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THE TACOMA TIMES
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f»; Horn—four day* before Hill 111 in the year 1903—one small newspaper.
Its name—The Tacoma Times.
It doesn't weigh unite eight pounds.
But its constitution scema healthy. It hag a pair of keen eyes, a square chin—
and vigorous lung*.
You will hear it. - -.
What in the iwe of prophesying a long lint of thing* the newcomer will do i"
the world and to the world, when it gets fully grown!
You li.iv,- heard of the fond parent who said to his neighbor, "My Johnny is a
wonderful boy. lie will : surely, be president one of these days."
Such things pain the kind friend and neighbor.
No. Let the youngster develop its own career m best it can without parental
bragging. It >« the right way. The •train of blood iB good. The newly-born
comos of good American stock, which has always claimed the breath of liberty as
it* birthright. >
There is just one thing that the youngster will probably NOT be, and that la
a grinder of axes. There is a pronounced family aversion among his kith and kin to
the tr.ii'. of axe-grinder.
With them.- few words The Tacoma Times is presented to the public.
Let the things it DOES become its futuie platform of principles. It in the only
kind of platform worth standing upon in these daya.
THE END OF THE OCEAN QUEEN
Junt*why there should bo sentiment attached to ships baa not been explained.
Time is/ .Old that l» all there lit to it. »
* The famous liner Britannic has been sold to ■ firm of (shipbreakers at Bremen,
and goon her,bones will.bo dismembered and there will be nothing left to remind
one of the vesuel that was at one time Queen of the Salted Seas.
She'wan I lucky ship and a speedy ship. She was built "lieu the desire
for haste fin! began to take hold of ocean travelers, and was the bat boat to
make the trip from Qucenntowu"to Sandy Hook in less than seven days. For a
long time do other vessel'approached bet record. She was the biggest ship and
the best ship afloat. Honor was buildcd m her frame, her engines, her boilers;
every inch of her mawive structure. . \ . :
Safe! -People lost their fear of the sea because of the 111 ilannie. Other ships
might battle with the waves and go down, down, to Davy Jones' locker, but the
Britannic covered 1,800,000 miles, or a mileage that would encircle the globe seven
ty-two times, without a serious accident.
! Like the famous "one-hoss Bhay," she wore out altogether. Other and faster
iJ»j.»*came into being. Even her reputation couldn't save her or add to her days
"of usefulness. Old age conquered her, and the Queen of the Salted Seas goes to
She wm a good ship and true, and her quartei-century of active service is
s' a glo\«ng tribute to the honest men who constructed her.
E PERIL OF GREAT FORTUNES
, Id l.v a certain dans of writer.-* that we need not fear the great
they will fall of their own weight. And that the great fortunes need
. ,i because they will be lout or divided up. ■
A^, trusts: Occasionally one is overloaded with watered stock and top
h.~. the exception to the rule. Where one fails a hundred succeed.
>nn-.|> t^Unii thVt~tEo^iyirT' la\v"oT7ie«iy;. vn i; ovcrtn US> uieii\T ralrrw''"":^
I^What are the faeta? f/ ■;■,_, ■>- ■",' , ' . ' -I
A few great American fortunes have been dissipated by speculation, but they are
the exception to the rule. Are the.Vandcrbilt and Astor fortunas decreasing? No.
Will th,- Rockefeller and Morgan; fortunes decrease in the near future? No.
You say when Morgan and Rockefeller and other great financiers die their for
; tunes will be divided.
'J '.But these fJriancicrs know'how to invest each portion of their estates in such* a
way as to produce for each' portion, a fortune nearly as : large as the original
estate. And thus the number of millionaires increases. ',' •■:,;■,
We are breeding an American aristocracy of wealth.
The peril'of these great fortunes is not simply in their power to multiply and
'to control the material wealth of the country, but in their influence upon govern
'lament, ,: " ' '.-/-.
'. And, strangely enough, that is also the hopeful part of the situation.
Some day the question will be as to whether the government or the. millionaires
'•- ik paramount.; •
'-■ When that issue i* clearly made the government will demonstrate its power in
r milistinitial way.
I THE SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE
The Rev*Dr.;Robert" loll.yer of New York is cental and robust at 80. j.e was
M »^4J»c«*ntly askeil by ■ reporter not merely w'>y ho has lived to be 80, but why at that
age he is an hale, and.hparty as most "'''" are at 40, and lie replied by giving theM
I.KAD A NATURAL,LIFE. . ,
EAT WHAT Yor WAnT.
WALK on mi BUNNY SIKKOK THE STREET.
. rules ni-v (iiinple. but they might not be so eas\ lo carry out as they
Not ill people arc able to lead natural lives if they would.
Nut all who have stomachs sound enolugh to cat whatever they want have
money to buy, and not all who have money 1,. buy whatever they want to eat
have stomach* sound enough to digest it. i
And not every man's way to work and duty li<\< on the sunny side of the
Yes, the pessimist always has arguments at hand.
Life has shadow places. ;ui<! wo could not ignore them or get free from them
if we would. It would be foolish to attempt to cultivate cheerfulness by denying
the existence of the evils which curse humanity.. ' j<
To live naturally is to live not for ourselves alone. - Man is a social animal in
his sympathies as well as in '"■ associations. It is on the shadow side of the
street that our sacredwt duties often lie.
Hut it is a good thing to remember that we can do little in the dark places
unless we carry sunshine into them.
We can do little for the sorrowing unless we have smiles of our own.
Genuine cheer can be transmitted only from a cheerful heart.
It is easy. to have a smile for the sorrows of others, the pessimist will say. but
our own sorrows are not so easily gotten 1 rid of.
Well, that is not true. Our own sorrows are chiefly of yesterday and tomor
row. We borrow. them mostly of imagination and fear.
|V Real trouble* are easily borne; it is the imaginary ones that are intolerable.
\£f" A walk on the sunny side -of the street will dispel the delusion.
True, life has its real tragedies and its pains from which there is no escape.
When death takes those we love, or when, disease seizes us. or misfortune ap
; portion* uk a pinched face and laborious old age, no maxima about the sunny
side' if the street | will cause the sun to shine.
But it is still true that happiness and discontent are in the main a state of
the mind. ■ '." ■
Nine-tenth* of the little ills and worries would disappear if the will were
resolutely Bet against them. ; f"
Actual afflictions we learn to bear. The crippled, the hopelessly diseased and
the poor have, since time began, taught us our best lessons in patience and cheer
But unhappiness that comes of absorption m self tills the world with doleful
; moaning. ».
It is the gloom of self-absorption that darkens our side of the street.
".. We can get out of it if we will. Tbp natural life is the life that can-it's sun
shine with it wherever it goes. ■
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While the label "Made in Germany" appears with exasperating frequency on ar
ticles brought here, it is to be hoped that General MaeArthur is wrong and that
• the:next war will not bear that label. &„; 'V ?:^jj-'^M
THE TACOMA 1
MORNING FIRE IN
Fire broke out in the boarding bouse
of the St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber com
pany on the flats yesterday morning.
In response to an alarm the apparatus
started on tin- run. At the Kiev.-nth
t-t r <•(•• bridge there wa« -i delay of ten
minutes, as the bridge was turned to let
a ship through.
Inn the trucks reached the building
the in had been put out. It had been
caused by a defective Hue. he damage
CARS STOOD STILL
Would-be passengers on the cable line
yesterday were disappointed. They could
make n.i progress. The cable refused to
work. "Stranded," the employes said.
Cause, heavy tars, poor wile in «lot.
Small earn are to be Mad until repairs
THE MINISTER'S BOW.
W. P. Patton in "The Minister's Son"
played .i return engagement at the Ly
ceum yesterday. The play is a strong one
lull of human interest, The title role
vac well handled by Mr. Patton.
ic Shirley and her companj
three nights' engagement at the I■<
coma tin.itci i.i-t night in "A -Modern
Regular trains were run over the Inter
iiiban line again this morning. The track
w.iv blocked Saturday by a landslide mid
way between Tacoma and Kent. A afew
ol men worked all day yesterday clearing
The company has had watchmen along
the 11 .M k since the la«( slide.
The stcaiiic schooner W. 11. Kruger is
at the St. l'aul null dock loading lumber
lor San Francisco.
The Shawiuul is at the Oriental dock.
She is loading merchandise foi the Orient.
The British bark Nile will begin loading
lumber at the Old Tacoina mill this week.
The steamer Stanley Dollar is at the
Northwestern dock taking ulna.
Steamer AI l\ i oi the Pacific Coast
company is in from I lie north. She
brought concentrates [ot the smeller and
halibut for the International Fisheries
The Canadian steamer Amur, several
days overdue from the north, is in. The
Amur tallies about fifty passengers.
The annual Christmas festival was held
in the Five church yesterday morning.
The Sunday school exercise* nor.i in eon
niition with the chinch service. Address
ee were mad.' to the children on the
significance of the day, Christmas.
At the First Presbyterian church yes
terday morning [lev. A. 11. Barnhise] ad
dresseil Ins congregation on the subject,
"The Spirit of t'liii.-tmas." The ti<xt was.
"Olory tci God in the Highest, and on
Earth Peace, Good Will to .Men."
I'MTKI) I'KKSI'.VTKKI AV.
An appropriate Christinas sermon was
delivered yenterdaj morning by Or. A. F.
Kirkpatrick of the First United Presby
V. M, C. A.
Yesterday afternoon a large number of
young men at the Y. M. C. A. were ad
dressed bj Rev. I). I'aul Uader, llis
subject was "Success. The true result
ot success is peace, according to Key
II AT AND WAIST
Here is a pretty white felt hat trimmed
with black velvet and autumn leaves. The
shut waist is of madras cloth, with white
buttons and bands of Pitching.
Wring Your Christmas
Shopping List to the Arcade
."Jesiffisthe greatest holiday sales we have ever recorded, and the fact that a large ;
numb of pers^H^Ji'ive already made their Christmas purchases, our holiday stocks are
in no Jise depleted^***"* still afford a wonderfully wide range of choice presents.
Eg gj ; J!^«_^=r-4- — _
%p Men's Japonette Silk Initial *■ I MenVfiest 4-lMy IO1*»
■jipc' Handkerchiefs— hP Linen Con*!r*t I /oP Men
"j CO . each... Ulf each TV^^........ t£,^\l
OIL Men's Fine All-Silk Initial f%p Men's Fine Dresses. ft fl «* 25C
*r Handkerchiefs- /hP Shirts-
SOCk eaCh : LVV each Uilli, Sj | k
~- , . Men's Fine Silk A A Men's Fancy Suspenders, Pll —
eoiiars, Mufflers— ooC Put up in separate box— Hi IP P^^ bow
CollarS, each UUU pair. JUU
! ...... Men's Fine Silk (|t| Art Men's Fine Silk Tics, put If*-, T - '"
With Umbrellas- Vl UK up in fancy box- • 75c TieS,
each VIIUU cac i, lUII
Tab, wen', 8 «! nC S11« Kfl Men's Fancy Canhmere . ft I- each,
% ' Sh tnPr...S^ $2.50 a^Li^e Thread Hose- 25c
'■ ' rwJ- >eBB Ki<l Q! (1(1 Men's Gold Collar and Cuff But- \P?
•} s er...: oIbUU l^r
15c ======== IJI/
v f : For the Women *
Women's Elegant Em- A I ft ft I Women's Fine Dress Aft. .
■■'• broidered Silk Hand- \l Ml ! Kid Gloves, patent hHP
kerchiefs-each SJ I■ U U clasp-pair UUU vIV
| , Women's Fine All-Linen ftp Women's Golf Gloves, AP ft "#
«* «V« I^ace Trimmed Handker- /HP Scotch knit— /HP
I \ljf , chiefs-each .LOU pair L\3\j
Women's Fine Leather Automobile I Women's Elegant Silk Waists, 15-JOCh
Bags, with inside 01 AT I made of best Im- A E PA
White :::r a. nd. tirdasr..OliZD S. 81!^ O4iDU Dressed
Women's Handsome TTC^ Women's Elegant Aft Cft n■■
Mar- Fans, steel spangled IHP Military Coats— \X HI , DOIIS,
;^| ami lace trimmed—each I VII -each yU'UU j>
seilles Women's Fine Silk Dress Skirts, stylishly Qjf| RH ; jointed
> ! , trimmed, each $lU>Ju ,
Bed- ' ■- ' — body,
spreads, "~ " ~ # """" closing
uil For the Children °*es
double ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ : dressed
cito f^ Children's Fancy School I Babies' Silk Crocheted Tft^ ■ . ■in silk '
SIZe, ■ Handkerchiefs- |p Bonnet. /HP 111 aIMV '
. * each 11l each -..........,,;.. lUU ,
eacn, ' Children's Knit 1 OXH Babies' Berlin. .Wool flft^ eaC"'
, ';*:?^ ■ Golf Gloves—; /nij Knit Sacques— ZLHI •
1 HV Clnldren's Umbrellus. jft __ *TT,. , „ .. T~ , * 7T71 j^-
B«H:: ■''•^^■fl fancy handle- /[JIf 1 " iV o<>l KB^
r^^ m each T"Olj Bootees and Leggins- /^P H1 O fl^'
■■ m Children's Fur ' A|ll ft Mch "! *«« V/ J7 V ..
TtMMFWiljyy Sets— \l ||k Babies' Crib j- ft I
; each wll lU Blankets— tHP
'C- _ A Babies' Long and Short Coats, Imir •• WWU #*x
1 f&\ iißes from Ito 3 A| |\ P 1 Fine All-Wool Cashmere, Rf\ ffl .
•"• yean — \| /*1 all shades, for Children's /IMP •"•
each... WII&.U Dresses-yard TVU
One of I I II 11 11 i\ \ Branch
teen 1 | f\ v I Jfl■J i<" Tacoma
J. F. MURPHY, Cor. 13th, and Pacific Aye.
X^ Charles I*. "Barnes $
v CHiUHTMAS iiDITOIUAI,
Come here, my son, and s,t upon my
knee. Do you know why Christmas comes f
Mi, my boy, Christmas comes but once
a —only once," son. •, And why? La*
From now until December 25 your
parents will say, "Be a good hoy, 'Willy,
and see what Santa Tunis brings you.
Santa never brings things to bad little
And then, when Christmas comes, you
get a red sled and a tin engine, and 1.")
cents', worth of candy that hurts your
teeth. That is what you get for being
Christinas-, my son, is a club that your
folks use to scare you into delivering $100
worth of goodness for $1.35. That is
Christmas, my son.
Though we know-
It's utter folly,
Likes a jolly.
UNCLE HENRY SAYS
"Kinder sets me wonderin' how Grand
pap Skinner lived 98 years when breakfast
foods v,a'n't invented yit an' coffee drink
in' want sudden death."
If .ill the women folks were built I
Upon the Gibson plan,
There'd be but skimpy prospects for
The little' sawed-off man.
Such great, big, husky, sturdy dames
Would need a giant tall
To boss them 'round—no little mM
Could make them mind at all.
Anyway, if everything goes to smash,
Dowie could get a job as Santa Claua.
"You wouldn't think lie was a million
tire to look at him. would you?"
"I should say not!"
"Well, he isn't."
SOME HINTS ABOUT
Do your Christmas thinking before you
start out to do your Christmas shopping.
it pays after your plans are in the rougtt
to make two or three sightseeing trips
downtown- It pays physically and tin.in
cially to do your shopping only after
careful consideration. If one goes down
town in an undecided frame of Blind and
lit- the clerks make the dr.al decisions
the shopper's disgust and disappointment
iv, the day's purchase! is almost in
If the babies ore to ba taken down
town, to see the windows, make a spiv a
trip for them. Don'l wear yourself, the
children and the clerks out b) trying to
keep one eye on your shopping and thi
other on the children.
When you have made a list of those
to whom you wish to give, have decided in
a genera] way what kind »!' a gift yon
wish ti> purchase for each, and how mucu
you can afford to pay for it. then, and
not till then, is it safe to out with
the intention of buying. And when all
these- question! have been decided, stick
to yum- conclusions.
Go down-town early in the day and
early in the week, the earlier the better
in each case, and make a point of not
going on Saturday. Late in the afternoon
the light is'not good ami the clerks are
tired and so are you.
Wear, tor •hopping, the lightest, most
comfortable suit you possess. Though "
ii always essential to be warmly dressed
n makes the chopper fretful and nervous
to be clad too warmly. If yon wish to
carry home with you a number of the
smaller gifts, provide yourself with a
handbag for that purpose.
Don't look for bargains, for there are
none just before Christmas; wait a month.
Don't make yourself <! ile by
taking your fallow shopper's clerk away
from her, even if yon know that you can.
Remember to treat the clerks at >i you
believe them human, and above all keep
your temper, if you find it Blipping awa>
from you go home and try the shopping
the next morning.
W. W. Wingard, Manager, Phone Red 245. C. E. King. Phone Black 1625.
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Honest, Reliable, Competent and Careful
Office, 426427 California Building, Tacoma, Washington.
References Furnished. All Business Strictly Confidential.
Estates Looked Up. Evidence Traced in Civil and Criminal Cases.
Office Phone, Black MB& Lock Box 967.
Appropriate for a present
to anybody—all sizes and
kinds for the little boy and
girl, big boy or girl or the
lull grown man or woman.
All the latest kodak goods.
Kodaks $1 to $25
Gailey Supply Co.
Paul T. Shaw, Mgr.
910 Pacific Ay?.; Provident Bldg.