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|The Tacoma Times
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
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.
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
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-'
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
Sfttyrday, Sept. 22, 1917. -THE TACOMA TIMES- Page Two
(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
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.
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
located at Tai.oma, Stat* of Waali
ingi.in, at tlio close of business on
the 11th day of 9*T>tember, 1»17.
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
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.
Correct. 'Attest
Subscribed and sworn to before me
till* 21st day of Hept. ml.»(, 1(17.
Noiarv Public In and for the State
of Washington, residing at Ta
The Great American Home!
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?
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
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. —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?
A.—\o mmrnmm botli of your
(t/nllrd rrr«» l.rmril Wire.)
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."
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*.
"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.
Solos by Mrs. Frank Moulding,
(a) "The Wind Song," Rcrgers:
(b) "The Shadow March," Del
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
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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
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
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.
_ $10.00 —Union Made—
When own k«mkl-. are furnished.
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