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WrfSMday. Jan. 3.1917.
FARMERS' GOVERNMENT MAY SEIZE CONTROL OF CONGRESS IN YEAR OR SO By Charles E. Russell FARGO, N. D., Jan. 3.—A ter flble shock is now passing over tome of the ablest politicians of Pie northwest! The alarming fact has been borne in upon them that a new and tremendous force lias been launched in poli tics and nobody can say where It may stop — not this side of the White House very likely. Anyway, as things shape up now, It stands within two years to hold the bal- butcowA&o vxtai since of jiower in congress—if its leaders so desire. The National Nonpartisan Sarniei ' league, which swept 01 th Dakota at the last election, and filled every state office except One with farmer*, is now busy or rnlzlug on the same lines In uth Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. JANUARY SALE OF WHITE Thousands upon Tliousands of beautiful white gar- Bicnts will greet yon in our "Second Floor Undermus n Section." Tho prices are marked so low and so consistent with ttbe Frist & Baehrach idea of real value giving that we look very confidently for a tremendous rush of busi- MH, We aim to convince the most skeptical that, no mat- Jfcer what the occasion, you can always find better indues here, greater assortments here and better made jnerehandise from every angle. Become An Economy Booster By Attending Our WHITE SALE REAI, li x Mi "Dollar Garments" I'.r.uiiiiiil inili'i-muslins $1.00 For your benefit we have arranged a bpeclal series of Dollar Undermuslin Tables. Every garment arranged on these tables ls a hit-h-grade one, o,uite out of the ordi nary in value, and consists of Night Gowns, Drawers, Corset Covers, Combinations ami Slips. They are hand somely .trimmed with laces or embroideries and thoroly well made. HI in: I-II.UMNO I'Mil'i: >»i M.|\ "-under r ■■ g v 1 a r »rk-e lo: IliU sale. •2.75 '_! ,xour ****' I'liolee from a lot of neat plain hand woi «•■ 1 towns. Uiey ar e eautlfnl In their ■liiii,l ■ * *Q AQ I'»r your ¥"•*■*» « li oloe from simm very brum i an,l ■n-Ki.' and lutiul embtoiil' ail un ■WSSrmenta; they arm Just lovely, 9a "7K wives you ▼**•"*' a wnnclt-r --fal si If Hon of not t » laborate ■_a*mtnts, mostly (Towns; they are hanil tin in fiidered all through. Prices on Muslin Gowns Are Down to Bedrock, Too lire have made out of the way preparations for this White down Sale. GOWNS GOWNS •j QO There are some rich ftOt*. Regular value is 98c, and •fliCxt and handsome Gowns U«IC a few even better. They tn this lot; made of the finest. are well made, nicely trimmed toftest nainsooks and so prettily and °f extraordinary value. Get . w - m _____ your full share of them. trimmed and worked. GOWNS GOWNS "v""a 00n Many of these beautiful •*) 90 Some high grade Night OJO Night Gowns sold In a Gowns are here. Gowns regular way for $1.25 and $1.39. that you will really cover: Soft They are of soft materials, well Knsook materials; lace and rib- made and quite elaborately i trimmed and embroidered. trimmed. BjiiP^. «■ * tf l *—' "TAOOM.VS ECONOMY CKNTEB" 1114 1116 BROADWAY Everywhere it is being received by the farmers with the most sig- nificant enthusiasm. Suppose that in the next two years it does no more tluin to cinch South Dakota, Minnesota and M<.iiiu.nii, as it has cinched North Dakota. it would then have 23 votes til the nexi congress—if it wanted them—lndicating 123 votes in the electoral college. That would mean practical con trol of the house of representa tives and a formidable Influence In all national affairs. If then it should start In to Insist upon such wholesome and reasonable reforms as it has un- dertaken in this state, there would be something doing, my country men —something doing Politicians have good reason to be scared. They see a farmer that never before had the least experience in politics, suddendlv arise and cre ate this big fighting army, then lead It to comiilete victory, out witting and outfighting the ablest generals in the state. Mark This Name This farmer is a most extraor- sri'.riAi, pricks (IV 111 SI.IIV DIIAWKIIS nt prices less than the materials. 29c tor your choice from i hit of pood well in ii »l ■ muslin drawers; they are tuck trimmed. 39c __£ .your **** rlinit-e from Soma regular ROo aiul bt'tti-r muslin drawers — either tui'ks, lace or em broldt-ry trim. 40c r"r '"''''l!'' drawers of nii|ier or quality, they are made of fin,- muslins and quite prettily trimmed. dlnary person and seems destine to an unequalled career in nation al politics. His name ls A. C. Townley. He is 36 and used to till a farm near the town of Beach In the western part of the state. All of a sudden, four years ago, he was ruined by a manipulated fall in tlie price of flax. This started him thinking. It seemed to him clear as day that the only reason farming didn't puy was be cause of artificial conditions brought about by government conducted by the Interests and laws made in their favor. The only way to remedy this was to put the government Into the hands of the farmers and workers, the vast majority of the populataion. So he hit upon the plan of a political organization that should not Interfere with any man's party prejujdices but should still enable the farmers to get hold of the machine. When he started for a farmer he never let go till he got him. He went on foot from farm to farm, explaining, arguing, outlin ing, and getting subscriptions. In about two months he had enough members signed up to have an executive committee and .officers; also to have other organ izers In the field. I That was in March, 1914. When |snow fell In 1915 he had 26,000 enrolled members at $6 each, had Islartsd the league's weekly news paper and had 100 organizers driving over the state in automo biles the league owned. He ls the league's president; also its general manager. He keeps It out of trouble and fur nishes the pep. When the time came for the first battle with the entrenched gang they thought they would go out and play horse with this raw ap prentice. He gave them the jolt of their lives. When ho -rot through with them iln-y looked like pikers and lie looked like the old experienced field marshal, and that beats anything I have ever knovtn in Ml years of clone observation of poll tics. Ho Is one of these thin, wiry, tireless men, with thin lips, a pow erful jaw and cold blue eyes. You could no more rattle him than you could ratttle a tomb s-tone. He's Ability Personified He t-iin make a cracking good speech, write stuff that seems to burn the paper, carry all tho work nnd affairs and details of the lea .cue in his* head, think out a good scheme aliout every three hours, nnd in perfectly clean, Straight politics run circles around almost any commander I ever saw on the political field. At the same time he has so lit tle vanity he ducks interviewers and can't he induced to have his picture printed or taken. Three or four years ago he was riding a gung plow breaking prairie and thinking he was fulfill ing his destiny. Destiny? Well, who knows anything about that? PREPARE FORMAL CHARGES Formal charges denouncing Chief Examiner J. s. Ellsworth of the civil service hoard as incom petent, inefficient and too old to be of service in such an import ant office, will be presented by the city council to the civil ser vice board, as the result of Tues day afternoon's joint conference regarding the latest civil service fight. A public probe of Ellsworth's office and records will lie made by the city council Immediately. The civil service board prom ised to Investigate the council's charges, and to remove Ellsworth if the various accusations are proved. I' iiiiiiii-inte Charges. All four city commissioners, ex cepting Mayor Fawcett, attended the meeting. Every one of them charged Ellsworth with being un fit to handle the important duties of the civil service office. Each of them named Instances where Ellsworth had made gross mistakes, had suffered lapses of memory, and had allowed his rec ords to become confused so that It delayed municipal departments in obtaining eligible appointees. Podipher Bunker, one member of the hoard, offered to promise the council that If the civil ser vice board were left alone for a month, it would replace Ells worth by a younger and more competent man In that time. J. H. Holme, another member, refused to oust Ellsworth because of auy councllmanlc complaints, unless they were probed and proved. Won't Raise Sal at-. The civil service board wanted the council to raise Ellsworth's salary to $125, Instead of cutting it to (90. and to leave It at that figure until the tangle *-_,■ straighlei.il out. The council declared that It would not Increase the salary un til It knew definitely what the boa-rd would do with Ellsworth. Ellsworth wss excluded from tha session. THE TACOkA TIMES. fjen $^ldcoma I A. H. DKNMAX. A. H. Denman, attorney, was bom in New York Nov. 29, 1869, received his public school education in New York city, and was graduated from Northwestern university In ISSS. He studied law at the State University of lowa, graduating ia 1885. He came to Tacoma in 1890. He has served on the board of trustees of the Tacoma Commercial club, is a charter mem ber of the Seattlo-Tacoma Rainier National park committee, and is widely known as a mountaineer. Grownups Go to School to Learn the Newfangled Ways of Running Farms By Mabel Abbott "What's yonr lesson for tomorrow?'' asked one wom an of another, as they waited for the bus on the road from the Western Washington I \ pertinent station yesterday afternoon. "Clean trap-nests I) and 10, learn to mark hatching eggs, melt the Ice In the ■It inUliig-piins—if there is any Ice to null—and clean und fill them. What's yours?" "I've got to gather kale, • first tiling." In the office of the poultry de partment at the station, a group of men were studying a chort. "I watch tlie thermometer in one of the Incubators," announced a bearded man In mackinaw and logger's hoots. "I clean out litter and mix dry mash,'' a trim young feliow flt; urged out, his finger following the line after his name. First Day of School. Over in another building under the watchful eye of 0. E. Gibson, government dairy cpert and .laity field agent for the State college at Pullman, 13 men and a woman measured samples of milk furnish ed by Daisy, Penelope, Olive and the rest of the station herd, mixed it with the correct amount of sulphuric acid, revolved It in lit tle testing machines for the ex act time required, and then cred ited each cow with her precise per cent of butter-fat. . It was the "first day of school" at the station. About 60 pupils were finding their classes and settling down to work. From .Many Points. They had come from as near as Puyallup and Sumner, and from as far north as Burlington and as far south as Vancouver. They had come from Seattle and Vashon Island and Red mond, and from Chehalis and Kelso and Camas and Winlock, and from Stanwood and Arlington, and from Toppenish and liarsttne Island. They are farmers and poultry men and dairymen and their wives and sons, and they are clerks and barbers and druggists, and greenhorns of all kinds. Gartoonet And they are all eagor to crowd Into their six precious weeks as much as possible of the knowledge that has made farming a science and a business, Instead of the hap hazard occupation It used to be. I;» iin in- of Them. The enrollment Is larger than last yenr, and just about as large as the station Is •quipped to han dle at present, according to Supt. W. A. Mcklater, In the poultry department es pecially, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Shoup are put to it to find jobs enough In their henhouses to go around the 3 0 seekers for practi cal exiierlence. It seems likely tliat the hens will have to get used to being waited on by a retinno of attend ants. The dairy course will include the study of breeds of cattle, stock judging, systems of feeding and management, the handling of cows, diseases, first aitl In emer gencies, etc. lioctures M J veil In. Any cow that is thoughtless enough to get sick during tho term will undoubtedly be killed with kindness, as not a pupil in the dairy class will be willing to miss mich a chance to practice. The horticultural students will have a chance to prune and graft any spray trees and vines, pack apples, etc. Antl the practical work will be alternated with lectures, study periods and recitations, on every thing from soils, fertilizers and feeds, to markets—greatly to the relief, no doubt, of the cows and hens. It must lie very embarrass ing to be the subject of intensive study. Thomas Manion of Mt. Carmel, Pa., owns a thirty-year-old hen. In the heart of Russian salt fields many houses are built of salt. VI.I--.1.1 MAKES SOAP BAD SOB WASHING HAIK Most soaps and prepared sham poos contain too much alkali, which is very Injurious, as it dries the scalp and makes the hair brittle, x The best thing to use ls just plain in nisi) ti'il cocoanut oil, for this ls pure and entirely grease less. It's very cheap, and heats the most expensive soaps or any thing 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 In, about a tea spoonful is all that Is renuired. It makes an abundance of rich, creamy lather, cleanses thor oughly, and rinses out easily. The hair dries quickly and evenly, nnd ls soft, fresh looking, bright, fluffy, wavy and easy to handle. Besides, it loosena and takes out every particle of dost, dirt and dandruff. / adv. We still do **ff* J. P. Watch Aftt^^. *'*"■"*- Repairing AYW «^ Watch and «•**■__ VBEspert Jewelry ■* 7m7*MtlMO Mfg. Par" It Is the Supreme Duty of Every American to Watch Great World Developments If publii- sentiment in this country on the European war situation which is rapidly developing toward a crisis, is to be based upon an intelligent concep tion of the facts, it is important that the vital nidVes and their significance in the tremendous drama which is now being enacted be kept constantly in mind. The "aloofness' from foreign diplomacy and intrigue which has been tha boast of the United States from the day of independence came to an abrupt end on Monday, Dec. 18, 191(i, when President Wilson sent a note to each of the billigerent nations, asking them "for the sake of humanity' 1 and in the interest of the future peace of the world to lay their cards face up on the table and tell each other and the neutral nations what they were fighting for. Whether for good or for evil, this move of the president made the United •States an actor in the tragic drama which for 2.1 months has convulsed Europe. THE HUMBLEST READER OF THESE LINES 13 AS CERTAIN TO BB TOUCHED IN HIS MOST INTIMATE LIFE BY THE IMPENDING CRISIS IN THE WORLD WAR, AS THE PROUDEST AND MOST POW ERFUL. That is why it is M important that all of us inaki' every effort to find the truth aud to bring to bear upon the truth all that we have of courage and intel ligence. The issue of peace or continual ion of the war, which is now hanging in the balance will be decided in the near future. If there is to be peace, the United States as the richest and potentially the most powerful nation in the world, cannot, if it would, in view of the presi dent's action, evade its share of the responsibility of guaranteeing either by treaty, alliance or some equally binding form of agreement, that the peace will be permanent. Jt is doubtful whether we could have evaded this responsibility even if the president had not initiated peace proposals without at the same time pleading guilty to a degree of selfishness and cowardice incompatible with our national self-respect and dignity. So then, when we look at the peace side of the shield, we sec the United States occupying a position which represents a complete reversal of the funda mental policies which have guided it in respect of its relations with the other nations, during its 140 years. The future of our country will be bound up with the future of every other country. It is not too much to say that this will be the most momentous event in the development of our national life —an event, fraught with the most tre mendous possibilities for good or evil to every man, woman and child and to the unborn generations. What about the other side of the shield —the war side? The probabilities are that from now on the war will be waged with greater vigor and ferocity and with less regard for international law and the rights of neutral nations" than before. Each side will realize that the war must be fought to the hitter end; to a knockout, as Lloyd George has said. Under the conditions which will rapidly develop not only in the continental battle fronts but also upon the sea, it would seem that nothing short of a mira cle can long keep the United States and the other neutral nations in the posi tion of neutrality which they have occupied with such great difficulty during the past 29 months. Far be it from us to alarm unnecessarily our peace loving readers. But we would be failing in our duty if wo did not do our part to bring them to a realiza tion of the serious events which not only may be, but probably are impending. Probably nothing that any of us or all of us can do can in the slightest de gree change the course of these events. But the questions which these events are going to force upon the citizens of this republic for decision arc of such supreme importiince, that those of us who fail to take advantage of every opportunity to inform ourselves of what is go ing on in the world, and its significance in relation to America, are shirking our responsibilities. RICH WOMAN AIDS MOONEY (I niiiil Press Leased Wire.) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 3.— As the trial of Thomas J. Mooney for murder in connection with the preparedness day dynamiting was beginning here today, Dist. Att'y Ficki'rt asserted that letters which his deputies seized showed that .Mrs. J. Sergeant Cram, a wealthy New York woman, Is financing tlie defense of Mooney and four others. The letters were seized in the office of "The Blast," a radical paper. Warren K. Billings was con victed of complicity in the crime three months ago. Besides Moo ney, the other defendants are Mrs. Mooney, Edward D. Nolan and Israel Weinberg. MASON STRICKEN AT MEETING HERE A. E. Emerson of EUensburg, high official in stale Masonry, was taken seriously ill while at tending a meeting of Lebanon lodge No. 104 in Tacoma Tuesday and was taken to the Tacoma General hospital for an appendi citis operation. I Yesterday's Late News \ mm; for Bid i.iM'.is (United Press Leased Wire.) NEW YORK, Jan. 2. —The 8,000-ton White Star liner Georglc, which left Liverpool Dec. 3, with a cargo Insured for $1,000,000 has not yet reached jiort, giving rise to fears for her safety. The Georglc should have made the transatlantic trip In thirteen days. Officials of the line believe the Georglc will yet turn up. They point out that it the Germans had sunk a ship of her size and im portance they would have given out the news at once. BASEBALL MAN RE-EIiECTKI) CINCINNATI, 0., Jan. 2.—The National Baseball commission re elected Garry Herrmann as chairman and also re-elected John E. Druse secretary and treasurer. The commission then adjourned, but will go into session again later la the day. TOWER COLLAPHFH. (Catted Press Leased Wire.) CHICAGO, Jan. 2.—Thirty persona are reported to Chicago po lice to have been injured when two towers at the American Can Co.'c factory st Haywood, 111., collapsed this afternoon. No one was fatal •ly iajured. Company officials claim that only seven were Injured. BURNING OF VALDEZ If-CENDJARY'S WORK Ilnlt-il l>r-»« I maed v\lr.- i 7ALDBB, Alaska, Jan. 3.—Fed eral authorities feel assured to day that the lire which wiped out this city for Hie second time wlth ing 18 months was caused by wholesale inti-ntliariwra. Four different fires were dis covered betwei'ii 3 and 4 a. ni. on WANT $1,777,210 FOR UNIVERSITY SEATTLE, Jan. 3.—A biennial appropriation of $1,777,210 for lh«- University or Washington, based on the school tax, is recom mended by the board of regents in their report made public yesterday. They also ask a re newal of the appropriation from tuition and matriculation fees and rentals, totaling $262,000, for a building fund. MRS. GAFFNEY DIES Mrs. Kate Mcintosh Gaffney, wife of L. M. (laffney, died Tues day night at 10:15 at St. Jo sephs hospital. She had lived In Tacoma 16 years. Pi o. rr-a . Tuesday. Two of the blares wera across the street from each other, while the remaining two were dis covered more than a block away. Property in five blocks, total ling 17 business blocks, were con sumed by the flsmes, making tha fire loss of Valdez since July 15, 191">, to date of the first lira, more than JJSOO.OOO. Food supplies. It Is learned to day, were rushed north from Se attle Tuesday night on th« •team ship Mariposa. ■—■_^_^————_—■—■—^a_i Reg| ent Theater HIPPODROME VAUDEVILLE Home of the Big Shows Gordon Bros. & Co. Featuring 808 The Fighting Kangaroo Powder & Capman Sting Sayings And Sprightly Stepping Dumas & Floyd Smart Bong- and Chatter The Van Der Koors QrACU ILIiUMOMSTB And Fettx. the Miml Ite-wllng Puck The Two. Lowes Novelty Rope Manipulate** Jean McElroy The Pis. With tha Hf Matlnoea 10c. Sh-rnl-nga, tfl_, »th Chapter SliWdlng Skadnw I i