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VOL. VIII. NO. 234.
LOVE OF WIFE WORTH $8,000
TAFT DEFENDS THE
' (By United Tress leased Wire.)
DETROIT, Sept. 18. —Speaking
to an immense crowd at the state
fair here this afternoon. President
Taft delivered, on the subject of
trusts, one of the most moment
ous speeches ever made since he
has occupied the white house.
The president lauded the recent
.decision of the United States su
preme court on the Sherman anti
trust law and asserted that when
the "reasonable" phase of that de
i cision was understood the trusts
■would of their own accord dis
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SEATTLE, Sept. 18. —"The de
feat of Justice through legal quib
bling. Injunctions and delay Is
making more anarchists in this
country than all other causes com
bined," declared Attorney Thomas
R. Homer at a mass meeting of
Duwamish valley citizens Saturday
night, held to celebrat* their vic
tory over the street car company
■which sought to advance rates.
Homer waa one of the nine men
arrested as a result ol the recent
(Ily United Press leased Wire.)
LOS ANGELES, Bopt. 18.—
U. S. Commissioner Van t)yke to
day denied the motion of General
Cap Ithys Pryce, that charges of
robbery made against him by the
Mexican government be quashed.
This ruling Is a bitter blow to
the defense, and Pryce's attorneys
now admit that they have little
hope of preventing his extradition
to Mexico on charge of murder,
arson and robbery.
Why Should I
Pay rent when I can buy a
home like this for $1600, with
assessments -all paid, street
grade, sewer, wator mains, all
in; gas, electrlo lights, -with
This is cua ideal home of s
rooms, nice shade and fruit
trees. The lawn has been well
cared for, In fact It is a home
that anyone would take pleas
ure in owning. There are 2 full
lots on a corner, only 1 block
from 6th aye. car, 1 block to
paved street. Tills Is the best
buy we have had In this loca
tion in many motiths.
I Tire $1600; 9200 cash, bal
ance to suit.
Surety Bonds. Fire Insurance.
B. «\ GREGORY CO., Ino.
S,. R. Webb E. P. Gregory
2d Plodf Katl. Realty Dldg.
1117' Pacific aye.
rk» Only l».l»pr»de»t '
N»v<«pnp«r la Taeoma.
EXTRACTSFROM TAFT'S SPEECH
The two great decisions by the supreme court against Standard
OH and the Tobacco trust are epoch-making.
Some persons try to lead the public to believe that court has
emnsculated the statute (the Sherman act). Nothing is further
from the truth.
It has required 20 years of litigation to make the statute clear.
But it is now clear.
The court finds that any contract in restraint of trade, made
to exclude competition, controll prices or maintain a monopoly Is
contrary to the statute. • '
It Is said that th,e supreme court has read something into the
stntute was not there before; that it has inserted the words "rea
sonable." This is not fair to tbe court.
Did the court not condemn the Standard Oil Co., the father of
all trusts, in the history of which every form of criminal illegality
was practiced? Did it not condemn the Tobacco trust?
Until the decision many business men who believed It impos
sible to conduct business on a competitive basis and that a monopoly
■ was necessary hoped that the statute could be construed so as to
make it apply only to unreasonable monopolies. The court rejused
to do this.
You can send men to the penitentiary for creating these com
binations which have cheapened the cost of production and given
you most of your foreign trade and your prosperity, but what are
you going to do with the capital invested?
You can confiscate and ruin yuor country by a panic, but you
can't divide such combinations.
The court has met the issue and vindicated the majesty of
the law and has at the same time manifested a due regard for the
welfare of th« Innocent business men and the community at large.
The court has exhibited a courage that ought to make every Ameri
can proud of it.
We can get along without competition; we can get along with
out nionoiK)ly, and the business men of this oWßtr* must square
themselves to that necessity. Either that, or we must proceed to
state socialism and vest the government with power to run every
The decision will be a signal for the voluntary breaking up of
all combinations, and will, I hope, lead to a complete revulsiou of
feeling among business men of this country.
'^Section 14 —That except as
hereinafter provided, said grantee,
his successors and assigns, shall
not without consent of the city
evidenced by ordinance passed by
two-thirds vote of the members of
the city council, sell or transfer
I the conduits, wires, poles, or ap
pliances of any kind or descrip
tion, or sell, lease, transfer or as
sign any rights or privileges here
in authorized or - granted to any
person, company, trust or corpora
tion now or hereafter engaged in
the telephone or conduit business
in said city of Tncoina." •
• The foregoing Is a section from
the Home telephone franchise giv
en to E. K. Webatar and trans
ferred by authority of the city
council to the Home Telephone
company. It was Inserted to pre
vent the plant ever being gobbled
by the Bell company arid would
appear to close the door against
the Bell company bidding .for the
Home plant when It la sold in the
next few weeks.
But while the Horn* oompany
may not bo purchased by the Bell
company openly (there Is little
doubt that the Bell trust will at
tempt to do so Indirectly by hav
in stool pigeons bid In the plant
The city is awal« to this possi
bility and will fight it.
whoever buys the Home plant
will have to have th« sanction of
Another section In the franchise
PAPA JOY GETS A SEVERE SHOCK
makes it possible for the city to
take over the plant at any time.
It Is expressly provided that the
franchise shall not be regarded of
The people now are getting
thoroughly aroused to the situa
tion and are apparently going to
demand that the city secure the
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
VIENNA, Sept. 18. —Troops are
patrolling the city today, and the
government is preparing to place
Vienna under martial law In or
der to prevent the recurrence of
yesterday's rioting, In which six
persons were killed and 200 in
jured, resulting from a protest on
the high cost of living.
The police have forbidden so
cialist meetings, as they consider
yesterday's outside th« city to be
responsible for the rioting. Fifty
thousand people marched to the
parliament building, where the
troops opened fire.
Unless parliament enacts laws
Immediately regarding the de
mands of the people, mor« serious
riots are feared. -
TACOMA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1«)11.
One of the strangest cases erer
heard in Pierce county courts
came to an end tlila morning
when a jury in Judge Card's court
decided that the love of Weuden
Moebius' wife, taken from him
after 28 years by William CoUuch,
his landlord, was worth just
Coligch didn't appear to defend
the damage suit of $211,000
brought against him, and the
statement was made in court that
he and Mrs. Moebius have gone to
The next step will be to get the
money. Before leaving, it is said,
Colisch disposed of all his proper
ty. A sale of his farm for $5,500
may be overturned in Moebius'
The Old Story.
It was the story of the rich man
and the poor woman, according to
the testimony a few months ago
when Collseh"asked for a divorce.
Moebius was renting Gollech's
farm near Harts lake. He and his
wife had worked hard together,
the woman sharing the hardest
manuel labor, with the man.
Then Collsch came along. Moe
l)ius' own son and daughter tes
tified, with tears in their eyes, at
the divorce hearing thftit the rich
er man stole into the house fre
quontly when Moblus was away.
Moebius was Riven a decree,
and the alienation suit followed.
North End residents will, take
definite action at the Proctor fire
house tonight toward bringing
the school board to open the
school houses for civic centers so
the people can use their own prop
The steam roller of public con
demnation is likely to hit any
school board member who stands
in the way of this new move
ment for progress.
Several of the board members
have expressed themselves in fa
vor of letting the people us*' the
school houses, and even George
Williamson is weakening in his
stand against It.
The meeting tonight, which
may bring the matter to a focus,
will gather in the members of
three different North End Im
The Hillside saloon, 512-518
South Ninth street was entered
yesterday afternoon or last night
and $130 removed from the safe.
The thief entered by an unused
side door which had no lock and
was nailed on the lnelde. Frank
Hughes, one of the proprietors,
discovered the robbery lost night
about 11 o'olock."
NliWB ITEMS FROM
TltE HICKTOWN DEB
The lights kept coming- on at the
moving: picture show last night ana
seriously -Minorca . several young;
folKs In the audtenoe,
Grandma Wiggins earns down to
Tubb'a grfloery store today without
her red paid shawl for the first
time In 11 years. Shawl* alnEt so
stylish as they used .to be, Mrs.
Wiggins say*. - • -
will Blttercat can rat 24' apples
In succession and think nothing of
it. He may go onto the stage with
this art yet. - •■- -
The »on of the feller that ain't
quite right In his head will 3robab<
Iv turn out to be a genius, > Laf*
Wateftower say*. -..-.. _■;
Pictures of Ramona Wreck
, ) • Steam schooner Grunt, bringing the thirty-two refugees from the lost steamer Itamcna 10 the
Btoamor Nortl)wcßtern. * The cross kliown approximately where tho Itaniona'went down, off the shore
of Spanish island. ' '-"•■ • ■ •■■ •• .-,,.•... • - ■
V Picture at top is little Dick Derirkson, yon of Capt, Dcrickson, of the count geoiirtic survey, lit
tle Dirk and his mother were pasnengcrs aboard the ltninonn. lie became the pet of the crew and
pa«.s<-iin<-i-s. :■■'.■ ■■■ ■, .■■' . .' - • ".■■■., •.»•• »« ';
Marjorie Reimann Case
To Be Settled in Court
' With a general air of mystery
surrounding the case and all. the
. principals keeping out of Bight,
Judge Clifford set the hearing for
' this afternoon In the matter of
whether Marjory Rleman should
' return with her motlier, Mrs. Liz
zie Magnussen, to . Valdez," or go
! back to the convent In San Fran
, Olsco.wTiere her mother found her
, ft week ago.
i k Part of the hearing will be put>
iHo and part private, the court
said. .. ii : ■,... • -.. " ,
i f The girl -was reclaimed by her
, mother last summer .from a paro
chial school In Tacbma. In Seattle
' she wan allowed to go to a theater
with an elderly friend of the ram
lly.; She excused herself after the
first; act and disappeared. ,'•
Todd Asks Court
To Take Hillman
(By I'nited Press liensed \Vlr«».>
J?«ORTL.AiND, Sept. 18.— U. S.
District Attorney Todd today ap
peared before the United States
court of appeals and asked that
Clarence D. Hlllman, millionaire
real estate man of Seattle, be re
manded to the custody of the
United States marshal.
HUlniah U at liberty on $200,
--000 'bends pending an appeal from
his sentence °' two illul one 'lall
years in the penlteutlary for uslug
the mails to defraud.
C. N. GUI of Tacoma, one of
Hlllman's bondsmen, has asked
to be released from the $25,000
bonds he furnished.
Todd explained that Hlllmanj
Her mother after looking for
her for two weeks went back to
Valdez, returning recently to find
that the girl had gone to a Port
land convent, then to one in Sen
Gaining possession of the girl
there over- the protest of Attorney
Louis Lefebvre, who said the girl
wished him to be her guardian,
the girl was brought to Seattle.
Late Saturday afternoon Proba
tion Officer Read took the girl
from whsre the mother was stay
ing in Georgetown, near Seattle.
Attempts to see the girl over
Sunday were refused, and the
fight will be made in open court
The mother claims that the girl
has become reconciled to going
back with her.
was worth several million dollars
and that all he has to do to avoid
serving sentence Is to take a boat
and go to Victoria, as there Is no
extradition law covering Hillmap's
Frank Burke, Hillman's attor
ney, asked that R. R. Spencer, vice
president of the National Bank of
Commerce of Seattle, lie allowed
to replace Gill on the bond.
The court will decide on the
motion this afternoon.'
BOSTON—A newly discovert tl
"bug" which resembles a mono
plane both In structure and fiiyht
(has been named the aeroplane bug
j by William Meader, its discoverer.
Til* o.ilr Imlf p< mlrnl
REP. K. »1. MAIHSOX
(llj United Pn-Ks Leased Wire.)
TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 18. —Con-'
gresmsan E. H. Madison, a mem
ber ~>t thb BaUlnger-Pinchot in
vestigating committee and a lead-
Ing progressive, died of apoplexy
at his home here today.
Will Wed Prince
I (By Unltrcl Press Leased Wire.)
SOFIA, Sept. 18.—It Is afficlal
ly announced here today that the
Duchess Olga, aged 16, daughter
of the czar of Russia, is engaged
to Prince Boris, the heir apparent
to the throne of Bulgaria.
30 CUNTS A MONTR
(By United Press Leased Wire.)'
Kiarr, Sept. 1 18." — shot
through the lung* by Bogrof, an
alleged anarchist, a* he sat In the
opera : house here,: Premier Htoly
pin of i Russia succumbed to » his
wounds today. — ; •-■ . -■■'.- '■> .«?
, The dying prim* minister gave
a fine display of courage as the
end drew on. He made light of
his own sufferings. His last hours
were occupied in giving his official
aids final I advice as: to- how V, to
make real Russians of the people'
In the outlying provinces of the
empire. His only comment on hfs
own condition * was, "I feel! death
Is coming and I 'am . content.", ■,'.'
KIEFF, UiiMHla. Sept. —The
condition of Premier . Stolypln,
who was shot by an assassin ln'ai%
theater here, Is considered alarm- :|;
Ing . today. , His temperature ;« li ;
below normal and his pulse la 140,
A bulletin Issued today stated that
his ■ condition Is precarious,' and
the "physicians : are battling with '
an attack of peritonitis which de
veloped last night. ■ :, ■". .''■'-', ■■_■;
| The czar jj is ' displaying . great
concern. over the ■ condition .of | his M
premier.", Hourly bulUUns :\ ar«?|
sent' from - the bedside to ■ th«
palace. " * ■ . " - ■, .":.:: , ..
— , %,
(ity Vnii.d Press leased Wire.)
SAN BERNAHDINO, B«pt. 18.
—B. O. Kilmer, formerly an auto
driver 14 Tacoma, is under arrest
here today for alleged wU« deser
tion. The arrest was made on
telegraphic instructions from the
Tacoma police. Kilmer was found
at a garage with an aleged affin
ity. The woman quickly dlsap
paered - but was found an hour
later, Kilmer haying asked the po
lice to locate her as she had all
his ready money.
Recovering from the first fright,
the woman quickly came forward
with the money and. insisted on
Kilmer taking it all. .
"You will need every cent of it,
George," Bhe said. "I'll go to
work and get money and I'll be
back to help ymi fight this
The parting between the two was
a tearful one, each avowing fealty.
An officer.waa sent for Kilmer
today. Kilmer left ills wife and
three small children in destitute
circumstances, according to tn*
Guy XV.' Chrls'tllaw, lineman,
lost his $5,000 suit against the
Chrlatllaw lost his balanc*
while on top of a pole and grab
bed a high' tension wire to hold
himself. The Jury held he wu
'z.i Fair tonight and Tuesday.
Light northerly winds. '; • ,'