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in and hopped right out agin, and the note he left on his mis sion deft says rain tonight and Wen. (Meaning Wednesday.) TAXES MUST BE CUT TALKOTHE TIMES ♦ WHO SAID THAT? * *v "There is nothynge that # ♦ more dyßpleaseth Ood, '• S Than from theyr children to • 4> spare the rod." <£ ♦ There is probably not a | «>> boy on earth who will not ■•■ ♦ be interested to know that • «> John Skelton, born 14«0, • <•> died 1529, wrote this fa- ♦ ♦" miliar passage—that is, to + •»• know that he is dead. <$ ♦ <$ <$> <$ ' $> ■$ $ ♦ <J> ♦ ♦ 4J> <$> <$ •* <S • * • KAVORITK FICTION "I'm so happy to meet you. I've heard so many beautiful things about you, dear." • • • PIiKASANT BITS OK NKWS. £&} "T >' ' w odd In' _JP_?S& presents of terday are th' antli|uos of tomorrow. Don't r iM&Wfi "'row "way yer _______,^_3 I'lckle dishes." • * * abuts] In sicknowledgeinent of 1 0 tele phone culls this A, M., also a buu ille'of personal letters and several postcards, Selah wishes to thank you sincerely, lovely dears. But. Rlas, he promised his wife he'd go with her to prayer meeting to night. • • ■ DO you KNOW? What has become of the oid fashioned preacher who opened his old fashioned Bible and preached about an old fashlone 1 hell'nhlghwnter that swallowe 1 up all the old fashioned backslid ers? .• • ♦ CON 7 m BY "TACKB" "Here's otic for your compen dium of perfectly useless Informa tion," jiostcards Tacks, our w. k contrlber: '" O.N.T. on a spool of thread means 'Our New Thread.' " (And we always thought It stood for 'Onesty is' N't the besT policy.") • » • SKl,All's PRIMER See the poor man. The man is a Tacoma copper. What is he do ing? He is suffering. From what is he suffering? Sunday stomach trouble. Poor man! What Is lip riding? A eoppojitneyplane. Is coppojitneyplaning good for Sun day stomach trouble? Tush, tush, my dear, it's bedtime. » * • RIIiL COCKROACH Bill Cockroach, court house pest, flippered softly Into the sheriff's office. "He Is dead!" exclaimed Dep uty Mohrbacher, exulting. "Who?" asked Deputy Stenso. "The Cockroach." "Not Bill?" "Surest thing," and Mohrbacher went on: "I was eating at a lunch counter on Tacoma avenue. I ordered coffee. As I sat stirring lt something dove In with a ■plash. I threw him a line, but It was too late. After dragging tho bottom for two minutes I brought up the body. It was Bill." "Mistaken Identity," said the real Bill, flipping Into sight from a crack in the floor. "Foiled again," said Mohrbach er, falling unconscious to the floor. "Ditto," shrieked Stenso, press ing his .15 Cal. to his temple, si; lai i r «■ —-1 <*> All of the straight f news handled brief ly; all of the high 1 class newspaper feat ures; thi? first and best news photo graphs; comic pic tures with a real laugh in 'em. All of j these things together | | with its square deal, | | un-afraid policy makes The Times the ' favorite paper in the homes of the people. *! _ -+ The Tacotoa Times r 1 THE ONLY INDIPINDPIT »EWBPAPEB IN TACOMA. f~Hol_i I ' MONTH I VOL. XII. NO. 38. TACOMA. WASH. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 2. 1915. I IDITION IG. HOG LOOPS LOOP 1 Will He Land In Hole Again? Mr. 0. Hog must hurry if he sees his shadow today and crawls hark in his hole again for Mix weeks of had weather, old Sol and tho Weutlier Man are against Mm. He had no chance to catch sight of his shadow during the morning and early afternoon. Anyway, Puget Sound folks scorn tho story of Mr. (i. Hog and bis shadow. Six weeks of had weather here js a condition yet to bo experienced. TOYEOTCITY ELEVEN YEARS, LET OUT OF JOB William f'rehan, bookkeeper In the city light department, and for 11 years an employe in the office, was summarily discharged yester day by Commissioner Drake, to gether with C. P. Fenton, a clerk In the same office. Both em ployes were told that their places had been abolished because of the installation of au nutoinatic ad- STARTLING CHARGES ARE MADE BY NURSE Sensational charges made by Miss Dolphino Hirkey, former nurse In St. Joseph's and other Ta coma hospitals, that she was rail roaded to the Oregon state insane asylum because she possessed In formation dangerous to prominent Portland people, are to be investi gated by Attorney ThomaN .1. Wayne of Tacoma. Attorney Wayne will leave for Portland this week to begin his in* vestigatlon. He has been retained by tho legal protection committee of the Women's Kducatlonal and Industrial I'nlon of Koohester, Do You Work? Do you work as hard to save money as you do to make it? Saving money and mak ing go hand-ln-hand. If you think about the matter a lit tle you must come to the conclusion that saving money la really the first step to ward making it. Our Savings Department offers you every conveni ence for saving; please make use of it. PUGKET SOUND STATE BANK 1115 Pacific Are. i dressing machine. Two men have been hired, however, to operate the machine. A general shake-up in the light and water clerical forces has been going on for several weeks. It was rumored today that some of the higher men of the light and water departments were about to be replaced. No explanation Is given for the changes. N. Y. Miss llii-kej. who is now employed as a nurse in New York, will come to this city to aid Wayne in Ills work. In a letter to Wayne from At torney Frank J. Dinse of the Rochester union, Miss Hlckey's startling allegations are contained In full detail. VIOIiATKO PAROIiK Joe Curran, 17, who violated parole from Monroe reformatory recently by stealing a boat at Old Town and setting fire to the wood pile at the Longfellow sehpol, was today taken back to the re formatory to serve the remainder of a sentence of one to seven years. ■ I I 1 WHEN A IIAN'S MARRIED I 1 1 MURDER MAYBE CHARGE I a .'ii Pangla, a Greek vegetable vendor at the public market, la near death today In the Tacoma General hospital. The police are searching the city for Waltor Riviere, a longshoreman, who Is accused of attacking him. The two men fought a san guinary battle In Riviere's room In a lodging house at TfiO X street last night, with Mrs. Pangls aa the i annus belli, according to de tails gleaned at police headquar ters. Returning to his rooms In the lodging bouse with thoughts of a warm supper after a hard day's work, Pangls missed his wife and. the police say, discovered her in Riviere's room, enjoying a tete a-tete as they sipped glasses of beer. Pangls objected. He reproach ed his wife and rebuked the long shoreman. Riviere answered with a smashing blow over Pan gis' head, using a heavy earthen dish lor a weaflbn, according to police reports. The husband and the longshoreman clinched and, as the wife looked ou, they fougrH viciously. Pangis was worsted. He was unconscious when taken to the hospital and is still in a critical condition. Riviere escaped and has thus far eluded the police poHse hunt ing lor him. traTtroops in tunnel; KILL ALL PRTROGRAD, Feb. _. — Bat tling at Bzura, west of Warsaw, has cost the Germans heavy losses, It is stated today. General Yon Mackeuzen has hurled six regiments against the Russian po sition in Southwest Hochaczew in repeated charges for four days. His object was to cut a path to ward Warsaw that would cause the abandonment of the Russian campaigns lv that portion and Konlgsberg. Heavy artillery tore great gaps in the German Hues. While the Infantry engaged the forces, Ger man sappers tunnelled their way nearly 100 yards to the first line of Russian trenches. By chance a Russian officer discovered the mouth of the tunnel and a little group of Germans was made pris oners. Two machine guns were rushed to the mouth of the tunnel and the company of Germans waa slaughtered underground. JOHN BULL WARNS U.S. WASHINGTON, I>. C, Feb. 2. —The state department lias been unofficially Informed,' It 4s an nounced, that (treat Britain will seize the cargo of the steamer WUhebni-a, destined for Bremen. and all other American shipments to Germany, mm a result of flio German government's assumption of control over food distribution. INCREASE THIS YEAR IS PUBLIC DISGRACE Now comes tax paying season. Yon have no doubt raetivtd your little* notice from the county tmisurer. Ours came in yesterday's mail. And om- taxes are increased over last year. Ho arc your*. Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer. Evidently the county officials who levied the taxes and who spent the money didn't worry much about business conditions. For ten continuous years Pierce county taxes have been regularly boosted. The recent progressive ad ministration proved no exception to the rule. It pkyed the tax boosting game just as successfully as any of the previous regimes. And new, taxpayers of Pierce county, unless you speak up emphatically on this point, you'll probably be due for another boost next year. An increase in taxes under present conditions is nothing short of a publk• _djsgrace. Any busilless Germans Throw Bombs on Towns PARIS. Feb. a.—(ioiinan avis lot). Inn led bomb*, with deadly of. tf(A In the regions xoulli«A*l ot t°£__ni, according to word re ceived here today. One lion-coin baiuut mis killed near Pont-A- Mmu'oh A tin) waa frightfully mjnr.lcd at Nancy, where a lioiiih tvtjs dropped in a sch'Hil yard. \ in-lemit .> hospital at tteiiilremeiit wis slightly damaged. .News of the raids peached Parhi on tho lieeh. of an announcement tluii n German taube had rained Ihiiiilks on Dunkirk. Bitter indig nation is being liberally expressed inni tho newspapers generally de mand retaliation. Tho raids wore executed from Met/.. At least six German avlii tor* with observers rained bombs upon Nancy. I.unei llle, Itemlre meiit mill other towns in a radius [if 75 miles. Aged Man Killed. ll.ow hung clouds protected the bfrilmen as they crossed the; French lines above the woods at I'M NOT DEAD" REPORTS VILLA BL PASO, Feb. 2.—-Ooneral VIH;i not only denied today the reports transmitted by General Ctrranza that he had (Mcd of wpunds received at Aguss Callen t«t but declared that he had not even been shot. TODAY'S r_K._I.INUH. (Searings $356.112 24 BKl.'iuces 32,854 1 9 Transactions 994,886.99 |Today's Best foke | "Why do you spen duo much rare on the crease of your panM, hey?" "It is Important, dad, not to wear baggy trousers." •Important, lt Is? Wlit», you young cub, look here. Did you ever see a statue ot a man who didn't wear baggy trousers?" Pont-A-Monsson. No serious dam age was done to the town itself but one man, fi(S year* old, wits torn to pieces by a bomb. The sky raiders next appeared übovo Nancy. The fire of the rifle garrison caused tliem to fly In wide circles over the outskirts of the city. One bomb exploded lv v narrow courtyard of a school. A few minutes before _00 children had rilei indoors. A 9-year-old boy, lingering behind, was struck by a Fragment of a shell, which tore a taping hole In his leg. The win dows of the school were smashed, one Raider Captured. When the first monoplane was sighted at l.uneville, the resi dent stook to cellars. The Ger mans threw bombs on a large fac tory but did little damage. \ crippled engine forced one of the hostile aviators to descend into sin open square In l.unevllle, where he was taken prisoner by French soldiers. _ CANADA TROOPS BRILLIANT IN ACTION PARIS, Feb. 2.—Princess Pa tricia's crack Canada regiment bore the brunt of another furious German charge today In West l.abasse, according to .dispatches. The Cunadtans brilliantly hurled back the enemy with severe losses. They then counter at tacked and captured a position along the canal to Bethune, which had been occupied by the Germans week. HOKNK WOULD LOOBY Jonr. li. Home, manlier of the city free employment burejn;, to day appeared befjre tit.) council and ii-Kiii permission ( > po to Olympla and ' lobby" for tli • stato labor bureau bill now beforo tho legislature. Permission was de ferred until Mayor Fawcett had read the bill. I hog! He toileth not, neither I doth he spin, but we bet he II swore this morning when he U couldn't find his rubbers and iii umbrella. institution that attempted to pursue the course taken by the county officials in these times would end quickly in the bankruptcy court. This paper has for years been fighting against ex travagance and waste in public offices. At times the people have become thoroughly amused and have forced a fair degree of economy. Now it is tine for them to act and to act in no uncertain manner. The Times believes that a drastic cut should be made in taxes for the coming year. What is your opinion, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer? If you believe the same; if you arc against the present system of "boost 'em every year," let us hear from you. The Times wants to print enough expressions from the people of Ta coma and Pierce county to convince the present county administration that it is high time to begin lopping off expense. WHAT DO YOU BAY 7 CITY EMPLOYES GET SOUSED IS CHARGE; MAYOR ASKS PROBE Charge* of neglect of duty and periodical intoxication among em ployee of the city light and water department and the department of public safety will bo made to the council in h few Mfl, Tins was the declaration of Mayor Fawcett today, following tin- receipt by the mayor of re ports that city employe!, wore -ccii intoxicated In public places while I hey were supposed to he on duty. "Something Rotten." "I am not making the charges myself." said the mayor today. "But 1 have heard enough to know that there is something rotten In the city administration. I get dally reports of city employes, and even nten in higher positions, be ing seen Intoxicated, lying asleep in saloons and engaging in com mon street brawls. "These reports will be brought before the council. I think an In vestigation ahould be made. It OHIO VALLEY IS THREATENED CLF.VKI.AND, Feb. 2—Practi cally all of Ohio faced flood dun gers today. There Is the mo*t apprehension since the disastrous floods of 19IS. Heavy thaws and rains of 6(1 hours duration are re sponsible. The Ohio river is reaching the flood stage at a rate of over a foot an hour. The greatest apprehension is felt be tween Pittsburg and Cincinnati. Water Is nearing the 45-foiit stage, inundating a large area and driving 40,000 families from their homes. BRinOKPORT. 0., Feb. 2.— The Ohio river Is rising at the rate of nine inches each hour. Bridge port, Bellatre, Marina Ferry and other Oho valley points are facing a most serious flood situntion. Tributaries to the Ohio are swol len. Residents of the lowlands are II eel n g. would aeem that the heads of the departments are favoring such ac tion among their subordinates. Some of the men most complained of have been promoted to better positions. <'l illclHOs Mills. "A fireman recently tore up all the furniture In his home, and a physician announced that be waa crazy drunk.' But the word drunk' wus omitted from all re ports. Now 1 hear that Commis sioner Mills bus given him a six months' leave of absence with pay. "Most of the complaints come about employes of the light and water departments." Mayor Kawcett declared today that he was not bringing the charges himself, because the com missioners had Ignored him In the past whenever he tried to "clean house." He said that be believed charges made by cltirens of Taco ma might have more weight with the commissioners." WEDDING DELLS WILL NOT RING SAY OFFICIALS Maybe there will be no wedding bells for Phillip Kirk and Nollie Washington, who announced their betrothal In the county jail yes terday. Mrs. Washington's eligibility to brideshlu Is being investigated to* day by the prosecuting attorney'^ office, who have heard that the would-be Mrs. Klrk has already had a couple or three husbands. Unless Kin can clear up the cloud on her matrimonial title, Ii la announced, Phillip will be forced to endure single bless id ness for a time. WOMAN I I.A VEB $4,8:13 The estate of Annie E. Corbett, recently deceased Tacoma woman, is valued at $4,335, according to an appraisement recorded today In superior court.