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W_f_____f_ Jan. 2, 1017.
<l i.ln-d Prraa I.eaaea Wire.)
LONDON, Jan. 2.—There was
inoreaslng belief today that in the
•reply of President Wilson's note
allies have the opportunity.
After Germsny's Indefinite peace
proffer and reply to America, to
put Potsdam at a disadvantage
The allies' answer —probably a
note of the same character as that
to Germany—will also be issu.nl
from Paris.
A course of plain speaking and
a clear statement of the terms on
Which the allies would consider
■peace negotiations is what the
it ..l.i Prraa Lraaed wir-.i
BERLIN, via Sayvllle wireless,
Jan. J.—Storming and capture of
height positions around Soveya
and in the Susita valley; repulse
of Russo-Rumanian advances;
throwing back of the enemy on
both sides of the Oitoiz valley and
capture of the much disputed
height of Mount Faltucanu were
all reported from the eastern front
In today's official statement.
Along the valleys leading from
the Herek mountains to the Se
reth, the German attacks threw
the enemy further hack, accord
ing to the statement.
The Ninth army la sharply
pressing the enemy and defeating
his roar guards, forcing the Rus
sians to further retreat, the state
ment said.
P I I ■ ■ ——*—***■
Tho next big move of Germany, it is reim-ried, will bo a dash to
Italy, In an attempt to hem Italy In and make the country another
The ai-rows in the map show the probable ways the Germans will
Invade Italy, either along the Brescia line from the TrtMitlno or tlie
Goiit/. railway in Trieste. Tlie heavy dotted line shows how far the
Italians have pierced into Austria-Hungary.
|Ka<n_nanafl Knirrpri*r \-.»..'iiiii..ni the guardsmen are sacrificing
EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 2. —It time and money in being here,
took an "uprising" such as dis- b_» the regular army fellows don't
tiirhed tho Eighth Ohio infantry appreciate it."
here to jar army officials out of When 580 enlisted men in the
their smug notion that the Araeri- Eighth Ohio had the nerve to
can soldier Is a mere piece of ma- «■«>» the "round robin" the regu
chinery with no right to do any Ist army commanders saw the
Individual thinking: guardsmen were not to be trifled
The boys of the Eighth not with,
only got everything they demand- Almost, as if by magic, car
ed, but all other guardsmen In loads of lumber appeared and
the Xl Paso military district got -»rmy trucks rushed from one rcgi
the same concessions. m«nt to another in the Xl Paso
The result of the Eighth's district unloading material for
"round robin," making vigorous tent flooring.
complaint against tamp condl- Tl>e guardsmen from all the
tlons, has been to convince higher- states in service here sre now
nps that unless they cater to the fixed for the winter. Each man
phvslcal comforts of privates and llas a cot with three heavy array
non-commissioned officers, there blankets and plenty of warm
will eventually be a national guard clothing. The food is generally
with more officers than enlisted conceded to be excellent.
_J en There's another thing the men
Officers laid floors In their are insisting on and that is a
own tents weeks ago at their kindlier attitude on the part of
own expense. But no provision officers.
was made [or flooring tents of the T,,e ')OVS on t,le border "help
enllstcd men, and when bitterly : '"X out" refuse to get themselves
cold nl.-.iits tame there was suffer- tatO that mental attitude of sub
lug serviency where they'll step off
A graduate of an Ohio unlver- the sidewalk into a mudhole so a
■ity who came to the border regular army officer won't get his
voices the feelings of the men in shoes muddy.
this fashion: 1° the regular army it's pos
"We enlisted men in the guard Bible to exercise powers of almost
can't be bluffed or overawed by life and death over an enlisted
the pompous ponderosity of the nian, but that brand of discipline
fe wregular army men who sit in | won't go with the guardsmen,
their swivel chairs or lounge in I- fairness to officers in the
their comfortable homes in El guard it must be said a majority
Paso and decide it won't hurt an treat their men as human beings
enlisted man to pitch his cot on and show a "backbone" fellowship
the bare ground or stay in a lent toward them.
that has holes in It. The "uprising" in the Eighth
"We don't claim to be profes- Ohio Is Roini' to have far-reach-
Blonal soldiers. We came down lng effects for the betterment of
here to help out because we the whole service.
thought there was going to be
"We're rolng to have necessary ;•* t"lI7 A R R A RIEC"
physical coin, »is or we'll raipe ff I\l\ Dr_Dli-)J
hell — that's all. y.t ae -tenths of -■— . ,_ _ ___
-m. _ - I JUMP AGAIN
M M\ fm ■ I United Press \i*VS!f* Wire.)
■ II [I ■ NEW YORK, Jan. 2--The stock
I ill i***9 I I I market opened with a«» upward
***v ~%m9 A _-i*a___l bound today. Wall stree' reglster-
RKNTON FOR THE RANGE, ! \ n * b u eHef t,,at, tne, catu,'°f 522
■Mm._______ ._ .. «.„..,«_•«,,_.■. i has been set back by tps allies
WINGATE for tlie FIRNACK l p , y t0 aermany . g peace propos
-919 GIVE 8. * H. GREEN al" _ _t a__
ti: \m\-r st'mpr F,r-,t "-les showed gains of two
TRADING BTAMPB to f , ye po , ntg , n BpecnUtlyt - lead
lwl*ll fill Tl*-Hl*-fPP "War babies" and stock of com
\99 SMtttM 9 9 CllliJlVa panles which profit lndin» ctlT
Main IWTO through continuation of the \f ar
w u°9 fett the upward drive most and\r«
--i 1 it. aponded with wide advances. !»,
British press hopes the note will
England la convinced that the
allies' starvation blockade of Ger
many and Germany's apprehen
siveness of defeat on the west
front next spring, combined to In
spire Berlin to sue for peace.
In the Joint reply to America
the allies will jirobably subscribe
to Russia's frank ambition to oust
Turkey from Europe and obtain
the Dardanelles as being collateral
with the ltalliin ambitions as to
Tyrol and Istria, and the French
ambitions as to the "lost prov
inces" of Alsaco and Lorraine.
The Alaska Steamship Co.
freighter Stanb v Dollar is due at
the smelter latt- this week with
ore loaded at San Francisco. This
Is the vessel's first voyage sines
her transfer from the Dollar line.
Pierce county legislative dele
gation has been invited to attend
the noon luncheon of the mem
bers' council of the Commercial
club Wednesday.
Former State Senator "Link"
Davis Is very ill at his home In
Seattle. His sister, Mrs. George!
Ashby of Tacoma hag received
word that his tontltlton was slight
ly improved Monday.
Type of Men Who Now Rule North Dakota
Tho farmers who "put over" the farmer govern nc-ut In North Dakota. Members of tlie Nonparti
san league in convention at Fargo.
(Continued From Page One.)
North Dakota has been from
the beginning just a fine old pock
et borough for the interests.
The railroads, banks, elevators
and grain men had an iron-clad
combination that ruled the poli
tics of the state the way a bucko
mate used to rule a Cape Homer.
Do what you're told, keep still or
get hurt.
Today there isn't a rail
road politician, -.lain agent
or corporation ratal In the
state that dares peep. The
farmers are tlie whole cheese.
Also, they have introduced a
new system of choosing men for
office. They started out literally
to let the office seek the man.
When It became evident last
spring that they were likely to
win out, a fine crop of their dear
old friends and college chuniiules
sprang up all about the state of
fering the glad hand and pulling
for this office or that.
All they ever got was the icy
stare and tho swift kick. Instead
of listening to the dulcet notes of
these charmers, the fanners went
about hunting good men that
were on the level and not Job
l'in/.lci' Mukes t'mtat
Their candidate for governor,
for Instance, Lynn J. Frasler, was
steering a plow over his wheat
lands when he was chosen.
The committee wanted to tele
phone him and had to wait until
he could he summoned to the
house. He was the most amazed
man In America and thought it
was somn kind of a joke.
But he quickly showed thnt no
SUMNER. Jan. I, —A straw
vote taken at the close of the
army post meeting here last night
showed two to one for the propo
sition. Speakers were John A.
Rea. Frank S. Baker and Col. 0.
R. Reeve 3of Tacoma, W. G.
Fiuick, president of the club, and
others. |
At the last of the series of
dedication services in the new
First Methodist church, South sth
ami X streets, Rev. Clarence True
Wilson of , Washington, D* C,
spoke New Year's night on "Ex
periences of a Curb Stone Ora
tor." Women of the church were
hostesses at an "oiien house"
New Year's afternoon.
Wheat Higher
(I ollr.l Prraa l.raard Wire.)
CHICAGO, Jn. 2.—Wheat open
ed today sharply higher, due to
the answer of the entente allies
to Germany's peace note.
May wheat opened at 177, l«ty
points above Saturday's close nnd
continued to rlae In the oarly
tiadlng. July wheat opened up
2% at 14 4.
11 ni1..1 Prraa I.raard Wire.)
sador Fletcher leaves for his post
in Mexico City soon, thus remov
ing one source of friction between
U. S. and Mexico.
Fukuta, of Japanese army, says
official statistics show it costs
$87,000 to kill a soldier and
|3,800 to wound one In the Eu
ropean war.
Lone Star Brewing Co. contribut
ed to political campaign funds,
it was sold at public auction by
court order today, A banker paid
$577,500 for it.
OAKLAND—A second offer
from a woman has been received
by William Mr 'llmer, who offers
to sell himself for $200 to repay
a friend's loan. A young domes
tic offered to give him $10 a
month from her salary until the
debt ls paid. The first offer was
one of marriage, with a $1,000

error had been made about him.
He had never made a set public
speech in his life, but he jumped
Into the campaign and turned out
to be a cracker-jack.
He made more than 200
speeches. He got 81,000 In at >-
lal vote of about 102,000- Hint's
The name of the organization
Iht put all this over Is the Farm
ers' Nonpartisan Political league.
It is only two years old, but hag
4 0,000 enrolled members of the
ViO.OOO farmers in North Dakota.
Owns Its \nis|i,-i|i,.|..
It works with a new scheme and
new method. Every farmer that
joins pays for his membership.
Formerly the annual fees were $6.
Now they are $16 for two years
In advance, and practically every
man whose first year's subscrip
tion has expired is renewing at the
new rate.
New members are put on the
mils by personal Interviews. The
league owns 140 automobiles and
l.eeps a corps of organizers always
In the field. The money received
is used to carry on this work and
to publish the league's newspaper,
tho Leader.
This paper started In September
1915, on a shoestring and now
has 65,000 circulation. The
league has lately acquired a daily
paper at Fargo and owns the only
photo-engraving plant in Nortn
Branch leagues are being
organized in other states.
The welcome idea has caused
northwestern politician* to
view the limvciiicnl with pain
and e.tivmo il.,„iist.
He'll Vote Against
The man who rocked the boat last summer
and didn't know it was loaded during the
hunting season last fall and who eelehrated the
merry Yuletide by placing the celluloid toilet
set near a candle on the Christmas tree, is pre
paring to vote against tlie nriiiv post now. — :
Koprintod from Talk o' The Times.
Indicating tho feeling roused
by the prospect of an execution
In the state of Washington, a
number of Tacoma citizens have
sent a petition to the president,
asking that Edward Mayberry,
the halfbreed convicted of mur
dering his sweetheart on federal
territory, and sentenced to death,
bo not executed in this stato,
where capital publishment was
abolished some years ago.
The name signed to the petition
W. W. Newschwander, cashier
of the Puget Sound State Dank, is
No, it isn't because the bank Is
prosperous, or any little thing
like that.
Mr. Newschwander, as chair
man of the music committee of
the First Baptist church, has ar
ranged with Festyn Davies, Taco
ma Welsh tenor, to undertake
full charge of the music of the
"Davies took first prize at the-
Kisteddfodd at'the San Francisco
(United Press I/eased Wire.)
will take 503 years to make a
complete survey of the waters of
Alaska, California, Washington
and Oregon, according to esti
mates made by Supt. E. Lester
Jones of the U. S. coast and geo
detic survey. The estimates are
based upon progress with the
present facilities.
It looks as If an entirely
new deal was on in this part
of the world.
Nobody can Join the league ex
cept an actual tiller of the soil, so
there is no chance for others to
come in and get posseo.sion of the
Want Hationul Rule.
The thing that had most to do
with the creation of the league
was the deplorable state of fann
ing in North Dakota as a result of
50 varieties of gouge and swindle
practiced by railroads, bank.i,
money sharks, elevator combines,
commission men, and others.
Government, as conducted
by the Interests, merely as
sisted the pliinilci-cis. The
total annual gouge was esti
mated at about $50,000,0(10
on the wheat crop alone. Be
tween farmer and consumer
about 50 cents on each bushel
di*ap|>eared Into hand* that
had no right to take it.
The league's program provides
for salutary reforms in the state
government, but nothing to scare
anybody. State-owned "and oper
ated terminal elevators, state hall
Insurance, state rural credit sys
tems, taxation reform, and the
state development of the lignite
deposits are the chief features.
• Tlie main object of the
league is to secure a rational
brand of government con
ducted for the benefit of the
majority of the |K>pulatlon in
stead of the benefit of rail
roads and banks.
It will be a novelty for
North Dakota—and some oth
er regions.
Mrs. Martha Wilson, Mrs. Wal
ter Oalton, Mrs. Dick Brown, Wal
ter Dalton, Mrs. Myrtle Schwartz,
Mrs. J. W. Mulllns, Mra. A. Stern
berg, Jim Loan, Tom Smith, Curt
Swan, E. Tupveson, H. U. John
son, C. W. Perkins, Arthur Strom
berg, J. W. Johnson, Earl Strom
berg. A. StrombeiK, R. Rerglund,
Geo. J. Piper, Andrew J. Piper,
Mike lv. Piper, Julia M. E. Reha,
Peter Piper, John Piper, Susie Bl-
Hnger, Chas. Wilson, Jennie Car
nick, D. Carnick, Andrew Solaas.
fair," said Newsohwander this
morning, "and he has just re
turned from the Kisteddfodd at
Butte, Montana, of which he had
the direction. He Is recognized
far beyond our borders.
"Musicians say that to rehearse
in a Davies chorus is like getting
a music lesson from a master free.
I feel that we are beginning some
thing which will be of great value
to the musical life of the city.
"The first rehearsal will take
place Friday evening, and the
chorus will be heard at Sunday's
services under his direction."
Corest 111
Clab If
***^ per Load
Furnace and Range Goal i
Harrison Bros. Co.
MAIN 93 :
* ' fin
fl ..lir.l Prraa I.raard Hlrr.J
BERLIN, Jan. '2. — Berlin's
peace hopes are dispersed. Now It
is war to the last ounce of human
blood. The allies' note is not de
serving of a written rejoinder.
Summed up, that ls the Berlin
press opinion—and It typifies the
opinion of the man In the street.
There is apparently a unani
mous opinion that Germany's only
answer to the allies' rejection of
peace must bo by force of arms
under Hlndenburg's leadership.
Privately the editors of Berlin
newspapers are even more bitter
in their denunciation of the en
tente's course than their printed
statements. On New Year's night
they were all at their desks writ
ing editorials. One of these edit
ors, the man writing the "leader"
for the l.nkal Anzeiger, was asked
what Germany would do.
"Ix«t Hindenliurg Answer"
"Hold out," he flashed back.
"It ls Insanity for Europe to bleed
to death—but the allies refuse
peace. Only one reply can come
—and that from our armies. Let
Hlndenbitrg answer."
Tacoma ls without a health of
Dr. E. A. Montague terminated
his services Jan. 1, because the
mayor had combined the offices
of health officer, city chemist and
bacteriologist at a salary of 1110.
Tho three positions would oc
cupy a physician's entire time,
according to Dr. Montague, and
he could not afford to give up his
entire practice for a ll."in job.
Mayor Fawcett said Tuesday
that lie would offer the position
to Dr. J. E. Henry, who has
done the city's bacteriological
work during the past six months.
Dr. Henry has not signified
whether he will accept.
Health Officer, unsalaried
health commissioner, intimated
In a statemVnt published Sunday
that he was not in harmony with
the stringently economical policy
of the health department and
that he might resign.
Mayor Fawcett announced
Tuesday that Rich had no Inten
tion of quitting his position.
The health department Is
handling more cases of con
tagious disease at present than it
has had under supervision in ssv
cral years.
i I nlt.il Prrsa I.mini Wlrf.)
claring that the. complaining wit
ness, Capt. W. T. Helms, was
"two-faced" and "hypocritical"
in his campaign, Police Judge
White today found Dana Sleeth,
editor o ftlie Los Angeles Record,
not guilty of criminal libel.
The action resulted from an
editorial criticising Helms, which
was printed during Helm's cam
paign for district attorney as a
(I iil n-il Prra* l.eaard wirr.i
aVBIRDBIN, Wash., Jan. 2.—
Invitations are out today for the
confiscation of $2000 worth of
perfectly good liquor by Chief of
Police Schmidt in this city Thurs
The liquor which was taken
from bootleggers, was mostly ship
ped by boat to Aberdeen, and over
1500 quarts will be burned on a
vacant lot for all citizens to wit
GMKS oithefißEAT
The natural way of gripping a golf rlnb is not the right way, ac
cording to Chick Evans, 10in open and amateur golf champion. Ettas* i
ased the natural palm grip for many yc.\. then changed to the grjsil
ihown In tlie picture. ,- * if
Ring f3?
All Chah.
7VWCr OMT7L l#"w"llw,J"^< 4 |\
The very latest fad—a ring ft<» cinch finger and a chain
lng all! Nance O'Xell, movie star is _liu»n wearing the oi«)
I Ea—ta ring is made according lo tho M/.c of the finger. *■ —
Suspect Woman
In Murder of
Pretty Model
(laitr-l Prraa l.rnartl V\ Irr.)
woman may have Instigated the
brutal murder of Mazle Colliert.!
otherwise known as Mrs. Grac»«
Holierts, pretty model for a corset
antl slocking company, Captain of
Detectives Tate declared today.
"I expect an arrest before the
day ends, if iiluna do not go
astray," he said.
tl nii..l I'ri'M-t I i-ii-n-il Wlrr.l
PHOKNIX, Ariz., Jan. 2—No
violence will he sanctioned tiy
Tom Campbell, who received 30
majority on the face of official re
turns for governor of Arizona, in
his efforts to oust George \\V P.
Hunt from physical possession of
tlie governor's office.
In an exclusive statement to the
I'nited Press today he declared he
would proceed aiiortliiin to law as
"a refreshing example for the peo
ple of the slate to have a governor
who obeys the laws."
ll nit.-,1 I'rraa l.ranr-1 Wlrr)
SOFIA, Jan. 2.—Fifteen hun
dred men, six officers, four field
guns and 14 machine guns were
captured by the Bulgarian forces
In the offensive around the bridge
head at Mai-Jn, today's official
statement said.
A detectaphone small enough
to be worn under a man's shirt
front and record MBTarsnttOM on
a cylinder attached to hl« belt
has been patented.
tlllllrtl I'n-aa I . ...■.! *,%.», a
PHOENIX, Ariz., .Tan I. —A
zona in general iiul Phoenix
pai tii ular, continued its attltn
of watchful wnltinju this mornii
with a tenseness in the Interest
rected toward the opening ol
office at the stale csj-ltol «V-di
(!ov.-elect Tom tympbarjQ
publican, who was formallj
gurated yesterday, declart|
tetition of assuming the t ' ._
day. George W. P. Hun
crat, defeated by 30 vot, ■»
Clares he will not give up h w
flee until the c mint Is (j , ™.
Oar: 'boll's attorneys j, 4
stated 'here would lie no vl»
in Cat liell's a :empt to ta
flee instead, I • will depen' I
on In- mandamus proceed Uu'
the supreme court .
I'ntil 't* aecures possess!-. *
the t">' ' Ive office, Campbell
conduct ■■■ affairs of state a
private iff Ice. Today he salt
might us a corridor of the
tol. He 1 expected to Bar
illa app"Uiiraentß to state 1*
I soon.
EI. PASO Border be *>*»
championship won .'i2n»T. Klin
Nations guard from Wress is
tiller\. . ■_' to 14. Heath,,
*T., Kng*
Thin metal plates, *
about ii.vi pounds tc —
yr.rd art !»< ng used I* officer*
stead or plaster and'use asgo-
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Dr, Joht. !&ij:
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RellaMe Dental work reason
aldy priced. -»
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Horn. \o hired daittlv ->«jy*J —
Examination of roar hai^
Open Monday and SntK*
nights, ja
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