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Wilson On Nonpartisanship
Joiiitli and the whale, who are joining tho "lias beep*" among tho Chria
laii "isms," as our pastors lead us to believe, arc fast slipping back into places
among the stragglers ol politics and government also.
The Jonahs of party machine*, P*rt7 epoils, party caucuses; the whales of
political trusteeahin and hand picked political privilege are political dogs and
dogmas which are fast being swallowed up in the broader nonpartisan concep
tion of county, state, national and world democracy.
The advance of iionpai'tisaiiship as a "government by responsible agenls
of the great body of citi/ens able to understand the common interest beeaute
in direct ami sympathetic .touch with the common people, was heralded by Pres
ident Wilson in his Jefferson Day address Thursday night. Its significance
was explained by him .limply ;<ml powerfully.
"Prosperity for the great masses of mankind has never sprung out of the
Boil of privilege." s;iid he.
"This country demands service which is essentially and fundamentally
"The peculiarity of those who think in the terms of trusteeship is that
their thinking always square! with the preferences of the powerful and never
Squares with the lessons of history."
"Any man who fights for any class in this eouutry is now fighting against
the interests of America and the welfare of the world."
"We are nonpartisans as between classes, as between interests, as be
tween political ambitions, as between those who desire power and those who
" Igor power will never again, if I know anything of its temper, long be en
trusted to those who use it in their own behalf."
Victor limes and wife, cluuyol with tlie murder of Mm. Eloln Xelm.s Dennis nnd lier *.i»tor,
Beatrice Nt'lniM, who lime heen i unfilled for I'■* months In the Sun Antonio, VMM, jull. have lieen
-n.trmi.UmA from 'l>\aa upon MMMM of the |M nor of (Jeorßla. I'm Ocularly stßiilflcniit Is Hie fact
Unit the officer* In rliarue of the InnlM couple refused to disclose the route of their journey or the
lime „t arrival for fcpfr of inoli violence.. It wil I lake <i«orgin a long time to live down the reputa
tion It eurned in the Frank rase.
A Newspaper's Duty
A Tacoma afternoon paper which has been conducting an underhand
campaign against Pettit and Gronen by garbling- the news concerning their
candidacies, yel which hits not had the eouraflp to declare itself openly in favor
of their opponents, now attempts to justify its course. It says it does not be
lieve in taking sides in political fights, and it proceeds to belabor those pa
pers which do have the courage of their convictions.
Oh, very well. In every city there .are a few men who arc so shallow mind
ed or so timid 1 hat they never are found doing anything positive for their
town. They continually fear they will offend somebody. They figure they
can get through life easiest by a perpetual making of concessions and dodg
ing. Their fellows call them trimmers. i
A newspaper has an individuality just as has the citizen. A newspaper,
too, may. if it is so constituted, play a neuter part in affairs.
The 'rimes, for its part, does not elect to be so passive. When we see a
strong, clean, efficient man running for public office against one we know to
be flabby, ill-trained and small-minded we are not going to sit idly by and say
The men who make a newspaper have the best opportunity of any class of
citizens to meet, to observe and to know intimately the men who hold office
and who run for office. It is part of their duty to their public to pass along
the information they acquire.
In this, of course, we are holding nO brief for that class of papers which
makes slates and works hand-in-glove with political rings. That sort of paper
is vicious. But scarcely less vicious is the trimmer paper which, for fear of
stepping on the toes of some little boss, suppresses the information its public
ought to have.
Red tape has again made a Joke of I'ncle Sam's army. Itlglit now, when the whole country
U lauding Colonel Klociim ns a hero for entering Mexico ln pursuit of Villa without orders, a
mart-martial at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, find- Lieut. I . Mort, who led his men across the hol
der near Hrovrnsvllle to rescue comrades raptured by Mexicans while in swimming, guilty and sen
tonoe* hlm to a reprimand. Hut to most Amerlchns that reprimand is as good as a cross of honor.
There has been a great deal of bluff and guff at Washington over pre
paredness. Yet in spite of it all, it, is to be noticed that the net result of con
gress' work in a steady progress towards adequate military defense, and de
fense on the right basis, at that.
The latest skirmish occurs in the senate over an amendment to the Cham
berlain army bill making an appropriation of $15,000,000 for a govcrninent
owrtfcd nitrate plant. This is second in importance to the government armor
plate works. \
There was the usual partisan vote against the .amendment, but it carried
just the same, 4:) to 22.
People of Washington will be interested to note that OUT Wesley Lorimer
Jones was one of the 22 and that Pointlexter was among the sane and patri
otic 4:^. <
Thai 1 l-j( in-old lies Moinrs hoy who refused to salute the flag In .school got a suspended
•etiteiii.e of nine >■ v- nt the state reform school. Children have simply got to l>e patriotic though
we have to heal il info tliein. <**4£Q( i
FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS
THE TAOOMA TIMES
Outbursts Of Everett True
•^'V^ ■'''S^S.»'-s^sy.>..*Sy'»»l"l^Nl*w''e^^ WW^
S BY CYNTHIA GREY _~
Q. —When a young man meets a crowd of girls on th»
•treet should he iPMk to them first or they to him? JOHN".
A.—The young man should wait until the girls speak.
Q. —Can a girl of 18 leave home without her mother's
COUCHtf My family tte;its me very unkindly. I would like to
go to do housework where I could stay nights. Will you pleuse
tell me what. I should do? LBLA.
A. —Legally you are of age, hut you muxt not defy your parents
and leave home without their consent. Tell your mother that you
are unliuppy and desire a (limine. <-t her permission to try your
I lan for a month. At the end of that time your home may look
very different to you and you may he very glad to return. Or your
mother may heroine reconciled to our plan and give her consent
lor you to keep Dp your work indefinitely.
Q.—l have a dark complexion, hut my neck i 3 much darker
than mv face. It looks dirty no matter how hard I scrub it.
How can I remedy this? JP ANITA.
A. —Bathe the neck each night with lemon juice. This is a
harmless but effective bleach.
Q. If a dying mother gives her baby to her mother, is that
request valid in law Can the worthless father of the child
take It from the grandmother? In that case what should the
grandmother do? ANXIOUS.
.I.—The father ran undoubtedly take his child. Rut If lie places
it in undesirable surroundings, or is himself unfit to have It, the'
grandmother can make complaint to the juvenile court. If she
wishes to adopt the child she should apply to the judge of that
court. The mother of the child could not give the child to the
grandmother, but her dying wish might, iiiiliience the judge In de
ciding who should have final custody of the child.
Q. —Three years ago, I was engaged to marry a man of
splendid habits, hrlliant Intellect —one with a fine future before
him. Through family Interference, the engagement was bro
ken. Since then 1 have tried every way to forget him, to be
happy and contented, and have gone with other men, but I am
continually comparing them with my former sweetheart to their
disadvantage. I have plunged myself into business and made a
success of it, but this man is forever In my mind. Now the the
strangest part of this all is, that I never loved this man, but he
has a wonderful hold on my affections. Can you solve my
problem, for I must admit that I have failed?
A.—lt Is natural that a man such as you describe should leave a
more vivid impression on your mind than a leaa posiitive person
could do. Possibly, too, you loved this man with a deeper feeling
than you (link. It seems to me you have Idealized him, and that If
you were to meet hlm again you would find that he is quite a dif
ferent sort of icwr.son from the man .those memory you are cherish
ing. tOA are following the proper course—keep interested in other
people and other pursuits. Keep busy. Time will adjust this tangle.
Miss Grey maintains office hours each Wednes
day from 11 a. m, to 4p. m. when she is pleased to
meet any Times reader. On other days she replies
to questions only by mail or through her column.
(Gosh! and All in One House!)
JONES A RIDDLE
From Seattle P. I. of April 15, 1916.
If Senator Wesley L. Jones has been cut off from communication with
the people of his state and nation for the past sixty days, or if he is ill, his
present frame of mind, as evidenced by his late speech in the United States
senate, may be perfectly understood. Otherwise the senator's bizarre processes
of reasoning must awaken the concern of his friends.
State interest in Senator Jones was aroused some weeks ago by his declar
ation against national preparedness for defense. The public was amazed that
the representative of a state so open to foreign aggression as Washington
should not sense the need of adequate defense, both for state and nation. A flood
of protest from home must have elearcd tho senator's mind of any illusion
that he had acted in conformity with home sentiment. Yet, after a period of
mental digestion, he rises in ftis seat in the senate a smaller American than be
"I am for the United States," erics the senator. "I want to do everything
I can to insure the safety and promote tho welfare of the United States," yet
he refuses to take such course unless it is plainly pointed out that the nation
needs his help. Where is the senator's sense of vision?
He is in favor of preparing in "such normal and reasonable way, com
mensurate with our needs of defense, as will assert our just rights and main-,
tain our honor and dignity,' but as he sees no need for defense ho declines to
prepare in a reasonable and normal way, or any way at all. He wants some
body to point out the danger, and also to point out the particular kind of need
ed preparedness for him, yet his mind is fully made up that it must be a "nor
mal and reasonable way," forgetting that exigent conditions do not call for
In other directions Senator Jones' position is equally puzzling. Having
knowledge of the loss of hundreds of American lives through the disregard of
our rights and of international law by Germany in the sinking of the Lusi
tania and other ships, the senator informs a waiting world that "Germany has
shown no disrespect for us; she has not insulted us; she has shown no disre
spect for our flag. We have treated her in a most harsh and military way!"
"Why," he inquires plaintively, "do people fear that Germany will want
to attack us?"
In his distorted vision, Senator Jones sees President Wilson as a blood
thirsty encourager of war, "expressing fears and alarms" and arousing our
peaceful citizenry without cause. Anybody who can see tho president in this
light is certainly entitled to another look.
Jones' attitude is incomprehensible. Certainly he is not acting in accord
with sentiment in his state, nor even along lines of common logic. He is for
ns if wo arc in danger; he knows just, what he wants in time of danger, but
there is no danger; and will anybody point out the danger, and tell him what
The press and people of the state and nation have been pointing out the
danger to the senator and telling him what to do, but they cannot think for the
senator. He will have to do that himself. And he appears unable to think
(gpl 1 Hi/ n lllyJ_y_£/LpS
DESIGNED TO KEEP YOU JOYFUL TIUI, MOMMY.
<> BKAITY HINTS •$
• ' Ry Aramlnta Rash <&
Girls—To keep from getting
heavy eat a pig-knuckle sand
wich, leaving the knuckle in.
To Soften the Skin —Rub the
face with goose oil thoroughly,
then take a piece of heavy sand
paper and rub briskly to remove
the shine, then split an opion in
half and take a pier* and mas
tiage tlie face tor a finishing lo
To Make Eyelashes Grow—Be
fore retiring at nighj sprinkle
the lids of the eyes with a pinch
of salt, then place a glass of
water near tbe bed. When the
lashes begin to sprout they'll
get terribly thirsty. They'll
stretch out toward the water,
then you grab each hair and tie
a knot ln it to keep it from go
ing back in.
• » •
Asst. Postmaster Backus says
If the three valentines still un
called for in his office aren't
taken away by the end of next
week he'll auction them off.
John Weever almost, got a
patent on his new churn last
week. He would have got the
patent If It hadn't been for the
122 other churns just like it that
other inventors have Invented in
the last 20 years.
The editor wishes to apologize
to Mr. HI Tuttle, the new tenor
of the East Meadows church, for
saying in a receut isuuo of The
Wheeze that he sang a silo at the
last sociable. Solo was what we
meant to say but made a rnUpriut
unfortunately. Of course, being
an editor of year's experience, we
know tenor singing has nothing
to do with ensilage.
• • •
The boy (or girl) who put glue
in the Grant school teacher's Ink
is warned that next time It hap
pens no punishment will be too
• • •
Diok DeK. Brown has been en
gaged by the I'nlted States gov
ernment to be a soldier ln the
army. We don't know whether
the government made the first of
fer to Ed or ha asked the gov
ernment for the Job.
• • •
If the lady who sent the editor
a pumpkin pie will cook the bot
tom crust of the next one a little
more we will be much obliged.
a a a
Since one of our Revs, preach
ed his sermon on "Talking About
Your Neighbors" eight ladles
have left his flock and gone over
to another church.
• • •
Mrs. H. Hewitt's tomcat fought
a no-declslon bout Friday ..with
P. J. Fraiisloli's setter pup.
Lv. Eatonville. I_v. Tacoma.
8:00 a. m. 8:00 a. m.
I.M p. in. 1 : 0i) p. m.
'^'■■iO p. m. 4:00 p. in.
9:00 a. m. 8:00 a. m.
2:00 p. m. *4:00 p. in.
7:00 p. in.
Eatonville-Tacoma stage Ka
powsin and (Hay City connec
THE TACOMA TEMES
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matter. Pul.likhrd by tlie Tacoma Time* Pali. Co. Every
i veiling l.vcept Sunday. Official paper of city of Tacoma.
I'll(l\|cp All departments. Main 18.
Saturday, April 18, 1916.
Frank I.oii.mnire has sold his
hound dog to an "Pnele Tom"
company for $U.SQ. The dog
isn't a bloodhound but he has a
fine loud bay.
• » •
The Ladies' Aid society Is pack
ing a barrel of clothes for the
heathen. So far they have receiv
ed 18 old pairs of overalls and
not much else. Th«y will be
grateful for a few jumper* to go
with the overalls.
■* , m
You don't have to wait a
[ month between installments.
| The whole story of "North
| of Fifty-Three" complete ln
1 a week. Regius next Monday.
» ; <»
Leaves Donnelly Hotel, Taco
ma, at 6 a. m and 4 p. m.
Leaves Kneeland Hotel,
Olympla, at 8 a in. and 6:30
Phone: Main 7031.
Subject to change without
EFFECTIVE AFTER ADO, 1
l/eave Tacoma Leave Bnckley
to oo a. in. 8:00 a.m.
8:80 p.m. 12:80 p.m.
•Hpimi p. in. 0:00 p.m.
'Except Bat. and Sunday
Sat. and Sun. Only.
Leave Taronia 11:80 p. m.
OFFICE and DEPOT
Puritan Drug Store
oth and Pacific Aye., Taconti
Itound Trip »l ftp; Single Mm .