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TIIK TIMIS FIKST RKADKH
O, see the Doctor. Where is
lie; (Joins? lie: Is going to tilt up
a Man's lii Miles. Why does he
Do thin? He Need* the Ma/.uma.
lias the Man got liny Mu/.uma?
Yes, but he Will not Have it
l/>ii!{. Would you Like to be a
Doctor, Hollo?
VOL. IX. NO. 309.
PROGRESSIVE PARTY WILL STAND FIRM
UGLIEST BRIDE
KILLS WOMAN WHO
LIED ABOUT HER
Loveless, Soul-Sick Girl, a Drudge All Her Life,
Wins Love at Last; Then Neighbor Woman Gos
sips, and Cinderella's Romance Turns to Black
est Tragedy.
BY E. C. KODGKHS.
IiOGANRI*OKT, Ind., Dec. 10.
—Mrs. Elizabeth Clark Lung, a
mere slip of a woman, 24 years
old, Ik a murderess BKrAUSK
Kill-: IS CGLYI Mr-. Juriic May
Couple, aged 20, the mother of
two little babies, lies in her
grave, the victim of a niurdci-ess'
bullet, BHCAUBB SHE HAD A
SKKPKNT TON«1 TK!"
The "ugly duckling" slaved at
drudgery through all her child
ish years, dreaming her "prince"
would come along and claim her,
just as Cinderella's did of old.
The prince came at last, they
were wedded and within 24
hours after that happy moment
a great tragedy shattered this
romance of common life.
Mrs. Lang shot and killed Mrs.
Copple. In the jail cell she told
the story, between sobs.
"She talked awful about
me to my husband the very
morning after we were mur
rled, mid I xliot her. She
lold my husband right aft
er the first breakfast I bad
rooked for him, right after
he had kissed me goodby
Mid gone to work, thut his
bride wax 'lower'n dirt, ami
uglier than sin!' That's
why I killed her."
"Oh, how I wanted to have
somebody like me," she cried.
"Even my own father hated me.
He made me work, work, work,
and when I wanted to go out,
told me that no one wanted to
see my ugly face. Night after
night, for years I lay in my bed
and cried because God had
made me so different from other
girls who had beaux and friends.
"When I began to think no
body ever would love me, Joe
Lang came along. He never
seemed to notice my homeliness,
or the stories people told about
me, end was so nice and kind
to me. He was the only person
In the world who had told me
that I was 'pretty enough for
him.' He proposed, and on
PREACHERPOET
CAUSES SHOCK
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
COLUMBUS, 0., Dec. 10.—A.
Diramitt, a Methodist preacher,
created a sensation in this city
by a sermon directed against
modern dress now popular with
women. A special portion of the
sermon was the quotation from
the pulpit of the following lines:
"Little girl, you look so small;
Doc't you wear no clothes at all?
Don't you wear chemise or bhirt?
Don't you wear a pretty skirt?
Just your corset and your hose?
Are these all your underclothes?"
The poet ended with a predic
tion that:
"After a while, I do believe,
You will dress like Mother Eve."
REVOLT NO. 0000
(By United Press I/eased Wire.)
PARIS, Dec. 10. —That Cipri
ano Castro, former president of
Venezuela, is about to launch an
other revolution in that country,
is the statement of Le Temps, a
French newspaper here, today.
CONSULT
US
If you wish to borrow
money on real estate
mortgage, buy a home or
home site, rent a home or
insure your property
against (Ire loss.
Calvin Philips &Co.
til California Bid* Mala tl
THE TACOMA TIMES
Dec. 2, five weeks from the day
1 met him, we were married. I
worked all that day making the
wedding supper.
"Next morning Joe kissed me
geodby and went to work. Carrie
Zimmerman came in to use our
phone. She told me of the awful
things Mrs. Copplc had said
about me that very morning.
"Why, that woman, with her
Polhoii tongue, had stopped my
husband as he was going by her
home and told him that she
couldn't see how anybody but a
blind man could marry me. She
said I was uglier than sin, and
lower'n dirt.
"My God! She told htm that I
was so crazy to marry that I
would give myself to any follow
who came along, hoping to force
him to marry me. And she told
him that he was a fool to marry
me when he could have had nic
without that much bother.
"Oh, it WM awful! I didn't
know hlhii I was dome, until I
found myself in front of Mrs.
Coptic's house. I < all.-.I her out,
ami she culled me the vilest
names—nnd I shot—twice. I
didn't even notice her two chil
dren lutiiuiiiit to her apron. I
only saw the woman who killed
my happiness."
The bride's father is held as an
accessory, because ho was pres
ent at the shooting and didn't try
to stop it.
Joe Lans, a hard-working
young man, the husband of "the
ugliest bride," stoutly refuses to
believe that his wife of a day is
guilty of murder. "She was
crazy when she did it. The way
folks talked about her was
enough to drive anybody insane.
Hut Prosecutor If. L. Fansler
and Police Chief Morris are quite
sure they can convict "the ugly
duckling whom nobody but Joe
Lang wanted, of first degree
murder. That means a life term
or death on the gallows.
MILLIONS TO
TESTIFY TODAY
(By United Iff 1,<:.5.-.| Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 10.
—The New York stock exchange
was put on the grill today by the
house money trust investigating
committee. When today's hearing
began., bankers representing many
millions of dollars were ready to
testify.
Because of the interest in the
committee proceedings, the hear
ings were transferred today to a
large room in the large office
building.
THEFT $10,000
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
VANCOUVTR, B. C, Dec. 10.—
Instead of $300 an was reported.
It is declared that $10,000 was
taken from the passengers on the
Imperial limited, which was held
up here Saturday night by a sol
itary man armed with a long bar
reled Colt revolver.
News Items From
the Hicktown Bee
The chef at the Palace Hotel
Is us in' the hoi use vacume
cleaner on ihe Tuoaday eve.
hoiih with si,ll ilin' success.
People who owe the Bee for
subscriptions needn't hurry
about paying up. The editor
has a vast private fortune of
$3.25 and believes In art for
art's sake. (Sarcasm.)
The feller that gets tanked
on cocktails by 4 p. in. and still
holds down a good Job Is a g-»od
feller-well-met, says Lafe
Watertower, whilst the horny
handed toller who gets $12 a
week and soused on Saturday
night Is a hopeless sot.
MONKEYING WITH jj*^ THE PHONE
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
In Mad Hatred This
Woman Murders a
Poison Tongue
MRS. EIJZARKTH CLARK
IiAXU; from photographs taken
(he morning after the arrest for
shooting ln-r detractor.
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<& SANE ANSWERS TO <£
<S> ' . FOOLISH QUESTION'S <!>
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I have freckles, a mole on my
left eyelid, a wart on my chin, a
boll on my right cheek, a pug; nose
and superfluous hair on my upper
lip. What kind of a veil should I
wear?— Miss M. L..
Either sheet iron or reinforced
concrete.
Please tell me how to make an
apple tart.—Mrs. O. \V. T.
Pour vinegar on the apple.
How ran I romove spots from a
polka-dut waist?— Miss Nettle Dolly.
Soak the waist in one gallon of
water containing one pound of lye
and bang in the sun to dry.
How should a broom be held
when not In use?— Mrs. E. ft.
Don't hold it. Hang it up.
Why do the Sixth ay. oars run
three-quarters of a block beyond
11th St. when a fellow wants to got
off at 13th.
STRAPHANGER.
Because the motorman doesn't
turn off the juice.
My little buy has found a little
green snake. Do they bite?
ANXIOUS MOTHER.
Dear Madame: Green snakes
may be every bit as dangerous as
the ripe ones.
I asked you what I should do with
a dress that Is bo long It drags on
Ihe sidewalk and gets dirty.. Satur
day you answered, "Clean It." Do
you mean the dress?
PUZZLED PAULINE.
No, the sidewalk.
Please give me the recipe for a
good face powder. GEUTRUDE.
Mix a quart of ground clam
shells with a pound of graphite,
boil for 20 minutes, add a tea
gpoonful of essence of corn husks,
stir until thoroughly evaporated,
and seal airtight In a gallon jar.
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1912.
WOMAN JUROR
RECEIVES
THREAT
■CLAHM SHF. IS ON VERGES
OF MENTAL COMiAPMB BK
CAUVfI OK KKCKIVIXO
THREATENING MKSSAGES
THROUGH THK MAILS.
Mrs. Amanda Taylor is confined
to her bed today and Mrs. Hattie
Figina is on the verge of a men
tal collapse because of threaten
ing messages sent them shortly
after they filed affidavits alleging
they were coerced by jurymen to
give a verdict of "guilty" in the
arson case against Cris Farrell
last week.
Mrs. Taylor, who was drawn
as a juror in the damage suit
against former Commissioner of
Public Safety Pettit and other
members of the Tacoma police
force, was unable to appear this
morning.
A. J. Lay cock was selected as
a juror in her place.
The messages were sent first to
Mrs Figina advising her and Mrs.
Taylor to say no more of what
went on during the deliberations
of the Farrell jury lest they be
thrown into jail and otherwise
persecuted.
CARD HEARS
DAMAGE SUIT
'Suspicion," the charge by
which the police of every city
in the country may hold a man
when nothing more tangible is
found against him, was today
protected against all attempts at
expose in the Pettlt alleged false
arrest ease in Judge Card's court.
After Adam Whiley, formeny
night captain of detectives, had
testified that he led a raid upon
a room occupied by T. H. Cop
pock and Charles Parklmrst in
the Berkshire hotel on January
1G and arrested the two occu
pants, Attorney Frank Kelley put
the question:
"On what charge was Coppock
held?'
"On 'suspicion,' " replied Wiley.
"Will you explain what crime
it is that you liook as "suspi
cion'?" asked the attorney.
An objection was raised and
sustained by the court and Wiley
was not permitted to answer.
Coppock alleges he was arrest
ed and held without a charge
in the city jail during the time F.
H. Pettit was commissioner of
public safety. He is suing Pottit
former Chief of Police Fraser and
Detectives Darnell, Wiley, Royal
and Albertson for $15,0 00.
VICTIM IMPKOVKB
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10
Robert J. Widney, the Los Ange
les realty broker, shot here in the
apartments of Mrs. Vivien Lyons,
who is held on a charge of at
tempted murder, has passed the
crisis, and physicians at Morton
hospital declared today that his
recovery is almost assured.
CASH IS SHOKT
NEW YORK, Dec. 10.—With
the banks refusing- to lend except
on gilt edged securities, leading
bulls and bears joined in a sen
sational raid on the Htock market
today ami the entire trading list
crumbled.
For Tacoma and
vicinity: Generally
tonight and Wednes
day.
For Washington:
Generally fair to
night and Wednes
day.
DAREDEVILS OF ELEVENTH ST. BRIDGE
WHO DAILY RISK THEIR LIVES AND SMILE
—■ m .j- .. ■. ' a.',V4.-,>a.. 1
Crist Clirlstcnson and "lied ' Newton, steel workers on the new Kleventli street bridge, snap
ped by Times photographer. Two hundred feet in the air they are perched on the wire tables that
\ (•pan tlio steel towers. , #
rift), these men are not Diablo
brothers of ItiiiKimugh's World I
mums shows.
Xiir is there a Ki'Oiit net spread
under them to hold them safe
should they lose their grasp on
those thin steel strings.
Down underneath is a skeleton
of steel beams, ami still further
down, 200 feet, lire the cold suit
waters of Commencement bay.
These men are "Hed" Xewton,
"the dare-devil of the new Klev
entli street bridge." and his lei
low workman, Christ Cristenson.
Their parch is the ruble brae inn
on tiu* viaduct that spans the
lii.v at 11 tli wtreel.
They are only two of 7T> steel
Wofkeri and other mechanics who
are building Tacoma's big bridge.
Tliore is Pat Twohy, who
Stands aloft on a floor beam di
recting this daily aerial perform
ance, watching the placing of
every lieam and girder as the big
skeleton rears itself into the air.
. There are Happy Harry Thomp
son and Charley Walters, hoist
engineers; Ick Matthews and A.
E. Johnson. No one of these has
made a bobble since the brldgo
began, and a blunder would have
meant a workman plunged into
20(1 feet of sheer air—perhaps
death.
There Is an army of rivetters
composed of two "gunmen,"
Ridy:e Uidgeway and S. Peterson;
Dusty Williams, who heats the
bolts and hurls them red and
whistling to Whitey Connoway
and Charley Peterson, who In
turn pluck them from the air by
means of buckets. One by one
they are driven into place, the
rivetting "guns" sending them
home, clutching together the
whole framework.
There's "Peg," the utility man,
who lost one limb in a fall years
ago. "Peg" can walk a string,
they say, without a tremor, rlglit
out over the 200 feet of nothing
,n£ss.
sin: WAS A GAME GIRL.
(By United Tress Leased Wire.) ...
SEATTLE, Dec. 10.—Miss Anna E. Lang has a bandaged
arm today to show for her game defense against a burglar
who attempted to relieve her of a watch pinned on her waist
last night. ■
t. The burglar seized the girl from behind as she entered
her room. She.dragged herself to a dresser, grabbed a re
volver and ordered the stranger out. He refused and In (he
scuffle which ensued she fired two shots, one hitting her own
arm.
There is the pile driving gang
—Fred Dickson, Fred Keniston,
Casey Jones, Bud Dickson, Andy
Mortenson and Shorty Hector.
They sunk the long shafts into
the mud and rock upon which the
great buttresses rest.
Down on the big scow hooking
the steel to the long lines are
Moose Ritter and the "Bear
Dancer." The "Bear Dancer's"
other name is Ed Clark. He
earned his name last winter when
REFUSES DIVORCE TO
PEOPLE WITH CHILDREN
(Hy T'nltort Press Loused Wire.)
SAX FRANCISCO, DM. 10.-
--"Xo people who have children are
going to be given a divorce in
my court before Christmas."
This is the edict today of Supe
rior .Judge Graham, and couples
with conjugal difficulties must
bury them until after the reign
Yes, Old Santa Claus Will Make a Special Trip
To the Little Cottage In Lakeview Tomorrow Morning
Santa Clans isn't due
around these parts, in the
ordinary run of things, till
midnight, December 24th.
But Santa Claus—he's
the same good old scout to
day as he was fifty years
ago—is equal to emergen
cies.
So tomorrow the jolly old
chap will make a special
visit to the family of John
Leasing, and it would do
your heart good to see what
a big automobile-load Santa
Claus will drop down the
chimney of the little cottage
in Lakeview.
Times readers have been
quick to respond to the ap-
Mil TIMKB Mil-. I HKADKIt
Jjook Archibald, at the funny
l.ilfli' num. Is he Admiring a
new Hat? No, lie in DlgKinK up
an Old I i.l that lie Hought in
'»2 and he will Wear it Thlh
Winter. Ain't the Poor man <iot
any Kale? Sure not—he Did lilk
ChriNtmaM shopping Knrly.
HOME EDITION 30 CUNTS A MONTH.
the wind swept up the bay, cut
ting (told. His antics in keeping
warm, noticed by the men high
iil> on the framework, reminded
them of a hear.
And no the bridge glows, d»y
hy day.. On January I it will
he ready for traffic, mid when the
throng; passes <>ver its paved ROOT
few of them will think of the
dare-devils who risked their lives
every day they worked—and
] smiled.
of Santa Claus.
"Divorce is bad enough at any
season," Mid the judge, "liut the
IdCfl of little children waiting up
Christmas morning with nothing
but the memory that their par
ents have just been MpSTftted
forever is too sad to bo endur
able."
peal made for John Leasing,
his wife and the three
youngsters.
The larder is no longer
bare, for Time* readers have
provided plenty of • good,
wholesome food; John Less
ing and his little brood n.«<l
no longer !><■ cold, for
Times render*) have been
generous with their gifts of
mm clothing.
The Times automobile
will deliver the gifts tomor
row, and - the Lessings have
the opportunity to begin a
new lease of life.
John l.f'ssinn walked into
the Times office yesterday
from Lakeview, and carried
back a big hamper of good
things to eat. There was a
bountiful supper in the Ift
tle home last night, where
there had been scant fare
the night before. And the
wholo Leasing family par
took with hearts full of
thanksgiving and gratitude
to the readers of this news
paper who hesitated not an
hour in coming to the front.
Ho, Santa Claiift will imiko
Ills Npecinl visit to the
Ijcwilnfr home tomorruw
nioruing.
What go**! would the old
COLONEL SAYS
NO PARTY
MERGER
(Isy United I'rcss I/eased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 10. — Speaking
lit-loif I lie bull MOM conference
hero today Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt, by inference only, rliin
iii.ii'd himself us the real leader
of the new i>roj>i'<w.siv<> party. He
insisted that the party had collie
to stay and pleaded for its rep
resentatives in RMgltM and stato
legislatures to Work haul to carry
a proKi-fKhiv" legislative program
especially for leK'^lalion which
provides fur federal supervision
of trusts.
Hundreds of delegates wedged i
In when the doors to the confer- j
enco rooms at the I.;i>:illc hotel
were opened.
Col, noo.sevplt, Oscar Str.Tusa
and St'iiator Dlsoß were greeted
with cheers. The delegates rose
en manse when .lane Addanis of
Chicago entered. Col. Hoosevelt
shook her hands. Senator Dlxoa
called the meeting to order at
10:05 a. in.
Roosevelt Biiid In part:
"We have fought a great fight.
We RCMMBplMied more In 00 day*
than any other purtv in history
ha,s accomplished in such a lim
ited time. We forced all the otn
er parties and candidates to at
least gl\e Up service to progre*»
■ slve principle*/'
Roosevelt denounced popular
contributions to campaign funds,
and said:
"I am willing that the party
should take, large contribution*
if honestly offered In exactly ott
the same terms and exactly the
same .spirit ,'lh when offered by
the Kinall contributions. The test
of the gift is the motive and not
the size.
"Kvcry law proponed in the so
rial and Industrial planks or our
platform," he said, "should be
pressed. Our people should ex
pound our policies in the school
houses and before grugM as well
as in the great industrial cen
ters."
"No party which denies to the
people the rlßht to secure justice,
ittCh as the procraMlTM propose,
has tho right to claim credit for
sincerity in any effort or work
for social and Industrial Justice.
"In the matter of leadership
both local and national, no man
should come into the party with
the idea that he can establish a
claim, iio must be content with
the opportunity It offers for ser
vice and sacrifice. 11
fellow be If In canes like
this he was 100 proud or too
busy to make speviul visit*?
Ah, not ..1,1 shim.,—he
isn't built on theme lines!
MAYOR GAYNOR
SUED FOR LIBEL
NEW YORK. Dec. 10.—Declar
ing that Me told only the truth In
assorting that certain aldermen
extorted graft from news stand 11
--oenMa, Mayor Gaynor haß filed an
swer here today to the $100,000
damage suit Instituted against him
for libel by Alderman Henry Cur
ran.
NEAR BURGLARY
Patrolman Noose heard the
sound of breaking glass as he was
passing the plant of the Hill Cer
eal Co. at 1905 Jeffereon ay. early
today. He Investigated and found
a broken window; also two Indis
tinct figures vanished into the fog
as the cop came on the scene.
Nothing missing.
WANT to sell
Your Home?
A TIMES WANT
AD WILL
DO IT!

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