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THE TAGOMA TIMES _ Every Boning Exoept Sunday by The Tacoma Times Pub. Co. USES THE SCRIPPS-MRAE TELEGRAPHIC NEWS SERVICE. INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS OFFICE, 788 OOMMEBGE STREET TTLJBPHONX MAIN 7». One Cent a Copy, Six Cent* a 25 Cent* a Month, 13 a Year, Week, by Carrier or by Mail. by Carrier or by Mail. Roseoe W. Derby, a Cleveland, Ohio, machinist, based his hope of fortune on hi* belief in luck. He m a good workman and earned enough to have supported his modest family in comfort but for hia continual "investment*." He took chances on races and Taffies -and in investuvnt concerns. Ail the mon ey he could scrape together or borrow he put into chance*. And at last he found himself in the grip of money sharks. Then he became convinced that -luck was against him. In despair he murdered his wife and throw children and killed himself. Was it not a logical denouement? . I When a man has chased chances all his life and then finds nut they are only bobbles, what is then left for him? 1 Ilia character is all askew. His conceptions of the hard practicalities of life are all wrong. He his built hia house on the sands. He haa found failure from which there is no relief but death. j The murder of one's own family and suicide you may say, «re the acts ef a weak man. Very true. ; But could yon expect strength in a character whose only warp and woof are dreams of luck and chance? . • ■ .'••'-• 1 Could you expect will power and self-control in a man who has permitted him self to be mere flotsam and jetsam, tossed hither and thither by the winds and w*«es of the sea of life! .._ ..,__, ...... ..-_. ,^.4 No. This man's fatal weakness was first shown, not when he so tragically ended the miseries of himself and family, "but when he adopted as his inspiration the idea that there are substantial gains: to be got in this world for nothing. The man who steals his interest away from his daily work and turns aside to juggle with the gilded baubles of chance becomes in truth a football of fortune. He : renounces ' his attributes of manhood and becomes a mere creature of cir cumstance*. - -. He loosens the foundation atone of his fortunes and leaves the tottering temple to fall in the first storm, crushing all about him, maybe, in its ruins. Who has not discovered how enormously suicide has preponderated among men who hare chased chances? Derby is but one among thousands. Four-fifths of the discovered embezleroents are among men who took chances, thinking to pay the money back out of the profits. But instead of profit has come ruin. Men who find chance a deception and a mockery loom large in the news every day. Fishhooks are not cast into the sea for the benefit of the fishes. True, we see men growing rich right along, apparently through chance. But don't be fooled. Th«ir chances are not yours. The chance lies deep within them selves. • iioy have made themselves master* of their environment, not by luck, but by painstaking study of detail. In 99 cases in every 100 they have had at first no chance, but the chance to plod and have trusted to nothing but themselves. The dleifbt-of-hand man seems to turn a paper wad into a silver dollar. It looks easy, liut he hax learned how. You might Co on roll inn wads and making mystic passes until doomsday and never do the trick. Maybe if you knew how long and hard practice is required and how little profit there is in it, you would pre fer your own humble toil and your regular $3 a day. Chance is a Bweet siren that intoxicate* the serwta and lures to ruin. Kven if, in capricious mood, she should give wealth, she could not give happiness. For happiness must be earned. It i* the crown of a character built up by net tled purpose, high aspirations and wholesome efforts. WORK FOR MERE WAGE Secretary of the Treasury Shaw, in a recent address to students, admirably epitomized an important secret Huceeea. "If you take my advice," he said, "you will never work for hire. If you work for hire you will never rise. If you work for hire life will have little else for you )>ut drudgery, and eight hours per day—ten hours per day at the most —ih all that you can stand ami keep your health. "But if you work for the accomplishment of the thing -ou are employed to do, you can work 16 or 18 bourn a day, and life will be full of sunshine and song. God implanted in the human mind the desire to do things." In other words, real success lies not so much in what we can get out of our work an in what we can put into it. If wo love our work we have taken a long stride not only toward happiness, hut toward accomplishment that is wort h while. The man who gets no more out of his work than mere support, though Ik may be enabled to live in mod lavish style, is no more than an animal. The hog works only for a living, and that is all he gets or cares for. But man, with his emotions, sensibilities and aspiration*, requires more. With man work is not merely a mean*, but an end. He must work that h« may live, but he also live* that he may work. It is a melancholy fact that millions of men are forced to devote nearly all of their lives to sustaining life. It seems a slavery. Yet the drudgery is due, not to the incessant work, but to the dislike of it. 'While one man bitterly laments the cruelty of his fate, another working at his elbow finds his labors sweet. Th« difference lies within the men. The immortal thing* in this world have been wrought for the things them selves. With the most of us satisfaction is found in the things we do rather than in great rewards or in the plaudits of the world. Usually a large measure of the success which, in the popular conception, means wealth or public honors, follows as the result of devotion to the appointed duty. (Vrt.iin it in that there is small hope for the success or happiness of the man who does not find his work congenial and a pleasure in itself. This is true whether we are searching for new star* in the skies or are engaged in the humblest everyday duty. s;■,•..?:>•■;■;•. h<W, ■■ [ ■ Aside from more) and correct living and the love of wife, family and kindred, there is nothing in which * rational man should have more real heart interest than in his work. It is ever a safe prediction that failure will follow him who works merely for his wage. He cannot expect progress or advancement. With zeal and aspiration wanting, he is doomed to lifelong drudgery. PRICKLY ROUSTS A WORD FROM JOSH WISE. Nome thingM ought t' be put off forever th't we d<> today. "I hate to believe it about her." "Then I wouldn't believe it." "Hut I'm forced to. "Where there's ao much smoke there must be tome fire/ " I "I euppoae you me*n, 'Where there's so much talk there most be tome old maid.' " M«re than 60,000 .team railway passen jfer» and employe* were injured last year. The ateam railways will soon have a record aa bad as city street cars. The naval lieutenant who refused to low er the Stars and Stripes probably figured it wa» better to insult Colombia than fete United States. RBGXAR MODERN MAGAZINE TILLER. New* items are nearly a* ware*- as a ■indent's monry thin week. If there -would only he something doing. so the reporter would wit have to -work so hard to net •aev/B, -this colnras wight be made raor in teresting. However, we have for a long CHASING CHANCES time learned to take things as they come and sometimes write on nothing.—Mount Tacoma Index. "I hear that Bluster is meeting with great suit-ess in his tour with "The Iron Sword.' ihey say he is simply turning thousands away." "I guess he is. At any rate, he isn't drawing them to the theater." If omen counts for anrthing The senatorial Smoot Will goon iim! walking excellent Along the homeward route. A PROMINENT MAN IX RAILAVAY CIRCLES. The oldest Mason died yesterday, but wen. that» nothing to prevent to puhli ration of more stories next mouth about the oldest Mason. And then the oldest Odd Fellow stiß THE TACOMA TIMES MAGNIFICENT BUILDING PLANNED FOR AGRICULTURAL DEP'I PROJECTED AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT BUILDING AT WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 29-The secretary of agriculture has approved the plans of the architects, Messrs. Rankin, Kellogg and Crane, of Philadelphia, for the new buildings of the department of agri culture. The last congress authorized tlie expenditure of «1,500,000 for the erec tion of a suitable building for this depart ment, and since that time the secretary haa been actively engaged in considering TWO BELLES OF THE MILITARY WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 20.-There in an exclusive little world In the social life of Washington inhabited by the offi cer* of the army and navy and their fam ilies. Wealth does not constitute a jmiss port; one must be of the military to gain admission. The daughters of Brigadier General John F. Weston, commissary gen eral of the army, the Misses Kathleen ami Marie Weston, are among the belles that ' 'gfiaSkkb 01 Custom. &, • f QjuJSttm. CoryvmArUA uou fflj/f))^*^* tor -&oAa uouA, -Read ai- a "^^r~S^\^S(L anad caticA. uouA. cUatK a'cc&l., -■'^s<^//MM/ / ,/ fg?w^v Custom coTYijyzXi uoa ty%f&ffl§['^yj? uHijluWl aou. cam. aJ^&Ad, ji> o\ no-f-. 4 Custom, cait&j^ a^a to" Ai-o^n. ; vmm uoa dLon?f jurtm. -rOnow mJL wuX/yi, . svo lj^s£p^Z\ v-«^OW- cortvmanruii' \ Njjjlte ( GaSCom. caXuv w/von uouA. 4uAAvtvrvc(. to* •fuju^ a doc&A. tu^o- datuaAA^, umtn. uo-w, c<vn. ■Bu^- cl * lout, o^ a, Ajja£ r<ynstuL AJJJc urouutU-" , <J? j_X=^ 1$ 1.98 I(J » °^ Gtfiitom. catWudJt/L onA. nu/ruUitor v=P Cufltbirv. caic&A uA Lnxttr -Wuc^rba -neA. £a££aci£4, /ucnvwd. AJtaAorwrva^, Km. A FINE MONTJNENT FOR EX-PRESIDENT HAY^S HORSES FREMONT. 0., Dec. 29.—An unique monument is being placed in position in Spiegel (trove, the home of the late ex- President Hayes, in this city. The monu ment, a mammoth "nijrger+iead" weighing some 20 tons, will mark the final resting place of all the noted horses owned by the Hayes family. Among the horses bur ied in a prominent place in Spiegel grove is one ridden by General Hayes during the Civil war. There are several which formerly pulled the Hayes carriage* during the administration of President Hayes in Washington. President Hares was alway» very fond of fine horseflesh and always had the best plans and perfecting arrangements for the locution and erection of the structure. The department is now occupying 137, --963 square feet of net floor space, 75,771 square feet of which is in rented buildings. In order to accommodate the present needs of the dejiartment alone this amount of space would have to be increased fully 25 per cent. The department of •grient | ture is different in its requirements, so far as buildings are concerned, from others. Its work is largely of a research nature. Lat><> rule the social contingent of this military branch. Doth are attractive looking, fine horsewomen and accomplished American girls of the beat type. They have figured extensively in the armr set for the past three years and their home is one of the rendezvous for the younger officers. It is said that announcement will }>c made soon of »he engagement of Miss Marie Weston v handsome young soldier about to be sent to the Philippine*. of care taken of the animals. When they died he personally saw to it that all were properly and carefully buried in Spiegel grove. The horse burying ground is on a beau tiful knoll. "3ICK MAN" GETTING VERY BUSY FOR WAR BERLIN. Dec. 29.—The firm of Fried rich Krupp, of Essen, has just received an order for field pieces for the Turkish ! government, which aiiiounts to $3,094,000. This, together with other orders upon which Knipp is now at work, will keep the entire war material department in full Wast for some time. NORTHWESTERN* Detective Agency, 426-7 Cal. Blk. See us. Tel. Black 1825. ratories. therefore, are essential and form a considerable portion of the room re quired. A committee of bureau chiefs in the department, consisting of Drs. Gal loway, Salmon and True, has given care ful consideration to the varied needs and has made recommendations, which are ap proved, that the best interests of the de partment will be subserved by providing for a series of buildings connected with the pavilions in such a way as to make practically one harmonius structure. BIG GRAIN RECAIPTS Sunday and Monday's grain receipts reached the highest mark so far this sea son. The amount received waa 117 car loads, most of which was wheat. The grain market has remained steady for the past several weeks, but present indica tions are that the farmers who hold their yields will be favored with higher prices. Japan and Russia are beginning to buy heavily of the United States to supply their armies. If war is declared the Am erican producers can demand whatever price they wish. As the war clouds darken the grain market will go skyward. COCK-FIGHTING THRIVES IN THE CAROLINAS CHARLESTON. S. C, Dec. 29.—The ■eason for cock fighting—the most tcna THE SLAVES OF MOROCCO HAPPIER THAN FREEMEN BY W. B. SLATER. (Newspaper Knterprige Association Spe cial Expedition to the Western Mediter ranean.) TANGIER, Dee. 29.—The slave trade of Morocco grows less year T>y year as Fiance extends her military power over the sandy regions to the south of the sultan'g do minions. Formerly the terrors ot the southern slave route could be learned from slaves who had come that way to be sold at Marrakesh or Fez. They told of chil dren from the far interior, too young to walk, exchanged for rock salt by the tribes of the interior and dying by hundreds in the panniers of the trader en route. France entered Algeria and slowly pushed her way south, east and west. The occupaton of the oases of Tuat cut off the caravans from that drecton. and when Timbuctoo was occupied another bar was put up against the traffic m humanity. Hence the supply of captives from the in terior has so gone down that the result in Morocco is twofold —the price is higher, and the Moor treats his captives better. Indeed, there is seldom much to complain of in the treatment. Compared with the poor freemen in this poverty-stricken land, the slave is sleek and comfortable as a rule. True, the Moor may kill him or starve him as easily as he wishes, but he W. W. Wingard, Manager, Phone Re d 245. C. E. King Phone Black 1625 est er., «««„ l^ We Never /^f^ Sleep. Honest, Reliable, competent and Careful Office, 426427 California Building. Tacoma, Washington. References Furnished. All Business Strictly Confidential. Estates Looked Up. Evidence Traced in Civil and Criminal Cases. Office Phone, Black 1625. Lock Box 967. ciout of those popular diversions which for a long time have been under the ban iv ■Ml .if the Southern states —is now on m S.uth Carolina, and particularly iv Charleston. From now on until the close i-t the holiday., cocking mains will be in full bla-t. The *port will attrac: birds and visitor* from all parti of the South, and thousands will be won and lost. With the Christmastide each year comet tin- t.mmus tights between cock» hjed in S>>utii Carolina against Georgia and North Carolina birds. The mains are pulled en" within a few miles of the city and hun dred* of sporting men will wager money on their choice. A number of tight* have already been pulled off between local bird*, but the big battles v.ill not be fought un til this week, when ISouth Carolina eocto will meet those from North Carolina. Th# birds are now being trained. In former days bear baiting and d-)j fighting were indulged in here, md men now in middle life rememl>er seeing tlie bears and the dogs going with their keep erg to the ground at Acabee Ferry. W'itk the decline of these savage sports, cock lighting maintained iti prestige. The early English settlers of Charleston are responsible for the introduction of this sport into South Carolina. Tile mode of fighting is usually in v, hat is known as "mains," where a number of birds are matched, within two ounc_-« of weight. A certain sum is wagered on each battle by the owners of the cocks, and a larger sum on the odd fight. No prize fighter training for a match receives great er care than the cocks preparing u>r a main. Before being thrown into the pit all cocks are heeled with gaffs, from two to three and one-half inches long. They are hand-wrought out of silver steol ail dm ly tempered. The adjustment upon the butt of the spur is regarded by cockers as a fine art, and certain "heelers" become famout for proficiency and command big money for their services. An umpire and judge* are appointed at every main, and the lex scripta of the pit is rigidly enforced. Each cock has a handler in the pit, just as each home has his jockey on the race track, who disengages when entangled or when hung by his gaff in hi» antagonist. At the word "go" the cocks are turned loose or thrown at each other, and then handlers step aside and the battle is on. The fight is determined by the death of either of the cocks, or his inability to fight any longer, in which event he i» counted out by the judges. OLA-^r£, /lAP K.2T- lis property of price and is cared for ac cordingly. Moors do not enslave Moors; it must be an outside race. In the coant towns, where Europeans frequently appear, the bartering is done in secret, but in Marrakesh, Fez and other inland places the business is accepted without comment. Europeans do not get a glimpse of the slave mart easily, but it can be managed. The auctioneers dress their human lots in gay apparel and march them round in front of the purchasers, who squat on the ground. The whole pro ceeding, including the examination of the slaves, is done with dignity. The slaves themselves seem unconcerned, often even happy. Soon the traffic will be over, for trance is laying in wait for an oppor tunity to extend her protectorate over this shaking kingdom. A railway has been opened from Gran round by the south of the sultan's dominions, and others will inclose it more tightly still in the near future. The sultan's finances are exhausted and his army disloyal. France's opportunity is near at hand. As the traveler goes around the Moroccan market places and sees the misery of the innumerable bea gars. he cannot but wonder whether free ing the slaves will extend the happiness of the people or merely swell the ranks of tlio-o indigent outcasts.