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I $380,000,000 A YEAR FOR FLIES
■ Allowing for tint* lost bjr aidnem, expense
I for mediraJ treatment, etc., typliold alone, for
■ whkfa the fly in ao largely reaponiiible, coats
I the i>«.|.lr of the lulled HUtn 9850,000,000
ROOSEVELT IS UNSHAKEN BY
SHARP CROSS EXAMINATION
What can have caused the sui
cide of prstty, 17-year-old Lucy
Kyriah, one of the brightest and
most i •puiar girls of Uig Harbor.
She had no love affairs; she
wan apparently happy; members
of her family had not the slight
est intimation that she had
thought of killing herself.
Yet when her father entered
the house yesterday noon, h<j
found her dead. She was sitting
upright in a chair, her head tilted
to one side. On the floor was a
dipper and a bottle of poison. She
had drunk some of the poison
with water in the dipper, nud left
"Dear Family: I have been
despondent and hove suffered for
some time and have determined
to end it all. Please forgive me,
for I am better off. Do not grieve
over my departure."
That was the only clue to her
Yet .lust two hours before she
had been doing her usual worH
•round the house, talking hap
pily to her father and brothers as
they went to their work at the
■ urn, some distance away.
Coroner Stewart investigated,
but could find no reason whatso
ever for her deed.
Her mother has bren dead 10
Declaring his belief that
two alleged disorderly houses In
the North End, reported by a
committee of women yesterday,
had been "tipped off" by the po
lice before a raid was made,
Mayor Fawcett today sent In
spector Chestnut of the health
department on a trip of inves
The police made two "raids"
last evening, after which they de
clared that neither house com
plained about by the women was
a "blind pig," and that they found
conditions in both places to be
"It's been the same way
whenever I have asked the po
lice to investigate any report,"
said Mayor Faweett today.
"The police tip off the places that
a raid is to be made, and then
go out with lotß of bravado and
a braßs band to do the raiding;.
"Of course they didn't find
anything last night. They didn't
Inspector Chestnut was given
special orders by the mayor today
to learn whether liquors had
been removed from th« two
houses yesterday, before the raid
bad been made.
Last evening's raid was con
ducted personally by Commission
er Mills and Chief Loamis, as
sisted by three officers. They
reported that they found a few
tablespoonfuls of whisky In one
house, and nothing in the other.
BOY ROBfl HOMK
John D. Erickson, age 18, 1804
X street, left home last night,
after taking MB of his mother's
money, according to a report
made by John Erlckson, his fath
er, to the police.
BTKAIj KOKK 111 SHKS
Maraudars stripped the yard of
Fred Bader, 234 7. Ainu worth aye ,
last night, stealing oeveral rose
bushes and 12 choice tulip plant*.
.CAN YOU LIVE?
There is no wage
earner bo poor who can
not save an occasional
dollar. The I'uget
Sound State Rank wel
comes every doPar de
posited with them. The
r thing to be remembered
is the elasticity of the
dollar. Anybody can
live on two dollars a
day, bat to make two
dollars ' a day, but to
make two dollars do the
work of four is thrift.
It Is not so much what
you can live on, as how
well you can live on
what you've got.
„, STATE BAK*..'"
The Tacoma Times
BUY IT NOW!
A letter from (liarlen 0, Hosewater, Kcm-ml manager of the
Onmlia ll»*. to the editor of The Time* a«k« that Ta<-oma Join
the Uuj-lf-NoH iiKiti'iiKiit, of which he if* rhairnian.
Here are Nome paragraphs from hi- i»e«Kage:
"No doubt the 'Buy-lt-Now' movement hoB already come to your
attention, In spite of the fart that our work bo far has been inten
tionally confined to the farm and small lown fields.
"We have purposely delayed trying to get the movement unden.
headway in the cities, thinking that the most propitious time would
be just at the opening of the spring buying neußon This i» now at
hand. We believe that the wheels of business activity can be set in
motion, and that one way to start is to get people to 'buy it now.'
"If you can, get your local Ad club, Rotary, and Commercial club
to appoint a committee.
"Tills committee should attempt to call upon or reach by lettpr
the principal sources of buying in your city, first ot all the city and
county governments and board of education, the public service cor
porations, big inutitutloiiH, and the- smaller concerns, too. Most of
them can spend appropriations and let contracts now instead of later.
"This is what we are trying to accomplish, and we have had
splendid results from our efforts. Kor example, the railroads, an
shown by the enclosed sheet, have placed immense orders, car shopH
and steel mills everywhere are working usually to full capacity."
FINK! • JI'KT WHAT I KXKKUKO TO STAIIT TAI'OMA'B
BI'HIXKKS OFF WITH A Itl'Sll.
And MM liwt jilmhk Mini < omniltt**-? It seenm to us the
idea In worth while. How about it, Ad club, Itotary club mid
Commercial club? Shall we jiiui|i into thin nation-wide cam
paign, or -linll we lie hack anil wait for Seattle and Portland mid
Him Fraiicinco and Howard and our other neighbor* to do It all
PRESIDENT WILSON'S ENDORSEMENT
"If you re isolnjf *« l>ny it, Imy it now. Tliat in a perfectly
safe maxim (<• art upon. It In just us safe to Imy it mm us it ever
Hill he, mid if you start t<» buying, there will be no end to It—
and you will !••» » seller M well a* a buyer."
MAN WHO PEPPERED
JOYRIDERS GETS AID
William Hook, the ngei] recluse
who angrily fired his double
barreled shotgun Into a group of
Joy-riders who had disturbed hid
sleep and banged beer bottles
against his housf late at night,
is to have a champion.
A wealthy tourist, whose iden
tity Is not yet known, says he will
lint up the hall for the old man
late this afternoon, and also en
gage a competent firm of Tacoma
attorneys to take care of the old
man's interests when his trial tor
assault in.the firnt degree is held.
Old Man Voluble.
Tlilk mysterious benefactor be
came interested in the case today,
and phoned his name to Deputy
Sheriff Hopkins. He said *ie
would try to arrango bail money
and all no that ills name nevor
would 'come into the case public
ly. He gave it to Hopkins an-1
received a promise that it would
be kept in confidence.
Over the phone, this man ex
pressed his sympathy with the
old man, and his disgust at the'
action of the Joy-riders.
In the jail today the old man
was voluble in telling of his ex
periences. He said he had been
kept awake for hours by the noise
of the carousers, and that when
they began throwing beer bottles
at the house, his patience gave
way entirely, and he fired his
This gun Is an old muzzle
loader, rusted almost through In
spots. The wonder is, the sher
iff's office tnlnks, is that it did
not p\|ili> >.
■ Hook admit* that he did not
warn the party before he shot,
at least long enough to enable
them to get away. Instead, he
opened the window, shouted 'Get
out of here,' and then immedi
ately fired twice.
The members of the party were
shot as they ran to net away.
Blood shows they had reached the
<$> HENATOR'R Hllti'MDAV ♦
* WASHINGTON, D. C, *
<» AprH 22.—Senator Mile* #■
••■ Poindexter of Washington ■«■
<■•■ was today receiving con- <3>
<•• gratlilatlons on his 47 th ♦,
■•■ birthday anniwrsary. ♦
♦ ♦ ♦> ♦
f- E=a ~ WHEN A MAlf S MARRIED f- =a ~
VOL. XII. XO. 106. TACOMA, WABIL, THURSDAY, A PHIL 22, 1915.
pavement hpfore they were hit.
They claim they thought the
cabin waR deserted. It is a tem
porary, chlnked-up cabin, far
from 1..1 road, which sin-rift
Longmlre says might well be nil*,
tnken for something except a
It I < U \m;.SI . April 22.—
Many village* are siiliuhtk
ed and It is feared that liuu
ilredN of lives are lost in the
depurtmentN of Kohi-ailn and
Tueleea, where the Danube
In rising itlaruilnßly.
' The river is out of its banks,
inundating the lowlands.'
Many village? already are un
der the water, which Is rising
First of the Tacoma milk
dealers to be prosecuted for
failure to abide by Tacoma's
pure milk law, Antone Portman,
a Puyallup valley dairyman, was
put on trial before Police Judge
I Evans this afternoon.
A large number of dairymen
attended court today, together
with several physicians, who had
been requested by Health Officer
Wall to lend their "moral sup
port to the fight for pure milk.
Attorneys for Portman filed
briefs attempting to show the al
leged unconsUtutionality of the
Tacoma milk ordinance.
PORTLAND. April 22.—Mario
Lambardl, 66, famous grand
opera impresario, whose company
is playing an engagement hero,
died la.':, night of apoplexy while
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
Tacoma wen£ through .all tin
throes of a real earthquake to-
But outside of a geueral scare,
.mil a few minor accidents, the
buby temblor that vibrated
through our midat caused little
real damuKe. t
The shock a|>parently started
Bomcwhere in the outskirts of
Tacoma, and spread in every di
By the time It reached Seat
tle it was ho faint as to hardjy
attract attention, tt made no
record on the official seismo
graph of the University of Wash
I Icx.-iiois Stopped.
At 10::!.') the earthquake bit
Tacoma. Office buildings rocli
ed. Elevators in the city hall,
the N'atiounl Realty building
and tin- Saviige-Scofield build
ing More put temporarily out of
commission. People in the resi
dence sections rushed into the
Mayor Fnwcett was talking
with a reporter. He leaped from
bis •-fiii. grabbed his hut, and
was half way into the city hall
corridor before he realized that
the city hall hud not been dyna
Thrown I'lum Couch.
A West I.nil woman, ill, re
ported to the police by telephone
that the shock had thrown her
from her couch.
Judge* Chapman nnd Clifford
In the superior court were forced
to suspend court until quiet wan
Police Judge Kvans had to or
der ConMtahle Mathles to main
tain order in court until the
quake had subsided.
At Dupont and South Tuconm
the residents believed an explo
sion had destroyed the powder
works, until messengers were
sent out to quiet the town.
Put* in Burglar Call.
The desk of n real estate man
in the national realty building
rolled half wuy across the of
E. A. Mi'Maml. a guest at the
croft hotel, wan nwukened from
deep slumbers, andp ut In a bur
glar call for the proprietor, be
lieving that his room was being
Desk Sergeant Lindsey at po
lice headquarters spent two hours
answering excited telepphone
calls from all parts of Tacoina
aud northwest. So far as the po
lice learned, no serious damage
occurred anywhere from th«
« tntliia Grey came into
the office today with her
head in the air, anil scarcely
would speak to t?ie other
HHK'iJ lli:i:\ rKOPDHKI)
Really, truly! By a really,
She tells yon his nniiic and
hliown you his letter. May
be you know Mm. Sw page I.
TO ASK CLEMENCY
ATLANTA. Oa. ( April 28. —
Leo Frank's application for execu
tive clemency is hourly expected
at the state house. Attorneys for
the alleged slayer of Mary l'ha
gan, whose appeal was refused by
the supreme court, aaid they
would ask for a commutation oS
the death sentence to imprison
ment, rather than a full- pardon.
IF ANIAMALS WERE AS LARGE AS THEY ARE DANGEROUS
WOULDN'T THE FLY BE A WHOPPER ?
ELEPHANT HOUSE TI-.V -LION - .LEOPARD - RHINO BfAR.
SCHOOL BOARD MAY TAKE UP
FLY CAMPAIGN ON BIG SCALE
Tacoma's "swat the fly" campaign is on in a big way.
The city health department, aided by pupils of the manual training de
partments in all the schools, is today outlining a battle against the disease- car
rying insects by which Health Officer Wall expects virtually to rid Tacoma
of flies before the middle of summer.
Three thousand boys in thepublic schools will take up the campaign, mak
ing, setting and tending thousands of traps.
The school board, through School Di -ector Elwell H. Hoyt, who has become
actively interested in the campaign against flies, is arranging a special meet
ing to make plans for the crusade.
If the siK'i-ial in ret inn cannot
foe railed Saturday or Monday, at
planned, Director Hoyt will hhk
tli** cooperation of the board Hi
ttio "nwat the fly" fight at th«
regular meeting next Weduetdiiy.
■tfr. H. A. Wall, head of I lie
city health department, Is enthus
iastic in his determination to an
nihilate the fly. During a rec«nt
trlii to Portland he Ktudied the?
inct hmis undertakon by that city
to eliminate flies, and I mis out
lined a similar plan for Tacomn.
What I-iii.lK fan l»o.
"I want the schools to take up
the light, because of the edunn
tioiiiil udvnntages, and the aid
that the school bojs can give,"
Raid Wall today.
"Fly traps can be built In num
bers ;it an average cost of 6 rent*
apln p. exclusive of labor. There
are 8,000 pupils in the manual
training department of the Ta''O
m;i schools, aud If each pupil
nrakes one trap, we will have
enough to distribute In the luhhh
it»r> renters where files bree>l,
and in Hie homes of persons un
able to afford fly-killing device*.
"I intend to iippoiin I."H)
in- special snuUiirt iu
spci mr- among the kcliool
Ih>\s. Hn->..- boys will have
the responsibility of placing
fly n:i|iN In breeding pi ncp«,
;(ini of re-batting them at
rt Kiilnr inti'i'vulK. In Port
land ihi<- plan has worked
<Hrt Midi great saw***."
Dr. Wall yetserday Afternoon
took up with Director Hoyt the
liii-n of getting Tacoma's school
bu)i to aid In the fly fight. Hoyt
"Tho only difficulty.,that we
m y run up against Is finding
m Dejf to purchase materials,'
M d Hoyt. "The schools Have ul
rc dy bought all their material
n> Hie manual training depart
iii ntp for this year.
< Should Get Iliiny at Once.
("If we could sell the fly traps
all tost, or if the city health de
partment could furnish us with
the lumber, screen and nails, we
would be glad to build the traps
mil distribute them free.
I 'Children in the schools should
bettaught the dangers of allowing
fli xto breed. They should be
■h wn how easily flies carry dis
efe m about. If we can inst'll
Si Mea Into the minds of the
Idren, they will take up the
fll It in later life, and become,
ar «nt workers In the 'swat the
"We should get l)«By inmiedl
alely, because flies are beginning
\i-tiK Small Sum.
Health Officer WrII is todnv
trying tq devlup a means of pro
viding lumber and materials for
the fly traps. The health de
purtment ha* no available funds,
an do health departments of oth
er cities, and the health officer
is unwilling to ask donation*
"If the city realized the Im
mense danger of allowing t'.ie
common house fly to breed and
carry disease and filth about, we
would have the money in no
time," said Or. Wall. "But the
public has not become educated
to a point where it reallzeu the
N. Y. HOSPITALS QUIT
TWILIGHT SLEEP USE
NEW YORK, April 22.—"Twi
light sleep" in child-birth prac
tically hiis been abandoned by
the Polytechnic clinic and fn the
larger city hospitals here. It is
stated that too many 'blue ba
bies" are being bom under this
method, which Indicated that
Do you get it Pure
and under Sanitary
conditions at your
doorstep every morn
ing? If you are not
satisfied, read pages
6 and 7 in tonight's
Tacoma: Fair tonight and Friday.
By Dr. Wall's plan, fly traps,
made of screening, would be
placed near manure piles, garb-
Hge cam, ur other unsanitary
places where Illi-s breed. Stale
beer is the bent lmlt, although
meat is -often lined, according to
the henlth officer.
"The health department is do
ing all it can In the fly cam
paign hy removing: the breeding
places," said Dr. Wall today.
"We are nrderliiK all niißanltary
, places cleaned up. Rut we must
fight flies from both angles. We
must remove the breeding placos,
and kill the mature ilies. also, to
prevent them from going some
where elße to breed. In Portland
they are distributing 20,000 trap.i
about the city. We can get good
resultH in Tacoma with one-four;h
the Bj-Rtem had a tendency to
suffocate the infunts.
There also was a high percent
age of deaths auiong the mothers.
At the Sloan and Jewish ma
ternity hospitals, "Twilight sleep"
Is still' used, but very care
WOMEN TAKE HAND
This is the encouraging word
given out today by Secretary Rea
Last in regard to the referendum
campaign against the reactionary
bills passed by the laat legisla
The registration office at the
city hall will be open Saturday
evening* hereafter until 10
o'clock to enable worklngmen to
get their names in, so they can
sign the measures. However, un
less the public shows enough In
terest to keep the registration
clerk busy, the office will not
be kept open.
In addition to the men's cam
paign, the women of the city have
enlisted in the fight. The Wom
en's Card and label league haa
decided that it will locate a num
ber of handy places where women
jean algn the measures.
SYRACI'SK, N. V., April 22 —
Col. Roosevelt today put In an
other corking session as a witnesa
in the $:,ti. iii-ip libel suit brought
against him by llarnes.
Under crow-examination all
the niorntug by counsel for
liarnes, he remained surprisingly
calm, but occasionally he broke
forth with a vigorous reply,
punctuated by sharp raps on the
witness chair with tils flxt.
Ho renewed his charges of a
111-partisan coiubinution between
M.-ii ih's and Chief Murphy ol
Tunnnany Hall. These churgea
| will be gone into deeply before
crosH-examlnatiou is over.
The colonel also reiterated hla
charge* that the two orgaulxa
liuns had united to defeat iha
llughea primary measure. the
corporation franchlro tax, and th#
AKiiew-Hart iintl ni.'ing bill.
lit* whh unuhalcen in any of ih«
11 si i nuhi\ he gave yesterday,
I ill- of < i-rt ii|itiun.
On the stand yesterday after*
iioon, Roosevelt wont Into iletii.il
for five hours as to what ha
termed bosslsm and corruption in
the Htate government.
lie charged thai in the build
ing of road*, the rpnstructton of
buildings and canals, and In every
Charles F. Murphy
Tammany chief included In T.
R.s clMUtccN. He Is likely to Im
culled m witness.
department of state government,
an unbelievable condition exist
To point out that this nan I
partlxan, he said that in 1911
Barnes, republican boss, and Mur
phy, the Tammany leader, had
had an iron-clad agreement that
the machine republicans should
stand behind the Murphy choice
for U. S. senator.
Furthermore, It was agreed
that the republican leader—presi
dent of the senate—J. P. Allds
I had been elected to his position
*by Tammany votes and Baruee
I votes, over the beads of the an«
--| machine men of both partita. ,
j Spectators laughed M Itooserelt ,7
itold of the republican leader Mfg
I In f elected by democratic votes. Mk
j Roosevelt laid X Bad not tin *
I tug a Mr vice toward good clttAen-V
ship in telling of corruption in *
government. He woald hate toll
the same facts al>o«: man c
than Barnes, had they hei
Barnes' ponitlonrhe declared. '*
« AimANZIfITAfI WIN
WASHINGTON. D. C. Apri
22.—The captor* of fra^uato by
Creneral Obio^oa, a» wott as tte*
occupation nf tl isito)sjw<. 'tb*