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MMwn OP TUB "CHIPPS ifonTiiwieaT LIAOCB OP NKWBPAPHRS. Telrra»hla Nrwl MnlM of ik* t;»li*4 I'r««« A»orlailoa by direct Lmhl Wire. Baton* at the p«.lolflr», Taeoma, Waafc., ■■ Mraid-iliiu uallrr. Published by th* Tiniml Tim** Pub. Co. Bverr Kieoln* Kurpl ludir. A Great Christinas Gift The great white plague is doomed. Second in importance only to an announcement of the discovery of the fountain of perpetual youth, The Times today brings to its readers the story that at last science has triumphed in its world contest with tuberculosis. Consumption, that wasting, withering blight that has hung like a pall over the nations is about to be destroyed—is being destroyed in fact, as fast as the victims can come in contact with the great source of healing. The marvelous story of -Mr. Shepherd, specif representatives of The Times, who went to Europe and made special and painstaking investigation of the rumors concerning Dr. Friedman's discovery, will come like a beacon of hope to million! in this country as in the rest of the world. After weeks of pa tient investigation to make sure that there could be no trick about it all, that the apparent results of Dr. Frtendman were not mere evidences of quackery, Mr. Shepherd finally was forced to a realization that the news which he hail felt was too good and too big almost to be true was in fact a reality and he cabled the story to The Times from Berlin. Coming just at this Christmas time it almost appears like a special dispen sation of providence. The story itself is almost supernatural in its character istics. Certain it is that the supreme mind of the universe seems to be using the small things of earth to confound the mighty when to a mere youth only re cently From college is biven the insight to take from the crawling and igno minious turtle the serum that means the supreme blessing to humanity that must come from a destruction of tuberculosis. Like a fairy story in interest the facts presented to Tacoma readers by The Times today furnish the most joyous circumstance that humanity has known for years. For less than $1.00 Dr. Friedman says the worst case of tuherculosis in the world can be completely cured with the new serum. It is almost equal to the raising of the dead. Sentimental Lie Nailed "Uncle Joe Cannon leaves the house with the love .and respect of friend and foe alike." This is the report that is going the rounds of the sentimental organs, it is a lie, a lie that should be nailed. This man Cannon, ex-speaker, was, for many years, the willing, powerful tool by which gross wrongs was perpetrated upon the people. He held almost supreme power and used it to put through congress laws that enabled the ras cally rich to rob the poor and to appress the whole country. He was a leading party in the political vilencss that has recently been repudiated by the nation and, particularly, by the honest people of his own party. He has been repu diated by the nation, by the congress and finally by the people of his own dis trict, justly, decisively and, we hope, eternally. To say that he is an object of universal love and respect is a lie. No matter how rich he has become, no matter how greatly he has enjoyed the power that he has held, no matter what high-up friends he has made, this man Cannon has failed to win the love and respect of the people. These are the real prizes of public service. With thousands of new and hungry officials soon to take part in the administering of government, there should be no agree ment with the proposition that to follow in Joe Cannon's footsteps moans pop ular love and respect. Who and What? The report of the Taft campaign committee of New York state contains one feature that appears novel to us, and we hope that some down-east patriot will dig up the particulars. The committee says it has a balance of $10,625 with which to meet, among other liabilities, four loans aggregating $74,850. Who made the loans? What, if any, was the security for their payment? Was anything mortgaged in Mr. Taft's behalf? Was any agreement en tered into under which the lenders were to receive any advantage ! We can imagine donations made without a consideration, or security, but loans—well, we'd like the particulars. It Might Shock Them Canton, Ohio, the home of the late President McKinley, now has a social ist mayor. A socialist mayor—think of that? What a marker that is to indi cate the actual revolutionary change of political sentiment in this country during the past ten years. What comment would the major and his friend, Mark Ifanna, make on the subject if they were alive today ! In the fact of such a change who is today radical enough and reckless enough to correctly predict what will come about in the next twenty years 1 Do your Christmas shopping now— and in our own good old town! Having happily disposed of the grue some lal>or of giving away all but 25, --000,000 worth of his estate, Carnegie feels prepared to die a pauper. The verdict in that Lawrence murder trial is not remarkable. What is re markable is that there should have been such a trial. National woman's suffrage associa tion demands an equal standard of mor als for man and woman. It is a matter that lies almost wholly in the hands of the women of the nation. "What is one to do," writes George Y. Pearsone, "when a lady proposes to you in this leap year?" Tell her it's too sodden; that she'll have to wait till next leap year. Or, call in your ma and the police, Georgie. Gditorial Pasc of €lv Cacoma Cimes Eat onions and live long, says Hetty Green. May be the thing, Hetty, when the family is unanimous. The Turks fell back on their rear rap idly and in disorder, cables a Balkan war correspondent. Ha! now we see the reason for those nice big soldierly skirts. To humiliate a man start a story that his wife whips liiin, advises Ed. Howe. All right, maybe, Ed. But suppose his wife hears of it and concludes to dem onstrate on the starter of that story. Eat eggshells and be healthy and happy, says Prof. Lowe. Oh, hang it all! make it diamonds, rubies or some thing else we can get! By the way Bill Taft is now howling for a workman's compensation act we judge that Bill is thinking of getting down to work for wages, fees or some thing like that. THE TACDMA TIMES. NOTHING SERIOUS IN THE GOOD OLD CHESTNUT TIME By the Junior Office Boy n. y., dec. 2. —got to have your eye open for all kinds of funny games in this burg feller from omaha that come here a few days ago found that out It pretty near cost him his car fare home, also his sundial and stickpin and all the other bricka brack lie hud hangiu on him he was stoppin at a swell ho(el and one evening after seeing a show he went out for a little ■trail walkin through a cross .Btreet, he Been a yung lady tryin a koy in a door it dident seem to unlock, and just as he came along, she says oh, dear of course that made him stop for just a minute, to see what was the mat'rr, and she says, pleas?, sir, will you see if you can open the door for me ive be< n trying ever so long, and my key dont seem to fit so being real obliging, Just like any other gentleman from omaha, he took the key and he tried to unlock the door the yung lady stood quite clos" to him, and tried to help him The Weiner Quartet a Howling Success Misdirected energy— Eating spaghetti with a fork. Calling restaurant pies by dif ferent names. (Jiving a college yell. Hunting rabbits. Trying to find a clothes-hook on which some of your wife's clothes are not hanging. Telling your husband not to drop cigar ashes on the floor. Only 82 sailing vessels were built in the United States last year, and their total tonnage was only 10.092 tons, showing most of them were small boats. The United States produced $96,233,528 worth of gold last year, a decrease of $3 6,576 com pared with 1910, and an in crease of $17,062,528 com pared with 1900. A province of Chile has two floating schools for the benefit of island residents. i Our Idea of Henry Eyebrows. Judge Mulqueen raised his eye brows and read the order. —New York World. Buenos Aires Is preparing to build a $17,000,000 reservoir for storage of" city water. In many German cities of con siderable size the soda fountain is unknown. Seat sale tomorrow for "The Romance of the Underworld." Taconia theater. "Advertisement." once he felt her hand on his arm, and it dident feel a bit bad binieby the door come open, all of a sudden the yung lady thanked the kind hartod man, giving him a very lovely smile, and she was just saying good night when two large husky guys some dashing up the steps they grabbed the gerl, and the gent from oinaha was just going to swing on them when one of them flushed a police badge we was watching from across the street, yung feller, he says, just look yourself over and see If youve lost anything so the poor boob did, and by golly he had lost everything ex cept what was buttoned on him i got to hand it to you, mamie, says one of the bulls, you sure are ;i quirk worker so mamie had to go with the cops, and her frend went along and got his stuff back at the sta tion and he will see all the beauti ful 1 y.u-ng ladys in new york freeze to deth on their doorsteps before ho will ever help anuther one johny THE IKTUKPIIETKK I never saw yon arching skies Until 1 saw them in your eyes. I never knew the word "rejoice" Until I heard your magic voice. I never found where there was 1)1 IBS Until I knew it at your kiss. All things that are, to be, and were You give me, sweet interpreter. —IDAH M'GLONE GIBSON. Russia leads the world In wheat production, this country second. The two combined pro duce more than one-third of the world's 3,600,0'J0.000 bushels of wheat. Russia produces nearly thirteen times as much rye as the United States. "If steak Is too high, eat a plate of beans," said a doctor at the homemakers' conference In Chicago. "Imagine they're steak and you won't know the differ ence." The doctor apparently has an idea that nobody knows beans. The, United Kingdom consumed 4:39 pounds of tea per capita last year; Australia, 6.83; Can ada, 4.34; the United States, 1.06; Russia, .90; France, .07. Sign In a Pacific aye. window: "Our Shoes Are Made to Wear." Good. That'll head off anybody who might want to play marbles with 'em. The Editor Escaped. The peaceful quiet and trmi mility of our beautiful little city mis ruthlessly disturbed this "limit; when the Klitteiing; bar ■cl of n HH-ciilihrM- Smith & Wes -on advance agent of death in the 'lands of a frenzied citizen of the Capital city, who was suffering from a slight mental aberration lue (<> the excessive use of in ;o\icatiuj; liquors, was seen to .lash brilliantly in the bright lays of the warm sun near the •nit i invest corner of Ihe square. —Newton (la.) News. Oil was struck" recently at a '.epth of 15,000 feet in on« of the business sections of London. From Arnold Bennett's "A dVMI Man"—"She won l.\O<H) :riuics in as many niinulcs." Xo tops for lunch? John .T. Oallagher, a 4 1-year jld niiin living in Norrlatown, Pa., boasts ttiat h« never has kissed a woman or beon kissed by one. Why shouldn't tho Vionien have a vote? Keverse Knglish, by (\ Milanl. Mesa Ranch, Jan. 3, 1912. Mr. B. Vanoin, R. D., Somis: With the present I declare that I never or never intended or heard of your stealing things belonging to Mr. J. Ferro, nor of anyone else. I do not believe you able to do a thing like that or that you have believed I sus pected it of you. Ab for your tranquility and peauefulness, I give you my regards with honor. C. MILANI. —Oxnard (Cal.) Courier. Sign on a delivery wagon— "Independent Oysters." "After tr.vin' thirteen years i.r sell his r:uin, I .nl I '.-It !)<•< .1 finally found a buyer. Now his lieurt is nearly broke hpruz he doesn't know what ter do with 111' money but buy another farm." It is estimated that $100,000, --000 is invested In the moving picture business in the United States. West Virginia Is the greatest of the gas producing states, pro ducing 1CG,435,092 cubic feet last year. Pennsylvania was sec ond, 1-7,697,104; Kansas third, 75,074,416; Ohio fourth, 53,222,- Gl9. Pennsylvania's brought the most money, $21,639,102; Ohio'B next, $18,884,312. Words of famous Women. Mrs. Marcus Junius Brutus — 'Marc, do you think it's right to leave me at home alone every night whll# you chase around with that fellow Casaius?" O U 8008 Idontay, uecemDer z, tnx, r|TI/\^Tr"f* Business Office Main 13. rHI Inlr N Circulation Depr. Main IJ. * **Vri^«^«-r Editorial Uept. Main 704. OFFICET7O-778 COMMERCE ST. Measure 100 th Seconds With This New Timing Machine TIMING AX AUTOMOBILE RACE WITH THE HOUOGRAPH A remarkable device for timing aeroplanes and automobiles has been invented by a Bt'loit (Wis.) muu and was used with sroat success at the recent contests for the Gordon Bennett and Vander bilt cups at Chicago and Milwau kee, respectively. He calls it the holograph. The need of a device that will register very small fractions of a second becomes apparent when it Is remembered that in such races the aeroplanes or automobiles are started seperately and that often the elapsed time between the start and finish of two machines i« extremely close, making the or dinary stop watch methods of timing inadequate. It has been found that when a half-dozen exi>erienced observers hold stop watches each will give a different report on the time made by the HUBS aeroplane or automobile. The brief period re quired to convey the impuls from the ey.j which saw the ma chine pass to the hand holding the watch is too great and varies too much, according to the tem perament of the different Indi viduals, to make such records re liable. The hOfOfrtpb is operated l>y electricity in connection with IN THE EDITORS MAIL Everybody in Pierre county reads this column. Short letters from Times readers, of general Intercut mid without personal malice, will be printed. Write about anything or any body you wish, hut do not have nuilii cas your motive. Many letters are not printed because they are too long. Keep Vim short. November 30, 1912. Editor of the Timos: . My attention has, on several occasions, been called to the fact that certain interested parties have been circulating the report that I am standing for member ship on the board of education as the candidate of a certain in dividual, it being further report ed that that individual has al ways heretofore had a candidate in the field when a vacancy was to be filled on the board. The petitions that were filed for my nomination should be a sufficient answer to that report. Hut all Traveler .„. .B&R.TON PEALBT Don't be a clam when you travel, Don't sit like a mute in your seat; ' j ■> There's a lot you can learn \ If you'll pleasantly turn ... ! And talk to the folks you will meet; i There's a heap of good tales will unravel . If you'll merely be cordial and kind, For a wise man can gain From his talks on the train A whole bunch of food for his mind. Some people could travel forever ' . : . ' And never be wiser at all Though they covered the map, While the sociable chap Will gain by a journey that's small. It's well to make every endeavor To let down the conventional bars, , For you'll benefit, if . , ' ■. You don't act like a stiff With the folks that you meet on the cars. ■ " - ■ "Electric Portables, Irons & Toasters" "Ideal Christmas Gifts." WM. A. MULLINS ELECTRIC CO., 1014 A St. Turn to the Hl^T* Want Ads electro-magnets, and is almost as quick In action as the. electric flash itself. It indicates the elapsed time of an aeroplane or automobile to tho hundredth part of a second and prints a perma nent record of this time in plain figures on a paper ribbon. It has given a printed record of the time of each of two cars travel ing at a speed of eighty miles an hour when the front wheels of MM car were overlapping the renr wheels of the car in front. The horograph consists essen tially of (four typa wliee'3 mounted on a sensitively gov erned shaft driven by an electric motor. The first wheel indicates hours, the second minutes, tho third seconds and the fourth hun dredths of a second. A printing hammer, operated by magnets, prints the time record M the paper ribbon. In use, wires aro stretched across the race track at start and finish and one-mile lines. TheM are connected with the instru ment by throwing a small switch when a car Is seen to be approach ing. As the car crosses the wire it gives an impulse to an electric relay which causes the printing hammer to strike, giving the pre cise time. may not have read the names signed to niy petitions. And I believe it necessary, because of a natural feeling of gratitude to those who petitioned for my nomination, and in justice to them, to publicly announce that 1 am not the candidate of any individual, any club, any associ ation or any faction. I consider myself, by reason of the names of my petitioners, tho candidate of the every-day people of thla city, and as their candidate, if elected, I will see that ALL get a square deal. EDWIN F. MASTERSOX.