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; WITHOUT SUGAR. It's feasible
; and simple. Try it. But first read
■ how, on page 3.
Probably Will Be Disbanded at Once
Noted Economic an d Political Expert.
Since his nomination Hughes lias made a number of public statements,
but except fora clear-cut endorsement of a liijih protective tariff and souk 1
wry indefinite statements regarding the desirability of general welfare legis
lation, he has confined himself to the verbal exposition of his "Americanism."
This question <d' his real attitude is the one to which above all others the
American people should have an accurate unbiased answer. Not only is this
the most important campaign since the days of Lincoln, but there is an even
more Important reason why in the ease of Hughes the exact truth is vital.
The American people have, at the urgent Insistence of Theodore Roose
velt, chosen one president, William Howard Taft, from the federal bench and
later overwhelmingly repudiated him for his reaetioiiary nibaerviency to spe
ciaJ interest business. They are now asked, again by Ruosevelt, to choose an
other president from th<: federal beueh. The question must therefore be asked
Tell-Tale Record In Black and White
Fortunately the ANSWER ta this question can be given, free from all
bins, by an analysis of Hughes'record as a justice of the United stales Su
preme court. This is the best possible test, for during the six years since
Hughes was appointed to the supreme court by Taft, nearly every Important
MOOOtnic and social question has had to be considered, either directly or indi
rectly by this court.
The accuracy and validity of this test is apparent from the case of Taft. If
the American people had analyzed Taft's decisions as a federal judge, exalting
the rights of property above human rights, instead of accepting the encomiums
of Roosevelt upon Taft, there can be lit Lie doubt that there would have been no
Payne Aldrich tariff and no Ballinger scandal.
tn making this analysis of Hughes' record on the ■uprenM court, ] have
taken every case in which he delivered the opinion of the couri or dissented, all
of the cases in which lie concurred with the majority of the court against a dis
senting opinion, and the most important eaaei in which he participated in the
unanimous opinion of the court. Altogether 210 cases are involved, of which
Hughes personally wrote either majority or minority opinions in 14S.
In these cases his opinions on monopolies, labor, public lands, and all the
other big question! about which the people have been in conflict with privilege,
are clearly revealed.
They are the true index to his views, and must override any statements of
policy which he may make in the vote-getting excitement of the campaign.
What do these decisions show? They show that —
Attitude Progressive In Some Matters
During his entire six years on the supreme bench, Hughes dissented
from the majority of the court 29 times out of the 1412 opinions handed
down during that period Thus in 97 cases out of a hundred he stood on the
platform with the other justices. In four cases he wrote his own dissenting
opinion. In the other hundreds of cases he either went with the majority
or concurred in the dissent of some other justice.
The cases in which he handed down the Opinion of the majority (if the
court show him in a somewhat more progressive light. They show him as a firm
supporter of pure food legislation, a strong supporter of federal regulation, • a
constant foe of monopoly control through price-fixing, and a friend of state leg
islation in behalf of women and children.
On the other hand there are numerour cases, as I will show in detail in a
later article, where he concurred with the majority of the court.
You will be interested to known about the following:
Where did Hughes stand in the Danbury Hatters' case?
Where did Hughes stand in the case of the big western railroads against the
Where did Hughes stand in the Standard Oil case?
Where did Hughes stand in the American Tobacco Trust case?
(Manly's second article on "Breaking the Silence of Silent Hughes" will
appear in this paper Monday.)
Gas Co.'s
a Suicide
Tim onm police (oilay me
trying to arrive at the farts
of the senutlonnl suicide of
Charles I). Sutherland early
this morning.
Sutherland, age 37, was a
salesman for the Tacoma Qas Cq.
and has lived in Tacoma for
seven y«wr«.
About 4 a. m. his wife, who
was alone In their house at 1011
>uMi 48th St., heard a taxlcab
"> up to the place.
Wife Hoars Hhotn.
' I IIU ivY ASMvVT ••'■d II 111*!
The Tacoma Times
Going to the bark yard she
Found Sutherland lying there
dead with a revolver beside him.
She 1b completely prostrated
over the occurrence and under
the care or Dr. W. "D. Read.
The police are at a loss to as
sign any motive for self-destruc
tion. The QaR Co. officials and
friends of Sutherland all affirm
that his : iTiirii whs good and
that there was apaprently no rea
son for his act.
To !;•• \n Inquemt.
Sutherland sustained a fracture
Of the skull 18 months ago, as
the result of a fall from a gas
company motorcycle. Police de
tectives are working on the the
ory that the injury caused a pres
sure on hi* brain, which devel
oped Into a suicidal melancholia.
lit- rode about the city for sev
eral hours In the taxlcab, It has
been learnrci. meeting a number
of friend* and greeting them
Tho remains have been taken
to Bnf^y-King's.
r t will hold no
25c A MONTH.
VOL. XIII. NO. 191.
Unions' Mass
Meeting Set
for Tomorrow
Several thousand persons are
expected to attend tomorrow's
mass meeting at Wright park,
held under auspices of the Cen
tral Labor Council for the pur
pose of uniting in support'of the
striking longshoremen's union.
' The meeting will begin at 2:30
Several prominent speakers
will make addressee, including
Martin Flyzlk, president of the
Miners, District No. 10 of the
state of Washington; Robert
Harlin, member of the executive
board of the United Mine Work
ers of America, and Andrew Mad
sen, secretary of the Pacific
Coast district of the longshore
men's union.
A band concert by the muni
clans' onion Will b« a feature. i
ChHlles I. vans llnuhe>- hs -mi Uy Aid komiii, I'iiiiioiin cartobniiit.
Keep Famous Old
Roof Over These
Famous Old Folks
By Mabel Abbott
Taconia citizens will be stopped
on the streets Tuesday by
and women beseeching them to
"Keep a Roof Over the Old
Ladies of the G. A. R."
The only way to keep from i>e
iiiK reminded of that roof at every
turn will be to buy a tag early in
the day and wear it conspicuous
ly displayed.
The particular roof which it is
dfsired to keep over the old ladies
Is the roof of the old Ezra Meeker
mansion, at Puyallup.
There are eight of them under
that roof now. More are expect
ed within a month or two. It
could cover 80, if necessary.
lint Hit- roof is not paid
for yet.
There i* « balance of $l! ( 5OO (
that must !■• met. And that c
is why (j. A. K. girls and
women will go out tin the
Port Shows
Great Gain
As an indication of the enorm
ous growth of shipping business
in Taconia, Harbormaster W. O.
Rowland today gave out figures
showing th;f> the harbor com
merce for six months of 1916 ex
ceeds the total commerce report
ed for this port during 1915.
And these figures are still in
complete, some of the warehouses
having been delayed by the long
shormen's strike in sending in
1 June reports.
According to Harbormaster
Rowland's figures, there were
503,168 tons of imports from Jan
uary to July of this year, valued
at $55,525,137. The 1915 Im
ports were 690,000 tons, valued at
$4 6,000,000. This year's im
ports include 82,364,951 feet of
Exports for six months amount
ed to 337,413 tons, valued at
$53,170,168. During 191S theta
w«re .".60,000 tons, worth $4?,
--000,000. Lumber exports- Up. if
July were :>5,619,542 feet, ontnlda
of rail shipments.
LONDON, July 29 —Thref
German airships early this morn
ing dropped bombs in Lincoln
shire and Norfolk. They wer»j
attempting to reach Hull.
The Commercial clnb estimot*!
its probable den- It on the m\i«ii4|
festival In the Stadium at S U
The stdiuru board will meet I
stl'PC-ts of I il< iilllll I IK-(l;i\ |J
t|l taga,
The roof of the old Ezra .Mock
er place sheltered many of the
niaki in of Washington's history,
in its early days; and it is ittU
doiJin iis duty.
The old house is a remarkable
place. Prom the carvings on (he
handrails of Hie staircase to the
ceiliiiß of the former billiard
room, with its hand-pain; d
wreaths of hop vines, It is elo
quent (if the departed days «iu>n
the hoi> whs kini!;, and the house
was the visible expression of the
pride and faith of the fine old
pioneer who built it.
J*lie doors all over the
lmu-< .in- xnvlt ns nro nevr
inm'i' nowadays—liuilt up of
I'll! ; On !•'> cr of fillO Him Is
ninttlin; in different direc
ii'>iiv. Tliey lire iin heavy <<s
mm. and they will ii.> solid
iuirt t^tiwiiijied centuries from
imjv. Poorer woodwork tlmn
tlmt of the I /i.i .Meeker
Ikhik- is un.'ii'ilcil in niiiseiuim.
!n the grounds are trees from
all over the world, planted in the
-day* of the mansion's glory —
magnolia, catalpa, yew, und
strijii'.r foreign things, now grow
ing unpruned and rank, side >y
side with the native firs.
There are no feet In it llgnt
enough to dance in the ballroom
on fthe third floor.
There are beds in the billiard
roctni, under the hop-vine ceiling
—hid' covered with patchwork
There 1b a wheel-chair in the
«ray heads nod tiently in the
sunny library.
And between naps the old ln
rticf. wives and daughters and •in
ters Pi soldiers, talk In hesitating
Boi*jnc«'M. as memory se.-vea
thcffi, of things that happened
lonx before the old house was
There used to be nine old ladies
in (he home. But last month the
first grave was dug in the Home
lot n tße-Puyallup cemetery, and
no> there are only eight old In
die , Aodding in the sunshine .m<l
Ui iiH ijiil. :!y of days gone bjr.
v* Me "in the tkkmiiii.k
Mr* Fiances Hiiakeli, depart
ment prenldent for Washington
an* Alaska, la in charge of the
ftt Day work.
fh« auks girls who will Mil tags
t > cunjnmnkate with her, Main
r\»4, or Mrs, U. 8. King; and to
% \«sslgned to districts.
25c A MONTH.
Members Complain to Judge
That They Can't Agree on
Voting Indictments--Two
Railway Men Among 'em.
'I lir m.l pnl jlll'.V is llii|H'
le---.iv deadlocked war tlx*
iii\i>sli|taliiin ,il Hie sdike
situation in Tiirmna. mid
I i"l- ili|\ \\)|| In diMiiissetl
tin first ill ue\( utM'k.
This was learned definitely
Sal mil ay noon after tlie inorniiiK
dellberatioaa, when bait a doten
of the men probert, hi'aded bf
Koreman S. IC QMlge til Cialiam,
went before Indie Clifford and
complained they couldn't let any
where with Indictment!.
it tn Indliated ili»l a number
ol the nieniliers, Including Ihi' live
women on tin 1 jury, had balked
at the propoeed Indicting <>i atrlk
en alleged to have i n in
volved in street riots, and were
making any inn her progreei in
that direction Impoealble.
AimiiiH Ihe i (iin|ilaiiiin^
member* «(•><■ Mori ('ani|p-
■ ••-ii ear iMipcctm pmployed
al tho Milwaiikfe il< i ks, and
I', w. Mnrrtt. ••perlnteßdew
<>r Mm south Tnroan \. r.
!•!■' sho|is, both <>f whom
\»ete llialll Bgfd h.v iillonieys
for the li.iiL.'-liiH emeu when
the kihiiil imy was lieinii
They were challenged htdnit
they ware official* of concern*
which hail obtained Injunction*
aKiiinst the itrlkera, Both of
them ■wore they would be Impar
tiui. and were; allowed 10 remain;
Today's events were not tho
first evidence of serious friction
In t lie (rand jury room, whirl) at
tinu'B has developed ■ good ieaj
of heat. This «U (h« IMMMI
lime, it was learned, t hut a < om
plalnt has been made to the
The first evidence that the
broad! had none beyond re])flir
lami' Saturday morning, when the
jury and PfOMCtttOf Phelpa
ceased to rail any more strike
Instead QaOrgt Harrigan, court
stenographer, was called in and
passed the morning leading the
testimony of witnesses taken at
the coroner's iixiuest into the
killing of RaiiKwiild J.elnn.m
AURORA. Mo., .luly It.—
Three bombs were exploded un
der the office of The Menace, an
anti-Catholic newspaper, here
early today.
The presses were wrecked.
The night watchman was alone
in the building, and was unin
The floor was thoroughly
A email fire was started, but
quickly extinguished.
A great share of this week's
edition, just run off, wan de
The current issue of The Men
ace contained articles on the
Lindbergh resolution in congress,
a charge that the Chicago schools
are "In the Grip or Rome," as
serting that the movies are sub
sidized by the pope, and charging
that Catholics are tampering with
the Montana constitution for
selfish rensons.
Their y
The relation existing
between this bank
and its customers are
». close and cordial. We
esteem it a compli
ment to have people
lay claim to this in"
stitution as being
Til KIR bank. Is it
also YOURS 1
Tacoma: Fair tonight and Sun
Washington: Same, warmer east
I portion. ■
' ■liiiHiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimniiUniiHH
J illy 16.
Shortly before noon, iiie
Kiiiiid jury nieiulicis. In two cool
looking groups, filed into Judge
<'lilloril's court and returned 111
--dlctmeoti aKiiinsi c. I. lurtu
Uixl BlphU Anderson of I'liyalhip.
aircKleil hist Bight on I statutory
Immediately ui'iriniini, Urn
Kiniili or men jurors left the oth
ers and Blked Id se<> the jud|:c
liehind cloned tfOOn Judge Cllf
ford lold llii'in Mint alter I'rose
cntor I'liclps hud finished all lilh
Illlsillt'SN Witll tIIOIII, thC) Mlidll
return in i body la Mm, e>d If
there was im Further Action they
could take they would be dis-
Newport's Super-Beauty!
Newport, where the ultra of society ntlirrs, always ban n r<-i>;ii
inu beauty. I hi, year the honor t'.ill- to Mlaa Hal i iiiian, cluutthtci „f
MrM. .1. Itoiflen Harriiiiuii, and it In said that in all tho yeurw beautten
Imvo Kathei'ed at thN itmhl none lihh ever equaled the H|>leD«lor of
• In- new reJxiilnic queen. Mlkn Ihirrinian nil! make her bow to New
port Nuciety toon at a dinner dance to be given by her aunt. Mrs.
Herbert llarrinian.
Talk o* the Times
(.icctiiiv-. dill you wish
Hie- old wur man) in s of
the day? \\ <• didn't either.
After readlnn Miss Abbott's ar
ticle in yesterday's Timen, we are
couvinced that pure food inspec
tion is much like umpiring ball
Anyhow, the m;m<l jury
hadn't brought in a report
like the vcrdirt of a (Jrorgia
inquest Jury in a suicide
"The Jury are till of one
mind—temporarily insamt."
Lemme at 'im! Lemme at em,
jes' once!
Clara yourself, Ledle, clam
We don't blame yon, bat >ist
sit down and don't bit* ail th« >f>
liolsterliiß off the h»ek of 'Jit
chair whilo we do a Cbautau<i»a
about this rummy,
f Ha is the simp that slwjys
waati to hot.
The women membwi of the
Jury. who ale hell<>Vßil to t ..• ■. •»
balked kg 1 1 nil the indictment of
itrikera, are Lena Mltflbdl, Hen
rietta XellMky, Anna \Vc\ iiuin,
Nettie Poster ■■<! Mrs. \i\rtio
Oallihugh, all hi TaeoßM
\ll the members received In
vitations to Btlend the hat-eball
gave al 4thletic perk this tftef
nooii ituss w;is prepared to i»y
all his curds on tin 1 dork and let
the Krunil jiiroi's k(> 'n ". Seme
"i then weni. Othen dldni
None of llii'in tvoiild Inlk
iihiiul tin* -(iimldile. M:il. il
hciiiioc iiniii) when Hsktil
iilioiil it.
his pocket and struts around as
though he won the argument.
When there's the slightest
doubt about anything, this pest
makes a dive for his pocket for
the dollar to bet with.
Uo they ever really make a bet,
Merrill? Is a cat fond of swim
ming, Herbert? These simps ar«
so < belli) they wouldn't risk a,
nickel to see an earthquako.
I-mtv once In a while in
those drive* at the war front
there coniPH a nois« m if tlia
iiiiimiifr -li|i|it-il off on m
Angler says when ne takes a day,
Off to go nailing, the iish iakm
that day oft—or perhaps the day,
takes tHi fish' off.

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