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Church Will Fire Pastor Trimble, Predicts Mills
Mr START CAROLYN WELLS'"THE MAXWELL MYSTERY"-PAGE 2
| ■ All residents of Byers, Kas., have
! • united in a pledge not to drink,
j : smoke or chew for one year.
VILLA ESCAPES; LONG HUNT PREDICTED
The Times didn't Bpeak carelessly, bat meant exactly what it said some
days ago —thai it intends to serve Tacoma as a real public i'oniin in this
.spring's city campaign.
More tlian a week ago we sent a letter to each candidate for commission! _•
asking his views on several ol* the most important campaign issues.
Though no small amount of thought and hard work was required to make
intelligent answers to such questions, the candidates for the greater part have
responded whole-heartedly and sincerely. Very little of the usual side step
ping or trimming was in evidence.
Answers already are in from more than half the number, and to date only
( one candidate, Rev. Stoever, has signified an intention not to respond.
With the exception of him and two others, all the candidates who are gen
erally supposed to have any chance of winning have replied. By tonight we
hope to huve the remaining letters in.
Tomorrow we will begin presenting the material thus gathered. It will he
your only opportunity to get the candidates' opinions on these various subjects
• presented fairly and uniformly, and it ought to be a great help to all voters in
selecting men for the two places on the city commission.
Watch for the candidates' symposium in tomorrow's Times.
Declaring that Hey. Del
mei 11. Trimble had attempt
ed to fill his church with m
seiiH.it ioiml tirade against tbe
i police administration, and
that he had dealt in half
truths in practically all of his
Mills today declared that he
would "call" the pastor's
Mills instructed Police Chief
Bmlth to send two detectives to
Hey. Trimble's parsonage and ob
• tain from him the alleged proof
of the existence of wide-open vice
In Tacoma, which Rev. Trimble
declared last night he could pro
"The minister was run out of
Portland because he made at
tacks on a church of another de-
I nomination," declared Mills to
day. "I have very good informa
tion to the effect that he Is in
coming disliked by his Tacoma
congregation. Some of my very
beat friends are members of his
church. In fact, I am also a mem
ber of the Methodist church.
"1 had at first planned to at
tend the sermon. But I later
came to the conclusion that Rev.
Trimble was merely making a
sensational address to fill up his
church, and 1 realized that I
would be something of an added
attraction, if I went. 1 would be
playing into his hands.
* "I have never said that there
was no gambling nor prostitution
In Tacoma. But I have said, and
do say, that neither Is being con
ducted openly, or ever has since
I have been head of the depart
ment. The police department la
operating under the same orders
regarding vice as it always has."
Predicts Pastor'll (Jo.
0 Mills intimtaed today that the
undercurrent of feeling In the
Methodist church which he says
nxista against Rev. Trimble, may
become pronounced shortly.
"I predict that the pastor won't
be in Tacoma six months from
now," said Mills, enigmatically.
A. D. Whitney, a trustee of the
First church, and for years one
of the staunch workers for the
church, visited Mills today and
had a long interview with him.
Neither he or the commissioner
would admit afterwards that
their conversation had anything
VOL. XTII. NO. 78.
to (lo with cliuroh affairs.
MAKM HITTKB ATTACK
The "Hotel de (Jink" took a
place in the background when
Rev. Trimble launched his attack
on Mills at the First Methodist
church last night charging that
gambling and disorderly houses
are running wide open In Taco
"It Is avionatic in police admin
istration that the police force will
be Just as good as tlie man at the
head of it and no better," said
"Competent authorities who are
qualified to make comparisons
say that there is more gambling
in Tacoma today than there has
been in > _#ts.
"Open games of gambling were
in operation last week. The ar
rests for gambling have been few
and far between in recent
months. In the interests of pub
lic safety why not an enforce
ment of the gambling law?
"Three competent witnesses In
form me today that last night
at least five houses of ill-fame
were operating In Tacoma. These
witnesses can inform Commission
er Mills as to the place and
number. Does Commissioner
Mills know of the conditon of
affairs? If not is he too lame or
innocent to head a department of
"The charge Is general that
there has been an absence of ihe
human equation and a lamentable
lack of the reformatory in the po
lice administration of the past
term of the commissioner of pub
lic safety. The city Jail is a dis
grace to our city."
Trimble quoted an article
which appeared in The Times last
week, exposing a gambling game
in the A. & B. Smoke House, as
proof of his charges of wide-open
After more than a week of bit
ter testimony, Judge Clifford to
day granted Mrs. Mathilde Eggers
a divorce providing her husband,
Theodore Eggers, would file a
The court Intimated that it did
not feel Mr. Eggers was entirely
to blame and did not wish to
grant the decree unless both sides i
Eggers, it is claimed, approach
ed his wife Friday In the court
house and attempted a reconcilia
tion, which was rebuffed.
In granting the decree. Judge
Clifford gave all of the income
bearing property to Mrs. Eggers.
He decided that Eggers should
keep up his life insurance, with
Mrs. Eggers as the beneficiary.
Court costs will be paid by Eg
Eggers' attorneys immediately
filed a cross-complaint. I
The Tacoma Times
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LONDON, March 20.—Strong
Russlsan attacks on the Austrian
and German fronts today shifted
interest from the waning battle
Vienna admitted the retirement
of Voeieczke and Bridgehead.
Russians there made a grenade
Elsewhere, Vienna asserted, the
attacks were repulsed.
Berlin asserted the Russians
lost 20,000 men In an assault on
Yon Hindenburg's forces along a
liO-nille front near Vilna. It was
claimed that an infantry attack,
following a heavy bombardment,
Petrograd was silent regarding
the fighting there. It was be
lieved Ihe offensive was under
taken to prevent the Germans
from being shifted to the western
The belief Is Increasing that
the Germans are preparing to
abandon the Verdun offensive.
Aeroplanes were very active on
the western front Sunday.
fIttRMAN ATTACKS FAIL
PARIS, March 20.—German
infantry attacks against Pepper
Heights have been repulsed, to
day's Communique asserted.
around Vaux and sharp artill.ry
duels at Eparges, southeast of
Eerdun, were described.
Headquarters claimed the Pep
per Heights attack lacke dspirit,
though a long bombardment pre
ceded it. Bevere cannonading
is reported south of Malincourt.
RCSS STEAMER si Hill l)
PETROGRAD, March 20—The
Russian steamer Jaslahla was
torpedoed In the north Atlantic
March 8, It was reported today.
The crew is believed to have been
SUNK BY DIVER
BERLIN, March 20.—The Aus
trian hospital ship Elektra was
sunk Saturday in the Adriatic by
a submarine with the loss of only
one life, according to a Vienna
EL PASO, Msrch 20.—Mexi
cans killed Enrico Vlscontl, a
wealthy Italian rancher in Chi
huahua state last Tuesday, fi is
thought they killed him because
he would not pay them money.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.'
TACOMA. WASH., MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1910.
PUZZLE—Catch Villa Yomself!
By Sam Loyd.
Sergeant O'Toole, now station
ed on the Mexican border and
known in his troop as the "stra
tegist," has figured out Just how
far Villa is going to get before
Funston s boys nab him.
The sergeant ought to know
something about it for he helped
the general chase Aguinaldo into
This picture shows O'Toole's
plan of pursuit, which our ama
teur strategists will be able to
understand from the sergeant's
"You see It is better to '
■BO Loyd, most famous of puzzle-makers, li going to give Times readers
> of puzzles hearing on the news of the day.
The Villa puzzle, above, is only the first of a considerable
number. Home of the later pun lei will have Taeonia Bettings.
Loyd can solve any puzzle that has a solution, lie has invent
ed more puzzles than any other living man.
He originated "Now Old Is Annfandistheson of Loyd
who teased a world with "I _f>s in Clover" and "Get Off the
Times readers are due for a lot of good amusement. Get busy
on the Villa chase, and see if you can be the first to land the des
perado. Then we'll come back at you with another.
ROME —A Bulgarian postal
clerk took two shots today 'at
Premier Hadoslevoff of Bulgaria
as he rode in an open carriage.
PARIS —French troops are in
possession today of a strip of
iand between Greece and Serbian
Macedonia as the result of a
sharp encounter with the Bul
LONDON—The Austrians have
so continued their march into
Albania that they are now taking
positions In front of the Italian
LONDON —All persons hereto
fore exempt from military activ
ities In Rumania have been call
ed to the colors.
THJE HAGUE—A rumor waa
started here today of the possl
bility of a war between Germany
and Holland as the result of the
recent sinking of the steamer
XL PASO—It ii said that Villa
is gaining men to his ranks by
telling them of great victories
over the Americans, Including the
capture of Texas.
IX.NDON—During the first It
days of March, 16 vessels of the
Central powers were sunk by
entente submarines. i
-I'H' this crazy b.unlit bis
head!" M-jn O'Toole. "<ict on
the other side of him mid let
him Kinie io you. Ills sys
tem is t<> iiiiireli the same
distance every day. and hi
lt.ol is zigzag like Hint of a
"Tlie dots in the ding ram, rep
resenting tin- hailing points,
show the kind of a (rail the beg
gar "ill make across country.
"Xdw let us say he Is starting
at 11. Hy plan Is to get on the
other side of him at X, and move
in bis direction at the same pace
lie sets. Suppose he goes exact
ly ."iii miles each day; then our
boys from X would go toward him
LOVE HER, ONIONS
PANTS AND ALL
By Edgar C. Wheeler
A Tittlo girl, dressed in an old
black com and a baggy pair of
breeches, with odorous onion tops
sticking out of her side pockets,
trudged down the road carrying a
two-foot loaf of stale Italian
bread Apparently unconcerned,
she walked straight into the
hearts of her dressed-tip admirers.
She was Mary Plckford—"Poor
Little Peppina" for the time being
A the little girl who earns ever so
man., thousands of dollars a year,
and who Is delighting the hearts
of her Tacoma lovers at the Co
lonial this week.
How About It, Girls?
And the Tacoma admirers ex
pressed their appreciation yester
day' by waiting, in a line that
crowded the curb on Broadway, to
atrls, can you beat It? Would
you be willing to risk trying baggy
trousers, onion tops and stale
Italian hread as Leap Year bait?
Maybe the dainty white gown
In which "Poor Little Peppina" at
last finds her long lost parents
(also a lover) would suit you bet
Yet Little Mary as "Poof Little
Peppina," onion tops and all, drew
a crowd of admirers at advanced
prices In New York until the police
were called out to handle them.
Hlmpll. It> Wins.
"Poor Little Peppina " wins. In
her shoes Mary Plckford has tri
umphed through the simple, un-
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at the same speed. The lettered
dots represent the stopping places
ul both parlies.
"Now don't forget from 11 nnd
X the two expediions depart sim
ultaneously, mnrcn IM same
number of miles each day and tlie
dots are the stopping points.
I'Tom mis explanation I want to
see If you can figure out on my
chart the point WIIKHK WK
CRAB TDK BANDIT. Hy giving
the letters in the order they are
reached you can describe tbe two
routes and the exact point of
Now let our piizr.lists m-i
hiiny anil 111 X DOWN
(affected quality of lieing eternally
it is the quality which has won
the admiration of millions, and
success f nr the girl who has dem
onstrated its value.
"Poor Little Peppina" at the
Colonial all week Is the story of
a child who ls kidnaped from her
wealthy parents by a revengeful
Her parents are informed that
she is dead. She is placed in a
poor Italian home, while the kid
napers escape to America.
At the (Vtlonial.
Little Peppina escapes in Bep
po's best clothes from a greasy old
slave driver to whom her gttard
latiß have betrothed her. She
makes her way to America as a
Through a series of strange
adventures in the New York tene
ment district she finds her par
ents at last and Ib recognized by
them through a baby's prayer she
has remembered since her child
It is a simple story, acted sim
ply and truthfully.
The Colonial theater has done
well to offer It to Tacomans with-
out an Increase In prices, although
it has drawn big crowds at ad
vanced prices everywhere.
The women of the First Bap. i*t
church will hold a food sale next
Saturday in the Broadway mar
Tacoma: Occasional rain tonight *
; and Tuesday. 1
Washington: Same. M
Advices From Mexico
Net About Bandit Is
Broken; Hot On Trail
I><H_;|,\S, Ariz., March
'Jl>.—lt is |MTs|st<lilly |-||.
niored today that \ ilbi liaa
escaped from Hie American
trap and Is safe in tne Sierra
.MadrCN cast of Madera.
II 1. known that Oen.
(.liberie/ scouts hnie loht
trace of him.
Meager reports here indicated
I that Pershing nnd Oodd have
: joined cavulry forces iv th« vlcln
i ity of (ialena.
Information received In dfs-
I patches yesterday Indicated that
I Villa had been driven Into a tr.ip
Iby the rapid advance nf tbe I.
It is believed today that the
! Carranza garrisons have failed to
bold their end of the net.
RKADV To stihi.i:
DOI'OI.AS. March in. About
2,'..00(i Mexican troops are ready
lo strike in an hour's notice
should the fleeing hand of Villis
tas bend toward Sonora.
j Hen. Calles, military governor
of Sonora, has ordered Ills troops
to co-operate with the Americans,
lie officially discredited the re
ports of insubordination and mu
When asked If Ihe capture of
Villa would mean peace in Mexi
co, I'alles replied that there had
been peace ever time the r« cog
IN ALLIES' RAID
LONDON, March _«>.—Re
taliating for Suihliij's air
raid on the Kentish coast. .mi
allied aeroplane., attacked
Zeebrugge, the Teuton mili
iiviiiinr buse, and the mili
tary works ut Houltade, In
flicting willi' damage, it
was officially announced to
The fleet carried lo.tiotij
LISTER JOINS FIGHT
FOR NAVY YARD FUND
OLYMPIA, March 20—Gover
nor I.lster began his fight today
for the 12,000,000 congressional
appropriation for the building of
a construction yard al the Brem
erton navy yard.
■j-Talko' the Times «
Greetings, are your onion
seis up yet?
A bachelor maid says that I
there are just three ways to a'
man's heart one through his|
vanity, one through his imagina
tion and one straight over his
It will impioie Ta
coma If a lot ol
And now a St. Louts wom
an bus been held an insane
because she taught her par
rot to say, "Hurrah for
A certain Tacoma man who
won a Dress-Up week prize, ran
out of tooth pawder, forgot to buy
more, and started In on a can be
nitlon of CimiM,
He said Americana had been
misinformed that Villa was tho
friend of the poorer classes He
branded In in as an outlaw, a
thief, bandit and said he should
he treated as audi.
WILL hi: UMM ohasf
BL I'ASO, aMrch 20. Indica
tions pointed today to a long
pursuit of Villa far Into the In
terior of Mexico.
The problem of supplying the
American troops with munitions
and food, is uppermost in the of
Some considered the withdraw
al of the exedillon without cap
luring Villi a likely alternative
to forcibly seizing the Meilcae
Uenewed reports were received
today HiHt Villa was heading Into
the mountains near Durango. Sev
eral Villislu bandits are lurking
Villa is now reported In Hie
Chihuahua mountains. Dodd's
eavalarj li reported 60 miles lye
hind. It Is believed here Villa
is still in the ( imw trap.
When the pursuit reaches Chi
huahua, railroails will be neces
sary for supplying the expedition.
The pursuit now Is a race be
tween the cDtiifed horses of the
American and the untiring mus
tangs of Ihe Mexicans.
pounds of botiilis. Accompanying
the bomb tin owing planes were
I.", aerial battle cruisers, heavily
Kvery machine returned safely.
This is tlie first time the allies
have retaliated immediately after
a German raid on Kngland.
It is reported Ukt Lord Derby,
minister of aviation, will pursue
this policy hereafter.
Kleven were killed and 30 tn
lured iv the Herman raid on
He addressed a message to the
Washington representative! in
both houses encouraging them in
the proposition and asking them
lo do everything in their power to
bring Ibis naval asset to Puget
longing to his wife, reports on
The powder was powerful, but
astringent, and puckered bis
lie asked her what sort of pow
d t it was.
She looked at the can.
That is to put In shoes," shs
is reported to have been heard to
have informed her immaculate
Mm. M I i i-resi and Mrs.
Jean llel|ier were on the
committee with Mrs. Hoolii
tle. The affair waa a derid
What has become of the old
fashioned Idea that the South Ta
coma car line was to be re-ronted
by Jerferson avenue, the Pacific
avenue line was to be extended
and the Tacoma avenue line
booked up with something or