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Will You Help the Times Send That Auto Load of Food and Clothing to the Lessings Wednesday? If You've Never Helped Others, Here's Good Place to Begin
O, see I In- Man walking Along
so I ;isl. Is he Kunning to a Fire?
No, Helene, but his Wife told
him to Got a AViggle on with His
Christmas shopping and lie
VOL. IX. NO. 308.
THE LESSINGS WILL SURELY
BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS
The Times on Saturday printed the story of John Leasing and his fam
ily of four—their destitution and needs —and the Times said then that it
would send an auto-load of food, clothing and other necessities to the Les
sings by Wednesday—
The readers of the Times eared whether the Lessingfl had a cold, cheer
less shack and a hare larder; grim things lor the holiday season.
The Times was rißlit; there will lie an auto-load of clothing and food and a little purse of
money, too, for beginning early this morning, folks began to bring these much-needed things to the
Times office for the Lessings.
Many things are still needed; non-perishable provisions and groceries, clothing for John I-.es
slng and his wife and for his little girl (Sj, the little boy (C), and the baby, who is only two years
And while you are planning on what you are going to have Santa Claus bring to your wife
and youngsters—don't forget John Leasing and his family of four.
The Lessings have been in Tacoma five weeks; they have been playing in almighty hard luck.
Lesstng has been too ill to find work, and since Tuesday, when they were thrown out of lodging
rooms for which they could no longer pay, have been living in a small cottage at Lakeview gen
erously turned o^er to them by an utter stranger.
The Lessings have been accustomed to better things than sheer destitution. But when every
avenue of relief seemed closed, they applied to "the county" for help; but the law is the law. "The
"county" cannot help the Lessings even though they might be perishing for want of a crust because
they haven't lived within the county for six months. That's the law!
So far as the authorities are conceriuMl, then, the Lessinns may starve to death between now
nnd Christinas; the county will bury Ihem, for there is M law against that.
The Times believes that Tacoma people with warm hearts in their breasts will not mind very
much that the Lessings have not lived in the county for six months; and these people who are
willing to help the Leßsings with clothing or foo 1 or a little money are invited to send their con
tributions to the Times office, Ninth and Commer o, not later than Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday the Times will send whateve" gifts may come to the Lessings in an automobile.
So, whilst you are planning what Santa Clnu • will bring to your little Johnnie aiu] your little
Mary, don't forget that there are three little youn .' ters in that bare cottage at Ijakevicw watching
They believe that there is a Santa ( I.in-, too!
Bearing the sinister imprint of
a black hand, a letter addressed
to O. Oeitelgoerte, the proprietor
of the Wakefield hotel, 1218 1-2
South Tacoma avenue, had tlie
effect of throwing Oeitelgoerie
into a panic of fear today, and he
sent in a hurry call for the police.
The le/ter simply demanded
that Oeitelgoerte give up $2,000
to "the black hand" or he would
have cause to regret it.
The police are investigating
the affair, although it is believed
that Oeitelgoerte is the victim of
•• practical jokers.
AH, HERE'S PANSY
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9.—Mrs.
Pansy Lesh, acquitted in Sedalia,
„, Mo., of murder following a sen
sational confession here of two
crimes, will return to Los Ange
les, according to word received
today by her husband, Warren C.
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• FOOLISH QUESTIONS <J>
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Please tell me how to take the
wrinkles out of a washboard.—C.
Place the washboard in a tub
■ of hot suds. Massage the board
vigorously with a piece of wen
soaped cloth and eventually the
■wrinkles will wear out, or you
When on the street, should a
gentleman walk on the Inside of a
lady or on her outside?—J. D. B.
<t "' It is much more comfortable to
■walk on. her outside. But even
then there should be no sharp
sails in your shoes.
A young- man the other day told
mo that my voice was euphonious
Please give me the derivation of
that word so I will know what he
From the old Latin word
To decide a bet. please answer
the following question: What be
came of the ancient Romans?— J.
P. , ■
So far as we know, all of them
I have a dress that Is too lon*.
' It drags on the sidewalk and gets
dirty. What shall I do?— Puzzled
Pauline. • ■•■.'
■ Clean It. • ~ • , "
If you wish to borrow
money on real estate
mortgage, buy a home or
home site, rent a home or
Insure your property
against fire loss.
Calvin Philips &Co.
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THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
ifpr Tacoma and
fair tonight and Tues
Generally fair tonight
After two days of testimony in
Judge Card's court August Ma
leski, who charged Manley Ettor
with assault, was given a verdict
of $1 and costs. The suit asked!
lor $l?, 500 damages. Costs will
amount to $CO. The fight oc
curred during a dispute last sum
mer, Ettor knocking the other
an down when he called Ettor a
vile name. Manley Ettor is fath
er of Joe Ettor, one of the Law
♦ rarer POLICE AUTO. <$■
♦ The city council this <•>
♦ morning authorized Commis- ♦
♦ sioner Mills to call for bids ♦
♦ for a five passenger grey- <£■
♦ hound for the police depart- ♦
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SI'IT OVKII WATKIt,
Charging that the water siipply
afforded through the mains of the
city Is filthy and unfit for use,
the city of Chehalis today filed
suit against the Washington-Ore-
gon corporation which supplies
(he water Chehalis Js to estab
lish a municipal water system
MUSLIMS OFFER rHAYI;It
CALCUTTA, Dec. 9.—Public
meetings are being held by Mos
lems throughout India at which
prayers of intercession for the
integrity of the Turkish empire
and the safety of the sultan are
A ROMANCE OF SAWDUST HEARTS, WITH AN APPEAL TO HUMAN HEARTS
BY FRED L. BOALT.
On the day of which the tale tells, which was a week before
Christmas, Peter, the boy doll, got up very early, as usual, and, whis
tling to Rover, started for the farthest corner of the nursery to tend
the flock of woolly baa-lambs which were grazing on the fringe of
Peter and Rover had been on the job but a little while when
Clarabelle Montgomery of Prospect Hill came tripping along, bound
for Table-legs Forest. Clarabelle was very pretty, and Peter was
secretly in love with her, but he did not dare tell her so, for Clara
belle's father was awful rich, and they lived in a big house, while
Peter lived in a hovel with his widowed mother and Rover.
"You'd better not go into Table-legs Forest," warned Peter
"There's a Teddy Bear there."
But Clarabelle only turned up her nose and passed on.
Now, to get the straight of this story, you must remember that
the dolls' day begins when the children's has ended, and they are
in bed and fast asleep. Along about 8 or 9 o'clock in the evening
the toys, which have been asleep all , the time the children were
playing with them, wake up and begin having fun on their own
So it. must have been as early in the morning as 9 o'clock In
the evening that Clarabelle slipped away from home and caught
tho interurban choo-choo train for Rug Station. The engine the
kind that winds up with a spring—made good time.
At Rug Station CUrabcllp found a wooden policeman, who told
her how to get to Table-legs Forest. It was a few minutes later
that she passed l'et.T and Rover.
For a long time Peter sat dreaming of Clarabelle and won
dering why it was he could not make a hit with her. It must be
admitted that at times Peter wus a rude boy doll. On one occasion,
when Clarabelle wag giving a party to which Peter had not been
ASKS 10 BE
(Ily United Press Leased Wire.)
NEW YOIJK, Deo. o.—Unmis
takably sane and well aware of
what lie was saying, the earnest
cane of John McAllister, .V> yeurs
<if ajje, could not bo mistaken to
day, as he lay helpless in Ills com
fortable Washington heights home
and lieKKed to be killed.
McAllister is su<jring from
progressive muscular atrophy. For
seven years he has lain In his
room, paralyzed, helpless. Doc
tors say that If he awaits the na
tural end, McAllister may live
another la years.
McAllister doesn't want to
wait. He knows the end is In
evitable, that any alleviation Is
"1 would be glad to know that
the boys were 'carrying me out,'
—you know what I mean," Mc-
Allister said, and he said it with
"I want somebody to kill me—
the state, the city—anybody. It
would be an act of mercy, justifi
able, under the circumstances.
It would be a relief to me, to my
family, to my friends and neigh
"I want a law passed, providing
for the humane removal of hope
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1912.
TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS—SOME FOGGY MORNING SUGGESTIONS
Burglars who broke into the
"Sugar Bowl" candy shop at 910
Pacific avenue, and then ransacK
ed the dressing rooms of Pan
tages theater, next door, early to
day got away with a variagated
but not particularly valuable col
lection of loot.
From the "Sugar Bowl" the
thieves got $4 in cash, three boxes
of candy, a box of cigars ana a
quantity of cigarettes. From the
theater they got a revolver, a pair
of shoes and several small arti
cles belonging to performers.
Entrance to the theater- was
gained thrcugh an exit door lead
ing from the candy store.
MAY NOT ACCEPT
(By Vnited Press Leased Wire.)
TOKIO, Dec. 9.—Count Terau
chi has not accepted the pre
miership of Japan. Friends here
today say Terauchi will not ac
cept, because he cannot get a
free hand in his cabinet selec
TURK 65 POUNDS
(By I iiiii-il PreM Incased Wire.)
SEATTLE, Dec. 9. —The great
bronze turkey, weighing 65
pounds, owned by the Bellevue
poultry farm, champion of the
Madison Garden show, is one of
the big features at the Seattle
poultry show which began here
HONORS FOR DOG
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WALLA WALLA, Dec. 9.—
"Sheii," the "' faithful watctTdog
who saved the lives of sev-acal
lodgers in a rooming house
where a fire broke but, as he xan
from room to room barking .■. a
warning, was buried here yeßter?
day with impressive ceremonies.^
(liy United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN BERNARDINO, Cal., Hep.
9.- —Rescued by prospectors,
John McCarthy, miner, is recov
ering today from the effects:: of
being buried alive in the sands of
the San Bernardino desert. Mc-
Carthy's camp was engulfed by
sand. --■• • I tSxsfj
Peter replied: "My daughter, 1 and they indulged in- muaKf»£alk."
QUITE FOGGY, YES INDEED
The K<litor—who is affectionately referred to as "The
Chief" when tfce .Mere Reporter! are in good humor and as
"Other Things" when they are not—fixed the Police Reporter
witli a cold and haughty stare.
"Write me a funny story about the For," said the Kditor.
The Police Ite|toiier, who is a Hardy Soul, bethought
himself of every epic, yen of every standard.. poem that <<>ines
iv the Padded Poets which we Rive away at Christmas time, but
no bright, uplifting thoughts of the Fog would come.
"Write me a comic ditty about the Fog," -<■< l the Kditor,
turning with fine scorn from tlie Police Reporter to the Court
The Court House Reporter mnde twenty-seven attempts
ami vtith a shrill scream of agony fled through the back door
und ran nindly up the Ninth street bill.
"Write me a comic ditty about the Fog," snid the Kditor,
of the man at the Fifth Deck. This man bus it
veranda-like brow and his hair is gray at the temples; he is ti
scholar. He pored studiously o'er the thirty volumes of the
F.ncyc. ltrittanica, skipped through the pitges of the Old l'aiin
ers' Almanac and emptied his waste-basket—but not a line
on the Fog.
"Darn it all," said the Kditor savagely. "Can't you men
Write anything about the Fog? Well, I'll do il myself."
Ami after wrestling with the weighty subject for an hour
'and ten minutes the Chief evolved the following scintillating
"PKF.TTV FOGGY, ISN'T IT?"
ROOSEVELT IN CHICAGO
READY FOR CONFERENCE
CHICAGO, Dec. 9. —Theodore
Roosevelt, former president, and
200 New York and Ntw England
progressive leaders arrived here
at 1:00 o'clock this afternoon for
the national conference of tho
new party, which is to be held to
More than 500 adherents wel
comed Col, Roosevelt and tils par-
PRETTY WIDOW CHARGED
WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER
(By I'/iited Press Lcjiscd Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9. —
Mrs. Frances Vivien Lyons, In
whos«; apartment! here last week
Robert .1. Widney, a wealthy Los
Angeles real estate man, was
shot, was formally charged today
with assault with intent to com
Widney, who has been in tlie
SKATTLE, Dec. 9. —Seattle is
beginning to see daylight today,
after being enveloped in the
heaviest fog in years all yester
day afternoon and last night. No
accidents were reported, but nav
igation on iuget Sound was mote
or less impeded.
ty at the Twelfth street station
and cheered their leader vocifer
Prior to Colonel Roosevelt's
Urlval, Chairman Perkins wished
to call a meeting of the national
progressive executive committee
bat us no quorum was obtainable
the session was postponed until
later in (he day.
Morton hospital since the shoot
ing, is better and probably will
ret-over. Mrs. Lyons has been held
here in detinue since the shoot
The action in charging Mrs.
Lyons with attempted murder, the
woman and John Rutlidge, her
attorney, say meets their wisiies
MILT. GET! VKHDKT.
The jury in the case of the
Menzer mill against the North
ern Pacific and Harriman rail
ways for burning their shingle
mil] at South Tacoma, this morn
ing returned a verdict in federal
court for $2,000 against the rail
Invited, he had stuck his tongue out at her and called:
Smarty, smarty, gave a party;
Nobody came but a big, fat darky.
Peter was pondering this incident and wishing he hadn't be
haved bo badly when a shrill scream rang out upon the chill air
Quick as Peter was, Rover was quicker, and when Prter had en
tered the edge of the forest he saw a ferocious Teddy Hear chas
ing Clarabelle, while Rover was on the heels of the bear:
By and by Rover caught up and gave the bear a good nip. The
bear turned with a savage growl and reared on his haunches and
plucky Rover attacked him with great vigor.
Peter, who happened to be armed with a stout cudgel, execut
ed a neat flank movement and hit the bear, who was too busy
fighting Rover to notice, a very severe wallop on the bean.
Then, when the l>ear was dead, Peter stood with his foot on
the brute's neck, while Rover, stood by, wagging his tail. They
made an imposing picture.
By this time Clarabelle had recovered from her fright, and
she approached Peter and cried, "My hero!" and Peter replied:
"My darling!" and they indulged In other kinds of mushy talk
which people use when they get engaged to be married.
• • •
About this time two middle-aged humans In another part of
the house were talking sleepily and yawning. By and by one of
them—the one in trousers—who had been reading the Times, got
up, stretched, and said: "Me for the hay."
"Bfflore you go, dear," said the one in petticoats, "how about
the chliritvin'a Christmas"
'"Ciav'B wour problem, not mine," growled the one in trousers.
"But, ' Complained petticoats, "they have so many toys now.
And most cf them are perfectly good. My goodness, the nursery
is all cluttered up with them, aa it is. And what we'll do with a
lot more I'm sure I don't know."
O, why does the Office Boy smile?
O, that in Ih-i'iiiim- He Is So oblig
ing iind anxious to Itiin your l.r
ruiMls for You. Has the Child
Rone daffy? No, Itollo, but
Christmas is coming-
DOCTOR PLEADS FOR
SON TO CURE HIM
Little Stanley Edwards Has
bom with the genii of the deadly
"white platilie" in his spine.
That (CM eight years ii^ii.
Today Ills lather, Or. Charles
It. Kd wards of i:ilensliiii i;. li
pleading; ; that I lie superior court of
I'ierce county give him back his
hoy from his divorced wile loRR
enough to enable a cure to be el
| "I can save my eon from be
coming a poor twisted cripple,"
says Dr. Edwards. "It will take
me four years, but I can do it if !
the court will set aside the order i
giving my former wife his sole j
custody for that length of lime.
"When 1 have made my boy
straight he may go back to his
And that is why .Indue Clifford I
today issued an order demanding j
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■>> PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec. 9. — Because he befriended a ■♦•
if man 30 years ago, Dr. Nealon, a blind physician here, is today ♦•
<•> $30,000 richer by a sum bequeathed him by Frederick Sherl- •*
♦ dan of California, who died four weeks ago. <?>
♦ Dr. Neaion declares he will give half the legacy for the <S>
■•■ building of a hospital for Hie blind where patients may ob- <»
■■•> tain the services of skilled masseurs. * <j>
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Nellie Storle, with a $4 0,000
judgment against Fred Hogan for
a breach of promise, does not
propose to let the matter drop
until she gets the money. This
morning Ralph Woods filed an af
fidavit in federal court staling its
believed Nora Maolny had prop
erty belonging to Hognn and the
court ordered her to come In
within 20 days and make a show
ing of such possessions.
HUBS FOR FINGER.
N. E. Holniberg Is asking $1,
--06n from the rity of Tacoma in
Judge Clifford's court today for
one stiff finger.
He claims the city, due to a
defective sidewalk on South C
street, caused the stiffness of the
30 CENTS A MONTH.
of Mrs. Eva A. Edwards that she
appear before him and show canst*
why the child should not be turn
ed over to hi.s father.
The Edwards were divorced by
Judge Clifford to June, 1912.
Attorney J. Matthew Murray waft
Mrs. Edwards' counsel.
in his petition for the setting
aside of the former order of court
Dr. Edwards has .said his son
eanio into the world inheriting the
tubercular germ, a peculiar form
of the disease, in fact, known a»
"Potts" disease, "f'otts" disease
affects the spine. The father says
nil son is now a helpless cripple,
with his spine bent sadly.
He declares neither himself nor
his wife are able financially to
stand the expense of procuring a.
physician other than himself to
attend the child.
A new salary ordinance will be
introduced in the council next
Wednesday for city employes.
I'olioe and firemen are to get a
salary raise next year. Commis
sioner I,awson is also figuring on
raising .his men in the light and
water department. Whether the
rest of the council will agree
with ' him or not will be Been
when he brings in his recommen
(Hy United Press loused Wlre.>
MOBILK. Ala., Dec. 9.--Tele
granis from Ohoctaw county brine
(he newg that an enraged mot>
hanged three negroes there early
today for assaults on white girls.
Six negroes \vt;re rescued by of
ficials and are en route here tor
I News Items From
I the Hicktown Bee
Owing to a leak In the ljcl
lera of the orpin at the M. K.
church yesterday, the music
wan all vocal.
Quite a lot of fencer nround
.Hicktown ix being whitewash
ed Just now. ■
A collection agency can't do.
much good In a amall . town,
■ay* Lafe Watertower, 'rauno
everybody belongs to the Rama
lodge. ■ w_:
WANT to sell
A TIMES WANT