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Mjniirnnugiiicft* office, Main tss, ai7».t
FHimirScirculatloii Uept. Main 738, A 1733
I llUllLUEdltorial Dept., Main 794, A 1733
OFFICE—76B Commerce St.
Be Jealous of the Recall
Nowanights In Tacoma It la the custom to eulogize a million
air* corporation man who Is campaigning ng.iingt the present mayor
alty incumbent. Those who would 9ee the present mayor ousted
are endeavoring to use the second moat powerful weapon in the
ban/Is of the people. Indeed the recall may he a stronger weapon
than the ballot which puts into office, ac it stands ready to lop otf
heads which have not played fair with the people.
The attempted uee of the recall against mayor Fawcett ds of
a menacing aspect. It has been pointed out beyond the possibility
of a doubt that the special interests of Tacoma have seized the
people's weapon to turn it on the public welfare. A glance at the
subsidized press ia but one proof that the uso of the recall is being
put in Jeopardy. Who ever heard of a subsidized newspaper fight
ing (or the recall as it was Instituted by the people?
The interests which scoffed at the municipal dock before it wan
built and who have Insulted the people that voted for it ever since
by endeavoring to throw cold water upon the project, are now busily
engaged in fighting a man who took a most active part in its final
placement as a monument to the enterprise of Tacoma. A damn
able attempt has been made to insult the lntelllg<>nce of Tacoma
womanhood by asserting that the Royal Arch, which the people dis
agreed with In the matter of the anti-treating law, ia not behind the
opponent of the present mayor.
Mayor Fawcett is known far and wide as one who lias fought
for the people. He has been a thorn In the side of corporate greed.
His bitterest enemy has yet to accuse him of graft. He has
aroused the hatred of those who have been defeated time after time
In their efforts to fool the public. A man who has been successful
In the earnings of corporations has been selected to oust Mr. Fawcett.
The recall was Instituted to protect the public from officials
who have not kept faith with them. It is for the people to decide
whether or not Mayor Fawcett has been true to his trust. Even
though his opponent were not a corporation man and had sometime
or other proved that he could well serve the public interest, the re
call could not be Justly used against Mayor Fawcett, provided he
Baa kept faith with the people.
The recall when used by the people is a great Institution and
weapon for public good. But when private greed attempts to
•else it, a halt must be called.
Where Are the Men?
Every poor soul that thumped Into eternity on the sldswalks
•f New York, Saturday, was a cry for men of the people to come
forth and take up the public fight anew. Herded like sheep In a
tinder box fire trap, American glrle who should have been mothering
happy homes, are today but smouldering heaps of humanity wronged.
In the tlrat place those girls never should have been obliged to
struggle for a living at the top of a fire trap. But they were.
Bad beyond expression Is It that a man of the people had not come
to the front and demanded beyond power of resistance that safety
be provided for the girls who had to work. It required a terrible
lemon and now New York doubtless will go over its city with a fine
tooth comb, on a search for similar fire traps.
Trouble is that too many men are In office who offer the
people enough only to keep them quiet. Until the public by power
of tta ballot refures to put into office men other than those who re
present the people only, the orumbs will be scattered to those who
in reality hold the power.
It is wel> enough to look up to social standing and millions,
but It is the man who fights himself up from the inside rather than
lie who descends to the masses that can be expected to do the real
The shirt waist makers of New York eurely have had their cruel
fixion. First It waa a long, bitter strike fcr an increase of the
pittance they receive. Now comes death In Its cruelest form to
many of them. Somebody should have protected those girls, forced
•■ they were to struggle for their existence. The crying need for
men of the people to fight their battles was never better emphazied
than In the horrible catastrophe, Saturday at New York.
JAPAN'S leading university gets a million of steel money, via
Mr. Carnegie, which is better than getting the steel itself, via Amer
ican battleships.
SPEAKING of himself aa a presidential candidate Champ Clark
■ays: "The democrats might go farther and fare worse —and I think
they will."
SIAM'S biggest crowd came out to witness the cremation of her
beloved King Chulalongkorn—a name with letters to burn.
BUFFALO BILIj would like to be senator from Arizona. He
would be picturesque, but how could he defend the recall against
BlLhu Root and Joe Bailey? By scalping 'cm, prehape.
REV. CICERO BARBER of Ft. Edward, N. V., preached on his
101«t birthday. He remembers seeing La Fayette when he visited
New York in 1825.
WITH two generals killed In rloto In Honduras, Mr. Morgan's
arm 1» tic* for the collection of loans seems to be leaking.
SAIf DIEGO heard a Mexican battle by telephone Tuesday.
Finest climate on. earth. Think of sitting down by your phone, eat
ttag fresh strawberries and listening to a battle!
"Carborundum and precious jewels," does not sound half bo
rich a* "diamonds and precious jewels," but recently cclorteee,
transparent crystals of carborundum have been made that are next
.to the dtamond in hardness and ex coed it in refractive power. Up
to this time dark brown carborundum has been produced in an elec
tric furnace from a mixture of sand, coke, saw-dust and common
•alt, tor polishing and grinding purposes. If these carborundum
crystals can be produced, cut and polished in suitable shapes, the
dUmond may find its noao broken.
"OSGAR und ADOLF' ..... The Sign That Broke a Waiter's Heart ..... By Condo
©ditorial Page of €fte Caconut Cimcs
, • It was a wild night. The •
• doctor had closed his storm •
. • doors and retired. Suddenly •
■ • there came a jingle on the •
i • night bell. •
, • "Who is there?" demand- •
; • ed the doctor, irritated at ibe- •
. O ing awakened at that hour. •
• "Billy Jones," responded a •
i • -weak voice from below. •
' • "Baby has swallowed the •
• Lincoln penny muver .gave •
• him for a Christmas gift.'' •
• "He has, eh? Well, Is •
• there any special Inducement •
9 for me to come out such a •
• night as this?" •
• , "Oh, yea, sir. Muver says •
O If you iget the penny up you •
• can have It."—Chicago News. •
"When the officials visited the
prison a convict knocked against
the governor accidentally, and
what do you think the man said?
"He said, 'Pardon me.' And the
governor answered. 'That lets you
out." —Baltimore American.
Sanatorium Doctor —So Mm.
Pittsfleld was here while I was
Nurse —Yes, sir; she wanted to
take her husband homo, but he
said 'he preferred to stay here.
Doctor—l've suspected that case
all along; the man is not crazy at
"And just to think, John," eald
Mrs. Stubb, proudly, "If the suf
fragettes ever get into power the
leaders will have their pictures on
the postage stamps." ' . ■ ■'
I "By crickey," sighed Mr. Stubb,
with a far-away look, "that Us the
only way we'll ever be able to lick
"em."—Chicago News.
7"mmmm^^ JOSH WISE
/ *\ \ SAYS:
)*& '' '-W^ "Somebody put
pepper on tii'
Lj^v y^iJ stove In the Bee
~T\/>^?<. leysport -. tavern,
fi ss\ but nobody, no
y a \'\ tissed it becoz a
SJP y a Boston drummer
1 iv l wuz smokin' cu
ll v 1 beb cigarets In
'k I I th' lobby." •
"Don't you • think it is cruel to
be following that poor ball around
and bitting it all the time?"
"Oh, yes; I suppose so, but then
you don't nit It."
They had been dlscussiug "How
Men Propose."
"Well," said Popklns, "I was
scared to death when I did it. How
about you, Blllups? Were you
"Not a bit," said Billups, "I felt
perfectly sure of myself."
"Oh, I never doubted that for a
, moment," said Popklns. "But were
you sure of the girl?"— Prom
i "1 got mixed up In a real estate
I fleal lest week."
"Did you?" |4
"Yes, they did me." .-»
Lodgemen Plant Spuds
for Sick Member
A. J. Ashbaugh of American,
Lake has been sick In bed for
eight rnqnths, 'but he will get tils
crops just the same this year. He
Is a member of the Modern Wood
men and yesterday South Tacoma
lodge turned out in a body and
the men went down to his place
and ibefore they came away they
had dug a well 22 feet deep to
good water and had planted half
an acre of potatoes.
"Now, William," said the old farmer to his new apprentice, "I
want thee to mind what I do hi; to thee, to be sharp and attentive,
and to delay not In carrying out my instructions."
"Ay, ay, zur!" replied William.
"First, now, I want thee'to take out the old white mare and
have her shod."
"Ay, ay, zur!" said William,, and separated.
He returned two hours, later, and the old farmer questioned
"Thee has not been qulcJf, lad," ho said, reprovingly, "but if
thee hast done thy work as I,'ordered the*, thee shalt be forgiven.
Didst thee have the mare ahed, as I tolled thee?"
"Ay, ay, zurl" replied William, beaming. "Didst thou not hear
the gun? I shot her myself, and I've Just buried her!"
At a recent wedding a baby had shrieked without intermission,
to the great annoyauce of the guests, etc. As the bridal party was
leaving the church a slight delay occurred; one of the guests seized
the opportunity to say to the first bridesmaid:
"What a nuisance babies are at a wedding!"
"Yes, indeed!" answered the bridesmaid angrily. "When I
send out the invitations to my wedding, I shall have printed in the
corner, 'No babies expected.' " —From Judge.
Mistaken Idea That Soldiers Spend
All Their Money for Drink
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 27.—The man who thinks Uncle
Sam's khaki-clad army ls composed of men whose chief ambition is
to secure $15 a month for drink would have his eyes opened could
he talk with MaJ. Jas. B. Houston, chief paymaster of the First
Maneuver Division camped at Fort Sam Houston.
"The army," said MaJ. Houston, "is a business proposition for
the men. They work for a wage, also do the clerks, bookkeepers
and stenographers. The average private soldier is in the army for
the money there is In it.
"The visitor at an army post goes away with the Mea that as
soon as the troops are paid off they flock to the nearest saloon and
spend a month's wages. Figures prove this is untrue.
"In 1873 the government opened a savings bank for the en
listed men, taking their money on deposit and paying four per
cent Interest. A man cannot draw out hl« deposits until his term
of enlistment Is ended. The first deposits were $209,850, showing
that even at the start an army savings bank was welcomed by the
soldiers. Since 18 73 the government has had on deposit nearly
$35,000,000. In 1901 when the army was at its largest, owing
to the force in the Phillpines, the dieposlts were more than $3,430,
--000. In 1910 with less than 80,000 enlisted men, there was
$1,879,469.29 deposited, an average of $28.50 on the 66,423 de
posits made.
"Regiments stationed in remote pouts, like Alaska and the
Phllipines, could muster out many comparatively wealthy men.
Regiments in posts near the large cities are not so saving. There
are a number of men in the ranks who have $10,000 or more de
posited. The beauty of the system is that when a man deposits
money with us it must remain there, drawing interest, until his
term of eervice expires." ____^_________—_
grow chow
Many boys steal pie out of the
cupboard because the/ hare to
wait for the "second table"-—and
there may be no pie left. -
I don't give a cuss If she wears
bustles and rats and harem skirts
or crinoline, says one man of his
wife, He la happily married.
Many men go into Wall street
without a dollar they can call
their own, and leave It rich, but
without a dollar they can morally
call their own.
Bric-a brae Is not really bric-a
brac, but really bree-a-brah, bo far
as pronunciation goes.
Explaining to his little son the
meaning of upstart, the business
man said: "An upstart is a self
made man who isn't your friend."
Horse dealer: He jumps well,
he trots fast, and he drives beau
tifully. I'll let you have him cheap.
Prospective buyer: What's the
matter with him?
lie who scorns to hasten seldom
gate anywhere.
"She'll shine Portugal," saya a
headline in reference to the daugh
ter to the next United States min
ister to that republic. Why not
A bald-headed beer drinker says
a man associates with bis family
when ho has to.
"Th« noblest work of man,"
should have been written WOMAN.
The Rochester chief of police
testified in a murder trial that he
believed a woman was sane be
cause she continually lied to him.
Which is our own idea of an un
gallant knock.
March 27, 1512, Ponce de Leon,
a rich Spaniard, who had about
■ everything he
wanted in life
C^ i* n ■ MT> except youth, set
I* eyes and foot on
• \\\, an unknown
1 vfi shore. The day
v *V being Easter
\. / Sunday (Pascua
** Florida) • and)
and Ponce being
quite religious,
he named the new land Florida
by which name It la still widely
known in real estate and fruit
circles. Ponce thought that Flor
ida might have concealed some
where the fountain of perpetual
youth, but It is now nearly 400
years since he came and the land
is still principally famous for au
tomobile tracks and alligators.
LONDON. March —Winston
flhurchlll, English home secretary,
QMflH|^^_-a has promised
H^? llhuh P. Freece,
•^ representing the
I M interdenom 1 n a-
tional union of
J9b women in Amer
«*&s wß3m '''•'■ be itaitcil to
Wm*®Wm^K combat the pro-
W selyting of Eng
ra ■ liah women by
W^tmrnHU'Vi the Mormon
"".Smßm. 1 church. The plan
Br^H ls '" defeat the
W^^a^iiHr jt Mormon mls
fc^J, sionarles.
ifig!Bj|aßßßß|jß| Mr. Freece saya
|^^\^B tna|t proselyting
H P^Tvll '8 carried on in
?^^*l-:" '"• TP* Great Britain by
322 elders, who,
in addition to other inducements,
tell the women that if they come
to Utah they will have the right
to vote •■• '-'■-■• : "■-■ ■'"-
Batrred at ta« po.tof Mot at TaeoaM, Wmk., r»
•eread-rlau matter TELEGRAPHIC SKKVICH
• - -
Office Boy Squelched Again
on "Anoder Boy In Skirts"
By The Office Boy.
Squelched again! Gee dat was
awful!! No more intervews wid
skirts fer yens trulle. Dls repor
tln' is all right, but im goin to
stere clere of de interviews wld
goila after dls. I tole you Thurs
day bout gettin stung by that goil
wat wus a boy in skirts at de Ma
jestic an den to get anoder ono
handed to me, say ain't it funny
how every ting cornea to yer in
bunchee. Its been de observation
ob de office Boy on de Times dat
if a guy gets hit In de head wld
a brick he beter doge, causa deres
sure to be aome more com In. Lem
ons don't come single, you alers
gets em by de orate. You know
I Bed dat I was goin to tell you
Workers of the World
by pbter row Kit.
"I," said Andrew Carnegie in an
address before the national civic
federation, "brave made 43 million
aires In my lifetime."
"In th« Carnegie Steel C 0.,"
says John A. Fitch In the Ameri
can Magazine, "March and Octo
-1 ber are known as 'record months.'
' Machinery and men are Bpeeded to
the limit in hopes of establishing
, new records of outputs. If a crew
breaks a record each man gets a
• cigar!"
Mr. Fitch spent several years In
' investigating conditions in the
1 Plttsburg district, and says that a
' large majority of the steel workers
1 toll 12 hours a day. They dare not
' organize, dare not even talk to
each other on the subject, and are
probably even afraid to think of
Since a gaping world is informed
by the great philanthropist that he
has performed the wonderful feat
of making 43 millionaires, doubt
less curioug people would be
pleased to learn how many thou
sand of honest working people,
who must have had something to
do in making millionaires, have
been transformed Into hopeless
wage slaves.
A barracks costing $50,000 has
just been completed at Butler, Pa.,
to hou&e the Pennsylvania "cos
sacks." The feudal lords who con
trol the Standard Steel Car Co. at
that place have heard that secret
organization has been going on for
some time among the thousands of
workers in that plant, many of
whom receive leas than $8 per
week. The men work 12 hours a
day and usually on Sunday.
The plant Is inclosed by a high
board fence on top of which barbed
Round steak 16@17c; sirloin. ITHo;
porterhouse, 20c; pot roast, 12% c;
mutton steak. IBe; chops, 18c; pork
steak, '.8c; chops, 20o; ham. sliced,
25c; liver, 8c; veal chops, 20c;
hens, 260; pork sausage. 16c; lamb
shoulders. 12 Ho; picnlo tame, He
Cucumbers — each.
Potatoes — Home grawn, $1.60;
Yaktma, $1.85 sack; tomatoes, 10c
per lb.; cabbaffe, So lb.; lettuce, 1 for
dp.;. All bunch stuff. > for Be Cau
liflower, 6 ©10c head.
Apples, $1.00 up box; oranges. 180
doz., 2 for 26c; grape fruit, 10c each,
3 for 25c.
■ Dairy Products.
Eggs, 26c do*.; cream cheese,,
17c, cottage, 15c; Swiss, Imported,
35c; domestic, 20c; butter, 27H0
35c; dairy, 260.
Halibut cheeks, > Ins. 26c; halibut,
100 lb.; salmon, 15o; smelts, 4 lbs 2bc
black cod, lOo; salmon trout,. 25c;
rock cod, 15c; clams, So per lb.;
eastern oysters, $1.00 qt.; Tsc©s2 a
hundred; Olympia oysters, $1.80 qt.;
shrimps, 12Hc@25c: crabs,. $1.50®
2.00 a do*.; perch. 100.
bout de goll wat dos dose clasy
flyin Eonversalts at de Pan dla
week. Hm, did I say gotl? some
times Im sorry dat I am a man
w« gets taken In so easy, an fer
an easy mark y«rs truly is at de
hed of de class. Stuns t timaa
in de same spot data de limit. Dat
goll is anoder boy in skirts. Data
wat I call an impoßtshon on d«
publick, but de boy wot does da
goll ack says dat peple like hla
stunt lic'cr wen dey tink hes a
goll but he see dat he cant do it
much longer caus hea gettn 2 big.
De boss fob dat dla little dlty
bout how I was handed a lemon is
long enuf, caua he haa to read de
Yors truly,
wire is stretched, which may be
charged with electricity. This plan
was first adopted at the Carnegie
Homestead mills, about 20 years
ago. A strike is expected at But
ler coon.
DAULAS, Tex., March 27.—'
Choice B. Randell, who la mass
ing the opposition democrats (or
an assault on Senator Joe Bailey's
Job In 1913, is something of a
fighting congressman from the
Lone Star state's fourth, district.
Bailey's defense of Lorimer has
made Texas flighting mad, and
that, with Bailey's supposed
Standard Oil taint, Is the am
munition Randell will uso in the
battle of '13.
. Hay, Feed and Grain
Price* in Tacoma.
Bran. 75c sack; shorts, $1.05
sank; wheat, 11.90 sack; oats, $1.50
sack 100 lbs; hay, timothy, $24 ton;
alfalfa, $14@16 ton; corn, $1.45 sack,
. Llveatack,
Cow*. 6%c; steer beef, «H@7e;
wethers, 4H@sc; lambs, att«a;
ewes G<3i4ttc; hogs, B@9Vio; helf
«rs, 354®40.
Turkeys, 23@25e; ducks, live, 189
JOe; hens, live, 18020 c; springs, II
©20c; squabs, live. $2.6003 del.;
dressed, $3® 8.60.
/jrtlohokes, $1 doi.; beans, wax. So
lb.; green, 8o lb.; bell peppers, 20c:
Chill peppers, 12c; tomatoes, $2,260
3.60 crate; cucumbers, hothouse,
$1.60 do>.; carrots, 200 doz. bunches,
II sack; beets, 20c 20c aox. bunches.
1 sack; beets, 20c clou., $1.75 sack;
c; radishes, 800 doz.; rutabagas.
$1.25 sack; parsley, 26c doc; lettuce,
$1.50 per crate; spinach, 6o lb.l
sprouts, So; green onions, 200 dox.
Suffer and En*.
—Washington, 81c - '
—Washington ranch, can*
died, 220. i

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