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M If you have an auto tliat you can spare— j X and why can't you?—lt can be used to ex- * * cellent advantage Saturday In carrying vot- M X era to the polling places. Telephone tlie J • Kotary club, Main 2.16, ami volunteer the use % mj of your machine. » m *titi>niiniiiiiiim>iimniiinmiiii.»ttn.* YOU Can Perform a Miracle! BY THE EDITOR It isn't very often a man has a chance to perform a miracle. But it does happen once in a while. If he possess the marvelous brain of an Edison he may create the talking machine or the efectric light where none ever existed before. If he have the patience and botanical genius of a Burbank he may cause new flowers to bloom and new fruits to ripen. If he have great organizing ability he may split continents apart with a Panama canal, may organize' under one house flag all the shipping of a coastline! many thousands of miles in extent, bring to berry j growers of a rich valley by co-operative methods the benefits that they long have failed to reach by individual effort, or be able to make a third of all the world's automobiles at a price per machine with in reach of almost any pocketbook. • • • The great gravel prairie tliat stretches from South Tacoma to Tenino long has fascinated me and perplexed me. There it lay, park-like, beautiful, enticing, like a Callot Soeurs hat from Paris — and just about as impractical. Henry Landes, state geologist, has explained the plain's origin to me as follows. Some hundreds of thousands of years ago when the great glacier came down from the north and covered the Puget Sound region to a depth of several thousand feet, the southern extremity readied only to about where South Tacoma now lies. From the great ice face, when the melting began, there poured forth tumultous rivers caiTying the boulders and other glacial debris trans]*-irted from the north. This material was laid down in an immensely deep bed of a sort that geologists know as an "outwash plain." The loam was carried on to the * sea, and only the rocks and residue dumped. The virtue of the soil was drained from it. As a result, today farming on it is a thankless job. The soil demands as much in fertilizer as it is willing to produce in fruit or vegetables. * * # Now comes Uncle Sam with the offer to place a man on every third acre of a great 70,000-acre section; of this beautiful, but non-agricultural land. This man's wages, together with the money spent for housing, clothing and feeding him, as W. H. Paul hamus has aptly pointed out, will make this land revenue-producing, so far as the whole community is concerned, to a degree, per acre, equalling the famous Puyallup valley. It will do it by furnishing Pierce county ranchers with a market for their produce, and Pierce county workingmen with labor to sell, a market for their skill. # * # You. Pierce County Voter, on next Saturday have it in your power to perform a gigantic miracle. For you. by the simple praam of marking your ballot with a cress in the "yes" square, can convert that- gravel outwash plain from the un productive state in which the great ice cap left it to a com munity-building district equal to the Puyallup valley that an other set of geological forces created. In a few hours you can undo hundreds of years' of hercu lean mischief the great glacier played us. You can put back into the Nisqually plain the virtue that gushing rivers robbed it of. Arise to your opportunity. Work the miracle. Vole "Yes." ASK REMOVAL OF ELLSWORTH Members of the city council and civil service board met at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon In City Attor ney Harmon's office to discuss the council's demands that Examiner Ellsworth be removed from the civil service office. Commissioner Gronen promised before the meeting to introduce charges of incompetence and In efficiency against Ellsworth, and to have proof ready. Members of the council have announced their Intention to oust Ellsworth by Impeachment if the civil service commission does not act. CHARGE FORGERY Charged with having forged the name of Dr. Smeale on a pre scription for alcohol, and to have attempted to get it filled at a downtown drug store, Harold Ault. age IS, was arrested by the police Monday night. EVANS QUITS POLICE COURT Police Judge DeWltt M. Evans handed his formal resignation to Mayor Fawcett Tuesday. It takes effect next Monday. On that day, Judge Evans will open a Justice court on the sec ond floor of the Provident build ing. Justice Graham will he ap pointed by Mayor Fawcett to act as police magistrate. Evans quit because he wanted to conduct a private law practice in addition to his duties as Jus tice of the peace. The city pays |50 a month extra to the police Judge. OUGHT TO BE SENT BACK AFTER SOME "My husband spent, several years in Peru before we were married, and never even thought to bring back any curios or needle work, or antique silver pieces, or Spanish shawls, or anything like that. It makes me so tired every time I think about It," laments Mrs. Roger E. Chase, 3005 North Proctor st. ' The Tacoma Times t)/9S~&l0l0 k090*S90l0l0l090tt90l0l0t09S*&t09090m m 190l090l0l090l0l090^^ l^^^^-^-^*^*^*-^x^-~j-x^xj^^~~^m^xj^ *******^.^.---x-x 901090909990101090909ft09090t01090t099901009 •^i'^.i~ij~u~Li~i-i~i**u~i*rti**u~u*x~u^-n_*_r_-.*.r_- J 25c A MONTH. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. lc A COPY. \ -i— —■-* —■-- - — ■*• —*—- — —■■*■■-—■—■*- -— - — ---h---------^-----^-. --— -- —-.----- . ._■_,_._■_._.. _.■_,_,_._._, _._. _._._._. _. _ _,■*_•.**_■_-_■_■■■.__._. _.^_>_. ■ ■_._>_._■_____»_■_._._._■» _------- _.■_■__._._. -.-.-._ _^ --._-^ r| 1 - iri| _ (ri( - > — o9ololooltltt m^m t TACOMA, WASHIN(!TO\ T TTTFgn AY. .l ANTARY 2. ■'"" VOL. XIV. NO. 11. MAY PROBE WALL ST.! LORD NORTHCLIFFE TOLSTOY'S MAN OF DESTINY TO END WAR? LONDON, England, Jan. 2.—ls there a MAN OF DES TINY, predicted by the great Count Tolstoy, who is to end the war in 1917? And Is the man of destiny LORD NORTHCLIFFE? All Britain ls wondering, and many in Britain are be ginning to look on the mighty owner of the London Times and scores of other newspa pers with awe. And Northcllffe? He says nothing, but goes on over turning cabinets and forcing the British government to be ready to FIGHT. Here is what Tolstoy said MORE THAN SIX YEARS AGO—Note that he did not name exactly the years: "The -rt-.ii conflagration will start iihfiit 101*-; it mill develop Into a tlesim. linn and calHinity In 1013; but «iii>nl 1018 the strange fig ure from the north—a new Napoleon —t-nte-rs the stage of tlie bloody drama. He is a man of little inllltaryt rain- InK, a writer or a Journalist, hut in his Ki-ip most of Eu rope will l-t-iiiain until 1 »■*.-. p* Consider these facts: Britain went into the war confident and unprepared. What few soldiers there were to send to France, lacked shells. Lives and millions were sacrificed in wildeyed schemes to take Constantino ple and Bagdad. "It's a short Job," said Britain. "It's a three-year job," said Northcllffe. And Northcllffe then (for years his paper had been pre dicting war with Germany) set about wrecking British overconfidence and exposing British Inefficiency. He sent reporters to France to write the TRUTH, which the censors concealed, about British lack of shells. He printed the truth without consulting the censor, risking suspension or suppression of his papers; and he attacked Kitchener, the English Idol, who wasn't sending the troops munitions. British wrath rose high. Northcllffe was damned in private and public; his papers were stamped on in tlie si reset. Burning The Times and the Mall, and mailing the ashes Search for Missing Couple Is Widened With searching parties number ing 50 men beating the woods In all directions from the town of Alder, no report had been receiv ed Tuesday noon of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Powell, missing from their cabin in a logging camp since Dec. 18. Relatives of the missing Taco ma couple still cling to the belief that they are alive and safe some where. But the belief is growing less positive as each day goes by with no trace of them. Search parties are extending their hunt. Two woodmen, P. Parmenter Cannot Afford to Lose Have you deeds, mort gages, insurance poli cies, or other papers that you do not care to lose! If so, we ad vise yotf to rent a safe in our fireproof vault. We invite you to call and inspect. plugst SaMmtßuA I § Trust Cumpjusu LORD NORTHCLIFFE. to Northcllffe, became a pop ular British sport. Northcllffe kept on print ing the truth. "Circulation's going up." he said. "I suppose they're buying them to burn!" Kitchener was shelved, and Lloyd George became minis ter of munitions. The troops got their shells. But still Britain wasn't en- and Jack Stark, left Monday from Alder with a three-days' supply of food, Intending to cover as much territory in the foothills as they could traverse in that period. G. W. Scarlock and a compan ion left today on a similar trip, going in an opposite direction. Faint tracks of Mr. and Mrs. Powell were found yesterday in the soft snow on the side of Krook's mountain, a high rock ridge a half mile back of the Powell cabin. They apparently led up the hillside and then back again. No other trace has been found. That the young man and woman Btarted on a hunting trip has been deflnltey determined by the nature of clothing, shoes and oth er articles left by them. They were completely equipped for a brief hunting expedition, but could not have planned to re main away more than a day, the Investigators say. Dealer Held For Perjury A warrant charging perjury was Issued Tuesday by Deputy Prose cutor Thompson against N. V. Slmonlan, Oriental rug dealer, of 744 St. Helens aye., as the result of a transaction by which he dis posed of his stock to a Tacoma de partment store. It is alleged that in an affidavit giving a sworn list of his credi tors, Slmonlan did not include them all as provided by law. Pet canaries In this country consumed 2,350 tons of birdseed, last year. tlrely over her self-centered attitude of "business as usual." "Asquith must go!" North cllffe decided. Lloyd George gets the glory—but AS QUITH WENT. That's the kind of a man Northcllffe Is. An American Interviewer summed It up: "Britain doesn't like the Northcllffe papers, but North- [ Talk o' the Times "^ Greetings, have you con verted a doubter on the army post project yet? The old-fashioned girl who was brought up on the Elsie books now has a daughter who just can't wait until the Cosmopolitan comes. Ah the editor of Tlie Times so eloquently remarks, Don't Be a Chinaman! We haven't heard any;'ilng lately about the proposal to coin a two-and-a-half-cent piece. The churches probably are lobbying against it. What has becmiie of that vigorous campaign against the army p©st the labor coun cil was going to wage? WOW! On some automobiles a pedome ter would be more practicable than a speedometer. The fight Is still going on to make the IMstrict of Co lumbia dry. We don't see how any place could fail to be dry where the Congres sional Record has such • large circulation. Superfluous Advice to the Inhabit- ants of Milwaukee. Milwaukee's general health Is gratifying, announces Health Commissioner Ruhland. Contag ious diseases are fewer. He ad vises holiday season caution, par ticularly with water drinking. l *»lil.i: Once upon a tyme a druggist didn't have a certain article a cus tomer wanted and ye druggist cllffe crams them down her throat!" And now, through Lloyd George as an Instrument, Northcllffe ls voicing the de mands of British democrat-v —and GETTING ACTION ON THESE DEMANDS. Look at this remarkable Journalist: When he came to London at 20, Just out of Oxford, lie got a job as reporter, at $15 a week. He was plaian Al fred Harmsworth then, and they called him "Alf." This was 1885. Ten yers later he owned more separate magazines and newspapers than any other man In the world—though, to be sure, his papers weren't read in St. James palace nor were his editorials quoted in trans-Atlantic cables. English newspapers then were dry-as-dust affairs, with great, long unbroken columns of court hnppenings, board of trade items, cricket scores antl parliamentary debate. Northcllffe filled his col umns with news that people like to read. He started paper after paper—weeklies for women, for bicyclists, for balloonists, for sporting men; penny dallies, two-penny dailies, three-penny dallies— "about 45, 1 forget exactly how many," he told an inter viewer in 1 908. And then he ama/.e«d the world by purchasing a con trolling inte-iest in tlie- l.on tlon Tune-, the "British elally Bible," the most e-onservatlvc |ia|i.-t nn earth! He changed the Times from a six-cent to a two-cent daily, and used it to talk to the upper classes, tlie peers and nobility, just as he talk ed to the common people of England through his other sheets. Now he uses the aristo cratic Times and the popular Daily Mall, which prints a million copies a day, and all his other newspapers, to talk to all Great Britain at once, and hammer at British inef ficiency until he gets things done. This, then, ls the man of whom all Europe Is asking: "IS HE TOLSTOY'S 'MAN OF DESTINY,' WHO WILL END THE WAR IN 1917?" didn't recommend something else "just as good" to ye customer. THK PIGHEADED ENGLISH (A German pastor, on the Battle Of the Stun me 1 Many wounded men are coining back to our church from the dreadful Western front. They have been fighting the English, and they find tliat so ignorant are the English of warfare that the English soldiers on the Somme re fuse to surrender, not knowing that they are really beaten, with the result that terrible losses are inflicted upon our brave troops. CHEWING GUM CUD SAVES AUTO DRIVER A LOT OF BOTHER George Dunn, secretary of the Speedway association, was speed ing out to his home on Steilacbom lake by auto the other day when he noticed his motor becoming un usually warm. Investigation showed that one blade of the engine's sir-fan had come off, and had torn a hole In the "honey-comb" of the radiator. George didn't have any repair outfit for such an emergency, and he couldn't go further without fix ing that radiator. But he had a happy thought. Removing a wad of chewing gum from his mouth, the speed way man rolled It Into a ball and plugged the hole with it. Then he scooped up enough water from a ditch to fill the tank. The chewing gum patch held the radiator tight until Dunn reached a repair shop next day. TODAY'S CLEARINGS Clearings $ 600,082.49 Balances 182,820.78 Transactions 1,117,668.(8 ynnn»mCHT EDITIONMMhfc I WEATHER I # Tacoma: Rain tonight and 2 S Wednesday. 1 f Washington: Same west portion, 1 § rain or snow east. 1 v«>.la»»l»niil>*-^ •^'■Hilnininiiliilili'nI.^ U.S.SENATOR CALLS BROKER LAWSON "ASS" (United Press Leased Wire.) WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 2.— Republican members of the house rules committee, led by Rep. Campbell of Kansas, today de manded of Chairman Henry an "open and above board" Investi gation of the charges by Thomas W. Lawson that $ ti11,000,000 was made in Wall street through a "leak" on the president's peace note. Chairman Henry Introduced his | bill for regulation of the stock 'exchange immediately after he had a two-hour conference with Thomas W. Law son today. Admitting that "secrets have found their way out of the state j department," Senator Stone, I chairman of tho foreign relations committee, blamed the "present system of civil service" for such leaks. Storm Breaks. A storm of charges and conn j ter-charges regarding the re -1 ported "leak" from the state de partment to Wall street of ad REVOLTING FARMERS BRING WORLD A NEW KINDOFGOVERNMENT OUSTED OFFICE-HOLDER COMMITS SUICIDE » I nil eel Press Le«aseel Wire.) j BISMARCK, N. D., Jan. 2.--State's Attorney Berndt, I swept from his office in tho political uinislng of farmers, [ji committed suicide by shooting himself, in the Burleigh I county courthouse yard today. (One of the most Important experiments In governing ever to be tried Is about to be Inaugurated in North Dakota, where tho farmers are going lo run the slate. This newspaper, be lieving southwest Washington is vitally interested in such un dertakings, sent Onirics Eehwuil Russell, Its noted staff writer, there to study the movement antl to write of it. Herewith is Russell's first article.—Editor.) BY CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL. BISMARCK, X. 1).. dan. 2.—North Dakota is now to hold for some time the center of the United GOV LYNN 3-.R-A7IER string on it. Few of the men about to take office over held of fice before and none of'tbe men that put them there had any previous experience in polities. At the last election the farmers, in revolt, cap tured the legislature, all the state offices except one, and what is still more important, grabbed off the supreme court. They will now run the whole shooting match from Ato Izzard. They can pass any law they please and nothing this side of the supremo court of the United States can interfere. It is the biggest revolution that ever occurred in any state in this Union. -s (Continued on Page five.) LABOR COUNCIL TO HEAR ARGUMENTS Desiring to hear a general discussion of the merits and de merits of the nrmv post bond Is sue, the Central Labor council has arranged a public meeting in Masonic temple tor Thursda*. evening. vaiice information of the presi dent's "peace notes" broke In both houses this afternoon. In the senate Chairman Stone of the foreign relations commit tee formally denied charges In a newspaper that he had benefit ted by the leak. Calls Him an* "Ass." Ho branded Thomas W. Law son as "a disgusting ass." He blamed "the present system of civil service" for leaks he said be knew existed. Coincident with Henry"s ac tion, republican members of the committee led by Rep. Campbell, Kansas, openly denounced the "one-man conference" between Henry and Lawson. Campbell Issued a formal statement declaring "Lawson should be given a chance to tell his facts to the whole committee or bo shown up." "If necessary, we could sub poena every brokerage house In New York City and get at the root of this thing," he said. States Stage. A kind of govern ment new on tins continent or anywhere else today took hold of the machine here! It is a Carmen' govenuneiit from top to bottom and all the way across! Tluit is one lliing novel ahout it. Then it is strictly nonparti san, being chosen by the farmers for reasons of their own and without the least regard to party lines. It is also a government that owes nothing to any politician on earth and no corporation, bank, railroad or interest has a single CAR HITS WAGON A. J. Jensen, driver of a de livery wagon of the Wlngard dairy, narrowly escaped lnjurr early Tuesday morning when k '•touth Tacoma car struck his wag on on Broadway near 17th. A torse was knocked over and the agon overturned. Jensen ni irown out, but not hurt.