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THE TACOMA TIMES MMil^ili*rTff*fr'*T!r"TWMWi7Tr'''"'r i'r"''''''x r: tib rr m^m"" i^i.i^-"-—■asMguae MKM Mat OF THE SCRIPTS ITORTHWRBT LKAGITK OF ireWHPATKIIW. Talafraphte Mews Service of Uie United PreM Association by direct Lsaitd Wire. Katared at the poateffloa, Taeoma, Wash., as second-das* nutter. PnbUshed by tba Taeoma Tbnes Pub. 00. Kvery ■veatng Except Sunday. PHONKM: Business Office, Main 18. Circulation Dept., Mala lit Editorial :>[*.. Main 7*4. rrw6B —7T6-778 COMMERCE ST. Andrew Sjovin, Hero You will look In vain through social registers, blue books and Who's Who for the name of Andrew SJovln. Had you been Inter ested in him, your search would have led you to employment agencies at seaports or to the list* of crews of sailing veatieW and steamships. Had you wished to see him, you would have walked alone docks, per haps into barrel houses and certainly luto cheap Bailor lodging houses. Yet in the lists of heroes who have rarved their nam« eternally 1b the rock of fame, SJovln looms large. When the 111-fated Monroe went down off the Virginia roasts, and 40 passengers perished, an Inquisitive commission began to probe—and It found SJovln, able seaman, as the one bright Bpot in a story that reeked of cowardice and inefficiency. "Life was sweet," said the wireless operator as an excuse for deserting his key—and life seemed sweet to officers who seemed un mindful of the women and children and hasten to the lifeboats. Life was sweet, too, to SJovtn —but duty and the man's task of saving woman was sweeter. How he battled with the waves, how he struggled to get boats and life preservers, how he fought back the maddened, death-pan loked crowd until women wars safe, how he finally leaped into the sea with his arm around one woman in a futile effort to save her to written into the cold documents of the commission. Gold lave never made a hero. Rass never made a coward. ■ Andrew SJovln, able seaman, proved his worth in an hour of crisis—and he needn't mind the fact that those who write social registers have overlooked him —and will continue to overlook him. His name is recorded in the company of those illustrous ones who need no such testimonials. There is no grief without some great provision to soften Its lu tanaeness. —G. D. Prentice. A Conversion The staudpat crowd which has been howling "freak legislation" at everybody who proposed anything really progressive has been given aa awful Jolt by the announcement by ('resident Daniel Guggenheim of the American Smelting & Refining company that lie is a complete convert to the idea of government ownership of the railway and tele graph and telephone lines. Guggenheim says the success of the government In handling the parcel post has convinced him that Uncle Sam can handle the railway and telegraph and telephone business, too, than a private corporation or anybody else. Even the hip fallows who have been fattening on special privi leges and monopolies are beginning to see that the system that has made them rich at the expense of the masses Is doomed to break down, and that after all the only true principle for permanent suc cess and happiness of a people Is service for the whole people at a minimum cost. Prom the lowliest depth there Is a path to the loftiest lioight.— Carlyl*. A Jolt in the Jaw Down near Hampton Road* the other night an athletic young naral officer took offense at the manner in which another chap was tangoing with his wife at a public ball and next day, meeting the other man in a hotel lobby, knocked him down. What he said or did to the wife la not recorded. Wires who need such drastic Kuaniianship happily aren't' many —though, truth to tall, the disappearing dancing dementia caused quit* a number of usually estimable women to act rather foolishly at times. To be sure, the fist as a weapon of social reform is somewhat primitive, but on general principles, we're glad this husky servant ol Uncle Bam used it. Such a Jolt on the jaw may help a number of men to regain a due respect for womanhood, even in cases where women themselves fall to remember it. Jollity is fine, wlii-n clean. And that's a mighty good reason for keeping it clean, don't yon think? LONDON Royal Art* society describes a method of making sugar out of sawdust. Well, that's softer than sand anyhow. Two Months after Christinas Here it Is, not a great while past Christmas, and how much of tbe Christmas spirit remains at work in your system? It takes a very little, oh bo very little, to make a child happy. ▲ flower, a candy, a penny toy will do it if love go with the gift For the mind of a child isn't moved by tbe gift Itself, but by what 1U Imagination can make of it. And when love prompts, the Imagina tion simply needs a starting point; given that, It will gild its own dreams. So it isn't the expense that excuses neglect to make the spirit of Christinas—the spirit of love, which is unselfishness—permanent throughout the year. What excuse have you, If not tbe excuse of carelessness? CLOTHING Cutters' association is laid to have decided on trousers slit above the ankles, for men, this spring. It'll be open panning season all tbe time west of the Hudson river for males wear lag silt trousers. JOE M'iiI XMTY hM completed his ball club, which means (Nat be has selected a bunch of Tigers whom he thinks will win ths pen nant. We hope Joe's Judgment will be justified when the season is half over, for we all like rip-snorting ball clubs, we do. NOW that »nanny of deputies and police are hunting for clues that might lead to the capture of the desperadoes who robbed the Great Northern and tbe Interurban, the opportunity arises for some brave lad to hunt the robbers insead of clues. THE United Ptcm W burning lUi wires red hot losing the long lost Catherine Winters Just as faat as tbe opposition discovers the child la some remote village. KEEP YOUR RECORD CLEAN So lire, my ion, that when you start A fight of any kind Your enemies can never find A crooked action on your part. So lire that they may freely roam Into your past, and snoop about. And comb It with a fine tooth comb. And never dig a blame thing out That* mean or fraudulent or vile. Though every man 1* aure to make Many an error and mistake, If you have livnd upon the square You still can make your fight and smile And never worry, fret or care How much your foes may try to east The calcium glare upon your past. But if you haven't played the game Your foes will find your hidden shame And you will get the bitter blame, And get It good; Aud though your fight be Just and right —Good night! And so It's simple buslneee sense, Although the preasnre be Immense, Although temptation may be keen— I SAT IT'S SIMPLE BUSINESS SENSE TO KEEP YOUR RECORD CLEAN! loemToc^ RUINED AND-A FELON CHARGES WRONGS TO TWIN BROTHER WHO IS HIS DOUBLE AN AMAZING STORY IN KKAL LTO THAT BEMJ3 A 8 IMPftOb- AHLK A 8 FICTION—AM) YKT .\I.KKKI> D. OLIVKIt. <iKOIUiIA UWhKIt, HAH GONE THKOUUH I lltK OP HELL I ■nit ANOTHKit'H lUlltS. AMHUHTrt, dm., Feb. 2B.—Twin brothers, separated In *»i lj boyhood, have furnished for the criminal history of the south iU moNt remarkable cane of dual identity. Alfred I). Oliver, ex-bunker and ex-oovlal leader, has Just stepped out of prinon, after Herring a sentence for a crime, lie alleges, ww committed by his tuin brother, Louis ('. Oliver. AUo, Alfred served a four-year sentence for bigamy because l.oiii-.' wife in-.i~i.<! that he (Alfred) wax her husband, Louis. The twin brothers look no nearly alike that their beat friends, their relative* even, could not tell the one from the other. One twin grew up prosperous, ■ respected, honost —he has just come out of a prison cell. imi other in alleged to liave giown Into the "black sheep"— and to have committed the crime for which the former was pun ished. These Oliver twins were born 49 year* ago at Climax, Oa. They were dressed alike, and were the image of each other. Even their playmates did not know the dif ference. When 9 years old, they were wading In a puddle near their home. Louis stepped on a tin can and the big toe on hts left foot was cut off. Not long after, their parents died and Louis was taken by a family named Harding. Alfred lived with an aunt. A year later tlit» llardinKM moved away with A BALLYHOO WEDDING Alan! Miss Dillpickles Seems Doomed Never to Marry—Not Even a Freak and Not Kven in Fun! A SCHEECHER FILM IN SIX REELS BY FHKI> BCHAEFEK. "I swaged hopes and fears with the Pat Girl." 111. Just as Mr. Kiester, of Klester's Karavan of Kurlos predicted, his dwarfs forthcoming wedding to a young belle of the village (ME) certainly caused livelier interest in the Indoor Street Fair. The attendance picked up wonderful , ly. "Admiral Atom" became the center of attraction, and there was much speculation as to who the bride would be. That was being kept a secret until the day of the mock ceremony. While waiting for my non-bind ing nuptial knot, I swapped hopes and fears with "Heavyweight Hil da," the Fat Oirl. She and I got rather chummy. She was a very sedate person who spent most of her time doing fancy work, and sighing. She admitted she- was married and seemed bitter against UNCLE EPH. RKMAKKH: I when tn' young fellers tbat ex pected t* set tb 1 world on ftre 1 didn't uso up all their matches llghtin' ctgarets, an' moat o' th' •mart foUu übT coma from th' M« «itiM. an' th' •matter they wu th' sooner th»y eon*." *M TVVW* MMWBLMU^f Louis, the twin with the nine toes. He bad been legally adopted, and instead of being Louis C. Oliver, he became Louis C. Harding. That m»-. the last the brothers heard of earli other until 10 years «it<>, when Ijouls wrote to Alfred from MisMs-,!|i|ii. He was doing well, lie sniil, and owned three big lumber mills near Greenwood. \K<> he hnd a very pretty wile. Alfred, in Georgia, also was prospering;. He had amassed a fortune, owned a chain of banks and whs a social figure. Two years later, Louis was ar rested on charges of swindling several lumber dealers, was con victed and sentonced to prison for ten years. He escaped. His photographs were sent broadcast. No trace of him was found He 1b now said to be in all men, especially little ones. "It's a good thing," she wheez ed, "you ain't goln' to really mar ry 'ltn. The smaller they are, the easier they are to lose." " 'Twouldn't be much loßt if I did mislay him," I admitted. "Another thing," murmured the Fat Girl, "I'd advise you when you DO marry, steer clear of the little fellows. They're liable to turn out wlfe-beaters." I told her I'd had several pros pects of matrimony, but none smaller than at the present time. This joke didn't cheer her. Evi dently her marriage hadn't been happy, and probably her husband was much smaller than the. In fact, he could easily be. So, aa I seemed to make her gloomy, I went over and talked to the Bearded Lady. (Continued.) I LIKED THE CHORUS. They were leaving a theater, where a musical comedy ia now playing. "That show ta Ilk* a count tn astronomy," declared the young doctor. "What <k> you mean?" "Well, there are two or thre« Man aad a whole group of kMV> •nljr bodiw." Honduras, Central America. Alfred, the other twin, a few weeks later, married Mlbb Rose bud English, a Georgia bell*. Mm. Louis Harding, wife of the twin brother in Mississippi, saw a photograph of Alfred Oliver and his bride In a newspaper. "PhutH Louis and he's married again," she exclaimed. Alfred, believed to be Louis Harding, the escaped convict, was arrested as a bigamist. His pretty bride stood firmly by him until Mrs. Harding took the witness stand. "That's ray husband, and he es caped from the prison at Green wood," said Mr*. Harding, points ing to the accused Georgia hanker. Oliver's witnesses who had known him for several years testified that he was not Harding, but the wife's testimony out weighed theirs. Alfred Oliver was sent to the state penitentiary for four years for bigamy. His wife, believing herself married to Harding, who already had a wife, was granted absolute divorce. Police sent Alfred Oliver's pic ture broadcast and one fell into the hands of the sheriff at Green wood, Mis*. He wired to the gov ernor of Georgia that Harding was wanted in Mississippi to serve out a 10-year term under the name of Harding. Ho when Alfred Oliver's bigamy 'I Jests'.- IT HIT IP. After kidding along for a spell And switching around every day, The weather man finally has steered Some real winter weather this way. Spring weather we've had up to now. But a real change has hit us at last. You know what I mean: Say, turn up the steam; B-r-!! This surely is some win ter blast. P. 8. —Everybody can get a skate on now without being "out of order." Miss Paul —Did they allow her to bury her past? Miss Pry—Not until they held an inquest. ON EIiECTTION DAY. "Is this the polling place?" said 4 Mrs. Slithers over the telephone to Bumps' butcher shop. "Yes, madarue," replied the in spector. 'Well, I'm Mrs. Slithers of 97 Garraway street. I Just wanted to tell you that It is raining so hard Just now that I can't think of going out, so will you please cast one straight ticket for the progressive party for me? And while you are about it ask Mr. Bumps to send me up four pounds of liver, two" —but blng went the phone. DO, DON'T. Don't teTl your troubles if you are looking for an encore. DERIVED ACQUAINTANCE. She—Why did you take off your hat to that girl? You don't know her, do you? He —No—»r —but my brother does, and this is his bat. WELL, WELL! "One-half of the women in this world retail gossip," remarked Mr. Stubb, as he lit his after-sup per cigar. "Quite considerate of you not to say all of them retail gossip," snapped Mrs. Stubb, as she wash ed the dishes. "Well, the other half whole sale it." IMUVKI, THIS. A young woman asked the magistrate for a separation from her husband, to whom she was married only three months ago. She added: "He is my second husband. My first Is doing time." "Then this man is not your husband?" asked the magistrate. "Oh, yes, he is," was the reply. "I was my first husband's second wife. His first one Is still alive. That is what be to doing time for." THATS IT. Tommy—Pop, what is flattery 7 Tommy's Pop—Flattery, my son, is salt sprinkled on the tall of vanity. -Hwap" the dog for » ParaUn CM. Sm Want Ad mm. •• term wu ended, ft sheriff of Mis nlMiippl met him at the door of the Georgia penitentiary. Oliver continued his fight for liberty, Insisting that it was his twin brother they wanted, but he was placed In the penitentiary and even identified by resident* of Greenwood a* Harding. "I'm not he, and I'll prove It to you some day," be told his jailers. The other day Alfred Oliver went before the court to make a final, determined fight to prove that he was serving sentence for his twin brother; that he served four yean In Georgia as a big amist because of the mistaken identity and lost a wife and for tune, also. "My twin brother, who now is known as Harding," said the prisoner, "Is the man you want. HERBERT QUICK SAYS TODAY HlKltl I! I 0.1 ICK SAYH BTORY OP OMVER AND HIS TWIN BUOTHUR IS A TRAOKDV Mil! A sil \UI sll \lll BY HERBERT QUICK Author of "On Board the Good Ship Earth," "When Glory Ceased," Etc. I think the world in tired of her fetid, strained, highly-colored, hectic fiction —the story of adventure and mystery. We no longer sit up of nights reading with bated breath the tale whicih leaves the heroine hanging over the cliff by her fair hair entangled In the bough of the ancient cedar, or turn to the last page In a fever of ex citement to find out whether the hero's villainous twin brother, who looks just like him, married the girl or got the inheritance. But this feeling of apathy on the part of the reading public is not based on any Justifiable ob jection on the ground that these hair-raising tales nre impossible. They are quite possible. A news story in today's Times shows this. It is the story of the Georgia banker, A. D. Oliver of Climax —fitting name, that!—who has tctually served a term of years In prison for the crime of his twin brother, who is his double in ap pearance. The brother married one woman, and A. D. Oliver another. Oliver's wife found out that a man whom she thought wag her husband was living with another woman. Oliver was ar- in I!l.l X I QUICK rested on the complaint of someone, and subsequently tried, convict ed, sent to prison, served his term, and when liberated was extra dieted to Mississippi to be tried for the alleged crime of his twin, who is living in Honduras, where there are no extradition laws. In the meantime Mis. Oliver, freed from her convict husband, had remarried. Oliver convinced the Mississippi court of the truth of the above stoy, and no doubt It is true; but, If he imposed on the court, his imposition la as wild a story as the one he told the court. Here is a tragedy for a Shakespeare or an Aeschylus; and it la not yet finished. What of the future of these lives? Here Is mystery for the mystery-monger, adventure for the adventurous, suffering for the pathos specialist—and It's all in the paper. IN THE EDITOR'S MAIL Mt»rf letters from Tlme» readers, of general Interest and without personal malic*, will be printed. Write about anything or anybody yen wish, but do not h«n saallen an rear ■ollvr. Many letters are sot printed because they are) tea le»g. Keep 'esa skart. To the Editor: In the Times I read about Cath erine Winter*. I would suggest that all the CHRISTIANS, and there are lots In Tacoma, set aside 1 min utes a day In prayer, KNOWING their prayer WILL be answered be cause they have the promts* A;ik, believing your prayer will be an swered, If they will all pray at the same time (as In unity lhur« la strength). Let The Times set the minutes at whatever time suits beat and let EVERYBODY pray the same prayer. A simple prayar Is beat. I know that the prayer will be answered. Pray without doubt and tlie child will soon be restored to her parents. Yours sincerely, A LOVINQ MOTHKR. Editor Times: After a talk by L. L. Benbow, an antl-colsolldatlon meeting at Tanwax Sunday flopped over and voted for consolidation of fubllc schools, n your Issue of the 17th the above Item appears—which Is er roneous. There was no vote taken 9th and C St. Day and Night School ENTER NOW Alfred D. Oliver and his former 'Wife who divorced him because the wife of his twin brother claim ed him as her own husband. at all. The opinion* of those pres ent voiced opposition and as the matter stands today thare are only 4 taxpayers In favor of colsollila tlon. This Is from the Benbow school in Silver Lake preclnot. Please correct statement. Yours truly, B. C. OHUCK. AycPs Sarsaparilla Changes tendency toward dlteate to tendency toward health. No alcohol Sold for 60 yew*. Ask Your Doctor. UUFI& For Cash for Less. Medium palls Cottnlene ".»<. Shredded Cocoanut 1K«- Hi. 100 Mackerel, 7c each.' Excellent Salmon, 2 for lRc. 4 lbs. Fancy Small White Beans 25c. Toilet Paper, regular 10c quality, Be roll. No. 1 cans Rout Beef, 25c grade, ISc. King Oscar Strdinea, 10c can. Yellow Corn Meal 28c has. Destiny Brand Flour, as good as any looal flour, • 1.15 bag, f4.no bbl. Mac Lean Bros., Inc. Xl VK BTOHK* «7«dnwdaj t *-b. 88, He has nine tons; I have ten." Chancellor Jones looked over Bertlllon measurements of Hard ing and thoae of Oliver. It was true, as the prisoner said, that Harding has only nine toot, while Oliver has 10. The chancellor then granted an order freeing Alfred D. Oliver. Wholesale Quotations (Buying Prlcea.) Livestock—Cows, 6V40; calves, 8@8c; bogs, 8%9o; wethers, 60; lambs, 7c; ewes, 4 Ho. Butter and Eggs—Ranch but ter, 25® 28c; strictly freeh rancn eggs, 2o f* 21c. Poultry — Hens, 15 ffl 16c; springs, 16@ 17c; spring ducks, 13©14 c; squabs, $1.50(^2; rab bits, 8® 10c. Jobbing Qnotations. The following prices are fur nished the Times daily by leading firms engaged In the various lines fo fruit, produce, meats, pro visions, etc. These prices are paid by the retailer* to the commis sion men: Cheese — Wash., 20c; Tllla mook, 21c. Eggs—Fresh ranch, 22c. Butter —Washington creamery, 34©35 c; Oregon, 30c; Eastern, 81@32c; New Zealand, 29c. Fresh Meats—Steer, 12 % & 13 cows, 12V4c; heifers, ' 12% c; hogs, trimmed sides. 17c; do, combination, 16 He, whole hog 13c; small veal, lO@llc; heavy veal, 10® 12c; ewes, 10c; mutton, wethers, 11 Vie; lamb, 12 <H Hie; Alaska reindeer, 17c, ex. warehouse. Fruits —Apples: Cooking, 750 @fl; table, $1.5002.G0; Wine saps, 11.509)2.25; Yellow New towns, $1.500 2.25. Orangex: Navel, $1.65 ©2.60; Sunklst, $2.50 «? 2.60. li rapes: Mal aga, imptd., Mil., 97. Baninas: 4 Vie lb. Lemons: Extra choice, »4© 4.25. Pears: $1.73. Grape Fruit: Florida, $5.50; Cal., $2.50; Tangerines, $1.25. Pine apples: 6c lb. Vegetables—Green onions, 200 doz. Lettuce: Leaf, 75cQ$l box; head, Cal., $2 @ 2.25 crate. Onions: Yellow, $8.5003.76. Spanish, 4 lbs. 25c. Spinach, Walla Walla, box, 85® 90c; Tur nips: $1.10; home grown, lb., 7c. Carrots, 75c051; retail 8 lb 250. Potatoes: $18 020 ton; White River, $18; sweets, Merced, $2.50; Burbank, $22. Cucum bers: 50c (In/.. Cabbage: Ore gon and Cal., $2.50(9 3. Cauli flower: Cal., $1.85 <8> 2.25. Par snips. $1.25 sack. Celery: $3.50 p«r crate. Bell Peppers: 100 lb. Hubbard Squash: 2H@ So lb. Garlic, 12e lb. Lettuce, local hothouse, $1 orate. LADIES' CLOAKS AND SUITS Greenbaums' HOB O Street. 13 Years in the Same Location Good Dentistry Saves Money A true statement, and we ■aye every patient money by giving first-class work and a price within the reach of all. Better Dentistry For Less Money than any other dental office In the city. Wa buy our supplies In large quantities, pay spot oash, and you get the benefit. 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