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ONE CENT
Two Cents Outside of Taeoma.
VOL. XV. NO. 159.
U.S. NAMES PROFITEERS
BREAK-UP
OFIfIIH
POSSIBLE
(Spi-i-inl to The Han.)
LONDON, June 29. —Kaiser
Wilhelm seems about to add "King
of Austria" to his long list of
royal til lea.
It looks as if Austria will dis
appear, not by action of the allies
or the rebellious peoples held
subject to the Hapsburgs, but by
that of the llohenzollern ruler
over the senior partner in the Teu
tonic alliance.
This will mean the break-up of
Austria-Hungary and probably the
end of the pan-German dream.
While Austria's (iermans prob
ably would submit willingly to the
kaser's rule, l here Is 11 * tie chance
that Hungarians, Jugoslavs,
Czechoslovaks, Rumanians, Poles
and Italians would do so.
Refuses l I
Germany would come out of the
Bqtiablile with an united German
nation, for the first time In mod
ern history, but with a southern
fringle of rebellious provinces
which she could not permanently
control.
Karl Hapshurg would take his
place on the shelf witii Nick Ro
manoff, ex-emperor of Rnsbia.
Already Germany has refused
to supply starving Austrians with
food.
Dispatches from Switzerland
have reported outbreaks in Aus
trian Tyrol against the llapsburga
(Continued on Page Ten.)
FOE DRIVE
CHECKED
BYFRENCH
<l nlled Press Leasee Wire.)
rililS, Juno 20.—Herman
attempts to recapture posi
tions taken by the French
south of the Aisne were re
pulsed after a stubborn but
tle, the war office tin noil need
today.
Southwest of IlheiniH there
was aKo sharp fighting.
Italians hurled the Ger
man.-- from advanced positions
temporarily occupied, It was
reported.
Northwest of Montdidier an
American raid In which 40 pris
oners, including one officer, were
taken, was announced.
"South of the Aisne, the Ger
mans attempted to eject the
French from positions taken yes
terday," the communique said.
"Several battalions attacked lie
tween the Fosses-En-Bas and Cu
try ravine. They were repulsed
and the French front was integ
rally maintained.
"Southwest of Rhelms there was
Sharp fighting In the sector be
tween Montague and Blikny
(about half way between Rhelms
and the Marne) Italian troops
ejected the Hermans who obtained
_ a momentary footing In advanced
elements.
"Northwest of Montdidier (In
the Cantigny region) the Ameri
cans conducted a successful raid,
taking 40 prisoners. Including one
officer.
"In the forest of Apremont (on
the left wing of the American Toul
sector) In Lorraine, French troops
took prisoners and material In a
raid."
9909 > I ■ I*-—-I
SOLDIER RETURNS
JUST IN TIME TO
RETAIN HIS WIFE
(Special to The Times)
LONDON, June 29.—John
Mauners ot Twickenham return
ed home after three years at the
front .art la time to prevent his
wife from remarrying.
She had been informed by the
war office that he was killed In
action, and had accepted an offer
of marriage. But he was badly
t wounded and left for dead on the 1
field. I
The Taeoma Times
The Happy Hunting Ground
Just because the Taeoma W. S. S, formally ended Friday night, don't
imagine you are not to buy any more stamps. As Sat's Bear remarks
there's "no closed season on these birds."
TACOMA IS
PROBABLY
OVER TOP
"I am confident Taeoma is over
the top," said Campaign Manager
Louis Burnett Saturday morning
In reference to the War Savings
Stamp drive which closed hero Fri
day night.
"Altho lt will be about three or
four days until the final total can
be reached, there is practically no
doubt in my mind that the result
will be satisfactorily and that we
shall be proud of it."
By noon Saturday the Taeoma
pledges had been checked up to
the amounit of 91,130,000, with
hundreds of pledges coming In.
"The drive shall not stop here,"
said Chairman Burnett Saturday.
"If Taeoma is not over the top,
and I believe she Is, this drive
will continue as long as neces
sity, even up to January 1 of next
year.
"Pledgeß may still be made and
the sale of the stamps will be con
tinued at the banks and post of
fice and wherever they have pre
viously been on sale.
"I wish to state that I am very
grateful to the public for the
splendid co-operation which they
have given to the workers in this
drive, snd I am more than grate
ful to the workers themselves who
have devoted so much of their
time and labor to making this
campaign a success," Burnett con
cluded.
i The city's pledges amounted to
about 20,000, with the largest sub
scription riming from the Todd
shipyards, whose total amounted
to a trifle over 9172,735.
In the country a large number
of the districts have exceeded
their quota, each district having
| been made to correspond with the
regular school division and each
I pupil being allot (Hi 9100, on the
basis that there are five members
In each homo.
Today's War
Summary, by
United Press
Marne Front
French repulsed a desperate
Gorman attempt to retake the po
sitions west of Sols i, captured
from the enemy yestuiday.
Picardy Front
The 1-rcncli war office reported
a miceoßgfiil American raid north
west of Montdidier in the Can
tlgny region In which 40 (Jermun
prisoners were taken.
Lorraine Front
French troops took prisoners In
a raid in Apremont forest, on the
left flank of the American toul
sector.
Italy
Latest official reports showed
comparatively minor engagements
In mountain region.
England
British casualties lists for the
last week showed a total Of 32,
--17 8.
France
The Germans made their third
air raid on Paris In three days
around midnight. No casualties
reported.
Germany
Gen. yon I.iebert, in an Inter
view, declared that another sur
firlsc blow ugahißt the allies is
niiiiiiii'iii He admitted that the
Austrian offensive was a "painful
failure."
Germany'ls preparing for mili
tary Intervention In Russia to
restore order," acocrdlng to the
German press.
Austria-Hungary
German reports said the general
strike In Buda Pest has ended.
Russia
The murder of the former csar
Is confirmed by the German em
bassy at Moscow, according to a
Stockholm dispatch.
Helslngsfora reported red guard*
terrorized Petrograd and hundreds
of persons dying dally from hun
ger.
, . t
Miss Elizabeth BJandlng, age
85, of Attleboro, Mass., has been
reaching for 19 consecutive years.
THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.
KILLING OF
EX-CZAR IS
CONFIRMED
II iillr.l Pi-ena l.i-HHfil Wire.)
STOCKHOLM, June 29.—The
German embassy at Moscow con
firms the murder of Nicholas Ro
manoff, former czar, according to
a dispatch received here.
The Nasse-Slovo declares that
persons arriving in Moscow from
Ekaterinburg state that when the
Czech-Slovaks advanced on the
latter city, red guards went to the
former emperor's mansion and
ordered the whole family to pre
pare to leave on a special train.
While en route to the station,
Nicholas heatedly protested
against transfer to an unknown
place, whereupon the red guard
escort bayonetted him.
The former empress and her
daughters were not molested.
The former czarovitch was taken
to a separate, unknown place.
The perilous bolshevik alli
ance with Germany will be great
er than ever if the allies Invade
Siberia.
"If forced to choose between
the evils of German and Japanese
orientation, we prefer the former,
because there is a chance of a
revolution In Germany," War
Minister Trotsky declared in a
speech at Moscow this week.
WEATHER FORECAST
The con will
have some job
making change
with a 7-cent
fare, thinks
Sat's Bear. To
night and Sun
day fair aad
warmer. Tenn
penUuree Fri
day: Maximum
68; minimum,
50. |
7-CENT
CARFARE
IS LIKELY
All that prevented a vole Fri
day afternoon on Hie proposal to
permit the T. R. & P. to tem
porarily increase carfares In the
city to seven cents was the refusal
of Frank Day, member of the citi
zens' Investigating committee of
13, to remain at the meeting in
the council chambers.
Pleading urgent business, l.ay
left the meeting Just as the pro
posal was to be put to a vote, and
the question now lias to liang fire
until next Monday afternoon, the
time for tlie next session.
Tiie proposal was offered in
the form of a resolution by Jos
ei-h il. Lyons, former secretary' of
the Central Labor Council and sec
retary of the committee of -!.">.
He stated that it was an emer
gency measure and only a means
;of providing temporary relief for
! the city, and that it wus fair and
I square to both the people and the
;T. R. ft P. Co.
Should the agreement be vio
lated by the T. R. & P. it is un
derstood that the city's contract
shall be immediately terminated.
And should the committee of IS
see fit to end the agreement for
any reason it may do so.
Must Hive Service.
The substance of the resolution
is that the T. R. & P. pay the
union scale of wage which is from
HO to 60 cents an hour for a 10
hour day and proceed immediately
to give adequate and safe street
(Continued on Page Ten.)
U. S. AIRMAN
IS WOUNDED
Dispatch From Frank
J. Taylor.
By United Press Leased Wire.
WITH THE AMERICANS IN
FRANCE, June 28.—Lieut. Jack
Chambers, piloting a British
bombing plane over the Herman
lines yesterday, was severely I
wounded by a machine gun bullet
but stuck It out and brought 'his
machine safely to the American
airdrome.
Chambers and a British gunner
went out to strafe a -German troop
train, reported to be moving some
distance from the front.
As they sailed over the enemy's
position, the latter cut loose with
their "archies" and machine guns.
Chambers was struck In the right
arm.
He calmly steered the plane
over the train, while his compan
ion showered it with bombs.
Then he darted down thru the
enemy barrage, so the Britisher
might spray the train with ma
chine gun fire. After their ob
ject was thoroly accomplished.
Chambers returned home, grow
ing fainter all the time. He spot
ted the American airdrome and
glided down in a perfect landing.
Then he keeled over, uncon
scious. When seen in an Ameri
can hospital today, Chambers
grinned and said:
"It is worth a wound to get
the care of these American girls,
believe me!'
Private Jos. Leltsan of the
American field artillery has been
awarded a posthumous distin
guished service cross. The cita
tion says that "on May 27, while
under heavy bombardment, he
voluntarily assisted other soldiers
who were buried in a dugout. He
was killed."
The medal goes to his mother,
Mrs. Annie Leitzan of Hammond,
Ind.
FAT STOMACHS IN
GERMANY NO MORE
(Spocinl Iv Tbe Times.)
BERNE, June 29.—The age of
fat stomachs In Germany la ovdr,
says the Cologne Gazette, not only
because "the Intellectual apprecia
tion ot the fat belly no longer ex
ists."
TACOMA WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JUNE 29,1918.
President
Will Curb
Practices!
«l plif.l Preaa I < n.r.i Wire.) i
WASHINGTON', I). C, June 29.
—Some American business is!
gorging in war profits. Profiteer
ing exists —some of it due to iuor
dinaie greed, some to "barefaced
fraud" and some to advantages
taken of war time needs for pro
duction.
The federal trade commission so
reported to the senate today,
allowing among other astounding
figures that four of the big five
puckers reaped a $110,000,000
profit in the war years 191.".-11*1 7,
of which $1 21,000,0000 represent
ed an excess over pre-war profits,
The packers particularly came
In for heavy seining, but other
lines, including flour milling and
basic industries, were shown to be
realizing vast sums above peace
time profits.
Ay Soon Will I all.
"However delicate I definition
is framed for 'profiteering,' " said
the report, "those packers have
preyed upon tiie people uncon
sciously.
They are soon to come under
further governmental regulations
aprove.V. by executive order."
The report, intended as an ex
hibit whereon the senate could I
base new legislation, showed,
among other things that govern-j
ment fixation of prices in some
basic industries had had an evil
tendency in that it gave a great
advantage to low cost concerns.
310 Per Cent.
In one instance 319.67 per
cent profit had been made, while
many others averaged over 100
per cent.
In the period prior to the gov
ernment's price fixing, uhnormal
profit was made by the U. S. Steel
corporation, whose profits rose
from 2.8 per cent in 1911 to
24.9 per cent In 1917.
The copper Industry morn than
doubled its average earnings.
Twenty-one companies made
profits In 1917 which ranged
Irom 1 to 107 per cent on their
investment.
No unusual profits were found
hy the commission In the zinc in
dustry, with the exception of the
New Jersey Zinc Co., with a 56
NEW U. S.
MARSHAL
IS NAMED
Frank M. Harshberger, deputy
clerk of the IT. S. district court
for Western Washington in Ta
eoma, was appointed chief clerk
for the district Saturday by Fed
eral Judge E. E. Cushman
The appointment followed the
resignation of Chief Clerk Frank
L. Crosby, on account of 111
health.
It may mean that the head of
fices may be transferred from
Seattle to Taeoma.
Harshberger has served as
clerk of the court In Taeoma Bince
1912. He came here In 1887 and
was at first associated with the
Allen C. Mason Co. In real estate.
Later he became chief law clerk
in the legal department of the N.
P. railway.
He Is married and has four
children, and his home is at North
29th and Lawrence. He has one
son In the U. 8- service.
Croeby, a native of this satte.
has been in the government ser
vice for 28 years, having first
served as a V. S. deputy marshal.
He was appointed clerk in 1912.
He will retire to hie farm In
Thurston county.
He has three sons in active ser
vice—Lieut. Lloyd L. Croaby, with
the government apruce division at
Astoria; Sergt. Frank L. Crosby,
la an officers' training school la
France; Frank Runyan, on the
U. S. S. Rainbow, chasing U-boats
on the Atlantic. His daughter.
Flora, is a deputy clerk in Ta
eoma.
Night Edition
■; -Taeoma ftiblk. I jhanry, „
per cent profit.
Leather industry profits in
creased as high as five times over
those of pre-war years.
The flour millers have had un
usual profits snd their average
earnings are said to be ;i& per cent
of the Investiiient.
The Helvetia Milk Condensing
Co. made over 2u per cent on cost
iind It per cent on Investment.
Salmon < aimers' profits were
approximately :,2.S per cent on'
Ihe net investment. This average]
doe; not reveal that some of the
low cost companies included in
the average made over 200 per
lent.
"The commission h.-t» r«ii
son lo km.\\ lloil | >i ni iti■< i int
cxisls," siiiil tin- MH|a
"Much of it is due fo adiiin
l.igcs liiU en of Hie necessities
of llu- Hun's as evidenced in
Hie war pressure for heavy
production. Sunn- of it is at
tributable lo iuui liinatr gn cil
and liare-faceil fraud."
Armour. Swift, Morris and
Cudahy wore designated a* Ihe
leaders in meat profit; ; the Wil
son company's profits wen large,
but not comparable to those of (he
remainder of the big live.
The profits of Morris & Co. for
the fiscal year ending Nov, l| 17.
is equal to the net wortli of the
company (capital and sarplnal
and 21i1!.7 per cent on the $.'(,-
OOll.Odu capital stock outstanding.
In the cases of the other four
companies the earned rate is from
2 7 to 4 7 per cent.
The International Nickel Co.
made profits in 19 I 6 of |11,567,*
000, 40 per cent.
Infill-illation of tin ■
mission ilim's not indicate ex
cessive profits on lumber on
Hie western const.
Forty-eight southern pine pro
ducers made an average profit on
the net investment in 1917 of 17
per cent.
Margin - on the coal industry In
many cases were two or three
times normal.
Armour's Reply
■ I iilfnl Prraa l.raard Wire.)
CHICAGO, June 2!K—-"These
charge*, like previous ones from
this commission, are designed to
impress the headline readers," J.
Ogden Armour said today, refer
ring to accusations of profiteer
ing in the federal trade commis
sion's report.
"It is a fact known to govern
ment auditors that our company's
profit on each pound of product
in the meat food lines is only one
fourth of a cent. We have de
veloped our inline-,- to a point
where those quarter pennies are
brought In fast enough to make
milions of dollars. The return on
our Investment is now less than
nine per cent."
"History will show that in or
der to feed the American people.
Hie packers have had to find $.1 of
outside capital for every $1 pro
vided from earnings of the liusi-,
ness," Armour asserted.
Will Tell of
Atrocities
German war strocitles as they
• really exist will lie pictured to
i Tacomans In an illustrated lee
* ture Sunday evening at the Ply
mouth church, 45th and Park
, aye., by Dr. Newell Dwlght Hlllls
■of the Plymouth church of
Brooklyn, N. V., who has Just re
, turned from the battlefields of
. Europe.
V. 8. NOT TO BUY BARLEY
ll nl-rd Preaa l.vaaril Wire.)
i SAN FRANCISCO. June 29. —
t TWs year's barley crop will not
, he regulated or handled by the
t Lulled States food administration.
ilt was announced today. Ae
i cording to reports here, many
farmers are holding their barley
hoping to get the price they re
'oeived last year.
DIVSIONS
BATTERED
FOR GAIN
Dispatch From Wm. j
Phillips Simms. )
I | By United Cress I/eased Wire. I
♦ — A
WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES
IN PRANCE, June 29—The Ger
man aiin > put down a barrage oa
the new British positions east ot
INieppe forest, lasting from 10:10
I last night until 1:30 this morn
llag, but up to 7 o'clock this
'morning there was no infantry at
tack.
The rest of the British front re
mains normal.
British and Preach forces to
day held more advantageous po
sitions in Flanders and the Cham-
Ipagae region, the result of sue
leeaaful attacks carried out yee
lerday morning.
The British, in a surprise at
tack east of Nieppe forest, ad
vanred their lines an average
depth of a mile on a front of three
and a half miles between Vieax
Heniuln and Pont Tournai.
They attained all their _ object
lives, including the villages' at
l.'Kpiuette, Verte Rue and L_a
Heei|iie. They also cut up two
Herman divisions.
Field Marshal Haig in his night
report said more than 300 prls-
IMN and 22 machine guns were
Icaptared.
i Simultaneously, Aus t r allan
troops attacked west of Merris, a
!in ilt» north of Vieux Berquin, cap
! Hiring several enemy posts and
taking 4:', prisoners and six ma
chine guns.
While these operations were
hinder way. the French advanced
ion a front of nearly four and a
half miles west of Soissons, be-
Itween Ambleny and Montgoberv.
They took 1.060 prisoners, the
French war office announced,
j
HUNS PLAN RAIDS
IN GREEK WATERS
it nlic.i Preaa I.eiupd Wire.)
LONDON, June 29. —Germany
is fitting out Russian vessels cap
tured in the Illack sea for raids
thru the Dardanelles on allied
shipping in tho Aegean see, saya a
.Venico dispatch.
TIAIKOTHE
TIMES
Greetings, are you rowdy to
pay a seven-cent carfare?
Dear Talko: A Non-EBsenUa!
Industries club wouldn't do any
harm. For prexy I nominate the
man who sells balloons.
TACKB.
Many a Marker has this
alibi: "It taken -brain* to be
■ lighting Muni."
Instead of forcibly feeding it to
the world. Germany will have to
swallow that kultur Herself. Aad
on an empty stomaoh at that.
We cjut't win Hie war wait
ing for Austria to lick Itemett
with a revolution. What she
needs mosi |g ■ thoro lieliing
hy democracy. On with the
war!
While we're Hooverisiag oa
men's clothes, why not cat Mm
pants off just below the knenT
The wlmnien folks have Hbowa
the way—with their gowna.
It was very careless of tha
packers to forget to ran hale,
thoee hams.
Carnivals and cirmsaea an
coning as thick aa tag days.

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