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No Cheaper Wheat
Substitutes for 30
Days. Says Hebberd
(Special to The Times.) I
BPOKANE, May 13.—Suusti-'
tutes for wheat flour will be
cheaper In Washington later, but
there will not be much difference
until after 30 days, according to;
Charles Hebherd, food adminis
trator for Washington.
A telegram received from Her-'
bert Hoover stated that adminls-j
t rutin should take Immediate
action to cut the margin of profit j
On substitutes, as the substitutes'
are now cheaper in price.
Hoover is dealing with condi
tions in the middle west and cast, |
Mr. Hebherd says, and conditions i
in Washington are different.
The telegram from Mr. Hoover!
•ays: "At the present price of;
corn, barley and oat* millers'
are or should be offering meal.
and flours from these grains tit
prices considerably bolow wheat
"In fact, corn meal should BO]
selling from the mill door at not j
less than 25 per cent below wheat j
flour, and oatmeal at an even
less ratio. White corn flour or,
barley flour should 1.0 selling at I
not less than 10 to || per cent!
below wheat flour. There Is,
therefore, absolutely no Justifica
tion for present price levels in
"Retailers should not take more
than 16 to 20 per cent of the
sale price for handling these prod
ucts. The wholesale maximum
margins have been fixed ns per.
our bulletin of April 6 at not
over 10 per cent in bulk. There
fore, with these criteria to guide
you I would bo glad to have you
follow up any prices made at
higher levels. Where dealets still
have stocks bought at highe.
levels than these prices every stap
In the chain of retailer, wholesaler
and miller should DO prepared to
justify their prices as reasonable.
POLITICAL TRUCE MAY
BE DECLARED FOR WAR
(Special to Tin- Times) |
WASHINGTON, May 13. —His: j
business men, labor leaders and.
political captains of promiii'in ■■
are quietly at work on a program j
that h:is been often discussed und
derided, viz: a political truce]
during the war,
A movement is real!*.- on foo' |
•t hut to assure the election of a i
The idea Is to (give no opposi
tion to any man who has loyally
supported the conduct of the war
and 1,.i:- not tried to throw bricks
at the administration when so do
ing was calculated to help the
kaiser rather than America.
The result of this. If carried
out, would be that there would
;be no radical change In the po-
f aa-#"^*a*A y^ I^.
I The use of WRIGLEV'S
I by tbe fighting men has
I created much talk across
I the water.
Even before American soldiers
and sailors landed, the British.
Canadian and French forces had
adopted WRICLEYS as their war
And now that Uncle Sam's stalwart
boys are hitting the line, you'll find
Ai WRIGLEY'S a very noticeable ally of
fea tbe Allies.
R Keep them supplied. A box Is easy
■R to send-100 sticks-100 refreshments. «*i*~«o
in Swki a* l^l*i leatlT JhT*** IP aaW Op
ff*-fa^^^'»sSeE f^""j9fißnS C| WaTgflsaf **^^^^ Aff#l
and failure to so Justify should be
recommended to uo for summary
Must Come Down.
"The time has now come when
the readjustment of the prices of
these grains should have taken
place. We are requiring the
principal corn millers to report to
tills office by telegraph weekly
the prices at which tliey purchase
i orn, and the prices at which they
are quoting products, and we are
directing tin in to make duplicate
reports to you.
"But without waiting for these
reports you can take the above
approximate levels as being in
dicative ana instruct your couuey
and city agents to make a drive
lon the reduction of prices to
proper levels, us the maintenance
by millers and dealers 01 the price
lewis which were duo to short
age in railway transportation last
winter has now become in many
Mat simple extortion. Where
dealers have paid more than pres
ent prices they run risks of spoil
age In Mafaaoriaf to hold material
for price at old leveU, and Lie
first loss of reducing prices Is the
In explaining the situation Mr.
Hebherd made the following state
"The ratios between substitute
prices and wheat flour prices, re
ferred to in the wire from Mr.
Hoover, are apparently based on
: prices prevailing In the middle
"The ratio of the substitute
price to the wheat flour price In
this state is not so low, first, for
the reason that we have the low
est price on wheat flour here of
any place in the country, and sec
ond, because to the middle went
price of substitutes must be add
ed the cost of transportation to
I lit leal or personal makeup of
|elther the house or the senate —
except that both parties would
nite in an effort to BEAT
THOSE MEN WHO HAD VOTED
AGAINST MEASURES DE
SIGNED TO MAKE AMERICA
[El-'KECTIVE IN THE WAR.
It is the idea of the leaders In
Ithtg movement that red hot po
lii ifal fights in various close
states, would serve to distract the
American public from the biggest
business bet'oni tlioni — that of
winning the war.
They also know that all such
fights Involve the expenditure of
rreat sums of money which might]
M put to better uses.
The names of those behind the
present movement are kept secret.
DOINGS OF THE DUFFS TOM HAD A SWELL CHANCE TO EXPLAIN. BY ALLMAN
SQUIRREL FOOD NOT (JUiLTY FOR THK YOUNG VOLCANO. BY AHERN
"Will a Man Forgive?" Asks Woman, Making Confession
By Cynthia Grey
"Are you ill?"
"Are you hurt?"
"Then what Is the matter?"
"It's here," she said faintly,
pressing her hand down over her
heait and sliding into a clkair—a
dejected human ball.
I started to get some water for
"No," sbe said, shaking her
head. "If it were only physical,
it wouldn't matter.
"My conscience is burning a
hole in my heart," she whis
This was my Introduction to a
woman who had made an urgent
appeal over the phone for a spe
cial interview at my earliest
"Will a Man Forgive?"
"How can I assist you?" 1 sa J
to help her unburden her woe.
".lust Hsten," she answered,
"and then tell me the truth.
"MIH Grey, WILL A MAN
FOItdVE A WOMAN WHO HAH
M \DK JUST ONE ERROR in a.l
bar life? Or will he forget all
the good she has done, all the
kindness she has shown him, all
the care she has given him, all
the sacrifice she has made lor
him, and SPURN HER?
"I must know this, first, for my
future action depends on what you
I She almost burned the words
Into my 'brain with the intentness
of her questioning gaze.
How Tliey Pay!
As I sat looking at her quiver
ling lips and anxious face, I
i pitied her from the depths of my
'heart. I thought again, as I have
thought so many times, how
MUCH and how LONG women
have to PAY for losing the beaten
path somewhere along life's high
"Answering your question," I
said, "Is very much like drawing
the winning number whon straws
are matched. In the drawing It
;.ill depends on tho bigness of tha
■traw. In the answer It all de
Ipends on the bigness of the char
iacter of the man."
"Well, I've got to tell It any
way. Miss Grey. And it's an aw
ful thing to confess." she said,
biting her lips and frowning to
regain her composure.
. "Some years ago, when I was
not yet 17, I met my first sweet
heart. I think I adored him.
He seemed the fulfillment of my
dreams, life was tall and strong
and seemed so kind. He was at
least 10 years older than I and
had been about the world a lot.
Looked Ip to Him.
"That made me look up to hlri
even more than I would other
wise. I thought he knew every
"I was away from home, for the
first time, working. The people
where I lived seemed to like him
and encouraged me to go with
him. Well, to make a bitter
Aory short, I loved too well, and
he left the little town and me.
"My baby died and with U.
advent and departure I suddenly
grew to be a woman. I realized
for the first time, what life l«
and bow I had been deceived. I
had always lived & quiet life up
till then and waa aa Innocent to
that date as a babe.
"I went back home a sadder
and a wiser woman, still a girl
"I worked my way thru high
school and determined to make
something of myself. No one
but my mother and one or two
ot'-er people knew of mv ii-nubi*
Monday, May 13,1918. -T H B TACOMA TIM EB— Pag Two.
"I gradually outgrew the ter-i
rlble experience and took inter
est, once more, in social affairs
and the young people la my
neighborhood. It was then thai
I met aud married the man whe
is now my husband.
Didn't Tell Him
"I didn't tell him of the cne
dark blot iv my life. I COM D
NOT risk the loss of hie love aud
the chance of happiness so long
deferred. I felt that I had not
been to blame and I knew I had
lived a good life with that one
"We had been married three
years. We have been supremely
happy. But —"
She stopped abruptly for her
lips shook, as with the ague, and
she could not frame the words.
"But some trouble came into
your life," I supplemented.
"The baby," she said, finding
her voice again with difficulty.
"When I knew it was coming, It
seemed as If my heart would
burst. The old trouble came back
n me like an avalanche and I
■ knew I must tell mv husband the
"But you haven't told tim?" I
"Not yet." she replied. "The
time has come when I must and
I want to know from you what
he will do.
"Will he spurn me as other
men have spurned their wives?
Will he think me no bettei than
the dirt under his feet?
"Can Ho I'ndcistaiid?"
"Can be understand how I
missed the step thru ignorance
and not thru wickedness? Will
he be able to overlook this aud
lore me as before?
"Oh, why must a woman suffer
as I am doing Cynthia tell me
some'hing to ease my heart. You
The Right Laxative
For The Little Ones—
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nappy and carefree. Whan the girl mope, ment ol the bowels without griping. A very
and is indifferent to school and study, or the ■«•»■• required, and h k pleaaent to take,
boy „ sullen .nd refuse, to go out and play. AUw boor, attar it. WU the child will be It.
tl.rchildne^s.Ux.Uvetos.nptjtt-.bowssa h^W »« M"*»
end rtir up the liver. It i. an excellent reaaedy for the mother *•
herself, and for the other member, of the
But something should be given that wfll family, in obstinate or occasional consti
produce the result in aa simple and oat- ration, for the relief of headache., as an aid
nr.il a way a. poesible. Harsh cathartic. m colde srid fever*, mbor .kin enjption. and
and physke are neither necessary nor de- »n border. wner e the basi. of the trouble
•"■hie. is constipation.
Many mother, have found that tho com- The druggist will refund the tnoney you
binsiion of simple laxative herbs with pepam pay for Syrup Papain if it fail, to de at
sold by druggist, under the name of Dr. pimisaej
The Porfoct JL Laxativm
NO INCREASE FREE SAMPLES
In aniie of awniniOMs iaarraeead laberatarr tusla Dr. CaMasaaTa fljiep Paa.ip Is ire largest ulUaai
alae ta> the War ilia inanufartureee ol Dr. CaldweH'a Haeas laaaiiea in Asaerica. m rem Uvt naarsr vasal ■ I
Syrup, Papain an aeevraeine tfcair Brails asad ebeoibin. and would like to eeannle it before bavin*, earedyaaaj 1
Ike war ia>e« ao that tki. leraJrr lajrajta* aaav nma> eadreee for a baa trial bottle to Dr w H CallaajL II
.1 Ik. p.. w., p„c. aa 50r aaaa $1 a Ufa. boiiU. Sa «6S Wa»s»aarw»3t..Moar» M Wojn. Ifyoaiaa'reKalsjE II
[have had stagy experiences told
you. What do men do under such ,
"It depends," I reminded herj
again, "on the man.
"Let me ask you one or two
"Has your husband a mother
She looked surprised, but an
swered in the affirmative.
"How docs he treat her?"
"Why the best a son could do.
He and his mother are like pals.
And his sis era worship him," she
added, "but —"
"Never mind, Just answer my
queries, even If you don't see why
I am asking them.
"Is your husband a reverend
man? By that I mean, do you
thing lie believes in a great spirit
ot good, a creator of the world
"He is not a sissy," she re
plied, reflectively. "And he is not
[what you would sail a goody
| goody man by any means. But I
heard him pray once when I was
very ill, and he often helps out as
usher at the church we attend.
We've never talked so very much
lake* Dog*, Children
"Have you a dog?" I asked.
"Oh, yes," she said, looking
happy for the first time. "He is
a wooly-touselly, just—dog crit
ter. My husband and lie are reg
ular pals. They go for long walks'
together. This animal adores!
him, I believe, tho It sound.; fun
ny to Bay so."
"There is just one more ques
"Are there any little children
in the neighborhood?"
"Yes,, many of them. I don't
know any of them, but they all
seem to know my husband. He
plays ball with them in the even
ings, sometimes. They call him
'Big Brother Jack.' My husband
loves children dearly."
"Well," I said, "you are
thrus'ing an awfully big responsi
bility on my shoulders, and I
might be quite wrong in my guess,
but I am going to advise you to
TAXI A CHANCK and confide in
"If what you have told me
about him Is true, he is the right
kind of a man, I believe, and he'lll
have the right kind of brain to
Declares Every German j
Is a Kaiser In His Home!;
' Americans are right—we're
lighting the kaiser; we are fight
ing a nation which is composed ot
mil lions of men, each a kaiser In
his own home and community,"
declared F-rof. Victor Horta of
the University of Blgswala, speak
lag before the Tacoma Public!
Portia in the First Congregational
church Sunday night. Horta is a
native of Belgium.
"The people of Germany have
had their minds perverted for the
! Im* three generations," he said.
"The German government has
trained its male citizens to be
i misters. German husbands are
I masters In their homes over ter-
I rorizc.d children and half-slaved
"Obey Is the word Germans
have substituted for love in the
matter of marriage. A Oerman
woman is a slave to her husband
and to her home. She is dimply
a necessary piece of property, and
regarding her as such, German sol-
thing this matter out.
"What he does, be will do be
cause he thinks it is right. And
I think that while he may be dis
appointed and chagrined, at '
first, he will believe you and your
"Don't expect him not to be I
hurt. He couldn't help being. I
"Don't expect him to make
light of the matter or to excuse it •
immediately. It will take him
time to get his bearings. But I '
think iou have a chance of hold
ing his live. That's the best hope II
diers and officers have betrayed (
and killed women and children. I
"Americans have been slow to
believe the awful wrongs Oer-i'
mans have committed in Mgtaia
and France. All the stories that]
you have heard are true, but you:
have not yet been told half of the'
whole tin Hi. The reason for this'
is that Belgians are afraid to
speak out the truth. They prej
too much at the mercy of Ger
SI bbbT^^J bbbbC
H|H| Bj \T .
ara^^^aw aa S aa aa I S
I*AST TIMES TODAY
Ton alt for a while and then
you, too, want to "get" this
• monster, the Reigning Prince
of the Prusslane. You hate
1 him because yon see him aa he
is. •'The Beast of Berlin," play- :
ing from 11 a. m. to 11 p. m.
'nine early for your own sake.
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Carbonado 7:30 8:15 2:00 i
Wllkcson 7:45 8:30 2:10 1
Hinnett 7:55 S 40 2:20
South Prairie 1:05 8:50 2:30
Leave n. m. p. m. p. m.
Tacoma 11:00 4voo 5:15
Piivallup 11:10 4:10 5:45
Ortlng 11:55 4:55 4:10
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I can offer. Many men spurn
their wives under similar circum
stances. I have known of some
who forgave as freely as women
Not altogether satisfied, the
woman left me, declsring what
ever the cost, she must make a
clean breast of it.
"Let me know how it comes
out," I said; for tho I didn't tell
her, I was a little perturbed over
the prophecy I had attempted.
I had a few lines from her a
few weeks a.'o. It said:
"My husband Is broken-hearted.
But he will not glvo me op.ftle
says he will kill the man it he
ever finds him. Ho says lie is
glad I told him, tho there Is a
great big furrow In his forehead
I never saw before. lam afraid
ho Is going to be 111. Oh, Cynthia
Grey, what would 1 give to be as
I might have been!"
I NOW I
Jv'^'* • ' ''^v'Safl^aaal ■^tf^J
sr^an^fil B^lia. aH *
H / n THE UNBEUEVEfe'W*
tell you to