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gVOL. IX. NO. 312.
CONDEMNED MEN MEET DEATH BRAVELY
IN COURT ON
I FRIDAY 13
■TODAY'S DIVORCE RECORD.
•■!",_ Decrees Granted.
p* Gustav L. E. Grime from
H^ouisa S. A. Grime, by Judge
'SB Susie T. Gordon from Fynlg C.
nGordon, by Judge Clifford.
I Complaints Filed.
$f Joseph Malervy against Mar-
Karet Constance Malervy.
ijf! Anna K. Parker against Ernest
3' Gustav L. E. Grime was grant
fed a divorce today by Judge East
: -erday, Mrs. Louisa S. A. Grime,
.his wife, having left his side and
I «one back to her former home In
four months ago." They
?|-were married in Puyallup, Febru
ary 18, 1908. Grime alleged his
Swire accused him wrongfully of
Immoral conduct and made lire
|co burdensome for both that she
■ finally left. He gave her $800 a:
I the time of her departure, he said,
t as full settlement against all fu-
I ture claims.
, Desertion and non-support
% were the grounds upon which
j Judge ClUlcrd annulled the mar
riage vows binding Susie T. Gor
don to Fynis C. Gordon. She
claimed she had suffered many
indignities on his account and
f r had lost all her love for him.
, "Her uncontrollable temper nag
caused me to become angry and
morose," says Joseph Malervy in
his complaint against Margaret
Constance Malervy. They were
\ married In Tacoma October 31,
* 1908. Since that time, the com-
I plaint alleges, Mrs. Malervy nas
| gone away from home and re
' malne dab^eut for long periods.
Since September 2C, 1910, Mrs.
Anna E. Parker, who married
Ernest E. Parker in Sisson, Cal.,
in June, 1904, has proven herseir
able to provide her own support,
her husband having deserted tier
on the former date.
Serious objection is voiced by
residents in the vicinity of Frank
Ailing farm against the city con
verting it into a tuberculosis
All last evening and this morn
lug the mayor's telephone has
been jingling and citizens have
been protesting. A petition will
probably be presented to the coun
cil next week against the move
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UNFOLDS PLAN TO MAKE
MILLIONS; MINI) AWRY
NEW YORK. —Aroused by a
Bound In the basement. Coroner
Israel Feinberg discovered a man
who had broken Into his house.
The intruder, unfolded a plan to
make millions. He was sent to
an ' Insane asylum. /
P ■■■■■ — »
I For Tacoma and vi
| cinity: Rain tonight
•} - For Washington:
s Rain west, rain or
- snow east portion to-
II night and Saturday.
• ' ■"" —" —•
If I yon ,- wish to . borrow
:'. money on real estate
i mortgage, buy a home or
• home site, rent a home or
.'lnsure your property ■ -,
. against fire loss. . * '
Calvin Philips &Co.
; til California Bids. r ' Mala It
PLAN FOR 0.5.
10 BUY WHITE
If the tuberculosis cure of Dr.
Friedman proves to be as good
as he.thinks Tacoma progressives
want Uncle Sam to own it. Lor
enzo Dow, who is in Chicago now
attending the national committee
meeting, was instructed by me
local organization to recommend
that the government negotiate
with Dr. Friedman and pay him
$1,000,000 If his cure is genuine.
HER BABE, DIES
(By I iiit.-. 1 Press Leased Wire.)
CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 13.—
Wasting: her strength for more
than a month in hope that her
fast would bring back to life the
babe that had perished two
months after birth, Mrs. Henriet
ta Irvine, wife of a rancher, liv
ing ten miles from Calgary, died
December 8, and yesterday me
stricken husband reported the
matter to the coroner.
Since October 1 the babe has
lain in the cottage, hidden by
coverlets, dead. Nightly prayers
have been spoken for the salva
tion and resurrection of the
child. For weeks the mother,
father and aunt of the child fast
ed In the hope that the babe
would be returned to life. Event
ually the mother died.
RABBIT'S FOOT IS ISKI)
TO PATCH MAN'S ARM
NEW YORK.—Dr. Ralph L.
McFarland repaired a shattered
bone In the arm of Ralph Tom
linson, 12 years, by grafting on
It a rabbit's left hind foot.
Bl MORE DAYS I
After robbing eight stores and
a postoffice at Post Falls and es
caping from bloodhounds on a
bicycle, Fred Peterson, 29, was
caught looting a store at Hlllyard.
WILLS WIPE $1 IN
NEW YORK— Chas. L. Eber
hardt willed his wife %X, "in full
settlement of his obligations" to
Frank Garvin, a brakeman, who
fell from the top of a box car
last August, filed suit for dam
ages against the Northern Pacific
railway today for 110,000.
You Never Can Tell About this Friday--the 13th--Thing
This is the luckiest day in
For some people.
But the popular opinion
is that Friday the Thirteenth
is a very poor day to ask the
boss for a raise; to sass your
mother-in-law; to try to
bump an auto Into the gut
ter; to kick about the city
employes getting that Christ
mas raise, and—
Well, the augeries are on
the blink, in short.
Two thousand one hun
dred and four yearg ago to
day Belshazzar gave the well
remembered feed to his
swagger set and the hand
writing appeared on the
MONKEYING WITH- THE ROLLER SKATES
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
FOUR MEN WHO PAY TH E DEATH PENALTY TODAY I
AGAINST THE RABIES
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<«> in dogs and cats and other animals that are not "mad." <§>
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<?► cauterized and the animal that bit you should be killed. «>
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<§> mine by an examination of the dead animal's head whether <$
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Tacoma doctors are today
planning prevent.ative measures
against the spread of rabies-hy
drophobia, following the death In
the Tacoma General hospital yes
terday of Emll Bleedorn, the Roy
man who was bitten by a dog in
him home town six weeks ago.
Dr. F. A. Rich of Roy, who
brought Bleedorn to the hospital
Wednesday night for treatment,
is speeding on his way to Chi
cago today where he will enter
the Pasteur Institute for treat
ment. The only known preventa
tive for the terrible disease is the
lymph or serum discovered by
Louis Pasteur and Dr. Rich takes
the treatment because it is fear
ed that he became infected while
From midnight Wednesday un
til death finally came to the un
fortunate victim's release at 11
o'clock yesterday, Bleedorn raved
and fought his attendants in the
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<§> crossing 12th street in a taxi." That is today the distinction <$■
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wall; 'twas on Friday the
Just a few years later
Julius Ceasar was attending
a soiree in the Roman senate
when a few of his Intimate
friends punctured him in the
region of the wish-bone with
a carving knife. This hap
pened on Friday, March 13,
In the year B. C, we-can't
Passing on down through
the centuries we come to
that memorable little scrap
between the Duke of Well
ington and Kid Bonaparte,
the Corsican Crusher. Bony
had been wiping up all tho
champs In Europe and held
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1912.
hospital. His horrible shrieks—
mingled with barks and growls
like those of a savage dog—tilled
the corridors of the building and
threw other patients into a panic.
Bleedorn was attended by Miss
Edith Robinson, a graduate nurse,
and when the man made several
attempts to escape from his room,
the young woman pluckily fought
him back into his bed, and with
Dr. T. B. Curran, who tried to
relieve the victim with Pasteur
serum, injected opiates hoping to
quiet the man's cries and allay
the excruciating pain he suffered.
The fate of Bleedorn has
thrown the whole town of Roy
into a panic. Thirty dogs were
shot to death yesterday, and many
people who have come into con
tact with dogs in the past two
months are planning to take the
Pasteur treatment as a preventa
tive; for the saliva from a mad
dog's mouth is as deadly in in
fection as the animal's bite.
belts, to say nothing of all
titles from featherweight to
heavy—^but the Waterloo
bout was held on Friday the
Thirteenth. Surely you re
call what happened.
And so it goes.
The stars auger well for
certain people this day;
but perhaps it will be Just
as well if you don't walk
under any ladders, and If
you chance to meet up with
a coal-black cat with pale
green eyes, step over on the
other side of the street.
You never can tell about
i — — ———— — —^^^—,
Just at noon today a burglar
gained entrance to the home of
Berton Hlley, 1101 North X st.,
ransacked the place and made 1 is
At^ 12:05 Detective Recob ar
rived) on the scene and tracked
the man through the mud up an
alley, only to lose trace of him
when harder ground was reach
A 'diamond scarf pin was the
most valuable article taken by
the burglar, other jewelry stolen
being of little value. The niley
family were just moving into the
house and had gone to one or
the neighbors for dinner.
<$> SANE ANSWKRS TO $>
«> FOOLISH QUESTIONS «>
Where ran I find a book on fur
niture?— Mrs. F. J. H,
On almost any library table.
_ How can I take the shine off a
bald hen.l?—J. T. McK.
Rub the head with lampblack
after which wash thoroughly with
sulphuric acid, taking care not to
get.any acid on the hands.
How can I remove surperfluous
hairs from a tooth brush? T G
Use an electric needle.
What Is the best kind of powder
for the complexion?— U. C.
Will carbolic acid kill a man?—
; Not unless he drinks it.
• Wh<>r.e was the battle of Gettys
burg foHKht?— K. A.
In the middle of the Arctic ocean.
: What. is the best way for • a
yonns? man to earn his living?
Get a job. "
I Who Ever Heard of a
j Christmas Drug Store?
i\ Well, there is one in Tacoma any-
C 4 way. It's all decorated up in a delight
£ , ful manner and it's proprietor promises
|j \ many surprises in the way of alluring
■j i, merchandise—dainty and useful. We
jj'.T call your attention to the advertise
; ment of the Virges Drug Co., 1124 Pa
cific Aye., on page 5 of this issue.
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11. E. HOBKKTS.
Miss ■ Krna Muehlenbruch's
home-coining concert at the Ta
coma theater last night was a
triumph personally and from an
Her program demonstrated a
mastery of the piano that was
very gratifying to her friends and
at the close of the last number
she was shimply smothered in
Miss Muehlenbruch handled the
difficult selections with a precis
lon and vitality that has never
been excelled in Tacoma and won
additional honors at every ap
RIGHT TO TALK
That new police order barring
street-corner orations doesn't al
The commission today ordered
Chief of Police Loomis to permit
Mrs. V. Bernard to speak, during
daylight hours, on 12th street.
; TWO COUPLES I
I BRAVE FRIDAY i:STH |
Even Friday the 13th had no
terrors for two couples who were
today granted marriage licenses.
Licenses were issued to William
E. McKenzle of Puyallup and
Adelaide Hansberry of Tacoma
and F. W. Hartman of San Fran
cisco and Hazel Taylor of Taco
Progressives to Hold Meeting.
Tacoma progressives will hold
their semi-monthly noon lunch
eon next Tuesday at the Y. W. C.
A. dining room on C street.
"PEOPLE ASKED FOR
SAYS GOV. WEST
Fred L. Boalt of the Times staff Is In Salem today to wit
ness Governor West's terrible object lesson to the people of that
state against capital punishment. West's object lesson will be the
hanging of four men in the state prison, men whose sentences
would have been commuted to life imprisonment instead of death
had the people of Oregon so voted at the last election. The peo
ple, however, voted to continue the death penalty and today Ore
gon sees its "Black Friday."— Suitor's note.
(BY FRKI) L. HO ALT.)
SALEM, Ore., Deo. IS. — Four
men were strangled to dentil lit
the penitentiary here today with
all the ceremony pr«>scrilM-<l by
law. They went to their deaths
two by lwo.
Close on 100 invited guests !
witnessed the ceremony, though
their host, Governor Oswald West, -
was not present. The workman- I
ship of the execution wan much !
appreciated l>y the guests, and J
the condemned men themselves j
aided in making the functions n
success by tailing to make a
Noble Faulder and Frank Gar
rison went first. They mounted
the stairs to the scaffold unaided
by the guards who marched with
them and took their places on
Didn't Deliver Speech.
Garlson, a wild, uncultured
woodsman, had planned to make
a ten minute speech which he bad
prepared with great care. The
ElMlta were much relieved when
lie changed his mind.
"I want to say," he shouted,
advancing to the rail and looking
down upon his audience, "that I
didn't commit the crime of which
I was convicted. 'I was convlc;
ed on perjured testimony. The
false witnesses were ."
He started to name them but his
voice choked and for a moment
he stood choking,
"Gentlemen," he said then, "I
have prepared a statement which
will be given to the press."
"HaiiKiiiK Won't Cure."
Tall, wiry, immensely strong,
Faulder then stepped to the rail
and in a voice, clear and strong,
said: "Hanging will never cure
crime. You've got to get at the
root of the evil."
The black caps were fitted on.
The nooses were adjusted. "My
God, not so tight." groaned Gar
rison. It was odd that at that
moment he should mind a trifling
Faulder said not a word.
The traps were sprung at the
same Instant — 11:39.
Twelve men stood in a row,
their faces haggard and drawn,
performing an official duty. They
were the Jury. The doctors list
ened at the breasts of the men
who were all but dead and caught
the feeble, fluttering pulse of
hearts that were reluctant to
At 11:55 one of the three doc
"They are dead."
Even as he spoke there came
the sound of tramping feet, as
guards brought up the stairs two
And that was the end of Gar
rison and Faulder.
Second Pair Come. '
Then came Mike Morgan ana
11. E. Roberts. They, too, ob
served the decencies of the oc
casion, and Roberts, who It was
feared would turn craven, even
hailed some guards in the yard
as he wag passing to tne death
chamber with, "So long, fellows."
They, too, walked briskly and
without aid up the stairs, and
without fuss took their stand
upon the traps. Father Moore
preceded them to tne scaffold,
wearing the robes of his noly of
fice and praying as he went.
Morgan had no statement to
make personaly, but while his
arms and legs were being bound
with the straps, Father Moore
said in his behalf:
■ "Morgan wants me to say for
him that he killed Jo!\n fork In
self defense. He wishes me also
to say that he is not guilty of
killing his grandfather, of which
charge ho was acquitted. Nor
did he have any hand In the mur
der at The Willows as gome or
his enemies have said." » .
. Priest l'i«yi». * .
Father Moor« fell to his knees
and began to pray. ' Roberts, a
dwarfish youth, whose nerve was
doubted, turned out to be, per
haps, the gameat «of tne four.
Perhaps jlt was the "drug| given
him before he left death row that
IF you're looking for real' bar-
IcnliiN before doing your Christ*
mas shopping carefully read the
advertisementii of I in •.ma lead
inn stores In today's Time*.
You'll find anything you want
at about the right price.
30 CKNTS A MONTH.
i sustained him. Perhaps he who
I had lived vilely was determined
I to go out bravely and with dig
Roberts Dies Gamely.
"I didn't mean to kill the two
men in the automobile," he said,
j and there was scarcely a quiver
jln his boyish voice. "I thought
, the officers of the law were
| hounding me. I thought I had
to do something to bring the au
thorities' attention to my case.
I remember shooting once. I am
partly guilty and partly Inno
Kroin then on his voTce trailed
away, and the words he uttered
were disjointed. Incoherent and
without meaning. There could
be no doubt that he was mad.
The traps were sprung at
12:30, Another Jury of 12 men
stood In a row. Again the doc
tors listened with their stetho
scopes for the heartbeats of cry
ing men, who a moment before
had been full of the vigor of life.
At 12:45 a doctor said:
Two minute* later he nodded
and the body of Morgan was cut
Two more wooden coffins were
fetched. The "Ufa! murder" was
at an end.
Meanwhile Governor West was
at the capital having it out with
the friends and foes of capital
punishment. The attorneys of
Morgan did not give c? hope of
reprieve until the last moment.
"Every good movement to suc
ceed," said the governor, his face
as white as paper, his eyes burn
ing in their sunken eocxets,
"must have a yellow dog for its
foes to kick. I'm that dog.
Hanging Is all wrong. It Is a
medieval, barbaric practice. But
the people of thi ß state last month
voted against the abolition of
capital punishment. In letting
these men hang I am obeying the
mandate of the people. They
asked for this. Well, out at the
prison at this moment they are
having a bloody feast."
"But, Mister Governor," cried
an attorney, "Morgan did not
commit this crime. He did not
get a fair trial. He never had a
day in court or a chance to tell
The governor rose wearily.
"I believe you. I believe
Morgan didn't kill York with pre
meditation. All the more reason
why he should die today. If I
should reprieve him now, I know,
I tell you, I know that the move
ment to abolish hanging will be
delayed for years."
The lawyer rose. too, and
would have argued longer, but
the governor checked *im with a
People Cried "Crucify Them."
"Morgan did not kill York with
premeditation," he repeated. "Hut
we will kill Morgan with premed
itation. We will Mrangle hint
and Garrison and Roberta and
Faulder. The people clamored
for the lives of these men. They
cried out. Crucify them, crucify
With tears in his eyes but with
a sneering curl at the corners of ."
his mouth, he concluded the in
terview: "It would be unfair to .
our Invited guests, who nave
looked forward with so much
pleasure to this event, to rob
them of a single item on the
Mike Morgan spent his last
night In prayer. He was seen
late yesterday, by Father Moore. *"
"Mike will go quietly to hi*
death," said the priest on leav
ing Death Row. Frank Garrison I
spent the hours of the night in
polishing the speech which he la
to deliver from the scaffold. He
protests his Innocence. lj Early I
this morning he asked If one or
the, guards, who had been kind to
him, might come to Death ' Row.'".
The guard,came. "You're about j
the only friend I hay got." the
condemned man said, "and lij
wanted to say good bye. ; I didn't'i
kill Roy Perkins, and ; I , want 'you f
to believe It, no < matter what i th» ]
world thinks.■■; I'm not afraid."