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! amra or »* TH» % srmrrs fa KOKTBWSST I,K*UI'K OP : NSWirATKU. Tdtgnfklt linn • hnlM »t Ike I .11 ed Frcaa A «»«.'lh >!<>■> kr dlr*.l : l.nard Wlr«. -iatg^Mr^w^h..^-"w^tirtOg' ■ ■ ■ • c'•-•£ Kate*** ■* t*» HiUinn, Tmibi, Wan, m. ••r«d-rl»i luMtn. Pakliilwk by the Taraaa Tlibot rub. Co. IS very Kreo»n«r ISxecat Inter. FATHERS WILL BE FATHERS A Kansas man complains that since his daugh ter has taken music lessons, at his exj>ense, she in sists upon playing only classical stuff. When he conies home tired and asks for a little tune he gets nothing but musical gymnastics. The whole feminine part of the community, he thinks, is in a conspiracy to uplift him, and he doesn't want to be uplifted. It is just like father to make a complaint like that. Father never did take kindly to culture. He sits disconsolate in the draughty kitchen, while daughter's Browning Circle meets in the front room. It is mother's idea entirely that he put on an un comfortable collar in the evening and hear a mis sionary lecture on Borneo. Father's taste for music stops short at Suwanee River, and he knows almost nothing about the minor poets and the pre-Raphaelites. His art ideas are derived from the illustrated Sunday supplement. He will not sit in a Louis XVI chair. He cares not a whit for the pottery of the ancient Chaldeans. , Shirtsleeves and carpet slippers are his concep tion of correct evening dress for gentlemen. There is little hope that anything permanent can ever be done for father. When the milennium comes he will still be found reading his newspaper, smoking up the window curtains, impeding the advance of culture—and paying the bills. PITY THE RICH! It is a favorite jest of the joke writers and the cartoonists to bid us "pity the poor rich." But is there not, after all, just a bit of truth in the admonition 1 Here is a test. A certain New York newspaper has a custom of printing every Sunday on highly-calendared paper the pictures OX five or six of fashion's darlings. They are sometimes pretty women, but rarely is there the expression of happiness or joy or content upon their features. They look weary, bored, cross, or peevish. And there is a reason. They have nothing to struggle for! They are born to social position. Dressing is a question for the maid to solve. Meals are all ar ranged by a housekeepr and her staff of servants. Does she want diamonds? Write a check! Would she like to go abroad? Once more, the ready check book. A yacht? The money is available. Do you wonder they are bored? Nothing to do in life but eat and sleep, dress and play. After all, there is something tonic in work. After all, life's pleasures are sweetened and height ened by the struggle to secure them. So that the rich who neither work nor struggle, who are wasters and not producers, are really to be pitied. They don't know Life. They only know a gilded cage. PREDICAMENT OF A GREAT STATE Three candidates have bees named for governor by the three leading political parties in New York. The republicans have nominated Job Hedges, a man with a clean, honorable record, politically and personally. The progressives have put up Oscar Strauss —humanitarian, philanthropist, an ideal type of American citizenship. The democrats have chosen William Sulzer. He has been a party man, and a Tammany man, but not of the corruptible type. He stands for principles as well as party, and disdains personal advantage. No matter whom the voters of New York state elect, they seem destined to have an honest governor and a good administration. What a situation! What's this country coming to, anyway? OBSERVATIONS TACOMA is represented on the state ticket of every party except the pi-ohibitionists. NICK LAWSON wants to build a power plant adjum-t to the Green river gravity water system v now, but at the present rate the question is whether the water system will ever be finished, to say noth ing of additions to it. THE farmers evidently believe more in a munici pal cold storage plant at Tacoma than they do in a port commission. GRELK patriotism ran high when somebody else was going to pay for a trip back home, but got an awful chill when the railway tickets failed to show up. THE BEGINNING ':,,"".,Do not postpone the opining ol m savings account limply b» mom of th» smallneM of your first deposit All thing*, 70s) know, must have their beginning Til* big things of today were i little things of yesterday— we receive deposit* v low M a dollar. v ;. (r t;:,->_■'?•■:.•.-•■.,'"* -' ■/.-■. ;"'■■ \r "•;'.■:'.■:■••"■;, "■".■■• •. 4 0/0 BANKERS TRUST I CO. BANK 4 o/o CAPITAL •500.000.00 BANKERS TRUST BUILDING, TACOMA. WASH. editorial Page of Cfte Cacoma Ciroes The social event of tlie season is always Urn debut of Diana Dill pirkles In some new sphere of en deavor. Miaa l)il!|'irk!rs has a coming out party of this kind so often that the public is becoming really impatient to know why she doesn't get married to some good man and cut out this gay butterfly existence. Honestly, dear people, It Isn't because she oan't. She breaks hearts every day, but her own has never been dented. You see, Diana is still on the south side of 23, and will continue to have adventures vibrant with the ingenuousness of youth long after some of her contemporary he rotnM have entered the sere and yellow-leaf and slammed the doo. 1 behind them. Drop in often, breezy little call er, the Comic Page will always have the latch string out. Drew's RnrburouN Tale. John Drew haa always been noted for his clever re torts, says the Chicago Inter- Ocean. His latest, which la credited with having occur red in a Broadway barber Bhop, somewhat dumbfound ed the tonsorial artist. Mr. Drew has very fine and silky brown hair. It looks a little thin when it is un combed, but properly ar ranged It shows Itself to be very thick and comely. As the barber laid hi 3 moist, cool palm on the ac tor's skull, he said: "You are somewhat baW, sir. - Have you tried our spe cial tonic?" "Yes," returned Mr. Drew. "But that wasn't what mad© my hair fall out." HKAVY RATIONS. First Seagull—What luck with that last ferryboat, pard? Second Seagull—Disappointing. A young married man threw some lunch overboard, but it sank like lead. Flrwt Seagull—Ah, I see—some of his wife a biscuits! € SETTLEMENT HS Somebody pays for whatever Is made, ',' ;. I.?* < Cradle or coffin or Jewel or spade. ' ;;\*"" With labor and suffering, sorrow and sweat; : . . - Somebody pays for whatever we get— I Ton may dodge YOUR share, . but the bill must be paid. ; Whatever yon shirk •'on another's . back laid; * And so, wh«*. your portion you seek to evade. '•I : . You simply load someone else down with the debt—< ■ ' ..; -SOMEBODY pays, :. «" . It's true In all science and morals and trade, : > . . - •The neon must be settled —not altered a shade; . . • • ■ ••■ llf •■ little : child faces ? with ' tear-drops ' are wet.»• ,;--s If | Greed is triumphant,' the | bill must be met, ;, And the total Us one- to make; brava v men \ afraid—J SOMEBODY pays. Comic Personals He Didn't Need Them. While a traveltng man was waiting for an opportunity to show his samples to a mer chant in a little backwoods town in Missouri a customer came in and bought a couple of nightshirts. Afterward a long, lank lumberman, with his trousers stuffed in his boots, said to th« merchant: "What was them 'ere that feller bot?" "Nightshirts. Can I sell you one or two?" "Naup, I .reckon not," said the Missourlan, "I don't set around much o' nights."— New York American. Subscription Kate* by MAIL 1 month in advance. .. $ .35 2 " " "... .70 3 " " " ... 1.00 5 " ' " " ... 1.60 6 " " "... 1.80 1 year " "... 3.25 Subscription Rate, City . OAURIER -'*' ■: Each month . % '.30 One year in advance . . . 3.G0 Country Carrier ...... $ .30. THE TACDMA TIMES. On the Home Stretch! Newark Letter *& NEW YORK, Oct. 14.—New York is suffering from a new kind of theater malady. Its uame is "too many hits." Xo such ailment has been pre viously known. At first it didn't look like a disease. The man agers were quite pleased at its early stages. But they are not so pleased now. For many seasons the rule has been that for every good show, in new productions, there must be many poor shows. This year, the reverse seems to be the case. Hit after hit has registered, with only an occasional lemon. The tfoea ter-going population has been split "47 ways for Sunday." "Within the Law," Bayard Veiller's crook melodrama, is the sma.shingest hit of them all. It's sold out for weeks in advance. "Ready Money," the James Mont gomery farce comedy, is doing almost as well. ißelasco's "The Governor's Lady" is good for a season. "Fanny's First Play," the latest Bernard Shaw concoc tion, is firmly established. "Mile stones," has shown that its great London success is to be repeated. "Little Miss Brown," maddest of farces, has caught on. Billie Uurke in "The 'Mind-the-Palnt' Girl" is drawing like a mustard plaster. John Drew has, in "The Perplexed Husband" a play that fits him unusually well, and he's JOKES King Nick, the First Is a Regular Fighting Terror THE KINO IN HIS FIGHTIN' CLOTHES. King Nicholas of Montenegro 1b a fightln' man. If there was any doubt of that fact, ho proved It when he started the present row with Turkey, and went to the front on his 71st birthday. Considering that Nick's sub jects, altogether, number only 240,000, while Turkey can raise an army of more than 1,000,000 trained soldiers, that was some feat. This royal game cock is said to be the best loved ruler In iKurope. His people Idolise him, and they're all as scrappy as Nicholas. Bvrry Montenegrin, man, wo- doing fine. George M. Cohen has scared heavily in his new comedy, "Broadway Jones," written and acted by himself. "A Scrape o' the Pen," the new Scotch play by Graham Moffatt, author of "B'linty Pulls the Strings," is do ing big business. In musical shows, "The Merry Countess," "The Count of Luxem bourg." "Oh! Oh! Delphine!" and "Hanky Pauky" are there with bells on. Now figure In the Hippodrome and the Winter Gar den, with their big productions, both doing nicely, thank you, and a dozen or more shows that are getting along, although not big successes, and you will begin to see why the local managers are worried. There are theater-goers who can afford to take in all the "good shows." There are many, many more who can only afford during the season to see the plays thai are known as great big successes. Generally, these are only half a dozen, at most. With such a crop as this year's, it looks like shorter runs for the big successes than big successes have previously had, and many plays which in an ordinary season would have ben heavy winners may make little money. And still they're building the aters in this town, in which to put still more shows and make the competition keener! man and child, wears the same little round cap with "N I.'" (Nicholas the First") on it; all wear the national dress; all are taught how to handle firearms; every male has to carry a pistol. Most of Nicholas' reign has been filled with alternating peri ods of starvation, epidemics and battles with the persecuting Turks, who could never forgive the tiny Montenegro principality for being so all-fired independent. Besides being ruler, Nicholas is generalissimo of the army, pre mier of his cabinet, chancellor of the country, master of arms, judge, playwright, and poet lau reate. His plays and poems are the gems of Montenegrin litera ture. He holds court under a tree in the palace yard. THE POOR SHOPPER. When hubby goes to market He gets the damaged corn. The withered beets, the doubtful meats, As sure as you are are born. When hubby goes out shopping He has but little luck; Gets misfit cuffs and faded stuff: And all the other truck. Just one lone time did hubby Acquire a prize in life. He struck a prize, for once was wise, When he brought home his wife. —Kansas City Journal. : Rent your vacant House through • Time* Want An. Only le • word. Phone Main IS. "■«■. ••• Merchant's, Delivery i MoTlag and storage ft ; ?£ %"tf*Mla - Ua.-f.--^:/f^'.',. flf fAITrC ; BnslneM 'Office Main 12. HHI Illlr \ Circulation Dept. Main la. * **w**»Jfc/ Editorial D«pt, Mala 7M. — 778-778 COMMERCE ST.lp| RECORD TELLS OF NEW PARTY AND BIG TRUST ISSUES EDITOR'S NOTE: This is th« second article In the series contributed to this newspaper by George L. Record of New Jersey in support of the candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt. HV «.i.i>l:<.!■: 1.. RECORD. Consider the trust issue. Plainly nothing can be hoped from the republican standpatters. Their leaders are owned by and rep resent the trusts, as Archbold's letters to Penrose show. The democratic party has offered no specific bill which can be taken as an Indication of their method of treating the problem. Their platform seems to promise only more lawsuits. Gov. Wilson's utterances are extremely vague. He says that the democracy proposes to regulate competition; that the trusts have destroyed competition; that the directors of the Steel Trust Corporation are the directors of more than half the railways of. the United States; that the independent business man cannot remain independent, and it is diffi cult for the new 'man in any business to get ahead, because the new or independent man can not get credit at the bank. But the governor suggests no remedy. How is the little fellow, or the independent, to be pro tected? How is the man who needs credit to be enabled to get it? How are the directors of trusts to be prevented from controlling railroads? How is competition to be regulated? What is the difference between regulating competition and regulating monopoly? G * Record The governor and the democratic platform "w# **• •"w "* offer no answers. They declare only in favor of strengthening the Sherman law and more lawsuits under it. Hut the Standard Oil and Tobacco cases were won under the Sherman law, and the outcome of these victorious lawsuits has become the joke of the country. It takes years to try these cases, as the law now is, and when the Sherman law ia strengthened by new amend ments these provisions must be passed upon by the courts and fur ther delays are sure. It ia plain that the democratic plan to handle the trusts is wretchedly inadequate and offers little hope. Now consider the Roosevelt progressive plan. We favor keeping and strengthening the Sherman law for whatever it may be worth, but our main plan is to establish a strong industrial commission, with ample powers to supervise and control big business, somewhat as the interstate commission Is doing with the railroads, viz.: to enforce complete publicity, to investigate the capital, prices and property values of big corporations, to prevent unfair competition, stock watering, rebates and all special privileges. Governor Wilson opposes any further extension of government powers. He says that liberty has been established by limiting tlia scope of government power instead of by extending it. This Btate ment Is opposed to all history and is contrary to the whole trend of modern development. Again the governor repeats Mr. Brandels' chargo that our polirj of regulating the trusts by a commission means legalizing monopoly, This is a pure assumption. No proof is offered to support it. Neither Mr. Roosevelt nor the platform anywhere says that il the control of the market by the trusts is due to privilege that he 01 we favor continuing that privilege. All we say is that we find big business here, with manifold and increasing abuses, and we propose to control it and its evils while \v« gather information for further action. We find a great and recent fact, the control of markets bj trusts, and there is no government agency in existence equipped to handle the condition. We propose to create an adequate and power ful agency. That is all. Is it not plain that our plan is superior to that of the democrats? They offer more lawsuits. We offer a pow erful government agency created for the special purpose of locating the reasons of trust control and preventing extortion in prices and destruction of competitors by unfair or illegal means. (TOMOKKOW —Tin- second article by l.oni- D. liian deis on Wilson uud his platform. Judge In Rosenthal Case Makes Grafters Tremble JUDGE JOHN W. GOFF. The Tenderloin has no love for Jnstice John W. Goff, who is pre siding in the Rosenthal murder trial. Of all the men who have no love for grafters, Goff easily leads the first battalion! Years ago, IS to be exact, he won the admiration of all the country by his brilliant work as examining attorney for the Lexow committee, tho famous body which probed for the first time the depths of New York immor ality as made possible by police alliance. And scarcely a year has passed since that time in which Goff lias not struck some blow or other at this same old arch enemy of New York decency. * And now comes the trial of Lieut. Becker, with its ramifica tions of graft-trails leading alike to high and low places, under the Jurisdiction of this same Judge Goff. No wonder the tenderloin trembles! "I hold no brief for any police system," sayg Goff. "All over the United States the management of the police Is universally bad, as I ace It. Nearly everywhere the police seem to be part of a great political machine. Morals are Monday, Oct. 14,1912. left to take care of themselves or are indeed made to take care of political ends. I am for cleaning up the police systems from one end of the country to the other!" To look at Justice Goff no one would think he was the great active reformer he is. He looka more the dreamy poet — the writer. His face is small and compact and exquisitely chiseled. He reminds one of portraits of George Meredith, and he has, too, Meredith's snow white hair halo ing his brow. Though past 60 and at the age when successful men tend to cor pulency. Judge Goft has still the lithe figure of the boy of 20. He walks rapidly and swings his arms freely, as though he has,, too, youth's fund of energy. la conversation, this same surplus of energy is evident. Goff speak* spiritedly, laughs heartily, growls surlily or is vehemently inter- Goff is an Irishman and proud of it. Though accounted one of the moat intellectual men in New York, he is no society man. "I bate the world of clothes and society," he says. "I prefer my own fireside and a group oC real friends."