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"VOUIX. NO. 314.
MOTHER KILLS HERSELF WHEN SON DIES
LINEMAN ELECTROCUTED JUST AS OWN FATHER REACHES SCENE
ENDS LITE BK
i BRAINS OUT
If When L. Guy Fliggle
'Succumbed to an attack of
iHeart disease at his home,
IllllH Tacoma ay., early
[today, his mother, Mrs. E.
10. Hart, who had sat up
%11 night to attend to his
wants, walked calmly into
3ier own bed-chamber in
[the adjoining flat and fired
fa bullet into her brain. She
If Neither the widow of the dead
jinan, who was taking an hour's
jj«st in another room, nor the hus
band of the grief-crazed woman,
bullet into her brain. died
t Neither the widow of the (lead
[an, who was taking an hour's
[st in another room, nor the iius
fcnd of the grief-crazed woman,
fere aware that Fliggle had died
Wntll the sound of a single pistol
pot aroused them.
i| Springing from his lied. Hart
Iran through his apartments and
Hind the dead body of his wife.
(S Divining the cause of her rasTi
'act, lie walked on through the
"door which Joins his apartments
JWith the flat occupied by his step-
Bin, and found the latter's dead
Body, with Mrs. Fliggle prostrat
■ Terribly shocked by this sufl
en double bereavement. Hart,
rho has lived here for 25 years
nd who is a United States rev
ttue agent, notified the coroner.
■ Mrs. Hart, who was 57 years
Id, had killed herself with a .r,2
feallber Smith and Wesson revol
ver which she had in ncr trunk
or twenty years, her husband
old the newspaper men.
I '"The only way that I can ac
count for my wife doing away
With herself, Is that her Bon's
leath was so sudden and so un
expected that she became tempor
arily deranged and in the N first
moment of her grier unearthed
her pistol and shot herself."
1 The coroner found the weapon
[lying on the floor of Mrs. Hart's
f- Fliggle was 42 years old and
Is survived by a widow. He was
smployod as chief bookkeeper by
ithe Northwestern Improvement
Jompany and had been ill ror only
fm few days.
t During this time his mother
las Insisted upon attending him
I day and night, and frequently
said that "If anything happens to
Guy, I don't know what I will
i FINES OWN WIFE
7, ALTOONA, Fa.. Dec. 16.Be
cause she sold bad catsup, Jus
tice McFarland fined his own
[wife $60 and costs.
For Tacoma and vi-
einity: Rain tonight
- For Washington:
Rain west, rain or
snow east portion to
night and Tuesday.
J.I you wish to borrow
money on real estate
mortgage, buy a home or
home site, rent a home or
Insure your prop my
against fire loss.
Calvin Philips &Co.
til California Did*.. Mala tl
The Tacoma Times
SCENE OF TODAY'S PATHETIC TRAGEDY
• Diagram shows how Mrs. Kurt left the denth-bed of her son before dawn today and went to
r own room where she ended her life with a bullet.
ORTIS HAMILTON FREE
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WALLA WALLA, Dec. IG.
—(litis Hamilton, former ad
jutant general of Washing
ton National Guard, who was
convicted of embezzling state
funds and sentenced to In
years in the penitentiary,
was paroled today after serv- .
ing two yours nnd 10 months.
Hamilton has been an Inmate
of the state penitentiary since
STRANGE MYSTERY IN
RECOVERY OF BABY
MRS. NELLIE PILON
SEATTLE, Dec. 16.—
missing 8-month's-old baby
girl of Mrs. Robert Pilon of
Tacoma was found ln this
city today. The baby was
being held by Mrs. Daniels.
Several months ago Mrs.
Pilon left her child ln the
care of Mrs. Daniels, but last
month the latter moved and
did not give her change of
address. Since then the
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-$> ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. <J>
♦ —W. E. Darnett, aged 9
■§> 22, weight 34 pounds, and <•>
■$> height 39 inches, today- has •
•§> a license to marry Miss Dor- <$>
♦ othy ; Warfleld, 3 19. Miss •
<* Warfleld weighs 130. «>
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THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
February 26, 1910, on the after
noon of which day he became
convict No. 5683. For some time
he has been a trusty at the pris
on and has been storekeeper.
Hamilton was sentenced for
larceny by embezzlement for
stealing $1,118 of the state's
money, though the actual short
ago claimed at the time was
about $37,000. He was accused
of having squandered most of the
mother had conducted a
MELROSE HIGHLANDS, Mass.
Dec. 16.—Miss Melrose Pickell ate
shrimp salad and then was very
11. Ordinary methods for acute in
digestion failed. Doctors made
an examination. Finally a very
much alive lizard made its es
TO SHOP I
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, '.-MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1912.
money on an affinity. At the
time he entered the prison it was
reported in coast papers that he
had agreed not to seek parole for
Hamilton was arrested at
Olympla May 5, 1909, and con
fined in the county Jail two
days later, after an unsuccessful
attempt to get the $20,000 bail
demanded. There he stayed till
LONDON, Dec. 16. — Three
Greek warships, a cruiser and
two torpedo boats and a Turkish
cruiser and destroyer have been
destroyed in a desperate naval
battle, which is still in progress
off the island of Tendedos outside
the Dardanelles, according to a
dispatch received here from Con
stantinople. It is presumed the
Turks tried to run the GreeJc
blockade and reach the Aegean
sea. It is not known what effect
the sea fight will have on the
peace negotiations in progress
Puyallup business men will '
hold a meeting tonight to take
steps to raise $1,000 to buy ad
ditional books for the new Car-
The city has 2,000 books but
It has been discovered they will
not fill the smallest rack in the
new library and the citizens Co
not want the place to look book
AGAINST T. R. & P.
With many indignant . property
holders present ln the court room
arguments for an Injunction
against the Tacoma Railway and
Power company restraining them
from tearing up the Stellacoom
car line began today before Judge
Card. " . ;
WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 16.
—Thousands of bees swarmed in
a twenty-foot rain spout of- the
home of Alfred Denuey, complete
ly filling it and causing an in
- definite postponement or wash
day. The family has been driven
out. y '■- - ' ,7'- ~:':'7'y7.A y
BRIDE OF A DAY MAY DIE
AFTER SERIOUS OPERATION
On what may be the eve
of her death, .Myrtle M.
lluivley, un attractive young
girl of Tacoma, is today the
bride of W. P. Ellingsworth,
manager of the Pacific
Coast Power company in
Tonight the young bride will
submit to a dangerous surgical
operation from which even her
physicians fear she cannot re
This pathetic situation became
(Hy United Press Leased V* ire.)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10. —
With ships at sea instructed by
wireless to search for Aviator
Horace Kearny anil Chester
Lawrence, bis passenger, missed
at sea since Saturday, land par
ties are scouring the coast be
tween Santa Monies and Ven
tura today, while launches are
patrolling the offshore for a
trace of the lost birdinen.
Kearny and Lawrence left
Newport beach late Saturday for
San Francisco, flying in Kear
ny's hydroplane "Snookums,"
named for Miss Louise Mcpher
son of Madlsonville, Ky., Kear
ny's fiancee. Their craft was
last seen from Point Firm in near
San Pedro, heading across Cres
cent hay toward Point Duma.
I.at" yesterday one of the
heavy hollow steel pontoons with
which the aeroplane was equip
ped was picked up off Redondo
beach by a tug. It apparently
had been forcibly wrenched from
A heavy wind and sea had
prevailed throughout the day, and
last night the wind Increased to
almost a gale. Three automo
bile parties, including one sent
out by Sheriff Hammels, were
working northward along the
rocky Mnlibou coast today search
ing for the aviators or their bod
ies. From Hueneme, the port of
Oxnard, a horseback party is
working southward to meet the
Kearny is 26 years old. He
has been an active aviator for
five years. He came to Los An
geles to participate in the recent
aviarion meet at Ascot park.
Lawrence, his companion, is
about 26 years of age. He is a
writer on a Los Angeles news
paper and came here five years
ago, following his graduation
from Harvard university.
(Hy United Press Leased Wire.)
.__ LONDON, Dec. IC. — Because
the monoplane in which they were
making a flight from the Hendon
aviation grounds to Oxrord turn
ed over and fell 150 feet, landing
on the Wembly golf course, Lieut.
W. Parks of the Royal navy and
Manager llardwlck of 'an aero
plane company, are dead here to
A choppy wind was blowing
when the flight began.
POPK'S BItOTHER GETS
HIS SALARY DOUBLED
.ROME, Dec. 16. — Angelo Sar
to, 76, brother of Pope Plus, car
ries mail" 10 miles on foot dally
for 50 cents a day and applied to
the postoffice department for a
salary Increase. lie got his salary
x\ DIET POLITICIANS.
(By I'nlted Press Leased Wire.)
PHILADELPHIA, Deft. 16. —
"Gout and good government nev
er,' go together," said the Rev Dr.
Ely in his sermon Sunday. He
said dieting of politicians would
bo a most valuable experiment in
the crusade for good government.
WOMEN BANDITS HOB
A TRAM IN RUSSIA
" ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 16. —
Disguised as men, two women
held up a train near Jakaterlnoi
sav, raided the baggage car and
shot dead two trainmen. They
were arrested. ;V?.f
known today when application
was made in the superior court
for permission to take the girl's
deposition in a divorce case soon
to be tried.
Dr. It. C. Morse of Puyallup
told Judge Sol Smith, Who is sit
ting for Judge Clifford, that
.Mrs. Ellingsworth will undergo
an operation tonight from which
he feared she will not recover.
The court permitted the depo
sition to bo taken, waiving the
legal notice required by statute.
(United Press Leased Wire.)
SANTA ANA, Oil., Dec. 10
Alter assaulting Myrtle
Hull', ii. ami escaping to the
hills east of Santa Ana,
where lie was panned by n
party of deputies, an uniden
tified thug today shot anil
killed tinier Sheriff Robert
Squires and wounded Dep
uty Sheriff Albert Pinter and
Harry Tubbs and William
Culver, citizen deputies. The
fugitive was later caught und
sin by the posse.
Picture Shows Linemen (Indicated by Arrow) Removing
the Holly of Victim of Today's Tragedy on Pacific Avenue. Em
ployes Of the City Roped Off the Street in Front of the French
Block bile Dangerous Work o f Rescue Wus Attempted.
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* (By United Pros s tfiMfffl Wire.) <«■
-» DENVER, Dee. 16.—"Want address of any man in ♦
?> Denver tip against the alimony -paying proposition. Quick ac- <5>
♦ tion necessary." <$,
<»> ' This advertisement publi shed In a Denver newspaper -i
-9 is the opening gun in a crusa de started in an effort to de- <S>
-♦• stroy the system by which liv sbands-that-were are compelled •»•
$> to pay permanent alimony to ex-wives. <i>
-•> George It. Esterling, chief crusader and originator of ♦
-'•> the Idea, proposes to band together the grass-widowers* or ■•■
■$> the country and wage a fight into the highest courts against i>
•> alimony payments.
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<$> SANK ANSWERS TO <5>
I* FOOLISH QUESTIONS <!
<?• <$>■$><£•<§> ■?> <■*><§><?>'»'
I am fifteen years old and have
been keeping steady company with
a young man for several years, lie
is very anxious to marry inc. Do
you think we should be married
now or wait a few years? Mac
Kindly tell me how to remove
grease from doughnuts.Mother of
Heat the doughnut red-hot and
run It through a clothes wringer.
How can I take wrinkles out of
wall paper? —W. C.
Send two-cent stamp and we
will mall our formula for cold
Please tell me how to take the
shine out of a serge suit —L,. W. S.
Sprinkle talcum powder over
the shine and rub vigorously with
a piece of soft chamois.
How do you play pinochle?B. T.
BIG BOAT STARTS
FOR THIS CITY
Carrying with her a complete
cargo the steamship Karnak, the
first of a fleet of nine new 12,000
ton boats under ► course of con
struction for the Kosnios service
in the North Pacific-West Coast
trade, left Hamburg this • morn
ing for Tacoma. The Karnak
will visit ports in Chill and will
proceed to Honolulu, loading for
the : West Coast. She is under
command of Captain Rudolph
Peterson. - *
THY to do as much of your,-
Christ inns shopping in the
morning "non-rush" hours as
possible now—you will lie less
"flustered" yourself and the
salespeople will rise up and
call you blessed!
Rescurers At Work
NEW YORK, Dec. 10. — The
steamer UeriuiKiian, with Presi
dent-elect Woodrow Wilson and
liis family on board, arrived here
at 3:30 a. m. today, the vessel
docking at 8:15 o'clock. A big
crowd was on hand to welcome
MANNED BY BOYS
SEATTLE, Dec. 16.—Two
United States torpedo boats, the
Fox and Davis, were maimed by
boys of the Washington state
naval academy yesterday on a
cruise of the Sound.
<£<S><s><s> <S><S"s4><3><£ ,<§"s"3,'S"S >3
* Attractive Window at Doge's •
+ Stores over the city *
<*> have donned their Christ- *
A mas attire. ♦
<*> Everywhere the window <?>
A trimmers have caught the ■?•
<*■ holiday spirit and are dls- 4
► playing the things you will <$■
♦ buy for your friends and ♦
•§> relatives. «>
•$ Robert W. Munger, win- ■?>
• dow dresser at James H. *
* Dege's store, has one of the ♦
<J> most attractive and sensi- 4>
A ble displays of Christmas *
<«> goods In Tacoma. There are 9
♦■ things that every man needs, G
9 from a comb to a suit or <$-
• evening clothes. '■■-. -■ ♦
♦ "Simplicity," . says Mun- A
*t ger, "is the keynote of win- *
♦ dow trimming success." 4>
30 CENTS A MONTH.
LIGHTS CUT OFF IN THE
CITY Willi i: LINEMEN OO
TO ici:sci i: 01 U'OKKKIt ON
TOP OP POLK.
"I've got to go up those poles
I tomorrow and I don't want to do
it: they're going to lie wet and
| dangerous," said Quy McClurs
Ist night as he visited With his
'■ father, K. E. 'hire, at the
j room of the latter.
his morning the father was
I hastening to the depot to catch a
' train when be saw a crowd at
| Pacific avenue and 1 3th street.
J I! ■ rushed up In find his son had
j been electrocuted.
McClure with Lineman Thomp
son of tin- line force of the city
| fire department had gone to 13th
and Pacific to fix up the sema
phore signal which seemed to be
out or order. Both men had been
up the pole at the corner in front
lot' the drug store. Thompson
came down ami McClure took his
j nippers to rut tbe semaphore
wire which did not seem to he
As his steel nippers bit the
copper of the semaphore wire »ie
dropped back, flames shot out
from all over I lie pole and pedes-
I trians passing looked up to see
the young man grow livid as the
electric current burned out hrs
Thompson rushed to tho tele
phone ami had tho current sr.ut
off at the power station. Mc-
Clure was then taken down and
efforts were made to revive him.
The pulmoter was secured and It
worked for over an hour on him
while fellow linemen rubbed him
and tried to stimulate the spark
For half an hour no doctor
could he found, but Dr. L. B. Cur
ran finally responded and he pro
nounced the lineman dead beyond
chance of recovery.
City Eelectrician Thome went
up the pole and found McClure's
places still hanging on the wire
with the Jaws scorched by the
heat of the current.
The dead lineman was 23 years
of age and lived with his mother
on South M street below 4 sth.
lie was married once, his wire
having died two years ago. He
has ■ little girl I9a yenrs old.
His father and mother are di
vorced, the father traveling. The
latter was very much broken up
when he pushed his way through
the crowd Into (ho drug store
I where the body was carried and
j found it was his son.
"Is he dead?" asked the fath
er. "O, 1 was afraid of it. I
told him last night to bo care
About five minutes after Mc-
Clure was electrocuted, the tele
| phone rang at police headquarters
I and a woman asked who It was
that had been injured as she had
heard some one was burned by
"My brother-in-law works as" a
lineman and I wondered If It'
could be In ft' she said.
The police did not know at that
time but took her number and
agreed to call her up* when they
A few minutes later they called
her aud told that it was Guy Mc-
And it was her brother-in-law.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
BALTIMORE. Md., Dec. 16.—
Famed as the only actor who ■.
played Irish parts without -a
make-up, John T. Tlerney, for
2 years one of the best known
comedians on the stage, is dead
hero today from tuberculosis.;^
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