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FARCE NUMBER 2.
Street Car Ordinance in Force Now
Straphangers limited to 20 per
ceat of car seats.
Company must have cars enough
to run every 10 minutes.
Puts it up to 100 men on the
police force to enforce it.
The second Mills' street railway ordinance is ready.
And it is a bigger farce than the first
instead of getting his big police force busy enforcing the present ordin
ance to give the people service, Mills is frittering away time hatching up new
ordinances trying to saddle extra expense on the people for which the}' will
The present law allows only 10 straphangers to a car. seating i) 0. Mills
first wanted to raise the straphangers to 20, and now he has it boosted to 30.
How do the tired workingnion who have to be jostled in the aisles at
night going home like this?
The present ordinance requires the company to run cars so no one will
have to wait longer than 10 minutes. But Mills wipes this out and proposes
to let the company file a schedule with the city and then it will be all right
if they just run on this schedule, whether the people get home or not.
Isn't it fine —for the street ear company 1
And to enforce this magnificent scheme Mills wants the people to pay a
fat salary for another politician to add to the Mills political machine.
It is simply great I
Judge Stiles vindicated The Times which pointed out that Mills' transfer
regulations in his first ordinance were worthless, by throwing them out en
tirely in the new one.
The utterly foolish provision for fining a workingman who wants to get
home on a crowded ear pointed out by this paper was also eliminated.
About all Mills has left is just his plan to put another man on the city
And there isn't a dollar on hand to pay him with cither and Mills admits
LOOK OUT FOR THIS—
The Civic League of Washington •
What, never heard of iff
Well, the Civic League is an organization of standpat, corporation apol
ogizing citizens who silently handed together for the patriotic and self ap
pointed task of doing your thinking for you.
Kind wasn't it.
And it has done it. The league admits it and says so in a nice letter on
good stationery sent to The Times from headquarters at Seattle inviting this
paper to let it be known to all the people just what it has found out, towit:
That the initiative and referendum will not do for Washington.
Now there you have it, all thought out by the officers of the Civic League
.•who represent all the non-union, labor-crushing corporations in the state, and
are in deepest sympathy with the child labor mill owners of the south and
the patriotic woolen mill magnates of Lawrence, Mass.
Certainly the people of this magnificent state should be thankful to the
Civic League for thus doing their thinking for them.
" In the meantime, the people will, however, get a sample ballot and prac
tice up on putting a fine black, unmistakable cross in the little square blocks
after the second, third and fourth amendments submitted on the ballot to
make sure they carry not only the initiative and referendum but the recall as
All of which will probably give the Civic League a fit.
Don't mind the Civic League.
In addition to voting for national, state and county officers next Tuea
day all Tacomans will be asked to cast' a ballot on five propositions.
The first on the ballot is to repeal the present limitation which prohibits
county officers from holding office more than two terms. To vote for this
means you want all county officers eligible to election for three or more terms
excepting treasurers, who will still be limited to two term.s
The second amendment provides for the recall. It does not include
judges but applies to other state and county officials.
The third amendment provides for the initiative and referendum.
The fourth is merely technical and must be voted for to make effective
the initiative and referendum.
The fifth proposition submitted is the port district scheme which the peo
ple recently voted down. It provides for the creation of another county board
with power to levy taxes on the people for harbor improvements.
The T. R. & P. early morning freight
trains continue to litter up Sprague
street, much to the disgust of the early
rising working folk who suffer delays
through the obstruction of the tracks.
For according to T. R. & P. ethics, the
freighters invariably have the right of
Judging by the liberal display of
their products about town, Tacoma sign
painters must be reaping a rich harvest
from the candidates.
Local merchants are unpacking
Christmas goods every day; the sales
people are on hand and we can think of
no excuse for you to avoid shopping
early unless it be that you haven't got
your Christmas cash saved up yet.
Correspondent writes to The Times
editor and aptly remarks that the veins
«rf loan sharks are most likely irrigated
fey a mixture of ice water and lemon
Juice in lieu of good red corpuscles.
editorial Page of €fte Cacoma Cimcs
Mills' Proposed Ordinance.
Allows 60 per cent as many
straphangers as car seats.
Company may run any old time
if it maintains a schedule.
Wants an extra inspector for the
people to pay to do the whole job.
New York has decided on swift and
sure justice. It took a long, long time
to settle one Harry Thaw's case. But
the case of Charles F. Becker, gam
bler's pal and police lieutenant, was de
cided in two short weeks, and his sen
tence to the electric chair followed right*
after the verdict.
The issue is becoming clearer every
day: Kick the political bosses out of
politics, the bosses who want putt}'
Oov. Hay and don't want the initiative,
referendum and other progressive
measures, and who don't want "Bob"
The "New York," world's biggest
battleship, was launched yesterday.
She will carry ten 14-inch guns, and a
crew of 1,000. Her cost is over $12,
--000,000. Twelve million dollars "would
take hundreds of families starving and
dying in the slums of the huge cities
and place them on the smiling lands of
THE TAOUMA TIMES.
Very Special To Boys and Girls
On Tuesday next, it is almost certain that one
of three Americans will be elected to be president of
the United States.
It will be either Theodore Roosevelt or Wood
row Wilson or William H. Taft, who is the present
Now then; for the most clearly expressed and
neatly written essay or article on the man who is
elected president, to be writen by a pupil of any
public school in the state, the Times will pay a re
ward of two dollars.
This offer includes any boy ocgirl reader of the
Times not older than sixteen years.
The articles should state just what the success
ful candidate represents, who and what he is; in
short, a nice readable little story that will inform all
the other boys and girls who read the Times just
what kind of a man we are going to have for presi-
Viking's Daughter Lived On Canned Food
And Canned Music on Whaler. But Now-Joy!
If you would interview the
viking's daughter, you- must catch
her between shopping trips. For
the viking and hi-, daughter have
just returned from the whaling
station at Akutan, and the latter
is making up for lost time.
When you are on a whaling
steamer you wear rubber boots
and oilskins, and matters of the
wardrobe are not considered im
portant. The coiffure is an in
consequent trifle. And there are
no manicurists on whaling ships.
It is not strange, then, that
when the viking's daughter re
turns to civilization and the land
of stores and shops she should
make the most of her opportuni
ties and linger long over lingerie
and ribbons and laces and all the
thousand and one pretty and coat
ly trifles that delight the heart of
woman, even the heart of a vik
ing's daughter who slays whales.
The viking is Captain Svcrdrup,
who discovered the magnetic pole,
built the Imm of South Pole
fame, and accompanied Amundsen
on his trip through the North
His. daughter to Miss Andhild
Sverdrup, who for six months did
a man's work aboard her father's
ship with only sailormen for com
pany, and the nearest women In
dian women ashore.
Her age is 19. Her eyes are
blue. Her cheeks are pink. Her
hair is light brown. These are
statements of fact. Her charms
do not need literary embellish
Canned Food and Canned Music
Her English la charmingly pre
cise. She was not "lone-lee" on
the ship because she worked hard
and found everything "very in
ter-est-ing." They fed their bod
ies on canned food and their souls
on canned music.
Therefore the viking's daughter
finds double pleasure In dainty
food, napkins and finger bowls
R. E. McFARLANO, PROGRESSIVE PARTY NOMINEE
FOR COUNTY OLEBX
Mr. McParland having met with the misfortune of break-
Ing his leg, must rely upon his friends to care for his inter
ests during the remainder of the campaign.
He wishes now to thank his many friends for their loyal
and enthusiastic work being done.
John L. Murray
Republican Candidate for
Bora, raised and educated in Pierce County.
A farmer, and knows how to build a good
TALE OF TWO WISE RABBITS
WHAT HAPPENED TO A SLEEPY COP
and music that Is not canned. In
deed, she made her viking father
install a piano in their suite at
the hotel for she is an accom
But, she adds, whaling is hard
rough work, and not good for niu
The tiling the viking's daughter
hankered for most when at the
dent for the next four years.
The necessary information or data about these
three men will be gladly furnished you by your
school teacher, or you may secure books that will
give that information by asking the clerks in charge
of the children's room in any public library.
These are the simple conditions:
The articles must not exceed 250 words in
It must be written in ink on one side of the
Your name, age, address and school you attend
must be at the top of the sheet.
Your contribution must be mailed or brought to
the Times office not later than Thursday evening
Just address Children's Editor, the Tacoma
station was a crisp, fresh lettuce
naiad. Kueh a salad is, it seems
to her, the very antithesis of the
"hor-ron-boll od-or of the whale."
sin- ■ .its salad three times a day.
Originally Captain Sverdrup
and his daughter came from Chris
tiana. Born to the sea, the cap
tain abhors life ashore, and his
daughter takes after him.
The Struggling Lawyer
usual happen while I was
Office Boy (after some
thought) — Yea, sir. There
wasn't any debt collectors
ONLY A FEW
Kitty—Was the bracelet
Tom gave you for your birth
day set with precious stones?
Marie—Yes; precious few
A. D. Kern has brought suit in
the federal court against the Mil
waukee railway for $40,000 dam
ages. He was a section hand and
fell off a handcar and another
one coming behind ran over him
and crippled him, so ho says he
is paralyzed now.
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"Our office boy dropi>ed
into poetry yesterday."
"How was that?"
"The literary editoT kick
ed him into the waste-paper
"George has told me all tho
secrets of his past."
"Mercy! What did you
think of them?"
"I was awfully disap
pointed." — Cleveland Plain
WHAT IS THE "CUTEST"
SAYING YOU EVER HEARD?
What is the cutest saying you ever heard from a
Everybody's tiny boy and girl is saying bright
things every day, so their fond parents believe.
Very often a youngster does spring something
precocious and clever that we all might smile over.
For the best Child's Saying sent to the Times
this next week there will be'paid a reward of $1.00;
the Saying need not be original, just so long as we
can find a sunny smile in it.
Write on one side of the paper, attach your
name and address and send it along to the Joke Edi
tor of the Tacoma Times.
I W. T. MORRIS WINS THE DOLLAR
. ,^h^° ,' 8 one doll*p waiting at the Times' editorial department
f"T. Ay- '. Morrlß' 2215 North 29th H t., for his mother-in-law Joke!
"Pitting the Case," which was printed in the Times last Thursday!
Out of nearly one hundred Jokes submitted. his was deemed Uif
newest and cleverest. Here it Is:
FITTING THE CASE
With a face that vainly endeavored to appear mournful,
and eyes that vainly strove to produce a respectful flow of
tears, Patrick Murphy O'Dolan strolled into a dry goods store.
"I want yer to tell me," he murmured, "phwat the cus
tom is for th' wearin' iv mournln'?"
"Well," mused the assistant, "of course, it varies. If It's a
very dear relative, you should wear block clothes; If It's a less nea»
relative, a band of black on the sleeve or hat; or, if it's for a friend.
Just a black tie." '
For some moments Patrick Murphy O'Dolan considered.
"Well," he whispered at length, "give me a shoelace. It's
me wife's mithrr!" —W. T. Morris, 2215 No. 29th St.
Geo. M. Thompson
Republican Candidate for
Justice of the Peace
I have been a resident of Tacoma eleven years: have prac
ticed law in Tacoma ftve years. For the past year and a half
I have been Deputy Prosecuting Attorney In charge of prose
cution of State cases In Police Court.
Saturday, Nov. 2, 1912.
"The Ueeleysport Lyceum
Course lias engaged Mons. Adobe,
the < l:i> modeler, at great expense
for one of its attractions. Mons.
Adobe can take a rough lump of
wet clny and with a few deft mo
tions of his lingers make It look
just like it."
"Another attraction in th'
Heeleysport Lyceum course which
is awaited with feverish impa
tience- is the Sivissrinßer Belle**,
a troupe of rersutile young ladies
who can play every Instrument
from nn anvil to a cottage organ."
CHAXGKD ITS SPECIES
"Wasn't the forbidden
fruit an apple?
"Yes; but at the time Eve
handed it to Adam it was a
"You are positive that our
friend is a reformer?"
"He has proved it. He
started out wearing elde
whiskers and then quit."—
Sillicus —The way of the
transgressor Is hard.
Cynicus—Oh, well, he can
generally afford pneumatic
Tramp—Yes, lady, I had
$50,000 left me once.
Woman—And I suppose It
all went for liquor?
Tramp-—I 'spose so, mum.
Dem judges an' lawyers is
awful drinkers.—New York
"Her fiance was worth a
million, but she threw him
over for another."
"Married for love, did
"Not In the sense you
mean; the other man had
ten millions."—Boston Tran