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THE T4COMA TIMES MEMIIEH OK THE SCRIPPS NORTHWEST LEAGUE OF NEWSPAPERS. Telegraphic Sew* Service of the United Press Association by direct Leaned Wire. Entered nt the postofflrr, Tacoma, Wnh., ac aerond-rlaafl matter. Publhihed by the Tacoma Times Pub. Co. Every Evening Except Sunday. PHONES: Business Office, Main 12. Circulation Dept., Main 12. Editorial llept.. Main T'M. OEKIOR—77«-77H COMMERCE ST. Civil Service for Tacoma Tacoma will probably have a chance to voto this spring on the adoption of a more complete civil ser vice for the city. There is little doubt that it will be accepted by the people if it is properly gotten up. The advanced thought of today is unanimous for the most broad and far reaching application of civil service. Chicago has a civil service that has almost com pletely transformed government there in the last five years. New York has complete civil service and while it protects the efficient man in his place it com pels increased efficiency at all times and drones are automatically weeded out by the efficiency mark ings. Right along with civil service must go an efficiency test. The work of civil service is not to simply keep an employe in his position and give him a sinecure for life, but to give greater efficiency to municipal service Portland has just adopted a complete new sched ule of salaries and a whole system of civil service and efficiency whereby city employes automatically pro gress from the low grades up to higher salaries and better positions as they show efficiency. This is what Tacoma needs. The salary roll of Ta coma is a patchwork thing that represents a long series of grabs, political juggling and persona] fa voritism. It is time the city not only got down to a systematic civil service, but to an efficiency basis and a salary schedule that will pay men for their ser vice and not because they happen to be friends of a politician. Well Meant, But Futile Astor, Carnegie and Julius Roseuwald, the mail order prince, are to open banks for the poor, in which a chap who is hard pressed can get a loan of money without paying a loan shark interest rates or being mortgaged to the devil. Fine. Banker Dawes in Chicago has already opened a 300-room lodging house in which the homeless can get a bath ana a clean cot for 5 cents per, with food | at rock-bottom prices. The first night 200 were turn ed away. That, too, is fine. As far as it goes. The trouble is, it doesn't go very far. Astor's wad of unearned increment is beggaring more folks than his loan sharks can ever salvage. The life line won't reach one in a hundred. And the 300 nightly that Dawes bathes, feeds and beds aren't a fly speck on the surface of Chicago's disinherited. We don't need to rail at these rich men who reveal the impulse of pity—they're just men, like the rest of us. But we must teach 'em, if we can, or, if not them, then possibly their descendants, that dealing out alms at the spigot won't amount to much while great streams of humanity are being wasted at privilege's bunghole. Sensitive Believers in what socialists call "economic deter mination" will have their views strengthened by an experience Uncle Sam has had with his army. When the army canteen was abolished many sol diers went for amusement to ill-kept resorts outside and both drunkenness and disease increased —the latter alarmingly. Then congress passed a law to the effect that the officer or man kept off duty by intemperance or vice should have his pay docked; and at once the morals of the army improved, as if by magic. There is less intoxication and less veneral disease among Uncle Sam's boys in khaki today than there has been in years; and the pocket nerve has done it. A sensitive filament, that pocket nerval It would have been a wanner and merrier Xmas had more of us been connected with the weighing of coal for that Western Fuel Co. which is on trial for defrauding Uncle Sam. What joy to be a humble federal employe and have a ton of Christmas coal dumped in one's bin by dear old Western Fuel Santa! They're putting electric lights in the eyes of Jap anese gods. Makes it more difficult for sinners to hide. - Kansas City merchant has hiccoughed himself to death after his Christmas night revelry. Missouri will be fierce to learn what it was he "nominated" that lasted so long. North part of the U. S. has two species of wild let tuce that contain about 2 per cent of good rubber, which explains some restaurant salads. Gaby Deslys shocked San Jose, Cal., by dining on ham and beer, after passing right by San Diego on ions and gin. l Outbursts of Everett l>ue- THE TRUANT BRIDE * «■ ♦ *♦♦ ♦** 000 <$♦♦ ♦ ♦♦ Miss Dillpickles finally becomes engaged to mar ry but the hour of her triumph is embittered by maidenly panic.—A "screecher film" in six reels by Fred Shaefer. Here was 1, the bride, ditchl ng my own nuptials. V. Well, I came back with Cuth bert, dear, and told the folks to cut loose and have the wedding over with —the quicker, the soon er. At which there was rejoic ing to which I did not send In my subscription. I had a grouch on because I'd renewed hope Iv the bosom of Mr. Hiigginblossom. I think I could have gradually lost ' him if he hadn't taken our engagement so seriously. This thing of retracing a fatal step, I discover, isn't so easy when you're being personally conducted. However, I still can't get used to figuring Cuthbert as a daily proposition. It's more fun when your loved one blunders In unexpectedly on a rainy evening now and then, like a fly Into a jug of cream. I'm not going to like married life. I've been playing solitaire so long that I can't bear the idea of dealing cards to some body else. And then, again, men want you to make a home for them and then stay iv it princi pally yourself. And that's how I talk about it when this Is my wedding day. Cuthbert tried to act happy and gay, poor fellow, and was all dressed up in the conventional black. . It was to be a home wed ding. I suppose I ought to have led him around and showed him to my girl friends. But you don't like to do that with things you have sent up to tbe house merely on approval. So I sulked out In the kitchen. ' After the minister arrived und 1 '"" .....,, ill ».'^ioim^^—^'^^^pmmmmmoioO***wmm THE T4O4KA TIMES. the 4 hour approached, I got bo nervous I felt like screaming. A panic took me, and I ran out of the back door. Here was I, the bride, ditching my own nuptials. Backward, turn backward, old Time, stop the clock; silence the wedding bell; spare me the shock! (Continued.) I aeflve the Lords of Laughter, |»*jj ' niake the world a dafter |HK^ When woes grow thick and thicker BE^lj^iH^Jl A3,d "fe Beon,s '"ky hiack, H'y^ aqgbfc t! By nia«ic of a snicker vSg? l drive tho sorrows hack. ■KkKJqjiL^ U I seev«t the I,ord fl of Laughter kj"vftffi¥ftf3r| II And, oil, 1 love to wake EsjmK**Kff^ II Th9F°f r that BhakHß the rafter SfflULJafe^l Ad i makes the midriff quake; )jo* 1 cftre n°t f»r the flouting s^s3^* Jr f bards who sneer at me Wj^^V *ji It 1 can hear the shouting i \jl 4£a OI great an(l Korgeoua glee! /L °h' may the •OI,K g * n 8 y°u F| FJ^ L,ft every heavy cloud, fr-£y\ And may I always bring you rjL4, Clean laughter, long and loud! IbM So when I pass hereafter UH&L This truth the world may tell, f *fu "H* »«rved the Lords of Laughter SQnnA And alway» served them well'" I foJSTOi —-BERTON BRALHT. Lord Ballyrot in Slangland They were testing the efficiency of a new office boy, old chap, nt a place of business I visited. It seems he had not been prompt in responding to the summons of the various bells and I cuawnced to overhear him being corrected thusly: "Look here, you lazy tyke' Can't you hear nothln'? There's the 'phone gong hammering and the boss' buzzer Is making a noise like a bee stinging a brick. Take them boxing gloves off your ears and get jerry to the chimes. Thla ain't no place to test out sleeping j powders, Plow across like a fire horse whenever one of them gongs hits you In the lug. Re member, my boy, this firm nln't fishing for business with hook worms!'' MY WORD! CATCH THE POINT? Both were beautiful; but the leading actress was thin. She quarreled one day at rehearsal and ended hv saying, haughtily: "Remember, please, that I am the star." "Yes, I know you're the star," the other retorted, eyeing with an amusing smile the leading actress' long, slim figure, "but you'd look better, ray dear, if you were a little meteor." AX KXCKITIOX. VI suppose there is plenty of room at the top in your busi ness?" "I should say not! I'm a stee ple-jack." For Frost Bites nnd Chapped Skin For frost-bitten ears, fingers and toes; chapped hands and lips, chilblains, cold sores, red and rough skins, there is nothing to equal Bucklen's Arnica Salve. Stops the pain at once and heals quickly. In every home there should be a box handy all the time. Best remedy for all skin diseases, itching eczema, tet ter, piles, etc. 25c. All drug gists or by mall. H. K. Bucklen & Co., Philadelphia or St. Louis. A / yp^COMJJ . _§JtFfD Et/PflE-TT. ueedajr, Jan. 13, 1014. Mew York Office: 20-20 West 22d Street. W»«ther: Rain, tonight, Wednesday Over 400 Room Size Rugs in the January Clearance Sale ft____J______W_____\ Three striking examples of the savings are listed — impos- F IffiSSS^S s^le *° mcnti°n a^- Suffict it to say, the clearance in \ .fflj-pLggLs^S volves every rug in the department ( f^LW^A $3° °° 9x12 RUGS- SALE PRICE $19.75 Q i&tfPffVjkj 78 Rugs in (his group, in '11 patterns, 9x12 size, including }'fi "^^ Body Brussels and Axminster, the majority of which ar \%ffi 4X'**^2M r'V(,(' since November 15th. Very choice new allover and y/jt^cSf^^Mi medallion designs. In all the popular colorings; regular t V i^mßS $:}O-00 values. Clearance price" $19.75 \sM.^B $18 T0 $20 RUGS, CLEAR $40 TO $45 RUGS, CLEAR EX %* mS_ ANCE PRICE $12 95 ANCE PRICE $29.50 gH JP'.^BSD 9x12 ft- Ta Pestl".v Brussels 19 fine Wilton Rugs in this ti\ ]%___*'-''PiTi ;|II,I Velvet Rugs, 52 in this lot, in 12 handsome designs, \% t,nß&l_ii '"'' '" '" 'l"',' r patterns, in in rich shades of brown and r^kiS^P^ floral and Oriental patterns, tin; sizes 8.3x10.(i feet. Some r^t^^^^^ Some are seamless. $IH.()0 are seamless. Regular $40 |!^>fSS to $20.00 values. Clearance and $45 values. Clearance price $12.95 price $29.50 WHITTALL RUGS, ONE FIFTH TO ONE THIRD OFF WhittaH's famous Anglo* Persian, Anglo-Tndian, Royal Worcester and Teprac Wilton Rugs, also Whittall's Peerless Body Brussels Bugs, in all sizes. The finest rugs woven in America and only twice a .year docs the manufacturer allow the establish ed fair prices to be reduced. Clearance Sale Continued in Muslinwear, Bedding, Linens, Dress Goods, Silks, Furniture, Cloaks, Suits SPECIAL COUPON SALES This advertisement must be presented to secure any item. $3.95 Matting Rugs, 10c Curtain Rods 5c Set Tea Spoons, 39c $2 35 9x12 Japanese Matting Brass Rods that extend from Rogers' Sliver Plated Tea Rugs, linen warp, printed 29 to 50 inches. Very spe- Spoons, with bonded edge, and woven designs. Regular . , ... , _ _ .. . $3.95 values. Special to- clal __** this R« **** B],eeM tomorrow with ,„..■.„„, „.i*i. am r.w coupon tomorrow Oo .., morrow with 0n QC * w this couiion, set QQn this coupon $£i3tJ Quantity limited. of 6 for UwU Fine White Wool Blankets at Sharp Reductions 100 pairs White Wool Blankets; mill seconds, with slight defects in weave. Intrinsic value unimpaired. Sizes 10-4 and 12-4. 10 4 size, reg. $3.50 pair, for $2.75 114 size, reg. $5.00 pair, for $3.98 Cases Specially Priced 42x3G-ln. Pillow Cases, soft muslin; 2-ln. hem. Sale price 11 '..c 45x36-in. Pillow Cases 140 42x36-in. Salem Cases 16c 45x36-in. Salem Cases 18c What Mother Jones Thinks of Mexican "Bandits" DENVER, Col., Jan. 12.— Mother Jones, a general in an army of 44J»,000 miners, came back to Denver recently, after a campaign in Chihuahua with Oen Pancho Villa. She told of the batUe there In a militant fashion, in the straightforward fashion she ever does. • "I was down there for ten years," said the 82-year-old vet eran in the struggle for human rights. "And it's the same fight those stalwart fellows are leading there that's being carried on In Calumet, in Colorado, in every place where private greed had ex tirpated human right! "They call Villa a pancho— meaning bandit—they sneer at his men as robbers and brigands, hut theirs Is the same struggle for rights that we fight now 1b our mining districts! And treat me well? Why, those soldiers cared for me even as my boys of the mine camps do. You ask why I went? Because I wanted to see the sort they are. I was in El Paso and went to the interior. "And I'm fcolng to help those I fellows, too. You know, up at Paint Creek In West Virginia, where the militia persecuted my boys, we had a machine gun—l had it, and It's there yet, too-— $3.25 AND $3.00 RUGS, CLEAR ANCE PRICE $2.19 50 Velvet and Axminster Rugs in this lot, in six choice designs; size 86x63 and :Uix72 inches; $3.25 and $2.00 val ues. Sale price $2.19 $1.75 SMALL RUGS, CLEARANCE PRICE $1.19 79 Brussels and Axminster Bugs in this lot; 15 mod pattern in Oriental and floral effects; size 27x54 in.; $1.73 value* This sale $1.19 11-4 size, reg. $6.50 pair, for $4.95 11-4 size, reg. $12.00 pair, for .. .$8.95 Sheets Specially Priced 72x90-in. Sheets, soft, heavy muslin; 3-in. hem. Sale price 57c 72x90-in. Salem Sheets jujc 72x99-in Salem Sheets 7Jfc 8 Ix9o-In. Salem Sheets 73c Colorado's "Soljers" but I'm to send it to the south— to Mexico, and It'll help redress wrongs there just as It did In the fight against the coal barons! "But maybe you'd better not mention that. They might hang me for treason! "That was an interesting time I had, though. They were Just through Backing Chihuahua and I was interested in the foundries and smelter places they have there. They went right on at their work all the time and didn't seem a bit concerned about It. "There were land robbers who had millions of acres of land that they had thieved, and Villa soon put them to flight, believe me or not! "I'm getting old now and I've fought the good fight. Eighty two, you know; and when I got back from Mexico the other day and reached Trinidad those brave American 'soljers' grabbed me again. Hußtled me right to the train at a bayonet's point. Fine sight I was!" Mother Jones I *■ 1 ' I ■— f laughed. "Me— -SZ, hair wnite, as harmless as a 'cheasy' cat, and eight young fellers afraid to touch me lest I'd plsen 'em! So they sentme up here. "Perhaps I'll go b.tek to Mexico where the 'bandits' are Kentie me» " -» i | is *< Almost Equal After 10 men had been excused from service on various pleas, the January venire of Jurymen for the superior court today con tained 35 women and 33 men. Seventeen women had claimed ex emption from service. The new jury was sworn in today and was sorted out at once to the differ ent courtrooms. ROME, Jan. 13.—The Segna tura Tribunal of the Vatican to* I day rejected the appeal of the Duchess de Tullyrand, former -1 ly Anna Gould, for a reversal of | the Catholic church's decision an nulling her marriage to the 1 Count Bonl de Castellane. In | stead of the annullment the duch ess wanted a divorce. DRINK HABIT , Ull.l AMI i; HOME TREATMENT i The ORRINE treatment for the Drink Habit can be used with absolute confidence. It destroys all desire for whiskey, beer or other alcoholic stimulants. Thous ands have successfully used It and have been restored to lives of sobriety and usefulness. Can be given secretly. Costs only $1.00 per box. If y,pu fall to get results from ORRINE after a trial, your money will be refunded. Ask for free booklet telling all about ORRINE. Owl Drug Co., 004 O St.; French Drug Co., 1186 Pacific ay. •'Swap" the dog for a Persian cat. See Want Ad page. •• PITZEN'S 1-2 Price Sale 1332 Pacific ay.