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WHAT SHALL WE SAY ?
An Editorial by David Starr Jordan of Leland Stanford University, and a
Leader in the Movement for Disarmament and World's Peace. '
As teachers of private and to some extent of public morals, what shall
we say to the recent gigantic parade on the Hudson of miles of war vessels
on their way from the tax bureau to the junk shop?
Let us look on this mighty array of ships splendidly equipped and
manned by able and worthy men, the whole never to be needed and never
under any conceivable circumstances to be other than a burden and a danger
to the nation which displays it.
We are told that a purpose of this pageant of the ships is to "popularize
the navy." This may mean to get use to it and to paying for it, which is the
chief function of the people in these great affairs. Or it may mean to work
upon the public imagination so that we may fill the vacancies in the corps of
Bailors and marines who "glare" at us "through their absences."
By all means let us popularize the navy. It is our navy. We have paid
for it, and it is for the people to do what they please with it. "For after all
this is the people's country." And perhaps we could bring it nearer to our
hearts and thoughts if we should paint on the white side of each ship, its
cost in taxes, in the blood and sweat of working men, in the anguish of "the
man lowest down." !
There is the good ship North Dakota, for example. Her cost is almost
exactly the year's earnings of the prosperous state for which she is named.
As to the fine Droadnaughts, who fear nothing while the nation is in its
senses and in war nothing but a torpedo boat or an aerobomb, it would
please the working man to know that his wages for 20,000 years would pur
chase a ship of this kind, and that the wages of 1,600 of his fellows each
year would keep it trim and afloat. As the procession moves by,Jie will see
his ships that have cost as much as Cornell university or Yale, or Princeton,
or Wisconsin, and almost as much as Harvard or Columbia. And on the flag
ship at the end, figures might be summed up, the whole costing as much as an
American workman would earn perhaps in two million years, a European
workman in four millions and an Asiatic in eight millions.
If all this is needed to insure the peace it endangers, by all means let us
have it. There is no cost we cannot afford to pay if honoi'able peace is at
stake. But let us be convinced that peace is really at stake, and that this is
the means to secure it. There are some who think that Christian fellowship,
|he demands of commerce and a civil tongue in the foreign offices do more for
a nation's jieaco-than any show of force.
THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN
The people are settling the quadrennial political contest today.
The polls in Tacoma opened at 8 o'clock this morning and will be open
until 8 this evening. There are about 27,000 voters registered in the city
and everyone should vote. <
It is now up to the people.
The progressive movement has been the great educational factor of the
campaign. So prominent did this party become almost instantly that all par
ties have been conducting their campaigns to try to convince the people they
were the only real progressives. Win or lose, the progressive movement of
1912 will go down into history as the greatest educational factor in present
day politics. In three months the people have advanced in thought 10 years
due to its organization and the movement for popular rights will not die with
this election. The people are now aroused and have caught a glimpse of the
promised land of political freedom, and they will never stop until they reach
The most important feature of the present campaign aside from this de
velopment of thought on the part of the voters is the attitude of the business
interests of the country. They have evidently come to a realization that arti
ficial panics created for political or stock-jobbing effect will not go longer, and
have settled down to do business accepting the fact that business will go on
no matter who may be elected.
It is a mighty advance for America to reach the point where a presiden
tial election is not to be made the excuse for precipitating a panic for politi
Taking it altogether, the campaign of 1912 has been a great uplift to
[America, and while it has kept an army busy all fall "doing politics," it is
worth what it cpst.
HAPGOOD AND THE CRISIS
One of the strongest instruments for national progress and domestic and
social good has been Collier's Weekly. Its editor, Mr. Norman Hapgood, has
retired from its service, with the announcement that Vice President Patter
son turned over to the advertising manager complete control of the maga
zine. Mr. Hapgood does not explain in detail. Mr. Hapgood never believed
in exerting his editorial brain toward solution of such problems as "How old
was Ann?" "Why Does a Hen?" etc., etc.
Soon or late, there comes a crisis in the career of every magazine or
newspaper when it must be decided whether the editor or the advertising
manager shall have complete control of the publication's contents. The pub
lication, like the government, must be run for men or for money.
Collier's may be as fearless, independent and progressive as ever, under
its advertiser-editor. The Lord may still be producing such miracles as that
dialogue between Balaam and the humble beast which he rode.
A REAL BRIGHT STROKE
Wise little Chairman Hilles! He postpones selection of Sherman's suc
cessor as Taft's running mate until after the election. Everything indicates
that anyone will be able to perform that job on Nov. 12 with one hand tied
behind him. Not even Mr. Hilles or the Taft following is without an occa
sional gleam of almost human intelligence.
THE JUDICIAL WAY
The supreme court of New Hampshire gives Mary Baker Eddy's per
sonalty to the Christian Science church, under her will. The supreme court
of Massachusetts bars the church from getting her realty, under her will.
01 the holy, infallible judiciary! If they can't draw and quarter you
while you're alive, they do it when you're dead!
It does not settle anything because
some sporty citizen wants to bet on it.
Por the first time for 20 years W. H.
Taft will tomorrow face a prospect of
being out of a federal job.
editorial Page of €fte Cacotna €iwes 'hBSMg*
These are bargain days in pardons
for criminals who can show political
The job printers at least will be sorry
the campaign is over.
THE i.kdOMA TIMES.
MR. SKYGACK FROM MARS
Uncle Jack, who was visit
ing them for the Christmas
holidays from the west,
wished to talk to Elizabeth's
father at his office. Ha
coul-d not find the telephone
directory and thus appealed
to three-year-old Elizabeth
for information regarding
the 'phone number: "Eliza
beth, what does mother ask
for when she talks to daddy
at hla office?" he Inquired.
Elizabeth was wise for her
"Money," she lisped.
The Bare Truth
Old Gentleman —Now, kid
dies, do you want me to have
a game of romps with you?
Youngster—Oh, no! We're
playing at Indians, and you're
no use. You're scalped al
Out of Roach
Townley—How's the new
cook getting on?
Subbubs —I don't know.
She didn't leave her ad
"There's only one thing
I've against The Congres
sional Record," said Karmer
Corntossel. "You refer to
its occasional suspension o'
publication?" "No. It's kind
o' mlsleadln,' A lot of the
speeches our congressman
makes about hlsaelf ought to
be marked 'advt.' "—Wash
Two or three young men were
exhibiting with great satisfaction
the results of a day's flshlng,
whereupon the young woman re
marked very demurely:
"Fish go in schools, do they
"I believe they do. But why
do you ask?"
"Oh, nothing; but I was just
thinking that you must have
broken up an Infants' class."
Georgia Lawyer (to col
ored prisoner)— Well, Ras,
so you want me to defend
you. Have you any money?
Rastus—No; but I'se got
a mule and a few chickens,
and a hog or two.
Lawyer—Those will do
very nicely. Now, let's see;
what do they accuse you of
Rastus—Oh, a mule and a
few chickens and a hog or
"So you sell only soft
drinks?" we say to tho foun
tain clerk In the local-op
"That's all, sir," he says
"And what Is a soft
drink?" we pursue. "Some
thing you can put your fin
"No, sir. Something you
can put a stick in," he an
swers innunilnatively. —Chi-
"I was walking down the
street when I saw a mam a
block ahead of me to whom I
desired to speak," said the
hypnotist, who was telling of
a mesmerist. "I Just straight
ened out my arm, concen
trated my will, made a pass
—thus, and he stopped and
waited until I overtook him."
"You don't call that much
of a trick, do you?" one of
his listeners asked.
"Yes; I think it was a
good demonstration. Are
you familiar with the sci
"Yes; a little. One day
while I was in Batavia a
man slipped and fell from the
top of a sixteen-story build
ing. When he was about
half way down I Just made a
pass at him and he stopped
falling quicker than light
ning."—Kansas City Star.
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surely put new life and energy
Into a person. Wife and I be
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i Tiri.es Want An. Only lc •
>vcrd. Phone Main 12. •••
"Dave Cowlick has been treas
urer of Wlnesnp township so long
that his shortage must be consid
erable by this time."
When Wounds Are Healed
"I'll be glad when this cam
paign is over and the votes
have been counted."
"Why should you care? Is
your bustoess affected in
"No; but I have a lot of
old friends with whom I'm
anxious to be on spoaking
terms again."—Tho Herald
Way to Handle Them
The divorce court was
"All ladies who married on •
a bet or a dare or for a Joke
stand ii]>," announced the
They lined up.
"Your applications are de
nied. Now the regular cases
will be heard."—Washing
"What is the matter, dear
est?" asked the mother of •
small girl who had been dis
covered crying in the hall.
"Something awful happen
"Well, what Is it, sweet
"My d-doll-bahy got away
from me and broked a plate
In the pantry."
[Very Special To Boys And Girls
On Tuesday next, It Is nliuoot certain tliat one of three Ameri
cans will I>e elected to be president of the Vnited States.
It will be cither Theodore Roosevelt or Woodrow Wilson or
William H. Taft, who is the present president.
Now then; for the most clearly expressed and neatly written
essay or article on the man who is elected president, to be written
by a pupil of any public school in the state, the Times will pay a re
wurd of TWO DOLLARS.
This offer includes any boy or girl reader of the Times not old
er than Nlxteen years.
The li\ic'-8 should state just what the successful candidate
represent, vho and what he is; in short, a nice readable little story
that will Inform all tho other boys and girl* wlmj read the Times
just what kind of a man we are going to have for president for the
next four years.
The necessary information or dnta 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.
THKHK ARK THE SIMPLE CONDITIONS:
The articles must not exceed 3HO WORDS In LENGTH.
It must be written in ink one ONE SI1»K of the paper.
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 THTRSDAY EVENING next.
,lu«t address CHILDREN'S EDITOR, THE TACOMA TIMES.
WHAT IS THE "CUTEST"
SAYING YOU EVER HEARD?
What is the cutest saying you ever heard from a child?
Everybody's tiny boy and girl is saying bright tilings every day,
so their fond parent* heliOTe.
Very often a youngster does spring something precocious and
clever that we all mi«ht smile over.
For the best Child's Saying sent to the Times this nert week
there will be paid a reward of $1.00; th« Saying need not bo origi
nal, Just so long as we can find a sunny smile in it.
Write on one side of th» paper, attach your name and address
and send it along to the Joke Editor of the Taconia Times,
My little three-year-old girl was watching me spread out some
sticky fly paper. When she asked me what it was for, I said, "To
catch the flies." I stepped into another room, and when I returned
she was holding the screen door open. I said, "Why Maudie, what
are you doing?" She answered: "I fought I would let in some
flee to got on the fie paper." MRS. S. W, M.
2704 Sixth ay.
Willies parents, not used to having company, were somewhat
surprised when a few friends dropped in to spend the evening.
About ten o'clock Willie grew very sleepy and said to his mother:
"Ma, let's go to bed, these people want to go home some time to
night." MRS. C. 10. LAING.
3854 East Howe st.
Paul, aged three, whose papa sometimes goes hunting and
brings home birds, was much annoyed at his brother Teddy of five
summers and angrily exclaimed, "I wiss Teddy was a bird so papa
could soot him!"
It had been a dark, gloomy day, but Just at sunset the sun
peeped forth through a rift In the clouds. Luthena, aged three,
stood looking out of the window and greeted the sun rapturously
with, "Oh! mamma, Ood's got home; He's got a light!"
The same little girl was out walking with her grandpa and
doggie "Rex," and upon her return borne confided to her uncle:
"Rex don't notice any other dog when 'Bumpa' is around."
2815 North 30th St. MISS D. L. A. HARMER.
Pudge waa a mischievous little miss three years old, always
doing something to keep her mamma guessing what would be the
next prank. One day she took the scissors and cut an old coat
hanging in a closet. When it was discovered by her mamma, who
called, "Pudge, come here, mamma wants to show you this coat,"
she said, "Oh, never mind, I've sawn it lots of times."
1104 So. 11th st MRS. ELIZABETH FINNSY.
MIGHTY CLOSE SHAVE FOR
SUBMARINE LOST AT SEA
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5. —
It was a case of a big sister losing
little sister, when Uncle Sam's
brand new submarine F-3 left
helpless by broken down engines
on her first run from Seattle to
San Francisco, drifted about for
several hours in a dense fog,
right in the path of coastwise
Big sister, chaperoning the sea
diver o:n her trip to San Francisco
was the supply cruiser "Supply."
While F-3 was driving along
under her two internal combuslon
engines, one of the engines broke
down. For several hours Ensign
Ilerron and his crow of 18 drift
ed about helplessly.
Two hours after the breakdown
as the machinists were Struggling
to repair the damage, the huge
hull of a northbound steamer
plunged past within a few feet of
the helpless diver.
About the same time the big
steam siren of the Supply broke
down and the submarine and her
consort became widely separated.
J. J. Raby, commander of the
Supply, directed that the vessel
be brought to a stop at intervals
and the big steam fog horns
Lieut. J. J. McCracken, execu
tive officer of the Supply, then
hit upon the idea of substituting
ome of the small steam whistles
of the steam launch for the big
siren. The big whistle was re
moved and, with the aid or re
duction cups and other fittingß,
the small whistle was Installed
and its shrill tones sent out
through the fog.
Hour after hour passed as the
Supply cruised about in a big cir
cle. Late in the afternoon the
whistle of F-3 could be heard
and soon after the submarine was
taken In totw and the voyage to
ward San Francisco continued.
The F-3, which was recently
completed at Seattle, has been
sent to this port to join the fleet
of submarines. The voyage from
Seattle commenced on Oct. 6, but
defects discovered in the craft's
machinery at Port Angeles mado
It necessary to return to Seattle
for an overhauling.
When the repairs had beon
made the F-3 and the Supply
.Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1912.
UNCLE SAMS NEW SUBMA
again sailed (or Ban Francisco.
This was on Oct. 11. Heavy fog
was encountered throughout the
passage. A star reckoning was
made when the vessel was sixty -
miles from this port.
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