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Will U. H. lose money it loans to Rus- Biat Read Charles Edward Russell's irply, on page 3. I *^—^— "_*______ CTDFMFiIf All ©Fdf 8!! niUilflEjii HULi KbJlvUi Reading; the Stars PEACE COUNCIL SUPRESSED! ii i.iioii Waeae haaaaA wir».) CHICAGO, Sept. I.—The Peo ple's Peace council's conference was broken up by the police at 1 o'clock this afternoon. Deputy Supt. of Police West "brook, followed by two dozen po licemen, marched down the aisl? to the platform of the west side auditorium and declared that "acting on orders of Gov. Lowden, rrAiK othe Greetings, do you hintinc tlvely walk » Utile strnightcr V when you see one of those f erect army officers? After a few lessons in running an automobile, we respectfully of fer these hints to persons who may be thinking of trying the same: 1. Take off your emergency brake before starting. 2. On entering the garage stop before you come to the far wall. Anil that, remind- ii- that Miincnlicii- we read that the ltev. K. 1.c.-lie Pidgcon, presi dent of the International Rotary, says Hint Henry Ford is a greater evangelist than Billy Sunday MMMMS lie has shaken the devil out of vastly more people. Another cheer for Rachel Roe! That girl is hard to beat. She makes piano mußic with Her hands and not her feet. a Go Into the wood business, too, Mayor. An excellent way to get rid of moths Is suggested by a Ruston friend. impale them on a No. 8 fishhook and drop them lightly on ' a trout brook. If Nii I. Romanoff Is as fond of shovelling; snow ax report eel he ran linvc a perfectly _. lovely time in Sllierla. * . ————— — -—-^ , -—-. w^ # mmm__________M __T*_h W_k 9 d^i m 1 The real e^te market has started to boom. If you Some Real Estate Bargains On Page b today s*^ * w •*».«««••*'*«-• * I am requested to tell you to dis perse." They dispersed. Seymour Stedman, general counsel of the socialist party, act ing as temporary chairman, was in the chair when Westbrook en tered. As Westbrook was making his statement, dispersing the meeting, Stedman interrupted with "just a minute, please, I'd like to make a motion to adjourn." "You'll do nothing," shouted Westbrook. "But—" "Another word out of you and you'll lie under arrest." Stedman subsided and tlie dele gates filed out of the hall. Before the meeting was stopped, Stedman was made permanent chairman and l.ouis P. Lochner permanent secretary. Ql IT MIIAVATKKE Il nllril Pr. .... 1.i.-el Win.i MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. I.— They came—they read the morn ing papers—-they went. "The People's council will meet in Washington to determine their constitutional rights," said Louis P. Lochner, executive secretary of the council, on board the train carrying them from Minneapolis to Chicago. Lochner attempted to hide from reporters by locking himself in a compartment. Morning papers carried big headline of Gov. Phillip's warn ing that the council should not WOMEN GIVEN RAISE IN WAGE (Special (o The Times.) OLYMPIA, Sept. 1. —Increases amounting to thousands of dollars were given women workers by the action of tlie Industrial welfare commission on minimum wage schedules yesterday. Nearly every industry in Hie state except the lumber and shipbuilding trades will be more or less affected, ac cording to C. H. Younger, labor commissioner. Apprentice women will receive a 33 1-3 per cent In crease. Plants In which the ap prenticeship period is now six months will have it shortened to three months. The Tacoma Times lc A COPY. WW»^*^^^^^»S^^^>**«'^^S^^*'>^*»^^*W*^^^^<'*^^* l»^^^*»^J*^^" M»*»*'''-~*" * ---**-*- **. am -m —— » *_~J*. m*mmam.~ — - - * *«-s--^ -___*__f*_*_jr. %^ TACOMA, WASHINGTON. BATURDAY^SEPTKMBEH 1. i;mt meet in Wisconsin. Tlie "peacers" appeared nerv ous and disturbed even tho the train stopped here but a short time. There, in the meantime, Robert Howe, secretary of the Cook Coun ty Socialist league, as spokesman for 70 members of the council gathered at the Fort Uearborn hotel, announced, "The peace con ference of the People's Peace council will lie held m Chicago 'immediately.' " Lochner and other delegates from Minneapolis on their arrival left at once for the west side audi torium to participate in the meet ing. MAY STRIKE AT SUMNER Following the organization at Sumner Friday night of a union of workers at the Flelschman Yeast Co.'s plant, representatives of union labor visited the yeast company Saturday afternoon with demands which may cause a strike unless they are complied with. Dick Webster, secretary of the local bakers' union, and Fred Smart, secretary of the engi neers, acted as spokesmen. They went with two requests, recognition of the yeastmakers' union and reinstatement of two men and two girls discharged last week, union men say, because they organized a local. Between .10 and 40 men and women of the yeast plant met in a hall at Sumner Friday night and joined the Yeastmakers' union. Seven engineers in the plant had already become union ized. Secretary Joseph Lyons of the Central Labor council assist ed in organizing the new union. SEABORIfcOMPANY LAUNCHES VESSEL The fifth ship built by the Sea born yards will be launched at ,r> o'clock Saturday afternoon. It will be named the Betsy Ross, and Miss Ross, daughter of a well known Seattle shipping man, will christen the schooner. A steamer for the Emergency Shipping corporation Is now on the ways. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. POPE HINTS AT EARLY PEACE Second Note To Be Sent; Kaiser May Be Ditched. REFORM IN GERMANY? I I ullril I'icm* LrHNfil vvirc) ItOMK, 50... I—lope llcn mkttt is stil hopeful that pence limy riinii', pelhit|>* soon, on i'irsidcni Wilson's mm terms — (I. inori al..a! inn of tier niHiiy, Bmpbasll was laiil today on the fact that di'spite '.he unfavorable reply from America, Popa Bene dict does not propose to abandon his attempts to restore peace. When all the helligcrents shall have replied, the Holy father pro poses another attempt. The eec ond note probably will set forth the pouts of unanimity in pea. -o aims developed in all the replj notes and will discuss tlie points of variance. An exclave epitome of the Vati can's view of the president's note, as niven the I'nited Press, today contained this significant expres sion of optimism, Tho initial disappointment of llie \iuericau reply has been dis sipated In part, the i'nited Press was informed, by careful weighing of the president's words. Sees Common <•'iciiiml. The pope now seen the note as holding promise nnd not as a cold, absolute rejection. He is hopeful that President Wilson's attitude "e\entiialy, per haps soon, will cause tlie creation of a German chancellory respon slide to the people." said one of the I'nited Press' informants. It can be stated on the highest authority that the pope has been cheered by some features of tlie president's note. The Holy Fath er believes that the president's persistent and insistent distinction drawn between the German people and the German government and what certain Vatican officials call his "fixed genius of direction," is changing the whole philosophy of the allied war. The just Christian peace, which Pope Benedict proposed in his ap peal was regarded as entirely har monious with the American presi dent's pnl'cles. Those policies, as Ithe Vatican saw them today, were in the aula: Austria Pleased. No punitive damages. No dismemberment of empires. No exclusive economic leagues. No Implied, direct or Indirect restrictions as to the seas. As bearing with special signifi cance on the pope's reported view that democratization of Germany might yet come shout, officials to day recalled the I'nited Press' ex clusive information of two days ago reporting that not only Em peror Karl of Austria, but Kaiser Wilhelm himself had written tlie pope indicating a pledge to the widest democratization. In Rome diplomatic circles to day, the view was expressed that the American note by Its specific strictures against dismemberment of nations, ha ddestroyed the prob ability of a declaration of war against America by Austria or at least had postponed such a step for some time. Verification ii niir.i I'iru i.mam Wire.) WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. —Pope Benedict will launch formal "feel ers" to further the ends of peace, according to confidential advices received at diplomatic quarters today. "Us Too" CUIM n»«u*T n«JJ.I n»l|n H LONDON, Sept. 1. —England's reply to Pope Benedict will prob ably be mere affirmation of Presi dent Wilson's note, according to the view today, following Lord Robert Cecil's enthusiastic eulogy of the American position. All Fine Business! •J Good work, Mnycr Fawcett! II Your plan for the city to sell coal is the best idea that has come out ot the city hull in many a day. •| The government has fixed a maximum pi ice that the mine own ers can charge at the mine. *J The wholesalers and retailers are showing no disposition as yet to make a corresponding reduction in the cost as laid down in oui base monts. €fl They probably will be forced to do it as soon as Dictator Garfield REJECT UNIONS' APPEAL Bequests of the Building Trades council of Tacoma that city oHl clals declare a closed shop in con struction of the new street railwa> viaduct over the Milwaukee switch yards at llth street, were turned down at the city hall Fri day afternoon. T. Meredith Parsons, secretary of the council, with two other la bor representatives, made the re quest in Commissioner Atkins' private office, witli other officials present. "We told the gentlemen that, the city absolutely could not de clare a closed shop in any of its industries," declared Atkins Sat urday. "We must give our own citizens employment, and select the per sons whom we feci best fitted for the work. The request for a closed shop was unreasonable and we re fused it." The city has already started construction on the viaduct, and is hiring pile-driver workmen, car penters and structural workmen. All work in connection with . construction of the new tideflnts! car line will lie done by da\ labor,! under supervision of city offic'als. CARPENTERS ASKED TO GATHER AT 9:30 All union carpenters are notified by L. Rlchter, secretary, to meet at 9:30 a. m. Monday at the new ! hall, 923 Commerce street, to I form for the parade. other allies were expected to tnke the same course. That the allies were not con sulted prior to the dispatch of President Wilson's reply to the pope's peace appeal, was definite ly stated today by Cecil, Dishonorable ii niird feaa. i...*--e wire.) BERLIN, Sept. 1. —"It would he dishonorable to refuse the de mand of President Wilson that the people of Germany guarantee the peace treaty," the Vorwearts as serts today. Verboten (Inllrd Mrr.. I.rnanl Wire.) AMSTERDAM, Sept. I.—'Presi dent Wilson's reiterated distinc tion between the German govern ment and the German people caused most irritation in German editorial comment today, on the reply to the Vatican. Dispatches here quoted the Ber lin Tageblatt as remarking In this connection: "President Wilson speaks of the democratization of Germany, which we also desire. But Inter nal questions are forbidden terri tory for foreigners." lc A COPY. VOL XIV. NO. 216. can get around to attend to them. ij But the winter may be half ovei by that time. ij So let the city do it now. % It is a simple matter. tj Buy trainloads of the coal, haul it to a central depot in Tacoma and distribute it by auto truck to who ever wants it, and DO IT AT ACTUAL COST. % A whole lot of duplication of ef fort will be eliminated and at least two middlemen's profits saved the consumer. Fatally Hurt In Auto Smash 11. K. Marker, 4542 Smith M St., was perhaps fatally hurt Fri day When the automobile lie ni driving left (be road and turned over, near Siiiiiuer. His 4-yeur old boy also was hurt. Other Members of the family were un injured. Barker is a longshore man, and was driving to Ortingi to visit relatives. ARMY'S SHELLS FAULTY <i iiii.-ii I'rrxK I.•■««••.I Wire.l WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept. 1.1 —One third of the riHe ammuni-i Hon supplied to Gen. Pershing's expedition proved faulty, it was learned officialy today. When originally tested at. the Frankford arsenal, Philadelphia,' where it was made, the lot was good. Deterioration afterward rendered the cartridges useless. The. defectiveness was due to use of impine domestic potesli lorlde, as the supply of Ger man potash has been exhausted. The new quality was found to contain by-products which react ed to form an acid and prevent explosion. As soon ii" this difficulty was noticed the department obtained chemically pine potassium cbol ate and has hud no further trou ble since. TODAY'S CLEARINGS Clearings $ IM.SM.M Balances 44,953.44 Transactions 1,118,688.41 A Tragic Problem to Face (Special to The Times.) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 1. "The problem American women will have to face and fight at the close of the war is the Black Plague—the social disease which inevitably follows in war's wake," is the declaration of Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suf frage Association and Internation al Council of Women. "A conspiracy of silence ha.i been keeping this fact from wom en, but .they are learning the truth. "The women of Australia have learned It —Australia, clean and free from disease before the war. "News from Germany is cen sored, but I know, personally, that German women have had meet ings to deal with this greatest of all war's tragedies. "The soldier's leisure time when he Is not in training or trenches, the separation from women, and war's general abnormal conditions are responsible. "We cannot help these abnor mal conditions, for we cannot fol low our sons and brothers to Night Edition 42fr /n * I WRATH I- It Taroma and vicinity: AZ*\ <__> Fair tonight MM Sunday. ¥%F \ | Wanlilnglon: Fair to- 1 f^J\ I night and Sunday; warmer t*Cvs"^ r*—^ MM portion. m-*\ SENATE BLOCKS ACTION (lulled Ptaat l.rimnl \\ . > WASHINGTON, 11. P., Sept. 1. Wealth conscription forces lost their first big battle in the sen ale today. An amendment by Senator Johnson, California, to llie revenue bill, providing an tit. per cent tax on war profits, was defeated, 17 to 62. The fight, however, had only begun. The determined group Is, seeking to make the rich pay their fair dues in the war. There still remain amendments scaling; down to ,'n per cent of war prof-l its to be fought, for by Johnson. Those voting for the big prof its tax were: Asliurst, Borah, Brady, Gorc,| (ironna, Hollls, Husting, Johnson, j Calif.; Johnson, South Dakota; Jones, Washington; Kenyon, Kir i by, l.aFollette, MrNary, Norrls, i Thompson and Vardaman. In a scathing attack on the sen ate finance committee. Senator I Johnson declared plana of com puting war profits "will put a premium on the. ability of great i corporations to hoodwink and ex ploit the government.'' HOI SE (JETS RILL (Pelted frees lammat Wttm.t WASHINGTON, D. ('.. Sept. I. Majority Leader Kitchen pre sented to the house today the $11,538,945,460 war bond reve nue measure —greatest In the world's history—with a unanl-, mous bi-partisan report for its immediate passage. Funds fronij the bill will go toward loans to ( the allies and financing this na-. tion's expenditures in the war. France. So we will have to wait until they return, and provide the remedy. "The first step wll have to be n compulsory physical ex amination and certificate of health as a requisite for a marriage license. We will have to Insist on treatment for venereal diseases and try to stamp them out .lust as we try to stamp out tu'ierculosls. "This will ra^Be a new problem —the problem of immorality — Illegal unions will be formed if a marriage is prohibited when a health certificate cannot be oh-1 ta'ned. But these clandestine re lations cannot continue Indefinite ly, and they will prove a less evil than legalized marriage of the un healthy, which can be nothing but disastrous. "Women are directly responsi ble for cleaning up districts in the vicinity of training camps. "If these efforts fail, the women of America will do as the women of Great Britain have done. They wlll form a patrol to keep the prostitute from the training camp." 105 Members of Force To Step Out On Sept. 12. PUTS CITY IN BAD FIX Kvciy city fireman In llie Tiieomii file (l.'piirlimnl—Kin iiicii ol all ranks from Ikihc iii hi to captains—l. ii.l. i.d their formal resignation lo t'oliiinissioi.er Pel tit Sulur ■ l.'i morning, effective Sept. IS. i'be resignations filled Neveial sheets of paper. unit simply iiiinoiiiKe<| Mial the men wuild gull llieir place* one week from next Weiliic*! <lny. Karli sheet i«ire ilm> wal of ll:e Tacoma I iithkh'h union No. 15,(1111, affiliated with Hie American IVilrra tion of l.alnii. At the same time that the ree igiialloii was laid on Pettit's desk the city council convened for I what was to have been a Joint I I ession with heads of the fire 'department union. Not one of I the firemen appeared in Hie coun cil room, however. Members of the fire depart . it'cut explained afterwards that they hud nothing to discuss with j Ihe city council. ■' They had made a simple re quest for n two platoon system In the fire depurlment, they said, 11 With the warning that they would j resign on Sept. I if the request were not granted. I City in I'ib mmii I No surprise was expressed when 'Commissioner Pettit announced jthat his ent're fire department had quit. "Well, let them quit," said the mayor. "Kvery man has a right to quit his Job If he wants to. "The long hours of the fire de partment are terrible, there's no jdouht about that. But we're up against a situation that has no ap parent, solution. "There Isn't any law which de mands that the city must furnish fire protection. And there is a law which prevents us from going over a 1 .Vnilll levy. So what are we to do about it?" Call For Applicants. After the eoiinc'l session, Com missioner Petti) sell word to Sec retary Dudley Kshelman of tho civil service board that he would call immediately for an examina tion of applicants for the fire de partment. "I do not believe that anyone will apply for Ihe positions of the i men who have resigned," explain ed Pettit. "But the law provides that we I must have civil service men if they can be obtained." If no one does apply the city will endeavor to hire men at ran dom to assume charge of tho fire department. Tlitn Is also expected to he difficult, because the depart ment Is almost completely motor ized, and only skilled men are ca pable of handling the powerful machines. 24-llour Job. Any men hired to fill the places of the firemen who quit will be asked to work 24-hour shifts. The res'gned firemen automati cally lose all their standing In the civil service ratings, and their rights to any peuslon benefits. Every member of the city coun cil expressed utter dismay over the fire department situation Satur day. Mayor Fawcett produced figures I from City Controller Shoemaker showing that if the city's expenses continue during the remainder of the year at the same proportion to the first seven months, there will be exactly $1.53 left in the general fund on Jan. 1. With no available money to meet the demands of the firemen, and no chance to increase the debt limit except men declared that they were by totti ot the people, council facing one of the most per* plexlng and serious problems in the life of the city.