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WHAT IS A PROGRESSIVE?
Just now the word "progressive. is so much in fashion and is being
claimed as a political trade fark by so many and various groups of people
that, perhaps, we ought to pause long enough to find out what the word moans.
First let us tell what a progressive isn't.
Gilkey isn't a progressive.
Sweet isn't a progressive.
Stevens isn't a progressive.
These three state legislators are political swindlers. They posed as pro
gressives before election, but they voted with the standpat republicans and the
cowed democrats to perpetuate the old and un-American house rules —rules
which empower the speaker to appoint all committees and to shape or stifle
legislation at his czar-like pleasure.
A progressive isn't one whose progressiveness is limited to deeds of
mouth. He isn't a has-been from auy of the old parties who is looking for a
new lift toward the crib.
A progressive, we submit, is a citizen who wants and is prepared to fight
for his share of the good things of life—and not an atom more. Also, the true
progressive wants every other citizen to have his share, too. He not only
wants justice and equality in the affairs of men, but he is anxious to do his part
toward making that kind of a deal possible.
Possibly, before long, other political snides calling themselves "progres
sives" will fall as pitifully short of true progressiveism as Gilkey, Sweet and
Stevens have done.
Measure them. Remember them. And at some future time, when oppor
tunity offers, punish them with the contempt that honest folks feel for cheats.
Speakers at the Commercial club Thursday night indicated they grasped
the situation and realized what is necessary to make Tacoma a great indus
President George Scoficld called dramatic attention to one feature when
he told of a factory that wanted a tideland site and the owners held out for
$20,000 an acre.
George Long was pointing out that Tacoma is now getting plenty of good
publicity, said the thing that must be looked to is that the city government is
right and the taxes low.
If there is anything that will prevent Tacoma from becoming the indus
trial metropolis of the Pacific coast it is high taxes and inefficient govern
ment at the city hall and high prices oji manufacturing sites.
Eastern manufacturers who are used to getting sites free with a bonus
thrown in are not going to conic west and pay $20,000 an acre for shop sites.
Neither will they go to a city where inefficiency and high taxes mark the city
It is useless to talk about schemes for developing the tideflats while realty
speculators hold the land. The speculative feature must be first jarred loose
from tliis area and the land put forward at what it is worth before any great
development will take place in that section. Except for a very few industries
land is not worth $20,000 an acre for manufacturing, nor one-tenth of it.
Lot's have a cigar. Sure, let's have cigars all 'round. The cigar planters
and growers gave the country a big crop in 11)12, and, under the good old law
of supply and demand, cigars and tobacco should be cheaper.
The government bureau of statistics says the tobacco crop of 1912 aggre
gated 062,85.5,000 pounds as against a crop of 905,109,000 in 1911, and in that
excess there ought to be several smokes of one kind or another.
So, let's have a cigar all 'round, Mr. Cigar Dealer. What? Tobacco gone
upl Price higher than it was last year? And right in the face of an increased
supply? Well, well, what do you know about that? Tobacco trust was declar
ed unconstitutional, wasn't it? Then what becomes of that good old law of
supply and demand? Oh, that has been declared unconstitutional, too, eh?
Thanks, one cigar will do—alfalfa if you have it.
Either the people ought to get busy
and register at the city hall or the
clerks should be pulled off the job.
Washington legislators are evidently
believers in the law of compensation
for before they pass any legislation far
the people they have introduced a bill
to boost their own salaries from $5 to
flO a day.
Since Frank Sweet turned traitor to
the progressives in the legislature the
latter are rather hoping in the recount
coming that Dow McQuesten beats him
out at last.
Reporters on a Jewish daily newspa
per in New York have gone on strike
for a minimum wage of $25 a week.
These men are getting into the journal
Upon reinstatement of the obnoxious
Lieut. Col. dv Paty dv Clam, France's
war minister decided he was no Minis
ter dv Paty de Oyster and resigned.
Such is the spirit of the present French
More power to the Municipal Em
ployment Bureau. In other cities the
idea has been worked out to the point
<rf perfection wherein it is no longer
profitable for unscrupulous private
agencies to thrive on the last pocket
stakes of working folk who give up
their last dollar to "buy a job."
editorial Pa^e of €fie Cacoma Cimes
Anyhow, Uncle Sam is getting a fine
collection -of foreign editors who told
that story on King George.
If Judge Archbald was right busy, in
his peculiar way, during his 29 years
of holding office, letting go now ought
not to wreck him.
Higher tariff on silks? A terrible
blow to us! Had saved almost enough
for a pair of silk ear-muffs.
Yes—the days are growing longer. Ie
is almost daylight now when we take
that 6:40 car.
If you hear a mighty chorus of "Hal
lelujahs" wafted on the breeze from
the direction of Seattle, don't be alarm
ed. The Salvation Army is having its
Northwestern conference over there to
An optimist now giving a series of
lectures in Tacoma vows that he lias
discovered the secret of the perfect
physical life; that it is easy enough to
live beyond the century mark. Hooray
for the denatured Osier theory.
Ralph Metcalf has leaped back to the
good old populist doctrine of "propor
tional representation" to incorporate
it in the new presidential primary,
which will raise the question why not
embody it also in the election of a leg
THE TACOMA TIMES
0. U. 8008
You Know Him
Gabe—That goiy Is a regular
human electric sign.
Steve—ln what way?
G-abe—He always looks tough
In daytime and is always lit up
She (in the theater) —Does my
feather spoil your view?
He (sitting behind her) —Oh,
no, madam, I've cut it off. —
Small Edna—What do they
have a "best man" at a wedding
Little Joe—Oh, they have him
there to take the bridegroom's
place in case he backs out.
Belle —I thought you could
keep a secret!
Grace —Well, I kept it for a
week. Do you think I am a cold
stonigo warehouse?— Town Top
Hubby—What! you paid $50
for that hat? It's a sin!
Wife —No matter, the sin will
be on my own head.
First Clerk—How many people
work in your office?
Second Clerk —Oh, I should say
roughly about a third of them. —
New Mistress —How about the
New Cook—l am willing that
you should have one.
Business Man—You have had
no experience and yet you think
you can do the work.
Business Man —Urn — I see;
you evidently mistake this for a
"There is no effect without a
cause," quoted the Wise Guy.
"How about when a woman
changes her mind?" asked the
Simple Mug.—Philadelphia Rec
Jones — Smith's accusations
against you are full of meat.
Robinson (grimly)—So much
the better for Smith, for I'm go
ing to make him eat his wordu.
(Almost as clear as if Brown-
Ing Imil written it).
You may try—to your distress,
As you wish;
For there are a few who guess
Now and then,
Such as—well, consider fish; n
Or —a pen!
Is the answer "No" or "Yes?"
You believe mo or do not?
That is clear.
Helping thus to thread the plot,
But—l merely linger here,
And with him!
What's the reason? Not a jot
Yet—at end of all, who speaks
Sharp and true?
Where the patient searcher seeks
What may be,
Does tbe wonder flash to you,
Or to me
Ah, there comes a sudden shout —
"What's this poem all about?"
A TkTCII7I?n C BY TIMES READERS TO LETTER OF «TTJP WIPP**
AllO W EilW WEARY, LOVE-HUNGRY WOMAN, 1 flCi T? IL Li
If you are to acknowledge your slavery to custom and habit,
you will be doing wrong to tell your husband that you no longer love
him, and leave him.
If you yield to the dictates of your own seU-respeot and find,
after calm self-examination, that you do not really honor, respect
and love your husband over all else in the world —you wIH tell him
so, and you two will walk your separate ways alone —or with an
other companion—which is very likely the idea that is lasting some
where in the back of your mind.
Two persons who regard the marriage tie as indissoluble, and
who lack the courage to separate, are victims of their own cowardice.
The "divoroe evil" is an evil, perhaps; but husbands and wives
who "tolerate" each other and who (In their minds) are faithless,
disrespectful and unloving represent a more malignant canker in
human society than the "divorcees" whose only shame, very often,
is that they acknowledge and rectify mistakes.
Tacoma, January 17.
Answer to The Wife:
You surely must have loved your husband when you married
him. If he is contented now, It shows that he has more patience
man you have. Married life isn't supposed to he a long poem of
passion and perfume; it's a very serious proposition. I have been
married seven years. My wife and I are young people, still under
thirty. I think we are both satisfied with our bargain, and «yen if
we have a doubt once in a while, for we have spats like the best of
them, we art both sensible enough to "forget H" the next minute.
Marriage is a game of give and take. You are unhappy and disap
pointed because you let yourself be so.
Tacoma, Jan. 17.
The Wife, care Times:
I have been married three years, as you have, anil I am dis
appointed in wedded life. My husband isn't the sort of man I
thought he was. But we have a little girl, and that tie is one that
can't be broken very well, for I love the baby and so does he, al
though we are rather tired of each other, I fancy. But we have
gotten "used to each other" as you have to your husband —so we go
on. It is pretty discouraging work, and if it were not for my dear
baby I wouldn't hesitate to cut loose from it all. That is what I
EXPERT IN DOMESTIC
SCIENCE TO WRITE FOR
WOMEN OF TACOMA
Mrs. Alice P. Norton.
In hocking for a recog
nized authority of the high
est standing to write on
household economics for its
housewife readers, the Times
determined to find a woman
of ripe experience, who had
learned her knowledge by liv
ing it. The editor was
therefore especially pleased
when lie persuaded Mrs. Nor
ton to write the series of
articles which begin on the
woman's page today.
Mrs. Norton 1b the widow of
Prof. Norton, who held the chair
of chemistry at the famous "Bos
ton Tech." She was left at 33
with five children, the youngest
only nine months old, just enough
money to barely feed and clothe
herself and her children while
her children were small. As she
had come from a family in
C f\f ll A I I Q JUi I Absence Makes the Heart
JliviAL 1 M 111 Grow Fonder
Discussed by a Farmer We're told, but a good portrait
• . of the absent one will keep
L* £\ ii ■■■"•'■_ the recollection more vivid—
A I f|f|lpT|r7 and comfort many a lonely
• 41 • VUUICUU hour of separation.
Of Idaho Falls, Idaho y- «v .
Late Candidate for Governor f \ . t/\rp
of Idaho on Socialist Ticket If hS hJQTS
Will Speak at , V xCyUyS
MAOOA.BRE II M, I nrromiAn ■-
. On Sunday, Jan. 19, 1013 . , /
BP. M. . ;-- •; ; .'. ' .'/", ;'.
"Andirons and Fire Screens, Electrical
Fixtures and Supplies, Win. A. Mullins
Electric Co., Inc." 1014 A Street
Taooma, January 17.
which a college education seemed
to be a necessity, &ho immediate
ly began to deviso ways and
means by which Bho could edu
cate her children.
She was a good cook and
housekeeper, and had been very
much interested in her husband's
work. She went to summer school
to prepare herself In household
economics. All this time she
cared for her own home and chil
Sho prides herself upon work
ing out all her theories in a prac
tical manner and has kept her
home through all the years of
her struggle. She knows the
HOW of household economics as
thoroughly from the side of the
housekeeper who must economize
to make both ends meet as she
does from the knowledge of the
woman professor as to WHY
she does these things.
nff/>lirn BnslneM Office Mala 12.
PHIINFS Circulation Dept. Mala 13.
rnVIILIVJ Editorial Dept. M«ln 794.
OFFICE—776-778 COMMKKC'i: ST.
think now -but when It came right down to the final act, maybe I
wouldn't, after all. ELYSABBTH JANE.
In answer to the Wife's question, I can only apply the general
rule as she will have to decide by It herself. From the time a youth,
is old enough to remember, up to the time of maturity, he Is daily
experiencing new, strange and interesting things, mentally, morally
and physically. Everything Is then new and gladdens his heart like
the teddy-bear does the child's. Hut finally, like the child, he be
comes accustomed to the surroundings and they lose some of their
magical glitter and he »ees them more natural. More and more
through life does he choose cold figures and facts instead of fancies
and ioys. No one loves more intense and romantic than do girls
and boys at sixteen, and the older they get the less romantic becomes
the love, but nuire reality has crept in to take the place. The older
a man gets the less he enjoys life in a youthful, romantic sense.
So In all cases of love, from one to four years after marriage,
there conies a reaction and a depression, and the dearer and warmer
the love before marriage the greater the reaction after marriage.
Romantic love is old indeed if It Hveß three years after marriage.
After the reaction it is better to look upon marriage as a legal agree
ment between man and wife to raise a family and give a square deal
and expect a fair deal, and whatever affection may live after this
should be regarded as bonus. After the period of depression if the
wife finds that her husband's temperamental and physical qualifica
tions are suited to hers and their offspring she can regard it as a
Godsend, a successful marriage and explained as an "accident." She
must-then get down to solemn reality and be a good wife and a good
mother and a good citizen. The husband must be a gentleman and
a man of honor, and they must do teamwork together.
Romantic love throughout life is a divine thing to think of and
may finally come, but at present we are too low In the scale of evo
lution by many hundreds of years to expect such perfection. So
stop trying to got more out of life than there is in it. A woman has
more affection than a man (and in this sense is higher in mental
qualities). While a man is more for cold facts and business and
regards affection as a side issue, and in this case you can't turn a
man's mind into a woman's nor vice versa.
So I adviso the wife to stay with her present husband and try
to realize these facts and do teamwork, because it Is hardly possible
that a second marriage will be as successful as a first, and a single
life is not a natural nor a physiological life. At last: Stop trying
to get more out of life than there is in it. JACK.
IN THE EDITORS MAIL
Everybody in Pierce county reads this column. Short let
ters from Tillies readers, of general interest and without per
sonal malice, will be printed. Write about anything or nnybody
you wish, but do not huve malice as your motive. Many letters
are not printed Iwoiuise they are too long. Keep 'cm short.
To the Editor of the Tacoma
Times: In view of the fact that
there has been so much rumpus
kicked up in the last rew days
regarding the sheriff's office; the
so-called "graft of feeding the
prisoners, etc., I feel that in jus
tice to myself and for the en
lightment of the public, I should
make some statement in refer
ence thereto. After being a resf
dcnt and taxpayer of Pierce coun
ty for 40 years t was two years
ago elected sheriff —my first of
feuse at holding a political of
fice. As far as feediug the pris
oners is concerned, I stepped
right into conditions, about as
they had prevailed for many
years all over the country, except
that less is paid now than for
merly and it costs more now to
There has been nothing sub
rosa about it. The contract on
the part of the county has been
a voluntary one, open and above
board, and no one ever thought
or heard of it being a "graft" till
now. For the feeding of federal
prisoners the government volun
tarily pays a fixed price of SO
cents per day, and it is not In
any sense considered a graft.
How was Pierce county grafted
in the feeding of the federal
prisoners which amounts to more
than one-half of the feeding
"graft?" Last summer the sner
iff fed all the federal prisoners
brought over here from King
county, on account of some hitch
with the authorities over tnere.
Was that a "graft" on the tax
payers of Pierce county?
It Is generally conceded every
where that on account of the
SLEEPING PORCH TO FIT OVER YOUR HEAD
Physicians recommend outdoor
sleeping for people who are sub
ject to pulmonary troubles and
plenty of fresh air is satd to be
the very best sort of a life giver
to any kind of people—no matter
how strong they may be natur
Homes with sleeping porches
are not easily obtained In the
city, nor Is It always convenient
to have all the windows in the
bedroom open at night during the
winter, because of the necessity
of getting up In the morning and
thus getting chilled.
By making a hood as shown in
the sketch, to fit over the window
at night, and drawing the bed up
to the window, a r.erson can sleep
in great comfort and at the same
time have the head and the
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hazardous nature of his business
and its disagreeable character,
the sheriff should receive more
than Is paid other county officers.
I'nder the law the county Is not
responsible for the acts of the
sheriff; consequently, if he gets
into trouble, he must employ his
own counsel and at his own ex
pense. He cannot h|ve the serv
ices of the county attorney to ad
vise and defend him, as is the
case with other county officials.
Again, does anyone think that the
sheriff's duties are easy or pleas
ant? His dally menu Is, crime,
criminals, jails, penitentiaries,
murders, maniacs, misery and
woe; selling the homes from over
tile heads of poor unTortunates;
throwing them out in the street
—because they can't pay their
rent, and so on ad finem. He
sees nothing but the seamy side
of life. Does anyone envy his
business? It Is intended tliat the
sheriff should make a profit on
feeding the prisoners. Either let
him feed them or make, the sher
iff's salary larger.
* MARRIAGE MCENSKS. <»
Mitchell J. Armlstead and Cindy*
May Coffin, both of Tacoma; F. W.
Monthel and 15. F. Hawkins, both
of Tacoma; M. H. Do Fore and
lifona Reed, both of Taroma; Ed
ward S. Montfromery and Magda
len Rlede, both of Tacoma; W. J.
Hughes and Cecilia Clark, both of
Knlcker—ls Jones lazy?
Bocker—Yes, he wants an ele
vator to get oa the bandwagon.—i
breathing apparatus practlally
In very cold weather it is, of
course, necessary to wear a cap
and be well bundled up to pre
The hood can be made of iror.
piping and covered with heavy
canvass, or It can be made of
light lathe or other form of
wooden strips. It i 8 designed to
be attached to the window frame
with screw eyes, and the ma
terial with which it is covered
should be of sufficient length to
permit the person in bed to tuck
the ends in around him after he
has made himself snug under the
Fig. 1 in the sketch shows th«(
frame in use. Fig. 2 is a frame
made of piping, and Fig 3 is a
frame made of laths.