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All of the News, All of the Pictures, Scores of Special Features, Something of Interest to Everybody; That's Why Most Everybody Reads the Times
INTERESTING things for every
member of the family will be
found daily in the Times home
page. Number 5.
VOL. IX. NO. 303.
By Fred L. Boalt
Many of you want Laura Margaret for a Christ
mas present. The Times already has received a
score of applications for this 8-year-old girl.
Only a very few of you so far have any chance at
all to get Laura Margaret. Most of you cannot pay
the price. One of these was a wealthy Tacoma man
who said:
"I tun rich. I ran give the lit
tle girl every social advantage."
As an after-thought he Midi "My
wife can't have children of her
own. She Islonely. It would
mean a lot to her."
The rich man is not rich
enough to buy Laura Margaret.
We regret his poverty. He puts
money and "every social advan
tage" first; the heart-hunger of
a barren woman second, lie will
not, or cannot, pay the price.
Money is good. Even "every
social advantage" is not to be
despised. Hut—you don't get
Laura Margaret, Mr. Rich Man.
"My business keeps me down
town every day and two or three
nights a week," writes an office
man who earns a comfortable
salary. "As we have no chil
dren, my wife is often lonely.
The little girl would be company
for her, and sin- would have a
good home with us. All that
would be expected of her would
be a little light work about the
You don't pet Laura Margaret,
Mr. Salaried Man. If Laura Mar
garet is the kind of a littlo girl
we think she is, who will be glad
to do "a little light work about
the house." But we will not
have it stipulated in the bond.
1.11 iii a Margaret Not Convenience.
You would make a convenience
of Laura Margaret. You do not
mention that you would love
her, guide her in safety towards
the threshold of womanhood.
So Laura Margaret is not for
"We like to have children
alKMit iin," writes a man who
says lie is a machinist. "We
have two of our own and run'l
have any more. My wife and I
both say that if we could have
a dozen youngsters, we'd lie
perfectly happy. My own two
children would he company for
the little jiu-l. lx-t us have
l.niira Margaret."
No, Mr. Machinist. Your bid
is a good one, but not good
enough. Also, you, who are
rich, are greedy. Twice your
wife has gone down into the
valley of the shadow and expe
rienced that exquisite agony
without which woman cannot
know perfect happiness. You
have two children. Be satibfied.
Others have none.
These three —the wealthy
man, the salaried man and the
machinist —are typical of the
many who cannot pay the price.
"My wife grieves," writes
another applicant, "because
the doctor tells her she can
never have a child. Some
linus I fear for her health.
A husband cannot fill tho
empty place in a woman's
heart which CJod intended a
child could occupy. I am
not a rich man, I am not
evi'n well-to-do, hut I have
enough. And I would love
the little girl as my own
daughter—she would be my
own daughter—and my wife
would worship her, nnd we
Mould guurd and cherish her
always. I want to give
Laura Margaret to my wife
for a Christmas present."
That letter has the right
ring. There are others like it.
But not many. Not many have
the price—the steep price—we
are asking for Laura Margaret.
The Times will not be hurried
In this matter. The giving
away of the finest Christmas
present in the world Is not to be
undertaken hurriedly or lightly.
You have all an equal chance
to prove that you are worthy.
Let us state the price again:
A good home, not necessarily
Money to loan on best mod
ern dwellings and apartments
In the paved section of the
Calvin Philips &Co.
til California Bids. «»'n ti
TheTacoma Times
luxurious. An education, A
plentltnde of daddy and mummy
And if you are worthy, if you
can I'lit the price, you will re
ceive the finest Christmas pres
ent in the world.
(liy Initcd Press UtmmA Wire.)
FOOT WORTH, Texas, l»ec. :i.
—John li. Snead, millionaire
hanker of Amarillo, was acquit
ted by a jury here today of the
murder of Captain A. <>. Boyce,
si,, in a i .lit Worth hotel. The
jury retired late yesterday unit
returned its verdict at 9:M
o'clock this morning. Snead must
now stand trial for the murder of
Captniu lloyee's son, A. G. Bojree,
The Snead-Boyce feud began
with the elopement of Mrs. Snead
with the younger Boyce. Snead
shot down Boyce, gr., during a
quarrel at the Metropolitan hotel
here over the elopement. Several
weeks later Snead shot and killed
Boyce, jr.
Judge Swayne instructed the
jury that if it found the defend
ant guilty it must bring in a ver
dict of either first or second de
gree murder. The acquittal in
dicates that the jury believed the
unwritten law was justified in
Snead's case.
The jury in Snead's first trial
disagreed. Following the ver
dict today, Snead's friends ig
nored the court and started a
demonstration in the courtroom.
Snead will be tried in Febru
ary for the murder of A. G.
Boyce, jr.
Scott Snyder, building inspec
tor, thinks knots four inches thick
and rafters split through are
hardly proper for constructing
buildings in the heart of a busi
ness section of town so he stop
ped the construction of a shack
at 54th and Union. The contrac
tor appeared before the council
this mvrning, admitted the lum
ber was poor but wanted a show
ing. Commissioner Mills said he
would go out and look it over.
Snyder said if the council went
they would find it worse than he
H. A. Percival, a federal court
juror, will not sit on any more
cases in this term of court. His
boss wants him back at Olympia.
Percival is a clerk in the office
of Secretary of State Howell. This
morning Howell put In appear
ance in federal court and when
he got a chance he slipped up to
Judge Cushman and told him he
wanted Percival. He said the
legislature will be coming on
soon and he wants Percival to
help get ready. So the judge
told the clerk to pay him off and
send him back to Olympia.
Honest Face Fools
Chief of Detectives
(Ry United Tress teased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 3.—Captain
John J. Halpin, head of Chicago's
detective bureau and for 20 years
the cleverest thief catcher in this
city, was made the victim of a
$150 forged check by a young
man with an honest face.
An extra street car has been
placed on the Point Defiance line
to handle the force of smelter em
ployes who end their day's work
at 4 o'clock every afternoon.
Kdwiu V. Webb (N. I>.)
I'iiiil Ilowland (Ohio).
WASHINGTON*, I>. C\, Dec. 3.
—The stage is all set today for
the big show—the proposed im
peachment of a federal judge, one
Uobert W. ArchlxiUl by name,
who is accused of various alleged
high crimes and misdemeanors.
It's a Funny Procedure.
The Impeachment process is one
of those dusty old relics handed
down by tbe forefathers. This is
the way it is pulled off:
The house of representatives
prepares and votes the articles of
Impeachment against a federal
off] rial. The present house did
that in the Archbald case last
summer. The senate is the court
that conducts the trial of the
The house having appointed a
committee to manage the prosecu
tion, consisting of Representatives
Clayton, Webb, Davis, Floyd, dem
ocrats, and Sterling, Ilowland and
Norris, republicans, this body ap
pears before the bar of the sen
The assistant sergeant-at-arms
announces their presence to the
senators, who until then are not
officially aware of their being in
the chamber.
The sergeant-at-anns cries
the trial thus:
"Hear ye! Heur ye! Hear
ye! All persons will keep
silence, on paiu of impris
onment, while the house of
representatives is exhibiting
to the senate of the Tinted
Slates articles of impeach
Over seven thousand homes in Tnconia have felt the blight'
ing touch of the dreaded white, plague.
Over seven hundred homes today have a victim of the disease
Over half Uie people in the cily have near friends or rela
tives who are now infected with tuberculosis.
"Considering these facts," said a prominent physician to the
Times today, "it is possible to realize the significance of a cure
for the scourge.
"I am greatly impressed with the article printed by the
Times last night telling of Dr. Friedman's cure. I feel that l)r
Friedman has made a wonderful discovery, but we must wait and
see. 'Friedman nnd other Berlin scientists claim his cure hna
been effective in 1,000 cases. If that is so, there is great hone
but after it has cured another 2,000 it will be a proven positive
News Arouses Deep Interest.
No news ever printed in Taeo
ma aroused so much interest as
the Times' exclusive cable dis
patch from Correspondent Shep
herd at Herlin printed last night.
And it was so throughout the
United States yesterday wherever
the great discovery was told
To those In Tacoma who have
studied the awful ravages of the
great white plague the news came
as a harbinger of great hope.
Those who have the disease in
their own families devoured the
wonderful story of Mr. Shepherd
with eagerness and confidence,
but the real pathos of the situa
tion developed when the Times
went into the county hospital.
Arouses New Hope at Hospital.
Here are over 20 patients
whose life Is ebbing away under
the drain of the disease. That
story came to them with a mean-
Ing that the unafflicted never can
There were emaciated men
whose eyes tilled with tears as
they heard the tidings of hope.
There were children wasting
away under the disease whose
eyes burned with a new fire of
desire to live, there were all ages
and both sexes who had been
driven to poverty and now lay on
what are supposed tq^be their
deathbeds to whom tho news came
like a benediction.
Rain tonight and Wednesday.
ment against Uobert \V.
Archbald, United States cir
cuit judge."
Chorus of Lawyers Knters.
Chairman Clayton, of the house
rosecuting managers, reads the
articles. These articles having
been carefully reared by the best
lawyers in the house, are im
mediately attacked by the best
lawyers in the senate. If no big
flaw is found the senate orders
them printed and sets a date for
the trial to begin, and sends word
to Chief Justice White to come
over and administer the oath re
quired by the constitution to
each senator.
Loading Man Shows Up.
That being done, the accused is
summoned and comes to the
chamber with his lawyers. By
that time the senate room is pack
ed so full with lawyers that the
pages ar c crowded up against the
Then tho trial starts in good
earnest. The presiding officer
bosses matters on much as the
rest of the lawyer-senators will
let him, and v special senate eom
miltee composed of Clark, Nelson,
Dillingham, Itacon ami Culbei-son
looks up precedents and take care
that the house isn't putting some
thing over on the senate.
When witnesses are through
telling all they know, Judge Arch
bald's lawyers and the lawyers of
the house will argue the case.
The senators will then ballot. If
two-thirds vote guilty the judge
will be removed froni the bench.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
BERLIN, Dec. 3.—The minis
ter of education has issued a new
decree against "dime novels and
trashy literature." He says that
the danger to the German youth
from this source of "mental poi-
Bon" is increasing.
Both gentg were hitting it up
fast when seen by the Times ar
gus-eyed artist today. Both were
anxious to get their Christinas
shopping done early, but Skinny
White's noble steed seemed to
need a saline injection to keep
him going. Patty Black was per
spiring freely, but hitting up a
merry clip. Watch for tomorrow'!
Henry D. Clayton (Ala.)
Can You Be As Brave As
This Young Tacoma Woman?
Mrs. lii-lli- Brooks, who hlusli
liijtly admits she is only -0 yours
old, is today the heroine of Ta
Lust evening Mrs. Brooks drove
a masked, armed burglar from
her home, 2110 1-2 South X st.,
saving her wedding and engage
ment rings, $40 in rash, and her
French bulldog's life.
"And then when he had gone
out of sight down the street,"
said -Mrs. Brooks, "I thought of
an awful thing. I had forgotten
to see if my revolver was loaded.
1 looked at the gun and fainted."
"But wasn't it loaded " she
wag asked.
"Oh, yes, it was, but I didn't
know it and just think of what
might have happened if it had not
Apparently Mrs. Brooks had
flot oven considered what might
have hapened too had the burglar
discharged his weapon which was
pointed straight at her head most
of the time he was in the house-.
While Mr. Brooks is out on the
road iv his capacity of engineer
for the Great Northern railroad,
his pretty wife's only lirotectlon
at such times is "Dearie," her
French bulldag poppy, And to
say the very least "Dearie" show
ed little chivalry last evening
when he dodged under the sofa
wkile a burglar's revolver was
pointed at his mistress.
Notwithstanding the most per
suasive way Mrs. Brooks has or
[handling her revolver she isn't in
the least formidable looking. In
'truth she is most easy to look
She told of her encounter with
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♦ to be a direct descendant of Guy Fawkes, the | Englishman «>
<•> who was going to blow up parliament 300 years ago with <•>
« gunpowder, is in jail today on a disorderly charge after a«>
<$ thrilling ride In a boy's tin wagon. Fawkes refused to walk <•>
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George W. Norris (Xeb.)
the burglar.
"I had just gone to one of the
neighbors. When 1 rapped on the
door they asked who it was and
wouldn't let me in until they were
sure it was I. They told me a
man had just been there whom
they thought was a burglar.
"And there were niy rings and
money lying on the table at home
and the door unlocked. So I hur
ried back and had just gone Into
the house when somebody knock
ed. I opened the door and a man
in a mask stepped inside and
stuck a gun against my head.
"My, I never was so spared In
my whole life before. He asked
me if I had any money or jewelry
and I told him I had, all the time
thinking he was looking ri«ht at
my things on the table. But 1
took a chance and told him I
would have to go after them to
another room. Ho told me to
"I did. But I didn't 100 l tor
anything but hubby's gun. Final
ly I found it at the bottom of a
trunk. I didn't know how it
worked and I was awfully afraid
of it, but oh, dear, I couldn't bear
to think of my rings being taken,
so I went right out to where he
was and told him to 'beat it.'
"He didn't wait a minute but
ran out of the house. When he
got to the sidewalk he turned
around and laughed and said,
'Brave girl.'
"Then I came back and I look
ed at the gun in my hand. It
was awful. I threw It on the
floor and then fainted.
"When my husband came home
I told him all about it. He tele
phoned the police.
John A. Sterling (111.)
IS there too much Rtylc in oar
public school*. Mrs. M\crs.
rnndidnte for xrhool director,
thinkH mo. .Se« pun'- 8.
(Ily United Press Lcassd Wire.)
SEATTLE, I»ec. — Because
his wife would not return to him,
('. A. Johnson, ;{,*> .years old. a
luliorcr, stood in front of an in
comlnjt Northern Pacific |iass<n-
K*'f tin in lit X o'clock this morn*
iiiK< Kith his siv-jcar-old son.
Doimlus, in his arms. The train
threw tile man from the truck,
broken hut not (lend.
The wheels of tlio online and
(lly Tinted I'ress bNaed Wire.)
LONDON, Dec. 3. While Tur
key and the Balkan allies si ill
hesitate on the brinl> of an armi
stice today with a growing prob
ability that no agraemi nt will be
leached, British diplomat! are
far more gravely concerned over
the increasing danger that Eu
rope is to he involved in war
over a division of the spoils of
the sultan.
Sharp on the heels of Chan
cellor Batbmann yon Hoelwlg'a
jingo ipeecfa in the reichstag yes
terday, tin' kaiser's ally is quoted
today as threatening that a divi
sion of her forces, mobilized at
Senilin, Hungary, Will move at
once Into Servia. if. as is expect
ed, Consul Hill reports that Ser
vian troops maltreated or insult
ed Austrian! alter the fall of I'ris
r<?nd. This would mean war, and
it is believed certain that Russia.
which is reported to have r.110,
--000 men ready in I'oland. would
attack Austria the moment an
Austrian soldier crossed the Ser
vian border.
The injection of itself into the
already muddled situation of Rou
niania is also causing the graves!
Ed. M. Lakln, former county
treasurer here, has caiißlit on
again. Federal Court Clerk Frank
Crosby yesterday swore him in as
deputy U. S. clerk at Seattle to
take the place of K. A. Sinipkins.
Lakin his been lucky since get
ting out of office in this county.
Judge Cushman took him to Ala: ■-
ka with him as clerk of the court
there and he now gets a good
place that will last.
(lly United Press leased Wire.)
3. — The five years' sentence given
Felix Salmon, Angelo'Bullett and
Newton Gump, convicted of dis
order in the martial law district
of the coal mining region were
approved today by Governor
Glasscock. The sentences were
imposed by a military court.
(Hy I'liltcd l*r<vss EMMi Wire.)
George W. Hayes, l"v, broke his
leg. A splinter of bone, carried
from the injured member through
big veins, touched his heart and
killed him.
False Tooth Chokes
a Man to Death
SHELDON, la., Dec. 3. —Adolpli
Scheide swallowed a piece of his
false teeth while eating cranberry
sauce, and strangled to death.
And they are good hand bags at that, too,
as a matter of fact they cost more than that,
but Kyncr Malstrom, 938 Pacific ay., wants
to get rid of an overstock of thorn and is of
fering them at the extremely low price of
98c each. See his ad in this afternoon's
Times on page 5.
No matter what you want or don't want,
use a Times want ad and relieve that want,
lc a word and chuck full of results.
train passed over tin- boy, cut
ting off In- li. ,i.|
Johnson and his wife had been
married. They had quarreled fre
quently, and finally separated
two and a half months ago. John
son took the boy mid went to
Montana, returning last Friday.
He found his wife living at 1117
Pike st. and tried to patcb up
their quarrel. When she refused
to return to him, he threatened
suicide repeatedly.
He and Douglas visited .Mrs.
Johnson at 6:80 this morning.
"If you won't come back to us,
we'll both go," said Johnson. The
woman did not believe he meant
if. She refused.
The man and the boy were
later seen leaving the (). & W.
depot, going south. About half
a mile from the depot they met
the train. The man gathered the
boy un in his arms and stood in
tile track, disregarding the Iran
tic whistling of the engine. The
engineer was unable to hlow up
in time.
The body of the boy. headless
and horribly mangled, was taken
to Butterwortb's morgue. John
son was hunied to the city hos
pital. Ho has cuts about the
bead and a number of broken
"I didß't want It to turn out
that way," lie moaned on the hos
pital cot. "1 wanted to go wit)'
the boy."
GETS $3,000
Ed Coatello Is; ihutfllog along
the Htreet today with to,"00 in
cain in his purse.
Ed was a railway man on the
Great Northern, a year ago lie
was bumped by a train at Van
couver anil crippled up, bo ho
walks now like a girl doing the
blppety hop. After the- rase had
been tried all day Friday and
started again yesterday and the
jury had MM Ed try to walk.
Counsel Dougherty for the Great
Northern concluded Costello was
entitled to recompense and ho of
fered to settle. The outcome was
that Costello was given $3,000
and the company paid his attor
ney and other bills.
(Ity Patted Pnm Lund Wire.)
WEST ORANOB, N. .?., Dee. 3.
Miss Madeline Edison, daugh
ter of Thomas A. Edison, the
electrical wizard, is to marry
John Eyr Sloane, also an invent
or, according to announcement
RECOVER $30,000
(By Tnited Press I/eased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 3. —More than
$:tO,OOO worth of loot, stolen
from freight cars by an organ
ized gang, is in the possession of
the police here today. Kred
Smith and Edward Grimm, al
leged leaders of the gang, were
(Hy Patted IVoss Leased Wire*
NEW YORK, Dec. — In a fir
which destroyed an apartmen
house in upper Fifth avenue, earl)
today, Louis Levi, a Jewish rabbi,
lost his life. Seven other persons
were injured.
Itlcbard Lewli, a laborer Hvlns
at Lake Steilucoom, filed suit for
divorce from Elizabeth Lewis in
superior court this morning.

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