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THE TACOMA TIMES
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■renlng Except Hunday.
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Main tit. Editorial Uept.. Main 794.
OKPICK—77O-77S OOMMKKCE ST.
The Cart Before the Horse
It seems to us that the first step toward improv
ing marriages ia to make it possible for the average
young man and the average young woman to get an
income sufficient to maintain a fit home for children.
This doesn't mean a home of luxury, by any means.
Luxury isn't a benefit; it is a danger. Too much in
come at the beginning of a marital partnership is
as pernicious as not enough. There is splendid value
in the discipline to two young persona in learning
how to spend money sparingly and with intelligence.
The talk of rich folks who say they were happiest
when poor and struggling isn't all humbug. They
probably were happier then, even if they didn't
know it; for they weren't suffocated by things—
they had room for their real affections to exercise.
But the couple about to many have a right to ex
pect enough income to keep them above the line of
dire want; and if they don't get it, though being
themselves willing to work, then clearly society is at
fault and is justly to be penalized.
Those states, therefore, which are enacting eugen
ic marriage laws before they have a living minimum
wage are putting the cart before the horse and, it
may be, compelling men and women to live together
.without the formality of a wedding ceremony.
The state has a right to insist that men and women
seeking its sanction for living together shall not be
so diseased as to make it probable that their off
spring will also be diseased and defective. Our ob
jection to these medical certificate marriage laws
isn't that they exceed the state's rightful authority.
We object to them only when they are not rightly
Neither marriage nor bachelorhood can be whole
some if there isn't enough to eat.
Cleared for Action
"This talk of government ownership," says Jona
than Bourne, once a "progressive" senator from
Oregon, "is all rot."
Bourne is a millionaire and his comment helps us
to see just how progressive he really is.
The chances are there'll soon be a lot of so-called
progressives who will be following Bourne's lead.
They're progressives for carta in purposes and to a
limited extent. But they don't want progress to
crowd them out of soft snaps. They're not ready to
get off other person's backs.
Some of these are trying to flag Wilson.
"You've lowered the tariff and reformed the cur
rency, which is more in nine months than any other
president has done throughout his term; from now
on," they are saying to him, "you can afford to go
But lowering the tariff hasn't appreciably cut the
cost of living and it's going to take some time to show
whether reforming the currency will make things a
bit easier for the 85 per cent.
The men who made Wilson president .aren't .ask
ing him to stop. They aren't crying "peace, peace."
They're not crowding, but they still want action. The
load on their backs will have to be lightened if they
are to feel that what has been'done at Washington
is of value to them.
Instead of the battle being over, the decks have
merely been cleared for action.
Three Big Fallacies
Those were three big fallacies which Dean Small
of the University of Chicago located in the present
industrial system in his address before the American
Economic association, namely:
I.—The fallacy of treating capital as if it were an
active agent and of crediting income to the personal
representative of capital irrespective of his actual
2.—The fallacy of incorporating this treatment,
thus promoting the legal person to immorality; and
3. —The fallacy of a system of inheritance which
assigns the powers and privileges of incorporated
capital to sentimentally designed individuals, thus
treating hereditary economic sovereignty.
This is a high-brow way of saying that it is a social
mistake and full of mischief to put men lower than
Money, instead of being the agent of society, a use
ful help to the general welfare, is by this system
made its master, to whom free men must bow in wor-
It is well that our wise economists are at last be
ginning to see and to have the courage to say that
fihey see this.
The run of Americans have long felt it and sweat
id under it.
IP Thursdays were pay-days, the "ghost" would
walk 53 times in 1914.
LONDON'S indebtedness is over $600,000,000.
Outbursts of Everett True*-]
ejgw_ft3 rom TDl_^
THK WINTER LEACU'B
When Spring comes dancing down the lea j
As lightly as a rabbit
Each sporting sheet I chance to see
Most eagerly I grab it;
1 read the dope from A to Z;
It Is, ln fact, a habit.
nut, oh, this i'l'"lining wtni«*r league
Infuses me with vast fatigue.
I know that sporting news Is scant
Upon this well-known planet.
But all this winter baseball cant— . m
There should be laws to ban It;
It makes me rave, it makes me rant;
Why can't the writers can lt?
But, no-~they make us blindly grope-
Through reams and reams and reams of dop<
When play begins I'm always there
Upon the bleachers squirmln',
But till that time I do not care
How Tinker fares with Herrmann;
Let magnates loudly re-ar and tear;
My attitude I'm firm in;
This pother fills me with fatigue—
Please take away your winter league! _.'
WHY STYLES CHANGE
By Guy Rose
Wm, A. Mullins Electric Co*
1014 South A
Manufacturers of Electric Lighting Fixtures.
THE TACOMA TIMES
It was my dubious fortune, old
chap, to attend an Informal sort
of affair, where all the guests
were expected to contribute to
the entertainment by a song, a
story or any other amusing feat.
I was a silent witness until the
host demanded that 1 demon
strate my talents. Quoth he:
"Come on, kid, don't be a kill
joy at our jinks. Show us your
headline stunt —even if you only
play a mouth organ with you
mug full of sawdust. Can't you
do anything—not even an Erie
canal hornpipe? If you don't do
a parlor trick or two, this mob
will think you're a dead one, a
job lot from the bone yard.
They'll say you're jußt clinging
around the Joint for a hand-out!"
ALL ABOUT THK laATKST
mo iioNAN/aA man
"Old Yuba found real color ln
his pan this mornln'."
"Struck pay dirt In a new
"Naw—washed his hands."
Nodd—Can your wife keep a
Todd—Well, I should say so.
She never lets on how much she
orders when she goes shopping.
"Swap" the dog for a Persian
cat. See Want Ad page. ••
Wonderful rough Remedy,
Dr. King's New Discovery Is
known everywhere as the remedy
which will surely stop a cough or
cold. D. P. Lawson of Eidson,
Term., writes: "Dr. King's New
Discovery Is the most wonderful
cough, cold and throat and lung
medicine I ever sold ln my store.
It can't be beat. It sells without
any trouble at all. It needs no
guarantee." This Is true because
Dr. King's New Discovery will
relieve the most obstinate of
cpughi and colds. Lung troubles
quickly, helped by its use. You.
should keep a bottle ln the house
at all times for all tbe members
of the family. 50c and $1.00. All
Druggists or by mail. H. E.
Uucklen & Co., Philadelphia or St.
Maybe you have a nice fat
Hut yon want a good gui
tar tlie worst way.
The Tlmea "Swaps" col
umn will do It for you. Find
It on the claaslfied ad page.
If there la any old thing
on earth yoa want to swap,
from a t<»»tlip*«*k to an aero
plane, advertise It In our
You will get results.
Lord Bally Tot in
SURE, SHK OOri-D.
* k^S JXCOMA. J^attDE\Mefi&TT.
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1014. New York Office: UO-ae West 22d Street. Weather: Rain, tonight, Thnradny.
Choice of 437 Fine Room Size Rugs
in the Rug Clearance
This gives an idea of the scope of the rug stock and the sweeping character
of this sale. Not just a few rugs in odd sizes or undesirable patterns offer
ed for clearance, but the entire rug stock of 437 room-size Brussels, Velvet,
Axminster and Wilton Rugs are marked at clearance prices.
$60.00 Wilton Rugs, $39.50 * $27.00 Brussels Rugs, $18.75
Karnak Wilton Rugs, 9x12 size; 5-frame Body Brussels, sizes 8.3x10.6
small all-over designs in soft rich and 9x9 ft.; large variety of choice
colorings. new patterns.
$45.00 Wilton Rugs, $29.50 $18.00 and $20.00 Rugs, $12.95
Kremlin Wilton Rugs, size 8.3x10.6, Seamless Tapestry Brussels and Vel
woven without a seam in rich shades vet Rugs, 9x12 ft. size. Twelve good
of tan and brown. patterns to select from.
$30.00 Axminster Rugs, $19.75 $25.00 and $27.00 Rugs, $17.95
9x12 size, medallion and small all- 9x12 Seamless Velvet and Axminster
over patterns; the best Axminster Rugs, 15 good patterns in floral and
Rug in the house. conventional designs.
$30.00 Brussels Rugs, $19.75 $13.50 and $15.00 Rugs, $8.95
5-rframe Body Brussels Rugs, 9x12 Tapestry Rugs in 9x12 ft. size; good
size, guaranteed pure worsted face. assortment floral and conventional
$25.00 and $27.00 Rugs, $17.95 designs.
Velvet and Axminster Rugs, size Whittall Rugs Reduced
8.3x10.6; some are seamless, all are The maker of these famous rugs is so
choice Oriental and conventional de- jealous of the reputation and high
signs. character of his product that only
$16.00 Brussels Rugs L $12.95 twice a year are we permitted to
5-frame Body Brussels Rugs, size 6x9 quote them below the established
ft. Four 1 choice patterns. price.
$15.00 and $16.00 Rugs, $10.95 Anglo Persian, Anglo Indian,
Velvet and Axminster Rugs, 6x9 ft. Royal Worcester and Teprac
All very choice patterns. Wiltons, and Peerless Body
$9.00 Brussels Rugs, $6.95 Brussels Rugs,
Seamless Tapestry Brussels Rugs, in all sizes from 27x51 inches to 11.3 x
6x9 ft. size. Four good patterns. 12 feet.
f Clearance 58 Coats $£ QC
Worth to $20.00 for V.UO
Sizes for women and children, styles in wide variety,
Chinchilla, Boucle, Plaid Back Coatings, Zibe
lines, Caraculs and Mixtures.
Practical plain tailored models, others in more or
less novelty effect's, with kimono sleeves, cutaway
fronts and semi-fitted designs. Regular values
up to $20.00. rt»/» Qr
Clearance price tpO,*/D
$5.00 SWEATERS, $3.95
Women's heavy Shaker knit wool sweaters in gray
and cardinal with roll collar; regularly $5.00. Clear
ance price $3.95
$3.00 SWEATERS, $1.95
Women's heavy Shaker knit wool mixed sweaters
in gray and cardinal with roll collar and knit-in
pockets; regularly $3.00. Clearance price $1.95
White Sale of Sheets and Pillow Cases
The housekeepers' opportunity to buy good standard sheets and cases at im
42x36-inch Pillow Cases, made of 45_-_36-ineh Utica Cases, hemstitched;
heavy soft finished muslin, specially. sale price, each 29c
adapted to hotels and rooming 72x90-inch Sheets, made of soft
houses; sale price, each , HV2C heavy muslin, fire from starch, 3
-45x36-inch Pillow Cases, in same inch lunn. salt> prie-81 each 57c
quality, at, each 14c 42x36-in. Salem Pillow Cases, ea. 16c
45x36-inch Pillow Cases, with hem- S xi..H n- S a, lein SS° W Casp8 ' ca- 18c
stitched ends; this sale, each ... 23c StSt* « , ' lllow CaseS- ea' 21c
42x36-inch Utica Cases; this sale, ! Pi»ow .raßPS. ra-gc
P-..1. iQ-I <Mx9o-inch Salem Sheets, each . .58c
Mr or'"\"rn''""n A,'" ' , 72x90-inch Salem Sheets, each ..67c
45x36-inch Utica Cases; this sales 72x99-inch Salem Sheets each . .73c
_fi' •* 'l Yr. •' "n :.'-"/■: V."? ! lx9o-mdl Salem Sheets, each . .73c
42x36-mch Utica Cases, hemstitched; 81x99-inch Salem Sheets, each 76c
sale price, each 27c 90x99-iuch Salem Sheets, each . .95c
SPECIAL COUPON SALES
This advertisement must be presented to secure either item.
Writing Paper, |/> Feather Pillows, 0 _-
Worth to 25c for IVC Worth 65c, special ...... OOC
A lot of linen finished writing pa- Bed pillows, size 18x25 in.', weight
per in assorted kinds. Each box 2*4 lbs., filled with clean sanitary
contains one quire of paper and 24 feathers, covered with fancy art
envelopes to match; worth to 25c ticking; regularly 65c each, special
box. Special tomorrow 10c tomorrow 35c
Present this advertisement to se- Present this advertisement to se
cure this item. cure this item.
Keep Eye Open
Nick Klovberg and E. J. .Tones
are a committee to keep an eye on
the city council maneuvers on the
ttdeflat carllne and report in
stantly any new deal to the West
End Improvement club.
Rain Stops It
The rain has discouraged the
hens, and they are letting up on
tbe egg yield so an Increase in
price is likely. It is 40 cents
Try the "Swap" game. See
Want Ad page. ••>
WMOMMMOamf, JUL 7. lfttdk
$5.00 GOLD GLASSES
Expert Examination Free of
Chicago Eye Specialists
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