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MEMBER ;OF - TUB ' BCRirPS « NOBTHWHiT MCAUVK OF 1 )HKWSPAPBUUk Trlr*r«i»l.l.- Htwa tnvlrr of *■• United l'rru Association kr direct .Leaned Wire. t-ttwi 11 <• ■-■'..,- •' '"... -*.\ v - -*•■>•■; ;■ ' Eatercd <■« A «■• I B*a<*rriri». ' 'I'aronn Wiik., m ' ■•eoaa-plaaa matter. t»ubllnhrd br the Taooma TUaM I'ua. Co. ' liver r K>»ln( ■ Kirrpl Sunday. The Conversion of Teats "To solve the problem of the high cost of living the govern ment must go mlii liiisiiii-Ns."— H<>\ m>r Teats. Sounds socialistic, but that doesn't bother Teats. The Tiicoina lawyer and legislator has been doing some tall thinking recently since his return from the Panama canal. Undo Saw buys beef killed in Chicago, ships it to Panama, and ■ells it to hiit own folks, and what Tarotnans pay 35 costs a pound for the canal diggers get for 18 cents. Uncle Bam operated a laundry and does good work for one third what Tin mnaii.s pay. He cut the rates on the railway from $14 to $4 for a round trip from Colon to Panama after he got the railway. He Hells lfl-ounce loaves of bread, no "over 10-oiui. <■" biscuits at prices thitf would open the eyes of people in the states. He operate* department stored, sells nothing but the purest and best goods at prices from SO to 80 per cent lower than in the states, after going to the expense of paying freight down. "And while prices have been going up all over this country on all the necessities for the last four years, they have been coming down on everything In the government stores on the canal," says Teats. "The government is having trouble all the time to keep from making a profit. It wants ao profit, no dividends, but JUBt to serve the people who are digging the canal." "But doesn't government operation destroy Incentive?" Teats was asked. "Why, I never saw such incentive and ambition," he replied. "They are not working for dividends for someone else, but for themselves, and they realize It. "I attended a banquet and the speeches were all along that line. It's 'our ditch, our work, our country, our job, done for our selves.' "Those fellows are so enthusiastic they would Just like to take their whole equipment when they finish and move it up in the states and build a transcontinental railway or something else for themselves. "It shows what can be done. It shows that the government, the stat«s, the cities must go into business and run business for the people. We have always been turning over everything that could be done to make dividends to private enterprise, while the government did the things there was no money in. The government must do the things the profit is in for the people, too." Teats went to Alaska last summer and came back convinced that Uncle Sam should build the railway, open the mines and put in a steamship line. He went to the east, the south, to Panama and came home an ardent advocate of complete government ownership of the great utili ties by which the people live. Punishment That Failed President Taft went to Philadelphia and helped dedicate the new Wanamaker store. John Wanamaker then told the Philadelphia North American that It would have to let up in its attacks on Taft or lose the Wanamaker ad., which amounts to $120,000 a year. Edi tor Van Valkenberg kept on printing the truth, but stopped printing the Wanamaker ad. A week later the ad. came back, and the North American is still printing the truth. I Observations | PITTBIIUKCi papers are discussing a 9 o'clock curfew for men. Might help Pittsburg to send Carnegie's "boys" to bed at that hour, anyhow. PART of the U. S. army is shaking In its boots at San Diego. Mexican matters have prompted the army medical staff to ask the boys how they are fixed as to vaccination. AFRICAN* mothers put their babies to sleep, sometimes, by letting water flow through reeds onto their foreheads. MOST platinum comes from California and Oregon and its price has risen until it's twice that of gold. NORTH POLE is located in midst of an ice bound sea basin. South Pole in midst of plateau of rock. DR. JOHANNSEJf, of Copenhagen, chloroforms his flower bulbs so as to give them complete rest. IN PITTSIIUHG Is a 1-story house of 10 rooms on a 16-foot lot. ONE NEW YORK railroad is to save five miles of lead pencils In its offices by abolishing the metal sharpeners. IN THE EDITOR'S MAIL Everybody in Pierce county reads this column. Short letters from Tiroes readers, of general Interest and without personiil malice, will be printed. Write about anything or any body you wish, but do not have malice as your motive. Many letters are not printed because they are too long. Keep 'em short. To the Editor of the Times: Dear Sir —I wish to express to yon, in behalf of the Tacoma Day Nursery board, the great apprecia tion we feel for your sympathetic leports of our work. We feel sure that because of jour support the public will b« The Markets Tacoma Is facing a tomato famine. Tomatoes are being sold faster than they come in. Potatoes are in great demand. Eggs and butter show no Indication of a change. Strawberries —Los Angeles, lb. $2 a crate; Florin. $firstname.lastname@example.org chest. -, ■ .■-■•. . :: ■'. Lemons —$4.26 5.00. - Oranges—sl.7s 0 3.25. '■■:-. California Grape Fruit —$3.50 ©4.80. : ■-..:■ 'M- ■ t ~v:-: Asparagus — California, $1.25 «*1.50 box. Potatoes—s34 035 ton. ~ Lettuce—sl.lo® I.7s.'i>;;iS/ Turnips—sl sack.; ■ ■ Beef—lO%oll%o. Pork—l2Vi 016V40. --• Celery—76c do«., $4.75 crat*. ') Beets— $1 X sack. ;."-■■ . ■-;. -- r• - ' Onions—4 % c lb. - i. i Sweet, potatoes—4 %c lb.. . ;,■•■ Rhubarb —Home '-* grown, 2He _J[ ajj^__ The Bicycle Is \^yy^l^AYir man- Automobile pg^'U requires no nigh prloed chauffeur, no gasoline, but you Bet there ■ all the same. Wo ; can! sell ! you ; the beet. make and finish for $80 and 185. We carry a big stock. . * ; ■ "„■■• Washington Tool & Hardware Co. 927 Commerce Street. "/-'^"vH 928 Pacific Avenue. editorial Page of €fie Cacoimi Ctaies better able to understand the work we are trying to do. In help ing families to maintain their homes, and to become independ ent. Yours very sincerely, NELLIE O. ROUNDS, Secy Board of Managers of the Tacoma Day Nursery. Tacoma, Wash., May 1, 1912. Carrots —sl sack. Cabbage—3@3%c lb. Spinach—9oc. Chicken—ls® 16c lb. Oysters—s7.SO per sack. Clams —11.90 sack. Crabs—sl.so® 1.75 doz. Butt it. Washington Creamery — 26® 2 Be. ■PP Washington Ranch —22 & 23c. WHOLESALE PRICES. Feed. Hay. $14@19 ton; oats, $42 ton; wheat. $36® 37; shorts, $28.50 ton; bran, $26.50 ton. WHY MS. MAN SHOULD NOT KICK AT HOUSECLEANING. BY MRS. HOVHRYI'IFK. The Cartoonists of the worl d have given the man's point of view on the housacleanlng nuisance. The above picture gives the woma us. She says that if there was no housecleanlng man would at once sink into degradation and return to a mere animal again.— rom the London Mirror. •■•'-• ' Statistics are said to prove that widows seldom marry widowers. Do you know what a motosa coche is? It's a French motor cycle which women can ride while wearing ordinary skirts. Hard Luck. For the poet to write a poem on his cuff to raise money to pay his laundry bill and then send the cuff to the wash by mistake. He passed for a philosopher, he was so silent, grim and glum. It wasn't true, however, for it hap pened he'd been stricken dumb. Fatherhood. When the kid does something that vexes you And your temper flares skyhlgh And you hand him a spank, or shriek out a word That brings the tear to his eye, Do you ever think of the day to come When God may say to yon— "Ah, you did this, and you did that— Were they pretty things to do?" You dream that a Father's love will be All kindly, gentle and mild. That His great heart will gather you up And whisper soft: "My child!" But, oh, the moment of angry hate That you deal out pain and woe To a little lad —do you ever think That God might treat you so? Joseph Conrad says he has al ways tried to write In a spirit of Kobriety. But how many of us know anything about Joseph Conrad? Ataxit people The next house will be full of "congressmen-at-large." but It is not so ' often, unly ; when the ;engus bureau jets In its work of counting noses. ' A ' con gresman-at-large Is . supposed - to represent - the people of the en tire state and not of a particu lar district. In the present bouse they are as "scarce .as hen's teeth" al most,' Carl Hay ■ _» A — * — den of Arizona brings the total Cart Harden. NOTICE! If you appreciate skilled serv ice for your eyes and glasses, con sult us any day or evening. « AHWKLI. OITICAI, GO. Masonic Temple. 734 St. Helens ay. THE TAQPMA TIMES. I was giving my illustrated lec ture entitled "Getting On in the World." I illustrated it by get ting on to the next place right after each lecture. The audience generally gave ma a running start. Some of the towns were so close apart that I'd reach the next place before I got through run ning. In that case I'd not lecture, but just illustrate. Gettlng on in the world, I dem onstrated, is a good deal like stealing a ride on a train. Yon no sooner get on than you are thrown off. I could get on much better If I could get off with my fee for lec "NOBODY BY MEEK. turing. At the last place I lec tured the doorkeeper disappeared with the gate receipts. When last heard of he was .still getting on in the world. At one stand I tried to collect in advance, but the opera house manager said be could get on bet ter by waiting to see If I went on. This is the town in which I started to lecture and the audience rose in their seats and cried, "Don't go on! Don't go on!" 'But I had started off and. kept on. Seeing they couldn't keep on with me the crowd got up and took me off. I hadn't got on soon enough. They tarred and feathered me and told me to fly for my life. But even with the feathers I couldn't, fly. I said I'd rather ride, anyway. They proposed to send me out by rail. So I looked at the rail, and sooner than get on I got on. The sewers of the cities of the United States are long enough to girdle the earth. The world Is getting better. Folks have quit stealing crackers from the grocer's barrel since they began putting 'em in pack ages. He that rtseth late must trot all day and shall scarcely overtake his business at night.—Franklin. THE WISE JgREADERvS frr^^ <BEETQTf **31&J3!5& BBALEV He wrote of the glorious west, ' Of gun-men and cowboys bold, Of miners who made the quest ' In search of the yellow gold; He'd never been further west Than Oshkosh and Kalamazoo, But the easterners said, when his stuff they read, "How Typical, and How True!" He wrote of the southern life Of Colonel and Cavalier, Of politics, drinks and strife ' (He'd never been south, my •j dear), .' - ' . But up in Boston town They, read his novels through ' And the Northerners said, as his ' . tales they read, "How Typical, and How True!" He wrote of the uttermost isle In the depths of the blue south seas. Of .heat and hate and guile, And anything else you please. He'd never been there at all, And little enough he knew, But the atay-at-homes.said, when his tales they read, "How Typical, and How True!" Now the moral is plain as day; Your tales may be askew,. But those who don't know will read and say, "How Typical, and How True!" TODAY IN HISTORY May 2, 1494, Christopher Co lumbus discovered Jamiaca. which haß since be come quite fam ous for Its rum and ginger. In deed It produces so much that after Chris dis covered It for Spain, it excited the covetouaness of England, and May 3, 1665, an expedition sent out by Oliver Cromweil at tacked and captured the Island. It Is still in the possession of Great Britain. TACOMA BUSINESS DIRECTORY Be Guided by the Ads Which Appear Below—They Are a Carefully • Selected List of Business and Professional Houses Which Can Be Thor oughly Relied Upon. Cabinet Hardwood Floors Pool A. EOLSTBAND ; ™«* bundtn« your n:w k- d <*frc>| Kchroeder home, or your carpet* get worn r\rOOl/ • out, don't go anywhero else, but i _Jv" ~~^ '• ' "Rtvia Cabinets, Store and Office Fix- to the Tacoina Parquet Floor •2~¥i?WTr.UE* *»»«*• ; tures, Ptalr Work, Archea; Band „ . k«J*i.^™ \ _ ._ »** «*lys<fc?*'uo-< l Sawing and Turnfna;. <*>' ■»<> hay« tn«m »1r« T°u *n >X^L M«»H -—- __, «__ estimate on a first claas hard- ! y^AJS^. ."•«*«• are. Fhon> M>ln >7U> | Main 6756. Eve. Main 9232 | IgL ■"■* VI *** "*" Coal and Wood —Easy Terms Plumbing PACIFIC FUEL CO. I I Soda Water Fountain Agent* lor , OFFICE FITTING ReDalrillff c*ca a. se&xsr&xr to m h n °e? y . i,j«gssa w« *m •*« ««t •»•»»? Wood T« 4 U SSS^KT lB °Uf "°- ""* 1?^^ 1 ""^ °' Slat * C Bta, Dannber Mill W. B. TOUNO COl W. B, COFFEE PLUMBING CO. Main (10-AMl* Main IX . 1101-4 So. Taklma. 1012 A Phone Main 670 Cafeteriala Ice Cream Photographers . The Imperial MILETA £SSd AM The Hartsook Studio EATS Cleanly and o^^^i.i >.iv ■■, <■,■■ ...,1,1.. Formerly In the Provident Bids. L/tl«9 r ic«-Tr" it Won, Your Ord#r Wright Building mm/ "Bnniti,. Ano Main 6011. A 1138. Cor, 9th and Commero*. 916% FaClIlO AVO. flniimiTneru' TlniTTr Clft Balronce on Commerce. , oiKr n «.«.a W «iflt I/Ousumers jjairy v*o. phone <««. yID UOmmerCe tn. mi Taeoaia At* We tind for 4«alltr. Cement Specialty | Dentists Pianos and Organs „ ' ——— - Bom«tnlng New for Tacoma. jffoi San SitK 1 NEW METHOD Tacoma a«BSS ST^3 Worlt ' NEW METHOD Piano and g?IS./ riSs^a Work- ' Dental Parlors and g?nS./ r«SSf'VJ y»'Y« Po.lt"tr T0«"^ 930V4 Paclflo ay. Organ I.°ll cin*..\°l f«.miW»rl Reliable Work. Almoat NO Pain. & you f or ea , h Bio riiL Bldß Moderate Fees. Exchange • J-'»n<> or or ►•k«b.. St ißlllOir Dr. E. M. iohnaon. Phone Main 1199 ****<"«*"»• «an at one-half I'honMM. ICHieH. .^l^ I 1»1» Twoia .t. "t« actual value ""Hardware Motorcycles J Restaurants r - Free! Free! -^Bii3i§ls& PADE^S,^n. T We will five free to any woman cSe=i^^ ' : , HOMED BAKING A*LusfiNiiH OTOiMB£H.* FlNi™ Th Choice of th« Experl- A iv»» pia«« to .at at V mO der- AGrSJlt. D«d^HStas« war. ' en«iv Mv tO nAY - *** prlC*- QulCk '™* for ** at reduced prices. RAY E. DAY very oust man. . __ tSOT 6th ay. Phone M. 4331 944 So. D st. Phone Main 5166 v _. \ im TACOUI *tb Plumbing I Nursery Stock I Funeral Directors ; "; F. C. Grosser & Co. 20,000 Strong Cabbage 0. O. LYNN CO. f practical piumbina and H.»un« _ , Plants . Funeral Directors Office Phone* Main ML i'Wtt F a l°' Ce Fr D u lla a " nd Pll 8 n h 'i'd"c T^ * :Emlwlm«B ; ' lUaldenee Phone. Main list. Frank F. William*, Nursery and CJo-OU TACOMA AVBL ; ■••'*« - Greenhouse* So. 14th and Atns- ; . Open Night and Day. It! 80. ELEVENTH ST. worth, .6. blocks from cable. ' ;' Pbonea: A 4T4i. M. 7745 . : . Dentists I Neff & Sons, Grocers Sporting Goods h « Red Cross «*| c ___ t . _. . Auto Collar Roll Neck Dentists tp Watch I IllS Sweater Coats " Qm&s& l ff&lZ l! a*- ******* »*-6° *° »••in « and <*iw « Rooma 611-12 M OOSICC dlnal. GUN STORK, Inc. Roora»611-ia Hi OOcICC KIMBALIi GUN STORK, Inc. Phone Main 1673 r*w> ,.:--.,.:,-*..,. ...-.,,, , vi,.;^, 4,- .. ; ., : ;; ISOS Pao. •▼. -' ; The Lasli»Transfer Cot - Wood and Coal Vr | ? -y ;t'? Tailors :> General Tranaftrin* a> Bxpreaalns „ * J* 61011 " °*' v r • ■ 'V l"** 8 OKADA'-'^'-■'"- --•.-..■-■'.• ■'■•t-»-- ii^j...- - - Haj% O- «ln. Flout, Woo*! and -V '-■ •^•- O. ■ Vf.lVttAHf. --,- .•■-.,, Ouirlr Prnmnt Rar^Hna Coal. 'We «ell the Lady Welllnr- ;,-;: MERCHANT TAIIOR ,-. |^U*CJ£.,irjroinp6 service ,' lon coal; price 19 00 per ton lump. < .^-"-S^« Out 1 Aim ''■'*" •(''■'''i IS 00" per - ton' nut, **- ■■ **> •<• 'r : ?• • - " ' -■■ - -:i' ■ '" * !-; --»^-s \> -spJT.f«l VUI. nllll ',-";■ :';. • Weight and measure guaranteed . Fine Imported and Domestlo Try Our B»iri»g:is Service. . . on all cooda sold by ua. ' .-.;;,-Woolena. - ..-■ . . ■ SBr**«l' McJtenxl, * Sons »■■■'. v-. ■•■--.,.?■..'- .CO»-1OJ4 80. at at '•■ ■•'..■"-■.■ -j !- : , ', ■,■; L V-^, ■, -;.-..,•' " .'. "ft.,,'r. &SPhones: Main (Til, A lUI ftV Store Pbonea: Warehouse Phones: •» '>**fc#wßß&gSK!**' '■>■• '^ i Zfr&ii North loth and Carr it ""iSli" AVI "** *»■ c "*• Pnoß- A *•*• nilnlirP Business Office Main 18. PHI I 111 I* N Circulation \>*-pt. Main 13. * * *"**""■ Editorial Dept. Main 794. OFFICE 776-778 COMMJBBCK ST. Queen of Cows Earns $25 a Week 1/ AjM|Bk\ '' " ■ '' - ' _^# yrS' v^**.mHfHv /Ji ll * BANOSTINE BELLE DEKOL. WHAT BANOSTINK IM ,1,M•: UK K< »J. DTD: ' IjenKth of - . Pounds of fer Cent. I'oiiimlh Butter Record. - Milk. Fat. , 80 Pet. Vat. 7 l>av« : 672.5 • 8.67 30.871 30 Days 282K.0 8.50 123,733 OO ftajn ».,.., 5505.0 8.53 854,439 9O Days 7856.8 8.61 354.429 365 Days 27404.4 8.86 1822.925 In one year she gave over nine gallons of milk a day, which would provide a quart a day for each of 36 families, and consider ing the butter fat in her milk 10 cents a quart would be cheap. Let us laugh a little bit Aa we wander down the way; Throwing little wads of joy- All about the passing day. "Throwing little wads of joy" doesn't mean getting tight and tossing beer corks at passers by. Some men will cheat even in a game of. qolitaire. Thursday, May 2, 1912. making $3.60 a day, or a trifle over $25 a week. That* half aa much as the governor of Nebraska gets, and more than any state pays its legislators. Probably the skim milk used In fattening other stock would pay for her keep. Do not come down like a sledge hammer on other folks' feelings. —Beatrice Harruden. An Oklahoma man wants to trade a second hand mouth organ for a knitting frame. It's a careless burglar who wakea the baby.