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Tuesday, April 6,1915.
TANNER TO TRY IT AGAIN OLYMPIA, April 6.—Attorney General W. V. Tanner will at tempt once more to prove the power of the legislature lo defeat the referendum rights of the peo ple through the tacking of emer gency clauses on bills. His at tempt to get such a ruling was knocked out by the supreme court but he will try again. If he is successful, the legisla ture will be able at any time to prevent the use of the referen dum by the people by merely as serting arbitrarily that an emer gency exists. This requires only a majority vote. MISS DENNY LEAVES $50,000 TO O.OFW. SEATTLE, April «.—That the probate of the will of Margaret Lenora Denny, one of four mem bers of pioneer families killed ln the recent auto accident at Al derton, will reveal bequests of $50,000 to the state university aud $70,000 to the Pulmonary hospital of the city of Seattle at Rlverton Heights was the report that came from reliable sources yesterday. Miss Denny was a former stu dent of the university. Her fa ther, A. A. Denny, was the donor to the university of the 10 acres which Is now under lease to the Metropolitan Building Co. SPANAWAY Bill fMM 111 HISPICIOIS OF FIBK 810 Believing that a firebug is at work in Spanaway, residents have started an investigation into three fires that have occurred recently. The third fire was last night, when the woodyard of . M. White side waß damaged to tfie extent of $500. Previously, the Catholic church of Spanaway, and the dan cing pavilion on the lake was de stroyed. EMBARRASSING Well, Consider the Sad Plight of Miss Adolphina Embarrassing? .. _. Well, rather! ,f yow were OIIt ri<J»"K.'Jnst really to meet vonr steady, how would yon like to me«t him .s Miss Adolphina did? Her letter, which was one of Uie best we received today, tells her embarrassing experience as follows: It was in the pioneer days in lowa. I was teaching school and had a beautiful spotted pony which had been the property of Spotted Bull, an Indian chief. The »iony was ■very gentle, but had a number of peculiar tricks which were the result of his early Indian training. Some of these were of tho most unexpected character. One afternoon after a hard rain, the sun came out and I went out for a ride In the fragrant air. 1 hadn't ridden far when 1 saw coming toward me the gentleman who was my "steady." As I was riding at a brisk pace, we were soon close to one another. I spoke to my pony to check him a bit and tugged at the reins. He stopped suddenly, stretched out his fore-feet, lifted his heels, and gently deposited me right in the middle of a big mud puddle. The only one not embarrassed was the pony. He waited patiently for me to mount again. There were a dozen or so more other letters today. I^t's have a lot of Uiem, and The Times will pass them along to its readers, and we'll all have a good laugh. Remember there* »_ waiting for the best one. S This Wonderful Edison J_W_WK_^_± Diamond Point Phonograph 4 [ AND 12 INDESTRUCTIBLE W BLUE AMBEROL RECORDS A\W___t $36.00 _ONLY $4 PER MONTH- The Edison Diamond Point Phonograph reproduces any selection in the clearest tones ever heard from a talking machine. It is a pleasure to sell them. We know they will always give satisfaction. Absolutely guar anteed against imperfection of mechanism. For beaufiful bell-like tone and naturalness of human voice or band instrument they are without a peer. Let us send one out to your home for free trial, or come in and listen to your favorite selections. Another Beautiful Model, Edison No. 6 WITH 12 *CC />A $1 -50 PER RECORDS WEEK New Records for Both Cylinder and Disc Machines Now Being Constantly Received. The Tacoma Eilers Talking Machine Company 945 Broadway. Phone Main 482 Local Drama and Vaudeville Tacoma, Theater—Rose Stahl ln "A Perfect Lady," tonight. Com- ' ing, "Peg o" My Heart." Pantages Theater —Herbert Lloyd and Co. ln "The King of Dia monds"; Tom and Stacla Moore; Willy Zimmerman; Wiley and Ten Eyck; The Great A mesons. Empress Theater—Empress Stock company all week In "The Woman He Married," with matinees Wednesday and Satur day. Rose Stahl Tonight In "A Perfect Lady" Rose Stahl is making the big dialogue and situations which gest bit of her career this season awaken the laughter of the audl- In "A Perfect Lady," the delight- en"\ T he £"» J" de8 | , Bned as »n , , " ' * entertainment, there Is no subtle ful comedy which she will present undercurrent, there is no teach at the Tacoma tlieater tonight. ing, there is no problem about It. "A Perfect Lady" Is a comedy The lines and the story make for in four acts. The first act takes laughter and according to all ac lilace at Sycamore Junction, Kan., counts the play accomplishes the and the three following acts in the purpose for which it was designed, town of Sycamore. The tango It is said that in her new cha'r < iu/.e forms the foundation for acter of Lucille Hlgglns Miss the plot and the mlnner in which Stahl again exhibits the talents Lucille lliggins (Rose Stahl) which have placed her as one of awakens the sleepy, mid-Western the foremost players on the Amer town provides an opportunity for lean stage. Pantages Bill Spells Class; Clever Assortment of Acts Tbe new bill for Pantages' the ater this week Bpells "class" from start to finish. It Is the best show seen on a Tacoma vau deville stage in months. Herbert Lloyd and company have an act called "The King of Diamonds," In which all sorts of vaudeville get! are burlesqued in a highly interesting and clever Fashion. It is a well-staged piece of work. Max Welly and Melissa Ten Eyck, «in; sic dancers from the New York Winter Harden, have a beautiful dancing act. Immacu lately staged, and weli presented. Tom and Stacia Moore are back again with their familiar act, re juvenated slightly, and they scored a big hit with the opening audiences. Willy Zimmerman, famous Im personator of famous musicians, has added to his list the faces of rulers of nations now at war, and his act is novel and historic. He closes with a good Imitation of President Wilson. A medio is a real hit with bis concert accordion. The Oreat Arnesens have a daring equilib rist act, and tbe bill closes with a movie drama, "Teas of the Hills." Music Lovers Plan Festival Thirty-five musicians and mu sic lovers met at the Commercial club last night, organized under the name of the Tacoma Musical Festival society, and decided to hold a big musical festival In the Stadium on the nights of July 2 and 3 ln place of the regular mid summer Stadium Carnival. It is planned to Invite musi cians and vocalists from all parts of the N'oriinvest, and to have be tween 2,000 and 3,0X>0 voices ln one great chorus. CHICAGO ELECTION' TOI>AY. CHICAGO. April 6.—Chicago today is electing a mayor, and the balance of power in the 770,000 registered votes, it is universally conceded, is held by the women. THE TAdOMA TIMES "cca wni r io™ifs." ,s,E? pitc£ ULH IIULI REM THRILLING NOVEL New York, Orosset * Dnnlap. publishers; Copyright by Jack London, br the Century Co.. by the McMillan Co. _ BY JACK .LONDON. (Continued from Yesterday.) "Now's your chance, Hump," he said. "I don't understand," I lied, for I thoroughly understood. "Oh, nothing," he added softly, as if he were drowsing; "only you've got me where you want me." "No, I haven't," I returned; "for 1 want you a few thousand miles away from here." He chuckled, and thereafter spoke no more. He did not stir as I passed by him and went down Into the cabin. 1 lifted the trap In the floor, but for some mo ments gazed dubiously into the darkness of the In/.arette beneath. 1 hesitated to descend. What If his lying down were a ruse? Pret ty, indeed, to be caught there like v rat. 1 crept softly up the com panionway and peeped at him. He was lying as I had left him. Again I went below; but before I dropped into the lazarette I took the precaution of casting down the door lnadvance. At least there would be no lid to tbe trap. Rut it was all needless. 1 regained the cabin with a store of jams, sea-biscuits, canned meats, and such things,-- all I could carry,— and replaced the trap door. A peep at Wolf Larsen showed me that he had not moved. A bright thought, struck me. I stole Into his state room and possessed myself of his revolvers. There were no other weapons, though 1 thoroughly ransacked the three remaining state-rooms. To make sure, 1 returned and went through the steerage and forecastle, and In the galley gathered up all the sharp meat and vegetable knives. Then I bethought me of the great yachtsman's knife he always car ried, and 1 came to him and spoke to It 1 in, first softly, theu loudly. He did not move. I bent over and took it from his pocket. 1 breathed more freely, lie had no arms with which to attack me from a distance; while I, armed, could always forestall him should he attempt to grapple me with his terrible gorilla arms. Filling a coffee-pot and frying pan with part of my plunder, and taking some chinaware from the cabin pantry, I left Wolf Larsen lying in the sun and went ashore. Maud was still asleep. I blew up the embers, (we had not yet arranged a winter kitchen), and quite feverishly cooked the break fast. Toward the end, I beard ber moving about within the hut, making her toilet. Just as all was ready and the coffee poured, the door opened and she came forth. "It's not fair of you," was her greeting. "You are usurping one of my prerogatives. You know you agreed that the cooking should be mine, and —" "But Just this once," I pleaded. "If you promise not to do it again," she smiled. "Unless, of course, you have grown tired of my poor efforts. To my delight she never once looked toward the beach, and I maintained the banter with such success that all' unconsciously she sipped coffee from the china cup, ate fried evaporated potatoes, and spread marmalade on her biscuit. But it could not last. I saw the surprise that came over her. She had discovered the china plate from which she was eating. She looked over the breakfast, noting detail after detail. Then she look ed at me, and <her face turned slowly toward the beach. Humphrey!" she said. The old unnamable terror mounted Into her eyes. "Is—he —t" she quavered. I nodded my head. CHAPTER XXXIII We waited all day for Wolf Lar sen to come ashore. It was an Intolerable period of anxiety. Each moment one or the other of us oast expectant sluices toward the Ohost. But he did not come. He did not even appear on deck. "Perhaps It is his headache," 1 said. "I left blm lying on the poop. He may lie there all nigh;. I think I'll go and see." Maud looked entreaty at me. "It is all right," I assured her. "I shall take the revolvers. You know I collected every weapon on board." "But there are his arms, his hands, his terrible, terrible hands!" she objected. And then she cried, "Oh, Humphrey, 1 am afraid of him! Don't go—pleaae don't go!" She rested her hand appealing on mine, and sent my pulse flut tering. My heart was surely in my eyes for a moment. The dear and lovely woman! And she was so much the woman, clinging and appealing, sunshine and dew to my manhood, rooting It deeper and sending through tt the sap of a new strength. I waa for put- I ting my arm around her, as when 'in the midst of the seal herd; but 1 considered, and refrained. "I shall not take any risks," I said. "I'll merely peep over the bow and see." She pressed my hand earnestly and let me go- Hut the space on deck where I bud left him lying was vacant. He had evidently gone below. That night we atood alternate watches, one of us Bleeping at. a time; for there waa no telling what Wolf Larsen might do. He waa certainly capa ble of anything. The next day w« waited, and I the next, and still ho made bo attat ks," Maud said, on the after noon of the fourth day; "perhaps he is ill, very ill. He may be dead." "Or dying," wss her after thought, when she had waited some time for me to speak. Hetter so," 1 answered. "Hut think. Humphrey, a fel low, reature ln his last lonely hour." "Perhaps." I suggested. "Yes, even perhaps," she ac knowledged. "Hut we do not know, it would be terrible If he were. 1 could never forgive my self. We must do something." 'Perhaps," I suggested again. 1 waited, smiling inwardly at the woman of her which com pelled a solicitude for Wolf Lar sen, of all creatures. Where was her sollcitiHle for me, I thought, — for BH whom she had been afraid to have merely peep aboard? She was too subtle not to fol low the trend of my silence And she was us direct as sin- was subtle. "You must go aboard, Hum phrey, and find out," she said. "And if you want to laugh at me, you have my consent and for giveness." I arose obediently and went down the beach. "Do he careful," she called after me. I waved my arm from the fore castle head and dropped down to the deck. Aft 1 walked to the caliin companion, where I con tentcil myself with hailing be low. Wolf Larsen answered, and as he started to ascend the stairs I cocked my revolver. I dis played it openly during our con versation, hut lie took no notice of it. He appeared the same, physically, as when last I saw him. but he was gloomy and si lent. In fa< t, the few words we spoke could hardly be called a conversation. 1 did not inquire Why be had not been ashore, nor did he ask why 1 had not come aboard. His head was all right again, he said, and so, without further parley, I left him. Maud received my report with obvious relief, and the sight of siniilii- which later rose in the gal ley put her in a more cheerful Mod! The next day, and the next, we saw the galley smoke rising, and sometimes we caught gUpipses of him on tho poop. Hut Hmt was all. He made no at tempt to come ashore. This we knew, for we still maintained our night-watches. We were waiting for him to do something, to show his hand, ao to say, and his In action puzzled and worried us. A week of this passed by. We had no interest than Wolf Lar sen. and his presence weighed us down with an apprehension which prevented us from doing any of the little things we bad planned. But at the end of the week the smoke ceased rising from the galley, and he no longer showed himself on the poop. 1 could see Maud's solicitude again growing, | though she timltlly,—and even proudly, I think, —forebore a repetition of her request. After all, what censure could be put upon her? She was divinely altruistic, and she wus a woman. Besides, 1 was myself aware of hurt at thought of this man whom I had tried to kill, dying alone with his fellow-creatures so near. He was right. The code of my group was stronger than I. The fact that he had hands, BURSTING SHELLS WRECK I EVERYTHING BUT CRUCIFIX The wonderful effect ol * bonbardmceit ta Priisis. Kraare. 1 feet, and a body shaped some what like mine, constituted a claim which 1 could not ignore. ■c I did not wait a second time for Muud to send me. 1 discov ered that we stood in need of condensed milk and marmalade, and announced that I was going aboard. 1 could see that she wavered. She even went so far as to murmur that they were nonessentials and that my trip after them might be inexpedi ent. And ns she had followed the trend of my silence, she now fol lowed the trend of my speech, and she knew that 1 was going I aboard, not because of condensed milk and marmalade, but because of her and of her anxiety, which she knew she had failed to hide. I took off my shoes when I gained the forecastle head, and went noiselessly alt in my stock ing feet. Nor did I call this time from the lop of the companion way. Cautiously descending, I found the cabin deserted. The door to his st.ii.- roiuii was dosed. At first 1 thought of knocking, then 1 remembered my ostensible •mad and resolved to carry it out. Carefully avoiding noise, I lifted the trap-door in the floor and set it to one side. The slop cliesl. aB well as the provisions, was stored in the lazurette, and I took advantage of the oppor tunity to lay in a stock of under clothing. As I emerged from the lnza rette 1 heard sounds in Wolf Lar son's state-room. 1 crouched and lieteaod. The door-knob rattled. Kurllvely. Instinctively. I slunk back behind the table and drew and cocked my revolver. The door swung open and he came forth. Never had I seen so pro round a despnii as that which I saw on ills fa«fe, the face of Wolf Larsen. the lighter, the strong man. the indomitable one. For all Hie world like a woman wring ing her hands, he raised his clenched fists and groaned. One list unclosed, and the open palm swept across his eyes as though brushing away cobwebs. "Hod! tlod!" he groaned, and the clenched fists were raised again to the infinite dispair with which his throat vibrated. It was horrible. I was trem bling all over, and 1 could feel Hie shivers running up und down my spine and the sweat standing out on my forehead. Surely there can be little In this world more awful than the spectacle of a strong man In the moment when he Is utterly weak and bro ken. Hut Wolf Larsen regained con trol of himself liy an exertion of his remarkable will. And It was exertion. His whole frame shook with the struggle. He resembled a man on the verge of a fit. His face strbve to compose Itself, writhing and twisting in the ef fort till he broke down again. Once more the clenched fists went upward and he groaned. He caught his breath once or twice and sobbed. Then he was suc cessful. 1 could have thought blm the old Wolf Larsen, and yet there was in his movements a vague suggestion of weakness and Indecl' n. He started for the companionway, and stepped for ward again as I had been accus tomed to see him do; and yet again, in his very walk there seemed that suggestion of weak ness and Indecision. 1 was now concerned with fear for myself. The open trap lay directly in his path, and his dis- Spring Bedding Sale for HOME OR CAMP tYou a Great on Reliable Makes of BLANKETS, COMFORTS and PILLOWS $1.1.50 Wool I Inlsli HlHiikets $2.00 tlomfort allies filled Size TUxKt; white, tan and w)th c h o lce white cotton; BfflStT'^KSS 8",en,1,,l wrings. 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The next instant he had drawn up his legs and rolled clear. But he rolled Into ray marmalade and underclothes and against the trap-door. (Continued Tomorrow.) WHOLESALE QUOTATIONS j Selling Prices to Retailers [ For Butter, Eggs and Cheese | Cheese—Washington, Ke; Til lamook, 15 ® 17c. Eggs—Fresh ranch, 19® 20c. Butter—Washington creamery, 29® 30c; California, 27® 28c. Wholesale Meat Prices. Fresh Meats — Steers, 11 Vi @ 12c; cows, UVi@l2c; heifers. 12c; hogs, trimmed sides, 15c; ewes, 13c; mutton, wethers, 12 Vie; lamb, 16c; veal, dressed, 9®llc. ** m Prices Paid Produces For f Meats, Batter, Eggs, Poultry J Livestock —Cows, tQle; calves M>9c; bogs. 7Vic; sheep, «0»«; lambs, Be. Dressed hogs, 10c. Bntter and Eggs—Ranch but ter, 26® 27c; strictly fresh ranch eggs, 17® 18c. Poultry — Chickens, dressed 10® lc; ducks, 12c; squabs, $2® 2 25; chickens, live, 9® 10c. "j PHcesPatd Wholesale Deal, f I ers For Vegetables. Vwtat j Fruits—Yellow Newtons and Wlnesap apples, $2.25® 2.35.' 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