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BETTER CABLE SERVICE DEMANDED
From the preliminary action taken by the city council la.it evening it appears
quite evident that the flinmy excuse given by the street railway people for the pres
ent wretched service on the cable line in aot to be accepted. The citizens of Ta
coma object to being made the victim* of little "pneumonia earn" thU winter, just
because the street car management wants to operate with a weakened cable until it
can get another strand twisted in to repair that rope.
Why due* the company not put in a new rope and be done with it? Then it
could operate with CsMtd tarn, the only ones tit for use in winter.
But it ha* no new rope on hand. No? Why not? A company which undertakes
to handle the street car transportation of this city hliouKl be provided ;i|(ain»t aS
emergencies. It should not wait for one cable to wear out and become useleso,
before ordering another. It should have the necessary extra equipment to conduct
its ImMiiesK under any and all circumstances.
The citizens of Tacoma demand good Bervice from the street railways. They
pay well for good service and they are entitled, to it.
The present service on the cable line is insufficient, intolerable and without
ONLY ONE REMEDY FOR IT
Death follows in its footsteps, claiming victims indiscriminately among the
young ami the aged, the rich and the poo*
lliiiiilit-ds of people lose their lives in the United States every year through
criminal carelessuetis. i
Within one week's time two terrible disasters have occurred, each one due to a
lack of care on the part of one or more persons entrusted with the safety of
The frightful tale of carelessness in the management of the Iroquois theater is
now being unfolded by official inquiries m Chicago. The managers of the playhouse
uilmit that no tire drills of employes had ever been held, or instruction given for
getting an audience safely out in a time ot emergency. Skylights and ventilators
were fastened down and nobody had authority to look after them.
All lit these things Mpe.ll criminal carelessness.
They should also spell PENITENTIARY.
Again, early yesterday a limited train on the Hock Inland road was rushing
onwards through the dark shadows of the night in charge of a careless engineer,
llenjamin by name.
His ORDKKS were to STOP at VVillard and meet a freight train, but he was
late and fntkfpg up time and a ua'n stood on the siding at Willard that looked us
if it might be the one he hud orders to meet.
So what was the use ot obeying olden and stopping, thus losing more time?
Tliiih reasoned Benjamin and he put on steam and hurried away to meet the an
proaching freight. ■
Ik'hind him were men, women and children, all unsuspicious of the fact thnt
tiit'i c was an engineer in the cab who Would not obey orders.
On they thundered into the inky blackness ahead —to their doom.
Criminal carelessness again. Seventeen [I 111 Imm dead and many other* in
Why do we have penitentiaries nowadays? Are they merely for those degraded
beings who rob and steal and murder with pistol or knife?
Or are they aw well proper places for penitence on the part of those who take
HUM by wholesale through criminal carelessness?
The midnight robber, with gun in hand and murder, perhaps, in his heart, is
Comparatively harmless when viewed alongside of the Chicago theater manager, or
tin- Rock Island engineer. MM of whom slaughtered and maimed by hundreds and
the other by dozens.
Let the court* of the land hold that criminal carelessness means stripes and
prlaOO for the culprit, OU WORSK, and there will probably be a change in the
general conditions—a change for the better. Until criminal carolesMiess does bring
certain and severe [MUtiahment we must alt continue to go about accepting multi
plied risk* that CMftlaM persona place upon the public in wheeled conveyances, in
auditoriums, streets and highways.
A WDHI) PROM .lOSII WISK.
If i\ man could only
fergit his troubles a»
easy as he fergits whut
it wuz his wife told him
t' luing home he'd be a
"Well, it beats me what fool* a 24-year
old woman and an B'2-vetir-old man will
malta of llimi—ltW Did Cobbles, the
lucsidi'iH of the International Sand trust,
and his young stenographer are to be
married. He'i worth $20,000,000. and I'll
\wt thats the only reason she is marry
"Oh, it'g all right. 1 suppose the girl
wants to celebrate her golden weddiug
A stenographer giving an exhibition at
(Cincinnati wrote 233 words a minute on
a blackboard. Woman must havo done
the dictation for that.
A pie JriMn't look nal lioino-niade un
less the cook takes a fork, btfort putting
it into the over, and nuikw drop stitches
on the mist.
A SLEIGHING PARTY.
"Everything points to war in the East."
"Yes, I see both Russia and Japan have
placed big orders for beef with • the Chi
cago • packer*.'': "
'•Yen. and . I've been reading that the
mikado has ordered gome typewriters from
an American firm."
"Refuse to take John D. Rockefeller!
money? Not much," said Chancellor An
drews of the . University of Nebraska.
"Why should we refuse to take his money
because he is interested in trust*?" That
recalls Pat Rooney's remark -when a friend
advised him not to go to Australia, Hay
ing, • "There's , nothing but kangaroo* in
Australia." "Kangaroos?" raid Pat.,
"Ain't their money just as good as any
HB FORGOT His [.inks.
SUBMIT QUESTION TO
A,fr!l «h°*i next cit election, to be held
April 5, the question of raising the sal
ines of a number of city «rf& will be
d la«r ,i & "W.of the city clnn.
c 1 last night a resolution providing for
the election was passed
Councilman U.blett spoke against the
Pa^age of the resolution. He said that
the issue was raised two years ago and at
Ple etelv y "if iOn JS Waß Bn°Wed «&?£«*
K^«;i. U«■ »«i. contention laat to
force the people to vote on the salary
quest™ would be .a needless expend.
Those m favor of submitting the question
hLl POo^ vote u aued that uW
it w»^ S?* l, the paßt two ye»"
it was imperative that the salaries of city
ofhc,al be large enough to attract good
NO RACE SUICIDE
Race Bu.oide i 8 not lurking in TaeoiiH.
me death rate during December fell be
low the numlH.>r of births. In December,
death r Th nu!nber^ 43 and the
*»1185- The '«th rate was .548 p« r
cent. The commissioner of health reports
tliat old, age, consumption and Unglifs
d.seaße each claimed four victims and th«
remainder of the deaths were due to vari
•Home. Church and Country" will be
the subject of a lecture by Dr. J. B. Ota!
t l * d of lVrtUmd. (W in Odd FelW
hail on Saturday night.
Through this month most of the church
es in Tacoma will conduct what is known !
as cottage prayer meetings." It is ,Un- '
ply the revival of an old custom. Meet', !
ings will be held every Tuesday and Fri- ''
day night from now on until the end of l
Family services will bo held in which !
other families are invited to participate, \ t
THE TA<POMA TIMES
If the innovation proves successful it w:l
be continued and steps taken to encourag
By peoplp to whom this custom it
known it is said to be a very simple w»J
of encouraging prayer in the homo. 1
Taeoraa camp No. 5,208, Modern Woo<
men of America celebrated the twe?
t.v tirnt anniversary of the order witt
■ smoker ami literary program a'
their lodge rooms last night. It was «V
informal affair with speeches, songs aii<
recitations by the members, followed hi
During the evening a number of «im ■'■
•lidates were initiated and the followfi, j
officers installed by Past Consul J.T I
Arntson: F. G. Fisher, V. C; A '
Jones W. A.; F. J. Stewart, E. B.: F H
Campbell, clerk; F. H. Atkinson, escort.;
William J. Jones, watchman; George Law
ler, sentry; J. J. Newbegin, manager; A.
L. DeHuff. chief forester.
This is the largest camp in the Btate and
the ninth largest of the order.
The convention of the International As
sociation of Shingle Weavers came to a
close yesterday afternoon. The question
of wages was not acted upon by the asso
ciation. That question will be left for the
.> The Home j+
"By CVMTHIA CREy
GIHLS AT HOME.
Home ia paradise. If it isn't it should
be. Girls, what are you doing to help
keep the flowers blossoming and the fields
of paradise green?
There can be no paradise where there is
not the spirit of willing—yes, eager—
helpfulness among the girls of the home.
Perhaps some girls have never set them
selves deliberately at work to figure out
just how they can be helpful. Kemember
that to keep a house in order is one of
the mother's greatest burdens, and then
answer these questions— they muy sug
gest ways of Having many steps for weary
Do you make your bed or does mother
Do you keep your dresses hung in the
closet or wardrobe, or are yesterday's gar
ments hung up by mother after you are
Do you collect your soiled linen and
take it to the laundry, or does mother
prepare your linen for the tub?
Do you darn your stockings 'and mend
your own clothing?. Do you sometimes
sew on a button for your father and the
boy ,:' . ■
I Do you iron those pretty ruffles of
which you are so proud?
Do you press out your ribbons?
Do you attend to your bath and brush
your teeth and file your naila without be
ing told to do so? •■;;. ■.'.'■ •■" ■.■:>.,..
. Are you prompt at meals? " \ .., . < J
' Do you wash dishes?
1 Do you learn all you can about your
mother's kitchen duties?
; Do you dust? '
i Do you straighten a picture when it is
I Do you hang up your coat and hat and
put away your gloves ami overshoes?
: Do you .replace the books you read? ■
! Do you fold ' the papers you glance
' Do you turn down a rug that some one
has turned up" at one end?
Do you do your best to remedy' what
ever wrong you see?
.' Do you take interest in your paradise?
The girl who can answer all these ques
tions without a twinge of v oot»»oience at.
the remembrance of -.some duty left un
done is doing her part, toward making
home a paradise? "«•'■
MEALS FOR A DAY.
Cereal with Dates.
Sugar and Cream.
Fried Mush, Maple Syrup.
Celery, Nut and Watercreng Salmi.
Japanese Fritters, Lemon Sauce.
Little Neck Clams.
Entire Wheat Bread.
Cekry. Stuffed Oliven.
DucheiM Podding, Apricot Sauce.
.Japanese Fritters.—Cut bread in pieces
3 inches long, 1 1-2 inches wide and 1 1-2
inches thick; remove crust and soak 10
minutes in the following: 1 pint milk, 2
MODERN MAID OF ORLEANS
BERLIN, Jan. 7. —The German emperor
is keenly interested in the crusade against
anti-Semitism which Miss Nadage Doree,
the young American actress, is conducting
in Europe. Mile Doree. herself a Jewess, !
born in New Orleans, and possessing a
large circle of wealthy relatives among
Wail street circles in New York, was so
horrified by the outrages perpetrated on
he rpeople at Kisliinelf that she threw up
a successful theatrical career to come
across to Europe and inaugurate a regu
lar campaign against Jew-baiting, unde- '
terred by the. colossal difficulties of her
EUROPEAN MONARCHS AND
Miss Done'l ftnt step m to invoke the
aid of the great monarchs of Europe- on
behalf of the oppressed .lews of all Euro
pean countries. Her tirst appeal was made
to tile (Jerman emperor, who very prompt
ly sent an exceedingly sympathetic reply, '
slating that he highly appreciated the ;
noble motives underlying the crusade -
against anti-Semitism and wishing her l
sue, ess in her efforts. The kaiser added '
that he admired the pluck of an American •
girl coming alone to Europe to achieve
such a formidable task. The kaiser dub
l>ed Miss Doree the "modem maid of Or
*uie," an allusion to her American birth- c
FORCED TO CLOSE
Watch This Space in the Evening
1520 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, Wash.
The annual ball of the Spanish-Ameri
can war veterans was held last night in
Fawcett hall. About ninety couples were
present. The music was good and an
enjoyable time was had. A number of
veterans from Seattle were present.
slightly beaten eggs, dash salt, grating of
nutmeg. Koll in fine bread crumbs and
fry in smoking hot lard. Serve with lemon
Spanish Olio. —Clean, parboil and cut up
a fine fat rabbit, add 1 cup oysters, 2 cups
brown stock, pinch mace, salt, cayenne, 1
iprig thyme and some parsley. Cook,
covered, until tender —about one hour in
an earthen bowl. Strain gravy, add 2
tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon flour,
rubbed together, and 1 tablespoon Wor
cestershire sauce, and pour over the rab
bit. Serve with 1 pint mixed cooked
vegetables, in the same dish, string beans,
cubes of turnip, potato balls, etc.
Duchess Pudding.—Heat 1 pint milk in
a double boiler. Mix 5 even tablespoons
cornstarch, 1-4 cup suger and dash salt
with 1-3 cup cold milk and add to hot
milk. Stir until mixture thickens. Cook
10 minutes, remove from fire and add the
whites of two eggs, beaten to stiff froth,
and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Serve cold with
Apricot Sauce. —Rub 2 cups stewed apri
cots through a strainer and add to the
stiffly beaten whites of 2 eggs. Sweeten
BOYS NORFOLK SUIT.
This single-breasted boy's Norfolk suit
is of Scotch mixture in gray.
Tile revolver was the invention of Jos.
Shirk, whose home was in Lancaster
county. Pennsylva nia.
The thermometer scale was really in
vented by Sir Isaac Newton. Fahrenheit,
finding that a more intense cold could be
i created by mixing ice and snow, took that
as his zero, and tor convenience divided
Sir Isaac's scale by four.
, place and the resemblance of her self-im
' posed mission to that of Joan of Arc, and
! this appropriate designation hai stuck to
her ever since.
Another appeal addressed to King Ed
ward VII. produced an equally friendly
reply from that monarch, while Queen
Wilhelmine of Holland evinced genuine
enthusiasm and asked whether she could
render any practical assistance in the cam
paign for the humaner treatment of Jews.
President Loubet, too, replied in sym
Two emperors, however, remained deaf
to the appeal to which the generous
Uaii-or responded with such ready sym
pathy. HJMUMUI Francis Joseph of Aus- |
ma. whose Jewish subjects endure end
less sufferings from anti-Semitic persecu
tioiiM. directed his court chamberlain to
reply that "his apostolic majesty regret
ted he was unable to comply with Miss
DotWl request." An appeal addressed to
Nicholas IT. of Russia, and placed in the
;'iutr's hands by a friendly diplomat whose
sympathies Miss Puree had contrived to
?nlist for her cause, remained unanswered.
AMERICAN GIRLS CAMPAIGN.
Miss Doree inaugurated her practical
ampaign by writing a book entitled "Gel-
tu," which is a powerful appeal lor justice
to Jews, writteu in the form of a fascinat
ing and exciting novel dealing with the in
tricacies of Uustuan political intrigue.
"Gelta" has run through 20 editions and
has been translated into German, French,
Russian, Dutch and Hungarian, so that a
total of over 1,000,000 copies have been
circulated throughout Kurope. Another
book, with the striking title "Jesus' Chris
tianity Interpreted by a Jewess," was an.
appeal to the churches of Europe on be
half of persecuted Jews. The German
emperor accepted copies of both these
books and expressed his pleasure at hav
ing read them. In addition, to these books,
Misb Doree has written several manifes
toes in simple, impressive language, which
have been circulated by millions among
the common people of all European coun
tries. Just at present Miss Doree ia busy
superintending the distribution of a mani
festo to European Christians, recalling
that Christmas is a time of peace and
good will towards all men, and pointing
out that the persecution of Jews ia in
compatible with the Christian idea of
Christmas. This manifesto is being dis
tributed by willing helpers at the doors
of churches in over 500 European cities.
The next step in the campaign will be
the delivery of addresses before public
meetings in the principal towns of Ger
many. The leading citizens of Hamburg,
Frankfort-on-Main and other German
towns have invited Miss Doree to address
meetings arranged by them, promising
packed audiences in the largest halls at
their disposal. When Germany has been
covered, Miss Doree, who is a brilliant
linguist, will continue her oratorical cam
paign in other European countries.
AMERICAN DIPLOMATS HOSTILE.
Miss Doree has experienced much gen
erous help and sympathy from all sorts
and conditions of men, from the kaiser
downwards, except from American diplo
matic representatives in Europe. "Am
erican diplomats," said Miss Doree to your
correspondent, "have been cold and hos
tile. They are all anti-Semites. As an
American girl 1 am ashamed to say that
they are worse than European bureau
crats. The wife of one American diplo
mat, for instance, told me that I was a
social impossibility because I was a
Jewess. That is typical of the treatment
which I have experienced from American
diplomats in Europe."
CURTON IS A MINE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.-Theodore E.
Burton is chairman of the committee on
rivers and harbors. It is one of the most
desirable places in the house and ranks
second in the personal influence it confers
upon the chairman. The head ot the ap
propriations committee is the only one to
get a stronger "pull" through his commit
tee, .burton has for years made a study
of river and harbor improvements and is
the authority in congress on that subject.
The wealth of his information often as
tonishes even members who know him
well. In the last river and harbor bill,
for instance, there were about 500 pro
jects, lie seemed to be familiar with all
of them. A member coining into the com
mittee room to talk about a project in his
own district, a river in the backwoods, or,
perhaps, a harbor at some remote point
on the gulf or the Pacific coast, would be
amazed to find that Burton knew all about
the project, the traffic and local conditions
affecting the proposed improvement.
The pressure brought to bear on Bur
ton in sessions when a big river and har
bor bill is on the program cannot be
measured or described. Improvements de
sired by various committees would, if
made, cost probably $1,000,000,000. Gov
ernment engineers have made favorable
reports on projects calling for an expendi
ture of $500,000,000. Then, when the bill
is made up, Burton has to cull out of the
mass projects carrying only $50,000,000 or
$75,000,000. It is inevitable that there
must be many disappointments. Every
city believes, however, that some other
community should be the one to be left
out, and so keeps up the fight to the last
moment. Every possible influence is
brought to bear on the chairman of the
committee. When it is all over some
folks naturally insist that they have been
sadly abused. Members of the house,
however, have strong faith in Burton's
judgment. Last session, for two days, he
was virtually the house. Amendments by
the score were offered to the river and
harbor bill. If Burton approved an amend
ment it was adopted. If he disapproved,
it was voted down. The members left the
matter entirely to him. Col. Hepburn, of
lowa, the strongest foe of river and har
bor legislation, said on the floor that he
would be willing to vote for any bill drawn
up by Burton if no pressure was brought
to bear upon the matter. He was satis
fied that such a bill would contain only
That he has a fashion of thoroughly in
vestigating things may be gathered from
the fact that he made a trip abroad last
summer for the especial purpose of learn
ing how the European governments make
rivi't- and harbor improvements. He was
accompanied by an expert stenographer
and copies were made of government re
ports in all the capitals from London to
St. Petersburg. When he wrote a Intok
on finance a few years ago he absorbed
all the information obtainable in thin
country and then journeyed to Europe to
complete hia stock of information. The
present is hia sixth term in congress. He
hails from Cleveland, Ohio.
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II WAR PITH
NEW YORK, Jan. 7.—Retail druggist*
throughout the country will watch with
interests the results of a plan put into
effect in New York city this week bjr the
largest manufacturers of proprietary or
patent medicines, to Btop the cutting of
prices on such articles by druggists and
department stores. This is the first time
that the proprietors themselves have tak
en a direct interest in the solution of the
cut-rate problem. Heretofore they have
"supported" movements conducted by oth
ers, notably the National Retail Druggists'
association, but that support has invari
ably been more or less lukewarm. Now,
however, about 12 or 15 of the leading
manufacturing houses have come together,
contributed to a substantial fund for car
rying out their plans, and are prepared
to compel the agexessive cutter to live up
to a minimum price schedule. If persuasion
fails to bring a cutter into line, the manu
facturers, individually, will cut off his sup
plies of their goods, or at least make a
determined effort to do so.
FROM A "PRINT SHOP'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—Rugged Win.
Peters Hepburn, of lowa, chairman of the
important committee on interstate and
foreign commerce, is an Ohioan. He was
born at WeUsvilie in 18.J3. Kight years
later he was taken to lowa, then a terri
tory, and he has grown up witli the coun
He is one of the best type of American
statesmen. Big and broad, both in sta
ture and intellect, fearless, a terror in de
bate, he has many of the qualities that go
to make up the ideal congressman. \V ltu
the possible exception of 1-dttleheld there
is no man in the house who is such a
force in a rough and tumble debate.
His power of denunciation is a marvel
and his sarcasm would bum holes through
ship armor. When a fierce political de
bate is on Hepburn is the man to have in
reserve. There's wreckage on every hand
when he gets through. The colonel ia 70
years old, but doesn't look it, and there's
not the slightest indication of age in the
vigor with which he performs hi* con
Col. Hepburn is interested this winter
in securing some pure food legislation.
His committee lias jurisdiction over every
thing that enters into interstate com
merce. His plan is to prohibit the ship
ment of adulterated food from one state
to another. A bill to that effect intro
duced by him was passed by the house
hist winter, but died in the senate. A
similar bill is being urged by him this
session, and will be passed unless the sen
ators display extraordinary indifference on
the food question.
Hepburn's appreciation of the print
shop as an educator was given in a bio
graphy, approved by him, which says he
was "educated in the schools of the ter
ritory (Iowa) and in a printing office."
In the civil war he gained the rank of
lieutenant colonel. He was a delegate to
three national conventions, and twice a
presidential elector at large from lowa.
This is his ninth term in congress. ■
\\ ANTED—List your houses, lots, ranches
and lodging houses, and, in fact, every
thing m the real estate line, and we '..ill
find buyers for them. We will also fur
nish you with first-class help on shortest
notice, such as waiters, cooks, dishwashers,
etc. Puget Sound Employment & Real
Kstate Agency, 1409V4 Pacific Aye. Phone
WANTED — PlaTii sewing; children's
clothes a specialty. Mrs. Jensen, 1701
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