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A vote for Seymour is a vote toward turning Tacoma's public utilities over to
private interests. Seymour says he believes in such arrangement. The only
campaign material used against Fawcett was of a mud slinging nature.
" The Sej-mniir people are hoping that the rata
! will cauae mini- off the Fawcett woman to remain
lat home. The Seymour auto* are ilolnic a land of
| flee bnalocaa this afternoon and figure that Faw
) eett women will remain at home because off the
> Inclement breather.
VOL. VIII. NO. 90.
a» V i
'.''■" Arrangements have been made
for flashing of election bulletins
from the Times office this even
lug on the Donnelly hotel build
ing on Commerce street. A stere
optlcon has been secured and
shortly after eight o'clock the
public will be enabled to learn the
way tho ballots were cast.

For list of polling places sec
Page Seven of today's Times.
The polls will remain open until
eight o'clock this evening and
every voter has ample time in
which to cast his ballot.
Judging from indications at
tho Fern Hill meeting last night,
that section of the city will go
Fawcett almost to a man and
"woman. A. R. Titlow and Loren
zo Dow addressed the meeting
and Mayor Fawcett's name was
cheered to the echo. It was
in this section that the mayor
made a fight against the street
car company and despite claims
of the Seymour faction that Fern
Hill would cast many votes for
their man, the people are solid
for Fawcett.
Seymour meetings which have
been held were tame as compared
with the Fern Hill turnout. It
was evident that had Fawcett de
sired to enter into a campaign
for himself he could have packed
any hall in town throughout the
entire campaign.
But the Mayor was of the opin
ion-that his record in office being
known to the people the recall
election should be based on that
Chicago Mayor
Election On
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
' CHICAGO, April ..--Light vot
ing in the fashionable district of
the city, where Charles Merrlaso,
republican mayoralty candidate is
strongest, early today made it
seem probable that Carter H.
Harrison, democrat, would win.
The Harrison men are most con
fident. "
Serious injury to Merriam is ad
mitted through a heavy downpour
which held down today's early
•vote. . In the First ward, "Hlnkey
Dink" Kenna's bailiwick, Merriam
•watchers are at every polling
place and clashes are feared be
fore the day ended.
- H. A. Hoffman was arrested on
A warrant charging violation of
the anti-treating law, by Detec
tives Recob and Brown last
evening. Mayor A. V. Faf«?tt
■wore to * the complaint. Huff
man's saloon Is located at 1138
Commerce street.
Fair tonight and Wednesday.
Light northerly winds.
? Closed on Sunday '
- Open on Sunday.".
■ Name .'....
Address .....'.'
Tha Only Independent
Newspaper In 'I'ar.ntin.
- If you have not voted, do so.
Remember that candidate Sey
mour has announced himself in
favor of turning public utilities
over to private use. There is
still time to cast a vote for May
or Fawcett, -as against Seymour,
who has been corporation trained
and who thinks that private con
cerns should have control of pub
lic utilities. The light plant
turned over to private interests
would mean great profits to a
power trust aud loss to the pub
The Seymour managers have
become frightened as a result of
the public speeches made by their
candidate. The intention to turn
Tacoma over to corporation rule
has become more manifest every
Men who were with Seymour nt
the first are deploring the Tacts
which have leaked out since the
campaign opened. A man, such J
North End Women Work
Hard to Get Out Votes
The women of the North End
have adopted a new scheme, to
"get out the vote," and If the
First precinct of the Second Ward
where over half of the 70 votes
recorded are women, is a criterion
the men could well afford to fol
low the example of the ladies.
In each precinct one woman
keeps a list of the ladles who
have voted —another at the tele
phone gives the delinquents no
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
Headed by Detectives Egan and
Harper of the city force, sleuths
from half a dozen San Francisco
agencies today are searching lor
trace of Mrs. Albert J. Henry of
•attle, who is said to have caus
ed the abduction of her two chil
dren, Albert, 7, and Anita, 5 years
old, here last night to avoid sur
rendering them to her husband,
w'Uo recently obtained a decree of
Should Mayor Fawcett be re
turned victor in today's battle at
the polls, one of the most remark
able battles in the history of mu
nicipal government will have been
achieved. Throughout the entire
campaign but one meeting was
called by Fawcett adherents, that
being the Fern Hill meeting of
last night.
So confident was Fawcett that
the people would regard his term
in office as the real Issue, he
refused to encourage any of his
friends to take the (stump for
him. Now that the ballots are
being cast, Fawcett is by all odds
the most confident man In town
today. At noon he asserted that
he would win by a majority of
five thousand and he predicted
that Barth would probably lead
■ ' . _ t . . . - . „..,..
Sweethearts Find They Are
Related—Both Commit Suicide
(By United Press Leased Wire.) drank poison.
CLEVELAND, 0., April 4— Ott recently came to Cleveland
Annie Neumlster, aged 18, and and by chance took lodgings at the
John Ott, aged 22, her half broth- home of his stepfather, whom he
er, are dead here today because had never seen. In recounting
they discovered their relationship his career, Ott led to the discovery
only a few days before they were that Neumlster had married his
to have been married.' Miss Neu- mother, who died shortly after
mister leaped into Lake Brie. Ott Miss Neumister was born.
' 4.4444- 4 ■ . '?.,• .'.ilgitjlf ..,
The Tacoma Times
as Mayor Fnwcett, fighting for
the people, would be a godsend
for Tucoina in comparison with
a man who lias expressed his de
sire to turn over the public util
ities to private rule.
Mr. Seymour's assertion that he
favored private direction of pun
lie utilities and the fact that his
campaign speakers omitted to
mention Mr. Roys in connection
with the police dept. will, accord
ing to Fawcett supporters cost
Seymour hundreds of votes to
day. It is being pointed out that
the Seymour faction refused to
discuss the recall Issue at stake. j
rest until they are on the way
down to the polls—or have put
up a good strong promise.
One of the first of the batiy
buggy brigade, appeared at a
North End precinct this morning.
An officious man offered to "tend
baby" till the woman could vote,
but the lady politely refused In
sisting she could look after Faw
cett, Seymour and the baby all
at the same time.
divorce from her in Seattle on the
allegation of improprieties with
Foster Kelly, cashier of the Se- '
attle National bank.
Aided by strong-arm men, Mrs.
Henry last night is said to' have
taken the children from the cus
tody of Miss Pearl Wickoff, a
nurse, in the St. Struveur apart
ments here, her helpers menacing
with a gun th e detectives in the
employ of Henry's attorney, who
attempted to bar their way.
TOKIO, April 4.—Ameri
can Ambassador O'Brien,
Premier Katsura and Foreign
Minister Koinurn were the
guests of the mikado at a
luncheon today at Homeiden
Palace. Later in the day the
ratifications of the new Jap
anese-American treaty were
• ' The following vote taken •
• at the Sheridan school to- •
• day may b e some indication •
• reflecting ! public sentiment. •
• The ballot of the school •
• children stood:' . - a
9 Fawcett 82; Barth 32; •
• Seymour, 16. : a
9 9
• »•••"!>••»»« • 99
(By United Tress Ijensed Wire.)
WASHINGTON. D. C, April 4.
Immediately after business In the
house was begun today Champ
Clark of Missouri was formally
elected speaker, receiving 217 out
of a total of 305 votes.
Sixteen republican progressives
voted for congressman Cooper of
Wisconsin. Cooper himself voted
for Congressman Norrls of Neb
raska. James R. Mann of Illi
nois received 131 votes for the
Thousands of would-be sight
seers were denied admittance to
congress today, only those with
cards being allowed to pass the
Bryan' Greeted.
Before the house convened
William J. Bryan sauntered onto
the floor and was warmly greeted
by the members while the galler
ies loudly cheered. Pandemonium
followed when Gov. Harmon of
Ohio followed the Nebrnsknn and
the very walls shook with cheers
when the two chiefs of democracy
clasped- hands. Both occupied
seats on the floor of the house
and watched the opening proceed
ings with interest.
Though outshone in numbers,
th republicans were not lacking
in enthusiasm, and the old guard
roared out a lusty welcome when
Representative Mann of Illinois,
the candidate for speaker, came
upon the scene.
The busiest man in Washington
today was Champ Clark. All
during the morning admirers
stormed his room and the Mis
sourian was kept busy shaking
hands. No attempt was made to
open the telegrams of congratu
lations which poured in upon htm.
They came in scores but the fu
ture speaker was far too busy at
first hand even to examine the
good wishes expressed by absent
Woman Elected
Mayor of Town
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
manaswaLL, Kan., Apr.
4.— Klla Wilson was to
day chosen mayor of Huniie
well. The returns from yes
terday's election showed
that Mrs. Wilson had tied
at the polls with C. M. Ac
kers, but the election judges
today declared her a winner.
AH the other women candi- -
dates for town offices were —
defeated. • - -■.'.'
The new mayoress' prom- -.
ises to clean up the town.
Mr. Seymour was aSßced the
following question by the Times,
days ago:
"Mr. Seymour, what would you
do as mayor if a man' came to
you as you did to Mayor Wright
in connection with your gas com
Mr. Seymour has refused to
answer this-question.
Seymour formerly owned the
gas company. When two men
who sought to enter the field he
oame dangerous, Seymour . went
to Mayor Wright. The would-be
gas competitors were evaded 'for
the time being and Seymour had
time to leave for the east ana
complete a deal which* was satis
factory to him. Had the compe
titors been allowed to enter, the
people of Tacoma would in all
probability having been paying
lower gag rates today. .
Why has Mr. Seymour not an
swered the question put to him
by the Times?
Clearings, ......... $686,079.42
Balances $22,919.34
The New Speaker on the Job
• Champ CLARK, the fir st democrat TO occupy the
speaker's chair in THE national house OF repre
sentatives SINCE charles P. crisp stepped down ON
MARCH 4, 1895, 16 years ago.
I (By nil ail Press Leased Wire.))
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 4.]
\ —Ac*cei>tln3 the speakership - of
the bouse today, Champ Clark i
of Missouri, thanked the mem
bers and urged decorum and or
der 111' handling the public busi
ness^, He spoke as follows:
J "My Democratic Brethren:
Coupled with my joy at again
seeing" in this house a majority
which' Is of my political faith, is
a keen sense of our responsibility
to the country. We are put on
Commissioner Lawson has com
pleted figuring up the bids for
the building of the Green River
gravity- water system and he pre
sented the bids to ' tho council
this morning. The contracts will
be awarded tomorrow by the com
ii George P. Wright of this city
is low bidder on the pipe line
from Green river to the reservoir
at McMillen with a price of $736,
--;750. He is over $30,000 under
the next bidder.
'.A Maxham & Berne of Tacoma
just' nosed out Nelson Bennett on
the' reservoir with $287,220
against $289,589 by Bennett.
' There were nine bids on the
pipe line and 12 on the reservoir
as follows:
Pipe line — George P. Wright,
$736,750; Pacific Coast Pipe Co.,
$707,927; Nlsqually Contracting
Co., $771,711; B. W. Klbler,
$778,356 C L. Morris Construc
tion" Co., $784,3 Jahn Con
tracting Co., $790,432; P. E. Mc
Hugh, $794,453; Sound Construe
-- a
City Will Show How
To Use Electricity
t The city of Tacoma Is going
to go Into the electric lamp busi
ness right and will boom the use
of electric Juice for domestic use.
Commissioner * Lawson this
morning was given permission by
the council to establish a sales
counter and demonstration exhibit
in the main lobby of the city hall
near the door on the Commerce
trial and the duty devolves upon
us to determine, not so much by
floe phrases, as by good works, I
that we are worthy of the confi
dence reposed in us by the voters
of the land that we are worthy |
of a still wider confidence. That |
we will prove equal to the emer
gency through our own efforts
and our own desires, I do . not]
doubt. And the way to accept
this is to fulfill with courage, In
telligence and patriotism the pro
mises we made before election."
tion Co., $810,20S; International
Contract Co., $858,846.
Reservoir at McMillen—Max
ham & Berne, $287,220 Nelson
Bennett, $289,589; Northwest
Contract Co., $297,144; Lister
Construction Co., $302,062; Rob
ert Wakefield, Co., $304,328;
Keasal Construction Co., $305,
--794; United Reservoir Construc
tion Co., $309,754; Sound Con
struction Co., $342,403; Interna
tional Construction Co., $349,
The long list of bidders shows
that Tacoma is considered an at
tractive field for business and ls j
a big boost for the city.
(By United Tress Leased Wire.)
SAN DIEGO, April 4.—Al
though the city campaign which
ended yesterday lacked spirit, the
Indications were that a heavy vote
would be cast today. A mayor,
two coumilmen and four members
of the board of education are to
be elected. Mayor Conrad is be
ing opposed for re-election by
James R. Wadham, democrat.
street entrance. There is vacant
space here and an attractive dis
play will .be fitted up with all
kinds of lamps and with cooking
utensils to show how easy it is to
cook with electricity.
It is said to bo cheaper cook
ing with electricity in Tacoma
now than with gas and it will be
still cheaper when the city gets
Its own power plant.
, • -,y - . ---'
! The public school* should reflect public send- j
I mnl, A vote takea thin moraine at of them a
The public _-hooI» ahonld rrflral public Natl- ]
meat. A vol- mka v thin iiionilnK at onr at then a
[ aho-ra a lopaldcd prediction la fnv*ir of Finnll, If I
, Kawcett wine It will ahovr that hie record an may- ]
lor of Tacoma haa been tbe chief constderafloa of ,
| the people. If he la defeated It will bo because '
i of mud-aUnglng by bla op ponruta. j
The Oaly Independent
Newspaper la Tacoma.
WIN BY 5,000
Mayor Figures That Socialist Candidate Will Give
Seymour a Hard Race for Second Honors.
Tacoma started to vote this
morning at the rate of one a min
ute in the recall election against
Mayor Fawcett.
In the North End where wealth
predominates the vote was evi
dently for Seymour, with a good
showing for Fawcett and only an
occasional vote for Barth, the so
In the South End, where the
hand of labor rules and where the
heavy vote exists the ballots were
generally marked Fawcett, with a
healthy Barth vote anil Seymour
strong and weak in spots.
At 1 1 o'clock the vote showed
that one out of three voters were
In the Seymour strongholds the
organized women who have waged
the Seymour campaign were out
in force. They stood in pairs at
the polls and peddled Seymour
cards and urged their candidate.
Women checkers were also on
hand in many places to check up
the voters.
Thin afternoon it ls planned to
put out a hundred automobiles to
carry Seymour voters to the poll*.
The rich have tho automobiles
and many of them nro for Sey
mour. They are making a des
perate effort to get every vote for
him possible.
If the vote keeps up all day as
it started this morning the total
ballot will run over 20,000 by the
time the polls close.
The drizzle of rain that came
before noon rather dampened the
ardor of some of the poll workers,
but they still kept up a hard fight
all day.
All sides arc confident. Barth
workers today were even claiming
that Seymour would be third in
the race and that the contest was
between Barth and Fawcett. Faw
cett still clings to his Opinion that
he will have 5,000 over both.
Seymour is confident, and his
North End followers say he will
In the meantime the people are
settling it for themselves.
With exception of one $2,500
■bet at even money, the wagering
talk Is mostly bunk, little real
money being in sight. An effort
to place $500 on Fawcett as
against $400 on Seymour failed
today at a Pacific avenue cigar
The Seymour people placed
some money, stipulating that
Fawcett would not win by 1,000
votes. There was talk that the
Fawcett contingent was offering
odds of 3-1 but the betting com- !
missioners say that they have'
seen little money placed except at
evens. |
Reciprocity with Canada, you know, was the reason given
by President Taft for calling the sixty-second congress In spe
cial session today, and reciprocity will be full of the air until
that session recesses for the summer.
Whether you know a lot or only just a little about reci
procity, you will be Interested in what our staff correspond
j ent, H. B. R. Briggs, has written about it. Briggs first went to
Washington and
from the American government standpoint. Then he struck
'cross country north to Canada, where he visited various cities
and got a general idea of public opinion as representing •
Here are some of Briggs' discoveries across the border in
That Big Business likes protective tariff pap over there
Just the same as it does on Wall street;
. That most of the plain, ordinary folks, like ourselves
want reciprocity; .-.'".
That you can wear your hat in parliament— you're a
That the Canadian east can't say "must" to the Canadian
westand get away with it:
That annexation talk doesn't go at all.
Briggs' preliminary study of reciprocity from the Wash- |
inula hi point of view is printed in the Times today on page
eight. The others will follow dully.
This Illuminating series will be concluded with an article X
by JOHN BURGESS, of the Minneapolis News, who went to
Manitoba especially to report the sentiment of the western Ca- '
nadian farmers on reciprocity. A yyu "'.'...
The fact that the Times caught
the Seymour press in a tight
place last night by demonstrating
beyond proof of contradiction
that tho attempt to deny the
Tlnifcs story of Saturday Ik lit,
was based on a last desperate de
sire to gain for Mr. Seymour,
caused no end of talk In places
where politicians congregate.
"Seymour himself will have to
admit that the Times has printed
the truth in this campaign" was
a remark heard in the Donnelly,
hotel where several men were dis
cussing the situation.
Sine,, the campaign opened the
Times has printed one fact afte«*
another and despite attempts ot
the Seymour press the Times
news facts have been unassail
An effort would have been
made to cover up the fact that
crooked work had been done on
the recall petitions had not the
Times printed the story. As It
was, the opposition press was
forced to follow with eight column
spread heads for several days.
For the real facts, the public has
been obliged to follow the Times.
Grand Jury To
Probe Census
Frauds Here
(By United Press Incased Wire.)'
WASHINGTON, U. C, April 4.
—Carrying out the department of
justice investigation of recent
census frauds, it was announced
today that special Agent Newton
would go to Seattle," Tacoma, and
Helena to ask grand juries in
those cities to probe the matter
to the bottom.
i i
Prisoner Makes
His Escape
One of tho prisoners at the
county Jail Is missing today. Yes*
terday Captain O. J. Olson of the
Volunteers of America told Sher
iff Long-lire that F. Hyde's
mother was dying, and secured
the officer's permission to take
Hyde to his home near Blsmark.
Hyde gave Olson the slip, and Ol
son Is awfully sorry, but the
sheriff says that doesn't help.
Hyde has done nine months on a
1 year's sentence for assault.

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