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I^^^^^^ . Tha only Independent neWipaper In Tacoma. Member of tha *_• ilppa Nortliwrat Ltui.ua of N.-wnpapsrs, the Nrw.ipi- ESrStaslla J^^ per I'merp.-lsa Aaaodatlnn anl the I'nltad Preen Aaaocla- ■Hs?___M-_-*_, S^IA 'lone Entered at tin- poetoffloe, Tifnini, Wash., aa aecond- RHaky^f M»Til clan matter. Publln>..-d hy the Ta.oma Timet Publishing pyT* jn*agtfca»> _A9m____ma__At Co. every evening . v.ept Sunday. p*a**n^SSFja_, 14 Mlmmmmmxm Rates—-By mall. ••••iiti a month; $S a year; by carrier, fnmtMAm_j^s Wma*mAw*mmj H fin a month. Tr'M.hone, all u>pi-.rlm«nts. Main 11. tta 11SW )1 I "^ -Offlrea Times ButMli.s. (If Paciflo avenue. I Hf t The One Way Out If their is a legal method fur the park board to do it, permission ought to be granted for the construction of a ferry landing at this end of Point De fiance park. It is not an ideal arrangement, but it appears to be the best .way to rescue the county commissioners from a fool situation into which they have drawn themselves. Some genius among theni heard last winter that the Columbia river ferry's owner, being done with it, would lie willing to sell it. So he induced the board to buy it to handle tliis~(or, rather, last) summer's produce*%nd the produce of succeeding summers of the peninsula region. Then ensued a fiasco of bringing the good ship here. Finally she ar rived. Since then she has lain in idleness, except for making some useful, tho not essential, trips to the Todd plant across the bay. On these she has * bumped down just about enough docks to offset all the fares she has earned. In the meantime all the feasible landing places from the Municipal dock to Titlow's beach have been eliminated from consideration one by one until only the park remains. You see the men who bought the boat did it without knowing where she was to run or where her passengers might debark. The Times has a constitutional aversion to any plan that narrows or oommen -iali7.es or .mars any public park. We always have too few parks and probably always will have. And there always are a horde of promoters of thisor that who are advancing reasons why they ought to be allowed to clip off a corner here or buy an edge there. However, this particular «-ase is nit bad in itself; its chief fault is that it might be jnade an opening wedge for some future encroachment that would be more serious. The site below the bathhouse, chosen for a landing place, would be away from the beauty spots, would give an easy grade to the pave ment and would do the park the minimum amount of detraction. On the other hand, it would give the lumbering old ferry the shortest route from the peninsula to the city, therefore the one where the most fre quent service could be maintained. It would bring the farmers' children to acarlinc whereby they could reach our high schools and colleges. It would furnish a chance for such ranchers as now own or may be able to buy autos to transport their produce to town. It would furnish autos on this side a fine outlet to the Olympic peninsula and the navy yard. . 0 Furthermore, if done now and found to be unsatisfactory from the en tire county's viewpoint, it could be abandoned at no excessive cost. But as niatters stand, it appears to be the county's one "out" of an embarrassing predicament. Another War Idea A writer in Popular Science lias, at one swoop, solved the problems of breaking Hiijdeuburg lines and conservation of human lives. It is to have the aforesaid lines attacked by machines only, thus: Take a thousand or so cheap automobiles, load them with 1000-lb. torpedoes, set them going at the lines full speed and explode the torpedoes by wire control, when the trenches, barbed wire or other defenses are reached. Among the special advantages claimed are that the fighting men oan ride up from tlie rear in the machines, thus conserving transportation; that nearly worn out autos can be used; and that auto and torpedo together would cost less than a fifth the cost of an ordinary sea torpedo. Safety, cheapness and a sure, way to dispose of your old flivver! It seems to be one of the real bright ideas springing out of this war. The veteran Germans are said to be unable to stand under terror of the British "tanks." It sure would be a stone-blind veteran who would stand a charge by a thousand wild flivvers, some of 'em second-hand. Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver. —Burke. Peruse the Other Books • The revelation made by The Times of the pure press agent bunk that was taught in our two high schools in a ( Jerman textbook entitled "Im Vater latrd" shows to what amazing lengths the Hohen zollern dynasty has gone to spread its propa ganda*. Here it is brought right home to us all. Our brother aVid sisters and sons and daughters taught in our own public schools the blood and iron, divine rights, Hohenzollern-hero stuff!" Fine for the Stadium authorities that they kicked the book out last June! Pine for the Lin coln authorities that they have abouLdecided on the same course! But let there be no indecision on the subject. Can the fool book. Let those who study the (Jer man language in Ta«-oma schools study it from the Innumerable books which treat of worthy sub-' jects. And while we are at it, let us scan the rest of our school texts to make sure there is no more kultur luxking within their covers. For sparkling humor first honor* for the month must be accorded to this comment from the Cologne VoOts Zeitung on the Luxburg dispatches advising the sinking of Argentine ships so as to leave no trace: "Such matters are, of coarse, not for publication, and when published at all easily may injure suscepti bilities by some turn or twist like private conversa tions which, altho not illegitimate, they may work like poison when repeated by the tattling of third puttee." Sfttyrday, Sept. 22, 1917. -THE TACOMA TIMES- Page Two GILL'S OFFICE NOT FOR SALE (Sp.N i«| to The Times.) HKATTLK, Sept. 22.— "This office la not for sale— not so long as I uni In it." Ho declared Mayor Hiram C. Gill today In answer to a current story that n group of influential and weulthy <lti zens offered to furnish him i- .Hi a hlg law i>i-iu'ti<'f and take oare of his debts., if lie should resign as mayor. Ills successor, according to this story, is to he Claude Ramsay, chairman of the board of county commissioners. Ramsey, according to the gos sip. _■ to be chosen by five eoun- Climen already pledged to do so. All the parties concerned in the] matter, QUI, Ratnsay, and the councilmen, were busy today de nying this choice morsel on politi cians' tongues. The mayor himself, declaring that no one can "buy this office out," regards the story more or leas In a humorous vein. FAII-B TO REPORT AT CAMP; ARRESTED Vance Kazda of South Tacotna, who failed to report at Camp Lewis with bis contingent, was ar rested at his home and Is held at the camp pending Investigation. MaJ. George V. Strong, division Judge advocate, says he tins not facts enough to say yet whether Kazda will be brought before the military or the civil courts. Kazda claimed exemption because he helps support a sister and two children, but his claim was denied. (OfflOl-1 Pill,li. All.>ll) tXmmmrl •( th* ri-M-rlal CMdlttea of the IMXMHS TRUST IIOIPIM located at Tai.oma, Stat* of Waali ingi.in, at tlio close of business on the 11th day of 9*T>tember, 1»17. RiSBOUH(j:_ Loam and discount* f201.i01.t7 Overdraft* M 07.54 Bonds, warrants sod other •erurttloa H1.H3.4S Banking house, furniture and fixturn 347.500 00 Other real estate owned.. 41.(77.22 Due from bank* — Ap proved reserve i.anti .. 47.t71.8S Checks on other bank* and ottmr each ll*m* 555.30 Ex« hange (or clearing r houw 7.2.0 31 Cash on hand 34.037.57 Expense* MHI.sH Premium on bond* 408.10 Total _. »7(1.54».3S LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid lit $300,000.00 Due to hanks—deposits . 34(21 Deposits 421,412.51 Certified cheek* 82. (( Bills payable 10.000 00. Total |7(1,14*.31 Stat* 'of Washington, County of PI ere*, ss. T, M. M. Ogden. Cashier of the above named bank, or trust com pany, <lo solemnly swear that the foregoing statement Is true to the beat of my knowledge an.l belief. M M. OODRIf, Cashier. Correct. 'Attest W. C. WHKKIJJH, OUY E KEU.T, J. F. MI'RPHV, Director*. Subscribed and sworn to before me till* 21st day of Hept. ml.»(, 1(17. II B. OPIK. Noiarv Public In and for the State of Washington, residing at Ta *coma. The Great American Home! J^lNcy) vA/J^M,^) CYNTHBA GREY Dear Miss Grey: I have been looking for some time for the meaning of the word "cluonia." It appears In the name of a story I am reading. Please tall me what it means? JUANITA. A.—A i in.-init is a motion pic ture screen. Dear Miss Grey: f It was amusing to read the letter sign ed John Taylor—with your re ply. Yet, while I do not know just what it had reference to, I may state that those who do not helieve jn eqbal suffrage is a hack number today. Before we can work very much toward the new reforms we must have the women's help. Every Intelligent obser rer of events knows the en- franchlsement of women Is in evitable and the spirit that cries out against it is the same spirit which cried out all thru the ages—the cry of set tled tradition against the spirit of progress. We need the woman's ballot —the woman's help. We need the feminine in our electorate. Every man of ua»who stands for honesty and decency and clean liness needs the women to help In the selection of good and worthy men. We need her Judgment — her intuitions — her instinct. We cannot hope to attain our ideal without her. Always the men of America especially has needed her and he has always had her help In The Outbursts of Everett True, w «w_>a • — _ 1 every national crisis. In the colonial days, when the fate, the future rested upon the grit and enduranoe and intelligence of our pioneer ancestors It was the women who upheld the faith and courage of the men. They stood by their sides and showed equally with Uiom the dangers ;ind trials and the hardships of those pregnant days, and in order that the men might have the full help and co-operation of the "women he placed the musket In her hands for he realized that he must give her every means at his command, that she might as sist him In defending and pre serving the hoiue. lie knew that she would h.nnlU. it effi ciently and heroically and we know how fulfy she justified his faith In her. Now again we are rome upon pioneer days. We are standing today upon the frontier of a new social world--a new de mocracy—faced with new and menacing problems. With tasks and duties untried and un precedented, and upon the proper performance of which depends the fate of lour repub lic. And would we succeed In our warfare against the evils. We must have the women. We n<»ed the help of the women even as our forefathers had the help of the women In the trou bled days,. And even as they gave her the musket the final and most efficient weapon at their command, so today we lnmst give her help the best within our gift In order tliut she may be fully equipped to stand with us in our mutual struggle In behalf of the nation and the home. If thi»refore It be our wish that we shall endure and prosper we must of necessity give her the ballot. w. s. Dear Miss Orey: Will you please suggest names suitable for twin girls? A FOND MOTHER. A. —Tlielnin ami I In.a. A dene and Naxlene, \e«la and Nedra, Vol ma and Holma, 11. na an<! Demi, Viola mill lola, Heslcr and Esther, I .t-ali .in.l i:. .ill Dear Miss Orey: If a man introduces a woman as his w,ife when the ceremony lias never been performed. Is she legally k his wife and would their Chil dren ho legitimate? PKRPU-XKO. A.—\o mmrnmm botli of your questions. NEAR STRIKE SETTLEMENT (t/nllrd rrr«» l.rmril Wire.) SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22.— Optimis.il returned in the San Francisco bay shipbuilding strike situation today, following an agreement by representativee of the employers and strikers to re fer the entire wage controversy to the U. S. adjustment board for permanent settlement as soon as arrangements can be (completed I for a temporary compromise. Bavin McNab, new representa tive of the shipping board In the I negotiations, expressed confidence^ I today that a truce might he de- 1 | elared as the result of the confer | ence which began today. The feeling was general that the I striking shipbuilders would re- I sumo Monday. Soldiers To Learn French Classes In French for officers and men will begin at the Camp Lewis Y. M. C. A. Tuesday even ing. Th« association has secured Mine. A. laC. Nlcolle, of Tacoma, as teacher,'and the lessons will be free to the soldiers. Mine. Nicolle was born In Con stantinople, and lived afterward in Japan and Paris. She used no other language than French until after she was grown up. Classes of all degrees of ad vancement will be formed, from tbose few officers who have stu died French but need a practical knowledge of military terms, to those for men who want to know how to p*ss the time of day with their French comrades when they "go across." 9 YEAR OLD BOY COPS SIX PRIZES School fair* are In full blast. Franklin, Park Avenue and Fern Hill hold theirs Friday. Wilbur Knautt age 9, took six first prljwa at Park avenue. Clarence Bet tens, Walter Postedt and lister Bloom were prize whmers at F«srn Hill. Franklin made Its fair a community Institution and gave |40 In cash prize*. mm HIHX'KHM IS A HAPPY EMHAHRASSMIaNT "Event* tumbled over each other, Margie, during the next few months. Jeff wait soon able to be moved to the hotel where his mother .0in..,l him and they got well together. "I commenced the rehearsals of Hanna Frankel and each day I would come hack to lUid Jeff and his mother eagerly awaiting me and always interested in v/hat I had to left theim about the progress of Mi*, play. * * "I cabled Alma to come and be with me. We took an apurtment together. Alma declined to see Tom until one night when he cam* bringing prooTs that the young woman lie married had been mar ried before. After thai Aiiua had no false tcruples. She was married to Tom by special license immediately. "On the night of t lie opening of the play, Jeff's mother sent me my mother's entire collection of laco which I had sold to pay soitfb of my father's debts. *I do not think, Margie, that In all my expejienc* — all my ups and downs -I have ever known 6uch excitement a.-; 1 did on the night of the opening of the story of Hanna Frankel. It almost amounted to nautea. -'■'Jeff came back of the scenes and Tom and Alma hovered around and I knew we were all keyed up to the highest pitch. Afler the seo ond act there was a, cry for authors, and finally Jerf and Tom went cut. Tom could not say a word. Jeff, however, managed to say thpink yi.u. mid then. Margie, the audience called for me. "I wonder if you c^n imagine my feelings standing all alone In the middle of the stage and before a wildly cheering audience. "What I-said I did not know at rtie time, but the morning papers came Ml with an account of It on the first page with headlines call ing me an exponent of feminism. Here Is un extract from the Time*, perhaps the most conservative paper in Ixmdon: " "11.. greatest o\atlon on the English ttag* that'this generation of playgoers has nei'ii was instituted by Miss l'aula Newton last night In her 'curtain speech at the opeuing of "The Story of Hanna Frankel." „, _ " 'Miss Newton was evidently very nervous. She was called out again a.id again alter the big scene of the play; evidently she had something to say and was itotermi tied to say it. "I want to thank you for your splendid receptiou of me an«l the play. It marks a milestone In the English th«»ater when an unknown woman can act in a frankly feminist play by unknown pla.wvright and gain at once your enthusiastic approval.- • __■ I know very well that Hanna Franl'.el is not the kind or young woman anyone of you would want your daughters to be, but if one of your daughters happened to be pla«ed in the same circum stances as was the heroine <_ this play, I hope she would meet them with the same self-respecting courage Hanna shows." ' "The comment of the Times was that five y«'ars ago no woman would have stood up before a great audience of theuf ■rgocrs an«l proudly ploclaim not only sympathy hut respect for a character or the Hanna Frank*] typo. " 'Since the day of "Camillo" woman portrayed on the stage has been a bundle of emotion?, instead of a thinking, reasoning being The stage woman has been as untrue to the real woman as a fashion plate drawing is to the reul reminine form. • "last night Miss Newton not only ac'ed the new woman, who is only the real woman, but she drove the characterization home by h"r l!5I« T course was jubilant the next day and even his dear little old-i'ashloned mother seemed proud of ■•, aliho she was not able to understand how her hoy could have written such a play. To Ho Continue*!.) I J " The drama section of the Colle giate Alumnae will Bloat MondaY at 1:10 p. m. at the borne of Mn. H. A. Fowler,' 111 So. Yakima aye. \ I I tarn Man, BaflM hall, Tues day. . -dv- The Irving Parent-Teacher asm* elation will meet at 3 p. m. Tues day. All me nbers are urged to he preeeat, as important business is to lie discussed. The mmpttm °f the Busi ness Women'; Blah reception m:<t Thursday evening, announced to day, will be as follows: Piano solo, M!ss Georgia Har mon. " Solos by Mrs. Frank Montelius, acconi|ianiod I>y Rose Schwinn, (al "Because"; (b) "The Birtii of Morn." Violin solo, by Miss Agnes Win gate Lyons. Bass solo, by Prof. John W. Jones. Solos by Mrs. Frank Moulding, (a) "The Wind Song," Rcrgers: (b) "The Shadow March," Del Rigo. Those In the receiving line will he Mrs. Vera Chapman, president of the club; Miss Elizabeth Cas son, Miss Ella Bliss, Mrs. Nelrt.v Yeager Riley, Dr. Luena G. John son, Mrs. C. B. Woodbridge, M'ss Lizzie N. Palmer. Marriage license*., were Issued Friday to Paul Duffy, Fairfield, and Kva Hohert Kock/leld, TMO ma; J. A. Anderson and l'"«>!iua V. Peterson of Portland; Hoyden I/ewis Dotid and Glenne Allen, Ta eoma; James Lyon aniTConstance Rice, Taeoma; Lewis Burnett' and Anna Schwe'kl, Buckley; George W. Milden, Kent, jfnd Mlna N. Olson, Vadere; Gernon 12. Crowe and Flla Todd. Taeoma; It. P. Rogers. Taeoma, and Daisy Nonninl, Seattle. The Query club will hold its first meeting of the season at th.» Woman's Club House Monday aft ernoon, With "Mrs. F. E. Beal as hostess. The club will study Mex ico during the first part of the year's work. Vlda chapter No. .'V,. O. K. S., will meet Tuesday evening, Sept. Z5. in the Masonic temple, at 8 o'clock, for the conferring of de grees. A cordial invitation Is ex-. *_____ AmmMA Unequaled Vaudeville. • Week of Sept. 24 —— —-—aaaa—■———-■ -— ———- —■—————————-——« apt a—a— Tin- Mnsfcwl Milimry H»ttr«> The Mirthful PantO-llmlt) Miss Amenra Wltli Mean Water* A Macklln DeMichslS BrOtheM Mea%ej A Be»nty f*ofli« » "Conilcal Wops" Spool*! Scenery A Costnmprt __________________ Everyman's Sister Chester Oruber An Alleftorh-- < Vxmwiy.lhiwi-. _ WHh ■ *"» «* HU "^ The Girl from Starland The Secret Kingdom Hpect-cnla- Scenic No-eltjr HluuVn Meet tended to all members, and espe «tally visiting inciiibers in the city. Refreshment! will be served. The rmatemMA mfc tar Mm Immt tit Of the Taconia Day nursery, which opened Saturday at 1153' Broadway, will continue on Mon day. Much usotul clothing and many other articles have boon do nated. Vhla «liapl«r, O. E. S„ will gWe the first of a scries of dunces in the Masonic temple Tuesday even ing, Oct. 2. A cordial invitation is extended to visiting Masons and Eastern Stars. Invitations may lie socurofl from any mem her of the following committee; Mrs. J. W. Hicks, Mr. O. H. Wade, chairman; Kn, O. H. Wade, Mr. ud Mrs. JTlior 1,. Jacobs, Mr.'ami Mrs. Wm. (!. Ilaiuelin, Mr. and Mrs. Ixiuis Eoretz, Mrs. Seth W. M.Donald, Miss Hallie Washburn, Mrs. T. Reeve Jones, Mrs. ("has. F. Ilinlow, Mrs. Mary M. Walos, Mr. and Mrs. ('has R, Peterson, Miss Eva Ru therford, Mr. I. W. Hicks, Mr. I. V. Montgomery, Mr. Frank G. Riley, Dr. R. A. Morse. Konrtf**'!! moving picture honses are running slides advertising the rummage sale for the Children's Indu-trial liome, which will begin Thursday at lath and Pacific Bargains are assured patrons bj the wotm-n in charge. The pro ceeds will go to help the 65 chil dren In the home at Oakland sta tion, which needs over $600 a month. Tliei I-ndles' AUt norlely of the Norwegian Lutheran church of Botith Taeoma will serve dinner and supper at the Masonic hall, Union avo. and r>6th st., Wednea day. A sale of handiwork will bo held In the afternoon and evening. Inmuinuftl l/M'henin Aid society will meet at the church, North 14th and Steves*, Wednesday. Mrs K. lArson will be hostess. SUIT TO ORDER _ $10.00 —Union Made— When own k«mkl-. are furnished. GLASGOW TAILORS IKBO llth Ht.