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Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco pipes of
those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.—
THE MUNICIPAL DOCK
Then is good argument for the advocates of municipal ownership in the
annual report of DocKmatter Hall in which he shows a profit to the city of
Taeoma on her municipally operated wharves of over $1,000 a month, or to be
exact, $12,289.70 in the year of 1<)12.
Enemies of municipal ownership, when the dock fight was being waged
by this piper, scouted the idea that a municipal wharf could pa}'. Municipal
water plants might do it, was stated, but a municipal dock never!
And now comes Hall with his annual report and shows that the city is
coining money at the rate of over $33 a day in h n? very limited wharves.
Had the city commissioners at the time oi securing the dock property
been as optimistic as they should have been they would have taken all the
property north of the bridge to the turn in the channel, and had this been
done the municipal dock would have made a showing that "would have been an
eye opener. Because of the lack of facilities at this point the city has lost
thousands of dollars it should, and would, have had, had it owned this addi
tional waterfront. !
Mayoi* Seymour, and in fact all the commission, are favorable to tlie
city securing this yet. If it has this additional land it would then he in a po
sition to handle all the mosquito fleet on the sound and sonic occau business
in the bargain. And the Northern Pacific has signified a willingness to sell
to the city if it desires the additional space.
But while the figures on the municipal docks are encouraging they do not
begin to tell the advantage the now arrangement has been to the city. Be
sides putting extra boats on from Tacoma and building up a great business it
has helped the citizen get in an occasional blow on the food trust and reduce
the cost of living.
Last summer was the first summer that the strawberries from the island
country came to Tacoma. Result—Taconia got strawberries several cents a
box lower than for years.
When the city gets its municipal cold storage plant in connection with the
municipal dock it will add much to the revenues, it is believed, and will also
have a tendency to give another blow to the high cost of living.
The success of the city with the municipal dock will probably encourage
the people to do more things for themselves.
WHY NOT MEMORIAL HALL?
Mayor Seymour, in the council yesterday, protested against the city try
ing to get a pioneer arch as desired by Ezra Meeker.
Commissioner A. U. Mills last ni^ht at the pure food show, said the thing
Tacoma needs is a big auditorium. ,
Why not combine the objection of the mayor, the desire of Meeker and the
need suggested by Mills into one scheme and build a great memorial hall in
Taeoma to the pioneers who blazed the way to this new and glorious state ?
A memorial arch, according to the mayor, cannot be secured for less than
a couple of hundred thousand dollars—that is, one suitable for a city of the.
beauty of Tacoma. This city certainly does not want any little one-horse
arch looking like the entrance to a county fair ground.
A memorial hall would be a lasting monument to the pioneers. It could
be fitted up on the inside with relief work showing the various incidents of
early history and. with tablets to commemorate the names and deeds of the
heroes who fought the fight necessary to establish civilization here. And it
could Ik* made a feature of architectural beauty as well as of practical utility.
A pioneer hall open to the people on such low terms that they could all use
it for the various assemblies in Tacoma would perpetpuate the deeds of the pi
oneers in a better way than could be done with a monument on every corner.
It might cost a little more than a monument, but it would be worth it.
AN EDITOR SET FREE
An unusual confession has boon made by an editor in Altoona, Pa. —not an
owning editor, but a hired man, trained to obey orders. He admits that for 15
years lie was required to GRIND AN ORGAN for the Quay and Penrose
gang, often NAUSEATING HIS SOUL; but, thanks to a friend who has
bought the paper, he is now set free.
This confession is unusual because SHACKLED EDITORS rarely have
the candor to confess. Our congratulations to the Altoona brother; first be
cause he has been candid and secondly because he has got a better boss —
though you can't be sure how long even a good boss will stay good in Penn
There are plenty of proofs that a newspaper can be both FREE, COUR
AGEOUS AND SUCCESSFUL. When Pennsylvania gets a few vivid exam
ples of that kind of public service journalism, we'll begin to believe that its
conversion is genuine.
WHAT IS A PROGRESSIVE?
Just now the word "progressive" is so much in fashion and is being
claimed as a political trade mark by so many and various groups of people
that perhaps we ought to pause long enough to find out what it means.
First let us tell what a progressive isn't. He isn't a has-been from any
of the old parties who is looking for a new lift toward the crib. He isn't one
whose progressiveness is limited to (beds of mouth.
A progressive, we submit, is a citizen who is not only willing that others
should have as fair a chance as he has. but is anxious to do his part toward
making that kind of a deal possible.
Think that over. You will find it a useful spirit level by which to meas
ure political pretentions.
What is needed in this section is an
unblockablc railway, and the fellow
Who invents one will be IT.
How that Mayor Seymour has gotten
Tacoma churches almost convinced they
should go into politics, here comes
Banker W. J. Patterson at Aberdeen
and tells the Methodists there that re
ligion and politics will not mix.
Don't be afraid to let the members of
the legislature know what you Want
done while they are down at Olympia.
Editorial Page of Cfte Cacoma €imes ["Hiljllip
Now for a rip-snorting time over in
The professional politician L still in
the saddle at Olympia.
It was all right to put a woman's
name at the head of the progressive
electoral ticket to catch the woman's
vote, but after election and the vote is
caught then the ambition of mere man
must be satisfied when there is a nice
trip to Washington on.
Legislators, do your bill-introducing
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By the Junior Office Boy
n. y., Jan. 11.—all their frends
is having a good laff at sam blake
and !(ill willard, Zsitzens or
Sam and hill have lived in yon
kerg all their lives, and they are
pardners in a Btoar
cuppel of mornings ago bill
was selling a yonkera lady a slab
of oilcloth % to put under her
kitchen stove when a feller walk
ed in and said hello, mr. wiJlunl
hello, shis mr. willard, and he
went on sellln
binieby when he was through
the guy says well, mr. willard, I
gesa you dont know me
Mr, will ii,i looked at him very
careful, and then he says, you
are a good gesser, my trend
the man he smiled, and he
said, well, well, aint that strange
he was a nice looking, big
chap, with a brown suit and a
soft hat and he had a can of goi
luf sticks on his arm
nuthin so durn strange, says
bill willard, there's a pile of
drummers comes into this stoar,
my trend, how do you think 1
can remember you all
ha, ha, «ays the man, this Is
indeed a good goak
glad you are injoying It so
mutch, says bill, but if you're
here on bisness, git busy, wnere
is your samples
this is all i carry, sps the fel
ler, holding up his golluf sticks
limit keep golluf supplys, says
bill good mornin
but the man dldent go
he says, i carry anuther line
of samples, and lye showed them
to you a good many times In
the last 6 months, and you
OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE
seemed to like them pretty well.
gosh all fish hooks, man, hol
ers bill, what are you talktn
about, i alnt never saw you In
my life befoar
go call your pardner, mr.
Hake, says the man, raaby be
might know me, he has seen me
at least onct a week for a good
so bUll went 9fi<\ t^old sar^
there ims a crazy feller out there
that said he knew them, and for
him to come take a look at him
saui he come out of the offls,
and he shook his head, and he
said my Trend, 1 don't know you
from a bail of hay
then the guy he laffed and
lotted, and he says, ime the rev?
James stevens, pastor of the
church you gentlemen is both
ive seen you aettin in your
pews evry sundy, and being on
my way to play a game of gol
luf, 1 thot i would stop in for a
by golly, says bill, wot do you
know about that
well, says sam, when you take
off your sundy face and put on
your golluf clothes, you sure do
look different, parson, but, say,
dont tell nobody about this, will
of course the parson dident
Greene—T^his European (Con
cert Is not a musical organiza
tion, is it?
Gates—Well, It Is busy pre
paring notes for the turkey trot.
—New York Press.
New Name for It.
A woman living in Dorcheßter
recently left her new Irish maid
in charge of the house while she
went shopping. Among her pur
chases was an umbrella stand
for the vestibule, says the Bos
ton Transcript. After her shop
ping tour she paid a visit to a
friend and did not arrive home
"Well, Mary," she said, "did
any packages come?"
"Yes, mum," was the reply.
"The wagon cum wid th' cuspi
dor for th" umbrillies."
FICTION AND FACT
Not Her Fault.
Aunt (severely)— Why do
you flirt, Anna? Can't you re
member that you are a married
Anna—Oh, sure. But the
men can't. —Puck. ,
Brtggs—ls Calker a demo
Griggs—l think not . I
haven't heard his name men
tioned for the cabinet. —Life.
It Was Defective.
"How about that girl who
married the duke?"
"She has entered suit."
"For divorce so soon."
"No; against the company
that guaranteed his title." —
Nibble —It is said that impet
uous people have black eyes.
Dribble —Yes, and if they
don't have them they are apt
to get them.
A man always puts the big
gest bank bill on the outside of
his roll except when bo's going
straight home.—New York Press.
Examining His Bait.
Daniel and Harvey, two old,
le^pert fishermen, /were "still?
fishing for trout in deep water,
sitting with their backs together,
when Daniel ' accidentally fell
out of the boat and went down,
says Judge. Harvey looked back
and missed hts companion, who
at that moment appeared on the
surface, pipe still in his mouth,
shaking his whiskers profusely.
Harvey—Gosh, Dan' I eat
missed ye! Where ye been?
Dan —Oh, I Jes' went down
fur ter see if me bait wus all
Young Wife of Millionaire Aids
N. Y. Women In Big Strike
(lly United Press Ix*ase<l Wire.)
NEW YORK, Jan. 14/—
Twenty thousand women gar
ment workers who are on strike
here were addressed at an open
air meeting near •Cooper Union
last night by Rose Pastor Stokes,
the beautiful young Jewess, now
the wife of a millionaire and
once a garment worker herselr.
Mrs. Stokes urged the strik
ers to stick to their fight for just
The Memphis News Scimitar
evidently thinks pretty well of the
new book sent out by the Com
mercial club here to boost the
town. Under the editorial cap
tion: "City Book That Talks" the
"From the- mass of development
literature put out through their
Commercial clubs and Boards of
trade by cities East and West,
especially West, has finally ap
peared a book about "Our Town"
meriting a place in any library.
The book is called "Tacoma, the
City With a Snow-Capped Moun
tain in Its Door Yard," ami comes
WHY NOT A FERRY FOR CROWDED STREETS
A Canadian who was caught quite recently in a bad Jam on a
Detroit Btreet and severely injured has suggested to the traffic of
ficials a way to avoid Injury to pedestrians. His scheme Involve*
nothing more or less than a system of ferries for people, which are
run across the street on regular tracks.
Ho would have people taken up by broad, e-loctiically operated
cars an-d carried over the dangerous crossings.
While the scheme seems cumbersome and would doubtless bo
expensive, It is, nevertheless, being seriously considered by officials
in large cities where traffic congestion takes It toll of human lives
every day in the year.
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If "business" cannot thrive unless 7*" \Fj«Ssfc|fc.^^k
It works a child to weariness, , IS<a^%S^^B^^
If "business" to bo "good" demands icHHS^LHI
The toil of little baby hands, k"raCM» .ffSfflßS?™
And takes the tiny child away wStZftXKGpSBSSBk
From sun and fields and merry play; \ \||RJ^|S%'^K%3M|
If •im. mess" makes the young its spoil . *Wv^J§f%H^^vll|
And drags the mother forth to toil 1 ii;S!.^P^sW|a
At tasks that rob her eyes of light : >]| 'I |l\^BfMlH
From bitter morn to gloomy night; t* Vi\ |! §MJjEg2k^f».
If "business" can't afford to give 'Si yj3Xk/i&pf[MlMk
A wage on which a girl can live, &*•**&'rJUmSk
But drives her out upon the street T&&b&Q&EIvQM
To gain her clothes —and food to eat; I&V>Jta?E«RjG7 1
If "business" only thus can feed W^^^^SBSjDril
By heartless shame and ruthless greed, 233xywilfi*2l?SBf3^H
Then "business" is a foul disgrace, ?«?*MBsiPf>^'r
A menace to the human race iJuJvtQISnUJ^IIIW mil/!
Which should be fought with will Intense 1 ' iV
Like some vast, spreading pestilence. •*s3p^"nlllm u\nr
But business can bo cleansed and purged, w£f **wn >
Its evils fought, its scoundrels scourged; K| jS
The Plunderbund may rage and rant, \^H. J&J *
Swearing, "It can't be done, It can't!" \SHfc^_ *j4RSr
Proclaiming Ruin and Despair .
If we should make the game for Square; —^nmjaa^-
But, spite of Scribe and Pharisee
We strive for Right that is to be! •
I Parcels Post
The Time* will print free of charge the names of all farmers
ho wish to trade with Taroma people through the parcel post,
this paper believing that by so doing it will render a last
ing service to the people by cutting the cost of living. Try the par
cel post, write or telephone to any one of these fanners when you
want and farm products t ;-\> \--.
F. K. Coffins, box 4, Simmer; eating and cooking apples.
Mrs. .1. K. tit-arson, box 12, It. F. 1). 1, Lakeview: eggs* and
B. T. Birch, Parkland; chickens and eggs.
Olin liojrt, Milton; dressed squabs.
P. Nyholm, Edgewood, Wn., phone Main. 7800, It. 4; poultry,
Acme Poultry Farm, box SKI, R. F. D. 1, Luke view; eggs, butter
and cliickens. . ■
John Him hie, R. F. D., box 5, Lake Bay; dressed meats, '
i Turn to the i|§li ao' Want Ads
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1913..
wages to the bitter end an<T
promised that she would head
a movement for the collection
of fundß to keep the strikers
from starvation and eviction
from their miserable tenements.
Anson Phelps Stokes, aristo
crat and worth millions, mar
ried Hose Pastor six years ago.
They met in a social settlement
house in this city where
Stokes was pursuing sociologi
from the city of Indian name, up
ki the far northwest corner of
continental United States, under
the shadow of the mighty moun
tain which the Indians named Ta
ooma, but whioh is officially call
ed Rainier. Done in four colors,
on heavy India tint stock, with a
text that Is classic, the Tacoma
book will be a valued addition to
any library, and especially any
library making pretent.ions to «
comprehensive collection of books
on travel and contemporary his
tory. The Tacoma Commercial
Club and Chamber of Commerce
are responsible for the brochure."