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"• ; "According to evidence In court, Joe Underwood, an Ohio man,
■was out one night In *- lonely road, when suddenly he saw a great
J'.Vlight. on high. Realization of the enormity of his sins rushed upon
him. His soul was possessed of a mighty desire for freedom from
evil ways. He repented, with meekness of spirit. Then he went
B home, told his father-in-law. Rev. jR. O. Patterson, \ that he had
Yx treated Mrs. Underwood worse than any Christian would treat a
\\ mean "and begged forgiveness. About a week later Rev. Pat
terson found Joseph In his kitchen sharpening his knife, and, ' after
some mutual exchange of opinion regarding persons, Joseph told
■ his father that It would be a real pleasure to hang for cutting his
j throat. Joseph had evidently backslid; taken the toboggan for the
pit, as they call It out west.
, ■ ■-. This story, is • not such a very uncommon one. Perhaps the
very reader of this has had a somewhat similar experience.
■^v "A poor, weak, guilty sinner goes out into the deep, dark night.
:\ After he has been out in the night long enough, he finds himself in
-; some lonely road, or some place the what of which he does not rec
ognlte. * Then a great light appears overhead. Sometimes there are
9 half a dozen lights. The Influence of these lights is to make him re
pent, often to the extent of tears and remorse diluted with more
tears. Then he goes home, after the lights have disappeared, and
> forgives everybody and beseeches forgiveness of everybody. And
V, when the repentance wears off he is quite likely to see genuln •
>:.' pleasure in chasing father-in-law up a tree to have his throat, or in
'v boiling mother-in-law In oil, or In treating their daughter meaner
•'.than an obstreperous cow.
The lesson to be learned from this Is that the repentance that
comes to a man when he Is out at night, In a lonely road and seeing
bright lights, is wholly ephmeral. It is much safer to go into court,
lor to climb a trolley pole than rely on It. Still, it's pretty nearly as
good as most other forms of sudden repentance.
LITTLE STORIES OF THE STREET
"Mister, will you buy this fine calfskin purse fur only fifteen
cents,' meekly asked a lounger of a citizen at the Interurban depot
yesterday, handing over the calfskin to be examined.
"I have no need of such a purse," replied the citizen, but he
took the proffered article, nevertheless, as the lounger eagerly told
of his immediate need of a few cents just to get a cup of coffee and
Opening the various compartments of the purse the citizen dis
covered a dime tucked away in the folds of the leather, and then the
expression that came over the would-be sellers face as he hurried
ly took back the purse, was worth the full price of admission.
"Gee," he said, "I didn't know that dime was there," and he
■mbled off towards the beer saloon on the corner.
• • * •
A South Side woman was much embarrassed by a teller in a lo
cal bank the other day. The teller was asked by one of the women
In line for a new envelope for her pass book. The next also asked
"Me, too," said the third, and so on down the line.
The stock of envelopes began to give out. The next woman to
appear at the window was the South Side woman.
"I should like one, too, please," she said.
"One what, madam?" asked the teller.
"Why," she stammered, "whatever the other ladies had."
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A workman hanging onto a crowded South Tacoma car, spied
• friend passing in a buggy. He leaped to the ground and started
running for the rig, thinking that it was a good chance to ride for
It happened, however, that another man on the sidewalk knew
the man in the buggy, and got In first. The first man tried to catch
the car again, but was unsuccessful.
Then he stumbled and fell, spilling the contents of his dinner
bucket. He gathered them up and stood on the sidewalk waiting
for another car.
While there he discovered he had lost his transfer.
Daily Short Story
By Frank H. Williams.
John McKendry had picked up
the paper calmly enough, had
quietly scanned most of the read-
Ing matter, and then, before con
signing it to the waste basket, had
turned to the society columns for
a cursory glance. The third item
in the long column riveted his at
tention with a concentration he
had not thought possible.
"Mrs. J. Van Meter-Bourne,"
the item read, "of London, Eng
land, Is expected in the fall to
Tlsit Mrs. Homer Underwood of
this city for two weeks."
Twice McKendry read the little
Item and then the paper fell from
his nerveless hands to the floor.
M'KENDRY PUT HIS FINGER
ON VARIOUS PORTIONS OP A
810 UNITED STATES MAP
SPREAD BEFORE: HIM.
Mrs. J. Van Metei-Bourne," —
his old Bessie, to whom he had
been engaged and wbo had thrown
him over for a wealthy English
man. Sometime, somewhere, he
had expected to m«t her, but now
that the meeting wag actually in
Bight, he dreaded it exceedingly.
H* had sworn to make her regret
her action, and yet, what had he
done toward attaining that end?
Nothing, absolutely nothing, he
decided. Here he wu where she
had left him —a mediocre lawyer.
Suddenly, with more animation
than he had displayed for years,
McKendry pulled op«n a drawer
In the d«ak before him and drew
eat a thick book. Into this he
"There's time yet," he told
himself, "she won't be here for
three months, and during that
time I can achieve fame and for-
tune. It only needed her coming
to awaken me. I've still got time
to make her sorry she didn't mar
ry me instead of that Englishman.
He begun placing numerous
figures on a pad.
"I know more about the weather
and its effects on crops than any
other man in the country. I can
tell, almost to a dot, what the
yield in any crop will be this year
and I'm going to use my knowl
edge. It's lucky these statistic-
I began keeping when I was en
gaged to her, I've kept up all
these years. Now it only needed
the impetus of her coming tt
make me put them to use."
After a little more figuring Me
Kendry placed a number of re
sults neatly on a fresh sheet of.
paper, secured his hat and made
his way to the office of Robt. R.
Holmes, the wealthiest man in the
city. At first Holmes scouted the
proposition which McKendry
placed before him. Then he be
"I tell you," McKendry cried,
"one-fourth of the total wheat
crop of the country is going to be
put to the bad within two months.
Look at these conditions and see
if you can doubt it. Look at this,
and this, and this."
McKendry laid his finger on
various portions of a big United
States map spread out before him
and told of conditions as he
seemed to show must certainly
come. At length Holmes was
convinced and a contract, lengthy
indeed, was signed between the
A little over three months later
McKendry was a millionaire. His
rise had been rapid, but his weath
er prognostications had been In
fallible, As a result he and
Holmes had cleared up a huge
amount of money on the rise In
price of wheat. McKendry, hiß
air of prosperity well becoming
him, suddenly gasped as his eyes
fell on an Item In the society col
umn of the paper.
"Mrs. J. Van Meter-Bourne of
London, England," it read, "who
haa been the guest of Mrs. Homer
J. Underwood, has returned to her
"Well," muttered McKendry, In
extreme surprise, "I clean forgot
that I was merely working to
make an impression on her, and
now that I've found myself and
have something else to occupy my
mind beside that old boyUh lore
affair, I find that I don't rare
whether or not she was duly im
And with an air of extreme con
tent McKendry threw the paper in
the waste basket and lightad an
other cigar. |i
Some Fad*, Fashions and Home Hints for Women
<.l Kl.s PARTY FROCK
A charming party dress for the
girl of 10 Is made of pale ecru
lansdowne and venice lace, with
short sleeves and low cut round
With this little dress may be
made a high-necked, long-sleeved
guimpe of the lace used in the
Large picture hats and toques
are seldom worn now, except for
the theater and traveling. The
large hats are less awkward than
they were last season. Instead of
the enormous brims the crowns
are large, while the brims are of
modest size and picturesque
MR. SKYGACK, FROM MARS
He Visits the Earth as a Special Correspondent and Makes Wireless
Observations in Hia Notebook.
AMI/SING THK LITTLE ONES
"Your wife is very devoted to her children, I hear; fight for
them, in fact?"
"Correct. She generally pulls off a scrap with me when they
A HINT FOB THE TAl'.i.l: O'HOTE
Cashier: I Bee where the northern explorers sometime* eat
Restaurant Man: Great idea! I'll put filet of sole frappe on
VERY MUCH A LA SHKR. HOLMES
"The cook in this restaurant is red-headed."
"Have you seen her?"
"No. But here's one of her hairs in the soup."
"la it possible dat I'm got ar ask bm eld friend twice fer 4e
tout of a few paltry pennies!"
THI TACOM A TIMES
Dear Miss Grey: What can I
use on a floor around a large tfcgT
My floor Is bare and painted,4birf
It splinters so easily I would, fyke
to cover It with some inexpensive
material. MRS. S. Tt.
A.—Plain straw matting is not
expensive and looks very well. You
could buy the figured matting In
the same colors as your rug for
the same price If you prefer It
Dear Miss Grey: Please tell
me what to serve at a supper aft
er a wedding ceremony.
A.—lf you wish light refresh
ments, a salad, thin sandwiches,
sailed nuts, coffee cake and an
Ice would be sufficient. If this Is!
not sufficient, serve first a dainty
fruit mixture in orangs or apple
cups, remove that course and
serve bouillon with bread sticks,
then broiled chicken, creamed po
tatoes and peas. Follow this
course with the salad and wafers,
celery and olives—then the ice
cream, cake and coffee.
Dear Miss Grey: I am to take
part in a harvest festival. Will
you suggest a pretty way to ar
range my hair and tell me how
long my dress should be? I am
A.—Arrange your hair in Un
usual manner, and wear a pretty
wreath made of bright-colored au
tumn leaves sewed together.
Shape the wreath a little higher
in front than in the back and sew
the leaves to a flat piece of mil
liner's wire. Your dress should
reach your shoe tops.
Dear Miss Grey: Will you sug-
Kest a name for a telephone girls'
club, also an idea for an emblem?
A.—How would you like "The
Hello Girlies" for a name? .
Have a jeweler get you up a pin
in the shape of a telephone poll
wilh some wires on it and ai
Pi t*y lime
iin iti (.<. w:
Oh, Mrs. Woodpecker! It takes
those picnickers so long to eat
their lunch, and I am so hungry!
Here I've sat on this limb and
watched them for ever so long,
hoping they would soon finish and
go 'way, leaving some crumbs for
me. I ran down on the ground
once .and when the big girl look
ed my way I sat up and looked
just as cute as I could, and held
my bushy tail arched up real fine,
thinking maybe she'd throw me
some cake. But she just said,
"Look at that gray squirrel!" and
went on eating.
A couple of boys came along
just then and threw stones at me.
ho I ran up the tree, and here I've
been sitting ever since right over
their heads waiting for Just one
bite. I don't think she is a bit
nice. Most of the people who
come to the park throw me pieces
of cake, for they know I like good
There! That little girl eating
a cookie threw me a piece, and
[ must hurry down or that saucy
Mr. Red Squirrel who lives In the
next tree will get it before I do.
i Well, here I am, back again. It
and Humor +Section
[ paaar^iscL^ars ;
" 111' woman who's proud as a
peacock doesn't realize how little
demand there in for peacocks."
Pretty near time for goloshes!
The number of seeds in a bushel
is 556,000 of wheat, 888,000 of
rye and 16,400,000 of clover.
Dog rescued from the spire of
a Cincinnati church must have
been one of the skye terriers.
I know a land of rest for all,
Most excellent for camping;
Where through the forest primeval
The startled deer go stamping.
Where trout go leaping up the
Of merry, rushing brooklets;
Where nature, sweet-voiced na
It's in the railroad booklets.
Probably that Bryan-Biiley de
bate can be classed as another
The Pacific coast is going to
have another exposition. Won't
they ever give St. Louis and Chi-
;ago another chance? And Where's
ooor little, old, unenterprising
There is a house in Glltspur
street, London, which rents for a
loaf of sugar, paid annually.
Thi. only water well In London
is near th» Royal Exchange. If
the Royal Exchange Is anything
like the New York Stock Exchange
the well would be empty all the
Shooting butterflies with guns
Is the ruling sport In British New
Guinea. There the butterflies
measure 11 inches across the
wings, and are worth f 100 apiece.
A: Is life worth living?
Bi Yes, If you can afford It.
"Is he so very poor "
"Gracious, yes! He's so poor
that merely to loye is an extrava
Joe Cannon Indignantly denies
that he made a deal with Tam
many. He says it is rubbish pure
and simple. Yet, can rubbish be
either pure or simple?
Wood and leather burned to oi
ler. 1322 No. 27th. Main 5368. *•
As heretofore th« Ellers Muslo
House is accepting the latest lasu*
of Lucore prize piano bonds at a
was an awfully good ginger cookie.
Here's a piece for you. That
squirrel next door is such a glut
ton! He even came clear up Ie
my nest the other day and stole
I some mil i I had hidden. I came
home just as he was getting them,
and you Just ought to have seen
me chase him up and down the
big branches, down my own tree
and 'way to his home, and I scold
ed and chattered all the way.
Those people are going now.
and the big girl is nice, after all.
because she left ever so many
prumba for me. Come on. Let's
have our feast before Red Squirrel
rames and steals It. After this I
will never say people aren't nice
till I really know."
While making chocolate cakes
you can lessen the tedious task of
grating the bitter chocolate if you
will crack the cake into small bits
and run the pieces through the
food chopper. Put the chocolate
into a double boiler, add a little
water and it will soon melt. It is-
not advisable to add water shouli.
the chocolate be used for icing.
When a quick icing for a spongf
take for dinner is needed, take
two cupfuls of pulverized sugar
add vanilla and lemon flavor,
equal parts, and thJn with cream,
milk or water. When it has the
consistency of thick starch, add ■
half cupful of ohoped or ground
almonds. This icing will harder
almost instantly on the cake.
Another method is to take one
cup of granulated sugar, suffi
cient water to dissolve It, and ad< 7
a grated orange. This is a ver;
good icing for a cheap cake.
W|ttn wiuaxuTON's htakt
MR. PARMN, Merchant.
WKSI.EY WILLIX(JTON, In Want of a Place.
■OHMl —Mr. I'ailin'H Counting Itoom.
Wesley (enters): Please, sir, I have come for a situation!
Mr. Parlin: How! A situation? Where, my lad?
W.i Here, sir, in this mercantile establishment.
Mr. P.: Upon my word an interesting boy! And at what, my
W.: At doing errands, sir. I have superior talents for the
Mr. P. (with an amused look): I allow the truth- of your
representations, my young friend, but do you realize the severe du
ties it enjoins?
W.I 0 yes, to be sure Ido sir. I must apply myself with con
stant assiduity to replenish your sand shaker, keeping your ledgers,
pointing the nib of your goose quill pen, and supervising the man
agement of your property, in order that you may spend your declin
ing years in ease and luxury, secure in the knowledge that your at-
fairs are in more competent iiauds than your own, sir.
Mr. P (aside): Truly, this is no ordinary human being. What
dignified sentiments! Such pretty answers! I must query him
further. (To W.): Well said, my fine lad! And now, pray tell
me why you have left your fireside to enter Into commercial pur
W.: Because lam the amiable and intelligent son of a plain,
honest farmer, sir, with many virtues and abilities.
Mr. P.: lam gratified, Indeed, my modest stranger, to find
you not at all puffed up with the opinion of your own importance.
I entreat you to tell me more of yourself.
W.: There is little else to add. My father's fortune was swept
away by a lightning rod agent, and in the very nature of things
it became incumbent upon me to leave school and lend myself to
the uplifting of commerce.
Mr. P.: Yes, yes, it was inevitable. But how deplorable that
you must neglect your education.
W. (with a stgh): I have thought of that. Tet sir, I will be
bound to say, manhood In better than mathematics; self-reliance
of more worth than Spencerlan flourishes.
Mr. P.: Very right. I hope we will get along well together.
I have wanted sadly to have a Jewel like you to lean upon, and in
the future, when you are rich, powerful and great, be so good &tt
to remember I have treated you with cordiality and attention, in
stead of displaying surly pride at our first matting.
W. (taking him kindly by the hand): Yes, such baseness would
have rendered you deservedly odious. Believe me, I am not insen
sible to your respectful attitude. But, stay, do not throw yourself at
my feet, or you will do me a great displeasure.
Mr. P. (aside): This Is more than I deserve. (Brokenly):
Here, my noble hero, as an earnest of my regard, is a Hllver half
dime, your stipend for a fortnight In advance. Pardon, me, what
Is your name?
W.:. Wesley Willlngton, sir.
Mr. P.: Well, Wesley, this Is Mr. Jackson, the Junior partner.
Hark tbee, Jackson, this is Wesley Willington—show him the great
est deference, for he is going to be over ub as errand hoy. (Jackson
and Wesley go out.) Am I not a fortunate man!
BY CYNTHIA GHEY.
Autumn leaves, festooned
strings of popped corn and lighted
pumpkin jack-o'-lanterns play the
most important part In decora
tions for halloween parties. KM
houet cats and witches cut out of
heavy black paper, pinned here
and there about the walls, add the
lesirable wuirdness and are most
A large Jack-o'-lantern filled
with favors in the form of queer
Utd funny fortunes written on tiny
bits of pnper inclosed in peanut
shells, tied with yellow ribbon for
women and black for men guests,
one long end of which is left hang
ing out of the lantern, is a mirth
provoking feature. A black-eyed
girl may take the part of a witch
md preside over the table. She
should be clad in a long black
■'ape, and a very tall peaked
witch's cap, and must stand be
neath a canopy of branches of au
bobbing for apples, twirling the
The usual halloween games are
platter, trying to catch with the
teeth an apple which is suspended
by a cord from a doorway, with all
of which we are all familiar, but
us a variation from the usual
games a competition in making
jack-o'-lantern faces is amusing.
Ksich guest is furnished with a
' iyifig^^BP^^f"* BCJt!. yV?SiS!r^SS?f^fci-w!JJs^^?^^;^r'!y?i^l
Mrs. Phillip N. Moore, of St.
l/ouis, president of the Gencrn!
federation of Women's clubs, was
he guest of the city for a few
hours today, arriving shortly after
t o'clock. At 10 o'clock she do
ivered an address at the Com
nerclal club where a great crowd
lathered to hear her. She toid
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1009
flat wooden pie plate and some
black tissue paper. Scissors and
(taste pot are conveniently placed.
The features are cut from the pa
per and pasted on the plates.
Prizes are given to the two guesta
making the best faces.
Tiny pumpkin pies, ginger cook
ies, apples, popcorn balls, nuts,
candies and cider or coffee are the
most appropriate refreshments to
serve. Fun is the most important
item of a halloween party, and re
freshments that mean more work
for the hostess should bo left out
entirely. Everything should be
placed on the table at once and
everybody told to help himself.
The hostess of course serves the
coffee—if coffee is served. The
quests can help themselves to the
sweet cider, which is placed in tho
renter of the table in a huge bowl,
and surrounded by gay autumn
leaves and ferns. Popcorn balls,
apples, candles, cookies and
cracked nuts should be artistically
placed about the table. The tiny
pumpkin pies can be utilized as a
decoration by the clever hostess—
until the guests begin their rav
At the halloween party the
hostess ought to have Just an jolly
a time as her guests have, and her
arrangements should be all made
before the guests arrive.
of the worlc of the General Fed
eration, of which she Is the first
president. Mrs. Moore is a very
influential speaker and the woiii
on who heard her speak highly
of her abilities. The distinguish
ed visitor was entertained At
luncheon by Mrs. O. G. Ellis and
taken for an automobile trip
n'bout the rity. left at 3
o'clock for Portland.
* • •
Walter G. Reynolds will giva
tlie first of his series of organ ro
cltals this evening at the First
Congregational church. He will
be assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Al
bert Gray. The program starts at
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Many chili women are planning
to spend tomorrow nt the Puyal
lup fair in celebration of Woman's
day. Mrs. Emma DeVoe Is chair
man of the day and a program of
addresses and music has "been ar
ranged. Governor M. E. Hay will
be among the speakers.
The Angelus club, which was
rex-fntly organized, will meet to
morrow afternoon at tihe home of
Mrs. Xina Clark. The officers of
the club are Mrs. C. A. Pratt,
president; Mrs. Paul and Mrs.
Jamieson, vice presidents; Mm.
C. Newcomer, secretary treasurer.
The club will take up the study
of American history.
General Hooker circle, Ladies
of the G. A. R., will give a shingle
party tomorrow evaning at the
armory. All G. A. R. friends aro
invited to attend.
The Ladies' Aid aocleity of St.
John's English Lutheran church
will meet Thursday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. C. E. Hogberg,
1911 North Proctor street.
Otto Terry and Winifred Price
are two Tacoma boys who have
left for Portland to attend the
Portland Dental academy. Both
bnys are graduates of the Tacoma
High school and have many
friends who aro interested in their
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Dr. and Mrs. B. H. Kroese will
leave wHhin a few days for an
extended trip through the. Ea-it.
They expect to be gone a year and
during their absence their hand
some residence 'will be occupied
by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lyon Hale.
In honor of Miss Rawak of Los
Angles, who ia visiting with Mr*.
Sam Andrews, Miss Emma Bloom
entertained a number of young
Klrl friends yesterday afternoon.
Several pretty affairs have been
given for Miss Rawak since har
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The nex.t meeting of the Tacoma
Central union of the W. C. T. U.
will t>e held on Thursday at 2
p. m. at 810 South I stivet. All
temi>erance workers aro invited.
LICBNBKD TO WKD
Marrlago licenses have been is
sued from the auditor's office to
the following: H. J. Anderson
and Oraey A. Douvln, William K.
Livingston and L'Vera , H. Olln,
Charles Fedewa and Ella Bour,
Aaron Goodman and Ella Donne
lan, Orover Cleveland Royae and
Edna Beamer, J. E. Hendrlckson
and Adelaide Larson. /
As heretofore, the Ellens Musi*
House is accepting the latest lout
of Lucore prize piano bonds at a
premium, gj *••
«T"ct dyed, cleaned,
yM&r - r ' rem o d 1c d
:■■*■■ Sir '■>':■ ' ;''*'t? and ,' ; trimmed
•'. At Room 522, Provident' build-
Ins, Pacific avenue, 6th I floor. ;