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EDITORIALS A Period of Reconstruction Today sees the beginning of the demolition of a six-story building that long has occupied a prominent corner in tlie retail district. It now is to make room for a $300,000 theater aud office structure. The improvement will be one of the largest in a const ruction way Tacoma has seen for several years. It is important in soother way, as it is the first time that one of the largest buildings in which Tacoma's business has been conducted has been ripped down to make way for a bigger, finer structure. Tims, the passing of the Jones block and the erection of the new I'autages theater seems to usher in an era of re construction, aja well as another period of building activity. The Times foresaw such a development some time ago, and it was with such S thought in mind we:suggested that the new Coniiueivial club undertake a building and housing survey. The Commercial club evidently also glimpsed the future, when it author ized such a survey and named a large committee to conduct it. We used to remark frequently early in 1916 that "This Ts the Year of _*roinise." Isn't it proving true? The Love Bug Ah! ' v" (lather 'round all ye who are love sick. This is the bug that gave you the about her, loses his appetite, and wanders along the streets looking in jewelry and furniture store windows. Don't try to dodge the love bug, because when he goes after anyone he GETS HIM! Tha love hug makes Wm. J. Bunts, the world-famous detectuff, look like a hitching post. Big Times, Big Money The republican press is howling awfully about the "appalling total" of the general appropriation bill passed by th* democratlc congress. Outside of the army and navy appropriations —which can be omitted as they were supported by the republican congressmen —these are the most im portant items: Good r«»ads $ 85,000,000 Amor plants 11,000,000 Government ships 50,000,000 Flood control 50,000,000 Nitrate plants 20,000,000 Public buildings 25,000,000 Kivers and harbors 42,000,000 $230,000,000 A pretty stiff figure, we admit, and probably containing much fat, juicy pork. But generalities don't get us anywhere. Ths layman can't well separ ate the ehal'H'r. .111 the wheat. If the O. O. P. wants to be a real public bene factor, let it particularise and, in its Chicago platform, put the jinx sign op posite each item of the above it considers "pure graft". But then it's nearly yoting time and we will bet it doesn't do anything of the kind. It will fire a broadside, of course, but it will aim high, mighty high. Henry -Ford, who promises to do his "damnedest" to smash the prepared ness movement, announces that he is working on a submarine that will "blow the whole ship business off the world." And if the businesslike little automo bile he fathered may be taken as a criterion, he is likely to deliver the goods. But the spectacle of the most pacific of all the pacificists tinkering around on a submarine, with a sting as deadly as Mr. Ford assures us his will carry, is consistency sufficient to corral a whole herd of goats. Something like the old western way of breaking up fist fight with the butt end of a six shooter, eh? Owifessioiis ofa Wife I AM OOINO TO OONSILT THK VIENNA PIIYBICIAN "I don't like a poet, nohow," chanted Jim, under his breath. "What are you muttering about, Jim Edle?" asked Mollis somewhat indignantly, as she caught a little of tl.e drift of his •os*ti_ "Nothing, nothing, Mollie," hastily disclaimed Jim, "but If gossip does not He, as she usual y does, Malcolm Stuart has kissed many 'Hushes of glory.' and if he will pnly stop being poetlca long enough to remember, I am sure he will find that he had as sured some of those 'rosy flushes many timea that his sadness wa changed into bliss Immediately. "Do you know Mr. Stuart Jim?" asked Mollie coldly. "Never spoke to him In my life or looked on his handsome face until that night at Ellene's when after fee was introduced to Mar gie It seemed to be all off. As fsr ss he wss concerned, he had eyes sad ears for no other." "Oh, that's It!" laughed Mollie, •you're jealous, Jim. ! thought Mr. Stuart one of the most Inter esting men I ever met" Mow Isn't that strange, little fever. A fellow who is in good, healthy condition may be walking through the park and not have the slightest thought of falling for some fair damsel." His thoughts may be far away, overhauling his automobile or painting a chicken coop until the love bug alights on his vest just over the first pocket on the left side and drills through, puncturing the Romeo-to-be \s carburettor—then keep your head lights on the poor boob! Observe how, stricken with the fever, he raves about some frail. He even tries to write poetry Henry's Latest book, that Mollie should have de scribed him to Jim Just as I do to myself? "I also liked him," said Chad wick, and then all at once It came to me that chad wick Hatton and Malcolm Stuart were very much alike. Temperamental, imaginative and poetical, Malcolm Stuart is the kind of man women always like and men seldom. I was dreaming a little about him and trying to place his character, when Jim inquired: "Where is Dick?" "I don't know whether or not he Is home. Ring the bell and we will ask," I aald. Of course, little book, I ex pected to find him out. but to my surprise the maid said "Mr. Wav erly is dressing. He will he here in a minute." "Goodness!" ejaculated Jim. "Does Dick put on his open-faced waistcoat when he calls on you after dinner, Mragle! I shall feet Impelled to apologize for my lest year's business suit and make my adieus aa quickly as possible' "Can't you ever he serious, I Jim?" I asked, "Why sboiild I?" hs answered Quickly. "Life Is a Joke, you know." "Hardly to me." He came over and put hie hand over mine. "Forgive me, dear. You gee, I never can quite remem ber that you are helpless." Just at that moment Dick came in and called, "Friend, stop flirt ing with my wife!" "Why stop me when it can be easily seen from your glad rags that yop are on flirtation bent." "I may be going to a stag din ner." "Not ln a thousand y#ars." I waited expectantly to see if Dick would make any excuses or explanations about his engage ment, but he did not. Instead he aald: "Did you vend for me, Mar gie?" "I did," Interrupted Mollie, eye ing Dick In evening clothes rather -disapprovingly. I must confess that Dick is get ting better looking as he grows older, and he was looking espe cially well last night. "Yea, Dtek. 1 have Just had a letter from Malcolm Stuart and he said that Dr. , the fa mous Vienna specialist, will l>e over here next week for six months, lie wants me to tell you to be sure and have him see Mar- Igle." I could see Dick visibly stiffen. Mollie had the same impression, THE T„C6_A T__». ■iiiiiisiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii| JANSWERS§ g BY CYNTHIA GREY g ■!UlUlll!U!OiU!D!ll!ll!llill!ll!ll!ll!llfl Q.—On the 15th of this month we will have been married a year. I want to celebrate this occasion, but don't know whether the an niversary is supposed to be cotton or paper. Some of my friends tell me one, and some the other. Can you tell me which is correct and appro priate decorations for same. "MRS. 19." A.— Intl...riiies do not agree ln naming tlie first anniversary. Some say It Is cotton und others say paper. If you choose the lat ter you will find table decorations In bewildering variety. Cover your table with a dainty "cloth" and napkins of crepe paper, or you may use a complete net of dolllles which come boxed for the pur pose. Paper plates, in aU sizes, may lie obtained. Write namee of your gu.-sts on the napkins, In stead of using place cards. Q. —My husband is in Can ada, but is a United States citizen. Recently some let ters he wrote to me were opened, also my letters to him. Have they a right ln Canada to open mail going ln from the United States? W. L. A.—The government has a rig 1.1 lo intercept any message which it lias any reason for sus pecting. In time of war all mail is censored, incoming as well as that going out. The rights of a government are always superior to rights of an individual. Q. —Our son eats entirely too much candy and other sweets. This spoils both his complexion and his appetite. When he was young we could not afford to give him spend ing money, but now that he Is working he spends money freely for sweets. Can you suggest any way of curing him. lie is 18. PARENTS. A.—By convincing tlie boy that Outbursts Of Everett True for she hastily added: "Mr. Stuart said that he would Save written direct to you, but hslfca.l never happened to meet you*' "Of course, it's up to MaqUto decide whatever treatment j tho ehall have or what doctor B~»'-*il] employ -I confess I believe ln Ameiican physicians." "There, see!" said my nlirt, "he doesn't want you to get wtll; he is in love with Carolie."' "Id like to see him," L'M-d quietly. ' Then you shall," said I'lck. "And now, good people, Cj lst apologize and say good nlghf|* tot knowing you were coming—*! THE TACOMA TIMES MEMBERS OF THE SCRIPPB NORTHWEST LEAGUE OF NEWSPAPERS. Telegraphic News Service of the United Press Association. — Entered at tlie postoffice, Tacoma, Wash., aa second-claas matter. Published by the Tacoma Times Pub. Co. Every Evening Except Sunday. Official paper of city of Tacoms. PHONE i AU departments. Main 12. he la Injuring his health yon may get bin. to control the habit. The system requires a certain amount of sugar. Try to have your son limit himself to a certain quantity a day. See that he eat* regular meals. Stimulate him to use his will power, without which no habit can lie overcome. Q. —We are two sisters, 15 and 16 years old. Mother wants us to work, but will not permit us to. work in a factory. We tried house work, but the work was so hard and the hours so long that we didn't like it. la there any other kind of work girls of our age can do? LUCY AND MARY. A.—There are the department stores, where girls of your nge may begin as bundle and rash girls. Some girls advance to good positions. You were ...ifo.tuiuit.» in your first place at housework. Yon are a little too young to do housework to advantage, though if you have been trained in that line you should have no difficulty ln finding desirable places, where the work la not too hard and where you may advance in wages as you grow older. , Q. —Why do we laugh? I i don't mean what makes us laugh, but. why do we make such silly noises when some thing strikes us as humor ous? EMIL. A.—We laugh because "we are made that way." Laughing, like crying, sneezing, swallowing, and winking is a reflex action. When certain nerves are touched in cer tain ways, or when they respond to certain emotions, there is a sp<>..la..eons action of the muscles which Is not always controllable. Laughter is not alway silly. It is not waste energy. It is really a kind of exercise which develops the i.c.-ail.ii.i. muscles and thus helps to Increase (he amount of oxygen which enters the lungs. "Don't worry, wr did not. come to Bee you. but Margie," broke in .Mollie, r.ther testily. "Then I need not mahe ex cuses," was the cool reply, as he loft the room. I wonder if it were imaginative, hut it rosily seemed to mo that 1 lif.anl Jim Edie say "D tt." (Continued Tomorrow.) s WARNING! The man or woman who falls or refuses to examine the prices on our stock of groceries willfully throws their money away. PACIFIC GROCETERIA 1318 Pacific Aye. ON THE RIVER OF DOUBT—NO. 2 TOMORROWS ELECTION Polls will Ist. open from 1 to H p. in. tomorrow for the annual elecUon of a park board commissioner. Candidates are A. M. Craig, C. W, Mason nnd r\oit eric Mottct. The new com missioner will fill the place of K. A. Lean, whose term expires this month. There will lie 11 polling places, as follows: No. Is—Precincts I toll*}, WHERE PARK BOARD CANDIDATES STAND Craig Kill tor The Times: Replying to your request for a statement of my position aB a candidate for park commissioner, I will say, first, that I claim a largeness of vision and breadth of mind and disposition sufficient to see and recognize the needs and rights of all sections east and west as well as north and south. I believe that every large city, such as this is destined to be, should have a system of parks and playgrounds of such extent and distribution that these would be a place of beauty with room for fresh air and recreation within walking distance of every work ingman's family. This is an ideal not to be at tained ln a year, nor in five years, but if the resources of the park district are expended with this end constantly in view it will be an accomplished fact by the time Tacoma becomes a congested city, and without burdensome taxa tion. I believe in economy of admin istration consistent with effic iency, but not at the expense of the laboring man's wages. Very truly, A. M. CRAIO. _ Wherever there's a postoffice Uncle Sam will deliver The Times to you each day. _ If you leave town for a vacation be sure to give your new address to the Oireulat ion Manager, Main 12. TTRN TO THK CIiASSIKIRD WANT ADS ON PACK 7 FOR HKSCLTB. BRK P_QB HEVKN. Buckley-Tacoma Stage Co. EFFECTIVE AFTER ACQ. 1. I/cave Ttacoma Leave Ruckley 10:00 a. .... 8:00 a. m. 8:30 p. m. 12:30 p. i... •8:00 p. m. 6:00 p. m. 'Except Sat. and Sunday. SPECIAL Sat. and Sun. Only. Leave Tit com.i 11:30 p. in. OFFICE and DEPOT Puritan Drug Store IHh and Pacific ay., Tacoma Buckley—Overmyer's Round Trip $1.00; Single gßs engine house. No. 1 '.iii und J. No. a.—Precinct* 10 to 33, store, Xorth Ist and Tacoma aye. No. 3. —Precincts 81 to 52, engine house, South 13th and I. No. 4.—Pes in, is 53 to 74, store, _i»il. and I a-t D. No. B.—Precincts 75 to 82, Odd Fellows' hall, Park ay. No. o.—Precincts 83 to 02, engine house, South 34rd Mason Editor The Times: Since announcing my candidacy for park commissioner, I have been asked for a statement of my position on certain questions re iating to parks. In general, I endorse the pol icy of tlie present board, and feel sure I could work in har mony with them. I am proud of the parks we have and believe they should be kept up and Im proved, but I should urgo that the greatest care be exercised to pre serve the natural wild scenery. We have the grounds, waters and forests and all that tve could wish for in the way of natural advant ages, and with careful, intelligent management, conserving the na tural beauties, and systematically developing and adding thereto, our parks can and should be made the finest In th) oountry. I believe we need more small parks near the center of the city where they could tie utilized as play grounds, and where they could be enjoyed by the tired mother and father of the large family without the worry and ex pense of a long car ride. We need more play grounds for the children. I also advocate more band concerts ln the paiks dur ing the summer months. The South End needs a park, and it would be hard to find a - spot more suited for the purpose i than the Wapato district. The beautiful lake and the eurround ing grounds are a natural park, I and Its beauty could be greatly increased by a small outlay of ' labor and money. It could easily , be made one of the most beauti ful parks in the city, and is ac i cesslble to a large part of the city. I would also urge the strictest ( economy consistent with the b^st . results. I believe in employing HOME talent and labor in the de . velopment of our parks. As the parks are for the people, they should be so managed that the people would be encouraged to make free use of them. If elected, 1 shall be an actlvo member and endeavor to serve the interests of the whole people. C. F. MASON. Another Advance Expected on All Carbon Papers. Efficient buy ers will order now from— WALTER BERG STATIONERY 00. 808 Her- Ice Bldg. Monday, June 5,191.. and L. No. 7.—PreclncU 1)3 to 100, drug store, 23rd and K. No. 8. —Precincts tot and P. <-hjle.ii.il (lunch, 1111. and Proctor. No. o.—Precincts 102 to 110, engine house, South T.i coma. No. 10. —Pie* in. Is 112 to 123, 2317 South (ith ate. No. 11.—Precni.is 124 to 131, store, North 3 111. and I*roctor. Mottet Editor The Times: My only promise to those who may wish to vote for me for park commissioner will be that 1 will do my utmost to see that the people of Tacoma get full value . received for every dollar of the park funds spent. As to my ability to help spend this money judiciously, I will simply refer to my 29 years of residence ln this city, 19 of which were spent ln active and successful business life. I further believe it would be s great encouragement to the park board and a stimulus to a great er park development If the people would show a greater apparent in- * terest ln park board affairs. Last year only 4.".6 votes were cast In the park board election, out of a total registration of more than 30,000. FREDERIC MOTTET. WORKERS OF U. 8. PLEAD FOR LEADER •TAMES CONNCU-Y Representatives of more than 250,000 union workers have pledged themselves to fight for the life of James Connolly, Irish labor leader, in prison In Eng land, charged with high treason. ■ TURN TO THE CLASSIFIED WANT ADS ON PAGE 7 FOR RESULTS. SEE PAGE SEVEN.