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VOL. X. NO 6.
LOVER DYNAMITES HOME—BLAST KILLS
CERTAIN THAT
DEATH PENALTY
WILL BE DOOMED
That the Washington legislature at the coming
session will abolish the death penalty and will curtail
the pardoning power of the governor in first-degree
murder cases, is indicated by a poll of house and sen
ate members now being taken by the Tacoma Times.
With a vote of 34 to 12, the house thus far stands
practically three to one in favor of abolishing capital
punishment. There are 97 members in the house, and
it takes 49 to pass any bill.
In addition to the house mem
bers who have expressed positive
views, 10 have replied that they
are still undecided, and three ex
pressed themselves as favoring
the retaining of the present laws,
but declare they are open to con
viction that the death penalty
should be abolished.
The senate has thus far record
ed itself by a vote of 14 to 7 in
favor of abolishing capital pun
ishment. With 4 2 members In
the senate, it reauires 22 to pass
a bill. Senator. Scott replied he
favored the death penalty but Ib
open to argument. Three other
senators are unprepared to say
how they would vote, they re
plied.
Both women in the house, Dr.
N. Jolidon Croake of this city
and Mrs. Frances Axtell of Bell
lngham, are against the death
penalty. In all, 84 of the 1"9
legislators in both houses have
been heard from i>y noon today.
The anti-death penalty bill,
which will be introduced by Rep.
Francis Goss of Seattle, who
fathered the measure in the last
house, when it was indefinitely
postponed by a vote of 53 to 0,
will meet its fate on strictly non
partisan consideration. The ques
tion of hanging or not hanging
for first degree murders Is not
receiving the united support, one
way or the other, by any of the
parties.
House members favoring the
abolishment of capital punish
ment are: Goss, Murphine, Fos
ter, Houser, Freeman, Childe,
Wray, Hastings of King county;
Oakes, Neuman, Corkery, of Spo
kane; Langford, Dr. Croake, Da
vis, Gllbo, Herber, of Pierce;
Robe, Moll, Holmes, Overman of
Snohomish; Dunning, Mrs. Axtell,
Falkner, of Whatcom; Smith of
Stevens; LeSourd of Island; Cum
ner of Chelan; Beam of Clallam;
Greenbank, Thurston; Brooks,
Klickitat; Catlin, Cowlitz; Brown,
Kittitas; Rowland, Benton; Mas
terson, Walla Walla, and Rep. J.
E. Turnbow.
Of these, Hasting says he will
Insist on a change in the system
of securing pardons before he
votes to abolish capital punish
ment. Rep. Masterson would
abolish the right of pardon alto
gether in flrst degree murder
cases.
House members opposed to
abolishing capital punishment
are: Kennedy, Grass, of King;
Urquhart, Grant; McCoy, Clarke;
Craig, Chehalis; Miles, Whitman;
Gray, Reld, Spokane; Truax,
Adams; Horrigan, Franklin;
Capron, San Juan; Arnold, Wah
kiakum; Rowland, Pierce.
Representatives Stevens of
Spokane; Benn Hill of Walla
Walla, and Adams favor the death
penalty but are open to argu
ment. - '
"- The following representatives
have not made up their decisions:
Sims, Jefferson; Stewart, Mer
riam, Mlddaugh, Spokane; Dan
The Tacoma
EVERY DAY IS ONE ROUND OF JOY FOR THE NEW GOVERNOR-IS IT?
Earle, King; Norton, Bryant, Gil
key, Pierce, and Represnetatives
Siler, McFarland.
Senators favoring the abolish
ment of the death penalty are:
Rosenhaupt, Hutchinson, Spo
kane; Landon, Steiner, Bowen,
King; Imus, Cowlitz; Davis, Fair
ehilde, Cotter, Junsen, Pierce;
Flummingfelt Kittitas; White,
Whatcom; Hewitt, Chehalis;
Leoard, Lewis.
Senator Hutchinson -would pro
vide that the pardoning power be
limited so that it could not. be
invoked until after favorable rec
ommendation for the pardoning
board, the governor, and the leg
islature.
Senators favoring the death
penalty are: Collins, Nichols,
King; Phipps, Spokane; McCoy,
Whitman; Bethel, Lincoln; Mc-
Guire, Grant; Anderson, Stevens.
The following senators are still
undecided: Metcalf, Pierce;
Espy, Pacific; Sharpstein, Walla
Walla. •
STEAMER
IS SAFE
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Dec. 27.—Wire
less reports here today state that
the United Fruit company's
steamer Turrialba, which ran
ashore near Atlantic City in a
blinding blizzard last Saturday,
is safely floated by tugs, and Is
expected to arrive here tonight.
STILL AT IT
VIENNA, Dec. Dispatches
received here today from Sofia say
that Bulgaria Is actively preparing
to resume hostilities against Tur
key.
TAFT IS "WELL"
By United Press Leased Wire.)
COLON, Panama, Dec. 27.—A
wireless message received here to
day from the battleship Arkansas,
which has on board President
Taft, stated that all on board
were well.
A GOOD —RESOLUTION GOES —UP IN SMOKE
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
Shock Kills
Girl in Bath
(United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.
27.—Because she got into a
bathtub filled with warm
water and left an electric
water heater in the tub, Ella
Lubbatti is dead here today,
apparently from electrocu
tion. It is thought the wom
an may have hud a weak
heart. She was 24 years old.
MISS GOULD'S GIFT
PORT TOWNSEND, Dec. 2 7. —
Miss Helen Gould has remem
bered the soldiers here by giving
them a moving' picture machine
of the latest improved pattern.
RESCUES POUR BOYS
(Hy United Preen Leased Wire.)
EVERETT, Doe. 27.—John Mer
ry, a boom tender, rescued four
boys from drowning here after
their boat had been overturned in
the bay.
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•> of business, hit upon a novel scheme. -He inserted two adver- 9
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'9 find a wife, and another that a young woman with an income 9
•> of $12,000 would like to find a husband. 9
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Kitchen Stove;
Girl Will Die
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SEATTLE, Dec. 27.—With her
clothing ablaze, Anna Hoft, 20, a
cook at the home of Sam Brown,
ran through the neighborhood to
day spreading fire in her path.
The girl was in the kitchen,
when a can of gasoline which she
was using to build a fire, explod
ed, setting her clothing ablaze.
She was frightfully burned and
probably will die.
CASH IS MIMING
PORTLAND, Ore.. Dec. 27.— An
aliened shortage of (1,600 hunting
license money In the office of Frank
F. Fields, clerk of Multnomah coun
ty, was found this afternoon.
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9 LONDON, Dec. 27. —That the assassination of two Jew- 0
9 ish merchants in the streets of Salonika December 23 was 9
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TACOMA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1912.
Cold Storage
For the City
MANY IMPORTANT LAWS DE
SIRED BY TACOMA FOR
YEAR— AID OTHER OR
GANIZATIONS.
The city council this morning
considered legislation it wants
from the coming assembly. In
addition to the right to sell light
and power outside the city and
to compel street railways to pave
two feet outside its rails, the city
will back bills to allow the city
to build and operate cold stor
age plants, to allow tho sinking
fund commission to invest a por
tion of the money in local im
provement district bonds and to
exclude paying public utilities
from consideration in the debt
limit, and to give the city the
authority to assist the day nur
sery, Ferry museum, the tuber
culosis fight and Associated Char
ities.
APPRAISED AT $40,000.
With only part of his Tacoma
property appraised, the estate of
Jacob Betz, former brewer of this
city, who died about a year ago,
stands at $40,000, all of which
now belongs to his widow ,;'irs.
Augusta Betz, 010 South C at. I
WANTS HIS FREEDOM
SEATTLE, Dec. 27. —Clem
H. Shepard, arrested as a suspect
in connection with the Humboldt
gold robbery of September, 1910,
today stated that he would insti
tute habeas corpus proceedings for
his release.
WILLIE A GRANDPA
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
BERLIN, Dec. 2 7.— Kaiser Wil
helm is today a grandfather again
following the birth of a son to the
Princess Alexandra Victoria, wife
of the German monarch's fourth
son, Prince August William.
Times
ARE TACOMA MEN POLITE?
EDITH MEANS TO FIND OUT
Edith S. Richmond, who is vis
iting every large city in the coun
try gathering material for a sc
ries of articles -for a New York
woman's magazine ,is in Tacoma
today and she says she is going
to - find out —
If Tacoma men are gallant,
polite and thoughtful of the
comfort of women;
ll' the clergymen mid mem
bers of Tacoma churches real
ly do welcome strangers
within their houses of wor
ship;
If Tacoma school ma'ams
are getting nt the bottom of
the vast problem of "scien
tific management" of boys
and girls in the graded
schools.
. Miss Richmond arrived in Ta
coma last night from California,
where she has been looking
around for material.
She says that San Francisco
men are too busy to be polite;
Los Angeles men are too lazy to
be polite; Denver men are too
"smart and sporty" to be thought
ful of the comfort of women;
Chicago men are "too money
mad" to give much thought to
gallantry.
"How do you find out these
important truths?" inquired the
reporter.
"I know that you are going to
print something about me, so I
will not tell youthat would be
putting you men folk on your
guard."
Anyway this is a tip to Taco
ma men: he nice and polite for
the next few dayseven it it isn't
a habit with you
Yep, This Is
The Way Wall
St. Coins It
NEW YORK, Dec. 27. —By
a phenomenal rise of 105
points, the shares of the
Standard Oil company In
creased the paper value of
the stock in Wall street $15,
--750,000 here today. The com
pany is capitalized at $15,
--000,000. The advance is said
to be due to reports that the
stock soon will be boosted to
double its present value, thus
giving the stockholders the
right to subscribe.
S. P. SHAKE-IP?
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 27.—
While A. D. McDonald, auditor of
the Southern Pacific, is en route
to New York, a persistent rumor
is current today that a big shake
up is due In the auditing depart
ment of the company.
11l WILL FAT
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27.
Governor Hiram Johnson arrived
in Los Angeles today to attend a
progressive banquet tonight.
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HOME EDITION 30 CENTS A MONTH.
MAD ACT RESULTS
IN YOUTH'S DEATH;
GIRL IS UNINJURED
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore., Dec. 27.—Attempt
ing to dynamite the home of his sweetheart, a daugh
ter of Charles F. Beck of this place, George Gowan,
unemployed, partially destroyed the building and
suffered injuries from which he died early today fol
lowing an operation. Both his arms were amputated
and the remains of his eyes taken out. No one in the
house was injured.
Cowan believed his love for I
Miss Beck was not reciprocated,
and calling at the Beck home in |
the heart of the business section, I
spent a few minutes with his
sweetheart, her sister and two
brothers. Calling for a match, he
stepped Into an adjoining room.
The explosion Immediately fol
lowed.
11l spite of his injuries Gowan
was not unconscious when the po
lice arrived. Waving the stump
of one of bis shattered arms, be
cursed furiously. Two sticks of
dynamite were still in his pocket.
He died without making any
statement.
ROGERS
HANGED
(Ry United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN QUENTIN, Cal., Dec,
27.—John S. Rogers was
hanged in the state peniten
tiary here at 10:30 a. m. to
day for the murder in San
Francisco of Benjamin A.
Goodman of Stockton, Cal., a
jewelry salesman.
Rogers went to his death
protesting his Innocence of
Goodman's murder.
"I didn't kill Goodman,"
ho said. "Some day the truth
of the murder will come out."
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Please tell mo how to make
hams? PORKY PEGGY.
It depends on whether you pre
fer Old English curve cut or fine
cut. Lasso the ham, run it
trrough a corn shredder, carefully
remove a?* warts, and water well
before smoking.
How do you roast a turkey-
MABEL.
Stand it in a corner and cuss
it.
Where can I (jet nn Idea for a
flashy story? TALENTED TEBSY.
Study the electric sign boards.
POPE PIUS URGES PEACE PRAYER
ROME, Dec. 27.—The pope, during
his Christmas reception to the cardi
nals, referred to the peace conference,
saying that all Christians should unite
in prayer that the outcome of the pres
ent councils of the nations should 3be
peace, for which he rejoiced that there
was new and reasonable hope. ~%§y'7: 4
He looked remarkably well in spite
of the arduous labor, of .receiving many
delegates who had come to bring him
the greetings of the season. '•-.»'
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TWO DIE
IN FIRE
(Ry United Press Leased Wire.)
LOB ANGELES, Cal.. Dec. 27.
— Two persona met death and
seven were wounded, one ser
iously, in a fire that destroyed a
lodging bouse on the north side
early today.
Two twisted bodies were recov
ered from the ruins, and although
immediate identification was im
possible, they are believed to be
those of Leonard and Leopold
Walters, aged lb and ii respec
lively, sons of Mrs. Edna Walters,
proprietress of the house. Both
boys are mining.
Olga Walters, IS, Bister of
Leonard and Leopold, jumped
from the second story window, re
ceiving Internal injuries which
may prove fatal.
The fire, the origin of which
has not been determined, was dis
covered at 1 o'clock. Before the
occupant! of the wooden struc
ture could he aroused the flames
had enclosed the entire building.
The lire loss is estimated at
$30,000.
A.O.U.W. WILL
GREET NEW YEAR
Members of Tacoma lodge No.
6, A. O. U. w., will celebrate the
close of the membership contest
and the welcoming of the new
members In Pythian hall New
Year's night. Fifty of the new
members will be in attendance to
receive the fellowship degree.
BLAST KILLS BOY
RICHMOND, Cal.. Dec. 27.—
Enierick Vldal, aged 12 years,
died today from injuries in an ex
plosion of dynamite which he was
preparing to throw into the bay
here.

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