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EDITORIAL PAGE THE TACOMA TIMES ■ We Must Consider In the breast of nine American citizens out of ten there is a vague disquiet. It is the feeling a man experiences when, after traveling for a day with a company of strangers and night comes, in the turmoil of a midnight tempest he hears at the door of his sleeping room the prowling feet of robbers, and, know ing that he has much treasure and no arms, realizes that the traveling companion* of tlie day have become thieves, murderers and assass ins of the night. War is murder. War is assassination. War is robbery. And our peaceful companions of the sunshine of yesterday are, some of them at least, the midnight assassins of this night of civiliza tion, looking greedily at our treasures. We must prepare for defense. We must have an army. We must have an army great enough H OUR DUTY TO INTERNATIONAL LAW It is true that there never was a body of statute law, with courts and bailiffs to enforce it, to govern nations at war in their relations to each other or to neutrals. But there is a great body of accepted custom* whicli have been of enormous value. They have been the upgrowth in civilization. They have protected the flag of truce. They have been of humane value in the amelioration of the lot of the wounded and prisoners. They have made the Red Gross possible. They have made the sea a highway even during war, in so far as civilized war could allow it to be free to neutrals. They have been recognized by an elaborate system of prize courts set up for the purpose of administering these customs under the name of international law. To say that these laws have all been repealed is as incor rect as to say that the law against mobs has been repealed in Georgia or the law against graft in Tammany. The law of nations is not repealed. It is only suspended in part by the breakdown of morals of the nations in this dreadful war". Shall the United States and the citizens of the United States bow to the decree of the worst passions of a world in arms acted upon by the extreme necessities of nations battling for their lives i No! It is our duty to struggle against the resolution to chaos of all that has been won against unrestrained war in a thousand years of struggle. It is our duty to omit no word or act which may keep the record straight, and uphold the rights of the arts "of peace as against the ails of war. Let us hold high the lamp of civilization, no matter how strong or how numerous the mailed fists that seek to dash it to earth. EVEN MADE MONEY Federal reserve system shows up with a neat sum as profits for the first seven mouths. It's perfectly shocking—to bank ere who shrieked that Woodrow Wilson had headed finances straight toward tuin. Billy Sunday believes in handing out the punch—but not drinking it. i i I Confessions of a Wife (OB*) rUt, i. IBIS, Or N«-.p»p»r ■Catrrprtae Aaaortattoa.) "Oh, 1 don't mean the money you spend for the home and on living expenses. Every woman ■panda a lot of money for those Items. I mean the money you spend for yourself. "Did you ever realize that every penny a woman spends for herself almost always shows? "You do not have the slightest Ids* of how much you spend for lunches, tobacco and drinks, for •ar fare and taxes. A woman usu ally saves all of the items except tbe carfare, and that she cuts ln half. "1 have three or four hats a year and that looks extravagant to you, who, at moat, only have two and oftitrtea only one, but you muat remember that one of my hata could probably be bought with a week of your cigar money." Dlek looked ao ruefully that both Mollie and I laughed "Dick," said his sister, "how much are your personal expenses, and what are they?" "I really don't know without thinking them over." "That's Just It. I'll bet Margie knows what hers are." Dick looked at me inquiringly. "On* dollar a day,'' 1 answered promptly. ,'But you mußt put In every thing, your clothes, etc." "1 have. You ace. Dick, every- THE TACOMA TIMES MKM HICK OF THE HCRIPPH NORTH WENT I I \.i l OF NEWSPAPERS. Telegraphic News service of the Lulled Press Association. Entered at the poototttce, Tacoma, Wash., as second-class matter. Published by tlie Tacoma Tlmea Pub. < Every Evening Except Sunday. Official paper of rlty of Tacoma. PHONES: Business Of flee. Mala 12. Circulation Dept., Mate 12. Editorial Dope, Main 704. OFFICE—77O-778 COMMERCE BT. thing a woman spends money for shows. When we buy a new frock or a new dress it speaks for Itself, a man's bills for enter tainment generally will average more than what his wife spends for clothes unless she is one of those extravagant women who just live to spend." Dick looked guilty, for he knew that while he gpnerously split his salary half in two, I had taken upon myself the heavy end of tbe household ex penses. "Well, you girls beat me." he exclaimed, and he put his arms about ub both. Mollie leaned up against him and burst into tears. "Here, here, what is the mat ter?" "I was just thinking of Jack," she said brokenly. Dick drew her closer to him and I put my arms about them both. "Let's go and ask mother where she would like to go and when." I said. "Maybe It will Interest her and take her mind away from all her sorrows." Mollie kissed me gratefully and Dick whispered as she went to dry her eyes and wash her fare, "Margie, you are the best and moat sensible little woman in all the world." And, do you know, little book, such Is the perverse ness of women, that I would rather he had called me darling and kissed me. Giving Millions of to repel from our shores any landing army of in vasion which any nation or all the nations might scud against us! How can we get it? How much of an army shall it bet What will it cost? These and a dozen other critical questions should be studied by the citizenry, and thus a body of intelligent opinion built up that we may understand what congress may be trying to do when it meets and confronts its gigantic tasks. A mobile army of at least 200,000 men in the United States is called for by the most modest proposals to increase the regular army; but that would not be enough. An alliance of an Asiatic enemy and a Euro pean enemy could land troops enough on either shore to call for more than this number on each I wish I could be satisfied with "being the best and most sensible little woman in the world. I don't just want to be a habit to Dick. I want to be a necessity to Dick. I wonder, little book, if that is what I do want or whether it is a basket of purple thrills tied in love's pink ribbons that I want him to hand me. You see, little book, although I know that it is foolish, I still have that old story book Idea of love, although I have found out that it is all only the star dust of imag ination. I guess it Is the illusions that I have lost that makes me always longing for something I do not have. Dick said to me the other morning, when I had the tooth ache, "Gee, Margie, you would laugh If you could see yourself. You are a cure for any kind of flattery today." "Not more than you are when you are shaving," I snapped. Dick added insult to injury by laughing. "I guess the sure cure for romance is marriage, don't you think, Margie?" Do you think, little book, that DON'T WAHH VOIR HA!It WITH SOAP When you wash your hair, don't use soap. Most soaps and pre pared shampoos contain too much alkali, which is very' injurious, as it dries the scalp and makes the hair brittle. The best thing to use U Just plain mulsified cocoanut oil, for this is pure and entirely grease less. It's very cheap, and beats soaps or anything else all to pieces. You can get this at any drug store, and a few ounces will last the whole family for months. Simply moisten the hair with water and rub it ln, about a tea spoonful is all that is required. It makes an abundance of rich, creamy lather, cleanses thor oughly, and rinses out easily. The hair dries quickly and evenly, and Is soft, fresh looking, bright, fluffy, wavy and easy to handle. Besides, it loosens and takes out every particle of dust, dirt and dandruff. "adv." THE TAOOMA!TIMES THE SPIDER AND THE FLY? he is cured? And it he Is perfect ly satisfied not to have them any more, what is tbe matter with me? Why am I not content to settle down into the "sane and sensi ble"? (Continued Tomorrow.) Personal | and Social 1 —* Miss I-ols BeO, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bell, of Taco ma, was married last evening to Robert Sandall in one of the first autumn ceremonies, amidst a bower of flowers. Following their return they will make their home in Tacoma until the groom completes his law course at th* University of Washington. MUs Helen NipiH.lt. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Nippwit. was married yesterday to Dr. *W. O. Nuessle, of Lansford, N. It)., at her home, 1126 North Pros pect, ln the presence of 65 gueAts. The couple departed iramedlafcfly for California after which tfOT will make their home in North Dakota. Mlse Dorothy Kemhaw hatr-ii9> turned to Tacoma from hef Va cation and will conduct her dye ing classes again. Mia* Helen Stevens, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens, en tertained Tuesday evening Al'-a dancing party at her home on Yakima avenue. Miss Kllx-beth YtMinglove will entertain Friday at a bridge luncheon, honoring Miss Marlon Wllkie of Amsterdsm, Ni T. Custer Relief Corps No. _ will entertain at 2 p. m. Saturday at the armory with its flrat card party of the season. The affair Is in charge of Mrs. D. Bergeson and Mrs. O. A. Muckenhlrn. All O. A. R.. members are Invited. American Citizens of two fronts at once. Two hundred thousand trained men fully equipped could be landed from Asia in four weeks, 500,000 in four months, and 1,000,000 in 10 months. Similar invading hosts could be landed from Europe in half the time. What could 200,000 do? Nothing—not even delay the onset. Already there is an alliance between Great Britain and Japan, and we have in this country a party favoring such a policy with reference to the export of munitions as would, if that party should gain control of the Washington govern ment, bring us to the brink of war with this alli ance. But this not the only similar danger. If Ger many can do so she will force Russia to make a separate peace. Some Observations of An Editor Who Went Up the Big; Mountain We struck off on a trail through the woods that leaves the government road a mile above the Mt. Tacoma national park en trance. "We" consisted of the editor man and an N. P. engineer we'll call Jim. The reason we call him Jim is that it is his real name. There were just tbe two of us, and on our backs, in U. S. army knapsacks, we carried all the food, extra clothing, bedding and other supposed necessities of civ ilization that were to do us for a week. This is not to mention a camera, a hatchet and a few oth er luxuries. The trail is part of a newly fompleted route that now leads he hiker clear around the moun tain, on the western side, to Fair- Tax We found it to be fine going, tuit its elevation is too low for it o afford much of an outlook at the scenery. To get the view and, ln fact, to reach the real flanks of the mountain, it is necessary to climb up out of the woods, where tbe trail runs, and into tbe fark lands. • • • It was this that Jim and I did the second morning out. 1 The first day's tr-mp (it waa 'really only half a day, as we had left the auto stage at noon) had brought us to St. Andrew's creek, which is nearly due west of the summit. There, near tbe foot of a beau tiful waterfall, we oamped under the stars. Thick moss and bought made us a bed rivalling Mr. Os termoor'a best. Our real work began the second jnornlng aa we adjusted the soft er spots ln the pack-sacks to the sorer areas of our backs and shoulders. We were to follow the trail A BOOK WE'LL ALL WANT Some day some sensible man or woman will write a book called "HOME PHILOSOPHY." There will be a chapter on the philosophy of WASHING DISHES —without making a mess or getting mad. There will be a chapter devoted to MAKING BEDS WITHOUT MOUNTAINS OR VALLEYS. There will, of course, be several chapters about GOOD HEALTH AND AIR. The woman who fills her home with knick-knacks will receive a gentle chiding; and tlie man who litters the house with tobacco and ashes from his pipe or cigar or cigaret will receive a mild scolding. The man who never stays at home evenings will get hail eolumbia, and the woman gadder will get hers, too! That dear home-body woman will receive full credit. That fine man who works and thinks and lives for his home will be remembered. "HOW TO RUN YOUR FURNACE." three chapters. "HOW TO KEEP ON GOOD TERMS WITH THE JAN ITOR," five chapters! No living person has solved this prob lem; it is extremely important. "THE HOME BEAUTIFUL," let us hope, will receive proper attention. When this book has been written, if it is well done, the author will find himself (or herself) immortal. HIGH CLASS APPRECIATION When that big Wichita, Kan., farmer kissed Bryan, he said: "Mr. Bryan, I have read your paper for years and made up my mind that if I ever got a chance I would kiss you." What a delicate, delicious compliment to editorial gen ius! And why shouldn't it be catching? No one loves appre ciation better than the editor. If every one of our apprecia tive readere should, the next time they meet us, just be good enough to— Oh well! perhaps you'd better put it on paper and mail it to us. Judging fronj the manner in which the citizens' posses are disposing of the Mexican banditti along the Texas border, General Funston's army is a superfluous superfluity. again up several swm 'i urn »n id a point above a second and a third waterfall, continuations of the one beside which we had slept. The second falls we found to be labeled Larupin and the third Denman, named for A. H. Den man, the Tacoma lawyer-moun taineer. I have no way of knowing what Mr. Denman thinks of the tribute that was paid him when that beautiful cataract was christened for him, but for me, if I were to be honored for some service to society, I can think of few monu ments 1 should prefer to a water fall. Carnegie can build a library ln every hamlet, but only the force that heaps mountains together can produce the equivalent of Denman falls. • • • And right here Jim and I want to register a kick against our friend J. H. Weer, a leader ln the Mountaineers' club. He told us before we started—l swear he did I —that at the end of the THIRD full switchback we should find a snake trail leading off upward toward St. Andrew's park. And we didn't find it until we bad done all the legs of SIX. However, we did find It at last, and It went Just where Mr. Weer said It did, up and up the great slopes to St. Andrew's, least known, perhaps, of all the Mt. Tacoma parks. What happened to us there I'll tell next MM, HHKAItI) COWAIiKSTINO W. F. Shcaiil. who was Injur ed some days ago In a collision with a cable car while riding a motorcycle, Is reported at St. Joseph's hospital today as im proving rapidly, and as likely to be home in a few days. Military Training If Russia makes a separate peace, it will mean the same kind of an alliance with Germany that she made with Prussia in the midst of a great war in the time of Frederick the Great, and un der which Poland was divided among Prussia, Austria and Russia. An alliance between Russia and a victorious Germany could do exactly what The Times has suggested could be done by a British-Japanese alliance. National defense requires millions of trained men, not hundreds of thousand*. On another page today we print the first of a series of articles on the Swiss army system, a system which trains all men in military ways. We ask you to read these articles. They will interest you. If, after you read you have any thing to say to the editor on the subject, we ask you to writo The Times about it. a FRENCH HANDS THAT ROCKED CRADLES ARE NOW FILLING DEATH MESSENGERS W ..nun of France Making "Death Me* -,■„" for Their Men at the P ront. The women of France cannot fight on the battle front, but most of the shrapnel shells that carry death to the enemy have been filled by a woman's hand. Be cause the men of France are Thursday, Sept 9, 1915 needed on the battlefield, French women have left their kid-hens and gone to the munition factor les to make "messengers of death" for tbe men on tin* firing lines.