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Five Million Americans In Peril
Prof. Fisher of Yale says:
"The consumption blight ifl hanging over the heads of 5,000,000
"Tuberculosis kills yearly as many as typhoid fever, scarlet fever,
diptiieiia, appendicitis, meningitis, diabetes, smallpox and cancer all
"As a matter of self-defense against financial losses alone it would
be worth while to the country to invest $5,500,000,000 in anti-tuberculo
Recount of Votes Expensive Foolishness
Dow McQuesten thinks h2'\ votes not enough of a majority fora candidate
to have when the other fellow has it, BO lie proposes to have an election con
test and compel the counting of all ballots in the whole :Jsth district.
Seeing McQuesten at it, Sheriff Longmire also concludes he ought to have
a contest, and thus compel somebody to count all the ballots in Pierce county.
All <>!' which will strike the averaage taxpayer as an aggravated case of
playing the baby act.
There isn't any intimation that there is fraud in the election. McQues
ten was beaten by 23 which is a lot when it is considered that one is plenty.
Of course the confusion of the voter in marking where there was more than
one candidate may have caused some McQuesten votes to not be counted. It
also may have caused some for the other fellow to be missed also. It is as
broad as it is long.
As to Longmire there is not one chance in 10,000 that he could ever win
out on a recount. And it is all folly to bringVthe whole Pierce county vote
into court and spend days in recounting it and piling up expenses on the
people. Longmire was defeated by 2:50 votes and he ought to be satisfied.
It is time to quit all this foolishness. The people have had enough of
election and election figures .just now. They said their say and it was counted
and the result while not satisfactory to everybody ought to be accepted and
no further expense made on it.
Taft persists in advocating one term
for presidents. Jn his case the people
seemed to agree with him perfectly.
Taft's last message to congress, like
his first and all of the-in-betweens, is
a dull, harmless document.
"My idea of misdirected energy"
.writes a Puyallup sage, "is reading
Taft's last message."
Now just when the standpat sheets
have decided to their own satisfaction
that Poindexter has lost all of his in
fluence, the insurgent senator hobs up
and proposes the recall for Federal
Judge Howard. And it's a ten to one
bet that Poindexter will put the skids
under the jedge, too.
The auto owners and the farmers are
agreed on one thing at least. They both
want good roads.
We propose three cheers for Mr.
Fisher, the new Festo president.
Cheers, by the way are about all he'll
get for pulling off his big job.
Report of Condition Made to the Comptroller of the Currency
' , s
November 20, 1012
Gash and Dae from Hanks .. . : . : . rjL . ...... ..... $.-,_'»».-.. IX
Loans .. ... . iwm _ m ..»i...«^.............. 2,582,292.37
U. 8. Bonds , i—rri- i r-rw" rr-TT—rr 375,000.00
Stocks, Securities, Etc. ..-. l>!r ,., -»•».. .. 395,619.25
Banking House .......».:.»>... .r..T..i.... : 200,000.00
Real Estate <*mm • ■ 29,695.76
. .." LIABILITIES
Deposit* . . r.^..... mmmtiTß urn main . .■. . . . . . $4,042,014.02
Capital Stock .*-..-.-...«...>•.«:•.-.. n , mm ,m 200,000.00
! Surplus and Vndlrlded Profits ........... r 485,15*3.04
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Circulation .......... ..- c : .x... 200,000.00
'.'National Hank of Commerce Bldg., Cor. 13th and Pac. Aye.
Turn to the gfUJfT Want Ads
editorial Page of €(ie Cacoma Citnes
Absence of newspapers in his Bermu-
da house gives Woodrow Wilson partic
lar delight, 'tis said. Isn't that mean
in a fellow who got all that advertising
Aviators say that it is simply awful
to be lost in the sky. We don't catch
on. The way down is always there,
Eat beans, imagine it's steak and
you'll never know the difference, says
a Chicago doctor. But yon don't have
so much fun picking your teeth, Doc.
Human skeleton, forty feet down in
a solid rock, lias been found in a Color
ado mine. Tremendous excitement
Putting a Red Cross seal on your
Christmas present means that you
make a present to all humanity.
One good thing, football players have
10 months in which to recover.
Special Offer to Readers of the
In ord«r to advertise and Intro
duce their home study muslo les
sons in every locality the Inter
national Institute of Music of New
York will give free to our readers
a complete course of Instruction
for either Piano, Organ. Violin,
Mandolin, Guitar, Cornet, Banjo,
Cello or Sight Binging. In return
they simply ask that you recom
mend their Institute to your
friends after you learn to play.
You may not know one note
from another; yet, by their won
derfully simple and thorough
method, you can soon learn to
play. If you are an advanced
player you will receive special
The lessons are sent weekly.
They are so simple and easy that
they are recommended to any per
son or little child who can road
English. Photographs and draw
tugs make everything plain. Un
der the Institute's free tuition of
fer you will be asked to pay only
a very small amount (averaging
14 cents a week) to cover postage
and the necessary sheet music.
No one should overlook this
wonderful offer. Tell your friends
about it — show this article to
The International Institute has
successfully taught others and can
successfully teach you, even if you
know absolutely nothing whatever
about music. The lessons make
Write today for the free book
let, which explains everything. It
will convince you and cost yon
nothing. Address your letter or
postal card to International In
stitute of Music, 98 Fifth >lv.\,
Dept. 438, New York City. N. Y.
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Kent your vacant h.»i!«« tnrotign
« Time* Want Aa. Only lc ■
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THE TACOMA TIMES.
MR. SKYGACK FROM MARS
ADVIOK FOR THK NBW IHIIDK.
The widower had just taken his fourth wife, and was show
ing her round town. Among tne places visited was the cemetery,
and the bride paused before a very elaborate tombstone that had
'been erected by the bridegroom. Being a little near-sighted, she
asked him to road the inscriptions, and, in reverent toneß, he read:
"Here lies Susan, beloved 1 wife of John Smith, and Jane, Tie
loved wife of John Smith, and Mary, beloved wife of John Smith."
He pause dabruptly, and tne bride, leaning forward to see
the bottom line, read:
"Bo ye also ready."
BOMETIMKS SANK KXOUGH.
"Thia bill for $1,200 is altogether tc<o high," said the client.
"But didn't I prove you were crazy and get you acquitted?"
responded the lawyer.
"Yes, you did; but you haven't proved that I am crazy enough
to pay this bill yet!"
"Thlß," said the department
store clerk, "is the best go-cart we
have, and I advise you to buy it.
It's especially handy when you
wish to take the baby on a street
car, for it's a cart that shuts up."
"That's good," said the custom
er. "Now, have you got a 'baby
that shuts up on the street car?"
Outbursts of Everett True
ROVER FINDS AN UMBRELLA
Mrs. Aligone's Kxit.
Mrs. H. A. Allgone will start
today for Meridian, Miss. —Wash-
ington, 111., Spokesman.
London suffragets are to give a
theater performance to prove
they're good looking. It will at
least prove they are brave.
Aim! Polite, of Course.
WANTED —A rather small cow,
nice looking and young. Address
Mrs. E. S. McClellan, 2 2 Old Mili
tary rd. —Adirondack (Can.) En
Swgltzerland imported 11,080,
--651 watches in 1911. Of these
0,976,G55 wero of nickel, 3,031,
--048 silver, and 1,022,948 of gold.
The manufacturers also imported
933,445 movements without cases.
Every once In a while you hear
a man say he wants to rest his
bones—and he puts a pillow un
der his head and goes to sleep.
There are no factories in North
China for the manufacture of any
kind of wearing apparel. A seam
stress can be hired for $5.75,
American money, a month, with
A steeragre ticket from German
ports to Buenos Ayres can be
bought for $23.80.
A Chicago clerk has broken
records for adding machine work,
lie listed 100 in 51! 2-j seconds
and 500 in 3 minutes 14 seconds.
In a West Virginia county tax
payers' returns showed $200,000
deposits. Three weeks later the
bank statements showed $3,000,
And what has become of the
houii' dwag song?
"Bert Camphire has his farm
on sale, but he lets his wife praise
it up ter perspective buyers, be
cuz she's more anxious ter git
rid of it than he Is."
Licorice comes from a plant
that is of the pea family. Smyrna
produces more than any other
country and the United States is
the best customer.
Don't worry even If you don't
know the California result. Why,
there are men who don't know the
score of the Yale-Harvard game
of a week ago.
And many more who don't
know the score of the Everett-
Queen Anne game last Thanks
giving day. Do you?
A laborer's wages, food and
drink, were regulated by law in
England several centuries ago. A
law passed in 1363 regulated the
diet of "servants, artificers and
tradesmen," and provided that
they wear clothes of a certain
Doesn't He Jiike Clean Rread?
Alderman Pretzel of Chicago
has issued a report scathingly de
nouncing the quality and cleanli
ness of bread.—Washington, D.
Trying to convict a good look
ing young woman of murder.
Crying at a wedding.
Crying in a Iheatef.
Arguing with a man that to
bacco smoke injures the lace
Going to a "quick lunch" when
you're in a hurry.
A man worth $150,000 in Jap
an ig counted rich. There are
only a few men worth $1,000,000,
though there Is one whose wealth,
is estimated at $40,000,000.
To be negotiable, an Instru
ment must be in writing and
signed by the maker (of a note)
or drawer (of a bill or check).
Seat sale tomorrow for "The
'Rose of Panama," Taconia thea
I#-\mTl^f» - Business Office Main 12.
PHI IIV I N Circulation Dept. Main 12.
« llVllUk/ Editorial Dept. Main 704^
OFFICE 77O-778 COMMERCE ST.
160,000,000 COINS ARE BEING
COUNTED IN U.S. TREASURY
Counting the thousands of bags
of money, coin by coin.
WASHINGTON", D. C, Dec. 4.
—Before March 4 all the money
in the United States treasury will
have to be counted twice.
The first count has already
started. About the time it is fin
ished the office of the treasurer,
Carmi Thompson, will have ex
pired and his successor, appoint
ed by President Wilson, will re
quire a recount of the funds.
There are approximately ICO,
--0 00,000 coins which have to be
handled In these countings. The
silver dollars make up |156,708,
--900 and the rest is made up of
quarters, nickels, dimes and pen
nies. Tho paper money must be
counted also, together with the
This little chore costs about
$18,000 every time it Is perform
ed, which occurs whenever there
Is a new treasurer.
The present countinpr is due to
the desire of President Taft to
make a job for Carmi Thompson,
For the Generous Response to Our Announcement
of Our Annual Christmas Piano Club Sal©
Throughout the entire history of merchandising it has been an
established fact that the price at which an article fs sold depends
to a great extent on the expense incurred in making the sale—for
instanoe, should the housewife ask the grocer the piiee of canned
corn, he would tell her 15 cents a can, or he would sell two cana for
25 cents, and if a dozen cans were taken a still greater reduction
would be made. Why does he do thjs? It takes no more of his
time to sell two cnns to the customer than it would one; his store
rent costs no more and his clerk hire is no greater. If he ran make
this saving in expense it naturally follows that he can make the
same saving to his customer without loss of profit to himself. This
being true of other lines of goods, why should it not he equally true
In the selling of pianos? To be sure, very few who buy pianos
would have use for more than one; but why not a number get to
gether and buy their instruments at the same time, which would
be equivalent to one person buying the lot? Think of the great
possibilities in the way of savings should 117 people adopt this
method of purchasing their Instruments. To make such a tjiing pos
sible is the reason for the formation of the Xmaa Piano Club Sale.
One hundred and seventeen pianos have been reserved for club
members and will be delivered to them at the same great reduc
tions as would be made possible if the entire number were sold to
Many styles of the world-renowned Klmball, the artistic Hazel
ton, the popular Eilers, the famous Lester, the sweet toned Story &
Clark, the well known Marshall & Wendell, the marvelous Auto
piano and many other makes are included in our Xmaa piano club.
Payments Are Unusually Easy
Members joining "Club A" will obtain choice
of a fine new Piano upon payment of $6.00 down
and weekly payments of $1.25 to $1.50.
Members of "Club B" pay $10.00 to $15.00
down and then at the rate of $1.75 to $2.00 per
"Club C" members pay $15.00 to $20.00
down and the balance in payments of $2.25 to
Members of "Club D" are required to pay
$20.00 to $25.00 down and $2.75 to $3.50 a week.
Note—Payments may be arranged on a
monthly, quarterly or semi-annual basis if de
sired. Members making larger payments than
above will effect an additional saving of interest.
Here Are the Club Sale Prices:
The regular $250, $300 and $350 styles go to
Club members for $165, $212 and $253.
The regular $375, $400 and $425 styles go to
Club members for $271, $288 and $304.
The regular $450, $475 and $500 styles go to
Club members for $320, $337 and $360.
The regular $550, $600 and $650 styles go to
Club members for $396, $428 and $462.
Join at Once
If you want to secure your share of this great saving, see that
your name Is registered on our club membership books at once. The
sooner you call, the more assured you are of choosing from a com
plete assortment, and the quicker you get your piano. Remember,
too, that each of the four clubs is limited as to membership, and
when the required number join the clubs will be closed.
Old pianos and organs will be accepted from club members at
fair values toward payment of any new piano desired. Drop in th«
first thing in the morning. Ellcrs Music House, 943-45 C St.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1912.
who filled In as private secretary
to the president while Hllles was
acting as the manager of the Taft
campaign. When that aad func
tion was completed, Hllles camo
hack to his old job in Washing
ton, and in order to make a place
for Thompson, Lee McClung was
"Bays who will work can rise,"
says B. A. Worthington, the Chi
cago & Alton's new president.
One can say as much for a pan