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MORE SNOW. PREDICTS WEATHER MAN
A tax on babies' names is one of the curious provisions of the Dutch budget. If taxing names will stop the use of certain varieties which flourish it, we're for it. SCIENTISTS SAY *JA DCD!! C U. S. IS FACING £03 rUULiJ TRAFFIC HALTED Only Desultory Car Service Is . In Evidence- Telegraph Off Kven the weather man was all disconcerted today. " I buried my forecast with the groundhog," he said. "1 give up." So it's up to the Indians and , Taconians to make their own weather predictions. There was enough yesterday to befuddle even the calmest weath er man. But the last straw which broke the back of his cal culations this morning was the fact that nearly every wire is ' down and Tacoma Is practically' Isolated. And how can you tell what the weather has up its sleeve when you can't catch It on its way? It'» More Snow! , But the weather man was game. He was willing to risk a guesM. "I think it looks like inure •now," he said. And he smiled when he said It. A steady drop in the barome ter here is the basis for his off hand prediction. Since yesterday this weather indicator has drop » ped .08 and is still on the de cline. Kven Old Sol was thrown out of kilter by the record storm which hit Tacoma. By the irony of fate, Just as he was making a brave effort to send down a few warm rays, along came an eclipse and smothered him. •. Yet in spite of all this, every one cays things are looking bet ter, for this is the year of prom ise. • 'in-- at Standstill. Although street car service was absolutely at a standstill this morning, it Is expected the tracks will be clear and all cars run ■ ning by afternoon if the weather stays bright. The last few cars which were still trying to navi gate gave up the Job si 8 o'clock last night and the freeze which came with a 27 degree tempera ture put any hope of car service this morning out of the question. At IU o'clock the Cables, Port land avenue, Pacific j avenue and McKinley cars were under way, while strenuous efforts wer_* be ing made to clear the Point De fiance line. May Break Through. If the clear weal her. keeps up all cars probably will be running by this afternoon, according to announcement of the T. R. & P. Taconia still Is completely shut off from all communication from the east. The Northern Pacific, Great Northern and Milwaukee have been unable to get any of their trains across the Cascades, while the Union Pacific trains have been tied up by way of Joining A connection with a bank is for mutual advantage, the same as when you join any organization. You carefully choose an organization that is congenial, that is most fitted to your needs. Because this Bank is congenial and fitted to the needs of many is the reason it has had such great suc cess. Puget Sound Btate Bank 1115 Pacific Avenue GIVE THESE MEN THAT BIG SNOW JOB, MR. IVSIN Pshaw, folks, this isn't half bad! We aren't really suffering, you know; it's simply a case of incon venience. A few of us have had to walk to work, and we've had to forego a few concerts and entertain ments and a little curtailed business. But as soon as it's over business will be better than ever and the I conveniences of everyday life will seem twice as valuable. * ■ * * Besides, the bother caused hy the snow can be mostly done away with if we each one does his part. What we need today is a little co-operative community effort. Which brings us to our pomt — Let's dig in tonight and tomorrow and clear every sidewalk in town, scrape the crossings clean and put our town to rights. Don't say, Mr. Householder, that you can't clean your walk because you have the grip, or are afraid you are going to have, or don't own a shovel, or aren't strong enough, or haven't time enough, because— * * A $ There are hundreds of men temporarily out of work who can do it for you. The mills, many of them, have been obliged to close down and many lines of employment are blocked. So put one of these men at shoveling snow. He won't charge much. You won't miss the change. It will help him tide over a hard spell. And it will make our town ten times as convenient a place to get about in. * * * A Don i know just where ft) lay your hand on a mnii. Well, we just fancied that fa Rood many of you WOttld make that remark. But we do. Or, at least, we will as soon gi ihis edition liak been on tile streets ■ few minutes. For, The Times hereby volunteers to serve as a clearing house. We are going to help mobilise the snow-shovel army and put it at your disposal, Mr. and .Mrs. Tacpman, It's this way: You just call Main 12 (The Times' number) and give your name and address. Say that you want one man or two men or however many men you can use. We'll put you on our list of folks who want shovelers. Or, if you need a job and can shovel, call Main 12 and say so. You'll go down on the other list. And the man who wants a shoveler will get him just as soon as we can tell Mr. Shoveler so, and vice versa. We anticipate that Main 12 will be about the busiest phone in town for some hours, and we hope it will. We hope it will be busy with about an equal number of the two kinds of calls. Then watch the snow fly. With the city mobilizing another army to clear crossings and streets, a day or so ought to see everything in apple pie order once more. * * * it- And one more thing, Mr. Householder. If the man does a good job on your walk and there is a vacant lot next to you, have him tackle that, too. It will cost only the price of a cigar or two, and it will giv« you a comfortable feeling to see all that walk bare. * * A A NOW TELEPHONE MAIN 12! Portland. At noon today the Northern Pacific office here received word that the terrific gale which has been drifting the snow to a depth of 3"i feet In some places In the mountains, subsided at 5 o'clock this morning. Illi//:n-'l Subsides. Four rotary plows are hard at work trying to get the track clear In the vicinity of the Cascade tunnel, and officials expect the road will be open for train, by this evening it clear weather con tinues. Trains which had been held up on various sections of the line may be moved this afternoon. The North Coast Limited which left here Tuesday was the last train which got through the mountains to the east. And it was taken through in sections, each section being hauled by sev eral ldcomotlves. Trudge to Work. Telegraph communication with the outside world is still at a standstill. Wires are down in all parts of the state. Telephone communication with Seattle has been established. No cars are running on the in terurban. All streets leading to the heart of Tacoma at an early hour this morning resembled a retreat from Moscow. Business men and women bent on being on the Job at any cost, trudging along the car tracks In one thin single file, plowing through snowdrifts, slipping on the Ice and hoping to get there some way. The first tie-up of street cars in Tacoma occurred at 3:50 yesterday atfernoon, when South Tacoma car No. 134 suddenly "went dead on the Delin street hill opposite 28th street. A north wind had chilled the snow and formed a coating of ice on the rails. Cable Not Affected. While street car men worked frantically to make the wheels grip the rails, other southbound cars came up and stopped behind the stranded car. Passengers alighted and began "hiking." The Tacoma Times 25c a Month VOL. XIII. NO. 38. TACOMA, WASH., tTHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1916, From Recent T. R. & P. Ads These outlying districts have grown up, depending upon ottc car lines for a reliable, continuous service, irrespective of seasons or, weather. And we ask the public to remember, next summer, how the "Old Reliable" stuck by the guns and how the little bounce buggy drivers forgot their dear patrons and stayed home and toasted their shanks In front of their respective fireplaces. The public demands that this company run its cars regularly and continuously; they hold it accountable for a satisfactory, con tinuous and adequate transportation service at all times, no matter what the weather. We have bent every effort during the last few wekes to maintain our schedules and "The Old Reliable" street car has not broken faith with the people. We're Proud of Times Carriers We take our hats oft today to the red-blooded youngsters who trudged along their routes in the cold through the heavy snow last night so that none .of their cus tomers should miss his copy of The Times. These small men, some of them not more than 10 years old, are dead game sports. While grownups were afraid their grownup toes might possi bly get damp and were fearing a deterioration In their health, The ' Times boy carriers were plowing along without a whimper, bring ing these grownups their evening papers. Youngsters Substitute Out in the near-wilderness at 6th and Proctor, one of the car riers was ill in bed. But he hap pened to have a little brother and a little sister. The little brother was eight years old; the little sister was younger. Do you think The Times read THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. ers on that route wer disappoint ed? No s'ree! All unbeknownst. to anyone the little brother clasped the lit tle sister by the hand nnd togeth er they trudged off through the snow with a bundle of newspa pers. Only Six Complaint*. The houses were far apart, It grew dark and the parents be came frantic. They telephoned The Times and a taxi went to the rescue. The tiny news-carriers arrived back home safely. . This is hut one instance of tile way the boys who carry Tho Times stuck to their Job. The result was that complaints came in from cnly six subscrib ers who had not received their papers. TODAY'S CUBA RINGS Clearings .* $J17,_40.11 Balances 21.6111.98 Transactions 919,391.09 TUMBLES THROUGH SKYLIGHT John Welch. Mil North :iuth at-, prominent horse dealer of Ta coui". today is paralyzed and seriously injured as a consequence of falling through the skylight of his stables yesterday afternoon and striking the floor two stories! below. Mr. Welch had been notified by city authorities that the snow of yesterday was imposing a danger ous weight on the roof of bis stable, 1582 Commerce street. He was Inspecting the snow When a misstep sent him through the glass. .' He suffered a very severe fall, and was taken to his home, where he is reported today to be In a serious condition. His back and shoulders are badly injured. Welch is a pioneer Taconian, and Li widely known among horse men. [What's Doing! Today Trade and Commerce and Re tail Merchants' bureaus to nom inate directors, 8 p. m . Com mercial club. 'Religious and social exposi tion, (Hide rink, evening; an nouficed program will be given. Tomorrow Concert by Young Men's Chris tian association orchestra of 25 pieces; 8 p. m.; association audi torium. Hural Development and Legis lation and Taxation bureaus to nominate, 7:80 p. m.; Commer cial club; Traffic and Publicity bureaus, 8:80 p. a. Home Edition Is America Degenerating? Leading Experts Issue a Warning That Vitality of Nation Is Waning (< <>p.Hah. into.) NEW YORK, Feb. .!.—Am.r ica faces 10 perils which m.iy block its roail to permanent supremacy! Such is the warning of the most eminent scientists in the country, 1 1 of whom today pre sent to the people of the I'nited States their written opinions Sfl this subject. The warning of these men of learning makes direct reply lo the declarations of James A. Kurrell. Willarcl Straight, .lanes .1 Hill, Ocorge W. I'crklns and other chief American business men who recently told the read ers of The Times that America stood on the very threshold of supremacy an ong all the nalious of the earth, if the people would only grasp the opportunity lliat the European upheaval has tossed upon our doorstep. To this enthusiasm of business IYPiCAL SCENE OF FEB. 3 IN TACOMA j FLASHES| CHICAGO —The supreme court sustained the convictions of Mayor I). M. Roberts and 10 oth ers for connection with Indiana election frauds. LONDON—The British steamer Bell of France was sunk today with a loss of 19 lives. LONDON--Fourteen towns re port damage and a casualty list from recent Zeppelin raid over England. WASHINGTON—A senate com mittee began the 'nvestigatlon to day of Louis BrandeiH' fitness to sit on the supreme bench. EL PASO—Carranza officials issued warnings today advising American citizens against return ing lo Mexico. HOQUIAM—NearIy 200 cattle have been frozen lo death In this vicinity. SALONIKA—A monstrous Zep pelin Hew over this city Tuesday dropplu- several bombs which killed X persons and destroyed i oiihhlit .c property. SAN lAN'CIfICO —Lieut H. A. Jones, commander of the coast reserve torpedo flotilla, must stand court martial trial as a re sult of the mysterious disappear ance, of the naval secret code. WEATHER No Tacoma forecast made, be cause of cessation of wire service. science now replies: "Beware!" ARK THESE .0 WHAT PERILS? The full list- just read before the .'.merlciin Association for the Advancement of Science, Ihe greatest scientific body in the I'nited States -here appears. II Includes not only dteeeaeo, but .-ill the other danger signals of race deterioration which science de clares can be seen In every part of the country. President Rimer B. Rltte. house of the Life Extension In stitule has brought this matte. before the American Assoclal ion, presenting a startling array of facts and figures. In the language of every da.v, President Rittnehouse thus chal lenges its: "Are we husky cm.ugh aa n i ■« ..ile iiicni.ili. nuil | .iji-.1- I'ally ever to bold world mi- ■TTalko' the Times •}* (■reelings, were you in the retreat from HmM this morning. THE SILVER LINING Nobody Is pestering us with tales about the first or last rose of the season, unyhow. Is there no end to the horrors of this war? Xow i.ci mam is in the throes of a sauerkraut \ famine. Scientists say we had an eclipse of the sun early this morning. We may also have had a street car service, but personally we didn't notice either. Our sporting'editor hereby challenges all comers for Alaska hiking nmii- .s. He hat qualified by walking last night to South Tnrouia and thin morning In front that suburb. Ralph Plnkerton, manager of The Tahoma out at Lincoln Park high school, is Indignant because prenmcy or must ive degen erate into v second i.id- na tionality bccMiise we allow these lit) penis to overtake and rob us of our Mrengili'.' Head Thin lint. Here is the list of national perils: I. — Seventeen million unmar ried men and women. I,- Increase in divorces. I,—Ueclining birth rate due to birth restrict lon by parents. 4, - Excessive Infant lift waste. Large number of defec tives in schools. i; Increasing Idiocy and In sanity. 7. - Enormous number of i!mg and alcohol victims. I, America leads all nations in murders, !'. Economic waste from needless sickness and prematuM death. fJ.no.uuo.OOO a year. 10, High and lncrc-ing nervous tension. ii. Extraordinary laereese la sedentary work-. IS.—Hearty eating without ex ercise. 13.—Increasing; obsity, weak limbs, soft muscles. 14. — Noticeably low reslstenco to disease. I".— Increase In early break ing down or organs. j 16. — Increase in deaths from ; organic diseases. 1 7.---Excessive life waste from Kern diseases. is.- Remarkable cancer nior | talily increase. 11l Marked Increase In dis eased teeth and poor vision. liO. —Increase In suicides—total j of H.QOO a year. we intimated that the 11. ' the-) esr round boys ha worsted by Old Man Ralph says he still weai vi.d ban all the time. H da trat he owns two pairs o t 1 csvies at that. Mr. T. H. Martin d, I minted us again. Hup <*•*• he'll make tlte disapp. i ment permanent? Suitable sign for many ' Eree snow; see the owne. 'PHONES kRZ OUT OF ORDER Several bad breaks In the il'.T telephone Hues have partially dls» rupted looal communication. Sev eral extra crews and all of tho trouble men are busily repairing breaks in the long distance iinsd. It Is believed It wffl bo several hours before normal oommunlea* tlon Is restored sgala.