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Tacoma Elks Expel Architect
VOL. XV. NO. 148.
SMASH TOWARD VENICE!
Positive refusal of Carl August
Uarmer, Tacoma architect and old
time resident of the city, to fight
in Germany against the country of
his birth, or voluntarily to assist
America in defeating the Germans,
was contained in testimony sub
mitted Tuesday morning by the
government before l\ S. Judge
<'ii' inn. 111 in the suit to cancel
Darmer's citizenship i>;u.« i •■ .
I MM-11.-.1 From Klks.
The most ■ cm■;ition;ii evidence
indicating Darnier's disloyalty wMj
contained in a record of the pro-'.
ceedings of an investigation of
l>aruier conducted by the Tacoma
Elks last December, following
which Uarmer was expelled from
This investigation, In charge of
Attorney W. D. Askrtn, at that
loyal knight of the lodge, brot outj
the statement from Damn r that!
if he "had known that the United I
States would some day be at war
with Germany, he never would
have settled here and would not
have become a citiuen of the
KefiiNed f«i llu\ lt<.iiil-
Uuestioncd by the invo^tu'-atorp,
the evidence showed, Uarmer de
clared the reason he refused to
buy a Liberty bond when solicited
by a committee In the second Lib
erty loan rampain, VM that he
"didn't want to do anything vol
untarily thnt would give support
in wiping out his mother country."
Further sensational testimony
was offered by Frederick Seitz, a
stereotyper employed by the Ta
coma Timeg. Ho told of a con
versation he had at Magnolia;
Beach with Darnier at the time!
there was talk of Roosevelt lead
ing troojiß to Germany.
Hoped He'd IU Killed.
"Darnier sad to me: 'If Roose
velt goes over there I hope he'll
never come back,' " Seitz testified.
"I think he said lie hoped Roose
velt and all his men would be
killed. 1 got in.ill at that and told
him I hoped that for every >
lost the Americans would get 10
or 12 Germans." j
Judge Gordon, attorney repre
senting Darmer, made a tight to
prevent the introduction in evi
dence of the record or the Elke'
investigation, but was overruled
by Judge Cuuhman.
This record contained an admis
sion on' the part of I iinnni- of
the government's charts that he
had said, when visited l>y the Lib
erty loan committee, that he
"would rather throw all his prop
erty In the bay than buy a Lib
Kicking Own Mother.
Also an admission of the fol
lowing statement made to the
"I was born in Germany. Ger
many was my mother country. I
would feel as if I were kicking my
own mother if I bought a Liberty
R. D- McDonald, Tacoma shoe]
merchant, and James A. Pleas
a.nts, who were members of this
Liberty loan committee, both tes
tified that Darmer made these
statements to them when they soli
cited him last October. The
government's action was based on
Cross-examined at the Elks' In
vestigation by McDonald, the rec
ord showed that Darmer made this
Owed So Much to Germany.
"I felt that I owed so much to
the land that produced me that I
couldn't voluntarily destroy or as
sist in supplying the means to
wipe out the land that gave me
"My attachment to the old coun
try is inborn, while my attach
ment to this country Is acquired.
AH the relatives I bare are in the
old country, while the only at
tachments I have here are my
The record disclosed that Dar
mer came to America at the age
of 23, having had military service
in Germany for about five months.
Wouldn't Fight There.
It further contained a statement
from him that he would be willing
(Continued on Page Five.)
Bat's Bear has
to make to the
86: Rip np
the car tracks
and let the
street cars ran
wild on the
they'd Oe l«w««
The Tacoma Times
U'Bltrd Pnra Leamrd Wlrr.)
WASHINGTON, D. <\, June
18.— A .sensational blow by
tin' department of justice has
disrlowcd the presence Iwrc of
a great war orders lobby, with*
connections tiiruout the na-
lion and cont.roUed by a
Army and navy departments,
the war industries board and the
national defense council, today
are turning the searchlight on
their departments to determine
whether any officer may have
Raids in many big cities return
ed a mass of evidence, officials
say, showing existence of a con
spiracy between manufacturers
and their "percentage brokers"
John Fleming, John P.
CavaiiaiiKh, Eugene Sullivan
and .los.|iii Kolm, all of Boa-
Urn, who, officials say, are
the bruins of the "brokers'
trust," are under indictment
At the war industries board
today, following a conference of
all the department chiefs, it was
stated the new zone buying sys
tem, now instituted to insure di
rect purchasing between the gov
ernment and manufacturers, will
sound the death knell o fbroker
lobbibes In Washington.
Seized documents Revealed In
some cases contingent fee extor
tion as hgih as 20 per cent.
A special "graft proof" clause to
bo Inserted In all future govern
' ment contracts was sent by the
justice department to heads of all
federal departments and bureaus
letting war contracts, to guard
against further plundering.
TO PUT IT
The War Savings Stamp cam
paign in Tacoiua is going to be a
real live drive with every busi
ness and working man putting his
shoulder to the wheel to make it a
This was aresolutton adopted
Monday evening at a conference of
about DO community leaders which
was held at Vlcotry hall.
The following men who attend
ed the meeting have subscribed
$1,000 each, the largest amount
>that anyone can take of the
Kdward Simpson, J. W. Slayden,
L. H. Burnett, S. B. Asia, C. I*
Hufford, The Syman Jewelry Co.,
Martin Groivndwater, Ueo. K.
Lyen, A. H. de Oastlllane and W.
N'ewsle Takce Six.
I Besides these there were over
100 smaller subsbcrlptions which
brings the total up to about $25,
--000 which was subscribed by Mon
Little Patsy Ward, a Tacoma
newsboy, appeared at Victory Hall
Tuesday morning with his mother
in. tow and announced that he
would purchase six stamps a
month, which mean about $30.
Patsy admitted that he did not
earn this much money but that he
was going to "make mother and
Louis Burnett, chairman of the
drive, has appointed as his assist
ants J. W. Slayden and Ned Simp
son, who wIU be at Victory hall
all of the time during the drive.
Rev. K. H. Mc-cums has been
appointed to take charge of the
work In all of the churches In
Tacoma, and as he has always
been such an active worker, Chair
man Burnett says that h« is ex
pecting great things from the
A number of city school teach
ers appeared at Victory hall early
Tuesday morning and prepared
for work, hoping that It comes
with a ru»h.
The following Tacomans have
been appointed by Mr. Burnett aa
the publicity committee for the
Nick Peironf, chairman; Mr.
Calvert, Chas. Herald, Paul Har
vey, Roy t>. P*»ker<t»n, John Con
don, Louise Allen, Jack Qulnlan,
George Moore, B. C. Huhbard,
Chas. Briggs, Lloyd W. McDowell,
MiM Zllfa Phillip*, Miss Edith
A Mi MT«r tl a Uf»-mv«r.
Pave His Way To Berlin
TA< 'OMA, which has never yet fallen down on a quota assigned it by
Uncle Sam —Tacoma, with its record of oversubscriptions to lied.
Cross and Liberty bonds—Tacoma, which began the war by handing
the nation the best and biggest cantonment site in the country, free of
charge — Tacoma, maker of ships and maker of soldiers —IS FAIL
ING IN ITS WAR SAVING CAMPAIGN.
Failing, moreover, when we all Lave spare change that we should be sav
ing; when we each are spending more than we really are obliged to spend.
OF COURSE, there yet is time before June 28 to make up for lost ground.
But that is what we have been saying too long. Now we've got to
Are you going to smooth Our Boys' road to Berlin? Or are you going to
let them do the fighting unaided?
. Pave their way, not with good intentions, but with accomplishment
BUY THRIFT STAMPS TODAY.
Important extensions in the
Foundation fthipyardu in Tacoma
are expected to follow the visit
here of Franklin Remington, pres
ident of the Foundation Co.; Uen.
Reo, representative of the Freuch
government for which the com
pany is building ships; Robert H.
Lavarie, head of the U. S. govern
ment bureau veritaA, and Bayley
Hlpkins, manager of the com
pany's Pacific coast division.
With a party of nine, President
Remington will arrive in Tacoma
at 9:25 Tuesday iniglit from New
York by way of Portland, and will
be the gueets of Gen. James M.
Aahton while in the o'ty. They
have reserved apartments in the
I Tacoma hotel.
Wednesday they will make a I
thoro Inspection of the Founda-'
tion shipyards. They probably also
will be taken on a trip to Camp
Lewis and to Mount Tacoma.
President Remington Is ex
pected to make an announcement
of the future plans for the ship
yard, including ita enlargement.
Since March the naimber of em
ployes at the yards has increased
from 1,600 to 3,600, and an
nouncements have ibeen made that
more than 20 additional contract*
hare been aaeured.
(ITnltrd PfCM Uwi Win.)
LONDON, June 18.—The arm
ed mercantile cruiser Patria wu
torpedoed and rank June IS, the
admiralty announced today. One
officer tad 16 men vtra drowned.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAP ER IN TACOMA.
Deny Obeying Kaiser's Orders
(United Pvma Leaacd Wire.)
GENEVA, June 18. —Vienna newspapers deny that Berlin
ordered the Italian offensive. They declare that the Austrian staff
displayed great foresight in its preparation for the offensive and
have the entire credit.
The newspapers reveal that Austrian headquarters is located
just north of the Aslago plateu.
German Troops Reported Helping
(United Press bea«ed Wire.)
AMSTERDAM, June 18.—German troops are participating In
the Italian offensive, according to a dispatch received from
The same dispatch said Emperor Karl is on the Italian front.
Better Annihilation Than Dishonor
(United Press LeaMd Wire.)
ROME, June 18.—"Annihilation of the Italian people Is
preferable to a dishonorable peace," Premier Orlando declared
in addressing the chamber of deputies yesterday.
"The government will neglect no opportunity of concluding
« Juut and honorable peace, but not a single possibility of such
a peace has ever yet shown Itself."
Throw 14 Bridges Across Piave
(United Press L^aaed Wire.)
LONDON, June 18. —The Austrian* have thrown 14 bridges
across the Plave river, but sufficient reserve* are massed oppo
site them to check the enemy, according to a semi-official dis
patch from the Italian front today.
U-BOAT REPORTED SUNK
IIdIM Prow Inard Wire.)
NEW YORK, June 18.—A
German submarine was gunk by
an American submarine off the
Virginia capes last Friday morn
ing, according to a story told
here today by persons arriving
on a steamer from Cuba.
These asserted that the details
were obtained from officers of
the American submersible, who
exchanged greetings with officers
of the liner not far from New
York, while the U. S. submarine
was taking gupplles from a
Last Friday morning the Amer
ican sighted a big German U-boat
with two deck guns.
to spot the American, which sub
merged and fired a torpedo. A
great concussion resulted, and
the American, emerging, could
see nothing of the German, but
oil and wreckage were observed
on the water.
Balances ,«, M 5,161.35
(I iiiii-.i Vrrmm I •..••.! Wire.)
ISO.MX, June IH—Austria's
onfiiv titttUn military
vti-i-mli .ilr.jul\ IlilN ln-4'ii
thrown into the Italian ilri\c
ai i urilini; tv a semi-official
(if Austria's total or (MB
divisions < l,lol.<UM> men) 51
itli.:nl, have Im 111 i.l. niiii.-.1
■hi tin- Italian front.
As far as quality in con
cerned, these < .1. UMilc Ui<
whole of Uie enemy's really
The Auslrans also have at
least 7,."j00 guns of all calicr and
their entire aviation forto is In
use, together with an abundance
of war material.
Vet they have only profiressed
at two points where their gains
are very slight, compared with
the objectives assigned them.
From captured documents and
the statements of prisoners there
is no doubt the enemy command
sent its troops into the offensive
with the promise of booty.
Cannon and trench mortars
were furnished the Austrian* in
Rreat numbers by Urn Germans.
In return, according to prison
ers, the Austrians have permitted
ft Oerrruin "requisition" battalion
to operate on the Italian front, in
order to secure a portion of the
II nil.-.I Vre*n 1 .■«■.. l \\i,.- i
NBW YORK, June 18. -Jere
miah O'Leary, charged with trea-
son, was arraigned before Jud^e
Hand today shortly after h.is ar
rival from Portland, Or., in the
custody of agents of the depart
ment of Justice.
He pleaded not guilty and was
committed to The Tombs to await
The reading of the indictment
charging him witth treason took
When asked toy Judge Hand if
he had any request to make,
O'l^eary replied that he might
wish the court to aid him in se
He said he realized that attor
neys were reluctant now to defend
men charged with so serious an
O'l-eary was nervous and ill at
ease while the indictment was be
iii: read and hie voice broke sev
eral times while he was address
ing the court.
When the reading was finished
(•ertrude O"Leary, a sister, who
was attending the trial of John J.
O'l-eary in the adjoining court on
a charge of aiding eremlah to es
cape from federal authorities,
came into the room.
Crying, "Jerry, oh Jerry!" she
pushed her way thru the crowd to
his side. Throwing her arms
around Ms neck, sobbing, she
clung to him until they were sep
arated by court attendants.
When O"ljeary emerged from
the courtroom he was met by his
father and brother Alexis. None
of the members of the O'l-eary
family knew of eremlah's arrival
In the city until told he was plead
ing in the adjoining room.
Please Page An
Is a Uerman-born woman who
has married an Amerloan-born
husband (now deceased) and who
later married a German-born hue
band from whom she Is now di
vorced, an enemy alien within the
meaning of the law?
Bertlllon Expert C. F. Dono
van at police headquarters, who
Is looking after the registering of
Qerman women in Tacoma, wants
Monday this extraordinary sit
uation came to light and nobody
teemed able to decide.
Frederick Otto Klomm wss ar
rested Monday night for failure
to register as an alien enemy.
C L. Jthodee was arzcaUd
charged with beln« » ilkckex.
TACOMA WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1918.
The u.strian drive, already ap
l»;irt-iitly tiopptd in quicker time
than any major offensive of the
Wit, is beglaaiaf to takp the as
]!<'■ i of a cruihlag enemy defeat.
Hurled back by a bomcim d
BritUh, French anil Italian coun
ter offensive in the mountain
region, on the north, the Aus
trian*, liave quit there, at least,
for the present.
They also havp failed to press
their initial advantage at Mon
tello, ilie important crest at the
Juacture ol the mountain and
After crossing tile Have at
several places, the Austrians
have not succeeded in pushing
more than a niilo or two west*
And the Rome official report
issued at midnight showed flint
the Italians already have Inattg
fonsive on the southern portion
urated a successful counter of
ot the river region.
Only raiding operationl; were
11 ported by the French war
liritish troops made successful
raids in the Amiens and Albert
Herman prisoners were taken
in patrol encounters on the west
ern portion of the front.
6oiii<» Americans were captured
In a tierman raid southeast of
1 1111r- v 111f Monday night.
Premier Orlando, addressing
the chamber of deputi'l- declared
that "annihilation of the Italian
people is preferable to a dishon
Tho mercantile cruiser Vatria
was submarined Thursday with the
loss of 1C lives.
Italian War Office
Itv United I*rc«s I.cumml Wire. |
■OMB, June 18. — The
Italian* continue to check ih<
\iisiiiiins at all points, in
flicting bloody ili-fiai- on the
RMV at two |il:n<v on the
I'i.im', a communique iKsiied
by (In- Italian wipreine iihii
iiiaml at imiilimllM ili-i l:ir<-il.
A successful counter offensive
was started by the Italians on the
The Austrians, exhausted by the
Anglo-French and Italian counter
attacks in the north, have failed
to renew their infantry assaulst
In the mountain region and in the
important Mantello sector.
"The enemy failed to renew his
infantry attacks In the mountains
and at Montello," the communi
"South of Montello, between
Zensoa and Fossalta (a three-mile
front, east of Trevluo) an import
ant action developed, but tlie en
emy was stopped everywhere.
They left 100 prisoners.
"Between Maserada and ('an
delu (northeast of Treviso) at
tempts to cross the Piave were
"On the lower Piave a counter
offensive action resulted advant
ageously to us.
(Special to The Time*.)
SEATTLE, June 18—The Anti-
Profiteering league was organ
ized last night In the social *erv
ioe room of the Y. M. C. A., with
F. Walker, of the Metal Trades
council as president, and Mrs.
Anna S. Walker, of the social
committee of the Good Templars,
A maaa meeting will be called
within a week In aome public
building to adopt * constitution
and to elect officers. A resolu
tion was adopted to co-operate
with other public bodies to re
strain rent profiteering.
Help your government and
year self at th* aatne time—buy
War Bavtaga Stamps.
(I nllnl I'rrmi l<n*<<i Hire.)
LONDON, June IN.— 11..-
Aiislrians have <lriv«ti for
ward iiKiiin .il the nimiu
emls of (lu> I'iave line .iim!
menace Ixrtli llaliun (Link- in
the river region, it MM I<wm
<<l «uthoritali\el.v Ibis aitcr.
At .Montelln tln> enemy has ad
vani ed lour miles and occupied
two-thirds of the liiirli t:ronn<i.
If the occupation of the cre»t II
completed it is feured ibe A«»
--trians might turn the whole Wave
line, bill the Kalians ire confi
dent they can oivd this danger.
In the marsh land on tlie lower
I'iaxe the Austrians have advanc
ed on the ir>-mile front between
Zeuson and the sea to v depth ot
three miles at several points. Tb)#
thrust is a direct move upon
11 nllril fi.«« I raorft Wlrr.)
WASHINGTON, I>. C, June It.
■—National guard troops from Wte>
conxin und Michigan urr the first
Anieriian soldiers to light on Ger
Tills offUial ;iiiniiiMi< finriit by
the war dvpartrnent today revealed
tlie identity of troops now fifiht
ing In Almu'o.
Tin 1 Wisconsin-Mulligan troops"
■Ml mako up the :!"n«l divinioa.
Tlifi.v left this country under,
command of MaJ. Oen. William
O. Haan, and it is suisumed that
he Ik still in command.
Tlie eiiKineeis' triiin, the xnpply
train and two rrplHc im nt unitl
of this division Iran on tb#
st'-aincr Tuscania when It wajl
Mink off the coast of Ireland last
It has licen known for • •>iu6
days that Amerliian trnoim were
operating, on former (ierman soil,
but not until the units had been
identified by the enfiny whf the
announcement permitted in this
80 far as Is known here, thin ii
the Wisconsin division's first tout
of duty in the trenches.
to lit it be xnid thai the
War KaviiiKM drive in Taco
nui is k"<»k Ixmllj '■'
Tlie changeable weather brings
To the sensible fellow ■>•
He never puts off today
What he has to put on tomof*
Food administrators rrerjw
where ure warning folk not te>
throw rice at bridal couple*.
We wonder of they'd object t»
the throwing of bread pudding or
No danger of old shoes being
thrown. We're all wearing our.
Our idea of a place where them
will be no conversation In tier
man is the peare table.
Miv I'ankttur-Nt lias lantl«d
in this county. We ihm't
know why sin- hag come over.
Mhjlh- Kngland is Uh> calm.
America's worst boy has been
found in Pittoburg. We're sorry
he was found there. That towm
will brag about it for yean.
"Wear patched tiu—<.!'■,*
•drisea Secretary McAdoi.
Sh, Mac! We «o.
WOMAN A OANDIDAW
<r•!»«■* Pnm tiwl WU
SALINA, Kas., June 11.-
Wlnifred Neptune of Bails*' tIM
nounced today that she to a repcb*
Ucan candidate tot tk* <Wll