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liaiea Pah. Co. Breir Hvealas Exeeat .Sunday.
SOME FEW SIGNS OF MONEY TRUST
Well, the New York Stock Exchange pleads not guilty, has got a staff of
lawyers and will probably carry its case* through the U. S. supreme court,
after the fashion set by others when caught.
The brief of the gang's lawyers claims that congress has no power to
m'iiim|h'l their incorporation or regulate their affairs. This is sufficient upon
'which to hang a legal battle that may last for years and finally result in some
sort of "dissolution" that will smell as sweet, theoretically, and be as rotten,
actually, as the examples we already have secured after a decade of legisla
tion and litigation.
But the hope remains that congress will pass legislation forbidding
Uncle Sam, as postmaster, to act as copper for the gambling den. Stock
gambling, like all other sorts of gambling, depends not on games between pro
fessional gamblers, but on the suckers from the outside. There are a number
of ways in which the government can reduce the crop of suckers, while the
gamblers are slowly working their case through the courts.
New York World has abandoned its job of keeping the flies off its beloved
"constituted authority" long enough to throw a fit over what the Morgan
Money Trust is going to do to New York in the matter of those subwajr
One hundred and seventy millions in 50-year 5 per cent bonds is to be
sold to Morgan at 93%< Almost unanimously, the bankers and bond-buyers
of New York refuse to express an opinion, but all financiers outside these
circles know that the bonds are worth par, so that Morgan will haul down a
spot profit of $11,050,000, to say nothing of New York's having to pay $552,
--500 additional interest yearly.
The thing is fixed nicely—for Morgan. The bonds are not issued in small
blocks so that there might be competitive bidding. The entire issue of $170,
--000,000 is dumped on the market at one time, and Morgan's Trust is the only
concern with resources enough to handle it.
The bonds are not of small denomination, so that savings bank depositor!
might buy, but in large denominations so that the fewest possible persons
That it is a Morganised issue is as plain as the nose on Morgan's face.
And there is over one billion dollars on deposit in New York city's saving*
banks drawing 4 per cent, or less interest. v
We begin to believe old Pierpont'l testimony to the effect that lie doesn't
know anything about his own business. With the IT. S. treasury and Xew
York city both dumping millions and hundreds of millions on him, how could
the poor devil know how he was getting riohf
THEIR HAT IS IN THE RING
The spunk of the suburbanite is up!
We take off our hat to the Miltonite, the Algonian, the Fifeite, and the
rest of the sturdy citizens along the Stone-Webster line and toss it in the air
to cheer them in their battle with the traction monopoly.
These good people are not going to lie down and supplicate the greedy
Boston syndicate for retention of the suburban fares they have—they are
going to fight for lower fares than now obtain.
This is their answer to the suit of the monopoly.
Seventy-five strong, they organized at Milton last night, raised some
money, and girded up their loins for battle.
It is a fight of justice against Mammon.
The interurban was built and rates were made to induce the settlement
of the valleys between here and Seattle. Thousands went out and built
homes. When the company had completed its financial juggling and stock
jobbing so it had boosted the fixed charges to an outrageous height and
crowded competition off the map then it proceeded to play the grab on
these honest home builders and boosted rates.
The people protested, finally got a partial restoration of fares from the
public service commission, and now the company rushes to court to over
throw even this.
It is time for the people to organize and protest.
And every honest citizen will hope they win.
What will you have to pay if the, in
come tax is made a law ?
Wouldn't a municipal line between
Seattle and Tacoma about settle the
The railroads are already getting out
their literature advertising the summer
carnivals of the coast and the Monta
mara Festo has equal share with Seat
tle and Portland.
Tacoma milliners have failed to re
port any blight of the new Easter bon
net crop as yet, in spite of the early
Let's see, didn't some legislator vow
he would put up a bill requiring that
street <-ai> be heated in the early frosty
With Keno, ttev., putting the ban on
divorces, the state of Washington plac
ing the lid on boxing and California
kicking the racing game out of busi-'
ness, it seems that a real wave of re
form is hitting the whole coast.
Probably the Stone-Webster people
will reconsider the idea of raising their
rates between Tacoma and Seattle.
Talk of a municipal line and the or
ganizing of a strong campaign commit
tee over in Milton may have something
to do with it!
editorial P.w of the Cacomit Cimcs
Remember it's only 'steen days be
fore the baseball season begins.
Say what you will about the snow,
there was a beautiful picture .of a
frosted, sparkling white fairyland this
morning where we are accustomed to
see prosaic Wright park.
Wonder if the Bell telephone monop
oly docs not long for the "good old
days when a franchise could be bought
in the open market like poles and wire.
New Hampshire allows children of
12 and 13 years to woi*k in her mills and
factories. This is one reason why you
can throw a stone in New Hampshire,
anywhere, and not hit anything that's
alive enough to holler.
Pacific Mills Corporation of Law
renco, Mass., is going to carve up a 200
pel cent dividend. You see why it
couldn't accede to those strikers' de
mands, don't you?
Nicholas Murray Butler is swash
buckling around at banquets about the
danger to civil liberty in progressivism.
Nick is the fellow they found who
would partake of those Utah-Vermont
honors with Taft.
Thanks, dear readers, for your neat
jokes abotlt tho parcel post, but what
We're looking for is a parcel joke by an
express company man.
THE TftCOMA TIMES.
WHAT'S THE REASON?
I- Whfn you CON3ID6R
THAT IT'3 PRINTCO l« evepy
OieOIONE ALMANAC SINCC
AHD 'TMfli JIGO/NS.
•pFFICE CUT-UP SP«?IMG3 i T
eVEI?V WEEK OR so_
WHAT IS THE REASON you
GUFFAW WHEN ' THEY HAND YOU THIS
CHESTNUT AT A SHOW
By the Junior Office Boy
n. jr., feb. s.—gee, but we got
some pretty swift folks down
the uther day a nice-looking
feller and a well-dressed dam*/
went into the marriage licens*
offis, and said they guessed they
would have one
down here you got to tell
whether it is your Ist or 2d of
fense, or maybe more, as for in
stence nat goodwin and lil'yan
well, this here skirt she admit
ted having committed niatii
money before and in the place
where you tell what becomes of
your former better 1-2, she
the feller he hadent never mar
ried nobody yet, and the clerk
handed them their papers anil
away they went, as happy as 2
burglars in a prosperous bank
next day there was fireworks
in the marriage license office
a guy come in that had seen
the license printed In the paper,
and he says, sinse when have you
been giving out marridge licenses
to married wimmen
is this sum kind of a mormon
joint, this ehere female is my
wife, and if i a dlvorsed they
must of done It to me while i was
so then the marridge license
offis sent a clerk out on the jump
to find the dame and tell her they
diilent issue no permits to com
mit bigemy, and take her papws
away from her
the clerk found her, ;unl he
> "Cale Dornick is skeptical altout
th* parcel* post bein"...' of ■; direc';
benefit; ter i tli' fnviticr. He nuytt,
"Ker I who > kin ■ Ma I any I money ? ia I
11-|>ouiitl liuvigH?" - I
2 fIKO it W/ls Your gf?amd-
F^THER'S HABIT Tb RELATE
IT AT eVERY FAMILY REUNION:-
4- AND XtJU'Ve OSED IT
SCV£t?/lL TINES YOURSELF
IN f&TER-DINHER SF£fCKE3
says, maddem, how about this, is
this boob your husband, like he
says he is
sure he is, she says, we aint
lived together for 6 months, but
i guess he can still claim the title
if it makes him feel any better
then what do you me£n, hol
lers the clerk, by maknng a
niunky out of our offis, we dont
give out marridge licenses Xo
marled people, what is the brlte
little idea anyway
the brite little idea is this, says
the lady, i thought if 1 took out a
license to get married, mafoy my
husbend would tumble to the fact
that 1 am through with him
i ben telling him so till my
voice has got a cramp in it, but
he don't sSem to be able to get it
through his nut
1 want him to let me get a dl
vorse so 1 can mary this other
feller, and i had a hunch that
when he heard about the license
some sort of a light might break
in uiion him
it's a swell bunch, says the
clerk, but gimme back them pa
pers, if you don't want to go to
by golly, can you beat that
A Correspondence School.
"Cholly received a letter this
morning from Gladys Maud. He
consumed an hour in reading it."
"Was the letter very long?"
"Not very long. He spent most
of the time looking for page
"These doughnuts," began the
"What's the matter wltn
them?" demanded the Vere de
Vere behind the lunch counter.
"I think their inner tubes are
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WASHINGTON, Feb. t. —Con-
struction of the reviewing stand
for President-elect Wilson's inaug
uration was begun today in front
of the Capitol. It will contain
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The Aviator's Choice.
The aviator and his wire quar
reled. That is, the aviator's wife
quarreled, the aviator sitting
meekly by and listening.
The wife was a determined
woman and her determination
took extreme forms. When her
rage was sufficiently warm s!ie
seized a heavy broom and charg
ed her liege lord. He ran like a
frightened hare, the lady with
the broom a close second.
Just across the way rested the
birdinan's aeroplane. He had
been mending it. One plane was
broken, the motor was loose, the
steering gear disjointed. The bird
man leaped into the saddle and
started the engine. The machine
arose unsteadily and wabbled up
ward at a dangerous angre.
The baffled woman stared at
the carreening speck. Tlien she
shook her clenched hand at the
"Coward!" she screamed.
Hanging around in the western
city, the tourist discovered a for
mer mayor dancing a jig.
"Yon seem in fine spirits," he
"I am," answered the other.
"I have just been recalled."
"I don't see anything compli
mentary about that," said tne
"Oh, yes, there is," the West
erner Insisted. "Th!s tg the sec
"How is that?"
"Well, you see, I was recalled,
and then they recalled the recall.
Got His Way.
"Charlie dear," said the young
mother, "I have decided on a
name for the baby. I shall «all
Charlie seemed to be lost In
thought for a moment. He didn't
like the name, but If he opposed
it his wife was sure to have her
"That's nice," he said present
ly. "My first sweetheart's name
was Imogen. She'll take it as a
"Huh! Well, we'll call her
Mary, after my mother," came
the quick reply.
Not So Ka-sy.
"I hope you won't encourage
young Swift in his attentions. I
fear lie is too easy-going."
"Oh, father, he isn't easy-go
ing at all. I yawned a dozen
times last night before he took
An Attitude Resented.
"That neighbor or yours up the
road seems very contented."
"Yes," replied Farmer Corn
tOßsel. "He's one of those selilsh
people that keeps on farnun' In
stead of listenin' to speeches that
tell him to wait, for some one to
come along and uplife 'im."
Mistress of the House (widow)
—Well, Johnson, of course I'm
very sorry to lose you, at the same
time I must congratulate you on
your good fortune in having this
money left you. (Pleasantly.)
I suppose you'll be looking out
for a wife now?
Johnson—Well, mum, nefcgln'
your pardon, and I'm sure I feel
greatly honored at what you pro
pose, but —er —l am engaged to
a young woman already.
Little Elsie came Into the
kitchen with some eggs In a bas
ket. "Mamma," she said, "our
hens are getting awfully absent
"Why, dear, what makes you
thing so?" asked her mother.
"Look here," said the little
girl, holding up a soft-shelled egg,
"this makes the third one this
week that they forgot to put the
shell on." —Judge's Library.
IJSAKNKD Til KIR WAYS.
"How did you get your training
as a lady's maid, Hortense?"
"Well, ma'am, I used to tend
"Why do you keep pestering me
for money all the time " demand
ed old Closeflst, as his son begged
for a few dollars extra. "Why
don't you go out somewhere ana
work for it?"
"Gee, dad," replied the t>oy.
"Ik there any harder work any
where than getting a dollar out
nri<AlirO • Buslnesa Office Main 12.
PHIINK N Clrcul.tlon l>»-p«. Mnln la!
* M.M\ni**\J Editorial Dept. Mala 794.
OFFICE— COMMEBCK ST.
AFTER TWENTY YEARS OF
DARKNESS SHE SEES LIGHT
MRS. RUTH THOMAS.
BRYNMENYN, South Wales,
Feb. 5. —In the little village or
Porthcawl an eighty-year-old
woman Is beginning life again.
For 20 years she was totally
blind; now she sees. As sudden
ly as the darkness settled over
her, so did daylight return after
The story reads like a miracle
from tho Bible In which faith,
hope and prayers were answered.
Sight came to Mrs. Ruth Thom
as as a Christmas gift. She saw
before she realized she was see
ing. At first she thought the
objects that appeared before her
eyes were mental delusions.
"I saw something like a white
film, but I did not think it was
the forerunner of returning sight,
for I had almost given up lioi:e of
ever seeing again, in spite of my
faith in prayer," she says.
"Later I became conscious of
hazy bodies moving in front of
me. Then different objects sucn
as trees and houses appeared to
me, but then I didn't know they
were trees and houses, for I had
forgotten what they looked like.
AN AIRSHIP THAT GLIDES ON WATER
This "hydrocycle" is the very
latest thing in water craft. In a
way it is a combination of airship,
bicycle and boat. It 1b driven by
a propeller on the rear of its
frame, like an aeroplane; it is
operated and guided by handle
bars and pedals like a bicycle, and
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN WINES AND
Sole Agents James E. Pepper & Co. and Louis
Family Orders Solicited and Promptly
, Attended to.
102 4-6-8-10 So. 14th St. Telephone Main 113.
No Bar in Connection.
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Wednesday, Feb. 5,1913,
My mental pictures of thins*
were so different from what t»i '■>'--
"I saw a human being. At
first I didn't recognize it aB sum.
It spoke to me and I heard my
little granddaughter's voice. I
had never seen her before,
though I had in my blind din*
often pictured her as I thought
she was. Then It dawned upon -
we that I was really seeing!
When operated on for a cata
ract in one eye 2 0 years ajso Mrs.
Thomas was informed that HM
other eye would be affected later
and that she might become total
ly blind, but if she lived lons
enough sight might return to
her. The other eye soon fol
lowed the first into darkness.
Her children were nearly
grown then. Mrs_ Thomns pray
ed and hoi>ed for returning sight.
For twenty long years she still
sent up her daily prayer. Hor
husband died and the children
married and had babies of their
own. In later years the bliud
grandmother's one prayer was
to be able to see her Krandchll
dren even if for but one day.
it glides through the water on
two long, slender buoys shaped
like Uoatß. ■**
On the seats are the Morettl
brothers, who invented the water
skimming aerocycle In their work
shop at Milan, Italy. It can be
made with a single seat and used
by one i*erson.