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MORE answers to that letter
from "The Wife," some of
the Times readers refusing to
take her quite seriously—others sug
gesting various ways of solution.
Read them on page 4*of the Times to
KDITOII TIMKS—In reply to your request for nn expression from me on "The Outlook for
Democracy," 1 will say that I will be very glad to have you present the following: article, which,
compiled in part from my public utterances, sets fortli my views on tli.it subject.—Wootlrow Wilson.
In the early years of the twentieth century we are again
untuning the attitude which we assumed in the beginning of
the nineteenth century. The nineteenth century, with all
its associations of the setting up of a free government in
America, looked forward to an age in which humanity, the
rank and file of men, should be served by the institutions of
But we had set up this happy experiment in a country
so abundantly furnished with wealth, so extraordinarily
provided with opportunity for all sorts and conditions of
men, that suddenly we got dr}"ik with the mere wine of
prosperity, and for a little while forgot that our mission was
not to pile up great wealth, but to serve mankind with
humanity and justice.
__ ... .— — again that the service of humanity Is the'
MWI of mankind, and that the business of mankind must be sot
forward by the governments which mankind sets up, in order that
justice may be done and mer<-y not forgotten.
What is it that we wish to do now in the year 1913? It
must be plain to all of us that the people of this country wish two
things. They wish, first, to clear their government for actl&n by
making it free, and then, when it is free, they wish to use it, not to
serve ajiy class or any party, but to serve civilization and the human
If the government of the United States has drifted away from
the ideals of the fathers, the democratic party is not responsible for
that drift. If the economic control of the United States is now in
the hands of a small body of men, it is not due to any policy that
the democratic party has advocated, or promoted, or consented to.
The democratic party has been preaching these doctrines of
liberty and service and offering leaders to carry them out in season
and out of season.
We did not wait until the year 1912 to discover tliat the plain
people of tin- I'nited States had nothing to say about their govern
ment. We have been talking about that for half a generation and
more; we have been giving warning of the very things that have
come to pass, time out of mind; we have kept a straight course; we
have never turned our faces for one moment from the faith that was
in us, the faith of the common people of this great nation, and now
what 1h happening?
With renewed hopes, with renewed confidence, with renewed
nrdor, under leaders chosen after the freest fashion that our politics
have ever witnessed —v nt rum moled leaders—the democratic party is
proceeding along these paths of conviction.
The great democratic party, for the first time in our generation,
has a chance to show whether It can return the government tn the
people, for this Is the enterprise to which it has been ever devoted.
It count* for something to stay out in the cold on a conviction.
\\> could have nude our bargains, we could have traded, WC could
have compromised, we could have- surrendered, but we did not because
we stood upon un eternal conviction that tlint Ml not the way to
serve the people of the United Slutes.
The democratic party is now out of bond. It Is led by MEN
WHO ARE ABSOLUTELY FREE to do what they have promised to
do and who know that the very life of the party depends on its ful
filling its promises. The democratic party lms been trusted by the
voters of the country and it is going to redeem its trust with per
formance. The democratic party now stands or falls as it redeems
or does not redeem the pledges it lias made to the people of the
United States.
We are going to see whether or not we own our own government,
and if the men you have put into office go back on you now, I, lor one,
hope that they will be gibbeted for the rest of history and held up to
the scorn of mankind.
(By ITnited Press Leased Wire.)
OLYMPIA, Jan. 20.—The
movement to wipe out private em
ployment agencies and substitute
state and municipal agencies re
ceived a big boost here today in
the recommendation of President
Charles R. Case of the State
Federation of Labor in his an
nual address to the 300 delegates
present at the opening session.
Case declared the charging of
worklngmen for securing them
jobs by the private agencies as "a.
most damnable system of making
tramps, thieves and anarchists."
He also advocated to the leg
islature, the recall of the judi
ciary, presidential primary, cor
rupt practices act, Oregon plan
of publicity on initiative and ref
erendum, making eight-hour law
for women universal, prohibiting
false advertisement for labor,
home rule, larger use of public
BChool buildings, minimum wage
boards, bi-monthly pay days, first
aid anil Increased compensation
In the workmen's compensation
law, child labor law, mothers'
pension, new mining code, Indus
trial training school for girls,
more safety appliance laws.
(By United Press J^nued - Wire.)
t . \TTJjK, Jan. 20. —Promises of a
new church and strong arguments
that ho Is needed by the Kmanuel
Presbyterian congregation •of Los
Angeles. •mo causing ■ Dr. ■ M. -- A.
Mathews, pastor of , the First Pres
byterian church, ■to seriously : con
« shier a call from th» south.
TheTacoma Times
dent-Elect of the United States.
For Tacoma and vi-
cinity: Kain tonight
and Tuesday.
»For "Washington:
Rain, west, rain or
snow east portion to
night and Tuesday;
warmer tonight, ex
cept near the coast;
warmer northeast
portion Tuesday.
(i:.v United Press Leased Wire.)
BOSTON, Jan. 20.—A strike of
1 •">.<>im> mechanics and shopmen on
the New York. New Haven & Hart
ford railroad was averted here today
by the men accepting; a seven per
cent Increase.
< li.ii■!■•■. \\. Coons died at St. Joseph's hospital last week on
He left behind him in the more or less charitable world, a wife
and seven children.
The oldest of these seven is 12 years; the youngest, a baby of
five months.
The widowed mother Is not strong—she has performed her
duty as wife and mother well.
Coons died without leaving n dollar behind him; his neighbors
out in Edgcwood say that he worked himself to death. He died of
pneumonia, the hospital records sliow.
< doiis was buying his home; there is a mortgage on it.
There is no money for food out there in Kdgewood today; the
neighbors, all working people with scant money for charity, ure help
ing out.
There is no money for the funeral of the dead man.
Mrs. Coons and the seven little Coons 1 children are distinctly up
against it.
They may be found, by any persons who desire to give h tlth*
in help, at their little home oue mile south from Kdgewood center.
VOL. X. NO. 26.
30<> A MONTH.
$100,000 IN
Search for the body of Attor
ney I. N. lllattncr of Tacoina,
who was drowned in Commence
ment bay late Saturday, is being
continued today although with
abated rigor as a thorough comb
ing of the In.ll lii's failed to dis
cover the body Sunday.
Attorney Blattner who was one
of the most prominent of <he Ta
conia bar, tumbled Into the bay
Saturday when he leaned over to
dip up a pail of water to extin
guish a fire that had broken into
tlames aboard his launch La
He had hardly left the boat
house at the foot of 11th street
when .1. M. LaVergne of the Ta
coma Lumber & Shingle com
pany, and Captain T. Torgerson
of the tug Elf, saw the flames
burst from Blattner's craft. The
tug hurried with all speed to the
scene and extinguished the fire.
When search was made for the
attorney, he could not be found.
He could not swim and drowned
in the bay trying to save his boat.
Club Searches for Body.
All day yesterday the Tacoma
Yacht club patroled the beaches
for miles about the bay, the
search availing nothing. A re
ward of $250 for the recovery
of the body has been posted to
stimulate other search parties to
A. M. Walstad of the yacht
club who was one of the leaders
in yesterday's search, is of the
belief that Blattner's body will
never be recovered owing to the
extreme coldness of the water
into which it fell.
The unfortunate attorney had
practiced law here for nearly 25
years and was widely and promi
nently known. He leaves a widow
and daughter, Dorothy, at the
Blattner home on Orchard road,
Prospect Hill. Blattner was 4 6
years old.
Blattner carried $100,000 worth
of life insurance, $15,000 of
which he took out about a year
01/VMPIA, Wash., Jan. 2O. —
Appearances are deceiving as the
poet says. We forget who this
discerning poet was. Perhaps It
wasn't a poet at all who said It.
However that may be, natural
impressions and assumptions are
occasslonally shy on the actual
verities of the case, as some of
our languageiferous solons might
arise to remark.
Coming down to cases, there Is
Speaker Howard D. Taylor of
Eagle Gorge, King county, Wash.
True, he lives up to; the accepted
picture of the czar -business by
sticking cigars into his face right
regularly. . '„: . .";,■. !-■•
His Looks. ".r* .V.ij
Does he look like the wildcat,'
bobcat, horned .'and-, hoofed one,
as the insurgents throughout the
state painted him when he leaned
into the fray . last. Monday and
battered and beat into .■ a pulp,
macerated into a mash, ; smashed
and crashed down like an*ava
lanche and stepped, stamped and
jumped on the face of the minor
ity opposition? i -,;V ■'':
Appearance of a Collegian.
Facially speaking, Taylor is
architectually constructed as a
model for a college grind instead
of a grinder of unruly Insurgents
under one's heels. * •
In spite of its appearance and
perhaps we should say because of
it, let us not disparage that face.
Taylor got into politics on his
It happened thus: Taylor
came to Washington about 18
years ago, when he was about
17, having remained in lowa the
first two years of hia life, whence)
he was bundled to South Dakota,
where his dad ran a big hardware
Taylor started at the bottom of
the lumber business when he
first landed at Buckley, Wash.,
which is a few miles from Kagle
Gorge. llelng ambitious, he
learned to feed the planer at hefore them to protest. His face
nielli, and engaged himself In was against him. He looked too
every other way to master (lie
business from soup to nuts. After
six years of this, he was taken
into the company, when it was
reorganized, and he's piled up a
nifty fortune since.
Now, getting back to the point
Wlirre Taylor's face projected him
into polities, the Northern Pacific
owned the only piece of ground
in several blocks or acres near
the company's land. While Taylor
is by no means an anti-saloon
man, as the local optionlsts will
tell you, he didn't care a hang
about a booze shop where his 200
employes could have too easy ac
cess. When it was rumored that
the county commissioners were
getting ready to license one on
the N. P. land, Ta-ylor appeared
This Tacoma Cop
I Has a Fixed Post 1
• The steel curbstone rim at IRtn
and C street gave Patrolman Kin
c,aid a rude shock today—a rude
shock that just about scared the
tar out of that 'doughty copper.
.And Patrolman Klncald hur
ried to a telephone and reported
to his superiors at police head
I "It's all charged with electric
ity, Sarge," he said, "and it oner
bfe fixed." . '
| " 'Twill be fixed," Bald the
• • "I hope so,".responded Patrol
man Kincaid, "because I stand on
that thing and* it hurts my feet
when the juice Is turned on like
thj»t." .; "•■■'■"
mild to presage political menace
to those old-timers. They patted
him on the back and told him
everything would be o.k. So,
when a few days later, workmen
started putting up the building
for a saloon, Taylor was madder
than a hatter. Then he sot
madder than two natters because
they didn't even buy the lumber
from him. The saloon went up,
but Taylor was a delegate to the
next county convention.
He run again in 1010, got him
self elected as speaker. Then he
quit insiirging oven in a limited
sense. And he's the first man In
this state to he elected speaker
twice consecutively.
Taylor has been married for
eight years. Ho lias no children.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
CIIICAOO, Jan. —Additional
bonds offered hero for V. M. Ilyan
and E. 11. Houlihan and William
Shoupe, serving sentence* In I.oav
enwortli prison were turned down
as still unsatisfactory here today
by United State* District Attorney
Charles W. Miller. . ~ ■■ -
<?> •;*.■ <?>
<-> (Cnlted Press Teased Wire.) •$>
■$> CHEYENNE. . Wyo., Jan. <$>
<$> 20. —A violent fist fight oc- ■$>
<?> curred on the floor of the <$>
■*■ house of " representatives <$•
<$> here today between Speaker ♦
<$> Pratt and Speaker Pro Tern ♦
<S> Wood of the Wyoming legis- ♦
<&• lature, both of whom -claim- ♦
<£■ Ed the right to preside. <$>
♦ •
WOMEN in Tacoma homes—"
sisters, daughters, grand
mothers and all —are not
entirely satisfied unless they get the
Times every night. The Times
woman's page is without an equal
Through the barred gate lead
ing to the Pierce county jiiil, At
torney .1. Matthew Murray, under
arrest for alleged Miltornation of
perjury, today made the declara
tion that he was being made <;><■
victim of a foul plot to land him
In the penitentiary.
"I would sugige.st," said Mur
ray, who has been allowed tlie
freedom of the jail corridors,
"that you put in your headlines
today the question, 'Was Gordon,
the ex-convict, promised Immu
nity from serious charges If Jie
would inform against .Murray?' "
Officer Substantiate! It.
One of the most important facts
in favor of Attorney Murray Is
that Patrolman Angus, who ar
rested Tom tSooden for attempt
ed murder, related in his testi
mony during the Gooden trial
that the facts sworn to by Good
en on the witness stand substan
tiate the story the accused man
told him when the arrest was
made Christmas, morning.
Both (Jooden and Gordon
pleaded guilty to charges of pur-
Jury Saturday afternoon. Attor
ney Murray was arrested within
half an hour after these men had
entered their pleas.
Murray was arraigned this
morning before Judge Clifford
and was given five days continu
ance in which to decide upon his
plea. He is being field In the
county jail in default of $1,000
It..Hi r<,nfeM«ed to Plot.
In a joint confession Saturday,
according to the prosecuting at-
Dr. Cook dares General J. IC,
Ashton of Tacoma to sue him ror
libel in court.
"For a week, three times a
day, on the public platform I will
brand your citizen, J. M. Ashton,
as a man who knowingly ' pur
chased and secured and made
public a false affidavit, said Dr.
Cook to the Times this morning.
"The only answer he can make
is in court."
Dr. Cook arrived In Tacoma
this morning at 11 o'clock for a
week's stand at the Pantages.
"I have sone into vaudeville
because I can mem more of my
111/xm F&OWB WHEN (i.\n-
HTRIKKIttt !\.ll l!i:i>.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20. Woody
riots marked today* development
in the Kiirment workers' strike
here. Kiglit striker* were badly
hurt, scores suffered minor
bruises and a dozen men were ar
Trouble started when strikers
clashed with strikebreakers at the
entrance to a Spring street fac
tory. Three guards and five
ctrikebreakeru were roughly han
dled when they attempted to en
ter the shop and a free-for-all
fight followed.
Police reserves rushed to the
scene, charged with drawn clubs
when more than a thousand
strikers showed fight.
More than 25,000 waist and
dressmakers. It Is reported, re
turned to work today.
torneys, Gooden and Gordon lra
[licated themselves and Murray
in and alleged perjury pact to
free Gooden from a charge, of
attempting the life of A. Racht
ner, a cafe proprietor. That the
persons Al Forehead and his wire,
who figured in the defense of
QoodMl, were fictitious charact
ers, is the assertion of tl>« county
Gooden related on the witness
stand that it was Forehead wno
had done the shooting on ('lirijst
nias morning instead of himself.
His wit nesses supported him m
this story.
The confession of Gooden and
Gordon is said to have laid bare
the fact that Attorney Murray
had invented this story and nad
paid a price to witnesses wno
swore to Its truth.
However, the testimony of
Patrolman Angus in the attempt
ed murder trial showed that
Gooden had told him thin same
story at the time of Goodeus ar
rest. Attorney Murray declared
today that in his belief Gordon
had been harrassed »y the poiica
and county attorneys into making
a false confession to save him
self from arrest on senoua
It was also learned that a po
lice official had made the Btate
ment Saturday that he would
"get that yet," meaning
I)e|;uty Prosecutor ABKreu de
nied today that there was nny
plot to "get" Murray back of th«
information filed against the at
countrymen that way than any
other, and I have not the niom-y
to hire halls to meet them other
wise," said he.
"What do you charge Axhton
with?" he was asked.
"He secured the Edward Burrlll
affidavit, discrediting my ascent
of Mount McKlnley. Tt was done
with money. Burrill is a poor
rani her of Montana. We know
the man who paid the money ror
his false affidavit. We know
how he began buying automo
biles and spending a lot or money
immediately afterward.
"General Hubbard paid to
Ashton S.'i.OOO. Hubbard Is the
president of the Peary An tlo
•lab. The real head of the con
spiracy is Hobert K. Peary. lam
going to lay bare the whole thing
while- here."
Bitrrill, Dr. Cook says, 1b the
only man who went to the end
with him on the fwcent of Mount
McKlnley. He said the thing wng
never questioned until Peary
came back and desiring to cheat
him of the glory of the flndln*
of the north pole, hatched tne
conspiracy to destroy his reputa
tion and started it by getting af
fidavit of Burrill.
The doctor declared lip had
spent $150,000 in the last thre«
years fighting against the Peary
conspiracy to blacken his name.
prs $1.50
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six months
or new ones
for them.
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