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MENDING MARRIAGE* MORALS
! The revelations made before the ornate committee by President Smith, of the
Mormon church, make it clear that the government of Utah cannot be depended upon
to suppress polygamy, and that if the evil is to be stamt>ed out the federal govern
■lent must take the job in band.
\ True, in another generation the public sense of Utah itself might be sufficient to
enforce the law.' But in the reformation of other people's morals we have little
patience and are intolerant of delay. ; ■
We of the other states" are quite eager to forget our own marriag*-«nd-divoree
champ and put our fingers into this affair of the people of Utah.
" Indeed, we (how immensely more enthusiasm and unanimity of opinion in dealing
with the »in« of far-off Bait Lake than with those of our own neighborhood!!.
, But that i.« human nature the world over.
An amendment to the federal constitution, permitting the enactment of a uniform
marriage law by. congress for all the states, seems to be the only practical solution of
the problem.' t
■' But this is a method that may affect some of our own precious evils a- well as
those of the Mormon*.
- Such amendment and law, to be effective against the polygamy of Utah, roust en
croach also upon . the polygamy-by-progression through divorce and remarriage, no
beloved in the other states.
And that ii where the shoe will pinch.
For years the several states have openly competed for the divorce business, shame
lessly shattering homes for the sake of legal fees.
The legalized polygamiot of Dakota, Ohio, New York does not hold his two or
three or four wives at once, but in succession, canting each aside as he tires of her
and espouses another.
Statistics ahow that In the 50 years that Utah has been settled the persons divorced
In this country outnumber more than six times the total present population of Utah!
True, we violate no law, for we have prostituted the laws to this end.
A national marriage and divorce taw that will compel morality and decency in the
■ marriages of Utah, and at th« same time and in the same degree compel morality and
decency in the marriges of all the rest of the states, would be fine indeed.
Hut let nobody imagine that the two-thirds vote of the senate and house and the
three-fourths vote of the states, necessary to amendment, in going to be easily secured.
v A measure to mend the moral* of the Mormons alone would be carried through
with' cyclonic . conscientiousness, but a measure to mend our own morals— that's
OISE MISER AISD OTHERS
Austin Smith, n OotHMCtiout mi«*r, with 17.000 in a savings bank, dip<l the other
sight of the cold, in I cow ghed that had been hit home for 1!| 'year* 1..
Though 91 years old and without family, he hail denied himself all of the com
fort.- that money . will buy, refused to touch a cent of principal or interest, lived on
garden produce he raiaed and on gifts from neighbors, and was saving hi* money for—
the Lord only know. what., ' ;'
lie wa« I Icmil and the world is well rid of him. ll\it, extreme ait %vo.-i hit. oaM il
Is only a (yi>r of thOQMlld* of others whose aim is c\cr to Kd uiul never to K've.
(>nl\ (or In- w"'i* bardihood ;<iid severe self ilctiiial, Avhioh urn rcilly qualitiu of
me. he would bavc li'H'ii mi irons, or bftler, than millinns or other* who love
: as well an he did. hut love inr«on:il comfort more.
IE all men whose chief ietira alternates between money and the selfish gratification
that money affords were gathered in a great group and put apart to themselves, there
would be few of us left.
A RtiMf lien- and there MpNHatfl tl \t i.-nn- degret to which lilc m;iy lie Bar
towed down hv love of nionex. Hut rmwiwa millions, are nanowint; their lives every
Dm the same i »uae.
I ■'< w in us- liave the physical hanlihood to live in cow shed*, hut lots oi us furnish
no better environment tlian that (ot mind and soul.
Tin- avenge rich man max pamper bia (tomaoh and gratify his vanity in matteri
•i clothet and house* I tquipagea; he maj outshine his neighbon in dUpky oi Ins
Wealth and in conversion oi >i to. his own nlaamrai; but for all thai he none the lea
his I'ichrs to Ins o« v heart.
niisti lorM the DM) Itaclf; he revd,, in contemplation of the tact that it i."
lii.<. The moMt of u« who hold oiiixtlvej* to be superior to him love the gratification oi
the phy-ical senses which monry bungs. And the one love is as vain, as purpoadeU
and us utterly Keltivh M the other.
The miser himself voluntarily suffered for the Bake of money. But the average
rich man, meaner th.'in he, inakew other people family, i'liemls, employes do the
Buffering, thm he may be richer.
Whether | man ha« ?7,(K)0 and lives in a cow shed or $7 000,000 aial keeps hil h. n |
in a counting room makes little difference in the Imiji run.
The one is making a slave I mere creature -of himself o,uite as actually al is the
THE MEDITATIVE MULE
The long-expected spring poem has arrived in this office, though we refrain from
Its entire publication. One mellifluous note, however, deserves consideration] Our
Pujet Sound poet sings:
"It is a joy to ride the meditative mule.
in March • • • .
Through vistas green and cool."
It Is, but It is not joy unalloyed.
Barring the fact that the vistas are cool rather than green in March, it is joy of a
certain kind to ride any sort of a mule »t any time—if you can. '
But in March! Beware the ides of March. It is an unpropitious time to associate
In any respect with a mule. Hi* whilom meditative disposition is crossed during this
month with a festive playfulness that makes it, awkward to follow him too closely.
In March, having watted all winter for his chance, the mule's thoughts turn
lightly toward the elevation of the race of men: His end and aim is almost always
To ride the meditative mule?
Aye, there's the rub.
A« a means of rapid transit, including full stops, he is a disappointment. And
When he essay* to trot, tender-eyed grief hides her face.
Clearly our poet never tried to ride a mule.
No one who has ever essayed to ride the beast would put him into i poem.
MOORE GETS CONTRACT
Commissioner of Public Works Clark
li.is awarded the contract for the construc
tion of sewer* in dutrict No. 152 to K. M. I
Moore, for $171,075. ' F. A. Keasal"« bid
wax $9 higher. ■' The city engineer* esti
mate was (17,083, just $10 higher than
Mr. Moore** bid. The district lies in tWe
Tacouu Land company's Sixth addition. .
Yesterday ' the member* of the Repub
lican city central committee and prominent
members of the party net at the Donnelly
hotel to complete arrangements for the
campaign. K. K. Parker, chairman of the
committee, called the meeting to order and
wait made chairman of the meeting.
like the ; convention, everything was
■;; ', — :;
Wil*on'« dancing well. Thur. Elks 1 hall.*
•rrer preliminaries. The following reiolu
businesslike, and no words were wasted
tion, introduced by F. A. Luce, Was adopt
"Be it resolved, That the candidates for
mayor, treasurer and controller be em
powered to select the chairman, secretary
and treasurer 01 the committee, and also
»» executive committee of one from 1.1. ii
ward, and that «uch chairman, secretary,
treasurer and executive committee have
charge of the campaign."
After the resolution wag adopted the
meeting adjourned and nothing further
will be done until the committee is ap
A movement has been started to organ
ize a chapter of the Non-Part isan Rail
way Men's league in Tacunu. The object
of the league is to obtain legislation for
the toerteftt of railway employe*. There are
2,000 men in IWbh who are eligible to
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■By cyjfTHiA. cRBy
A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY.
. Ail actual heroes are essential men. and
ill men possible heroes.— browning,
WHERE WOMBS? VOTE.
The women of Australia have passed
unscathed through the publicity of casting
their votes on an equality with men. No
one ha* found them less womanly, lena
feminine, .it the polls than elsewhere.
Someone baa said that "with enthusiasm
bud intelligence they exercised their new
privilege." It i« not to be doubted. It
m the first time in the history of the
world that women of a whole continent
have stood, politically, on an equal with
men, and both tin- women and the men
have come out none the worse for the
experience. Society at large has stood the
shock. Though tin ii votes seem not to I
have influenced materially the position of
|>a!tio.)i, it must be remembered that the
votes will count to greater advantage when
some lama is at stake which vitally af
fects woman, her children and her home.
The Australian women are to be congratu
lated upon their first effort.
THE FUTURE OF KOREA.
"Do you spell Korea with a '(" or a
"There's no use worrying about that,"
answered the Asiatic statesman. "I am
strongly of the opinion that in a few years,
in describing Korea, it will be necessary
to use only the V."—Washington Star.
ABOUT MEN'S HATS.
A man's hat is his pride and if care
fully kept it will look well a* long as it
can be worn. A hat should be carefully
brushed with a soft brush or with a piece
of felt after each wearing. It should be
kept ih a lxix away from the dust and
where it cannot be thrown down by any
one who passes the hook upon which it
hangs. A eilk hat should be stood on
the crown. Opera hats should never be I
put away in a crushed shape. Derbies
should not rest on the points of the brim. I
MOIRE BILK FOR SUITS.
All of the pretty light cotton, linen and
silk material! go much worn for shirt
waist suits last summer and full will be
worn again tins spring. One new silk,
however, him been introduced as especially
pretty for the shut waist suit. It is a
moire taffeta, and will be trimmed with
plain silk, set on in stitched bands.
MONEY IN TIIK MOUTH.
I><« you ever put money in your month?
l>o you ever take your nickel for enr fare
between your teeth while you replace the
glort you removed to search for the
UNCLE SAM'S MISSION TO KING HENELEK
Th«« wt th« fint photographj of the
American miaaion m Emperor Menelik of
uyiuok. The larfM picture ibowi the
UNCLE HENRY SAYS:
aS2k\ '■ "Some people don't
itH?***^-"^ } obey th' golden rule
ViV^-T C&>^y*) nn>" 11,01. they
/j \j*\Js3L i '"i"'l •' city ord'
i '^^v X j| ' nance.*!
THE LEAP-YKAR IDEA;
Gladys: Mr. Spoonly is coining to call
on v".i tomorrow, pnli-pnh,
Father: What'n tin- matter bow! Wants
to get married to you?
(jrlady*: No. not that, but ho prom
ised to be a brother to me, .mil lie wnnU
to tin.) out whether an allowance from you
goes with it.
flqctheS-sh- cc I) Oeinftry mf\r fwfww
N. D. X.—Make him declare himself.
I" B.—You do not have to furnish the
0. N. T.—lf he cent bark the three
yards of rope, we hardly think there's any
1. X. L.—Kidnaping the object of your
love, can be prevented by an injunction,
>" act quickly.
B. 11. C—Deferring the marriage till
. iir. i
nickel? Did it ever occur to you what
goes into jour mouth with the nickel*
here has that.nickel Pandered since it
came from the mint? ' Imagine its jour
neyings and perhaps you ; won't care to
thru.-l it between your teeth or to hold
it in your lips for even the fraction of
a second. Who cUe : has ' held it in his
mouth? In whose pocket has it reposed?
From what filthy gutter has it been res
cued by a sharp-eyed 1 youngster, and who
lost it there? From what diseased home
ha« it been spent? What little patient,
dick with fever, umallpox or diphtheria,
used the shining thing a.« a toy during
the days of his convalescence? Nothing is
dirtier than a bit of old money. Nothing
has traveled through; filthier hands and
nothing is more .seldom,cleansed. Keep
your pennies, your nickels, your dime*
and quarters out of your mouth. If you
can't do this, don't: "wonder ; when you
come down with measles or fever where on
earth you caught, the plague.
MENU FOR WEDNESDAY.
French To is*. -Fried Potato**,
Wafers. '.-"; Coffee.
Broiled Salt Salmon.
Rolls. Cranberry Jelly.
. Beefsteak in Onions.
Brown Gravy. Mashed Potatoes,
Brown Bread, jl Pickles.
Lemon Pie. Coffee.
French Toast.—Three well-beaten eggs,
Vt cup milk. Dip 'slices of bread in this
batter and fry until a wholesome brown.
Serve hot. ■ ■-><-• •
Broiled Salmon or Other Fish.—Soak
fish in tepid water 4 'hours, change water
several times, or pFacel under a faucet of
running water. Soak in warm water, if in
haute changing frequently, and parboiling
■lightly. Broil quickly, - Season to taste,
cover with butter. '* "-'*
Lemon Pie.— One "Rip^ugar, 1 egg, 1 cup I
water. 2 tca«poons"'cornstareh, 1 lemon.!
.Mix sugar and eg* ■with water, rind and
juice of I lemon, place mixture on stove,
and when warm stir in cornstarch ami
thicken to the consistency' of cream.
Till' STIRKING iSPOOX.
' Thore isn't a housekeeper in the world
what at some time in her life has not
dropped her stirring spoon into l>oilinc
gravy and burned her fingers getting it
mission on its way. It consisted of United
States ( ongul ltobort Skinner; H. Wales.
secretary; Lieutenant C. L. Hussy, U. S.
next year, to mate it appear as if it was
Leap-Year proposal, lias its advan
tage*. QIKKNIE GOLDILOCKS.
OUR QUERY BOX.
Q (in what day of the week does
DI'NNO. Steilacoom. Wash.
O. What in the value of .i penny of
19O2? JESSIE, Smith Ta.vma.
An*.- Wide to the secretary of the trea
sury, Washington, 1). C.
Q. Please publish the full names of
three loading Russian generals.
VKRA BATTY, Snohomish, Wash.
Q. —What day of the month is consider
ed moat unlucky?
ALBERT G. Kent, Wasli.
Q. —Where is the capital of Montana
located? ■ :- ( f LENA, City.
Aii- Why, in Helena.
THE PINK DOVE.
How have you improved your time,
girls? Have you landed him yet?
Judging from the silence of the sis
terhood in the last few weeks some quiet.
earnest, ile'eiinined work for the Leap-
Year idea has been done. It is almost
time for a summing up.
REMEMBER, June wedding* this year
must reach the HIGH-WATER MARK!!!
i'li- i in In- avoided bj turning the
end of the handle down in the -hupe of
a hook, when it will catch over the edge
of the pan and will no) ilip ck>wa into
the gta\ \ .
Tin: zi.\( table;
Is there in your kitchen ■ coiner where
a three-cornered zinc table can be fitted?
If not, perhaps there is ■ space between
the stove and the kitchen table. A small
zinc-covered table -will soon' prove itself
almost worth its weight in gold. Here
pots and keltic- can be placed, for the
black rings which they make can be
washed off. The irons can cool here,
pies can hit here to cool. The zinc-covered
table i, one of the most convenient of
' kitchen accessories.
TO CLEANSE A SPONGE.
Alter a iponfe is need for ■ short time j
m the bath or tor cleansing, it become* !
-'"led and stiffened. The woral soded i
•ponge will become clean and iweet If
•oakad lor a few momenta in sweet milk
FRANKLIN S. RICHARDS.
Counsel for Mormon Church in Reed
ADMIRAL STARK IS TO
BE THE SCAPEGOAT
\\\\-A,\. needs a scapegoat for the Port
\illmr naval defeat, and Admiral Stark, it
' BeetM, ha.- been selcted for the honor.
Stark i- m Jewish descent, hence has
never 1 n popular with his superiors, al
though eMrciiii-ly well liked by his sail
ors, something \<t.v unusual in Russia.
iffici- Ik mil', when a Russian fleet was
defeated l>y !!»■ French ofl Alinorea, in
I7.")(i, the government needed a scapegoat.
Admiral isyng was recalled I" St. Peters
burg, tried and shot for "an error of judg
N\: Captain George 1 rpe, U. 8. marines,
and escort. The party left the gunboat
Machiai at Djibouti, French Somaliland,
November 18, and traveled 60 miles on
camels and mules to Harrar, where Ras
Makonnen, Menelik'a nephew, received the
members with thousand* of native soldiers,
The Americans remained at Adis-Abaha
for a couple of weeks and concluded an ad
vantageous treaty. Consul Skinner,
Lieutenant Hussey and Captain Thorpe
were decorated with the order of the Star
The members of the party in the larger
picture are in court costume evening dress.
The smaller picture shows the emperor
anil his suite awaiting the arrival of the
Americans. Both photos uere taken by
\Y. 11. Opie has sold 160 acre* of land
near Lake Tappt to the Syndicate compa
ny for s^">".
Morrison & Balkwili have sold for A.
Lind the »outh half of lots 13 and 16, block
101, (lakes' addition, to L. C. Bradley;
Hollar. Lyon «.\ Co. report the tale of
block 230, school icction No. 36, for Erick
Narvik to M. I'aul, consideration $1,350;
anil the boilae on the corner of North
Second and VaUima avenue, bring the
north 90 feet ot lots 1. 2 and S, block 3116.
to E. K. I'iirdy. manager of the Hroadstoek
coiiipan.\ ; consideration *2.500.
(!. W. Jarvia & Co, liavp reported the
following mlm: Rockwood hotel, for Mrs,
Marquardt, to J. I. Soranaon; Empire
house, on I'acitie avenue and Fourteenth j
street, for Jamex Novak to Mrs. Brown; I
MOTHER DIED SUDDENLY i
Fred S. Jarvis, assistant in the office of !
Charles M. Leyey, was called to Burling- I
ton, la., yesterday by the death of his I
mother. Hi- received a message Sunday
saying that his mother wu seriously ill,
and before he could arrange his affairs to
leave for the East a second message came
announcing her death
Remark it. Notice it well. Remem- S^^ Ijs-J ,.
ber'it. What? Why, simply this. OS. . JF/|/^7^.
We have lie most complete anil II |»X( 'j&>/ 1m
Fine Furniture Ml 1 I^BfcrxM "
to be found anywhere. It's made of fjM § l\ I |/^^^K|^^3
good, well-seasoned material—all yfljffj IflSKtt V^
of it. We don't believe in selling 89F3 >/ ft^ V^*
any other kind. It doesn't pay in mm. 5 s/\\ pWR
the long run. Call around and see BlgdL^W.|l SjjK^V^^f^^l
us. Kind what you want and in- Hfflr^^ ' I J^^MEvmßll^
quire its cost. The price will be .1 pf*^-*£^% v^^^'^B^^
pleasant surprise. fo>n&%.Ms~ —ifr "■^^•'. 1
H. W. Myers & Co.
Dealers in Hardware and Furniture
Phone James 2576 Corner 11th and X
WILL MOVE SOON
The Taconia Business college is prepar
ing to move to the center of the business
section of the city. Last night the Cham
ber of Commerce authorized the leasing
of the sixth floor of its building to the
school. The lease takes effect July 1 and
ia for a period of three years.
The sixth floor of the Chamber of
Commerce building is now occupied by
the Masonic lodges, which will soon move
to the new Masonic building on St. Helens
EVERETT WILL GET
Everett has offered a site and a bonus
of $10,000 to the trustee* of the Swedish
Lutheran college as an inducement to them
to locate the school in that city. Taconia
was favored by a majority of the trustees
as a location for the school, but they are
compelled to go where the best induce
ments are offered.
THE VALUE OF A GIRL
"The World Builders, or the Wonders
of Oxygen,'' will be the subject of an il
lustrated science lecture by Professor H.
V. Richards Friday evening at the Lyceum
theater. This will be the third number
in the Y. M. C. A. Star lecture course. It
is novel. It will eclipse all previous num
bers and every student and lover of sci
ence will be interested.
In his lecture Professor Richards will
tell of the birth of oxygen and the dawn
of the solar system, und how the earth
and the oceans were formed. At Inter
vals, illustrations will be used to make
the lecture more intending, and as simple
One of the practical demonstrations that
Touching Our Coal
It's an everlasting interesting subject
with us. There is much to be said in
iU favor, and nothing against it. If you
give it a trial we are sure you will agree
Tn rnni , TRADING
i acoma company
Phone Main 21. 1715 Dock Street.
Stock, New Designs
Da vies Bros.
Next to People's Store.
Phone Main 703.
1540 Commerce Street.
LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S
SHOES, CLOTHING AND
Lowest Prices in the City.
Junction of Jefferson Aye. and
Commerce St.. Tacoma, Wa»h.
FRANK H. STEVENS, Manager.
will be performed will illustrate the proper
way to fir* a cannon. Professor Richards
will (ire a cannon by the new method,
using an icicle to ignite the charge.
Tlie lecture will cover an extensive field.
Ft will deal with the various acids and
metals, burning of ice and water, tell
all about your "gray matter," the heat of
the lungs, and last, but not least, the
value of a 145-pound girl. He first finds
the chemical composition of a human be
ing, and tlun tells the value of tb.es*
chemicals at wholesale prices.
St^^^M THE I W^B^^B 'O% \ "i
For your spring sewing, try a Wheeler
& Wilson Machine. Easiest running and
fastest machine mads. Sold on $3 per
month. If you have never used one, come
in and let us show you.
Jobbers in Sewing Machines.
912 C Street. Telephone Main 476.
Sole Agents for Rcnton Coal and Im
perial Lime. Fuel and Ice. Forest Wood
Yard and Office, 15th and Dock Street*.
, Tel. Main 589. 1930 C Street. Tel. 704.
Is Every Day Through March
at 771 C Street
In great variety and best
qualities, always at the
lowest prices, at
MAHNCKE & CO.
914 Pacific Avenue.
FOR SALE-MISCELLANEOUS. ~
FRUIT STAND for sale cheap; must sell
by 15th.. Inquira 30th and Tacoma Aye.
FOR SALE—Dining room, kitchen, two
bedrooms, store room; rents $20 per
month; electria lights; furniture in first
class order; piano included; place insured
for $1,250; "5 boarders; will give lease ou
place ;wfll take $2,000 if sold in 30 days;
owner going North. Mrs. M. Healy, Prop.,
»08'.fe First Aye. South, Seattle, Wn.
FOR RENT—«II So. Q street; 6 rooms,
electric light, hot and cold water. Ernat
Hoppe, 408 Luzon Building.
MONEY TO LOAN.
TO LOAN-SI,OOO or less on real estate.
J. A. Trost, 524 California Building.
MONEY to loan on easy payments; no
commission. 937 Commerce St.
NORTHWESTERN Detective Agency"
426-7 Cal. Blk. See us. Tel. Black 162 a!
RAG Carpets and Rugs. Rugs mad* from
old Ingrain or Brussels carpets Hoi*
Bros., 717. So. 11th St. Black 2323.
CLEANING, calcimining, furniture pol
ished; all guuranteed. Win. White, 913V4
G St.. in rear. Tel. Red 7366.
O'NEAL ft HOl'CK—Carpet cleaning, up
holstering, furniture repaired, feathers
reuovated. 300 So. J St. Phono Main 325.