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CHILDREN VICTIMS OF HOSPITAL FIRE
While you are voting "No" on :
: the booze bills vote "No" on all the ;
; others and on the constitutional
; amendment. They are all reaction- ]
• ary. ;
Initiates Bill to Abolish Parties In State
PETITIONS TO
BE SIGNED ON
ELECTION DAY
(United Pi ■■•■ Leaned Wire)
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 26.- "There never has been a time when the
voter has realized the foolishness and the danger of blind partisanship as he
does today."
So declared Councilman Oliver T. Eriekton this morning before he left
for Olympia to file an initiative petition abolishing partisan elections from
governor down.
ERICKSON, IMMEDIATELY UPON HIS RETURN WILL ORGAN
IZE VOLUNTEER WORKERS THROUGHOUT THE STATE TO CIRCU
LATE THE PETITIONS FOR NON-PARTISANSHIP ON ELECTION
DAY.
"We expect to get 100,000 signatures to this petition," Erickson said.
"The day has come to throw off the shackles of political slavery and
Washington will be the first state in the Union to lead the progressive march."
"It will require only 32,000 signatures in the state to initiate the measure.
It will then he presented to the legislature which under the law, must cither
accept it, or refer it to the people's votes."
DESCRIBES KILLING BRUTE HUSBAND
11 nllr-T I'rru Irnnil Wlrr)
NEWARK, N. J., Oct. 26. —
Blushing deeply and with eyes
downcast to eticape the stares of
a curious courtroom crowd, Mrs.
Margaret Beutlnger today told In
dramatic fashion why she shot
and killed her husband, Christo
pher Beutinger, a wealthy coal
broker, after he had forced his
way Into her bedroom.
"He waß a most brutal man
when amorous," she testified.
"From the time 1 married him
until the night I shot him he con
tinually made demands upon me
that were impossible for me to
fulfill. When I refused he would
threaten to kill me."
tiig hs Jack .lolinsuii.
The jurors cast sympathetic
glances at the pretty little woman
In the witness box as she con
tinued her story.
"He was built like .Tack John
son," she continued. "He whs a
huge man physically. He weigh
ed about 280 pounds, and, of
course, I was afraid of him."
Frequently Mrs. Beutinger
paused In her recital to send a re
assuring smile at her five little
Only Rubber
Left For Us
The celluloid collar, like
the dodo, is extinct.
Ninety days ago the word
went out that the wholesaler
could no longer supply the
retail .trade, .because .the
manufacturers were unable
to supply the wholesalers.
When the stock now in
the stores is exhausted, the
men who have been accus
tomed to wearing the cellu
loid collars will have to fall
back on the rubber collar.
Endeavor
to
Maintain
Having gained a rep
utation for careful,
conservative manage
ment, we shall stead
fastly endeavor to
maintain it.
PUGET
SOUND
children, the white haired little
Billy Beutinger chewing gum vig
orously and his pretty little slb
ters, grouped about her sister,
Mrs. Ilerron, a few feet from the
witness chair.
Prompted by Attorney McCar
ter, the woman on trial for her
life gave the jury a story of a
married life full of horror from
the time when she left her home
TELL OF
VERDUN
DRIVES
(I nKr.l PreM Leased Wire.)
VERDN, via Chantilly, Oct. 26.
—Battling in rain mists and
olouds of smoke, the French re
captured Fort Douauunont In less
than three hours in the brilliant
offensive that swept the mown
prince back from Verdun.
The entire operation was wit
nessed by General Joffre, com
mander in chief of France's
armies.
From an observation post in
one of the Verdun forts the cor
respondent watched the French
Infantry launch the attack at
11:40 Tuesday morning after
three days of unprecedented ar
tillery preparation.
It was 3 o'clock when Fort
Souville telephoned that the
French had reached Fort Douau
mont and were fighting about IU
entrance. French officers waited
with cool confidence for the next
word.
"We have surrounded Fort
Douaumont," came a message at
5 o'clock.
For an hour we peered out over
the distant battle field, on the
alert at the same time for some
news from the telephone. Sud
denly sharp gugts of wind lifted
the mists and the smoke clouds,
revealing the tri-color of France
floating at the summit of Douau
month.
The French chose the moment
when the Germans were weakest
through the transfer of troops and
cannon to the Soinme and because
of the unrelenting work of de
struction wrought by French
guns.
The French Verdun offen
sive is backed with more or
ganisation and preparation
than preceded the Homnw of
fen"lve. Both offensives, pro
ceeding simultaneously, are
calculated to crumple the en
tire Uennan front.
HTORK A FAILURE
ALLIANCE, O.—Machte Brus
co promised visits from the stofT"
on the payment of a generous
eitm. Several "would-be dads"
paid, but no stork. Now the uollce
are Investigate
TheTacoma Times
1 25 c A MONTH. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TAOOMA. 260 A MONTH.)
VOL. XII I . NO. 20H. TACOMA, WABH-, THURSDAY,OCTOBER26, 1816. lc A UUr^
on the island of Jamaica to niiirry
Beutinger, then a (juurtermaKlpr's
clerk in the war department at
Washington.
"He i>eat me when we wore in
Washington," she said. "En route
to the Philippines we stopped in
Chicago. Ho made me get out of
bed one night there because my
physical condition made it impos
sible for me to yield to him."
HKRE'H A PACT TO
POSTOAHI) TO YOUR
FIUKXDS BACK KAST
Stanton & Hill Co. have
rented 21 houses and two
apartments In 30 days.
E. J. Broseman, architect,
has Just finished plans for a
number of modern houses.
Albert! Milling Co. is fin
isl.ing a (10,000 warehouse
and planning a new concrete
| pile wharf.
A business block has just
been completed at South
39th and Yakima, and $17,
--000 worth of improvements
have been put into Siler
block, 1510 Broadway.
3ERBS AND FRENCH
SCORE VICTORIES
Waited frmm Leased Wire.)
PARIS, Oct. 26.—Serbian and
French troops scored several vic
tories in the fighting near Monas
tlr, it was officially announced to
day.
The Serbs captured a height
along the Cerna river and French
cavalry occupied the bridges at
Zwersda.
TODAY'S CLEARINGS
Clearings $ 405,272.31
Balances 60,427.41
Transaction* 1,022,140.65
Sand? Well, Then Wilson Furnished It, Says Playwright
BY MILTON HICOWKII.
NEW YORK, Oct. 26.—"1
would call the great national
drama now being enacted before
100,000,000 Americans 'The Day'«
Work.'
"I should cast Woodrow Wil
son as the leading man and the
hero, if I were considering It as
melo-drama.
"I should cast Hughes for what
we call the comedy heavy.
"Rooeevolt would be elated for
what In the old theatrical day*
we called 'the cutwood robber.'
" 'Cutwood' was a cloth drop
representing a forest scene and It
was easily dropped down between
two stage trees. The robber was
the fellow who skulked across In
front of this to stacoato music.
In our play the leading heavy 1*
the man of wealth and the leading
Juvenile is the man who Is work
ing for the average day's wage.
I was talking to AuguMui
Tbomaa, the formost living Amer
ALLEGED
SMUGGLER
ARRESTED
A systematic n< heine for
KniiiKuliiiK lioo/e into I'iii'oinii
ilni.a.ii employment <»n tlio
Mllw.HllxV i:iiliiim<l. WHK Ilip
piil i>> the police Hnd special
1.111. 11~ Of ill." I'illllHilll
' 111■ ■ > -«I.• • \ nnii'iiiiiu. when
Hi- > ui'i'CMtfyl I liiki i,n j-vt n
mm lie stepped from the (liii
inu car on the ('oliiiublnn,
ciack train from ('hlcntfo.
The arrest followed discovery of
eight quarts of whisky In a suit
case concealed in pots and pans
and rubbish in a clo.set In th«
diner, where I.a r sen has been em
ployed as third cook.
The officers have been watch
ing this train for Home time.
They claim to have information
that Larsen obtained employment
with the railway for the sole pur
pose of bringing in liquor for
higher-ups In Tacoma.
They also hay he hat* maile
three former trips bringing booze
from Chicago, but have failed to
get evidence against him.
l.arsen had the bottles in a
suit cane bearing the name of
Fred Wild, former saloon keeper,
now proprietor of a soft drink
parlor at 24th and Kant L street.
It developed that Ltrwn Ih Wild's
brother-in-law.
Larf denied, however, that
he was bringing the liquor for
Wild.
He is being held both on a
state charge and a city charge.
Yes, It's Moving
That Bothers Us
Bang;, hang, bang, whack, zz
zz-zz-zz, bang, bang, bang, bang,
bang!
This is the pandemonium that
drownH the racket of the type
writers iv The Times office this
week.
The Times ig getting ready
to move from its Ninth and Com
merce corner into its own com
fortable, modern newspaper plaut
at 819 Pacific avenue.
Bang, slam, bang, bang, hang,
Crash!
(That was the counter that
used to run down the length of
the business office. It just ran out
of the front door.)
Cr-r-r-ash! Hey! look out;
wait a minute; whta'cha doing!
Hold 'er!"
(That was the editor, saving
himself by a flying leap from an
HUGHES LEAVES ON
HIS FINAL (DRIVE'
(United ivr.. Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Oct. 26.—Charles
E. Hughes began his final drive
of the campaign today. Me left at
8 a. in on Ills fourth and final
stumping tour— a strenuous eight
day session, which will carry him
into Connecticut, Massachusetts,
New York, Ohio and Indiana for
34 separat eaddresees.
lean dramatist, in his quiet study
at the top of the Empire building.
It is here that he writes his plays
and here that he works as art di
rector of all the great Frohman
theatrical enterprises.
I had asked him as a play
wright to put In form what he
thought of the political play now
being staged before the American
voter. The above Is his answer.
It was, of course, given jocu
larly. Then Thomas became se
rious. He feels very keenly that
the present contett is of the
greatest importance to the aver
age American. To my surprise,
he told me that he had worked as
a youth as a clerk In the railroad
yards in his home town of St.
Louts and at 19 had been master
workman of No. 9 Missouri As
sembly of the old Knights of La
bor.
"I mw how the boy*
worked, tli« nwlirhnin, the
fli-i-im-n mm) the cmafincera.
POLITICAL
I MEETINGS
KKIMIII/K AN
Tliurwlay.
2 p. m.- -With Mrs. A. R. Cor
nell, 311 Iri Ht. H. X., l'uyallup.
Speaker, Miss Margairt I'pjH'r.
2: HO p. m.—With Mrs. S.
Schnrniaii, fi 18 South Steele.
Spt'iilicr, Mr*. Francen K. llaskell
-2:')0 p. in.—With Mrs. Don It.
Rohi'ti. lilt South 11th. Sprak
erx. Col, Alliert R. Joab, Sonatnr
Waltor S. Davis, Judge Fremont
Campliell.
2:;Ui p. m. Wllh Mrs. S. F.
Maikhani, KM:; South Stlth.
Siionli.TH, r. B. Uroi-kway, li. F.
Maglll.
"::td p. m. -With Mrs. .lanot
Mltchill, r, Hi Kast L'Stli. Speak
er*. (•. Thompson and candidates.
Bp. m. With Mrs. Cora Aiiii'v,
391J North .1. Speakers, Kmil
Steuberg and iandidateß.
R p. in. —I'ark M. E. rhiin )i,
27th Hiul WilUetton, wonien's
mi-cting. Speakers, C. B. Stcv
enH, ({»> K. Kelly and candldat's.
8 p. m.- -Kapowftln, Odd F 'I
lo*s' hall. Speakers, A. 0. Bur
melHter and candldateF.
8 p. m.- -Rosedale, lioosters'
hall. Speakers, Frank l.atcliaui
and candidates.
I'uyftlliip, Commerilal club.
Speaker, Kmil Stenberg.
I>KM(M'HATIC
TliuiNday.
8 p. m. Dem. nstdqutrtoTC,
932 Pacific aye. .1. T. Boxereißii,
fornto^ .Master Knights of Nalior.
KATIOKAIi WOMAN'S I'AKTV
Thursday.
?, p. m.- HoiulquarlorH, «>th and
A streets. SpcakerH, Miss Julia
Hurliiiii't, or Miss Campbell, Htate
orgiini/.tHl.
g p. in.—With Mrs. L. M. Per
kins. 1111 North WashiiiKton ft
■peak*!?, Miss llurlburt or Mit-w
Campbell.
avalanche of encyclopedias from
the ■naif above hln head, as the
partition in front of his desk was
■w ri-in I • ■: loose.)
"How do I know whether It's
an allied or a German victory,
when 1 can't hear ray instru
ment?"
(That wan the telegraph opera
tor.)
"Plfa«e aHk everybody who has
notices for me to shout them."
(That's the society editor.)
Bang, bang, bang, oang, bang,
bani-'. bang, bang!
(That's the anvil chorus of car
penters.)
"Are you moving?"
(That's the 5,698 th man who
has stuck his head inside the door
and asked the same question.)
Hence this story. The answer
is "YES."
REFERRED BILLS
WILL BE DEBATED
Men and women voters are 'n-
Vited to hear a discussion of the
referendum measures at the Com
man-ml club Thursday evening at
8 o'clock. J. A. Shack lef ore! will
be one of the speakern for the
bills and A. R. Titlow and Dr.
A. V. Hoyt will speak against
them.
1 knew thetr long hours Mid
th#ir often Inadequate DAT.
MOTHER OF "HELLO GIRLS" IS WORKING
TO GET THEM BETTER LIVING CONDITIONS
i \rn<|i»iii i I n:i>|iil>r AnxnHlDliiß)
KANHAH CITY, Mo., Oct. L'ti. -
After i ln-ir daily work at I he.
swltchlionrd, telttiihono operators
employeil by olio of the l>i« coni
luinlr" hore, will return lo homes
BiiporvlHOf] Biid cared for by a
woman especially employed for
this purpose.
Mlhn Tcusie DeutHch Ik the so-
I clal mipei'viHer. Hhp Itupccti oon-
Mlltioiiß at the homes of operators,
gives needed advice for their l>et
Talk o' the Times
(indium, have you put a
pin Him I, on join potato bin?
Nothing hns Quite nuch poor
health as the goose thai lays the
golden egg.
To which would yon rath
er beloiiK —« regiment or «
uuion?
Ho would we.
Not that we care a small Per
sian coin, hut Washington him
self wasn't exactly enthusiastic
.iiiont liis army. In a general or
der he stated:
"The British are exceedingly
careful to restrain every kind of
abuse of private property, whilst
the abandoned and profligate part
of our army, lost to c.very sense
of honor and virtue, as well as
their country's good, are by
rapine and plunder spreading ruin
and terror wherever they go,
thereby making themselves more
to be dreaded than the common
enemy they come to oppose."
Soft coal, unlike an egg,
can't be ninde hard by boll-
Ing it.
What has become of the up-to
date girl—
Who wore a tailored shirt
waist,
Who carried a chatelaine
watch,
Who helped get up tally-ho
rides to American lake,
Who wore her hair pompadour.
I am strong for them."
When a man has for years writ
ten plays that have made great
audiences laugh and cry, when in
"Alabama" he wrote a play that
Henry Watterson said did more
to end sectional feeling than all
the editorials he himself had ever
penned—then saying things with
a "punch" comes natural. Here
are just a few that Thomas put
over the plate:
"I am for Wilson for president
because under htn leadership for
the first time in 20 years the soul
of the nation has been articulate.
"He has begun and greatly
advanced at restoration of
government to the people;
he ha** taken from Its throat
the grasp of plutocracy, and
from IM pocket* the fingers
of special privilege.
"Under him the expansion and
contraction of the nation's cur
rency, especially the contraction,
has been placed in the people's
mwmwmMIQHT EDITIOH*^^^
WEATHER
Tacoma: Unsettled, probably
[ rain tonight and Friday.
Washington: Same west, fair
east portion. j
torment, visits sick employers and
helpb tlit'in in misfortune.
Miijs hi'iitscli ..(!■« ,i)<|iii< ;int: at
their lioniPK before they are eni
plovi'il, mid Minis *oo<l homes lor
Kirls from other ritios.
Once a week Mlhh Ileutsrh in
*peetn the company's lunch rooms
and svps I hat they aip ttnnitnry.
Jllhb hi'Utsrli hopes to eHtaliiisli
a K.viiiiiasluin mid later a gliTs
boarding home for out-of-town
employees.
Who duncpd the two-step,
Who wore a btruiglit-front
corset?
NITTY KJfOWUHMHI
I In- hull In |v Of \'<>OZOO,
Africa, never wrap up a rhin
ocerow when a customer buys
one.
A rubber cradle that
Btretchea as ilic infwut grown
up lias been Invented by a,
•l< •■■••rj «'ilj m"loi iii.m.
YE AXE TO GRIND
How doth ye busy candidate
Buttonhole ye reHident,
As, mixing much from dawn to
late.
He shouteth loud ye good in
tent.
FROM GUI K\THA\(iE
UKPAItTMKNT
FOR RKNT — Steam heated
room and meals.—Koseoramon
(Mich.) Bugle.
Cook—colored, all around,
wants steady Job. —Cleveland
(O.) News.
Baron Yarrensk Kharkow Au
flyagdoff shrdlu mfwyp kgkwd d
o doff ot Dayvenport was in town
last night.—lowa City (la.) Citi
zen.
AND IT WAHN'T I4>AI>KI>
CLEVELAND, O. — This city
has been terrified by an empty
revolver. Three boys, alleged
auto bandits, under arrest, said
they never loaded their revolvers I
because "they might go off." I
control.
"Under his application of the
Income tax great individual ac
cumulations of wealth —many of
them the result of legislative fa
voritism—are at last paying a
more nearly proportionate share
of the nation's expenses.
"Under Wilson the farmer pro
ducer who buys at retail prices
and must sell at wholesale, has at
last a banking right to borrow, as
well as other producers, who buy
at wholesale prices and sell at re
tall.
"Under WUaon the men
who chain childhood to fac
tory machine* can no longer
make the government a si
lent partner in exploiting
their product.
"In his public utterances Wil
son has gladdened the decency of
the nation by substituting for
\ class tirade, personal abuse and
vituperation, the orderly discus
sion of measures, tendencies and
27 LOSE
LIVES IN
DISASTER
(I ..ii..l Prraa l.»nd \vlr»»
FAHMIAM, vii.-., Oct. «fl.
—At 1 o'clock luiliiv It \\nn
reported that «( least 27 UveN
lukl Ih-<mi lout in the fire
uhlrli had <ti-Nini\«l tlie Ho
iiikii ('nthollc lioxpltAl at HI.
l-'M/iiiipili hull .mil stables
ilm-iiiK the inuln.
Twenty persons were Injured In
Jumping from llie upper atorlea,
about a dozen of them children.
The fact that survivon ar*
scattered In homes all over th«
town niakeß tlio work of coni
plllnK a list of the minting dlffl
cnlt.
When the (Ire brrffce out th«>r«
wero 318 persoui In tye buN'dlnK,
the majority of whom were chil
dren. They were naved by herolo
work on the part of the firemen
and i Hi c ii
Yesterduy morning fireman
were railed to the mime Institution
when h fire broke out In the iitt-r
--ii" hi It Is now thouKht thU mi- <
have broken out ugaln last even-
Ing with miii h iliK.istroiiH results.
I In' I"', i* I'-llnliilnd at |L":.".
--000 with uliout $.10,000 lnsur
ance.
Several Othtr dwellings adja
cent ware badly damaged by wa
ter and Hiiiiiki'.
Nearly ull Inmates of the build
ing were asleep on the third
floor.
I flashes!
llnllnl |-|.-«. I r.M.I Wlr«.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26. —.
That Chinese shipping men, oper
ating under the American flag,
may beconio a factor in trans
pacific trade Is indicated today
dy the plm-inr. of an order wltli a
Kilflxli olumbia shipyard for two
liners by the t'hina Mall Co.
The firm contcinplHtes purchas
ing two other steamers later on.
LAN RAIAIX. Oul.— lf a
iiijiii hits hi- mother-in-law.
In he cruel to liirt wife? Tlilm
is the queHtion put up to Su
perior .Indite Zn.iW for <lf
< Inloii by Xn, «'lar» Conley,
who i- seekinx » dlvorre.
SAN FRANCISCO — Robert
Rhea sued the VVyatern Auto Kle-'
--t.tic Co. (or damages when he
balked his ghlng" on a desk In
tho company* office and it threw
him into a fit of apoplexy.
PORTLAND, Me.—lt's nothing
to see a man wnndering around
looking for police headquarters,
but It's something else to see po
lice headquarters wandering
around looking for a man. New
York ropn have just built a $7'),
--000 police headquarters harbor
ship.
CINCINNATI, O. — Chicken*
700 of them, have been provided
for the dinner to i>o given hero
today for President Wilson. Not
chickens of the Broadway type,
but fried southern style.
Ideals.
"In this Kreat European war he
has preserved a true neutrality,
as the rabid dissatisfaction of the
partisan* on both sides attests.
"With changing circum
stance* in Mexico he ha*
skillfully changed method
and rounter-rheck, but never
abandoned the guiding prin
ciples of helpfulneM, charity
and Justice.
''In this crucial period of the
nation's life, the party which la
showing unexampled capacity for
constructive work and is moving
forward at rapid pace moat not
be replaced by a standpat, evUce
rmted and embalmed cadaver fac
ing backwards, and mounted on a
dead horse.
"Hughe* says oar preeeat
prosperity Is founded «■
sand. I agree. Wilson fHr»
nldlied the sand!"

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