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AUSTRIAN VESSELS SEIZED!
Break With Kaiser's Ally Comes; Envoy Called Home
OF ALL PARTIES,
The I im.s ii,is ;l sk, ,1 v , ,i-kl. <i<»i>i.- niunber of leading Tnro
mans to contribute to this paper short editorial articles on various
KubjertK of timely interest. A home garden article by Charle* A.
Cole, county h«i ii ulturiM, appeared a few da.vn ago. Herewith is a
dim-UNHion of the proposal for a coalition cabinet, written by I'rof.
8. Duylk of tiie College of l^uget Sound, who is also a state itenator.
BY PROF. WALTER S. DAVIS
The die is cast. The Rubicon is crossed. The sword of
the American people is cast into the scales of the world-wide
Our people enter the war not as party men, not as democrats,
not as republicans, but as Americans, as a fairly united people.
The cost of the war in death and taxation, in sacrifice and
business will be borne alike by men of all parties.
To give effectiveness to this unity and to maintain it in
thoroughness, to prevent party criticism and opposition on the
one hand and party advantage on the other hand, the Question
arises in the minds of many patriots, "Should President Wilson
form a cabinet composed of .statesmen of all the leading Ameri
can political parties as has been done in France and England?
Should anyone insist that this is a question solely for Presi
dent Wilson to determine and not for others, the point will be
readily conceded and sustained If considered merely as a con
But the cabinet, being a public institution, and ours a gov
ernment by the people, the advisibillty of the formation of a
coalition cabinet may well form a subject of public duiCUHiOB
in this time of national crisis.
LINCOLN HAD COALITION CABINET
The present war had not proceeded far before both France
and Great Britain changed from party to coalition cabinets.
In the American Civil war the first cabinet of President
Lincoln, while composed of men who had supported him for the
presidency in 18H0, contained along with three former wlilgs,
Seward, Smith, and Bates, also four former democrats, Chase,
Btanton, Welles, and Blair. This fait led Seward at first to
withhold his acceptance until reminded by Lincoln that Lincoln
himself was an old whig and would thus restore the whig bal
ance in the cabinet.
On the resignation of Secretary Cameron, President Lin
coln called to the war department Kdwin M. Stanton, a union
war democrat who had supported Brcckcnridge, the candidate
of the South, In the canvass of 1860. Today no one regrets
that great choice, although Mr. Stanton was not a republican.
In the cabinet he became a tower of strength to the union cause.
The republican national convention of 1564, which rcnom-
Inated Mr. Lincoln, was called "The Union Republican Conven
tion" and the call to attend it was addressed to all "who desire
the unconditional maintenance of the union, the supremacy of
the constitution and the complete suppression of the existing
rebellion, with the cause thereof, by vigorous war and all apt
and efficient means."
SHARE PRIVILEGES AND BURDENS
In the selection of a candidate for the vice presidency,
President Lincoln and the convention desired to reward not
merely the loyal war democrats but aUo the loyal union men of
the South. This was accordingly done.
Since the perilous times of 1861-65, other presidents have
now and then invited to the cabinet men of the opposing party,
c. g.. Hayes, Cleveland, McKlnley.
With the above historical precedents as a guide, it Is here
submitted that the formation of a cabinet of the ablest states
men of the republic from all parties now would be an act sec
onded by the sober judgment and winning the applause of the
The common burdens and sacrifices of life and treasure
Should be accompanied by a like democracy In the responsibility
for the conduct of the war. The words of President Lincoln
aptly fit the present situation: "I go for all sharing the privi
leges of government who share its burdens."
(United Press Leased Wire.)
PORT ANGELES, Wash., April !).—The brigan
tine Harriet (i. passed up the straits this morning
With all her masts gone and her starboard bulwark
ton away. A halibut schooner was towing her. The
cause of her condition or whether any lives were lost
will not be known until she docks.
RKtt^RD OLNEY IS
Had at 82 years
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BOSTON, April 9. —Richard
Olney, secretary of state during
the' Cleveland administration,
died at his home, 56 Fenway, last
night, it was learned Joday. Olney
was 82 years of age and had been
In poor health for the past four
CREW OF AMERICAN
(I nllril l'rr» I <-ti«.ii Wire.)
PARIS, April 9.—A1l the crew
of the American steamer Seaward,
torpedoed without warning in the
Mediterranean, have been safely
landed, according to official word
leceived here today.
From many paragraphs In President Wilton's noble
message calling the nation to arms we quote the follow
ing as expressing what It seem* to us is our complete Jus
tification for war and should continue to be the soul and
heart of our national purpose:
"We are now about, to accept the gage of battle with
this natural foe to lilierty, and shall, if neceasary, spend
i in- whole ion <■ of the nation to check and nullify its pre
tension!! and its power. We are glad, now that we see
WILL BE WELL FED
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PORTLAND, Ore., April 9.—A
move to suiipjy Oregon troops,
wherever they may be, with the
choicest of Oregon food products
Is under way here today. The
list includes apples, cream cheese,
Columbia river salmon, logan
berry Juice, strawberries and
THREE WHO TALK
TOO MUCH IN JAIL
Waited Preaa i.r■*<-.■ Wire.)
PORTLAND, Ore., April 9.—
Within the last 36 hour* three
men have been arrested here for
alleged expressions of sentiments?
disloyal to the flag.
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TACOMA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, A PHIL 9, 1017. VOL. XIV. NO. <)4.
MAKE IT A BULLSEYE!
CARLINE PLANS TO
BE DECIDED UPON
Definite plans for construction
of the municipal tideflats street
car line to the Todd plant will
probably be adopted Tuesday.
Members of Mayor Kaweett's
special committee announced Mon
day that they would report their
decision to the citizen's committee
within 24 hours, and that, the con
struction would probably be or
dered this week.
SICADE TO TELL
"Indian History and Life of
the Puget Sound" will be Henry
Sicade's subject Tuesday night
when he speaks before the His-
torleal Society Research club.
Sicade is one of the northwest In
dians who is in favor of tin;
change of the name of the moun
. S. MAY CUT OFF
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WASHINGTON', April 9. —The
U. 8. government may shut off
the coal supplies to the Argentine
republic if that country persists
in keeping an emliargo on wheat
to the allies.
rARN SHIPPING OF .
(United Press Leased Wire.)
BOSTON, April 9—The Charles-
town navy yard warned coastwise
shipping today to be on the look
out lor a "suspicious vessel," re
ported by a British vessel In a
COTTON GOES UP
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NEW YORK, April 9.—Cotton
for Ocotber delivery shot upward
nearly $8 on the bale in early
trading on the. cotton exchange to
day, selling at 20.30 cents a pound.
May cotton Jumped S3 po'ut.s to
the facts with Bo veil of false pretense abont them, to
fight thus for the ultimate pence of the world and for
the liberation of its people*, the German peoples included,
for the rights of nations great and small and the privil
ege of men everywhere to choose their way of life and of
oliedience. The world luuwt be made safe for democracy,
ltti peace must be planted upon the misted foundations of
That The Tiniew approves of the president's war mes-
JOIN IN; PICK
You have a family to support. Or for sonic
other reason you have found you can't enlist
in Uncle Sam's fighting force.
The sound of the bugle has stirred you.
You have heen tugging at the traces.
You have heeu racking your brains, these
great days, trying to discover sonic way of
actively seizing your country in its light for
the democracy of the world.
Well, here's one way:
(Jet on your dancing feet. Put your arm
around the waist of your wife or sweetheart —
If you don'l know how to dance, if you
don't like to danee —dance anyway.
Do it for the Red Crow.
You don't need any boiled shirt or patent
leather pumps to go to the Red Cross adver
tising and carnival ball in the GOide Rink
All you'll need is a dollar to buy a ticket.
That dollar will go to carry on the work of
the Red Cross —the third arm of Uncle Sum's
fighting force. It will go to care for the sick
or the Wounded among the boys who will bear
the brunt of the fight.
This is to be no "society event."
It is to be a patriotic dance, in which we,
Americans all, can join, whether it's our last
dollar, or only one of many, that gets us there.
Oome on, now. Swing your partner!
While we dance we serve, this once.
WITH VIENNA AT END
<r»ii..l Prrmn I rn«.-rt Wlrr.)
intW VOKK, April o.—All
Austrian ships In AnirricHn
ports were --<-l/«l today wlwn
Il<\\~ «;c flashed from Wiinli
inirton timi a formal break
liad taken i-ln. <■ between this
country find AiiKti-ia-lliin
The ti'i'iulii<-i I r;iiii om.i. in
Plillaclclpliiii; the Krny, in
Host mi. jind four nlU|>k in
Greater New York harbors
were taken over shortly after
The Martha WMhisttOß, lying
at Stapleton, Staten Island, in this
harbor, a ship of &.H-I tons. 11l
are largest seized. The l)cr:i, 7.037
tons, the Ida. 4,7:i0 tons, and the
Hinialia, 4,!* IS tons, tm taken in
charge hy Collector .Malone and
a squad of deputies.
Tlip Hiinalia was liadl.v dam
aged when the I'nitPd States broke
with Germany. Her engines were
smashed with crowliars.
Seizure of the Austrian ships
makes a totnl of 61ft,72.'i tons
seized since the declaration of war
(I'ultril IT.-km l.ruacd Ulrr.l
BERLIN, via London, April 9.
—Formal pledge by the kaiser for
political reform was generally
hailed with rejoicing in editorial
Hut a number of the more lib
eral newspapers indicated clearly
the pledges were not enough to
satisfy those seeking greater par
ticipation by the people in the
"While the promise will please
the socialists, they will take into
account only deeds," declared the
socialist organ Vorwaerts.
"The emperor promises only a
secret general vote —so the fight
for equal votes must continue,"
insisted tjie Vossische Zeitung.
The 'ItigllHclie Kundeschau, on
the other hand, declared:
"Thus, in a few strokes of the
pen, have been created what years
of agitation and conferences liavu
heretofore failed to achieve."
"Thanks to the empemr's inter
vention," said the Lokal Anzei
ger, "an unpleasant internal dis
pute hag lioen settled. His ad
dress will produce a good effect
abroad, as showing that there ran
be no outside interference and
that the German people continue
to stand behind the emperor and
Field Marshal yon Hindenlmrg."
<-We wished for an immediate,
start in fulfilling the (hancel
lur s promise, but the value of
the emperor's proposal is not
Kiiiiill." declared the Tageblatt.
"Franchise rpform is only one of
numerouß reforms which Ger
(I .illril |-rr«. l.< Hard Wlrf.)
LONDON, April 9. —Autocracy
in Uermany must be feeling a pro
found shakiness from unrest
among the German people, accord
ing to siiV- read today by close
observers of Teutonic conditions.
That the kaiser should have
thought fit to intervene aud issue
a formal statement favoring ex
tension of the franchise in Prus
sia so as to make the Prussian
diet more representative, after a
promise for almost the name re
form from' Imperial Chancellor
yon Bethmann-Hollweg, was con
sidered highly significant.
It was pointed out here that
the kaiser, however, like yon
sage even to the last sentence and word hardly need be
said to those of our readers who have done us the honor
of reading our editorials during the past several months.
It seems to us that the president said not a word too
much or a word too little; that to have said it sooner
may have been an evidence of over-eagerness for war;
tlmt to have delayed longer certainly would have been
NIGHT EDITION fens**
Tacoma: Showers. fis
Washington: Fair £358
and cooler, light frost, J~ *
(rnited Ptcm Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, April 9.—Austria formally broke
relations with the United States today.
The Austrian charge, Zweidinek, called at the state
department and asked for his passports. He inform
ed the department the order for his action was issued
A short time earlier Minister Stovall at Berne
cabled the department that the break was ordered
Ambassador Penfield knows nothing of the break
in relations, as he left Vienna on April 7.
There ban been no chnnne,
however, in the status of relations
b<tw—a this Koverniuoiit it nil
Turkey and Uulgaria, it was offi
It would not be surprisiiiK.
however, if they shortly followed
Qm li'iiil of Austria.
The put-sports will be made im
mediately available for Baron
Zwirdcnik, for Count Tarnowski
—who luis never been received
here as Austrian ambassador
for the entire embassy .staff and
for all Austrian consular, diplo
matic and commercial attaches
throughout the country.
Wi-ck to (>o In.
The QWPMI party that sailed
with Count yon Bernsturff when
he was gtVM his passports nuin
nered about 1!<IO persons. The
Austrian parly that will leave
with Zwiedenik and Tarnoivskl is
expected to reach close to that
It probably will be at taut a
week before the usual foriiinlilles
can be pone through and tln> Aus
trian party started on its way.
This froverninent, of course,
will consult with other members
of the entente allies as to safe
conduit, and means of transport
ing tin' party.
War Que*.|ion rnseMlert.
Swedf-n will assume charge of
Austrian Interests in the t'nited
States, Baron Zweiedlnek inform
ed the state department today.
The president will probably
communicate the latest develop
ment to congress, outlinini; the
course of action contemplated.
In his war message to mngrOOO,
I'rt'sident Wilson reserved the
i rinht to discuss the Austrian sit
luatlon at a later date. But
I whether he will declare a state
iof war against Austria is under
stood to depend largely upon Aus
jtria's official action. There til
no official announcement today
as to what would be done.
OPEN BIDS FOR
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WASHINGTON, D. C, April I.
- Hids will he opened Wednesday
for :tS Rubinarinps for the navy, ;t
was-officially announced today.
Bethmann-HollweK, adjudged that
the reforms should not he made
until "the home-coming of our
warriors,'' therefore postponing
reform until after the conclu
sion of the war.
The kaiser's Easter mesnage
gave specific orders to the impe
rial chancellor to "submit to me
definite proposals of the ministry
of state so that upon the retur/i
of .our warriors this work, which
is fundamental for the internal
formation of Prussia, may be car
ried out by legislation."
AI'STRIA TO FOMX>W
(I ni1..1 PrcM • ru«rit Wlrr.t
LONDON, April 9. —Emperor
Karl of Austria will follow Kaiser
WllhHm s announcement of lib
eral Internal reform promises,
according to a Rome dispatch to
ttie Evening Star today.
Among other concessions the
dlsptarh xflld semi-autonomy will
be granted to the principal Aimtro
llnngarlan provinces, including
MAY 2 DATE
S. W. WhII and Rev. Frank Dyer
j have been commissioned by the
Justice to the Mountain committee
to iro to Wubilftos, I). C, to
present Tacoma's argurnenU for
renaMßlßg the mountain to the na
tional geographio hoard,
Tlie board has iflgltlfd Mar 2
as the date for a licmtliih on the
Queatioa of abolishing tb« name
Rainier, and itihatltutlDg another
name. Wall and Dyer will urge
that ' Taconia" be made the offic
The expenses of sendina; thea«
delegates east will be nut from a
fund to l>e raised by a committee
of three appointed by the Mem
bers' council of the Commercial
rfALK 0 THE
<■!■<■«■(inifM. 'lul you keep
your Kitster hal dry".'
"There was an old man who Raid,
Shall I soften the heart of that
co M |
I will sit on the stile
And continue to smile
Till I soften the heart of that
RVt*! « question for th«
old timers: Where In Two>
mv is "■%■ Him* Xo. 1?"
Who'll -. i In the flrttt an-
Home gardeners should differ
from policemen In one reaped;
they nevrr should tramp their
If < "miir-Miiim Johnson
sends us any fteedft we hope
ii< m -• n.I » tractor wttJi
A traveling fi-ii-ml poat
cardN in from Trnino:
"Hlr: What will yon iflve
in' for a half Interest In m
corporation I am promoting,
to buy up discarded Individ
iini fthavlnff mugs in rurol
barber shop* and hHI them
for us<- In our leading <|ulck
Several Tncomans today have>
asked us why the Sunday Snooze
ledger printed its page-one flag la
red, white and black, the Oernan
colors, and reserved ita bine for
circulation advertisements. We