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,ii [he Christmas Store OF THE PALOUSE Come and Gee lit iliti Do Your Christmas Shopping AT WILL, IAMSON'S Get What You Want and Save a Lot of Money BRING US YOUR CREAM Two cents above the market. Always paid and paid only in cash. i i i stock of all the following: Visit Toyland note the price. Come, Spend Save. FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS TABLE LINEN--NAPKINS BED SPREADS--BLANKETS AUTO ROBES STEAleR RUGS TOWELS--LINEN AND COTTON DRAPERIES, SILKS DRESS GOODS ItANDKERCHIEFS~SILK, CREPE AND COTTON GLOVES--KID. SILK, WOOL AND COTTON BAGS, PURSES BELTS, COMBS, BRUSHES PERFUMES TOILET SETS CUT GLASS GOBLETS CUT GLASS VASES APRONS UNDERWE/~ IN MUSLIN, SILK, WOOL AND COTTON WAISTS SKIRTS DKESSES COATS CORSETS SILK, WOOL AND COTTON HOSIERY Most Comprehensive & Select Stock of Groceries in the Palouse. MANICURE SETS. PLATES RIBBONS STATIONERY SLIPPERS BOOTS AND SHgES KIMONOS, FURS W00L SCARFS LACES AND EMBROIDERIES SWEATERS WRAPPERS BUREAU SCARFS AND STAND COVERS CUTLERY JEWELRY ETC., ETC. FOR MEN AND BOYS SHIRTS--SILK, COTTON AND HANDKF, RCRIEFS SILK AND WOOL HOSIERY WOOL SUSPENDERS TROUSERS RATS, CAPS BELTS OVERCOATS NECKWEAR UNDERWEAR SUITS GLOVES MACKINAWS . BATHROBES SWEATERS STAG SHIRTS SMOKING JACKETS ARM BANDS MITS, JERSEYS LEATHER COATS " li H i i i i im i H i We Stand l eady for the Christmas BOYS' AND MEN'S CLOTHING SAFETY RAZORS CUFF BUTTONS WATCHES AND CHAINS NECK SCARFS UMBRELLAS OVERCOATS SUIT CASES AND HAND BAGS TRUNKS SLIPPERS SHOES. BOOTS RUBBERS LEGGINS, TROUSERS Buy Early and Get What You See the TOY Note the prices. Again we say we can and do save you money every time. WILLIAMSON'S Palouse Washington Your Mone Back With a smile if you'r not Satisfied. WILLIAMSON'S BRITAIN INDORSES NAVAL RATIO PLAN America's "5.5-3" Proposal Is Approved Without Res- ervations. Washington, D. C.--Great Britain 1Mrs indorsed without reservation the "5-5-3" ratio proposed in the American naval plan, it was ]earned on highest authority. %Vhile accepting the plan as a whole only in principle, because of their deeire to put forward pro- pearl modification of the submariue and replacement features, the British delegation ia said to have approved the suggested relative capital ship strength for Great Britain, the United States and Japan without equivoca- tion. Adherence of the British represen- tatives to the capital ship ratio be- came known as an aftermath of the conference between Secretary Hughes, Mr. Balfour and Admiral Kate. at which the naval question was can- tossed, |n the light of Japanese reser- vationp. The American delegation stands rea4y to dispute stubhornly any ma- terial change from the ratio s~t forth in the American. pla~. That ratio. it was emphasized by highest author- ities, reflects existing proportional strength and so cannot be altered without upsetting a fundamental prln- oiple of the whole plan. In effect, the American figures would give Japan six fighting ships tO every ten owned by the United 8tales and every ten owned by Great Britain. The "Japanese have hinted, but never formally announced, that they want seven to ten. Monday the conference took up land armaments. At an open session, Pre- mier Briand presented considerations behind France's present enormous army outlay. NAVR CUT ENDORSED BY BRITISH LABOR I.,ondon.~A manifesto issued by the labor PartY on behalf of the whole la- movement of Great Britain. prom- support of any steps that may be no,esury to make the American pro- poRIs for naval armament redu&tons ment. The text of the manifesto declared the labor moveme~% "welcomes and accepts whole-heartedly the program of substantial and 0regressive redut-- tions proposed by the United States at the opening of the presem confer- eltce and wi]] sllPl)ort all)' measilres necessary on the sid~ of Great Britain for giving effect to these proposals.'" The manifesto also called for non- renewal of the alliance between Great Britain and Japan. DAY OF SMLS MAY RETURN Many Causes Operating to Decrear, e the Present Supremacy of the Steam-Driven Vessel. A great dc'll of the beauly and ro- ,'Tlance (ff the s*,a lm~sod wllil the de- cline of the sailhl~ sine. The sailing shil) ~ave why Io the stealner beCUllSe the latter was more reliable as to runs anll wa~ m)l hllng up by (:allllS or ,MOWO(I down so milch by head winds and gales, and finally vouhl be operated in larger uulls. St) It ha,~ been aSSulned that tile sailing ship has been liisphtce(l f()l'eVel'. It survh'e~, Ihough chiefly under fole- and-aft rig, but most ocean freiglH Is (~rried by the steam-driven vessel BII? now there i.s talk of tile revival of the sailing ship as a carrier. The Suez and the l'anama cauals have .hortenelt [he world routes ulateriafiy, coal is t)e('(mlin~ a more expensive fuel and oil is nor ('heal) So tlmrc arc in- teres(|ng proposals for a relllrB to sails. The rig XVOII|d be fore-and-all instead of the Old S(IIIBI'(" ~:liis. alH} there wouhl he luachinery for ilal~dlhta' and fl~I aaxilhlry in vase of ('ahu. A II:tV)l] arehile(q of st;tndDlg hnm corn(~ I()rwal'd wilh a ilcsigu of ihis kind, ID,~lkil)/,2' llS(' of the Diesel engine. steel wire running gear and olin.trinity for lighting mid hezltillg. American Ships Ihgve I)ecn ope/aliog with as inanv Hs sevel] lllaSlS, snO tile use of power woul(I permit tim ol)el'atloli of large units with a comp'lratively small cost Augusta Fire Does $1,000,000 Damage. Augusta, Ga.--Nearly one-half of the 700 block of Broad street and the entire eastern side of tt~e 200 block of Jackson street, both in the heart of Augusta's business section, were de- stroyed by fire with a total loss of about $2/000,000, --. Flax Plant Stock Sold to Growers. Salem, Or.--Approximately $20,00o worth of stock in the Willamette Val- ley Flax and Hemp Growers' Associa- tion has been subscribed to by farm- PHRASE IN USE BY ROMANS Writers of Ancient Empire First Re- ferred to the Game of "Ducks and Drakes," "Ducks and drakes," an expression used commonly in c6nnectlon with a i~rson who is heedless in money or business matters, has gained wide clr. eulation sinc.e it was first used among the Romans. Mlnuclus Felix and other ancient writers allude to a game of scalipg oyster shells or stones on the water. If the stone emerged once it was said to be a "duck." England adol)ted the game and gave the phrase its present-day meaning. Just when it was first applled is not known. But it is well u~ed in l-[emT Peacham's book. "The Worth of a Penny," published in LOndOn in 1647: "I remember in Queen Elizabelh's time a wealthy citizen of London left his son a mighty estate in nmney, wlm, imagining he should never be able to spend It, would usually make ducks and drakes In the Thames river, with shilling pieces as boys are wont to do with titles and oyster shells. And. in the end he grew to such extreme' want that he was fain to I~g or bor- row a sixpence, having re,any times no more shoes tilan feet and some- times ha~ing more feet than shoe.s." "Running the Gauntlet." The custom ol' punishing a culprit by forcing hlm t~* "l'mi the gam]tlet" practiced in the ~venteenth century, Is said to have originated during the "Thirty Years' war" (1618-48) and to have been adopted by European armies as a mode of punishment. The culprit was stripped to the waist and then ()bilKed fo rlln repeatedly between two lines of soldiers facing one another. each of wbonl struck ar him with a sbnrt stick ,)r switch. The word "~'antlet,'" a~ here used. has not the meaning usnully giveo It--ilmt of fin Iron glove--hut ls simply a eorruptl,n of gantlope or gatlooe, and iu derived from t]~e Swedish gatiop, meaning "running down a hlne." Some etymolo- gists, however, demve the word from !be (;(,)'man gassenhlufen, which means "rn)|ning the hlne.'" and others from (he Dqtch gazlgloopen, having the same meaning. Lumber Rate To East Cut. Chicago, Ill.--The transcontinental freight bureau announced rate reduc- tions on lumber, shingles and lumber products from Pacific Coast points to the east and New England. The interstate commerce commission has been asked to authorize publication of the new tariffs The reductions range from 12 to 16 cents under present rates to trunk line association and New England IOWNS AND RUNS COAL MINE Girl Has Been Successful' in Business in Which Few of Her Sex Have Been Engaged. "][ wonder when we'll ever N'et our coal," the complaint of many house- wives for a few seasons paSt, will not be voiced by Miss Ricks Ott, twenty- one years old. who industriously mines coal daily in a little "wagon mine" on her father's farm In the hills of Mom~t Oliver, Pa., tlear Pittsburgh. Rlcka is her own boss~mlner, oper- ator. re'maser, dlsfrlbuter. D.y after day she cheerfully sings as site wheels her "bla(.k diamonds" from the mimJ. Along about three years ago. when all the mines of western i'ennsylvania were working tO their fullgst capacity, to keep an unending stream of coal flowing to the mills where weapons and munitions were being turned out. RIcks was Imbued with tile desire to do her share toward the winning of the great conflict. She suggested to her father. Gregor Ott. a steel worker. that they open a mine. Ricka's father scorned the idea of giving up a per- fectly FOod joh in the steel nlllls for the uncertainty or a small coal mine. "I will mlne the coal and sell it." sal~ Rleka. tie ls)zgi~ed at tile idea of a girl mining coal and driving a truck She gave her?ather no rest tmtil he agreed to start a nllne fog her. qnd she has since proved more than a m',tch for the other lniners (If tile coun- try. Last year Miss Ott mined 9,000 Ilush- els of i:oal, and distributed it to her customers.--Dearborn Independent. Promotion of "Pure English." In England. as in the United States, the subject of preserving the purity of the English language from the effects of slang, l(~ss of grammatical distinc- lions, etc., has recently attracted much attention. One of the results of the movement in England is the formation of the Society for Pure English. The society was founded in 1913, but was compelled by the war to postpone its activities. The reason for the exist- ence of the society is given as "the duty of English-speaking peoples to make their lang~mge adequate and efficient, and worthy of its increasing and world-wlde use. Its puz2aose is t~ further the best interest of the language by the promulgation of sound knowledge." It is assei'ted that the Society for Pure EngLish does not In. tend to dogmatize but to open an in- formal democratic court in which all questions may be argued on full ln. for~ation.--Columbus Dispatch Minnesota Federal Judge Is Fined. Pasadena, Cal.~,ludge Morris of the United States district court at Duluth, Minn., Saturday paid a fine of $10 in mlice court here on a of traffic , PRINCE TOKUGAWA I Prince lyesato Tokugawa, one of / the delegates who will represent Japan at the coming conference on the lim- itation of armaments. i _ i| SENATE PASSES 50 r PER CENT TAX BILL ~Vashington, D. C.~The compromise Income surtax plan, embodying a max- lmum rate of 50 per cent, was ~dopted by the senate Ti~e vote was 54 to 13, all those op- posing the compromise being repub- licans: They were Senators Calder. Cameron. Dillingham, Edge, FernaId, Frelinghuysen, Hale. Harreld, Keyes, McLean. Moses, Smoot and Spencer. The senate voted 43 to 23 against continuing after this year the present surtax rates on that portion of in- comes in excess of $100,000. The pro- posal was made hy Senator Hitchcock. democrat, Nebraska, and its defeat paved the way for a vote on the com- promise amendment calling for a max- imum rate of 50 per cent on that por- tion of incomes in excess of $200,000. The senate also voted down an amendment by Senator Calder, repub- lican. New York, to make the maxi- mum rate 32 per cent to apply to that portion of incomes in excess of $68,000. The vote on the Calder proposal was 51 to 15, the supporters being repub- licans Chant of the Motor ~I.V IllOt(H" |)(,at.. "li.u of real1 to poverty of thee i blew a pile of dough (m years ag-; n()v~ you refuse won't or can'l. Through by oceanside you were pride, a hal)pY day. I hived 1 hue. Ihe oi('e white paint you're dOWll snd oUt for true, way. To thee. ,)hJ maiD" Jumps and knocks; Zl'ieve. No shelter from frayed are thy seats and wheel)ins ~ough al~'(,cts the [do believe. The perfnme breeze, and only cunse,~ as we pass by. I paid for 't%%on|d Dny a lllalis|l)n ew,ryb(My's yelling "h'c"~I why. The motor has the spark I)hlg llUS l~e pip, thine. I. toe. have suffered tigue and ldndrell ills; t~ pay n/y bills, since thoU (IoBe is lny bunkrell ilOW, "twould ('hoke a (,()w. as Yet. if l had lhe mort', ,laek~amen, I'd buy .~peed some inere.--Ba [took. Laws Against Did yon know lllat law of England swearing air which you may be cml~ Justice of the peace scale of penalties? And you"are l] the social the fine lnll)OSe(I. A men sl)hlier llng for every oath : every c under the degree of shillings aml above the tieman five shillings. offense It is double the lhird, triple, etc. At anY stable may arrest a aud take hlm before a one (,cca,~ion a Inan entirely and swore the lwenl V tJznes bPfore n ter c,)unted them and wb( ht)d finqlly stopped, ~hillings for each is a rilnllar htw in Flowers and The relation of the to the seasons-has tention of a Canadian finds tlmt of 539 flowering provinces of Quebec about one-third have Yellow flowers conic prise about one-quarter Purples and blues ninth or tenth. White fl( monest in April and yellow are frequent in and September. One noticing that the delicate colors as a pale pinks, yellows the mn shades of 3ellow, blue [~OU Ty 4hat all v adm