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RUSSIA MAY CANCEL DEBTS
DR. PIERSOL FOUND GUILTY ON BOOZE ZHARGE
CROWN DRUG CO.
ON TRIAL FRIDAY
On evidrace showing an
enormous trade in booze pre
scriptions during September,
l>r. Thomas J. Pleniol, with
office** in the National Realty
building, was found ftui'ty of
violating the prohibition l«w
by a jury in Judge Card's
court this morning.
The jury reached its decision at
11:30 last night, after an hour's
deliberation, and the verdict was
returned in court shortly before
10 Thursday morning.
Judge Gordon, one of Plersoi'a
attorney's immediately asked un
til next Wednesday to file a mo
tion for a uew trial.
Woman Figured In Case.
It wai intimated in the prose
cuting attorney's office that
charges of perjury may be made
against Piersol and Julia Smith,
a stenograi*her and assistant toi his
Office, as a result of their sworn
Among other things, Mrs.
Off; No Cars
The ]7 miles Olympia-Camp
Lewis relay race which was
scheduled <>r Thursday periling
'had to be poutponed because the
automobiles which weer to have
taken the soldier-runners to the
capital did not Bhow up in suffi
The runners were to have car
ried a message from Gov. Lister
to Brig Gen. J. A. Irons, camp
The race has been set for a
week from Saturday^ morning,
and will be run within the can
The biggest excitement among
soldiers at the camp Thursday was
getting away with the turkey. A
large number of men came to Ta
coinu to see the army-navy foot
Vatican Denies Blame
- For Italian Defeat
ROME, Nov. 29.—General de
nial of reports that propaganda
from the vatican was responsible
for the breaking down of the
morale of the Italian troops, re
sulting in the recent defeat on the
Isonxo front, has been issued by
' the papal secretary of state. Car
dinal Gaspari, speaking in the
asm* of the pope.
He also denied the Vatican has
t>»eni working in the interest of a
peace that would not be just or
TACOMA, WASiiLNUTON. THIUSDAV. NOVKM.BKU' 2?», 1!)17.
Smith admitted on tin- stand that
she had signed the doctor's name
to at least 10 prescriptions, altho
she maintained she did it under
The piinishmen* provided by
law for the offense of which Pier
sol in convicted is not more than
$250 fine ox 90 days in jail or
(Vnwn Ctwf Next.
The specific charge against him
was that on Sept. 27 he issued a
prescription for one quart of
booze to A. A. Higg.s without good
reason to believe that Riggs need
ed it for medicine.
In the trial 694 prescriptions
issued by Pierson between Sept. 1
and 27, rilled at the Grown and
Malstrora drug stores, were intro
duced In evidence.
The trial of the frown tuu-x
Co. on a charge of unlawfully
filling booze prescriptions is
scheduled for Friday.
(Continued on Page 5).
Senator Sheppard Ready
to Oust LaFollette
Unlird Prma I.enard Wire.)
DALLAS, Tex., Nov. 29.—De
claring that "if it is proved to be
true that La Follette has said or
done one-tenth of the things he i 9
reported to have said or done, I
■ I.nil vote that the places «lii< i
knew him once shall know him
no more,"lJ. S. Senator Sheppard,
in an address here last night, Bald.
Scott Nearing Uses
False Name at Hotel
il'Biim Prcaa l.»i««ra Wire.)
DKNVER, Nov. 29. — Scott
Xearing, with a Salt Lake City
pasifist, left Denver today, follow
ing a secret pacifist meeting, at
tended by about 25 local peace agi
tators and nifin iicrs of the local
branch of the People's Council at
a private residence here last night.
Both Nearing and his compan
ion registered at a local hotel un
der assumed names.
Slackers and Plotters
Fired by Gov. Cantu
iTallril I'.rn l.n.rrl ttlrr.l
LOS ANGELES, Nov 29.—
Aimed at slackers who fled to
Lower California to take refuge
from the draft, an order has just
been Issued by Gov. Betabaii
Cantu expelling "slackers, for
eigners of bud conduct, fugitives
from justice and allied disturb
ers," it became known here today.
MIIKKTV BOND HTOLKN
A $50 Liberty bond, $15 In
cash and a registration card were
stolen from the trousers pocket, of
D. B. Morey, chef at the Knot
cafe, Wednesday evening.
This Da> We See the Divine Purpose Maturing
In the dark ages of unrecorded human history, ers of greed, religious, governmental and all angTiMl nf mrrrr nonthr thr rnnrnlnarmt nr put
when man clawed and bit his follow and took, by other forms of slavery, until, in this year of I!U7, the Good Book to the lif>» of the passing* (Jod is
right of brute force, the Purpose wa-s. he is face to face with the fast mighty exponent there.
hi that dim period when human history was of barbarism. . , \,, , ,
born to the light, when the world shook with the And at this crisis, for consummation of His '»'< ES^ w.^S'Tf
rage or lay sodden under the lust of tyrants, the Purpose of human .-.-cation, to make good all the ,?h s Vrd shi^JodTs then'
Purpose grew. . suffering, slaughter and martyrdom of the ecu- '* .... . ." ' „
In this age, when all men read the vision of turies. to keep man's face toward heaven and ln lllln ?' ho V, ot,° S ** ■*•»»* ■ fall »•*? «
Washington, Lincoln and JVoodrow Wilson, the away from the pit, He calls on America! ! lM »»«™re. l>»t everywhere is in the hol-
Purpose matures. THANK GOD FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY I low ot llis hand.
MEN SHALL BE FREE AND EQUAL. Thank <Jod, this day. that we can look above Thank (Sod, this day, for faith in Uod!
God purposed it from the beginning. ClawsTind and beyond the loaded dinner table and behold a a^-v I j I
force, tyranny and oppression, intolerance and vision of millions of poor men, women and chil
private privilege, but, thru all the Stages, man, dren drinking of liberty and happiness because
grasping at liberty, justice, brotbernood-~tlM the Almighty called ana America answered with
Purpose 1 all her heart and soul!
On this Thanksgiving day, we Americans 0 mother with the quivering lip! (laze not thru
count over our sheep, hogs, cattle, bushels of corn tears at the empty chair!
and wheat, our profits, our buildings, our great () Bather, who watt-lied Ihe little feet from the
public works, OUT material possessions of every nursery to the paths of kindergarten, public
BOlt, and give thanks to the Giver of it all. Hut school, college, to the fields of business strife,
are not all these things which we have in bank, Fear not!
bin or pocket the least of His gifts to America \n Is ii "somewhere" in a great encampment that
19171 your boy learns to si like for the Purpose? God
Thru untold centuries has man been working is there.
upward toward Mis Purpose. Nations have died Is it "somewhere" in the gory mud of a trench,
and disappeared for it. Martyrs by the thousand where men die in a gasp, where comrades fly Into
have perished for it. bloody fragments or crumple under the poison-
Little by little, often in blindness, blood and cms gas? (lod is there,
error, man has moved upward against the pow- Is it "somewhere" in a foreign hospital, where
The Tacoma Times
25c A MONTH.
Her Son With Pershing,
She Sings to Sammies
When Mrs. Grace Hall Rihel
daffer, well known lyric soprano,
entertains our Sammies In camp,
she sings to them, not at them, as
she has a very good reason for
being Interested In them.
Her own son, William Rlheldaf
fer, is with General Pershlng's
forces in France, Mrs. Riheldaffer
has been engaged by the govern
ment to sing at every cantonment
in the country.
The persistence of life insur
ance agents has long been a fa
vorite subject for the jokesmiths.
But C. S. Ha.K'-riv, 6804 East
B st., can't se the Joke at all.
Haggerty telephoned to police
headquarters Thursday that insur
ance agents were "making life
miserable" for him and that be
wanted them arrested. He mid
that some of the gents had even
gone so far as to give his children
physical examination* without his
One Day's Supply of
Coal Ahead in N. Y.
<l«ll.< PrMi I. !-••<■« Wlrv.)
NEW YORK. Nov. 29.—New
York rlty has only one day's sup
ply of coal on hand, according to
the commissioners of the Coal
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
CLEANS UP $30
A Tin iiin.i poliremean with a nice
knowledge of the fine points of
"stud" poker, proved the undoing
of a group of young men in the
Monogram pool hall, 1009V6 Pa
cific aye., late Wednesday after
The policeman, who has
"pounded a beat" for more thau
two years, was sent in plain
clothes to the pool hall with in
structions to get in the poker
game that was suspected of oper
Nome «if the players recognized
the officer, and none was suspic
ious when the policeman began
purchasing stacks of blue and red
and white chaps with marked
Nearly two hours after the po
liceman had begun playing, Police
Capt. Falconer, with members of
a raiding squad, swooped down
Hint Mrs. King
Was In Gaston
(I'nlinl Prraa l.n»r* Wire.)
CONCORD, N. O.i Nov. 2«. —
Tho the defense of Canton Means'
murder trial temporarily exclud
ed testimony of Willard D. Rocke
feller, Chicago hotel man, detail
ing Mrs. James C. King's virtuaJ
slavery to Means, the resumption
of an unfinished examination of
Rockefeller today renewed tho
state's imp*, that his testimony
may be developed.
The state was satisfied after the
Rockefeller evidence that it had so
established motive as to make fa
tal any attempt to keep Means off
I United I».vm Iturl WlNtt
PARIS , Nov. 29.—Tliru the
United Press, Premier demonceau
of France today sends this greet
ing to the American people on
BY OBOKUE OMCMBNGEAU
Premier of Fnwoe.
Even before collaborating in tke
supreme efforts wilcli wHI drive
the ewemy from Belgium aad I
France, the Americans came to
our assistance by admirable con
centration or aU their energies.
On this Thanksgiving day we
wish to tell them that our pollus
are more devoted than ever, our
ranks are tightening and that we
shall know now <o win a just
upon the pool hall.
There were four men left in the
game with the policeman, and the
officer had "oleaned up" between
|tl and $30 as his share of the
"Say, why didn't you wait an
hour longer?" complained the-po
liceman. "I'd have had wll theso
fellows' money by that time."
Fourteen men im the pool hall
were arrested, four of them for
gambling, one of them, Newt
Thompson, charged with running
the gambling game, another, Hob
Fisk charged with running the
pool hall, and the feat clini >-il
with being in a gambling room.
Police Capt. Falconer declared
Thursday that he would let the
policeman keep his ".stud" BOTksf
earnings as a reward for his ef
fective work in breaking up the
| game. His name will be with hell
'until the day of the trial.
DIE IN FIRE
tl'BKrd I'rru lriu.l WlrO
CALGARY, Alb., Nov. 29. —
While their parents wer absent at
tending a chautauqua lecture, five
children of Mr. and Mrs. Geo>rkg
Oaks were bnrned to death when
the farm house, four mill- south
of Innisfail was destroyed. A
sixth child was so severely burned
, that his recovery is doubtful.
1 (United Press Leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Nov. 29.— The
! 100 yard alien enemy barred zone
order along New York water fronts
went into effect here today. Sev
eral thousand Oerman subjects will
be forced ont of employment at the
• different houses and shipping
docks along the East river.
! French Fight Off
Hot German Raid
(I nlir.i Prrm l,»<fd Wire.)
PARIS, Not. 28—A Oerman
1 raid, preceded by violent artillery
bombardment and partaking al
-1 most of the nature of a localized
attack, was successfully repulsed
by French troops north of Corn ll
let, the official statement de
< clared today. The enemy lout
1 Portland Phone Workers
To Go Back Friday
i n mini l'tr.» i..-Har,l Wire.)
i PORTLAND, Ore., Not. S9.—
Striking Portland employes of the
■ Pacific Telephone £ Telegraph
Co. will report for work at their
old Jobs tomorrow morning.
lc A COPY.
VOL. XIV. NO, 'JH2.
Sleeps In a
After his auto had been hit by a
Sixth avc. street car u;.d budlv
iiiiiii'ilu-il. (i. J. Mask In si. |>t in It
all Wednesday night in the pour-
Ing rain for fear someone nvgut
•MM and steal it.
Haftkin lives at .'.OL'fi Warner
street, and is ft well known South
Tacoma real extate man. lie was
driving his car at Sixth ay«. and
Sprugue »t. Wednesday night when
the machine skidded across the
oar tracks and was hit by a streot
Three wheels of the auto were
broken off and 4he body badly
dented. HHskin was nni hurt,
lie spent the night in the back
seat of his damaged car.
With a federal mediator sent to
Tacoma to patch up differences i
between the Pacific Telegraph & j
Telephone Co. and its striking em
ployes here, predictions were
made Thursday that a speedy set
tlejnent of the strike would s» ef
Henry M. White, U. S. immigra
tion commissioner of the Puget
Sound district, was appointed by
Secy, of Labor Wilson to investi
gate the alleged repudiation of the
telephone company of Its strike
settlement agreement, and to try
to force a proper interpretation of
The telephone company ceased
advertising for telepnone girls
Thursday, and this was taken by
strikers as a good omen. The ad
vertisements had been published
Wednesday, even after the strike
settlement had been signed by
company heads at San Francisco.
James Sutton, chairman of the
strikers, called a meeting for
Thanksgiving afternoon, but said
that it was simply to cover rou
tine business and that there was
no change in the strike situation.
Commissioner White kas In
Tacoma Wednesday evening, and
will return again Friday. Ha
conferred with the strikers for
two hours and at the conclusion
of the meeting waa reported to
have said that he could not see
how the telephone company could'
misinterpret the terma of the
The Tacoma union has sent no
tice to the international union
asking for a general coast strike
at once if the telephone company
refuse* to abide by Kn agreement.
MUST QUIT WAR,
(I'Bllril l'rr«« Im-rrt \Mr».t
I'KTROCRAI), Nov. 28. —
Nil holni Lcnlne, partner with
Loon Trotsky in Ipaderehlp of the
bolshevik! government, today
openly threatened to declare Rus
sia's obligations and debts to oth
er nations invalid unless those na
tions in iTi'tccl the bolshevlki pro
posals for a general armistise of
The very last vestige of support
of former Premier Kerensky In
the capital vanished when the I
doubtful elements in the gnrrlson
decided to support the military
The revolutionary committee to
day issued a formal proclamation
to the armies urging them to send
delegates to the December 2 food
S<iUlins Going Home
From Moscow today it was re
ported that soldiers are returning
home from the fronts in vast num
bers. Of 11,00 formerly Htatlon
ed at Khodynka barracks, it was
aanerted that only 550 remain, ami
at Khamovniki barracks 700 out
The bolesheviki government to
day received formal notification
from Ensign Krylenko, Its eom
iiiMUfler in chief, that a complete
cessation of all hostilities on all
fronts was in flight, thru acqiiiea
cence of all German front com
manders to negotiation of an
Preliminary unofficial reports
had indicated that agreement for
Charged wM.h stealing eggs
from the Purity Lunch, 11th and
Broadway, John Tepin, age 29, a
laborer, was arrested at 6:30
Tepln sneaked thru the front
door of the restaurant when no
one was watching, according to
the police, filled his pockets with
eggs, and sneaker oat again. Aft
er depositing the eggs in a near
by doorway, Tepin went back for
Policeman Presslnger Is aald to
have caught him In the act of
leaving with his pockets tilled a
Woman Gives Blood to
Her Divorced Husband
(Vailed Proas Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCIBOO. Nov. !».—
Mrs. Joseph Bush %overed Bear
death today because she had given
her ewn Mood Id a vat* attempt
to save the lift of the husband
she divorced a month ago.
Ml _> ,
a meeting to discuss armiaticqjiad
been obtulned on the Fifth Army
front. Today's official report
from Krylenko, however, covers j
Order* Fighting to Stop
Krylenko announced that his*,
envoys "had returned from the I
<Cont'<med on t-»r« five.}
Government Expert la
a Witness for County
T. A. Noble, for 14 years In
charge of government reclamation I
service in this state, was called as
a witness for the county Wednee
day in I he tamp Lewis condemna
tion case to refute testimony of
Irrigation engineers put on by
60,000 Packinghouse !
Workers May Strike
ll'ullH fwrmm l.vmarri Wlr« \
CHICAGO, Nov. 29.—Prepara
tions were *'j>der way today for a
strike vote of more than 60,010 >
employes of Chicago packers-.
Greeting*, did you Hoov
eriae the tnrfc?
Says the lady next door:
"Ig>noranoe has give many a
man a good night's rest."
We're welting paMtartr/.
Hooner or later somebody Is
going to spring a mil rtaftu
for corn bread.
I. N. T postcards in: TMs
may be a 1 ttle stale, but AM ye«
see the First Presbyterian aa
nouncement last week? Thai vat
X, 'Some Liars I have K»»wn
Hear Dr. Weyer Sunday."
Remember, that while Urn
WiMMin bbbbbW aaa% ea^aaaßßSV aa^kaai
kal«tlac, anany a peer Tarn
mm Lii ana to aaaa aaat aaaaa
while Hie mem nutke a h
One reason turkeys were »n
and high tor Theaks«<vtag Is a
there have been so mas* ••4 .
on the msatlees Tuesdays.
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