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SUB ATTACKS LINER; YANKEES' ABOARD
REMEMBER EARLY? There is a great story about the present whereabouts and doings of Tacoma's fa mous leper to be found on page 3 of today's Times. Read the account of his game fight. Next week's novel: "The Maxwell Mys tery," by Carolyn Wells. REAL BATTLE WITH VILLA NEAR PETTIT <3 Of the 20 candidates for city commission er whose names will go on the primary bal lot F. H. Pettit stands as one who certainly should he elected. lie is the biggest calihred man in the race. •I He is a first-class business man; Tacoma knows him as such. He believes our government is costing us too much, and he has tome concrete plans I'or helping make it cost less. He doesn't talk vaguely about ''economy antl efficiency" and leave you to guess liow he is going to attain them; he tells just how he plana to go about economizing and efti ciency-inducing. We will go into consider able detail in later articles on his plans in this regard. I He has a sincere, high minded ideal of public service. He will instill the police de partment with the policy of constructive, preventive, upbuilding work, rather than the mere arresting of law-violaters, real and alleged. I He is clean. Nobody who lived in Tacoma during the part of a term he served as pub lic safety commissioner could doubt that. Yet he is no fanatic. His practical expe rience as heiid of the police department would have shown him tlie mistake of nar row-mindedness, if he had needed showing. In a formal staleinent he remarks: "I do not expect to indulge in any grandstand or fanatical schemes of regeneration, but 1 do expect to take a firm, consistent and contin uous stand for a better, cleaner, more sober ami more prosperous Tacoina." If that hasn't the ring of good sense, we don't know good sense when we we see it. • • • «J Tomorrow: The Controller Fight. DEEP HATE BACKS MEXICAN BULLETS 1»V I -MOP. FREDERICK STARR I'l'ofcssoi' of Anthropology in University of Chicago. (lVof. Frederick Starr, the noted anthropologist, knows Mex ico better than any other Ameri can. In pur .ill of lib studies he mude 22 visits to that country. Anti-Americanism is a reality • in Mexico! We Americans :ire hated as a people, we are hated as a nation. WHY do the Mexicans hate us? Primarily and fundamentally BECAUSE they are Spanish-In dian, while we are Anglo-Saxon. WE DESPISE THE MEXI , CANB, because they differ from us; THEY HATE US because we THAT SOMETHING There Is something about nature that ap peals to us all. Spring inspires new things, and tlie coming of tlie sea son opens up new ambi tions. There is no ques tion about prosperity being here. All should dress up this week and show the right spirit. Incidentally, call at this Hank with your deposits. Puget Sound State Bank H. N. TINKER, Pies. The Tacoma Times differ from them. We have sent them luiantities of adventurers who have gone there to "show them how to do ! things." But In a thousand ways Ameii- I can methods of huslness are Ill adapted to Mexican surroundings, and the attempt to force them upon the country Is pure folly. The Mexicans hate us hecause we have deprived them of terri tory. The loss of Texas was a se rious hlow, and they have always ascrlhed it to us. We took from them more than HALF their ter ritory as a result of the unjust war of 1947. As a fact, we wanted land— and we TOOK it! Mexico has not forgotten—she will not for get—that act. But undoubtedly the chief rea son why the Mexicans today hate us so heartily is that THEY FEEL WE ARE EXPLOITING THEM AND THEIR COUNTRY. Everywhere they find Ameri can capital owning their sources of wealth. Blindly, they feel that they have been defrauded. It has been so easy for such Americans as William Randolph Hearst, Harrison Gray Otis, E. H. Harrlman, the Rockefellers, the Guggenheims and others, each to have obtained possession of millions of Mexican acres." The Mexicans know they have been robbed. But they also know that we Americans will fight If need be for our so-called "rights." So they feel the helplessness of It all, and in that helplessness their hatred takes "deeper "and deeper root! AMERICAN** FLEEINO WASHINGTON, D. C, March 10.—American colonists at Na cozarl and Torreon are fleeing to ward the I'nlted States, it was re ported today. 25c A MONTH. VOL. XIII. NO. 75. ON THE TRAIL OF VILLA IN THE HILLS OF MEXICO! FRENCH VESSEL TARGET AMSTERDAM, March 10. —Three hours after a ter rific explosion amidships, the Royal Dutch Lloyd liner Tu bantia Hank in the North Sea, it ((as reported today. She carried'ii7 passengers and a crew of ;!00. All were reported to have been saved. The company's offices said the Tubantia probably hit a mine, though the captain thought per haps she had been torpedoed. The explosion occurred at mid night, 12 hours after the liner sailed from Amsterdam A huge hole was ripped in her stern. Wireless calls for help were im- j mediately flashed. Passengers and crew abandoned the vessel, Only tlie fact that the Tu bantia was near land is lie- lleved to have prevented cas ualties. It is possible a few sailors perished. Two life boats reached tlie lightship at 1 1 this morning. Dutch torpedo boats picked up others. The Tubantia is a vessel of 14,00(1 tons, engaged in the South American service. Sill ATTACKS until XKW YORK, March l<».— While carrying 'Jo American* anions; her iiiiti passengers, the Fa lire liner I'atiia. n French steamer, wan attack ed (villi..in warning; by n sub marine off the coast of Al giers, according to her cap tain, upon the I'atria's arrival here today. A torpedo fired by the sub mersible, lie said, passed 30 feet to the liner's stern. Capt. Dechelles, of the I'atiia, said that upon his return to Eu rope he would apply to the French government for permission to arm his vessel on the ground that submarines in the Mediterranean would not, in his opinion, refrain from attacking merchant vessels without warning them. 1 What's Doing | Thursday "Dress Up" week celebration continues; new prizes offered. Baseball committees meet at Commercial club to determine fate Of Tacoma Tigers; 7:30 p. tn. Lincoln Park vs. Cushman In dians; wrestling tournament; at Cushman gym. Friday Public reception to Dr. Nicholas Muray - Butler of Columbia uni versity; Tacoma hotel; 4:30 to 6; banquet in evening at Univer sity club. Catholic women sell St. Pat rick's tags for benefit of Briscoe Memorial home. T^ONLYINDEPENDENT iTEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. TACOMA. WASH., THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1916. WAR IN MEXICO NO JOKE ] NEW YORK. March 16.—What will tlie American soldiers 1)0 "P against in fight ing Villa and his bands of guerilla fighters? No man Is so qualified to set it forth so accu rately and vivid ly as John Reed; the famous war correspond c nt who accompa nied Villa and JOHN REED, his army for a year in Mexico. Here is what he has to say about our dash across the bor der: "We Americans are inclined to consider greasers' as treacherous cowards. In that we make a mis take. "The Mexicans have a sort of courage that Anglo-Saxons do not know—a Latin courage that leads them to throw themselves in the face of forlorn hopes. "I have seen barefooted I peons walk up the street to the wall of a corral sur mounted by five machine guns pumping forth a steady stream of bullets, and those peons were unarmed cm ept I'or sticks of dynamite sewed up in cowsklns which they threw by hand over the cor. i d wall. "Four times they did this until they had succeeded In blowing the defenders to pieces. "For us fighting in Mexico is largely a question of opposing guerilla fighters, ineffective in Hie field, but extremely annoying to an army. "The existence of small posts, would life endangered by mobile forces of mounted peons, all good shots, able to move quickly, knowing the country Intimately and capable of eluding pursit In trackless mountains. "It Is to be no Joke, tills raid Into Mexico. It means the hard est possible kind of warfare!" CALL OFT MILITIA SAN ANTONIO, Marcli 16.— The state militia of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona will be or dered to the border soon. It was reliably stated at Fort Houston today. •» . They probably will be used to protect the border communities. The call may come before the end of the week. Municipal officials in Arizona and New Mexico are sending fran tic appeals lo Gen. Funston for additional protection, fearing up risings of local Mexicans. The governors must first ask federal protection. IT'S FINE FOR THE GAMERS .Police officers are taking _ no action today following Tile Times e\|Kise yesterday of open gambling nt the A. & It. Smoke llou.se. I'olice dipt. Read, who ITM in charge of the depart men! iii the absence of Chief Smith, was unwilling to dis cuss the gambling situation, but declared he had no doubt there were games running in Titeoiiia. "It is just as impossible to prevent gambling in a ciiy of this size M il is to stop prostitutes from plying their trade," said C'apt. Read. "The police have no way to ob tain evidence. We have no stool pigeons' lo do this work for us. A, detective cannot possibly get Into a gambling room without the knowledge of the operators, be cause the gamblers make It their Jbnsiness to know all officers. " "The court! rule that you must ita-ove In Kind a doubt that money wi_si|v from one person to in- HSer\or you have not sufficient evidence to obtain a conviction in'a JAiuhljug case. So you see wmxtMhe police are up against. "I i don't believe there Is any open gambling in Tacoma. There ntty _c private games, but there are rrt> games where any outsider can Walk in and put down his money. The gamblers are too shrewd to take any chances." County "Too Busy." 'The prosecuting attorney's of fice ban'l be expected to pol|.:e tfce (ity of Tacoma," said Prose- OM'toi' Itemann today, discussing tfce «#idence of wide-open gamb ling pi the city. "\t we had the funds md means to do it, we should run the gamblers out of the city. But as it is now, the work or enfor^ ti^; the prohibition law requires all tbe funds and men available." Reniann said It Is costing hi! of tier more than $200 a week to enjon c the dry law. CHARGES GRAFT IN SHELL ORDERS OTTAWA, Ont., March 1«. — Charges that 580,000,000 will be taken Improperly from the peo ple of the United Kingdom and Canada through orders for shells placed at excessive prices In the U. 8. and Canada by the Canadian shell commission, were made in I parliament yesterday. | 25c A MONTH, j le A COPY SHATTER GERMAN COLUMN LONDON, March If,. -The French Communique today denies the Herman claims that Silesian troops have extended their lines to Headman's Hill. Murderous French fire cut to pieces two Herman regiments at tempting to encircle Betliincourt and baited the offensive west of the Meuse, dispatches claimed. The French took tbe offensive In a series or skirmishes at Vaux. The Herman assault west of tbe Meuse evidently was planned with great dire. Following a terrific bombard ment tbe Hermans charged through three separate lanes which their bombardment open ed. A hundred yards separated the successive waves of Hermans. French artillery shattered two of the colums. Paris admitted the third column captured two sa lients, about IN yards. This ter ritory was recaptured in counter attacks. TRENCHES STORMED PARIS, March 1 fi. — French troops stormed the Herman trenches east of Apreinont forest south ol Verdun last night, II was officially ai nounred today. Se vere bombardment on both banks of tbe Meuse continued, especial ly directed against the French lines west of Douaumont. In Belgium the French hurled shells into the Herman trenches, killing great numbers. CANADA AFTER 75 MILLIONS NEW YORK, March 16. — A group of American bankers head ed by J. I*. Morgan ft Co., are negotiating with the Canadian government for the flotation of a new Canadian loan. The amount may be in the neighborhood of $75,000,000. TODAV'H CLKARIXtiH Clearings $ 624.11 .•..94 Balances 67,639.33 Transactions 1,082,230.48 NIGHT EDITION Tacoma: Showers tonight; Friday fair. Washington: Showers west, fair east por tion tonight; Friday generally fair, cooler southeast portion tonight. Ainei icmi Troops iii Oie lloclt} I lefiles of Northern Mexico, i Note the Itlcitk Itocky \|(|>» malice of flit* < 'oiinlr>, Ideal for Hinluishes. Greatest Manhunt of History Begun SAN ANTONIO, March 16.— The biggest man hunt in history is on today. No news has been received from (len. Pershing's army of 4,000 Which crossed the herder from Co lumliiix yesterday. Hen Funston incived a message outlining the lories ill Pershing's disposal. He refused to make the telegram public. It is reported a nun li larger force will cross the border soon. The government has leased a telegraph wire from San Antonio -Talk o'the Timesr (•reelings, have you a stiff neck from watching for the old Havoy to MIT So'\e we. I iinston'll git you if you don't watch out. Mr. Villa; remember what hap|iened to Agulnaldo. Gosh, hut It's (JHEER** • good town ~^ ifTJI £\% mid a good Wvi !v\ World, MO— &_mm—mmmA—sik Our Spanieli-speaklng friend tellß us that "Villa rhymes with "ee-yah," which the baseball fans made famous. We spent last evening in reading carefully the 'I rib's explanation of how It got those three Mexican (?) war(?) piduresC.'). If the < ,it"i will explain tonight with equal care what these THE OI.ORY OF RATTLE! "I asked the boys If there were any prisoners," said Private Johnson, discussing the battle at Columbus, New Mexico, "and they answered that nobody took any, 1 know I brained one black Meal* can with an ax" Glory! * to Colli in bm. El. PASO, Mar. h tit. Ihe main American detach ment which is hunting Villa bivouacked Inst night at I'n l<.iii.i lake, nine miles soiilli of the border, and continued Ihe march south today. Cavalry Is scouting ahead, with Slnciim's men following the line of Villa's retreat from Columbus. The c'diimiis are close on Villa's In .'ls and a sharp battle appears to lie imminent. iContinued on Page Eight.) ph lures('.') were of, we slmll be greatly obliged. All who behove E. H. Gary will be found guilty, stand ujk and be counted. As we expected, not one. Noozenledger finds new bntcli of crimes Louis Brandeis com mitted. My goodness, but that ■U is a desperado! Could X be thai the wide o|ieiiiie«H of gambling in Ta coma might have any rela tion to the fact that A. I . Mills' pathway to private life also Is wide open .' WASN'T IT TERRIBLE? "Terrible Tribune Extra! AH About the Terrible Battle! Ter rible Loss of American Life!" we heard a "newsboy call yesterday. Right, boy;.lt was terrible, all ex cept the battle and the loss of life which didn't occur.