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Yon I(<>«<■ inli>« , red-bot <.« r mau editor, declare* Germany inujrt h«v« victory or th« mon mtolij will oMuie to culst. In Von'* pl*n- we wouldn't rub thla Idea Into oar readen too •tronK> LET THERE BE LIGHT More ili.'in a year .•ml a hull' .it 1-. The TiineH and it* 'hli'i |i;ipi'i'- demonstrated that Imli' Ham Is lieing i-obhed of $:MM»,000,000 .1 year (liroiigh iimmii- tux <l<itluin^. Itiisll Manly, 11.1i.1i economic invt-htlKutor. <liik up the furts ulil<li -.Ih.\mi| this concliiMvcly. Thn one 1. iu<(l. is Cl 111 H IT\ OK IVJ-OMK TAX 111 II ll\s With 11.«■ rntHlnly that inronie Sensation! Mooney Case Judge Practically Demands New Trial (I ollril Pren* l.riurd \VI!•«•.) SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.— Superior Judge Franklin Griffin pxploded a veritable bomb in court today when he declared his belief that Thomas J. Mooney should have a new trial on charge of complicity in the preparedness parade dynamiting. He stated fro mthe bench that District Attorney Fickert should confess error and that if Fickert did not do so, the court himself ■would personally ask Attorney General Webb to do so. Judge Griffin, who presided at Mooney's trial, declared further that, after reading letters F. C. Oxman, star state witness against Threatens Rossi With Breach of Promise Suit (Special to The Times.) SPOKANE, April 23.—A breach of promise suit against Herman J. Rossi, former m«yor of Wal lace, Idaho, Is threatened by Mrs. Jean Fulton of Spokane, whose announcement of their engage ment yesterday was quickly fol lowed by Mr. Rossi's denial. Rossi was acquitted Oct. 14, last on a murder charge for shooting, on June 30, Clarence Dahlquist, of Wallace, with whom bis second wife, Mabel Price Ros el, was friendly. She obtained a divorce Dec. 1, 1916. lira. Fulton has been a resi dent of Spokane four years, ob tain a divorce early in 1916. She met Rossi here last January and This Boy Would Bribe His Creator EDITOR Tin: IIMIS—Sir: Austria want* peace. I read that Kntperor « haili-s and Empress Zlta recently took part in a solemn peace ttervice in St. Stephen's church, Tijd, where, in the midst of a Nobbing congregation, the emperor lifted up his voice and prayed for the war to end. •He began: ■■Almighty <;<><l—" It is a concession when a Hohenzollern or a Hapsbiirg admits there is a sovereignty higher than his own. R« prayed, I Bay, for peace, confessing the Impotence of even his exalted clay to end the war—and mars his plea at the very end by holding out to Qod the promise of a bribe I "The ruler and people of Austria * • * promise to build ft church dedicated to Our Lady * • •" Sir, are there whispers of graft In heaven T Does corrup tion extend to the very diadem? Can God be bribed" What children these royalties must be! Strange that people so intelligent, modern and progressive v the Germans and Austrians should In this day believe In tuat#illy superstition which they call "the divine right of kings!' 1 jlc A OOPY. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TAOOMA. lc A OOPYJ T ACOmX W ASIII N(m)N, MONDAY, AP&IL 23, 1!>17. " VOL. XJV. NO. 106. tax rates are to he greatly in<-ron*od, and with the growing m«ci for federal revenue, tlie urge become* imieh more aoute. Publicity, und iwrhaps Noniethlng far more istrlnjjcnt, too, ought to be nteted out to the income tux il.niy.-i-. In that connection read tin arti cle by .Manly on page 2 today. Mooney, wrote to F. E. Rigall of lirayville, 111., he wan of the opin ion that the jury which convicted Mooney should be retmpaneled and called Into court and that Oxtnan should be forced to make some explanation of these letters to the 12 men. Deputy District Attorney Cunha began an argument against grant ing the motion of Mooney's attor neys for a nin!i<*hioii of error, but Judge (Jriffin interrupted him. "I don't want any technicali ties," he said. "This is no time for technicalities. A man's lib erty is at stake. I have stated my position and it is the one way to serve justice." according to her statement this afternoon, he has been paying her attention since then. "He always said lie wanted our engagement kept secret because he had been involved in so much notoriety. But the talk about me and him got so bad that 1 de cided that I wan justified in an nouncing our engagement," said she. Denial of the report that he is engaged to marry Mrs. Jean Fulton, of Spokane, was made last night by Mr. Rossi. "There is not a vestige of truth to the report and I cannot imag ine how It originated," said Mr. Rossi. "I am barely acquainted with Mrs. Fulton." The Tacoma Times Election Called for Park Board Arrangements were made at Monday's meeting of the Tacoma park board for the annual park election, tv be held June 5. The term of Commissioner Frederick Heath expires in .Inly. No nomi nations have yet been received. I Action! GET action. That is Tacoma's de mand in regard to the tideflats rail way. Surely among the city officials, county officials, T. R. & P. Co. steam railway, and Todd shipbuilding forces — all directly concerned — there are brains enough to work out the details of ex tending a mile or so of car line. THIS IS WAR TIME. Get action. BANK CLEARINGS Clearings $ 527,685.90 Balances 47,442.54 Transactions 1,331,541.67 This dull-witted, Inbred, ignorant, superstitious and fright ened boy, whom a great nation calls "emperor," prays in effect hk follows: "Almighty God, I have started something which 1 cannot finish. I'thought I could, but I can't. Help me out of the 1 fix I'm in and I will make it well worth Your while!" *• • ••••• A bribe to the <»reat Neutral! A bribe to the Supremo Power who feel* for his puny, erring, warring child on earth an infinite love and sorrow, to persuade Him to take hUU-h hi the ronfllct! Mr. Rdltor, It p«**c* the finite mind to underotand why the Infinite Paflence Ik not <-yli,i»iim«-<I. But I would be ns silly an the Austrian emperor If 1 expected Clod to become a bel ligerent—and Join tut! I In■!•<• probably U no significance whatever In the fact that the cardinal who officiated at the peace service la named "Plffl." D. K. B. A gist of other good letters to the editor on na?<> 8 CONGRESS PLANS U.S. ARMY FOR 2.000.000 MEN! GERMAN NAVY SETS FORTH! (United I'reßS Leased Wire.) PETROGRAD, April 23.—A German battleship and cruiser squadron has left Libau presumably to attempt an attack behind the Russian lines from the Baltic, according to official word from Riga today. It was reported also that another German warship squadron was en route to the Russian Baltic positions from Kiel. (I ni1.,1 !■■■ »- 1 . „.. .1 Wire) WITH THE BRITISH ARM IES AFIKI.n, April 23. —A hlow. steady smashing by British forces all the way from around Lens to around St. Quentln, brought prla oners running into four figures today. Vnofficlal headquarters reports declared the towns of Guesmappe and Ciivrelle had fallen into Brit ish hands. A vast quantity of booty Is be ing captured all along the front. 15KSI MX SMASH. <l'nltrn l"r<-»« l.rnnPd Wlrr.> LONDON. April 23.—Over a wide front on both sides of the, river Scarce, Field Marshal ITaig early loday resumed the British drive with a tremendously foree ifiil attaok. "We attacked at dawii tills ftiorning on nefth banks of the Scarpe and made satisfactory progress," he reported. South of the Bapnunif-nambrai road wo captured the remainder of the village of Trescault and at sight gained the greater part of the Davrlnconrt wood. London hailed Haig's report as indicative of resumption of the general British offensive. While there has been no abatement in the pressure around Lens and on the Cambral-St. Quenlln line dur ing tin; past week, nevertheless It was felt here that the Franco- British strategical plans contem plated alternative smashes in force between the llatg and Ni velle armies. While the French army was making its terrific assault on the I Vaterland's Roman Bath to Stable U. S. Army Mules i -i>i.in I to ilii- Tlnira.) NEW YORK, April 23. —There is a possibility today that the Vaterland, the IftrgWt ship In the world, seized from Germany by the United States, will sail with the first detachment of American expeditionary troops for the bat tle line in France and with a con signment of mules stabled in the famous Roman Uath of the ship, which cost thousands of dollars to install. There is also a possibility that the Amerika, the Kaiser Wilhelni 11., the Grosser Kurfurst, the Frederick tier Grosse and the rest of the i) 0 interned German vessels seized by the Tnited States will soon sail for Europe with shells, food and supplies of all kinds for the allies. It Is now believed most of them can be placed In good shape with in a few weeks and expert work men are being recruited to fix them. If the German T'-boats sink these vessels while they are being used by the I'nited States gov- ernment the liability of the gov ernment for payment to the own ers would of course cease. The SoiSßOiis-Auherive front, tlio Brit lsh seized the time to consolidate the poaltlOtU they won In the first ■-iii.n-.liih>.' drive, and during the week havfi more or lens confined their ofl'eiiHlviiiK to smashing drives guddenly executed it shat tered points. Now, hoivevrr. according to! military expert*' belief, the Brit-' lsh army has started i's concert fid, all-along-the-front offensive, forcing Ulndonnurg to concen trate his reserves In opposition mid permitting the French in turn to consolidate their positions, ' brine; up more guns and get a | breathing spell. The thrust along the Scarpe was regarded as a new develop ment in the allied offensive. Ilaig Is now reaching out with power ful force toward Douai. A dfjve in thia direction is jiat only a menace at Douai, hut II is part of the general em eloping scheme around l.ens. GFKMAXS UKPI lihKl) ii .in.-.I Vrrmn I.ra.nl Wire) PATHS, April 23.—French I troops fought, back two violent German attacks in the vicinity of Moronvillers and Font Haul in tierce fighting, the French offi-, Hal statement today asserted. Three German surprise attacks in the Woevre and the Vosges — evidently designed to create a diversion and relieve pressure of the great French offensive to the north were likewise beaten ba<k. Active artillery combat from south of St. Cjuentiu to Rheinis was reported. Germans would simply be destroy ing their own property. PLANT PARKS Nun comes forward the* Tacoinu park Ixmrtf with a in .ii <l< mI i'l.hi lor helping fight the Iliuh <ost of Liv ing! nHMMI W. \. Allen of the park roniinisMon ;m --iiiiniii <'il .Monday that ar rangements had in in inado to pkuit l:t acres of city parks in potatoes, to he sold next fall to the people of law.Mm at .11 'ii.il cost. Approximately 10 acres at Point Defiance park, adjacent to the Nereides baths, where the park playfield will eventually be located, are to be seeded in pota toes as soon as the koH is dry enough. ' There are 14 acres in this trait that have been plowed recently. The park board had planned to sow oats, to be used as feed for the park horses, but following President Wilson's food procla mation, it whs agreed that pota toes would be a more suitable crop. Three acres in Ailing park, at 58th street near South Taooma, will also be planted tn spuds. The park board Will buy the seed this week. "If we can find any other spare ground in the parks, we will use it. The board does not believe that the emergency la great enough yet to warrant dig ging up lawns and flower gardens for replacing with vegetables, but we will even do that if the na tional food problem becomes suf ficiently acute," said President Allen. MOVE UP CLOCK Steal Another Hour of Daylight BY THE EDITOR Tacoma thus far ha* taken n<> stop to save one of its greatest summertime as sets. And this leaion of all teatoni when we ha\c the greatest need for it. Our daylighi! Why not resort to the simple expedi cut, beginning May 1. of letting our clocks one hour ahead? Then we all would j^et up one hour earlier, go to work one hour earlier, get, through work one hour earlier, and be home one hour earlier. , Dinner eaten, we then would have the same number of hours of leisure be fore bedtime as wfr have now—AND OUR WHOLE EVENING WOULD BE DAYLIGHT. That means we would save light bills, save eyesight and, most important of all, we would have one hour extra to work in our gardens. Multiply one hour by the number of people the change would effect in T«it-n --ina, and tbiit result by the number <>f <l;iys in tli< v summer and you obtain an aggregate of time which is quite Rtu> pendous. That amount <>f labor ox pended in our backyards would spell POTATOES, PROSPERITY and »»Kl\ Move the clocks up May 1, City Com missioners. AR BOND BILL REPORT ADOPTED i I Mill.l I'rrHK I.rimril wln i WASHINGTON', D. C, April IS, —The conference report on the $7,i)ofl,oofl,OiM) war budget bond bill was adopted by the house Kliortly afternoon today, the ac tion —disposing of minor differ ences in the house and senate ibills—being purely perfunctory. Extension of Line Endorsed Kndorsiiifc the petition of .'.OO South Tacomans that the .leffer- Hon aye. and Center street car line be extended to South Taco ma by way of the Edison boule vard, members of the city coun cil Monday ordered the petition submitted to the T. U. & V. com pany. "That new line would accom modate thousands of persons In South Tacoma," said Commission er Atkins. SPUDS TO $80 Potatoes took another jump Monday. Tacoma commission merchants announced that the continued scarcity had forced a raise of $f> a ton. Spuds were selling at $7. r > Sat urday, but when the market open ed Monday morning they were (80. Further advances are anticipat ed this week. LIGHTS OFF A sudden rain and wind storm ?arly Sunday evening canned a :ity light wire to break at 19th md J streets, short circuiting a second wire. Lights in the middle and west ern section ot the city were out several minutes. NIGHT EDITION WEATHER Tim mini: Inn tonight and I ii.wim cooler tonight, with IlKllt 1r..-i. W'atihinKton: Mauir, < \<i-|>i iH-jii the const. MAYOR FOR IT Farmers ran bark their wagons against iln- curb of any street In Tiiciiinn unil nII produce without |i.i\inu a ■ < hi fur ri-ni of the spare. I In- ran c-slHliHsh n nnr in.ii I.i-i ifeMNI they ttelert a suitable street, and HM <!•> >\ill ussist them. Tills was Mayor Fawcett's an- nonnpemenl Monday, followinn The Times' Biißnestion that a war markot lie pstablisheil, where producer ami roiisumcr could come in <lire< t contact. The mayor expressed himself as eager to follow out President Wilson's suggestions regarding the cutting of food prices. "If fiiniers want to select some certain street and use It as a w»r market, the city will be only too glad to aid them. Of course, lo cal vegetables and fruit are not on the market now, but the farm ers can dispose of their eggs ami butter this way. . "The pui'lie market on Market street was originally Intended to be a meeting place for producer and consumer. But it has become really a private market, although the city holds possession of part of it. "Now the owners are going to kick the city's booths out of the public market, and the city is only too anxious to Mturn to the original plan. "Tell the farmers to bring their wagon loads of produce Into the city. We'll help them establish a war market. And we'll cut the cost of living by it, too." FAM.N .IS FKET. Arthur Sanders. 2413 Puget Sound live, fell 35 feet from a scaffold at the Puget Sound Lum ber company's mill Monday morn ing and escaped with no more ■■■*■"% laiurv that a broken leg DRAFT ACTION SURE! il ii<i.-.i Prr«« 1.MP...1 Wire.) WAMIXGIOX, It. C, April 1M. —After finally di*- I.Miik. of ilk. mi'-'I war limn. llollM- iimi M'MJllo hliii il) »ft < i noon today went iuto the fin. ll Mhkvn of tin- problem < I iiii-liii; an iiimi "I two million men for defense of lli<' nation. It wan UM first day of debate in the house Hiid the MM>4 da/ j for tlie Konuto. It was Ktill liellovcil today that Itioth blllW will tiikt* final action jTlnirMlay or Friday at tin 1 l;tti-M. Tlip <(insci|iltioii f'ai.ire. In --•■Hi" I'orni al I'-a-i. will i>ax« both l,0ll?PH. Wtiile hmisp and senat*- i\f\ »U pd. tlie Roosevelt iwklp-- tIM ool lonet'l plan to head a vohintpcr Al t^iFion to the I-'reiuli trenohei— «,ih vigorously Injected into th« isiluatlon. Rtpublteaai HardinK «nd l.odgo |aro behind a wolMaid <ampalgn (that lias lor Its object granting ! i-t-rtntKF-inii for Ex-Vre»ident ' R(hp.-( vflt to plant the American I (tag on the Kuropetn liattle line. Senator HardinK <lf Ohio vt»rt«Ml MM Hoom>v«-Ii fight '•1 iiilriMliK iiiK an unload mi i i to I lie :i.liiiiiti'ii :itinn I.ill. iintliorl/.ilnK the prtwl <l< in to raise by i"lmii.ui iiihsliiHiit four infimtry <H visi.nis—alKiul KMI.OOO men. Tlie amendment AMi not MMM lioosevvlt, but mejuiit liim. mALK OTHE «.n■runts, have you —in nn> body building thr tide ll.it- railtvuy yet? Another nice thing for the city council to buy Commissioner At kins would he a Turkish rug for his front porch. We mi- lif'uiiiiiiiit: to mi- !••-•■« tliHt (lie Yon Mm line, i* the line of leant resistance «.• iim><l to read al>out in our v. In.ill il;ils It is true that tlie Tril.une edi torially referred to George Eliot as 'he' one day, but It took the Hfiirst-I'alhe News to <all "Th« Bcarlet Letter," "Mjsh Haw thorne's )iathi!iic noval." Sister Husie'M sowing vpud* fin MililierN! I V. n llin.'K line appears to b« Of tlie bee variety. There were harrowing sights on every hand H'ln <lay. Is this ad of the Hupp Motor Co. designed as a knoik or. a boost: "Kven if we would, w« could not give our buyers lase"T I'ii>i>:>lil > the rumor aboat tin- kaiser helnfc in Holland mjiin'i! from ilu- fact that he Is In lmi.ii. What lias become of the old fashioned man who used to aak, "Are you a buffalo?" TURKS BREAK WITH UNCLE <l uifrri Prwra I.«"•«■« Wire.) WASHINGTON. April 28.—T«r kfy lias broken relations with the United States, the mate depart ment wan officially advised today. ,by Miuistar stovall at Berne.