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The climax of a long series of developments showing that the
independent voters of Washington are turning to Wilson rather
than to Hughes came Tuesday with the announcement that L.
Roy Slater had resigned his republican party offices to work for
the president's re-election.
After the Chicago convention tho Washington G. O. P. boss
lets and hand-pickers made a great show of "recognizing" and
"conciliating" the progressives who hold the balance of power in
One of their chief acts was to make Mr. Slater, long a leader of
the progressives, a member of their organization.
Slater accepted, taking Hughes' progressive pretentions and
the party's alleged reformation at their face value.
A few weeks association with the republican leaders showed
' him how false were their promises to accept progressive princi
ples. He saw the peanut party leaders snub Senator Poindexter
aud every other truly independent office seeker. He observed
Hughs' pitifully weak campaign trip through this state.
He rebelled. He rebelled at first inside the organization, and
in letters to the party leaders showed them plainly the folly of
He found them as standpattish, as blind and as obstinate as they
were in 1912.
Whereupon he adopted the manly, independent course of
breaking openly with them while a break would be effective in
bringing results. He resigned his party offices, and announced
himself for Wilson.
Mr. Slater's case # is only a conspicuous example^of what has
been going on quietly in thousands of voters' minds in the last
month or two.
The progressives were disposed, after the June conventions, to
give Mr. Hughes every opportunity to convince them of his pro
gressiveness and sincerity.
He has failed completely, and now the independent voters arc
turning from him in droves. He is a "gone duck" in Washington;
Wilson will carry the state.
East, But Sounds West
The poor old west is growing sadly effete. It is fast being rob
bed of its birthright, its proper place in saffron-hued literature.
The other day 12 masked men held up the auto of "Cranberry
King" Rider on a public highway. Rider's daughter, Mrs.
Smathers, who was driving, attempted to rush the gang at full
The 12 men followed, firing volley after volley. They failed to
catch the car or gamer the loot, yet'when the smoke 'of battle
lifted Mrs. Smathers was found to be shot three times, the chauf
feur beside her was dead, while in the tonneau, Rider was shot
through the jaws and his brother beside him was as full of bullet
holes as a sieve and dying.
The affair would have done credit to Texas or Wyoming in
their wildest days. But it happened in New Burlington, New Jer
sey. Eastward the two-gun man wends his way.
LAWTON SNUBS PAULA
WHEN FUNDS ARE LOW
"Margie," said Paula, "I have heard a great deal about the
temptations of the stage. I don't think there Is any more tempta-
Hon there than in any other place where
f ) I 1 young men and women are constantly!
m v / /V*' a in each other'B company.
uf\l/\\ft\C\rW\\ "You oann°t discount sex or sex in-
II 11111 \\ll 111 l Btinct. Wo have Ignored it too lon>; as
HIV/111 something wicked and shameful. What
V**^ SJX.Z"/-» J we mut" dO, Mar K,a. •» t«> recognize it
—_ , Qx"Cf and make it take on those Godlike attrl-
II ff X~^ ■ .-"ites that are its due.
11//'f j _ k "The greatest temptation to youth
IV/ITr-* ls to learn thln K» of which they have
al^l IV / only heard whispers.
SSmSI. * "In rey flrßt love * was very ,nn°
cent, which means I did not know. My
innocence and lack of worldly knowledge must have fascinated Ern
est Lawton, for he certainly was as infatuated with me as I was
with him. For six weeks of our rehearsals he was with me almost
•very waking moment. He coached and advised me as only a man
will coach and advise a woman In whom he is personally Interested.
"Being in love. .Margie, is being very selfish. I remember that
after the first week I paid little attention to Miss Madden, who was
anting as if she did not care. I forgot that she waa an actress and
was probably bringing the techni^.e ot her trade to cover heT break
One night, after dining with Lawton, I paid a week in advance
for ray room which left me just one dollar to cover my expenses fo
lhe next two days when the show would open.
"But I expected as usual to lunch and dine with Ernest and did
___, 'm *«:in« m >' surprise and consternation next day when Lawton
•aid to me across the table, 'I am not going to see you alone again
until after the opening. I want to go over some of my scenes with
Madden and I don't want to have one little, tiny bit of my mind
taken from the play until the public has passed its verdict You will
dine with me here after the curtain drops on opening night, and we
will know Just what has happened to us.' "
... ZH on'\ ,00k »°. downcast, dearest girl, whatever the critics will
"'°', tl? ew? lay M or ? f me ' ' <\ an Rlready rea" the line which will say
of you Miss Newton scored a great personal triumph.' "
i., k..^".*. i l ""J 1? not thlnk of "ything but that poor. lUtle dol
lar Wll which must keep me going for the next two days. I did not
hare given me a little advance on my first week's salary I Just
■ada up my mind to live on bread and milk and use the street car.
♦k La no* "le?P "L Uch. that nl«ht "Iter I got to my room, and
the next day when I arrived at rehearsal I was Inexpressibly shocked
to receive only a nod from Ernest Lawton. He did not speak to me
•nee during the entire morning and I went home at night tired and
hungry, but 1 had no appetite for bread and milk
"L d, K 5 0t _.li^* ,l_5 c ,ll en, h°w thoroughly selfish this was In Law
toa. He had philandered with me until the last minute and then be
ealoaly Ignored me while be fixed up his part with Miss Madden
"And such Is the nature of woman that in two days Miss Mad
am's face seemed to grow rounder, and her skin become pink and
»lmoet girlish again, while I felt a thousand years old and each time
I looked In the glaas I wondered If this strain I was under was ruin
tag ny complexion."
(To He Coutlnued.)
By Woodrow Wilson
The pushing things In this world are Ideals, not ideas. One ideal Is
worthy twenty Ideas in propulsive force.
The stupidity of some eminently su ((.ssful men Is so great that It is al
■ ■ . agile as nature itself.
(From "Wit ana Wisdom ot Woodrow Wllsoa," copyright, 1010, by DouMeday,
Page A Oo.)
Referendum S—Vote Wo'
Referendum measure No. 5, the so-called Whitney election bill,
is aimed primarily against political independence, it seeks to cir
cumscribe, limit, and narrow the candidate to the exact boundar
ies of the party platform, no matter how ill-conceived such a plat
form may be.
Secretary of State Howell and Attorney General Tanner in des
ignating a ballot title for this bill have called it "the political con
A political convention measure it is. Tt smacks of politics, pol
itics, politics. It is the entering wedge to the political conven
tions of old, with all their crookedness, manipulations, and chican
As it is, Referendum Measure No. 5 restores the caucuses, the
county and the state conventions, though at present no attempt
is made to nominate or indorse county and state candidates.
The bill does provide for the selection of delegates to presiden
tial conventions —and it does not recognize the direct primaries in
this at all. The people will have no voice in picking presidential
delegates directly any more under the Whituey bill than they will
under the "handpieking" system which prevailed here in 1910 and
more extensively in 1912.
Referendum Rill No. 0 is a subtle attack on the political free
dom of the direct primaries. It caters to political bossism. VOTE
The allies, themselves, admit that the situation of Rumania
Assailed from three directions, unless aid ispromptly given her,
she may share the fate of Servia and Belgium.
Such aid can only come from Russia for the allied forces at
Salonika are, it appears, unable to make much headway against
ihe Bulgarians. It is difficult to understand why the allies did not
foresee tbe plight in which Rumania is now placed and, with all
the time they had, make ready a great army of Russia's surplus
men to rush into Rumania as soon as her decision to enter the war
On the surface it looks like another monumental blunder to the
credit of the allies. Instead of turning the tide of war their way,
Rumania's entry should she be crushed, would redound to the im
mense benefit of the central powers.
Rumania, as a neutral, admittedly friendly to the entente, was
a tower of strength to the allied cause. Rumania a defeated bel
ligerent, will be a source of weakness.
The allies must save Rumania or defer, for many months, if not
entirely abandon, their hopes for a decisive victory.
The Outbursts of
Everett True. » «w»a
PUYALLUP TO GET governor, will speak Oct. 28 In
lf/iVDTnv a/mi no "", ''""mierclal club rooms. Re
mci_tt_U.ua Ul/l. ZO publican headquarters hare been
PUYALLUP, Oct. 18. —Henry opened on Meridian street, with
Mcßrlde, republican nominee for j C. C. Cornell In charge.
THB TiftOMA TIMES.
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THE PRESIDENT'S CORNER
Chapter C of the P. H. O. will
meet Saturday, Oct. 21, at the
home of Mrs. A. S. Busselle, 818
North I street.
The ladles' Aid society of Ma
son Methodist church will hold a
"Junk" party in the church par
lors Friday evening. The price
of admission will bs a package of
"Junk," consisting of old looks,
magazines, papers or rubbers.
Queen Esther Circle of St.
Paul's Methodist church will meet
Thursday evening with Miss Syl
via Putnam, 3735 South Bherldan
An informal tea will open tlie
new association residence of the
Y. W. 0. A„ 424 Broadway, Fri
day afternoon. The public la in
The opening of this home, says
Miss Belle Jefferjr, general secre
tary for Tacoma, places the asso
ciation in line with associations
in other cities which provide ac-
commodations for self-supporting
girls, and also for transients. Mrs.
Sarah Alley is house-mother.
The committee in charge, Mrs.
N. B. Holbrook, Mrs. R. L. Mc-
Cormack, Mrs. J. L. Caldwell and
Mrs. W. W. Seymour, will be
hostesses Friday afternoon.
Mrs. E. P. Savage will preside
at the tea-table. In the evening
from 7 to 9 o'clock the young
women themselves will be host
Quests wishing to show their
interest may bring Jelly, fruit and
other supplies, or consult a list
of needed kitchen utensils at the
Y. W. C. A. office.
The Ladles' auxiliary of the
congregation Talmud Torah,
1529 Tacoma avenue, has extend
ed an Invitation to all the moth
ers and children of tbe congrega
tion Thursday evening at 7:30
BURYING THE HATCHET
"I Am Happy to Be Working for a Reunited Tarty."—Charles K. Hughes at Milwaukee.
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S BY CYNTHIA GREY ~~
t| Miss Grey answers all letters
at Inquiry by mall when postage
q Letters of general Interest are
answered through tills column un
less the correspondent requests
that they not be.
q Miss Qrey receives callers at
the office from 11 o'clock to 5
o'aiock on Wednesday*.
Q. —My hushand and I
have been .visiting In the
country. My husband stayed
a few days longer than I, as
he has business to attend to
there. A friend of mine, a
married woman, came home
with me. On the same train
was an unmarried man whom
we both knew. He helped
us with our baggage, and as
wo arrived in Tacoma about
noon he insisted that we go
to lunch with him, so we ac
cepted. My husband says
that we did wrong, and in
sists that I send him the
money to pay for our lunch.
Is this necessary?
A.—l'nder the circumstances,
you committed no impropriety In
accepting the man's Invitation to
liiim'li. Ho invited ypu as a mat'
tor of courtesy and liecause he
enjoyed jour company. He would
no doulit feel very much humili
ated should you send lilui the
Q. —I am a girl of 14. My
right hip is higher than my
WORK FOR WILSON
Two women noted for their
beauty, who are campaigning for
Wilson's re-election. They are
Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson, above,
wife of the famous artist, sister
of Mrs. William Waldorf Astor,
and known before her marriage as
one of the Langhome realities,
and Miss C'onßtance Drewl, mem
ber of the finiHiiiH Drexel family of
Philadelphia. Hoth women will
tour the country aud make
left ono. I have tried many
kinds of exercises to correct
this, bu^; with no results.
Can you suggest a remedy?
A. M. W.
A.—This condition might re
sult from Incorrect standing or
sitting position. Consult a good
physician and have him find out
the reason for this and suggest a
Q. —The people In our
neighborhood are all con
genial with the exception of
the family next door. This
neighbor has three little
girls, all older than my s
year-old daughter. These
children never stay at home.
They are In our yard most
of the time. They use ob
jectionable language, and
have no respect for the rights
of others—in fact, they're
Just the sort of children I
don't want my child to asso
ciate with. These are the
only children in the neigh- <
borhood. How can I prevent
my child from playing with
them? A READER.
A.—You must protect your
daughter from improper associ
ates since she Is not yet old
enough to have any discrimina
tion. She naturally admires older
children and is apt to adopt lan
guage she ilim'mi'i understand, and
copying ways that are not in ac
cordance with good breeding. He
poUte to these neighbor children,
but keep your cliUd away from
them In every possible way. En
tertain your daughter yourself.
Take her to the park and out for
walks with you. Gradually the
children will cease coming to
aiiTT rwrcme wonpeßfoti
<sy Gene FiH€Rjr) v
N' Yawk is a city with 5,000,000 people packed in
: closer than a woman's foot in a dancing pump and
building tho subways but the real blowing up that
has much shade on the subway blasts is to hear the
N' Yawkers boosting the burs to one another.
Broadway is a street of theaters, cafe and electric
signs. The N' Yawkers walk up and down the gay
way reading the signs and the visitors take in the
shows and cafes.
Pifth-av. is a street set aside by the city for taking
walking sticks out for an airing.
The saloons are closed on Sunday. The front door
is locked but the back door is open, but even at that
you don't stand much chance of getting in unless
you've a friend up at the head of the procession who
can get it for you.
N' Yawk is THE place; if you don't believe us, ask
THE TACOMA TIMES
MKMBKHB OP THE BCRIPPB NORTHWEST LEAGUE OP
NEWSPAPERS. Telegraphic Newe Service of the United Press
Entered at the post office, Taooma, Wash., as second-class
nißtter. Published by the Tacoma Times Pub. Co. Evsry
Evening Except Sunday. Official paper of city of Tacoma.
PHONY: All departments. Mala ta
Wednesday, Oct 18,1916.
NO HOUSE IS BIG
ENOUGH FOR TWO
FAMILIES, HE SAYS
(Neirspaprr I '■■li-nirUe Aasorlatlon)
SIOUX CITY, lowa., Oct. 18.—
The following advice to newly
is given by Fos
ter G. hillings.
Sioux City police
enough to shelter
not a good thing
for young cou
tlie sniiic effect.
"A wife should
leavo 11 it hus
band to visit rel
atives at least
two weeks every
year. On her re
turn she appreci
ates lii n ■ better.
"A husband should leave his
wife at least two weeks each year.
He appreciates her more when lie
"A young couple's place is by
themselves. Their battles are
"Welcome jour relatives ac
company, but don't permit more
than one to come at a time."
U. S. CITIZENSHIP
it n1,,-.I Pre** leimril Wire.)
EL CEN'TRO, Cal., Oct. 18.—
The application or a large num
ber of Hindus for admission to
American citizenship whs dismiss
ed today by Superior Judge
Franklin J. Cole after the East In
dians had been given an oppor
tunity to prove they belonged to
certain castes in order that the
case might be further considered.
Royal Neighbors of America
will give a card party Friday ev
ening In Campbell hall, 41st st.
and McKlnley aye.
4,9994)06 of the inhabit
ants came from somewhere
Everybody that visits N'
Yawk chirps, "It's a great
place, but I wouldn't want
to live there."
There is a great deal of
blowing up going on in