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A Strange Lesson j
Mayor Fawcett won a moral victory yesterday even though Mr.
Seymour led him In the primary. Once again did the wealth of Ta
coma work hand ln hand with the dive element. The fifth ward,
where lives a great mass of Tacoma's backbone, went heavily for
the mayor. The precinct in which thrives the notorious Kentucky
hotel, with Its Sandberg saloon and the parasites attached thereto
voted that Mr. Seymour would make a better mayor than Mr. Faw
cett. The automobiles of wealthy women flew about the city, car
* rying votes*for Mr. Seymour. Leaders of the Royal Arch blandly told
what a fine mayor Mr. Seymour would make. Ministers of the gos
pel who have raised their voices in favor of Mr. Seymour must real
ize the lesson which has been taught. By some hook or crook
the saloon and the dive element can so arrange matters that the
wealth of a city will fall in line. It is a great lesson, this combina
tion of vice and wealth. Why did the millionaire and tho dlvekeep
er flock together, and why did the great South End vote so solidly
A lesson here for a Sunday morning political effort.
Hobbling the Money Trust
Weak banks are gradually falling into the arms of strong
banks, and the little group of strong banks Is being steadily gathered
to the stalwart bosom of the money trust— Morgan, Rockefeller,
Kuhn, Loeb & Co. A recent transaction ln New York marked a no
table stride in the progress.
Now comes Attorney-General Wiikersham with the announce
ment that ho is devising legislation to "control the money trust."
"Important— if true."
..—,-- But how, Mr. Wiikersham? Anything like the AUlrlch central
bank? And could you also arrange to repeal the law of Inertia, tho
law of gravitation, and a few other little things like that?
Because when you change tho laws of the universe you can
hobble the money trust. We fear the only other way to do It is to
let Uncle Sam be the people's banker.
Making the Man Provide j
California has made a law to deal with the man who won't
support his wife and children. It provides that upon conviction he
shall be set at work on the highways by the state and his earnings,
of $1.50 per day, paid to his family.
It is a humane plan, worthy of wide adoption. It disposes of
the objection often made, that the husband and father can't get
work. It also remedies another of his troublesthe fact that he
can't save the money he earns.
When a man marries and raises a family he assumes a serious
obligation. If he won't voluntarily fulfill it the state has a perfect
right to make him do it.
Wouldn't You Be Proud
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This Is the proposition, suggested by President Taft, and warm
ly seconded by Sir Edward Grey, which has fired the heart of Eng
*?,"land and united her statesmen of both parties:
That England and the United States —twain of one blood shall
agree never to fight each other, but to submit all questions, even
questions of national honor, to a court of arbitration and accept the
award without question.
If that shall be accomplished, won't It make you proud of your
country, proud of your race, and proud of the time in which you live?
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SALOONMEN have a laugh fo r tho time being.
ONCE again, the dives and the aristocracy joined hands.
A Dial's II of shame must come to the cheeks of certain clerical
gentlemen this morning.
JUST think. But one Fawcett meeting was held during the
entire campaign, and that at the eleventh hour. The vaunted "land-
Slide" for Seymour went up In smoke.
THE socialists lost Fawcett the victory. They must always be
THE fellows who tried to deny the Nlsqually bond story must
feel like whipped curs since their lie was shown up.
THOUSANDS upon thousands of papers were distributed freo
by the subsidized press. But It didn't turn the trick.
: •?*?. NEVER before in the history of Tacoma did tho subsidized
press present such falsehoods to the public as characterized the
campaign. Question —What ls a subsidized press? A subsidized
press,, for example, ls one which Is told by a bank on what page to
print the lying story of a bank defalcation, and DOES it.
THE subsidized press has gone on record as fighting the vilest
fight ever witnessed in Tacoma. The dregs of gossip and falsehood
Were resorted to.
THE subsidized press is endeavoring to flirt with the socialists.
THE man who says women don't know how to help bring out
a vote has another guess coming.
THE South End women refused to vote with the political or
ganlzatlon of the subsidized press. More power to them.
•'OSGAR und ADOLF" Diana Dillpickles' Troubles Increase By Condo
editorial Pa^e of jCfte Cacoma €toes
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COME NOW, LETS SMILE AWHILE |
It Touched Mini.
They had In vain endeavored to
rouse the stolid young criminal.
Ills mother's appeals, tho tears
of his sisters were alike In vain.]
lie refused to promise to Dei
"Very well,'' said the Judge of i
the juvenile court to the mother,
"the best thing to do will be to'
lock him up. ■ Three months m'
the house of detention for you,'
Then the stolid youth broke
"No, no," he shrieked, "don't
do that! I'll promise to be good.
I'll promise anything. Don't lock
me up; ploase don't! The base
ball season opens in April!"
And his sentence Is a suspend
ed one.—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"All men are born free and
equal," remarked the politician.
"They may bo horn equal," ob
served the father of eight voters,
"but they're not born free. For eT
ery one of mine I had to pay the
doctor $10." — Judge.
"I swear," old Charon said In
"Here is a pretty fix!
"This ferryboat won't go at all
because the river Styx!"
"What do you take for a head
"Liquor, the night before."—
A little boy was taught the
Lord's prayer and found it much
to his taste. For a few days Tie
kept repeating it with groat faith
fulness, and then announced to
his mother, in great disgust:
"I heard another fellow say that
prayer today, mother. First thing
wo know It's going to get all
around town."— Harper's Maga
"I'll never believe in phrenol
"We had a phrenologist in our
house the other night and got
him to feel the cook's head. He
said her bump of destruction was
Tho Faster Rabbit.
I've traveled far and left my
Along the hill and shore;
My foot, they say, will bring you
So I have brought you four.
Against All Tradition.
"That millionaire is a queer
"As to how?"
"Never claims he was happier
when he was poor. Always says
he's happier now." Washington
i OUR DAILY BIRTH- *
I DAY PARTY. . |
He's a good citizen of the United
States nil right, this Rev. William
I forty-seven years old today. j
"THIS'LL MAKE A DANDY GARDEN"
NOT A BLUSH
"I guarantee that this play will not bring a blush to anybody's
cheek," said the able author.
"Why produce It, then?" replied her friend. Don't you know
that many of my patrons come to the box office and want their ■
money back if they haven't blushed?"
When the office boy came In, the stern old broker looked over
his glasses with a frown. ' y ' ?
"Young man," he said, slowly, "why were you absent from
your work yesterday afternoon?"
"Went to see the ball gape," confessed the lad, fumbling with
his cap. 1
"You did, e h?" ■' j ,
"Yes, sir. You said the only occasion I could take an after
noon off would be to visit the sick!"
"And what has that to do with It?"
"Well ,sir, this was one of those occasions. It was the sick
est bunch of ball players that ever came down the pike. We got
whitewashed to the score of 17 to p."—Boston Post.
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I In the Editor * Mail
Everybody in Pierce county reads this column. Short
letters from Times readers, of general interest and without
personal malice, will bo printed. Write about anything or any*
body you wish, but do not have malice as your motive. Many
letters are not printed because they are too long. Keep 'em
Brookfield, Mo., March 30, 1911.
Editor Tacoma Times: When In
Tacoma last summer we met
friends who have been kind
enough to send us the Tacoma
I have loaned them to many
here, and they, as well as myself,
'think it something awful the way
they are doing Mayor Fawcett.
, It seems this Roy Cushman and
others are trying to "rob" Tacoma
of the only real mayor she has had
j SAYINGS OF CELEBRITIES
i Rev. Frank Burges on one occasion silenced Bishop Wilberforce.
1 Mr. Burges was taken to task by his diocesan for hunting, to which he
; replied that he did not think hunting any more unclerlcal than
. dancing, having observed the bishop had attended state balls. The
i bishop hastened to assure the minister that he had never been in
1 the room with the dancers. "Well, no more am I, my lord," replied
Mr. Burges, "ever in the same field with the fox."
i Several years before Lincoln became president, he received a
\ letter from an inquirer in the east concerning tho financial standing
of a gentleman in his own town which he answered ln the following
i manner: "Dear Sir: I know Mr. X and his standing. He has
1 a wife and a baby that I think a fair valuation of might be fifty
thousand dollars. There is a table in his office that I believe to be
, worth a dollar and a half, and there are three chairs worth about a
dollar, and there ls a rat hole in the corner that will bear looking
Wallace. He was
born in South
makes him a
and in the Unit
ed States of Co
makes him a
The Rev. Mr.
havo kept him
in Mexico for
where he ls the
dean of the
Presb y t c r 1 a n
living at Coyoa
can, Mexico. He's
THE TACOMA TIMES
since 1901, from what we could
see and hear.
I truly hope the citizens of Ta
coma will realize the value of the
present mayor to the city, and
keep him In office.
We realize, If some of your citi
zens do not, that you need a fear
less, honest man at the" head of
your city government. As you
have just such a one, keep him
there. Yours respectfully,
MRS. J. B. EDWARDS.
Cheer up. There may be a
new war tomorrow.
Wom»:n, according to tradition,
is hut a man's rib—but WHAT a
rib she has proved to he.
Dry hot applications help neu
ralgia. Try it.
Could we forbear and practice
We'd surely live as the angels
Creme de menthe was Invented
by a Frenchman. It acts the same
If baseball writers do not write
plain English this season, we are
going to the first game with pock
ets filled with pop bottles—
Lava is going to be worked In
to brick ln the lava district of the
A single office building of New
York contains more than 750
miles of telephone wires.
When age comes knocking at
the door she finds milady out.
Chinese movable type, cumber
some at best, is made mostly In
The man who is kind to
animals and loves flowers
will never treat a woman
'THEN IT HAPPENED'
Our Dally Discontinued Btory.
Montrose Mulberry was dining
at the home of his affianced for
the first time. As guest of honor,
and also because they slyly wanted
to give him a tryout as a domestic
man, they put It up to him to carve
the duck. 1
I Montrose was no carver, hut he
was the most willing learner you
■ ever saw.
! Swiping the blade across the
1 steel In the manner he had seen
the delicatessen store people do,
• Montrose made a witty remark to
• the effect that he hoped the duck
! had been well sharpened—
1 And confidently he attempted to
i sever the bird's wing with one
swipe as it lay In front of his sllk
attired future mother-in-law.
TODAY INJ ISTORY
April 5, 1795, Prussia, ln a
treaty signed at Basel, recognized
the French republic. It was al
i most as hard then for Prussia to
see a republic anywhere as
It is for the United States
of America to see the republic of
Portugal nowadays, but Prussia
came to It, and Moutell is going
, to It, and the dove of peace will
. perch on us all one of these days.
ODD LAW PASSES.
ALBANY, April s.—lmpersona
, tion of the Deity in theatres or
other placets of amusement, as well
as a name, which is reasonably re
ferrablo only to the Deity, is pro
hibited by Assembyman Fole.
Entrred at th. aaatofflm at Tacoma. Wart- as
aeroad-claM matte* TELEGRAPHIC SERVIca
OF UNITED PRESS ASSOCIATION.
PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUN
DAY BY THB TACOMA TINES PUBLISHING
And now your department of agriculture has proved, through ex
perimentation, that $150 worth of denatured alcohol Can be pro
duced per acre from the fruit of four years' growth of cacti (tunas).
This means, that a quarter section of new arid land can be made to
yield a gross Income of $24,000 almost perpetually. You do seem
to be learning.
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WASHINGTON, D. C.
March 31, 1911.
Dear Dad: —Progressive senti
ment has concentrated on Robert
M. LaFollette as the progressive
candidate to contest the presiden
tial nomination in 1912 with Pres
ident Taft. No one else ls now
in the running. The progressive
group In the senate and house of
representatives are as one man
for LaFollette. They believe be
embodies the progressive Idea
more than any other member of
their group. It is the idea of
the progressives that the ante
convention campaign should be
made without regard to conse
quences. It may he a hard and
disagreeable one —a fight against
the Intrenched forces of money
and Special Privilege is always a
hard and disagreeable one—but
these men have been making It
now for two years and they are
agreed that some member of their
group must make It in the big
There has been a disposition to
think that President Taft would
have the nomination by default.
Those who talk so are agreed
that Taft's nomination would be
followed by Inevitable defeat.
Against this idea the progressives
hold that the people would not
be getting a square deal If the
progressive standard were not
raised. If it is raised and the
people are given an opportunity
to rally about it and to send dele
gates to the national convention
for a progressive candidate, it
will be their fault If they ac
quiesce in the manipulations of
the machine politicians and the
Influence of Special Privilege and
permit Taft to be renominated.
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One of the tricks by which great
corporations defeat justice and
make things hard for the legal
; claimant who has a short purse Is
the familiar one of dragging liti
gation into the federal courts
; sitting at long distances from the
j place where the litigant resides.
In order to correct this injustice
, and carry out the suggestion of
, President Taft that litigation
should be simplified and made
, less expensive, Representative F.
I J. Garrett of Tennessee succeed
, ed in amending the judicial co
i dlficatlon bill when It was be
I THE TACOMA MARKET!
KIM PRICKS. •
Bound steak 15® 17c; sirloin, 17Hc;
porterhouse, 20c; pot roast, 12He;
mutton steak, 15c; chops, 18c; pork
.teak, 18c; chops, 20c; bam, sliced,
25c; liver, 8c; veal chops. 20c;
hens, 26c; pork sausage, 16c; lamb
, shoulders, 12!,4c; picnic hame, 14c
Cucumbers 2sc each.
Potatoes — Home grawn, $1.60;
Yakima, $1.85 sack; tomatoes, 10c
; per lb.; cabbage, 3c lb.; lettuce, 2 for
6c;. All bunch stuff, S for 6c Cau
-1 lower, 6<3>100 head; rhubarb, 10c
per lb., or 3 lbs. for 25c.
1 Apples, $10 2.25 box; oranges 16c
; doz., 2 for 25c; grape fruit, 10c each,
I 3 for 25c.
Eggs, 25c doz.; cream cheese,,
17c, cottage, 16c; Swiss, Imported,
35c; domestic, 20c; butter, 27Mi©
35c; dairy, 25c.
Halibut cheeks, 2 lbs. 25c; halibut,
. 10c lb.; salmon, 15c: smelts, 4 lbs 25c
black cod, lCc; salmon trout, 25c;
rock cod, 15c; clams, 3c per lb.;
. eastern oysters, $1.00 qt.; 7Cc(3)s2 a
. hundred; Olympla oysters, $1.20 qt.;
shrimps, 12%c®25c: crabs. $1,500
2.00 a doz.; perch. 10c.
Wednesday, April 5,1911.
fore the house ln the recent ses
sion of congress to provide that
any corporation could he sued ln
any place where it does business.
When the codification bill
reached the senate, however, there
was a hasty conference between
President Taft, Judges Lurton
and Van Devanter of tho supreme
court and Senators Root and Hey
burn. In consequence, a confer
ence report was prepared holding
up this provision and in the con
ference Representative Moon told
the house members that It would
have t obe eliminated If the bill
would pass. Ho indicated what
were the powerful Influences
making this demand. The house
yielded and tho corporations were
HE SAYS TAFT
EDWARD J. JUNES.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., April _.—
Edward J. Hlnes, the millionaire
lumberman of Chicago, who testi
fied before the legislative com
mittee investigating the election
of Senator Lorimer that Presi
dent Taft urged his election,
brought out a vigorous denial
from the white house.
nines' testimony may have a
powerful effect in clearing up the
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liny. Feed and Grain
Prices In Tucomil.
Bran, .Do sack: shorts. (1.05
SSwMl^Sf*l * 1-90 Back- "a'". *!■«•
5??,w 1001I'^:,J ,ny timothy. $24 ton;
alfalfa, $14@15 ton; corn $1.46 sack;
_ . Livestock.
Cows, 6«c; steer beef, 6M,@7e;
**">"«. *Ji®6c; lambs, ««0o
•SftMiSv h°*' B®9 *c: he":
_ . Poultry
Turkeys, 30<a>32c; ducks, live. 189
20o; hens, live, 20ig)220; springe, (0
|f 22c; squabs, live, $2.6003 doz.;
dressed. $3© 3.60.
Artichokes. $1 doz.; beans, wax. So
lb.; green, So lb.; bell peppers, 20o:
Chill peppers, 12c; tomatoes, $2.25
3.60 crate; cucumbers, hothouse,
$1.50 doz.; carrots, 20c doz. bunches^
$1 sack; beets. 20c doz., $1.75 sack;
7c; radishes. SOe doz.; rutabagas,
$1.25 sack; parsley, 250 doz.; lettuce,
$1.50 per crate; spinach. So lb.;
sprouts, Sc; green onions, 20c doz.
flutter nnd Krki.
Washington ranch can*
: -• POEM •
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!A pale, wan youth In a
A sparkling jcstlet
; He told it, 'twas publish
ed, and later
It served to get his
: It still goes the rounds of
As v congressman's