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THE TACOMA TIMES __ Every Evening Except Sunday by The Tacoma Times Pub. Co. USES THE BCRIPPS-MRAE TELEGRAPHIC NEWS SERVICE. OFFICE, 768 COMMERCE STREET TELEPHONE MAIN 733. One Cent a Oopj, Six Cents a aajdatt -r> Cents a Month, |3 a Year, Week, by Carrier or by Mail. by Carrier or by Mail. SERIOUS TROUBLE IN SPOKANE The First Methodist Episcopal church choir of Spokane went on a. strike laat Sunday and refused to sing, not because the members wore working iHUIiIM, but for the rvason that Pastor Dills had informed the married organist of hia church that it wu wrong to dance at parties and ball*. The lady conununiaated the fact to the choir, with the grieroua remilu mentioned. It happened that the organist was the wife of the secretary of one of the local dancing clubs. She wouldn't hear to her husband going out ami dancing with the other girls when ahe wan not present, and wli.n she went along with kirn Pallor DiiW voice wu rained strenuously in objection. On the other hand, the necretaxy •aid that he waa obliged to attend the dances, for waa he not officially ratpoum ble for the records? , It ia hard to give proper advice in such troublca at a time when the Rutmian- Japanute entanglement demands do much thought. To advise the lady to attend Spokanu partiea and defy her pajitor aud the liook of Discipline would never do. OB the other hand, it would be equally improper to (suggest that the troubled wife aend out a warning to "the other glrla" that they must not dance with her bowt beloved at parties where he preside* as secretary. Yet it muat be admitted that it would probably be very difficult to get the huaband to resign his office, lie in, pre cumably, like mott other Becretaneti of amusement organizations, impri*«ed with the importance and value of his position, which demands that he ahall smile, bow ta tk« ladies and look officially gracious in him claw-hammer coat. There aeema to be no way out of it. Pastor Dills is obdurate, m> is the organ iat and to iv the huahand. They are at the three point* of a moral triangle ajhtf there Reemi to be no possibility for them to get smoothed out into a straight line. As for the choir, the members had better go right back to work. THKY ara oartainly making them»elveti ridiculous. If they hold out much longer other )>ersons with voices trained and untrained can be found to takti their placea. Aud then 'wbur« will they be! It ia well to look at this matter calmly and seriously. Tba mcanbera of th« chwir are advised. .. CARS THAT WONT CRUSH Two disastrous railway wreck* that have recently occurred but repeat history in one respect. It wan only the occupant* of the common day coat-hen who weit killed and injured. This result is not peculiar to these particular wrecks. It is ever noticeable that Pullman cars, and more especially the private cars of the railway officiaJs, are proof Hgainst serious damage. Thin shows definitely that the railway companies can, if they will, furnish cars that will not "telescope" and crußh like paper boxes. Most of the wreck fatalities may be attributed to the fact that common coaches are inexcusably fragile as compared with the mechanical possibilities. litre is fatal negligence, which, if it is not criminal, ought speedily to bs mads to in all the states. In a Baltimore & Ohio wreck 60 persons were killed. All were in the flimsy day coaches provided for the general public, while those who could pay for the comforts and pratastlon of the Pullmans were safe. It is nearly always so. The general traveling p\il>lic, that cannot pay the extra charges, ir given no protection whatever. It is all well enough to inquire into the canoes of these wreck* aud seek to fix the responsibility. Of course, gome poor devil* who are creatures of system will be found to bear the blame, but the real responsibility does not lie with them. Accidents are bound to happen. That the startling number of wrecks might be greatly reduced, by the general use of scientific devices for safety is not to be ques tioned; but the fact remains that accidents must be counted a certainty. And prep aration for thorn is a serious duty. That the railway companies know how to build ears that will not crush in wrecks lias been too thoroughly demonstrated to admit of doubt. The frames of stw-1 nnd cement u*«l in the officials' private cars hava withstood every test. LYotection MB be given to the traveling public just as it is given te the oftieiala tlieniMelvew and to the occupants of Pullmans. And it ought to be required on every mile of road in th« country. GEN. WOOD'S FOOL ENEMIES There in increasing indication that Osneral Wood w to find himself dneuly in dt'bted to hi* enemies. There i« a strong love of fair play and a hatred of pWCUtfon inbred :n the Amerirnn people. And it is very easy for a public man's enemies to ovanboot the mark and thus arouse sympathy where they had eii>ected to create »vemion. On the proposition that Ciensral Wood's military services have not entitled him to a major generalship the American people are perhaps of prac.ti.Mlly unani mous oiiinion. Could that issue have been held unconfuued, Ut confirmation wuu'd have been impossible. Bk worst enemies would have gained all they could lcuon ably have wished. Itut in the eagerness and the milioe of them who hate him "not wisely but 100 well' General Wood has undoubtedly found his salvation. That hi» nomination will bo continued there is now Jeft little ground to doubt. Fate that M severely bIMUd upon liiin is IK-guiniiiK to show unmistakable signs of a smile. Harm often comes through one'H iool friends. And here is a can* wkere muth good ban com« to one through his fool enemies. They have overshot the mark; they have disgusted the people who are not "good haters" except of persecution; and their course has been made all the awn odious by the use of discredited persons charged with crimed and inisdsmcanoi*. They have besmirched their cause with scandal as well as persecution. They have actually raised a ni\v issue, totally obscuring the one that would have been fatal if left alone. The serious and adequate consideration of the real issue tss been tendered iui pOMJbt* by the cloud of malic?, scandal and factional hatred that haa enveloped it. A new question has been raised in the minds of most people—whether it is worse to give undeserved promotion to Wood or to give support to the malicious. The promotion to the major generalship of the army of a doctor of medicine, with the slightest degree of military training and experience is an affront to seasoned and deserving officers and unprofitable to the army. The popular objection to it could have been overcome only by extraordinary conditions. And those conditions have befcn furnished by Cieneral Wood's fool ene mies. They have secured for him what he and all his friends could never have se cured for himself—the popular symi>athy for a man who in the victim of malicious persecution. Jack Front baa spring f«ver. Thats what's the matter with the weather. The ciar has evidently forgotten about that Peace Conference which he advo cated not long ago. It is remarkable how short some folks' memories can be on occasion. That the Russians are goading th» Japanese on to war it apparent enough from the trend of Asiatic news. Another thing is also evident. The sympathies of American* are with the Jape. There i* geneiiil admiration for the brave little people of the Island Kingdom. who are not afraid to double up their tiitt in the face of the fierce Russian giant with the big whip. The Colombians are still spluttering. Latest advices state that 21,000 of their warriors have assembled at Cartagena, determined to fight somebody. I ncle Sam laa no time to waste on that crowd just now. B* it keeping his attention riveted on the Far East, where real men propose to fight and do som. things. The 21,000 Colombians had better g" home. If they don't—well, we may tend against them 21 000 can* of American army beef and then they will wish that they hadn't been so extremely quick. Steel and Steal may sound very much alike in pronunciation. Possibly that is the reason so many psjoplg have become tangled in their Leads or«r th« sharp decline in certain stocks and have been saying mean things. THE TACOMA TIMES CLOSED'!*BY THE SHERIFF \Jm „! w Jlj \J 11U lI J g 111 Ri.iii b«>' 11 * J1 all 1 Your Opportunity to Get Genuine Bargains at Remarkably Low Prices The goods in the extensive stock of The White House have always been sold on a close, small margin of profit, but now the old tags, upon the articles in stock, showing former prices, also reveal cut rate pricings which will astonish all those who see them. OVERCOATS FURNISHINGS LOT 1-Overcoats-Men's Seal Brown Kerseys ans. xf^ Men's heavy Merino Underwear, shirts only, were excel- OCa Vicunas, finely trimmed and tailored throughout; our fI»P til lent 65c value; goat < regular $10.00 coat and a good value at that, go at.. OU«JU vvu Jaeger's Sanitary Fleece, the best 50c garment in the .OHM^ LOT 2—Men's Olive Steel and Oxford Meltons and Vicunas world go at _ J|2C made up finely and a special value at $12.00, go 00 CO VIU a 00' JU Worsted Ribbed Underwear in fancy pattern, $1.00 value pr« LOT Men's Oxford Worsted Cheviots, Vicunas and fine Mcl- g° a ■ '■■ UUU j tons. This is a high quality coat .made with all the new kinks Heavy Wool Socks, blue and white and red and white I 7ip that are in vogue; were $15.00, $18.00, $20.00, $22.50 and $25, mixed, 25c value; go at I I 2|| : will go at prices that will pay you well to investigate. Men's Percale Shirts, blue and pink striped, 50c value; Q.Cft goat.... ZOll AA C W C* '' C 1 I IITC" 1 Mens Percale Shirts in golf with or without collars to OCa /l/l T M B lili 1 B match, 50c value; go at OUU LOT 1 They come in dark and medium, plain and fancy cheviots A A ™-_ M s*irw u/% *m and cassimeres, serge lined, etc., was one of the QP Cfl 11/1 Oil C! \&C* 1/ 1 A/O AtT ■■■ ; best $10.00 values; go at OUiDU JliC/11 3 11 XJ VV \J\X 1 «> LOT 2 —Comprises a variety of new effects in staples and novel .ties that are so much sought after and was our best 00 Cfl Shield and Band Bows, lOU Imperials and 4-in-hands, AT !' $12.00va]ues; go at. ,; OOIJU the 25c ualitys go at . |£2l| worth 50c; go at £J^ The White House 1520 Pacific Avenue I Tacoma, Washington j+ The Home §|§ ■By CVJVTHIA CREy THE "FULL." Much i« said nowadays about the "pull." It is possible to gain a position upon a "pull" or through favoritism, but a po sition can be held only through merit. Of course there is an occasional exceptional that proves the rule. Don't grumble so much because Miss L has obtained a choir position by having a "pull" with the committee. Nine chancea out of ten she would not have had the "pull" had she not possessed a voice which is fitted for her work everyone will soon find it out and there will be a choir vacancy in spite of the "pull." What i* there strange about the fact that the office boy, John, was promoted. You. if you were not promoted also, say OLD AND STYLISH. Here i» the latest coiffure, and one of ]833, showing same genera] »tyle. PfiANUT UKIITI.K. Shell and remove the brown from one quart of peanuts; roll until broken to the sic of half a bean. Sift, saving the rift ings to dust over a board when you are rolling the candy. Place one pound of granulated sugar in a saucepan over the fire; stir until the • sugar is melted and a light brown. Be careful not to burn. Mix in quickly b the nuts and,turn at once on the'board I thai ha* been dusted with the line nuta. that John had a "pull." Why didn't you have a "pull"? Was John late at the office? Did John neglect his duties? Did John stay away from work to see a toll game and tell the boas that he was at his "grandmother's .funeral"? Did John do all those things? You and I growl a lot about the "pull." but it is always some body else's "pull." If you take the trouble to strike at the root of the matter, you may find that John earned his "pull." If a "pull' is such a bad thing in the other fellow's work, it's a good thing you have done. But if you recognize the sav ing grace of a "pull," get down to work and earn one. Make up your mind to be on the front seat when the "pulls" are passed. Roll without delay into a very thin sheet. Then with a large knife mark into squares. In a few moments break apart. TO DESTROY ANTS AND BLfc,TLES. Take some unpacked stone lime (say ball a bushel) ; lay in a heap upon a stone j or brick floor; then take about one pound | of sulphuric acid and put into a pint of I water. With thi* liquor sprinkle the lime j gently until the whole drops into a dry powder; throw ttin powder plentifully down the holes and about the places where the vermin come. A PRETTY SCHOOL DRESS. This pretty school dress is of wool in blue shades, with white cloth collar, re vera and cuffs, trimmed with velvet but tons and cord. The stock and cravat are of lace. IOBALS FOR A DAY. BREAKFAST. Grape Fruit. CereaK Sugar and Cream. Buttered Eggs. Conuneal Gems. Coffee. LUNCHEON. Cold Boiled Ham. Scalloped Potatoes. Sour Pickles. Marslunallow Cake. Tea. DINNER. Chestnut Soup. Broiled Steak with Oyster Blanket. Stuffed Potatoes. Salsify, Cream Sauce. Currant Jelly. Parker House Rolls. Mince Pie. Coffee. Chestnut Soup.—Boil, peel and mash enough chestnuts to make 1 pint. Add 1 pint boiling water, 1 pint thin cream, celery salt and cayenne. Cook till it in thick and mnooth. Remove from fire, add youlks of 2 eggs and cup thick cream; re- R I. ELLIOTT, 313 Fidelity bldg., 'phone Red 6862. Patents guaranteed at lowest cost. Send us your ideas. We make maps, machine drawings, tracings, blue prnnta. heat and beat until it foamK. Serve with toasted wafers. Broiled Steak, Oyster Blanket.—Broil sirloin steak cut 1% inches thick five minutei and remove to a pan. Spread with butter, season, cover with large raw oysters, season with salt and cayenne and dot over with butter. Put in hot oven until oysters "plump." Remove to hot platter and »erve. Marshmallow Cake. —Cream 1 cup sugar with V» cup butter. Add three beaten eggs. Sift and measure 2 1-8 cups Hour, 2Mi teaspoons baking powder and da«h of salt. Add to first mixture alternately with Vi cup milk. Melt 4 ounces bitter chocolate, add % cup milk, 1 cup sugar and yolk of 1 egg. Cook four minutes and add to cake boiling hot. Bake in layers in moderate oven. Frosting.—Boil without stirring 11/^ cups granulated sugar, % cup water and pinch cream tartar until a soft ball is formed when tried in cold water (238 deg. F.), ' then pour slowly over beaten whites of 2 eggs; teat one minute and then add % pound marshmallows that have been melt ed over hot water, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until cold, then add V* cup iiowdemi sugar. MINERS WILL ASK ROOSEVELT PORTLAND, Or., Jan. B.—President Roosevelt will be asked to deliver an ad dress before the Beventh annual session of the American Mining Cogress, to be held in this city next August. This was decided at a meeting just concluded here of the officers and executive committee of the congress, at which all the prelimii'iuy plang for the session were completed. Ju addition to the president many other dis tinguished men of the country will be asked to address the congress. The or ganization has succeeded in obtaining re duced railroad rates from all parts of the country and it is expected that as a re sult the attendance will reach fully 5,01)0 delegates and visitors, representative of all sections of the United. Canada, Mexi co and several countries of Europe are expected to be also represented. All the energies of the forthcoming session are to be concentrated on the plan for the establishment of a federal department of mines and mining, whose secretary shall be a member of the presidents cabinet. ENTERTAINMENT "Dandy Darky," a play by an amateur minstrel troupe at the St. Luke's parish house, will be given Saturday night. The affair is in charge of the Mission to Sea men and all mariners are invited to at tend. CLASSIFIED ADS. \\ ANTED —List your houses, lots, ranches and lodging houses, and, in fact, every thing in the real estute line, and we wUI find buyers for them. We will also fur nish you with first-class help on shortest notice, such as waiters, cooks, dishwashers, etc. Puget Sound Employment & Real Estate Agency, 1409% Pacific Aye. Phone Main 736. WANTED — Plain sewing; children's clothes a specialty. Mrs. Jensen, 1701 Tacoma Aye.