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Don't overlook pour 3 l-fton-glit's Time". For on it Is beginning a new novel, "The Red Kinerald, which Is an even better story, \vr think, than "The Roee Oat-den Husband," which ended Saturday. Start the new week right! GERMANS BEGIN NEW ATTACK FIGHTIMG SHIFTS MOW TO CHAMPAGNE DISTRICT What Dairymen Should Do Is to Modernize Their Delivery System Dairymen supplying Tacoma with milk have been obliged in the last year to replace hundreds of tubercular cows with healthy animals. Other improvements were made necessary in order to keep these healthy cows healthy. All of which meant expense. 0 Now it is proposed to raise milk prices. WRONG! DEAD WRONG! But the dairymen's association CAN do something to give greater profits to the dairymen. It can work out an economical and efficient delivery system. As it is now, dozens of wagons are sent l>y the rival milk men over the same territory. Every nig.apartment house, for example, is visited hy a procession of bottle carriers every day. If the dairymen's association, which wishes to increase the earn ings of its members, will .just work out a system of co-operative deliver ies, so that one wagon and one man will do the work now accomplished by six wagons and six men —a problem that ought not to be insurmountable —it will be accomplishing a big, real public service. It will be saving money for its patrons, it will be eliminating a lot of waste and use less traffic, and it will be increasing the pro fits of its members more than it can hope to do by any advance in the price of milk which it can make stick. SEVEN LINERS MINED LONDON, Feb. 28.—A re vised report today stated that 171 persons jierlshed when the British liner Maloja, sis- ter ship of the Perls, was mined off Dover yesterday. Forty-Beven of the dead have _een Identified in the Dover morgue. The Russian liner Petshenga was sunk today, making the sev enth victim of mines within two days. Fifteen ot the crew were landed. Other vessels destroyed were "Ihe Britlßh liner Empress Fort Williams, mined while going to the rescue of the Maloja, and the British vessels Birgll and Suevir, the French vessel Trlgnac and the Dutch steamer Mecklenburg. Investigation to determine how the Maloja was mined is ln prog ress. She sank within sight ot Dover. A baby girl, wrapi>ed In blankets and unharmed, was picked up an hour after tlie Maloja sunk. The bodies of the captain and «ht sailors of the liner Dido, Ich was sunk Saturday, were washed ashore at Lincolnshire to- It is possible the Maloja That great novel we've been telling you about— John Reed Scott's "The Red Emerald," begins to day on page 2 of The Times. Don't lay down the paper until you sample it. Remember it will be finished in just six big in stallments. The Tacoma Times ~7_l_ 1 THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA.. I _. 1 25c a Nidht Month vol. xni. no. (jo. tacoma. wash.. Monday, February 28,1916. Edition struck one of the mines the (Hermans sowed off the Thames channel with ships 11| aerating under neutral flags. A heavy, explosion turned the vessel bottom side up and she sank within a short time. Com- FLASHES BERLIN — Two government factories and a munition plant were destroyed by bombs In air raids during the last week. LONDON—Tho Russianduma has approved a new war loan of 2,000,000,000 roubles at 5 1.-2 per cent interest. ANSONIA, Conn.—After being closed for two weekß by a strike the plant of the American Brass Co. opened today. BUFFALO — Western New York is in the grip of the fiercest blizzard of the winter today. A 70-mlle wind is blowing. CHICAGO — William Orpet, paratively good order was main tained. The total number of lives saved was 260. The liner car ried 429 persons, including 119 passengers. The company ex presses hope that further rescues will be made. I'nlversity of Wisconsin student, made his second trip today as a witness in the c_roner's proceed ings over the death of Marian Lambert. PROVIDENCE—It Is claimed here that the government has in formation that at least three ships which left South American ports under neutral flags have been transformed into German raiders. CHEHALIS—Mrs. Fannie D. Lathan, an aged woman living at Toledo, near here, was burned to death today when the hous, caught fire. Will! Won't! Just Take Your Choice BERLIN, Feb. 28.—Germany equally uncommunicative, won't torpedo armed passenger The memorandum contained liners without warning even after reports by Qerman commanders Tuesday when the warfare on a score of cases where Kng agalnst armed merchantmen goes lish merchantmen have been used into effect, the United Press was offensively. authoritatively informed here to- England's alleged orders that day. merchantmen attack submarines They will endanger human life seemed to offert the last hope of only when the steamer attempts a satisfactory adjustment of a to escape, fire or attempt to -am diplomatic deadlock. Proof of the submarine. |the actual existence of these or ders might alter the American position toward Germany. All ex citement In congress has subsld- Senator Oore promised today not to press the resolution warn ing Americans to avoid armed ships. It was reported that Ger many may not be ready te pro pose a discussion of what consti tutes a defensive armament. ANOTHER VERHION WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 28. Germany's reiteration of her in tent to torpedo armed merchant men beginning Wednesday was handed to Secretary Lansing to day. Lansing declined to comment. Ambassador yon Bernstorff was Military Authorities Predict Verdun Will Fall In Fortnight; Great Smash Coming LONDON, F_b. 28.—French reinforcements have checked the German drive at Verdun, but a new attack has begun In Cham pagne, 40 miles west of the Ver dun woods. Berlin reports today virtually confirmed the Paris reports tint the first offensive had halted temporarily. The Germans reported ihe cap ture of I,CM yards of trenches near the Navarin farm, the scene of a desperate offensive in Sep tember. One thousand prisoners were taken. Paris reports admit the losses, and attribute them to a surprise attack. The Teutons have advanced further in the direction of Vaeli eranvllle and Bras, four 'iiiles north of Verdun, and have clear ed the country of French. The Germans must storm Pep per Heights before they can take Bras. GUAM) ASSAILT COMIXtt BKRMX, ¥99. 28.—Mili tary critic., today predicted the fall of Verdun within a fortnight. They declared that no fortress since the war started had with stood the German assaults once a breach was made in the outer defenses. The Vossische Zeltung corre spondent today said: "Douaumont was in ruins Thursday before the Brandenburg forces stormed it. "Four heavy shots lilt the bulls eye, and explosions in the interior resulted. "A second fort nearby blew tip. The German filers were active, PLANS BIG FIELD FOR ATHLETICS In order to plan extensive spring Improvements at Point Defiance park, members of the park board will make a tour of Inspection of the property tomor row afternoon. Included in the new work will be a great athletic field, a stone bulkhead along the beach, and a paved road in what is known as the "foreground," or bluff sec tion of the park. The athletic park will be lo cated east of the electric line, just inside the park entrance. It will contain baseball field, race course, outdoor basketball floor, and other athletic features. Tlie stone will is necessary be cause of the erosive effect of waves at high tide on the beach wall. At least $4,000 will be spent on a 10-foot paved road running north from the log bridge to the Point. It will be a concrete and asphalt pavement, and will be he first unit of a $25,000 drive around the park "loop". and enemy aeroplanes were un able lo observe the extensive prep arations." ATTACK SHIFTS London, Feb. m no past! week's battling mound Verdun in but v prelude to a grand acsault along the w.-i- in front and the nio*t tremendous offensive the world bus ever seen. the knlser In striking with all bis resources for immedi ate everw helming victory In tended to end the war. Simultaneously with the land operations, the submarine cam paign against armed ships is due to stiirt at midnight Tuesday. Prince Henry has taken nigh navy command, London is tense, awaiting the news'that the German fleet is COlQlng Into the North sea or that Zeppelins are approaching. "it's tlie real thing at last," the Times critic said today. The position at Dtioamount lias i.ian_,ed hands repeatedly during the last few dtiye». Tttn miles west of l-iioamoiinl r _£ke French arc shooting over T_Tif ridge and Pepper heights, barring an advance toward Verdun. The Hermans are shooting tons of explosives Into the arm ored slopes of the Pepper propo sition, attempting to blast the ridge away. WOULD SMASH PARTIES "Smash party machines and peoniii party politics in the siHle of Washington." Thfs today is the war cry of representatives of all political parties who met in Seattle Satur day night and formed a perma nent Non-Partisan league. Democrats, progressives, social ists, republicans of Independent aid progressive turn of mind flung down the gauntlet In the fight lor the passage of the Initi ative measure which will wipe out all party lines and designations from official ballots. ■M Delegates Attend. More than 204 representatives attended the get-together meeting of the league and sounded the call for all voters who are Inter ested in snatching the state gov ernment otil of the hands of ma chine politicians and putting it. into the hands of the people, to stand together in the scrap. The representatives at the meeting included such men as Edgar C. Snyder, chairman of the progressive state central commit tee; W. I). Lane, King county (temocratii; chairman; Prof. J. A. Sfhtth of the University of Wash ington. Adella M- Parker, James A. Bradford, and Homer T. Bone. who Is leading the fight in Ta cotan. One Issue in Fight. Forestalling any possible argu ment that the league itself might constitute a political party, the meeting decided not to adopt any specific platform, but to make its campaign on the non-partisanship issue alone. The leaders in the movement were confident today of winning. They declare they will have the support of thousands of demo crats, progressives and socialists in the state, as well as the farmers granges and unions, many of which already have come out in favor < f the non-partisan Initiative measure. This measure has been filed by the Direct Legislation league. TODAY'S CLKAKINOS * Clearings 1.146,212.11 Balances 110,130.61 Transactions 641,852.35 The Gkhost That Can't be Laid IS WILD MAN A MYTH? ! Despite the continued reports of the appearance of the Spana way "wild man," county Officers are inclined to believe that he ex ists only ln the mlnils of the women and children. Deputies Stenso and Chilberg base this belief on the fact that the rumors pop up from so many different sections at the same time. Following the attack on Mrs. Franklin on Feb. 94, the man is said to have been seen 1n no less than a dozen places. Mrs. Frank lin, who was driving on the Spana way road, said the man got Into her buggy and asked for a ride. She beat him over the bead with the butt end of her whip. Wore Una ni Clothes. Her description indicated a livid scar on the man's face. He wore working clothes and was young. Others who claim to have seen him claim he wore a collar and fairly good clothes, leading the people to believe that he has sev eral changes of clothing. Officers Stenso and Chilberg; made a thorough search of the country near Spanaway Saturday. A school teacher near Clover Creek claims that a strange man camped over night In a shack near the school. The officers found a pair of pants and other indica tions, that the shack had been in habited recently, but a close watch failed to reveai the occupant. Was Farmer Instead. The children of the school all claimed to have seen the mysteri ous man, but upon close question ing many admitted they knew nothing. investigation of another report that the "wild man" had been seen by a boy on the Spanaway road revealed the alleged fiend to be nothing more than a farmer who had lived In the district for 19 years- He said that he had been reading the paper on a log on his property near the road. Another victim turned out to be a tramp who was making his toilet in a clump of . bushes. When questioned by Officer Chilberg. he grew angry and left. Thought They Had Him. A posse of farmers, while scout ing near the three empty shucks near Philip Vogel's ranch about a mile and three-quarters southeast of Spanaway, thought they had at last cornered their quarry when they came upon one of the shacks WEATHER Tacoma: Rain tonight, Tuesday fair. Washington: Rain tonight, ex cept near coast; Tuesday, fair west, rain or snow east portion. anil heard a rustling inside. The door was rushed and a squirrel scampered through the opening. The room was completely fur nished. A report thut the man was seen chopping wood near Orchard Hill was investigated by Mounted Offi cer Chilberg. The ground was covered with chips, but no fur- BERLIN BEGINS TO UNDERSTAND BERLIN, Feb. 28.—President Wilson's letter to Senator Stone has suddenly shown officials here that the German-American situation Is serious. "These are impressive words," said a high foreign office official, reading the press versions of the president's declaration. The president's sentence, de claring he bad no choice. In 11011 --or, but to taks the position he has taken, struck home. | -rTalko'the Times t-1 Greetings, have you any idea what Weal her Man Cov er means by 10i- latest man euver? In a Pacific avenue dentist's ante-room we are piiwled By this notice: "Teeth extracted while you wait." What has become of ihe old-fashioned man who used to worry for fear the bicycle would make us a round shouldered nation? We know a solicitor who waa fired. A few days later he met the head of the concern—not the man who had amputated htm from the payroll—and told him: "The trouble up at that office of yours Is that they just haven't got any jurisprudence." Tha lady most door says that the last fonr films aba I I her clues were found. Sheriff l.ongniire believes tha some feeble-minded person hat Undoubtedly been running wild bin thinks (hut lie has gone awaj and that the recent reports of hh escapades ure purely fancies. The county will keep a Boast* officer patrolling the roadi throughout the district. The foreign office Is puzzled at the declaration that submarine attacks on armed ships violates international law. STEAMERS LEAVE WITH BW CARGO The steamers Inaho Maru and George W. Fenwlck left this port yesterday for the Orient and Vladivostok with cargoes valued at nearly $1,000,000. saw openial with a scene at n tea table, card table or din ner tnhie. with the villain.** facing the audience and smoking a rigaret. And that the hero in every case was introduced in a close-up view in the act of lighting a cigar _t. If Finale Film Flam wasn't taking a vacation in day, we'd demand that -be explain why this ia. W H. Whipple. 917 Sonlh G St., was the first visitor lo The Times office this morning. He wanted two sets of last week's papers to send to friendj. in Chenango coun ty. New York, so that they shouldn't miss reading Tlie Rose Garden Husband." That's what you'll all lie doing m>xt week wMi "Thn Red Kmerald." imst Mm t» page 2, aad dip In.