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HENRY HEWITT. TACOMA PIONEER. DEAD
HAVE A OOOD LAUGH
Not far from the headquarters of the all highest
a gigantic battle in being victoriously fought which
our enemies willfully provoked, misjudging our
unconquerable strength and Blighting our readi
ness for peace.- -Yon Uertling to Burlan.
lc A COPY, 25c A MONTH IN CITY. VOL. XV. NO. 108. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. " TACOMA. WASHINGTON. THURSDAY. MAY 2. 1918.
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By J. W. T. Mason
I'nltod l*re»«s War Kxpert.
A separate peace with the re
luctant consent of Germany may
be forced on Turkey with the re
newal of new and highly import
ant operations, north and north
west of Bagdad by the British ex
peditionary forces In Nesopotamla.
North of Bagdad the British are
within less than 100 miles of Mo
sul and northwest of Bagdad, a
second British column is following
the Euphrates to Aleppo, which is
less than ;:oO miles from the pres-
ent resting place of the invading
. expedition. Both of these objec
tives are major Turkish bases.
The capture of Moaul would gl'.e
to the British possession of the
most important center of cum
raunications in Northern Mesopo
tamia and a further advance o(
125 miles westward would place
the British in possession of .Nisi
bin, the terminus of the completed
part of the Bugdad railway run
ning to Constantinople.
, . If at the same time British
troops were to occupy Aleppo, the
whole of lit.ii ii hi of the Bagdad
railway supplying N'prtheru Meso
potamia would fall apprize to the
Simultaneously the Turklrli
armies in Palestine would be
forced to surrender because all
their supplies are received by way
A catastrophe of this magnitude
would be the severest blow that
could be inflicted on the pan-Her
Rather than see the total col
i lapse of the Turks and the cap
ture of the Uagdad railway by
Great Britain the kaiser mUht
well advise the sultan to surrender
so that a part at least of the ter
ritory could be saved for future
German commercial exploitation.
The British advance toward
A Mosul and Aleppo is being made
principally by Sudanian troop 3.
These soldiers have not provud
good material for the nerve-rack
ing trench warfare. Their use
against the Turks, therefore, does
not decrease the strength of the
allies along the west front.
"To the Finish!"
J H ||X.,1 Prru 1 r.nr.l Wire.)
MELBOURNE, May 2.—"Aus
tralia fights to a finish!" declared
Senator Gardiner, labor leader,
in a speech today.
"This is not a time for peace.
The man asking peace i.s a mad
man and a traitor."
(■m-«'I injts. Imve you launch
ed nny shJpH today?
The other night
1 went to the theater
With a low-browed friend,
And the orchestra played
"The Little Brown Jug."
And he thought
It wm the national anthem
And stood up,
And I did, too.
Willum has awarded the
iron rrtr-s to ( /ci nin. No
doubt l>f ipaw- the iron medal
on account of the scarcity
of leather. ..
\ » , KNOCKING ON HIS OWN
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. D. R.
Stork, 261 W. 3rd street, Wedives
day, a son.—Cedar Rapids (la.)
The Huns are growing
, more rcMOHable. They didn't
•\ auk the Dntota to move Into
Not many days ago Henry Hewitt, jr., met Sec
retary Qower of the park board on the street car
near the Feiiy^Museum.
"We old fellows still manage to keep in the
game," »aid Hewitt.
"1 guess we've had all that's coining to us,"
"Well, if we haven't, we've tried for it," "was
Today Henry Hewitt, jr., Tacoma pioneer and
one of the unique character! iv the history of the
city, is dead. He passed away at 9 o'clock Thurs
day morning «»t the Taeoma General hospital at the
age of 78, aficr failing to rally from an operation
performed a week ago Saturday.
lie had been in ill health more
than a year, having undergone an
operation for kidney trouble
about two years ago.
The funeral will be held Friday
at 3 p. ni. from the Hewitt home,
the Rev. Frank Dyer officiating.
Interment will be at Taconia ceme
At tho time of his death
If• »iii wus reputed to lie the-
Wt'Hlthle«t man ill Taioiiiii
He was president of the Hew
itt I^and Co., president of the
Wilkeson Coal & Coke Co. and
director of the St. Paul & Taco
mi Lumber Co., which he helped
to establish 30 years ago. His
wealth was mostly in extensive
timber lands In many parts of
Washington and Oregon.
Hewitt came to Tacoma
when the city wns a mere
village. During the many
' year* of his activity here he
Imv been known ns one of the
city's greatest money getters.
At the game of money making
he usually played a lone hand.
He was not a mixer.
He joined few Tacoma organi
zations—the Union, Commercial
and Country clubß.
During the latter years of his
life he took a keen Interest in
the State Historical society, of
which he was president at the
time of his death.
With Mr/. Robert McCormick,
he built the new addition to the
Hewitt w;n- born at Gisborn,
Yorkshire, England, Oct. 22,
1840, the son of Henry and Mary
l'roctor Hewitt. His father, who
was a farmer, came to America
in 1840, nun iir., to Racine, Wis.,
and then moved to Chicago,
where young Henry went to busi
At Die age of 16 he began his
business life, acting as timekeep
er for his father. Later he and
his father went into the banking
business, in which he was engaged
for 10 years.
It wax in ihhh that Hewitt
came to Washington with « «il
' ('. \V. (•HkK'S Senator A. G.
Fowter, ('. 11. Jones and
George Bmwne, nstabllMhing
(In- St. I'iiul & Tacoma I inn
her Co. here, under contract
with <Jn- Northern Pni-ifir
Hewitt, Griggs and Percy Nor
ton, Hewitt's brother-in-law, built
homes together on land bounded
by Tacoma aye., North 4th and X
streets. These homes are still
standing, the Hewitt residence be
ing at 501 No. 4th.
Not long after coming to Wash
ington, Hewitt established hie
town of Everett, i>ersonally layl.'.g
out the site of the present city.
He founded the Everett. Na
tional bank, which he directed for
10 yearn, and later acquired coj
trol of the First National banjt.
He brought to Everett a paper
mill, nail factory and a large
The extensive interests which
he built up for himself he has
left to the management of his
sons, John Hen-ry Hewitt and Will
iam Hewitt, both Tacoma men.
Familiar Figure in
Chaise, Later Electric
For many yearn Mr. Hewitt
drove about Taconia in a venera
able chaise drawn by a staid old
More recently he was converted
by somebedy to the use of an
The Tacoma Times
electric auto, and In this machine,
also of venerable appearance, lie
was often seen up to within recent
weeks, usually in company of
» • •
Hewitt's Quaint Talks
bered by His Hearers
On the rare occasions when he
!conic! I).' iujiiccd in appear mi
th« public platform Mr. llrv.m
was a s-|ir;iKit who could In' re
lied on to hold an audience for nn
hour, or hours.
His quaint philosophy, his
remiuiscenses and hia unexpected
and always startling use of pun
gent "cuss words" made his talks
something to be long remembered.
Some months ago he delivered
one such extemporaneous lecture
at a meeting of the First Con
gregationalists, gathered to con
sider the building of a parish
Still later be appeared before
the monthly membership rally of
the Commercial club.
One of his most famous efforts
was at the dedication of the Y.
M. 0. A. l>mlilitiK, 10 years or 80
ago, when on a Sunday afternoon
!a few of his expletives quite startl
ed some of the clergy gathered for
the occasion. Hewitt had been
one of the large donors to the
fund which had made possible the
• • •
Favorite Topic Was
Thrift for Young Men
Mr. Hewitt's favorite theme in
private conversation and on the
platform was thrift tor young
* • •
His Idea of Finest
Thing He Knew About
One of Hewitt's acquaintances
of 30 year.« today recalled a con
versation he had with him once,
in which Hewitt was asked wha f
was tile finest thing he knew of.
"The greatest thing is to have
your liank book hold more than it
did yesterday," Hewitt was quoted
• » •
Survived by Five
•Besides three sons, John, Wil
liam and Henry, and two daugh
ters, Mrs. Charles W. Lea and
Mrs. Albeit Sutton, Hewitt is sur
vived by 10 grandchildren.
They are Vaeth and Nancy,
children of Henry Hewitt; Dan
find William, Jr., sons of William
Hewitt; Charles, Elizabeth, Rob
ert and Henry Hewitt Lea, chil
dren of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W.
Lea; and John and Rocena Sut
• • •
Gave to Many Public
While he wasn't strong for pub
lishing what he did, Hewitt often
gave to institutions In which he
became interested. His latest gift
wan to the clubhouse for colored
soldier*, which he aided In estab
lishing at 13th and Broadway.
He also gave considerable
money to the College of Puget
The First Congregational
church and Y. M. C. A. ware re
cipients of his aid.
65 DIE IN
(United Press Leaned Wire.)
NKW YORK, May 2.—Six
ty-five (if.Mi whk the esti
mate l.il.ij of lin-s lost in
rlii- NinkiiiK of tin- n>a.si liner
<ii > of A i Inns, in in null by
a I ii'iirh c-riiisi-i- off iln- ilor-
Ncy cohm early yesterday
The City of Ateliens was en
route to Savannah, Oa. In a
thick fojr, the French warship
crashed intot ii. Survivors here
today declared the ship went
down in seven minutes. Two life
boats were launched. Many per
sons leaped overboard.
The mis'.mn innludeH nine civil
ians, two women, one child, 14
Kreoch sailors, eight I'uited
.States marines and ;S4 officers and
[crew of the steamer. There were
135 paHHenßcrs and crew aboard.
Heroism the Hule
AUho the accident occurred
about 1 «. ni~, yesterday, no word
of it wan known hero until the
arrival of survivors. They told
MM) stories of heroism.
Dr. K. h. Brooks, Atlanta, de
clared that one of the wireless
"i"i .iion- Htuck to his post .mil
went down with the ship.
Quick work on the part of the
cruiser's officers, who rushed life
boats over the side and played
»earchlißhts on the dark waters
pre\ented an even heavier toll of
Most of the City of Atehens'
crew casualties were among the
stewards, who were crushed to
death when the war vessel's seel
prow cut into their <|iiarlers.
Survivors said the ropes of one
lifeboat snapped throwing sev
eral persons into the sea.
Sailors nt Their Post**
Two of the French sailora
saved had hands cut off by tackle
while desperately trying to launch
, The loss of 14 French sailors
out of a party of 20 on the liner
waf«a story of self sacrifice.
(Special t«» The Times.)
OI.YMPIA, May I. —Overtoil G.
Ellis, chief jtutitt of the .state
supreme court, today announced
his Intention to resign at an early
date to re-enter private law prac
tice In Tai'oma. Kills' term ia ex
piring this year.
John H. Mitchell, superior court
Judge of Tlnirston county is ex
pected to announce his candidacy
to succeed Kllis. Friends of the
former say he is especially quali
fied in view of the great amount
of state litigation which he has
handled in the years he has been
in his present position.
To Kr rule r I,aw I n ill
Notice of Ellis' intention i.i
contained in tho following state
ment he released today:
"A rumor to the effect that I
am contemplating an early resig
nation from the supreme bench
of this state having found its way
into the public press, I feel im
pelled to make the following
"It is my intention to resign
and enter the private practice of
the law in Taeoma In association
with my former partner John D.
Fletcher and Albert K. Evans.
"It is necessary that 1 retain
my membership In the court till
near the beginning of the May
term, which will be May 11, in
order that as many as possible of
the decisions in which 1 have par
ticipated may be filed before my
"I have consulted with Gov. U
ter touching this phase of the sit
uation and Bhail hand him my
resignation immediately on his
return from a contemplated visit
to Alaska, which will be about
• "He has authorized me to say
that he will be ready to appoint
my successor at that time so that
there will be no vacancy on the
Cancelled Check for 10,000 Kisses
. Figures in Girl's Trial for Murder
Burning love letters and a 'canceled click for 10,0(10 Kisses
■Ml Miss Ruby Dean by Dr. l.eon 11. Qnitinnn, will figure in the
defense of the Rirl who is on trial in Chicane on a charge of
Dr. Q lituian died In the ipiMBMM of Miss Dean, a Kinsrr,
from a lnill<>t wound.
Mis».s Dean expects to hlhiw thai he was ac< identalb sliol; 1 liat
he wocuml her its a single man. \\li<n Ik- W|| niarriccl and had two
children. Letter* will he inliodm iml in which he died her the
host little sweetheart In the world/ and "Dearest Dulling' 1 and
MAY DAY SURPRISE
The Wrifhl shipyards ga\e Tn
comn, the shipping hoard and. to
some device, itself a May day sur
prise liy launching the Vakimn, a
Ferris t\pe wooden steamer, at i
11 o'clock last night. I tension
to send her down the ways was
not reached until aVMtag.
The vessel was the seventh to
take the water here in the war
program, and was the second to
be launched at Taeoma yesterday.
the Gerbeviller, at the Founda
tion yards, being the other.
Mrs. A. W. Lehman, daughter of
George P. Wright, the yard's
owner, sponsored the new ship.
• • •
U. S. Will Order 200
More Wooden Vessels
Taeoma ship builders are ex
ulting in nesw that came loday
fiom Washington that, the ship
ping board has decided to build
20tl more wooden vessels at mice.
These are to be of about 4700
tons dead weight, of either the
l>ougherty or Hallin type. The
contracts will be allotted, accord
ing to announcement of Chairman
| Hurley, to yards already in oper
ation which have been most ef
• » •
New $500,000 Company
to Build Plant Here
Announcement was made today
by H. F. Garretson, Taeoma at
torney, of the incorporation of
ihe Hewitt Drydock & Shipbuild
ing Co., a $500,000 concern,
which proposes to erect a large
plant between Day Island and
convening of the court for the
May term. The governor has I
similar understanding with Jinlue
Webster, who, as has been an
nounced, intends to retire fron:
(he court at about the same time."
AIKMI \ Kill,l.l>
(United Press Ijeaned Wire.)
FORT WORTH, Tex.. May I,
—Lieut. James Ed. Ennis. New
York, and Cadet Paul Marriott,
Oakland, Cal., were killed at
Hicks flying field here today.
AinV it just
the luck? Just
as we were
planning to don
the straw lid,
We a t hermau
Cover and say»,
"Tonight an d
bly rain, cool
Twenty ways, 16 for wooden
ships and four for concrete ves
sels, (iarretson says, will ho built.
Great gravel deposits exist nn the
lloson capital is reported to
have takM $ I 00,000 of the stock
and agreed to furnish skilled
* * *
Todd Company Working
On Two More Ways
Work is under way at the Todd
plant on two additional ways, in
acoerdance with the program an
nounced some time ISO. The wteel
shed is to he extended 200 fee',
and other building erected.
The improvements are wpflctcd
to Mtgnnta |SS9.tO9, and will
necessitate a radical enlargement
of tho working force.
Has Red Cross Made Good?
Is the American Red Cross making good?
What is it doing with the millions of dollars we have given it?
Those arc two questions Tho Times and its associated papers de
cided to answer for themselves and at first hand.
With that idea in view, Idali IfcGloM Gibson, famous newspaper
Writer and author of *'Confessions of a Wife," was sent to Europe..
After more than two months over there she has returned to this
country to tell Taeoma and other readers what she saw.
In a letter to the editor of The Times, written at Paris just before
she sailed for home, she says:
"I i-.niii- to I ranrr purposely to tall those American uonien who arc workinK no loy
ally for the Ked Oohn in every little neigh Imm-liikkl, .i«i*l wlint their money, tlieir kniM«d
am and sweaters Uicir hoHpilnl liaiidnuf* itml iinU and nil tho oilier lining that they
are daily sending to I'Yanco, menu to tliose who are 'o\er there.
"I am going to t• -t 1 the men and women of America us simply an I ran what I have
Been in the l><>Npt<»ls, the training campN. the ruim-.l and <!<••.. •Intel home* and the
11 in'lies, pi.-irrs where Uie American lied t'roAN Ktrlvon <<■ heal ih<- grout Kaning wound*
of the pri-x-ni day world.
"I HAVK IM.M It WITH KVKKY Off! WITH WHOM I CAMK IN CONTACT
PROM OBlf, I'KHNHINCJ TO TIIK AMKKIC'AA' FHIVATK—IIiiiM I'M sllH \ I POIN
CAKK TO THK HIMIU,KBT I*OIM'S.
"1 approach my task of i.-IMmi; what 1 have seen and heard in great trepidation for I
nm ronfrunted by scenew which I cannot <!••-.. i iix- without i«-»iv. and I must quote words
from ti»e Hpa of tho S o who am Mill 'fighting the good fight' which make me feel almost
ashamed that aurh hei-oen niunt have mich an inadequate mouthpiece."
Sounds mighty interesting, doesn't it? And it will be especially
valuable information for us Taoomans, in view of the fact that in three
weeks we are to be called on for another $100,000 in donations for a
second $100,000,000 war fund. It was the spending of a part of the
first such sum which Mrs. Gibson has been observing.
The first of her great articles will appear in tomorrow's Times.
(United trees Leased Wire.)
LONDON. May 2.—A "high English authority,"
is quoted by the Graphic as estimating the (Jcmum
losses iv killed, wounded and captured since March
21. aa at least 900,000.
The Germans continue to emphasise the import
ance of the victory Rained by the Franco-British
forces in the hills southwest of Ypres early this week,
by refusing to renew hostilities there.
Reid Marshal Haig'i report today showed that
sector remains as quiet as a graveyard —to which the
deadly fire of the allies literally tinned it.
Staff COrra*pOß4rata forecast a resumption of the attempt by
Field Marshal yon llindent>ur>r (o possess these heights, lint declare
he will require days, perhaps weeks, to reform his shattered division*
lor Iliis effort.
(iernißii .irtillery whs busy today, but Mr activity in only two sec
tors VII wort In nf mention In Hair's report. This was in the nelgb
liorliood of Merris. three mile*, so uthwest ol Hailleul, in the VilleTß-
Bretonneux MCtor, east of Amiens.
The report alpo showed heavy enemy cannonadinp last night In
the St. Venant sector the westernmost point of the Inlanders «• dpc
—and around Arras and l^eno. This later front is in the sector di
viding the main I'irardy and Klmidors battlefront.
| The French war office said there was lively r.innon.idin. nortb
l)es*|iite. the allied statements that there were no infantry com
iiiii- of importance, the (Jcrnian war office Maid Reveral Krencli as
saul's near Dr.inoutre were repiil»ed "Successful reconnainHnnces."
on both sides of the Soniine »<re clahned.
Iliiiß said the Kritish took 8,141 German prisoners during April.
ROW WITH DUTCH
Ilnlinl l*M*a l.rainl uin i
AMSTKRDAM, May I.— The
Neuwe liotterd.un^che ('oursint an
nounced today that it understands
ithe German-Hutch difficultieh haM
l been settled.
Shah Buys Bale
ilnlinl Prrim l.raard Wlrr.t
WASHINGTON, M. C. May 2. —
To show that his heart is in lIM
right place, tho his country is a
hotliiMl of German intrigue, his
majesty, the shall of l'ersia, lo
day cabled the state department
for $10n.nO" worth of Liberty
I'M MltKlts MIUKIKG
<l nIK.I l>rr» I r>irJ WlrO
BnTTK. Mont., May 2— Mem
bers of the l'lumbers' union
struck today in linn with the
strike vote taken recently. They
demand $!t a day.
Oh, Girls! Bill
Hart's to Wed
I rtm I . nai.l Wlrr.l
UM ANOKLCf, May 2—Tbe
otißiineiiK'nl «f William S. Hart,
portray er of "dad man" rolee on
the niovio .-.oreen, who recpnt!y
tonrod Hip west in the l.iin-rty
loan < ;uii|i;iiKii, and Miss Mar
narpt Kvaus. dau^htßr of a
I wt'iilthy rancluT, was announced
! licre today liy the film actor.
The romance is one that began
Wlion Hart was in Bntte, Mont.,
rt»i«'ntly, he met th<> young woman
and was a nuest at her father's
NMI s OUUBOMI
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