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TIMES EDITORIALS Vote For Easterday When you mark your ballot next Tuesday do not become soi wrapped up in getting the X-es opposite the right candidates' natiioK and in the right circles on the legislative propositions that you overlook the judiciary. Three superior court judges reniaian to be elected in this county, only one having received the necessary majority at the primary election. Of the three incumbents who seek to succeed themselves there is one who is clearly entitled to the honor—C. M. Easterday. His record on the bench is notable for two characteristics that do not go often together in the makeup of American judges and yet which combine to form the ideal judge. The first of these is an ability to hand down opinions that are good law. This Judge I^asterday has done. If the percentage of affirmations and reversals by the supreme court is any criterion, his rulings have been the best in the state. The second characteristic is the blending of human sympathy into teehinal interpretation of the law. This, too, Judge Easter day has done in marked degree. He has been a judge who has gained the entire respect of the lawyers and at the same time the love of litigants who have appeared before him with their trou bles. He should be re-elected by an overwhelming majority. Answer It Yourself What is a "fair and reasonable wage"? The Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, over the signature of its vice president, boldly insists that $2.20 a day is a "fair and rea sonable wage" and that the company is justified in resisting to the uttermost any demand for an advance. Working six days a week, every week in the year, $2.20 a day, gives a laborer only $686.40. The United States public health service says authoritatively that $7~>o a year was in 1915 the absolute minimum upon which a family of five could be kept in a state of bare efficiency. That was 1915, mind you. In the last year flood prices are up 25 per cent, making the minimum for 1916 $937.50. The Standard Oil laborers are therefore $251.10 short of a bare minimum for a family of five —and THEIR families run more than that in many cases. The profits of the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey average more than $100,000 a day, enough to pay Henry' Ford's wage Rcale and leave $25,000,000 in clear profits for John D. and the rest of the millionaire stockholders. Now, hero's the straight question for everyone that talks about Americanism— WHAT SORT OF AN AMERICAN CITI ZEN WOULD YOU BE IF YOUR UTMOST TOIL LJWT YOU ANNUALLY $250 SHORT OF A BARE LIVING FOR YOUR WIFE AND BABIES? EMMA WARNS PAULA AGAINST THE LAWTONS "Margie," said Paula, continuing hor Btory, "it seems there should lie some better way of passing on to youth the knowledge and experience of the old. "Of course, in my case It was slight ly different than in the cases of most young women who try to earn their own living, inn if my dear mother had lived —and mm h as I loved and missed her I was beginning to feel it waa a blessing that she was spared all my worry—she could have given me no advice, for all her life she had been protected and kept in cotton wool first by her parents and afterward by my father. "1 sometimes wonder, Margie, if the average married woman, whose hus band gets a moderate salary, ever appreciate* what he is doing, what h« is worrying about, for he must have many worries as he sees ex penses piling up with the coming of children and perhaps more'than usual sickness. IBS Me- "The average wife has no more notion of what responsibility means than the average wall-kept cat!" "My dear Paula, aren't you making that a little strong?" I asked. "Not a bit. For the one earnest, honest woman like yourself, there are ten married women who are indolent parasites just taking what Is given them and returning nothing. They are very unhappy if they happen to have children, and when the young ones come these mothers put them off with the least possible trouble to themselves. "I somtimes thin* mat word 'mother' is much overworked and the mother character overvenerated, for there are mothers and 'mothers.' My dear little mother was always thinking of dad and me, and yet she would hare been no good to either of us in a crisis, except to love vg r for she had had no experienoe in life whatever. Her experience, until the awful cataclysm came, was a beautiful dream and the waking killed her. "The day after the rehearsal I wrote the entire episode to Em ma, ami received by return mall a characteristic letter from her. ' 'Let me warn you, Paula.' she wrote, 'that you are going to get into trouble if you let your heart run away with you. The way this thing looks to me is that your very dear friend, Ernest Lawton, Is a selfish gink who has loved this Madden woman for years and has grown tired of her. ' 'You have walked right up to this actor guy and handed him your little innocent heart and are now waiting for him to say thank you for taking it. I don't like the way he acts, Paula. He may be all right, but try and not get too deeply in love with him until he talks something besides "affinity of thought and spirit" and has an other pet name for you besides "baby child." ' 'It Is no compliment, Paula, for a man to call a women 'baby,' It implies helplessness, and you cannot be helpless. Tou must be as responsible as he is—more so, for I do not think he recognizes any responsibility to God, man or devil and certainly not to woman. ' 'I know you'll come out all right, kid, but I want you to do it with the least wear and tear on your soul and body if possible. " 'With lots of love, kid, I am the same old EMMA.' " (To be continued.) DR. JOHNSON SAYS: DON'T LET YOUR TEETH GO to pacti-* ju»t berwiu* you yrerr /^^r^^^tot\ bomkwd one* hy iwmie laroupe- l^i teat workman. 4L». Jtnunlne Uie crowa ud bride* 'H^ ■! wwfc of tli« old-tlmr IMwUots Ji I . S\ (|| mi/ «f It hw rarrlT«d) and ■ V« C# otepare It with the hiffh-oaM <\ -*m*. W «gk turned out every d«, la my A«C* _^x^N Wt care Pyorrhoea and (Bar- '(MTi^K^!^ F\% "Jtarvard Painless X f/, s*^ ► Dentists }i/An^/^f O9m Mom., W«L, Mt. mghU. V /HpT /< J H^^ TURN TO «>M ■^^ WANT ADS *W THE PRESIDENT'S CORNER By Woodi&w Wilson The Interests of the country are founded in the last analysis upon lta material prosperity and lta social Juwice. A conservative man is a man who Just liU and thinks, mostly mU • • * • (From "WJt ana Wisdom of Woodrow Wilson," copyright, 1016, bj Doubled*/, Pag* A Co.) Consider the Youngsters Say, you automobilist! Have you got any youngsters f And don't they, like every other kldlet, get away from the home yard once in a while and run a little bit loose on the street. Or maybe once in a while your wife sends 'em to the store to get some bread. And they have to cross the street to get f—re. Well, how would you like to come home some night and find that some careless automobilist had run your child downt Not a pleasant thought, ehf Then consider the youngsters of everybody else as you would have every other automobilist consider your youngsters. It is natural for youngsters to get panic-stricken if a big auto looms upon thorn when they are crossing the street. They oftentimes stop dead still or else run right into the path of an oncoming auto. The safest thing to do is to slow down when there are children in your path. Give them all the best of the chance. Be prepared to stop still and let 'em do as their little minds bid them. Too many kidlets are run down in the streets. When you are running an automobile keep your eyes peeled for tiny tots and at all times consider the youngsters! Just An Example A women's and girls' free employment bureau in Tacoma, in connection with the U. S. department of labor, is only another demonstration of the interest the administration has taken in bettering the condition of labor. Right at the outset, after his appointment, Secretary of Labor Wilson announced his purpose of doing away with the robberies of private employment sharks, and of giving to every man in the nation who wanted to-work the chance to work. Hampered in many ways, but chiefly by lack of funds, Wilson has steadily and surely carried out his purpose, until he has built up a great system of free employment bureaus, in which the gov ernment, states, counties, and municipalities are co-operating. The purpose of the department of labor,was summed up by A. Caminetti in Tacoma Monday night, when he said: "We want to end discouragement due to the loss of a job. Ev ery time a man is out of work it is a loss, not only to him but to business and the whole community." IiCYNTHIAn I GREY'S 11 .|letters|.| f Mlm Grey uiwm all letter* sf inquiry by mall whem postaee la enclosed. q Letters of general Interest are answered through this column un less the correspondent requests that they not be. q Mlm Grey receive* callers at the office from ri o'clock to 8 o'clock ob Wednesday*. Q iii my collection of music I have a piece entitled Aloha Oe, composed by the dethron ed queen, LUluokalani, of the Hawaiian islands. I am cu rious to know more about her. kindly tell me the rea son for her dethronement and where her present residence Is, also her age. A SCHOOL GIRL. A. — Ex-queen liUtopkalanl's real name is liydla KanMkeha and she wiim born In Honolulu, Sept. -. I (MM. She wan a sister of Kin* Kalakaua, and succeeded him In 1801. Sin- was married to John O. Ihmhliil", an American who be came governor of Oatau. She at tempted to substitute a lew liberal ronatitutton for tliat of 1887, and this of course resulted In her be ing denoted. The lalanders then adopted » provisional government, which Noon became a republic She endeavored to secure assistance from the United States, visiting Washington in 1806 for that pur pone, but on the annexation of Hawaii to the United States in 1808, returned to the Island. Personal and j Social I The lames of Central M K. ohurch will be entertained Wednesday by Mrs. S. Johnson, 2SSI Bouia X street. All friend* Invited. KoitMMi for TwmtUj and Wednesday at Women's Republi can club headquarters, 2nd floor National Realty building, are Mlm Either Allstrum and Mrt Louis F. Hart. The Women*! WDton-Manhd leaKiie luncheon at Dvwey's, Wed nesday. Not. 7, at 1 o'dexk. All ladles wiiMng to att««d make res ervations at b*ad«aarters, phone Mala 1410. "a4v." The Wobms'i MUaiotuiry »wl etjr of Bethany Presbyterian church will meet wtth MM. Pa* I Tacomtt—OlyftpU— I Aberdeen LV4VPI CENTRAL BVB itAftOW, H:Mi. M. fWTURHWO IJBAiHR ABBR. THE TACOMA TIMES H. John», 3983 North Stevens street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. MARRIAGE IJCKNSBS W. J. Countryman and Leila Murphy, both of Olympia. The readies' Aid of the Boat Congregational church will meet If the Public Knows the Truth If the Public has the facts in any question be fore it, its decision will be just and fair. The American People want a square and fair deal given to all, whether to the individual or to the large corporation. The one great difficulty and the only reason that they are sometimes in the wrong, is their inability to get at the truth. Facts and true con ditions are sometimes so misrepresented and garbled as to mislead the most fair and conscien tious persons. The statements regarding the financial con dition of this company—its earnings, its invest ment—are not figures prepared by our company. They are not statistics drawn by us In a manner to influence the public. The figures are those prepared by the State Public Service Com mission, a body formed and maintained by the people for the very purpose of securing the actual conditions and true facts regarding pub lic utilities. Its findings are public documents, and can be secured by whoever desires to know them. The public has facts. Telephone for a pamphlet. Main 1006, man ager's office. Tacoma Railway 8k Power Co. at the home of Mrs. John Plnds, 415 Eaßt Morton street, Wednes day afternoon at 2 o'olock. Rev. Eva St. Clalr Osbourne will apeak on the referendum measures. The public la invited. Two hundred young women celebrated Hallowe'en at tha Y. W. C. A. Monday night. Corn- •talks, Uok ■o'-lanterns, blMk oaU and «jy»atitheinuai* farn lahed the OeaoraUons while older and doughnut* were the refresh- ment*. The gymnasium glr1» war* 1b gym euiu and middles and names were played In the gymnasium. Miss Nell W. Strlngfellow. phr ■ioal director, wu In charge of the program. Various ettints were pulled off by a crowd of high school girls In masquerade costumes. Miss EJlla M. Hoska presided. (PAID ADVKitriHKMKNT) Bring Pack Lumber SEE THESE FIGURES «, U ,J?. PO£ U from °*Mdai 1»'8. 1016 (Fiscal) Increaao. SHINGLES 501,827,000 1,700,8:13,000 215% IAJMIIKR 8»2,833,OOO ft. 1,180,018,000 ft. 31% Note—These figures are for the entire United States. Lumber imports through the Puget Sound gateway in the last tureee yeari have increased more than 1,000 per c«nt. Washington's tide of prosperity rises and falls with Lumber. With normal timber products worth $90,000,000 annually, lumber and shingle manufacture overshadows all other indus tries of the state; it is the life-blood of Washington's welfare. The lumber industry employs 63% of all wage earners in the State, and pays 59y 2 % of all the wages. Why has this great business languished—sick? Through peace times, through war times there has been no Balm of Gilead for Lumber. Here is the answer: The Democratic administration hat Tlrtually presented Washington's shin gle business to British Columbia, and Is giving away the lnmber end of the Industry as rapidly as is humanly pos sible. How? By removing the duty on Lumber »nd Shingles, and inviting British Co lumbia, with cheap Oriental labor and lightly-taxed timber, to come in and capture the great Amerioan market away from the American mill owners, who employ none but high-class Amer ican workmen and who are carrying a tremendous burden of taxation for the benefit of schools, roads, big improve ments, and government. What self-respecting Amerioan work, man could exist and maintain his fam ily on the wages of a rlce-eatlng Hindu or other Oriental such as we ex clude from American soil? Why Should you ask it? Before the enactment of the Under wood tariff law Americanism meant something; the American and his fam ily were worthy of protection and a living wage. Why should they be de serted now? The desolation and h*voc that free trade has wrought have left their marks on every hand. l.nmtipr and shingle mills have been (dosed, companies bankrupt, industry has been made to struggle for life, against the heaviest possible odds. The Lumber business of Washington has never passed through such a de pressing period In all its history as in the last three years. Two hundred shingle mills have been compelled to go out of business. Every carload of Lum ber or Shingles going eastward from Washington has meant a dead loss to Che Industry In prices below the value Of the timber and the coat of mnnufac- tore. But what it the situation on the Canadian slds? Mills running, business humming, American manufacturers moving to Bring Back the Lu»b«r Business with a Republican tariff. Protect Amerloan workmen, American MIIIh, American Industry. In the logi cal, manly, effective way. \ Open the Canal free to American ships with American cargoes I HUOHEB and the REPUBLICAN PARTY will do itt GIVE US HUGHES! Th« «loilri( numbfr ni • rfioat Story by Mlm H BeD* Itlhfr. 11i« party was chaperoned by Mft. W. W Beyiuour, president of Ui* association, A group of HiniKti rapfwntlnf th» various uhurchtu and organi zation! of the olty, will me*t W«dnea<lay mornlnc at tfca T. W. 0. A. to consider plans for the promotion of the work here. Mrs. W, W. Seymour wtU preside. Miss M. Belle Jeffey. the Tacoma general secretary, will apeak and foreign soil whore possible, to save themselves from ruin. The Underwood tariff has built up British Columbia's shlngl© Industry from practically nothing to immens* proportions—at our expense. On th« other hand, Canada has put up the bars on American-lumber and prices north of the line rule $3 a thousand higher than here. Three years have seen Shingle im ports from British Columbia inorease to three times their former proportions. Lumber and Shingles are coming In now through the Puget Sound gateway at the rate of more than $125,000 a month. All this trade rightfully belongs to us—here in Washington. We not only lose the trade, but every car shipped in deprives American workmen of work, America's banks of money, American business houses of patron age. The farmer suffers, the merchant suffers; every one pays a share of the penalty. Yet the consumer, in whbse interest the Democrats said they removed the tariff, pays just aa much as he ever did for Lumber and Shingles.. The middleman pockets the difference. The Democrats have done this—and they have imposed tolls on American ships passing through the American built and American-owned Panama canal, so that foreign vessels, loading cheap lumber at Canadian ports, can sail through the canal on an equal-tolls basis and undersell Washington lumber on our own Atlantic coast. Yet we pannot employ foreign vessels to meet this competition because of our foolish, antiquated navigation laws, and we cannot operate American vessels oheaply enough to meet the competi tion, because of the Democratic Sea men's Act. All these ships we ate building arc not for our own use —they are for for eigners to own and operate; they ar# to mak* money for foreigners out of Amerioan trad*. TnMd ay, Oct. 81, 10161 Miss Jane Ifeti Boott *f g«attu>, •xecutlro secretary fay tie Ko/tii. west field, will empnaalse ythax volunteer workers are doing. The Woman's Foreign Mission* ary society of the First Methodist ohurca will meet with Mrs M. M. Dodge, 608 South 9th street, at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon Mrs. Edward H. Todd will have charge of the program. A social hour will follow. A general In vitation is extended to all inter ested.