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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*
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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.
Times Story Backed By
Contractor Nichols
"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,
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
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
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.
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• 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
• 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 ,
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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
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
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. •
• •
(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.
Clearings $1,501,673.23
Balances 90,445.78
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'--;.--':
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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.
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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
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
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, ?■ " . '
"1 .. • ' '.'•- A" : ■ ■" -: • "'•■:' i
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
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.
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. «
• •
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
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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.
Th. Only ißileprnilent
Kc-r.pnD.r la Tacoma.
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
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
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."
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^

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