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VOL. IX. NO. 7. TACUMA. WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1911. 30 CENTS A MONTH. REFUS TO DROP 8 HOUR Outrageous Assault On People By Interests LAFOLLETTE SCORES TIFF (ny United Preus Ix-ased Wire.) CLEVELAND, 0., Dei. 28.— Senator Robert M. LaFollette left here today for his second day's Invasion of Ohio cities. Five thousand braved a blU lard here last night to hoar him attack the trusts, c maUe no di rect mention of President Taft or of his own candidacy. He de nounced the Aldrieh-Payne tariff as "the most outrageous assauU of private Interests on tkfl. peop'e in tariff history." LaFollette Is making nil tour o-n regular trains and electric ln terurban railroads and attending himself to his own baggage. He speaks in Toledo tonight. TAFT OI HIS TRAIL. WASHINGTON', D. C, Des. 28. —President Taft intends follow ing Senator LaFollette on his three days' speech making trip through Ohio. He will speak in Cleveland January 29, at Colum bus January 30 «.nd at Akron January 31. cHfnomf NICKLE FARES There'll be no juggling of five cent fares on the Short Line if the county commissioners can help it. liefore the franchise was formal ly extended today, the railroad was required to build a station 200 feet inside the city limits at Lincoln ay. They must also spend $20,000 in construction work in the coun ty outside Tacoma during 1912. LEAVE CITY Elga Roberts, 18-year-old High school boy accused of threaten ing to kill his mother, was re leased today after a week in jail. He will go to Denver and make his home with Dr. John Pasco there, a friend of the family. P. M. Hailey, head of a Tacoma avenue motorcycle _ store, the boy's employer, told" the judge that Elga was one of the hardest working employes he ever had. PLAN VERY DE LUXE CHICKEN SHOW HERE Talk about dentistry for dogs and private bathtubs for tabby cats they are nothing compared to the provisions niade for the chickens that will be exhibited at the annual Tacoma poultry show which opens In the New York block next Tuesday for a weeks Why. those old hens an.l chesty cockerels are having their beak» polished and their claws mani cured three tlmos a day now and the quarters they are making for them would be regarded an Class "A" by the building code. Every year these chicken shows haie been getting more recherche. And tltey are growing bigger, too There will be 1500 pullets ani hens and other things with featherß on at this show »nd they will be worth from 50 tents to $600 a bird. RKMKMBER WHITMAN BAKER. Ore.. Dec. 28.—The one hundredth anniversary of the coming of Whitman to Eastern Oregon was observed in this city The Tacoma Times -LaFollette On Tariff • •••••••••••• ••* • ••••«♦•••••• 9 EXTRACT FROM LA FOLLETTK'S SPEECH. 9 • (By United Press Leaned Wire.) • • "When it came to malting the 1909 tariff, competition • • between the protected industries, which Hamilton. Clay, • • Blame and McKlnley had said would save the people from • • monopoly, had been wiped out by combinations. We faced • • a new problem. • • "And the difference between the progressives and • • stand-patters lies exactly here. The progressives see a vast • • ievolution of economic conditions, they recognize that rad- • • n"nl changes are needed in tariff revision. But the ptand- • • patters refused to recognise changed conditions and believe • • that It is more important to keep up profits for the com- • • Mned manufacturers than to keep down prices." • a a a a a a dk fi) 9 0 9 © 9 9 © 9 9 © 9 9 HUNDRED DEAD; NOBODY'S FAULT: IT'S BUSINESS BRICEVILLE, Term., Dec. 2 7.—Within six months many of the widows and orphans of Cross Mountain will be homeless exiles. Other miners will come to Brlce vllle to take the places in the rooms of the Cross Mountain mine, where more than 100 men died the other day. And the widows and orphans will have to make room for them by vacating the company houses for which they paid $5 a month rent as long as the providers lived. It's no particular individual's fault that this will be bo. IT'S lUSINESS. The Briceville school will prob ably have to shut down for a long time, because it was kept up with quarters contributed monthly by the men who worked and died In the mine. Every child In the school has been orphaned. Of course,.the company might, out of Its own funds, support the school. Rut then, you see, is the company the orphans' keeper? Ethically speaking, it Is. Hut it Isn't ethics that's involved. IT'S BUSINESS. One-third of the men found in the mine perished, not from the shock of the explosion, but from the afterdamp that followed. Men died miserably in the pitch-dark caverns, while groping for air and light. Sam Miller and his crew perished thus after wander ing for three days. And every one of them might have been saved, had there been a permanent rescue crew of trained miners in the Coal Creek region. Hut such things are costly. Mines are run for profit, not for men. It's nobody's fault in particular. IT'S BUSINESS. But the $3,000 the company has had to spend for coffins would have equipped at least three res cuers. Cross Mountain was known as a "dry" mine. The dust stood shoe top deep. Dust has caused most of the explosions in mines. It caused this one. To keep the dust down, water is used. Every once in a while there was sent through the mine's chambers a water car with a wide-mouthed faucet in the rear of it. WHEN THE FAUCET WAX OPENED, THE WATER WOULD RUN ONLY BETWEEN THE TRACKS. The sprinkler did not possess the efficiency of an ordinary street sprinkler. The dust on the r Ou* next. fWtwr *«•* I I May B«w< ' «*>r*+ t-nnf J I c«ick*/V r-tArJ*, with *■ L BALCONipi*: STEAM. H£AT <4«p TtMMTI *Hifii fwt>t*i ■walls and on the ceilings remained unmoistened. There has been developed else where a modern system of moisten ing dry mines with steam or over head spray. Hut this, too, is costly. Economy is the rule. — IT'S BUSINKSS. One Inspector was employed at Cross Mountain mine. It was his duty to go from entry to entry and from room.to, room In the mine in the morning before the men came to work, in order to find out if they were safe to work In. The interior of the mine covers an area of 15 miles— impossible for any man' to cover in ' three hours. At least six men are need ed for such work. But that, too, adds to the bud get. Ordinary expenses must be met. It's no individual's fault. it's BUSINESS. "oh, god, GIVE US human- ITY!" Manchus Give Up (By United Press leaned Wire.) IA>NDON, Dec. 28.—Tien Thin dispatches to tlio Ex change Telegraph today de clare that the members of the Manchur ' royal family have decided "to flee from kin. The Manchu princes are in panic and fear that Yuan Shi Kal will he unable to prevent the establishment of a republic. SHANGHAI, Dec. 28. — In an imperial edict issued today the Manchu princes virtually assent to the abdication of the emperor and the . establishment of a Chi nese republic. • ••» - The edict directs Tang Shao Yl to consult with Wu Tlug Fang regarding suspension of hostili ties, t i • -'. ' . Premier Yuan Shi Kai had given notice that he had done all possible to save the monarchy, and that a national convention was tneir only salvation. Yuan Shi Kai and members of the cabinet then presented an ur gen*. memorial to the thrcne that abdication of the emperor was unavoidable and asking that a de cision be reached at once. _ . '.'An extraordinary conference of tho royal family was called: this evening. The whole Manchu court was stricken with sorrow when the practical defection <>' Yuan and the determination to finally sur render to the rebels became knowp THE ONLY INDEPENDENT? MaWaiPAPER IN TAOOMA. Seattle Girl Sues Doctor SfSATTMS. ; Dee. — K«h«-1 \\ UliMiiis, central figure in a • sen sational rain now on trial in Sari Francisco, la a Seattle girt. / This fact was Just learned to* <!«.» by friends of the Wllllauia family in this city, although the case has been on trial In Califor nia for a week. li. <. [ill.hi by Dr. O. C. Joslen, a wealthy Kan Francisco physi cian, In charged by Miss Williams, and the doctor is now standing trial. on that charge. TUo girl lived In Seattle until leg-i than two years ago, when Bhe went to California with her fam ily. The picture of her printed in the Times today watt taken in this city two years ago, and shows her in riding costume. Ethel, when she first met Dr. Joslen, was working In a candy store . • She was earning $8 a week. The doctor, she said, took her to luncheons and dinners and gave her automobile rides and costly presents. Later, «he alleged,' he deceived her under promise of marriage | \h Letters Against Him. Fully a score of letters and tele grnms sent by Joslen to the Wil liams girl have been Introduced In court, for the pnrpoße of Knowing I that he had promised to marry her The doctor Is a married man, ant; most of the letters were writ ten while he was on an Eastern trip with his wife. Th-_> letters were not very affectionate, and they contained no direct reference to Joslen's. alleged promise to many the Seattle girl. Cne of the letters real as fol lows: "Dear Ilnhy: Was sick last iiit 1 lit: one' of my old stomach troubles. Hut I inn feeling fine now - Just a line this morning. Yoi'iis. Dr. .' • - "IJeen gone just a week now. "Wife went through my pockets while I was taking bath just now ami rend tills letter. Didn't see much, did she? She eot into it witit a hair pin. You can • ><••<* where she dug it open. We are getting along as nicely as: ever, you see." ';££ . WIFR ON STAXD. r*; SAX FRAXCISCO, Dec. 28.— Speaking -in a. strained, ibabylsh tone, Mrs. Otto C. Joslen today HUNDREDS DYING — -;'■>& ——— ** °ii (Ily United Press Leased Wire.* KKRLIN, Dec. 2 B.— ith ; , flttjl indlgents already dead in the Berlin municipal . night shelter and other asylums and 1,200 oth er oases reported, the whole city V -Vl' ■ . 430 DIE IN FIGHT (By United Press »,<-:is<-<1 Wire.) MKLILLA, Morocco, Dc-.-. 28.— \loi« than 400 natives were killed and 10 Spaniards perished and l o ODD BITS O' NEWS SEATTLE. Dec. 2..—Scott Cal houu, ex-corporatlon counsel, re fuses>to run for mayor and HI GUI recalled mayor, expresses a wtll insness to tac-Ule it again. Joe Smith, progressive newspaper man will run unless Gill has real oppo sition. — SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2 ;.-"- Amateur anthropologists among, the police have a rival for Ishl, the aborigine, In the person, of a, human enigma now at iho det«u-' tion hospital. Though resembling 1 in build and color a Filipino, he speaks an unknown language and writes an unknown hand. I,OS ANGKIjES, CM. —Selecting the top of Lookout drive, as tk« scene of his last act, Joseph M. Vlacent, a graduate of Columbia, today committed suicide hjr blow ing out his brains with a *» olver. No roaioa is known. i — - *• # • .told of meeting Dr. Joslen and Ethel Williams one night n. Au gust. 1910. as they emerged from the-ist. Francis grill. ,',' ■•\Vuh this the first time any *>'********** ***** * .- * * Ethel William*, prttty Seat- * * fie girl who la the complaining * ft witness against wealthy San * I* Francisco physician. . * * ♦ * * *«****♦******/ thing of the sort had happened to mar the happiness of join mar ried life?" asked Prosecutor Mur fr.:-_l- ■ . ' I i'ntll'this young woman ap peii'eJ," replied the witness, "my inniriptl life was more sweet than' jlf; terrified lest it be stricken with jdß*)>e unknown plague. ■Tho deaths were at first attrib uted to ptomaine poisoning caused by eating tainted herring which the inmate* of the asylum 'had.brought in from the streets. weru wounded in a six-hour battle her« today. Tlio battle was mostly at long range, the Spanish machine guns Bj>rrtadiiiK death and ruin among i $ YAXOOUVKR, Wash.—mlns Minnie Wynian traveled from low* to have the letter "V" in uWnanie changed to K." She Carried Albert Wleman. w » V» ft ": *' ' ' ••••'■'••••O«O««« m-*~. '"*•■■'•.: ■ . « •i'^ PORTLAND, ; Ore. — • • When Mrs. Margaret Cool _ # • found a burglar In her" • •'* hoinn.'.wht'ii she .switched: • • on the light, she turned It • #Vout again, picked up a. • •t. chair . and hammered it | • • -.- against the library table. • • She smashed, chair and • • table but v the marauder ; • RAN FHANCUJCO. — than $1,000,000 worth of cards bear- Ins Christmas greetings passed through the Bur Fraacl*co post office ;-C. :i '"■ '~ ; .' "-"' bitter." ■ Mrs. .loslen spoke of tl.e quar rel that ni^ht nt the .loslen home. Her husband promised never to meet Ethel Williams again, she said She did not know relations had been resumed until the ar rest. Physicians today, however, con fess that they are unable to diag nose the disease. The victims die quickly. They are seized with spasms of severe vomiting and within a few hours expire. the tribesmen, who were finally foifed to retreat. The tribesmen carried their wounded off the field, but the dead were leit lying where they tell. SEATTLE MAN BEFOBE_ JURY (By flitted Pres* Teased Wire.) LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Dec. 28. —The federal grimd jury today resumed" its Inquiry Into the al legetl dynamite conspiracy Miss A. Murphy, a stenograpt'er in Olal Tveltmoe's office was the first witness. Tveltmoe, Anton Johanni'en, R. JL. Clancy, Eric Morton anfl sev eral other labor leaders were present. J. E. Munsey, labor lead er of Salt Lake City, held a long conference with Oscar Lawler, who hag charge of the probe. H. W. Pohlman, labor leader of Seattle, was before the iury to day. [HOME EDITION j Labor Men See Plot to Kill Women's Law The Central Labor Council Id going down the line for the eight hour law. Since tho arrest of Mrs. Marie Webl>er, manager of the Y. W. C. A. cafe, for working Mrs Eliza Connor longer than eight hours, a lot of pressure has been 'brought on T. F. Burns, labor business agent, who filed the complaint and on Mrs. Conger to atop the proceedings. "I'll take the matter tip with the central 'body," was Burns' reply. "I am acting under their Instruction)*, But 1 shall recom mend that they go through with It." Council Takes Action. The council, after) an extended discusalon,. told Burns to go ahead. They believed that. busi ness interests who want to see tho law killed are getting behind the Y. W. C. A., figuring that us It '.; a Boml-rellglous body, It can evade punishment and open .the way for everyone to break the lav. . . .-, „■■,. i...... , • The labor men, refuuo, to be blinded by the religious appeal,' they say, to the real issue .behind, which is the exploitation of girl labor. •„•„,. "We arc*going' to'flght this' to a finish," said Burns, today. "We are going to Insist that the nub,' lie prosecutor do his duly under the law. • In a •■', previous case brought against Fedderson, , a 'baker at the Public Market, Dep uty Prosecutor Burmejater com promised with him, allowing him to plead guilty to one case and dropping the other. "We shall Insist that no com promise be made in this .case. There's too much behind it." Investigate Other Cases. Burns Is looking up Eome 40 cases of alleged violations of the law The great trouble, he says, is getting the girls to testify. "They know they will lose their, Job 3lf they testify 'against their • employer," ho said. "However, ' we are getting supplementary evidence. We don't Intend to be bluffed out. of enforcement of this law, so vital to the health of the young women." . . ■- Bum Is also going before tho s¥wloil B-r-r-r! "Snow tonight and colder; Fri day fair," says the weather man. This may please the small iboy with a handsle<] getting rusty on the itinners, but the family roan with the coal bin empty and the woodpile low —well. SEATTLE, 1 Wash.—As n result of floods of inquiries for names of men seeking life partners, Marriage License Clerk Claude F. Gage will : maintain a matrimonial clearing bouse at'the license win dow. She's a Girl Cop, Is Ruth Franc's And Going to Policemen's Tall The (tirl cop. Yep, it was bound to come — woman suffrage, woman lawyers, and woman lawmakers, now the female "Bobby." Ruth Francis is it. She is not on the regular force-—just an honorary member. And she doesn't -arrest anybody—only their nttention, for Ruth is known as the "tiniest cop" and is at ttte Empress • this week. She is only four feet and an inch or bo tall but she has played cop so much from Gotham to Ta coma that everywhere she is greeted by the cops as one of 'em/ She is B'J'e.? up to the pollcemanls ball Saturday night. She played with Henry Irving and the other big on»s before going Into vaude ville. Mis? Francis is too pretty for a real cop. Big broWn eyes, a com plexion like a June morning and teeth that —O, well, nobody would objoe* to being arrested bj such a c<>/). women's rlui.w and which support* ■ •(I (I.- law and ask their aid In its enforcement. The case, against Mrs. Webbor will come up In Justice Kvnna court. The date has not been net yet. Mi ■ Webber has anketl for a Jury trial. DIX DEMANDS DOTY RESIGN ■ • DU.'-AIiVAIIDOTV. (By United Press Leaned Wire.)' 1 NKW YORK. Dec. 28.—Declar ing that only the Interposition of Providence prevented cholera and other infectious dlseasfts. from gaining a foothold In Now York, 'Governor John ;A. Dlx today da manded the immediate resigna tion of Dr. van Doty, chief of 'the quarantine station since 1907. Dix charges that Doty failed to maintain an effective., safeguard to the health of the city and state, and that ho has not given. "any thing like an Intelligent, honest and efficient administration." Charles Bulger, tho commis sioner Investigating Doty report ed accusing his administration of "misconduct, extravagance, dls* honesty, depravity and immoral ity." - Doty, a republican, blames polU tics for the onslaught on him. ■ IMMOHAMTY < II \l((.l H ' Governor Dixs letter to Doty gays in part: "Immoral practices are In* dulged in by orderlies with Immi grant women and girls, while la quarantine.-- Squalor and unclean liness in the rooms where Immi grants are kept prevails shocking 'to my sense of decency. It makes one ashamed of his country. In addition, orderlies have been'per mitted to carry deceased children In their arms "to the morgue." ■ -| KITH FUANCIS.