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M. E. Hay yesterday retired from the office of governor of the state.
There are indications that he does not intend to seek the seclusion of pri
vate life for any great length of time. His sudden change of mind about locat
ing in Spokane and announcement that he would go into the banking busi
ness in Seattle, is taken by knowing politicians to mean that he wants to be
come a resident of Western Washington to be read}' for a senatorial campaign
for the seat of Wesley Jones.
Hay in his valedictory oration shows some political sagacity but he banks
on short memories on the part of the people. He conies out strong for a pres
idential preference primary. Hut it was Hay who, unmindful of the pleas of
the people of the state, refused to call the legislature to enact a primary last
year. It was this failure to act in the face of the unmistakable sentiment of
the people of Washington that made it possible for the standpat machine in
Washington to steal the Washington delegates to the national republican con
And the Washington delegation was the balance of power which swung the
convention from Roosevelt to Taft.
Had I lay called this special session, lectured the primary, and a progres
sive delegation had gone to Chicago and been seated, the whole history of the
national campaign might have been changed. Certainly M. E. Hay would still
be governor of this state.
But he chose to desert the cause of popular government for the cause of
machine rule. And the people retired him to private life. His declaration for
the presidential primary now is a little late.
GRAFT IN BANKING
A comptroller of the currency has again asked congress to make it a
penitentiary offense for directors of banks to receive premiums on loans is
sued by their banks.
Graft in banking 1? Yes. And here is one proof.
Last year a state senator in Massachusetts, himself a millionaire, urged
the legislature of that state to enact into law this recommendation from
Washington and a lobby hired by powerful financiers got busy and killed his
If, now and then, some crooked labor leader yields to temptation and
Bells his followers out, how quickly do the labor baitors seize upon the cir
cumstance to discredit the labor unions! Even some bankers will profess
to be shocked!
Yet instead of welcoming legislation to punish brokerage in loans, an ex
actly parallel abuse of trust, there are financiers who deem it a drive at their
business and dp not scruple to try to throttle it.
Their view of it is like that held by some railroad officials when congress
was proposing to outlaw grafting in the allotment of cars. They defend their
pilferings with all their power.
Honest bankers owe it to their reputations to see that Comptroller Mur
ray's recommendation this time has their active support.
THE SPIRIT OF SLAVERY
In a luxurious New York hotel a waiter stumbled and spilled on a pat
ron's shirt front a bit of sauce. In a rage, the patron arose, felled the apolo
getic servitor with a blow and then kicked him in the groin.
To the credit of human nature, this brutality brought from other diners
the cry of "Coward!" and the bully was ejected.
Had the patron simply sworn and demanded the waiter's discharge, no
one would have commented; perhaps the other diners would have felt like ap
plauding. • \
A waiter must not make mistakes or answer back. A waiter, though
human, must show no feeling. He does useful service, but he is seldom fairly
paid unless, as a mendicant, he gets his pay in tips. Our system of subservi
ence to money tries to make of him a denatured man.
And this in a democracy, where men are presumed to have equal rights!
Can we have a democratic spirit in government unless we have it in in
dustry as well? Must the workers who wait on the rich and powerful al
iways train to imitate the status of a slave?
The public market at Dccatur, ill., established to combat fhe rising cost of
living is a failure. The farmers and other producers went to charging the con
sumers store prices.
Greed! Individual greed! Community greed! Human greed! Satan
learned that he was tempting no mortal man when he offered the whole world
and was scorned. i
In the pathway of all reform, progress and civilization itself is that flinty
rook, greed. Once in a while we blast a fair sized chunk out of it. So, let us
keep on chipping away at it.
Those producers 'round about Decatur were formerly the subservient slaves
of the middleman. Away to freedom was opened to them but their own
greediness has returned them to their slavery. Of such are they who howl
loudest about lack of protection for infant industries.
Sham progressive legislation is the thing you want to watch during the
present session of the 13th legislature at Olympia. The standpatters see the
.writing on the wall and of course will resort to desperate means to fool the peo
ple with their dummy bills, and their joker clauses. They are going to make
the people of Washington believe they are progressive. ,
Then two years hence they will try to tell you that they were the fellows
who passed real 20th century legislation such as the presidential primary bill,
the mothers' pension bill, and other good laws which the real progressives of
the state have brought before the people.
These things, if the reactionary program is carried through, will be for po
litical purposes only. Watch your legislators. It will pay you in the long run.
Of course Wesley Jones will not see
In the location of M. E. Hay at Seattle
any move to crowd him out of the race
for U. S. senator in 1914.
Uncle Sam proceeds to rub it in on
Cornelius Hanford by having District
Attorney Coiner repudiate his disfran
ehisement of Leonard Olsson to the
jourt of appeals.
editorial Page of Cfte Cacoma Cimes
Tacoma ought to get a squar deal in
the state at least with a governor, lieu
tenant governor, state treasurer, secre
tary of state and some underlings, all
registered voters in this city.
If this mountain snow keeps up the
railways of Washington may have to
adopt and extend the Gillies idea yet
and run all trains underground across
THE TA<?OMA TIMES.
DAD UP AGAINST IT ALL IN A BUNCH!
The Cause of Darkness
Teacher —Tommy, can you tell
me what causes darknesß? ,
Tommy—Yes, ma'am; the gas
Teacher—Why do you think
they cause it?
Tommy—'Cause they need the
"Do you think golf a suitable
game for women?"
"1 should say not. Why, I Baw
a man playing golf once, and all
he did was to walk around a field
with a club in his hand and atop
every few minutes to swear." —
Patient —I'm troubled with
boils off and on, doctor. What
would you advise?"
Doctor—Well, I shouldn't let
those that are off trouble me.—
. . The Psyrliologlcal Moment.
Senator Luke Lea was talking
about the psychological moment.
"Mrs. Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's
Cabin," appearing at the psycho
logical moment," he said, "freed
Then with a smile he added:
"I believe that New York her
self would go prohibition if the
vote could be taken on New
Year's Day."—Pitsburg Dispatch.
Glbbs—That's a pretty rocky
looking umbrella you have there,
old man. I wouldn't carry one
Dibbs—l know you wouldn't;
that's the reason I carry it when
you're around. —Boston Tran
MR. SKYGACK FROM MARS
By the Junior Office Boy
n. jr., jan, 1G. — gee, but them
suffergettes are hugs
now get me Steven, 1 aint
nocking the suffergette idea, i
am a suffergette myself
i think that a woman has got
a right to vote
if not, why not
look at the bums and yeggs
and souses that helps to eleckt
and then look at the fine, nobeJ
women that runs our homes and
bosses our husbands and saves
our money, and everything, and
aifl't got a durn thing to say'
about the laws nor the offis hold
ers nor nuthing
by golly, here 1 am making a
suffergette speech insted of tell
ing about what the suffergettes
pulled off down here when they
was feeling partioklerly silly
it wasent none of that ingllsh
stuff, putting glue In the letter
boxes nor trying to wreck a
trane, thank goodness our dames
aint as crazy as that
these n. y. suffergettes they
thoughts they would like to Con
vert some milyenaires on sth
avenoo to their cause
the point was, how to get next
to the milyenalres
anyboddy in this town that
has ever tried to get in touch
with one of the sth avenoo per
sons kuowa there's only one
you write a nice letter, saying
just what you would like, and
mark it "personal," and send it
and then the person's prlvlt
seckertary opens it and reads it
and chucks in into the waist
the suffergettes thought they
could beat that game ny going
and calling at the homes of the
so they went, about 1-2 a dozen
they went to about 20 houses
and rung the door bells
did they see any milyenalres
no, gentle reader, they did
not, they seen 19 inglish butlers
and one french parlor maid
It must have been a grate nite
in sociey, for mrs astor and
mrs. vanderbilt and rar. carniggy
and all the rest was all out
at least, that was what the 19
butlers and the parlor maid said
well, let the dear girls go to It
1 don't know of no more nice,
harmless, ladylike amusement
than ringing sth avenoo door
bells and saying hello to a bunch
of butlers Johny
Mrs. Crlmsonbeak— And you
know very well that late hours
nev<>r helped anybody.
Crimsonbeak—Oh, I don't
know about that; I see that Dr.
Brooks of Geneva discovered a
comet at 4 o'clock the other morn
Just Naturally Peevish
The Old Lady—What's the
matter with the little boy?
His Elder Brother—Oh, 'c's
cryin 1 'cos I'm eat in 1 my cake and
won't give 'lm any.
The Old Lady—ls his own cake
His Elder Brother—Yes; an* 'c
cried while I was etln' that, too
He Didn't Get the Case
Sapleigh — would you—er—
advise me to—er—marry a beau
tiful girl or a sensible girl?
Hamley—l'm afraid you'll nev
er marry either, old man.
Hamley—Well, a beautiful girl
could do better and a sensible girt
would know better.—Stray Stor
Hep I>ad Kmew Her
Young Brlggs—l asked your
daughter a very Important ques
tion last night, sir, and she re
ferred me to you.
Old Blunt—Want to marry her,
eh? Well, you won't! If she'd
really wanted you she wouldn't
have bothered about me at aJU—
ntTnlTPn Business Office Malm la.
PHI IIV h S Circulation Dept. Main 12.
* IIVIIEJVJ Editorial Dept. Main 784.
OFFICE— 77O-778 COMMEKCK ST.
DO YOU KNOW JEFF DAVIS?
HE'S KING OF THE HOBOES
There are in this "land of
plenty" and this "time of unex
ampled prosperity" 1,000,000
hoboes —not tramps or bums,
but men who want work and are
hunting for It from city to city,
from farm to railroad tracK,
from ditches to lumber camps.
And their leader is Jeff Davis of
Cincinnati, Chicago and wherever
he happens to hang up his hat.
Jeff Davis recently succeeded
James Eads How of St. Louis,
the millionaire friend of the
man-out-of-work, as president or
the International Brotherhood
Jeff's father was a first cousin
of the president of the southern
Jeff looks and acts more
like the prosperous young
business man than the con
ventional Uobo. He's :i
young fellow not over 30,
clean shaven, well mannered,
neatly dressed, and could go
out any day und hold down
a good paying job, but he
prefers to devote himself to
his 1,000,000 hoboes.
At the Chicago hobo head
quarters, a little frame building
entirely surrounded by "flop
houses," "soup kitchens" and
employment agencies, Jeff ex
plained the distinction between
tramps with lazy wanderlust,
bums who are down and out, and
hoboes, who want work.
"Sometimes the best hobo
gets to be a tramp, and some
times he gets down to tne turn
grade if death or work doesn't
come around soon enough,'' ne
He had just received a clip
ping from a hobo out in Oregon.
Jeff tacked this verse up on the
wall while several hoboes were
standing around waiting to t>e
hauled out to join the pick and
shovel gang on the lireat North
He built the road, with others of
IN THE EDITORS MAIL
Kverybody in IMorce county reads this column. Short let
ters from Times readers, of paMral interest a ' wltliout per
sonal malice, will be printed. Write ul>oiit anyt •or unyboily
you wish, but do not have malice as your motive. "any letters
are not printed because they are too long. Keep Vm abort.
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 13, 1913.
To the Editor: From what I
see in the daily papers the com
missioners of the county have
put into service as cook of the
Pierce county jail, at a salary of
$50 per month,
I will say that a man of that
profession can demand at least
$2 per day for his day's labor
under the law of the state of
Now, how It Is that the com
missioners of the Pierce county
hired a man at such a price; he
cannot be much of a cook if he
takes the place as a cook in the
county jail at such a wage. lam
sincerely interested In this case,
as I am a cook myself, and can
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It's winter now —remove the shredded hay
And other breakfast foods of lighter weight;
Such airy stuff as wholly out of date;
Bring on the steaming mush to start the day.
Then, when I have THAT nicely stowed away,
With stpak and fried potatoes fill my plate,
Or ham and eggs—oh, say, it's SIMPLY GREAT
To see such vittles smoking on the tray!
And then—tlie buckwheat cakes! Oh, I can eat
Such fare as THAT as long as it will come;
Tingling with joy from palate down to feet.
I pour the sirup out and then—yum, yum!
On grub like that I'd fight a foreign fleet,
And put a health food army on the bum! '
The Times will print free of charge the names of all farmers
ho wish to trade with Tacoma 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.
eel post, write * telephone to any one of these farmers when you
want .and farm products t .
F. E. Coffins, box 4, Sumner; eating and cooking apples.
Mrs. J. K. Gearson, box 12, It. P. D. 1, Lakeview; eggs and
B. T. Birch, Parkland; chickens ami eggs.
Vr;. Olin Hoyt, Milton; dressed squabs.
_ P. Nyholm, Edge wood, Wn., phone Main. 7890, R. 4; poultry,
and cMckenT 1117 F*rm ' box 23 ' *F"D" *' liakevlewi eggs, buttef
ponltiy Buch'e> R< F< D» box "• I«k« ■•*! dressed meats,
Turn to the fp^pT* Want Ads
Thursday, Jan. 16,1913.
his class he built tne road—
Now o'er its many a weary mile
ho packs liis load;
Chasing n job, spurred on by
He walks and walks and walks
And wonders why in hell he biult
On the wall hangs the official**
hobo guide to American cities.
The hobo scans it more eagerly
than his wealthier brother reads
his Baedeker before he seta out
for the old world.
Before each city is the hobo
signal. A cross means that tne
city is all right, that there's a"
chance to get work mere, and
the police won't arrest an unem
ployed man for being unem
ployed. A dot within a circle
means that a man hunting for
work must be careful. A circle
within a circle meanß "danger—
stay away!" Only two cities are
in that class now—Atlanta, Ga., •
and Oakland, Cal.
In Cincinnati Jeff has a pretty
young wife who says she is
prouder of his being president of
those 1.000,000 unemployed men
than she would be if he sat In
the white house.
demand bigger salary whereevei
I work. What kind of grub will
the prisoners of the Pierce coun
ty jail get when a man at the
head of the cullinary department
gets only half paid for his labor?
Taxpayers look into this and set
that our poor unfortunates get 8
square deal. I am a taxpayei
myself and I like to see a mac
working for the county be a mar
with principles and upholding
the wages of a worklngman.
But I suppose this man ha:
never had any experience of hold
ing a job of importance, so he
thinks all he has to do is to cool
beans. Hoping you will print
this in the Times, I am