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Let the Truth Prevail! :.
Like Geronimo
In Rending United States t roups into Mexico Pres
ident Wilson has acted on well established prece
dent- the capture of Ocronimo "the terrible
Geronimo was chief of the Chirieahua tribe of
Apaches. His native name was Uoyathlay (the
yawner) and "Geronimo" was only a Mexican nick
name. He was born in New Mexico near Tularosa
but in IH7H he fled to Mexico, rather than be re
moved to the San Carlofl reservation in Arizona.
There began his career of crime, hla/.cd across the
history of the west in letters of blood.
United States troops finally pressed him hard. Tn
a pitched battle the cavalry was defeated. As Ger
ouinio himself testifies, "Though many soldiers
were killed we lost only MM warrior and three chil
Emboldened by this victory, Qeronimo, with his
hand of Apache braves, began a reign of tenor in
New Mexico ;iii<l Arizona and in Bonora and parts
of Chihuahua in old Mexico, He battled repeatedly
with both tlif United States and Mexican troops, on
first one side of the line, then on the other.
With his own hands Geronimo killed one of the
leading generals of the Mexican army. The Mexi
can troopers grew to fear him and avoid his wild
and fearless band.
Finally orders were issued to take Geronimo
"dead or alive", the same identical mandate as has
now gone forth for Francisco Villa.
General Nelson A. Miles was placed in command
of the frontier forces, superceding General Crook.
Miles sent word to the Mexican generals that he was
going into Mexico even unto the heart of the coua
try, if need be- to get the murderous Apache.
The Mexican authorities acquiesced. There was
no "reciprocal arrangement".
Headed by Captain Lawton and his scouts, the
pursuit began. Geronimo retreated into the moun
tains, murdering every Mexican he met as, he went,
apparently for the sheer joy of killing. Miles
pressed relentlessly after him.
Five times the Indians were surprised in camp
and attacked. Indian braves were picked off, one,
two, a half-dozen at a time. The pursuit grew too
hot. Hard pressed on every side, with little food for
liiß followers or their ponies, Geronimo surrendered
to General Miles and was scut, with his leading war
riors, to Ft. Pickens, Fla. Later they were taken
to Alabama, thence to Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
In the movement which resulted iii the final sur
render of Geronimo the I'nited States forces operat
ed iv accord with the Mexican troops.
Governor Torres, of Sonora. had freely sanctioned
the movement and kept the I'nited States authori
ties well advised as to the progress of the campaign
and the whereabouts of the hostiles, as far as pos
sible. There was little, if any, friction between the
soldiers of the two countries. They had joined in a
determined effort to stamp out a common enemy, to
capture or destroy a ravening beast, roaming at will.
The Villa case is exactly parallel, except in the one
fact that the bandit is a Mexican citizen. He has
probably retreated to the same mountain fastnesses
in which Geronimo vainly sought sanctuary.
He will turn and twist and dodge in the same way
the Apache chief did in 1888,
With the whole-hearted assistance of Carranza's
forces the result of the coming campaign will be the
same. Villa will he taken.
But can we count upon that assistance?
"Kditor: In regard to Mexico, hud I'nsitli in Wilson long ago—
".I. H.. A RKAI.Un."
Tills is all we'll print of J. H.s long card, which he evhlenlly
•at up nlxHit four nights lo write for us. We'll answer him briefly,
too, aad profoundly wish thai our answer could ring In the halls ot
coagnww.— —
oh: Shut up!
Thirty million feet of Washington lumber —yes,
■we said 30,000,000 feet—is the amount of an order to
be placed next week by the Great Northern railroad.
It means that a third of a million dollars will be
spent here. That means more mills will reopen, oth
ers will run to greater capacity, more men will be
employed, more money will be spent for groceries
and clothing and movies. ,
Tin- Milwaukee railroad lets out the information
that it has leased two more Tacoipa docks to handle
its mounting overseas commerce. More business,
more men, more money for Tacoma!
Chester Thorne, big banker, returns from the east
saying that he "heard" a large ship-building con
cern was coming to Tacoma.
Now The Times knows that Mr. Thorne more than
merely "heard" this rumor. Mr. Thorne knows a
great deal about that shipyard, and it need not sur
prise any Taeonian for it to materialize on an im
mense scale within the next few months.
For this is the year of promise.
"Itulguria dismayed by coming cloud*," says a Sofia dispatch.
llnlgnriH should hare prepared a storm cellar before it venture*l
He guess oa the war propositi..., or at least hare stowed an umbrella
•way handy.
Bulgaria le doe for a wetting.
Lf^ tacoma times
I MfWr.JA.___. l-_«is|ihl. how. mttlm of tbe Called Pree.
r Knfreg at (ha |wet«flee, Tacoma, Waaa., a* ■ecoad-cla**
[ >*fr»ad bf t*e TacoMia Time* Pnb. Co. Erery
■ortf Monday. Official papr. of alt/ of Taeoata,
H____B£^^ jtoeparfßKat*. Mai* IS, fl
Handling a Strike
Uncle Sam is up against his first strike. But,
strangely enough, unlike a big private corporation,
The strike occurred on the new government rail
road in Alaska, at Anchorage.
Secretary Lane received a delayed cablegram from
Alaska notifying him that the common laborers on
the government road had formed a union, demanding
and increase in pay, and had struck. The men were
receiving 'Ml/_ cents an hour for an eight-hour day.
They demanded 50 cents an hour for the eight
hour clay.
There are about 800 laborers at Anchorage wait
ing for the spring opening up of work. About 100
were at work on such jobs as could be done during
the winter. These were the men who struck.
Immediately on receipt of the message Secretary
Lane got into communication with Secretary of
Labor W. B. Wilson who appointed a COMMIS
SION OF CONCILIATION to go to Alaska, investi
gate conditions and recommend an adjustment.
The men were perfectly satisfied with this ar
rangement and have returned to work, pending the
adjustment, and with tho understanding that if the
commission finds they, are entitled to more wages,
the increase will date from the time of the strike.
The commission consists of John A. Moffitt of
New .Jersey, and Hywel Oavies of Kentucky, official
conciliators of the department of labor, and B. M.
Squires as statistician.
Molierly. Mo., Is in the throes of a violent reform spasm. It is
enforcing MM local ordinance* ns blue __» Indigo itself.
The cditoi-H of Molierly's three morning palters wore arrested
for KMiing ii piper on Siinduy.
Tu.h-ahs ambled aimlessly urouud the town, but were not
allowed lo carry paM>eng<'rs.
The loun whs so darned good It hurt all over.
Musca Domestica
The 1!H() model Musca Domestica will soon be
.seen in numbers!
It will ran erratically into dirt}' sewers and rub
bish heaps and over helpless pedestrians and inno
cent little children and babies. Tt will spot them
with filth from the streets and disease from the al
leyways. It will be just as much a menace as was
the 1015 model.
We are talking about this .year's house fly. We
are talking about it this early because we want you
to begin "swatting it" early.
"Swatting it" means many things. It means fly
traps, window screens, fly paper, kerosene, manure
removal and tightly covered garbage cans.
While it is well to kill the individual fly, it is still
belter to direct one's efforts against the breeding
These breeding places include every rubbish
heap, every garbage can, ((Very manure box and ev
ery corner where filth has accumulated during the
winter months.
Start now to clear away rubbish heaps. See that
the rovers of your garbage cans are 'fly-tight." Be
gin cleaning up and airing out for fly eggs will not
hatch in direct sunlight or if exposed to direct cur
rents of fresh air.
Start swatting!
Slo.ri letter* from Time* reader*, of general lateraat nuil without
personal malice, ..._l be prlated. Write about anything or anjrbodr
fstss \_l__h, lint do not have mallre a* your motive. Many letter* are
not piiiii. ii beeaaae iL.v are too lonif. Keep Vn_ nkort.
A RAP AT mjß'iaa
Editor Tbe Times:
Since 1 know Mr. Seth Hunter,
candidate for commissioner, and
want to boost for him, I aHk space
to tell what I know. For that is
the only way to boost a man.
Mr. Hunter Is a good socialist
in every detail.
He sent word to the school
teacher at the Rogers school that
he did not want his children to
salute the American flag, saying
that it did not stand for tlie work
ing class.
I don't think that a man who
docs not want his children to re
spect the Hag would be a very
good man to put in office.
Mr. Hunter seems to have left
this out of politics, but I hope to
hear him speak some time and am
anxious to ask him some ques-
tlons. I write this because I like
to see a man get what he produces.
Yours, J. WAMPLER,
812 South O st.
Say, Ed:
Don't you think that of all the
high-priced soft Job men Uncle
Sam has he could best spare the
weather man to go down and get
Any old cut-rate farmer at
$1.89 per, set out anywhere on a
stump, could hit the weather fully
as often as his weather guys do.
We have six auto trucks out
every day and I always tell the
drivers that if the weather man
sa>s fair tonigh^ and tomorrow
to be sure and take a raincoat
along. Try and see Sam about
this. Yours, THE KICKER.
SQUIRREL FOOD—What's the Use?
qjp 1 Dlmj OTIJyL/. fjmp
Lynn 0. Leum's Great Novel "Though False He Loved Them Pearly Teeth"
Luke Leher worked In a clam
foundry, and the quitting whistle
had Just blown. Slowly he laid
down his clam knife and kicked
off his boots.
Luke had a heavier load on his
head than his hat, and his heart
waa all aflutter. On the way
down to the "ma__uma" window
he passed Aaron Aroma, the man
ager of the clam chasing depart
ment, in which Luke was now at
"Hello, Aroma," Luke said, as
Aroma went by, but Aroma just
gritted his teeth.
Luke smiled as he put his
week's wages of $4.88 in his hip
pocket. Luke wasn't much of a
whistler, but tonight he whistled
his head off as he washed .lis
celluloid collar, for he was going
to call on Phoebe Pheedbag on a
very important missison.
Phoebe Pheedbag, the belle of
Hicks county, answered the door
bell which didn't ring, and found
I.uke scraping his shoes on the
mail box.
"Hello," blushed Luke as he
handed Phoebe a bag of pop corn.
After sitting around impatient
ly for a half hour, Luke could
stand it no more.
"'Phoebe, I love you! Life
without you would be as empty
as a chorus man's head. I want
you to marry me, and split fifty
fifty with me on the wheat cakes
and goulash! Will you be mine?"
Phoebe gave him a look that
meant, "You poor fish."
"Luke, how silly of you, I'd be
crazy to marry you, a poor clam
opener. You haven't any future."
Just then Aaron Aroma walked
into the room, "Hurry, get the
What Tacoma Labor
Unions Are Doing
Prof. J. Allen Smith of the
University of Washington, speak
ing last Sunday at the Central La
bor Council hall, said that the dif
ference between labor and the
employer is that the latter is al
lowed to boycott and combine
while the former ls forbidden to
do so.
Prof Nathan Fasten of the
state university will give the next
lecture of the series under the
auspices of the Tacoma Central
l_abor Council at 2:30 p. m. to
morrow at 949 Market st. His
subject will be "Various Phases of
Herdity and Sex."
A .Motion picture, showing
methods of avoiding mill acci
dents, will be screened tn the
(Don't Get Personal, Sltai, Don't Get Personal!)
air, Luke, me and Phoebe lias
a date to go to the penny ar
Back in his dismal room Luke
took out a revolver and pointed
it at his belfry.
"I guess she's right, I'm only a
poor boob," and he pulled the
trigger. The bullet glanced off
his nose and struck the ceiling.
When Luke recovered he felt a
big bump on the top of his head,
but it wasn't from the bullet. No,
down by his foot was a wallet of
bills that would Bhame a bale of
Luke hurriedly opened the wal
let, and out dropped a pile of
tailor and grocer's bills. Then
(Continued next Saturday.l
* • •
Mrs. Asa Bixby of Puyallup has
Longshoremen's hall March 23.
The films are being shown by the
National Safety Council.
The Label League will forget
business for a few hours and hold
a "get-together" social at the next
meeting. All delegates and their
wives are invited.
Reports of the Painters' conven
tion held recently at Belllngham
were made at the last meeting of
the local union. A political slate
was framed, opposing Hawthorne
and Jamison for city council.
The lumber handlers are be
coming optimistic. The lumber
business is picking up, and they
believe work will be plentiful in
a short time.
kicked to the editor of The
Wheeze because she came into
town last week and we didn't put
It in tlie paper. We surely are
sorry for tho omission, but we
can't watch both trains. We've
got to spend part of the day set
ting type.
* » •
The clock ls the only thing
that has stopped at the Warbur
ton building for the last ten days.
• • *
Old man Horton got a bill for
$3.75,fr0m Ernest Carstens, our
popular butcher. In reply he sent
Erney a bill for $4 for wear and
tear on his path and back steps.
He says Erney got to pay him a
quarter now. They'll go to law
■ • 11.»u t It.
Saturday, March 18,1918.
"I trust the public will pardon
me if, in justice to myself, I make
a statement of tbe final word of
advice I took before announcing
myself as a candidate for city
controller, says a statement
given out today by C. A. Cook.
"To be brief, the d;iy previous
to the announcement 1 met Mayor _.
Fawcett in tlie city hall and he
ankeil me 'what about the city
rommissioncrship,' Home mention
having been made that 1 might
be a candidate. 1 told him noth
ing had been done so far.
"He turned to me and said, 'I
advise you to go after the con
troller's office; you can easily de
feat Johnnie Meads.'
"I stated that others had told*
me the same thing, and 1 would
very likely follow his advice
which he and others had volun
tarily suggested that I should do
without knowing my own inten
tions in the promisee.
"Following that interview tha
papers made the announcement
of my candidacy. The mayor said
lie would take no part in the first*
primary election. I told him I
considered this very proper and
in keeping with the dignity of his
"Of course any candidate would
be glad of his support in tho final
The first auction sale of saloon •
und bar fixtures ordered in Taco
ma under tlie prohibition law will
take place at the colored club of
Reese Lee and Harry Robinson,
2409% Pacific avenue, which was
raided several weeks ago by the
Judge Evans today ordered
Constable Mathies to sell Ihe par
aphernalia within in days. Among *
the articles is a Bible.

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