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Thursday, Dec, 25,1913.
STORES DO 818 BUSINESS ON WIND-UP Tt was a remarkable Chrißtmnti «ye in Tacoma. Instead of the usual "night be r fore Christmas" rush in the stores merchants 'reported tha< the last-minute trade did not ex ceed that of the previous two evenings. „, .-, . m s Managers of Tacoma stores as serted today that they believed Tacoma had at last taken consid eration of the clerks and obeyed the oft-repeated request to "do your shopping; early." ' Instead of the midnight rush last, night, the stores and streets were deserted by 11:30 o'clock ' and by midnight every store on Pacific aevnue and C street was closed'and the Btreets almost de serted. Merchants reported that • their trad© on Monday and Tues day had ben heavy, and that tlx> Christmas business averaged up as well or better than last year, but that people apparently joined • in th.c "early shopping" move ment in order to avoid a Christ inas eve rush. UNION PACIFIC STARTS WORK Union Paclfio engineers have begun taking borings for the testing of the foundation for the new bridge to be placed over the ' city waterway below 15th street. ' The contract for the bridge, which will cost about >,000, will be let in January and work will be started at once. It will take a year for the construction. Following the completion of the bridge the company will build a new freight shed Just across the waterway to cost over $100,000. All told the Union Pacific will spend about half a million in Ta coma in the next year. CALL FOR HELP FROM ARCTIC LONDON, Dec. —The first wireless for help ever recorded from the Arctic circle came here early today announcing that the Norwegian steamer Bagnvald Jarl whs ashore 600 miles north of . Bergen. The message of distress went the rounds of all the Euro pean wireless stations. GIVES HIMSELF UP BAKEHSFIEI.D, Cal., Dec. 25. —J. H. Price, killed Ross Mer -„ thew in a quarrel in a power camp, then hired a rig and drove 20 miles to give himeelf up to the sheriff with two bullet wounds in his body. GETS PAINTING NEW YORK, Dec. 25.—"The "The yamDß3 6ff T ;T. .. T Wood Chopper" is the title of a - painting bought by Mrs. Wilson for the president's Christmas present. M'ADOOISIT ' WASHINGTON, D. C, D«C. 25. —With both President Wilson and Vice President Marshal away and Secretary Bryan also absent Secretary McAdoo is president to * day. .;■ - . ' /"" ■•■■ COMET VISIBLE WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 25. , — Dolavan's comet is viaible through tbe telescope now and •oon will be visible to the naked •ye. "•/.:-■; JUMPED FOR HAT .DOUGLAS, Arii!., Dec. 25. — A ! German supposed to be insane threw his hat out of the window of a passenger train, then leaped head first ; after it. He was not hurt much. '~i --", ./. ■.■:.,•?' '.■■ -i I BACK ON JOB §. CHICAGO, Dec. 25.—Mrs. El , Flagg Young says she will re sume , her old j place j at ■ the ; head of the schools as a result of the mtlon of the. board in reinstating her yesterday. ' ■•'■'.' ,'"-;■.-.; ■'Q*? DROPS BIG CASE NEW f YORK, Deo. •.; 25. —Offer- Ing no reason the government has „ i Just 1 dropped | prosecution lof . Victor Neustadt, rich beer Im porter ,1 who f was , arrested ; for , de traudliiß the ; government: by un dervaluation of ; his ■ Imports.-'.-.?? • SUSPENDS TAX ■. ¥. &'\jV' vv ■ ..-. • v'r'''-::-r, ■ v:*—■; V,:, CTTASHINGTON.iD.- 0., Dec. 85. ■ >ißccretary McAdoo has suspend-; *jf ■ Hjl the I collection \ of * the j income :'■ -ha [at s the • source on 'i local > im . ' ttoretnent ; district bond*;,'^"■■•T^ Girl's Story May Mean Confession in Cases BA\ FKAXCISCO, Dec. 24. With • In- injection of >IJss I^ena ailufl, the first woman, into <!u' trial here of el«lit indicted West* crn Fuel company officials, ull#- KUtions of atteniptinft to dlNcreOit government witnesses through sensntionul means have bern add ed to the charges of coal frauds. Accusing David G. Powers, a married man, chief witness of the prosecution, with having betrayed her under promise of marriage, this 20-year-old girl has relegated the dry documentary details of the case to the background. Miss Caduff asserted that she thought Powers divorced. Powers declared it a bold at tempt to mitigate the effect of his testimony against his former busi ness associates, he having been an employe of the Western Fuel com pany during the period of alleged frauds. Although Miss Caduff and her father both denied to the federal grand jurors, hastily summoned, FREELAND SHOWS HOW CITY OWNED LINE CANT LOSE The tldefiat ear line may be ■ paying invcatmrnt after all. (ommlulDDar Free In nil's ■ «-»li lualrx neuured from <iiklh«« r» and used la tain talk Monday nljdit al low $4T,778 a year for operation of the line, which It la conceded la tre mendoualr ItlitU. Aicalnat tbl« la ea tlmated reoelpta of •27,88, a aavlns of tlie direct current now bouicfct from Stone-Webater of *.*.«:<>, niul the savin* of the one iier cent fran chise tax which Stone-Webster de mand from tbe city of *11,011.M. which would leave an actual deficit the city would hnve to make up tra der municipal ownership and oper ation of the line of | $3,033 - above what the pity would lose If Stone- Webstsr operated the line. ' But Freeland has In trying to be absolutely fair to the ; opposition, granted too much. "In h!s estimate! of tne cost of operation : lie allows $35 a day or »12,77E for power. This amount the city. would ; simply . pray to Itself for Nlsqually electric cur rent now going-. to 5 waste. ,'■>' As : a matter of fact tha current to oper ate the cars would not cost the city a cent In reality as It has tlie juice and Is not . using; It. <*-'<$■' '■-,;' '..; >■':■', ■ .-, If this % 18,775, Is ' eliminated from the estimate of operation it would leave the" oity ' taxpayers not , only free | from - any j deficit to | make up but ' actually \ $8,543 ahead of the me. ':-*..' ;*"• * :.*"..*-=■••'"v-''•'"'; It really does not matter whether thLs $12,776 be deducted from the operating expenses or counted as an addition to the revenues of the light department, It counts as so much train to the ctty Just th« same The Bank of California NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Established 1804. Capital and Surplus . $16,300,000.00 G»n Francisco Portland Tacoma Seattle TAOOMA BRANCH The Bank of California Building, Tacoma. Miss Lena Caduff, the "woman in the case" of the government againttt the 'Western Fuel com pany. llelow is' Edwin Powers, former assistant snpciiiitcniiciii of the Fuel company, and below him, his brother, David <>. Powers, star witness for the prosecution ar ru-.-il of contributing to the de linquency of Miss Caduff. that there was any connection be tween her action and the cases at bar, Special Prosecutors Matt I. Sullivan and Theodore Roche at once began a probe on this as sumption. Three months ago Powers' ac cuser had been refused a warrant for hifi arrest on the same charge and the grand jury refuted to bring an Indictment. That was why the motive of its revival at this time was chal lenged by the government. He claims that while the accu sations were being ventilated three months ago, an attempt was made by Mise Caduff's represen tatives to quash the matter for a cash payment of $1,000. The federal grand jury discov ered that Attorney Bradley Wal lace, connected with the girl's counsel, had been a college chum of Felix Smith, son of Sidney Smith, one of the defendant fuel directors. Furthermore, that Wallace was formerly attached to the law offices of Atty. J. K. Prin gle, step-son of Sidney V. Smith, and associate counsel for the ac cused directors. This was regarded as highly significant by the government. "A pure frame-up," said David Powers. In this he was sustained by his brother Edwin Powers, former as sistant superintendent of the Western Fuel company. as it Is city Juice It now hag going to waste. If Stone-Webster put l/i a line the city could not sell the Juice to operate It. The people are beginning to get wise to the fact that the municipal car line may be a big winner. Even the tricky trio is beginning to hedge. The mayor declares now that he will not join the "treasonable trio" In the Stone-Webster deal. "I will not agree to their deal on the fran chise rebate," said the mayor. This morning even Mills, who was the ringleader of the back office' deal declared that he was for a mv- I nicipal line and that if the bonds did not carry he even favored thn city building the line later when it got money at all events. The counctlmen have about given up hope of doing anything with Stone-Webster. "I believe we are unanimous now ! that the city should build the line, at least and own It, even If we have to leave operation for a future con sideration," said the mayor. MAIL JAMMED WASHINGTON, D. C, D«c. 25. ---There will be a few folks dis appointed at not receiving their Christmas presents on time be cause of the congrestion of the malls. Postmaster Burleson said that despite the unprecedented use of the mails this year the ser vice -wrs delivering the goods. THE TAOOMA. TIMES. W REMNANTS AT HALF PRICE V RIBBONS The end of December finds a remnant day rich in excellent val ues including plain colors, satin taffetas, messalines, novelties and holiday ribbons in lengths from % to l'/2 yards. Regular values per yard 35a to 50c, several ribbons even higher. Tomorrow these ribbons Only 5 Cents LINEN DEPARTMENT ' REMNANTS Odd Towels, Pattern Cloths, Napkins and Fancy Linens may be found here at special price reductions. b'Oc Unbleached Damask at 35c $1.00 Unbleached Linen Damask at 75c $1.25 Mercerized Napkins at 75c $2.00 Linen Pattern Cloths at ... .$1.50 35c Hemstitched Towels at^ 19c $1.00 Renaissance Scarf's and Squares 75c ALL OUlt WOMEN'S AND MISSES' SUITS NOW HAT P • ■ ■---■-, I %^h pi/1/ Aili / 1111 \ \t<ki>i'i t fiw \k ! I ' 111 \\ MODI I 3 '' A Btunnlng BUU Of roy* a Bu if in navy bliiA nf ™ fl I^l*-- ,1 v\ V /MIW ' A stunning suit of roy- A sllit in n ., vv i.i,,,, # fl VO? A ■ /Liwi This is a handsome al purple made of.the A BUlt '" navy b'"l ot : AH \ \<S fl ■ I J'^^^ three-piece suit made new waffle cloth and extra quality bedford /BSbS I\ / I Wfl rzr ln a combination of one of the decided cut- cord i n one-button cut- /JMH|v \ H^^ ■ ■Ll *^ .. , the colors taupe and away styles, with long • /JP^^-^ \ / ; VIM . MODEIi 2 roße of a new tal- drooping kirn on a away style. Vest goes - .X: C^TT'. ;'.;■- \' /:>" -"^o*k This exquisite model is esse. A contrastingly sleeves. The long che- wlfch this maka of soft MODEL 8 ' :'<\ • - -V I '^•k made in a beautiful embroidered velvet col- nile scarf of oriental Wltn tnls aXe 0I 8°" A beauul taune suit XI £9 M«.l»i i l shade of brown broad- lar finishes the cut- design to be used tan broadcloth. A slit ta'the new breaded 'Js*' Ji Handsome three-piece cloth. The Jacket away coat. A slightly either as draped or skirt, slightly draped, granite cloth with vest ';' *'" "i* suit made of beautiful being made la the new but stylishly draped overflow, make this fnta h eß this suit- suit- made of nandßomp ori- r;^^J^dtSßw three-tone changeable vestee effect in burnt skirt aids in making garment most distinct- nnlS°eß tft» ! ultl v eital taoestrv ?"^ Th a ?; MODEL 7 velvet in black, blue orange velvet. The this a most charming ive in style: Regular able for Btreet or after ■•°I*'. is p estr^ J,, t A handsome suit made* and tan. The Jacket is color combmation pro- suit." Regularly $75.00, price $66.00. now .... noon wear. Regularly a^*;'/", B ' Zuh Vi\C (ot extra quality pur a decided kimona style duced a truly stunning now V »37.80 ... ......... $32.50 $94.50, now . . $24.75 girdle andlsash effect^ ple Velvet ln : new l out" with the new Marie effect. ■ The collar is . ■ - - - -■- ■ - -• • ■■■"■- .-"--,, '„ ■- ■-. -7 .- ti,. 'f an.d ■ Ba6n. 6"ec^' awa?' Btle- The J col- Antoinette collar, trimmed; with ermine """~~~ '~" -.• . ... ....... , ■.--.... — !.J B'Y, rt. l 8 -n e n p,la ,' -?lar of tne coat Is trim beautifully lined with : and the skirt is grace- A rii • 'l V T\ -'-/' /»•! 7 rNI S « mn«t «LliiV L!f^ mcd - wlth :: black S cara soft flowered taffeta, fully draped to the A NTVIPT \\T Rrmfl-TlHc* VQID " m«n?" rI ««i 5? r cul and the combina- The skirt is draped sides.! Original price. aTL; Otl IL/ tl V ; XJUIId - OdltJ tA^r'r, eKU - l 1?.\&^«on °n 5 purple fj«beinel both sides and back, $55.00, now ...$27.50 ;^;; :^ •; :v : : v ■ ]';-,.• ■ • "a-&0> ow:: ...*_*...! Very impressive. A making . the ■<■. garment ,'' , .-.■■ ■'':'.■-.'-■'■'- ■'■ ■ '■ "-'•^l--: "-.■;,.--■>■!.•.''.■■■■-•■" ■%:■■'■■.'■ ''■ ■ ; :■■-■: ■[■■''>'■■■■■' •">'. '• ■■!. f.:'.,r-.' il i"-":.'-;v V; draped t? skirt finishes very dressy for both A Special event that comes most opportunely just after the ' holiday , thls nl desirable : nooo nri^nai evepVicS i: eason to supply the women of Tacoma with garments of the latest style ' K^S^owl^ $89.50, now .. $44.75 . .' and materials at savings remarkable in every way. " »^^^B $22.50 : is a strictly bona sale, and we give you the privilege to take from our stock any garment at exactly one-half price. In spite of similar:sales we still maintain that this is the biggest genuine value-giving sale in women^s'suits held in Tacoma this year. The fact that th^priginal prices of our suits were conservative arid not made with this sale in r&?}?-t&W!?v^M$W: 7— 1 1 I l i ' t FURS Half PHce Our entire lot of women's furs, compris ing neck piece, muffs, sets, as well as a complete line of wonderful fur coats is now offered at exactly one-half their original price. You may find in this assortment every thing that is up-to-date, fashionable and satisfactory as to Wear. SILKS The holiday! have left us with a dazzling va riety of short silk lengths, none of them are so small as to be useless. Nearly all of them enough for waists, not a few fine for dresses or outer wear. All remnants tomor row HALF PRICE POST HOLIDAY SALE OF FRAMED PICTURES 10c Oval Pictures with metal frames now 5c 15c Framed Pictures with choice of Cupid and Fisher subjects at 9c 50c Framed Pictures now, your choice 18c Bf)c Framed Pictures, Worth to 85c at 39c 140 Flamed Pictures, including every picture in stock, worth from 89c to $1.50, now, your choice at 59c $1.60 Framed Pictures on sale now at 98c $2.48 Framed Pictures in extra large 3 inch frames, now your choice at $1.39 Suit Special at $6.35 A very special number including the latest novelty styles in good material in our $10.00 and $15.00 numbers. Priced now very special at $6.35 Suit Special at $9.85 Regular Values to $20 and $25 You may find here the most stupendous suit value of the season. In the first place they are all strictly 1913 winter models of the most desirable styles and materials and at the regular prices ex ceptions in value giving. For that rea son the present price makes them most extraordinary in every way. Regular $20.00 and $25.00, special at ". $9.85 RUCHING Is offered this rem nant day in lengths 14 to 18 inches. Plain or fancy patterns are found hero that would have been regularly tOo to 15c. Our quan tity limited but as a remnant day clear ance we will offer them special at 2 Cents Each LACES As well as embroider ies such as shadow laces, dainty Irish, Valenciennes, Vene tian, cluny and Rou manian laces in lengths from % to IVu yards. Tomorrow HALF PRICE ART GOODS Wo are offering our fancy linen pieces, fancy holiday novelties, such as pin cushions, match holders, whisk broom holders, etc., at half price. Irish Crochet Doilies—* Regularly 35c, now 19c Regularly 50c, now 26c Regularly 75c, now -.-... 38c GOWNS Half Price In this sale we include each and every* one of our evening gowns, party frocks and dresses at a price which is below wholesale cost and that offers unprece dented opportunities for fashionabM wear to the women of Tacoma. PAGE THRU WASH GOODS Dimities, madras, per cales, piques, organ dies, nainsooks and silk and cotton mix tures, in the most de sirable colors most UHfible for waists, boudoir caps, \mder wear and similar uses. Tomorrow HALF PRICE