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U.DAATd Apr rtifniiNr
dUA 15 AKt l/UluUili
Hurriedly adopting a reso
lution authorizing oons(ruc
tion of an extension of the
municipal tideflata Mr«-.i rar
lin« to the I iMld Shipbuilding
plant, on II.WHu.s walerwa>.
members of the city council
M..ii.lav took iln- Initiative so
sharply that Marnier lxniis
Bean of the T. U. & P. C o .
forgot to Insisr on any of the
deniandH mentioned at Satur
After the action had been taken
he told the council that his com
pany would agree to operate cars
over the new line if the city
would uuren to an extra fare of
2 cents for passengers carried out-
Blde the city limits.
The council will refuse to per
mit any extra fare, believing that
publio interest will demand a
straight five-cent fare across the
"We have authorized the line,"
said Mayor Pawcett after the
meeting. "Now if the T. R. & P
wants to quibble over a petty 2
eent fare on a street car line which
the city is building and turning
over to it at a nominal rental, 1
think the people will have some
thing to pay about It."
Bean Shown Up.
Membars of the council are
troubled over the question of
raising money. No funds are
directly available, and the city is
bonded to its "dead line" on gen
eral fund debt.
Manager Dean and Chester
Thorne both attended the meet-
City Controller Shoemaker re
ported that the present linp had
lost $4,075.44 In 1915. but had
earned a net profit to the city of
$1,026.30 in 1916. There was
a loss in January, 1917, because
of tlio necessity of adding more
« for Co.; 4 for City.
Shoemaker t) .wed that the
city Is paying th > T. R. & P. Co.
$1.77 for every mllo that street
cars travel on the tideflats lino,
as a maintenance charge. The
city pays all upkeep on the lino
and cars, and the T. R. & P. Co.
pays to the city only 4 per cent
on the Investmerit and a gross
The T. R. & P. company is set
ting aside 6 per cent on the in
vestment, rolling stock and de
preciation for the St. Paul aye.
line .which is a branch of the city
line but owned by the street rail
"There seems to be no good
reason why the company should
pay itself 6 per cent on its own
Investment and pay the city only
4 per cent on its Investment, ex
cept that the present contract
seems to be so interpreted," re
ported the controller.
Saturday Chester Thorne told
the council that the T. R. & P.
Co. would not agree to operate]
the extended line unless this 4 1
per cent charge were wiped out.
Without any discussion, Mayor
Fawcett caused his resolution to
Bean suggested that an extra
2-cent fare be charged outside
the city limits.
"That would be an injustice to
the workmen at the Todd plant,"
replied the mayor.
The resolution passed without
a dissenting vote.
Will «et Money.
"I wonder if Mr. Bean will tell
us now whether or not this reso
lution is agreeable to his com
pany," suggested Pettit.
"I will say that it Is agreeable
to us to accept if you will let us
fix fares so we can pay Interest
on the investment," replied Bean.
He afterwards Raid that he
would not consider operation of
the line at this time unless allow
ed to charge a higher fare.
The council at once notified
the county commissioners it was
ready to build the line as soon
as the financial problem had been
"But well have the money all
right, when it is needed," smiled
TO LECTURE HERE
F. W. Loomls, of Aberdeen,
grand chancellor of the Knights
of Pythian for the state of Wash
ington, will give a lecture Tuesday
night at the Pythian temple, on
the "History of Fraternallsm."
All fraternal people and the gen
eral public are invited to hear tlic
lecture. A musical program has
I FOC HIM |
The first Tacoman to suggest a
name for Tom Duff's baby, follow
ing the appearance of Saturday's
paper, containing the request that
readers help name the child, was
l.i'nna Merryweather, of the Dost
I i-cnia is 1 2 years old and a pu
pil In the Central school. She
proposes In a clever little poem
that "Helen's sweetest baby" be
What is your choice? Mail it
in to us riuickly, and if it just ex
actly fits, to you will go the honor
of christening the most popular
little comic character in all the
The name chosen will be reveal
ed in the strip some night next
(United Press Leased Wire.)
HAVANA, March 12.—8y
nightfall James \V. Gerard, for
mer ambassador to Berlin, will
devoutly rejoice in onco more
treading United States soil.
It has been a long, long way
from Berlin to Washington—
nearly 6,000 miles in the route
traversed by the former envoy—
and until the very last moment it
was a journey filled with appre
hension; a journey that came
after wearing days of long drawn
out tension in Merlin.
The aiMliiis ■ iiilor and his em
bassy party expected to leave
Havana today. Gerard will re
port to Presidont Wilson at the
earliest possible moment.
The only public expression
which the former ambassador
permitted himself to make on his
arrival here was that he had no
knowledge of Foreign Secretary
Zimmerman's plot to align (ier
niany with Mexico and Japan un
til word of that conspiracy reach
ed the Infanta Isbel by wirelosg
as she was en route from Co
runna, Spain, to Havana.
From others of the ambassa
dorial party, however, it was
learned that the ambassador
months ago advised the United
States go\ornment of Germany's
intrigues in Mexico.
Klines Ainn/.ing Story.
It rests with President Wilson
whether the full story of Gerard's
life in Berlin and his impres
sions of Germany shall be given
to the American public.
The envoy Is known to
have ready for submission
to his chief a narrative of
(Continued on Page Five.)
GAIN IN AMERICAN
(Special to The Times.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, March
12. —The American merchant ma
rine has made a net gain of 3r. l ,
-114 gross ions through transfers
of registry since the European war
began, although it has sustained
a net loss of 201 vessels.
BIG LINERS TO
(1 nileil Press I. rased Wire.)
NEW YORK,, March 12. —An
announcement posted today In the
offices of the International Mer
cantile Marine here carried the
information that the American
line passenger and freight ves
sels will resume sailings. No date
for the resumption of business wag
given. It would be a violation of
a request from the navy depart
ment to give such information.
The Tacoma Times
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■ i ii 11..1 Prru lcn.nl Wlr*.»
BEATTLJB, March 12.—That he
gave Dr. M. A. Mathews, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church,
$1000 with which to hire detect
ives to obtain evidence against
Mayor GUI to bo used as the basis
of a recall campaign, was the
most sensational bit of testimony
given by Logan Billingsley in his
third day of cross-examination in
, the federal booze graft conspiracy
Billingsley testified the dona
tion was made prior to ills now
famous alleged compromise with ,
Mayor Gill on Aug. 30, 1916,1
when he says he paid the mayor
$4000 to drop city cases against
him and his brothers and return
to him incriminating papers which
had been seized by the police.
He said ho promised Dr. Mat
liews more money later but didn't
pay it. Mis testimony corrobo
rated a story lie told n local news
paper in January to the effect
that he had hit upon the recall
plan as a method by which ho
I could scare (Jill into OOnpronlalOg
'with him and that he thought he
j could stop the recall movement
when he wanted to, but was mis
j taken as to the latter part of the
Hn said ho told Dr. Mathews It
would be easy to get evidence to
show that (ambling, bootlegging
and vice generally were flourish
His testimony concerning Dr.
Matthews came as tlio climax of
a morning of severe cross-exam
llriniss Out Surprise.
It was one of the big points
l>y which attorneys hope to show
the prosecution of Mayor Gill,
Chief of Police Beekingham, ex-
Sheriff Rodgt and four city de
tectives who are charged with
the Billlngsley bootlegging ring
to violate federal laws governing
shipments of liquor, was planned
months ngo by Billingsley.
Attorney Walter S. Pulton,
representing Chief neckingham,
brought out the evidence about
the payment to Matthews, the
man who hire Burns detectives
to dig up the evidence which sent
former Chief of Police W'appen
steln to the penitentiary and re
sulted in the recall of Mayor Gill
He used all his extraordinary
ability to confuse and trap the
government's star witness into
contradicting his direct testimony
and had succeeded on minor
Dr. Matthews, former moder
ator of the Presbyterian Gen
eral Conference, lifts been popu
larly credited for months with
being the man behind the present
prosecution of the mayor and
SAY VILLA HASN'T
(Inllrd I'rcnn I.rmieil Wire.)
LAHEDO, Texas, March 12.—
Passengers arriving here today
from Torreon report that Villa
has not captured nurangn, as re
ported in border dispatches Sat
urday. The railroad between
Torreon and Durango is Intact.
All reports here early today say
the election passed off quietly in
northern Mexico yes^rday.
HIKES MILES IN
SNOW TO ENLIST
/l ullril l-r.-n I,rn*nl Wlrri
ATtERDKEN, 8. 1)., March 12.
—Albert H;\ss overcame objec
tions of a recruiting officer to his
bolus underweight when he said
he had walked 4 2 miles from Tu
lars through tremendous snow
drlfhts to enlist.
save him cash
l I nllril J-rr«« I . n«rd nirci
CHICAGO, March 12.—Black
Handera demanded $1000 of Sal
vatore Genaserltte. He refused.
They bombed his meat market,
damaging it $250. Salvatore fig
ures he saved $750.
STILL DENIES IT
WASHINGTON, March 12.—Re
vival of reports that Mies Margar
et Wilson, daughter of President
Wileon, 1b engaged to marry
Frank R. M. Compton of Chica
go, met with the customary de
nial here today.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TAOOMA
MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1917.
NAVAL AUTHORITIES EXPECT
ATTACK WITHIN FEW DAYS
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 12.-(By Basil M. Manly)-The U-boats are coming!
Within two or three days, at least, in the opinion of naval authorities, German subma
rines will appear off the Atlantic coast and in the Gulf of Mexico ready to pounce upon
shipping that attempts to leave American ports. This is the explanation given for the
SUDDEN CESSATION of the sinking of merchant
vessels in the barred zone. It is pointed out toduy
that the last reported activities of the submarines
occurred on Feb. 26, the day on which President Wil
son made his armed neutrality declaration. Accord
ing to this view, as soon as the president announced
his intention of using armed force, the submarines
were notified by wireless to proceed to their stations
in American waters, which had been assigned before
they were sent to sea.
Germany always in the past made it a rule to
strike the quickest and most sensational blow possi
ble as soon as war with any power became inevitable
This was her course in Belgium and in Rumania and
there is every reason to believe that she will repeat it
m the case of the United States.
The wbMrtM is Dm most effective weapon win. h Nhe ran em
ploy against Hi at the beginning of hottllltiea Moreover her V boats
operatm* in American WHetrs «ill he able to do Infinitely more ,iam
okp to the commerce upon which Eagtaad depend! than if they re
ll.l ' 1/; lr «<-«lvitli.H to the Mockads zone. There they have to' con
tend will, thousands of Uritlsh patrol bouts, while in American wa
mrn. hT ;Y" £■£ ™AX r'" '•'"iU'(l S"lt"« a«tro,.™ supple
mented by the »m«ll number of British cruisers, which came to light
dining the U-53'i exploits.
And in the event of a declaration c.f nn r eltliei- by tlie
I nited Stales or (iermanv, the dauiAKe Hihl the I -bouts can
do will not lie limit- ,1 (<( the destruction of vessels <;,*•
many throughout the «nr has slrnnn her utter contempt
for the rule* of international law which foihidm tlie sliclllmu
of union Hied touus.
Armed ullli si\-in<|, gWM, »he kmhnuilinos will he able
to lie snfelj at svn and BOM- explosive shells into the mm
of illifoitifie<l |o«iis and villaK«-». aloiiK the Atlantic r.iHst
and in the (iulf of Mexico.
The only other explanation offered for tlie. Piiddrn MMMtM nt
U-boat activities is a dlipatch from Berlin that they have all re
turned to Helgoland for fuel and new Kiipplien. Hut it is pointed out
that this evidently inspired itateMßt Is abaurd and obviously a
blind. Cerniany would never attempt to hrinp her entire fleet of
submarines through the Hritiah mine fteldl and past the Hritlsh
North sea patrol at one time. They sneak In one by one. traveling
I submerged for the nrrater part of the distance and taking every pr»
eautlOM to avoid detection.
If the I'-boats received their orders on the 26th and made the
name 1 r.-day irossitiß the DoutscMland made, they would arrive off
our coast tomorrow.
It is generally believed that liases at which they ran replenish
their supplies, have been established In the West Indies, Mexico and
at desolate points alonn the Athmtle roast.
The NiKiial for them to liegin art ion will he the declara
tion by (>'erniaii.v of 11 lilocUiide. zkone in American waters
siinihir to that established around the Iliitish Isle*. Tills dec
laration, it Is iM-licved, will ...me as mh>ii a.s In m ych
sels nclually aimed put to sea.
Gill's Lawyer Uses
400 Words a Minute
By Mabel Abbott
SEATTLE, March 12. —No man
iss a hero to his valet. And no
lawyer is a great man to a court
This reflection grows out of a
conversation with H. W. 'Solater,
court r*pOrWf at the Gill liquor
graft trial, while he stretched his
fingers and limbered up his wrist
during a recess.
A court reporter occupies a
peculiar position at a trinl, and
sees it from a peculiar angle.
N i.i Dramatic.
Holster, for instance, is I sub
stantially-built, gray-liaired, eye
glassed and normal-looking cit
zen, and he sits in plum sight of |
the entire court room, between |
judge, witness and attorneys; yet
he Is the one man whom nobody
He performs something like a
miracle every day, in catching and
recording the proceedings that go
In at his ears and out in pothooks
at the end of his pen, but nobody
It isn't dramatic, like the bar-
Ing of the incredible soul of Lognn
Bllllngsley, or the quaver in Wal
ter Fulton's veins, or the silent
watchfulness of Mayor Gill.
400 a .Minute.
But he gets a "slant" at the big
figures of the trial which no one
"Judge Bailsman, Gill's attor
ney, is the hardest man in the
court room to report," says Bol
"Bailsman talks like the wind,
He can go 400 words to the min
ute, and often does; and he thinks
nothing of dropping a parenthesis
a page long into the middle of »'
"Wilraon Tucker, also for the I
defence, is another fast talker. He
never seems to hurry, just slips
along nice and smooth and easy,
hut first thing you know, if you
aren't looking out for him, he's
gone clear off and left you.
Fulton Not Had.
"Fulton, lieckingham's attor
ney, is different. He cross-exam
ines a witness hammer and tongs
style, and it sounds as if it were
Impossible to take; but he has a
trick of repeating the witness'
own words as the first part of his
next question, which saves the
stenographer several seconds of
"U. S. District Attorney Clayj
Allen talks very deliberately, with
long i.i ii i ■ Keames, the other j
government attorney, also is a i
comparatively easy subject for the
"Logan Uillingsley Is a remark
ably easy witness to follow. He I
speaks slowly and distinctly, Ills
sentences are perfectly formed,
and are short. His way of speak
ing is the exact opposite of that
of most lawyers.
"If they put Gill on the stand,
the stenographers will have their
hands full. He talks fast, with
many slang phrases and unex- '
pected turns of speech for which
there are no Stock signs in st<*n- •
ographic systems. He says Juat '
what happens to come Into his
mind, apparently, and says It in a i
"You can pretty nearly tell how
a man will talk, by looking at
him. For instance, I have never
reported Bob Hodge; but I'm will
ing to make the guesß that he will
he easy to report if he testifies. I
don't believe he could talk fast.
He Isn't the type." I
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VOL. XIV. NO. 7(
iS|.(i;il to TIIO lime-.)
NEW YOltK, March 12.— An
nouncement tliat negotiations are
under way with progressive repub
licans and democrats, prohibition
ists, socialists and representatives
of other parties, "to meet with a
committee of progressives and
plan for the. formation of a league
of liberals," was made today by
Matthew Hale, acting chairman of
| the progressive national cominit
i tee, in issuing a call for a conven
tion of enrolled members of that
| party in St. Louis, April 12, 13
Mr. Hale asserted that the
"radicalism" of the progressives
of 1912 now had largely become
the law of the land.
The solid south, he said, would
yield only to a third party.
He urged that the progressives
unite the liberal elements In all
parties into a "dominant power
for pood government."
President Wilson was Invited to
address the convention In a letter
sent him last night by Hale. The
"Your advice and assistance
just at this Juncture would be in
4 HOBOS KILLED
MEDFORD. Ore., March 12. —
Four hobos were bo seriously in
jured that they died and eight
others sustained minor hurts
when a freight train was derailed
by a broken axle two miles south \
of Medford early today. I
Tacoma: Rain tonight
and Tuesday. K^
Washington: Same Kgj^-^
west portion, rain or 11^5 ;
Real Indian Princess
a Guest of Tacoma
Tacoma has as Its guests Mon
Oadman, one of the most popu-
Uar of America song writers.
full-blooded Indian princess sing
They arrivpd In the city at
noon. Tonight they will give Ta
coma a feast of American Indian
Music Talk, at the Tacoma thea
ter, just to prove, that the Indians
have a music ull their own.
Cadman is the composer of
muk: which the Indian princess
will Ring. He has gained distill.'
Talk o' the Times
(■rrrtiiiKS! Imvr yon m
iijiiik- for the i>ulN' baby?
Why not call him Plum?
B. L. T. In the Clilcago Trll)
thus payn his respects to certain
U. 8. senators:
Gumshoe Hill and La Follette,
A pair of patriots Rross and net.
May the Devil grease his Rrlll
For LaFollette and Qumshoe Bill!
Wkmt k thin Bagdad that
crrtatn .<lii.ii-. arc fighting
about? And why did It fnll
.ifi«r (In- flrnt big editorial
blaat? Wo don't understand
war at all.
The Zlmmermann idea of
finesse Is represented by the man
who nits on a limb of a tree while
la-wlng it off at the trunk.
tion largely through his champion
ship of Indian gong ami rhythm,
reviving America's uhoriglnal
music. One of ins ramous com
iKiMilons is "From the Land of
Sky-Blue Water. "
Princess Tsiania Is an Indian
aristocrat, descendant of the fa
mous old Chief Teeumseh. She •■
no ■jake-bclii'vo. She has never,
except during a few years in th«
government mission scliool, worn
pale-face riot lies. She Is an In
dian artist with a bMVtiCsl voice.
She visited the I'liyallup Indian
scliool this afternoon.
is a siii'iii phll
oHophy that in-
Kinuates itself, In
breathings, into a prosody that
were otherwise misleading and in
ept."- -Editorial In Sunday Nooze-
F. P. C—Trying all of m/
thcr in-iHw's remedies for a
J. 9. T.—Watching a man pat
in a load of coal.
C. 8. —Trying to make myself
believe I ran down old H. C. L, by
adopting any one of all of th»
suggestions offered i>y food ex
perts and newspapers.
H. W. R. —Trying to get in
formation out of a hotel clerk.
A. E. M. —Talking over a Mrt
ouk butlnoHM problem at lunch.