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"IT'S HOW DID YOU FIGHT AND WHY" THAT COUNTS *
BY ntID L. IJOAIiT. SKITTLE, Fov. 9.—When I opened the door I saw a big man ■tttfog at a desk. He turned in the swivel chair, rose and laughed. "I'm glad to see you," he said, and shook hands. I lost, tem porarily, the use of three perfectly good fingers. "I have no jobs to give out," he rumbied. "To tell ye the truth, I'm casting about for a job on my own account. My work here is almost done, and the job I wanted when this one was finished I didn't get. Lister got it." "You're not looking as downcast as I expected." "Don't be misled by my looks," said Bob Hodge. "I'm sure disappointed. I wanted to be governor of the great state of Wash ington. I worked hard for the office. And I was beaten. But it was not altogether for myself that I wanted it. Can ye believe that now. Ye cannot suspect me of talking for political effect. ' 'Tis a fine and honorable ambition —to be governor of a state like Washington. Was it presumptuous in me, an ex-coal miner, and before that a sailor before the mast, to aim so high? I think not. If it was, then our democracy is a sham, a hollow thing with- COMMISSIONER MILLS lias shown good judgment by putttlng the enforcement of tile street rail way ordinance up to the police department, where It really be longs after all. VOL. IX. NO. 283. OVER 1,200 OFFICE HOLDERS MAY FEEL ERNEST LISTER'S AXE SERVIA DEFIANT; AUSTRIANS MAY PLUNGE INTO WAR (By United l'ress Leased Wire.) LONDON, Nov. 9.—Only the most delicate diplomacy can now avert a general European war, every diplomat in London admit ting today that peace hangs only by a thread. Whether Great Britain, Franco and Russia will be found fighting Germany, Aus tria and Italy within a week is problematical, but the worst Is feared, and it seems almost cer tain now that this situation will be realized. Servia's defiant answer to Aus tria's note of warning that if Servian troops occupy that pan of Albania which faces the Adria tic sea the Austrian army would cross the frontier into Servia, has thrown all Europe into the grav est apprehension in many years. Although official verification ts lacking, it is reported here that Servia answered the note by rush ing an army under General Yank ovitch to seize Durazzo, a Turk ish seaport on the Adriatic sea. If this proves true it is admitted here by all diplomats JLhat Aus tria would be certain to carry out her threat and then the situation which all Europe has feared since the Balkan war started will be at hand. <$><$> <$>^><^<$><$><J><J><s><J><^^<s><£^s> ♦ «> <$> WIDOW FOR TENTH TIME. <*> «> • «> ♦ • • • (By United Press Leased Wire. <& $> PRETORIA, Nov. 9.—lt Is believed here that the world's 9 <$> legitimate matrimonial record is held by Mrs. Theila M. De •$> <8> Boer, aged 78, residing In Pretoria.: First married at the <5> ♦ age of 18, she recently became a widow for the tenth time. <?> <?• She is the mother and stepmother of 49 children and the <?> <$> grandmother of 270. <!> <* . « JOHNSON HAS A YELLOW STREAK CHICAGO, Nov. 9.—Held as a federal prisoner on charges of having violated the white slave law in his dealings with white women, the "streak of yellow" which has always been attributed to Jack Johnson, negro prize fighter, came out today a yard wide. NO DAMAGE (By United Press Leased Wire.) NEW YORK, Nov. 9.—Reply ing to an inquiry as to whether he thought the prosperity of the country would be affected by the result of the election, Andrew Carnegie today said: "No. Our republic bears a charmed life." Commercial Club Bonds Wanted at par in exchange for unencumbered lots within the two and three-mile circle. Calvin Philips &Co. til California Bids. Main >1 TheTacoma Times PARIS, Nov. 9.—Contradictory reports poured in here today re garding the situation at Constan tinople. One report stated that the hoad of the hierarchy in Turkey, Shk»k-ul-Islam, had pro claimed a holy war to incite the Mohammedans to massacre Chris tians. Still another dispatch said the sultan was preparing to transfer the capital across the Hosphorus. SOFIA, Nov. 9.—Surpassing in solenranlty and significance any event in the history of Eu rope in the last 500 years, Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria plans to end the Turkish war with an entry in force into Constantino ple. Announcement was made here today that King Peter of Bervla, King George of Greece and King Nicholas of Montene gro have accepted bis invitation to assist in the final downfall of Islam, which will be celebrated with solemn mass in the mosque of St. Sophia. BERLIN, Nov. 9.—Wholesale butchery of Christians including men, women and children by Turkish troops just before the surrender of Salonlca to Crown Prince Constantine's Greek army is reported in dispatches received here f\m Athens late today. Johnson kicked hard when he was given as a cellmate John Brown, negro, who Is charged with murder. "This is pretty tough on an in nocent man who Is sick," John son whined. Dr. Hogan at once examined him and declared he was perfectly well. TOO TIGHT DIES ST. LOUIS, Nov. 9. —Tightllac- ing caused the death of Joseph H. Pennella, an. actor, at the City hospital three hours after he coi liipsed on the stage of a vaude ville theater. WILL NOT TALK (By United Press Leased Wire.) AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 9. —Gov- ernor Colqultt refused today to confirm or deny the report that Senator Bailey has resigned. 1 News Items From the Hicktown Bee •— « The Be* office is lust barely recovered from the election and we are pleased to relate that Han Toiler, that, standpatter, has had to give up his star and the key to the town lockup. Hen says he will not so to work for a while. More tobacker Juice was scat tered all over the floor of Hufe Simpson's grocery store this year than on any previous 'lec tion. I'll bet there is lots of people today, says Late Watertower. who wouldn't Vote for Mr. Taft to be president of their chicken coop. out substance. "Much as T wanted the office for myself, I wanted it more for the boys. They're fine boys, as fine as any, and it was in my mind that they might stand a better chance when they come to man's estate as the sons of Bob Hodge, the governor, than they would as the sons of Bob Hodge, the coal miner? "But much as I wanted the office for myself and mine, I want ed it more for the cause to which I have given my heart. I can say that now without the danger of being misunderstood. "But never mind," Hodge laughed again, comfortably, whole somely. "The governorship is now in good hands. I'm human, but it is almost »s good as winning myself to know that Lister has won. For lam told he is a good man, brave and honest. And, by split ting the vote, I helped him. For that lam glad. For the corrupt influences in the state that hate me, like Lister no better." "You are not talking like a party man now," I said. "Party!" Hodge sppke with scorn. "The grafter knows no party, fears no party. He mouths 'party loyalty' when it suits his purpose, but he has none in his heart. 'Tis the honest men in all THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA GOVERNOR-ELECT ERNEST LISTER AND FAMILY WHO WILL RESIDE AT THE OFFICIAL MANSION IN 1913 Governor-elect Ernest Lister, Mrs. Lister, our new first lady, ami their two children, Florence, aged 18, and John, ftgad O. i —Photoß by Scott's Studio, Tacoma. When Ernest Lister takes the oath of office in January the state of Washington will have a gov ernor who has ideals and wiio sticks to them even in a political campaign. And yet as a cam paigner he has just broken all record* in the nation. Ernest Lister began life at the bottom of the ladder as a youtn and for nine years was an Iron niokler in Tacoma. He was a union man and was sent as a delegate to the international con vention. But he did not parade the -fact to catch votes. He De longs to a lot of lodges and or ganization - but no one ever heard of it In the campaign. A big newspaper went to him and offered him $1,500 worth of space free, but he refused It to be free of any alliances "I don't believe In that kind or campaign," he told the politician*. But hia was not a mollycoddle campaign by any means neverthe less. He discussed the issues— state issues-—which are what the TACOMA. WASHINGTON.SATURDAY, NOVEMHEU 9, 1912. governor has to do with. He dissected the present administra tion and told what he proposed to change and his message waa shouted from the stump at every cross roads in the state in that memorable three weeks. Lister came to Tacoma from England when a boy of 13. He Is 4 2 now. His father and uncle, Dave Lis ter, had preceded the family some time and had settled here. David Lister was the first mayor of Ta coma. When Ernest got throagn school he went into the molding shop, then into real estate and in surance and in 1897 John It. Rog ers took him to Olympla to be chairman of the state board of control. When the Rogers administra tion was ended Lister came bark to Tacoma and engaged Id con tracting. Two years ago he es tablished a manufacturing plant for interior work here which Is flourishing. parties that he fears. 'Twas fear that drove them to slander me, knowing full well, the cowards, that, for a woman's sake, I would not answer. And 1 did not. Thank God, I did not! I fought a clean fight, and when I go to bed at night I sleep! Read this. 'Twas sent me by mail. No; I'll read it." It was a verse by Edmund Vance Cooke that Hodge read: "You're beaten to earth? Well, well, what's thut? Come up with a smiling face. It's nothing against you to fall down flat, Hut to lie there —thats disgrace. The harder you're thrown, why, the higher you bounce; Be proud of your blackened eye! It isn't the fact that you're licked that counts. "It's how did you fight—and why!" Hodge rolled out the brave words with fine gusto. "Bobble Burns never did better," he said. "I don't know who sent me the verse, but 1 thank him. It was a comfort in the hour of defeat." UK'S LOOKING FOR WORK "And Now?" He married Miss Alice Thorn ton, a daughter of one of the (rid families here, and has two children, John, a boy of nine, who is going to the public schools and Florence, 18, who graduated RUPP CONCEDES HAY'S DEFEAT (By United Press Leased Wire.) SEATTLE, Nov. 9.—State Chairman Rupp of the republican central committee concedes the election of Ernest Lister, demo crat, today over. Governor M. E. Hay, republican,' by 1,500 plural ity. Hay was > ready to concede his defeat, yesterday, when his managers advised him to wait till the official canvass of the returns , before making - a public statement. '• -'-f^' ■'*:.•; ■•';If;?-;'-^^- here last year and Is now attend ing Ingleside college at New Mcrt ford, Conn., In which inHtltution Mrs. W. W. Seymour, wife of Ta coma's mayor, was a former teacher. The returns, practically com plete, show that Washington went for Roosevelt overwhelm ingly, elected a democratic gov ernor, republican . state officers generally, two progressive con gressmen and three re publican Strict congressmen. KILL CHKIHTIANK CONBTANZA, Roumanta, Nov. 9.—Reports here from Constanti nople say the Turks thef* have be gun the slaughter of Christiana. "Now? Dob Hodge must find another job. The Almighty gava me a big body, with more bone and muscle than fat. There'a not a mine I ever worked In that I can't go back to. There are a dozen good men that have written me wanting me to be their partner. I ran be a miner again. Or I can furl top-s'ls off Cape Horn one* more. If I must I can sweep the streets. I'll take the beat thing that offers, for there are four fine boys at home who must be fed and clothed and educated and set in the right way of life, and it Is necessary that they should have a better chance than their father had. You must come out to the lmu.se some time. I'd like you to know the boys." It haßn't hurt Bob Hodge to be beaten. It will take more than one beating to crush the sheriff. Defeat has tempered him. It has robbed him, perhaps, of a little of his former boisterous buoyancy. He has gone through the fires of a purgatory on earth, and they have scorched his soul. But he has come through the ordeal a finer, gentler, better man. "I am young yet," he said In parting, "and strong. lam not afraid." RAY KHKKIiAXn-S scheme to make Tuconm tlie electric city of the world by having everybody cook, wash, iron nnd run their sewing machines with < ii> elec tricity In a winner and Kliould be put right into o|ieratlon. ARMY OF OFFICE HOLDERS ARE ON ANXIOUS SEAT "What's going to become of some 1200 office hold ers in this state, whose chief job Cor a dozen yean or more has been to perpetuate themselves and the republican machine In office >. GoY.-elect Ernest Lister will have the opportunity to make a complete cleanup. He will undoubtedly wield the official axe in some of the more impoprt ant places, lie will probably abolish some of the offices ahoircther. At any rate, some 1,200 office holders are on the anxloiiß Mat right now. And as for the re publican party—well, the lons or 1,200 active, finely paid worUerw in this state is one of those blows which the old gang can hardly hope, in Its present decrepit con dition, to overcome. While some of the officials were appointed by Hay for lonAin terms than his own, this will not be binding on Lister and he may call for the resignation of any of these officers on the first day lie takes office next January 15. Some of the most important of fices which the governor appoints are the following: Labor commissioner. Assistant labor commissioner. Adjutant general. Industrial commissioners (3). Board of control (8). Tax commissioners (8). University resents (7). Public printer. Hank examiner. BIG LISTER DEMONSTRATION ON THE STREETS TONIGHT It has been a long tlmo sinco the democrats have had a eluuica to jollify over a president, and they never did have the pleasure of whoojiinK it up over the elec tion of a democrat ns governor on the straight ticket without any taint of fusion until now, bo they are unable to contain their enthusiasm and will have .in ex plosion on the streets tonight. James H. I>. . • will be grand marshal, and nn auto parado with Ernest Lister and family at the head will be given on the streets, with red fire, brass band and other dramatic features The celebration will wind up at the totem pole with a si>eech. FUNKKAIi SEUVirKK. Funeral services for Mrs. Clara E. Brewiiter will be held Monday at 1:30 o'clock from the family residence. 820 North X street, *ye Rev. C. Y. Grimes or flciating. Intrement will be at Tacoma- cemetery. Remains are at Mellinger's. SB?) Lost! fit Found l/wllß^X^^ A bunch of keys—valuable to the man If J IbpW^jP who loßt t'lem > on c street Friday, practl \f \MnjfA_'* cal'y of no use to th« man who found thejn. \jp* Loser told of big loss in the "Lost" column of The Timeg on Friday. . ■ ... .^y, ■ •, *■ f :*« "' .'; ■ •. '^-}r.ff^- -,\ y Finder read the ad—returned the ;kejnl pocketed the reward* , I column of The Times on -^&^smm Finder read the ad—returned the key* —pocketed the reward. . ■ I-..- 1-. Loser's office, ' desk and safe open ' tor business as usual today. ■ : ; Times Want Ada Work Wonders - 30 CKNTB A MONTH. Highway commissioner. Public service commission (31. Regents- of state college and trustees of normal schools. Warden state penitentiary. Superintendent Chehalis train ing school. Superintendent .Monroe refor matory. Superintendents Insane asylums at Stellacooin and Medical Lake. Superintendent State Veterans* Home, Port Orchard. Superintendent State Soldiers' Home, Orting. Superintendent School for Deaf, Vancouver. Superintendent School for HHihl, Vancouver. State librarian. Stato grain inspector. Dairy and food commissioner. Coal mine inspector. Hotel inspector. Oil inspector. Horticultural commissioner. ♦ ♦ ♦ TONIGHT'S DEMOCRATIC <* •$> jov-s<iii;i>uijo ♦ ♦ ———. <£> ♦ 7to 7:30 p. m.—Assem- ♦ ♦ bly of Jubilant democrats ■» <*> on Pacific avenue between ♦ ♦ 12th and A streets. . <> ♦ 7:30 to 8 p. m.— Dl»em- <» ?■ barkatlon in 50 autos and -* ♦ jollification parade in down- •' town streets. Governor- ':■ elect Lister will be Bhang- <* •*> haled from his home by bis ♦ — exuberant supporters and ♦ •v will lead the joyrlde follow- ♦ * Ed by a brass band. 4> t> 8 to 8:15 p. m.—Cover- ♦ t nor-oleet Lister's speech at ♦ <*> the Totem pole. 0 •■ 8 p. m. to midnight, Jan- ■•> ♦ nary 1, 1916—Exultation ♦ <r> by the victorious party. ♦ ♦ ♦ WKATHKII *X>KHCAST. Kiin tonight and Sunday.