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you write to Eastern friends why not enclose a little boosting literature? The Commercial Clufr has $50,000 to spend for advertising this great opportunity city, and the secretary will be glad to
furnish you with special folders, just the right size for enclosing in your letters. Make this your big 1913 resolution: I will boost my home city—not boastfully nor vainly, but righteously. I will
tell the truth about the genuine opportunities there are in Tacoma and in the surrounding country for new-comers; I will be loyal to Tacoma's home industries and consistently help make Tacoma busier.
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VOL. X. NO. 23.
Claiming she was railroaded to (lie insane asylum by lirr
•on, Mrs. Kninia Jones, widow mid owner of n beautiful home on
Queen Anne hill, Seattle, iiiul other properly, lias today begun a
fight for her freedom.
In a petition to Judge Clifford filed by her attorney, H. H.
Johnston of Taeoina, Mrs. Jones asks tliat the court issue a writ
of habeas corpus to Superintendent A. V. Calliuun of the Steila
i ""in insane hospital ordering him to bring her into court.
*" Claims Fraud. •
She was committed to the hos
pital by fraud, she alleges, soon
after the suicide of her husband,
tvho was caretaker in a Seattle
bank. She claims she never has
been in other than a healthy men
> Her son, she asserts, Is re
sponsible for her confinement.
She says he trumped up an in
sanity charge against her and had
her committed purely for the
Bake of gaining possession of her
property. Now, she declares, he
and his wife are living in her
home on Queen Anne hill, wast
ing the remainder of her estate. ' "
According to Mrs. Jones' story,
the sou had left his fattier and
Inother and had been disinherited
by his reTallve before the suicide
occurred, This, the mother
thinks, angered her son to such
nn extent that he railroaded her
Jo the asylum as a means of
gaining the property which he
considered should have been left
Mrs. Jones' case has been set
for January 31 before Judge Clif
ford, just a year and a month
later than her commitment.
THE DANGER OF
(Ily I'nlled Press Loaned Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 16.
—Present concentration of
"wealth In New York Is a menace
to the country. It should be bro
ken up for the "good of the
These were the emphatic dec
larations today of George M.
Reynolds, president of the Conti
nental & Commercial National
bank of Chicago, second largest
"In deposits of the nation. He
agreed in part with what Attor
ney Untermyer of the money
trust committee suggested as to
Reynolds insisted the money
power had not been need unfairly,
but was fraught with potential
danger. He said it was a natural
development under imperfect
- banking laws.
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By HARRY BURTON.
• NEW YORK, Jan. IC—The
"eternal triangle" is an old story.
But something new and strange
In love tangles has occupied the
exclusive south shore of Long
Island since millionaire Henry C.
"Edey, the other day, snuffed out
his own life and that of his
beautiful young wife. This trage
dy was the result of the latest
thing in advanced matrimony—a
"rectangle of love."
Henry C. Edey was master of
r hilltop mansion at Bellport-by
the-sea. He had yachts, motors,
horses and servants to minister
to each want. He had a lovely
wife and a beautiful little daugh
ter. And yet—
One day Henry Edey chanced
~to see Mrs. Gardner Murdock
walking down the village street.
Mrs. Murdock was country born
and bred and her cheek was man
tled with the rose that comes of
The Tacoma Times
HOLD A BIG
SOCIAL AND MORATi rilOß-
I..KMK WILL HE DISCUSSED
XX.XT SATURDAY BY LEAD
ING CITIZENS <>X THIS CITY
— PROMINENT SPEAKERS
OX Till*: riUKiISAM.
An all day Institute will l>e
held here Saturday to take up
social and moral problems with
a view to arousing sentiment to
crystalize into legislation in the
Mayor Seymour and Chairman
W. W. Parker of the Tacoma so
cial service commission are work
ing up the project. The follow
ing features have already been
arranged for discussion:
"Mothers' Pensions,'' Mrs. E.
"State-wide Tenement House
Act," R. E. Anderson.
"Minimum Wage," Rev. E. C.
Wheeler, Henry Rhodes.
"State Supervision of Chari
ties," Mrs. James A. Hays.
"Savings Banks and Public
School," \V. F. Geiger and George
"Employment Agencies," A. U.
"Adult Probation and Wages
for Prisoners," J. M. Arntson
and R, W. Jamieson.
"Court of Domestic Relations,"
"State Training School for
Girls," Walter J. Thompson.
"lowa Red Light Abatement
Law," Judge Chapman.
"State Health Appropriation,"
Dr. E. W. Janes.
"Tuberculosis and Venereal
Diseases," Dr. C. QuevH.
"Testing Tubercular Cattle,"
C. Stuart Wilson and F. P. Cal
In addition to these local
speakers Prof. W. A. Beach or
Washington university and Rev.
Sidney Strong of Seattle will be
present all day.
THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH; TRAGEDY ENDS IN TRADE IN WIVES
tramping over breezy fields.
And Henry Edey WANTED
this new toy at once.
So Henry Edey sought out
Gardner Murdock, HUSBAND of
the woman he had fallen in love
He Invited HIM to his home!
He dined HIM and wined HIM
and sent HIM presents!
And then he asked Murdock to
bring his wife over some evening.
Mrs. Murdock came. And the
Edeys became fast friends of the
Murdocks who were not so rlcn
and not so sophisticated. And
then, in a little while, it is said
Henry VMey declared that
lie loved Mrs. Murdock.
And Mrs. Murdock de
clared she loved Henry Edey.
And Gardner Murdock ad
mitted he loved Mrs. ICdey.
And Mrs. I :.!,-> admitted
she loved Gardner Murdock.
Did they flee then from this
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA
H. GOSS A SUICIDE
HELD NO RESPECT FOR
OATH; JUROR DISMISSED
OLYMPIA, Jan. 16.—Dr. Joll
dou Croake of Pierce county to
day enjoys the distinction of be
ing the first woman in the state
of Washington to introduce a bill
in the state legislature.
Dr. Croake's bill provides Tor
a minimum wage of $1.2 5 per
day for women in the slate. It
was labeled Bill No. 1 and marked
the opening of the 13th legisla
No sooner had Speaker Taylor
announced the order of business
when the Pierce county legislator
was upon her feet with her pet
Fixes Minimum Wage.
Her women's minimum wage
bill sets the lowest wage for wo
men working in offices, factories,
laundries, stores or other com
mercial pursuits at $1.25 a day.
For less th?n eight-hour days the
minimum ffe fixed at 1G cents an
hour. Practically no exceptions
are allowed, except for domestic
Women employed at piece work
must be guaranteed the mini
mum wage. The state labor
commissioner is given power to
enforce the law, and its violation
by any employer is made a mis
demeanor, punishable by not ex
ceeding CO days.
Nellie M. Conlon, married to
Michael Conlon in Seattle in De
cember, 1911, today filed a di
vorce complaint here, alleging
brutality and non-support on the
part of her husband. She says
she has been forced to work as a
waitress in Tacoma to support
CINCINNATI, 0., Jan. 16.—
Rain temporarily checked the fall
of the flood here. There was a
half-inch of rainfall and only one
tenth of an inch drop in the river
stage during the night. (
Mrs. Henry C. Edey (at left) and Mn. Gardner Mardork.
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913.
JUDGE (TSIIMAX niSCHAKOKH
JI'KOK KIXXKMAN RKCAUOB
1110 DECLARED HK DIDN'T
CARE A HAI» FOIt AN OATH.
Because Juror J. J. Kinneman
of Elbe believes an oath will not
make a truthful man out of a
liar, he was discharged from the
federal court jury by Judge
Cushman this morning and paid
In the Bridges case after an all
night wrangle, the jury standing
10 to 2 for conviction at the
start, the jurors got to discussing
the oath of the jurors.
"It don't amount to a d n,"
Jurors llecket, Pretig and Tillber
ger declared Kinneman stated.
Kinneman said in the hearing
before Judge Cushman this
morning that he declared "it did
not amount to that," snapping his
Kinneman elucidated his mean
ing further to the court, that he
believed if a man went into the
jury box or on the witness stand
to do his duty he would do it
oath or no oath, and if he intend
ed to lie he would do it whether
he had taken the oath or not. He
thought the oath would not help
Judge Cushman thought this
was letting down the Bacredness
which should attach to an path,
and lest the strife among the jur
ors should continue he discharged
(ISy United Press Leased Wire.)
PITTSBIRG, Pa., Jan. 16.—
Favorable action was not taken
in the case of "Billy" Rugh, tne
Gary newsboy, who gave his life
that a young girl severely burned
might live, by the Carnegie hero
Secretary P. M. Wllmot, of the
commission, today said that "un
less favorable action was taken
on a case, it would not be dis
However, 12 Bronze and 13
silver medals were awarded out
of 41 cases considered. Pecuniary
rewards to the amount of $20,
--070 were distributed, according
to the commission's latest report.
(Hy United Press Incased Wire.)
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 16.—
Following Oregon's example, a
bill was presented before Hie sen
ate today by Senator Hutclilnson
providing for the sterilization of
all confirmed criminals, Idiots,
feeble minded and insane per
For Tacoma and vi
cinity: Rain tonight
Bain west, rain or
snow east portion to
night and Friday.
YOUNG ELOPERS FORGIVEN
BY TELEPHONE; COME HOME
Mrs. Dick McDonald.
"Having decided to elope," said
R. D. Gilmore, to Dick McDonald,
erstwhile halfback on the Lin
coln high school football team in
Seattle, "why didn't you pull it
off ri|ht? Why wasn't there a
ladder and a midnight hour, and
all that stuff?"
Thus, today, were young Mc-
Donald and hig bride, 18-year-old
Genevieve Gilroore. forgiven.
McDonald Is not yet 21. Tie
was in love with Genevieve, and
their two families knew it. Off
In the future, some time, Gene
vieve's mamma had visions of a
very proper and very pretty wed
ding. But between themselves
the young folks deqided they
couldn't wait. For many months
Bellhops, Chamber Maids and All,
Will Strike Today, 10,000 Strong
(lly United I'res.s Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 16.—After a stormy and exciting mid
night meeting of 2,000 cooks and waiters Elizabeth Flynn, the I.
W. W. organizer in charge of the strike, announced today an
overwhelming vote in favor of calling out every worker in all
branches of hotel service throughout the city.
More than 10,000 workers are ready to answer the call of
the strikers. These Include chambermaids, bellboys, elevator
runners and kitchen help.
The demands of the hotel workers include general sanitary
Improvement of conditions under which they work, a ten
hour day, uniformity of wage scales, recognition of the union,
the right to have their meals served on tables instead of shelves
and an improved quality of food.
they planned their elopement,
every last detail of it. Then, a
week ago Sunday, McDonald
came to Tacoma and made the
necessary preliminary arrange
He met Genevieve last Thurs
day afternoon on her way to
school, and to Tacoma they hur
The young husband conducted
negotiations with Pater Gilmore
by long-distance telephone, and
finally, when he learned it would
be safe to return, they came
home to get their blessings and
They are making their home
temporarily with McDonald's par
"rectangle of love?"
No, indeed! They decided not
tt, ie "old fogies. 1 And so it
ha ,iened, according to the in
quest testimony of Mrs. Murdock
that within a few weeks after
"the general confession of inter
twined love," Murdock and Mrs.
Kdey found themselves In Gal
veston, Texas, "to establish a res
idence' 1 so that divorces mtßht be
procured and the two marriages
eventually take place by which
wives would be "swapped."
At this juncture of the visit to
(lalveston—which, by the way,
Murdock now declares was "not
a pre-arranged program"—Edey
wired his wife to come home,
saying negotiations were off, so
Mrs. Murdock declares. And no
Mrs. Edey returned to the Heli
This was late in the autumn.
After that Murdock left Heliport
to become an innkeeper on Sta-
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(JOSH COMPANY, KM XI) I)KAO IX TIIK CAKI.TOX HOTKI,
THIS MORNING, A BVICIDK — IMHAITUAItKI) YKSTKU
-I)AY AI'KHXOOX PROM HIS HOMB.
iPenton H. (ioss, president-manager and practical
sole owner of the F. 11. (Joss Brick company of Ta
coina, shot himself through the head in a room on
the top floor of the Carlton hotel Wednesday after
noon or last night.
His body was found about !> o'clock this morn
ing by T. 0. Schlenz, proprietor of the Carlton. It
lay stretched on the floor at the side of the bed,
which had not been touched since (Joss took his
room at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. Anna 11, (ioss, widow of the I '
dead man, was striiken almost to
the point Of prostration when she
heard of the death of her hus
band. The <;oss home is at 70 1
South I street.
It Is believed worry over a con
tract to build ihf now Central
school here, which was uwnnled
Goss at a figure 150,090 lower
than tho price named hy the next
lowest hldder, drove Goss to sui
(ioss. previoUl to the time ho
wub awarded the contract, was
worth 160,000, mostly in stock of
the F. 11. (Josh Mrick c6ni|iany.
Althoiißh this romp-my was h cor
poration. Goss was practically
Registering under the name of
T. C. Clieen (if Seattle, Uoss paid
for his room at the Carlton
which lie insisted must bo a quiet
room because of his inability to
sleep where he coul.l hear running
street cars. His last act, before
he shot himself, was to tip Eleva
tor Hoy R. Johnston 18 cents for
showing him a room en the fourth
(ioss disappeared yesterday, the
fact being reported to the police
at that time. Search was being
made for the missing contractor,
and when word reached the police
of a suicide at the Carlton, De
tective I). O. Smith recognized
from the description given that
the dead man was Uoss.
Coroner Ashton could not be lo
cated, and through courtesy to
the polios department and to the
management of the C'aiiton ho
tel, the Iloska-Burkley-King I'n
dertaking company removed the
body to their parlors. It is be
lieved that Ashton had not yet
returned to his duties here from
Olympia, where he attended tlie
governor's inaugural ball last
Upsides his widow, Ooss leaves
a son, Henry F. (!obs, secretary
treasurer of the (loss Hrlck com
pany, who lives at 4220 North
(loss killed himself by placing
the muzzle of a ..t2-caliber revol
ver in his mouth and pulling the
trigger. The bullet lodged in the
Underneath his head, the fa
tal gun lay in a pool of blood.
To all appearances the unfortun
ate man had fired the shot while
looking into the mirror of his
The dead man was about II
years old, and was one of the
ten i:-i:uiit and Mrs. Murdork
went to Connecticut to visit rela
tives. The Edeys remained In
Mary Kdey, 12 years old, camp
home from school Christmas to
upend the holidays with her re
imiti'd parents. She was the hap
piest little girl anywhere, for it
had looked once as though she
wasn't going to have any "real"
parents any more.
And then, one morning, two
shots rang out in her parents'
bedroom. The little girl ran
toward the stairs. But the ser
vants stopped her and went to
On the floor, stretched In
death, lay Henry Edey and his
young and beautiful wife. In h?s
hand a revolver stl!! smoked. He
had Just learned that Gardner
Murdock was to sue him for
$100,000 for alienating Mrs. Mur
most widely known Taeomans.
His death, and its circumstances,
came as a Kreat shock to hun
dreds who knew him intimately.
A. lIAtHTXKH INTKKKI'ITS
TOM OOOMtN WIIIIjK I<AT
TKK IS TKYIXO TO KXPI.AIN
IXCIDKXT OF HHOOTIXQ
BCRAra IX AIXKY CHRIST
While 1..111 Oooden was ex
plaining to n jury in Judge (lll
ford's court today that it wan A.
litncr, owner of the Ilosher
(life, who did the shooting In
Opera alley Christina* morning
instead of himself, Itarhtner
stood in the doorway peering Into
the courtroom mid hrnjiril U|>on
the witness' head such a wealth
of liiiiK<i<iK«* that the trial him
brought temporal to a dose.
Goodcn, who is a colored chauf
feur, Is charged with firing upon
Kaciitner with intent to kill him.
Tlie accused man explained on
the stand that he had been en
gaged to dine out to the Seven
Mile roadhouse by Hachtner.
He said that Hachtner offered
to pay him $10 on his return
from the roadhouse. This amount
he did not consider sufficient.
"I told him I wouldn't take it,"
Raid fiooden, "and he tried to
batter me over the head with the
butt of a revolver. In warding
off the blow, the gun was dis
charged, the bullet tearing
through my coat."
When Rachtner, who was
standing in the hall outside Judge
Clifford's court, heard the testi
mony of Uooden, he made in a
loud tone such remarks that At
torney J. Matthew Murray, for
the defense, was forced to dis
continue his questioning until a
baliff had taken Rachtner away.
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