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Are You Reading "Elusive babel"? If Not Start Today or You'll Miss a Rare Treat
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V 01... VII. NO. 128
MABDAED)
YES THE POLICEMAN EARNED ,
HIS PAY AND THE COST IS
KATE MURPHY'S SELF RESPECT
j Kate Murphy, mother of a boy
of six, wife of J. K. Murphy, a
citizen of East E street, was cut
down in the city jail just in time
to save her life last night by Jailer
McCoy, after she had hanged her
■elf with an electric light wire. *
The law was being vindicated
on Mrs. Murphy.
- She had drunk some, quarreled
on the street, and a vigilant po
liceman had taken her in.
| Mrs. Murphy is not a criminal.
Sin- had never seen the inside of
a jail before. To her mind arrest
was lifelong disgrace, and she
tried to end it all with a copper
wire.
THE OFFICER FELT HE HAD
DONE HIS DUTY. ills ORDERS
AHE TO It It l SI VIOLATORS
OF THE LAW. AND HE DID IT.
HE HAD EARNED HIS PAY,
AND THE COST WAS KATE
MURPHY'S SELF-RESPECT, A
FAMILY DISGRACED.
That's the way our police sys
tem works. Is the system good,
or would it not be better to follow
the plan of Chief Kohler of
Cleveland, as . detailed In the
Times last week, and try to teach
the weak to be better rather than
crush what self-respect they have.
Most first offenders are weak,
says Chief Kohler; not really vi
cious. ". .' .
Mrs. Murphy was . weak. She
drank because she was not able
to withstand the temptation. The
drink made her noisy, and the
cop clapped the law upon her.
Ballinger Hobnobbed With "Pierp."! Morgan; More Secrets Laid Bare
EPIDENIIG OF
BABIES IN
IDAHO
OOWC AMD DOGS ATTACKED
: BY STRAtNGE MALADY '..
: ILBWISTON, Idaho, May 18. —
Despite the efforts of vererinarles
scores of range cattle are going
mad in the Salmon river district.
It is suspected that the rabies are
epidemic in the district. The
valuable span of horses was gor
ed to death yesterday by a mad
dened cow near White Bird, and
when corralled she battered her
brains out against the pen rails.
A number of dogs, presumably
mad, have been killed and sev
eral rabid coyotes have been shot
down by ranchmen. _
.
The. Japanese code of mourn
ing is very elaborate. It involves
the wearing' of Eipecial garments
and abstinence from animal food.
.1- It is all off wits Dr. Hards and
Chemist A. Heimrlch. -,
{ The council I this" morning con-1
fldined the appointment ' of '-Dr.
athleen Anderson /as j-; toot* 4 city
bacteriologist. ' She' will do the
work of both for the salary of the
bacteriologist and save the city
$ I.sort- a year. She ; begins work
June 1. ' ' *'.'.- , ./
"You are crazy to want to kls3
me!" stormed the outraged maid
en. :. '..-*" • "/VV.-v", ' ' :':■'. '■■ ■ "
; "Huh, I'd be crazy .-not to want
to,"» was j the reply of - the : fresh
young man. r '_/•;.-./ ./ ■_
'.'. hMy husband * says I am his]
first thought," remarked * Mrs.'
Gribb.;/:';,....;■-■'! £";v.„■•;:;";./ .
$" "Ke's a little hasty sometimes,
en't he?" commented Mrs. Graibb
Got ! any loos chance?
h Here a chance for you. The
Jlty council this morning ordered!
■ the sinking fund commission t, to i
' tell $100,000 of ;V storm };"_ sewer \
l bonds recently voted for by * the
! people. If • you '< want \ them >" just
hand in a bid to Commissioner
Freeland, or the controller. „
: Last year 70,000 persons s vis- j
ited Carlsbad, . the Austrian health!
, resort, and remained as long as
eight"! days; 200,000 were there
* for."atleast"ol »o-;d*]j^j|^^'^^
Then she realized her weak
ess, and her, realization brought
emofse. | She saw disgrace for
erself and her family. She saw
he tear-stained face of her little
oy when be should hear the
lothe'r was In jail. She saw the
eproachful and sorrowful face of
er husband, and she could not
tand it, so she tried to end it all.
-And who is benefited? Is
the city better? Will Mrs.
Murphy with her self-respect
shattered be likely to im
prove, or will she be apt to
further excesses. Her rash
ness in trying to end her life
indicates the natural tenden
cy when self-respect is gone.
Will her husband be better or
ler little boy? After all, what
;ood will come of the arrest of
Irs. Murphy.
The police department of Ta
oma like that of most cities will
ay it must suppress lawlessness
,nd preserve order. But doe it
lo it?
The policeman is not to blame
or arresting Mrs. Murphy. . He
fas obeying orders. But in the
ight of experience wouldn't it be
veil to change the system?
Chief Kohler tried a change In
Cleveland. .On Christmas day,
907, he oi( 'red the cops 'to
top arresting first offenders . for
ietty misdemeanors. If a man
/as drunk he was to be taken
tome, and encouraged to do bet
er. If women quarreled the po
ice were to investigate - and ex
SOME OF BALLINGER'S TELEGRAMS
PROM STENOGRAPHER.)f KERBY'S ; SHORTHAND 7 NOTEBOOK
*"■- - J """*'- -* _" * ■'.'■--■■' l-*-"' '.' *'' J*'-*. ", - *'" V. ■-' '* ' \ !". J" "■. "" ' ■ '* ' .'"" i-k' — r-'" - !•!&' tv
.„ The above •is jt. photographic 'i reproduction -of two v telegrams
dictated by Ballinger to his stenographer about the 'time of p'.Ml
catioo of, the j famous t Taf t whitewashing letter. Both telegrams are
significant, the j first addressed ; being to the attorney general of the
United States, s who took such 'a lively ,part i in the whitewash, and
the * second to the managing ' head of Ia \ great news ,d 1 sip en sing or
ganization. The above page of notes, translated, follows:- -
(Telegram),'/ v/"
George W. Wlckersham, t - : '; -; t "•' "" ' ..
New York iW^ssss^mm^^^s^SS^^^^m^
l%£. Can jI 1 make Tan i appointment to | meet you 'at, Manhattan Hotel
Friday morning. Temporary, physical disability : ■prompts*^; request
for appointment at hotel. '..;,!',,
(Telegram)
MeliriUe E. Etone,
Associated Press,
New York:
Will be pleased ;to see' you at Manhattan Hotel I Friday morn
ing. "Temporary! physical ■ disalbilltyT promptsj request 1 for appoint
•vent at hotel.
The Tacoma Times.
For the Great Trip; We Start at 5. P. M. \
Tonight and We Travel, at the Rate
of 3,000 Miles Per How Through the
plain the law and teach instead of
club the people into being . law
abiding.
The politicians howled, - the
people laughed, and police de
partments said Kohler had gone
crazy. But he reduced the: ar
rests from over 30,000 a year-'to
less than 6,000 in three years,
and public morals in Cleveland
are better than In most cities of
half a million. ..<?.-.'.;, i
Supposing the officer had 'taken
Kate Murphy quietly but firmly
and put her. on a street car and
sent her home. . Wouldn't the
chances be Just as good for her
reformation? ; And wouldn't the '
city be just us well off, and
wouldn't her little boy and her
family be better off?
Experience shows that arrest
ing people causes them to . lose
self-respect. 'And the loss of self
respect drives them from
thoughtless and weak into reck
less and desperate acts. .
Would it not be well to try'
golden rule methods on the Kate
Murphys of Tacoma?
In the regular, court procedure
Mrs. Murphy may be arraigned
before a gaping crowd of court
hangers-on. She will stand there
and hear them snicker and may
hear the sentence of the court,
and who will be benefited? % ;.v
Is there anything about it that
will make her or anybody' else,' ii
the court room.or elsewhere any
better? . , ' ■/._;' , ' '.. jy..'. |
TACOMA, WASH., WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1010
i
Kerby Puts Another Bombshell
Uuder the Taft-Ballinger Crowd
I (By Unltea Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. ■C, May 18.
The prediction that George W.
Perkins of the J. P. Morgan com
pany would be called as a witness
was a feature of the llalliii'Ker "In
vestigation today. Letters mark
ed "personal" and "confidential"
on record before «tne comimlWfcse
show that Ballinger, soon after
he became secretary of the intesT*
lor_ department, was In conHnnni
cation with .-'Perkins- concerning
the plans Perkins' and • Regtnald
H. Thomson, city engineer of ' Se
attle, had j made for a trip r; to
Alaska last summer. "VA >^7&:£.v. ..
, Thai Thomson also *< will*- toe
called to the stand is considered
probable. " jA? h '•'; '.'':''~-l''\ ''• ■ ■:' .
: The correspcmdenice, which was
1 brought out by Frederick ;M.*K6r-
former stenographer for 1 the
Intel or department, shows that
BAltl wrote • a personal letter
to Thomson May -9, 1909, tettiijjjjfr
of a visit of the secretary to Per
kins^-v'-v:'•'.:,--::p;-i ■■', -'V.^H&V
; o - " Guest of' Morgan Man „v>>£
.iJ.?I was a guest of Perkins at
Yonkers, last Sunday," Ballinger
wrote. "Perkins Is the' head of
the Morgan company. 't- "■' ""• '■' ■■•* :-
--' "'Perkins told me he had ar
ranged for a special boat to take
himself : and j his party, including
his" family, to Alaska, to investi
gate -" the ■ etsi WHty of exploiting
Alaska "mi railroad '- construction
and other lines; in * which -he Ir
deeply Interested. r i;,'". He will sail
from; Seattle about ' the" middle' ol
juiy.^g^w ; ?>tftf :^sss3ga
-\ »"Perkins is insistent . that I red!
ommend t an ; engineer to aocoiu
pany him who is , connected In no
way \ with any Alaskan | Interests,
railroad' or r other , private concern
which | might ' influence his judg
ment. •",■' I could Z think of »no J one
so i well equipped as you and si
the trip Is one of importance,
great pleasure , and ■ profit, \it ' oc
curred £to j mo.- you J might enjoy
this form of vacation. i | hop*
you will I not understand *by this
suggestion £I ; have in j, any sense
abandoned hope about securing
your ' services In the matter about
which we conferred at Seattle.; ]
intlolpateTthat * not |> later than
September I will bo able formally
to present that matter to you."
|i (Continued on Page Bight.)
Births-, „ | .
> / Frank ■? A. Bu rgeso n;»787 Ta
coma avenue, boy; Vincent ||I*
L. Arnet, 807 J South >3 . M street,
boy; fc Louis ■, Larson, i 1-631 ?| East
83 rd street, boy; Charles 8.
Shoemake, Man Ito park, girl; H.
E. Warren,: 628 South ; Anderson,
Jpiri.
NEVER TOUCHED MEI
FKHDKItH'K ;• M. KERRY, HA LUNGER'S STENOGRAPHER.
LSD GORED BY
COW HAY DIE
>r ■. . ;/.-c ■■'.-■<:***•;■■•';. -^■.-,--;^ ■
(try United Press Leased Wire.)
: BORING, .Ore., ■ May; 18.—Only
slight,; hopes for the recovery of
nine-year-old ?J Louis 5; Hoffman,
wee '■'._ wee f; gored by an ;' enraged
cow. last night, t are held out by
physicians today. r/,i/''; i^-'i
fi The' led was standing■ near 1 the
door jof a * slaughter house when
a l cow, infuriated by the smell of
blood, lunged at him. ~':
One -of* the ?4 animal's horns
»truck him \ Inj the* mouth ,*j knock
ing him down. The cow gored
him in the side and was prepar
ing to made a second onslaught
when ] the I boy was rescued. -
f f.-'ti-r
> '- : '-'\l
'% Proprietors S, of £ all J§f kinds g.-|of
stores .' on ■: Sixth avenue | have" de
cided to T give their f employ :/ a
half-holiday every week during
the summer, this - afternoon be
teg the. first one.]
T.R. AGAIN
■■■■■• ?'* *■ •■ £— , ■■#.*.'^..'* v4i > '■,**-■/ r,*-.** £ i^.#-^!(*'*
CALLS ON
. KING
Vsai
. 1' •LONDON, ,- May,! IS. —For '.the
second time In "three" days Colonel
Rooeeveit called upon J King
George. •; Today the former Amer
ican •' president was accompanied
by Mrs. Roosevelt,|l who was pre
sented tol the new * monarch J for
the |fl ret :* time. The f Robsefe Its
later called*, upon King Frederick
of I Denmark*, at! Buckingham ' pal
ace.^^V";-^ ''J'-;'y -" " ' \
f In 3 the- course 7of J the |" day a
number of % persons', visited Dor
chester . house 1 to ; see "■ the ; Roose
»a I^'i'ff^*S7s*-* i ' ■-:"' *■.":'-'' ■ •'
; Today Is "Peace t day." v| fc§^&s
»■ Every school la the country has
been * asked. by the American Peace,
society ,to have a; program today
devoted lto "developing the Ideal of
universal peace "in ■'„ the hear ]of
; pupils.?'. Several/ of i the Tacoma
- schools r will | respond Jp and \ hold
suitable exercises.
Mirers TIL
Earth Will Pass Right
Through Comet Tonight
But We Might Not See It
\ . BERKELEY, Cal., May Halley's comet will begin its tran
sit across the face of the sun at 7:89:10 p. m., tonight. Pacific
standard time. This Is the latest and most authentic computation,
and was made by Prof. A. O. l.in-.< liner, astronomer at the Univer
sity of California, at the request of the Astronomical and Astrophy- I
i steal Society of Washington, I). V. - • - • '*>■.": „;
. (Ily Prof. A. O. Luesrhner.) «
The comet will be in- transit
tcrosß the face of the sun tonight.
Che time ° of ' Ingress will be
':39:10 p.' m. The middle of
ransit will be 8:08:46 p. in., and
lie time of egress 8:37:46 p. m.
rhese figures 'ate' Pacific standard
hue.
"The transit, theoretically, may
ie observable from point only in
he Pacific^ ocean, although 11 is
toubtful If astronomers of the
>rlent will be able to discern the
ransit.'
;, Six IYmrs of It.
The earth will enter the tail of
he comet tonight at ft p. m., and
ill emerge at 11 p. in., passing
hro'iigb at the rate of SO miles a
lecond.
"It therefore may be seen that
he ' earth will take about five
lours longer in ' passing 'through
he tail of the' comet than the
.on. i will take In passing across
(Continued on Page Eight.) -
DAILY COMET BULLETIN
May 18,, comet.crosses disk of sun. On this day the com
et will be Invisible to us because it Is broad daylight with us
during the hours the comet is above our horizon.
It may be visible In the western sky shortly after sunset
tomorrow evening.
'
Did This Come
From the Comet?
. ? (BULLETIN.) > , -
TOPEKA, Kas., May 18.—A small meteorite fell through the
roof of the Shawnee. building at 10 o'clock this morning. The aerial ';
projectile struck within a few feet of the desk of J. W. Going, man- '."j \;
ager of the Shawnee Fire Insurance company. „",.'" : ~ "; .... •.
The fall of the. meteorite caused a panic among the four or' §£
five clerks in the office. The stone was so hot it could hot- be:/
handled. • ;.»...,.,'.,.x-. .... ■-.^.. . ■; ■.-. %j^r^-^
Fear End of
World Is
".'•-■■"'■ '" - '£*'<$£ '"■■■
Here
LEXINGTON, K/., May 18.—
Certain that the" approach of Hal
ley's comet '. tonight . spells , their
doom, many farmers In Kentucky
and hundreds of Ignorant negroes
are preparing for the end of the
world tonight, when the celestial
tramp's 1 tall. enwraps the world.
In Lexington large bands of ne
groes : attended aH night 5 prayer
services. ■_? ■ '-•' '^■"■T'' 4 'f\i"'r^S>
The fmajority; of the negroes
are in J abject fear of the coming
of the comet. For; the last week
they have - been j holding "union
services," -. /which'•" have been
crowded.'.•'*.-J;.';,"''-" "'/.;*i'r*M||f
Dig Cellars
|r A i number |of j. persons, white
end black, have dug cellars which
they intend to go into while the
earth Is passing through the com
et's ■ uii.>%w?f ■;,. i'f'H v "-; .„ i," ■ iV*;:
.-.'.•r-.:.-,; >.-;&■*«?■•' - ft
*; OALVESTON4Tex.; s May 18 —
Throughout TexasiV*{today •£ thou
sands Jof *^ negroes knocked off
work and | gathered J" in churches
and ' camp ' meetings to prepare for
the end of the world, so fearful
are they; t that* the comet will ■ bring
death ?and?j devastation tof? the
earth* when? it \ passes tonight""* /
*-'• -»■ ._l^-- t •
• 22 DAYS WITHOUT FOOD •
• BUTTE, Mont., May 3 18. •
• —Twenty-two days without •
• food - with '• the ' exception :of - •
• water and lemon and or- •
• ange Juice is [the. record fee-" •
• bablished )> by Henry J Roberts *•
•of this city. Roberts is en- •
9 deavoriog \to correct atom- •
•Tich;t~ubte:^gl^te;d»
•o • • ©;•:• •; •-;• •; c'• >
WKATHfifiIR FORECAST
Fair tonight and Thursday;
light westerly wind.
The Times Is Read By
Most Everybody In
Tacoma /
80 CENTS A MONTH.
WASHINGTON, D. C,
: May 18. —Official data is
sued here today sets forth
the following facts concern
ing Halley's comet:
The earth enters the com
[ et's tall at 11:20 o'clock to
night, eastern time.
The estimated thickness of
the tall at the point of In
terception by the earth is 1,
--000,000 miles.
The length of the tall is
estimated at 20,000,000
miles.
The distance between the
earth and the head of the
comet is computed to be 14,-*
000,000 miles.
An illumination of the
western sky Is predicted
.with a possible meteoric dis
play.
— i i A
COMET
. i. -,■-*..♦• -^ »,*..,.,- .''-7:
STARTS
PANIC
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.* ATLANTA, Ga., ; May* 18.—*i'l
Panic' over the approach of f Hal
ley's comet .today threatened £fj[ a.^3
serious outbreak | among the con
victs in the federal i prison I here.
While many of the prisoners ac
tually believed that the earth will
be destroyed, Jit Is thought J that §-|
the • panic was increased purposely
by prisoners j inclined to : use jjj? the
agitation •as a cloak ) for ; prison .~
disorder and &«', rebellion ;; against'
discipline. Extra precautions^ are
being j taken ■by I the prison offi- fS
cials : and ;' every guard will -be foaf^'
dutyTat';sundown^^9?r^p^,f
For the first time in the his- ;
tory of the prison, a clas sof con- •
v'cts . was confirmed today; by the xfj
Catholic bishop, assisted " by"/'at«
number of priests. *-' «»•« - >i . i~ /
GIRL HELD A
CAPTIVE 3
/'. I'*.-*-^^'^!^^^^^^^
MONTHS
mi ■ ■ ■ -
(By I United I Press Leased Wire.)]
|| NEW YORK, May 18.—Eliza
beth Kelly, lAs than a year in
this * country, was rescued | mm |
the third: story of fii£ house In Bay
once, N. J., yesterday by the po
lice, where for j three months shef
had 5 been J held | captive gby mm
Italian. She was without cloth
ing and nearly crazy with fear
when found. She says the"; Ital
ian met her at a moving picture
show and f beted| her emspfoyinent |
to get her tog the house. Her f
clothing wse taken front her f for
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