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YOU STILL HAVE A WEEK Iff WHICH TO DECIDE UPON YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
DON'T miss the pictures and
story of the Men-Who-Must;
those fellow citizens of ours
who tolled throughout tlio
Christmas holiday that we all
might enjoy safety and comfort.
On page 8 of the Times today.
VOL. X. NO. 5.
SON TELLS MOTIVE OF TACOMA MURDER
HOW TO TAKE
CARE OF VICE
Real "Mrs. Warren" On the Stand Before New
York Aldermen Explains How Social Evil Can
Be Handled—Startles New York With Her Tes
By Harry Burton
* NEW YORK, Dec. 2(3. —America was shocked a
'• /ew years ago by "Mrs. Warren's Profession," a
George Bernard Shaw play having for its heroine a
1 "scarlet woman" without shame, who flaunted her
business as legitimate. Popular indignation drove
. the play from the stage.
I And now a HEAL "Mrs. Warren" has startled
New York and centered attention on vice problem!
that every big city in America is grappling with.
From the Underworld.
Mrs. Mary Goode is an aston
ishing figure. Coming forth from
the "underworld" of the metrop
olis, a keen, forceful woman, a
" graduate of three colleges, she
asks New York authorities to ac
cept vice for "what it —a neces
sary component of life"—and to
put It on a recognized, legal basis.
And the most remarkable thing
i about it is that the aldennanic
! ..committee that is wrestling with
the vice problem is taking her ad
vice seriously, and powerful and
respectable women leaders of Xew
York society are inviting this
"Mrs. Warren" to their homes to
"discuss with them her plan of
legitimatizing the "social evil"
and ridding the "red light dis
trict" of its worst features.
She talks to them as an equal,
frank and unashamed, telling of
| "vice as she knows it "from the
Inside." For she, too, is a "re
,*■ "The point is," says Mary
Goode, "you can only CURB vice.
You CANNOT CURE IT. I have
met vice face to face, and I know!
But I know, too, that you CAN
cure the evils that surround it.
And with these gone, vice ceases
to be the gigantic menace it is
"Immorality is here. It can
not be put away by our smugly
denying its existence. But once
universally recognized It can be
put upon the right basis. It can
'be segregated, disease can be kept
I "in abeyance, it can be kept from
prowling the virtuous streets, and,
■what is more important of all, It
can be held to its natural size.
"This is true of Chicago, of
Cleveland, of San Francisco, of
every city in America—for the
'vice' problem is the same every
"As soon as it Is under strict
commissional control, police and
other petty grafters will cease to
prey upon the women who are In
■ "Most of the evils attendant
. upon vice are those which are
induced by the collection of ex
tortionate graft from those who
conduct bouses of vice. This graft
is so tremendous that every sort
of enterprise HAS to be resorted
to in order to increase the Income
- • "There is Just one way to do
and only one way.
"We must take these houses
out of the control of the POLICE
and put them under the Jurisdic
tion of a COMMISSION. They
should -be segregated so as to
'y. y Early yesterday morning,
.1 \ some time before the sun had
tipped the austere summit of
our stately mountain ln
• Christmas greeting, barefoot
: ed little boys and girls had
''•■_:_ tumbled hastily out of bed,
.:'■": and after an Intimate ex
'•.- ploration of stockings which
' hung from the chimney place
j - -or the steam radiator
• —raced for the room
j■■• where the magic outlines of
the Tree might be discerned
L.v dimly through the dawn's
\ misty light. - . -
Vj- Pretty ; soon Mother and
Slather > came sleepily down
• rj^yUrs; sleepily, but with wide
The Tacoma Times
Mrs. Mary Goode, advising New
York aldermen how to regulate
keep the clean parts of the town
"Under such a controlled re
gime there will be absolutely no
graft, no scandal, no cadetlng and
no forced holding of girls. There
will be nothing but the vice Itself,
kept to its minimum.
"That is unescapahle. Ask any
man of the world — any really big
man —ln your city, and see what
he will say."
The salary boost ordinance did
not go through' the council this
morning. It was laid over until
Monday. -Anyone desiring to
protest will have a chance to be
heard on It at that time.
HERE IS THE STORY OF GRANDMA MANNERS AND HER FAREWELL ON CHRISTMAS DAY
The candles were lit, and
after this awesome spectacle
was enjoyed, and the candle
ooze had begun to drip on
Mother's best rug, the tiny
lights were extinguished one
by one, like a regiment of
fire-flies dropping off into '
the dusk. -, .' - -
The curtains were lifted,
and the sun peeked up over
the mountain, and Father be
gan the unburdening of the
How the i kids shrieked .
with hysterical - happiness;
how old Dad did enjoy his B
job, and how he stretched lt '
out! '-'"';...■'' '"...,-: ■"■.''--'■'.
Red wagons from Aunt
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ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 26.—
Dispatches received here from
the Bulgarian front at Tchatalja
say that cholera is rapidly spread
ing there. Czar Ferdinand has
issued an official admonition to
the soldiers to strictly obey the
army sanitary regulations.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 26.Quarrel
ing over the ownership of an
airship, James Conway, an official
of the local union of steam fitters,
was shot and killed here today
by Thomas Frear, secretary of the
organization. The dispute oc
curred in .the union headquarters.
When arrested Frear claimed
he shot in self-defense.
Our grocer hns n cheerful face,
lint I like not lilh m-lii.
His bill he brings with smiling
He la a 8111-lkln.
Our coal man happens In the while;
Ills face Is merry, qu(|e.
But do we like his beaming smile?
-Not by un anthracite!
Our nelu;hbor*H doar Id full of fun-
He lnlxen Krlu and Krlt;
He's bit our children one by one,
We don't like him a bit.
Our neighbor has nn nlil black hen)
She digs up our flowers;
I Then In her ownei'a barn she lays:
! We'll lay her out In ours.
Our Jnnltor linn (one Ills nny,
ReemiNe he icretv ho tired)
lie wouldn't flre (or hi* puy,
And therefore lie mum fired.
Our doctor, with it talent rnre,
Our denr appendix took;
And nt the bill we do not dure
Tukc one swift fleeting look.
DO XT III.* Ml-; 'KM
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 2G. — Every
Greek waiter and helper in the
Hotel Itadlsaon struck when the
orchestra played "The Turkish
Emmy, and beautiful little
grocery " stores from Uncle
Jake were whisked from un
der the tr|!e, to be met with
rapt gaze, little open arms
'stretched wide with welcome,
and then hastily put aside
for even greater treasures
that came from the bowed
branches of the Tree.
A nice warm muffler from
sister; ■ a magic lantern and
a printing press from Dad—
and most beautiful of ' all—
a great . curly-haired dolt
with genuine eye-lashes and
eye-brows; new shoes with
heels on them, and. a truly
ostrich feather on her hat! ',
On theltip-top- 1 branch of
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1912.
ARTIST LEET HAS VISIONS OF PARCELS POST
TRACES DRINK CURSES TO PARENTS
NEW YORK, Dec. Professor Stoekard, of
the Cornell University Medical college, has an
nounced through the Journal of the American Med
ical Association, his discoveries of the effect of al
cohol on racial degeneration. The result of the in
vestigation has shown conclusively that alcohol may
affect the offspring through either parent.
SWEETHEARTS, BOTH 17, GO
TO BUY GIFTS—BUT ELOPE
SEA VIEW, Dec. 26.—With the
declaration to their parents that
they were going to Portland to
purchase Christmas presents,
Charles Strauhal and Elaine Goo
ley, both 17, departed from here
LUCKY BALDWIN'S DAUGHTER HAS
SPENT MILLION ON FEW TRINKETS
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 26.—
After several months spent in
Chicago and New York, Mrs.
Clara Baldwin Stocker, one of
the two daughters who inherited
the $25,000,000 estate of the
late "Lucky" Baldwin, is today
en route here in her $40,000 pri
TWENTY-FIVE EMPLOYED IN
FACTORY BARELY ESCAPE
FROM BURNING BUILDING
PROPERTY LOSS, $20,000.
(United Press Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 26. —
Twenty-five girls fled for
life and two boys were bad
ly injured in jumping from a
fire escape when flames ap
peared today in a four-story
manufacturing building on
the west side. The 200 men
and women employed in the
building escaped. The dam
age was $20,000.
GOES TO INSPECT
Green River Inspector Chestnut
is up on Cedar river today look
ing over the system used by the
inspectors there to keep the Seat
tle water supply pure. He will
gather such pointers as he can
and will be back In a few days.
Mayor Seymour said this morn
ing that he expected to have the
Tacoma men at work up on Green
river cleaning up the watershed
by about January 1.
the Tree, in about two dozen
homes yesterday, was a small
square package carefully
done up in white tissue and
tied with holly ribbon.
It was addressed to the
boy or girl of the home In a -
quaint old-fashioned hand—
but as fine as copper script!
Something like this:
"With all my love to
From Grandma Manners."
The excited rush of the
youngster reaching for - the
prize was. checked with child
ish abruptness as Dad read
the name of the giver
"From , Grandma . Manners!"
j The childish hand | out
at different times, met In Port
land, and are today wed. The
first intimation the parents re
ceived of the wedding was when
they read the marriage license an
nouncement In a Portland paper.
Forgiveness was forthcoming.
vate car to stay an Indefinite
period. Mrs. Stockcr, who has
been busily spending $1,000,
--000, will bring with her the re
sults of her labor, including:
Diamonds, $250,000; silverware,
$20,000; automobiles, 130,000,
and many valuable art treasures.
9 , BANK CLEARINGS «
9 Tacoma — Clearings, $770,- 9
9 217.03; balances, $100,- 4
9 640,20. 0
0 Portland — Clearings, $2,- 0
0 602,098; balances, $150,- 9
9 752. •
0 Seattle — Clearings, $2,- <•>
0 173,713; balances, $230,- 0
0 997. ~ ♦
Deputy Sheriff Palmer left
today for Woodland, a town near
Vancouver, Wn., to bring back a
young man named Miller, who is
accused of stealing a horse and
buggy from the Pierce livery of
STOCKING BASK Willi
CHICAGO, Dec. 20. —Mrs. . Helen
Reynolds, a manicurist. had her
pocket hunk picked of two cents
while $9S remained safely In her
Mocking. "The stocking bank for
me," she said.
. For Tacoma and vi
cinity: Rain or snow
tonight and Friday.
Rain or snow west to
night and Friday; rain
or snow east portion
tonight and Friday.
,:'stretched to receive the little
| package halted —for Grand-
I ma Manners was dead!
»> How could she give a
'Christmas present when she
had . been dead a whole
• -• •
3 Little children do not un
derstand these things, may
be; bo the grown-ups had to
tell the story.
■ "Grandma Manners was
Mrs. Margaret Manners, who
lived with her son in a lit
tle cottage on j South Pine,
Close to 12 th street. "
v All of the children in the
neighborhood,' always called
her "Grandma Manners," for
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9 1,000 MESSAGES ♦
9 ■■ 0
•> Western Union Telegraph 0
•> company handled nearly <£>
► 1,000 messages in Tacoma ♦
•■ yesterday, showing an in- ♦
♦ crease over the business a 4
•> year ago of just about 50 ♦
* per cent. •
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While Patrolman .".ngiis was
busy lust night arresting an aged
Japanese and a child who were
beating a rug "inside the flre lim
its," burglars pried their way into
two downtown stores where they
secured loot to the probable value
of several thousand dollars.
A pan of gold nugi>'ts was part
'of the plunder taken from the
[jewelry establishment of Barry
CnntotT, 15-3 Commerce street.
Although the exact value of the
gold has not been determined it
is likely it will reach well into
Other articles of jewelry, In
cluding eight watches and a num
ber of pins of worth were taken
from this place.
But a few minutes before the
Cantoff store was robbed a sec
ond-hand clothing store on 14th
street between Pacific avenue and
A street was entered. Little of
value was taken here, however.
The robbers made good their
Meanwhile, between 2:30 and
3 o'clock Patrolman Angus,
whose nightly rounds bring him
within easy earshot of the two
looted stores, was arresting two
Japanese, George Fong, aged 61
years, and Horn Yuen, 15 years
old. These two were cleaning a
rug In front of a Japanese store
on lower C street.
READY TO START
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PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 2C. —
Everything is in readiness, even
to the decoration of the special
train, for the Journey of 100 or
more Oregon boosters, going un
der the name of the Royal Ros-
I arians to California.
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9 AKRON', 0., Dec. 26. — 0
0 Jas. drown, second son of 0
0 John Brown, "the libera- 9
0 tor," ia dead here today, 0
9 aged 90. 0
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she was a dear old lady—
blessed with that sweet char
acter which one finds only In
those who have suffered
most; for "Grandma" Man
ners had been bed-ridden for
several years. , ~. -
The doctors had given her
up, as the saying goes, time
and time again; but "Grand
ma" Manners was made of
no common clay and she lov
ed life; so she lived! " "
But the end approached a
few weeks ago. The nurse
whom "Grandmas devoted
son had Insisted upon hav
ing by her side, observed that
her charge had. gome : great
secretperhaps some worry
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State to Make
Geo. W. Donaghey of Arkansas,
By K. C Rodgers.
LITTLE HOCK, Ark., Dec. 26.
— "It was my message to the
PEOPLE of Arkansas, the treeing
of 366 convicts," declared Gov.
George W. Donaghey, to me to
"For four years I have
been begging, PLEADING,
with legislatures of this state
to abolish tlie convict leas
".Now I have gone over the
heads of the lawmakers, and
THEY'VE GOT TO ACT!
"I have reduced the number of
convicts bo that the warden can
not lease any out to contractors.
l did it at this time of the year,
because I knew that It would
strike home harder to have 3GO
convicts turned loose at the be
ginning of winter."
The convict lease system of
Arkansas has been a blot on the
good name of the state for years.
When there were too many con
victs to work on the state farm
the rest have been sold, or leased,
to contractors, who In turn sold
them to the Rock Island and the
Iron Mountain railroads.
"The prisoners in convict
camps were led mostly on
sour pork and beans," says
the governor, "and were
herded in cars at night, "I
or 'J", men lo the ordinary
box-car, where they slept
amid filth ami vermin.
"The slightest complaint
upon the part of any convict
brought him ii lashing with
a leather strap six feet long
ami four Inches wide."
Gov. Donaghey wants the
state to provide a penitentiary
fund, so that convicts who can
not be worked on the state farm
may be put upon the roads under
state supervision to make a sys
tem of good highways.
George W. Donaghey is a hod
carrier! lie doesn't give a hoot
for tile hats and frock coats and
diplomatic politics. He used to
carry bricks and mortar to the
bricklayer. Then lie started a lit
tle contracting business, building
houses and stores, and prospered.
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PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 2C. —
The Pacific Power & Light com
pany today announces that this
city is to have the largest elec
tric power plant in the state. It
is estimated that the cost will be
$750,000 and 1,200 men will
work day and night shifts In or
der to have it completed at the
j earliest possible date.
—on her mind. By dint of
much diplomatic questioning
she learned "Grandma's" se
"I feel I am going to be
called before Christmas — '
and what will all my chil
dren do if they don't have
something from Grandma
Manners?" she asked.
So, while the Dark Angel
stood by to bring the long
vigil to a close. Grandma
Manners began, with her own
palsied hands, to make the
little gifts for "her children"
It was to be her farewell,
and she wished it all to be
worthy of her. ' X'T^. ■■'■. .
When the very last was
ITALIAN SLAIN IN COLD
BLOOD OX CHRISTMAS
MORNING HAD «ioo WHEN
m: was ROBBED — son'
KNEW NOTHING OP FATH-
Kit's DEATH UNTIL TODAY
Frank I.nzerro, lbe aged Ital
ian section hand, was clubbed to
death for a paltry hundred dol
Carlo I.a/.erro, 18-year-old son
of the murdered man, returned
today from Centralia where he
bail spent Christmas, with what
scons to be a plausible theory as
to the motive for the ghastly
That his father was carrying a
small buckskin sack containing
about $100 in silver, was explain
ed by the grief-stricken lad. This
sack lias not been seen since the
Carlo knew nothing of his fath
er's death until lie reached their
box-car home at 13th and DocK
street about noon today. He
found the furniture lying about
the place In wild disorder and
great splotches of blood upon tho
Terrified, he made Inquiry, and
when he found out the truth, was
prostrated. It was not until near
ly 2 o'clock that be was able to
walk to the police station.
lie said he does not know who
the murderers might have been.
The police say, however, they
have become possessed of Infor
mation that may lead to material
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WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 26.
—The first round In the long
drawn out battle which Is ex
pected between the postofflce de
partment and the express com
panies through the operation of
the new parcels post has been
fought here as a result of the plan
of San Diego, Cal., man to start
shipping to New York two car
loads of prunes by the govern
The department received word
that the San Diego shipper In
tended to start his shipment In
January under the zone system,
which would make the postal rate
91 cents for an eight pound pack.
Hearing . this, the express com
panies at once cut their prune
rate for the distance to 35 cents
on eight pound packages.
4 DIE IN WRECK
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CHAMPAIGN, 111., Dec. 26.—
Hit by an Illinois Central Limit
ed train four miles south of here
as they were returning from a
Christmas celebration. Edward 11.
Miller, 34; Mrs. Maud Miller, 33;
Ruth Miller, 8, and Wayne Mil
ler, 4, are dead today. Opal
Scott, 11, the child of a neigh
bor of the Millers, was seriously
Injured. The train struck a dou
ble-seated rig which the Millers
were riding, smashing It to bits
and hurling the occupants a great
finished —they were pretty
little ribbon contraptions
with a sweet scent to them
— contraptions which we
mere men know nothing of,
and affect to scorn:— when
the very last was finished,
Grandma Manners closed her
tired eyes and went to Sleep.
She'had said good-bye to %"
the little boys and girls who ,• '•
called her "Grandma," and
who loved her bo much be
cause she was kind and
• '.•■ . .. ■_
Little children do not un- --
derstand these_" things,. may- "y,
be; so we' grown-ups - must "v^,
tell the story! "':Jy^'