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Ernest Lister of Tacoina. governor of Washington.
The Tacoma Times joins with all patriotic citizens of the state in greet
ings and congratulations.
The tone of the governor's inaugural address indicates he will make good.
Ernest Lister always has made good in both public and private life and the
people of Washington are with him for a four years' demonstration that
popular government can he made a big success.
There is always a great temptation on the part of public officials to for
get the little taxpayer and voter after he has been in office some time. The
people are not always grateful. They do not always show appreciation for
real conscientious service. They, in fact, in prone to kick whether there is
cause or not, but these are the little things a big governor must face when he
takes office and ride above them with the one purpose of doing his duty.
Ernest Lister has had enough experience in public affairs to appreciate
the conditions that face public men. He enters the gubernatorial chair with the
unbounded confidence of the whole p< ople of the state. It is doubtful if a
governor ever was elected in Washington who at the time of his inauguration
had the good wishes of as large a proportion of the people as he has today.
And the whole population hopes that the next four years under his ad
ministration will be the most progressive, prosperous and best the state has
Never mind the politicians. Ernest; go to it, for the people ai*e with you.
NOT EVEN THE OCEANS
You have been thinking that the crreat oceans of the earth were free;
that, while concent rated wealth had shackled the lands and the products of
the lands, somehow, the great deep still belonged to God and man. But you
were mistaken. The oceans are ruled by a monied aristocracy, but, simply,
you didn't know it. That's all.
Witnesses before the house merchant marine committee swear that a
combination of British and German lines control the ocean and that mana
gers at London are able to direct the course of trade at will.
The combination maps out the waters and when an independent attempts
to do business, sends a "fighting" ship into that particular territory. It is
this "fighting" ship's mission to carry stuff at rates low enough to kill off
And they suggest that Britain and Germany sit in a court that shall tell
us how to run our canal I
A magazine writer describing inimediately recent conditions in England
presented two pictures.
One was of "fifty thousand people literally starving" because they could
get no work to do.
The other showed an estate of the duke of Westminster, possession of
■which was obtained by his ancestors at the time of Queen Elizabeth at a cost
of twenty pounds or $100 per year, and which still pays taxes on ancient
farm-land basis, while in fact it has become a fashionable residence section
and worth on a rental basis one hundred million dollars or more.
In these two pictures is to be found the way in which one country and
its government have made and are making the poor poorer and the* rich
richer. It seems to have been and still is an easy way. All that was and is
necessary is to stand pat —to keep right on doing things just the same aa they
were done in the time of Jueen Elizabeth. That's all.
SUPPOSIN' IT DOES
The hardest things such stand-patters as Senator Bailey can find to say
against the initiative and referendum is that it would convert the United
States from a republic to a democracy.
One ample, albeit interrogative, answer might be made in these few
words, namely, to-wit: Well, supposin' it does, what of itf
And if the said Bailey and his kind continue to be cantankerously con
tentious, why supposin' we silence him forever by slamming back at him a
solid quotation from another statesman, who, oii an occasion much more
- solemn than that presented by the resignation of Senator Bailey, said this
must be a government of the people, for the people, by the people.
One name for such a government is democracy. About that kind of a
government was wanted by Mr. Lincoln, and there are others who will not
object to it.
The "court house ring" is out, but
you will probably have to work for a
living just the same as before.
There is no excuse for anybody going
hungry in Tacoma now with a pure
food show on.
The last cock and bull story about
the great injustice done ex-Chief Wap
penstein of Seattle has been exploded
and Wappy will stay in Walla Walla
with the other less noisy but probably
more worthy thieves.
No use to tell you to be on hand at
Olympia tomorrow, for engines could
not hold back the average Tacoman
who wants to see a Tacoma governor
kNow that the Russell Sage founda
in has officially declared Washington
ite schools the best in the country
will it make the small boy any more
The career of Judge Clint Howard
got a little ventilation at Washington
yesterday and now it is announced
there is no chance for his confirmation.
When sending packages parcel post
be sure and get parcel post stamps. No
others will go. This may be a freak
notion of Uncle Sam, but it rules just
oditorial Paae of €fte Cacoma Cimes
The boast of Chief McAlevy that the
firemen would organize and go after an
eight-hour day evidently was not as
much of a joke as he tried to make the
commission believe when taken to task
for making it.
Despite the fact that public officials
these days are being recalled, im
peaebed, fired and sent to the pen with
considerable regularity, the new bunch
goes in jubilant and hopeful.
Just take off your hat to those Puy
allup valley 'hayseeds" who raked in
over three-quarters of a million good
American dollars for their little berries
It is interesting to note that IT. S.
Comptroller of Currency Murray be
lieves that one reform step should be
publicity of the securities held by na
tional banks. Publicity is surely hav
ing its innings these days. And it is
"Leader" Underwood weakens as to
reducing the glass and earthenware
schedules, eh? Maybe Oscar is too ten
derhearted for a butcher of tariff
Taft is the great civil service reform
president. .Took him only four years
to put 61,599 offices filled by republi
cans where democrats can't get at
THE T^ppMA TIMES.
AEE YOU CURIOUS, WAIJ>O?
Kisses are like olives in a bot
tle. After you get the first one
the rest come easy.
Wives and rheumatics are
alike. Once you get them, yon
can't tell when they will come
'"Have ambition. B(e .some
"You're something now, but
I don't like to call It." y
"Are you married?"
"I can proudly say I never
married any woman. But 4 wo
man married me."
Bargain hunting has alf the
excitement of war, without the
"Our best senators never go
to the senate chamber."
"Then why are you a sena- \
"It helps my wife socially." i
"Are you any relation of Mar- '
"A distant brother."
"A distant brother?"
"Yes. He's the eldest and I'm
the youngest. There's 17 chil
dren between us."
"They say Sadie lost Her
"Yes, but she found It again."
"On her steady's shoulder."
"Don't Jump at conclusions."
"They don't always come out !
right. My name was Lillian two '
weeks before I was born."
"I heard your wife talking two !
hours straight last night."
"Yes; she and I wag having
"What gave you the earache i
at the last place you worked?" j
"Well, you see, the keyholes \
were so terribly draughty there." 1
•- — #
I junior off is boy tels how bill sulaer hollered and made a speech in congress
to please folks from home
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n. y., Jan. 14.—bill sulzer, him
being the new gov of new york,
is said to be one of the most
oblijing fellers that erer hap
probly that's one reason bill
has got a'ong so nice in politicks,
it aint a bad akerue. i gees
anuther thing that has helped
bill in his onward career is that
he is supposed to look like hen
even for a polltlshln to look
like an honest man is sumthlng,
and so bill has always tride to
look as mutch like hennery clay
as he possibly could
they do say bill would Uke
very mutch to be presadent one
of these days, and whether he
can work his hennery clay face
for a white bouse pass will be aa
well, about bill being so oblig
ing, thew are telling a storey as
to how he made a very amusing
speech in washenton once
"Your lips are really very In
"Did they say anything?"
WRESTLING MATCH — FIXD
bill was in congress, and one
day two demmycrats from new
york state blowed in on him and
said they was in washenton just
for toe day, and they wanted to
hear him make a speech
pretty dull day, says bill, alnt
nuthin to make a speech about
tuff luck, says one of the guys,
here we came all the way from
rockland county. Just hoping to
hear bill sulzer make a speech,
and we got to be disa pointed
gee, they was pretty near cry
ing when they thought of having
to go back home and not be able
to tell the folks they heard bill
sulzer speak in congress
bill be seen how bad they feU.
and he sea. go on np la the gal
lery, and i'U haad 'em snmthing
so the fellers went np. and bill!
went In on the flore, where they
was passing one of them apro-1
th« clerk was Just reading the!
aproprlation for the salary of the i
"How much are your photo
"The first dozen, $10; second
dozen, $3, and then you get tne
third dozen free."
"Well, we'll just take the
"Did you believe in love at
"Yea, until I got another
"What wiould you do, fM\
"No; I wouldn't do him that
"That would be doing the
world a favor."
Sully—That was loud applause
at the end of your speech.
Hussy—Yea, a lot of men ap
plauded so vigorously that they
woke up everybody else in the
Stilly—l stood on the bridge
Courtin 1 the watchman's
Then the old man came along
and opened that bridge,
And we both fell into the —
Brennan—Would you marry
him if you were me?
Diamond—Gee! I'd marry any
one that asked me. If I" were
Diamond—And what m«y your
name be, fair maid.
Brennan—Rose, sir. ,
Diamond —Gee! your father
must have been some gardener.
"I thought your father looked
very handsome with his gray
"Yes, dear old chap. I gave
"George, a little soft music
now while the fishermen are
casting their nets into the
"All right; I'll play some
consul In south afrlcky, and all
the congressmen was half asleep,
bill jumps up and he walks down
the Isle, and he sails Into that
let grate brittln pay the salery
of our consul In south africky,
he hollers, he Is more good to
them than he U to us
and a whole lot more bull like
bill he holered and wared bis
arms and tore things loose gea
erly, and all the eongressmea
knew he was kidding and dideat
par no attention
nd when he got through they
passed the bill
bill went outside and the 2
farmers was a waiting for him,
tickled to death
.. yon sure can talk some, bill.
says one of them, we will tell the
folk* about it, you bet j
all rite, tars bill, give 'em my
regards, and drop in any time,
always sum thing doin*
fit fSA^TrT* Bnslneaa Office Main 12.
PHI I Mir N Circulation l>.|>t. Mala 12.
* **V/*^»JW» Editorial Dept. ilnla 704.
OFFICE— COMMERCI-: BT,
i THEY BALK AT SNOW I
Ostriches at the "plume far m" at Titlow's Reach who voice
their disgust with the snow these days by loud waitings.
IN THE EDITOR'S MAIL
Kveryhndy in fierce county reads this column. Short let
ters from Times readers, of general interest and without per
sonal malice, will be j>i im.d. Write about anything or ;in\l.<>-l\
you wish, but do not have malice us your motive. Many letters
arc not printed because they are too long. Keep 'em short.
January 14, 1913.
Editor the Times:
la 1895, '96 and 97 I spent
four months each summer on
Green river from Palmer to the
head of the rivor, and I always
found that the purest water I
ever drank, and so did my men.
When we get Green river water
into the city my family and I
will be delighted in using that
water without boiling it. The
city water we use now is from
the wells of South Tacoma and
Clover creek. We do not use
that unless we boil it, because I
know that it comes from Mt. Ta
corna in an underground current.
You can go out around Parkland
and Fern Hill and find that all
the wells are from twelve to
thirty-five feet deep. They strike
the same water that we get from
Sunbeams Put In Paint
Make Autos Shine At Night
English "Ghost far" Frightened the Countryside.
Gather a bunch of sunbeams when the sun is shining brightly;
drape them over your automobile or your baby carriage and thus
avoid accidents on a dark night. Impossible? Not at all! Quite
the simplest thing you know!!!
They are doing it in England and the country folk of at least
one county nave been frightened almost to death by the "ghost cars"
that flit about the roads. The answer Is luminous paint. England
has been particularly interested in the matter of making motor card
visible at night time since the evening not so long ago when a car
without lights collided with a column of troops engaged in maneu
vers in the dark. And since then there have been blinding head
: lights on motor cars and distinctive tail lights for columns of troops.
j But even these precautions did not prevent accident. So some genius
thought of using luminous paint to coat the automobiles and the
question was solved. There have been numbers of cars and car
riages painted with luminous colors that give them a distinctly
ghost-like appearance in the dark. The paint, you know, is simply
a chemical process of storing sunlight. The chemicals contained
in it Rre exposed to the sun for an Indefinite length of time and
by a peculiar process absorb light which they hold until they are
put in darkness and then the light begins to ooze out. The paint
has been much used in making match boxes, clock faces, bait for
night fishing, etc., in this country.
So, you see, when you use luminous paint on anything you do
store up the —literally as well as figuratively.
Per ton JBraley^' "n^^QpMftlL
I've played solitaire till I dream of the cards,
I've read till I'm weary of print,
I'm ready to curse both the doctor and nurse
Whose hearts are constructed of flint.
They won't let me up and they won't let me out,
They make me keep quiet in bed;
They say I'll be well If I'm patient a spell.
But I'm bored till I'm pretty near dead.
I'm weary of Jellies and watery broth,
I'm crazy for sausage or steak.
But they won't let me feed as I feel that I need
And my heart is beginning to break.
I'm sick of the flowers my friends have sent in.
With lying in bed I am sore,
And my longing to smoke is much more than a Joke,
But it seems to be useless to roar.
It wasn't so bad when I truly was sick.
For I was too batty to care:
But now that I'm mending, the days seem unending
I toss and I fret and I sweat.
My temper is nasty and snappy and harsh,
I Just want to holler and shriek;
For If I am bad I may get 'em all mad,
And they'll make me get out In a week.
" ~ ~"~^ ; — —•
"Andirons and Fire Screens, Electrical
Fixtures and Supplies, Wm. A. Mullins '
Electric Co., Inc." 1014 A Street :
Wednesday, Jan. 15,1913.
South Tacoma. And there aro
thousands of stock running over
the prairie and Clover creek, and
then aie thousands of cesspools
all the way from South Tacoma
to above Parkland. This filth
must run down and GSteh the un
Inhabitants in that part are in
creasing every year, so you get
more filth in the ground for two
miles distuuee out there than you
do the whole length from the in
take to the head of Green river.
City send inspectors up
Green river, to remove the filth,
this time of year, they can get
over a good deal of territory,
now there Is from four to four
teen feet of snow, but you might
as well send them to the North
pole to get Dr. Cook and Perry
to come and inspect the water.