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•>-—~y A vote against Fawcett tomorrow will be a vote against municipal management s^~^ _JK» off public utilities. The Seymour forces are living in hopes that the vote will be (J^ ■ <^ split between the three candidates. Do not allow the vote to be split. w* L- :—— . —— : : — ■'"■■'*) f-g r— =—-^—J | Senator Barton of Ohio, attacked equal aattrttae vlfloiialy and Cleveland women now declare that lit-« a bachelor and wear* lavender ntoeklagca, with women'a aartera to 'em, probably. The» think the fellow to keep bin mouth tight abut about women, la the fellow who haa spent <»• yeara atneerely look- In* out for No. 1. They alio think other thine* ■ about Burton, but we won't print 'em. VOL. VIII. NO. 89. SEYMOUR BUCKED NISOUALLY BONDS Times Story Backed By Contractor Nichols ONCE AGAIN, IT IS PROVED THAT THE TIMES HAS GIVEN THE PUBLIC REAL FACTS AS REGARDS THE CAMPAIGN ISSUES. "The article in the Sat urday Times was substan tially correct. Mr. Sey mour admitted in the pres ence of Mr. Savage and myself that he had writ ten to his people advising that they have nothing to do with the squally bonds. lie afterward qualified the statement, saying he had written to his brother." —W. R, NICHOLS OF THE NIS QUALLY CONTRACT ING COMPANY. Shown up fay the Times Saturday in his al liance with the special in terests in which he had at tempted to head off the sale of the Nisquallv pow er bonds by writing to New York advising against them as good se curities, W. W. Seymour rushed to the Seymour press and they flaunted a big front-page story Sun day purporting to be a de nial. But it did not deny. It was a clever attempt at deception, but careful readers were not misled. The Times said that Seymour had admitted in the presence of witnesses HER VOTE WILL DO IT The North End women are anxious that women who do not j own automobiles take advantage of their luxurious touring cars tomorrow. These same autos will be ready again next year if the less wealthy women care for another ride at election time. The ' woman with the baby carriage was one of the interesting eights at the anti-treating election. Her vote will cut a big figure tomorrow. MR. SEYMOUR'S IDEA 1 OF PUBLIC UTILITIES •- - ' 9 i • Following is an excerpt from Mr. Seymour's Twelfth street • i • address, published on the morning of March 28, in a paper • 1 • which is endeavoring to aid In his election: * I • "I am particularly impressed with the Chicago plan of • 1 • handling public utilities, that of the public ownership of the • i • plants and THEIR LEASE TO COMPANIES TO MANAGE • < • THEM, the public having th 0 power thus In their hands Ido • ' • not believe that this should be true of the water plants they • • should be owned and operated by the public. Experience has • • shown that the .public ownership and lease of these things Is • • the best so far." - 0 • ; This speech by Mr. Seymour, coupled with his narration • •of the incident by which he cam c to donate $10,000 to the • 9 city, after competition had been h-aded off against his gas • • company caused a flurry among his campaign manager, be- • . • cause of public criticism which followed. -.. ,: m , » , ' •- ; *' 1 ■,(. < iv^e?*'!;'!"'> ;-'M--V?. ma >■- i.- ..x -<•.■<;,'.•. '; ,'-» ■■ A:-;*-*' .-■'■■■ ■ Ay .■..-", .'.•■' :' •".;-",- ' •-*-- >"■ '■" ■-■»«,-•: . .-' The Tacoma Times The Only Independent Newspaper In Tacoma. that he had written to New York objecting to the Nisqually bonds and that he had advanced as a reason that the engineer ing was not satisfactory. The Times so stated Saturday. But Shore did not say that he had helped to market the Nis qually power bonds. The water bonds and the pow er bonds are entirely dif ferent. Seymour was get tinir a commission pre sumably on the forme, but not on the latter. The statement of Mr. Nichols, one of the most reputable men in the city, however, puts a quietus on all this attempt to mis lead the people. Seymour tried to kill off those bonds in a letter to New York and he admit ted it. His campaign ex cuses will hardly go with the people. • (United Press Leased Wire.) • • ZION CITY, 111., April 3. • • With the establishment of • • a whipping post for tobacco • • chewers and smokers as one • • of Its principal Issues, a red- • • hot election is being held to- • • day In this city, the one-time • • bailiwick of "Elijah" John • • Alexander Dowie. 9 POLLS The polls open at nine o'clock tomorrow and close at eight p. m. The Seymour forces will have autos out in abundance, but the Fawcett support ers will be obliged to walk as the Seymour element has the money. A list of the polling places will be found on page 7 of today's Times. Seymour Had It Ready • • • Editor Times: — • • When Taylor was governor 9 9 of tbe state of Kentucky and • 9 Goebel was assassinated, • • Powers and the men who • • committed the murder when • • arrested had a pardon in • • their pockets. • • W. W. Seymour when ac- • 9 cused of trying to beat the • • power 'bonds he had a letter • • in his pocket to show that he • • was not guilty. • • If Mr. Seymour bad com- • • mitted no wrong in the mat- • C ter of the power bonds, why • • was It he had written to the • • Wall street bankers for a let- • • ter exonerating him? • • The evidence given to • • .prove his innocence • would • • prove to any jury that he • • was guilty. a 9 Why should a man seek to • • prove lie has not committed • • a crime before he Is accused? • 9 Mr. Seymour knew lie was • • guilty, therefore he wrote to • • get the letter exonerating • • him. m 9 He was accused on April 1, • • yet on March 24 he wrote • • for proof that he was not • • guilty. HENRY HALL. • • • .ills' ill (By United Press Leased Wire.) WASHINGTON, D. C, April 3. —With "both William J. Bryan and Judson Harmon* on . the ground to "watch the wheels go round," the democrats completed today their plans to take over the gov ernment at the opening of con gress tomorrow. The democratic program for the extra session has been completed. They plan to pass President Tart's reciprocity measure, to ac complish a reapportionment un der the new census figures; to re vise the tariff schedule by sched ule and to institute a general pol icy of economy and retrenchment. BANK CLEARINGS. Clearings $1,501,673.23 Balances 90,445.78 SHOULD POSTOffICt be CLOSEDJIDAY? The Times prints the following ballot In order that the people may express their sentiments as to whether - postmen should be given a day of rest on Sundays. Mark your .ballot with an X and send It with your name and ad dress to the City Editor of the Times. '• Closed on Sunday ...... Open on Sunday '....... Name , .-......". Address ?.,_-«, "*..?'.',.......... Ay , >.-V. - — Ay-y V.Ai'--;.--': TACOMA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, APRIL 3,1911. HOW ABOUT IT? > : I EAWCETT lISErtyOOI-C] Reduced st. car fe_res. i|p^-%k 7-lddit.OD-vl c*.r service. -^p jffl l?)crea,sed freight receipts. 4s^kmf^ j Seduced exposes "19 B^^^■• ■ > tbe tyaorors dept. \\W^m-. y_Dti-Ttea±ir)^ taw. $ #* Nbqg*.lly Power Plajpt. I i " JL &i DIVE KEEPERSLOOK FOR IHU BALLOT / SALOON HOPE IS BASED ON ACTIVITY OF SEYMOUR WOMBS WHO WILL KB OUT IN AUTOMOBILES WORKING FOR DE FEAT OF FAWCETT. | Tacoma is feverish on the eve ; of election. , A strange spectacle and yet one that has featured many a munici pal struggle is witnessed. Flying about the city in autos are many women, working for Mr. Seymour. Tomorrow they will loan their autos to women not so fortunate to own one, if the autoless women choose to accept the offer. Also working hand in hand to defeat Fawcett is the dive element. And along Pacific avenue and down where the Sandberg dive element reigns a deep rooted laughter has gone up. The dives and the saloon have once again succeeded to a certain extent In securing church support. Exception Is made to the fact that the church vote will go solid ly with the Sandberg element In view of th 0 fact that certain min isters and certain well known church people have expressed themselves as adverse to the poli tical game which has been played. Any man who desires to know where the Sandberg crowd stands has but to visit the Kentucky sa loon, where Sandberg makes his headquarters. This same crowd fought with the wealthiest ward In town against the anti-treating or dinance. All last week papers who have fought the people as a whole for years were pleased to talk much about the "South End." .It Is realized that a solid South End vote for Fawcett will defeat Mr. Seymour beyond doubt. The press which is endeavoring ,to "toady'- to the South End will be pleased to forget all about that section ■ of town after tomorrows election. But campaign times are different.* The assertion made in the Sey mour press that Fern Hill is for Seymour is pronounced absolute ly false by numbers of Fern Hill people who have called at the Times office and expressed their JOHNSON'S VIEW OF IT Editor Times: In a paper It sued Saturday appears an article calculated to Influence the Scan dinavian vote for mayor. As the maker of one of the affidavits I desire to make the following statement: . The affidavit was published In the campaign for mayor ln 1894, and I then was opposed to Faw cett and did everything to defeat him. In Justice to the mayor I want to say that he excused him self for making the statement mentioned In the affidavit. As to the affidavit of J. A. H. John son I want to say that Rev. John son publicly retracted hla state ment in the affidavit. The fact that the Seymour sup. —_—_ - ! opinions over * the telephone. Fawcett's fight in behalf of these people will never be forgotten, and try as they would, the Seymour people have signally failed in their efforts either as regard men and women in Fern Hill. Express Const ernnlion. Attacks upon the Tacoma Times by the Seymour press Immediate ly resulted in an expression of public opinion that the Seymour cause was regarded as desperate in his own camp. Realizing the mistake, the Seymour press in an endeavor to offset the dilemma began claiming the election in or der to promote confidence. Mayor Fawcett declares that he will defeat Seymour and : Burtli by a majority of 5,000. In the past he has shown rare Judgment In calling the turn 'but it remains to be seen whether his figures are correct in the present instance. - There is reason to believe that a big per cent of the women vote will go to Fawcett despite activity of the Seymour machine. Con siderable bitterness has arisen as a result of the absolute avoidance of real facts as regards the moral issue and even some women on the executive board of the Wom en's Educational league have strongly asserted that they will vote for Fawcett. The. saloons and Sandberg ele ment Is counting on a sufficient number of women to bring about at least a second election. State ments made by the Seymour press that Seymour would not have the saloons and the dive element is as base a falsehood as entered into the campaign. Any man who wishes to realize the truth will tell you without quibbling that Pete Sandberg and his henchmen are after Fawcett's scalp. ;'; Mayor Fawcett in claiming that he .will ibe elected by 6,000 ma jority, ; figures that a good ma jority of the women will refuse to align themselves with the saloon and dive element. • [porters make use of such Instgnifi-!' i cant campaign material shows to what desperate straits they are .J driven to draw the voters from ' Fawcett. * It seems to me that the recall * of the mayor should be based upon what he has done in the j management of his present office i and not upon what he has done ln i the past. In my opinion the may- j : or has done' his full duty to the I : people who elected him, and in ' no particular can I see where i ; he has betrayed the public. < i :■ The Scandinavians will not be ■ i misled by such a poor attempt to : - swing their vote for the saloon- , ■ corporation candidate. „-• ', Yours truly, ?■ " . ' ,- JAMES N. JOHNSON. \ "1 .. • ' '.'•- A" : ■ ■" -: • "'•■:' i FAWCETT MEETING A. It. Tltlow will bo one of the speakers at the Kawcett meeting which will be held at Odd Fel lows' hall, Kern Hill, this even ing. Tonight's meeting will bo the first "Fawcett's" moot ing of tin rumpaign and indications are that an immense crowd will be present. Fern Hill was the center of the street car fight and the residents of that, section will go down the line almost to a m.in nnd woman for the mayor who did for them in time of dire trouble. Mr, Tifiow is Iho man whom Seymour refused to meet in public debate. He is regarded as one of the best speakers in Tacoma mill the meeting should be red hot from start to finish. Peder's Change Peder Jensen, who got up ln the council chamber and com mended the mayor when tho Fern Hill fi_ht was on, Is out now with a tirade saying the mayor was a great stumbling block to the Fern Hill people in their fight and that Roys was the real patron saint of Fern Hill. The Fern Hill peo ple would not let him have a hall to speak in for Seymour Saturday night. Fern Hill has stood stead fast for Fawcett since the cam paign opened. AS REGARDS MR. JENSEN 9 Here ls what A. Moe and * 9 A. C. Arntson havo to say • • as regards a letter they wrote 9 9 Peder Jensen on the mayor- • 0 ally situation and the Fern © • Hill fight: • 0 Editor Times: In regard to • • our letter and the answer <S C thereto from Senator Peder • 0 Jensen. If you comAient at A 9 all, please remember that wo O • have 'been answered. Wo 9 • have nothing more to ask 9 C Jensen, neither did wo think • 9 of his soul or his manhood, • • but of cold, hard facts, that • C effect us as taxpayers. 9 • A. MOB. 9 9 A. C. AUXTSO.V. « • • NEWS ITEMS FROM ~~f THE HICKTOWN BEE 9 m Sooner or later a man who's proud he'a a woman hater gets hls'n, and its usually -ooncr. Lure Watertower observed this noon. Irel Tldd's son Dill has received a flattering offer from a Chicago firm to become agent tor the Amer ican Household Cyclopedia. Bill sent the 13 deposit today. About all that some folks have to show for their travel* ls picture cards and a desire to save money. I Wldder Pike haa got glass buck lea on her new low shoes. They look real swell If It ain't too dusty. ln perambulating amend Hick town we note that the feller that la coloring a fine meerschaum gets 115.7J a week and the Old Man who drags down $500 a year managed to get along with a. nnrn-enh I t*****A*****.^a*********tmn***a*a&*****a*n ********* 4 The attack on the Ttinrn'br the nl-nldl-rd pre.a ' I '. ot tfa* city Is taken to Indicate that the eanao at . Mr. Sryiuour la regarded a* deaperate by hie praam, , The rlulme off n Seymour victory, whether they ] ' materlallae or not. In baaed on publle opinion (bat hie aupportera fear that .'a—rcett atfrrbffth la too heavy. That la why the Times vrne aiiacked. a Th. Only ißileprnilent Kc-r.pnD.r la Tacoma. UP TOJEOPLE The recall election on Mayor Fawcett is up to the people. Opponents of Mayor Fawcett have waged a bitter fight. Noth ing that the Royal Arch In Its viclousness could concoct has bee/ft overlooked. And, strangely, by some sort of political legerdemain, the saloonkeepers have enlisted with them a certain number of min isters and clubwomen who are using church pulpits as political ros trums to help the saloons pull their political chestnuts out of the fire. The recall on Fawcett was started by the Royal Arch because he passed the anti-treat ordinance. Thirteen saloonkeepers certified to the recall petitions. The whole thing was engineered from thd office of John I.co, attorney fo- th ■ Royal Arch. John Berkshire, prominent ln saloon circles, headed a movement to get a candidate to oppose Fawcett. William Armstrong, president of the Royal Arch; Jack Donnelly, proprietor of the Donnelly bar, that clear* 11,000 a month, and tbe big and little saloonkeepers down the lino all declare they are opposed to Fawcett, and they are laughing in their sleeves at the way certain church workers are hammering the mayor. Nothing that could be done to prejudice the voter and befog the issue has been left undone. The Times was opposed to Fawcett When he ran against the field of seven lust year. But the people elected him. Since then he lias been the mayor for all tho people. The Issue now ls solely whether or not he has made good. The re call is not a weapon to enable disgruntled people to simply get an other election. It is a club to be used only on unfaithful officials. Tho only question that should enter Into this campaign la whether or not Fawcett has served the people. Evidence on that point indicates he has. The two big tliitifcs he has dona for the peo ple have already been approved by tremendous votes. He pushed the municipal dock through, and lie people voted him endorsement. Ho pushed the anti-treating ordinance through and the people again ap proved of hla action. , Fawcett has fought the special Interests to a finish. The Har riman railways are now clamoring for a transfer of their franchise. Fawcett says no transfer until the railway conies through and fulfllla the promises it made before to the city for the opening of Jefferson avenue and for other concessions. And the llarriman railway is fighting Fawcett in this election. If Fawcett goes down they may get what they want and the people may be bumped again. These questions are bobbing up in the city hall every day. A mayor who will serve the people and not the special interests is abso lutely necessary if the people are to be protected. If Fawcett Is repudiated now, what will future officials bo in clined to do? The special interests always stay by their men. The saloon always supports the man who works for the saloon. If the people repudiate a man when he works for them, then will not future officials be Inclined to go back to the old policy of politicians and support the elements that are true to them when they servo them. Mr. Seymour makes bis campaign on he Idea that there should be "harmony" in the commission. Anti-Fawcelt shooters say he is constantly wrangling with Roys. If there is anybody who has been in the city hall for fourteen years who has not been constantly wrangling with Roys they have not been heard from. Harmony under ideal conditions, of course, is good, Rut there are worse things even limn lack of harmony in legislative bodies. A little less "harmony" between Peterson and Mettler In the county commissioners' office would have been worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the people, When absolute harmony appears among public officials then It is time for the people to begin to get vigilant. The lack of harmony in the city commission has been on ques tions affecting the people. When Roys sent word to Kern Hill that lie would land the Fern Hill citizens in jail if they interfered with the T. IS. & V. program to collect two fares while Kawcett was work ing for five cent fare, I here was n row mid lack of harmony. "When Hoys attempt! ,1 to kill the nnti-lrent ordinance repeatedly, which the people have now approved, lie ami the mayor had a wordy war mill there was lock of harmony. l"|K>n several occasions when Fawcett was standing for the people and Roys against them there waa lack of harmony. Would these people who deplore the lack of harmony have had the mayor keep silent and allow Roys to bluff his way to success. If it had been done there would be no municipal dock, no anti-treat ordinance and possibly no five-cent fare. At least there would be no transfers on the Traction line. The fact is Fawcett has had to fight with Roys at every turn, for the people. And anybody else who seeks to serve the people with Roys in that commission will have to fight his way also. It is not always dignified to be fighting, but ''Fighting Fawcett" has gotten more things for the people than any mayor in years. And which do the people prefer, a mayor that will "fight" when necessary and gets things for them or a mayor with a cotton string for a backbone who would make a hit at a pink tea, but who would stand in with the special Interests in the council chamber? It is up to the people. Fawcett's Prediction "The situation Is getting better all the time. I will win by 5,000 majority. If the campaign were a little longer It would be larger. As fast as the women discover that this educational asso ciation was formed by a North En d clique to teach them how to vote, they are deserting them and coming to my support against the special Interests and the saloons." BARTH CLAIMS HE'LL DEFEAT SEYMOUR The Seymour faction is claim- So frightened has the Seymou. ing a victory today, while rrlends camp become as regards Barth of Barth, the socialist candidate, that many lukewarm Seymour ad declare that Barth will receive herenta are beginning -to swing more votes than Seymour. It was toward Fawcett. * reported today that negotiations '. ■ : . *___, • ' jll were under way for a bet of Blftlf II |r_ l-_/_rl«r $2,500 at even money on Seymour ■■*#■»• W|9 DOUj and Fawcett. ■»» __%) -Pfc , »*fg" The Seymour faction naturally 111 Ra R_ YcHTIS Is anxious that the vote will be - - ■■„-.■.*•..-.y *■ * f^' split between the three candidates, -»,_ ___,„, 444a -._'__' A 4_*,\ though It la the consensus of are at p,X's un^ertaW^ r__rtar_**, opinion that a second election he- IZningTovl^t^%£%*& tween Seymour .' and * Fawcett Chicago Kubat'a body,waa pick would result In Fawcett standing ad up along the tracks *, In * the r a far greater chance or election railroad yards, and It to supposed than he docs now with the Barth he fell from a train. One lac wan vote undecided. .. * .Jj'ig'JlSftjfc cruet*-- ■ ■'^Si___i^mf' ti<i^_^___W^ 30 CENTS A MONTH.