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air into their bread we'll soon be able to use a French loaf for an auto tire. OIL MYSTERY REVIVES T STREET IS NOW ALL "BROADWAY" "«"' street will be Broadway and St. Helen, will remain St. Helens. Such was the city council's vote this morning, after a turbulent session with C street and St. Hel ens avenue merchants. It was the third time that the council had "flopped" on its original de cision to change the name of C street. By the vote today, 0 street from Jefferson avenue to North First street will he Broadway. St. Helens avenue will nut tie (hang ed. A dozen different petitions were read today, augmented by speeches from a dozen different men hunts. The petitions demand ed all sorts of changes. Some of them wanted St. Helens named Broadway. Some wanted G street named St. Helens. Some wanted C street named Congress, and Winthrop and Columbia avenues. The 0 street merchants made the most vigorous demand for a change in the name of their street and the ordinance, up today on second reading, was amended, it originally named c, from 9th to Division, "East Broadway." and named St. Helens avenue "Broad way." The ordinance will be passed next Wednesday, and "Broadway" will then become the Official name. BRITISH PLAN TO SURPRISE WORLD LONDON. Feb. 24.—What Is believed will Drove one of the mott momentous cabinet meetings since the war began was started today. As a result it is expected that an announcement will be made of a concerted plan of attack by the allies to force the Germans to abandon the submarine attack en British and other merchant ves sels. The plan was hinted at by Premier Asquith In the house of commons the other day. It is ex. pected it will be far-reaching in its effect. ENGLAND ORDERS NAVIGATION END LONDON, Feb. 24.-—Britain has today closed to navigation '.lie waters lying between England, Scotland and Ireland. All navi gation wishing to proceed through the North channel must pass to the south of Rathlin island be tween sunrise and sunset. No ship will be allowed within four miles of the island at any time. The Irish channel is closed to ships of all nationalities. Blow Cheney Safe SPOKANE, Feb. 24.—Robbers blew open the safe in the postof fice at Cheney last night and rifled the hardware store nevt door. Two hundred dollars in cash and a quantity of stamps were taken from the i>ostoffice and about $40 from the store. The city marshal exchanged shots with tho robberß. _■ ____■ sssH m I ____ ■ '*fl **■■—■ •. ■ ■ _ THK DOTTED LINK SHOW* ARKA WHKRK GERMAN HUt MARINES ARK EXPECTED TO ROAM. BATTLESHIPS AND Z KPPI I.INs MAI UK t\lll l> I'PON TO HAM-: THK BIAK'K.I DX IMPASSABLE. . FAWCETT BRANDS SENATE COWARDS "The state senate is a pack of cowards. It wants the people to do wliut it doesn't dare do. I never saw such a weak-kneed bunch of senators." Mayor A. V. Fawcett today Bcathliigly denounced the Olympia senate for its action yesterday in putting up to the voters in 1916 the "public utilities bill" of the Stone-Webster interests. The bill passed the senate, with a chiii.se hooked on it calling for RELIEF SHIP FROM TACOMA TO BELGIUM OFF COURSE Tacomanß who helped assemble supplies for the Belgian relief Bhip Washington are trying today to learn the whereabouts of the big British vessel, and the where fore. According to a cable message from Lebu, Chllee, the Washing ton has reached there to coal. When she left the Sound Jan. 29 it was under orders, Dodwell & Co., her agents, say, to proceed 30cA MONTH VOL. XII. NO. 57 TACOMA. WASH^ WKI)NEST)AY, FEBRUARY 24, 1015. a referendum vote. "The senate was afraid to kill the bill," declared Fawcett today. "It did not dare pass It. So it slipped out of the hole by putting the buck up to the people. "Will the bill pass? I Bhould say not. The people of Washing ton are to wise to turn all their rights over to the corporations. But the voters certainly ought to be ashamed of their senate. It was a cowardly, back-handed trick." direct to Rotterdam by way of the Panama canal. While In the straits on her way out she suffered engine trou ble, but proceeded without out side assistance. The next heard of her was that she had put in at Acapulco, Mex ico, Feb. 12 for fuel. What takes her far past the canal to the southward marine men can only conjecture. WHEN A MAN'S MARRIED THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. ENGLAND BLOCKADED 1 LA GRANDE WOMEN NOT ANXIOUS TO HORSEWHIP HOLME Wives ot city employes at the Nisqually power station. " l.a Grande, deny that they have any desire to horsewhip Superintend ent Andrew Holme. In a letter signed by "The La dies of LaOrande," . read at to day's council meeting,' they de clared that' Holme had done not n ing to cause them to 'seek re venge. The letter was placed oq file, and the council grinned broadly. Last week Mayor Fawcett and Commissioner Mills reported that a woman at LaOrande had asked permission to whip Holme, be cause of alleged Insults directed towards her by the superintend ent. THREATEN RECALL CARSON C.ITY, Nev., Feb. 24. —Opponents of Nevada's easy divorce law are talking today ol starting a recall petition against Governor Boyle, who signed' t^l bill last night restoring the 8(1 months' residence clause. A ref erendum on the law may be tak en at the next general election. SPANAWAY CITIZENS HOLD ' TAX INDIGNATION MEETING A well uttended meeting of tax payers In the Bpanaway district waa held Thursday evening to discuss the Isrgely Increased taxes in the district and the prob ability of securing a rebate. Prosecuting Attorney F. O. Re ni.inn explained the law govern ing assessments and conditions accessary to secure a rebate of sa\cs by judgment in court. A committee appointed by the jSpanjaway grange reported that fllicre was a large Increase of as sps.'d values on real estate throughout the Spanaway district. It was reported that there wa> an increase In values of $3,000, --000 in Pierce county outside of Judge Rules Cookies and Nuts Are Not Necessities Cookies. Nuts. Bananas. Perries. Cream. These are not necessities of life, acrordlng to Justice LI nek, who tor: i > heard a case in which A. tiii field Is trying to collect a gro cery hill from Jacob Peterson and HOME EDITION the city of Tacoma, while In the city of Tacoma there was a de crease of assessed values, as com pared with 1913, of $1,500,000. The Increased valuation of the real estate around Spanaway a.i shown by the assessment of 1914 ranges from 30 to 300 per cent. During the discussion several proposed court action to secure redress. All present asserted that the taxpayers of the district have a just grievance against Hid unjust method of valuation. The speakers contended that many of the luxuries enjoyed by the coun ty and state and paid for by the taxpayers could well be eliminat ed. ' his wife, Alena. The bill waa contracted by their minor son, 11. Peterson, and waa for food named in the complaint as< "necessities." It was testified by Mrs. Peter son during the hearing that she and her husband had lived separ ately at South 56th and Union avenue for more than four years, he upstairs, she downstairs. — WKATIIKR roRBCAST ■ WTH For T*<™«~-' R-I» toatght ♦ Vyj aud Thurmlay. Par W«ahl_gt«mi Rata U- "i*,w **a Th,i,*,,i »' I FEB 24 1- PROMOTERS AGAIN SAY SOMETHING'S DOING AT TENINO! The Crescent oil well mys tery Is bubbling again. After a alienee of months regarding actual condition* of tilings at 'renin... Homa gers of the company Invited Tacoma new spa|>e«~ to go down to the well today to take a look around, ostensi bly for another opening. Since the first announcement of the discovery of nil In the Crea cent, excitement over visions of quick wealth lapsed painfully and the oil fields have been shrouded In a blanket of mys tery that proved Irritating to stockholders In various compan ies. In extending the Invitation to day, the managers gave the lm prosHlon that the long looked for realization of oil dreams is about to come. But the same old air of KAISER TAKES PART IN MIGHTY CHARGE BY KAKL YON triIWAND. WITH IHE OKKUAN AIIMV AT Ml WAI.KI, RiiaaM, Feb. 21.— The kaiser was on the actual fir ing line when (•ciieiul mv lllntl enburg swept the Run*.lmiin from East l'riis>in. He sped Into l.yck :«» minutes after the (•ei'iiians, with heavy loss, had stormed tlic.t city. While the Slavs hidden lv the city's hoiißes were still being hunted out by tho Germans, tlpj WIFE LEFT FOR ANOTHER LOVE; HE WANTS $5,000 Loneliness due to loss of Ills wife's affectionate companionship, to Joseph Anderson, a tombstone carver employed by the Vermont Marble company of Tacoma, Is worth $5,000. Anderson started suit for that amount against Ray G. Hungate, 947 South D street, In superior court today. 4U. S. OFFICERS CHARGES HER TO BE TRIED FOR HUSBAND FED SHIP'S FATALITY HER POISON WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 21. —A court martial awaits the four chief officers, of the cruiser San Diego, because of the recent ex plosion in which nine persons lost their lives. A recommendation to this ef fect was embodied In a wireless message received today by tin navy department from Rear Ad miral Howard, commander of th'j Pacific fleet. Secretary Daniels will approve the recommendation. I Knocks Burglar Down As He Is Leaving House Hederly V. Fair, age 26, who | recently gained notoriety by hold ! ing up a North End lumber office I and then attempting suicide in re ! morse, came dashing out of the home of H. B. Hallowell, 4322 North Ferdinand street, last even ing just as Mr. and Mrs. Hallowell were returning home. He had a bundle of loot under his arm. Hallowell struck at the burglar, and knocked htm unconscious. Then Hallowell hurried to a tele phone to notify the police, but I while he waa telephoning Fair awoke and ran away. He was ar ,rested an hour later by the police and charged with burglary'- He had stolen clothing and jewelry from the llalowell home. mystery is still breeslnf. News paper men were told that It "would be worth their while" to accompany the oil men down to the fields for a second look at the Crescent. But little else. Refuse to Get Fever The Times ban repeatedly assur ed its readers that a real oil field would mean much to Tacoma and Washington. Th. Times hopes there is a fteld. But until a real one Is shown The Time, will re fuse to "get the fever." Hint, of "shenanigans" In connection, with the Creacent well have be«n frequent since the first excite ment. It may he that something ha. been at ruck. The Tlmea will tell Thursday what the oil field at Tenlno look, like, after a flrat hand glance over the territory by a Times rep resentative. emperor addressed the soldier. Im the market square, bitterly crl iclsing the senseless destruction of property by the enemy. The kaiser saw yon lllndenliurg and General yon Ludendorf de liver one of the mightiest smashes of the whole war. As a result fit this effort, two-thirds of tho Tenth Russian army under Gen eral Slevsrs, 15T.,000 men, were either captured or annihilated. This again clears eastern Ger many of the enemy. Anderson's wife is now Mrs. Hungale. She married Hungate after her former husband dlvoic ed her last February. Anderson alleges the former alienated Mrs. Anderson's affection through many rafe parties. These. An derson claims, extended over a period of three years prior to the divorce. Mattie B. Livingston, In begin ning a divorce suit in superior court today, alleges that her hus band, Arthur M. Livingston, has been slowly pohonlnig her for seven months. They were marri ed In Tacoma laßt February. Their troubles began, she says, after a quarrel over a min or disagreement five mouths aft er they were married. June 1 last, she says, he threatened to kill her. Her health has long been deli cate, she declares In her com plaint, necessitating medical at tention. Her husband, ostensi bly to benefit her condition, it is claimed, gave her drugs and medicines, which she took at his direction. Her discovery, recently, that the medicines contained drugs which, she says, "he well knew" would menace her life, led to her seeking a divorce. WIFE SAYS CLYDE LEFT HER ALONE TOO FREQUENTLY Clyde Piercy, 3507 North Sev enth street, painting contractor, left his wife, Hazel, at home alone too many evenings, according to her divorce complaint entered In superior court today. He knew, too, she says, that she was of a highly nervous disposition and very much afraid.