Let the Truth Prevail!
Bad for Bulgaria
Bulgaria is in a corner.
The fall of the Turkish fortress of Erserum doubt
less will compel the Turks to withdraw their troops
which have been co-operating with the Bulgars be
Austro-German forces cannot well be spared to re
Therefore, the burden of resisting the allied aimy,
being rapidly supplemented by the remnants of the
Servian and Montenegrin troops, will fall upon the
Roumania appeals to be ready to strike simultan
eously with th<' advance of the Salonika forces.
Bulgaria's future is not a roseate one and the
world will have but little sympathy for that country
if the tide of battle turns against it.
Bulgaria entered the war for the avowed purpose
of revenging itself upon Servia and at the same time
acquiring coveted territory.
Its act was a most treacherous one.
While seeming to incline toward the side of the
allies, and even while engaged in diplomatic treaty
with them, it had long been committed to the central
Bulgaria's entry into the war was wholly selfish.
It resulted in the crushing of Serbia, its blood
brother and former comrade in arms.
Now it appears that retribution may be at hand.
Verily, he who laughs last laughs best.
A Steer for Henry
We would like to suggest to Mr. Ford that. Instead of putting up
a bunch of money to op|M>se President Wilson's prepa'rediiesN plan, lie
might devote a little of his superfluous wealth to a war on the gaso
If gas keeps on going up at the present rate, Mr. Ford's little
machine will be at* iikHchn and unmarketable as a teddy-bear.
A little commercial preiuu-edness, if you pit-use, Henry. Wliat
Paint Up, Clean Up
We have waxed eloquent and as persuasive as we
knew how to wax a great many times on the subject
of cleaning up and painting up the town.
But we never broke into double acrostics in any of
However, we know a man who did. He is W. W.
Cooley, a recent addition to the ranks of Tacoma busi
ness men. Here's his plea:
Civic pride should never sleep. If success we hope to rr-aP
Let each one—yes, Hans or Lena—enter now the new arenA
Each to seek a new ally and each one proclaim: "Yes, I
At this moment feel so keen that our city should be cleaN
Nothing should delay the start; I intend to do my parT
0M the slogan, good and true, as herein Is shown to vol'
People who will "lIItIUHTEN IP" help to fill the golden cuP
IN THE EDITOR'S MAIL
Short lettera from Tlmea readrra, «f araeral laterrat naaal „llliiai_t
»erao»ial nail,-,-, mrl.l 1..- printed. Write aboat aaa-iHinic or aaybodr
fmm wtah. hat do not hair malice aa ynnr motive. Manx letters are
aot printed becanae tbe» are too loan. Keep Viu abort.
Editor The Times:
What a mockery our so-called
civilization is, when a woman
who has children Is allowed to go
out working at all instead of be
ing at home to mend nnd cook
(or those little ones, much less
to go washing dishes in a res
I have no children, thank (Jod.
THE TACQM/. TIMES
MFMl_l.lt OF THK Ht'KH'P.H MM! 111 \\ IST LKAQUK OP
KFWSI'API.Its. Telegraphic News Service of the United Press
Entered at the postofflce, Tacoma, Wash., as second-class
matter. Published by tlie Tacoma Times Pub. Co. -.very
Krenins K.i ,-vt Monday. Official paper of city of Tacoma.
PHONK All departments. Main 12.
FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS
As I have found it almost im
| possible to make a living for my
self. I have tried several res
taurants dish-washing, and
thought I would drop before I
could reach home. It is a strong
man's work Instead of a wom
Why not take some of the
money that is being spent ln pre
paredness to help support large
College mates of young Orpet, University of Wis
consin student charged with murder of Marian Lam
bert, testify that Orpet had a "peculiar fascination"
for young girls and that he frequently boasted of his
conquests, and that, upon at least one occasion, he
laid a wager that he could do certain things with a
particular young girl, which wager he won.
We are disposed to let the courts pass upon the
question of Orpet's guilt or innocence of the mur
Vet, we are prone to remark, that upon the testi
mony of his own school mates, young Orpet is a snob
of the worst kind. A man who habitually poses as
a "heart smasher" is a detestable thing, but the one
who boasts about it in individual instances is consid
erably worse than detestable.
Young girls would do well to fight shy of youths
with a "peculiar fascination" for them. It' ofto^u
leads to death and dishonor; almost always so, if ac
companied by the other Orpet characteristics we
Baby Health Means Wealth
.Nearly every one in Tacoma, we surmise, will Ik- Interested in
Raby week, which Is lo open next Saturday, without any artificial
Thai cbi-s of men and women who base their enthusiasms en
tirely on "the money there Is in il" may be a little slow to warm up
on the subject.
However, even they, If they will think twice on the subject, ought
to be interested, too.
Texas, we nolle*, has adopted the slogan, "Ruby healUi is-Texas
wealth." And Texas Is right.
Without baby health there is no wealth in any state. All wealth
MM from Uie earth, and is developed by labor. Tho state which
wastes its babies wastes itself.
A Female Revolution
"Ladies in our first, circles of society," says a me
morial from the Vienna Milliners' association, "still
insist, iv the present terrible times, on wearing Paris
hats and will buy no others."
The association appeals to the authorities for help.
Tf Austria wants a real nifty lot of trouble on its
lituids, the surest way to get it is to respond to the
plea of the Milliners'association.
In time of stress the women, of whatever nation-,
ality, are generally the truest patriots and the most
sell-sacrificing. They will suffer the hardships of
war with glorious fortitude; go hungry and cold with
scarcely a murmur.
But givewip their Paris hats? Never! It would be
robbing them of their birthright and reducing them
to a plane where life would not be worth living. The
Milliners' association of Vienna is simply breeding a
families? Tlie average wage for
one man today is not enough to
suport two, not to speak of buy
ing the shoes for a family. Yet
we have numerous "Teddies"
"braying" about women of todiy
not having children. When they
do have them they have to sup
Why not have laws made that
the children will be cared for and
properly fed and clothed?
MRS. B. M. 0.
Editor The Times:
Just wondered why the Metro
politan park board maintains nice
store fixtures ln the magnificent
Pt. Defiance comfort station with
no goods or attendant ln evi
The stranger must find the way
and walk to the beach for a post
card picture or information con
cerning the park.
And while we're about It, we
just wonder why some sort of a
refreshment booth Isn't In
Wright's park the year round for
picnickers, Rkaters, strangers or
Ihe daily home guard passing
through. W. S. C.
FOR CIVIL HKIIVK'IO
Editor The Times:
I am surprised that any one
(This Is Very Emabrrassing for Slim!)
THS TAQGMA TIMES
other than those seeking a berth
with the city could consider for
one moment the elimination of
civil service from our city charter.
Most of all am I disappointed
that the mayor who haa been pos-
ing; as the savior of the taxpay
ers, would want to abolish Unit
provision of the charter adopted
especially for their protection.
I am inclined to think some of
us have forgotten why civil serv
ice was written in our obarter.
I find that a great many peo-,
pie have been led to believe that
by eliminating civil service they
would also do away wltli the pen
Civil service simply requires
fitness as to age, character and
other qualification before enter
ing the service, and tlm courts
have decided that the head of any
department can discharge any
subordinate without cause. There
is absolutely no protection for an
ENDS LIFE WHEN
CITY IS TAKEN
LONDON, Feb. 28.—Count
Kanitz. Herman commander at
Kernianshah, committed suicide
when the Russians entered the
Persian city. It was learned to-
OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE
I'm strong for this better baby
campaign. I never yet saw one
that couldn't be improved.
• • •
"No, sir. Not a penny!" was
the reply of young Ardup's opu
lent but immovable relative.
"I've lent you more money al
ready than you will ever
pay back. You can shift for
your self henceforth. The differ
ence between us is that I am
provident and you are improvi
"The difference between us,"
vengefully retorted young Ard
up, with his hand on the door
knob, "is that I'm a man of mod
erate means and you're a man of
Then he fled—Tit Bits.
• • •
"Mamma, when people are in
mourning, do they wear black
"Why, no, of course not."
"Well, don't they feel just as
bad at night as they do in the
FRUIT OF A
HE GOT HIS SOUP
Waiter; Waiter! Where's my
MIMHVi. HIS BUSINESS
"Your Honor," said the pris
oner, "this cop arrested me while
I was quietly attending to my
"You say he deliberately took
you in while you were doing
nothing but working at your
"Yes," your honor."
"What is your business?"
"I'm a burglar."
• * a
SILAS IS SILENCED
Silas Cobb, our postmaster,
has been busily engaged watch
ing the mud daubers build nests
on the rafters of the post office
the past week. This is the only
Job of work Silas ever witnessed
without suggesting a better way
to do It.—Cobbs Corner corre
spondent of the Gentry (Mo.)
5 BY CYNTHIA GREY ~
■ IIIIIMIIIIIII 111 l 11:111111 HUM
q.—My son, who is 22, never goes to bed until 11 or 13
o'clock at night and arises at 7. Do you think this is enough
sleep for htm? A MOTHER. +,
A.—Eight hours is considered plenty of sleep for an average
adult, and many do with less.
Q. —Our father died last week. There is an estate to
settle. Kindly tell us what we shall do. DAUGHTERS.
A.—Decide whom you want as administrator of the estate and
no to the probate court and ask to have liiin appointed. He then,
under the direction of-the court, will attend to everything necessary
to the settlement of the estate. *
Q.—The man I am engaged to Insists upon taking his
mother along with us every place we go. It would be different
If she were all alone, but her husband is living and sh_ leaves
him at home, evidently earing more for her son. He admits
thrft he loves his mother as much as he does me. He seems to
be afraid to displease her. for property reasons. She is not
always truthful, while her son seems to lack ambition. I am
very unhappy at the outcome o^things and have Just about de- ••
cided to break my engagement. Don't you think I have a good
reason for doing so? DISAPPOINTED GIRL.
A.—You seemed to have picked up a number of very sufficient
reasons for leaving this family to themselves. As the wife of tin
man you could overlook his devotion to his mother. In fact, you
could be ulin I for it. But If he ia pretending: devotion for Uie sake
of gain he is not worthy your love. A man's love for his mother
usually makes him a lietter husband, arid is no handicap to a happy
marriage, ltut a man who simulates such love is base.
Q. —Is the United States responsible for mail sent to ths
war countries, if that mail is destroyed? Cau registered mail
be redeemed if taken in the war zone? GEORGE.
A.—l-'li-si-i-lass mail Is going to most of the war countries as
usual, except that it is slower. The writers take their own risk, how
ever. In the case of registered mall there is a foreign indemnity t<i
an amount a little less than $10.
Miss Grey maintains office hours each Wednes
day from 11 a. m. to 4p. m. when she is pleased to
meet any Times reader. On other days she replies
to questions only by mail or through her column.
Confessions ofa Wife
MART'S LFTTFR (X.NTIKVFI.
As I could not sleep after Dick
left me, I turned to Mary's letter
"Margie, I'm afraid," was the
last sentence I had read before
Dick came in.
"You may think it strange to
be afraid of loving. But when
one has bad such an unhappy
time as I had with Jack one must
be afraid to try matrimony again.
"I am really quite happy now.
Thanks to dear Aunt Mary and
some splendid business deals I
have made in old books, I am
very independent, and whether I
would be as happy even with Max
Pendleton as I am now If I should
marry him Is a question 1 am try
ing to decide.
"Anyone would know from that
last sentence, Margie, that I had
'put youth behind me,' for what
woman under 30, in love as I am,
would ftop to consider whether
she would be happier in the long
run with or without the man she
was In love with.
"Max Is an ideal lover, the
sweetest, tenderest man I have
"I am beginning to shrink from
the idea of the 'cave man.' I
don't want that kind of lova any
"Max's very compliments are
more in the carressing way he
says them than in the words
"I have been buying many pret
ty gowns in Paris. You know, I
never before had enough to in
dulge my taste in that direction.
Max has been with me on many a
shopping expedition and his new
pet name for me is 'extravagant
"Do you remember, Margie, the
old song—"lt is not so much what
he says, but the nasty way he says
it"? I have changed it to, "It is
not so much what he says, but the
dearest way he says it."
"He does not talk much, Mar
gie. He lets me bubble over with
enthusiasm and often only by the
most engaging smile in the world
does be tell me that he is inter
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"But when I ask his advice or
help 1 get it always. It is as
though I put out my band only to
find another warm hand seeking
"He has made things in a busi
ness way very easy for me in
Paris, introduced me to the right
people in the right way. You
know he is much interested iv
books, and has one of the fine .t
libraries in the United States. I ~
have been able to make some
wonderful deals in consequence.
Of course, he wants me to marry
him, but as you know, he is a few
years younger than I —does that
matter? —And I have had such
terrible luok in turning one de
voted lover into a husband that
I am rather dubious about repeat
ing the experiment. *
"You will probably be thinking
by this time that I don't love him
—that If I did I would not be
questioning my heart—Yea I do,
at least I love love ln him.
"Do you know that I am now
sure that what a man looks for in..
love is woman, and what a woman
looks for in man is love. That
may be a little obscure, hut be
cause you are a woman and be
cause you have loved you will un
"I am very miserable when I try
to decide what I shall do and
very very happy when we are to
"It Is spring In Paris, you know,
and that Is almost heaven.
"I expect in the end I'll marry
him—and perhaps regret it ever
"Tell me about yourself, dear,
have you heard from Mollie slnco
she was married? How is Mrs.
Waverly standing the separation,
and how are all our friends? If
any of them ask for me tell them
that I am well, for your eye alone *
I am writing this, however, that I
am very happy most of the time.
"Think of me and love me, dear,
for I love you always- MARY.
I wonder, little book, what she
will say when she gets my letter
telling of my accident and Mother
Waverly's marriage. m
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