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__ THE TACOMA TIMES __ Every Evening Except Sunday by The Tacoma Times Pub. Co. DM THE SCRII'J'.- M I: \l. TKI.KiRAPHIC NEWS SERVICE. OFFICE, 768 COMMERCE STREET TELEPHONI MA IN 733. One Cent a Copy, Six Cents a .... 'I.'","'' 25 Cenu a Month, |3 a Year, Week, by Carrier or by Mail. by Carrier or by Mail. THE CATASTROPHE UPON THE SOUND Early thin morning, through driving storm mistt", Dwith glided over the wutere of the Sound near Victoria. Scores cried out for help. The great wavcm rolled and washed and then, with a ►ulleii surge, clows 1 over steamboat and passengers. The Clallam. new and presumably staunch, had been suddenly overwhelmed, even while assistance wu clone at hand. 1 Another chapter to the marine horrors of the coast has lieon added. Such a terrible diKiiwter, following so closely upon the heels of the Iroquoil holocaust and the two frightful train wrecks of the last fortnight, ig well calculated to net the public pulse to beating with renewed apprehension. No place seem.-, to be safe. The fact i» vividly brought home to all of us that those who go down to the Ml in ships, an well as those who travel upon the land by rail, take great ri*k*. Even the usually peaceful Sound has shown that it can, upon occasion, become a raging monster, seeking all whom it may engulf. There seems to be no way of averting these tragedies. Men with all of their in genuity seem to be unable to provide means for lessening materially the risks of travel. The day may come when ships and trains will travel securely, but it seems to be a long way off as yet. \ Sympathy for the relatives of the many who lost their lives on the Clallam will be deep and spontaneous, while unavailing tears will flow for those who werr yesterday so full of life and hope and now lie cold and stark beneath the waters. The Seattle "1.-1.," describing a suicide, aid yesterday: "He took a last long look at Mt. Rainior. put his hands out before him and jumped head first into the lake." A local paper, quoting this news, says: "He took a last long look at Mt. Tacoma, put his hands out before him and jumped head first into the lake." IVili.tp* it was a double suicide, or a single suicide in which the victim "saw double." It is more probable, however, that the man with "the last long look" was ■offering from that hallucination of the brain which sometimes imagines a Mt. Rain ier -landing where Mt. Tacoma has always stood. Mut it matters not. The man is dead. NO REPRESSING A NOVELIST Mr. Kpeed Mosby, late deputy clork of the supreme court of Missouri, who was abruptly dimiaMd from office because ha had written a novel, threatens to devote Iha rent of hig life to novel writing. Thug once more is the public indirectly made to bear the punishment intended to he indicted upon an individual. The abused wife who ha« her brutal husband conmgned to jail must toil day and night and starve herself to support and warm her children, wmle tin IMB Hippo—l to bo punished is loafliug comfortably in his »tcam-Inated coll and taking hm thtW bountiful meals a day. t>l COQrae, the analogy between the man who writes novels and he who beats In- wife miiHt not be carried too far, but in one respect the similarity is striking and painful. So far as indication* X", there- had been no gnat demand for Mr. Speed Mosby's novel prior to hi* loss of the deputy clerk ship. But the advertisement it has now received arouHes gloomy apprehensions. The fact of his dismissal from office is apt to ho excite an artificial demand for his book as not not only to induce him to de vote the rent of hi» life to writing novels, but to stimulate him to fiendish activity. Tliere is lieutenant BHae, who, iinee he was recently retired from the military mi vice of his imperial majesty the German emperor, because of his having published ft volume of his opinions on various critical and delicate subjects, is not languishing in the obscurity to which he DM supposed to be consigned, but is feverishly engaged in ilranuitic composition. < Then are two sides to the problem. If every man engaged in the public service knew that he Would be summarily discharged in case lie should write a novel, it might seem that the output of fiction must be greatly curtailed, to the infinite relief of the public. Hut here are two case* in which the opposite result lias followed, and two mem are now industriously pursuing as a busine H ß what they had undertaken merely as a pastime. ' The proper punishment of a Missouri novelist is a deep problem. The Indiana plan of sending its most inveterate novelists to the legislature, in older that a part of their time and energies may thus be withdrawn from novel writing, teem not l>> work badly. It in to be noted that it is the exact opposite of the plan pursued in Missouri. i j* The Home j*\ •By Cif/fTHIA G*RE.y I TO ABOLISH THE LONDON.—-Bachelor women in London have combined to Imni.-h the hated term spinster from their miilst. A club has been formed by some half a dozen unmarried .society ladies, and spinster is shortly to disappear from all the legal documents and finally from all British dictionaries. The club had its origin in a Uond street tea shop, where a parly of women met to itiseiiHß the hated word and to form a committee to adopt drastic measures for stamping it out. A ladies' liachelor club was the result. The club is to welcome members who are eligible under these conditions: Girls who have received proposals of marriage and are bachelor* from choice, not necesei l\ . \oung women brave enough to con fess they never have enjoyed an oiler of inarriaee. Engaged girls are allowed ami nearly every variety of the unmarried wo TO'PREVENT SOURING OF MILK.' Experiments in Sweden have shown that the well known effect of thunderstorms in | BOurinK "'ilk »>*>' in, ■ great decree be avoided or counteracted by artificial heat I WOK I) "SPINSTER." man. Marriage is regarded as a possibili ty, so the club members who desert the ranks pay no fines and are subject only to a loss of membership. It wag first sug ji.-stiit that the new club call themselves an anti-spinter crusade, but this was giv ing an unfair prominence to the libelous Word they meant to abolish, and bachelor was chosen instead. Why bachelor, with an original meaning of cowherd, is so much to be preferred must sumply be an association of ideas. < in,' of the original members of the club, which has l>een formed with all serious ness, has influence in high quarters and intends to make a valiant effort to see that spinster no longer makes hideous cen sus returns and other official documents. They hope their efforts at passive re iUtaac« will have the co-operation of their American bachelor women cousins. OURLB Off I*H AND 1904. iii the dairy. The plan is to start a fire in the room where milk is kept whenever ■ thunderstorm is Been approaching. This is done even in hot weather, the purpose being to drive out the excess of moisture. The explanation given ig that during the approach of such storms the atmosphere ' becomes loaded with moisture and the damp, moist, heavy air renting upon the milk produce* acidity and spoils it. TO AVOID BORE THROAT. dwonie mm throat may be cured by siioriKing the rhost and rubbing daily with cold water, rubbing briskly with a coarse towel and applying alcohol. Do not wrap up the throat too warmly, but accustom it ii do without superfluous neckwear. This will render one much less susceptible to colda. Corn Oysters.— 1 cup canned ocrn, add 1 egg, 3 tablespoons flour, salt and cayenne. Cook on hot, well greased giid dle. Make siz of large oysters. Minced Mutton . on Toast.—Put cold foiled mutton through meat grinder. To 1 pint white sauce add 1 cup of the chop ped meat. Season with salt, cayenne, cel ery, salt and lemon juice. Serve on pieces of toast. • • • ■ . »;;i£ Chocolate Bread Pudding.—Soak 1 cup dry bread crumbs in 1 pink milk 30 min utts; melt 1 ounce chocolate, add 1-3 cup sugar and % cup hot water, add to soaked bread, with 1 egg, dash salt and 1 tea xpoon vanilla. Hake 20 minutes in mod erate oven. FROM PRIVATE TO CHIEF OF STUFF WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 9.—Lieu tenant General S. B. M. Young, having reached the age limit prescribed by the regulations, was today retired from active ■•trice and .Major General Adna R. Chaf fee was sworn in to succeed him as chief of the general staff. The formal ceremony took place in the presence of Secretary of War Root and a number of th<> highest officials of the war department and prom inent officers of the army. Subsequently the HI chief of the general staff wan taken on a tour of the department and formally introduced to the heads of the various bureaus. Lieutenant General Adna R. Chaffee, the new chief of the general staff, has the dis tinction of having risen from the ranks to the head of the army. His rise may be attributed to the constant display of -olilicrlv qualities, blended with rare good fortune. He came into special prominence as commander of a brigade that took a loading part in the battle of El Caney during the war with Spain, and later he distinguished himself as commander of the American troops in China in the troublous times following the "Boxer" up rising. General Chaffee was born in Ohio in April, 1842, and entered the service as a private in the Sixth cavalry in July, 1861. Two years later he was commission ed second lieutenant, becoming a first lieutenant in February, 1865. He won his first lieutenancy on the battlefield of Get tysburg, and was moved up to the grade of captain for gallant service at Dinwiddie Courthouse. Sulwequent promotions to the rank of major and of lieutenant colonel, successively, were earned in engagements with Indians in Texas and Arizona. He also served at one time as inspector gen eral with General MeCook. and later still as sub-director of the cavalry school at Fort Riley, Kan. History repeats itself in fashion as in fact. The side curls of 1804 are worn today with a simple little dinner gown very like the tea gown of 100 years ago. The curls are stripped of a flower or two, however. INSTALL OFFICERS OF BEN HUR LODGE Tacoma court No. 2, Tribe of Ben Hur installed officers in their hall in the Odd fellows Temple building last night The ceremonies were conducted by H. L. Hiber ly, deputy supreme chief of the state. Fol lowing the installation a program consist ing of literary and musical selections was rendered. . . g i^gf The main feature of the evening how ever was ■ floor drill by the ladies under the leadership of Mrs. Henry. « The officers installed were:' Past chief, William R. Weatlake; chief, John Pen ally: judge. Miss Bessie Hoffman; teach er, .Mrs. Mary Hoska; scribe. R. H. Lund; keeper of tribute ; Mrs. M. A. Henry; cap tain, Arthur B. baton; guide, Mrs. Guyer; keeper inside gate, J. M. Gloyu; keeper outside state. Prank Richardt; Ben Hur V L, Hil>erly; Rabbi Joseph, James L. Howie; master of ceremonies, William bilker; mother, Mary A. Henry R\?-, K}£} oTr- 313 FMt'litv WdH 'phone Red 6862. Patents guaranteed at lowest cost, bend us your ideas. We make maps machine drawings, tracings, blue prrint* ■ ■ ■ ... w THE TACOMA TIMES A WHITS APRON. MEALS FOR A DAY. BREAKFAST. Dates and Fi^s. Cereal, Sugar and Cream. Minced Mutton on Toast. Fried Potatoes. Coffee. LUNCHEON. Bananas, Whipped Cream. Bread and Butter Sandwiches. Layer Cake. Orange Filling. Cocoa. DINNER. Cream of Pea Soup. Baked Ham. Scalloped Potatoes. Corn Oysters. Chocolate Bread Pudding. Sterling Sauce. Coffee. DR. JORDAN IN TROUBLE - SEATTLE, Jan. 9.—Dr. Eugene Jordan of this city is being sued in the superior court for f50,000 by Henry E. Oldt, editor of the Pacific Coast Sportsman. The doc tor is charged with alienating ■ the affec tions of Oldt's wife. Mrs. Oldt left her husband early in December on the steamer Queen for San Francisco. During the trip, despondent over her trouble, she is said to have jumped overboard with her little daughter. The complainant allcgea that Dr. Jor-* dan and Mrs. Oldt were seen together the day she left for San Francisco and he holds the doctor responsible for the loan of wife and child. Dr. Jordan denies that Mrs. Oldt is dead and claims that the affair is a scheme to blackmail him. The Seattle police are working on the theory that Mrs. Oldt left the steamer at Victoria and is now hiding somewhere in the East. The case is attracting a great deal of attention here. TO EXHIBIT THE QUALITIES OF RADIUM ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 9.—A concession to exploit radium at the WorUTs fair has THATCHED ROOFS OF THE NATIVE TOWN OF CHEMULPO, PRINCIPAL PORT OF KOREA. PRICKLY POIISTS UNCLE HENRY SAYS. Ji^b^jkM ; Th' best business Try"f-f**TTrl I men is *^em 'at *I 'v \#*^^ "^ keeps out o' jail. A large crowd was in the court riom and they enjoyed it very much when Mr. TurnbuJl picked ex-Judge Famley's speech to pieces.—ldaho Timee. THEY CLINKED THEIR GLASSES. Mr. Bryan is coming home. Now in ad dition to that Hear oM line of talk, we'll get a variation like this: "On Friedrichntrasse, in Berlin, 1 been applied for by Alexander Forbes of Glasgow, Scotland. The applicant aaks for a space of at least 10") square feet, and incloses a circular of an exhibit he is at present conducting at the East End exhibition in Glasgow. The possibilities of the concession are shown m a few sen from the circular, which says in part: "■The liddle of radium. This new ele ment is valued at 700,000 sterling per pound. To -v- a ton of it Pierpont Mor gan, tiirnegie and Rockefeller would be required to realize on all their stocks and make a common purse of the proceeds. Kvcii with this they might have to borrow a few millions. "Rays are shot out from radium at the rate of 120,000 miles per second, form ing a new record between matter and mo tion. The rays are 100 times faster than the fastest meteor known. A piece ot radium is calculated to continue in fulf activity for two million years. Radium without being energized in any way gives out light, heat and motion. The machinery of the future will be hitched to radium. Such is the wondurful luminous power of radium that Sir William Crookes was able to read a newspaper b'- the light given off by the letters of the word 'radium' writ ten in a solution of radium on a plate of zinc-blende." REALTY TRANSFER A deed recording the gale of lot 9. block 635, Ainsworth addition, to M. L. Her riott was placed on record vest-vdiiy. The consideration was $1,750. HARBOR OF CHEMULPO, PRINCIPAL PORT OF KOREA. saw " "\\ hile I was sauntering along the Boulevard Haussamann, in Paris • This is a prophecy. Mr. Bryan is no more proof against the "When I was in Europe" bug, than you and your friends were. SHE WOULD HAVE HER LITTLE FLING. The United States may be drawn into war, but thank heaven we have Nels Miles. "Everybody in the choir is sore," said the leader to the minister. "Why, what can be the matter?" "They think you are trying to poke fun at them." "That I am? What makes them think that?" "Because you want them to sing 'Just Before the Battle, Mother.' " A newspaper correspondent predicts that congress will move slowly ami ac complish little. That correspondent must "keep a dope book and play on form," foi congress never did anything else. A ROMANCE OF THE OKANOGAN. We expected a wedding in Happy Bofr torn today. We saw a young Hum and a young lady go past our house to a near neighbor's and stop for the preacher. The preacher walked about six miles and wasn't there by a mile and a half, and stopped and didn't come any further ami the young couple sent some one to see what was wrong, and when they found him he was stalled, and what do you sup pose stalled him? He had on a new coat, and it was one of those long-tailed preach er's coats and it had him just fagged cut. So I guess he made it back home. Then the young man that wanted to marry hop ped on a mule and lit out on the hunt for some one else to tie the knot. At 8 o'clock the poor girl was still waiting the arrival of her intended husband, and the FROZEN EARS FROZEN TOES NhW YORK. Jan? 9.—Not in many years has New York had so many snow ftonna as this winter. These have been followed by big drop 9in the mercury and numerous complaints are heard of cold cars on the local surface and elevated lines. To such conditions is attributed the prevalence of pneumonia. Efforts to remedy the matter have failed, as the New York street car officials cannot be reached by the present laws. Perhaps the legislature will amend the laws «o that death-dealing cars will be eliminated. CONVENtJOiT IS GALLED SEATTLE, Jan. 9.—Chairman Ellis Morrison of the Republican state commit tee has issued a call for the convention February 13. The convention must be held before May 21 to elect delegates to the national convention to be held in Chi cago. William I. Reynolds is the delegate to the state convention from Tacoma. cake and chicken was ate before the squirt came, who proved to he the pennyroyal ■pecialilt.—Okanogan News. Rosa—Sprinkle a little brick dust on it and keep it in a dark place. HE WAS BOUND TO SAY SOME THING. Emigrants, when they land in York are strong in the belief that you can dig up money in the streets. Nobody can do that but the asphalt trust. An lowa mob dispersed at the request of a congressman. Strange people, those" out in lowa. i aiways make a .New Year resolution "I never do." "1 never fail to make one. It's always «> much easier to break than one you make any other time." CLASSIFIED ADS. \\ ANTED— List your houses, lots, ranch** and lodging houses, and, in fact, every thing in the real estate line, and we will find buyers for them. We will also fur nish you with first-class help on shortest notice, such as waiters, cooks, dishwasher* etc. Puget Sound Employment & Real Estate Agency, 1409^ Pacific A've. Phone Main 736. WANTED — Plain sewing; children* clothes a specialty. Mrs. Jensen, 1701 Yakima Aye.