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Seymour believes that it would be well to turn the Public Utilities of Tacoma to Private Interests.
What Voter with the welfare of Tacoma at heart could cast a vote for such a condition of affairs?
If Mayor h'nnrrlt saw fit to leave hla official da- ;
ilt*i and make a cam pal as him wonld have
him, more likely the fry would nriae that a pub
lic aervtint had no rlicht to one the people* time
apceehlfytas; for himself. If Fawcett did atart
campaigning on a recall election, a personal de
fenae of wfant he had done while In office would
neceaaarllr constitute hla Inane*, Facia of the
matter are that the people know what be him done,
and If they have not been natliifled will recull him.
VOL. Yin. NO. 85.
With a Commissioner of Public Safety as Anxious as
Mayor Fawcett to Carry Out the Law, the Meas
ure Will Prove Successful.
Mayor Fawcett is demonstrat-|l
Ing that the anti-treat law can be i
enforced. '
The plain barroom with Its ma- I
hogany counter and the cafe
' with its mission tables and fine
I linen are both getting a practical
i'demonstration that the "law can
■ be enforced."
Mayor Fawcett is going out of
his way to do this work. He is
" paying detectives from his own
pocket to get the evidence and en
force the law.
Simply to demonstrate that this
law can be enforced and to keep
" bis promise. When the ordinance
j was introduced the howl was
f raised "You can't enforce it." For
mer Mayor LlAOk even went be
•fore the council and declared it
could not be enforced. Mayor
Fawcett said, "Pass It and I will
I enforce it."
The mayor passed this ordi
i nance with the thought in mind
1 that it would prevent—first,
young boys out for a lark going
into saloons, treating and getting
•tarted on the road to drunken
ness; second, it would prevent
workingmen who are paid in
| checks and who cash them in sa
\ loons from standing at the bar
? and "setting 'em up" until their
■weekly pay was gone; third, it
would prevent citizens generally
who take a drink from treating
• back and forth until they have
imbibed more than a sufficiency.
He had not looked into all the
ramifications of the law, but he
saw evils he wanted to hit and he
secured the law he thought would
hit them.
The day after the people voted
the law a restaurant man asked if
Jie would be allowed to deliver a
bottle of beer to a man and his
wife in his cafe. This brought up
b phase as to whether the law hit
i, cafes. The mayor was undecided.
That was a legal question and a
very technical one. In fact, the
city attorneys had not elfted it.
But the mayor put it up to them
and they decided that resaurants
'and cafes have no right to sell
liquor at all except under the li
cense of the barroom and that
therefore they could not violate
any of the regulations imposed on
With the law interpreted and
made plain the mayor got busy at
once and his detectives are dap
ping the lid on the cafes in a way
that Is bringing results.
Elt is not the purpose of the law
t the mayor should be coin
ed to hire private detectives
enforce it. This is the sworn
fof the police. But the police
artment has been notoriously
:tive under Mr. Roys.
t is a very pointed commentary
the Roys administration that
mayor has to go into his own
ket and hire men to do the
k for which Roys and his po
are paid. But he 1b doing It.
ause he promised to do it and
demonstrate that law can be
'he people are paying over
0,000 a year for a police de
tment under Roys to enforce
laws yet they do not get re
s. But five men under the
■or paid from his private purse
bringing saloons to book every
Vith a commissioner of pub-
IBy United Prem eLased Wire.)
[BAN FRANCISCO, March 29.—
Fheodore Roosevelt yesterday
bade a great speech In which he
idvocated recall of the judges.
. Referring to criticism against
ndges, Mr. Roosevelt said:
I "Unwise and short-sighted peo
le, and especially people who
re neither unwise nor short-sight
p, but who are speaking on be
alf of the great privileged inter-
Ma, have protested against any
uch crlticiwn. As a matter of
act, these people forget that,
'hlle his functions are wholly dlf
The Only l««lr|>«-u.lrnl
Newspaper In Imo mm.
lie safety in office who Is as
anxious as the mayor to see the
antl-treating law carried out, lit
tle or no complaint will be heard.
Remember that Mr. Roys voted
AGAINST the antl-treating ordi
nance when it passed the council.
Election May 2nd
The recall election for the city
commissioners will be held May 2.
Clerk Edwards this morning
certified that the Roys and Woods
•petitions are sufficient and they
were laid over one week. The
Lawson and Freeland petitions
were also laid over a week and an
ordinance will be passed next
week setting the elections Xor
them all on May 2.
H. O. Herold was convicted of
attempted kidnaping by the Jury
in Judge Chapman's court yester
day after two hours' deliberation.
O. C. Nolte, attorney for Herold,
says an application for a new trial
will be made and If denied, he
will appeal to the state supreme
ferent from those of other public
officials, yet, after all, the Judge
also la but a servant of the peo
Ordinance Passed
The city council this morning
passed an ordinance which de
clares that the license of any sa
loon will be revoked If the place
soils any intoxicating liquors
which are advertised on a ■bill
The Tacoma Times
Interests Gave
$100,000 For
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
BPKIXGFIEJJ), 111., Mar.
21) Flat declaration that
"the interests" had raised
$100,000 to elect William
Ix>rimer to (lie United States
senate wn» made here today
by H. H. Kohlsatt, publisher
of the Chicago ltecord-ller
nlil, when he was examined
before the senate Investigat
ing committee which is prob
ing the Jjorlmer case.
Kohlsatt thrice reiterated
bin assertion when asked re
garding an editorial in his
paper which declared that a
large slush fund had been
raised to send the "blonde
boss" to the senate.
N. Y. State Capitol
Gutted By Fire
Magnificent Building Gutted and May Be a Total
Loss —Cost Many Millions.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
ALBANY, N. V., March 29. —
Fire scorched and water-stained,
showing a net loss of $6,000,000,
not including thousands of pre
cious and lrreplacable documents,
the New York state capitol today
stands partly in ruins following
a fire that raged for seven hours
In its courts and corridors.
The state library, with Its 400,
--000 volumes, was destroyed. The
senate and assembly chambers are
smoke-blackened and eoaked with
The $27,000,000 that has been
poured into the capital by the
state for many generations ha*
been wasted. The great building,
the pride—and also the shame —
of the Empire state, was planned
In 1863 to cost $4,000,000. The
construction proved too tempting
' a chance for graft, and so tar $27,
--: 000,000 has been spent upon it,
and still the original plans were
The capitol Is In such a state
of chaos today that no one can
tell what maty be its fate.
Smoke was seen Issuing from
the northeast corner of the build-
Ing shortly before 3 o'clook this
morning. Documents, ornate
' hangings and rich furnishings
were fuel upon which the flames
gained headway.
By 3:30 o'clock the assembly
library had been wiped out with
Its shelves of documents and par
W. W. Seymour today Issued a challenge to Mayor Fawcett for
a public debate on the mayoralty lmuos.
Mayor Fawcelt, however, prior to the election on <ho nnll-treat
injj ordinance repeatedly ■ (uif>l thnt he nould make no < nn>|i;iinn for
"1 have made three big fights for the people in the year I have
been mayor, for live cent fare anil good street car service, for the
municipal dock and for the renting ordinance; I will make no
fight for myself. If the people appreciate* these battles for them they
will have to make the fight for nip if any is made," was the state
ment of the mayor.
He has adhered to this and lias made no speeches and no cam
paign for himself. His only public appearance was to rpeak for the
antl-trenting ordinance before the women of the Voters' Educational
association. >
The people, however, wTio are for him seem inclined to make a
campaign and today they took cognizance of the challenge of Mr.
Seymour. A committee which met at noon today decided to ask Mr.
A. H. Tltlow to accept the challenge of Seymour and Mr. Titlow
agreed to do so. . . ' ,
It is now up to Mr. Seymour to say whether he will meet Mr.
Titlow in public discussion. Tltlow says he will bo ready to meet
him either Thursday, Saturday or Monday night.
Will Mr. Seymour accept the - offer for debate?
pers, some dating back to 1776.
All documents of the senate judi
ciary committee of . the present
session were consumed. "-■"*'' i
Samuel Abbott, the aged night
watchman in the library, could
not be found and It is thought ha
perished. .. . ' r ;
(By United Press leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, March 29—Dis
trict Attorney Whitman today ex
amined 160 witnesses, most of
them survivors ox Saturday's fire,
when 143 lives were loit in th©
destruction of the ■ Triangle ; Shirt
waist factory. All agreed that the
doors leading to the stairways "and
the passenger elevators were look
ed v when the fire started ; and 1 laid
largely to this fact the enormous
loss of life. *. , » "• ■
Fair tonight and Thursday.
Light northerly winds.
Girl Elopes But
Loses Her Nerve
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
LONG BRANCH, Cal., March
29.—After eloping from Los Ange
les with Ray Markley to be mar
ried here, Miss May Ross lost her
courage at the last moment and Is
today at the home of her parents
In a very penitent mood. Justice
Underwood had just ' begun . the
ceremony when the; young lady
grew suddenly pale and- sank j to
the floor In a faint.' ;■ When - she
resuscitated she bad changed her
mind. - • '.-':':" ; -
•-.-. , v v:— ■ ■ ■-- ■- •—,.-■ ■-.
Four Wives
Enough Says
Nat Goodwin
(By ' United Press Leased Wire.)
"? ST. LOUIS, March 29. —"Never
again!" said Nat Goodwin today.
"I have had . enough I wives." j(H
;f Goodwin had been !asked. if he
were going to try the matrimonial
game ■ again. •_■..-,< :*- V> -■, ■ ■■-- «■•:■ ;■ ■*. v-
His fourth and last wife, Edna
Goodrich, I actress, I yesterday > se
cured a divorce in ' New ■ York. f, *,
c; "I don't give a damn," he '. re
marked when told the court ; ; had
For Mr. Seymour
•$3 Mr. Seymour: if If you were •
• . mayor i would I you i do jj what ■ •
• you asked 'Mayor i Wright to •
A, do on . that X gas 55 franchise •
• wanted ;^by^.-^ McLean ■:"; and ; •
•' Bardsley, • and j for " which ' you ' •
• t afterward . offered * him . $10,- •
• 000 , for the city I ;j- -■; ■' ■■.fi •
Woman Who Speaks 111 of Anti-Treating Law Cen
sured as a Result of Her Expression.
• Kcmarks made by \U-\ W. A. Moore at. (lie First Baptist •
• church meeting of the Women's 14ducatlonal association >< ■- •
C tiiiliiy afternoon: •
• li.it one thing I want to remind you of In this campaign is •
• that you do not forget that the moral phase of this campaign •
• was started when one man, a commissioner, at the city hull, •
• said, "I will not enforce the law," eaid Mr. Mooro significant- •
• ly, calling up the fact that it was not Fawcett that aroused the •
• church voters but Commissioner Li. W. Roys, who when a com- •
• mlttee went to him to demand enforcement of tho law declar- •
•ed he would not enforce it T)ut would maintain the Pete •
• Sandberg dive "with the help of God 1' •
• Rev. Mr. Moore alflo presented his political creed, which •
• MM the speech of Lincoln on "Reverence for law." •
• "There is just one thing I did not like about the speech of •
• Mr Seymour, and I do not want to be misunderstood aa mak- •
• invc an attack, but I did not like his 'If in bis statement that •
C 1 ho would enforce law •
• "He said ho would enforce, law "If it could be done The •
• statement should be that it is tho law and shall be enforced" •
The meeting of the Voters' Edu
cational league in the First Bap
tist church yesterday afternoon
was a revelation.
At the last meeting with 250
women present the sentiment was
practically a unit for Seymour.
Yesterday with Mr. Seymour pres
ent and with tbe same number
out, the tide had turned until the
sentiment was almost equally di
In the meeting ten days ago tne
rank and file evidently were fol
lowing Mrs Shores, Mro Danforth,
Mrs. Eastman and Mrs. Healy, but
yesterday, although these same
Seymour partisans occupying posi
tions of vantage in the meeting,
tried desperately to head off any
Fawcett sentiment and Just as
desperately to stimulate any Sey
mour propaganda, their efforts fell
rather flat and there was an evi
dent disposition on the part of the
women to do their own thinking
In this political evolution of
women the dramatic fact that
stood out in the meeting yesterday
was that the club ■women who are
fspousing the Seymour cause are
gradually being forced into com
plete alignment with the Royal
\rch against the moral principles
for which their natural womanly
instincts caused them to stand In
tho beginning
This was Illustrated In Mrs.
Amazing Declaration.
She was one of the leading ad
vocates of the anti-treat ordinance
a few weeks ago. Even at the last
meeting of the Voters' Education
al association held on the day of
the anti-treat election she was for
it and publicly stated that she had
been upbraided by Seymour -parti
sans for voting for it .because it
might help Fawcett. But she
said she voted as her conscience
But seal in the Seymour cause,
almost nightly speeches for the
special interest candidate who is
being supported toy the saloons,
constant endeavor to lead voters
into the camp where the Royal
Arch is plotting and planning
against Fawcett, have evidently
warped the opinions of Mrs.
Shores and yesterday she declared
on the platform at the First Bap
tist church meeting that "the un
wlsest counsel she had ever heard
was that given 'by Mayor Fawcett
when he advised them to support
the antl-treating ordinance."
This statement, coming from
one of the most active workers
for the ordinance a few weeks ago,
showing that her zeal to t>oost
Seymour had caused her to re
pudiate what she before had
claimed was the highest morals,
came as a shock to the women as
It Indicated the trend of the
Seymour campaign. It demon
strated to them that the morality
of the antl-treating ordinance can
not survive in the atmosphere of
a Seymour campaign supported T>y
the Royal Arch and they were
stunned by the statement it the
erstwhile leader.
Mrs. Johnson of Fern Hill was
on her feet in a moment.
"Have you any sons?" she ask
ed of Mrs. Shores.
"My, yea, lota of them," said
Mrs. Shores.
"Well, I have four boys, and I
want them "protected. Aad tne
only protection I have for them
la In the antl-treating ordinance.
T, cannot understand how you can
etand th«>'« and say that the lin
wiseat toungei you ever received
waa w-hea Mayor Fawcett urged us.
to vote for the autt-treatlng law.
One lea.on stood oat plainly in T»»t»<«r*»
mrrllnK of the women m the First Haptlat •barrt.
Mr. lUr» la doomed to il-IVill. anea the f»mlnln«
hallola k.I ■ .him., at him. Men who harped .o
.ir,,n«l. Ob the advantage* »r an "open town"
mUht mm well oeaae from Ihla tlm* on. If they out
to argue the women ■•■• thla point, ' the «"«l«l
■uaaa meetlnnr ever milli.ti-iI In TaroiM «..ul<l k«
on baud to in and llaten. Bat ther want.
Til* OulT l«.l. prn.lr»l
Nr.>«i».ii>.r lv lnuMiiri.
• Because Mr. Seymour In against
■ It why should that cause us to re
i pudlate the only protection we
have for our boys? I love my four
i boys and I want them protected
i by the antl-treating law whether
. Mr. Seymour Is for it or not."
'Mi!.- Turning.
The Incident was the beginning
i of the turning of the tide against
- the candidate who Is supported by
the Royal Arch. It showed the
i thinking womcu present that the
■ opinions of Mrs. Shores had 'been
, warped by association In the cam
; pai.gn and that she was ' '«. lagly
i lining up with the Royal Arch
■ even against the moral issues siiu
, ply to follow Seymour.
From that time on Mr. Seymour
i was given a grilling by the worn
■ en present. When the fire got too
[ ipolnted and the anti-Seymour
■ women wero getting him In a hole
i Mrs. Healy, another Seymour par
tisan, would wield her gavel and
7 shut off the discussion.
; But the meeting as a whole
• showed a wonderful turning of
i sentiment from that of ten days
i ago when there was but one small
■ voice raised for Fawcett and the
. whole gathering was enthusiastic
i for Seymour.
Seymour told the women he was
. for harmony. He thought that
the bis thing to get in the city
commission. He Raid he was a
corporation owner but had made
a success of them and thought he
' could do likewise with the city
i corporation.
; He said if defeated he would go
- to his office next day with a shout
'of joy for he has business and
likes It.
Miss Xelda Jaeger asked how he
stood on municipal ownership.
He reiterated his belief In what
• he called the Chicago plan.
Public Utilities.
"I believe the city should lease
out the public service utilities to
i private companies to run, except
i ing water. Water plants are so
simple the city can operate them.
i But any plant having machinery
; and requiring expert help can tie
; better handled by a private com
' pany," said Seymour.
He referred also to the electric
[ lighting. "I know of no small
city that has made a success or
lighting plants,"/ said ■" Seymour,
holding out the Impression that he
believed private ownership better
for lighting systems also. '■'-. r 5
* Later In < the -1 afternoon *A. F.
Garrotson pinned htm , right down
and I made him answer yes or no
whether he' would ' lease out ■ the
city power plant ■ and municipal
dock and he ■ said' he ■ would • not,
but ' his statement was a practical
contradiction of | his I first answer
bo the audience ■ was left in dout>t
at the end.i |-:.;;',^-r/;'/'^;^ff^
Mrs. Hammond asked ' whether
the other commissioners would
not' have a vote each and whether
I the mayor; bad v but ! one'i Tote. ?**f','
i- Seymour 3 said f yes. f?He * then
admitted " that :'; * all *ij he * could do
would ibe'tO^ast his one vote and
use i his general influence. He ' had
to admit too that if the other com
missioners i went; against „, him ; lie
would be ■11 i <against! it.'*-/*©!-.!.^*
, '■.-> 7S.\: More Questions.:'fi
"Well, why do you "; charge**all
the shortcomings -, of i the i present
administration V to ; ; : ; Mr. v Fawcett
when he* ha* but one 1 vote, when
yon | admit that the mayor, has .'but
one "vote and t that ; you _ could | not
oast { any \ more it '■ you t were may
or?" f asked Mrs. Hammond | and
the i house* ra&if with | hand' clam
pi Mr*. Hammond followed ;up i the
idea and j wa* putting i Seymour la
i bad hole on the details of tiio
City oharter when Mrs. Shores
tried to explain, to help Seymour
nut and Mrs. Healy finally Tap*
ped Mrs. Hammond down and
stopped the argument.
Seymour Jocularly remarked
that the women could five him
cards and spades and beat him on
the charter.
llk wns aakod how he stood on
the reatrloted district.
Ho said he was against the
Ulobe and Standard hotel.
"Hut do you want a 'restricted'
district all ovtr town?" some one
"I will have to consider this
question when I get to it," said
Other questions wore being
hurled at him and there wag a
manifest disposition to drive the
candidate Into admitting that bo
had stated before he announced
his candidacy that he was for a
restricted district and that he had
suggested that the city should run
It, when one of his friends came
to the rescue and said, "Well, you
said you are for the enforcement
of law, didn't you, and this thins
is against the law?"
More Generalities.
"Yes, I am for the enforcement
of law," said Seymour, and with
this glittering generality that
means nothing to politicians he
got out of the hole.
Ho was asked about the anll
trentlng ordinance.
He admitted he was against It,
but said "if it can be enforced I
would enforce It." He doubted If
It could be enforced, however, but
said if It could it would l>« a
good thing, and he would give 10
years off his life to see It the rule
In this country.
Whon pressed for details as to
what he would do to enforca It
he dodged and said he would have
lo tako oath to enforce all laws
and that a mayor must enforce alt
laws whether he buliovcs in them
or not.
The ' anti-Seymour sentiment
seemed to be getting so much the
better of the meeting ■ that Mrs.
Eastman, one of the Seymour or
ators, got up to stem the tide: She
said Mayor Fawcett had not 'been
given such a grilling by the worn- !
en as Seymour was getting but
that Seymour should be given
credit for standing fire. --"•"'
Mrs. Hoyt couched the same
idea in a new (form later and said
that Mayor Fawcett wag afraid to
come out and face the women and
this brought a thunderous burst"
of enthusiasm from the Seymour
women and they kept at It several
seconds. This was the big Sey- ■
mour hit of the day. •••,. .x^.
'' Seymour was finally allowed to
get off the rack. v •Viv&-$
-: v.— —-—' '"■ '': ■" ' :4-
Very Latest News
in Styles for Men
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK.. March 29.—"Nix
on the rah-rah styles," la the edict
[* . ■. *-''.< here today of the?
, -^ .» New ii York «j cus- V
(ik' 'Xi I^-** i torn cutters' club]'
afV J JWi> which la . out
|t\ N^< "s3T^< with a dictum I on.
V\V* *? what will. be the
lie (ggg _r ; real thine 9 this
■ \ \-Z-i «p[ "•' year. Here are
IV 11 '■" VI "'t some,; of ?7 their
; I^^ l ;H ,! * styles ■'.; decided
*~-»^ji^ Coats !to''i have
!_■',--' ."";»*»' ' . narrow shoul
•' - ;.';;'•'. ■■'!" ders and pouter
pigeon chest ' effects. •? ■"." '. -r '.' j,.
• Small bore pants, with ■ spring
bottoms and ; velvet ; cnffs.siW*i'.»>4s
?■• High t cut vesta, specially adapt
ed to. the use '■ of . dickies.lf4' ''s& '■„..\
H Norfolk * jackets % will Jbe "avia
tion | coat B",' • even tiff you •• have no
i -White suede ■ pumps and .white ■
flannel • tuxedo > for ■. evening wear.
■B Red ! brown la; to / be 1 favorite \
7 NKWB ITEMS FROM S-f^fesS^f #
•gSI I Siinpklns ,". bouirht 'a " new eel- ;,
luloid - collar s yesterday. >» There's ■=»;.:
new i show coming ito , town ' In s April. I
31 ■ always was' a hot sport. -■««.»>-« ".«S
-'..Ulnnie Tonkin caused a bis cofn
motion'down at tho '. groccrr-^f last
night. ;*>" She was ■. caught '«. read!n«;;
one i! of ."• those . fashion . book*. 1. Ml- {
nic ■ always ■ did h«ve ; city Idea*. -«
a* The i Ladle*"-- Aid» society • >■ , plan- J
ning ia < musicals • pretty. soon. 5 Con-,»
•tab t* Hen :■! Toiltr's i» cousin g from f
Seattle, who < went «to* it board! |
fichool iis . visiting ) her and. she will 1
sine from tha (rand op«ry "Tan
«r L*fs Water to war 1 has mud. a 5 bat |
with j Hen s Toiler. Whichever r. >o«««
can't run I for s coottabl*»nast t Bi*an

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