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Wake up, Mayor .*• , -
Mayor Seymour come out of your trance!
The voters at the polls last spring said they
wanted a municipal car line on the tideflats.
But the mayor is opposed to municipal street rail
i^RWS. ,y 0,
80, in violation of the wish of the people he began
j fickering with Stone-Webster. And for months he
flits been hugging the delusion to his bosom that he
would get Stone-Webster to build and operate a
street railway line over the flats on a basis advan
j tageous to the city.
fll Practically no one outside of the mayor had any
idea of the possibility of such a thing. ; But <in his
childlike confidence the mayor was sure he would
win a great thing from Stone-Webster for the city.
The game of hide and seek has been played by the
traction trust about as long as it can be kept up, and
Wednesday afternoon the mayor had a long confer
ence t with Judge Shackelford to see just what the
company will do. ,
T AND THE COMPANY WILL BUILD AND
OPERATE THE LINE IF THE CITY RELEASES
IT FROM FAYING THE TWO PERI CENT ON
ITS GROSS RECEIPTS FOR A FRANCHISE
TAX IN THE WHOLE CITY.
y The city gets about $20,000 from this source now.
Bo the company will put the line in if the city will
nay it $20,000 a year now and more as the company's
The mayor was completely jarred. It almost
woke him up. HE DISCOVERED THAT ALL HIS
NEGOTIATIONS FOR SIX MONTHS HAD RE
SULTED IN WAS IN AN OFFER FROM STONE
WEBSTER TO BUILD THE TIDEFLAT LINE IF
THE .CITY WOULD CAPITALIZE IT FOR AT
LEAST FIVE TIMES WHAT IT WOULD COST
TO BUILD IT.
Twenty thousand dollars would pay f interest on
But when Tacoma grows the street railway busi
ness will grow and instead of $20,000 the amount
|ri^bes4o^K)o;^\^ai.i*^. ; :!y:v
- And this is the best the mayor got after all his
WAKE UP MAYOR SEYMOUR, COME OUT
OF YOUR TRANCE, and you may discover that the
people of this city were not such a set of chumps as
you seem to think, when they voted for a municipal
car line on the flats. 7 •
THERE IS NOTHING ELSE TO IT.
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The Night Schools
hg-^y . ■ * , _. . ,* m. .,",
There is a lot of sense in the Tacoma night schools.
Hundreds of people who can't go to school in the
:daytime but who can go at night, have a fine oppor
tunity of learning useful things. It is an opportun
ity which was lacking in the early days. A student
going to school now can learn manual art, cooking,
millinery, sewing, languages and take up many oth
er useful subjects. • ;
The night school students - might have y devoted !
their evenings to cards, skating, dancing and other
forms of amusement. They might have " stayed at
home to make doilies and fudge and gimcracks of no"
earthly use. Instead, they are studying useful sub- :
jects and 5 learning useful i subjects and learning use
gilt looks as if the time will soon come when the 'ex-:
cuse, "lack of opportunity" will be a dead letter.
Hie night school is sure filling a much felt want —a
place to educate those who haven't the time during
the day.*- ■ ' y • , - . • ,-
P^lfe- a-- i\:\" ■ 7 '
Closing of banks and saloons on election day
ought to remind folks to go to the polls. But per
|.itapsjthel'majority of voters don't patronize those
ipSF; ;* : *■-- *-" ■; —: —— ' ■•
Miss Ada Lewis/actress, built an apartment house
near New York. She announces that dogs will no_t
be allowed in the building. "Willychildren> be
barred she was asked. . "No, indeed. I will give
a month's free rent to the parents of every baby
born in the apartments." The visitor was pleased
until she smiled and remarked: "Buti forgot to say
that this is to be a bachelors' apartment."
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The Igorotes in the :- Philippines have tobacco
smoking down to a science of economy.;« Old man Ig.
rolls a cigar that looks like an old fashioned Christ
mas plum pudding, about 15 inches long and 5 inches
thick. He smokes it for an hour, then Mrs. Ig. and
; all the little Igs. take turns. By the fourth day it is
usually reduced to a "butt." '*' ' •" '*:
With a gold dollar worth : $2.80 ; pesos, Huerta in
creases the : Met: import duties 50 per cent. % It.
"hurts business" frightfully, but you can do things
like that," if you first jail your, congress. , 0} *~- \
0-' . y^yy - '-'. aw *g^i'- , MM
The rotten spot in that Long Beach, Cal., pier was
' oenceaJed l>y a splice, and so 39; people were killed
fa the accident, last May, according to a grand jury
report, just made
"THE SECRET PRIED LOOSE"
Miss Dillpickles I Relates How She Nearly Had Jus
,7o' tice Winging by Her Obstinacy in the Par
snip 1 Trust Prosecution. ' ■-'•■ a-;
7,:-: A "SMREECHER FILM" IN SIX REELS , • •,
7:-0:0yyy'00 by fred schaefer. yy _ ■■.;, ".
"What did, the defendant. Mock orange, say to yon? ANSWER!*'
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Yes, I'm certainly in bad with
the federal court. : * ■*•? ,
'. My testimony _* agialns ; ■ Mr.
Mockorange, on trial for corner
ing the world's visible supply of
parsnips In restraint of trade, has
been weaker than expected. But,
dear me, j that's not .MY fault.
The court has been ruling out so
many, questions regarding letters
.1 typed for my former boss that
the district attorney has complete
ly lost his Angora. And just to
fOiow how sore he is, he acts as
If I"ye been fixed by the defense.
"Are you sure this roan did not
try; to influence you :- yesterday
after court?" he roared, pointing
to blm...y-- ..- ..-."y. ■y'iy y A :-iio:
-7 Oh, of course, I -was' sure. ,;
» "Aha," he went on. "what did
-i NOT FOR HER. " .
' \ Helen —No, I' positively refuse
to "bob" ' for apples.: *,--:■
'■I-,, Emma —Why, my dear, It's a
0. Helenlt took me Just 15 min
utes Ito; get my nose' the way j I
wanted It and the whole thing
would come off. :: - * *
OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE
th* taooma thAI
this . defendant, Mockorange, say
to yon?" 7i-:-<' t'y y■ ■>* '.-. |.
:■:''. I >*• did ■ answer real . i snippy.
"That's i my business!" I said.
Plainly and firmly I told \ him |lt
was I nobody's business • * but :, my
own. Ii: thing. regarding * the
diabolical machinations of *-. tlhe
parsnip monopoly, I stated, I was
glad |to tell. | But as to my pri
vate affairs, nonot Chat.' It was
more than the world - had any
right to. * Vy.'.'-,-*'-;,
' "I don't have to answer, DO I,
your honor?" I j appealed .to his
nibs, the Judge. *
."Unfortunately, yon | do," said
the Judge.:' He was - one .soar
faced old mutt. -
The best he could offer was to
let me postpone answering till to
morrow. Bum comfort that.
- "-0: (Continued.) ; 00:
When a pretty young lass .'. ' ,' .»
----- Seeks a big looking glass, '
Where the laddies are certain to
70: find her. 07700
[• -Does it need Hallowe'en --, '0
Or the good fairy queen
To : show a man's face close' be
' hind her?.
V 'From Judge.
DOLLAR-LADEN AMERICAN MAIL BEACON OF
HOPE FOR CZAR-DRIVEN JEW IN ALL RUSSIA
' 7 (Mary Boyle O'Reilly, ; our,: noted
correspondent, now In • Russia In
vestigating the • alleged persecu
tions .by the . cur's j officials upon
the Jews, recently left' Kiev,' where
she wrote of . the trial of Mendel
Be Ills on - charge* ot ridiculous "rit
ual; murder," to j travel , through : the
pale | herself. | -_\ Here Ila j one |of j her
wonderfully Illuminating stories of
the ' terrible'life: these g people j are
forced to lead—-a life that la abso
lutely without hope!) '
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1 BY If ARY BOYLE 0'1i1.11.1. . ,7
(Copyright, ISIS, \by the Newspa
- per : Enterprise Association.) '--
•y-r-i OLSHANKA, VOI_KYNIA, §
THE PALE, SOUTHERN RUSSIA.
Something : was wrong with
Oaterina Petroffskova. Patient, in
dustrious and E tireless at r: sixty
three, she had not worked steadily
since dawn. And this was the third
day of such®unwonted' idleness.
Now _ for .'. the hundredth time . she
stood In the low doorway shading
her wide, grave eyes with a crum
pled hand. ■'. • '■'■ ,* .-".
Ivan Ivanovltch, visitor from a
neighboring town, watched her
curiously." ; - ■ . ; 7:07,: y
.'■ "What la It, little mother?" he
asked, v for her . face showed the
look of one .-." who scans a 7 far
horizon. 7,-', '00 h'vSj * y
"Nothing," '.. she • said, quietly,
"nothing," and stared unseeing
down a lane of dilapidated § log
huts, straw-thatched and squat as
giant fungi. y Every isbas seemed
deserted, Its y rude ' plank | door
closed against the cold, Its naked,
shutterless /windows un lighted.
Beneath each deep cave hung a
bucket, a ladder, or a coil of rope
sole Implement for .: protection
in 1!' case of ; a devastating fire.
Across the gable of the farthest
cabin a row of unreadable Russian
figures announced the number of
"■souls" -ln the hamlet, meaning,
of.course, the male Inhabitants!
Women Held Soulless
Women have yet to lay claim to
possessing souls—ln Russia!
Squalid, poverty-haunted, appar
ently hopeless, the village was one
of the unnumbered thousands
which go to support the might of
empire, which serve as breeding
places for soldiers of the czar.
Poor to the verge of penury, such
are not held too poor jto - tax—^its
"souls'' are free only to die of sick
ness or starvation! -* y
"Nothing * makes no sense,"
-grumbled - Ivan Ivanovltch. "Art
lonely, little mother?" ... .-,". '•*'•«";
i . "No," ' she ;* said - gently,: "not
toward the shining "Icon" In the
corner. -■-:.,:,-■■--; .y ,y yyyy.
lonely. Only thinking," and glanced
"And waiting?" he probed."
THE BUILDERS *
We fellows who fool with a pencil or pen V
May serve in *_ measure the leisure of men, y% -.
May dream little - dreams which we draw or we
y-tTyi- ■ write, ',-■:-'' ■'■'■' ;■' ':,-■ "*y* .■'■ '*..'. ':--.'. :
To give them a moment or hour of delight; V
But somehow, it's little and useless we feel.
Compared to the builders in stone and in steel.
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We muddle around with our paints or our ink , v
And talk about Art and the things that we think,
And we fancy ourselves and the work that we do
Which gladdens the eye for a moment or two, -
And if a few people . should mention our name -
We think* we are figures of glory and fame! .
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Our visions are nothing but visions— all, '
But the dreams of the builders are built in a wall;
They are hammered in cteel, they are mortared In
70P stone, 00y -..'.,,- -,: -■; " *-'i7~:'-:'''':_: .7 "..
In tower and bridge and in buttress they're shown,
Say* what are we singers and painterfolk worth
Compared to the builders who conquer the earth! '.*
—BERTON BRALEY. .
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':'-..' Give first thought to the Bank Account and their -^y
'7 -banking connections.
This old reliable Institution Invites accounts, for
> large or small accounts, and desires that you come
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v for any, information you may wish : regarding busi- _■ .< -J"
ness matters. . / 7 7
SCANDINAVIAN AMERICAN BANK of tacoma
Pacific Aye., M Kleventh.
CATERINA PET ROFFSKOVA
She did not answer, but the light
in the doorway showed how her
soft old face grew tremulous.
j "Pavlo should : not ' have left
you," blundered the man, slow
witted, but well meaning.
The keen, haggard . face turned
toward him. ' .
The Mother's Protest.
'"John, 'son 'of John," protested
the brave old voice, : "think not
Pavlo left me! I SENT HIM! All
the others were ''going. What is
there in Russia that a poor man
should stay? Look you."
Burlap-clad, with coarse, wide
trousers tucked Into rude, high
boots, he stood beside her. Beyond
long levels of brown, unsown earth,
lonely as the Ice-edged, wind
tossed stunted firs and gaunt black
road posts showed where the worst
snow drifts would soon lie. Over
the lifeless land, echoed the weird
howl of a wandering wolf and the
scream of swooping steppe eagles.
Otherwise a deadly quiet brooded
from horizon to horizon. :-.
This Dog Earns $1,000 :
Per Week on the Stage
j "Jasper," whose other name is
i Taylor, has accepted . the: flatter
ing offer of Pat Casey to appear
ln vaudeville. 000z$0$$ o*o7.
«#- Here he *Is signing >_V a: three
; years contract Aat "i $1,000 0 per
: meek.y,_]\:oyoooo7yy -yyy
:0 Pretty * good for*. a mere • dog,
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0i In his short ', life, * for J Jasper Is
still a frisky young , fellow, i he has
, appeared j before many prominent
', people Jin I the I United * States, in-
I eluding - President ii Wilson,"* Van--:
derbilt and the "wizard," Thomas
[A. Edison. 7 ." ; s -,-• "' '-,-_"_- :,,.-'
I y Quite ' recently,; when i Mr. Edl
; son : announced himself to be suf
i fering <* from "vacationltls.' Jas
i per sent jin j his j card .to the • great
; irtventor, asking _ leave to» try j his
powers 'in * relieving - the malady.
i -,y Edison,' though an ' awful busy
; man,* > 7 received : _ th* % . four-legged;
mSs!^^ Brm^ lit_^sw_M
- Thursday, Oct. 3D, 191& .
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- "Look you," repeats - Caterina
Petroffskova,' and . showed i him '.
where three burdened resin-tappers
slouched past in ragged sheepskins.
His glance followed them, to their
poor homes. .
."But what Is It, little mother?"
he insisted, and 'pointed .to y how "■
solitary,figures stood shivering in
every doorway, the swarthy, eager
eyed faces turned toward the west- }
crn light. .'Her sudden smile seem
ed a benediction.* * '00 * ."'
"Bog dale Bog vzlal" (Ood gave -
and God took), she quoted softly.
. "But afterward comes reward. At
last It la here—for some!"-.'•'* *
Unsteadily her work-worn ' hand
pointed into the sunset where a
dark spot, - growing slowly, .moved "
toward the hamlet *'* ', -,.- "*_.
0.-. Many Watch and Walt.
Silent and tense, scores of men
and women watched and- waited.
Old Ivan had come out in his bare ■.
feet. Blind Van's palsied hand
curved about his ear to catch some
half-heard sound, .lame Ellen was
crooning to herself in happy impa
tience. . .-«,, yy-:,
: Obviously they, too, were wait
ing—all of them! -
For what? yj'.y , . •, ■'• -: .
, Steadily, with heart-straining
slowness, the dark spot became a
"drosky" * (wagon), developed a
"yemschik" driving with arms ex
tended. From still far away his
explosive shouts sounded across the
"HI! Ivan! HI! Alexandra-*
vitch! It is cold—cold! Let the sam
over be bubbling—boiling!"
Another .moment, while the rag
ged laprobe fell over his exhausted
horse, he stepped from the drosky
stiffly. .: • "" 0-7:■■■:.-
The American* Mall
"Ay. batinskkas (little fathers),
who so silent? Trust me to carry
good news. *•■
"See this!" - .
A cramped arm raised a limp
Look here and be content!
"It means fine fortune — glad
ness - for > allwhen : I bring Cate
rina such a heavy American
mall!" " oio; -(y.. ■-.': - 7:
And " THAT la Russia — all the
. There, where the czar-ridden
Jews are forced into a unimaglned >
poverty, cruel and horrible,' there Is
but one ray of light: When the
"American" mall comes, bringing
money from the "young ones" who,
"emigrated" to the land 'of the
free! •;-. ." * :.''-.: y.... i. ,70* .;,:■ .. . .
Caterina sent her son to Amer
—he has made a real place for
himself, and besides, sometimes
now Caterina may have vegeta
bles to eat! a- ■'-,'"."•- ■,"■■'■"'■■
tk Jasker, apparently realising* the
valuable time he was being given,
went through his various "stunts" :
quickly. - * '.'."* 0-. *
0 But before he had ; finished the *;;
"wizard" was "sitting up and tak-
Ing- notice." :"' ' ■ .-• ■ .': '
0: Jasper, who, by the way,' Is "an '*.
English brindle terrier, will settle i
down now to j his winters ; Job of -
keeping the wolf from -door
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