,
bath, gas, furnace.
408 No. D, 8 r., bath, gas,
410 No. D, 9 r., modern.
Calvin Philips &Co.
til California Bids. Mala 11
The Tacoma Times
And remember —
The capitalist stands no better
chance than the wage-earner of
getting Laura Margaret. You
cannot buy this Christmas present
with dollars alone.
December 15 will li e the last
day of the sale. Your h'<\ arter
that date will not be considered.
On Monday the 1 fith the highest
bidder will bo informed that ne
has been successful, and—
On Christmas morning he will
find I,mini U«lgWl. H yenrs old
and the finest Christmas present
in the world, in his stocking.
BOAS, DANISH AND RILEY
START ON .HH'KXKY TO
STATIC I'KNITKXTIAHV TO
Three men went to the peni
tent iiiry from Tncoma today.
They wvrc George I!oas, black
mailer; George Daniels, forger,
and B. ,1. Kiley. thief.
Hoats and Hlley must serve
from one to 1 ."> years for their
offenses, while Daniels has been
sentenced to from one to 20 years
Riley committed a theft in Old
Town barely a week ago, while
Boas and Daniels had been in the
city and county jails here for
months before their cases were
(By Uattetf Press liCascd Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 5.
—Inferentially scoring the pro
miscuous granting of valuable
water rights to private interests
and insisting that the tax-payers
should get the benefit of them,
Secretary of War Hunry L. Stim
son addressed the National Rivers
and Harbors congress here to
Senator Miles Polndcxter of
Washington is scheduled to de
liver an address before the con
gress this afternoon.
Charged*with grand larceny
through snatching a woman's
purse, David Murray is on trial
today in Judge Chapman's court.
All morning was taken up in se
lecting a Jury.
CLEVELAND, 0., Dec. 5. —
Practically certain identification
of the dead woman who commit
ted suicide in Wade park here
yesterday by taking poison was
made today. It is believed slie
was Mrs. O. N. Kleppel of Water
town, N. V., who formerly lived
in Los Angeles and San Franc's
co and returned East after the
death of her husband.
Marriage licenses have been
issued to John Norbye and Kris
tine Hanson, both of Tacoma; W.
T. Hedrick and E. J. Leroy, both
of Puyallup; Thomas Cooper and
Florence C. Hill, both of Taco
ma, and T. L. Crowder and Alice
A. Millhollan, both of Seattle.
For Tacoma and
vicinity: Fair tonight
Centrally, fair to
night; Friday, fair
rain in the extreme
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
Aspires to Be Real
Newspaper Woman j
Miss Genevieve Clark, daugh
ter of the speaker of the house, a
popular Washington girl wno
aspires to be a newspaper woman
and is busy learning how under
the direction of a woman reporter
in the capital city.
50,000 SACKS OF
(IJy I nii.-il T»ress Leased Wire.)
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 5.—
Probably 50,000 sacks of onions
grown in San Joauuin comity will
be thrown into the river this
year, largely on account of the
present low prices. Local grow
ers and commission men defend
their action by declaring that the
yield has been exceptionally heavy
and that there is an unusual
amount of culls.
(By li.ii.-.l Press Leased Wire.)
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Dec.
s.—Forest fires are furiously
sweeping the foothills about
Santa Barbara today and grave
fears are felt for the safety of
the fashionable suburb of Monte
(By I iiit«'<l Press Leased Wire.)
VIENNA, Dec. 5. —That Mon
signor Caocierl will be provisional
vice president of Albaninis is
the announcement here today.
One -atholic, three Mohamme
dans and three members of the
Greek church comprise the pro
Ezra Meeker Makes Appeal! For National Highway
The report of the credentials
committee at the good roads con
vention this morning showed 28S
accredited delegates registered.
Others came in during the morn
ing, swelling the list to about
Kzra Meeker mode a plea for
the creation of a great national
highway on the old Oregon trail
as a memorial to the pioneers. .
Capt. Oscar Clocker,- mayor of
Port Tim n send, made an effec
tive hid for recognition for Jef
ferson and Clallain counties. He
declared the government had
grabbed five-sevenths of the ter
ritory in the counties for reserve,
hut done nothing to permit the
development of the great re
sources scenic and industrial that
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1912.
Why Cannot a Tacoma Policeman Do This?
DOLL DRESSES MADE BY
GOVERNOR'S WIVES FOR
CHILDREN'S HOME HERE
Most every little ftirl must have
a dollie, but it is nut everyone
who can say her toy baby was
dressed by the wife of a gover
Yet those dolls which the board
of managers of the Children's In
dustrial home of Tacoma are sell
ing today at the Chambers millin
ery had their dresses and hats
and stockings all made hy the
hand of the first lady of some
state. And they ar«> for Tacoma
There are 75 dolls, and a pret
tier array of silken clad people
one never saw.
Mre. M. I. Hay has attired ncr
doll after the fashion of a nurse
girl, with apron and hood.
A pretty quakeress has been
sent by Mrs. Harriet D. Tener, the
first lady of Pennsylvania, and
OPPOSE TAINTED GIFT
TO STATE UNIVERSITY
(Hy Vnlted Press Leased Wire.)
SEATTLR, Dec. s.—The Seat
tle Commercial club Tuesday
night adapted a resolution en
dorsing the right of state univer
sity students to protest against
acceptance of a gift of chimes
recently presented to the institu
tion by A. J. Blethen, newspaper
Hen. F. Shields, chairman of
the committee which presented
the resolution, urged its adoption
"as a matter of honesty and de-
IT WILL COST YOU JUST
TEN CENTS MORE FOR CUT
Have your hair cut December
This is just a friendly tip to
those who had planned to wait
until Xew Year's day to clean up
and hi'nin all over again right.
l>eceml>er :tl will be the last
day of the two-bit hair cut In
Boss barbers all over the city
are today placing their signatures
to a petition being circulated by
Ambrose Laßounty of the Don
nelly hotel shop, which provides
for a 10 cent raise in this most
important adjunct of the ton
"They are doing, it everywhere
else," said Mr. Laßounty today,
"and Taconia barber shops are
unable to meet the advanced
price of barber supplies, raises Jn
rent, and so forth without in-
are there waiting.
A. Warren Gould, Seattle,
made a plea for co-operation
especially to get tße Sn6qualmie
W. B. Perlgo, of Happy Valley
grange, was for roads through all
Judge Ronald, Seattle, demon
strated that the loss to farmers
in hauling over bad roads in the
country today would pay for good
roads everywhere. Just on pro
duce he hauled to railways the
loss is $337,000,000 a year. He
said the people should demand
good roads in national highways
This afternoon the resolutions
committee will report and then
will come the clash of interests
Mrs. Harmon of Ohio, and the
wife of the governor of Rhode
Island have shown their skill with
the needle in dressing other haufl
some doll ladies.
Mrs. Thomas K. Marshall or
Indiana has sent a lovely vision
with blue eyes and blonde hair
dud attired her in a smart after
noon house gown.
One of the most lovely china
babies Is the winter bride, made
l>y a Tacoma woman. This child
Ismail in white and a long bride's
veil of white mist-like web trails
from her shoulders to the floor.
She stands two feet high.
The money derived from the
bazaar will be put into the treas
ury of the Children's Industrial
homo, for those little girls and
boys who have no mother nor
Other members of the commit
tee and speakers advocating the
resolution declared that they were
arguing purely for a matter of
principle; that the donor of the
chimes had stood and worked for
principles which they considered
opposed to good morals and the
general welfare of Seattle, and
that they believed the students
were right in opposing the accept
ance by the regents of a gift
from suoh a source.
creasing the cost of haircuts."
Haircuts after December 31
will be 35 cents in Tncoma.
(Hy Vnltnl Press Leased Wire.)
LOS ANGRLRS. Dec. s.—For
est Hailey and C. H. Hless, teach
ers at Manual Arts high school,
pummeled each other two round's
for the delectation of their pu
pils. It was a "faculty vaude
ville" show. Rach consented to
a return match.
(By Vnlted Press l,«as.il Wire.)
DRXVER, Col., Dec. s.—The
blizzard which swept Colorado
and Wyoming yesterday and
Last night has subsided today.
TJJjere is a foot of snow on the
level here, and three feet in the
mountains. All the passes are
blockaded, and It is feared that
Many prospectors are In peril.
and Hie real struggles of the con
Seattle will stick for the Sno
qnaliuie pass east and west road.
The south and east Washington
auctions rather incline to a Colum
bia river route.
,t With John I*. Hhi (man of Seat
tle practically slated for election
as president of the good roads us
sociation him I North Yakihia or
Spokane as tiio place for meeting
next year the state Rood roads as
sociation got down to luihiin- to
day and began wrestling with the
problem -of how and where to
construct the good roads wanted.
;: Very vigorous opposition de
veloped right' at the start against
a big blanket bond Issue to ere
Hero's Daughter Is
One of the Season's
Prettiest Debutantes i
Miss Edith Gracie, daughter or
Col. and Mrs. Archibald Grade,
a charming debutante la Xew
York. Her father was a hero of
the Titanic disaster, and went
down with the sinking ship, but
came to the surface and was res
SAXK AXSU'HItS TO
FOOLISH Ql KSTIOXS i
Wliat era you recommend to
k<'<-|> the head clean?—ltlacky.
How can I keep my beard look
ing silky?— Whiskers.
Run a file over your crop be
fore each meal, and every night,
before retiring, soak them in
red paint. If the paint doesn't
produce the proper result, I can
give you a recipe for brass polish.
How can I rid my dog of fleas?
— \ nxious.
Saturate the neck of each flea
with coal oil and apply a match.
Whose works shall I buy in
order to be a poet?— Poems.
Don't buy them. Read the
(Hy United PNH l,en.s«'d Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 5.
— Cable di&patches to the state de
partment today from the gover
nor general of the Philippines say
that .1. W. Green, living at Siyou
yan has been missing since the
great typhoon which destroyed
Tlacoban. the principal town of
the island of Leyte.
ate a fund of millions for the
politicians to get their fingers In
to. While some favor a great
scheme of road building wtfh a
big fund, it is going to have a
hard fight for endorsement. Se
attle and Wenatchee are boosting
for the east and west highway
through Snoqualmie pass, but op
posed to this scheme is a big e'e
nient from the Inland Empire
cities who want good roads con
structed first from the trade cen
ters out into the surrounding
The Pacific highway scheme
from Hlaine to Vancouver seem*
to be generally favored, especial
ly by Western Washington dele
HOME EDITION 30 CKNTS A MONTH.
(Ky United Press Leased Wire.)
SAX PItANCIHCO, Feb. 5.
While intimating thai Robert .1.
Widney, a I*is Angeles real
estate broker, who was shot in
tile abdomen here last night in
the apartliienis of Vivien Lyons,
a chorus Khi, formerly the wife
of William C. Lyons of Denver,
was accidentally shot, the Woman
supplied reams of letters and
telegrams from Widney which in
dicate that the broker may have
The shooting followed an alt-
FffiST VOTE IS
SKXATOItS OVERRULE DK
IKNSI-: IN OBJKCTINQ TO
IXTKOIMt IION OV <i:it-
(Hy Uaited Praia Ijch—d WlM>)
WASHINGTON, I). ('., Dec. 5.
—The first test vote in the im
peachment of Judge Archbaid of
the commerce court, came In the
senate this afternoon on a ques
tion of whether the contract for
the purchase of the culm (lump
in which ii was alleged Archbald
was referred to as a purchaser
by the title of "Silent Partner,"
was admitted as evidence.
The senate by v vote of 58 to
6 voted for its admission. Sen
ators lSrandage, Ilurnliain, (Jal
linKer, Guggenheim and Clark
of Wyoming voted "No."
William I\ iloland drew the
"silent partner" contract.
When the trial was resumed
today lCdward Williams of Dllll
-tnore. Pa., continued his testi
mony of Archbald's alleged pare
nt rahip with him in tlio purchase
of a culm dump near fcanton.
The witness was cross-examined
by Congressman Webb of North
Williams reluctantly admitted
that Archbald drew up an agree
ment for iin option on trio Katy
did culm bank, in the Mile or
which, it is alleged, Archbald held
a half interest. Archlmld watcli
ed Williams closely throughout
DAVID LOOSK LEAVES WIDOW,
SOX AMD DAUGHTER Ks-
TATK VALIKII AT 9170,000.
Foreseeing his end, exactly
seven months before it came, Da
vid A. Loose, wealthy Tacoma
real estate broker, made his will,
settling his entire estate upon his
widow, son and daughter.
He was worth $170,000, the
greatest part of which he had in
vested in valuable lands on l"u
--get. Sound and In Texas.
Those who benefit by his will
are Mrs. Margaret K. Loose.,
widow of the deceased broker:
Jessie Loose, his daughter, and
Kenneth I). Loose of Boston, his
son. Mrs. Lin.-.. and her
daughter are living in Tacoma.
Mrs. Loose is 55 years old; Miss
Mr. Loose's wealth consisted of
$10,000 worth of personal prop
erty, $30,000 worth of Tacoma
real estate, $30,000 worth of
King and Jefferson county real
estate, and $UO.OOO worth of
He died after an illness extend
ing over a period of five years.
FATK WITH JURY
(Hjr t'nltcd I'kss I . y s .-.l Wire.)
REDDING C»L. Dec. s.—The
fate of William E. Clem«ntß, on
trial here for the alleged mur
der of William C. Lanrtis, prob
ably will be In the hands or the
Jury Saturday. The gtate rested
its case at the morning session
today and the defense began pres
entation of evidence without de-
LAT'GHS, they say, are the
lnwt cm for ill.- hluen.
Allow iin to introduce yon
to Dr. .lokeHinith, with ot
floen on tlie e<litorlal |i;-.;<- Never
night carousal in the woman*
apartments at the Sorrento hotel
here, during which the champagne
flowed freely, loosening Wldney's.
tongue, and making him in a mo
ment of forgetfulnesß call his
companion "Bess," the name or
j his wife. Fired with jealousy,
I the woman is alleged to have seiz
ed a revolver from a bureau draw
er and allot Widney in the groin.
"As God is my Judge, I am not
guilty of this awful affair. 1
didn't shoot Mr. Wldnev," said
.Mrs. Lyons today. "Hob ej-
Bmlnlng my revolver, a present
from my first husband, when It
exploded. I saw him stagger to
the door with the revolver in his
hands. Even then i thought tie
was Playing a joke. In another
second, however, I saw the blood
spurting through his clothing and
1 screamed In terror."
Widncy, who in still lit the
point of death in a local hospi
tal, refuses to discus what hap
pened before the pistol tracked.
The Lyons woman maintains her
innocence mill declares Wiilncy
exonerated her before he wa»
taken to the hospital. • Between
the two (be polite are pu//i.,i.
Never in all the history of tan
gled romances which have been
bared to the world In San Fran
cisco has there been a case where
more fervor was packed Into let
ters and telegrams than Wldney
crowded into his. Some of the
letters are too familiar to bear
publication, but even the tele
grams, pleading, begging, implor-
Ing for the love of the woman
who wanted to break away are so
strenuous that the. wires must
have warmed when they passed
Beautiful nd petite, the Lyons
woman was apparently trie center
of Widneys life, and he was will
ing and anxious to lose all for
her. Most of his letters were
signed "V. I. A. H." which indi
cate, "Violet, I adore you.— Bob."
Mrs. Lyons, though guarded toy
the police, Is proud of her con
quest. She made no objection to
\Vidney-B letter being taken ny
the press today and cheerfully
concurred in a selection of huge
paragraphs in which her charms
HOTEL MAN CASE
J. W. A. Nicholls will be given
a. chance to expjain why he didn't
have fire escape cards . in the
Henry George ana Madison hotels
before Justice Evans this after
noon. He is charged with violat
ing the hotel law.
CHICAGO, Dec. s.— Despite
reports that the steamer Rouse
Simmons, laden with Christmas
trees, sank in .the Great Lakes
with all on board, numbering. 17
persons, it- is believed here to
day that the vessel may besafe. «!"
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