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This man Kerennky—what about him? What
•ort of a person Is he? Wouldn't you like to
meet him. the statesman who's guiding New Rus
sia thro her troubled waters? Well, turn to page
3, then, and come face to face with him, as pictured
by Charles Edward Huhm-11, who hecanie acquainted
With him in Petrograd.
(V. I*, si;ill <'ori<'s|Miii(l^iit.)
(Copyright, HM7, by (he I'nited l'rens.)
Mix Ulloi.M, Ne|rf. IS.—At the moment when «..-n. Korni
<«>ft'v revolt wan at Hh height, Hiiv<lii's |m-»c<i at any i>rir<- fmi.tticx
\»ii«' in (he *;uMI<- in IvirouiMil. l'i<Mi»i<T Kcreji.sky mils virtually
ii |" iM.nn in the «ini«i- pi.iln.c, and arniodl n»ot>N, delirious «iih
I «>»>« r, roamed tlic MrertH.
This story of wild excesses, of growing power of liolsheviki
adherent* and of Russia's perilous situation of last week, ran now
be told for the first time from this neutral port. A bolslieviki
censor was in control at Petrograd.
When Korniloff's rptiellion nieijuced Petronrad, Premier Ker
ensky, BearchinK for defenders, released and armed the Kron-
Btadt sailors anil workmen who last July terrorized the city. He
hoped to send these men against the rebels.
They instantly assumed control of the city's streets. Great
motor trucks loaded with the terrorists roamed the city unham
fCerensky, in the winter palace, was to all intents and pur
poses, a prisoner. All semblance of order disappeared. That was
on Friday.
On the same night the same type of l»olshevikl fanatics as
sumed control of the workmen and soldiers' council at Petrograd.
Thoy sought to impose a Resolution for instant peace on what re
mained of the Russian government machinery.
They demanded Kerensliy's removal immediately. They in
sisted that Tscheinoff, the extreme radical, who was formerly
minister of agriculture, be made premier.
President Tschoid/e of the councik alone prevented such revo
lutionary acts.
Three times on Friday Kerensky arranged new ministries.
Thrice the bolshevik! rejected his selections.
They are tiie unyielding extreme radicals of Russia. They
believe in the universal brotherhood of man. They disapprove of
war because it is not a fraternity of mankind. They insist upon
Immediate institution of all socialistc ideals. The party comprises
the radicals of the radicals of Russia.
Tacoma Women Faint
As Drafted Men Go
Becoming hysterical when her
brother was driven away from the
elty hall Wednesday morning with
other drafted men to Camp Lew
is, Mrs. Gadnian of South 48th
at., a middle-aged woman, became
bo ill that fears were expressed
for her immediate recovery.
Partially losing consciousness,
the woman screamed at such high
pitch that she was heard two
blockß away,
Bystanders assisted Her to the
rooms of Police Matron Todd,
where she continued to scream and
sob for 30 minutes. When she
began to weaken, friends hurried
her in an automobile to a physic
ian's office.
Another woman, a bride of only
o few days, fainted in the crowd
at the city hall entrance, when the
auto containing her husband start
ed for the camp. She was re
vived in a few minutes and hur-
Tled away without revealing her
Kight hundred tons of old steel
rails from logging roads, side
tracks, etc., which cost originally
$24 a ton, have been shipped from
Puget Sound to Japan in the las!
three weeks, at a price of $7 0
from Jajmnese brokers, who will
sell to Japanese, railroads for
Twenty carloads of supplies and
equipment arrived at Camp I^ewis
Tuesday, the largest shipment, ac
cording t» the quartermaster de
partment, that has been received
in any one day.
Shipments probably will drop a
little soon, as initial equipment
for 25,000 men is already on hand.
Dr. Roland Martin, who was ap
pointed district superintendent of
Tacoma district by the Puget
Bound Methodist conference to
succeed Maj. S. S. Sulliger, will
bring bis family from Beattle to
Tacoma next week. His two eld
est daughters are already In the
College of Puget Sound.
Tacoma and Pierce county
drafted nien were the first of the
second contingent of the select
army to arrive on the ground at
Camp Lewis Wednesday.
Leaving the city hall at 10 a.
m. in automobiles, they arrived at
the cantonment at 10 minutes be
fore 11.
Everything was running like
clockwork to receive them. Sys
tem in the breaking In of the new
national army had been per
In MM Itrginient.
Over the receiving tent a shed
had been erected, and Inside had
been arranged a number of aisles,
with an officer at the end of each
aisle, down which the rookies
were marched double file into
Uncle Sam's service.
At a big table at one end of
the shed sat a row of officers In
charge, ready to smooth out any
difficulties or mix-\ij>s that might
The boys were assigned to the
,Continued on Page Kight.)
(Special to The Tliiioh.)
OLYMPIA. Sept. 19. —With the
public service commission has
been filed by the Seattle Lighting'
Co., which supplies Seattle with
gas, a new tariff, to take effect
on Oct. 11, that has what is a
comparatively new charge for (his
state, "a ready to serve" charge
of 25 cents. This means that when
the connection is made the patron
must pay 25 cents a month in ad
dition to the regular charge. The
new tariff schedule also reduces
the rebate of 2ii cents per 1,000
for gas, .when bills are paid prior
to the inth of the month, to 10
cents. These two changes are ex
pected to Increase the revenue of
the company about $200,000 a
ll'Dltrd Vrrmm l.«-nari« Wlrf.)
CHICAGO, Sept. 19. —A. Ford
Carr was run over by an automo
bile early today. A policeman
picked up the victim.
"Any damage?" he asked.
"Nothing but a bugted lamp, I
guess," replied Carr, rubbing a
bruised eye.
Carr is a dentist.
The Tacoma Times
Bread Prices Up; Baker "Lie Low"
Now It's Up to Tacoma Housewife
KvlUently it's up «<> Tacoma
Im.iisio iv" and l-'tKiil Admin
isiiaic.r Hoover to use Hlfong
ami UK -tin ids in bringing an
end to a condition in which
Thioihu lihUits ran exact
pi ii is for bread nearly .v> |>er
cent lii^iiii Hum tin- prices
in Ijon Angeles.
It is apparent today that Taco
nia master bakers, linked together
In a water tight combine, have no
inclination to remedy the situation
which was shown up in black and
white In The Times Tuesday.
When asked to explain why a
22-ounce loaf of T>read costs 15
cents in Tacoma while 24-ounee
loaves can be bought for 11 cents
in Los Angeles; or why in Tacoma
we pay 10 cents for a 14-ounoe
loaf while a 12-ounce loaf Fells
there for 6 cents, our bakers
either side-stepped the issue or re
fused to talk.
One of the' leading bakers de
nied the facts In the face of docu
mentary evidence in the form of
actual loaves of bread purchased
in both cities by Col. B. W. Coiner
and receipted bills.
Furthermore, the Maxtor
Baker**' nsNoclatioiiH in Taco
ma and Seattle, after an in
terohanjfo of vlewti over the
telephone, decided to "lay
i low" until the ntorm Mown
over, It wan learned.
Meanwhile, they intend to keep
the prices up—at least until the
housewife or Administrator Hoov
er, or both, take the matter into
their own hands.
HenVj- Matthei, president of the
Matthaei Bread Co.,- flew right
into the face oi documentary
proof, insisting that bread prices
charged in Tacoma are practically
the same as those charged thruo'.it
the country.
Particularly did he v deny that
any Tacoma bakers are delivering
short-we'ght bread.
The iiitiiui-rcT of the Uiill'-i
Nat Ilrcud Co. Niiggrfllrd thnt
It. \V. Coiner might move to
Ijom AniirV-. if he could iff!
lin-iid (In i<- cowling 5o per
cent lend than in Tacoma.
He said he has to work 18 hours
a day to make a, living. He dldu't
care to give any explanation of
Tacoma prices.
"We can't sell bread any.cheap
er," aaid Michael Beck of the
Beck Baking Co. "If anybody can
do It cheaper, so much the better."
The Hoyt Doughnut Co., tho It
Bread Costs
Army 4 cts.
for Big Loaf
It is coetlng the army
jakers at Camp Lewis a frac
tion over four rents a pound
this month to make the good
two-pound loaves that they
turn out in brown, crusty
sheets from their big ovens.
Army figures do not in
clude either fuel or labor,
but do include the launder
ing of large quantities of
■white clothing for the bak
doesn't bake any bread, came to
the defense of the bread makerw,
volunteering the information that
there probably are grocery stores
in Tacoma that because of their
retail trade can sell bread as
cheaply an Arthur Conn in Los
Angeles. It's the cost of delivery
that makes the bakery prices so
high, said J. P. Lesher, the man
And ho it wont down the
line, wtth most of Hie iiiitii
bws of the baker**' a««ocia
licni refusing to talk.
Tin- bakers are "lying
If there is to be a return to
reasonable prices, the food ad
ministration, of whirh every
housewife Is a part, apparently
will have to do it.
Bake Your Own,
Mayor Advise:
"Bakers in Tacoma are commit-! An Olympla merchant an
ting an outrage liy charging so nounc«s a display of_ "what Dame
much for bread," declared Mayor' Nature has decreed women shall
Fawcett Wednesday, commenting wear this fall and winter."
on prices quoted in The Timet,
showing that Lob Angeles' bread "Widow needs wMhJnff
is much cheaper than Tacoma's. »nd cleaning." — Pnrttead
"There Is no reason why Ta- Orwj»»nlan.
coma should not have bread even I* "he h«« • million we
cheaper than Log Angeles," con- might glvo her the o. o.
tinued the mayor.
"The whole trouble is that the "He dropped his cheek on his
bakers here have a combine, and hand and gated at it." Vrltes
they keep the price up to an arbi- Samuel Merwin In the Cosmopoli
trary figure. 1 tried laßt' y<
to break that combine, but my
power an mayor isn't great
enough. The U. S. (jovernment
should step in and put a stop to
"All I can advise Tacomans is
to bake their own bread. If ev
eryone would bake their own
bread, we would soon have the
bakers on their kneeK, ready to
come down to reasonable prices."
rr aik o the
Greeting*, '"'" do >"" I"1' 1
the idrta of payinK Just one
half nnir<' for liiijml than
they <lo in I <•/ <>n^n l <■<■/■<■.'
The county ferry might be used
as a sub-chaser If they can't find
anything else for her to do.
Of course, she'd never catch
one. but she could chase 'em,
couldn't she?
(From the Dover, N. H., Demo
The musical selection showed
exceptional taste and the rendition
was perfect In execution and Mrs.
Chapman varied both vocally and
tempermentally and had the full
est command of her envious voice
which swayed with lyric emotion.
Raw an auto today with
the number 22,2282; doesn't
need a horn.
Whisky, Miti t 1,(111 <iin, quints AIM
As*<>i»nl liquors, quniis I, I 111 Wine-, fcattoM "H
ltrnn<ly, (|iiar<s -INN !(<■<■■ (nltltil), 1,.n i. !- :17
Miohoi (Kl''<i>l). ■ 'VI t ToU lilt.
John Barleycorn was given a staggering blow in Washington lant yeav
when the people voted for a more tlioro prohibition.
lie was kicked Into his grave and buried six led deep (theoretically) when
the federal government made Washington "bone dry" a couple of montliM ago
by abolishing the permit system.
Yet John*! resurrection has quietly taken place thru ilie aid of a clause
wljich si ill permits druggists to imporl liquors in any quantity,
While Tacoma drys have been resting comfortably in the belief that liquor
had received its final requiem, imports of booze, as recorded in County Audi
tor Tom Morris' office, are almost as great today as they were when the city's
144 saloons were-running full blast.
From Aug. 1 until Tuesday night of this week, the auditor had issued por
mits allowing druggists of Tacoma and Pierce county to purchase 14,644
quarts of whisky!
Of all these purchasers, only seven were by out-of-town druggists, and
their total isn't a drop in the bucket.
Most of the whisky has been baigki in casks containing eight doeen «ui:iits
each, altho some <>l' the drug stoics liftTP purchased 50~gallon barrels of bulk
whisky, preferring to do their <>\vn bottling.
And the whisky is only a part of all the liquor bought for Tacoma drug
During the 4H days, permits havi been issued for the importation to this'
city and county of 141(> quarts of assorted liquors, (>lf> quarts of gin, 4HB quarts of
brandy, 7 barrels of beer, 98 gallons <>f wines, and 10:5'^ barrels of alcoholt
The alcohol conies in 30-gallon and 50»galk>n wooden casks.
All of this liquor, with the exception of alcohol, must be sold, under tll€l
state law, for medicinal purposes. Alcohol must he sold for'medicinal or me
chanical purposes. Hut even an edict of the police that no alcohol may be sold
for mechanical purposes without a police permit has not diminished the enoi>
nious sales. |
Practically every drop of liquor sold in Tacoma is passed over the counter
on physicians' prescriptions.
Police Chief Harry Smith, who has had his dry squad at work for months
trying to reduce the sales of liquor, declares that a large proportion of the pre
scriptions are given out by a small clique of physicians who make a business oi
selling the slips of paper to their thirsty clients.
Yet the dry squad, during the past month and a half, has made only a dozen
petty arrests of alleged bootleggers.
Most of the liquor comes from San Francisco, purchased thru Large whole*
sale drug houses in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco,
The records show, for instance, that one downtown drug store ordered 10
eases of liquor, or fXiO quarts, on Sept. 15, and duplicated the order on the 17th^
making a total purchase in three days o ' lf>2o quails. This same firm had pujf
chased 10 cases as recently as Aug. 24.
The wines include port, claret and muscatel.
List of Firms That Have Taken Permits
.Name* < f drug ntnrcw in 'l.i
umiii anil lii in- county tliat
have orders] liquors since Auk.
1, ami ihe amount of • licit- or
dors, tut shown by the records
ul County Auditor Morris' <>f
fice, follow:
Miciiaol liro-- —Au«. If, 12 doai.
qts. Ih-«t: Auk- **. half barrel
.•iloiliol, 5 ih-m-. uhi-kt ; Au#.
18, half luirnl .il<<«lii«l. Auk.
21, half Imu-k-1 aU'oJiol; Aug.
I 24, 10 ca>*ee whinkj; H«-|>«. 10,
Griggs Starts Young Boycott
Still resisting the inevitable
eight-hour day, R. C. Grlggs of the
St. Paul & Taroma dumber Co. is
trying to pull off a little boycott
stunt nil his own.
Tuesday Grlggs Issued an Ulti
matum to the Milwaukee railroad
to the effect that unless the Mil
waukee shlpnion stop calling
"scab" at Grlggs' non-union mill
workers, all shipments of St. Paul
lumber over that particular rail
road will cease.
Some of the Milwaukee car shop
men have been Id ihv habit of call
ing the Griggs' aggregation pet
names from the street car win
dows as they ride to and from
work along 11th at. It is even
reported that Griggs got his share
the other day as be was riding
along 1 Uh st. in. bis auto and that
he cbased a street ear across the
bridge to St. Paul Mr. in a vain
Home Edition
Did you (eel th« little
tourii of trout In the air thin
nmriiiii •" Morp of tht> -iiin••
fair weather thlH afternoon
and tonight, probably still
more tomorrow, opines Mr.
4H Imir.-ls alcohol; S<pl. 15
1O !■«•.<■-, whisky; Bent. 17, 1O
cases whisky.
A. \V. Shiilev. 51 Ht and Pearl
—Au«. 7, 4 cases vthlwhy; Aug.
27, lo gallon* alcohol; Hept.
17, 1O alcohol.
Six of the German crew were
William Clarkr, 102 Mo. Va
kinia—Sr\A. 4, half barrel al
Crown l»rii|t Co.— Aug. f:l,
out' (ask .-I'-oifi il liquor, ono
attempt to have the culprit
Union Milwaokeemen declared
today that Grlggs is trying to take
an unfair advantage of their em
ployers. They wanted to know
what jurisdiction the Milwaukee,
(irlggs or anyone else had over
their actions after they leave the
boundaries of their .employment.
The Tideflatß lodge of the
Brotherhood of Railway Carmen
held a conference at noon Wednes
day to determine what shall be
done about it.
It was learned aUo Wednesday
that because union men who have
been granted an eight-hour day in
the Carstens packing plant bare
been slinging pet names at the
mlllmen, Griggs is threatening to
shut off access over the road con
trolled by the St. Paul ft Tacoma
Lumber Co. leading to the Car
stens property •
rank Him- and Kin, tlirre casks
whisk*, fivi- barrels alcoholf.
Auk. •'*<>. three rcutkx wlilNky,
<m« f»*k iv I in- and «ln; Kept. 4,
five ImitrHs bex-r, l)nu- iiwlui
whtwky; Heul. 1<), flve ra»ka
wlilnky, half i.hik-I hriuHly;
Sept. Id, five <«*k« whisky.
l.i<-ii ! Inn nui. \. 11 Ui and Ta
<: i Illll—.A ll|{. 11, two OBfieM
Mil inky; AUK- 27, tWO I'MTf
MiuKm/if's i ..amuuy, a33l
I'.n iflc—Aug. IH, half hatrel
alcohol; Auk. :*'. I"1" Inut«l
alrotiol, 48 quarts wfUflky;
HelH. 12, one liarrt-4 alcohol.
VlrgOH DruK Co.—Aug. B, 15
oa.skfi v liiHky, five caak* gin,
<>ii<- rank brandy; Hept. 18, 10
nutks m hinky, two roakit hramly, '
«>ne caw purt, imo <ttw> Kin; <
Heftt. 4, 20 cmlv whlaky, on*
barrel l>eer (qaarta), one bar*:
rel her (pints); Aug. 90, oa*
b«rr«tl idcoliol, oim barrel bear
(quarts), one barrel hew
Central Drug Co., »57 Taw
conut aviv—Aug. 4, five caokav
wlii.sky; Aug. 9, two oaaka'
whisky; Auk- 10, two barrel*
beer; Aug. 13, two barraii
beer, two cam* whisky; Aafjk
SO, two barreft beer; Aug. 31,
half barrel alcohol; Aug. 91,
four raaks wfiinky; Aag. Wk
four barreiii beer; Aug. Jan, hail
barrel alcohol; Sept. 10, «
barreia beer, four caaaa wfclali ■.
Bair Drug Co., ni ilia nil —all \*
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