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who'll meet the enemy ■
CS^iJK first—Admiral Mayo. ■
TELL MORE AMAZING DETAILS OF MEX PLOT
TACOMA SPIES LISTED
U. S. AGENTS WAITING
FOR WORD TO POUNCE
Secret service agents from Tacoma to San Diego, and across the continent,
are straining at their leashes today, ready to start the swift, silent pursuit of
Long lists of suspects have been on file in government archives for more
than a year.
The big job of rounding them up will start simultaneously throughout the
nation, when secret service officials inWashington say the word.
Code messages and long, typewritten reports have been flowing in a steady
stream toward Washington, D. C., recording the pro Germans suspected of
working secretly for the kaiser.
Their names, occupations and incriminating information have been filed
away to await the day when a state of war should be declared between Ameri
ca and Germany.
Many of the suspects are merely enthusiastic pro-Germans who have made
dangerous statements and placed themselves in the list of cranks who might,
or might not, attempt to do damage to war industries.
They probably will be arrested and required to plank down substantial
peace bonds. Others, more dangerous, would be placed in detention camps.
The man who must shoulder responsibilities in Tacoma is Jamt '!. Wood,
special agent working under the department of justice.
His lips are sealed as to what he will have to do until after it is done. His
task is to work, work, work—chasing down clues and finally locating the "dan
Then, if orders come, he will be required to strike swiftly, and round up the
suspects already reported to Washington.
It may be a workman, a waiter, a nursemaid, who is the chief German oper
ative in search of specific information.
But a careless remark, a mysterious visit or an incriminating message may
have long ago found its way to the federal building.
In that case, the name of the suspect, and a brief history of activities, is
probably already filed away.
A brief code message, a quick move by a special agent, and Mr. or Miss
German Spy may by night be boarding at the United States detention station.
NEAR POLICE CAR
That Frank Webber, alleged
German reservist captured at the
docks early Wednesday morning
after a pistol duel, threw away an
explosive and it blew up beside
the automobile in which he was
being taken by officers to police
headquarterH, was revealed by the
police Thursday. • This informa
tion was not given out during
Webber was in a police car,
driven by Detective Modahl, when
be made a swing witli his hand.
Almost Instantly a heavy explo
sion occurred just behind the car,
tearing loose some planks of the
waterfront road. Detective Mc
dahl thought a rear tire had
burst, and stopped the car, but
was told by officers in the rear
Beat that Webber had tossed away
an explosive. Whether he tried
to blow up the car, or was merely
destroying evidence, is a question.
Investigation of a small syringe
In Webber's pocket revealed to
the police that the instrument
waa partly filled with nitro-gly
cerlne. These syringes are used
Has once secured a
bankbook ho in oft
en eager to add
more money to hia
account. Thus, little
by little, he acquires
the habit of naving.
He should be heart
I S Trust Ewrmbu
by safe blowers to inject the ex
plosive into Iron boxes.
It is believed that Webber
tos.scii away a small phial of ni
tro, and that the explosion did
little damage because the power
ful fluid was not under restraint.
Police detectives now believe
that Webber was on his way to
the electric coal bunkers. Just
north of the Oriental dock, where
he had his duel with Watchman
This bunker is supplying coal
to trans-Pacific steamers. It had
finished coaling a Japanese liner
Tuesday night. A small charge
of nltro-glycerine or other explo
sive could wreck the entire bunk-
er, the police say. The structure
i: built on the edge of a steep
hill, with a pile foundation.
Webber continues to refuse to
talk. Pending further investiga
tion, a charge of attempted .nur
der will he placed against him
MAN TO NAVY
Jack Carmel of Tacoma, the
man who fired the shot which
sank the Spanish battleship Vls
caya at Manila during the Span
ish-American war, is the first
naval reservist in this city to be
called to the colors for first line
He received orders Thursday to
report to Bremerton navy yard
between April 18 and 20, where
he would receive transportation
to the Brooklyn navy yard. At
Brooklyn he will be placed in the
submarine service, and expects to
be sent at once to foreign waters.
Carmel was chief gun pointer
on the U. S. battleship lowa dur
ing the Spanish-American war.
The naval reservist Is an elec
trician by trade, and has been
employed at LaQrande by J. L.
M(Murray. He Is a member of
MaJ.~E. M. Brown camp, Spanish
war veterans. He is unmarried.
The call came unexpectedly to
Clearings $ 395,178.90
I Balances 90,685.68
The Tacoma Times
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TACOMA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1917. VOL. XIV. NO. dl.
WANT TO JOIN?
HERE'S HOW TO
If you want to fight for
Uncle Sam, here is a list of
places to go and talk It over
with the officers in charge:
Room 200, tecond floor.
Bank of California building,
13th and Pacific.
Second floor, Croft hotel,
1519 Pacific aye.
Ground floor, 1317 Paci
Camp Maurice Thompson,
Armory. 948 Paoific aye.,
916 Pacific aye., 1117 Pa
cific aye., Old Tacoma drug
store, North 30th St., corner
of Union aye. and 54th St.,
N. O. W. CAVALRY
Troop B headquarters,
Armory, South 11th and
Registration offices of the
National League for Wom
en's Service, ground floor,
I — 1
If you purchase potatoes from
peddlers these days, there's no
telling what you may find In the
sack, according to the Tacoma
West Side woman complained
the other day that she purchased
a sack of what teemed to be
splendid home-grown spuds. But
when she took the top layer out
of (he sack, she found that more
than half the contents were ruta
bagas, while the bottom was
filled with empty tin cans.
A McKlnley hill woman report
ed yesterday that she gave a ped
dler $6 for a sack of potatoes, and
he promised to get the money
changed and return at once. He
hasn't returned. Three-fourths
of the tubers are rotten.
PREMIER OF FRANCE
ililini PrrM 1 »«.<-d Wire.)
PARIS. April B — Formal salu
tation to America now entering the
war was read in a declaration by
Premier Ribot In opening the
chamber of deputies today.
ASKS THREE BILLION DOLLARS
(Ullril Prtii I.macd Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, April I.
—The government today took its
first active steps for preparation
of actual war.
Secretary of the Treasury Mc-
Adoo asked congress to appro
priate about $3,400,000,000 for
army and navy expenses.
Secretary of the Navy Daniels
asked that the navy personnel be
increased from 87,000 to 160,000
and the marine corps personnel
from about 17,000 to 30,000.
Great Sums Asked.
The army, McAdoo said, would
require $2,932,537,933 and the
navy $292,638,790 in addition to
Beside the sums mentioned,
Daniels, through McAdoo, asked
an additional $175,855,761 to be
available until June, 1918, to care
for the additional personnel of the
navy and the marine corps.
The department of justice asked
a deficiency appropriation for the
bureau of Investigation work to
be available during 1917-1918, of
The coast guard service sought
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SEATTLE, April 6. —George
Lindsay Haydon, 19-year-old
bank messenger of the Flr»t Na
tional bank, who fled to Canada
recently carrying with him $19,
--000 of the bank's money, will
serve from one to 15 years in the
state reformatory at Monroe for
Superior Judge Everett Smith,
on recommendation of leniency
made by the bank officials and the
prosecuting attorney, handed down
this sentence yesterday afternoon.
KILLS HIS WIFE;
TAKES OWN LIFE
(I'nltrri I'rcaa I.«•«•<■<! Wlrc.>
ABERDEEN, April s.—Police
officials here today were mysti
fied by the double tragedy at
Ocosta when Charles Anderson, a
rancher, shot and killed his wife
and a Jew minutes later took his
own life, leaving no explanation
of hsl act. His 11-year-old son
heard the shot*.
Taeom« Jews will begin cele
brating the Festival of the Pass
over beginning Friday evening.
The festival will last a week.
$600,000 wherewith to extend its
communication system for the na
These vast sums will be raised
through bond issues.
The rate of Interest on the
bonds is to be around 3 or 3 % per
The federal reserve board, as
previously planned, will have
charge of the task of contemplated
issues as well as of. all war ex
These factg became known to
day after Senator Simmons, chair
man of the finance committee of
the upper house, had conferred
with Secretary of the Treasury
McAdoo on "war revenue meas
The government will raise ap
proximately $760,000,000 this
year through the internal revenue
It Is estimated that proposed in
creases in the inheritance tax
alone would Increase this source
of revenue by $500,000,000 on
suggestion being that the govern
ment Increase the rate of taxation
on large estates up to 30 per cent.
II ill I r.I Prill l.rnirll ni.r.i
PORTLAND, Or.. April 5. —
Irate parents of a "war bride,"
Mrs. Henry L. Williamß, are today
seeking to have the wedding an
nulled and to prosecute the wit
nesses who swore that their 15
--year-old daughter was of age.
Miss Margaret Hohenleitner, a
school girl, married Private Will
lams soon after the Third Oregon
was called to the colors, although
she met the soldier only twice be
fore the marriage.
U. OF CAL. COULD
GIVE 10,000 MEN
i I nllnl Pr*M l.rnmt-,1 Win.)
BERKELEY, Cal., April 5. —
The University of California to
day filed with Oovernor Stephens
a survey of Its war resources. It
shows that with men now in col
lege and alumni, the university
can furnish immediately a fight
ing force of 10,000 men with
REPORT RAIDER IS
SUNK BY CRUISER
Halted Prw» I «■•.,,! Wire.)
BUENOS AIRES, April 8. —
Reports persisted hef» today that
a British cruiser had sunk the
German sailing sea raider Seead
The income tax under present
ratoK will yield, it is estimated,
$325,000,000 this year.
The lowering of the exemption
to $2,000 and increasing the rate
on larßO incomes would swell this
sum to vast figures.
• •I■< i«'iliit >-, urc your £j»ii;cn
Buy a Red Cross ball ticket
even if you have to make the gro
Mursliall I i. 1.1 v jn t i, ; ,.,-,,
In advertising ■' naval exhibit.
While itrn Hi. ■ I.• i 11,1.1
--t- In slnii\iii^ v film—Kuiny
weather we're huving, Isn't
hatred nor hos
tility against the
shall also bear
We su|CKeNt that. Mr. Ton
Illn. i ins.- icf.i i inn to his
n.--i.rn front ami call it hi.s
Even if you don't care for her
facial beauty, you hhim admit that
Annette Kellerman has shapely
Tim '1111.1'- KpifM'opal lii-hi.|>
il..i-ii'i keator to the parifiHt
members of hiß flock, it in
For thorough-going, ever-at-lt
persistency LaFollette is outdone
only by the New Jersey mosquito.
Two sign** in a h*ber<la*li
TIKH, «R OE.NTB.
A shoe manufacturer announces
that shoes now selling at |C will
sell at 16 and $6.50 next winter.
Make a garden
«*** NIGHT EDITION***
Tacoma: Showers BfcSL
tonight or Friday. 2ft
Washington: Same E2^>&£
west portion, fair, jimihi'Tl
cooler east. I
ON WAR BILL
(I inieti Pre*s Lea»ccl Wire.)
WASHINGTON, April s.—The house will pass the
war resolution probably before night and congress
will then be ready to receive the administration plans
for waging the conflict against Germany.
Getting down to work at 10 o'clock today, follow
ing passage of the war resolution by the senate last
night, the house opened its debate.
Leaders planned to keep the body in continuous
session until the war measure is passed.
The resolution passed the senate with only six sen
ators dissenting. They were La Follette, Lane, Gronna,
Norris, Stone and Vardaman.
The scene when the war vote was taken was one of
unusual solemnity. Senators Williams had excoriated
La Follette for his pacifist speech -an address which,
Williams said, would have done credit to yon Beth
LaFollette saiil bis ■nay" firm
ly and belligerently. Stone was
half-hearted about his. as lie bai
announced that from Hi on he
won Id rapport any war move tin:
government asks; Vardamun was
Conglttl will grant President
Wilson whatever i ; wanted to as
sure that tlie war crushes German
autocracy anil German ruthlesi
Secretary of War HaUer plant
to go tn congress with the general
stall' plant as soon as the house
passes the war resolution.
He has drafts of measures
wheieby the nation can raise sev-i
oral million men. Tlie general
view It- that two million are
planned, in increments of 190,6*0
Tlie house went into "committee
of tiie whole on the state of the
union," soon after convening,
bringing up tlie state of war reso
lution for debate. Chairman
Flood of the foreign commilt.-e
opened the discussion.
"If there he In this body or
elsewhere citizens who object to
the course we are embarking upon]
I suggest they address themselves
to Kaiser Wilhelm, Hetbmann-
Hollweg. the reichstag and the au
thor of that remarkable sample of
diplomatic kitltur, the Zinimer
mann note," said Hop. Harrison. I
I'mifistK Take Part.
Representatives Cooper, Staf
ford, of Wisconsin, and Hritten of
Chicago, bepan the pacifist opposi
tion to the hill during Flood's
"Didn't Great Britain's mines
sink the Kvclyn?" Cooper asked.
"Great Itritain has not taken an
American life during the war,"
said Flood. "The Kvelyn was
Bunk by a German mine, in a Ger
w 'ield near tins German coast."
' loses Ills Glasses.
Cooper expressed himself as op
posed to any war, except In de
fense, and then in defense of
something worth defending.
He dougted that the question
of American rights to travel on
uhlps was a right over which the
nation should go to war.
Cooper's upeecli was continual
ly Interrupted by the loss of his
RlaxsfK. Members took turns
handing litra nose spectacles, kok
gles and Btool-rlmmed Kineses of
Representative Harrison declar
ed Cooper's speech would have
been fitting for tlio ralefcitftg.
THIs of Mot.
Remllnt; what lie declarer] lo be
nnpulillshfMl portions of the Zlm
lnprniann letter. Reeking to alit-'ii
Mexico against the I'nited States,
Representative Miller of Minne
sota declared the plot Included
the establishment of submarine
banes at Mexican ports.
Miller Ib a member of the house
In additional to the submarine
liases plan, he stated that Ger
many planned to iim> reservists in
an agßrecgive move against the
I'nlted State*) along the Mexican
Moreover, he declared that
German reservists are now mak
ing munitions In Mexico.
Villa, he declared, is surround
ed by German officers, who have
taken control of his band.
Miller said Carranza, too, is
dominated by the Hermans.
He declared that a flood of
German money Is being poured in
to Mexico at the present time.
Miller solemnly pointed out
that the Mexican menace with It*
German tinge Is grave, and warn
ed that "we must pass this reso
lution now or haul down the flag
Secretary of State Lansing de
nted parts of Representative Mil-
Apparently for diplomatic rear
■oni," Miller retorted,
i 'The tixt as I g«*« it is the
i substance of tlie unpublished por-
I tlon of tb« note. ' said Miller.
Kit. hin Will Oppose.
Majority Leader Kit chin will
Mile against tlie war resolution.
lie announced this afternoon
that he hud reached this decision
and also that he would speak
i against the Mum,
(I'Hltrd Pt... 1 r«s*d Ulr..»
WASHINGTON", D. C, April I,
Tlic American steamer Mls
jKonriiui, with 8| Americans
I aboard, hat> been torpedoed and
sunk without warning In the
Mediterieaiuan, according to *
dispatch received by UM state de
part meat today from the l Tn!ted
Statrs consul at Genoa.
All on board WSN saved.
'I'll" dispatch iliil not btate
where or on what day UN torpe
Following is the consul's re
"Unarnird American tleamcr
Missoui ian, 4,111 tout. Matter
William Lyons, built at Sparrows'
Point, owners American-Hawaiian
Steamship Co.i 53 crew, Includ
ing master and officers, 32 Amer
ican*, bulaii<»> various nationali
ties, left Cri.ci April 4 for the
United States, according to tele
gram received from master, sunk
"Following from Lyons at
" 'American Consul-General:
Sunk without warning. Crew
saved. Leave for Genoa 7p. m.' "
HKI.II I' SHIP TOKPK.IM>KI>
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LONDON. April .".. —The Bel
gian relief (ship Trevier has been
torpedoed and nunk by a subma
rine off Schrveningen, according
to a Ymuiden dispatch received
Twenty-four members of th«
crew have hern landed safely,
einht of them wounded.
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NKW YORK, April ii— The Tre
vler sailed from New York for
Rotterdam Feb. L'O with assur
ances of safe conduct through the
hiiiini.il iii«- danger zone, it was
stated today by the commission for
reller In Belgium.
AXOTHKR <i\l MINED
r I nil.-.I t*NM I.mini Wire.)
NKW YORK. April s—Th«
Belgian relief steamship Felsteln
has been sunk in the North sea
near Rotterdam, according to »
cablegram received here today by
the commiHhion for relief in Bel
gium. It if believed she struck
(tailed I'rru l.murd Wire.)
CHICAGO, April s.—"Muni-,
tions of war" in the shape of playJ
Ing cards, safety pins, thlmblel
and mirrors are badly needed In'
the army, according to an appeal
received by the women's resenr*
here. One thousand "comfort
kits" are to be made Immediately,