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TOMORROW WILL DECIDE IT j
Wise indeed is the man who can forecast the re
sult of a mayoralty election.
Indications are, however, that Candidate Seymour
is in a tight fix unless the outcome of a second elec
tion should put him in the city hall. The ninety-five
per cent of citizens are too strong in Tacoma and Mr.
Seymour has not proved that he represents this class.
Although he has been courteously received in dis
tricts outside of the aristocratic section, it is, exceed
ingly doubtful whether he has made more than a fair
impression upon his various audiences.
The very fact that the Seymour forces absolutely
persisted in placing all blame for moral affairs upon
Mayor Fawcett has cost Seymour thousands of votes.
That class of people "which comprises the toiler on
the streets or in the mills, mechanics, artisans of ev
ery sort, clerks, physicians, office men and the class
generally which thinks much and says little, has lis
tened to the Seymour campaign speeches.
Some there are of the very rich who sincerely be
lieve that the average man or woman can be spell
bound into forgetting and overlooking the fact that
vital questions are passed up. Probably the most
fatal mistake made by Mr. Seymour and his speak
ers lay in the fact that they consistently refused to
make reference to the man placed over the police
forces of the city. The fact that the mayor endeavor
ed to remove this man when he failed to do his duty
was not told to the people in the Seymour addresses.
The real burst of applause by a church full of women
when one of their sex brought forth this fact in de
fense of the mayor, should have been warning to the
adherents of Mr. Seymour that the real truth was
wanted. Manifestly this sort of political tactics
would appear fatal and the election may prove that
the thinking thousands who have not been heard
from will demonstrate to Mr. Seymour that not only
men but women realize strongly when false methods
Previous to the anti-treating election Mr. Fawcett
was made the target of deplorable methods by some
of those most heavily interested in defeating his or
dinance. The result was a boomerang against his de
tractors. The people demonstrated that such meth
ods were to be abhored. The present campaign has
been marked by the same methods..
At one time it appeared as though Mr. Seymour
would receive some of the union labor vote. The
•Times did not see fit to support Mr. Seymour and
at no time did this paper believe that the rank and
file of union labor would wish to see Mr. Seymour in
office. This belief was borne out a few nights ago
when Mr. Seymour was practically dropped from
union labor consideration. Union men who had been
strong for him suddenly switched and it is safe to
predict that his support from this quarter will practi
cally be nil.
There are thousands of workers in Tacoma beside
union men, and little indication exists that Mr. Sey
mour can secure any degree of support from this
powerful vote. The Seymour hopes for a second
election between their candidate and Mr. Fawcett arc
based on a possible split in the vote of the great mass
Mr. Seymour in a public speech announced that he
would favor turning over of public utilities to private
interests. A more reactionary frame of mind at this
present day and age could scarcely be imagined. Mr.
Seymour is a heavy owner in many corporations.
' Probably it is most natural for him to assume that
private interests could better handle public utilities.
Mr. Seymour in his speech regarding public utilities
; made one exception, but the gist of his leaning as set
forth in his own organs of publication are evidence
that' Seymour believes in private handling of the
It is scarcely reasonable to presume that .ninety
five per cent of the people who must look to their
rights as against the five per cent which would dom
inate, could vote for a man holding such opinions.
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Saturday night a crowd of wealthy gentlemen sat
about a handsome living room in a North End home.
They represented interests which ran into the mil
lions. A "straw vote" showed that they favored Mr.!
Seymour. In other homes in other parts of the city,
men and women of ordinary circumstances sat and
watched their children romp and mildly discussed '
the campaign issues. In poorer homes men who toil
and earn bread with the sweat of their brow, read
various papers and thought much.
All these people who talked and thought election
Saturday night will go out tomorrow and endeavor
to choose a mayor of Tacoma.
Undeniably this man should be one most repre
sentative of them all.
When the men who represent millions and corpor
ate power discover that their candidate has not a
smooth road to ride upon, they immediately endeavor
to split up the power which, in its full strength, they
If the vote of the every day citizen can be split to
morrow, the man of great wealth and who would turn
public utilities to private use, may stand a chance of
election. Otherwise he is beaten.
A man of the people now occupies the mayoralty
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TOMORROW will tell it.
THE squeals of the Seymour press have given the Impression
that whether or not they are in a desperate plight, they think, they
are. „J; ,
N. Y. SUN, in pursuance of its ancient policy of trying to
laugh down reform, calls it "the eliclatlve and transmittevdum."
But "It goes," just the same. y. ■■'
RICHARD WAGNER'S autobiography Is to come out this year
after lying fallow 40 years. May stir up the ghosts, but they can't
sue for libel not on this side of the Styx, anyhow.
JACK JOHNSON has been un able to knock out the speed laws
of California. He goes to the mat for 25 days. '? >
LLOYDS now insures against rain, and the hotel-keepers , at
popular resorts keep them busy writing policies. But Lloyds may
do still more business by opening an office in the arid west to in
sure folks against lack of rain. And Lloyds, being an inveterate
gambler, would do it, too—at proper rates.
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WHAT WOULD SEYMOUR DO?
The following Is from the Puyallup Valley Tribune anent Mr.
"Mr. Seymour, until recently, was the principal owner of the
Gas. Co. He Is today the principal owner of
"The Ellensburg Water and Gas plants,
"The Port Angeles Water and Electric plants,
"The Bremerton Electric Light plant,
"The Charleston Electric Light plant,
"The Chehalis Gas plant,
"The Centralla Gas plant,
"The Hoqulam Gas plant,
"The Aberdeen Gas plant.
"As mayor, what would Mr. Seymour's attitude be should the
people of Tacoma demand, for example, considerably lower rates for
gas? Would he as mayor, present the cause of lower rates in Ta
coma and— as owner, at the same time, of the above named public
service utilities—be willing to grant to the people of those eight
different towns the same concession? Would not his arguments,
as mayor, in behalf of the people of Tacoma, be employed against
him, as owner, by the people of those other towns in behalf of them
selves? Would his public advocacy of lower rates In Tacoma, or his
personal advocacy, before the stockholders of his own companies, for
lower rates in all those other towns, he regarded by those stockhold
ers as that of a "good business man," such as he prides himself on
We all agree that we have star light and moon light and sun
light, not to mention gas light and electric light and several others,
but few know that we have earth light. On a moonless night, when
twilight has gone entirely, the general illumination increases to
wards the horizon. On some nights the sky is much brighter than
on others without any corresponding brightness in the stars." This
occasional abnormal brightness of the sky occurs in cloudy
weather and In dense fogs as well as on clear nights. The reason
is, that the earth has a permanent aurora and the characteristic
green line of this auroral spectrum, generally attributed to krypton,
may be observed in all parts of the heavens on almost any night.
THE TAOOMA TIMES
| COME NOW, LETS SMILE AWHILE"
7*^)l'*W JOSH WISE
\ twf'v-* 7 KAYS:
.AV^^C "You kin alius
/ J Yy\. tell a chicken
<£ * I ' 1 farmer by th'
fl/ 7 feathers lv Ids
A X j* hair."
p rue —The rector told me it was
good to fast during Lent.
Polly Yes; It often improves
one's figure wonderfully.—New
• How He Stood.
Algernon—So your sister really
expected me to call?
Little Brother — I heard
her say that she broke a looking
glass this afternoon and knew
something dreadful was going to
"Where do they keep that aero
plane they use on the stage?"
"Don't know, but suppose they
keep it in the flies."Baltimore
Real Life Less Strenuous.
"I try to make my characters
speak like human beings."
"Yes," replied the playgoer who
objects to stage profanity, "but
you should remember that there
are other human beings than
canal boat men." —Washington
• ■ •
"Did you enjoy the opera?"
"No; I didn't hear it."
"Two women seated next to
me kept telling each other
how they adored music." —
• ; •
A difference in Hair.
"Why do you consider women
superior to men in intelligence?"
| "A bald-headed man buys
hair restorer by the quart, doesn't
"Well, a woman doesn't waste
time on a hair restorer. She buys
hair."—San Jose Palladium.
'THEN IT HAPPENED'
Our Dally Discontinued Story.
Xl Hop, the Cantonese, had
reached Mexico and had placed
himself at the mercy of a band of
Mexican emigrant smugglers.
They were to get him across the
border into that coveted United
States In a barrel. They were
going to row him across in a skiff
They were in the middle of the
Rio Grande when a revenue
launch bore down on them. Being
caught with the contraband meant
a pinch, and every moment the
launch gained on the rowers.
Nobody ever saw a Mexican
smuggler hesitate when his own
safety was at stake.
There's nearly always one in
dividual in each family who tries to
keep peace, tries to keep the sun
shiningand that individual has
a disheartening job In some cases.
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I OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE |
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"Say, Osgar, dot feller Otto Schnlttlauch iss a polite guy, alnd
'Why, I nefer notlssed id, Adolf. Oxblain id by me."
"Veil, der odder day I tolt him a funny choke, und he says to
me, 'Better you raise your umbrella, Adolf; I am going to laugh in
your face.' "
LOOKED LIKE A 810 DOSE
The man in bed had never been sick before. The doctor, wish
ing to ascertain his temperature, pointed the thermometer at him
"Open your mouth, Jim."
"Walt a minute, doc," objected the patient. "I don't believe
I can swaller —Judge.
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In the Editor's Mail j
Everybody in Tierce county reads Oils column. Short
' letters from Times readers, of general interest and without
personal malice, will be printed. Write about anything or any.
body you wish, but do not have malice as your motive. Slimy
; letters are not printed because they ure too long. Keep 'em
Editor Times: Would it be
right for us voters to put Mayor
Fawcett out of office because he
fathered the anti-treating ordi
nance? Personally Ido not know
either our mayor or Mr. Seymour.
But I do know the Bible says:
"Show me you believe by your
doings." That our mayor was in
for reform was plain by his anti
treating ordinance. That he by
this ordinance gave a hard blow
to the liquor combine was also
plain. Otherwise they wouldn't
fight It so desperately. As soon
as the mayor mentioned this ordi
nance the liquor combine sent up
a howl that went sky high. The
next thing they got busy with re
call blanks. They fooled people
Into signing these recall blanks
for the mayor's removal from of
Now all that is left for the
liquor combine to get a complete
revenge Is to fool people next
Tuesday to vote against our
But the liquor combine did not
.frighten our mayor. He put
through his anti-treating ordl
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PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUN
DAY BY THIS TACOMA TIMES PUBLISHING
nance; the people helped him and
now It is a law. It is ono more
step towards civilization. Now
harder than ever the liquor com
bine are busy throwing mud at
Mayor Fawcett, through some of
our daily papers, who are trying
to fool people to vote him out of
[ SAYINGS OF CELEBRITIES
Chauncey Depew tells a story of a friend of his who was the
proud possessor of a young son. "What do you Intend to make of
him? Mr. Depew asked. "Well, my wife and I believe In natural
selection and ln letting the boy follow the bent of his own mind, so
we decided to leave him alone in a room with a Bible, an apple and
a silver dollar. If -we returned to find him reading the Bible, we
would let him follow his father's profession; if playing with the ap
ple, we would make him a farmer, and if interested with the dollar,
we would make him a banker. When we returned he was sitting
°?u ° -JUS?' ,holdin S the apple ln one hand and the dollar in tho
other . Wife said I, 'this boy is a hog; we must make a politician
out of him.
„A bright little American was once asked by a lady If he studied
hard at school. He answered that he did not hurt himself. But you
will not get to be president of the United States, if you don't study
hard Yes, ma'am," he replied, "but I don't expect to—l'm a deni-
Monday, April 3, 1911.
office, because he dared to give
a blow to the liquor trust.
Now I ask all sane and think*
ing people: Would we do your
present mayor justice 'by voting
him out of office next Tuesday?
What crime has he done?
It is a good thing for us com
mon people to know that we have
one daily paper In Tacoma today
who 'believes in justice and truth.
I 'believe in the same thing my
A TAXPAYER, WIFE AND
Editor Times: A crusade of
women has been organized to can
vas homes of the suburbs of our
city to Instruct the mothers of the
several homes visited, to vote for
Mr. Seymour. Those mothers are
leaving their girls at home unpro
tected, acknowledging to some of
the mothers visited that the call
to do this work rests so heavily on
their shoulders that they haio
even left their dishes unwashed
for two days at a time, simply
working for the cleaner Tacoma.
Mothers, does this appeal to your
Those women, as a whole, ac
knowledge that they did not vote
for the anti-treating ordinance, or
if they did they are now ashamed
Would Frances Wlllard, with
her high Ideal of womanhood,
and her love for the temperance
cause, be found to work hand in
hand with women like those who
are working for the same end that
the saloons of our city are today,
the defeat of the ordinance and
of the man who gave it to us?
Mothers, reason those facts out
When the mothers, and wives,
who live in the suburbs of tho
city, want instructions In the way
to vote they would prefer to have
women give them those* Instruc
tions who are bettor Informed on
our city .politics than they are.
I, as a mother and one who lives
in the suburbs, think that It is an
insult to us to be classed with the
class of unthinking, unreadlng
women which they seem to think
* OUR DAILY BIRTH-
DAY PARTY. f
The whole world owes a debt of
gratitude to John Burroughs, and
you ought to be
glad to congrat
ulate the old
i man on this, his
J 74 th birthday.
I And if you don't
' already know
him glum onto
one of his books
and get ac
tho brother of
iho robins, and
the bees and the
flowers, and to
lovo nature is to
love John Bur
lie still writes
article at his home in West Park,
We are all as God made us, only
j This thing of look In' fer trouble
i an' then klckin' when you find it,
i is all dern nonsense.
! Eighty-seven in every hundred
j Canadian farmers own their own
A job begun is half finished.
A Hindoo proverb says not to
strike a woman, .even with a
!A Hindoo proverb says not to
strike a woman, even with a
The labor unions of tho world
gained over a million in member
i ship in 1010.
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| Gloomy indeed Is the man who
< is too dignified to laugh.
! At the battle of Lelpsic on Sept. ■
! 7, 1631, leather cannon were used. 1
; We have better one 3 now. We are !
; improving (?) |
Lake Huron contains more isl- ]
ands than any other known lake.