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HOYT PLEADS GUILTY
JUDGE REARDS DRUGGIST A STINGING LECTURE
m wmuAM naur rims
(I. I' Htaff <'<>rr<firon<UMit.)
WITH THK BKITISH
A.RMUM IN KKA.M'K. Nov.
.'.<> — A r.'-u li.i'Hi ground in
the < anililHi fijtliliiitt develop
(hi the e-xtrenip Hou'liei-n
flank, MM Cionneliwi, the
IMHH «.irl> tliis inoriiinK
<i|KiK<l a \inlrni attack.
At UM time this In tiiMcd,
they have a|»|mreiitl,v been
nn;il'l<- to make heiuhvay.
The enemy assault was one of
■the heaviest attempts to check the
Blowly closing jawa of Bynn's vise
aponn<l Oaiiilwal that Crown
Prince Pe]>i)recht has delivered.
It was characterized by lavish
artMelry preparation and barrage
fire f:om guns lately galloped up
Thruout last *ilglit the Prus
sians deluged Bourlon wood and
vicinity with shell fire, which con
tinued heavily today.
Prisoners lately taken declare
they have been practically without
sleep since Nov. 20 —and their
haggard appearance an<l utter ex
haustion bears thin out.
German officers, they declared,
are fearful that the British wedge
at Bourlon will force a withdraw
al south of Scarpe.
Aviators reported evidences that
the enemy Is destroying Cambrel
and neighboring towns.
(Special In Tbe Itntca.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. 30.
—There will be no general Chriat
mas furlough for the boys at Camp
Lewis and the other cantonments.
Parents and soldiers should ad
just their Christmas plans on this
A story, the source of which
the war department has been uli
able to locate, has been widely |
circulated to the effect that the
camps would be virtually vacated
during the holidays.
The story said that both officers
and men would be given general
furlough over Christmas week.
It is believed thle story Is part
of deliberate pro-German propa
ganda, circulated to boost hopes
of both soldier boys and their re
latives and friends, with the idea
that discontent and dissatisfaction
would follow when it developed
there would be no Christmas fur
The war department will go
the limit In attempting to make
the Christmas holidays a bright
period in training camp life.
Transportation is in Itself a bar
rier to any general furlough plan.
Then to attempt a general
c-'hrisitiiwis furlough would disrupt
the entire schedule of training and
of movements of troops to France
for at least two weeks, at a time
when every day is valuable.
Commanders, however, 'will
have authority to grant the great
est possible freedom to the men
during the hoillday period to en
toy entertainments and Christmas
festivities that may be offered by
the nearby communities.
at City Jail
Literature is needed at the city
Men and women prisoners have
exhausted all available magazines'
and books donated by friendly
Tacomans, and Matron Todd made
an appeal today for more reading
"The prisoners appreciate mag
azines and good books," said the
matron. "If we could get a few
books, it would be nucleus for a
library at the city Jail, some
thing that has never been estab
TAUOAIA. WASIiLSOTON. .FRIDAY. NOVEMBER M, \»\l.
Coming to U. S.;
She's a princess, rather—she
WAS until her daddy .Nicky Ro
manoff, lost out.
Then she became a prisoner,
forbidden to leave Russia.
But she got away, she did, so
tbe news dispatches say, and now
she's coming to America to give
lectures to aid a Russian relief
workk. IF the vaudevlMers don't
wave b'.g bills in'her face and per
suade her to change her mind, and
IF it isn't all a grand press agent
The picture shows her in the
palmy dayß in the uniform of the
Fourteenth Regiment of Lancers.
ili.ii.-ii PNM LsMSi Wire.)
AMERICAN FIELD HEAD-
Q IARTERS, Krance, Nov. 30. —
American national guard units
representing every state In the
union are now in France.
They arrived some weeks ago,
but it. was not until today that
permission was granted to an
nounce that fact.
The new Sammies were given a
heart-thrilling welcome by France.
They were quartered in towns
■which heretofore has seen only a
few of the American fighting men.
Blaring French bands, trying
their best to rattle off American
ragtime, gave a home flavor to a
reception which otherwise must
have impressed the militia boys as
unlike anything else in the world.
The Americans were welcomed
The French population, dressad
in its gayest clothes, marched side
by side wlth'the detachment, fes-i
tooned the soldiers with garlands
of flowers and decked them out in
tiny American flags.
The first national guard arriv
als, it was stated at headquarters
today, have made encouraging pro
gress In their training. Gen. Per
shing has already Inspected cer
tain of the units.
New Arrivals Units
of Rainbow Division
WASHINGTON. D. C., Nov. 80.
—While the war department made
no announcement upon receipt of
dispatohee telling of the part
■units' arrival, the army oensor
said it wee permissible to refer
to the rainbow division au that was
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The Tacoma Times
25c A MONTH.
RIGHT UP FRONT!
That's Where Washington Is In
On Saturday Grays Harbor is to launch the first wooden ship of
the great new U. S. fleet. A few days ago a Seattle yard sent down
the ways the first steel steamer of the many ordered by the govern
Tacoma already has produced a number of wooden vessels for pri
vate owners and has on the ways many more for both governmental
and private use. Furthermore, she has a steel ship building, and is
to furnish officers to man Seattle's.steel vessel, graduates of the local
U. S. shipping school.
While Admiral Sims and his destroyers are helping signally de
feat the U boat by destructive measures, the nation is well started on
the great constructive campaign that will sound the kaiser's knell
And Puget Sound is right in the forefront of the battle.
Alienist Says Mrs. de Saulles Was
Irresponsible at Time of Killing
(VnHril !■"■«• I tii.cil Wire.)
MIXKOIjA, L, L, Nov. 80.
—AnNWwbiK » 20,000-word
hypothetical question, IH-. J.
Sherman Wright, defense
»li«iii-.(, <l,« l.ir.-cl today Mint
Mm. Btanca de S;.nlirs wm
"not reKlNMiHible" when ?he
killed hfr divorcwl husiuuifl,
John h. <1e Similes.
Under New York laws, a person
who "lacks responsibility" at the
time of committing a crime can
not be pun'shed for it.
In his reply to the long ques
tion. Dr. Wright declared that
Mrs. de Saulles "did not know the
nature ami quality of the act com
mitted" and that she was not men
tally sound the night of Aug. 3
when she shot de Saulles.
Jurors on llecord.
Every juror in the box has said
lie will acquit Mrs. de Sauilles if
he has a "reasonable doubt" of
her sanity on that night.
The 20,000-word question was
read only once, all alienists being
in the room and listening at the
Mrs. de Saulles who had enter
ed cheerily, looked downcast and
the slight color faded from her
cheeks as Defense Counsel Smith
read the lengthy query which
made mention of all the sadness
and tragedy In her life. One of
the Jurors dozed. He was awak
ened by his neighbor.
District Attorney Weeks made
several objections, but all were
He attacked Dr. Wright's right
to testify as an alienist. Wright
asserted he was a qualified ex
aminer for the state lunacy com
Sums Ip Wlioli Case.
He added that Mrs. de Saullcs
suffered from pressure on the
brain, that she had sustained a se
ries of psychic shocks and that
she was aftillcted with nypothy
The hypothetical question,
which, took up tbe entire history
of Mr?, de Saulles' life from fie
time she fell and 'hurt her head,
when eight years old, concluded:
"Assume, doctor, that In addi
tion to all the foregoing, that upon
various dates mentioned in the
people's exhibits, she wrote these
exhib'ts (love letters to de Saiil-
If l< ;s to ICxamina'lon.
"Asciiming all the foregoing
facts and having In mind your per
sonal examinations of them. In
your opinion was the defendant
mentally sound at the time of the
shooting on Aug. 3, 1917?
BARBARY COAST WOMEN
ARE MADE TO GO TO WORK
<S|ir.-iai to The Times.)
HAN I ICW) isro, CM.,
Nov. BO.— "Take a Job or go
That Is I "ile Ham's ulti
matum to siren* of the under
world here in connection 'with
protective barriers erected
•boot sokllen) 1b training.
And Uncle Bam, In oom«o-
Uon with locul anthorittes,
often to MM (He Jobs.
Derelicts from the noterton
■>m "Barbery Coast" and b«w re
mlts) of Twe, arrested ejl vie
More, have learned thai the gor
•rnment meau enwUr w*at it
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
Judge David r. Manning is pre
siding at the murder trial of Mrs.
"Assuming all these forego'ng
facts and having in mind your per
sonal examination of the defend
ant, In your opinion did the de
fendant know the nature and qual
ity of the act committed?
"Assuming all the foregoing
facts, did the defendant know tho
act was wrong?"
Sticks to < '(inclusion
Dr. Wight was cross examined
sharply but stuck to the conclu
sion he had drawn.
He declared that hypothyrlod
ism would have caused mental
blankness and said that a history
of Mrs. de Saulles' case showed
she had suffered other lapses.
Weeks asked if Wight would
cite some authority that would
say mlxode-ina was sudden. The
physician replied in the negative,
but pointed out that lapiie of
memory is often caused by shell
Shows X-Hay Plates
In response to a question,
Wight says he did no* think that
a .serious mental shock might
cause another lapse of mind on
the part of Mrs. de Saulles.
Hypothyroidlsm is not present
now, he said.
When reference to shel lshock
was made. Major Gregory Cole of
the IT. S. army medical corps was
called to the counsel table by
He carried several X-ray plates.
Courts to whom these cases are
assigned are acting on the as
sumption that many women un
der the ban are victims of mis
fortune, and that they will wel
come the chance to win back to
The government's guarantee of
• Job cwrid «Wi h assaranee
the* Urn wobm shall -not be
When one of Cole's plates was
|jm-m:iic(l to Wight and be was
asked whether it showed a de
pression or fracture, Wight said
something was wrong but he
would not attempt to nay what,
as it was a poor plate.
The Htate then played one of Its
strongest cards agataist Mrs. de
Haul leg whon Dr. Kcwlk Gregory
Cole took the stum) and sworo
that X-ray photographs of Mrs. de
Similes' head showed no evidences
of a fractured skull.
Near Cambrai Reported
• United frrmm I rii.nl Wire.)
LONDON, Nov. 30. —Active ar
tlllerying southwest and west of
Cambrai and east of Ypres at
various points was reported by
Field Marshal Haig today. He
did not mention infantry actions.
In the neighborhood of Gavrelle
hostile raiding detachments were
driven off yesterday morning.
Clei ks for Draft Boards
Gov. Lister has granted author
ity to local draft boards to employ
clerks to serve during the second
draft call. All boards handling
1,000 or more registration will be
entitled to hire chief clerks.
A person does not realize how
tlhe population of Tacoma has in
creased lately untU he reads how
many liquor prescriptions some of
our w. k. doctors have issued.
We trust that none of our
readers npent a thankless
Says the lady next door:
"One reason th' bull dog's re
spected is th't there ain't much
bull in him."
TKI.IJN(i NO TALKS
The youth refused to tell who
had killed him.- Madison (Wis.)
Th« express companies
which, as yon will recall,
were wrecked by the parcel
|»o«(', have been reportlßff
earning!* much heavier than
tiiose of 1916. Tills, we be
lieve, U their principal rea
son for aMkin^ for a 10 par
eeat Increase In rates.
"It waa apparent from th*
start," says a dispatch describing
the de Sallies' trial, "that District
Attorney W«eka hoped to Oil the
Jwt box with men not to to
rwwyed by emotion, mm Unnar
rtoui to basutttml eyes, awn who
oaoaldar tMts ttthar tku atowji.
a^ it v inmtt treat tha
■taj# 4a^^ asaaiw
lc A COPY.!
VOL. XIB. NO. If:'..
Puts Off Debut
Until War Ends
Washington society lias had to
give up lots of things bMftHM of
the war. For instance, the formal
presentation of this young women
who is one of the most beautiful
of the capital's younger set.
She is Miss Enid Sims, daugh
ter of Congressman and Mm.
'l'hriiis Sims of Tennessee, and
has postpoaed her debut on ac
count of the Wai"'. '
Charles Greenlough, 40, was !>e
ing held by naval lat*HISMC4
agents Friday following his secret
arrest al Seattle while on the way
from Home Colony, near Taeoma,
to the Puget Sound navy yard at
Bremerton to apply for a job as
He had been trailed the night
before to the home of Kiissian
friends of Louise OMvereau, who
at the opening of her trial In fed
eral court here this week on the
charge of obstructing the selective
service law, startled the judge )>y
announcing that she wan an anar
Newspaper clippings found in
Greenlough's possession told of
dyn-iintlTigF in Cleveland, in 101 1.
Home Colony 1b where David
Caplan, wanted in connection with
the bos Angeles Times dynamiting,
was captured two years ago.
HAS NO HOME
Members of Hie Tacorma: Pine
Arts association are having dif
ficulty in bringing ah art exhibit
to Taeoma. The exhU>it. ueludes
hand-painted postcards from
France, prepared 1 • t>y tetmoin
French artists who. are serving in
the trenches ami who are paint
ing during their leisure time in
order to provide sustenance for
It was to have been In id in
Ferry museum, but the museum
viinis $100 for heat and lights.
Former Mayor Seymour and Mm.
E. L. Hlberly appeared before
the council Friday and askej that
the city furnish free heat ami
The council couldn't, legally do
It, but offered the council rooms
as a site (or the exhibit. The
committee went back to report to
the art association.
the Band Play
IVriM Ptw lit—■ WlMkl
AMERICAN FJBLJ) HEAD
QUARTERS, Frano*. Not. 30. —
SAYS IT WAS
Elwell H. Hoyt, president of the Crown Drug Co.,
and also of the Tacoma school board, appeared in su
perior court Friday pleading guilty to a violation of
the prohibition law, only to be read a stinging rebuke
by Judge C. M. Easterday.
At the conclusion of the lecture, the company was
given the maximum punishment a fine of $250, the
judge explaining that a corporation could not be im
prisoned, but that if it had been an individual ho
might have imposed a jail sentence.
Judge Easterday accused Hoyt of being unworthy
of the trust imposed on him as head of the school
"It is a worse OffeßM for a
man In your position to violate tlie
law than it is for the unthinMii■;.
wayward and untrained youth,"
declared the Judge.
"A man who presides over tli
school lioard of the city of Tu
coma presMei over the dest'nleh
of the city of Tacoma.
M;mli- I/o<n of Money.
"I think it was ttMfeellM who
once said tliat no (TMtMf VMM
is done than to elevate to a posi
tion of iMMf the unworthy.
"It thereby leads the young to
think that the way to eminence Is
•thru the walks of unworthiness."
To the plea of Judge Shacklc
ford. representing Hoyt, that th«
violation wiih only a technical one
- -"a matter of Inndvertanoe rath
er than wilful Intent," Judge Kast
erday MM back with a stinging
reply. a.sswtinK he had good rea
son to believe the drug store luid
made "lots of easy money" and
could well afford to pay the maxi
"In this case the charge is of
selling a quart of intoxicating
liquor where a pint was prescrib
ed," said the judge.
R<t-«lls Van Huron <'n»e.
"This company has made lots
of easy money out of what I think
was U»e illegal sale of such large
quantities of alcoholic liquor pre
scribed in so short a time, that
it can he no hardship upon thin
company to pay the fine of $'2."«0,
and that will be the fine. If it
were an indivldua' there might be
imposed ajail sentence. In thlii
instance there cannot lie a jail
sentcaee and the fine will lie $">O."
The judge recalled the recent
trial of ivr. If. F. Van Hnren, in
which it was shown that more
than ">OO prescriptions written by
him had been filled by the Crown
"The suggestion lias bee.i made
by the deputy prosecuting attor
ney that there are otlier offenseij
ot like nature that may be shown
"I cannot but recall that a few
days ago there was brought In this
court a care wherein tnere wns
something l'ke ."iOO prescriptions
fiVed by the Crown Drug Co.,
Issued by one practitioner in the
course of 29 daj'B, the prescrip
tions showing that they were Is
sued for quarts largely, which in
dicates that the Crown Drug Co.
has been doing a very extensive
business in the sale of liquor.
Can't Blame Training.
"Some men are so unfortunate
In life, .in their training, that
they are brought before the court
iharged- with some violation of 'he
llaw they can claim that their
training Is responsible.
"In. this instance the Crown
Drug Co., a corporation. Is inform
ed against. It 1« one of the lead-
Ing drug companies and drug dis
pensers in the city.
"The plee cannot be entered
here, and is not entered, that
sometimes Is entered by defend
ants in criminal cases, that their
training In life has been such that
they have l>een brought into th.c
The particular charge to which
the Crown pleaded guilty was that
of giving' A. A. Rlggs a quart of
whisky on Sept. 29, when the pre
scription Issued by Dr. Van Buren
called for only one pint.
The original complaint charged
was that of keeping intoxicating
liquor with unlawful intent to sell,
and It was on this charge that tha
Oewn trial was to hays started at
10 o'oftotik FYfcUy morning.
iict in other cases, where qunrts
wcit* given at the ■! on pint
lie also asserted Unit the rate)
was read) lo show other violations
ill the art besides thnt of finnish-
Ing more liquor than prescription*
A1111>11:• other evidence the state
»BH ready to produce :ih a wit*
nt*B a former eierk In the stora,
I according to Thompson, who
would have testified he left the
employ of the More rather thaa
take part in violations of tha l»\V'*
"I take notice of the fact that
tin' itate ii.i' luid a great deal to
contend with In the en forcemeat
of this law," said Judge Kantcr
day In imposing sentence.
"In various places varloua de
vices have been resorted to fro
i \hili- the law and to distribute)
among alcoliol users of the state
large quantities of liquor."
"I want to say for the benefit
of my patrons and the public gen
erally thatr I have never knowing
ly or Intentionally furnished inure
liquor on this prescription llTqnetf
tion or any otlier prescription that
I have ever filled In tlilh store."
was the statement of Klwell K.
"I have never countenanced nor
permitted thlK procedure on the
part of any of my employes In thin
store. «I have always Insisted on
strict observance In handling our
liquor prescriptions) according to
"Personally, I am opposed to the
liquor business in any form by
prescription or any other form,
even for medieval use, and I
think it can he eliminated and oth
er preparations substituted In its
"On this particular occasion,
when the prescript'on w«q prewnW
<'il to me, it was one of the busiest
days the store ever had.
"We had over 1,200 customers,
which necessarily came in the
space of a few hours, and we were
three men short of our usual fore*
In hie store.
"And when the prescription wai
presented to me with a suggestion
that I give him a quart. I inad
vertantly and hurriedly filled the
prescription as suggested without
a check on the amounts.
it.-ui-H* It All.
"I regret very much the whole
Incident and the publicity, and I
have faith and confidence enough.
In my friends to believe that th*y,
will not wish to condemn me or;
my store on the evidence of this
one inadvertant act."
Balm for Her
(United Prfm l,cmnr« Wlr*.|
SEATTLE, Nov. 30.—While 8e»
attile Is sustaining a commercial
loss estimated at $50,000 weekly,
as a result of Maj. Gen. Greene'g
order prohibiting Camp Lewis soW
diers from visiting Seattle, U»e
civic humiliation caused by this
situation today was somewhat
relieved by the news, aonoußeeeV
thru the chamber of commerc
that a comparative surrey of 3*
leading American cities just <*
ple'ed by the economical sad so
ciological departments of Host
college ot Portland, Or., gsvs f
attle first plaoe as apprflMlrta*
n««rest the cond H toas aad tniK,