WrfSMday. Jan. 3.1917.
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
The alarming fact has been
borne in upon
them that a new
force lias been
launched in poli
tics and nobody
can say where It
may stop — not
this side of the
White House very
things shape up
now, It stands
within two years
to hold the bal-
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
Thousands upon Tliousands of beautiful white gar-
Bicnts will greet yon in our "Second Floor Undermus
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-
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
REAI, li x Mi
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
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
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
arm Just lovely,
9a "7K wives you
▼**•"*' a wnnclt-r
--fal si If Hon of
not t » laborate
(Towns; they are
hanil tin in fiidered
Prices on Muslin Gowns Are
Down to Bedrock, Too
lire have made out of the way preparations for this White down Sale.
•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.
"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.
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"TAOOM.VS ECONOMY CKNTEB"
1114 1116 BROADWAY
Everywhere it is being received
by the farmers with the most sig-
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
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-
(IV 111 SI.IIV
nt prices less than
29c tor your
i hit of pood well
in ii »l ■ muslin
drawers; they are
39c __£ .your
**** rlinit-e from
Soma regular ROo
aiul bt'tti-r muslin
drawers — either
tui'ks, lace or em
40c r"r '"''''l!''
nii|ier or quality,
they are made of
fin,- muslins and
dlnary person and seems destine
to an unequalled career in nation
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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 *-_,■
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
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
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
"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, •
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
"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
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
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.
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
It seems likely tliat the hens
will have to get used to being
waited on by a retinno of attend
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
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
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
Thomas Manion of Mt. Carmel,
Pa., owns a thirty-year-old hen.
In the heart of Russian salt
fields many houses are built of
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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.
(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
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
Four different fires were dis
covered betwei'ii 3 and 4 a. ni. on
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
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
Home of the Big Shows
Gordon Bros. & Co.
The Fighting Kangaroo
Powder & Capman
And Sprightly Stepping
Dumas & Floyd
Smart Bong- and Chatter
The Van Der Koors
And Fettx. the Miml Ite-wllng
The Two. Lowes
Novelty Rope Manipulate**
The Pis. With tha Hf
Matlnoea 10c. Sh-rnl-nga, tfl_,
»th Chapter SliWdlng Skadnw
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