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U. S. TO OFFICIALLY BACK SLAVS
Two Cents Outside of Taeoma.
VOL. XV. NO. 158.
HUNS SEEK REVENGE
Shall Taeoma Fail?
To the People of Taeoma:
Unless $2,200,000 is raised for War Savings Stamps before the sun sets
Saturday night, Taeoma will have failed for the first time in responding to a
In the last Liberty loan Taeoma was oversubscribed, and also in the last
Red Cross drive.
In the War Savings Stamp campaign Taeoma is asked to take only $2,
--200,000 out of $31,000,000, for the state of Washington.
Out of this $2,200,000 quota, less than half has been pledged to date. We
must raise the remaining $1,200,00 by Saturday night or hang our head in
Can Taeoma afford to lose its prestige? Can we confess that we are neg
ligent in our duty to our country? Do we want Taeoma to receive a black
If Tacoma's reputation is to remain unsullied, every business man or cit
izen who can, must join in the limit club. There are 1000 business men in
Taeoma, each of whom should join the limit club. This will raise $1,000,000.
No one person can own more than $1000 maturity value of stamps. This
limit can be bought until June 30 for $834. There is not a business man in Ta
eoma who cannot pledge the limit as well as many individual members of
War Savings Stamps are the best form of investment and are always
worth what they cost, plus the interest they earn, and can be cashed on 10
days' notice if necessary. The stamps may be paid for before Dec. 31—Six
months to pay, if necessary.
If you have any pride in Taeoma, join the limit club.
The government must have money to win the war. If it doesn't get it this
way, it must get it in some other way—and if it doesn't get the money, what
good is our business, or our home, or our position?
TACOMA WAR SAVINGS COMMITTEE,
L. H. Burnett, Chairman for City of Taeoma.
Order your fuel wood by
the on il, not by tin- load.
I_ook at your bill before
your order is unloaded.
If tiie bill calls for a
"load," oilier the delivery
man to turn his truck around
and take the load back to tho
company where tt came from.
A "load" means nothing. A
cord means a certain definite
amount ot wood.
This was the warning sent out
to Tacomans Wednesday thru The
Times by E. E. Sanderson, city In
spector of weights and measures,
as the result of numerous com
plaints that fuel companies have
been "putting it over" ou their
patrons, delivering short orders.
' The complaints have been pil
ing up in the last few days, and
prosecution may follow soon In
the case of Taooma fuel com
panies which are said to be the
Most of the complaint, have
come from persons who have or
dered a cord of wood, only to find
that it has fallen far short of the
required amount when stacked
and measured. Looking on their
bills, the customers have found
the word "load" written opposite
the price agreed on for a cord.
How It Works.
Ous Lyberg. 506 E. 64th St..
declared he ordered two cords of
slab wood at $6.50 a cord from
the Bismark Fuel Co.
When he stacked and measur
ed lt, he complained he found
each cord was one rick short.
Looking at his bill he discov
ered he had paid $6.50 for a
"load," he said. His wife had been
at home at the time the wood was
delivered, and had accepted it.
Apparently there was no rem
edy. The state weights and
measure, law .ays:
"It shell he unlawful for any
" vendor of firewood in the state ot
Washington, or his servant, agent
or other employes to sell or offer
for sale the same in the state In
any quantity or by any measure
except by the cord or fractional
"The standard measurement of
a cord of firewood In this state
' is hereby fixed at 128 cubic feet.
It is hereby expressly provided
that mill wood in 24 Inch lengths
or shorter shall not be subject to
the provisions of this act."
Sanderson declares that pre
viously when he has hauled up
fuel dealers for offenses of the
kind new complained of, they al
ways have been given a clean bill
by the courts. He says, however,
that he intends to go after fuel
profiteers to the limit and demand
punishment for them.
One hundred dollars fine and
30 days In the county jail was the
sentence imposed on Stanley
Groom Friday by Judge E. J.
Hacked for reckless auto driving
Groom was airrested at 1 o'clock
Thursday morning by Lieut. Dun
can of the military police. It was
shown that he, with three others,
was drunk and driving at a reck
less rate of speed toward Olympia
and that a truck going in the op
posite direction had to pull out of
the way in an effort to avoid be
ing hit. Groom's Ford sedan
came on and smashed Into the
truck and was completely wreck
"Liquor and gasoline simply
i will not mix," said Judge Hack
ett in giving the sentence, "and
we have got to protect the public
from Just such men as you."
Lewis Nurgaard was arested
Thursday evening by Conatal-le
Michael on a warrant sworn out
by his lather, who charges that he
took his Hudson car without his
Young Nurgaard claims that he
owns an interest of $200 In the
car which entitles him to use lt.
CITED FOB BRAVERY
(Valtcd Preae l.en.rd Wire)
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 28.
—Fifty more Americans have been
oited for bravery, Oen. Pershing
Those cited included Volney B.
Bowles, first lieutenant, Denver,
Col.; Lee 8. Dillon, lieutenant,
Boulder, Col.; Lucius K. Hol
brook, colonel, Boise, Idaho; O.
H. Gather, lieutenant, Bladen,
Net>.; Theo. Roosevelt, Jr., major,
The Taeoma Times
IS I. W. W.
(I Dll.il rrraa I.raacrt Mlrr.i
CHICAGO, June 28.— J. T.
("Red") Doran, Taooma. deliver
ed a three-hours 1. W. W. speech
In the court room of Federal
Judge Landls here today.
HI. address was part of the de
fense of the I. W. W. leaders, on
trial charged with sedition and
Its object was to convince the
jury that I. W. W. propaganda is
not always fiery. Doran is a de
"Now, then, fellow workers,"
Doran began briskly, stepping to
the stand, "let's get down to busi
He then donned a green eye
shade, loosened Wie neckband of
his flannel shirt and paced up and
down before the jury box, where
there was room for gesturing.
The speech made no reference
to sabotage, but claimed loyalty
and patriotism for the I. W. W.
"We don't seek revolution," Do
ran said, "but a change of condi
tions thru industrial action."
Time to Forget
The negro should forget his
grievances and the white man his
race prejudice, in the opinion of
Dean Kelly Miller of Howard uni
versity, Washington, D. C, as
outlined in a lecture given Thurs
day night at the First Congrega
Lieut. Gov. Louis F. Hart,
Mayor C. M. Riddell and ex-
Mayor W. 9\ Seymour gave
brief addresses assuring the dean
that the colored people will have
the support of Taeoma.
WHKAT PRICE TO STAND
(Halted Preaa l_eaaed Wire.)
PORTLAND, Ore., June 28.—
The national food administration
Intends to maintain the present
price of $2.20 on wheat at Pa
cific ports, lt was announced to
day at the office of the Oregon
TO LAUNCH 17 O 4TII
(InlK**! Preaa !.«■■•*d Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28.—
Seventeen steel vessels will be
launched In the San Francisco
bay district on July 4, according
to present plans of shipbuilder*.
Boston Latin school Is the old
est school in the United States
and was founded April 23, 1635.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
(United rr«« I r«»f(I Wire.)
WASHINGTON, I>. 0.,
June as.—"All branches of
tin* Slav race should be
completely freed of German
and Austrian ride."
Thl* itt the declaration of
the I'nited states govern
ment, made today thru
Lansing's statement followe:
"Since the issuance by this
government May 2!) of the state
ment regarding the nationalistic
aspirations for freedom of the
Czecho-Slovacks and Jugo-Slave,
German and Austrian officials and
sympathizers have sought to mis
interpret and distort Its manifest
"In order that there may l>e no
misunderstanding concerning the
meaning of the statement, the
secretary of state has today fur
ther announced the position of
the United States to be that all
branches ot the Slav race should
be completely freed of German
and Austrian rule."
1 J.W. T. Mason.
I By United Press Leased Wire. |
Four years ago today (Friday)
Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir
to the Auetro-Hungarian throne,
was assassinated by Serbian fa
In revenge for this crime, Aus
tria-Hungary tried to make a
vassal state of Serbia and thus
gave to the German militarists
Uieir opportunity to bring about
the world conflict which they had
long been planning.
Now on the fourth anni
versary of the Archduke
Franz Ferdinand's murder,
the German militarists are
gathering in anxious conclave
because the German govern
ment has been compelled to
declare to the relclmtag that
peace cannot be won on the
The German military organi
zation which was ready for in
stant brigandage on the assassin
ation of Frank Ferdinand is no
longer able to keep up its bold
front of assured victory.
Yon Kuehlmann, the third for
eign minister whom Germany
has called to subservient office
under the militarists during these
last four years, has declined to
conceal any longer from the Ger
man people the fatal defect of
the machine which has been so
relentless in its futile sacrifice of
German man power.
The four years from Franz
Ferdinand to yon Kuehlmann
mark the shattering of the Ho
henzollern ambition to rule the
world by force of arms.
There probably will be further
painful efforts hy yon Hlnden
burg to rehabilitate the reputa
tion of the German army. They
will be in vain.
Yon Kuehlmann's words are
ringing thruout Germany not to
They soon will be ringing in
the ears of the soldiers, who will
then know that In every future
German offensive they are dying
in vain for victory.
Four years after Ferdi
nand's death disquiet has
Demoralisation is the next *
condition the kaiser must
face unless lie publicly aban
dons the worship of militar
(Valted Preaa la—ad wir*»
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 28.
—The house voted today to au
thorize issuance of $8,000,000,
--000 more .In Liberty bonds.
GOES TQ PARIS
(Halted Preaa Leased Wire.)
LONDON, June 28.—Alexamder
Kerensky, former Russian pre
mier, left today for Paris.
An Important, meeting of the
committee of 25 citizens, which
may result in immediate tempor
ary relief in the street car situa
tion, was scheduled for 2 o'clock
Friday afternoon in the city hall,
at the call of Chairman Scott Z
At this meeting Manager Louis
Bean of the T. R. & P. Co. will
be asked what raise In carfares
his company will require in or
der to furnish adequate service
and to provide adequate wages
for the street car employes—
wages that will make It possible
to operate more cars, which are
now lying idle.
There is a disposition on the
part of a number of members of
the committee to provide a scheme
for Immediate relief until tha in
vestigation of the committee of
25 is concluded.
11 M 1...1 Preaa lra.nl Wire.)
PORTLAND, Or., June 28.—Fa
cilities for getting shipbuilders to
-and frew their work were being
surveyed here today liy E. A. West,
Investigator for the government.
Went formerly was efficiency
engineer for the Porthmd Hail
way, Light & Power Co.
After he finishes his investiga
tion heire, he will inspect similar
facilities at Taeoma and Seattle.
Greetings, have you learn
ed your "polling place"?
A speech by God-llates-a-Cow
"Hereby declares its faith, pro
claims its principles and defines
Lieut. Gov. Hart getting in bad.
A r.-ci-nt cigar may cost 6
Mate And a .".-cent package
of tobacco may cost fl cents.
And a !>-cent Her si icy bar
may cost 0 cents. Hut a S_s
-cent Thrift Stamp sells at a
Robert Montgomery, our Puyal
lup contemp., was In yesterday
saying some things about this col
yuni which our innate modesty
forbids us to publish.
The only suggestion he had to of
fer was that we should punctuate
our "Greetings" line with a colon
Instead of a comma.
Mebbe so, Bob, grammatically
speaking; but the colon key on
our Underwood Is busted, and It's
easier to make a regiment of U. S.
marines yell "Kamerad" than it is
to get the U-wood office in Taeo
ma to repair anything.
Of course the girls who
were Civil war brides didn't
wear either summer furs or
veils. But the chances are
that they wore soiiietlilng
foolish. We don't know what.
The secretary of the Silk asso
ciation has sent word to the man
ufacturers that the ordnance de
partment has asked that no more
silk lie used in civilian clothing.
We don't know whether a stock
ing is clothing or not, but lt It Is,
what'll the girls do?
II * - Alt BIG t.IVS
H sited Preaa l.eaaed Wire.)
LONDON, June 28.—Heavy gun
firing was heard along the Eng
lish coast thruout last night. The
cannonading, which presumably
came from the west front, was also
audible in I_ondon.
II ni1..1 Prraa I.caard Wlrr.)
LONDON, June 28.—The first
; announcement approaching offi
cial confirmation of the death of
; Nicholas Homanoff, the former
czar, was received here today.
The Frankfurter Zeitung, ac
!cording to the Kxchainge Tele
graph's C-openhagen correspond
jent, declares that Foreign Minister
I Tchitclierln wired from Moscow
jto the Russian minister at Darin-.
jsladt, Germany, that Nicholas had I
been killed. I
K11.1.K1. ON THAIN
• I'llili I l-i-.x- l.rmartl Wire. I
AMimiMM, June ||.—The
Wolff agency announced today
that lt learns from Hussia that the
former czar was murdered in a
train in which he was leaving
KUaterinburg. Immediately after
Czec.ho-Slovak forces captured that
From the same source lt Is re
ported that Gmand Dulte Alexis,
the former czarevitch, died a fort
night ago, following a long illnes-.
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WASHINGTON, 1). 0., Juno 28.
—The family of the Russian czar
has been taken to Peru?,, according
to a Germain official wireless pick
ed up by the state department to-
This message said in one section
(hat the rumor of the czar*, a.-s v
sination at Ekaterinburg is more
and more widespread; the second
section quoted rieraine paiiers a*
saying he was killed by red guards
as a result of a personal quarrel.
i I iilii-il Prraa I.ciiki*. Wire.)
COPENHAGEN, June 28—Im
perial Chancellor llertling has
been called to German headquar
ters for an important conference,
lt was learned here today.
This news followed word from
Berlin that Foreign Minister yon
X in. 11 man n probably would not
resign immediately and would at
least remain until the Rumanian
peace and eastern questions had
been further cleared up.
Following yon Kuehlmann's
speech to the reichstag In which
he said peace would not come thru
military effort, the kaiser was re
ported to be furious at him.
Summoning of Hertling to
headquarters after word of yon
Kuehlmann's intention to remain
In office had been circulated may
indicate the kaiser Intends to take
a further hand in the matter.
"The people of Taeoma aire
using twice as much water as any
city In the U. 5.," said W. A.
Kunigk of the city water depart
Waste Is the reason for the big
amount used, he said. People
turn the hooe on to water a gar
den or lawn and leave It on day
and night. A liiberal amount of
water Is 250 gallons per capita.
Taeoma is exceeding 500 gallons,
frequently running close to 600.
"Should there be a faire on the
high points around the i iiy there
would lie grave lack of water,"
he said. A l»ig fire certainly could
not be put out. Inspectors aire
out day and night but it ds diffi
cult to detect the guilt > ones be
cause of the territory covered by
(Halted Preaa Leaned Wire.)
HALIFAX, N. 8., June 28.
Twenty-ifour aditional survivor, of
the Drrtish transport Dwlnsk, sunk
recently near Bermuda hy a Ger
man Bubmnriae, were landed at
Sherburne, near here, today, by
the schooner Jamas M. Marshall.
TACOMA WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 28,1918.
(I niii-il Prraa l.ciucd Wire.)
LONDON, June 38.—An
other Austrian attempt to
throw out peace feeler* lias
failed, it wan reported here
today in |»ress dispatches
These dispatches state that Aus
tria-Hungary, thru an unofficial
representative in Switzerland dur
ing the past few days had at
tempted to discover the allied
standpoint regarding "important
The emissary failed completely
and returned to Vienna.
ittnitni Ptmat i ststat MM
COPBNHAGKN, June 28. —
Thousands of persons are partici
pating in the general strike at
lluda list. according to dispatches
from that rif\ today.
Socialist leaders have formed a
workers' council and have de
manded dissolution of parliament
and adoption of the electoral bill.
The strikers continue their de
mand that the government do its
utmost to obtain peace soon.
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LONDON, June It.—The Brit
ish government today received re
ports from unofficial soiut.es that
Hungarian soldier.- had mutinied
In locs and Gyor, interior cltlee,
and that 2,(H>O had been con
demned to death
IS SOON TO
WASHINGTON, I). C, June 28.
—The expected offensive on the
western front i.s nearly ready to
burst forth again, according to
information reaching the war
Apparently It is being hastened
by the Austrian failure in Italy
and likewise by yon Kuehlmann's
remarks casting doubt on the
It is certain that a partial of
fensive will be started against the
northern portion of the British
Where the main blow will fol
low Is not known, but It proliably
will be between (themis and tho
Ardennes region, with subsidiary
atLicks simultaneously along the
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STOCKHOLM, June 28.—The
Petrograd Telegramhlad publishes
a report that the bolshevik! have
been overthrown, that Moscow
has been occupied by Generals
Kaledlne, Korniloif, and the Ger
mane; and that Premier l_enine
and War Minister Trotsky have
fled to Murman and that Nikolai
Nikolalevttch has been made em
German military authorities in
Finland have no confirmation.
These rumors are being received
here with the greatest reserve.
40 YEARS FOR
(Tailed Preaa l.cued Wire.)
CAMP KEARNEY, Cal., June
28.—Sgt. Maj. Frank B. Davis
must serve 40 years at hard labor
in Fort Leavenworth prison for
forgery and being absent without
WANTS GREECE TO
BE "DECLARED" ON
(Valted Preaa l.eaaed Wire.)
AMSTH.ItI.AM. June 28 —Bul
garia is demanding that Germany
and Austria-Hungary declare war
on Greece, tha Kreus Zeitung
• 1...1..1 I'rrH l.emnea Wire.)
WASHINGTON, ». C, Jane
SK.—Complete control of Hie
Austrian armies will In* de
manded by t,ti iii.iiiy as a re
mi 11 of the Austrian defeat
along the Piute, Home ad
vices to the Italian enilniwty
here today stated.
The attitude of the German;
press and the German peuplo to-
WHTd Austria as a result of her
failure to overwhelm the Italians
is declared to be bitter.
The Germane intimate that th*
Austrians were materially aided
by their fWlies in advance of the
proposed Austrian offensive with
reserves, guns and supplies.
Italian authorities interpret the
feeliiiK in Germany as a result ot
the realization that Teutonic
atiu.s. as well as the Austrian*,
have hen dealt a blow.
The German press Is reported
unanimous la demanding thai
Austria take immediate revenge
War Saving* Stamp day la
here and Taeoma lino gone
onl) half way.
By Friday night this city will
have to buy more than $1,000,
--000 in War Savings Stamps if it
hopes to olitnin its quota.
From 2 to lo p. m. Tacomam.
are called on to go to the 21'
school-louses in the districts Into
which the city has lieen divided
and make their pledges for tbe
purchaM of War Stamp..
Voting registration hooks will
lie checked to keep track of those
citizens who have given thel*
pledges and those who have not.
Still a < 'Imnre.
Total sales and pledges at the
Todd shipyard, are $160,300,
with .".'""> more to come, it la
announced at Victory hall. This
total puses the record made at
the Todd yards in the Liberty
I.n. ii campaign by nearly $60,
If the rest of Taeoma buye
War Si imps proportionately, the
city has a good chance of going
over the top before Ihe cam
paign closes, says Chairman
Kales and pledges of stamps
so far have come from a minor
ity of Tacoma's population out
side the shipyards, It is declared.
Report at Schools.
"We particularly urge Taco
mans to report at their precinct
centers in the schoolhonses be
tween 2 and 10 p. m. and fire
their shots at the enemy," was
the appeal sent out by Chairman
Burnett Friday morning.
The county building which hat
been thoroly canvassed by Com
missioners Slavdom and Belllng
hani and Is reported to have pledg
In "Limit Clttb."
L. T. Dempsey and family, Ed
win Orrett and G. H. Reed and
Mr. Buchannan of the North Rnd
Lumber Co., Mrs. Minnie A. Slack,
Staindard Paper Co., Dr. I-nGasa,
Elks club. Prudential Life Ina.
Co.. R. E. Anderson, E. E. French,
R. W. Doran, Sadie Rose, W. H.
Grant, A. B. Kennedy, Pioneer
Bindery A Printing Co., Mrs. J.
R. Brown, H. X. White. Mrs. Nel
lie Scott, G. W. Osborne.
rises to suggest
find some way
of shutting off
long enough to
give the war
gardens a drink
and Saturday fair. Temperature*
Friday: Maximum. 70.5: mhmt