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VOL. IX. NOr 252.
A big If
Clinton W. Howard this morning took the bench
as federal judge. This event would call forth no
extraordinary notice:
IF the people of Washington had not just succ
" ceded in ridding the bench of C. H. Hanford;
IF the whole nation had not applauded Hartford's
removal, as a distinct people's victory;
IF Clinton W. Howard is free of corporation taint
and "special interest" subserviency;
IF Clinton W. Howard had merely been legal ad
viser for the big corporations in the state in the or
dinary course of business;
IF Clinton W. Howard had only been a corpora
tion lawyer, and not a corporation aposogist, boost
er, champion, tool and advocate both outside the
court room as well as inside it;
IF Clinton W. Howard had been a corporation at
torney in the courts and not a professional lobbyist
in behalf of "special privilege" before the legisla
ture at Olympia.
IF Clinton W. Howard had not taken the public
platform time and again to oppose people's meas
IF Clinton W. Howard had not again and again
been mixed up in political warfare against the best
interests of the people;
IF Clinton W. Howard were not a member of the
same clique of attorneys which held such powerful
sway in Hanford's court;
IF, for more than 20 years, Clinton W. Howard
* had not, as attorney and lobbyist for the Stone-
Webster corporation, the Great Northern, the Bell
ingham Bay Improvement Co., the Whatcom Light
& Power Co., fought the people at every step and
IF Clinton W, Howard were not so absolutely
steeped in reactionary, corporation, and special in
terest tendencies and inclinations;
IF it were not for all of these things, then the ele
vation of Clinton W. Howard to the federal bench
would not be of special interest. But because of all
these things, Howard's appointment becomes a na
tional issue to be fought out. And it will be fought
(By United Precis leased Wire.)
PITTSBURG, Pa., Oct. 3.—Because glie rented a flat,
and entertained therein students from the Carnegie Techni
cal school, Roele Drew, "model Venus" of the institution,
is today sentenced to two years in the Good Shepherd home.
Coming from Connellsville, two years ago, Rosle Drew,
said to have the face of a Madonna and the form of a Venus,
obtained employment as a model in the Carnegie institution.
Later she cultivated the attentions of the young men from
the school and invited them to her flat, where Welsh rarebit
suppers were given.
The vice commission found out about the suppers and
Rosie was taken to court.
CHICAGO, Oct. 3. — Found
guilty of murder by a jury in
Judge Wlndes' court here, Mrs.
Lulu Blackwell is today sentenced
to serve 35 years in the peniten
tiary. She was charged with
having shot and killed Charles
Vaughn In front of his home ton
February 15.
Jealousy is said to have
prompted the crime.
Trafton Street
Near 6th Aye.
$400 Each
Front east. Located on South
Trafton between Bth and 10th.
Non-resident owner, must sell.
Half cash.
Calvin Philips & Co.
311 California Bldgr. Main 11
(By United Press Leased Wii-e.)
VANCOUVER, Oct. 3. — Miss
Lillian Caldwell, a cripple, is
making a strenuous campaign for
the office of city clerk and stands
a chance to win against Charles
Hasson, the incumbent. Miss
Caldwell does her campaigning in
a wheel chair.
LOS AMGELES, Cal., Oct. 3.—
While woman Is allowed to vote
In California, man is still the
head of the family, according to a
ruling by Mark Kappell, county
school superintendent, today.
The decision wag made when
several women In the Bell school
district signed an annexation pe
tition while their husbands were
at work.
Struck by a swiftly flying
branch of a tree in a camp of the
Reliance Lumber -and Timber
company near Eatonvllle, Joseph
Williams, a logger, waa almost In
stantly killed yesterday afternoon.
The limb (truck Williams on the
head, fracturing the skull. The
services of Dr. Bridges of Eaton
vllle were of no avail and the
body waa taken to C. C. Mellln
ger'a tbla morning.
I America's Prettiest Working Girls
This Is Miss Ruth Weber, stenographer, who has ben declared
one of the prettiest working girls employed in Cincinnati. Her
home is at 824 Park ay., Newport.
That's what Jakey Furth works on patrons
of Tacoma-Seattle interurban by charging them
25 cents for a seat. How it works.
The 11 o'clock car was full
when it left Seattle— full, that is,
all but the compartment u!ii< li is
patronized by folks having niore
money than sense.
At Auburn a couple got on.
They were young and they blush
ed v li« ii their glances met. You
would have said they were a
honeymoon couple, or soon to be.
They were In their best Sunday
go-to-meetin' clothes. The young
■nan's shoes were new and
Probably, come to think of It,
they were engaged. They were
coming Into Tacoma to take In a
moving picture show and do some
You could see with half an eye
that the young man wasn't over
burdened with money.
As has been said the front half
of the car was full. The young
man looked about for a seat.
There was none in the compart
ment, not even for the girl. If
he could have found a seat for
her, he would have stood willing
The forward door was open.
The young man could see beyond
it empty chairs. So very gallant
ly he pushed the girl on through
the door to the chairs which at£
commonly patronized either by
folks having more money than
sense or by folks who are so dog
gone tired that they don't care
what it costs to sit down.
25 Cents Kxtra.
Then the conductor came. He
was a tired and harrasscd look
ing conductor. In private life he
is probably a decent sort, certain
ly he had as he approached the
young couple a shame-faced,
hate-to-do-lt look. He collected
the tickets.
Twenty-five cents extra," he
said gruffly, probably to hide his
The young man stammered:
"What for "
"For sitting here," the conduc
tor explained. "It's 25 cents ex
tra —each."
The young man dug. Luckily
for his pride, he had the neces
sary four bits. The incident em
barrassed and humiliated him,
somehow. In the eyes of his'sweet
Flddlin' Jiik.y Forth Graft.
He guessed it was a graft. The
conductor knew It was a graft—
a mean, piddlin' Jakey ' Furth
graft. But the conductor couldn't
help it and profits nothing by the
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 3. —Jesses James, Jr.. son of the
famous outlaw, today is acting as chief counsel for J. C. Walton,
on trial here for alleged participation in the famous Franklin dis
trict robbery.
James ia attempting to prove an alibi for his client.
NO. 3.
graft. And the young man felt
he had to pay.
It happened this morning on
the Seattle-Taeoma Interurban
limited. It happens to scores of
passengers ever day. It's a graft,
and illegal, but it doesn't seem
anybody's particular business to
get up and holler.
How It Works.
About a third of the limited
car Is partitioned off, and to oc
cupy a seat in this part costs a
quarter extra. As all the seats
are taken in the other part most
of the time, there is nothing for
patrons of the line to do but stand
up or stand for the graft.
Most two-fisted men wlil stand
for a clever $10 graft, but they
hate like original sin the two-bit
To stimulate business the elec
tric lamp trust yesterday an
nounced a reduction in the price
of tungsten lamps.
The cut will benefit the city
with other purchasers and the
city will soon cut the price of
tungstens. The regular 50 cent
lamp will be sold for 35 oents and
other tungstens in proportion.
The contract between the West-
Inghouse company and the city
for the purchase of lamps during
this year is being drawn up by
the city attorney today. The city
expects to buy about $25,000'
worth this year.
LESTER, Wash., Oct. 3. —Two
men killed and three seriously in
jured today, is the toll paid by
a group of laborers who climbed
aboard a helper engine to get to
Camp Kennedy from here, three
miles away. The coupling be
tween the head engine and the
freight train broke, but the help
er engine continued on with
speed unchecked, smashing intp
the caboose. Those killed were
Gust Karvellls and George Rau
Hi! IN 1913?
Editor Times: In regard
to the increase of salaries of
the fire and police depart
ments: . '
I want to say that I am
against it.
If the taxpyayers In gen
eral were enjoying raise in
pay, they could afford to pay
their servants better, but as
It is, the servants are get
ting 50 per cent more than
their masters. This is not
Just. My experience with
"broods" is that if you feed
them too much, or long
enough, they become "hogs."
Yours truly,
Editor Times: I with sev
eral other taxpayers wish to
heartily endorse the senti
ments of the "taxpayer" '
whose letter appeared in
Time* issue of Tuesday,
October 1. Our mayor and
City officials have their posi
tions through our votes and
should conscientiously, as
■we think they will, look at
both sides of this question.
It Is certainly unjust and un
christian for the working
people, many of whom must
overtax brain and muscle to
make ends meet honorably,
to be asked for higher taxes.
Give every man a chance.
Encourage the public good by
lower taxes Instead of high
er- , R. P.
Editor Times: I noticed
the Item which appeared In
your paper a few days ago
from Chief McAlevy, and I
want to say as a taxpayer
I am in full accord with the
ideas he expressed. In my
travels through various sec
tions of the Northwest I hear
nothing but praise as to the
efficiency of the Tacoma fire
department and while I in
common with many taxpay
ers are not in favor of an
(By I'nlted Tress leased Wire.)
BEItXE, Oct. —Because a finger found caught in the
door of a safe in a Iterne store muU'hcd up with the stump
carried in a sling by Frederick Hoppe when lie applied for
treatment at a hospital in Berlin, the injured man is now
awaiting sentence for burglary. Hoppe, after rifling the
safe, accidentally closed the door on his little finger. Unable
to reopen the door, he wrenched his hand away, leaving the
finger, and fled to llerlin. Ity means of a photograph of the
dismembered finger, he was promptly identified and sent to
Kerne for. trial.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
3.—Mrs. Gertrude Atberton, nov
elist and supporter of Woodrow
Wilson, democratic candidate for
president, who is under the ban
of G. L, Robinson, of the Los An-
geles Anti-Cigarette league, who
publlqly wiinicd members of the
league to stay away from Mrs.
Atherjion's address because she
s d cigarettes, is back with
a hot Shot at the league today.
"Whose business is it?" a.skt'il
Mrs. Atherton. "if I do smoke
cigarettes? "These poor provin
cial backwoodsmen have no right
to criticise. They should go out
into the world and learn some
"If the women's democratic
league of I-<>s Angeles wishes to
camr] my speech lam agreeable.
I hare more dates than I can fill."
: Years ago "Doc": Lewis left •
rticiii a I college and began life in
a small country town as a physi
cian nnil surgeon. - :
3jj Today lie is . serving his - 150 th
Win in the county jail. -,
5 The police say "Doc" has been
the cause of any number of Taco
ma youths turning "hop-heads."
"Doc" himself " is a -hopeless
victim of drug using, and it is for
this habit atone that he has spent
almost his entire ■ time behind
cold bars during the last six years.
--' He t can't quit, he says.': '
Kit Is for "Doc" and many oth
ers like i him that the State Pros
ecutors' association will attempt
to have a I law passed [at j the . next
state legislature session . providing
Indiscriminate Increase of
our city employes, still I
think any fair-minded citi
zen realizes the good work
of our fire department, and
as an old fireman I think the
motto "We Aim to Save"
certainly belongs to the
T. F. D.
734 So. B.
Build the new municipal dock
north of the bridge.
Buy additional waterfront to
the bend north of the present
Pirl freight docks south of the
These are the projects now
contemplated to make the present
municipal dock complete.
Mayor Seymour held a meeting
with the business men's dock
committee yesterday and they ap
proved of the plans thoroughly.
The reason for changing the plans
and erecting a passenger dock
building north of the bridge 1b to
protect the bridge from danger
of destruction by fire. It Is In
tended to erect a concrete bufld
lng. This would cost probably
It would shut off the present
frame structure from the bridge
nnd save it from being warped
and ruined should the old ware
house take fire.
The committee also voted unan
imously to buy additional water
front to the north to go up to
the bend at least. This would
secure about six lots and cost
probably $90,000 at the rate the
other was bought.
«.i;iU'lU'l>K ATHEKTON.
an institution Isolating drug vic
tims from other prisoners.
(By United Press leased Wire.)
BUFFALO, N. V., Oct. B.—
Bigt persons were Injured, two
fatal'y, when a West Shore limited
train crashed into a freight train
east of here today.
Ten coaches were derailed by
the Impact, including Helen
Gould's private car.
Miss Gould was aboard the car
at the time of the ooUUton but
was unhurt.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, 1). 0., Oct. 3.— J. Pierpont
Morgan, world's greatest trust organizer and one of
the greatest powers in America's financial world,
took the stand at 10:06 o'clock this morning when
the senate campaign contributions invest'gating
committee resumed its investigation into can oaign
contributions to the political campaigns of 1904,1908
and 1912.
Morgan gave h!B testimony In I
a quiet anil even voice, lie was
treated with the greatest defer
ence by Senator Paynter, who did
the questioning for the commit
tee. Although the financier ad
mitted that the banking; company,
which he heads, contributed to
(he 1004 campaign he wanted it
thoroughly understood that the
money was given without any ex
pectation of a return. He also
emphasized that part of his tes
timony to the effect that "what
ever his firm did In the wtiy of
contributions. Its members be
lieved It was for the good of the
country and the people."
Morgan started his testimony
by telling of $100,000 his firm
made to the republican campaign j
of 1904. Then, he said, the ex
igencies of the New York state
campaign provoked an additional
$50,000 gift.
He admitted close relations
with the late Cornelius X. Bliss,
treasurer of the republican na
tional committee In 1904, adding:
"Whenever they wanted any- !
thing they always sent Ulies to
Senator Pomerene here started '
te question the banker. The <
questions were politely framed '
and asked in a well modulated
Morgan experienced great dif
ficulty in hearing Pomerene's
questions and left the witness
chair to get closer to his question
Morgan denied that his firm
had contributed to any other than j
the republican party In 1904. He
also denied calling any general
conference of financiers to agree
on which candidate to support.
The financier said he did not
know whether George W. Per
klnß, former member of the firm
of J. P. Morgan & Co., had con- ;
trlbuled to the 1904 campaign.
He admitted, however, that he
might have suggested to Bliss
where the latter could get other
contributions, but he wag not sure
as to this. Morgan frankly ad
mitted tha> be was greatly Inter
ested in the 1904 campaign and
thought the late E. H. Harrlman
was also deeply Interested. He
did not know whether any of the
Insurance companies wvru inter
ested, adding:
"I want It distinctly under
stood here and now that Morgan
& Co. did not make a single sub
scription because of any promises
made or in the expectation of get
ting returns. We deemed It
would 1)6 advantageous to the
government and the people to
contribute. We did not have any
applications for aid from any
candidate. We voluntarily sub
scribed for the good of the coun
try and the people. We were all
In absolute harmony. We consid
ered it necessary for the good
of the country. We neither ex
pected nor received any returns
from our contributions."
At noon the committee order
ed a recess until tomorrow when
Colonel Theodore Rosevelt will
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Morgan received a remarkable
ovation when be left the witness
stand. Men and women, drawn
to the hearing by the tact that
the world's greatest trust cruvi
lzer was to testify, stood on their
chaira and cheered the famous
financier as he left the commit
tee room.
No wrangling marked the testi
mony of the banker. Instead, he
was treated more considerately
than any witness yet called before
the |>rot»'rg. The manner In
which Pomerene questioned Mor
gan differed greatly from the
method employed In the examina
tion yesterday of Senator Joseph
.\J. Dixon of Montana, who man
aged Colonel Roosevelt's pre-con
ventlon campaign.
Then questions were hurled
bark and forth with lightning ra
pidity, senatorial courtesy being
entirely disregarded In the repeat
ed wr&ngllngg.
Morgan seemed to enjoy the sit
uation and expressed willingness
to reappear before the committee
should he be nominated again.

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