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Tonight and Thurs
day probably rain.
BRITISH GENERAL ANNOUNCES
In Phonic Company's Title ;
It Seems to Stand For
Trouble amid Turmoil
It begins to look to us as if the "T & T." 1
in the Pacific phone company's title stood
for "Trouble & Turmoil." I
That is what the corporation is in for, in j
large measure, if it persists in its present \
silly attitude toward its striking employes.
In the first place, it made itself ridiculous
a month ago, when the strike threatened, by ]
taking the stone age attitude that its em- ;
ployef had no right t<) organize, that it j
"never, never" would recognize a union,
that to permit its "hello" girls in a union \
would be to invite ruin and inefficiency. ;
There have ensued weeks of trouble and <
turmoil. The public has been afflicted with ;
intolerably poor service. \
The company has suffered. Its lines are j
all in bad repair. Its customers are refus- ;
ing to ]>ay their bills. It has promised a lot ■
of strike-breakers "permanent positions"
and at the same time has signed an agree- ]
ment with the union that these very posi- ;
tions shall be restored to the girls who for- <
merly held them. Now it is trying to square ;
itself —a difficult job. . ]
It will have to work out its own*solution, i
and the public will be the goat while the pro
een is underway. •
The wonder of the whole situation is that
our lumbermen, with such an example be- j
fore their eyes, cannot see that they. too, are
writing the words "trouble & turmoil" into
their corporate names. Why do they do it?.
IN PIERSOL TRIAL
lftrom all indications th« Crown
Drag Co., when it comee up for
trial in the superior court Friday,
will have to explain the meaning
of an enormous business in booze
In addition to the 503 prescrip
tions introduced as evidence in the
trial of Dr. M. P. Van Buren, all
of which are alleged to have been
filled at the Crown, the state in
the trial of Dr. Thomas J. Plersol
Wednesday offered In evidence
694 more prescriptions, the ma
jority alleged to have been filled
at the Crown, some of them at
AH of the G94. the state claims,
were Issued by Piersol between
Sept. 1 and Sopt. 29. They were
found on the files of the two
drug stores when they were raided.
All but 24 of the prescriptions
wer admitted in evidence. On
these 24 Adrian Merryman,. pre
scription clerk at the Crown, call-i
ed as a state witness, said he
couldn't positively identify Pler
Tell* of Big Trade.
The rushing business Piersol is
declared to have done was de
scribed by A. A. Rigge and A. R.
Plough, special investigators for
the city, testifying late Tuesday.
Riggs told or visits to the doc
tor's office on Sept. 21 and 22,
getting a prescription for a quart
i>f whisky each time at a dollar a
"I just told the doctor I wanted
the whisky to drink, and he gave
me 1 the prescriptions' on the spot
without a physical examination,"
On Bept. 24, he and Plough
went to the doctor's office togeth
"I'm afraid to write any more
prescriptions toe a few days,"
Plough said the doctor told them.
"They're keeping a close check on
the drug stores. You'll have to
vM^^taM^M days, anyhow."
Back U*y *ent to the doctor's
iM n A*M 27, they said.
,*Wh#n I ) write you one be
ffl »ftie doctor, according
"A f*w X ago," Riggs said
'*ik'*Ow y+<m d —n lucky to get
xt/0 —T baßbse they're investl
& H 11" I>oilM>-
Uke got Ills presort p
tlnff PRtiltuout an examine-
jACOjiA. WASHJHO.TOX. \VKI>XKSI)AV. XOVKMHKK 'JK, I!M7.
i lion Plough testified he got one
■ for a quart, too, the same day.
On the first visit Riggs said he
; went under the name of "J. B.
I vViIK,.!). '
When he went the following
. day, Sept. 22, he declared the doc
. tor told him:
I "I can't write you a prescrip-
I tion under the same name as yes-
I tcrday. Why don't you use the
I name of some frrend of yours?"
i Riggs said he replied he didu't
. want to get a friend in bad.
\\ 010:111 May Testify.
"Well, 'Smith' is a well known
name," the doctor told him. So
he used the name of "John
, The name of Julia Smith, Pier
, sol's assistant in his office, was
brought Into the trial Tuesday ev
-1 ening, when Riggs was asked if
he remembered seeing her In the
She has been sitting in the court
1 room during the trial, and proba
bly will be one of the chief wit
nesses for the defense.
The defense opened its case JuFt
1 before noon. After the opening
. statement to the jury Mrs. Jessie
Cory was called to the stand to
• impeach the testimony of Plough.
She said she was In Dr. Piersol's
. office on the 27th to get her chil
dren vaccinated and that she saw
Plough there. Plough had testi
fled that he had seen no one in
the office when he went there.
• $1,200 CASH
Rather than face trial in po
lice court on charges of bootleg
ging, Mr. and Mrs. James Mur
ray, former proprietors of the Ivy
hotel, 1205 Pacifi6 ay., forfeited
1 1 (Mm In cash Wednesday morn
ing. They had forfeited $200 In
cash Tuesday afternoon on a city
■ naiKc making their entire pun
ishment for selling one bottle of
whisky to a policeman Saturday
Immediately after declaring the
bail forfeited Wednesday, Police
Judge Graham issued a bench
warrant for their re-arrest, and'
gave it to Detective Ottboine to
make the arrest. The Murray*
The Tacoma Times
26c A MONTH.
ITALIAN IIII9S PAST
(I allril Proa l.ranril Wire.*
MINKOLA, L. 1., Nov. MH.
—KiaiirH tie Saulltv wan like
• woman walking in her ' i>
HIICII I'XHIIIiIKHI I))' |HM-n l.in
jUHt «fl<i killing hU (Imc.i. -
e*l hiisliiinil, John | «li> HiiiiU
lex, Dr. J. siiiiiit.iii \\ iu(ii,
««■• lilKil today.
He declared the ('liilettii heir
ess undoubtedly had no knowl
edge of what slir was iimi': when
she fired four bullets into dt
Saullet) the night of Aug. ■!, when
he told her she could not have
"She took no notice of her sur
roundings," declared Dr. Wight,
iciiin-' of his visit to the jail.
"She had a peculiar wuxlike
pallor. The whites of her eyes
bad a bluish tinge. When I
spoke Hhe did not hear me. Her
talk whh v.ißue and confused.
"I wa» unable to find any pulse
in her left wrist. Her heart was
very feeble. There was a de
pressed _area on her head. She
shrank 'when 1 touched her.
"Her thyroid gland was with
ered—her limbs swollrn. The
depression In her head was an
inch and a hair tn diameter,
three-eights of an inch deep.
"Aug. 9, she had hallucinations,
thought people were in ihe room.
"When she asked me if her
husband would take the baby, I
told her the man was dead, but
she was not moved."
Adjourn to Friday
This description was in start
line contrast (o the appearance of
Mrs. de Saulles on the witnaea
stand, when she made brilliant
sallies a' the district attorney.
Dr. Wight cited a number of
symptoms of hypothyreosis, from
which, he said, MrR. de Saulles
suffered, and exhibited an X-ray
view of her head Khowlng the
pressure on her brain.
The defense closed IU case
early this afternoon. As the state
alienists were not ready to testily,
court adjourned until Friday,
when rebut al begins.
Rioter on Siitml
Amalia Errazuriz, a smiling
Chilean with her own share of the
family beauty, was called upon to
tell what she knew of Mrs. de Saul
les' early life and her married 1111
Miss Krrazuriz Is a sister of
Mrs. de Saulles.
The potent quality of attractive
ness seems well defined in the Er
Amalia, who has been sitting
quietly among the spectators, is a
pretty, wholesome looking girl,
younger than the prisoner, with a
(Continued on Page Five.)
are reported to have left the city.
The $1000 forfeited by the
couple Wednesday was In V. S.
banknotes of $20 and $100 de
nomination. The entire sum of
$1200 was found in a neat bundle
Inside Mrs. Murray's corset when
a police matron searched her aft
er her arrest.
The pair had been arrested on |
a former occasion and fined $300
each for bootlegging. It was be
cause of this fact that Judge Gra
ham ordered their re-arrest after
forfeiting the $1000.
The Murrays sold out the Ivy
hotel last week, but had not va
vated the premises when the raid
was made by policemen Sunday
night. Fourteen nuarts of whisky
were found In various rooms of
Gen. Irons Orders More
Food Saving at Camp
Brig. Qen. Irons has issued an
order at.Camp Lewis holding com
pany commanders responsible for
reducing the amount of waste at
camp and codseTvtng ' tire food
supply. he order says that 1 %
pounds of food a day per man Is
being turned over to the garbage
IMIONK OIRI,B BKI.I, TKKKTS
Telephone strikers in Taooma
are selling hundreds of tickets to
their second benefit dance, to bo
held Friday night at Tahoina hall.
Elaborate preparations are being
made for the affair.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
SIC 'EM, BULL!
Thomas Carstens, president of
the CaTstens Packing Co., refused
point blank Tuesday afternoon to
permit a U. S. mediator to at
tempt a settlement In the strike
of butchers and meat cutters
which tied up the packing houae
E. C. Snyder of Seattle, who has
acted as fp/d-eral mediator in Pu
get Sound strikes during the past
year, visited ('arstens with Jowpn
Lyons, secretary of the Central
Labor council of Tacoma, and a
committee of Carstens' employee.
The employes offered to submit
all of their demands to mediation,
if they were promised union recog
nition. They offered to let C»r
stens select the arbitration board.
They also promised to give bonds
as assurance that there would be
no disturbance or damage to
property while the strike was In
Carstens Insisted on his rig-ht
to operate under the open shop
principle, according to th« media
tor And others who visited him.
Downtown butcher shops that
had not signed with the union
were bard pressed Wednesday to
handle the Thanksgiving rush.
Many women butchers were at
Harry G-reenwald, proorletor of
the Temple drug store, 1155
Broadway, was refused a license
to soli Intoxicating liquors Wed
nesday by tb« city council, and
will be ordered ,to remove from his
store at once any liquors that he
HOI OFF THE WIRE
U. S. DRY BILL COMING UP SOON
(United I'i.-s i, ( ..im>.i Wire)
WASHINGTON 1, D. C, Nov. 28.—The house may decide the fate
of the nationwide prohibition amendment shortly alter congress
meets. The amendment is to lie voted on before the Christm.iH holi
days unless unexpected opposition develops.
0 0 0 0 0
ALLIES MAY TRY PERSUASION
(United IVesa Leased Wire.)
LONPON, Nov. 28.—Th allies are considering the sending of a
warning to the Russian factions, pointing out the serious conse
quences of a separate peace with Ciermany, Lord Cecil, minister of
blockade, announced in the house of commons today.
o o o o o
SAMMIES' TURKEYS REACH FRANCE
(United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D C, Nov. 28. —Safe arrival of the Thanksgiv
ing transport carrying turkeys and trimmings for the Sammies
abroad was reported officially at the war department today.
KAISER'S MESSENGER BOY RESIGNS
(United I'k-ss l,cits«! Wire.)
STOCKHOLM, Nov. 28. —Dr. West man, under secretary for for
eign affairs, resigned today.
Westman i> alleged to have handled the Luxburg and Cronholm
messages for Germany.
PEACE DEMONSTRATION IN BERLIN
(United Press Leaned Wire.)
AMSTERDAM, Nov. 28. —Peace demonstrations have occurred
in Berlin and Buda Pest,, according to reports reaching here today.
SOUNDS TO HIM LIKE A BIG HOAX
(United Press Imwieri Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28.—Arteml da Wywodieff, Russian
consul general here, thinks the story that Miss Tatiana Romanoff is
coming to this country on a private yacht la "one of the biggest news
paper hoaxes in some time."
SAN DIEGO WON'T GO°"BONE DRY"
(United PreM Leaned Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28. —San Diego voters have put their
disapproval on the "bone dry" law. In yesterday's election the
"wets" won by 24 7 votes.
may have in stock.
His application was the first to
be rejected under the new ordi
nance providing licenses for Tit
coma drug stores that handle
Commissioner Pettit announced
that Victor Malstrom, convicted
this week In superior court of hav
ing liquor with intent to sell il
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legally, was disposing of all his
stock and would not msk for a
Other applications for liquor
licenses were received from the
following stores, and referred to
Commissioner Petti t: Central,
Virgus, Economy, McMillan Bros,
Uen't, French, Old Tacoma and
<« Btii•-«• 1-rm* i.«>«M<d Wire.)
LONDON, Nov. 28.—"The Italian crisis is past,"
declared Gen. F. B. Maurice, director of operation*,
in his weekly interview today with the United Press,
"The ciedit is due to the Italians alone."
••The (miiil.l ni attack," the u«n««ml ••oiiilnin -il, "m-hiiHoil In «.iw
<vh|>liii-«- <>l just imikw II.«MM» |>ri noimtn, HMM »l>«n IN gmi« •*•«
Uis<«<iii 1(0 and 70 h*|U«iv mile* of ti-rrllorjr.
"Tho enemy wa« fofr«d l<> "*«• many huh*" i>f It* *\lvt*\*mm.
We had ih> definite olijecilwt* iiikl mer«'l> latraded ««> u>< mm far ••
"We KiiimMl MM tJ>"" Hii'k l»«l « I\|>e«-»«l.
"H«> fur Uierc liiin Ihmmi im> a |i|imm-I«I»Ic withdrawals frt»m tJMi
Itussiiin riniit. 4
'M<i-iiv«l«'in will nol fall wttbool HOUMT l>a»tl«V III*" b«i«»«I
roiiliiiuxl. "\V«> iiuiNl t>rliiK up w»Hored f«H<tM«, fr<-«li guns «M
ITALIANS TURN AND ATTACK ENEMY
II 1.11..1 l'tr» l.m.i-n -llrn)
ROMK, Nov 2K. —Within Hie
last 24 hours Italian troopH, as-
HiiminK the offeiiKive, have biiihnli
<■(! (in iii.in first and second line*,
inflicting tremendous lohbcs M
the Invader. The anno«n<'eme.nt
was mude here today. L
Details of the victory w?r«> with
held for the present. The news
\v;is cited an evidence of the
growing strength of the Italian
army, Its complete rehabilitation
an an illustration that the enemy"s
most powerful efforts to break the
| Have mountain line have been
With French and British aid
now rapidly approachliiK the
front, Rome looks for a decisive
'strategic step of vast Importance.
Mrs. William Vanderbllt, Mrs.
Havenieyer, Miss Ruth Morgan
British Fight Bloody
Battle Before Cambrai
BY WIMJAM PHIMI" HIMMS
il»l"d Prraa l.<-».» 1 Wur.»
WITH THK ItRITIHH Alt-
MIKS IN THK FIRM), Nov.
28. —Crown I'riiico Kup
|ii<-< h( fed thousands of his
bent men into the reeking
maw of Uie British lion to
The Prussians peldom fought
with such desperation as they bat
tled last night and early today—
vainly, bloodily, frantically
striving to wrest Bourlon wood
from the British.
Bourlon wood is merely a bun
dle of sticks now. Its great treeß
have literally been splintered by
Uliells, smashed down by tanks,
uprooted by shells.
What used to be a pleasant
grove of grateful shade is now a
bare, scrawny hump, 3,000 by
2,500 yards, out of the ualiont,
ghoved forward into the very
[ Talk o' the Times
Greetings, liave yon Invited
n soldier for dinner?
Only -we folks In Waahiniton,
Oregon, Wyoming, Idaho, Colo
rado and Kansas will get a Rood
view ot the total eclipse of the
nun next June. But cheer up!
Maybe the rest of yon will be get
ting a good view of the total
eclipse of the kaiser.
The great IliiH»Ua que*M<>ii
—wher« are Mr. aod Mrs.
Portraits of Miss Elliott, who
k fused 2 5 of a Broadway crowd
into recruiting, disclose a mouth
that would make wall-eyed pike
jump out of a mill pond. And oh!
such eyes. They're enough to
make even Bob LaFollette enlist
Tht t*aks hare • certain
British alow ness to be rare,
bat it is noticed that they
■ever tawe to m owe* •■»
■..ml a iiinnlier of otlM>r promliipnl
American woiiK'li rruchnd Home
todny from. F"r»nce to organiw
hikl aid in the work o( reli«*
Hiiioiin Italian refuKees.
KNKMY MtSKs HICAV
il nllnl I'rri. r.fiiard Win.)
WITH THE ITALIAN ARMIEW,
Nov. 28. —So appalling have i>wa
the rHMii(ilil<'s HittfpriH) by the en
emy in the friilttem* attafka Uiat
It wa« reported today he had wrlh
di:«wn seven crippled divisions
(nearly 105,000 men).
Prisoners declare that .-unie Itat
tnlions of Beveral hundred mwi
have b«en reduced to 30 or 40 by
the v!gor of the Italian defence.
There was no change in the
deadlock along the entire front
vitals of the German line, its
very base must by now be soaked
with the blood of fighting that
has raged over its top.
Th Germane have Just uncarted
a country side full of gas In th<air
attempts to shake the British
Shells containing the powerful
asphyxiating gas were distributed
by German guns over a wide arna
immediately back of the British
No damage was done and th*
shells gave the enemy no advaaw
As this dispatch la cabled. tli«
British line has apparently shUte*
to west of Fontaine Notre Dam*.
but positions in Bourlon wood art
standing secure despite ten en*
emy's most desperate efforts.
This dispatch is written Jut
aft it my return from a sight of
(Continued en Fane Fir*.)
It is reported that Jess Witlard
intends to retire from the ring.
Which one —prlee or circus?
"No man," says .the U. 8. _„
attorney In Oiicago, "<•■ eel"
98 worth of food."
PerhaPa yon notice he yon*
tare* no opinion rcfcardfeaf
By the way. what has beeoiae of
the old-fa»hloned boy who Mn4
the tin tags that eajne oa a akkyaf
The prenidectf o* the na
tional Milk Prodncer* 1 asps- - "
tuium Urea la Coldamaa*. j
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