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nUAlir r Office Main 788, - |*HlJnlKNcircul«tlo» Dept. M»ln 788, a *lvrl* "^Editorial -;Dept. , Mala 704. .'$ OFFICE—77B-778 OOMMKRGB - ST. Roosevelt Or Taft? To all but the deaf and blind It Is evident that the contest for the republican nomination has uarroweu down to a struggle between the Taft and Roosevelt forces. LaFollette, though a pioneer progressive, cannot win the con ventlon. Only one man can: He who In 1901 handed over the party In the most flourishing condition It had ever attained, only to see It torn and ruined by nis successor within a few months; he who made our country respected uinong nations, only to see It be some a byword, to Bee Russia attack American Influence In Persia, thinking it Wall street —the two words made synonymous under Taft; he who won peace and world praise by the treaty of Ports mouth, only to see his successor menacing the struggling patriots of Mexico with armed show, because big business might suffer by their effort at relief from Its exactions; he who tore the tall feather* out of the stuffed bird of peace financed by big business and set on the perch by their obedient servant, his successor; he who re served the people's domain, only to see his successor hasten to turn It over to the robbers, applauded by a toady press. Roosevelt or Taft? The man whose square deal policies won him the presidency, or the man who campaigned for those policies only to get the chance to betray them? Roosevelt or Taft, progress or standing still to he eaten by the gray wolves of finance? Roosevelt has made mistakes; he also made the best president since Lincoln. Not all the elaborate de fenses of Taft now written can wipe out the effect of his colossal mistakes. Proeressivlsm is fitting against bitter and powerful opposi tion. If you want to know what the early Christians felt like. Just say that you are a progressive—say It to a standpatter. There is money against It, there are "brains and unscrupulous wills against It. The machinery of government, so all-powerful, And the big newspapers work for Taft. Only 'a determined and most tremendous pressure of public opinion can overcome this. If both democrats and republicans choose a progressive candi date, "the future of the nation for the next generation will have been determined." As LaFollette says, "The republican party Is not composed solely of republicans who hold office, but of the millions organized around certain ideas" —and the office-holders will strain ever> nerve to prevent those lofty Ideas from becoming law, by capturing the convention for their own base purposes. The name of Roosevelt alone la strong enough to prevail against them. C. L. B. "OASIMIK-PKPIKK sees big future for Los Angeles harbor!" roars a L. A. editor. Which shows that our distinguished French visitor is. not blind. Big? We should snort. The future of that harbor probably extends to A. D. 19 99, and then some. How to Celebrate Thiß is Dickens centennial, and today you ought to begin reading a book that's good for you. Many people find difficulty In reading Dickens. He la wordy, hie plots are intricate and prolonged, and the climaxes develop •lowly, bo that many people who have not cultivated literary tast* have to "educate a taste" for Dickens. Now, the way to develoj m taste Is to take a little of It at a time, and bo we,'re going tc ask the reader to celebrate by reading Dlckena' "The Cricket on the Hearth," one of his shortest tales and, perhaps, his best. In these times of divorce and other domestic tragodles, we want rou to read a plain, glorious tale of fireside loyalty, love and homely happlneft Turn a moment from the great klnga, lawyers statesmen, generals, presidents, admirals of today to old "Caleb Plummer," the hero of God's make and inspiration. Hungry, shabby, Buffering, living in the depths of want, old "Caleb" made The Bilnd Girl happy in an enchanted home he pictured for her. D*y after day, night after night, he crucified himself, sacrificed fclw- Belt to make a child happy. Read about, love the glorious old liar, and you will be better yourself, more pager to help others jn>re charitable toward the weaknesses of others, more confident, that there is good In the humblest of mankind. Take this taste of the great Dickens ami you will have a hunger for him, and you will have celebrated at least one cen tennial in a way that did you lasting good. EVANGELIST GIPBT SMITH Is making Los Angeles weep by the thousand and sing hymna In the street cars. They've got the Bins to make 'em weep, all right, but that singing will sure drive th« tourist trade to San Diego and other cities that don't express their repentance by song. _ One of the Colonels Retired One of the distinguished democratic) colonels has thrown down bis gun and run away before the firing began. "I shall go to my ♦ winter home, beyond the reach of even the telegraph," says Col. Henri Watterson, known to fame as discovered of the Wall-eyed Goddess of Reform. Candidate Woodrow Wilson has kioked Brer Watterson, fig uratively speaking, kicked him a plenty, whithersoever he would, without regard to tender part« affe< ted. Exposing his aching anat omjr In two columns of "open" letter, Col. Watterson notifies the whole democracy to this effect: "The niche vacated by Gov. Wil son I shall not undertake to fill." You see, the Colonel met with such applause when he niched that Wall-eyed Ooddess of Reform that he at once constituted him self niche-filler at large for the democracy. And now, In demoo raoy's hour of travail, he goes on strike. Nay, more, he burrows beyond reach of even the telegraph and ten millions of democrats, miore or less, are left out in the cold, cold world to fill the niches. But, one single bright star of hope glistens through the en veloping gloom. Note that the Colonel specifically states that he goes to his "winter home." The Colonel also has a spring home and a summer home. Winter cannot last alway. We may expect the Colonel and the ground hog to appear simultaneously, when this cruel winter is on 1U last legs and the gentle robin and Juicy angleworm ar% with us once again, or else we'll see his gamey old head Issue from his summer burrow e'er the sweating and cussing begin at Baltimore. Meanwhile, it appears that Woodrow Wilson will not let Big Business run his campaign, and Is shaking from his shoulders the Old Men of the Sea as fast aa they, try to mount him. MOKE than 136,000 square feet of scenery waa painted •ne big show now running la New York. Wonder what Shakespeare and his signs, "This Is a garden," "This Is a ci ictne," would say to that? The Good Lives On Parents, do you cherish the truth that tha good which you do lives after you? A father, over forty years ago, refused to accept a fee to advocate the issue of railroad aid bunds. That refusal to betray his neighbors has been an inspiration to hie son In all the years since to fight the people's battles. That father died when the son was only fourte«a, but the impress of the father's patriot ism and fidelity have been passed on. Is It not worth while? OBSERVATIONS s-.-.-i . iKMTOIiM now say that bananas are good for you and not hard .to digest if you are sure they are fully rlpo. Green or rotten Is what ■ doubles you up. .THERE are not 10 prisons In the country, an * investigator »ays. that teach the prisoners useful trades. And still they think i possibly the convicts may be good after they get out. IDA TAKBELL says the trouble with many business women Is that they get the idea that the world is all business. That may Apply to all of 'em but the typewriter girls. DR. HENRY SMITH WILLIAMS, author of "The Science of Happiness," says he thinks the habitual use of win* has been .the . prime factor, In stunting the Latin races. AUTHOK discovers that mosquitoes have foresight and send*. Sure have cot a sens« of touch. ■■. ._ -' ; ,;' n -.~* . ;-;,-; \ editorial Pace of Cfic Cacoma Cimes rHIS MAN KEEPS A LOT OF 'EM FIGURING! Here's a picture of a very promising presidential candidate, only the artist has left out all the lines. You'can fill thorn In easily, how ever, with a pencil. Start at the "1" dot, drawing a straight Una to the "2" dot, then another straight line to the "3" dot and bo on by consecutive numbers till you have touched all the dots. Remember to draw straight lines from dot to dot, regardless of other lines you may cross. A WISE WOMAN "Now for $2," announced the star-gazer, "I will furnish you with a philter which will make your husband love you to the ex clusion of all others." "I don't think I'll Invest," dugidud the practical housewife. "But if you have a philter which will make him bring home some of his salary on pay days, I'll allow you a percentage on all sums realized." IT IS SO KASY TO L.KAKN, TOO Newlywed—l didn't see you Sunday. Did you stay home? Oldhubby—Yes. My wife taught mo a new game called baah marah. Newlywed—How do you play It? Oldhubby—You hang a carpet on a line and see how many times you can hit it with a stick.—Cincinnati Enquirer. 11 j; was ix "I'd like to look at one of your best sellers," said the lady la the book store. "Well, look at me, ma'am," responded the clerk. "I've sold more books during the holidays than any other clerk In the store!" —Tonkers Statesman. PAYS TO BE UP-TO-DATE "A man hna to be up-to-date to do anything nowadays," "Yee, replied Mr. Dustln Stax. "When I talk to an Investi gating committee I find it desirable not to dwell needlessly on the past."—Washington Sta». HENRY IllJssi'Xli JIHJ-EH handlad six big law casea and some small ones while he was writing "His Rise to Power," which U a "best seller." Funny how much work some people can get away, with. Be the old "rag" is dead, and the metal is cold, And the printers are gone and the presses are sold, And the local room's quiet and musty and hare With none of the raoket that I used to share? Well, somehow I can't seem to grasp It; you know It's long since I've labored on Newnpaper Row, Yet I somehow "belonged" spite of years that had fled. While the lively old "rag" was alive—now It's dead! The spirit It had! How the boys used to sweat! How they'd moil and they'd toll every story to get; How they'd welcome a scoop, how they hated to lose A single small story that one could call "news," And no one would soldier and no one would lag. It wasn't for cash. It wag just "for the rag"; Yes, that's what we called It who loved It and fed The hopper of news for the rag that Is dead. So the old rag Is dead? Why, I feel that a friend, A comrade and crony has come to an end. For It wasn't just presses and paper and ink But a loveuble sort of a SOUL, so I think. And now that 1U "30" in finally In I feel as tHough mourning my nearest of kin, I try hard to Bmlle, but I'm tearful instead, For the brave little, gay little rag that is dead! JBG. Y<JW WSSATISFIM> ? -. or COURSE. you ARC Out op matches again i &7>H'Y "PUT ANY IN YOU?*. Vochct T>*¥oKJfybu cerr *m« Hbu**,3>OJ YOU, YOU TtoOft OLD T*>^«eTr«cc Tritz. | IHIRTY I Yes, You H*x> on* or Trto»« Pocket CI3WTCR*, But Yooto* ceAve (ton Top the SyRCAy so often. • know what a MiNeit't lamp I*s very usec^ *0T DON'T WR«BT YOUR- HATI THE TAOOffA TIMES. Agsm& A DOGGONED SHAMK • A doc sat near the stove one day, •' His tall quite near the door, A spark flew oat and hit said tail— — „ The dog sita there no more. ■ Hetty Green's son wants to marry a woman, not a "clothes horse," be says. He's a chip off the old block for sure. v WELL-KNOWN CHARACTERS : The sewing machine agent. The mother-in-law. The mollycoddle. THH UNMUSICAL COW 111 diddle diddle, The cat had a fiddle, A little dog howled at the tone, A cow came along And hushed up their song ' lly boosting them both to the moon. Chinese are "|i-oved" because Americans do not put enough postage on their letter*. They seem to forget they're*getting civ ilization. The biggest liar is the man who says he likes to turn a grindstone. AMi "OHOirCHICS" XOTICK Ding-n-long; (Ung-u-loug, I'liiU'-n-loiiK <luni;. When yon start out with a grouch Kvcryiliiiig goes wrong. Half the people in the world sweep the sidewalk off before it It done snowing. When a man compliments you, you never Imagine for a moment that ho Is given to exaggeration. Why Don't We Say It? < Lots of people think their hearts are broken when all that ails them Is punctured conceit. There always comes a time when a fellow wants to take his girl to see Romeo and Juliet. Without courage, conscience is a sorry guest.—George Meredith. Don't b» too eager to be "treat ed jiißt like one of the family." Find out what that means. When two people play on a piano, the piano don't know for sure which one to blame. . THE TRIAL WAS OM AMD THE Jl>DG£ HADTAHEM HIS PLACe WHEN $OHeflEM> OARME* RUSHED IN AMD ASKCD -WE JUP6e;'<sUow.O WE. BLAME THE VA\OHS WMEM ■n*a CLOCK <STR» ICES? " THE ffcOPEP CEIXVVATSOft! i ■ -^^^ - *-. ... It'a certainly (better to begin at the bottom than to end there. We all hate folks who make us conscious that they are being pa tient with our frailties. ' Refuses $5,000 for the Hus band She Loved," reads a head tine They'll have poor old IMtt ii'an on the auction block next. 'Ware Whiskey Ity a I'liysli-iun. ?t<er clear cf whisky as "medl inc" It' is true that whisky 'cilia germs, but It kills folks, too. nreakrai the tlsauwH of the body Id lowers the general power of •distance to disease. Whisky or brandy may be lined advantageously once In a while. In dire emergencies, but In general those who use them under the belief that they have medici nal virtue are the worse for the use of them. The "Rock and Rye" Hyntem of theraueutlcs la out of date. If You Have the "Back to the Farm" Fever Invest $225 in Sheep and Clear $150 a Year AWAITING TURNS AT THE "BOTTIJEJ"—HiOW ORPHANED LAMBS GET THEIR DINXBRS. HY I'KOF. W. J. KKX.YICDY, Heart of Animal Husbandry Do- partinent, low* StatP College. On every farm there should be a flock of sheep. There should be 3 0 breeding ewes to the flock. Sheep will eat ten times the weeds cattle will and flve times what a horae will ,get away with. The most profitable sheep is that which combines good mutton with wool. A good mutton ewe when matiiro should weigh from 150 to THE TRUSTS-Where Are We aJk Today P NO. 3—RKUUIiATKD COMPETITION VS. KKOIHjATKD MONOPOLY By Win. B. Hinytlio. WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 7.—Of course the socialist is per fectly satisfied with the situation. In fact, h« U "tlokled to death." He is in the singular position of agreeing heartily With both sides of the controversy. When LaFollette and Brandeifi say that we cannot and will not endure private monopoly the socialist swings his hat. When Gary, Perklm and Carnegie say it 1b utterly Impossible to return to com petition the socialist swings hU hat more violently than ever and adds a resounding "tiger. The truth is that this enthusiasm on the part of the fninorlty element in American politics is in no sense ribald or thoughtless. It is perfectly intelligent. Strange as it may soem, both of the other schools of thought have a certain sympathy with It. When Wall street contemplates the prospect of more agitation and more restrictive legislation it sometimes feels as though it would he a comfort to sell out at a reasonable valuation, take Its money and join the colony of expatriated Americans In London. The champions of regulated competition, on their part, make no bones whatever of saying that if the event shall demonstrate that It Is indeed impossible to return to competition, they will then Insist that the nation shall apply to the trust problem the same methods it is using on the Isthmus of Panama. The shrewdest observers of the situation, in all parties and all schools of thought seem to be agreed upon one proposition—that the phase of real trust regulation, by one method or the other, is about to begin and that the nation must live through It as patiently as pos sible with an open mind. There is one tendency that Is clear to all and that moves with ever quickening pulse. This is the tendency to vest mnro—and ever more -power in the hands of the people themselves. It requires no prophet to foretell that when, at last, the final solution of the trust question shall be registered the thing will be done neither in legis lative halls nor In fhe courts, but at the ballot box. Oov. W. K. QIMKOCk of West Virginia, who has 37 varieties of reasons why Col T. R. should he nominated and elected, used to be a school teacher by trade; now he Is an office holder by pro fession. In 1900 he got for him self a place on the state repub lican commit tee, studies law and landed a revenue coilec- Gov. Glusscock torship which he resigned to take over the gov ernor's mansion. • • • William Armstrong, Manches ter, Conn., was given a wooden leg by the selectmen he agreeing never to sell, hocOc or exchange It without a majority vote of the board of selectmen. • • • Mrs. Charles Netcher, owner of a Chicago department store, is the most insured woman in the world .—.51,200,000. • • • A Maryland legislator has In troduced a 'bill making It unlaw ful for any person to make an as sertion reflecting on the good name of a woman. nOMKHTIC MASONItY I i Slio— Too many iueii expect ■ their wives to run their homes on • practically nothing. They forgat l that no mir i an make bricks wlth- I out straw. i H«—My wife do«» —• out of flour! Entered at th* poitoffice at , Tacoma, Wash.. m necond-class matter. 5 Telegraphic Service of United Press AmooWlod. r*r . PublUhed I-.'vory Evening Except Sunday by the Tnconm Tfanei PuWi»Wim Oompaigr. 105 pounds; she should be low set, wide, deep bodied, wide in back and loins ami with a heavy, well filled leg of mutton. Use only pure bred sires of any of the recognized mutton breeds. In addition to the weeds, farm ers will find it profitable to sow rape In the oat stubble fields. From $3 to $6 per aore additional profit may be realized in this way. Ac to the cost of .getting into i lio bualiiusH, this is small. TODAY IyUSTORY Feb. 7, 1865, Gen. Oliver O. Howard found that West Point did not teach all there was to know about war. That day Gen. Howard was carefully deploying h1 s men along the railroad which connected Charleston and Augusta and which, all good military text books tau&ht, would be valiantly defended by the enemy. Gen. Howard had. a lot of common sol diers In his command, however, who had not the advantage of a West Point education, but were mighty good foragers, and while Howard was in the saddle direct lag the movement of his men, one of thse rode up to him and shout ed, quite Informally: "Hurry up, general, we have got the rail road." And It was true. ' THE MARKETS PRICKS I\AID PRODUCER. Butter remains the same today as yesterday. Shortage In the market, however, la expected to raise the price today. Eggs are also the same. Apples—sl.s3® 2 a box. Lemons —$4.25® 5. Cranberries —10® 12c. Oranges—s2 ©2.85. Potatoes —$2 8® 30 per ton. Sweet Potatoes —$3®3.50 cwt. Beans—3<3>4c. Lettuce —$1.25 crate. pi T/^i^^r IC'O The foundation of every business sue- VII C-C-fc. Nj cess Is money. Save your money and fc^V^X^V^i nmfKJ a good opportunity for business Invest ment will surely come. Begin to save today and keep at It. You will surely get ahead. There Is no way to do this so good as to put your niouey in a good, strong bank such as ours. 4 o/o BANKERS TRUST CO. BANK 4 o/o CAPITAL. $300,000.00 BANKERS TRUST BUILDING, TACOMA, WASH. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1912. Thirty good ewes can be pur chased for $200, that Is, from $6 to $7 per headi A good ram will cost $25. The cost of feeding for a year will not exceed $75. The net returns will be about 46 lambs, which should sell for $180, and 250 pounds of wool, which should bring $45. This makes $225. Subtracting your $75 feed ing cost, you have $150. It it certain that your net profit will be above 50 cents on the dollar. OUR PRECISE ARTIST "They were very close inoulhed." Wllili SUPPORT 'DARROW i is, l ulled Press I-.-0.-ihl Wire.) L.OB ANQKLES, Feb. 7. —More than a score of prominent Chica go barristers and other public men may be called ac witnesses to tes tify as to the character of Clar ence Darrow, according to the statement today of his counsel, Karl Rogers. Several of these men will be brought to Los Ange les to give direct testimony, whllo the depositions of the others will be taken. Rogers further Btated that during the last two days his client has received more than 100 telegram* from Chicago friends, expressing their confidence In his lnnooense. SRATTJjF—The port rommli nion will submit to the people of Seattle on March 5 bond proposi tions for $5,000,000 for tho Bush terminal port scheme, $3,000,000 of which will be for aoquirln* the land on Harbor Island and tirlv ing concrete pierg and $2,000,000 additional for subsequent work. The land to be purchased 1b to b« leased to the private syndicate which will erect the Bush terminal docks and operate them m a priv ate enterprise. I'M.ITKA, lla.—The republi oan state convention split yester day nihl the Insurgent* left the hall and named a Rooievelt dele gation to the Chioago convention, the regulars holding the original hall and electing a Taft delega tion. DBS MOJNKH, lowa—General James B. Wearer, Greenback candidate for president, and latoi populist candidate In 189 2, died here yesterday, aged 80. Turnips—9sc sack Beef —10 Vie. Pork —9%@lOViC Onions —$1.25® 1.50. Cabbage—l l-2c. Spinach, 1 l-2c. Chicken —14c. Oysters—s7.so per sack. Clams —)2.50 a sack. Crabs—sl® 1.75 doz. Butter Washington Creamery—34< Egga. Washington Ranch —29c.