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Looks like the parcel post is going to work the biggest revolution in the business world that ever happened in this country of ours. And it certainly is going to give our old friend, Mr. High Cost of Liv
ing, an almighty good whack. Which will interest all of us. The Times is telling all about this new law in a series of articles. You don't want to miss them. The law goes into effect next Wednesday.
gfl g^ FOII the best fire reasons why
j^Pl ______[__. Tacoma is a good place to live
* ■ in; it's another of the Times'
popular contests for boys and
girls. Read page four.
VOL.X. NO. 7.
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IRON WORKERS GUILTY OF DYNAMITING
YOU CAN'T MAKE MEN PURE BY LAW; YOU MUST TEACH
THEM SAYS LADY COOK, MOVEMENT'S FAIR LEADER
NEW YORK, Dec. 28. —Point-
ing out what she termed the
great sin of the race, Lady Cook,
known on two continents as a
pioneer in the science of eugenics,
today gave a special interview to
the United Press in which she
blamed the existence of the social
evil to the failure of mothers
properly to instruct their children
in the care of their bodies.
"I want to break down the
■Chinese wall of mock modes
ty," said Lady Cook. "I want
the people of this great
country to realize that the
body is the Temple of (iod
and that the care of the body
is the best means of stamp
ing out, not only disease but
Lady Cook has been lecturing
in this country and abroad for
more than fifty years. As Tennes
see Claflin she became famous for
her theories on the science of
eugenics. She was in the midst
of a lecture tour of Great Brit
ain when, reading of the vice
crusades in New York and Chi
cago, she decided to come once
more to the United States and de
liver a last series of addresses ln
every state from Maine to Cali
"When Mrs. Mable Durham
dressed In men's clothing and
toured the town of Sumner,
Wash., she was prodding her hus
band, John, on to divorce. A
decree was granted today Dy
Judge Clifford here.
John said he told his wife on
her return home after this es
capade that he did not approve
of such conduct.
"She told me if I didn't like It,
I could forget it," swore John on
the witness stand this morning.
"I've been forgetting it ever
since," he added to the court.
John also regretted that Mable
had languished in bed mornings
with the result that he had to
eat his breakfast elsewhere than
in his own home or prepare it
TO TIE UP STATE
With the shaft at the Wilke
son coal mine closed and 250
miners out on strike today over
the discharge of Henry Puckett,
a straw boss, the unionists are
declaring they will stand firm
and unless Puckett is reinstated
at five per cent increase in pay,
they will call a general strike of
the state at a meeting tomorrow.
At this time the strikers will
meet with representatives of the
mine owners' association. If a
general strike is called It will tie
up 95 per cent of the coal pro
ducing mines of this state.
■ District President Thomas W.
Russell of the miners' union has
been called from Seattle and will
have a seat at the conference.
The miners declare flatly that
they will not compromise.
BLIND 10 YEARS, HE
WILL SEE OLD SANTA
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 28. —After 19
years of total blindness, Olson
Canarro, 21, will see Santa Claus
for the first time. He leaves the
hospital tomorrow after a success
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28.—
A cablegram received today by
the marine depatrnient of the
chamber of commerce stated that
the Harrison line steamer Work
man, Captain Booth, is ashore 15
miles south of Rio de Janeiro. j
| VIKINGS CELEBRATE.
'■ Moose hall will tonight be the
: scene of the 19th annual Christ
man entertainment and ball of
the Viking society. Vocal and
istrumetal music and speeches
will be followed by a grand ball.
The Tacoma Times
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
"You ask me what remedy we
can have for the conditions that
exist in the city of New York —
the conditions that have brought
about the vice f,robe. Do you
think a boy, who is imbued with
pure teaching, could ever Insult
or debauch any other mother's
daughter? No! His respect for
his mother would prevent his
bringing a blush of shame to her
face. We would be quite secure
in that young man's society. No
danger of him going abroad and
sowing wild oats and defiling our
young girls. I read In the papers
about the white slave traffic.
People have asked me wnat law
could be enacted to stop it. You
cannot make men good and pure
by law. You must do It by teach
"If there was not a demand
there would not be a supply. We
have got to stop the demand; we
mothers have got to take the bull
by the horns and teach our boys
that they can be .lust as pure and
good as their sisters. If a man
would throtth? another man who
insulted his sisters, then let him
in turn expect some other man to
"Mothers should teach their
daughters the responsibilities of
motherhood. Boys should be
At 2 o'clock this after- •'
noon Itobert Lee was still
unconscious and the attend
ants announced no change
either for better or worse. c
he has a chance, but it is '•'
not very good, for life. c
Robert Lee, district passenger li
agent of the HarHiiinn lines and a
one of the best known residents c
of Tacoma, toppled front his chair h
in the office at 7:110 o'clock last o
night supposedly from ptomaine s
poisoning and doctors wrestled >'
OLD CODGER LOSES HIS
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. V., Dec.
Scott, the "vinegar king," mar
ried his 17-year-old grandniece,
gave her a wedding present of
$25,000 and today is searching
J. PIERP. RATTLED.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Dec. 28. — They
gave three cheers and a tiger for
J. P. Morgan at the New Eng
land society dinner last night and
it got him so nervous that all he
could say was: "I thank you."
FORCES REPORTER TO
LISTEN TO HIS STORY
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Dec. —Declar-
ig no one else would listen to
him, Harold Binney, ecentrlc law
yer, locked a reporter in his home
until he could tell him how he
was treated after arrest for
"HAVE A GOOD TIME, BUT DON'T DANCE ON THE TABLES"—LOOMIS
You may see the old year
out —but no rough stuff.
It will be recalled—with
remorse by some—that Ta
coma said so-long to 1911
and howdy to 1912 with
gusto ' and hilarity, while
January 2 was a day of head
aches and sadness.
A whole year has passed
since that night of .riot. In
a year one forgets the hang
over and remembers only the
bubbles In the wine.
But Chief Loomis and the
"blotter" at police headquar
ters have long memories.
"Have all the fun you like
New Year's eve," is the po
lice edict Issued today, "but
cut out the rough stuff."
■ The chief was asked to de-
with the rase all night to try to
restore him to consciousness.
At 9 o'clock this morning he
was still insensible and there were
slight chances for his recovery.
His trouble is supposed to have
come from eating cheese with a
hearty dinner at his home last
When he was stricken he was
hastened to St. Joseph's hospital
and Dr. I.aGasa and Dr. James
called. Dr. LaGasa worked with
him all night and after 12 hours
of continuous effort the patient
still failed to respond to treat
9 Sends Message of Sympathy 4
9 SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. <*
9 28. — message of love and 4
9 sympathy was wired from 4
9 here to Indianapolis today 9
0 by Mrs. E. A. Clancy, wife 9
9of one of the union men 9
9 convicted there of illegally <»>
.*> transporting dynamite. It ♦
9 read: 0
9 "I know you are innocent 0
9 and that in the end the ♦
9 truth and justice will pre- <*
♦ vail. No judge, persecutor ♦
9 or steel trust can make me ♦
0 believe you are guilty. 9
9 Keep fighting for justice ♦
9 and the rights of the work- ♦
9 ers." ♦
DOCTOR IN BAD
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 28.—Rich
widows and wealthy spinsters
from many points are apparently
coming to San Diego to confront
Dr. Otto W. Houck, held in the
city jail here on a charge of pro
curing money from elderly women
by promise of marriage.
fine "rough stuff."
"Last year," he said, "in
several of the cafes they
danced on the tables."
Hence on New Year's eve
you must, not climb on your
table and dance. You may
drink at your table, eat at
your table. You may join
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1912.
taught the responsibility and hon
or of fatherhood. We don't want
many children. We want pure
"I have come to the United
Stales to try to open your
churches and chapels so that
young people may go there at any
time, and your daughter may
meet young men and let them
propose marriage. lam a match
maker, and 1 would like to see a
great number of your young men
and young women that are fit to
be mothers and fit to be fathers
marry in their youth.
IS BEING SOUGHT
Detectives are today hot on the
trail of a man suspected of the
murder of Frank Lazarro, the
Italian section hand, who was
beaten to death Christmas eve.
Description of the suspect was
given the department this morn
ing by a resident of Puyallup,
who says he encountered a sus
picious character along the rail
road tracks leading from Tacoma
early Christmas morning.
When seen he hurried from
view in the direction of Puyallup
where he is thought to be in bid
ing. He carried a gun, according
to the informant.
Puyallup authorities have been
informed of the facts as furnish
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28.—
Levi Ehresman was sentenced to
day to life Imprisonment in Fol
som penitentiary for the murder
of J. C. Nicholson of Pomona.
Ehresman last Thursday pleaded
guilty to murder in the second
Ehresman heard the verdict
like a man in a trance. During:
the entire court procedure the
prisoner did not utter a word.
He will be taken to Folsom to
Ehresman was arrested a
week ago in a lodging house at
Santa Barbara, in compny with
Miss Nancy Schowlver of San
Dimes. . :
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 28.
— For the first time, it is believ
ed, ln the history of a California
superior court, a white baby is to
be adopted by a full blooded Chl-
Lute W, Jlmmie, an American
born Chinese, is the petitioner to
day to adopt legally a pretty 3
year-old girl baby, recently found
on the steps of a neighbor.
ln the chorus with the cab
aret entertainers. You may
visit other tables. You may
lift your glasses - high and
shout that somebody is a
jolly good fellow. And when
the clock strikes the hour of
midnight you may greet the
new-born year with loud
"Thorough education and in
formation about the body, the
functions and structure of every
part of it, should do away with
the necessity for ministers and
preachers and doctors. I teach
a gospel of lover and peace but
I am eager to fight for what I
know Is the only salvation of the
race. I'll rent a hall; I'll build
a church; I'll establish this work
on a firm basis so that others who
conic after me will bo able to
carry on the battle for purifica
tion of the body—the real Tem
ple of God."
Ed and are in possession of a
good description of the man. Re
inforced by men from the Taco
ma department they are mak
ing a thorough search of the
town and neighboring farms.
The inquest over the dead body
of the murdered man was com
pleted this morning. That La
zarro came to his death at the
hands of a person or persons un
known to the jury, /as the ver
, Carlo Lazarro, the son, was
prfesent this morning, having been
located by the coroner and police
department. He explained that
he had not left the city, as had
been thought when lie could not
be found last evening.
His Wife Says
Alleging her husband is
unruly, cranky and lazy, Mrs.
Gertrude Hud of Tacoma,
has filed suit lor divorce.
When her child was born,
she says, she was forced to
depend upon charity for her
Desertion is the ground
upon which Fay Wiedman
seeks a severing of matri
<$> SANE ANSWERS TO 9
0 FOOLISH QUESTIONS 9
My son's teeth are very far apart.
Can the defect be remedied? Tor
It can be, but what's the use?
Get him a Job biting holes ln
• I am looking for a wife, but am
too Pushful to propose. What shall
I do?— Hash ful Hen.
Why don't you look for a sin
•Is It true that ,iiin Corbett is
coming to tlie coast in vaudeville?
— Fistic Fan.
We're afraid so. Those who
have seen Corbett in vaudeville
say that he was a good scrapper.
am sending out Invitations to a
New Year's party. Can you sug
gest something to write them on?
Invitations written on liquid air
would be appreciated, but if writ
ten on $100 bills they would be
cries of welcome.
But you must not climb
on to your table and dance.
The cafes are preparing
. for a big night. The Olym
pus Inn, Tacoma hotel, Olym
pic Club and Helms report
large reservations of tables
• for those wishing to see the.
old year out. The restaur
ants, too, expect roaring
crowds—after the show.
The theaters will have ex
. cellent holiday bills next
I week. >.
j You may go to the show
j New Year's eve and you may
, go to restaurant or cafe aft-
I erward. "You will be given
plenty of latitude In your
'fun-making, but you musn't
| be "rough.'' -
Will You Buy
Your Wifie a
THIS IS IT!
The Nazimova Vampire gown
is going to be offered as the very
last word in .sartorial drapery by
at least two Tacoma stores on
New Year's day.
There is another name given
the gown which may suit Tacoma
tastes better—The Limit!
The gown was first sprung by
Mme. Nazimova at her wedding
"breakfast" ten days ago, and It
so upset Charley Frohman, her
manager, who was present, that
ho insisted that the star wear
It in her play.
The next day four of the swag
ger women's toggery shops on
Fifth avenue had it and it was
selling like hot-cakes at $250 per
Within 24 hours more two
wholesale gown makers had sales
men headed to the four points of
the commercial compass with a
full line of samples of the Vam
pire ln all shades — and
One of the Vampire emissaries
arrived in Tacoma last night and
the wierd creation will be on In
spection along about New Year's
at two local shops.
This gown is made of woven
cloth of gold, with black oak
leaves. It is cut very high in the
neck, with long sleeves. It la
made over a bluish green. This
gown Is cut absolutely straight,
with an extremely long V In front
of neck line. " Over this is worn
a most wonderful coat of black
chiffon with spider web design
with spiders, and the colors 'all
suggest the moonlight on the wat
er at night.
For Tacoma and vi
cinity: Occasional rain
tonight and Sunday.
For Washington: Oc
casional rain west,
rain or snow east por
tion tonight or Sun-
day, high southerly
/Hf^ TS the prize offered to the Ta
mn^f. coma hoy or girl who gives the
•^ five best reasons why Tacoma
is a good place to live in. See
page four today.
HOME EDITION 30 CUNTS A MONTH.
ONLY TWO ARE
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 28.— Thirty-eight
defendants, including Olaf Tveitmoe and E. A.
Clancy of San Francisco, in the so-called dynamite
conspiracy trial, were found guilty by a jury in the
United States court here today on every count in
the indictments charging them with illegally trans
Only two of the defendants—Daniel Buckley of
Davenport, lowa, and Herman Seiffert of Milwau
The 38 were found guilty of 52 '
counts of conspiracy in addition
to the charge of unlawfully trans
porting dynamite. The jury was
out -10 hours and 25 minutes.
The verdict was a general one.
When it was announced, the de
fendants sat with their faces grim
and set. There was a happy light
in the faces of Buckley aud Self
Defendant Wachmeilter broke
down and cried like a baby.
Jury Is Dismissed.
Judge Anderson dismissed the
jury alter thanking the members
for their "good and faithful
work." Court then adjourned
until 10 o'clock Monday morn-
United States Marshal Schmidt
was ordered by the court to take
charge of the defendants, and all
spectators were ordered from the
Defendant Frank K. Painter
of Omaha sat chatting with his
wife when the jury came in. Mrs.
Painter fainted when the verdict
was announced nnd was carried
from the courtroom.
Fifty Deputies There.
When the jury entered, the de
fendants were assembled in a
double line, surrounded by 50
deputies, It required only a mo
ment to read the verdict.
Defense Attorney Harding at
tempted to address the court,
but was informed that there was
nothing to be said at this time.
After the courtroom had been
cleared of spectators, the 3 8 de
fendants were called forward
singly and hurried to the Marion
county jail, each in custody of a
The jurors lost no time in leav
ing the court room after return
ing their verdict.
Selffert and Buckley wanted to
thank the Jurors but they left be
fore they had the opportunity.
The wives and relatives of the
prisoners stood about the corri
Some wept silently while others
Laugh at Joke.
Five minutes after the verdict
was read, Defendants J. T. Butler
of Indianapolis, Edward W.
Smythe of Springfield, 111., and
Peter J. Smith of Cleveland were
convulsed with laughter over a
joke one of their number had just
The verdict tore a Jagged hole
In the International Association
of Bridge and Structural iron
Workers by putting its principal
officers In jail. The verdict was
delivered amid complete silence,
which was broken only by the
monotonous voice of the court
All May Appeal.
It is expected the convicted men
will be given an opportunity to
appeal from the verdict when
court reconvenes Monday. The
attorneys for the defense were
not allowed to enter an appeal
READ PAGE SIX
It will be to our advantage to read
page 6 of the Times today. Opportuni
ties arc offered there that you can not
well afford to overlook. See what there
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Frank M. Ryan, president of
the Iron Workers' organization,
took the verdict calmly.
Ryan Is Conlidcnt.
"This verdict," aid Ryan,
"won't cripple our union. Tha
work will be done just the same
under other officers in case our
appeal is unavailing.
Tveitmoe and Clancy beard the
Marshal Schmidt told the de
fendants ho would give their
wives an opportunity to talk with
and visit them tomorrow —the
day before they are to be sen
STOP FOR LUNCH
EAST GREENWICH, N. V.,
Dec. 28. — Expecting to enter Al
bany late this afternoon, the suf
fragettes marching from New
York city to the capital to pre
sent a petition to Governor-elect
William Sulzer, stopped here to
day for lunch. They then con
tinued their Journey.
PRISONER KILLED. j
(By United Press Leas'.-d Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28. —
After escaping from a road gang
yesterday, Peter Mayntzer, a
county jail prisoner, was shot and
killed here today by Deputy Sher
iff Henry Borelch in a running