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I.BAUIiH OF NEWSPAPERS. Telegraphic News
Service of the United I'rvaa AaaoHnllou by direct
I.Kurd Wire.
Entered at the poatom.-r, Taroma, Wink,, aa
aeroad-clasa matirr. Published by the Taesnia
Times Pub. Co. livery Kvenlna; Except »ndny.
We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created
equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable
rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.—
Declaration of Independence.
Your true conservath'e is the man who worships a dead radical.
We are not sure whether the above sentiment is original or plagarized.
We know, however, that is a perfectly good statement of fact.
AVitness J. P. Morgan contributing to the library of congress the auto
graphs of signers of the declaration of independence.
John Hancock is dead. So is Samuel Adams. It is all right, therefore, for
Mr. Morgan to say that the memory of these men shall be properly honored and
that their handwriting shall not be lost to posterity.
Suppose Adams were to come to life and to begin to talk his political sen
timents. His talk would sound very much like that of Bob LaFollette or Will
iam J. Bryan. ',
The men who signed the declaration would talk about "inalienable rights,"
and about "liberty" and what governments are for, and why governments
which oppress should be overthrown.
Such sentiments would be regarded as shocking by Mr. Morgan. They
would shock President Taft, and they would be heartily discountenanced by all
the trustees of Mr. Morgan's museums and the directors of his banks and the
operators of his railroads.
No. Let us have the signatures of the "fathers" preserved; but not their
sentiments. Let us commemorate their features in bronze, but forget their
talk. Let us not "stir np discontent," as did Robert Treat Paine, Benjamin
Franklin, Robert Morris, Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson.
Correspondent William O. Shepherd's dispatches from Europe seem to
hold out hope that tuberculosis will suon take its place among the diseases
that will cease to ravage.
It will be one of the lost plagues —an extinct pestilence.
A strange, but important question arises in this connection. As we mas
ter disease, what shall we do with all the population?
Is it not certain that as we refrain from war and kill of pestilence, we
must be careful or famine will come on to do the work of both?
With a population as sparse as ours this problem seems afar off. But
with natural opportunities for self-employment monopolized, it may not be so
remote after all. Monopoly brings poverty on long before the country is fully
peopled. ,
The cure of one disease after another and the increase in population
should admonish us that the time is coming when the only title to the posses
sion of any sort of land shall be the use of it, and when nobody shall be al
lowed to exercise the power of taking from the stream of prodticed wealth ex
cept by helping in its production.
The invariable result of police department investigations in American
cities has been this: That as soon as a man becomes a policeman he is bereft
of all sense of proportion; he gets the "police attitude".
Now, there is no denying that policemen who do their duty have no path
of roses to tread upon, and veiy often, the policeman is subjected to an
noyances that would try the patience of an angel. But the general tendency
of policemen, especially those elevated to "plain-clothes" rank, is to hold
themselves aloof, to consider that if a man is arrested he is as good as con
victed —and the vicious j>raetices of the "third degree" are familiar to news
paper readers.
If it is true that a Tacoma detective gratuitously baited the
young man now suing to recover damages for false arrest, the present admin
istrator of the police department should see that such behavior is omitted.
The police—just as the firemen, the public works staff and the street clean
ers—are paid servants of the people. They are not the agents of a bureaucracy.
If bad luck hits you a wallop tomor
row, you may blame it on the stars. It's
Friday the Thirteenth!
You can't realize how fast Tacoma is
growing till you come upon a photo
graph of Pacific avenue taken 14 years
ago. Yes, there is a difference.
With moving picture theaters as an
adjunct to the schools, what need has
Tacoma for truant officers now?
It's a safe bet it will be a real happy
Christmas for the municipal workers
who had their pay boosted up a notch or
two yesterday.
If it is true that we have police detec
tives who make it a practice to bait
prisoners, the sooner we put the skids
under such city servants the better.
It looks as if Tacoma has rejuven
ated in baseball. With Joe McQinnity
in town as the sole owner of the Taco
ma Tigers, everybody is interested in
the team.
The Bank of California
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Turn to the MiNtS* Want Ads
editorial Pao,e of Cfic Cacoraa Cimes
The new food inspector seems to be
getting real busy on her job.
Date your letters 12-12-12 today. You
will be dead before you get another
chance for it will not come for 100 years.
That $6,000 net profit on the munici
pal dock in the last year puts the Times
in a good position to rise and remark,
"We told you so".
Don't worry about whether there
shall be one or two terms for a presi
dent. The probabilities are you will
never get there in either event.
High school boys want work during
the Christmas holidays and they have
established a bureau at the school to
get in touch with merchants desiring
their services. There are a lot of these
boys who are working their way
through to get an education, and the
business men, particularly those who
are rushed during the Yuletide season,
might find a place for them.
Man Coughs and Breaks Ribs •
After a frightful coughing spoil
a man In Neenah, Wis., felt terri
ble pains in bis side and his doc
tor found two ribs had been brok
en. What agony Dr. King's New
Discovery would have saved him.
A few teaßpoonsful ends a late
cough while persistent use routs
obstinate coughs, expels stubborn
colds or heals weak, sore lungs.
"I feel sure its a Godsend to hu
manity," writes Mrs. Kffio Morton,
Columbia, Mo., "for I believe I
would have consumption today If
I had not used this great remedy."
Its guaranteed to satisfy, and you
can get a froo trial bottle or 50
--cent or $1.00 size at Ryner Mal
strom Drug Co., 938 Pacific ay.
M£e i^t^u^^^
Sherlock Again.
Mr. Holmes —
I notice that
you have a new
kitchen maid.
Mrs. Borden-
Lodge—l have.
But 1 think it's
perfectly won
derful how you
can make such
accurate deduc
Mr. Holmes —
Quite simple,
ma'am. I've been
comparing the
thumbpriuts on
the plates.—Chi
cago News.
Tough One.
Housewife (to
tramp)—-I don't
approve of people
begging. Any
man can find
work if he looks
hard enough.
Tramp— Alas,
mum, dats just
de trouble; I'm
such a hard
looker dat no one
will give me a
job. — Boston
He —■ Darling,
there has been
something trem
bling ou my lips
for the last two
She —Yes; so
I notice. Why
don't you shave
it off?
"Bill Kainit,
our oldest in
habitant, claims
to remember
away back when
stovepipe hats
were much worn
by others be
sides comedians,
com doctors and
No Frills or Feathers.
Matt Denner of Union town
ship was arrested Saturday for
plain drunk.—Columbia City
(Ind.) Commercial.
Moving pictures are popular in
many parts of China.
A Cornell freshman reports
that he lived on 85 cents a week.
Almost anybody could do that —a
It will take 34 miles of wire
rope to operate the elevators in
tho new Woolworth building,
New York.
Familiar Newspaper Stories.
Smith was a poor man two
years ago, but today has a for
tune of at least $2,000,000.
Mrs. Smith's lawyer refused to
make public the name of the
chorus girl.
Chicago barbers are raising
prices. Which disposes of the
ancient thoory that barbers al
ways work at cut rates.
Several of the largest railways
entering London are planning to
erect a freight house for their
joint use, 1,300 feet long, 500
feet wide, eight storios high, land,
building and mechanical equip
ment to cost $75,000,000.
Th'tnils Kno ugh.
We baptized this dear sister In
a bath tub when we were pastor
in Oregon, 111. —Cleveland Resti
tution, religious paper.
Many large haberdasheries In
the east have women clerks ex
No simple method of testing
the quality of platinum ever has
been devised.
Do you know where your car
Neither do we.
A Chicago man paid $2 5 for a
charm to make him invisible. It
worked better than you might
think. It made the man who sold
It invisible. '. £*
The Mfakev
.arc- IM .
.v. CDeHron. CD:rale-u
Be kind to the waiter,
Be patient and sweet,
Though his thumb's in your soup
And the etew that you eat,
Don't ever grow angry,
But smile right along,
Though he gets every part
Of your order all wrong.
Be kind to the waiter —
Poor down-trodden mope-~-
Though you wish you could lynch
And long for a rope;
What Would Christmas Be Wtihout—
The steamer Knplertcla arrived
in Montreal from Singapore the
other day with 1,500.000 gallons
of gasoline. No smoking was al
lowed on the voyage and the gal
ley fire was lighted only a few
times. In addition to the regular
trow there was a squad of watch
men whose duty was principally
to see that there was no smok
Harvard explorers report find
ing traces of a prehistoric people
in Nebraska. Original Bryan
American furniture, which has
had a ready sale in Germany, Is
being crowded out by German
furniture. It can be made much
cheaper, even when the lumber is
imported from the United States.
Misdirected energy—
Feeding a chorus girl.
Milking a plumber promise
Lighting candles on a Christ
mas tree.
Buckwheat cakes without ma
ple syrup.
He doesn't make more
Than ten dollars a d»3',
Which everyone knows
Is deplorable pay!
Be kind to the waiter,
No ; matter how rotten,
No matter how much
Of your needs he's forgotten;
This dope la the wisest "-:
■: Wherever .you've boea;« i ■
Be kind to the waitir r
S You • may come . again!
"Why did you
insist on having
your wife join
the Suffragette
"Because," re
plied Mr. Meek
ton grimly, "I
want to see that
Suffragette Club
get all the trou
ble that's coming
to it." —Wash-
ington Star.
"How about
your geometry? I
want you to do
something i n
"Well, it's this
way, father. Un
less I make a cer
tain percentage
In football, they
won't let me
take geometry at
all.—Kansas City
Journal. .
Mrs. Shopley—
Oh, Henry, I
bought the love
liest set of books
today on the in
stallment plan.
All I have to pay
is $1.50 a month.
Shopley — For
how many
Mrs. Shopley
—Mercy! I for
got to ask. —
Boston Tran
A Humane Betrayal.
The friends of Lawrence Har
ming, east of town, have arranged
a surprise on him tomorrow. —
Delaven (111.) Times.
A British army officer visiting
in New York, says American
women over 25 are too fat. But
there are no American women
over 25.
Trying to revive a withered
chrysanthemum that looks like
The first street cap in the
world was run ia New York Nor,
20, 1832.
Makes the Nation Gasp
The awful list of Injuries cm a
Fourth of July staggers humanity.
Set over against it, however, ia
the wonderful healing, by Buck
len's Arnica Salve, of thousands,
who suffered from burns, cutß,
bruises, bullot wounds or explo
sions. Its the quick healer of
boils," ulcers, eczema, sore lips or
piles. 25c at Ryner Malstrom
Drug Co., 938 Pacific ay.
A Ranking Home?
If not, this bank, organized
in 1906, cordially invites your
account, feeling confident that
the careful management which
has made it grow larger and
more useful to the people of
'i'aroma monthly, .till please
you in every particular.
Talk with our cashier today!
Capital 1200,000.00.
Scandinavian American Hank
of Tacoiua
nitnlirCl flaslnesa Office Main 12.
rnllNr 1 Circulation lirpt. Main 12.
* **Vri*l«*»-» Editorial ' Wept. Main 7U4.
English Priest Hammers
American Divorce tvil
The. Cost of High Living, the
Craving to Swing on a Mcrrj-
Go-Kound of Pleasure Is Cheat
ing Life of Health, Efficiency
and Strength, Declares Father
These startling pronounce
menu were uttered by Father
Vnughon in aft interview re
The annual list of a hun
dred thousand divorces in the
United States finds its source
in race suicide.
I .(in against socialism,
though in sympathy with the
If society is to hold its
place the hi us of the in
dustrial classes iiiii.-.t be
mended or ended.
In the United States least
of .ill is there any excuse fop
socialism. There is in most
trades a living wage fur .my
■ nun. It is fur more difficult
to got work done properly
than to get the money to pay
for it promptly.
There is something more
prevalent than the high cost
of living, and that is the cost
of high living.
Father Iternnrd Vaughn, priest
of the celebrated Farn st. church
of London, denouncer of society,
orator, author and reformer, who
recently visited Taeonia and is
well known in this city, lm-. come
out with v scutching denunciation
of American divorces, which, lie
gays, tends to race suicide.
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 1912.
"The annunl list of a. hundred
thousand divorces in the United
States finds its prolific source in
MM suicide," declares Father
"Living us man ami wife and
yet practicing artificial methods
to client (iod and to deceive the.
country is nothing better than v
legalized form of prostitution," lie
"On© of the sins crying to
heaven for vengeance Is the hid
eous example given by the smart
Bet to their domestics and re
tainers. The vices that they prac
tice in their drawing rooms, din
ing halls and boudoirs are sup
plied by their powdered footmen
and their ladies' maids to the
trades-people, who in their turn
retail them to their customers
across the counter, till I find
tihat my friends in the East End
Of London know more about the
smart set's vile practices than I
myself do, living in their midst
In the West End."
For a year in London Father
Vaughan was a much talked of
man. Ho was scored by the news
papers, attacked aa a demagogue,
scorhed by the classes and wor
shipped by the m«88«s.
In his pulpit at Farn St., which
ia situated in the midst of May
fair, where the wealthy of the
world is gathered, this priest haa
attracted the nobility of Europe
and among his frequent hearers
in the time of Father Vaughan's
campaign against Society was the
late King Edward VII of Eng
land, who once remarked as lie
came out of the church: "Now
that's tho kind of stuff we want
in Kngland today. He knows
what he's talking about."

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