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PAUSE a moment in your
thoughts to do reverent honor
to "Honest Abe," a true
American, who loved his own coun
try so well that he led its people to
peace, freed all men and gave his
MEXICO CITY NOW FACES TOTAL DESTRUCTION
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Troops On Both Sides Shell American Building Today
MADERO FIGHTS TO
MEXICO CITY, Feb. — Fill Mil demand iiikmi President Ma
(]<■>•<> that fighting in Mexico City GMM at once was inaile tliis aft
ernoon l>j United States Ambassador Wilson and the <.■•rm.ui am
WASHINGTON*, I). C, Feb. 12.— war department Issued
tin- atti-i'iKHin older* to the provisional brigade of the army, num
bering 5,000 men, to hold itself in readiness for instant service.
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 12.—Firing between the Diaz and Ma
dei-o forces ceased suddenly for mi hour this nfternoon. The exact
reason could not be ascertained, but it was reported that a confer
envf between thr leaders <>f b"th sides is in progress.
Hi PASO, Feb. —Devastating and burning towns and de
sd'-iyinjr (he property <>1 both Mexicans and Americans, the rebel
General Sala/.ur today moved his forces out of Casas Giandcs.
VANCOUVER BARNACKS, Wash., Feb. 12.— orders have
been received at Vancouver barracks directing troops to be in readi
ness ti> leave for the Mexican border. ."We would liuve received
MM notification," said Lieut. Col. Morrison.
NEW YOIMi, Feb. 12.—1t is reported here that the. war de
partment has sent orders for the first brigade of the first division,
3,000 men, to prepare immediately for expeditionary service.
MEXICO CITY, Feb. Three thousand prisoners were re
k-ftsed from Ilelem prison here during the progress of today's battle,
scattering over all parts of the city. Anarchy already prevails in
MKXICO CITY. Feb. —Kxploding shells struck the Mutual
liife Insurance building here during today's battle between Ma
di'i-o and Diaz forces. The building caught fire and its destruction
is feared. The battle between the forces of President Madero and
General Felix Diaz, the invading rebel commander, for control of
Mexico City was resumed this morning.
Hundredx Dead on Streets.
Bursting Shrapnel from the
cannon and machine guns of the
opposing forces threaten to wreck
the business district of Mexico
City, one of the' world's most
Since President Francisco T.
Madero gave the order at 7:20
today for the attack on General
Felix Diaz' arsenal stronghold, a
number of the city's skyscrapers
have be«n hit by exploding shells
and badly damaged, streets torn
up and hundrds of persons killed.
The center of the city is shak
ing with t In- roar of cannon nnd
machine guns and the foreign
residents are in a panic. Expert
gunners who have joined the Diaz
revolt, are shelling the city's high
buildings, where many of the Ma
dero guns ore mounted.
A shell struck tne wall of the
cable office, where the United
Press correspondent was writing
dispatches, wrecking an adjoin
ing building and tearing a hole
in the structure. Rifle bullets
are spatting against walls that
house thousands of Americans as
well as the countrymen of tlie
It is impossible authentically to
estimate the losses in today's
fighting llllt "P to noon it was
believed the cusualties exceeded
those in yesterday's eight hour
clash. Today's battle is undoubt
edly the Mouiiie. i since the rebel
warfare started against the Ma
Spattered with the blood of
hundreds who fell in yesterday's
.battle, the principal business
Btreets of the city presented a
ghastly sight at dawn. Torn and
dismembered bodies littered the
pavements. Estimates of the dead
vary from 200 to 1,000.
Regardless of the Incidental
loss of life and the protests or
American Ambassador Wilson and
Senor De La Barra, former pro
visional president, the struggle
wag continued today, President
Madero giving the order which
sent 1,500 federals In a determ
ined assault on Diaz' arsenal
Almost the first shell fired by
the government artillery struck
the Mutual Life Insurance build
ing and exploded, setting fire to
it. Total destruction..^ the buila
ing is feared. Another building
to feel the effects of the machine
gun fire was the Young Men's
Christian association building,
which yesterday was decorated in
the red flags of the Diaz revolt.
H was made the screen yesterday
of a raining spray of bullets, ana
it was again the center of attack
today. Its demolition appears al
Three Americans Injured.
Three Americans who disre
garded the warnings of Ambassa
dor Wilson to keep away from the
clanger zone were injured yester
day by stray bullets. Lloyd Os
bourne, the author, a son of Mrs.
Robert Louise Stevenson, receiv
ed a flesh wound in the side while
watching the battle from the top
floor of a skyscraper. Dr. R. H.
McCrosson of Lincoln, Neb., was
shot in the hand while walking
along a street. Mark Johnson, a
negro of Madison, 111., recelvefl
a bullet in the shoulder.
Madero Has Strong Force.
Artillery played the chief part 1
in yesterday's battle, and this I
was continued today, along with .
a racking rifle flre. An automo- 1
bile ride along the streets this i
morning before the conflict was 1
resumed Indicated the federal 1
losses yesterday were greater 1
than those sustained by the ret)- 1
els. General Diaz asserted that 1
only twenty of hla men were kill- 1
ed, but it Is believed that 100 is !
nearer the correct figure.
President Madero declared to
day that he has 40,000 troops at
his command, while Diaz has only
(By United Press Leaned Wire.) 1
ROME, Feb. 12.- -Pope Pius 1
declined today to permit the 1
funeral of his Bister, Rosa Sarto, 1
to take place In St. Peter's 1
church. He ordered a simple 1
funeral. A second class funeral 1
car conveyed the remains to the I
cemetery of Campo Verano, where ■
they were interred temporarily. 1
VOL. X. NO. 46.
30c A MONTH.
(By Vniled Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 12.
—The house and senate today,
meeting in joint session, formally
received the electoral votes by
states and declared tiov. Wood
row Wilson of New Jersey elected
president of the I'nited States and
Gov. Thomas R. Marshall of In
diana vice president. The cere
mony was held in the house
man and wife
(United Press Leased Wire.)
MOUNT VKUXON, Feb.
12.—Mixing wood alcohol
with whisky under the belief
that it was m-jiin alcohol, J.
F. I.(mis and liis wife nre
dead here today us (In- result
of drinking the poisonous
mixture. The wood alcohol
was ordered from a wholesulc
lii in in Seattle.
ELIZABETH, N. J. Feb. 12. —
With horns blowing, dogs bark
ing and crowds cheering, the 16
suffrage marchers from New
Yorit arrived here at noon today.
A committee from the Women's
Political Study club escorted the
marchers to a luncheon at the
The suffrage "army" expects to
reach Metuchen, N. J., tonight.
HONOLULU, Feb. 12. — That
Mrs. Robert F. Scott Is today ad
vised of the death of her explor
er husband is the belief of wire
less officials here. The steamer
Aorangi, on which Mrs. Scott em
barked to meet her husband, has
a wireless range of but 30 miles
but this, in the opinion of experts,
should not have prevented her
from picking up messages of Cap
tain Scott's death from wireless
outfits covering a much longer
range. The Aorangi reaches New
Zealand Feb. 27.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know last night what
holiday this was to be?
Maybe you do, but there are
some persons In this city who do
not, or who did not this morning.
Mayor Seymour was besieged with
telephone calls from people who
could not get the banks to cash
checks nor get into the postof
fice, asking if It were a holiday,
and If bo, what holiday? Others
inquired why the flag was flying,
why the courthouse was closed —
and bo on.
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TACOMA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1913.
Oh, Look Girls
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(By United Press Leased Wire.)
BOSTON, Feb. 12. — Miss
Madeline Berle, 19 years old, of
Revere, is pronounced by Dr.
Dudley A. Sargent, professor of
physical culture at Harvard, to be
a real Venus. Miss Berle attain
ed fame as a swimmer and Dr.
Sargent engaged her to teach the
art in his physical culture school.
Her measurements, as made by
Dr. Sargent, are:
Height—Five feet, 2 inches.
Girth of head —21 3-4 Inches.
Neck—l 3 Inches.
Chest—3s Inches, full 36 1-4
Waist—2s 3-4 Inches.
Hips—3 7 inches.
Thigh—22 1-2 inches.
Right and left calf —14 inches.
Upper right and left arm—l 2
Righ and left elbow—lo in
I LINCOLN |
I BY KOIIKr- HAXSFIEI/D. 1
No transient wotilx, iki poesy
Not- gleaming iMrlfle shaft
To him, who through that 01 in-swept sen,
— steei-i-il safe the Nation's craft. r .
Instead, keep green his • memory
•. In hearts inviolate;
The truest man ;in .history—
' . ■ Tile Captain of our Fate.
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I 1 MARSLIFJELD, Ore.,' Feb. t 12.—"N0, I I
- will not resign my position." =
■■<■''■• This was the announcement 'today of James
: "Bennett, chief cnginee^bf4he C. A. Sniith Luni- ■■ i
ber'company, after being notified that he had I
fallen heir to an alleged fortune of $2,500,000 by
;■ ! the settlement of a lawsuit in New York city. V ■ '
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Back to the tall timbers —so-
To the deep, dark woods, mati
nee hero baritones and tenors.
Today (and tomorrow) is a
day 1 to talk about toes and an
fcl*s and—er —limbs; to be ex
plicit, ladies' limbs.
No, that isn't right—one par
ticular lady's limbs —and they
When we talked with Adelina
Genee, a petite, yellow-curled,
blue-eyed girl on board her lux
urious private railway car in
the noisy railroad yards below
17th street today, we didn't real
ize just how much one girl's pe
tite ten toes, or ten petite toes,
can l>e worth.
Hut after learning that Mile.
Genee is the highest salaried
dancer in the world, barring
none, and that her two feet, an
kles and—er—limbs are insured
with Lloyds of l>ondon for ski -
000 *Mch, we sort of wised up
that dancing is an art and it is
an art that pays well—anyway,
it pays Genee and her managers
"I started dancing when
I was only three years old;
that is, I started then to
learn," <ienee told us.
"And, of course, I have been
at it ever since."
"The ballet, you know," she
continued, "Is one of the great
essential features of the opera in
Europe. In London the ballet
girls are trained from infancy,
and my uncle was one of Lon
don's great ballet masters then.
"I was always under his tutel
age until I made my debut and
later 1 became a premier."
CJenee is a slender, rather
pretty young woman; rather dif
fident and extremely modest.
"Mr. Genee" is Frederick Is
sitt. and the Issits are most de
It may be that this will be the
last tour of Mile. Genee, and
with ..her going passes the most
famous toe dancer that the stage
This is her first tour of the
"provinces," as these European
artiits call any city outside of
New York, and she is at the Ta
coma tomorrow ninht under Ber
nloe Newell's management.
SHE IS BRIDGE SPONSOR
WILL SPLASH CHAMPAGNE
MISS KNOT,A M'INTYKIO,
Who was chosen to christen t!n> new 11th street bridge by Commis
sioner Moods, who ha<l • • itritc of arrangements for next Sat
Pretty Fnola Mclntyre, who
lives with her parents at 1710
North Junett street, will bo the
sponsor of the new 11th street
bridge, and when the formal ded
ication is made next Saturday aft
ernoon at 2 o'clock, it will he Miss
Mclntyre's fair hand that will re
lease the ribbon that will send a
big bottle of champagne smash-
Ing against the steel girders of
the 9000,000 beauty—meaning
Before Miss Mclntyre bathes
the bridge with wine, however.
Governor Ernest Lister and May
or Seymour, and possibly others,
will make short addresses.
There will be a band concert,
moving picture men will be on
hand to get movies of the event
and 10,000 souvenir programs are
to be distributed to the specta
Temperance advocate** have
urged the mayor to substitute
water or milk or maybe, go an
via cigar mki«;kk
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 12.
—The United Cigar Manufactur
ers' company announced here to
day a consolidation with M. a.
Gunst & Co. of San Francisco.
The United Cigar Manufactur
ers company Is opposition to the
United Cigar Stores company and
has acquired the Gunst concern.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN was born
104 years ago today; born in
a log cabin, where he studied
by the light of a pine-knot fire; be
came a lawyer, was president during
the Civil war and died by an assassin
strong us grope Juirc for tlie
champagne, but no I'liriNtenintc Is
supposed to be juHt right without
the champagne, so champagne it
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The people demand and
are going to back the city
to the limit for not only
municipal ownership, but
municipal operation of
that tideflat street rail
Frank Ross came up
last night and at the Cen
tral Improvement league
offered the city a block of
tideflats at Ross and Mar
shall avenues, 1,000 feet
long, for car barns and
This is Ross' answer to
Manager Bean, who in the
council chamber Monday
afternoon told Ross street
cars could not be bought
like condensed milk.
'If we can't buy them,
then we will build them,"
He purposes that the
city shall have the place
to do the work.
The property offered to the city
free by Rosb is worth thousands
But Rosg Is In i-nrnrst about
that municipal street railway. He
last night urged that the city not
only get this line In but extend
it as It can running from Point
Defiance park to Indian school
and around tlw depots and else
where, developing a great system.
The Central Improvement
league made up of delegates from
every Improvement club in town,
went on record unanimously Tor
not only the municipal ownership
of the tideflat railway but Its op
They want no lease to the I
Stone-Webster o ranybody else.
They want the city to build and;
run that street car line.
The meeting was the largest
and most representative one ever
held by the Central league. Over
100 wore present from every sec
tion of the city. Sentiment'seem
ed to be all one way on the mat
ter. With a light and water
plant paying profit, with munici
pal docks coining money the dele-
Kates showed their faith in mu
nicipal operation of public utili
ties by adopting a resolution pro
testing against granting any fran
chise to any street railway on tb«