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They Don't Eliminate God
All Europe has been roused by what Prof. Ed
ward Albert Hchafer, president of England's great
est body of scientists, told these scientists the other
day in Dundee, Scotland, respecting his ideas of the
origin of life.
Most folks seem to think that the scientists are
not paying enough attention to what God is popu
larly supposed to have done in regard to originat
Prof. Sehafer gave God no credit at all. lie
I thinks life is only a chemical action; that, in a
swamp, sometime, somewhere, a little salts, potas
sium, phosphorous, water, and some other chemicals
happened to get together, that there was a slight
stirring a movement, and life began. Even now, he
thinks, if scientists will only watch the swamps care
fully enough, it is not impossible that they will see
new life being created.
By new life lie does not mean the life that a
parent passes on to a child, but brand new life, that
has never existed before.
Perhaps it is true that the first stir of life on this
planet really was only a lot of chemicals bumping
into each other, and mixing up. lint who made the
law by which this stir becomes the hning heart-beat
of a parent, or the love of a man for a woman, or the
ambition that causes men to move mountains, or the
fidelity that makes a man give up his life for what
he believes is true"?
Common folk, who only know they arc alive,
but can't tell you how, ought not to make, fun of
scientists or condemn them, or put stumbling blocks
in their ways. Let them go on with their guessing
The chances are that some day they'll help us to
understand, even more fully than we do now, how
great God really is.
More Light, Woodrow
WOODROW WILSON DECLARES himself in
favor of recall of administrative officers and in op
position to the recall of the judiciary.
This is not much of a stride toward the proposi
tion for a man with as long legs as our friend Wood
row. Under present arrangements the terms of ad
ministrative officers are comparatively short, so
that they can he recalled at regular elections with
considerable promptness. The terms of such offi
cers are, as a rule, shorter than those of judges whose
selection is entrusted to the people.
However, in favoring recall of administrativ>
officers Wilson commits himself to the principle and
we want to call his attention to certain indisputable
facts and apparent conditions, in order that he may
consider the wisdom of extending this principle
which he endorses to points where it will be more
First, federal judges are appointed for life and
are practically beyond reach of the people. Yet, to
the federal courts are taken that class of eases
Wherein the issue is the right of the people to self
government and the control of public interests.
Secondly, the federal judgeships are occupied by
ex-corporation attorneys or those considered to be
entitled to rewards for party service.
Finally, the highest court in the nation, the
court which has the last word as to all issues in
which popular government is involved, is absolutely
irresponsible and despotic. It can annul the acts of
We would respectfully ask Brother Wilson what
there is for the people in the recall minus the recall
of the judiciary. Is it the intention to restore to the
people full power for self-government, or only suf
ficient power to carry issues up to a court that is
absolutely autocratic f
EVEN the socialists have their progressives and
THE court Saturday in granting an injunction
to keep Puyallup "dry," forgot to include J. Pluvius,
much to the disgust of the fair officials.
IN THE EDITOR'S MAIL
PSS* Everybody' In Pierce county reads, this .-column., . Short
a letters from ' Time* readers,* of general ; Interest . and .. without
Ber»onal malice, will be printed. Write about anything or any
body you winli, but do not lime malice an your motive. . Many
letters are Dot printed because they are too long. Keep 'em abort.
Tacoma. Wash., Oct. 1, 1912.
Editor Tacoma Times, City.
Dear Sir: Kindly answer the fol
lowing questions through your
Does the Tacoma Railway &
Power Co. coins under the Juris
diction of the state railway com
natation? What would the com
missioners do to the Northern Pa
cific Railway Co. If it would run
ears equipped with air brakes over
• right-of-way owned by them, and
wHh a flagman on each crossing?
Tit* T. R. &. P. ia running oars
without air brakes every day in
tbm year over the main streets of
Tacoma. What do the commis
sioners do to the T. R. £ P.?,
editorial Pa^e of Cfie Cacoma Cimes
What would the state railway com
mission do to the Northern Pacific
Railway Co. it It would run
coaches. Beating 60, but with from
190 to 140 people jammed into
them each day In the year? The
T. R. ft p. is doing this every day.
What la done about It?
The Pacific avenue line equip
ped with no air brake cars, comes
down one of the sharpest grades
in town, and runs down on the
outlet for aJfl cars from South Ta
coma, Spanaway and Puyallup.
and not enough can be done to
protect these cars from being
rammed by Pacific avenue cars
com lug down the hill.
THE MOTOR HORSE
You give him a good feed of gasoline.
Then you crank him up.
An old lady making her
first visit to the theater saw
one of our so-callod clawslcal
dancers. When the curtain
fell she turned excitedly to
her daughter. "My soul,
Melinda!" she whispered.
"It's wonderful! She's that
graceful, and yet she never
once moved her feet."—lAp
OPEN SEASON FOR CRABS IS ON; HERE'S
STRAIGHT TIP ON HOW TO HUNT 'EM
AH true sportsmen are rejoicing
that the open season for Dunge
nesa crabs Is now on. For the
benefit of those of our readers
who have never hunted the Dun
geness crab, wo give the follow
ing timely hints:
Dungeness crabs at this season
haunt cafes. You are most liable
to encounter them after the show.
IJy seeking them between 11
o'clock and midnight, you have
the advantage of bright and giddy
lights, which blind the crabs.
Tho first thing to do i 8 to sit at
a table and assume an air of easy
nonchalance. Pretend you are not
thinking about anything in partic
ular. You must be armed, how
over, with a knife and fork.
If you sit yery still, it is more
than likely that you will discover
a Dungencsa crab hiding behind
the celery or the beer. You cer
tainly will if the waiter Is at all
Conceal now, If possible, the an
ticipatory watering at the mouth,
and, with a stealthy movement,
advance the fork, which up to this
moment you have concealed untder
the edge of your plate, in the di
rection of the quarry. It will do
no harm if you whistle a light and
airy tune from one of the operas.
The moment for decisive action
has now a reived. With a deft twist
of the wrist, Impale tho crab on
your fork. Do not relent. Stab
Al.Most A MIRACLK.
One of the most startling
changes ever seen in any man, ac
cording to W. B. Holsrlaw, Clar
endon, Tex., was effected years
ago in his brother. "lie had such
a dreadful cough," he writes,
"that all our family thought he
was going Into consumption, but
he began to use Dr. King's' New
Discovery, and was completely
rurcd by ten bottles. Now he is
sound and well and weighs 218
pounds. For many years our fam
ily has used this wonderful rem
edy for Coughs and Colds with
excellent results." it's quick,
safe, reliable and guaranteed.
Price 50 cents and $1.00. Trial
bottle tree at Ryner Matatrom
Drug Co., 938 Pacific avenue.
THE TAjyMA TIMES.
First Fly—Whafs the mat
ter with your eyes?
Second Fly—l strained 'em
counting my eggs. One of
the swatters says the aver
age fly I'ays 67,000 eggs.
First Fly—How did you
Second Fly—l think I'm
about forty-seven short.—
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The crab may hand you some
kind of bunk about not being a
real Dungeness at all, but just an
ordinary, no-count crab. Dunge
noss crabs are adept at that wort
of thing. He is trying to "crab"
your game. Hence the popular
Be adamant Transfer the crab
to your plate. Pour over him some
lyonnalse dressing. Take a sip of
You are now ready to employ
your knife. Use it without mercy.
Cut Into him. Eat him. You will
find him good. The first bite will
tell you whether or not he Is a
Ah, Those Dear Friends of Your Boyhood Days!
Beind Her Him*.
"How well she keeps her
As the benevolent old gent
handed a. dime to th« pan
handler he remarked:
"About three blocks down
the street, my good man, you
will find a contractor who is
looking for men to put them
"Thanks for the warning,"
said the panhandler.—Stray
A Welcome Guest.
Hostess—Next time you
call, Mr. Boreleigh, I want
you to give me your opinion
of my portrait.
sure! When do you expect
Hostess —Oh, not for six
months, at least.— Boston
"Bella, if you must ride on
the motorcycle with Jack,
why don't you have a bar, or
a frame, or.somethlng of that
kind, to hold on to?"
"Why. mamma, I do; I
hold tight to Jack's frame."
Back to the lionch.
"Mr. Spooner, isn't this the
third time you have asked
me to be your wife?"
"I —I believe it Is, Miss
"Well, you've fanned the
air three times. You're out
on strikes." —Chicago Trib
Knlcker—What became of
the boy who wouldn't wash
" his face?
Bocker—He grew to man
hood and writes poetry on
"How can they say like
"Don't loose methods get
one in a tight place?"— Balt
Redd—So he beat you In the
Greene —Oh, yes; I wasn't
slow enough. — Yonkers
"The wisest man may
change his mind," said the
"Yes," replied the undesir
able; "but there isn't as
much la it as there used to
be. I can remember the time
a voter could get $2 every
time he changed his mind."
Adam was surveying the
animals he was called upon
to name. He smiled with
satisfaction as he remarked:
"Whatever else may happen,
there never will be a short
age in the supply of party
emblems." —Chicago Tribune.
Mrs. Pokernose —This pa
per speaks about the political
atmosphere. What Is meant
by "political atmosphere?"
Professor Pokernose —It's
composed of oxygen, nitro
gen, hot air and campaign
"I say, Bildad," said Hicks,
"can you change a $20 bill
"Great Scott, Hicksy," said
Blldad. "Is there another
counterfeit In circulation?"
The Times Daily Short Story
THi; SIMM CELL.
By Harold Carter.
MI wouldn't advise you to try
the experiment, sir," said the chief
warden of the state penitentiary.
"But you say there Is no physU
cal torture, warden," said the
member of the pardon board.
"Nothing but darkness and soli
tude to tame refractory prisoners.
Why, my dear man, I can spend a
coupie of hours there and come
out fresh as a daisy. I'm sailing
for Europe tomorrow to investi
gate the prison systems of differ
ent countries, and I want to add
this last experience to my investi
"Let me put In a comfortable
couch for you, then," said the war
"No, sir. I shall go as a con
victed prisoner does. And, by the
way, to heighten the Illusion, I'll
put on stripes."
"Very well, sir. Your desire,
as I understand, Is that all your
surroundings shall be such as to
create In your mind ttie illusion
that you are a prisoner under long
"Quite so," said the member of
The warden called a trusty,
while the member was discarding
his clothes for the stripes. "Take
this gentleman to W 5," he said,
and the convict and visitor set off
together. They descended a
gloomy stone stairway and stopped
at the door of a cell, above which
the light burned dim.ly. The
trusty turned the key upon the
visitor and extinguished the gas.
The visitor was left in complete
Cautiously he felt his way
around. The cell, as far as he
could ascertain, was about the size
of a hall bedroom, and absolutely
empty. The walls were perfectly
smooth. There was not the faint
est light or sound. The visitor
could not determine In which di
rection the door lay, for It fitted
coniplelel/ into the walls.
He sank down upon the hard
floor and closed his eyes, striving
to. busy h's mind with thoughts of
his work. lie lad said farewell to
all his associates; on the morrow
he would be aboard the ship. And
suddenly the thought came to
him: if he were really forgotten,
he might languish there for all
eternity. Nobody would know of
One hour, as he adjudged, slip
ped by, and another. He grew Im
patient. He strained his ears to
catch the approaching steps of the
warden. And when they were
long, lons overdue, he heard them,
very faint, in the corridor. A trap
door was let down from some
where, and in the pale tight the
visitor perceived a loaf of coarse
bread upon an iron tray.
"Here's your day's food," said
a voice gruffly.
"Excellent, warden," said the
visitor, laughing nerovusly. "But
isn't my time up yet?"
"Git out," said the voice. "Six
days more here for yours, P 23."
"Say, let me out," cried the man
inwlde. "I said two hours, and It's
long past that now. I've got my
boat to catch."
"Well, I'm gol-darned," said the
voice, admiringly. "Pretending to
be the man from the pardon board,
ain't yer. Bill Castles. It's again
the rules to talk to yes, though,
so take yer medicine." And he
Stupefied, the n.an remained
crouched within. Had the trusty
really walked out in his clothes
and left him there? Surely prison
discipline was more strict and in
telligent. And yet, would they
play such a trick upon him, a high
official of the state? He waited.
Then the hours began to roll by.
A terrible fosr beset him, and he
began to shout, moderately at
first, then more and more loudly.
IT I (>' >ks IiIKE A CRIME
to separate a boy from a box of
Bucklen's Arnica Salvo. His pim
ples, bolls, scratches, knocks,
sprains and bruises demand it,
and its quick relief for burns,
scalds, or cuts is his rlsbt. Keep
It handy for boys, also girls. Heals
everything bealabie and does it
quick. Unequaled for piles. Only
25 cents at Ryner Malstrozn Drug
Co., 933 Pacific avenue.
A Fiffht for Breath
For more than a year, a victim
of asthma suffered tortures al
most every night, struggling for
breath. Worn from loss of sleep,
and exhausted by the ordeal, she
was nervous almost to the break-
Ins point. After the second
treatment the attacks ceased and
she slept like a child. This
younir lady's phone number Is
Main 7663. Call her up and hear
her Btory. Consultation free.
DR. NINA A. DERBY
Main 4476. 711 So. K.
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And at last, thoroughly affrighted,
he pounded the walls madly, rav
ing and Bcreami.UK, until he sank*
into a stupor.
A day later, as he guessed, the
loaf was again flung into his cell.
Then for the first time he realized
how ravenous he was. He leaped
upon It and tore at It eagerly.
"For God's sake, listen!" he
screamed. "I'm Robt. Smythe, of
the pardons board. Whom do you
think I am? Call the warden—"
"Good fer you, Bill Castles,"
said the attendant, slamming down
Here Is the Frog Which
Never Had a Father
The "fatherless frog," which was "raised" by Prof. Jmques
Loeb of Chicago and was recently on exhibition in a glass jar at
the national hygelnic exposition at the Red Cross building hi Wash
ington, now bus Its picture in the paper for the first time.
This freak, which is shown in both the tadpole and the frog
stage, never had any father outside of Prof. Ixx>b. Prof. Loeb fer
tilized the egg of the female frog by a chemical process.
The result was what scientists cull- "parthenogenesis"'—a case
of birth with only one parent. The frog developed into a very
"Do you work," sayg Uncle Walt, "toll and moil to earn your
salt, which If politics is rank —put some money in the bank; never
to probe and think —grab a little pile of chink; never mind the
problems great which are vital to the state!"
"Do your work," says Uncle Walt"; "don't look up and holler
'halt!' when the mighty powers that prey take your liberties away.
Raise your cabbage and your squash, all this uplift talk la bosh; let
the bosses run the nation, never leave your occupation."
"Do your work," says Uncle Walt, "only 'Anarchists' find fault
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the trap door. And the long night
descended on him again.
* • • •
"Time's not quite tip, sir; It's
only an hour and a half," said Ui»
warden, throwing open the door.
"I thought it'd be all you'd want.
Won't you come out? Why—
Upon the floor of the cell lay
the torn shrcdx of the prison garb.
And !u a far coiner a main, nude to
the nkin, with bleexling hands,
crouched and gibbered and mut
tered vacantly at the warden.