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The Tacoma Times Th» •*}*. Independent newspaper In Taooroa. Member of » ■l^^ tho ""'PS* Ucrthw. >t UMill of New.papers. the Nt-wipa-. H_V__n_> Pfn Rntirprll* Aieop-latlM sad the I!nlt<>d teams Aeei.ola- _B_AfcUi_»_____\. V<a>S tlmie Kllhl. at the ppalufflie. Tacoma. Waih., as second- ltll U-H-—I ■m «?'»•• maflak fubllnped 99 tha Tacoma Tlthee Publi»hln« *i~^ M*Jmm r m * jDjf Co. every evening .unapt Sunday. P_^SSS_BO Hl*l!l__l_b .. , _l '»s—By Rail. SO omits a month; $} a year; by carrier, fS^^SB-S tm*mmA9**M9 "„" n,,JJ mo^\.. r,l,S__Vfc »'• departments. Vain 11. hll HTnTj I Offlcea. Times Bulldln_r. ill Paclflo avenue. I _Story of a Food Speculator "That Hoover person is a bit chesty," a Tacoma baker friend of ours remarked. Oh! we don't know. When we study food dictators of the past, Mr. gycver appears to be one of the easy-going kind. It reminds us of tlie story the "great food dictators mention in profane history, O'awhar. Never ard of O'awhar? Well- In the 10th century, Egypt, then uudi i Mohammedan rule, was afflict ed with a "low Nile," and the years 9b>B .saw the people of the country ajring of starvation by tho hundreds of thousands. The poor had eaten all tfleir cattle, dogs, rats and such and were bey-inning on their own infants, when the caliph sent O'awhar down there to control food. At once, O'awhar Bent back to the. caliph and got many ships laden with grain. Now, mark well what happened, for it hath a familiar appearance. O'awhar grain made no impression on food prices. The 22-ounce loaf still stuck at 15 cents, or words to that effect, and the people in general went right on starving. It was up to O'awhar, and he was there! lit; had his Soldiers seize all the millers aiid grain speculators and flog them in the public market places. Then he seized all the grain and established O'awhar prices and markets. . But, just like Mr. Hoover, Mr. O'awhar had his critics. There were blood-thirsty profiteers 'way back there in the 10th century, just as now, and also standpatters who objected to government's interference with the "common" folks' inalienable right to starve if they couldn't pay, and away down in Lower Egypt a hot-headed official started a fair-sized rebellion against Food controller O'awhar. It was some considerable rebellion but O'awhar finally captured this fellow over in Syria. It seemed a fine chance to demonstrate that the food dictator dictates, so Dictator O'awhar made his prisoner drink sesame oil for a month, then skinned him alive, stuffed his pelt with straw and publicly exhibited it in various cities thruout Egypt, as a sort of earnest of the sin cerity of food dictation. * Of course, there's a moral to this story for our baker friend who ac claims against Mr. Hoover's "chestiness," if any. It is better to have your neighbor reasonably full of bread than for yourself to be kept full of sesame oil for a month and of straw thereafter. You'll find this story but not this moral, in the history of Egypt. We got up the moral ourself. and we don't know what sesame oil is either. .Even the Turks may be justified in feeling a trifle uneasy now that Bernstorff has transferred his oper ations to Constantinople, "Camp Lewis, Tacoma" __. Store two for Ihe name "Camp Lewis, Ta coma." The Northwestern representative of the News » paper Enterprise Association, of which The Jimes is the only member in this section, has promised us that all the news pictures and articles which he sends out to the 200-odd papers the na tion over which his great news-gathering or ganization serves, will use the official name. And, let us inform you, he is transmitting a world of fine material. It reaches a circulation bf many millions of papers. The United Press formerly had, at this paper's request, adopted the style of "Camp Lewis, Ta coma." Suggestion for a pacifist coat of arms: La Follett rampant on a field of yellow. A-Word To Milkmen ♦Forget this idea of shoving milk' prices up again, when you gather tonight, Pierce county dairymen. The present-hour tendency of food values is DOWN, not up. Wheat prices are fixed. Flour in falling, and feedstuffs, of which you buy heav ily, have dropped $3 a ton in the last day or two. Hoover'B program is proving effective, not rapidly, but surely. Help it along, instead of trying to block it! Boss Has Troubles, Too It makes you feel good to have the boss come Into the shop and say, "Good Morning," in a bright cheery fashion —doesn't it? It makes the day start Well, and you feel more kifcdly toward the boss and the fellows you're working with. And somehow you expect this kind of a greet ing from the boss. But did you ever stop to think that the boss himself needs bracing up once in a while? He's up against as many'liard things as you are. These trouble him just as much as your af fairs trouble you. The boss' troubles may not be just like your troubles, but you may set it down as a fact that he has troubles enough of Ms own. Suppose you give the boss a good jolly once in a while and be perfectly sincere about it, of course. And you'll find the boss a very human sort of A fellow —not much different from yourself. The chances are it isn't so long ago that he was on the same kind of a job that you are now. BRACE UP THF BOSS. Try it out tomorrow morning. lOnrday, BepW^^^ THE ta C 0 IVi A TIMBB- Page TV" l3lQC__3_gD Tlie I >i<4ireo of Honor wKI moot I Thursday. Oct. 4. Arrangements | for the district convention will be discussed. Ilorce County Graduate Nurses' association will meet at the Woman's clubhouse Monday at 2 p. m. Dr. H. S. Argue of the medical reserve. National army, will lecture on "Emergency Sur gery Connected With Shock." Miss Anna T. Phillip-, R. N., president, specially requests that all nurses be present. An entertainment, entitled "A New England Literary Society of 1875." will be given at East Con gregational church Friday even ing, Oct. b, at S - o'clock. The public and strangers are invited. i'it) Ni.|M'i-iiiti-iiileiii and Mm. W. P. Gelger gave an Informal reception to the teachers of the city ln the girls' gymnasium of Lincoln High school Friday even ing. Three hundred teachers at tended. The Misses Gelger and a group of their friends assisted Mrs. Oelger In serving refresh ments. Dancing was eujoyed lat er ln the evening. Th<» Monday Civic dub will meet at the Woman's clubhouse Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Miss Helen Landon, recreation secretary of "the Woman's War Work council, will speak on the national Olrls' Patriotic league. Miss M. Belle Jeffery, general secretary of«the Y. W. C. A., will speak on "Our New Move." Mrs. H. V. Gronen will sing. The pub lic is invited. Central P. T. A. will meet Thursday, Oct. 4. in room ?2, at 3:15. Every member and all In terested in the work are urged to be present, as It Is the first meet ing of the year and business of Importance is to be transacted. Mrs. J. T. Powers will sing ancr there will also be music by a class of school children, i Home-made goodies for Sun day's dinner are on sale at the Children's Industrial Home Rum mage sale, 15th and Pacific, Sat urday, including war-cake, eggless and liutterless, a receipt for which goes with each slice. The sale will close with an auction. em o Marriage llcensos new Issued Friday to Eugene A. Hamilton and May Butler, Tacftma; Henry Klnard and Anna B. Moore, Kan sas City, Mo. • The llli-mn club will held its first meeting this season with Mrs. Ell P. Norton, 3614 29th «it.. at 2:15 Friday afternoon, October 5. The club will continue the study of the Northwest, with Mrs. Stanton Warburton and Mrs. E. L. Davles as leaders. Mrs. J. W. Elvus Is president, of the club, and Mrs. Eugene Rlckseckor secretary and treasurer. The* Great American Home! _nvl \JtQ) V V IL-_i__ s *\i___y CYNTHIA GREY Dear Miss Grey: I have written to you once before ask ing for a recipe for preserving salmon eggs to use for fish bait. Would you be so kind as to answer? Thank you. . BILLY. A.—Tho preservation of salmon *ggs b* a "state secret," and guard ed very closely by those who dta novered the method. The govern ment received so many requests from persons, asking for this In formation Hint . the agricultural «l--|M.r«iiio_ii sent a man out to the western coast to investigate and get pointers on canning the eggs. I do not know if he was success ful; but you ran learn by wrlUng to the Agricultural Dept., Wash ington, D. C. Dear Miss Grey: In your columns the other night 1 read with Interest the letter writ ten by energetic eighteen. I qijlte agree with her that, there aire many sincere girls who take pleasure ln the companionship of boys for other things beside money that is spent on them, Howerer, I wish to attack some of her ideas which I consider narrow. One of the cleanest and best friendships I ever formed with a girl was started In the way that she seems to deprecate so much. After meet ing this girl, whom I vulgarly butted Into ln a public place, I took her home, and on the way The Outbursts of Everett True- ** wwd* home we stepped in and had, a sundae. I realize this must be very shocking to Miss Energetic, and that according to her I should have followed the girl home and tried to get acquainted with her thru a mutual friend. She does not seem to allow for the pos sible chance of there being no such person. Also I did not plok this girl out because by glancing at her I oould see that she was of that Intellectual type which would be a congenial companion to me. Moat boys cannot read the men tal attributes of a girl by a glance at her face. 1 can't. If I had picked out a girl that way the attraction would have been entirely physical and not a bond of mental equality which produces friendships that are worth while. Of course, If I were to hear a girl make a sage statement in a public plane, that proved that girl's mentality to be con- , genial to my own, I would use every means ln my power to become acquainted with that girl; but why should every ob stacle that the stupid conven tions can Impose be brought to bear on me to make that ac quaintance hard? We are supposed to be free moral agents, then why load ourselves down with .self im posed duennas ln the shape of useless conventionalities? If we are to have a friendship that means anything besides plain sex attraction we must have a partnership of ideas. A partnership dVnotes equality, and equality cannot be obtain ed by imposing on the boy the obligation to form the acquaint ance unaided, any more than It Is equality for the lazy boys to wait till tlie girls come right to them. We must go fifty fifty on the responsibility. A little more reason both boys and Kirls and we will cast aside many of the old outworn forms which we still cling blindly to and then we will be able to enter into a real equal ity where the much deplored but ever present double stand ard does not exist. IDEALIST. Q. Kindly tell me how to remove fly specks from oil paintings. LUELLA. A.—To clean an oil painting, take it out of its frame, lay a piece of cloth, moistened with ruin water, on it, and leave it for a while to take lip the dirt from the picture. Several applications may be required to secure a per fect result. Then wipe the pic ture very gently with a tuft of cotton wool in absolutely pure lln- Misl oil. Valuable paintings should be taken to an expert, as cleaning and restoring requires special knowledge, and damage is likely to result from inexperienced handling. Dear Miss Grey: I am writing to you In the hope that you can help'me out. I have been going with a certain young man for •about three months. When I go out, with him he is just as nice as can be. He tells me I am different from the rest and that he could live me forever. He has even asked me to marry him. Then when he Is away he Is so forgetful that it breaks my heart, for I think a great deal of him. Then day he called up and made a date for a certain night. Then he called up the da£ before 1 was supposed to meet him and broke the date and didn't give any reason. The next Mmc, I met him he was as nice as could tig and tried to make me think I was the only girl he liked, and promised to call me up the following week, .which he never did. Do you think ho is sincere, or ' do you think he is just fooling me. Should I ignore him when he calls me up? - • IN DOUBT. If you do not love tlie man enough to endure constant disap pointments the rest of your life, drop In in. His conduct will not Improve, but will liecome worse after marriage. It seems to me that no love could be great enough to survive such uncalled for treatment. , Dear Miss Grey: Did Samuel Johnson write the first diction ary of the English language? What did he receive for this? STUDENT. Not the first dictionary, but the first of its kind. His dictionary was unique in that It contained so many excellent parages from poets iiml philosophers that it . "«il.I actually be read with pleaa urc. For this work, which took seven years to complete, he re reived l.Mio guineas, equivalent to about $7,r>00. Prom this sum he was obliged to pay the clerks who had assisted Win in the work. EBEM3E-_g|___ IT TAKES OOI'KAUK TO FACE ADVERSITY I had hardly finished readin g Mollle's latter, little book, when Dick called me In a voice that made tne understand he too had gotten the news. 1 went into his room «iulckly and saw he was holding a letter from his mother. • _, "So you "know, Margie?" "Yes.'' "It is unbearable." "It lias happened to others, Dick." "But to Mollie and Chad, bright winsome Mollie, who never made anyone unhappy in her life, and to Chad who has so much un-** " happiness—it is too much." Ulck's breath came fast and I realized he was getting excited, something lie should not do. So 1 said, "Let me read your mother's letter, Dick, and you read this one from Mollie." I felt, little book, while Mollle's letter was agonizing yet it showed she was beginning to let down tlie plumb line of her courage Into the depths of dfspalr. And I was quite sure Dick's mother had made matters wurse. If that were possible. , I was right, little book. Tho first sentence ln Dick's.mother's letter made me waut to chloi oform her before she could do any mora harm. It began: "My dear Richard: I cannot understand, altho I bow to the hand of Providence -surely I have net been audi a bad wife and mother that my childrcu must all prove a care and burden instead of a blessing to me in my old age. "But, Richard, my boy, 1 know one thing and that Is all my troubles have been caused by others and not by own dear children. If your poor brother John had never become Infatuated with the saintly lace of tlie woman lie married lie would have been alive today. "You too have been a great care to me, Richard. I have always thought you and dear M'rgaret were not suited to each other. It some!lines would be much better, llirliard, if we married our child hood sweethearts after all. "Now comes the greatest blow of all—Mollle's baby Is blind. You know I never wanted her to marry Chadwick llalton. I was afraid of tlie lilooil." "What a liar she Is," I said out loud. "No one was as happy as she when Mollie married the wealthy Chadwlck Hatton. Nothing was said about blood then —money was the only thing mentioned." "Of course," she continued in the letter, "they say blind people are not as unhappy as those who are deaf and dumb, but it makes my mothers heart bleed to know my only daughter's life will be un happy. "I have felt so deeply on the subject \ have not as yet been able to go to Mollie. I could not bear to witness her grief, and I have persuaded Mr. Trent, who knows my sympathetic nature much better than even your poor ilear father did, to get tickets for California, and we will see you almost as soon as you get this letter." By the time I reached this point in the letter I was perfectly furious and I simply began tearing it into little pieces. That selfish, egotistical old woman who had spoiled the life of her first husband and nearly ruined tlie lives of all her children by her neglect of them when they were young, was agarh going to get out of any trouble and fly away to more congenial atmosphere. I looked at Dick. He had finished Mollio's letter.anil his eyes were filled with tears. "By Jove, those people ba^'o courage," he said. (To Be Continued.) LOCAL I. W. W. LEADER IS ONE IN CHICAGO DRAGNET "Herbert Mahler, of Seattle and Chicago." The name came over tlie wires Saturday with the list of I. W. \V. arrested In Chicago by federal authorities. Many people in the nortlnvest besides members of the I. W. \V. recognized it. Mahler was one of the 74 de fendants ln the I. W. W. trial at Seattle last spring. He was secretary of the Ever ett Prisoners' Defense leiigue, which raised funds to bring At torney Fred Moore of Los Ange les, who has defended nearly every big I. W. W. case, in America, to Seattle for the trial. (Moore was one of the first men deported from Fiisbee, Ariz., in the I. W. W. trouble there not long ago.) Walking Knryclopeilla. It was Mahler, according to tes timony at the trial, who superin tended preparations for the trip to Everett which ended in tint killing of two deputy sheriffs atfd five or six I. W. W. He was called as a witness in the case, and gave, without memoranda, names, places and dates of organization of I. W. W. locals all over the state, told of sending and recalling district or ganizers and of the "free-fpeerh" troubles ln Everett. % A Special efforts were made by the Interests at Everett that were fighting the I. W. W., to keep Mahler away from the city. When It was known that he was com ing, he was met at the train, ar rested and sent back. Well IJ.lll.ut.il. "Mahler is one of the most dan gerous men in the I. W. W.," de clared the prosecution. "Mahler is a law-abiding citi zen," declared the defense. The man who, whichever view Is taken. Is at any rate a moving factor In the I. W. W. situation, and who is now In the hands of the government, Is young, fair, slender but broadshouldered, pale but with the appearance of unusual strength, slow of speech and action, but with the effect ol a/-atllke reserve of swiftness; TACOMA THEATER Friday Night, Saturday Matinee and Night October sth and 6th, 1917 LA SCALA GRAND OPERA COMPANY Complete Company of Distinguished Kuropean and Amerlean Artists. FRIDAY NIGHT DirTII CTTH OCTOBER sth Jal\jWL_l_-I l\J Featuring NINA MORGANA CARMEN "sßg Si GHT ..Featuring ESTHER I I IMtXIHM SATURDAY MATINEE II T vt _ viA i aPi> OCTOBER 6th « lIUVdIUIt: 30 Principals—Orechestra of 40—Chorus of 40 Prices: I .own- floor and 3 rows balcony, Ifci.fM), 2nd 8 rows lutleon), $l..*l); balance balcony, $1,00; gallery, HOo. MEAT SALE WEDNESDAY—MAIL ORDERH ,M»VV Address aVcotuinunlcatious to Treasurer Taroma Theater at *_* p. ni. Matinee at 2:15 p. m.* pleasant of smile, but with a quiet watchfulness in his eyes; flannel-shirted, but uiimlptakably educated and of more than aver age intelligence. $8,762 IN FUND FOR LIBRARY Librarian John B. Kaiser lias telegraphed Harold Braddock, ot i lie Carnegie public library, at Washington, D. C, that returns from 12 Washington cities show $8672 collected for the soldiers' library fund, and that Bishop Keator of will attend tns national iib;-ary war council meet ing in Wasnington, bringing a personal story of Camp Lewis, UN largest cantonment, for which tho site is being donated by Pierce county. An appeal to Tacomans to suV serJbe ?1 each to Tacoma's share of the fund, is sent out Saturday morning by Mrs. Jennie C. Engell, head of the circulation depart ment of the Tacoma library. "Help us wire Bishop Keator that he may report Tacoma oversub scribed, as are so many eastern cities," says Mrs. Engell. "Put yourself in the place of the sol dier, taken from his home, busi ness or college ana sent to strange and lonely places, where he can not In the nature of things have any real social life." SUIT TO ORDER $10.00 —Union Made— When own goods are furnished. GLASGOW TAILORS 520 llth St.