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THE TACOMA TIMES Every Evening Except Sunday by The Tacoma Times Pub. Co. USES THE SCRIPPS-M'RAE TELEGRAPHIC NEWS SERVICE. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS OFFICE, 7CB COMMERCE STREET TELEPHONE MAIN 733. One Cent a Copy, Six Cent* a 25 Cents a Month. $3 a Year, Week, by Carrier or by Mail. by Carrier or by Mail. f- "OPPORTUNITIES" - John Dwight's will reveal* the fact that be made more than $1,000,000 by the manufacture of bicarbonate of soda. ■ , This is not so extraordinary ad it may seem. The history of manufacture i* full of example* of fortunes amassed from small and relatively insignificant articles. The great commercial kings have not been above (firing their attention to little things. They embraced little beginnings and made them great successes because they put intellect, patience, energy into them. Opportunity lies not in the thing a man attempts to do; it lie* in the man's p»wer to do it. The young man who holds back for his lucky chance to present itself full; de veloped and labeled is bound to bo disappointed. All chances worth having arc created.. To the man not. fitted for them they are not chances at all. The pessimist who sees no opportunities for young men any more, such as there used to be when the men now rich first got their start, argues that the chances are all taken Up and the good places all tilled. But it was the same 25 and 50 years ago—yea, 1,000 years ago. , What the pessimist now sees to be a "chance" would not have appeared to him as such at all if some man's intellect, patience and energy had not developed it into a good thing. Oil was a pitiably poor business when Rockefeller first brought the power of or ganization to bear upon it. Steel had made no millionaires when Carnegie's brain and enterprise made of it an opportunity. Peter Cooper made his wealth in glue. . I It [i not alone the big things*—made big by somebody's wise efforts—that are the grent opportunities. Hundreds of men have, like John Dwight, left enormous fortunes made from relatively insignificant things. The man who first charged water with carbonic add gas for soda fountain use became many, times a millionaire. Emulsions of cod liver oil have made many millions. • ■Kill fortunes have been made from 1 Uterine. - • Pills and patent medicines have built palaces. The simple metallic hooks over the eyelets by which shoes are laced, the old fashioned "copper tow" of children's shoes, and even shoe pegs all brought large monetary returns. . • , The dimple expedient of the twin nieel balls flying apart by centrifugal force to regulate or "govern" the steam engine brought their inventor millions. The little invention by which the perforations in postage stamps are made yield ed more profit than a gold mine. . A big fortune lay in the silk fiber device in banknote paper. Buttonhooks, new processes of making buttons, pens, pins, all have contributed their Quota of big fortunes. • Why, young man, "opportunities" lie all around you. The j world teems with them. If you don't set.' them.the lack is in yourself. Maybe you are 1 waiting for great big chances to present themselves ready-made when little ones, more to your size, lie all about you. V , THE WAR ON CIGARETS There ig a revival of tlie war against oigarets. Of coUTue, the war goes on al ways, but it goe* <>» in wave*. Ju»t now a tidal wuve is wiling in. The aodlflM chain Mhtma has been brouglit into requinition for the purpone ol NCUring 1 ,t>0<),000 signatures to a petition to congress, asking for anti-cigaret leg islation. No <ioiil(t tlir ripMtam will t>e secured, but the legislation is a. different iiinlti'i. 1 All governments find the tobacco tax one of the most important sources of rtvinue, and tin- atliuipU to abolish, cigaretg through cougres« are about aa hope -1«M as to make war on proeru«tinatioD. l'cihaps it is not generally known that this country is becoming the cigaret center ol the world. We are shipping the "coffin nails" to Japan, and even the Filipinos are rcceiviuK them M a part of our civilisation. There ia a machine that turns out 300,000 tinishol 'ngarstt in a day of 10 hours, and its product ia invading the remotest parti of the earth. i Co&tnrj to Keiicrui Iwlief, more snulf than ever is made und used in this ooun !ty, anil it the total consumption of to-baceo tells the tale accurately, we are ap limg the condition oi (iermany, where "nearly all men smoke all the time." Americans smoked or paid for 3,254,883,330 cigarets during the last fiscal year, an increase of 357,213,403 in a single year. > We used S3?,MOyWB pounds of tobacco last year in all forma and smoked 5,787, --454,108 cigar*. On,, of the curious things about the cigaret is that the more it is attacked the inuiv it, is used, The less friends it has the more it flourishes. It would he sale to wager tliat practically every woman in the /and, all other noil—mkm and many slaves to tobacco would, it" they had opportunity, sign the petition to OOTgTIMi Hut such petitions are to congress as witer to a duck's back. The veiy paper upon which the petition and signatures are written may possi bly bt- made over into wrappers for cigarcts. \ Superintendent • White of the government hospital' at Washington, who has made 11 clow .study of insanity, its cause, and tin. statistics concerning mental diseases, has destroyed gome current beliefs about insanity. For instance. It haa been taken for granted that farm life is conducive to insanity. Isolation and.hick of interests and amusements, it has been said, cause men, anil especially women, to go insane.; a;^ Mr. White shows by statistic* that insanity prevails more largely in industrial communities than m agricultural districts. There are three times as many insane persons pn capita in Massachusetts us in 1 e.\as» And the reason: Insanity prevails where life is strenuous because of the strain and worry- Peo ple have Init little leisure. They are concerned about the means of subsistence. Lite under such conditions is nevt door to tragedy. Thc.-.e things are true as to the colored race as well as the white. The ratio is tin MM ami lor the tame reasou. ( The mniue.- ni ihe South take life easy. They are content to live from hand to mouth, taking Do thought for the morrow. There ore plenty of holidays. Relaxa tion ■ o, The myroes of the North go a different pace. Competition af them. A colder climate demands more clothe* and more hustling for food. Coadttiona bring worry into their lives. TV «.. lulu-ion is plain. The simpler the life the leas liability to insanity. Look at the Indiana, says Dr. White. Bo long as these aborigines live a life tree from fret and worry there is no in- HtaitJT. It is only when aiutieial living and | desire for dollars is introduct\l that mtjiniiy follows: "Care killed a cat," observe* Shakespeare. The Dreyfus case is to the front again, and its recrudescence inspires in the minds of Frenchmen • sort of terror. Already it has rocked Preach institution* to their foundations. Another rocking, the superstitious say, may cause their over throw.. To individuals the case has been like a visitation of moral plague and physi cal dissolution. The number of victims, whether by death or (ti«MM, has been ap nailing; and only a few have continued uninjured on their respectiTe way». ■ ' , —_«_—«— i■ • ■ ** •••- ii i w Have you any change left?,No! Well, you have had a roy«s good time, so who earn*'. SALVATION ARMY'S SUCCESSFUL WORK The endeavors of the Salvation army to make merry the Christmas of those who lack the good "things of life were emi nently^ successful. Ninety-five families were supplied with Christmas cheer, that other- W4M would kvf had'nothing yesterday over which to rejoice, • la the evening the Army held a song ser INSANITY vice, which was largdy attended. After the service, presents were.distributed. Th« great tree which hart been' cacared was loaded from tip to b«*» with gifts of many kinds for those who had gathered round it. Nor was any one-disappointed. There, were present* for all. »nd many exclamations of delight were heard as the gifts were placed in < the hands of those « bon lives possess Mi little «inshh>e. «W people in Ta.coma enjoyed Christ mas more than the *W«tion . \rmy work -1*" that "it i. a «,'bl«| to give than to • receive." THE TACOMA TIMES The Nazarene By Harry H. Brown. Religion is the arbiter ot progress. Na tions never riot higher than their gods. The Christian portion ot the race yes terday celebrated the birthday of one Jesus, a Gulileean, whom the enlightened world elects as the greatest prodigy that has appeared among men. Nothing more clearly demonstrate* the common origin of humanity than the in herent racial craving to worship Deity. Wherever man goes, be he barbarous or cultured, white or black, yellow or brown, he carries his gods and builds altars and temples. Tamper with his liberties at your peril, but tamper with his religion and blood begins to How. Christ was the sequence of pre-mundane prophecy. 11 is specific mission was not to die for men nor to save men, but to do on earth the will of Almighty God. In doing this, his death, the redemption of mankind, the overturning of existent sys tems of philosophy and religion, the luting ot nation* out ot savagery and the reign of love over hate were all involved. Recreant humanity, willing to justify it self, one by one learn down triumphal columns and halls of fame, jeers at the epitaph* on monuments, makes light of martyrs, decries our leaders and leaves in ruins the reputations of the great. But in the presence of the Nazarene every tongue is stilled. .Lveri those denying His divinity do so reverently. Witness Krnest lieu in, the French savant. At the close of nil Lite of Christ, disputing the divinity of the Lord, he says: "Humanity presents a con tused mast). One man is a little higher than another, but among them all l.ii-t is a little higher than any other." The function of religion is not only to save men, but to lead men in their «..lk on earth. Christ is the safest leader the world has seen. The closer His teactiings are followed, the more sane men bo:ome. The less force is required to govern. Vio lence ceases. Property is safe. Society is safe. The destinies of the race are wife. Men have confidence in the present; hope in the future. (xmtrast the religion of the Nazarene with other great religions of the earth. The Hindoo religion teaches that tht highest goal of man is the oblivion of Nirvana: to l>e absorbed back into a form less, insensate infinite from which we (-piling. Esteeming all conscious life I>uin and travail, it courts the life of torpor, introspection and inaction. For centuries Confucianism lias taught its votaries to "walk m the trodden paths," and today China is worshipping its ancestors and following the primal rules of conduct that obtained in the remotest antiquity. Through changeless centuries its civilization has shown no more develop ment, no more flexibility, than the turgid caste system of the Hindoo. "There is ;■■ much difference between our civilization and yours," said Li liung Chang, speaking of the Christian nations, "as there is be tween heaven and earth." "There is no god but God, and Mahomet is His prophet," ejaculates the pious Mos lem. Nevertheless this same religion is built on violence ignorance, lust, hypocrisy and rapacity.. Having no souls and there fore no chance for immortality, according to the teachings of their religion, the wo men are beasts of burden, chattels and scapegoats. Browbeaten, the victims of the whim and caprice of their brutal lords, they mother the nation, bringing forth the mongrel Turk. Where is the contrast between any, o& these abortive growths of alleged ethics^ and the white light of enlightenment emanating from the shores of Galilee? Without controversy Christ's religion is the only kind the earth affords, the fruits of which would indicate to v sane mind a divine origin. CONSUL W. R. DAVIS. This is a good likeness of United State* Consul Davis, stationed at Alexandretta, Turkey, who made things so hot for the Turkish government that it humbly ipolo gizcd Mil days ago for the assault re cently made on him. The attack was caused by the arrest of Chiiiuiiis Attarian, an Armenian and natu ralized American, whom Davis wua pro tecting and escorting to a steamer for de parture. KNIGHT TEMPLARS OBSERVE THE DAY The member* of Iranhoe commandery, No. 4, assembled in the asylum of the com mandery at 8:40 yesterday morning for the purpose of participating in the usual You may talk about your doughnuts Like mother used to make, But it cannot be disputed Redlich's Catsup I Ui.es the cake. Christmas observances. Following the *tc vices a European breakfast was served. The committee of the grand encampment, Knights Templar of the United States, prepared ■ tout to the most eminent fiaii') master which was responded to by • Jrand Commander McOormick of Minnesota. Following this was a toast to the brothers of the order to which the most eminent grand master responded in a very appropriate speech. Other toasts followed. ARE READING BETTER BOOKS City Librarian Jonathan Smith has for the past few months kept a close watch on the class of books that adults read. Six years ago books of fiction were the choice of men and women, while today the standard has changed, until there are al most as many solid and substantial books read as novels. The power that has brought this change is thought to lie in RACE OF SHOP GIRLS PARIS, Dec. 26.—Paris has gone foot- I race crazy. When Parisians once take up j a fail they take it up with a Bl>irit that is ! nowhere else equaled, und when that fad promises fun, the pleasure-loving residents of Paris work it until there is nothing left to work. The bank clerks had their foot race, fe<^J- so did the dry goods clerks, the ex change clerks and even the Bohemian song writers of Mmitmarte, who were never known to take any sort of exercise before. But the climax was reached with the race of the shop girls, "maidenettes" they are called in Paris. Their race was one of the sensations of Paris, and thou sands of people lined the streets and cheered the girls on their way. The walking craze had hardly gotten a good start in Paris before the maiden ettes decided to get in with the popular fancy. Therefore a race waa arranged. For weeks before the date set the gills prepared for the great race. Every min ute of their spare time they put in in training fur the event. They even went without their luncheons and used the noon lwur for practice. Everywhere in Paris at all hours when the shops were not open you could see little groups 01 shop girls diligently practicing walking. Mer chants put up good prizes for the success ful contestants, the newspapers took the matter up and Paris was excited. When the day of the great race arrived Paris practically suspended business. Around the Tuilerics, where the race was to start, thousands of people gathered. So great was the crowd that it required the help of a large detachment of police to BOSS FARMER OF UNITED STATES IS JIM WILSON, SECY OF AGRICULTURE Immensely Successful Running a Farm and Also as Chief of a Department -How Education Counts in Tilling the Soil WASHINGTON, I). C, Dec. 26.-James Wilson, secretary of agriculture, knows moro about farming than 'most anybody. He was immensely successful in running a idim, had half a dozen years' experi ence as professor in the lowa state col lege and during the last six years lie NORTHWESTERN Detective Agency, 426-7 Cal. Blk. See us. Tel. Black 1625. women's literary clubs, where the mem bers have to do so much historical read ing. A consignment of 39 volumes, con taining »ime very tine books, has just been received. AGREEMENT WEAKENING According to the statement made by R. L. McCormick, secretary oC the Weyer haeuser Timber company, the agreement between Pacific coast lumbermen engaged in export trade is bound to be broken. All efforts to keep Pope & Talbot, owners of the Port Gamble mill, a party io the agreement are of no avail. Others will follow if one falls out, unless I'm H* arrangement can be made. The break in the agreement will likely mean a reduction in the price of lumber. Tacoma lumbermen say that there will be a disposition among themselves to stand together. Cutting the price of lumber is a game that two can play. make room for the racer*. The course was 12 miles to the suburb of Nanterre, and more than 2,500 shop girls started in the race. It has been a long time since Parii lias had so much fun. The costumes of the girls were picturesque. They wore every thing from pink silk dresses with long trains to bloomers and knickerlHickers. Jt was a perfect day and in addition to pretty nearly everybody in Paris a score of brass bands turned out and helped the girls on their way. The race was won by iTlinnn Cheminel, who covered the 12 miles in 1 hour and 10 minutes, with Lucy Fleury second and Marie Trouvard third. has been in touch with the wonderful work accomplished by the agricultural de partment. An effort mi made a few <lii\> ago to get from the secretary hif own experience as a farmer. ' No. no," he answered, as he shook hia head, "don't print a word about me per sonally. I will tell you anything about the work of the department, but nothing at aii about myself." He finally did admit, in response to persistent questioning, that he had ao quired 1,100 acres of land in lowa. "And " WASHINGTON TRUCK CO.. ,1. C. Hew itt & Co. General freighting, household eoods, safes and pianos removed Office 109 Tenth St. Office telephone, John 2341. Barn telephone. James 2341. W. W. Wingard, Manager, Phone Red 245. C. E. King Phone Black 1625. rt n ,yestern Detects . 1 We Never >gs Sleep. J^ Honest, Reliable, Competent and Careful Office, 426427 California Building. Tacoraa, Washington. References Furnished. All Business Strictly Confidential. Estates Looked Up. Evidence Traced in Civil and Criminal Cases. Office Phone, Black 1625. Lock Box 967. he added, significantly, "an acre of lowa land means something." He conducted tim larm until 12 years ago, when be turned it over to his sons, while he be came a member of the faculty of the lowa Agricultural college. He has a reputation as an alert, enterprising and unusually suo.«*ful tiller of the soil. As to the department, Secretary Wilson xani: "Our most valuable accomplishment hoi heen the education of men to do our work. The educational institutions of the country have not been teaching meteorolo gy, animal husbandry, plant industry, soil physics and road making. We have 500 young men in this work and have given the man opportunity to specialize. We have turned the thoughts of people to wards the introduction of new thiri|M and have heli>e<l them in the development of industries that were new or not thrifty." NEW PRESIDENT OF WORLDS FAIR LADY BOARD MRS, DANIEL MANNING. Mrs. Daniel Manning, who has just been ekcled president of the lady board of managers of the St. Louis world's fair, is t'.e widow of the late Daniel Manning, stcrttaiy of the treasury during Cleve land t first term. Airs. Manning was born Mary Margar etta Fryer and her ancestors on her to thei't side were Dutch. On hor mother 7* sicie the line goes back to Robert Living ston, first lord of the manor of Living sion, to whom was given the original grant. Among her more famous ancestors are Philip Livingston. Colonel Peter R. Livingston, Governor Rip Van Dam, Ab raham De Peyster. Olaff Stevenson Van Couitlands and Colonel Peter Sohuyler. Mrs. Manning's home in Albany is one ol tiie stateliest in that city. WILL INSTRUCT RAILROAD MEN An air brake ear in charge of S. G. Downs will be in Tacoma in a few days. Local railroad men will undergo an amination to test their knowledge of air appliances. The car, which is owned by the \V*»t« inghouse company, travels all over the United States, anil is used only for such examinations. It lias been several years since the ear was in Tacoma. A GIRL'S PARTY DRESS Thin pretty party dress is made of white point d'esprit over pale pink silk and is trimmed with narrow pink ribbon ruche* with little knots and bows out lining the medallions of lace. R. I. ELLIOTT, 313 Fidelity bldg., 'phone Red 6862. Patents guaranteed at lowest cost. Send us your ideas. We make maps machine drawings, tracings, blue prints.