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THE PUBLIC WANTS THE FACTS
Not until after the official investigation in made into the cause* of the sinking
of the (Inllam can any criticism of Captain Robert* or his officer* be justified. Ac
cording to the best general information up to this time the captain acted as a brave
man should have acted and hi* officers were fully equal to him in heroism during the
dark hours of extremity anil peril. The Captain did not desert his ship. The wave*
finally washed him off the dec* and ht wa« caught and hauled aboard a raft. The
other officer* appear to have performed thir full duty.
There may have been ■ mistake, a ternule mistake, made in sending off the
boat* loaded with women and children before the Clallam sank, but whose judgment
could be infallible in the midst of a raging tempest with a sinking deck under foot
and no help in night? Had even one of the small boat* of the Clallam survived the
waves and reached shore safely with its human cargo, then the critics who now de
nounce the captain for lack of judgment would be loud in their praixes of his fore
■ were apjarentlv noM chances for the boats to reach shore than there
tion ot the ('lallam. Wan the boat all right? Was it adapted to the run through
Uh rough waters to Victoria? Or was it too small for that run? .. hat caused the
■ Why did the dcidlightn give u;i\'.' \
The jmiiMiv >ii<)ul<l take ..n tin- form of a thorough inventigation into the condi
was for a rescue from the deck* of the »t earner.
'Die Times repeats, there should be a thorough investigation of the causes of this
terrible affair. It i» ijuit• Out nobody was to blame, and that the storm
aluiie «,:- it .-p<iii»ib!«, l>ut the relative, and friends of the victims, the general pub
lic, wuiit- to know th^ r.(
THE FARMER ,
Secretary Wilson, of the agricultural department, it by nature an optimist.
Optimist* gloat over huge total*. And candor compel* the assertion that Sec
retary Wilson has much to gloat over. ;
In 1903 Mr. Wilson nays we Bold abroad $878,000,000, worth of surplus agricul
tural products. But that year there was ah unfortunate balance of trade (balance of
trade i- I nightmare to economists) against us. Nevertheless, when the agricultural
exports are included the balance in our favor of $367,000,000.
They serve to show, a- the secretary well nays, the tremendous reserve sustain
ing power of our agricultural interests as well m the farmer's independence of the
stock jobbing operation* of Wall street.
f There is another side—the individual tanner's side. He does not enthuse over
huge totals. While he realizes that he pays the foreign bond holders and at the
same time insures prosperity at home he is concerned about individual returns.
It is an easy task to show mat thousands of farmers, especially in the rich
West, are becoming rich, but is the average farmer over the country making more
than a living? .'
In many things the farmer is at a disadvantage. He pays full taxes. His prop
erty cannot be hidden from the assessor. He pays the highest price for everything
he buys. He gets no discounts. »Ie is at the mercy of the railroads that transport
his products. He has very little to do with fixing the prices of that which he sells.
And yet he is called the "independent farmer."
How much "special legislation" has the farmer had?
How many farmers in congress?
GREAT IS ART—IN THE WEST
, There is nothing like popularity.
Take the case of Mrs. I^angtry. he has founded no hospitals nor handed out
,no public libraries. In fact, aside from acting some very nasty plays and mixing in
. Mime dubious Hodety, it is difficult to state just what she has done.
And >d 1 hey named : i town tor her tv I'cvas. It is a town of eowlioys, -Hi.
fortj rod liqtKM ami gambling hells; but it 1- distmcth proud 1,1 the -lerney i-ilv.
So when the woman who once slipped a piece ! ice down the royal neck of the
PrimM of Walai passes, on her way tv her estates 111 California, »he is to be given
I rip snorting reception at l-angtry, lex. I
In will be a wet function. In fact, \ear- a|O, when the lady wished to pn-M-nt
the town with a drinking fountain, she was informed by Judge ueiin that the only
thing the people ol I-ingtry did not drink wa.s water.
The Sunset Limited will hesitate at L.uigtrv for MO minutes, while Art and the
freedom ol the Lone Star State mingle. I
There will be speeches, of COWW, and it would be interesting to know just what
sort i,f response the relict of Sipiire Ahuigdoii will make to the Ixioted and apurred
vaijuerox who refer to .1 handsome woman aj a "line heifer."
And when the train shall have ivsunved its onwanl Bight, I>ingtry. Tex., will in
dulge in ,vi uim-sttaiiHil so/./ic. Everybody, from the mayor to the editor of the
loi .1! newspaper, will name his or her ■■pi/.cii." there will possibly be a shooting or
(WO to enliven the ooeaaiob, and then tna town will nettle down to the himidrum
exintence of Mtecr branding and consumption of tanglefoot.
Who shall ktjr, after this, that art is not appreciated in the West?
DOESN'T PAY TO BE TOO SMART
It was in a downtown store, and the customer asked the bright-looking clerk for
"blackberry car-mi-na-tive," pronouncing each syllable. "If you want oar-MlN
ative," replied the clerk, "we surely have it," and the sale was made.
»l!ut the customer shunned the store thereafter.
"I want a box of en-velopes, 1! said a customer to a woman clerk.
"What kind of ON-velopes do you wih?" was the reply,
It does not pay to be too smart. ' > ,', jja \
In both the cases cited the stores lost a customer. No great barm had been
done in correcting pronunciation, but that ii not the business of a clerk. Tact is a
great factor m the selling of goods ami .n any business. The man or woman behind
a counter who can make .1 customer feel at home, and do away with everything that
; smacks of embarrassment, is the competent employe. ..^<j-- *?J
-Even well-educated' people. will mispronounce very common wonls. Perhaps you
will smile at then ignorance., and even wax sarcastic. You can have your laugh
after the customer has left the store. It doesn't pay to assume the double role of
clerk and schoolmaster. ',
Once upon ■ time a very prominent Politician stood in need of a first lieuten
ant in the government place which he held. The salary attached to this job was very
comfortable, and the politician called in a young man who was bright, keen and in
every way suited for the vacant place. In the little visit that followed the politi
cian expressed sorrow over the sickness of 11 friend, who Wai down with what he
called "p-neumonia," sounding the first letter of the word that, of course, should
be correctly familiar to everybody.
The young man. who all but had his hand on a tat job. laughed merrily, and re
marked: "Colonel, I'll have to correct your pronunciation. You shouldn't sound
the "p' in pneumonia." (
He was thanked for his information, and another man got the place he coveted.
Nt». 11 DOES NOT PAY TO BE 100 SMART.
Telegraphic dispatches from Salt J«tke City state that last night the liehtnings
flashed in the heavens, while the snow and hail came down in blinding sheets.
Now will Mr. Baed Smoot resign from the United States senate? If he .still de
lays, there may be serious things doing in his town.
j+ The Home j+
"By cy/fTHiA. cREy
THE MK\MN(i (»F I. 11. S
I. II S , so often used us a symbol of
faith, is commonly interpreted to mean In
His Steps. Many who are versed in Latin
say that the letter* stand for the Latin
words. In Hoc Sains, meaning In Hun Sal
vation. There are three other meanings at
tached to the letters: One M l'«« 18 llo
(iiiiiuii Kalvator (Jesus Savior of men;
In Hoc'Kigno (by this sign, with conquer
undenrtood;) In Hac Stilus (in thin is sal
vation, this meaning 11im understood).
The nymbol with which we are bo fa-,
i nuliar. which is used to ornament church
walls, windows, altars, praverbooks and
tombstones, means no one of these. It
means "Jesus" and is an abbrevation or
rather a contraction of IHSOUB, the
Greek word for Jesus. This contraction
wan at one time written Ills, or Ihs, in
stead of I. H. S. which punctuation ii due
to the Latin interpretations as given
Pop the com and place it in a large pan,
THE TACOMA TIMES
discarding all scorched or unpopped ker
nels. Place granulated sugar, with cold
water, over a steady tire. A pound of
HUgar will frost a |»eck of popped corn.
Boil the gugar until it will spin a thread,
then pour the dot <>rup over the warm
.1. stirring briskly with a large
spoon. VV hen the matw of corn v sticky
throw over it haadfali ot powdered sujar
and mix with the hands until the kernels
-equate and tattle. J lien turn it out on
papers until it dries to a crisp.
It different colors are desired the syrup
can be colored.
Mtolk Buns — Sift and mix 1 quart
flour. 1 teaspoon salt. 3 teaspoons baking
powder, M <-up sugar. >4 cup currants; rub
111 with tips of lingers % cup butter. Add
beaten yolk* of two eggo and enough milk
to make a son dough. Laotly add beaten
white* ut two eggu. Turn out on floured
Imard. roll and shape with cutter. Bake
in a alow oven.
B Pet .Salad—Mix peas with mayon
■crvc in lettuce cupu; garniah with
■übai of i>i< kled beets. Serve very cold.
Halibut a la Poulette—Cut two pounds
diced liihbut into 10 fillets. Melt H cup
butter, add dish cayenne; dip each fillet
in butter, roll and fasten with wooden
toothpick. I'ut in shallow pan and bake
IS minute* in hot oven. Kemove skewers,
arrange on hot platter, and pour over IVj
■ up* Cecliamel sauce. Garnish with 2
hard boiled eggs rubbed through a strain
er, and parttlev.
Bechamel Sauce— 1% cupa veal or chick
en stock, I slice each 01 onion and carrot,
bit of bayleaf, nprig parsley, G peppercorns)
little thyme. Vi teaspoon aalt. «insh MJT
enne, 1 cup thin cream. 4 table-p' 011s
1 even 1 of flour and butler.
Cook stuck 10 minutes with seafonings,
then strain: melt butter, add flour grad
ually stock and milk. Stir until thickened.
ALL RUCHES AND FRILLS.
Gold braids to be used extensively. The
patterns of dainty laces will be outlined
with fine gold thread.
Kuchings, soft and fluffy, will be one of
the fads of midwinter. They do much to
freshen an old bodice, and are charming
upon the new. The ruches are of chiffon
WM .mil taffeta. Evening gowns are foot
ed with a row of ruchinngs, shaded from
the knee to the floor, the darker shade
nearest the floor. Frills and flounces are
headed with tiny ruchings. Ruchings are
headed with gold cord, button roses, vio
lets or vines.
The much talked-about eel-like style
which was not universally adopted, has
been forgotten in a fluff of ruches and
PRKTTY GOWN FOR GIRL.
This pretty gown is made of white lawn.
The bolero effect is done in lace and fagot
ing and insertion. The girdle is a simple
crushed ribbon belt ending in pomponed
THE LAND OF PEANUTS.
If you like peanuts go to Senegal, Africa.
Senegal is one of those places that is
hard to remember, even after you have
found it on the map.
The peanuts raised in Senegal one year
weigh more than 125,000 tons. France
Ukkw moat of them. But thousands nt
tons also go to Holland and Germany.
The little French and Dutch and Uer
man children do not, however, eat pea
nuts by the ton. Indeed, they hardly eat
them at all- The peanut in those benight
ed islands is turned into oil instead of be
ing turned into hungry children.
Tin- only European country that treats
the Senegal peanut with proper respect is
England. It lakes less than a hundred
tons a year out of Senegal, but the nuts
are packed carefully in bags and are Hold
to confectioners, as they should be. in-te d
"t tv oil makers.
Senegal also raises great <]uantities of
that typical '"Arabian Nights" Bain, sea
same. Do you remember the open tt-
Mine" of the forty thieves'
HOW WOULD YOU I.IKK TO LIV B -HACK K\>l Now. WIIKKK THE
niKKMOMKTKi: SAYS "I'M FROZEN!" AMI THK BORBEB 00 ON
There Is One Thing About
THE WHITE HOUSE
When we advertise a sale we do not obtain your money under false pretnesee "AS
SOME DO.' 1 The people in this city know usknow we do as we agree. That is why
they come on foot, on bicycles, on tars and in carriages. The rich men appreciate
bargains as well as the poor.
Below We Give a Few Prices
LOT 1— Overcoats Seal Brown Kerseys Men's heavy Merino Underwear, shirts 9En
and Oxford Vicunas, finely trimmed and tail- only, were excellent 65c value; go at.. uUll
ored throughout: our regular §10.. JO C|| Ja cr > s Sanitary p the best 50c Q7 I ft
coat and a good value at that, go at OU■ J U garment „ the worM( go at j[ 2 §
LOT Men's Olive Steel and Oxford Mcl- .
tons and Vicunas made up finely 00 Cfi Worsted R. lbbed Underwear in fancy PCp
and a special value at $12, go at. 00- pattern, $1.00 value go at ° »
LOT 3—Men's Oxford Worsted Cheviots, Vi- Heavy Wool Socks, blue and white and j Tip
cunas and fine Meltons. This is a high red and white mixed, 25c value; goat. | | 2(j
quality coat made with all the new kinks Men's Percale Shirts, blue and pink OR A
that are in vogue; were $15.00, $18.00, $20 striped, 50c value; go at Zull
$22.50 and *25 will go at prices that will pay Men - Percale Shirts in golf> with or Qr
you well to investigate. without collars to match, 60c value; at OJu
/Hens Suits en 's
LOT I—Theyl—They come in dark and medium, plain
and fancy cheviots and cassimeres, serge lin- |\j /%/^l/Y m/ f\ Zkt*
ed, etc., was one of the best $10. flfj CO MvVllWvdl
values; go at OwIJU
LOT 2-Comprises a variety of new effects in Shield and Band Bows, the 25c qual- Op
staples and novelties that are so much ity; go at It'll
sought after and was our best $12 Oft Cf Imperials and 4-in hands, worth 50c; OK ft
.values; go at 001JU goat ZJb
Men's Fancy Vertical S.ripe AA i\t\ Fancy Sweaters, with stripe 01 XLt\ California Flannel Under- ftft_
Sweaters were $5.00; go \ X Illi running around, $2.50 ones, Ik I n|| wear, in red. blue and Ml IP
at I OuiUU goat Oil brown, were $1.25, go at.... UUU
The White House
1520 Pacific Aye. Tacoma, Wash.
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TO HANG 1,1 DS.
Lids. lids, lids; they litter the kitchen,
cupboards Of table drawer, and generally
the one wanted is at the bottom of the
pile. With the granite kitchenware so
much in use. the lids of the various
articles have knobs with which to lift
them, and these knobs may be used to
place the lids where they will not be hard
Xi find, but bandy when wanted imme
On the wall near the stove or or inside
the closet door attach a stout cord to
screw eyes, as shown. The cord should
not be too tight nor too loose —it must be
j just right and then it will hold the lidl
BACK IN SI. LOUIS
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 11.—Ex-Councilman
Kratz. in charge of officers, arrived here
from Mexico this morning. There was
Owing to the fact that when Kratz fled
to Mexico he forfeited a bond of $20,000,
it is believed that the new bond will be
not less than $40,000.
Kratz was indicted on account of a bribe
connected with street railway giants, in
which the boodler combine is said to have
That the schools i>i Taeoma will be rep
resented in the educational exhibit at the
World's fair in St. Lnuis is an assured
fact. The nature of the exhibit i- yet
to be decided, but Superintendent A. B. :
Warner would like to exhibit some of the ]
bright boys and girls who have gone
through the Taeoma achols. "The best ex- I
hibit in any line of work." he said, "is
the finished product. The young men and
women who are turned out i>i our schools,
qualified for the work of life, would, in
mv judgment, constitute the very best kind
of an educational exhibit: but in this case
that, nt course, is out of the question.
The committee having the matter in charge :
has not yet decided upon any form of an
exhibit, and will probably not do so until
after conferring with the world's fair
commissioners of the state of Washing
Thirty delegates, representing the local
labor unions in Tacoma, left yesterday aft
ernoon for Spokane to attend the conven
tion of the Washington State Federation of
Labor, which opened today. Every labor
organization in the state sent from one to
four delegates. .
The meeting will last about four days.
More than the usual interest is being
taken in this convention, because of the
important legislation that will be consid
ered by the delegates.
HE LIKED EM
ROME. -Tan. 11—The king today attend
ed a public exhibition by the American
i:il sale every day at Joll»'. 844 Pa
citic Aveuue. ***
Academy of Decorative Art. He was pro
fuse in his praise of the exhibit.
LONDON, Jan. 11.—The prosecution of
Whit&ker Wright wu opened in the
King's Bench today. Tliere was a great
crowd present of those interested in the
defunct London & Globe corporation.
IN SOUTH AMERICA
Dispatches from Montevideo briiig .lews
that the latest South American revolution
has broken out in Uruguay. The depart
ments hi Florida and Maldonado have both
broken into insurrection and martial law
has been proclaimed over the entire repub
lic rhe president oi Uruguay is Senor
Uon Jose Batlle y Ordonez. wn o was eleci
ed last April. His lather was once presi
dent "t I ruguay. The son studied law
and afterward went on a turn- of Europe,
(There he enlarged his knowledge from the
practical point of view. On his return in
iSBo to Montevideo he founded Id Dia He
struggled for several reformi and succeed
ed in putting the foundling hospital and
the lunatic asylum on a solid basis.
Senor Batlle y Ordonez was afterward
Jefe 1 htico (government delegate) in
the department of Minas. In 1891 he waa
a deputy for the department of Salto, and
then became the leader of the "Colorado"
party and a loyal supporter of the govern
WANI M) List your houses, lota, iaiu'li"g
and lodging houses, and. in (act, every
thing in the I t-al estate line, and we -..ill
find buyers for them. We will also fur
nish you with tilst-class help on short...-t
notice, such v waiters, cook*, dishwashers,
etc. Puget Sound Employment & Real
Agency, 1409H Pacific Aye. Phone
W ANTED Plain tewing; children's
clothes a specialty. Mrs. Jensen, 1701