"A new broom sweeps cleans" —
but the average janitor always
UM6 an old one.
UNANIOUS DECISION IS "DRY*
BRYAN AND WILSON
LOCK HORNS TODAY
WASHINGTON, DEC. 10—WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN AND
THE WILSON ADMINISTRATION TODAY LOCKED HORNS IN WHAT
MAY BE A FINISH FIGHT OVER THE PREPAREDNESS ISSUE.
BRYAN IN A SIGNED STATEMENT DECLARED THAT "THE PRES
IDENT HAS BEEN DECEIVED AS TO THE WISHES OF THE PEO
SECRETARY GARRISON, IN A REPORT TO CONGRESS SAYS
THE ATTITUDE OF SUCH MEN AS BRYAN IS NOT "BASED ON FACT
Bryan's Shot At Wilson
BY WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
Written for The Tacoma Times. Copyrighted, 1915.
Peace voyages like that upon which Mr. Ford and his companions have
embarked are an indication of a growing desire that something shall be done.
The question Ift! not whether Mr. Ford's plan will meet with immediate success
—time only can answer that question. The real question is whether it deserves
success, and to this question every one who desires peace must answer "Yes."
It can do no harm—it has already done good. It has started people to talk
ing about peace here and in Europe—that is so much gained—and it has ex
posed to contempt the sordid interests that ridicule all talk of peace.
Then, too, there is an inspira
tion in the esrnestness and un
selfishness of a man of large
■wealth who is controlled by his
heart Instead of his pocketbook.
Health and safety to those w'.io
sail; they are in search of some
thing more precious than the
golden fleece. Success attend
One phase of the subject
has not been sufficiently con
sidered, namely, the RIGHT
of the neutral nations to
bring moral pressure to bear
upon the belligerents to state
the terms upon which peace
ran be restored. The Hague
convention expressly declares
that an offer of mediation
shall not be regarded as an
unfriendly art. On the con
trary, It is specifically cn
oonraged on the ground that
humanity, as a whole, is in
terested in stopping a war.
But the right of the neutral
nations to urge peace rests on the
ground of material interests as
■well as on the ground of human
ity. They are bearing burdens
of taxation which would not be
necessary but for the war; do
mestic questions are being subor
dinated to Issues raised by the
war; every neutral nation is in
danger of being dragged Into the
war and some are almost forced
In each nation the financial
vultures who live on the woes of
their country are using the war
•san argument in favor of in
creased expenditures on prepar
edness. Whyshould the nations
at war obstruct the highways of
the world, Interfere with neutral
trade and endanger the lives of
those who travel? All the neutral
nations suffer, and those who
•uffer have a right to complain.
The president proposed
after the war began, but
that was 16 months ago.
I regret that he does
not see his way clear to
make the offer again.
The smaller nations
wait on this nation and I
fear the president has
been deceived as to the
wishes of the people.
There are big corporations In
pis country that are financially
interested in the continuance of
the war—corporations that sell
ammunitions at an enormous pro
fit and corporations that float
war loans at a high rate, and
tUese corporations speak through
The masses have no voice ex
cept as they speak through offi
cials elected by them or through
petitions. They should communi
cate immediately and frequently
with their representatives.
In politics the fesr of the peo
ple Is the beginning of wisdom;
the people can ' easily control
congress if they will only speak
to congress In sufficient numbers.
Grange Day For
December 21 will be known at
Pierce Cdunty Orange day at the
Bay-at-Hoihe exposition In tbe
Arcade building The grangm
Arc preparing an elaborate pro
gram for afternoon ana evening
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 10.
—Instead of the stereotyped re
port such as the war department
customarily sends to congress,
Secretary Garrison today startled
official Washington with a mes
sage which In vivid language
holds up to ridicule the advocates
"There are those who do
not feel free to base their
conduct upon a consideration
of facts or conclusions of rea
son, because of their inter
pretation of Divine injunc
tion," says Garrison in his
statement of the Wilson Mili
"They do not believe in re
sistance to physical! force;
and those whose consciences
are so convinced surrender
life and all that they i In.-it.li
and love at tho behest of the
"This attitude concerns
the individual and him alone.
Hlnre it does not assume to
be based upon fact or reason.
It cannot lie dealt with on
that basis. It cannot be made
the general rule of conduct.
"There are others concerning
whose charity of vision we are
not advised, and concerning
whose soundness of reason we
are not informed, because the at
titude which they take is admit
tedly not based upon either vision
or reason. They are those who
predict that war will never come
to this country, and assert that
- Talk o' the Times -
Twenty-one days, then
DRYERNELL! We merely
quote the sporting editor.
Christmas shopping makes a
tall man short, and a short man
The Portland paper which
announced that wet poll of
the supreme court about a
week about ought to be In
teresting reading tonight.
How much Is bid for three large
manufacturing plants well adapt-
PBTROGRAD —Russian troops
are having successes in the moun
tains In Persia against the Teu
tonic-Turks, it Is claimed.
ier expressed an opinion today
that Canada would fall should
ATHENS—Entente powers are
urging Greece, to clear up mud
dled' situation to avoid certain
sunk the Danish steamer Mlnsh
ERIE, Pa-Half a million
bushels of Canadian gfalu de
stroyed today by firebugs. Wheat
was to be tent to allies.
SEATTLE—Refldents of Port
Madison hare tied to the hills un
til a barge of dynamite, anchored
la the (jarbor, Is removed, tear
ing a repetition or tho explosion
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therefore precautions with respect
thereto are unwise and needless.
"There are others among us
who are too intelligent and clear
sighted not to see the facts and
to realize their significance, but
who counsel inaction because they
mistrust themselves and the na
Garrison goes on to assert that
a reasonable preparedness is real
ly a preventive of militarism, and
that It Is in keeping, and not
counter to, the nstional tradi
Following a detailed argument
to back up these statements, he
outlines the army plan recom
mended by President Wilson in
his annual message.
If the Continental army plan
does not succeed, he adds, some
form of compulsory service will
be made necessary.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 10.
—The war college's special de
fense report submitted today to
Secretary Garrltson designates
Pußet Sound, California and the
Atlantic coast as the three "criti
One division of troops and a
brigade of cavalry is urged for
the Puget Sound district.
Ed for the production of wet
If yon think a smile al
ways an Incentive towards a
good disposition, cry it some
time when your Up is chap
We're still waiting for the day
when there will be no "Alas" in
'Tig better to be disn|»
pointed in love titan In mar
BAN DIEGO, Dec. 10.—John
D. Spreckles' private yacht Vene
tia reached the disabled steamer
Minnesota yesterday with a num
ber of newspaper men aboard.
All attempts to communicate
with Capt. Garlick were futile.
He remained in his cabin dur
ing the time the Venetla was
alongside and said he would stay
there until it left.
Tho Minnesota la proceeding
slowly to pirt.
The Minnesota la headed for
San Pedro, It is thought.
Throughout the morning, radio
officials were unable to get any
Information from the vessel. The
Minnesota's officers evidently are
determined to keep their desti
nation a secret. Federal officers
are watching for the vessel. A
federal grand Jury investigation
ot the condition! aboard wilt
probably be beli-
Each member of tlte Ford peace party, now on thrtr »«j tor ,
Europe, wears a button on which is printed this design. '"'■ '* '
U. S. NOTE
DEMA N D!
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 10.
—It was learned authoritatjvely
today that the American note to
Austria, protesting against' the
destruction of the liner Ancon'n
with the loss of American life, la
practically an ultimatum.
It is stated that America placed
herself in a position of threaten-
ing to sever diplomatic relations
uules- Austria accedes to the de
mands made. , .
PETERSBURG,«Va„ Dec, .10.4-
Automobllists today brought
word that the work of rebuilding
Hopewell, Va., already has be
Practically the entire town was
wiped out by yesterday's fife.
Thousands of homeless are be
ing brought here. Practically
every business house has been de
stroyed. The militia is in con
The boom town, started by the
Dupont powder people, owes its
disaster to the overturning of an
oil stove in a boarding house.
An unknown negro was lynched
for looting and considerable die
order followed the fire.
The fire was controlled before;
It reached the powder plant. Au
thorities scout the Idea that th*
fire was the result of anti Ameri
1 What's Doing 1
Margaret Illlngton In The
Lie," Tacoma theater;" 8:15.
"Sylvia," high school operettL
Stadium students In high school
"Festival of Months," pupil, if
Grant school auditorium.
St. Cecelia "at home" in Y. W.
C. A. rooms.
"Battle Cry of Peace," master
movie play; Tacoma theater.
Following the conviction of
Jacob Vogelbatttn, proprietor of
the Home cloak an<J (hilt Moused
who was charged with running a j
lottery, the women victlma of tail
scheme filed anlt yesterday to re
cover damages tor moaey peM
Into the fine.
lieINDON, Dec. 10.—Hungary
has resolved on peace without
the consent of Austria or fler
aany, according to a dispatch to
day from the Telegraph's Geneva
Correspondent, who said he had
'learned it reliably."
Ho declared that peace demon
strations are 'occurring through
BERLIN, Dec. 10.—Reichstag
socialists in caucus today approv
ed t the government's attitude
enunciated by Chancellor llolf
we| yesterday. The press unan
imously endorsed it."
" MORE REMOTE THAN EVER
LONDON, Dec. 10. —Holweg's
pronouncement of German peace
terms yesterday practically has
ended all talk of early pence as
far as England is concerned. >
Several high officials Inter
viewed by the United Press to
day declared that not even the
mom ardent pacifists now can see
an early peace. Newspapers shar
ed their view.
Some declared that peace is
more remote than at any time
since the war began on account of
Hollwog's declarations. They
are regarded here as Intended to
appease the German demand for
■ ASHINOT6N, D. C, Dec. 10.
—Secretary Daniels announced
yesterday that contracts for the
construction of battleships 43 and
44A had been let to government
shpiyards. Mare Island and the
Nee/ York yards were chosen for
the work. Both vessels are to
tie-coustrtiet.d under 17,880,000.
\ Ouiy 12
OLYMPIA, Dec. 10.—Washington goes dry Jan. 1.
In a 53 page decision handed down at 11 o'clock today, six judges of the
supreme court affirmed the decision of the Thurston county superior court
upholding the state-wide prohibition law.
The two remaining judges wrote tfMft separate opinions concurring with
their colleagues. ,
The main opinion, wiping off the slate a mass of technicalities raised by
the attorneys for M. & K. Oottstein to prevent the law from going into effect,
I was written by Justice Parker and signed by Justices Morris, Ellis, Holcomb,
Main and Mount.
Justices Chadwick and Fullerton wrote short opinions, agreeing with the
general conclusions, but disagreeing with some of the reasonings.
Of the nine judges oi the supreme bench Justice Bausman, recently ap
pointed, was the only one whose name did not appear in the decision. He was
appointed after the case had been argued before the court.
i Leaders in the prohibition movement are jubilant over this, their final vic
tory, in the long fight for a dry state and are predicting a new era in the in
dustrial and economic growth of the state.
Six Judges declared they could
not take Judicial notice of defec
tive publication of notice of elec
tion on the prohibition measure,
which was one of the chief tech
nicalities raised by the attorneys
for the lli|in'i men.
"We —lust presume that all
neceesary steps had been taken
when the law wns adopted by the
' people," the decision said.
The constitutionality of the law
; which was attacked by the Hotel
men's association as intervenors
i was fully upheld under the V ebb-
I.Kenyon act, the federal law
which prohibits the Interstate
transportation of liquor Into a
Disposing of the argument that
the measure was unconstitutional
because it was not made to go
into effect until Jan. 1, 1916,
whereas the state constitution
says a law Is to go into effect 30
days after its passage, the court
"The law is constitutional on
the face of it. It became effec
tive at tlie time state in the con
stitution, even though It did not
become operative until Jan. 1,
The mass of technical objec
tions raised by Attorney James
B. Howe of Seattle, representing
the liquor men, were ruled out
in their entirety. The court de
termined to stand by the will of
the people expressed in their vote
insofar as it did not conflict with
the state and federal constitu
Howe's Objections Trivial.
"Objections of this kind are
not entitled to be raised In this
form of action," said the decision.
All other objections and ques
tions of interstate commerce were
disposud of with the board state
men that the new law does not
interfere insofar as the transpor
tation of liquor for business pur
poses Is concerned.
Justice Chadwlck, in his four
page opinion, said he did not be
lieve the court should refuse to
take Judicial notice or defective
publications, but expressed satis
faction with the general verdict.
Justice Fullerton signed his
name to a half page concurring
What Law Provides.
The voters of Washington
adopted the prohibition law, by a
majority of 18,632, the law to
take affect Jan. 1. 1916.
It prohibits sale, manufacture,
giving away or ot herwlse furnish
ing or disposing of all intoxicating
liquor; or having In possession
any Intoxicating liquor, or any
drug or medicine, containing al
cohol, capable of being used as a
The law allows the Importation
of liquor for individual use, in
quantity not exceeding two quarts
of liquor other than beer, or 12
quarts or 24 pints of beer, as
often as once every 20 days, un
der a very strict regulation, which
reulres the Importer to secure a
permit from the county auditor,
the permit good for only one
shipment, and for only 30 days,
and shipments of liquor cannot
be accepted at the state line by
transportation companies except
with this permit attached, can
called, and not In larger quantity
than allowed by law.
Began Salt a Year Ago.
The M. 3 K. Qotteteln suit
filed Nov. SO. of .last jraar and
waa^ argued.,tnJttae before, the
Thurston county superior court.
: On July 3? Judge "Wriitt'hand
ed 'down a d«<leJbn eteyinin*
j the law and an appeal trtts his
Tacoma: Rain tonlffht and Sat-"
urday, wanner tonight.
Less than 10 minutes after the prohibition decision be
came public property at Olympin this forenoon The Times had
an edition on the street giving a half-column account of what
Twenty-five minutes inter the News came forth with an "ex
tra giving ONE SENTENCE of the big story of the day.
TEN MINI TEH l.,vn;n yet the Tribune put out a paper
containing four sentences on Ihe decision.
This latter paper, Jnst to prove that It had been on the Job,
concluded Its article with this state meat:
"Throughout the state prohibition leaders express great sat
The editor had held up the news, you see, until he could
have his remarkable wire services reach all the widely scattered
Harold Preston, Dudley G. Wool
en, George W. Donwnrth and
James B. Howe, all of Seattle.
The attorneys for the drys
are Attorney General Tanno--,
Assistant Attorney General
Thompson and John H. Powell of
Seattle, attorney for the Ant°-
The liquor people have initiat
ed a license law which will come
before the people on Nov. 7, 1916,
which allows the sale of liquor in
hotels of 00 rooms or more.
When acquainted with the de
cision today of the supreme court
A. C C Games, manager of the
Tacoma branch of the Olympla
Brewing Co., said that the stock
on hand would be disposed of and
the concern would make its exit
from -Tacoma "In as graceful a
manner as possible." Ten men
will be thrown out of employ
Officials of the Pacific Brew
ing and Malting o. said today that
it was Impossible to make any.
statement as to the Immediate
future until word could be re
ceived from Anton Huth who is
investigating the new plant of the
company In San Praaclsco.
Mr. Huth, accompanied by
Brewmaster Otto, has been pre
paring the southeru brewery for
operation for several hays, It la
Mr. Frank Cnrtlss, the well
known author and lecturer of San
Francisco, Is making a tour of
the Northwest and will lecture In
New Illington Play
Finds Warm Welcome
- , ; i
They applauded Margaret Il
llngton In* a% polite sort of way
at the end of the first act of "The
Lie" at the Tacoma theater last
PROVIDENCE, R. 1., Dec. 10.
— Charges that Constant In
Dutnba, former ambassador of
Austria, is still directing muni
tions plots and strikes in this
country, through Instructions to
Acting Ambassador Zwcldeneck,
are printed today In the Provi
It further declares that a re
port of anti-ally activities sent
abroad by Austrian Consul Nulter
of New York, had been confiscat
ed In London.
"This is great news," said the
Rev. Frank Dyer, pastor of the
First Congregational church,
when told of the decision. "And
it Is news that was fully expected.
"The state In the long run can
not suffer Uy the decision. Some
business Interests, of course, will
feel the brunt of It, but all of
them have known the state would
go dry long enough to make the
"I find that the citizens of the
state are fully determined to up
hold the law."
Other Tacoma prohibition lead
ers expressed much the sa nice
Margaret Illlngton to a freeJfef
actress than ahe ever was befbrei
and "The Lie" glvee her a re
markable opportu atty. '-*___
The plot, while It to trtffi
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