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•Mni-ctau aiallrr. Published by the Tucuma
Tlmea Pah. Co. Kvcry livralag Kirrpl Sunday.
THE SUBLIME JOY OF GIVING
Close and intimate contact with the sudden display of a basic human emo
tion has its splendid compensations. Under the veneer of selfishness which
has become habitual with human beings in the struggle for the survival of
the fittest, the unquenchable Are of human sympathy and compassion smol
ders; ready to leap into flame when the right chord is touched.
The Times printed a very ordinary unvarnished story of the plight of
John Leasing and his family. A thoughtless law would not allow the county
authorities to give food and shelter to this family of Jive because its members
had lived in the county for less than six months* But Times readers did not
stop to quibble; they did not ask for "references, " nor did they inquire
wheher the Leanings were "deserving" or otherwise. It was enough that
these five human beings, three of them little children, were cold and hungry
and in (lire need. And it was working men and women who were first to
hurry forward with succor. Jt is vastly encouraging to newspaper writers to
lose sight of the crime and graft and evil of the world, even for a day, and
gain this insight into the inner workings of the hearts of plain people—men
and women who really care whether a fellownian is hungry or not!
Reading President Taft's message and then Secretary of Navy George
yon L. .Meyer's report one sort of suspects that George took advantage of
the closing hours to punch Bill below the belt.
Cousin Hill reported everything lovely with our foreign diplomats, who
had helped to preserve our foreign peace and boosted our foreign trade amaz
ingly, and who only needed better pay and better housings, and he showed,
most pathetically, how he had thrown his very soul into the peace arbitration
crusade. And now conies George with the solemn declaration that treaties
are not worth the paper they're written on and that we ought to have about
22 more Hrst-class battleships.
Congress might have been badly rattled, had it got these two irreconcil
able opinions in a bunch.
THE PASSING OF THE TREE
Are Christmas trees going out of fashion in Tncoma? Ten years ago
nearly every window displayed a tall, mysterious form swathed in a winding
sheet. On the mystic "night before" the sheet was whisked off, Daddy came
in to light the candles, but not a soul dared touch those delightfully strange
shaped packages that hung from green branches or were grouped'in happy
disarray around the bottom of the tree, lint the demand for Christmas trees
in the public market was so "slow" last year that the merchants are not in
clined to try to sell trees this year.
What a pity! We are becoming civilized so rapidly that very soon our
Children will tell us with a fine scorn "There ain't no Santy Clans'!"
"What," asks Georgie Creter, 4th
grade, "is meant by the Rule of
Three?" Ask your teacher, Georgie.
We think it means wife, mother-in-law
and baby, but will admit that we hain't
Baw a rithmetio or grammir in 25 year.
While in the 4th graid, we devoted our
self to being learned spellin.
Wicker sham reports: "Experience
at enforcing criminal liability under
the Sherman law is not encouraging."
We're gettiuer discouraged about it, too,
With our secretary of navy yelling
for two dozen more battleships and
Canada going to build three for the
British navy, we may expect a large
and active nightmare in Brother Car
negie's peace dreams.
Certainly it's all right for Gov.
Hodges to give some of the Kansas
election spoils to women. It's almost
as good as civil service reform, for com
ing governon will hesitate before
kinking a lady out of her office.
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__ TWO USEFUL PRESENTS
ff^j That any man will appreciate are House -Coats and Bath or
If £y * Lounging Robes; every man knows their value; just how %ii)
'L^^W^ handy it is to put on one or the other for an evening at home fef j
/^7^y^f\ and j«st how much real comfort either of them will afford. 1 \
Jfj'f^tfpsQlx We sell them all the year around, but we have a much SI
'fi&WQm>^r\>, larger stock at this time of the year because of the larger dc- , W*
fcrf^'fJlCs^Pl. mand* ' S «ri
KWw ■Jbf r> iWi We have Bath and Lounging Robes in beautiful two-tone v Sf*~
$&£g^Msffl!3i/ - effects ' all subdued shades, big, roomy and inviting garments .- \
N^^Wr f (^feJi' thoy are, and priced well within your means:— ""
tTWO USEFUL PRESENTS S'?'
That any man will appreciate are House Coats and Bath or
Lounging Robes; every man knows their value; just how
handy it is to put on one or the other for an evening at home
and just how much real comfort either of them will afford.
We sell them all the year around, but we have a much
larger stock at this time of the year because of the larger de
We have Bath and Lounging Robes in beautiful two-tone
effects, all subdued shades, big, roomy and inviting garments
they arc, and priced well within your means:—
$5.00, $6.50, $7.50 and $10.00 «•,£
fe^E Irfefl j The House Coats or Smoking Jackets are too numerous to . &m*"
W-/^iMv^J describe, except to say that, price considered, they are wonder-
" '■fne>-$! Ifr^H ful values; any color you may want at:— ' ■ v
■"'fS'fflTO 1 $5.00, $6.00, $7.50 and $9.00 at , J*
mWt§Ail:: DICKSON BROS. CO- lI.PI
'Hi M^f Wm' 1120-1122 Pacific Aye. •!
editorial Paae of Cfic Cacoina Cimes
Anyhow, that governors' meet at
Richmond enables us to become ac
quainted with Gov. Blcase of S. C.
Blease wears a stand-up collar and
white necktie and believes in lynching
the white man 'a burden.
One Howell has been arrested at
Woodbury, N. J., for beating his wife
with a loaf of bread. Howell '■ under
heavy bond not to use bread that way.
Glasgow college boys have got to
smashing the suffragettes. Somebody
is going to get spanked now, sure.
Pres. Eliot of National Civil Service
league says "it would be rash for the
democrats to interfere with the half
merit system" of hanging on to jobs,
introduced by Teddy and Taft. Just
think of a democrat being rash!
House brooms are full of bacteria,
say scientists. Brat the meddling
scientists! They're full of bacteria,
THE TACOMA TIMES.
Outbursts of Everett True
How's Your Memory?
I can remember—
A lot of things I'd like to for
When I had a pair of copper
When there was graft in New
York.—V .J. F.
I can remember whea men
Detachable cuffs.—ti. W. 8.
Editor Most Anything:
I CANNOT REMEMBER—
To pay my hills.
What my wife said to me when
I accepted her.
My first loag pants.
The new steamer Aquitania, be
ing lniilt on the Clyde, is bo large
that the river channel must foe
widened and deepened in places
so the boat can get to the sea.
It will be launched la March,
1913, and be ready to sail a year
England, estimates a stamp
dealer In London, has 500,000
stamp collectors. Within the past
five years 3,000 books on stamp
collecting have been published.
One London dealer has $750,000
invested in stamps.
A Great Many of Them Are.
CANDYMAKKR — Particularly
anxious for the services of an ex
pert hard boiled oandyniaker.—
Advertisement in Chicago Tri
Marivatchin, In Russia, near
the Asia border, has no women
among its residents. They are
forbidden to live in the city and
even the territory.
The spinning jenny was invent
ed by Thomas Highs, a Lanca
shire man, who named it after his
The minimum pay of women
school teachers In France is 1240
a year, the maximum J470.
New York has 2,489 bakeries,
most of which are in cellars.
Golden pheasants are Bo num
erous in parts of Massachusetts
that they are a nuisance to farm
ers, who say they are worse than
Carnegie has decided to reserve
$25,000,000 of his fortune. Which
will he enough to keep the gas
man from the door, if not the
Iteadiang magazine poetry.
Reserving a table for New Year
eve when you have a home.
Hanging pictures to please your
Telling a man smoking is in
The United States exported
106.000,000 gallons of mineral
oil to Great Britain in tho fiscal
In spite of the fact that the big
fur bearing animals are becoming
extinct in this country more
money is being paid to trappers
for skins than ever before. It is
paid principally for skunk, fox,
mink and muskrat.
Forty Illinois towns wit ha pop
lation of 100 to 000 are without
Wilton and Roosevelt have di
vided California. Of course, you
Neither do we.
Coa] If being dug from a Penn
sylvania anthracite mine with
TTp to date X'nele Sam has spent
$285,071,314 oil the Panama
California has about 3,000,000
acres of land under irrigation,
and 12,000,000 more than can be
What has become of the old
fashioned man who used to put
on wristlets about this time of
Will Xot Pipe It?
The plumbers are getting busy
here anticipating the supply of
gas to our residences.—Polk cor
respondence, Ashland, 0., Press.
The volume of water diseharg
by the Mississippi is greater than
that of all the rivers of Europe
combined, omitting the Volga.
Speaking of names, A. H. Jurk
was arrested in Buffalo for prac
ticing dentistry without a license.
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Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1912.
niInXTPP Business Office Main IS.
PHI IMIP. \ Circulation Dept. Main 13.
■ **VmiW Editorial Dept. Main 704.
OFFICE—77O-778 COMMERCE ST.
At the Age of 80 He
Is Studying Criminology
ANDREW D. WHITE.
The otner day on the groat
campus of Cornell university 3,
--000 men and boys stood for an
hour bareheaded in pouring rain
to do honor to "the grand old
man of America"—Andrew V.
White, just eighty yoars "young."
White's career may be said to
have begun with his organizing
of Cornell college 'way bade in
the early 'Go's. For a long time
White had cherished an ideal of a
new sort of college—"a place,"
as he put it, "where any person
oould find instruction in any
subject." It was an innovation,
for women were not to be exclud-
Ed, nor wore any subjects to be
tabooed. The formal spirit that
prevailed In eastern collegiate
circles was to be altogether
lacking in this bistory-niaking
institution on the shores of
Ezra Cornell listened to
White's educational ideals and
furinslie.d tho funds. The char
ter was granted and Cornell
From the very first the ability
of White was evident. About
him was gathered the most bril
liant array of teachers. There
was the great scientist, Louis
Akhkslz; there was the poet, Hay
nard Taylor, as well aa Goldwln
Simth and James Russell Lowell.
When he had the new college
in excellent running order White
was appointed to many national
and international committees,
serving brilliantly. In 1879 he
was made minister to Berlin,
holding the post two years.
On President Cleveland's ac
cession he was appointed to the
Important Venezuelan commie-
Kion and then again given the
ambassadorship to Germany.
And now at eighty this great
mind Is as ctaar as ever and
White is taking up a new study,
the theory of criminology! He
says he has already collected a
great deal of data on the sub
ject and in a few years—surely
before ho is ninety—will have
some important contributions to
make to this science!
MhUps tho Nation Ga.<ip
The awful list of injuries on a
Fourth of July staggers humanity.
Set over against it, however, is
the wonderful healing, by Buck
len's Arnica Salvo, of thousands,
who suffered from burns, cuts,
bruises, bullet wounds or explo
sions. Its the quick healer of
bolls, ulcers, eczema, sore lips or
piles. 25c at Ryner Malstrom
Drug Co., 938 Pacific ay.
11 Years In the
Christmas will soon
be here again and you
cannot give father or
mother a more appro
priate gift than a set of
our teeth, that they may
enjoy the Christmas
dinner with you.
We make thorn in our
own laboratory of every
known material and the
price is within reach of
all. You had better talk
with us if you need
teeth of any kind. Come
in any time and let us
show you our samples,
as we are in a position
to give you bettor don
tistry for less money.
Consultations and ex-?
cost or obligation.