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VOL. IX. NO. 94.
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By United I'ress l^axrd Wire.)
BREMERTON. April 9. —In
the court martial of Lieut. C. K.
Jones the prosecution is trying to
Impeach Mrs. Margaret McHey
nolda testimony. A letter from
her to her husband, a naval offi
cer, written after Lieutenant
Jones had escorted her east, was
Introduced yesterday. It read iv
"I am only human and I admit
I have done wrong. My love for
you as the father of two of the
dearest little boys a mother ever
worshiped, draws me to you, and
the hoys, if only in one room. I
am willing to deny myself any
thing to be with yon and the
The prosecution also Introduc
ed a letter to show that Mrs. Mc-
Reynolds knew about the pay
meat of the hospital bill of a
woman In New York by her hus
"I met her only twice," Mc-
Reynolds wrote to his wife. "My
regard for her, call it affection If
you will, was the same as that of
two men fond of each other. We
were just like two pals, and I
thought I was justified In making
her a small loan. I expected she
would return the money. I guess
I was an easy mark.'
(By United Press l.tns.d Wire.)
Reports reached here today that
Charles Mifflin Hammond, step
brother-in-law of Colonel Roope
velt and manager of the Taft
campaign in California, has been
arrested in Lakeport, Pa., on a
charge of selling wine illegally.
Hammond asked that the hear
ing be continued until after the
California presidential primaries
May 14.
Strike Breaker
Hangs Jury
(By United Press l.a-.-.l Wire.)
HOQUIAM, April 9.—With a
Btrike-breaker hanging the jury
that tried Dr. H. F. THub, veteran
free speech fighter, a disagree
ment was reached last night.
Titus was charged with intim
idating strike-breakers. He made
a speech Sunday advising the
strikers and their wives to be at
the gates of the mills when they
opened and see who went in.
The strikers claim that public
sympathy is turning in their fav
or, and expect to win.
The mill owners claim that all
their plants are operating.
Shut Your Eyes;
Shot Friend
(By United Press leased Wire.)
Howard Eagan, a shooting gallery
employe, who was shot by 17
--year-old Georgia Meagher recent
ly, died here today.
Eagan had invited the girl to
shoot and when she asked him
how to fire the rifle which he
pressed Into her hands, he laugh
ingly replied:
"Oh, just shut your eyes and
shoot." She did, and the bullet
pierced Eagan's head.
To loan on best business
and residence proper
ties. No delay.
Calvin Philips & Co.
California Bldg. Main 22
Now Comes Harriman
Men toJJeat^ Pettit
The old gang is trying to come back.
After 10 years of bitter struggle against corporation, saloon
and boss rule, Taronia finally threw off the yoke.
Will they keep It off? Or la this city to be turned bark to
street railway company, the N. P., the vice syndicate and a new ele
inout more s<h"< 1. <! titan any of them in the political game—the
Harriman railway?
Citizens who have watched the struggle of California to get out
of the grip of the Harriman-Southern Pacific ring know what It
means. And right there Is the gravest danger today for Tacoma.
There are important problems coming up in which the corpor
ations are interested. The city is considering the magnificent project
of ocean docks along the middle waterway and acquiring land for
industrial development.
With a corporation council in the city hall wliat a magnificent
chance for grab Hml to bunco the city.
No uiinili-i- the corporate interest-, have entered a cabal with
Pete NhiuUm it to down <••iiniii-.sii.iiir Fettit and cle<t A. I. Mills.
For Pettit tins stood like a stone wall against any grab by the
The Harriman line came in and wanted East 22nd street, worth
Pettit refused to give up a foot of it until the city got equal
So the Harriman railway is waiting until after election now and
working for A. U. Mills.
This railway combination knows no other game. Even after
a hard and fast promise in writing to turn over the land for the
opening of Jefferson ay. the company refused to keep its promise
until the present city commission, Pettit leading the movement,
started suit to condemn, and gave notice that the Harriman company
might expect a fight to a finish.
Is there anyone who believes the Harriman politicians are work
ing for A. U. Mills to benefit the city of Tacoma?
Whenever there Is a fight between the people and the special
interests the latter will always be found united.
They are together now to beat Pettit.
Look at the list: The Harriman politicians, the N. P. politi
cians, the street railway politicians, the Royal Arch of saloonkeepers,
Pete Sandberg, the vice syndicate, and the subsidized newspaper or
gans of vice and corporate corruption.
All year the vice syndicate has howled that Pettit was killing
the town by his rigid enforcement of law. But their wails fell flat.
The people knew better.
Now within a few weeks they have reversed their story and are
trying to tell the |H*ople that Fettit has not enforced the law at all
and that vice is unbridled.
Pettit has made good, in one year.
He will do much better in the next four.
And the people are going to put him back there to do it.
200-COUNT THEM-200
Movers say it Is a conservative
estimate that 200 Tacoma families
are moving this week, and that
another 20 0 will have moved by
the time the month is out. The
average size of these moving fam
ilies is comparatively small, for
the obvlouß reason that a childless
couple can move from downtown
flat to suburban bungalow with
little trouble. Paterfamilias with
a numerous bunch of children
thinks twice about moving. There
Is a kink In..the feminine mind
which finds pleasure in tnoving In
the spring. The male human
isn't strong for it.
The poet strikes his lute and
sings a song of spring—oh, gentle
A bas the spring! W« like it
not. Let poets ray changeth
our opinion not one jot. Winter,
though it be chill and wet, is
bearable; the summer fine; and
autumn, with its changing leaf
and yellowing vine, is finer still.
Then why—why—why tell spring
time lies? Why prate of flowers
and blids and smiling skies?
The meter of this poem's punk,
the rytlnn rotteb; but is it any
punker junk than spring dope
from the poets gotten. At any
rate it is no worse than spring,
of which now hear the Truthful
Poet sing.
The spring time Is the moving
season; and could you ask for bet
ter reason for hating It? Ah, no!
we cave up liking spring long,
long ago. "Tis then we flit from
house and flat, and cart the fur
niture, and dog and cat, to suburb
garden or rural acre because the
wife says we must take her from
cut the city's din and racket. So
get the crockery—quickly pack It!
Heave that piano—frying pan— i
sawing niachiue—in the moving |
The Taconia Times
van! Up with the carpets! Down
with the pictures! Grab ; those
curtains! Snag those fixtures!
Hustle and pack! Scramble and
worry!. Fret and stew in a hel
uva hurry! - • .
Now we're off! The job's half
done. And moving IN is really
fun —WE DON'T THINK!!! -
'-" ■••- '-"' "" *. • ■ *-- *
, Enough! Why thus elaborate
the woes that every hubby In
springtime knows?
Bob Hits Taf
And Roosevelt
(By United Press leased Wire.)
! HOLDREGE, Neb.. April —
LaFollette is here after a trip
through Roosevelt territory. .
f. In his speeches he flayed"- 'the
colonel and Taft, accusing RoostV
velt of being derelict in his anti
trust activities and charging both
with responsibility for the multi
plying trusts 'and I for the high
prices of the last four years. '
LaFollette To
Carry Nebraska
(By United Press I/eased Wire.)
LOS ANGELES; Cal., April 9.
—The California LaFollette cam
paign, committee received the fol
lowing 'telegram' from " John .: J.
Hannon, secretary of LaFollette:
"LaFollette is setting the Ne
braska prairies afire. Politicians
I here • anticipate ' a victory (or { him
| at the primaries."
Commissioner Gronen liatteA a
hot challenge to his rival, Nick
Lawson, today to meet him In a
joint debate. Qronen's d«fl reads
as follows:
Mr. Nicholas Lawson,
Isasmuch as I believe that the
coming election of comuilsisoner
of light and water should be de
cided upon the records and quali
fications of the candidates there
for, and although I have so far
based my claims strictly upon my
own record and qualifications,
your campaign spenkers and your
self have not by persistent attacks
been able to impeach my ability
and the management of the af
fairs of my department, nor of
my saving $201,000 on the Nls
liually power plant. Nor have you
shown that the exi>endlture of
$300,000 additional on the Green
river gravity system caused while
you were commissioner was not
due to your own mismanagement
and incompetency.
It will be conceded, I believe,
that you and I are the two most
Interested parties and in the best
position to he acquainted with
the facts of the various subjects
under discussion and of which the
l>eople of thin city will be without
doubt glad to learn. I would
therefore suggest that a joint
meeting between us be held in
some large hall on Saturday even
ing of this week, where the voters
of this city, that Jury to whom
you and I niUßt submit, could be
present and Judge for themselves
who should be selected for the po
sition to which we both aspire.
It Is assumed that the expense
of renting a hall would be equally
shared by each of us and in order
to arrange therefor a reply during
the day will be appreciated.
Commissioner Light and Water.
"I dont know; I haven't con
sidered it. What's the use any
way? We couldn't gain anything
by It."
So Bald Nick Lawson this after
noon when asked if he would ac
cept Oronen's challenge.
H. A. Hodecker, tailender In the
recent race, advised against the
debate and Lawson indicated- he
would not accept the offer.
A. N. Lucas, manager, and B.
Abelson, agent of the Exposition
Development company, whose free
lot schemes have aroused a lot of
criticism, denied today that their
offices in the Perkins block were
"We are not giving away any
more free lots," said Lucas, "but
we are going through with all the
deals we have on."
"What kind of land is this?"
the men were asked.
"I've never seen it," said Abel
son. "It's a mile and a half from
town and railroad. We don't gay
that it's good land, yon- know.
We don't even say it's cl«ai-«d, or
tilled. We tell the people, the
land is In the rough."
"You were closed out by the
police in Portland?" inquired the
Times man.
"Ye», they held it was a lot
tery," said Lucas. "But we Aon\t
take any money when the drawl-,
ings are made. We get the money'
afterwards. The people don't have'
to buy if they don't want to. It'a
a business transaction, that's all."
Gas Explosion i
(It) United Press.Leased Wire*)
-VANCOUVER, B. C, April 9.
—-Gasoline fumes ignited by ,4
lantern aboard the fishing schoon
er Untie, owned by Captain A. R.
Moser of Kasor island, resulted 'in
an explosion which practically
wrecked the vessel and the cap
tain had a narrow escape from be- N
ing burned to death. ■-.-.' . • ■.\"v.r>~
- . i ——^———->.".„■". K^i
(By United Press Leased Wire.) 1
MULINO, Ore., April,"*.— That
her boy, H. R. j Roberts,* ; alleged
slayer of George Hastings and
Donald Stewart, members of an
automobile party, kill when ; J the
machine was not halted at com
mand near Portland a few nights
ago, used the shells missing, from
his belt when arrested in shooting
Chinese peasants, is the claim put
forth by Mrs. J. G. Pfeifer. : , ■>?
■ | She S says , she . can prove ■-r her
son's innocence of ' the H charge*
made against him and will go on
the witness stand as 'a 1 witness .in
his behalf whet* hia trial Is begun.
.:i—v,;~t-i-;:-\-: "■ .-■■*->»f■---«".1"-".- .■•-;*.'i.--T, :;■:*.
.-• Hat another man fallen a victim to the deadly aim of John Tot-now?
-. ' John P. Itcxhier-H of Ilium has dlHappeaivd,' and it Is Kup|H>i«cd he Una gone to the wood* seeking
': Tiirnmv lured by the $5,0(10 reward. Ills brother, T. L. Rodger*, wan here yistenlHy seeking some
.< Information concerning tlie inisalng man, > V -
' He formerly knew Tornow at S«tw>|i.
■\ ■..:. Two prospectors. "Bcotty" and "The Swede"— these were the; only names they were known —
• outfitted in Montesano and started In the direction of the Olympic mountains to hunt for gold. They
' never came back. ;
.It is known that they found a little gold, enough to give them hope. 'So they pressed deeper and
\ ; deeper Into the mountains. They were like two boys, were "Scotty" and "The Swede," and they sang
•and laughed and Jested as they journeyed in the wilderness. ' - ' :
;. ■ Though Hi. did not know It, they \vi-"e not alone. The benst-nmn wan with them always, nlfrht
• 'and day, wntclilna; and hating them. If they had been trn|>r» <-. Instead of prospectors, they might have
. acniird Ills pn-scnw with tin- sixth sense which Is the birthright of woodsmen. . .
,* When they blundered aloiv the trails, the beast-man glided through the brush, paralleling their
■ course. The beast-man never uses a trail, nor even crosses one, unless he must, and then he leaps it
■ lightly, leaving no telltale tracks.
i When night fell the prospectors lit their eanipflre, cooked their bacon, smoked their pipes. The
• fitful light of the fire illumined their rugged faces. Just without the zone of light the beast-man
circled. , \ „- * ■ ■ - •
By and by "Scotty" and "The Swede," wearied after a long, hard day, rolled up in their blan
kets and slept., Hut the beast-man did not sleep. He crept' close. •• • .
Why did John Tornow hate
••Bcotty" and "The Swede"? Be
cause John Tornow is a beast
man, a genuine case of reversion
to the savage type. Because
••Bcotty" and "The Swede" were
members of that society on which
be had turned his back. Because
they had brought into the soli
tude, the roaring chorus and ri
bald jeet of camp and town. ■ Be
cause they desecrated the. silence
with their shouts and. laughter.
Because they had come into the
wild, not loving it to loot It of its
treasures. They were such men
as | John Tornow'a brother, ', Ed,
who had killed the hound because
It had no market value. Because
their talk was of {gold ) and ■ •■ the
fjfcinga that gold would I , buy—ln
town. They were!trespassers. ...
<|7V' Shot Them Asleep.
f So . Tornow shot "them as they
slejit. While ■ the corpses were
yet warm he coolly stripped them
of their clothes and weapons. - He
dug a shallow grave in the forest
loam, and buried them there. ■ '<
Cowardly? Cowardly to at
tack from anihuHh, to stab in the
Mirk, to batcher sleeping " men?
Do YOU demand moral turpitude
of. the tiger? " Would you ques
tion a cougar concerning ii- code
of ethics? Can you uslt a beast
man to "play I lit; game"? - -.
!We ' who live in houses, sleep
between sheets, and eat our meat
with knife and fork, are bound by
certain rules. There are laws,
written and unwritten. If we
violate these rules, we are "un
gontlemanly," "unsportsmanlike,"
"or "law-breakers." Whether it
be business, grouse or billiards,
we "play the game"—for points.
Who gets the most points wins.
The beast-man plays no games.
LUce the tiger, he kills to live. So
he Blew "Scotty' 'and "The
Swede" because he needed their
clothes and guns and ammuni
tion. • - •
Mj ' How Is It Known?
•' j How is It known that Tornow
killed "Sci'tty" and "The Swede"?
'IV, isn't known.
i -Hut this much is known: That
Tornow has been in the woods
since early in 1910, and that
"Scotty" and "The Swede" start
ed from Montesano in July of the
same year. The prospectors have
not been seen or heard of since.
Tornow called on his sister, Mrs.
'.Bauer, - who lived a mile . and a
half from the old Tornow, home
stead on the Satsop,, in ."Septem
ber, 1910. :/ > t, _ v
i She ' was peeling • potatoes ' for
dinner in the kitchen when he
appeared. One moment she was
alone. The next,: Tornow stood
like an apparition before her.
"Kor the- land's sake," John,
Why don't you let a body know
you're coming? | It ain't right to
startle folks that way.". '
I His black locks hung long over
his shoulders. Mrs. Bauer brought
sfisaors, and as she ".clipped, and
sapped she chattered on with sis
terly volubility. ' ■ ■ ■
'?"My, -you're a sight! Where
you been, John?"•. ■ .' •,"
"£"In". the woods." , „
t - Sister Improves Him.
• "You didn't need to tell me
that. You're always in the woods.
What fun a man like, you can get
t aipsin' 'about' in the woods is
ujore'n I can see. I should think
ypu'd want to sleep in a bed once
In awhile, John, and get a respect
able meal now and then." J
', She shot Question after ques
tion at him,' and he answered in
■crut monosyllables. He had been
"Su the woods.'' As far north as
Hort * Angeles—almost. As fa»
wist as the Pacific ocean. ' -
i "Why, John, where in the world
<li<l you get that shirt, if you've
been in the woods all the time?"
'Tornow was wearing, a blue
flannel shirt of excellent material
and not mnch worn. ,
" The words were quietly spoken,
but "Mrs. Bauer confessed later to
Sheriff Ed. Payette to an unde
fined feeling. of . chill ; fear which
forbade ; her * pressing.: for ; i fuller
answer to ; her question. -
J- y-,A :"--■ Money in : Pockets. 7-'%
fe Still, John if as h«r brother and
John and Win. Bauer, twin nephews of John Tornow, and
victims of his Mind hatred.
she loved him. She was a mother,
too, and the man's delapidated
condition touched her motherly
heart. She made him take off his
trousers that she might mend
them. In one of the pockets sbe
Thirty dollars In gold.
A bottle containing a small
bottle of gold ore.
"Why, John, where did you get
thte money?"
Tl.e trousers wure mended. Tor
now put them on. He took the
Imii tli' and the coins from his sis
ter iitit.l returned them to his
pocket. He regarded her stead
fastly for a minute.
"You're like all (he rest. You
talk too much," he said.
The kettle was boiling over.
(Ily United Prewt T.<-n*.«<l Wire.)
NEW YORK, April 9. —Declar-
ing that the "money 'trust" invest
liKHtion in the house of represen
tatives is being conducted by the
powers of Wall street, Congress
man Charles 'A. I/ingbergh of
Minnesota introduced today a res
olution demanding that every
member of the house be required
to publicly disclose within tue
next ten days how much stock He
owns and in which business he Is
Interested and that the names of
members failing to list their hold-
Ings within fifteen daya be puo
liahed daily in a "black list" of
the congressional record.
Chairman Pujohn (La.) of tne
trust investigating committee an
nounced that the oral hearings in
Pair tonight; Wednesday ■bow
Mrs. Bauer turned to move It to
the back of the stove. When she
turned back, Tornow was gone.
I asked Sheriff Payette why he
thought Tornow killed "Scotty"
and "The Swede."
Cuke A uuiiisi Tornow.
"Scotty" aud "The Swede" wore
blue flannel shirts when they left
Montesano," 'said Payette. "They
had $50 In gojd b^ween them,
and they spent $20 of It for pro
visions. They had $3(1 left which
they couldn't epend in the woods.
They .found a little gold."
W'lfen Bauer .retiirned from the
fields later the same day bis wife
told him of her brother's visit.
"He's killed BOinebor'.y," said
liaucr. "Some day he will kill
some of us."
He spoke truer than he knew.
the I investigation, scheduled for
tomorrow, have been ' indefinitely
>p»>sti)oned. No subpdenaes have
men issued..., [''■■-j\c:^l ; 3
: ;.'. "Most of the . members :of - the
money trust committee are in
terested in bank*, or attorneys ror
banks," declared Lindbeng in sup
port of his resolution.
(My United Press l*wwd Wire.)
CHICAGO, April 9.—Because
he sneeringly refused to vote for
"votes for women," Charles
Kite hey, a photographer, was shot
five times through the arms and
legs by his irate wife here today.
The wounds are not fatal.'
,* * ■ -„■.-*.:■- •>-*—■' --■iPf-v-- .i*qrj*r s i*»v* r **»■•«■ •.««if^:<3tf
. Turning down both Elmer Hay
den of Tacoma and Congressman
Humphrey of Seattle, I against,
whom there were considerable
protest, | President Taft went >to
Alaska and got Judge Edward E.
Tush man for district Judge here
to succeed George Don worth." ■"**„s.'
Cushtnan la a brother of ' the
late Congressman Francis t W.
Ciißhman. He has been aligned,'
with the standpat element In poll
tics.--- . !-. : ■■-> =■■'?:•'■
Cußhruan, the new judge, prac
ticed law for 20 years, coming to*
Tacoma from Nebraska. ' .'|i(»**,«t» r|
• M> ' llrotlipr's Influence.
He was appointed to the Alaska.
position, after ; his brother' tried
to land the same position here
for him. The Tacoma Mar asso
elation protested, urging It. O.;
Hudson for the place. As a com
promise, measure, Cushman went.'
to Alaska and Oonworth, a Seattle'
man, came here. .
Now Cushman takes the Job his
brother tried to get for him three-
years ago. : l •-it -.9
Taft sent his name to the sen
ate today. > ~ , " . ."
Why Humphrey Lost. «"»yk.";*
Humph was not; chosen. ' Is.
the White House statement, be
cause the administration did not.
want to have two Judges from Se
attle and ■ because the president:
did not want to ■ take > from [ con
gress "so valuable a member."
The political bosses were butt
in force |at the meeting of the
county republican central com
mittee this morning and by the
liberal use of proxies had no trou
ble In endorsing Taft and linn.*
things up for the county conven
tion. - . . , „ „ \ ;
Caucuses, will be held In the
precincts May 2 at 8 o'clock. May
C from 4 to 8 precinct primaries'
will be held to elect>. delegates toy
the ; county ; convention.:; May ■ 11'
the county convention will be held*. *
to elect Cl delegates to the stater
convention at Aberdeen. ■ Jf ■ ..{•;,
■ All, this was ' done In ; hurry.."
Then Charley Sullivan, old time
boss, and now Harrlman ■ railway
attorney, offered a resolution en
dorsing Tart. - ; John W. Llnck
seconded. .' i*'%.-,.< l.'-'l^ ■. '■■'. ,;',:;^
Fred Chamberlain of Puyallup
and Lorenzo Dow objected but
Bill Jones, Joe. Mitchell, Sammy
Perkins," Torgy ! Peterson, T. J-.
Bell, Walter Harvey and tha rout-;
of the stand-patters lined up audit
with 27 proxies they carried *tne
day G3 to 28. : .w >,
Of the committeemen 61 were-
absent. ■'; ■ - ' ■ ■' ■ '' ■ *:' ■': •' -' ■
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Dr. Hazzard Has
Fasted 114 Days
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(By Unite*! Pr<J« Leased Wire.)'
.-•eBATTLBJ, April 9.—Dr. Linda.
.Burfleld'Hatzard today completed',
the first 14- days of her 30-day ( \
fast. This marks the end of the.
rind, beyond which, according:
to certain theories a person cannot
safely abstain from food and re
main alive. Dr. Hazzard has lost
19 ;pounds. t:-f: ■ -r-:-..^ «ri >,{&&:??■
. ~ f .< - - •■■■ -;- - ■ ■ '-: ...» Uf. ;v
(Hy United Pram Leased Wire.>
9 WASHINGTON; D. | C.;\ April a.
— - her cell at the j government
hospital for the Insane, Mrs. Mary-
Gage, a wealthy widow, ' charged
with threatening to kill Charles.
K." Bell, •;' millionaire banker, la.
planning her final fight for liberty,
in court next ; Thursday. *$, Today a
•he • and , her . young daughter,
Margaret ' Gage, < { reiterated , their.
■ declarations i that - they} were r vic
tims iof i a "society ;• black \ hand." s
Prominent society women are,
rallying ,to ' Mrs. Gage's support.gg
niI.I.MAN'S doom MONDAY.
(By., United rress 1 Leased Wire.)
C : SEATTLJB, April '. 9.—Clarences
,L. Hill man, ■ the millionaire real
estate man, who must serve a two ,
year term ;in ] the ! federal t peniten
tiary for fraudulent use of the
mails, will retain his liberty un<
til Monday.

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