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Attention, kodak fiends!
Here's one of those rare opportunities to
prove that you can snap better pictures than
any one else in Tacoma—and to see your favor
ite snapshot picture in print, too.
The Times wants the best vacation amateur
■ „... M w., „ w ». THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA X ... t^>.^.^
VOL. IX. NO. 176.
SENATOR LORIMER
HANFORD RECEIVERS
ARE QUESTIONED ON
ENORMOUS FEES
ONE WITNESS TESTIFIES THAT HE HAD HAD SEVEN RE
CEIVERSHIPS FROM JUDO H HANFORD DURING THE
PAST FOUR OR FIVE VKA KS.
SEATTLE, July 18.—Two of the Hnnford receivers who drew
enormous fees and which are aliened to have shown favoritism on
the part of Judge Hanford and abuse or judicial discretion, were
called' by the congressional Investigating committee this morning.
They were James E. Kerr of the legal firm of Kerr & McCord, re
ceiver for the Pacific Packing & Navigation company and the Pa
cific- American Packing company, and Sutcllffe Baxter, who is at
present one of the receivers of the Western Steel corporation, who
already got $40,000 in fees out of that case.
Not a Lawyer
In answer to ■ Representative
McCoy, Baxter testified that he
had no profession, that he Is not
a lawyer, and that he has had
seven receiverships from Judge
Hanford In the past four or five
years. :
Baxter could give the exact
dates and detailed facts in con
nection with the receiverships
which he held, and was excused to
prepare the data by next Tuesday
or Wednesday. Kerr was ap
pointed receiver for the packing
companies by Judge Hanford,
March, 1903. In that connection,
Judge Hanford is charged with al
lowing < Kerr, as receiver and the
firm of Kerr ft McCord, as at
torneys for the receiver, the ex
cessive fee of $140,000.
Kerr, It developed, was attor
ney for the two companies up to
the time of their failure.
i Kerr's examination was con
tinued this afternoon.
The Seattle Bar assoclrtion In
a meeting attended by only 75
lawyers, Including Richard A.
Balllnger, his banker, Alfred Bak
er, and every railroad ' attorney
In Seattle, last night by a divided
vote passed a resolution of'en
dorsement of Judge Hanford. At
the same time the association os
tensibly complied with the re
quest of Chairman Graham to ap
point- a committee' of lawyers to
assist the investigators in getting
material evidence. • • The Bar as
- sociation appointed the three law
yers who are - now ; defending
Judge Hanford as its committee.
A letter written by Judge Han
ford was yesterday admitted Into
' the record as an exhibit, showing
that the judge ■ - was ! so biased
against j the democratic party' in
I 1806 that he made the general
announcement that he would not
."appoint'' any man ias 'United
States - ■ commissioner unless he
■" knew- that he was not a supporter
' of the Chicago platform 'of 1800
'' of the democratic party or of any
of its candidates." • •
• Rep. McCoy asked William H.
Gorham, ex-president of the Seat
:' the Bar association, witness for
V the defense, whether that letter
expressed proper Judicial attitude,
" and Qorham was forced to admit
' - that he. would' not have written
'.",. It. •#"•: ■■>■:■ ■.•■<~^ I:,^ ->;■£■ .:".■-.'•-..
--:«■•:• "If ' the attitude \ expressed ■ in
; that letter," said McCoy,. "should
be followed, more than 6,000,000
American citizens would •be dis
qualified fin holding - any ■ public
■.' office." •■ :>\ ■: •• -"•;.- -.•■-.■ . - ■■-■:
. -Gorham said the judge "wad
. ; died" frequently .mi big walk in
; answer to a question put by, Mc
• •Coy.'i'-^r^::: •*«.;■;..-. ■■■y,:- * ■ -;'-•-. V:
, „"■> "What -do you i mean, ' does he
waddle like -a,, duck?" -^ McCoy
aakftd. ;- - ►,;..'■;,-,„,'.:•',' ■:-
_ ; The witness replied in the ne
'',l gative. ■■ssrft C;' \\ «*• *-;,~» * * „;,'". i ■,; i »\i-
Asked to explain, he said: - "You
.I know what I mean.,- He swings in
KSt.
Two lots on the Bast Side, be
tween 16th and 16 th
$1125 Each
One-third cash. All assess
ments paid.
Calvin Philips&Co.
California Bids. Main 12.
his walk more than the average
man." Gorham said that this, as
well as the habit of dosing on
cars and aparently dozing on the
bench, were only peculiarities,
but that upon all occasions Han
ford's mentality was alert.
"Frequently the judge relaxes
htg muscles when he walks so
that he gives the appearance to
strangers of being under some in
fluence, perhaps," said Gorham.
Gorham also said that he no
ticed that Judge Hanford, during
the present proceeding, gave the
appearance of relaxation. Mc-
Coy said that he had been watch
ing closely but did not observe
anything of the kind.
Stork is Awaited
At Decies' Home
Lady I)erl«a, formerly Miss
Viv an Gould.
NEW YORK, July 13.—Prep
arations for their first visit from
the stork are being made by Lord
and Lady Decies at their home
near London, friends of the for
mer Miss Vivian Gould here.
The visit is expected at the end
of this month, and there is much
excitement about it at the bride's
old home In tbts city. Her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. George J.
Gould, sailed today for England
bo as to be present to welcome
the little stranger, who, they
hope, will prove to be an heir to
the title.
As soon as the young mother
and her baby can travel the De
cles purpose going to their Irish
estate, where they will do much
entertaining. Lord Decles has
succeeded the late Marquis of
Waterford as commandant of the
South Irish Horse.
But He Can't
Have It Here
r.-. Nelson , Bennett sent a letter to
the council today complaining be
cause ! the city had * put the meter
for I big power for digging, the
N. P. .tunnel where he cannot get
at It. He wants to put it in hla
■hop: on the | N»rro wt.t»S^^gK
ii' What for, doe* 'he want to put
a Juniper on?" asked Woods.
g$ No) one could 4 lee f any £ reason
why.: the meter should :be ? placed
in s control fof | Bennett ; Mad |it will
not be. «^^,
pictures in Tacoma. The Times wants them to
include scenes on the beach, at the lakes, in. the.
woods, on the mountains, photos of boatings „
hunting and fishing and picnicing—everything
that stands for out-of-door life during your -
summer vacation. • \
Every week The Times will place at the dis-
ELKS GATHER
FOR GREAT
BIG TIME
CITY CROWDED WITH "BILIjS"
FOR LAST STADIUM SHOW
OF SEASON.
All Elks of Tacoma lodge
are requested to meet at the
club rooms on Commerce st.
this evening promptly at 7:30
o'clock in regulation uniform
to march to the stadium
heading the parade Into the
big ampitheater.
The last big demonstration at
the stadium tli n year will be
held tonight and Tocomans are
expected to pack the big horse
shoe. The free admission for all
children with car tickets home
will bring out all the youngsters
ii town and their parents will
want to Ito too.
All day Elks from Portland
have been pouring into town. Big
delegations from practically every
state in the Union are here and
being entertained by the local Elk
lodge. The grand stadium cele
bration tonight is for the especial
benefit of the visitors, to send
them home with the Tacoina sta
il urn the prominent thing on their
minds in the whole trip west ana
1 the big amphitheater is filled
there is no doubt as to what they
will think about it.
The reception given the visiting
Elks today by the local boys fair
ly took the breath away from the
guests.
At the trains the strangerß
were simply covered with great
showers of Tacoma roses. Then
they were taken in automobiles
gorgeous with roses and carried
to the clubhouse, where an or
chestra and band all day dis
coursed sweet music.
The whole length of the dlntng
room great tables were covered
with the most delicious edibleß
and drinkables, and no hungry
Elks were in Tacoma today.
The clubhouse was simply ra
diant in roses and in between
lunches the visitors were swept
over the city in automobiles and
shown the sights.
The program at the stadium
lit-Riiis at 7:30 with the band con
cert. At 8::30 the regular ex
ercises begin and there will be no
delays. Everything will be push
ed through rapidly so there will
be no dull moments. The fire
works will last 30 minutes ana
will discount anything seen here
before. Purple and white will
be colors predominating in honor
of the Elk visitors.
Tacoma Elks got home yester
day, expecting such as remained
over to see that none of the visi
tors at Portland got away but
all came up to Tacoma today.
From the way the strangers have
been coming to town all day It
is certain none escaped unless tie
waa too small to be seen.
LOS ANGELES MAYOR
SAVES WOMAN
(By i United i Press Leased Wire.)
bd LOS A\<lKl July 18. — }-
,\ Mayor Alexander is greeted as O
-H a' hero today by his ;; friends, j
' 1 who declare that he saved the ■•-
H life of Miss ■ Ada Johnson sat
'the risk of his own when the
woman swooned at a congest-
Bed street intersection and fell
H almost beneath the hoofs of at
;3: team ;of truck; horses:'ig*?*s>tSsi j|
> : The mayor leaped from his "1"
1,.' automobile and dragged V the '^
;.v woman to safety.'.{ He ; lifted -', "-
I':; her. into his ' car, and had her * '
''sidriven to her home.'i I'^-;-!-.; r.,.'_"
Showed Speed In
Trip to Portland
"*■£■& ™£«SJ«" ■ i/!j . -j ■*V'-a.-" ■**--T»-*"'iit>'tP"^*-"*:T
.f •: George Stewart •of • the '• local. E.
M. F. " and t Flanders'.' agency, ; and
Robert ; McCormlck, broke the rec
ord [time' or running ;to ■ Portland
In ,an automobile when '< they .vis
ited the V; Elks' convention > in
Portland. They made 1 the 5 run in
7 hours 30 minutes to tbe Van
couver, Wash., ferry in gl MeCor
mlck's« car, 1 stopping; to • eat, Mo-
Corniick driving.
TACOMA, WASHINGTON. SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1912.
Pretty Widow is Acquitted
of Murder of her Husband
SPOKANE, July 13.—After be
ing out nearly 19 hours, a Jury tof
day returned a verdict of not
guilty in the case of Mrs. Delia
Olds, young and pretty widow of
Dr. W. H. Olds, a pioneer physi
cian of Spokane, whom she shot'
in their home here a few weeks
ago.
The verdict was received with
cheers by a crowded courtroom.
AMATEUR AVIATOR MEETS
DEATH IN AEROPLANE
PALO ALTO, Cal., July 13. —
Victor Morris Smith, holder or
the world's amateur aeroplane
speed record, was killed here this
afternoon.
Smith, who was a 20-year-old
Stanford student, was making an
exhibition flight from Mountain
STORM AND THUNDER
WREAK HAVOC IN THE EAST
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July
13.—Three persona dead, 13
wounded and property damage
estimated at f 100,000 are the re
sults of one of the worst storms
in the history of the weather
bureau last night and early to
day. The storm was confined al
most entirely to Hennepln and
Ramsey counties (Minneapolis
and St. Paul), although adjoining
counties report heavy raina.
The dead:
THKY DO, FOR A FACT.
He —How do | you . distinguish
the waiters from tne guests—
they both wear j full ">• dress ! suits?
SS She —That's easy. The waiters
act like gentlemen.
NON-SUPPORT, CAVBK.
■Hii Jessie Russell has I obtained a
divorce from her husband Arthur,
through Judge Clifford on the
grounds of non-support'and 1 also
the custody jof j her wo; boys ana
cmc girl
posal of the owners of the two beat kodak pic
jtures taken, two box seats, one at the Empress
theater and the other at the Pantages. And
Tve'll print the winning pictures.
It's a chance to get double enjoyment out of
your camera. So load up your machine and
start a hunting for real kodak picture. Do it now.
Mrs. Olds, when she heard the ver
dict, collapsed, and screaming,
fell to the floor. Her sister, Mrs.
Krankle Yeon, who was sitting be
side the defendant, also collapsed
and fell over on Mrs. Olds.
F.C. Robertson, counsel for the
defense, assisted Mrs. Olds to her
feet." There was much confusion
in i tie courtroom, and it was some
tlmafcbefore order was restored.
View to Palo Alto when a gust of
wind capsized-Ms 'machine. He
plunged 75' feet to earth and was
Instantly killed.
Smith was a son of Victor
Morris Smith, jr., the millionaire
president of the Western Meat
company of San Francisco.
.; RAIPH ;C. I GILLETTE, 30,
Minneapolis; ' instantly killed by
lightning at the ' Interlachen goir
link*. *W: ■•:-■,.■. •.-: :■... ■■-.-,■ ■:,
MRS. ALMA FREYER, 22, St.
Paul. l ";.".." •. -: : -■•■:■••■.• ■•,•;.,-.-
MARY . BEKGMANN, ; , 5, St.
finti->::L^'i-.'~jS-&' :.'■■l'■/»:-{- :.• ■»'
The maximum velocityi of the
wind in Minneapolis was 84 miles
an hour.. . .At . Lake. City,) forty
members.of the .' National Guard,
in amp jj there, were j shocked |by
lightning, " four i being >}; rendered
u!i(*!nsek>u». --r- ■:::— * ';?■? ',<
dvil War Vet.
L Wants Divorce
I>\ $*&'*'■ Swain, a veteran vof : the
war of the rebellion, aged 63, this
morning.- filed '■:' suit S for divorce
frooi his , wife Lydia A, aged : 50,
changing her with desertion. 'He
said; he i received j a pension of j $16
ttiitonth which was divided, with
ii» wife. He wanted the;entire
pension . and custody of the young
est of a their four children. The
couple . married .June '30, 18 3 ?s&*.•
PRES. TAFT WILL NOT MAKE
PERSONAL FIGHT FOR JOB
WASHINGTON, D. C, July .: IS.
—President ■ Taft * made ; It: known
today that he will not 1 personally
ranvaiw the } country s for votes at
/he November j election.jj-jiJ^^JJ!
tVJ Such «'; decision was 'announced
in a telegram to the Minnesota
Kate * Agricultural society- today.
The uuwMf* declined ** i*tii*-.
LOSES SEAT
TRIED TO FLIP
STREET CAR;
KILLED
IIIKm U I HOUHB, AGRP ft,
IM; M.t.f l> 180 FEKT AND
HI lil I 1> I Millt Will I 1/s,
I/itle Herbert Rouse, aged 5,
son of Mr. and Mr- H. 0. House,
5216 Mouth Bth street, mis cruHli
ed to death under the wheels of a
Sixth avenue car this morning
about 10 o'clock.
The car was coining clown Hie
hill at good speed when the little
chap ihi-hiii suddenly out Alder
street and grabbed the gate with
the evident intention of stealing
a ride. The speed of the car jerk
ed him off his feet but he hung
onto the gate and was dragged
probably 150 feet.
The conductor noticing his dan
ger had the car slowed up to stop
and as it slowed the child's grasp
loosened and he rolled from the
momentum under the rear trucks
and the wheels passed over his
chest, crushing the lire out in
stantly.
The body was gathered up and
sent to an undertaker. - „. ■
The mother only a block away
wag on the scene In a few , mo
ments and was stunned by the
shock of the accident.
The father works for the Gor
ham Rubber company.
Louis Mulling, aged 11, living
at 3109 North 7th St., was wait
ing for the car near the scene or
the accident, but did not see the
lad roll under the wheels, arriv
ing there when the car stopped
to remove the body. .
ii waswTexcTusive
hanford cocktail
(liy United Press eLascd Wire.)
SKATTIiK, July 13.—That
Judge Hnnford'g j drinking.
was so public and continual
- that many bartenders knew
Just exactly how to mix ■ a
drink to suit his particular
taste, was the testimony be- I
fore the congressional ■ In-'
vestigation committee prob- I
. ing the impeachment charges
against Judge Hunford in Se- .
attic. . . ;.*■'■. " ,
' Geo. M. Jacobs, a real es
tate dealer, km-iv 'so much*
I . about' I lan ford's' drinking j
that he bet a friend he could
.go to any of nine saloons and I
ask for a "Hanford cocktail",.(
* ■"• and ' get a dry • Martini < with '
an onion in it, or that if he i
"asked } for Hanford's ! whisky
lie would ■.■■' be "'• served ' with
"Monogram". The friend ?«
took - the •• bet, --but ■" paid
Jacobs further said that W.
f- 8. Kerrigan, the betjor, had .
told him If he testified cer
' tain ' Interests »:■ In »'.»*■ Seattle '■ .
• ■ would nwtlce it impossible for .■■
. •; ■ • him 'to < continue in business. ".. J
South Carolina
Governor in Bad
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
AUGUSTA, Ga., July 13.—Sen-
Bational charges of graft were
ade against Governor Cole E.
Bleese of South Carolina today
by Detective Reed of the Burns
agency before the special inesti
gation committee of the Soutu
Carolina legislature which :s
holding its sessions here. Dur
ing his two years term of office
Blease has made a recovd in tne
number of convicts he has par
doned. The charge was made
that, in one case at least, Blease
received $2,000 for his executive
action.
tlon Ito t address | the Minnesota
state fair September IS, on the
political '■> issues sof the V &*??&s !3§
In sending his "regrets" »
White House \ statement | declared,
the I president . said S that tie ' did
not expect to make any extended
trips or do any campaigning jdur£
..ioe Uifc lull,-
If you want your picture returned, please fen
close a self-addressed and stamped envelope.
Don't forget to tell where the picture was
taken.
Avoid groups of persons if possible.
Start today.
FIFTY-FIVE VOTE
TO ELIMINATE HIM
FROM U. S. SENATE
AI'PKAIi IN A THHKK DAYS' BPERCH TO RETAIN HIS JOB
IMtOVKD FTTII.K—KXD OF A M>X(J BHHTGGLS.
April 80, IIMO—-Hop. White, J. 0, lleckcmeyer and Hep.
Link confess to having received liiHm-s for voting for liorimer.
l,t-e O'Xell Browne of Ohio Ic-gislntiirc gave White #1,000 . ac
cording to tin" lattcr's confession.
May 0, 11)10—Cook count)' grunt] Jury Indicted Itrowiu- for
bribery. • • ' .
Sept. 20, 11)10—Investigation committee of senate begins
work.
December 12, 1010—V. S. senate sub-comniitteo exonerates
Loriiner. ■
Jnn. 0, 1011—Minority re|H>rt of IT. H. Henale committee, led
by Senator Hcveridge, reported to senate thalf l-oi-imcr was not
legally elected. . ... . . ... ' .
March 1, 1011—I. S. senate by vote of -10 to 40 permits
Lorinier to retain his seat. .' , . / ■„'
. April C(, 1011 —Senator La Follettc introduces resolution In
senate to re-open Xorliner case, Committee with Helm at head
appointed. to review the MB). ■ - -•■ • ■ ; T :*'!•■ '4**
' May 17, 1911—Helm comin ii(«- unanimouHly reports that
l.oiinni would not have been elected but for bribery and cor
ruption. • ' • ■ • '_■•'.;
-. ■ . June .7, ... 1911—Senate order* , special committee' to - investi
gate Loriiuer <•!<•< (ion. and it exonerates him. > •'..;• t 1 ■■>•■,:<■•*;>.■•■-'f ( •■':
Miiy ao, 1012—Majority report of senate exonerates l.orim.-r,
and mioority i •■|k>i-i recommends Unit his seat he declared vacant.
July 13, Una—^liorimer on sted from senate by a vote of 55
to 88. -.-. ....>..,— ;;.: . .„, . ;, „. WiuVtjß^^^W^StMimm
LORIMER
1 I i; ..,,,"!
THRRE SENATORS ABSENT
Three senators were absent. Several were "paired" and could
not vote. Senator Culberson of Texas originally voted to oust Lori
niiT and then, being paired with Dupont of Delaware, who was ab
sent, withdrew his vote.
I.OIJIMI I! TALKED THHKE PAYS
Lorlmer's ejection followed a three days' speech by the senator,
Thursday, Lorlmer had spoken II hours when he relinquished
Thursday, Larimer had spoken in all 1% hours when he relinquished
the floor at 1:30 this afternoon, l-orlmer's fight for his official life,
which ended this afternoon when the senate doors closed behind his
bulky figure, began almost Immediately after his election.
Attacked By Women
Alleging that Elizabeth Muir
and Nellie McConnaghy attacked
and beat her in a room in her
lodging bouse. 939 So. D St., be
cause she had ordered them to
vacate when they were behind in
their room rent, Maggie Ball this
morning swore to a warrant for
their arrest before Justice Evans
and It was turned over to Consta
ble George Ashby for service.
-. CONFIDENCE,
MR. ADVERTISER
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•c>v from J beginning ;to I ."\iirSpSaS»|ll4S<^^S^'**J;S
The Times enjoys the confidence of hufitM^' • -
g| Army of ; Majlers/iW-s^^^pipS&^^lsSS^^P'
;sv^SThe Times fills the Tacoma field , completely, and;: ' ; ■
enjoys * the ? confidence of J its readers. And sg the ': "
. % advertisements that appear in its columns forms
their "shopping guide."
..• Does this Interest you? Let our agent call. ,'
"Most Everybody Beads The Times."
30 OKNTB A MONTH
(By United iv.-v. 1..«5,.,i wire.)
WASHINGTON, I>. C, July 13.
—William l,.iriiii<-r was expelled
from the United States senate to
day by a vote of 5B to 28. Ity Iliut
overwhelming verdict his col
li'iiuin - found him guilty of having
iM'en rliHi-d on May 24, 1909," by
"corrupt methods and practices."
With Lorlmer's dramatic as
sert ion that hi- expulsion would l>«
the "crime of the senate," his eol
-I'ii^ucs voted nearly 2 to 1 to oust
him us a l>eneftciary of fraud.
Ijoiinter did not vote on his own
case, but his aged colleague, Sen
ator Culloin of Illinois, turned
against liim nfter having formerly
voted to keep him In the senate.
BIDDEN I Alt) UKI.I,
With a smile on Ills face, IjoH
mer aroße from his seat and with
a swinging gait walked toward tho
republican* cloakroom. As ha
reached the door Senator Smoot
grasped his hand ami some friends
from the house joined him. Sena
tors IMUingham, Jones and others
who voted for Lorimer Joined him
in the cloakroom and bade him
When Liorlmer concluded It
wag explained by the presiding
officer that the vote would be on
the resolution introduced by ttia
minority of the committee m fol
io we
"Resolved,' That corrupt metn
ods and practices were employed
in the election of William Lori
tner to the senate, and his elec
tion was, therefore Invalid."
WEATHKR POKBCAST.
Showers tonight. Sunday fair.

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