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Labor Will Suffer
When the war is over there will be a sudden slack
jening of industrial activity in this nation.
Thousands of laborers who are now bid high for
at high wages will find themselves idle.
It is then that public improvements should be
made, to take up this slack in the labor situation.
This is another reason why this state's capitol
building program, involving the expenditure of
hundreds of thousands of dollars and the tieing
up of labor and transportation badly needed by
Tfriele Bam, should be postponed until alter the war.
Gov. Lister has the power to stop it. He WILL
stop it if public opinion is mustered strongly
enough against him.
Write him a personal letter, tonight, protesting
The people of Seattle and Spokane are doing the
Tacoma and Seattle have started anntlier row over the name
of Hit, Hauler. We wish somelxHly would move Hurt mountain to
|»im tier neighborhood.—Cleveland Press.
I Stop, Read and Reason
In November, 1916, the people of the State of
"Washington, by an overwhelming majority at the
ballot-box, said that an "Anti-picketing" bill pass
ed by the legislature of 1915 should not be law in
this state. In July, 1917, the supreme court of tkis
Btate, wilfully disregarding the solemn verdict of
the people, set aside that verdict, and by a judicial
decision enacted an anti-picketing law so sweeping
»nd far-reaching in its terms that it is almost a
tieath-blow to Unionism.
The supreme court did this in the case of St. Ger
tnain vs. Bakery & Confectionery Workers' Union
of Seattle. Every judge on the bench signed this
decision, except Oscar R. Holcomb. You, Mr.
Union Man, by your ballot, put these men on the
bench, where they could put their reactionary
views into a form that would work your undoing.
Will you do it again? As the good old American
slogan, "Remember the Maine," moved the whole
country to action in '98, so let "Remember the St.
'Germain Case" stir you to action when these men •
come up for re-election. Paste their names in your
tat. Here they are:
Overton G. Ellis, Stephen J. Chadwick, George E.
Morris, John F. Main, J. Stanley Webster, Mark A.
Fullerton, Emmet N. Parker, Wallace Mount, Oscar
H. Holcomb. —Tacoma Labor Advocate.
If the knbvr doewi'l make lutste and lead with lite divine
tight, as he has been tlin-.-it-ning. the allies mug swing on him with
Let Mother Know
Earle Fiekes, a 16-year-old boy of Springfield, 111.,
■•an away from his mother's home the other day. His
toother believes he did this to join the army or
liavy because he often expressed the wish to her
fhat he could fight for his country.
But she doesn't know where he is.
"If he has gone to fight in the war," the mother
writes, "I will be proud to hear from him. I'm
afraid he may have joined under another name and
then, if something happens to him, I'll never know."
It is only right and natural that mothers should
14want to know"—the best or the worst.
Earle, if this meets your eye in some army or
Daval training camp, we hope you will write your
tiother a letter, telling her where you are and then"
iWrite other letters to her. The one person in all
the world most interested and most concerned in
you and what you do, is your mother.
If this doesn't reach Earle, and is read by other
boys who have not written their mothers —who ran
away from mother and home to join the army or
navy, we ask them to take unto themselves the ad
vice we have just given Earle Fickes. It is just
possible that you may not be able to write your
mother many more letters, and if that happens the
most prized thing she will have in all the rest of her
life will be your last letter.
Write to her.
Idiocy Scare In Vancouver
Every voter in Vancouver, Wash., last week, with
just 39 exceptions, voted for the $185,000 bond issue.
The 39,, evidently, didn't want to give the Standi
tfer Construction Co. 50-odd acres on which to build
A million-dollar plant with which to turn out $17,
--000.000 worth of steel ships for Uncle Sam'l.
Please, dear aunts and uncles, don't waste thot
£11 the 39. Consider, rather, the 2830 who voted for
the bonds, prosperity, progress and democracy.
What other city in the world, of the size of Van
rouver, has only 39 reactionary idiots?
Even Tacoma at the time of the army post bond
£le<-tion a year ago showed it had more than that,
•nd we felt pretty proud of ourselves.
Monday, Jul 21,1918.-T H E TACOMA TIMES—
/ the Governor Goes Thru With His Plan
Jr&lL XIbJI V V IC-alT^iy) CYNTHIA GREY
Dear Mis* Grey: Either
my soul or my conscience is
troubling me and I dont know
whom to go to but to you.
I am a Christian woman and
hate not a soul for I was taught
from childhood never to allow
space in my heart for hate or
cowardice. My heart is filled
with prayer for ALL who are
in distress and trouble. Hut
for some time pafvt I have been
made to feel very unhappy and
My father was born In Swit
zerland, my mother in Ger
many. Until came to this
country when very small. My
grandfather (a surgeon) and
two uncles on my father's side
fought in the Civil war. As far
back as we can trace on either
side, there was never insanity
or criminal offense; In fact,
nothing to feel ashamed of.
And I have always felt so
proud of my parents, who never
were wealthy, but good, honest,
thrifty, unselfish people, and
have always snid and do say
now that I am proud of every
drop of German blood in my
body, altho the United State* is
my own beloved country and I
feel that whatever our govern
ment does is for the best. I
trust and pray that the end of
thH war will lie for the good of
all the world. Now the ques
tion is: Should I say I am
ashamed of the German blood
Outbursts of Everett True
in me? How can I? My par
ents and their parents are
from the finest people in the
world. I have had several
people tell me I should be
ashamed to admit there is any
German blood In me. This
hurts mo to such an extent
that it makes me very unhappy
because in the face of my God
I want to do what is honorable
and true to the best that is in
me. I will thank you lor your
reply. L. K. M.
You are justified in feeling no
sl.aiiif or ili-.lion.ir ItHMH of the
Herman blood in your veins. Hid
not l'l-.'.siil.iii Wilson in his famous
message to the whole world pro
< laiiii I tint we were not milking
war .:|." n the German |..-<>|il.-, but.
upon the kuls.T who Mlanils for,
aut.ii ia<j ? The German people aa i
a whole are healthy, Uirifty anil in-1
tflliii«-iil. In this great war, they
aro tho victims of circumstance.
Hut floes that make them less fine
or iiit.-lli^t nt .' Most eei-tainly not.
Then you should fori yourself
above the ignorant and narrow
minded insinuation** of these peo
ple wlio sock to .li-. in !. your |«-a< >•
Dear Miss Grey: In your col
umns every night I find a great
deal of helpful avlce to the
pulil'e in general. I would llko
to hear your opinion on the
closing of Btores Saturday
I am a merchant, dealing In
hoth groceries and meats in the I
outskirts of the city an3 am |
certainly willing to do my |
share in helping to win the !
war. But on the other hand 1
have nelghhors who are in what I
they call confectionery busi- I
ness, but do not refuse to sell
groceries either on Sundays or
late in the evening, therefore
1 do not see where it is fair to I
me to close my doors and give
my business to those people,
who in the majority of cases
are not citizens of the United
Sta'es. A MERCHANT.
Anyone, I am sure, can appre
ciate the unfairness of such a deal.
If Hie confeelloners (?) will not
agree not Iti sell groceries Satur
day night and Sunday, why
| couldn't you merchants get to
gether and have an ordinance
passed compelling them to.
Dear Miss Grey: I have nev
er written to you, but I take
great pleasure in reading the
motherly advice which you glvi
both young and old. Now I
want and need your help.
I am a young stenographer
18 years old and am considered
very good looking. About a
week ago a business man in
town offered me higher wages
if I wouflf work for him as
his stenographer had gone
away. He said I was too good a
stenographer to be working for
$12 per week and offered DM
$15. I believed him to be a
good man and honest and I
needed the extra $3 a week
very much as I have no home,
so I accepted the position.
The first two days passed at
my new work and everything
went well. My new employers
was polite and gentlemanly.
But the third day he was dic
tating a letter to me, and he
moved his chair alongside of
mine and put his arm around
me. I tried to get away, but
I he grabhed my hands and klss
| ed me. I told him If ha didn't
I let go I would call to the man
i In the office next to ours. He
| said "You dare." I started to
| call and he put his band over
i my mouth and said he loved
me all the more because I was
so spunky. I told him 1 would
quit at noon. He begged me not
to and said it would not occur
j again.* But today when I waa
busy he attempted to kiss me
j again and said he loved me
i more than he did his wife and
; said: "Believe me I will marry
Mlaa Orey, I can remember
how my mother used to talk to
me about such men, so I slap
i ped him in the face as hard as
■ I possibly could. It made his
nose bleed and he said I waa
j rude, but that wouldn't make
him atop loving me.
A man came into the offica
and while they ware talking I
thought it was my chance to
leave, so I left. Ha called me
up and asked me to come back
and even wanted to call at my
boarding house and talk it over
with me. Of course I told him
1 would never come back, and
that I didn't wish to see him
j again. * ' Xi
Now, Miss Orey. I am reflect
ing upon the whole 'Iti.-p- Was
I I rude when I slapped him, OR
i did I do right? Would It bo
Just for me to ta back </
former position after quitting
for higher wages?
This man said he would get
me back yat and would "fix it"
so I couldn't get work In town.
He has a lovely wife and baby
. and I feel ao aorry for her and
don't want to be the cause of
trouble In her home.
Shall I leave town or stay
and try to get work, or shall I
tell somebody about him?
Please advise as s.oon as possi
ble as I will wait for your an
swer before I proceed further.
Thanking you very much. I am
Stay where you are, my Wat.
Don't lie alarmed or influenced by
the despicable threats of this vile
boast, clothed In the respectable
pm of "honorable, married bus
iiness man." The coward lias met
ihln Waterloo and be seeks a row*.
'nrd's revenge by threatening to
blacklist you among Ibo employ
ers In the city. Hut his hark is
worse tlian his bite. His reputa
tion must needs be known among
his business associates* As long
las you are a virtuous girl, nnd left
his employ before you scarcely en
tered it, his slat em cuts, should bo
have the nerve to make any, would
reflect against him rather than
It has l>een a very unpleasant.
but nevertheless valuable e*|H'ri
ence to you. Every girl who goes
ito work has to learn a lesson
j something like 'Ills l>efoi-e she
finds out how to strike a bnnpy
medium. Hy that I mean she-learns
bow to be jlc.-i'ant, ag-rc ■•■' 4e and
sociable without permitting men
to over-step the hounds of con
ventionality. If she <l"ie,s allow
this over-stepping, she loses her
high standing In their opinion and
is likely to lose her position, her
rei*ggation and her huppine-is very
soon, also. YOU HAVE MADE
ItHP ItIGHT STAND; STICK AT
If your old position Is still open
to you and you wish to i-cMn-ii '...
it, you should feel no bositnii.y
at...111 going back.
Hear Miss Grey: Sometime
a-go I met a young man who was
working here in the city. Re
cenitly he removed to another
town. He writes often and still
calls frequently considering tho
distance he must come. On a
recent visit he told me ha is
engaged to a grirl In hda home
town, but for a certain reason
would never marry her. He
telle me he cares for me, but
I cannot think he does df he Is
engaged to this other girl. Haw
oa,n I find out? C. C. C.
You might take bis word for It,
■lnco be would have no object In
telling yon he mv engaged if he
Isn't. Hafe you a sense of honor?
If you have you should call It to
your rescue immediately. A girl
whose brain is working clearly
would never permit an engaged
man to tell her he cared for her,
and a man who is on tin- square
would not do It. If he discovered
that he had n utile a mistake, he
would rectify it by breaking his
engagement. Yon should have no
curiosity about Ms feelings for
you. Simply tell him mi long as
he Is engaged to the other girl he
must cease his attention* to yon.
Dear Miss Grey: What waa
the "Thirty-Years War" about?
Also please state why the "War
of the Roses" was so called T
ALICE AND HEN.
The Thirty Years War waa lie
tween the Catholics and Protes
tants of Germnny. it began in
Bohemia in 1618 and ended with
the peace of Westphalia SO years
The War of the Roaes obtained
Its name from the fact that the
I/ancaatrions wore aa their em
blem the red rose, and Yoklsts the
white. The union of t,hj> ros.* waa
consummated when Princess Ella
aheth was married to Henry VII.
Tacoma Agency for
THE Nr-BONE CORSET
—Made to order; con fort and
durability—cheapest la the long
run. Let us prove It to yon.
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A limited number of corse
TROTSKYS' OLD JANITOR
SAYS HE THOT TENANT
WAS "LOOSE IN HEAD"
Janitor Einil Piecko and his family, who take care of the
build * rVcw York where Leon Twtaky lived be ore tearing ti,r
l<s a. Trot/.ky used to take his friends into Piecko's farnace
"mi. help fire up, anil then sit where It was warm anil 'give the
"Their until Pick,, put Hum MM at midnight. Piecko Hint
sZ, «P r<U.tc biv nor.u.nal gu.st then. And bo can't undor
stlnd It .mm. Rut M Heau Brumincl said: "-No man is a hero
to his valet."
BY .1. 11. IMCKWOUTH
SlKiial Stuff Dispatch.
NEW YORK. Jan. 21. -'Sure I
remember Trotzky. He often come
down to my cellar h«ra and cursed
■ the czar. I th'nk then maybe he
' waa craxy. Gee! how he did love
i the r.-.ar."
t Thus, remiivbcently, did Emll
■j Piecko, Polish janitor at X.22
l- VjrM avenue, the Bronx, recall to
■ day many informal visits he bad
> had from his former tenant, Looa
■ Trotsky, now Russian minister of
• foreign affairs.
As I talked with Piecko It was
f not easy to picture Trotsky, now
tig powerful Juggler with ,lie dea
-1 tines of 17."., Olio,ooo Russians ajid
" perhaps with the people of every
'j nation on earth, down here In a
'dark Bronx basement, a half
-1 starved allien, and less than a year
i ago at that, discussing the roni
•ling revolution in Russia with the
• I Janitor.
j Ho Was Very l'oor. .
3 The whirlwind of time has cer
w tainly quickly chaiiged Trotsky's
lloatatO. Vyse aye. is on tho dreary
1 outskirts of the Bronx, in a sec
i tion of new and cheap "walk-up"
f Trotaky, during Ml five momths
r stay in New York, occupied a
l<three-room-s:>o-a-a month apart
riment with his wife and two boys,
r He was so much poorer than his
I j neighbors that even the pchool-
P 1 mates of the young Trotskys used
to taunt thorn for their threadbare
il Trotsky used to work for noth-
V *!ng for Novy Mir, a Russian so
cialist paper, published on the
Eastside, and his only source of
income was lecturing for which he
got never more than $10 a night.
In five months he made about
$300 In this way.
Thought He Was Loose.
Piecko, boing an American citi
zen, and owing no further alle
•glance to the czar, could not have
been a very sympathetic audience
for the Bolshevik! Napoleon. Sad
Piecko to me:
"Trotsky, he come down here
all the time, early morning and
late at night. Sometimes he help
me with the furnace. He talk all
' the time about the czar. He said
1 he was goin-g back to Russia soon
"■ and that the poor people would
• send the c»ar to Siberia.
"But. \\ bat dlil I care about
' what Trotsky said. I thought
"' In- waa louse in the head,"
1 and the janitor illustrated his
meaning by topping his tem
"What could a poor Rus
sian, who not have enough
■ money to buy bread, do to the
r "One night Trotaky came
down here lo get warm and
_^ Broadway at Ninth
; WEEK OF JANT 21~
1 "THE BRIDE SHOP"
--• "MOBBY TBEMAI XE~~
1 TOM KELLY ~
8 " JTAdITkKNNEDY AVO.
r PLO COLLIE W.H.'I'HIW
Week Starting Monday Matinee,
Monte Carter and Hia Musical
Comedy Company in
"IZZY IN THE BITG HOUBK"
Matlaene daUy, a:SO. Two shows
nightly, 7 and 0. "The Fightlag
started to give the caar hatt.
Three of Ids friends, doetora
he called all 10s friends doo
torn mWwt on him and the
f,,ur talked about the c*or
until I lusd to pot thetn out
"Some of the talk was Russian
and I couldn't understand them—
I am a Pole—-but it was about •
revolution and peace, and Beodlns
the czar to prison. Trotzky ho
got all exu'ted so I got afnuld.
Paid Ills Hills.
"But Trotzky, he all right. He
paid his bills. But he used to
keep us busy phoning all times of
day and night."
From all accounts, Trotzky,
during his brief sojourn in t.ha ■
Bronx, lived a life typical of this
bleak and dreary part of Ne'v
York. Extremely hard-up, this
Russian exiile, bought his few
sticks of furniture on the Install
ment plan at the Third aye. deal
ers and got most of his food at the
corner delicatessen shop or from
passing pushcart men.
Knew It All Along.
"When the revolution camo
Trotzky wanted to go home," said
Janitor Piecko. "But he have no
money. I think his friends get up
a collection for him. Some of the
money came from Philadelphia.
And one day early in May he
pack up bis trunks and go away
Sometimes when ho was flush,
he would take his family over to a
Ru-si-in-Jcw'sh tench room on
Wwtchwtaf aye. under the elevat
ed railroad for tea and afterward
the four would go to the movies.
Now all the Hussions in
this port of the Bronx claim
Trotaky as an "old friend."
Tlvoy all profess they "knew
all along" thai some day Leon
Trotzky would make Hie
whole world sit up and take
Tacoma chapter Xo. (17, Willi
en of tho Mooecheart Legion, will
give a card party Thur.sday even
ing at tho Mooee temple. Re
freshments will be served and ev
eryone Is invited.
Umt Mlf a little daughter
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lam
bert Davis of the Rutland apart
ments. She has been named
Miss Irene Lyman and Charleo
Galby were quietly married last
Thursday noon at the Church of
the Holy Rosary, Rev. Father
Mark Wei'dhmann officiating.
Hie Fern auxiliary, O. E. 8.,
will meet Friday afternoon at the
Woman's clubhouse. Mrs. C. E.
Oase and Mrs. it. F. Norrls will
be the hostess.
The Tacoma Woman's Study
club will meet Tuesday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. 11. H. Black
burn, 3Go No. Fife tit. The club la
•rtudylng the "Merchant of Ven
ice," and some scenes will be read
by Mrs. O. L. Haitchell and Mrs. E.
Tim Lincoln (lancing academy's
rnnuail barn dance will be held
Thursday evening at the academy.
The hall will be decorated and re
freshments will be set-red.
Mary Ball chapter, D. A. R., will
meet Saturday -afternoon at the
home of Mrs. M. L. Clifford, HUB
No. Oakea st. Mrs. Stanton War
burton wttl assist. A paper will
be read by Miss Marjory Stallcup
and some musical numbers will ba
gil Ton by Mrs. Loda Frailer Hays.
Mia* EMea Yantls and Jay IK
Ikinson were married last KViday
evening at the home of the bride's
parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Yan
tls, 805 So. Washington. After a
reoqpt'on they left for a abort
•honeymoon trip, after which they
will make their home lv Taomna.
Tho Paget Sound Homeatcadera
will give a card party at tho Ragles ■
hall Tuesday evening. Playing
will begin at 8:30.