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Skygack Is One of Those Loony Fellows From Mars That's Always Cutting Fanny Capers In the "Nothing Serious" Column of the Times—Page £our
The barbers in Spokane are now
KiiKajjed in cut-price warfare;
They've cut the price of haircut, shave—
Indeed, they would not forbear,
When they've rulihcd the lather in,
Wild quirk and dexl'rous slashes,
To cut your ears and chin and nose
In criss-cross cuts and gashes.
.
VOL. IX. NO. 311.
GOVERNOR SAVES ONE FROM GALLOWS
LOCAL MEN ARE SUING
C ARSTENS FOR BIG SUM
ON PLAN THAT FAILED
Disorganize the Carsten Pack
ing company, incorporated unili'i'
the laws of Maine.
l{eoi-£Hiii/.<', under Massaclius
sets laws, making the cuni|iaiiy v
!*:;l.(.vi>.!ii;<i corporation.
Remove'the Oantea parking
plant and .stockyards to I'iimo.
Conduct nil foreign shipping
through Sim Francisco.
This was the scheme which
Thomas Can ten, president and
general manager of the Carsten
Packing company, intended car
rying out, according to a com
plaint for 1250,000 filed today by
K. Belcher and J. M. Neal .
The plims, tiiey say in the
complaint, have fnilen through
Since they prepared a prospectus
for Carsten and drew up rein
corporation papers.
Want $250,000
For their services they were to
have received $250,000 worth of
capital stock Of the new packing
concern. Bach share was to have
had a par value of $100.
The complaint sets forth that
Thomas Carste:is engaged them
for the purpose of making a pros
pectus showing the intention to
enlarge his packing business and
remove it to Paseo.
That they did draw up the
necessary papers for a now com
pany and made a prospectus.
That CaratMl then changed his
mind and they were not paid for
their labors.
In the prospectus the plain
tiffs claim they get forth the rea
son of the new company was that
Carste.n wished to take life some
what easier. For this reason he
was willing to allow the actual
management of the plant to go
Into the hands of a board of di
rectors, himself retaining the di
recting of policies.
Carsten was to retain a large
portion of the new company's
stock, the attorneys allege, but
$250,000 worth was to be placed
In a bank at their disposal.
Pasco was chosen as a location
for the new plant because of rail
road facilities and low taxes.
Vast stockyards were to bo built,
the Tacoma plant to be removed
to that place.
The prospectus stated that In
Carsten's belief t'.iere was $25,
--000,000 in sight for the new con
oern.
ENDS LIFE BY
CUTTING THROAT
Erie Haglund, a laborer, aged
35, slashed his throat with a
razor yesterday afternoon near
Dupont after he had plunged
voluntarily over a 20 foot rail
road embankment.
The body was discovered by
Jeff Arnold, a section foreman,
who notified Coroner Shaver of
the suicide. The body was re
moved to Mellinger's undertaking
parlors this noon.
On the dead man's person was
found several letters addressed
to his sister and mother in Swe
den and another one in car c of A.
Carlson of the Vega hotel in this
city.
News Items From
the Hicktown Bee
The door on the depot wait-
Ing room has fell offon Its
hinges again. The railroads
ought to be im-estlgated by
the legislature.
Miss Kuphumia Twltt 18 cro
chetlnK a scarf which she will
give to a certain young man
for Christmas. The color la
baby blue (the scarf).
Quite a few kids take pleas
ure in going to school, L,afe
watertower says, but most of
'em have a better time coming
home.
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 fire loss.
Calvin Philips &Co.
til California Bids. Mala II
TheTacoma Times
No Freakyness
In Genius Now
Says Miss Erna
MISS ERNA MUEHLENBRUCH
It is no longer fashionable for
musical genulses to have a tem
pernicnt that interferes with a
healthful enjoyment of out-of
doors sports and other truly
human pursuits.
This is what Miss Krna Muenl
enbruch says, and she surely
ought to know for she has just
returned to her home in Tacoina
after more than three years of
study of the pianoforte in Berlin.
Miss Mueblenhruc'h, is the
daughter of C. T. Muehlenbroch,
the "C" street confectioner. She
graduated from the Tacoina High
school when she was fifteen and
devoted herself enthusiastically
to the study of the piano ever
since.
It isn't polito to tell young
ladies' ages right out in cold type,
but Miss Erna graduated from the
"High" just eight years ago—
you may figure it out yourself.
But so far as temperament is
concerned, Miss Muehlenbruch
doesn't let it interfere with out
of-door pursuits; for she is a
truly athletic enthusiast. Not
the gruff-voiced muscular sort of
enthusiast, you understand, for
she lias a soft, gentle voice, a
sweet winning smile and a real
charm —the kind of girl you'd
call a "very girlish girl" indeed.
Tonight at the Tacoma theater
Miss Muehlenbruch Is going to
show the homo town folks what
she learned about the piano dur
ing her three years abroad.
12-12-12
Write it just like that today—
12-12-12!
Urea line yon will not have an
other chunce to write tin; date in
numerical order— all numbers
the same—for nearly a hundred
years.
The next time you'll have the
i liiim !• will be on October 10,
•_•<>!<>— and you probably will not
rare then!
So do It today whilst you may
—write it 12-12-12.
Itut what difference docs it
make anyway?
FRED WAS IN
AWFUL HURRY
Fred Stevens was in too much
of a hurry to appropriate a niece
of money he had begged from a
stranger this morning. When
the money was about to be given
him he snatched it and ran. He
was arrested by Officers Filkins
and MacCallum.
MONKEYING
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
BOY, 14 ADMITS
MURDERING
FATHEfI
(Isy United Tress Leased Wire.)
LOS ANGELKH, Dec. IS. Alt
er two hours of dose questioning
by (lie police, .Martin Itickcrt, 11,
Confessed (hat lie (shot and killed
his father, Daniel 11. ICickert, lit
their home here early today.
The shooting, the boy said, fol
lowed a quarrel which began last
night when he disobeyed his fa
ther's command to carry wood to
the kitchen. After the. dispute
was renewed today, Riokert went
to the yard of his home to feed
a horse.
Martin, according to the police,
filed at linn with a 83*ralibef
rifle i 111 • >t;• ?i mi open bathroom
window, ihootlag him throngh
tin- heart.
According to the story wrung
from the ttoy, he told his mother
what ho had done, and they
agreed to claim that the shooting
was accidental. It was only when
confronted i>y neighbors to
whom he inadvertently had told
his secret that he broke down and
admitted the shooting. This, the
police say, was corroborated by
Mrs. Rickert
CONGRESS
EXPELLS
BOWMAN
WASHINGTON', D. C, Dec. 12.
—Hy a vote of 147 to IIS the
house rejected today a resolu
tion declaring regular the elec
tion of Representative Charles
Bowman, republican, of Pennsyl
vania. The resolution also pro
vided for dismissing the contest
against Bowman in which fraud
and corruption were charged. The
house then voted to declare Bow
man's seat vacant.
ROOMER FOUND
DEAD IN BED
Fully clothed and lying in U:s
bed at the White hotel, 110 South
14th street, Christ Holmes, auoui
39 years of age, was found dead
al>out 5:30 this morning by M.
Downs. Coroner Shaver stated
the death was due to natural
causes. The body was removed
to the C. C. Mellinger residence.
Holmes was employed by tlie
Dempsey mill and had been stay
ing at the White hotel for the las:
six months.
PITTY AMELIA?
CAN'T WEAR'EM
NEW YORK,
.Dec. 12.—"One
lof my legs is
"larger than it
really ought to
be," said Ame
lia Sumnier
ville, once the
toast of New-
York as the
"merry moun
tain maid" in
Adonis today,
"and I will
never appear in
ights again."
Miss Sununer
ville has filed a
$5,000 damage
suit against the
owners of the
Riverside thea
ter, alleging "a
falling wash ba
sin struck her
bo severely as
to affect the
conformation of her limbs, mak
ing one much larger than the
other, and thereby affecting their
symmetry, which symmetry is a
great asset to her in her profes
sion."
WITH
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER IL\ 1912.
Women Central Figures In
Coast Shooting Scrape
MRS. ROBERT C. WIDNEY (LEFT), THE WIFB, AND MRS.
VIVIAN MERLIN LYONS, THE AFFINITY, DIVORCED WIFE OF
A DENVER POLITICIAN.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12. —
Three wide angles of human af
fection are represented by the trio
of women who aro praying with
all the intensity of their souls for
the recovery of Robert C. Widney,
wealthy Los Angeles real estate
operator, who lies at the point of
d<-ath with a dangerous bullet
wound in his abdomen.
Mrs. Vivian MerHn Lyons,
whose illicit love brought Widney
to her apartments and who, the
police and relatives of the wound
ed man say, was the author of the
shooting. Is being held in detinue
at the city prison, where other
unfortunate women marvel at heT
luxurious wardrobe. She protests
she lover Widney, thought It
HOT OFF THE WIRES
SEATTLE, Dec. 12.—Statistics just compiled show that the
University of Washington, twelfth in size among the universities in
this country. Washington university has a total enrollment of
2,2 4 8 students.
RENO, New, Dec. 12.—Because a stool rail, part of a load on
a work train near here, rolled from the car, sweeping off a gang
of laborers, two are dead and three, badly injured, Tuesday.
SEATTLE, Dec. 12. —Emma Whaley, the 14-year-old daughter
of Robert T. Whaley, prominent resident of Ueaux Arts village, on
Lake Washington, whose home was destroyed on Wednesday of last
week, died Tuesday from the burns «he received.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12.—Grabbing today's date, 12-12-12,
as its motif, one live department store here advertises a whole page
of goods from 12 cents up through $1.2, etc., up to $12, venturing
the naive promise to not do it again', for 100 years.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec." 12..—While Judge Shortall was hearing a
rase in his court a sneak thief stole * fur muff lying on a chair be
side the judicial bench. When the- judge heard of it he reached
hastily for his watch, it was safe.
V
BAKERSVILLE, Cal.7 Dec. £ 12J—Sheriff Baker has returned
here today after a fruitless chase of {two men reported to tally with
the description of the bandits who Monday night stole $20,000 from
the express car of a Santa Fe train {near Taft. He announced that
he had found no trace of the bandit*. '
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 12.— That the famous Liherty Iwll mny
never be able to stand a trip to San Francisco or any other place is
the opinion today of Frederick W. Taylor, the expert engineer ap
pointed byMayor Hlankenburg to restore the relic.
-THE
means dishonor, and insists he
Bhot himself accidentally.
Mrs. Widney, the wife of the
victim of the mysterious shooting,
is at the bedside of her husband
—unreproachful, and asking only
that he get well and return to
their home in Los Angeles. Then
there is the mother, Mrs. R, M.
Widney, wife of a prominent jur
ist Of Los Angeles. She thinks of
nothing but her son's danger and
blames "that other woman" for
all his trouble.
lint the wife has declared,
while refusing to reproach her
husband for his affair with Mrs.
Lyons, that she will see to it that
the woman is punished to the full
extent of the law.
ELECTRIC-
WRECK CAUSED
BY VIOLATION
OF RULES
The wreck at Rlverton which
injured 2ii passengers on the
Ptlfet Sound BlectrlO line last
mouth was due to a failure 10
keep the freight motor following
regular No, 10 passenger train
down to the. speed required by
company rules at the Riverton
crossing.
This was admitted by Superin
tendent Boutelle of the company
and by Motorman 3. K. Caldwell,
who bumped Into the passenger
at 111© hearing held in fodera!
court this morning by the state
public service commission.
Caldwell, limping (111 a cano
from the injuries ho received,
said he was going probably 13
miles an hour When ho hit the
passenger. Re had not used any
power since leaving the last sta
tion but was just drifting along.
He did not stop when ho saw the
passenger ahead because the air
pressure had gotten so low lie
could not and the pump Could not
be started to relenish it. He had
expected to reverse the motor if
any crisis occurred but when lie
tried it ho found the "jack" had
jumped out anil there was no
current on so he was helpless.
Boutelle. Caldwell, Fred Coup
land, motorman on the passenger,
and 11. W. Keatley, conductor on
the passenger, all testified this
morning before the commission,
all to practically the same effect.
THE LAW SAYS
ARTIST IS
DEAD
The death knell has at last
rung for Henri F. Sturgi.s, the
Tuconia artist-cripple.
Judge Clifford today announc
ed in court that Sturgis was to
all knowledge and accounts a
suicide and his body probably at
the bottom of the Pacific ocean,
just as Sturgis said it would be
in a note left when he disappear
ed a year and a half ago.
The state was asking for an or
der from the court demanding
that W. H. Armstrong pay $2. rin,
the amount of Sturgis' bond
when he was arrested for paint
ing nude pictures. Armstrong
signed the bond.
Judge Clifford docreod that
the state was not anking the
money for the moneys sake and
ordered Armstrong to keen the
$250.
When Sturgis was arrested in
1911, he disappeared when re
leased from jail, leaving a note
to Armstrong saying he would be
at the bottom of the ocean when
Armstrong received the missive.
•*> SANK ANSWERS TO <S>
♦ FOOLISH QUESTION! •
<? v<J><S>'S><S><s><s><s>3><j><3><s,<£<3,<3> < j,
Whnt Ik the best tiling 1 to do for
a person who lius bean in tho water
tOO —Swimming, Bull*,
Use formaldehyde freely and
then take him to the cemetery
or crematory.
If I over see a murder committed
what Hhnll I do?— New Pollctmtn.
(Jo up to the murderer, beg his
pardon, tell him not to be so cruel
again, and then take him out to
the lake for a canoe ride.
Can you recommend a prepara
tion for removing a lvi 1,-e and
flourishing wart on the nose? —
Handsome Hetty.
If it is the garden variety o.'
seed wart keep it well watered.
It may grow out next spring. If
It is not that kind, hire a miner.
FOR LBBSINCI POTTO.
In addition to the contributions
to the John Leasing fund an
nounced elsewhere in the Times,
the following were received this
morning: "A Friend," $1; M B.
Bruce, Picnic Point, Wash., %\,
BATTERY
When you're In Walla Walla, friends,
You must nut "bunny hug"
Or "turkey trot,'.' or likra.s not.
They'll slam you in the Jug;
Ami. phis, don't lomp with "Texas
Tom";
'i.. 1,, hun (ul. itiL r chances,
For the cops have put the kibosh on
Those naughty, naughty dances.
HOME EDITION 30 CENTS A MONTH.
"BLACK FRIDAY" IN
OREGON WILL SEE
ONLY FOUR HANG
I JOHN \V. TAYLOR, WHO IS I
SAVED FROM GALLOWI
iiv (iov. \vi:m.
-—— '
For Tacoma and
vicinity: Rain to- !
night and Friday.
For Washington: r
Rain west, rain or
! snow cast portion to- I
! night and Friday. !
DIES FROM '
DOG BITE
Emll nieedorn died at the Ta
eoiua General hospital today from
hydrophobia.
Bleedorn lived In Roy and was
brought to Tacoma last night. Re
was bitten by a pet dog a'«ut s:x
weeks ago, but it was only yes
terday that the dread disease I
made its attack upon the man.
M. .1. Ilurson & Co. of Seattle
have been awarded a contract
for building an extensive addition
to the South Tacoma ear shops.
The shops need more room anil
the addition will materially in
crease aha capacity of the plant.
.
A\ORE PAYS
TO SHOP
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♦ TACOMA MAY HAVE PARK .TO FIGHT WHITE PLAGUE <?>
<S> -—-—- *
♦ The Frank Ailing farm given to the city last year may <$>
<?> be turned Into a groat municipal anti-tuberculosis park, <?>
•> A delegation from the Anti-Tuberculosis society appear- <$>
♦ Ed before the council this morning to ask for a donation of <$>
4 $50 a month with which to carry on the work here. <S>
*> As a result of the confidence with the city dads the sug- ■$>
•* gestlon was made that the Ailing farm be turned over to the <S>
*> society for a place to euro pai;ents. <s>
♦ The council and the members of the society will look <$>
♦ over the place this afternoon.
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Give Your Boy
or Girl a Start
There arc thousands of loving and
anxious mothers and fathers who are
Wondering how they may best expend
their money for the betterment of their
sons and daughters. As a suggestion,
see the BEUTEL BUSINESS COL
LEGE, 6th floor, C and 9th st. Many
business courses are open that uniy ap
peal to you and at a reasonable cost.
.
(lly United Press Leased Wire.)
KALK.M, Or«\, Dec. 18. John
1 \V. Taylor, slayer of A, 11. Perry
in Hartley county, will not hung
I riiiay. He was condemned with
f four other murderers iii the |>eni
tentlury here tomorrow, lint his
! sentence was commuted to life Im-
1 1 1 isiitiinent by Governor West at
I I o'clock today. It is strongly
; hinted that N'olile 1 'milder, anotli
ri of the five, is insane, and lii»
rase will be put in the hands of
ttli insanity commission, I aulder
was convicted of killing Louis <;il
lieit, a ramp rook, who bad shot
I aiildei'V dog.
Faultier .May I'scupe, too.
It is expected that the commu-
tation papers in Faulder'i raso
will be Kent to the prison this
aftei noon. Tt was at firt>t
planned, according to good au
thority, to announce this act of
the governor'! just before Taylor
stepped on the gallows tomor
row.
The governor is denying him
self to Interviewer*, simply con
tenting himself with the an
nouncement that Taylor's sen
tence has been commuted to life.
The fact that the first hunting
will not take place before 11:89
Indicates strongly that Faultier
tins also felt the benefit of execu
tive clemency.
Taylor and Faultier were both
doomed to die together at 7:30
a. m., but under tUo new arrange
ment the tfrst hanging will take
plate at ll:;{0. At that hour
Mike Morgan and Frank Garri
ion win be led into the death
chamber, Jack Roberts, the
youngest of the five, will be the
last one to go, according to the
speculator*, who are going so far
even aH to wager on the order the
men will be shot through the
traps. Hut thu authorities will
say nothing.
(•allows in Order.
The gmllowi is in place. In the
diiiKy bare deathfOOD the win
dows have be<'ii darkened. Tlie
old iind the new hemp nooses
have been fixed to their limbs,
the old noose bearing signs of the
eleven lives snuffed out to date.
The i!cw noose has yet to receive
its baptism of blood, but Friday
it will send two human beings
hurtling into eternity. Chaplain
Bauer is today preparing for the
ailiniiiistration of the final of
fices. Taylor Roberta and Garri
son are ready to receive him,
while Morgan and Faulder are
holding back, lurly and sullen.
When last seen by an outsider,
Huberts was playing the part of
the craven, his lip.s trembling and
a maniacal look in his eyes.
Fellow prisoner! of the con
demned, in a lait feeble effort to
save them, have raised $7r! "for
new trials," so their chairman
states.

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