THK SHOPPING CENTER OP TACOMA
Starting Tomorrow, Great Half Price Sales
Women's Suits, Coats, Dresses
—Real winter just starting—wardrobes need renewing for midwinter so
cial seas..n and general wear. The opportunity now at hand that so many
women have been waiting for—the Stone-Fisher Half Price Sales. Come
Tuesday for first choice. ,
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ALL COATS HALF DRESSES HALF
$15.00 to $69.50 $15.00 to $65.00
—Every ('oat in the
Store, fine broadcloth,
velour, mixture!, plush
nnd novelty weaves;
plain and fur trimmed;
sizes from 1") years to
—$1.'.n0 Coats now. . . .ft 7.."0
—$19.50 Coats n0w.... ft ».7.">
•—525.00 Coats now. . . 1jt12..->(»
— $:15.00 Coats now. $17."ill
—$45.00 Coats now... .(*22..-ii»
i—141.56 Coats now. . . .824.75
— $69.50 Coats now . . . $31.7.5
All Girl's Coats
—Sizes (J to 14 years; | tl PfsiAo
were $3.50 to $15.00 l"fl II ILC
Women's Bath Robes
—Heavy Beacon Robes, beautiful
designs; worth $7.50
to |13.50; now 1-4 OFF
—CHILDREN'S FURS - Worth
$2.50 to |15, at FOURTH OFF
SON OF TOLSTOI
NEW YORK, Dec. IS.—"All
wars are aril! Patriotism pro-l
duces war, thel
patriotism is self
World peace can
come only when
we v n iversully
accept In act as
well as in faith
the true Christ
teaching of NON
That would be
the IDlti Christ
mas message to
world of Leo Tol-
COUNT TOLSIW s,(,v- ""8 » ' a's
greatest imvt-iist, the past cen
tury's most famous Interpreter of
the Christ spirit, and the man
whose amazing prophecy of the
present European conflict has won
Dim the name of seer of prophet.
This message which the igt'eat
Leo Tolstoy would have given to
the world this Christmas, were he
still alive, was voiced by his fa
toous son, Count Ilya Tolstoy, who
lias just arrived In America to be
gin a nation-wide lecture tour In
which he will explain his father's
life and doctrines.
Count Ilya Tolstoy shares ar
dently his father's striking form
of Christianity, and in a Christ-
Bias day interview he told how he
would apply It to the world crisis
"1 am an anarchist." he said,
"but not an anarchist as you un
derstand It here. I mean by the
"word simply that I am opposed to
nationalism. I believe further,
BB did ray father, that Christ's
-greatest teaching was NON-RE
SISTANCE, and that we should
follow that doctrine not only ln
our individual lives, but in inter
astional relations as well.
"I BKI.IEVE THAT ALREADY
■THE WORLD IS .SWINGING
BACK TOWARD A MORE PRO
FOUND ACCEPTANCE OP THE
OREATEST IDEALS OK CHRIS
TIANITY! I have seen In Europe
unmistakable signs of this new
"But even had 1 not seen these
signs, I would know that a religl
. ©us revival must surely follow the
war. A few years ago I saw ma
terialism sweeping Europe. Im-
Biorallty bad tainted art, liters
for*, even music and the dance!
Hpshologically, a spiritual reac
tion was Inevitable."
"Wait is Christmas like at the
laat?" 1 asksd.
"Christmas at the front is a sad
and solemn day!" said Tolstoy. "I
sfBB with th* 'Wild Division,' un-
Sor Oraad Duke Michael, last
Christmas, In the Carpathians, and
VBW vivid recollections of that ex-
B*ri*nce can easily describe how
aglrsliy th* soldier's Christmas
atraots with your merry Christ*
■—Kvery Dress in stock
between these prices.
Wool, silk and wool, nil
silk. Dresses for street,
nfteriioon and evening
$15.00 1 u-csses now..ft 7.50
—$19.50 Dresses now. .ft ».7.">
--$25.00 Dresses now. $12.50
—$:15.()0 Dresses now. $17..">0
—$45.00 Dresses now ..$22.00
—$49.50 Dresses n0w.524.75
— $65.00 Dresses now. . $:i2..">0
—Sizes 2 to (> years; | A Umlno
were P&6 to f&95 l"**rllWs
Fine Silk Kimonas
—Kimono Silks and Crepe de Chine,
all colors; worth $7.50
to |29.50; now 1-4 OFF
WOMEN'S FURS—Worth $15.00 to
$89.80, at THIRD OFF
mem. All the day before Christ
mas we worked with the wounded
in the hospital. On Christmas eve
I and a few of my fellow officers
rode through the night to a neigh
boring village, where Grand Duke
Michael held Christmas service in
a little church. It was a grave
"Then we returned to our own
quarters, and there we actually
had a little Christmas tree! But
|BO gifts. THERE WERE NONE
[IN THE LAND! Everything had
| been destroyed, for the Russians
and Germans had fought back and
forth over that territory. And our
I Christmas dinner was the dinner
of every other day — BLACK
IN XMAS TREES
Pour thousand Tacoma Chrlst
msa trees were shipped by Her
bert R. Freeman to Los Angeles
this year, the first shipment of the
kind ever made. The idea may
develop Into a regular seasonal In
A Merry Christmas to You
(i\ MERRY CHRISTMAS!" How many times have you heard
••*■ these words spoken to you today? Saturday, in all the
crush of business (and It was a crush), we heard it hundreds of
times spoken to us or to each other as friend greeted friend in
But is it a Merry Christmas? Yes, we think so. Christ
mas In thought Is always merry, always gladsome. It does not
matter what our beliefs are about the day. or whether we be
lieve in any higher meaning or not (and we do), the dominant
thought of all nations, of all peoples, of all times, center around
this season as the season to forgive and forget, to wipe the slate
clean of all hatred and bitterness and to spread the "Gospel of
peace and Goodwill to All Men."
Personally we are glad for Christmas: we are glad that
there is a season in each year when men come closer together
and by "gift-giving" or "card-sending" re-establish their loot
friendships or make stronger their existing ones. Christmas in
the business world Is not all a season of buying and selling, of
getting and getting more, but a time of rejoicing as well. In
America today thousands upon thousands of workers have been
made happy through the generous Christmas spirit of their
employers. It is a happy omen for the future, and we are glad.
So today, we wish you all a Marry Christmas.
', "KHIBT A BACHRACH."
SUITS HALF PRICE
$15.00 to $150.00
—Every Suit in stock —
over 2(X) to ■elect from
—plain tailored, fur and
braid trimmed, in navy,
brown, green, gray and
—$15.00 Suits now. ...» 7.80
— $18.50 Suits now....ft ».7."»
—$25.00 Suits now. . . »12..-><l
— $35.00 Suits now. . . »17..->0
—$49.50 Buitß now. . . .$2-1.75
—$69.50 Suits now. . . ,(sM.TSJ
—$150.00 Suits now. . .ft7.~1.11n
JUNIOR GUARD NOW
NUMBERS 25 BOYS
Tacoma branch of the Junior
American Guard now numbers
nearly 25 boys. It is a part of
the national organization of 100,
--000 boys. Lieut. Frederic Shaw
or the Coast Artillery Corps ls in
charge of the squad, which meets
Tuesday evenings at the armory
TACOMA HAVING A
In spite of the fact that the
f-now melted almost as fast as it
fell Sunday night, the ground was
white early Christmas morning.
The weather forecast was "un
certain," hut with a rising bar
ometer, and Christmas morning
began bright and sunny.
The new Norwegian steamer
Hannah Nlelson arrived from Se
attle Sunda yto load at the Mil
waukee docks for her maiden voy
age to the Orient. The new steam
er Panuca Is expected to load here
soon for Cuba.
MAILS ARE LATE
Eastern mail is 6 to 12 hours
late, due to snow in Montana.
Railroads say the parcel post and
express mall this year Is the big
gest ln the last five years.
TME TACOMA TIMES.
Today isii't C'lirlstmaN day
The Itiisslan calendar
doesn't bring; Yuletide until
Jan. 7, our reckoning.
That may account for this
buttle news today:
Russian atlni-ks on Austro
llungariuii forces ueiir Stan
<>iii|io-i assaults by Itus
siuu di'tiii'limeiits on the tier
man - A list to - II ii nun r i a ii
Tin l.i^h- Hiilmirlun troops
Two attarks by Ihe czar's
forces noiiii of Sosmecoe, In
the into/, valley.
ii iiii.il Ii ivy I.rimed Wire.)
LONDONO, Dec. 2">. —Not even
Christmas cheer stopped war's
Reports from every front dis
closed slight let-up in the busi
ness of ktlMag.
I.niui.m Itself celebrated, but
with a cheer otagad with sorrow
lor loved one s lost and a reeon
secrelation for the future.
London's main manifestation of
the Christinas spirit was furnished
in the elaborate arrangements
made to give furloughed Tommies
a real taste of cheer and home
comforts. Tliere were thousands
of khaki clad warriors who came
over from France to spend the
holidays at horne —or if not at
home, in friendly hands.
Snow on All Fronts.
Snow made real Christmas sur
roundings oti nearly every front.
It traced a covering of the
trenches in the Vosges, on the
western front; It Interposed I na
tural obstacle to unlimited fight
ing on the east.
High up In the Carpathians the
Russians and Germans were lock
ed; and south, ln the dazzling
whiteness of the peaks of the Alps
the Italians and Auslrians still
fought each other from trenches
dizzily lpanteil on height and In
ln ai-edonla both sides were
Dispatches from Rumania and
Dobrudja did not detail the
weather, hut indicated perhaps
the most vigorous of all warfare
of the day in progress.
Kieltl .Marshal yon Mackensen
has switched from his drive of
the Teutonic troops north from
Bucharest to take charge of a new
and violent offensive directed
lagainst the Russians in Dobrudja.
COUSIN OF FRANZ
JOSEF IS REGENT
OF NEW POLAND
Archduke Charles Stephen of
Austria may lie tbe first king of
new Poland. He ban been chosen
regent of the territory held by the
Central powers. The archduke is a
cousin of Hie lute Kniperor I'rnn
■Ja Joseph und commander of (he
Auslriun navy. He is .Mi years old.
MAKES DEBUT IN
Society at Washington received
Mis* Kalmestock recently upon her
debut at a brilliant dinner and
dance. The debutante is the
daughter of Mrs. Olbson Pibiie
•tock of Washington and vf:s in
troduced to Newport society last
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Bb*bb****Jl <^^^t^oma KF^tl look nn the three bargain tables on the third floor.
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Christmas Is Over-Now Comes a
Gigantic Cleanup oi Women's Apparel
We broke all records in our Saturday Business-arid we're
going to break some more for the five days of this week.
f Emphatic Reductions Are Featured on Women's Wear Needs That
Show the Most Desirable Styles of the Year—And Our Former Low
Prices Are Ruthlessly Slashed.
We're Not Marking Every Garment
at Half Price—We Can't
Our modest profits do not permit us to reduce a garment to half of the
former price—nor do we need to do so to have the very best values in
town. Another advantage of this way of selling is that you can de
cide upon a certain sum to pay for a suit or coat—and you'll find one
in these three lots.
OUR ENTIRE STOCK-SEE BROADWAY WINDOWS.
Our Entire Stock of Women's Suits on
Sale, Priced 910, $17.95 & $24.50
Are mostly women's and misses' sizes, best ||i|l||fl»*B*3PA
quality materials and well made, suitable for jJiJli^^^il|L, V
winter or spring wear. Serges and poplins in <^J^>m^_\!W^L '
plain colors or fancies, <&10 Of. "■ til MM?
values to $17.50, for \&l.\Jm\J\J )iW^jW*H| | \
Theie are sizes to 48 bust in this lot made of tjpJm WWwB '■
wool poplins, serges, gabardines, etc., in plain Wm *Mi**%.
or fancies. Regular values as high as $32.50, \"jM w^—*L
in the big Clean up fij Irr Q£J M HttT**
THE $24.50 SUITS J |l^
This lot contains costumes that were matchless values at up to $50.00 - M m_Wk
the finest products of master tailors. All sizes to 48 bust and the finest WM MS?
serges, wool poplins and broad *£*!^ZL f-'^ißß*B^r«**WF ?^
cloths. Choice of entire lot at qJiii^sUV fcj l.^fUHjfpf
COATS AT $5.00 AND UP W\t~
A fine assortment of women's anil misses' Women's Serge anil Silk Dresses, In small Ml Y^f*"
Coats—ubout Mm all—that OC sizes—ll years to illi bust only; OC _-^)'l_-i_t~SA
formerly sold at up to 810 yJ values to 8H.75 for V*i ilr
Size* 10 years to SIH bust only. Women's Dresses, in serge, taffeta or me*- iff
Women's Coats, unotlier lot, sizes to 40 OC saline silk, assorted <lark colors, Ol A £*(% |r
bust anil values up to Bio, in this sale at $3 values to $22..V>, t'leunup price »J> I'TiUU
Christmas Starts Early in the White House
tl iilt.-il l'rrs* i.i-aai'il Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 25.
—The golden rays of a gorgeous
sunrise today, bursting through
the east windows of the White
House, cast their light over a
magnificent Christmas tree laden
with sparkling spangles and
At tlie same time, little Jose
phine Cothran, grandniece of
President Wilson, stirred rest
lessly, opened her eyes, saw the
first sunlight and crawled out
from under the warm covers. She
coludn't wait any longer.
Throughout the night her
sleep had been disturbed by
dreams of Santa Claus and
strange noises in the library near
by, which led her to believe he
was at work.
That is why the executive
family was disturbed at an un
usual hour today and forced by
the stern command of little Jose
phine to appear about the Christ
mas tree soon ofter dawn.
Tlie president, however, didn't
mind it a bit. In fact, he had so
much fun with the youngster that
he stayed at home and played
with Josephine about the tree,
letting Mrs. Wilson go to church
THE CAPITAL OF HEAVEN
The Kingdom of Heaven is here on Earth.
It is the widest of earth's empires, and the
It has 52 states, which arc the weeks of the
It has 365 glorious cities.
And Christmas is its capital!
* * *
From the capital of Heaven no guns frown;
no bastions bulwark its gold paved streets
against the armies of other kingdoms.
The gates are open ever, and in spacious par
liament all languages are spoken, which the
necromancy of the edifice transforms into a
common tongue called Love.
The avenues of this capital are lined with
evergreen, emblem of that which is eternal;
and silver stars sparkle from the shining tow
ers that pierce the gentle sky.
In these towers dwell those happy mortals
for whom the capital of Heaven was builded —
the rulers of the kingdom's capital—they of
whom Jesus said: "Suffer little children, and
forbid them not, to come unto me: for such is
the Kingdom of Heaven."
a a a
So brilliant are the stars in the towers of the
capita] of Heaven that their gleams illumine
the most distant states of the kingdom; so that
Relutives at Dinner.
Ellen McAdoo, granddaughter
of the president, had her own
tree at the McAdoo home, but It
was not long before she decided
to join her granddaddy and Jose
phine at the White House. It was
This afternoon tin: White House
automobiles were packed with
toys, candy and other good things
a big day for the youngsters.
Santa Claus visited the Chll-
dren's Industrial Home at Oak
land Saturday, and brought each
of the 55 children two or three
presents. Frank B. Cole was be
hind Santa's white whiskers. Mem
bers of the committee were Mrs.
C. T. Muehlenbruch and Mrs. H.
G. Winßor. Mrs. George Ames
drilled the children for their pro
CENTRALIA, Dec. 25.—As the
result of inhaling flame while
kindling a fire In her cook stove,
Mrs. Michael Sbinko is dead at
| her homo near Pc Ell. She leaves
a husband and five children.
to eat and President and Mrs.
Wilson sallied forth from the
White House to do a little Santa
Clans work of their own. They
took the door leading out toward
the Washingtn Country club where
the president frequently plays
There are many little houses
out this way where children oonio
Several dozen awe-struck little
boys and girls stood In line in the
auditorium of the Elks temple
Christmas morning and accepted
with trembling hands great bun
dles of clothing and toys and can
dies that Santa Claus handed out.
Santa (Impersonated by Frank
B. Cole) sat in a sure-enough I
Instead of the conventional I
reindeer, he had a couple of state-
every dweller therein, if he but look sharply,
may distinguish the capital's beauties from
And through all the states and cities of the
kingdom the best used roads lead ever toward
As the ways approach they grow more beau
tiful and wider; they are inlaid with pearls
which were tears of joy, and they echo with
At the doors of the capital, sweet music is
heard, and every traveler enters its portals to
the accompaniment of children's carols.
* * *
The roads from the capital are noted for
kindly deeds, and are filled with travelers
sharing their means, and helping one another.
These roads are suffused with a gentle glow,
and in the heart of each wayfarer abides tho
desire to help bear another's burden.
The glories of retrospect are slow to fade,
and often the good-will implanted by a sojourn
in the shining city remains with the traveler
in the farthest regions of the kingdom, until
it is again time to make the pilgrimage to the
• • a
The Kingdom of Heaven is here on Earth.
And Christmas is its capital
Monday, Pec. 26, 1918,
out to greet the president whea
Each Christmas he sends out a
stack of remembrances to his lit-
tle friends. This year he deliv
ered them himself.
Tonight the president and Mrs.
Wilson will have with them their
immediate relatives at an old
fashioned Christmas dinner In tha
ly elks hitched to the cutter.
But elks look enough like rein
deer so tliat the excited kiddies
didn't notice the difference.
Music was furnished by the
Shriners' baud. Every child who
appeared at the temple was given
enough warm clothes lo last un
til summer, and plenty of toys and
candy to keep him busy for many
NEW PUBLIC PARK
C.ENTRALIA, Dec. 25.—A pub
lic park is to be established on
city-owned property on the Skook
All churches gave Christmas
eve services Sunday evening. Spe
cial music and Christmas decora
tions brought out big crowds.
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