INSIDE STUFF—INSIDE WET AND DRY INFORMATION—INSIDE VIEW OF A WOMAN'S HEART?
I A Tacoma saloon that in the last 10 years has
cashed $2,500,000 in pay checks and which after
Jan. lis going to run right along—as a "dry"
I saloon. Sounds interesting doesn't it. It is in
teresting; read about it on another page. And
you'll find all the other wet and dry news in
The Times right now—because that is one big
I Let us repeat, if you would avoid grlpi*,
don't overeat and overdrink, don't klsN, don't
*»*) In stuffy ram or roonw, don't get your
feet wet or fall to get exercise. lin thin:
Take a warm batli, and rub hunt; take hot
drinks; hop Into Imml and *u«-ai : sponge off
with lukewarm water; go li.-n-k m bed; next
day, dresH warmly; get pl«-nt> of freHh air.
LAMING A GREAT
FOR OL' LUKE L
By D'Loss Sutherland
Luke E. Liquor is a very ill
Friends from the bedside re
port he is sinking test. Members
of Hie Immediate family believe
the end is near and are making
preparations for the end.
Poor Luke. He has been a
faithful citizen of Tacoma for
What an end, to remain to the
last in a conscious state of ex
istence and watch your funeral
Plnn Many Waken.
At that Luke's funeral is to be
a merry one. A wake is to be
held Friday evening at the Bren
den cafe while he is breathing his
last. Hugo Schmidt's orchestra,
augmented by two extra instru
ments nnd a dozen drinks, will
play "Floating Down the Old
Ureen River," to the nccompany
ment of shooting corks. It Is
said tlint 250 mourners will
drown their sorrows in this malt
From the Brenden, the cortege
will move to the Tivoli cl.apel,
where services will be held
thron« rlM)n» tho *nd ni<»ht. The
Find Many Odd
Dry Law Points
Making definite arrangements
for putting the Hd tightly on Ta
coma at the stroke of 12 Friday
night, Police Chief Loomis and
Prosecuting Attorney Kcma an
held n lengthy session in the
prosecutor's office todH.v.
I.omuls explained his visit by
saying that several "hard nuts"
had been found in connection
with the taking effect of prohibi
tion, and that he wanted He-
mann's aid in cracking them.
Among the "hard nuts'' was
the problem of closing the saloons
• at midnight Friday. Technical
ly, saloons cannot be closed. For
at the game instant that prohibi
tion becomes effective, all city or
dinances regarding the sale of
liquor become extinct, and with
them the midnight closing ordi
nance for saloons.
Can Ht.K v Ip Beforehand.
The officials decided that they
could do nothing but force the
saloons to quit selling booze at
midnight. Soft drinktt may be
sold after that time, however.
It was also decided that cafe
parties may purchase as much
wet goods before midnight as
they please, so long as they con
'RUMLESS ROAD' FROM COAST TO COAST
NOW ONLY BLOCKED BY WET WYOMING
Sriu black line show* the "Rtimlefts Road" from const to coast. The white states oa the map
have voted for state-wide prohibition. The black states are either wet or iwrtUlly wet.
After Jan. 1 it will be possible,
almost, to go from the Atlantic
* coast to the Pacific without
> touching a "wet" state.
f There~4« a "Rumless Road" ex
tending across the continent with
only one break in It —only one
I lace where the traveler, If so In
lined, might stop off to get a
ttle "snifter." The break comes
The Tacoma Times
only die or.it ions on display for
the near deceased is an illustrat
ed text, as follows: "Smile For
the Town Is (ioing Dry," display
ed in a prominent place.
At Lew Palmer's Monogram
cafe, seats on the mourners'
bench are selling for one buck.
This iiu hides crying privileges
until morning. Special carols will
be provided by a paid choir. This
place can be approached either
from the rear or a Pacific aye.
entrance. About 150 friends of
the fated one can crowd in.
Art Akin, manager of the Lo
tus Grill, has been la gripping for
the last days, but the spirit of
the New Year seems to be pro
pressing In a satisfactory manner.
Judges of good liquor connected
with the establishment say the
tables are selling fust and that
they have nothing but the best
hopes for the last few moments of
Room for more than guests
has been made at the Olympic
dub. Just Ikhi/p and sadness
will be offered as condolence at
this place, the mopupolls inform
ed un. Nothing extraordinary is
sumo the liquor before leaving
"They can buy a keg of beer,
if theywant to, as long as they
don't try to take It home with
them,'' said Keniann.
No liquor will be sold In any
saloon or cafe after 12. Chief
l.oiuiiis announced today that his
two duy sliiits of policemen would
do double shift Friday, putting
the entire police force on duty in
the downtown district from 9 p.
m. on the morning. Officers will
be instructed to arrest any per
son who sells liquor after 12.
Chief Loomls held today that
a pi-rsoii who makes last minute
purchases of liquor, can carry
they home after midnight Friday
without danger of arrest.
"Saloons are given 10 days to
dispose of their liquor, either by
drinking it or sending it out of
the state. So we shall treat priv
ate citizens the same way. But
on the 1 Oth of January everyone
must have reduced his stock to
the legal limit."
Lots more snappy wet
and dry news on page 5.
As a matter of fact, much of
Wyoming is dry, so it probably
would be possible to dodga the
wet townships and make the full
transcontinental trek in non-al
One act by the governor of
Utah prevented the oompletion of
the rumless road by way of hi*
state. The legislature passed a
prohibltfoa law, but after ad
subject in which the people are interested. And
another thing to watch for as you peruse the
inside pages- the greatest climax in the entire
life of Margie and Dick has arrived. Margie has
intercepted a letter from Eleanor, who was her
husband's sweetheart years before. The letter
breathes love and passion in every line. Margie
VOL. XIII. NO. 8. TACOMA, WASH., WEDNESDAY, DECUMBKK 29,I9IS.
Decorations at the Hof Bran
will be mostly beer, with an oc
casional touch of mint and augur
The head chaplln at Helm
niauHoleum says that the pall
bearers, some 400 in number,
will not find the gates ajar. A
two-dollar ticket transferable for
liquid merchandise, will admit
the mourners. Special musir and
a sufficient amount will be all
that is offered the public.
(■My X veil Ing hi Tiiconiii.
Interment at the Tacoma ho
tel will be the liveliest ceremony
ever held in years. Colored lights
and greens with souvenirs, dedi
cated to the memory of booze will
make the coining of Lojo and wa
Some 300 persons are expected
to attend the death watch there.
Henri, the Bwisess dispenser of
drinks, informed us that great
preparations were being made for
the funeral. A champagne bottle
will be burled at 1 2 o'clock while
the orchestra plays a funeral
dirge. The women weepers will
be presented with silver ice tongs
in memory of the occasion. There
will be dancing.
I'liin Dance Innovation.
Red noses, rye sheaves, head
aches and empty bottles will com
prise the decorations at the Olym
pus cafe, besides the usual green
ery nnd colored lights so popular
on such occasions.
Many of the mourners will rest
here unlll all Is over, iiaving waf
fles served them in the cold gray
morning after. Manager Hardin
says there will be no liquor sold
after 12 o'clock, but there Is
nothing to prevent the obsequies
from continuing indefinitely on
what has beea sold prior thereto.
An announcement has been
made which, it is thought, will
cheer the down-hearted. Begin
ning Monday night, James Gruen
and partner, direct from New
York, where successful angage
ments have been held at Hectors',
Churchill's, Healey's and Del
montca's, will' give dancing ex
hibitions in the cafe. Private in
structions will be given in the
H'aiterH nt a Loss.
Capt. Silas Weber, chief of the
gang of waiters, who worked for
years at the Tacoma hotel and
has been with the Olympus hotel
for the last two or three years,
will serve the last drinks Friday
night to Tacomans. They don't
know where they will go then.
And to think that the gath
erer of all this information will
be miles from the maddening
throng, playing checkers with
journment the governor vetoed
There are 18 states that have
adopted state-wide prohibition,
Maine, West Virginia, Virginia,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi,
Arkansas, Tennessee. Oklahoma,
Kansas, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho,
Oregon, Washington and North
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
Portrait of King iviti <>1 Serbia from His I..k<"-i Photograph.
LONDON, Dec. 2».—A decision
by the cabinet to recommend
conscription to raise new armies
is England's answer to Germany's
latest peace feeler.
A great parliamentary battle is
foreshadowed by the announce
ment that the conscription bill
will be introduced next week.:
Lines for and against the meas
ure are being drawn.
Unmarried Men First.
An informal conference of la
borites has been called. The
Irish members plan to oppose the
bill solidly if Ireland is included.
It is reported the government
will exclude Ireland from the op
eration of the measure to escape
GRAPPLE FOR BODY
IN CITY RESERVOIR
Believing that James M. Walk
er, civil war veteran who disap
peared two weeks ago, had drown
ed himself in the big Alaska
street reservoir of the ctty water
I department, police and water of
ficials today began dragging the
In a rowboat, Detectives Mi
lone and Mondeau, wltb two
workmen, spent all day rowing
about, dragging a many-pronged
If the search i« not success*
fill, the reservoir will be drained
tonight, and another search con
ducted. It will take about five
hours to drain the tank.
Police officers are convinced
that Walker committed -suicide.
They have no definite fact on
which to base their belief that he
drowned himself in the city res
ervoir, other than that the aged
man was seen in the vicinity of
the tank on the night of his dis-
The Alaska street reservoir, lo
cated at South 21«t and AlanKa, 1
to the central high service dis
tributing oenter for the entire
water department, It* arterial
malm carrylnk water to the down
town district, the central and
West End, and moat of the North
End. It la divided In two sec-
tions, so that one-half can be
drained at a time without serious
ly injuring the city's supply of
learns that which she dreaded- her husband and
Eleanor Faiiiow have been meeting each other
clandestinely for months. They have always
loved each other. Margie has been the only bar
rier between them. That's the situation in to
day's chapter of "The Confessions of a Wife,"
an irresistible, appealing serial J^hich_ has been _
Is believed the cabinet will
firsti draft unmarried men only.
UtjriiiHiiv's latost peace feeler,
ait Mat out by the Wolff bureau,
BURKtrts these possrbte terra*) as
jici-t|>tii)pi« to Germany:
Tlii' evacuation of Belgium and
Trance, the establishment of a
I'ulitli kingdom dominated by
(ierfcauy, Russia to pay Germany
a lafg« sum annually, Belgium to
pay! the amount, she formerly
speqt for mllttnry preparations,
the return of the captured Ger
mil colonies, the allies to pay an
indemnity of $8,600,000,000,
Belgium not to ent«r tn anti-
water. The tauk is over 20 feet
deep in some places.
Walker, 70 years of age, stnrt
ed for a Custer Post, Q. A. R. f
meeting Saturday night, Dec. IS,
•nd has not been seen since. He
llvnd with his wife at 2102 Sher
idan ay. Later, a note and $40
were found In Walker's woodshed
and a few days ago Mrs. Walker
found her husband's gold watch,
with another farewell note, In a
bureau drawer. She says her hus
band has been ill for months.
FOR STIFF HIKE
Nearly 40 members of the
Mountaineers' club of Tacoma and
Seattle left Tacoma today on the
Taeoina-Bastern for Aahford,
wh»re they will hike to the Na
tional park. Headquarters will
be made at the National Park
Inn where three feet of snow is
For four days the ollmbera
will make trips to Various parts
of the park on snowshoes. They
will meet at the Inn erenings to
recount tales of previous Club ex
IN THE EAST
Word received from Boston today that a 17-year-old girl, giving her name
as Mary Broz, of Tacoma, had been picked up by the juvenile authorities there
in a destitute condition, set the wires buzzing to determine the girl's identity.
The girl is said to have told the Boston authorities that she had run away
from Tacoma and wanted some money to get back here again. She was prac
City Juvenile Officer Jurisch, to whom the information came, would not
say whether the girl may be Ethel Oliver,, the missing 17-year-old girl for
whom the authorities here have been searching Mary Ninneman, the missing
girl in the Bodayla case. \
Mrs. W. J. Shedwick, with whom Ethel Oliver lived while in Tacoma, is
now in the east. She left Tacoma two weeks ago.
Jurisch refused absolutely to discuss any phase of the case, or to discuss the
identity of the girl.
He intimated, however, that sensational developments are in the air and
that arrests may follow in a day or two.
The reason for his silence, it is understood, is that officers are on the trail
of a man who is believed to have enticed the girl to run away from Tacoma.
News that the young girl had been picked up in Boston leaked out when
Jurisch telephoned Prosecutor Remann this morning asking if there was any
legal way of obtaining extradition papers to bring her back.
The prosecutor informed him that the county has no authority to bring her
back or to send her money. Efforts are being made to find some way to for
ward funds to bring the girl back. j
The case has also been turned over to the federal authorities, Remann in
timated. The officers are said to have information that a man in Boston whom
they are trying to locate sent the girl a ticket, persuading her to run away from
her home here and go east to him.
The government officers, it is said, are seeking to obtain evidence.
Officer Jurisch promised to make a full disclosure of the facts in the caße
when "the time is ripe," and said that the facts are such that the public should
be informed of them.
ALL MEN IN
U.S. TO ARMS
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 29.
—Universal compulsory military
service in the United States will
be urged upon congress by the
war department, it Is understood
today. Offlcerß and officials of
Secretary Garrison's department
are unanimous in their belief
that this is the only method of
satisfactory building up efficient
I What's Doing II
Tacoma and Seattle Mountain
eers, 40 In number, start on five
day climb of Mount Tacoma.
Entertainment by Tahoma
lodge, No. 5, Knights of Pythias,
in K. of P. temple; evening.
Annual poultry show of Ta
ooma Poultry association; Beti
block; afternoon and evening.
Annual poultry show of Taco
ma Poultry association; Bete
block; afternoon and evening.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 28. —
Thomas Shevltn, one of the great
est football players in the his
tory of the American game, died
at 7 a. m. today at the age of 94.
LANSING WlIiL KICK
WASHINGTON, Dec. »9.—Sec
retary Lansing is preparing a pro
test to England against the seis
ure of malls between Holland and
running in The Times for some months. If
you're not a reader of "The Confessions," start
today. Learn how the distracted wife handles
herself in this most trying situation of her en
tire life. Dozens of other good features inside.
For instance, one for women on latest hair dress
*n£ ?^y^!**L Read 'em all
Tacoma and vicinity: Fair to
night and Thursday, continued
LONDON—KiiKsiiin forces have
occupied Kasban, and a detach
ment is marching towards south
ern Persia to join the English
forces with hopes of throwing a
barrier across Persia and thus
stopping the Turkish advance on
SCUTARl—Serbian and Mon
tenegrin troops defending Scu
tari are preparing to evacuate
within a few days in advance of
the invading Teutonic forces.
BERLlN—Eighteen soldiers on
furlough were killed And 4 7 In
jured when a homeward bound
train jumped the track near Bent
steln, peace delegate, left the
Ford peace party today prepara
tory to sailing for America. The
cause of the difficulty was not
TOKIO —The Japanese parlia
ment adjourned Deo. 20, after a
stormy session because of the fail
ure to prosecute Viscount Oura
for alleged bribery.
HOT SPRINGS, Va. —Terrific
storma which swept Hot Springs
last night have pa^eed to the
north, and President Wilton and
hta bride ar, expected on the golf
SEATTLE — Three Japanese
lumped overboard the steameej
Koan Maru yesterday and swam
ashore. They were arrested.
TAOOMA AD OLUB
TO BE DISSOLVED
Announcing their intention of
uniting with the reorganised
Commercial olub, members and
officer* of the Tacoma Ad olub
decided to dissolve the club at a
WABHINOTON, D. C, Dee. 20.
—Another climax In the relation*
between America and Austria 11
Austrian second note In tha
\ncona case is expected either to
day or tomorrow. Ambassador
Penfield has ben advised' that its
delivery to him is Imminent.
Unofficial reports say that
Austria proposes arbitration. Thta
Is far from an answer to tb«
If Austria falls to comply with
the demands of the V. 8. for ft
disavowal of the torpedoing of
the Anoona. officials admitted
there will probably be another
exchange or correspondence be»
fore a breach of diplomatic rela
Secretary Lansing plans to
telephone President Wilson Im
mediately upon receipt of Aut
tria's answer. He will probably
delay action until the president*;
An Austrian attempt to shift
to the U. S. the responsibility fo»
severance of diplomatic relation!
Is seen In the expected reply. It
is believed Austria wants to place
the U. S. in a position of refus
ing friendly arbitration.
The state department is read)
to meet such a move. It wll
maintain that there to do gtm
tlon for arbitration because A a
trla hat admitted the Abcoi
was torpedoed while non-combat*
ants were still aboard.
Indications are that amerlsa
will be willing to nottbr tk* 4
manes tor disarowa! if Am
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