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EDITORIAL PAGE THE TACOMA TIMES THE SPIRIT THAT SWAYS FRANCE Have you heard of the "Secours-National" of Prance 1? It is a great central body in which all religious and political be- Mefs have, for the first time in the history of France, been merged in absolute harmony. On its central committee, the chief dignitary of the Cath olic church of Paris, the chief Jewish rabbi, the leading protestant ministers, republicans, socialists, clericals, mon archists serve, side by side and whole heartedly for France. It is the spirit of the Greatest Republic—save one. One, for all, all for one, "E pluribus unura" personified! 'Tis the spirit which enabled a nation, taken unawares through Belgium, to hurl back the greatest war machine ever builded, on the Marne; the spirit which has aided France to accomplish an economical miracle; to not only supply her own great needs, but to give of her riches to England, to Russia, to Italy, to Servia, even to Roumania; the spirit which has put 2,500,000 men on the battle front, 1,600,000 in the depots as a second line; and filled every village and hamlet for 30 miles behind the trenches with reserves ready to die for France; the spirit which has been too proud to establish a press bureau to flood this and other neutral countries with please for sympathy. The Spirit of a Free People! A PROBLEM NOWHERE NEAR SOLVED Charles P. Steinmetz, the famous electrical expert of the General Electric Co., says that "we have solved the problem of transporting materials" and airily passes us to another problem unsolved. Think again, Steinmetzy! We have not solved the trans portation problem by a long shot. The high cost of living is very largely the high cost of transportation. The high cost of transportation is due to a lot of things. In efficiency, watered stock, extravagance, all enter into it but the greatest cause is the last of inventions greatly cheapening transporta tion systems. When millions of dollars worth of food lay rotting in the fields and orchards of nearly every state every November, no man can say that the problem of transportation has been solved in this country. CHINA BOYS IClora —Pessimist is mlan who islck during whole vloyage ot tee Johnny—How's your under study getting on? Prima Donna — I don't know and I don't care. Johnny—That's unkind—she's always ready to take your part. —Philadelphia Evening Ledger. • • • CTPID'S MARK Surely it's a funny thing that when cupid hits his mark he gen erally Mrs. IT.—Ladles* Horns Journal. tMI'ST BE READY Tommy Atkins (strolling ln rk with sweetheart)— Yes, yes, but don't talk to me now. I've got to get ready to salute this of ficer coming.—Punch. • • c CONSOLATION "I don't like these photographs one bit. I look like an ape." "Well, you should have consid ered that before you sat for * • • LIFE Is NO LONGER IMPORT ANT IN WAB-STRH „EN ENGLAND (From the Blackpool, England, The service was conducted by the Rer. M. A., the bridegroom. The wedding was of * quiet nature, owing to the re cent death of the bride. c • c Ii a public school ln Newcastle, England, the class was having a history lesson, and the subject ■ader consideration was the life of Queen Elisabeth. The teacher, after outlining the career of this wonderful woman, who found England poor, wash, and divided. Left It strong, and conscious of greater possibilities. askedt "Now, can any hoy tell dm when Queen Elizabeth died? Perhaps Tommy will tell. "She's not deed yit." replied Tommy, "beoaaa Aa hard me fethor say she was flghtln' la th'j Dardanelles." SAFKTY FIRST "Do you use your safety deposit box much?" "Yes, I keep something in It for a rainy day— _n umbrella." orcHi He—lf you are so forgetful, how is It that you remembered me? She—Lots of times I remember the lltle things when the big ones escape my notice. SELAH. Humphreys' Seventy seven For Grip, Influenxa, COLDS VOfAAtW DIKE! TIUNS Many good things are con demned because they are not properly used, so be sure to fol low directions. To get the best results, take "Seventy-seven" at the very be ginning of a Cold. If you wait, until you begin to cough and sneeze. It may take longer. A small vial of pleasant pal lets, fits the vest pooket I(« and 11.00. at all drurslats or mailed. U_>_b-i->. Uomee. Medicine Co., 1M William Street. New York JUPITER HAS LOADED US WITH A COUPLE OF WALLETS: THE ONE, WITH OUR OWN VICES, HE HAS PLACED AT OUR BACKS; THE OTHER, HEAVY WITH THOSE OF OTHERS, HE HAS HUNG BEFORE. —PHAEDRUS. Personal | and Social I —i § Mrs. Stirah l_*« i> w_l entertain Vlda auxiliary, 0. E. 8., Nov. 5, at 2 o'clock at her home, 621 So. 19th st. Member, will spend the afternoon at needlework. Tacoma Review, No. 1, will give a card party and danoe Fri day Nov. 5. Oakland P. T. A. will miri Tuesday afternoon ln the school building. I.:ielic, of St. Andrew's church will give a Hallowe'en party in the guild rooms Monday evening, Nov. ft. \ i'lu chapter, O. E. S., adopted a resolution expressing extreme regret at the unfortunate passing of Mrs. Nellie A. Dennison. H. H. Blackburn and Mrs. Nellie L. Calkins composed the committee who drew the resolutions. Ladies' Mii»i< ul olub will Imlrl the next meeting Tuesday after noon ln the Commercial club. Tacoma brant— of the Associa tion of Collegiate Alumnae will give a tea this afternoon at the home of Miss Cook, 3410 No. 34th street. Temple No. 8, Pythian sister*, will give a Hallowe'en dance to night in Eagles' hall. Harold A. Chrlstofferven, re cent graduate of Stadium high school, who Is now attending the North Pacific College of Dentis try at Portland, was elected to Psl Omega dental fraternity last week. Members of the Court of Honor Installed newly elected officers at the last regular meeting undir the supervision of Past Chancel lor L. J. Hartnett and Supreme Conductor M. Palmatier. Plane, were made for a dance Tuesday evening, Nov. 9, with Marie Bristow so chairman. Tacoma women were much In evidence yesterday in Seattle at the meeting of the board man agers of the State Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher as sociations. Mrs Elwell H. Hoyt of Tacoma pointed out to the delegates the benefits of teaching school chil dren to raise vegetables and flow ers with a view towards training ,'iicm for better citlsenship. Mrs. O. Down McQuesten, of Tacoma, In a report of the legis lative committee,* suggested that a fight be made by teachers against tho advertisement and use of tobacco. Order Inas Engraved Greeting Cards Now. Special Prices. WALTER BERO 00. Main .887. THE *M*>kA THUS # ANSWERS....% %. ii By Cynthia Grey J &5y ■-" ■ '' •~~ r — ■■ — _— %/l.lllll!llllllllll!llllllllllllllllll\\# The volume of my correspondence has grown so rapidly in the last few months that a further systematizing of my work Is necessary. For that reason I shall receive office callers hereafter only on Wednesdays, between 11a. ni. unci 4p. m. Tin's,, hours I willi keep open lor visitor* to the office, with the ho|ie that many of my friends will come to me ln person with their questions, but on other days I shall have to limit my services to replying by mall. . CYNTHIA GREY. Q. —What does "et al" mean? I have often noticed it la legal forms. CURIOUS. A.—This abbreviation means "and others." Q. —Can you tell me who has the choloe of the minister, the bride or the groom? PEARL. A.—The groom makes all arrangements and pays the fee, but he consults the bride as to her choice. Q. —I am a girl of 21) and have been going with a man much older than myself. We were very fond of each other, but now he has stopped coming and does not tell me the reason. Shouldn't he tell me why he doesn't come? How am Ito treat him when he does come, for he is a friend of the family and they like him very much? Does this give me the freedom to go with other boys? What harm does sage do to the hair? R. R. A.—You are entitled to some sort of explanation from "the "friend of the family." When he Is a visitor at your home show him all dne respect and courtesy that yon would extend to any other guest, but do not go out of your way. You Iwve tl . privilege of accepting the uttenlion of any man you please until you are engaged. Sage tea Is not Injurious to the hair—that Is, if used occasion ally and moderately. On the other hand, it acts as sort of a tonic and tends to darken the hair. Q. —Will corduroy suits be worn this winter? What other materials will be good? MRS. T. A.—Corduroy saite wiU lie worn. This material Is usually made Into sport suits, and consequently such suits are not so suitable for dress wear as lhi.se of velvet, broadcloth or some of the smooth fin ished clotlis. Wool poplins, serges and gabardine* are also very stylish. Dear Miss Grey I appreciate the criticism in "Nemo's" let ter"; but no one can be perfectly happy and at the same time be a slave to appetite, passion arid the huge army of the world's desires. Happiness is only attained when we become free from the nagging prod of desire- Dcs Carthes says—"Nothing Is at our disposal except our tho..ghts. All that Is necessary to right action Is right judg ment." Nothing, absolutely nothing is ln tha oontrol of man but his will. One cannot control eternal circumstances, but ona may control the effeot these circumstances produce upon tho mind. No man can be happy who is attached to eternal objects. Ho who Is master of his desires and Is attached to virtue can bo happy, Eplctetus says: "Freedom and slavery, the one la the name of virtue and the other of vice,'and both are acts of the will, for no man Is a slave who is tree In his will." Such a philosophy Is not negative, for It does not disparage effort. On the contrary, It (encourages effort and guides It Into the right channels. Work and struggle as those work and struggle who do so for selfish gain, but realize the unity of all. Work for the happiness of all, and when you have done your best, rest the remit with God. The Hindus express this mental state as "non attachment to action." Buddha said: "Happy Is hs who has ceased to live for pleasure and rests in the troth. Verily his composure and tran quility of mind are the highest bliss. Further —practice truth that thy brother is the same as thee." Desire and will are tho two phases of mind power and wo must develop both of them In order to get the best results. Thoss whose wills from reason steps aside from the emotional part of their nature s.id then reasons out the "to act or not to act" la this way wo create desire which moves tbe will, for we acquire the art of converting reason Into dssire, a feat possible to all. WILLIAM BTEVENB. OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE WILSON VS. ROOT, THEY SAY The frost is on the pumpkin, our finger tips are begin ning to tingle and the blood of the politician is stirring a lit tle —just a little with national politics. Cor.gress is to meet in a few weeks and president makers are up and doing in Washington. From the national capitol some early news drifts this way. Only one name is to be presented to the national demo cratic convention when it meets six or seven months hence. President Wilson is not a candidate but he will be RENOM INATED BY ACCLAMATION despite tho one-term plan Bill Bryan jammed into the Baltimore platform in 1912. Over on the republican side, they say Grandpa Elihu Root is to be the G. O. P. nominee, and that the republican issue is to be the tariff and protection to the POOR LITTLE' INFANT INDUSTRIES which have struggled into life as a result of the war. So there you are! How are ye goin' to vote? TAOKLE SOMETHING EASIER, ALF! One Alfred Bryan, author of that touching ballad "I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier," is engaged in, or at tempting to start, a controversy with Theodore Roosevelt through the columns of the New York World The last public letter Mr. Bryan authored was real pungent, we might almost Bay, rude. , We haven't much sympathy to waste on either side, but if Mr. Bryan will not take it amiss, we would like to proffer the suggestion that he is engaging in a most ticklish business for any boy who wasn't raised to be a soldier. That Roose velt man is bad medicine. If you don't believe it, ask Barnes, of New York. , Win. Waldorf Astor, who, 20 years ago declared America "no place for a gentleman to live" and became British, is be ing war taxed over $1,000,000 per year, and his ancestors were Germans. Must make Bill awful mad. — I. —i .... _.—,_-___« Italy hasn't yet declared war on Germany but maybe the kaiser will overlook the omission. CONFESSIONS OF A WIFE |(up>rl_le(, IBIS, by Nam-paper Kule rprlav \-■uelnllon.) For the first time since I have known Jim, he seemed embar rassed today. He seemed to think he owed an apology to someone for lending me that money—and yet you, little book, being unprejudiced, know what it was I who should apologize for putting htm in that position, but I don't mind telling you that I don't feel a bit like do ing so. A man said to me the other night (by the way, I believe It was Jim, himself) —"You see, Margie, it's all mixed up," and he was right. You can't lay down a set of rules that will apply to everyone, and Dick should know perfectly well that where It might be wrong to borrow money of some people. It was all right at this time ln this case. "Dlok Intimates, Margie, that If I have thousands of dollars to lend to pretty women ln distress, I might at least let my male j chums know that It can be drawn upon by them. I told him that up to date he had never Intimated he was in tne slightest need of any thing from love to money, said Jim when I came ln and while the lawyers were fixing things up. It seemed to -tne there was a tiny meaning that was a bit sinis ter ln his voice, but going back again to the time when Jim said: "Things are all mixed up," I re membered that at that time he had also said, "Women never paid enough attention to the things that were really spoken, they were so busy looking for the mo tives behind," and I put the Idea out of my head. "What do you think, Jim," asked Dick, "about Margie set ting herself up as a business woman and making investments without consulting me? Would you like a wife like that?" "I certainly would not," said Jim, emphatically. I looked up In great surprise. "Why, Jim," I began, "you know you encouraged me by lend ing me the money." "Now, look here, Margie, I don't want you to draw me into this discussion, but you ought to know, after having lived with Dick for as many years as you have that a man may think a thing la perfectly right in the other man's wife, but he would not want his wife to do It." "Oh, Jim, I never thought that of you." "But, Margie, It is perfectly true," ohlmed in Dick. "I won der why we can never make a woman understand that." "Soodness, how many stand ards have you men for women? Tou seem to have one for yosr mothers, one for your .sisters, one for your sweethearts, one for your wives and one for the rest ef the sex." By the time I had said this We were at the bank and the inheri tance was turned over to me. 1 immediately transferred the money to my own account, and ai careful as Jim had been when he lent me the money, I drew the oub and handed it to Dick. "Why, what's this?" Dick asked In surprise. "That's the money I owe Jim." 'Why dont you give him a check?" 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Published by the Tacoma Times Pub. Ob Every Evening Except Sunday. Official paper of cltj of Tacoma. PHONE: All departments. Main 12. Saturday, Oct. 30, 1915. remember that men—all men— lov e many things, many people, and time and again one of thesn will come uppermost. All thai, you can ask, and what you must be quite satisfied with, if you are sensible, Is that your husband shall love you best, and if he does go wandering about ln shady paths that look in the distance as though tbey were lined wltli primroses he will com, back—at least 99 per cent of them come back if given a chpnce." Little book, Mrs. Selwln is old —so old that she can look at Ufa . calmly, but—l want Dick—l want him "to belong" to me as he In sists that I "belong" to him, (Continued Monday.) KILLS 75 TURKS BEFORE HE DIES LONDON, Oct. 30.—Sergeant Martin O'Connor of the Sixth Lancashire regiment Is declared to have killed 75 Turks, before meeting his own death from » bomb at Galllpoli. U. 8. WILL KEKP MUM WASHINGTON, D. 0., Oct. 3tV —No expression of approval or • disapproval will be given by the U. S. concerning the proposed change In China from a republlo to a monarchy.