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Hull?mil I Diii__ifi-ip iy_f iiyn v
Price Is Fixed, But
Coal Is No Lower
Coal in Tacoma is still selling at fro_i $6 to $9.50 a ton, delivered at the house.
In the face of President Wilson's decree, fixing coal prices at the mines, the
cost to the consumer the country over is the same—and in some cases, higher.
Black Diamond prepared special s for sale here at the bunkers at $6, and
with delivery across town, householders are fortunate if they get their coal un
der the $9 price, ,
Of 23 representative cities in the United States, in which The Times has
made inquiries, only two report the price declines the whole country expected.
Tji seven cities prices have advanced.
, Elsewhere, as in Tacoma, prices ha<re remained about as before Aug. 20,
when the president issued his price schsdules.
(Hatted Prcaa l.raacd Wirt.)
BITTTP:, Mont., Sept. 22.—Half
A Silver Bow county's quoJa of
drafted men failed to report for
entrapment for Camp Lewis, Ta
coma, and police and county au
thorities are co-operating, with
army officials today in rounding
up the missing men.
The failure of the men to re
port Is attributed to missing no
tices which were mailed to all the
• men in the second quota. The no
tices are said to have disappeared
mysteriously In the postoffice.
Two hundred men failed to re
President Wilson sent Chief of
Police J. J. Murphy a message to
day commending him for his effi
ciency in rounding up men wjio
- failed to register for the draft.
Six hundred men in Butte failed to
Ralph Stacy, head of the Taco
ma Liberty loan committee, has
hopes today that the first series of
•• the bonds, sold laßt summer, will
arrive in the city about the first
of the month.
He received a telegram today
from the San Francisco federal re
aerve bank, thru which deliveries
will be made, saying that the first
bonds were expected to rea^h
there Sept. 26.
Oh, Mr. Hoover, These Fish
Are Milking Farm Cows
(Sperial <« The Tlnta.)
SPRINGVALE, 111., Sept. 20. —
Dairymen living near hear have
asked the state to permit seining
. Elk creek for fish, following the
discovery that blg-mouth bass
have been milking the cowb when
they go into the water to drink.
The discovery was made by
Sammy Balrd, 11, while wat«shing
-. his father'a herd pastured two
miles north of town.
Dairy men had been noticing
losses In their milk supplies and
blamed tramps.
Local dealers declare that if
the $3.60 fixed by the president
as the price to be paid at mines in
Washington, is made to apply to
domestic, as well as commercial I
coal, there will no longer be auch
a thing as lump coal In this state.
The cost of picking It would make
the price out of the question, they
The $3.50 price at the mine,
they say, is the same as the price
for the lowest grade steam coal
before the president's decree was
issued. Hence there has been no
reduction In retail prices.
IS Outs Profit.
The Tacoma Trading Co., which
today quoted prices ranging from
$6 to $8 for various gradeß, fig
ured out taht the $6 retail price
leaves them with only 15 cents
profit with a $3.50 rate at the
mines, as follows:
Price at mine $3.50
Freight charge 60
Handling 20
Shrinkage 15.
Hauling to city 1.25
' Total ' $5.85
Other Tacoma dealers, includ
ing the Pacific Coast Coal Co., are
quoting prices at from $7.60 to
$9.50 a ton.
The excuse mostoffered thru
out the country for failure to low
er the coal prices to consumers it
—retailers had contracted for coal
from the mines at a higher price
than fixed by the president.
liower in Oklahoma.
Retailers In Oklahoma City,
Okla., have lowered their prices
from $1 to $1.50, but say they are
selling the coal at a loss because
they have to pay more than the
president's schedule calls for, to
abide by their contracts.
In Memiihiß. Term., where coal
is still sold In the old way—by
the barrel-—retailers say they had
bought a large supply, of coal at
the beginning of summer, and
therefore are not affected at pres
ent by the now mine prices.
High contract prices for coal to
retailers, and, therefore, higher
prices to consumers, obtain In 12
of the 23 cities investigated. In
one. Harrlsburg, Pa., the only coal
available had been contracted for
Young Bald noticed a commo
tion in the water and -saw two
large bass engaged in a furious
battle. One was a large-mouth
bass, the other small-mouth. The
small-mouth fish was driven off
and Baird watched the other fish
swim leisurely up to a cow and
begin milking it. Investigaton
showed several other fish similar
ly engaged.
A community fish fry Is plan
ned 'if permission to seine this
stream is granted.
hy the year. BUT THK COX-1
The dealers there immedi
ately 1....X uilwintage of HiK
••itiuitliiii and ralseil tlie re
tall price*, of the .'.ml they
I. i.l emitracittl for at a lower
rate, from $!.'_.% to SI .(MI a
ton! They hold the mine
opt-i'itUirs to the lower
ain.iiiiit mmmteket tor, hot
are rataing the price* to the
I'onNiimers, to < (inform wiUi
the president'n M-he<dule.
One curious angle of the coal
situation in Louisville, Is that lust
across the Ohio river, at Jeffer
sonvllle, Ind., soft coal may lie
Lour.hi hi $ I under the quotations
of Louißvllle coal men. In Jer
sey City, N. J., coal bought aj the
yards is $1 less a ton than that
Real estate in Tacoma is valued
at $42,20(5,405, according to val
uations j.laced by County Assessor
Cameron and transmitted to Con
troller Shoemaker Saturday.
The total valuation of all real,
personal and public service prop
erty In the city is given at $66,
This total Is $700,000 than
that of last year, the ttirrease be
ing caused hy raises in personal
property made this year by the
The increase will give the city
between $10,000 and $15,000
more tax money for public ex
penses in 1918 than was allowed
this year.
About all the Elks in town and
a whole platoon or two of their
soldier guests are threatening to
apply to Rhodes Brothers today
tor the window dressing job of
Bert Cultus.
They are laboring under the Im
pression that his daily labor con
lists In the same sort of task as
he performed at last night's smok
That was to dress a live mod-1
ip a nifty red, white and blue cos
tume, Btartlng only with an un
dressed model, some red, white and
blue material and some pins.
Jurors drawn Monday to try the
army post condemnation suit will
have to run the gauntlet of ex
amination by a large part of the
Pierce County Bar association, un
less gome arrangement can be
made to shorten the process.
Any attorney out of the large
number of representing the de
fendants is likely to have to try
his cases before either one of the
two juries, consequently all are
legally entitled to examine every
juror drawn.
Judge Clifford said Saturday
he did not expect that more than
one Jury could be drawn on Mon
day. The first Jury will Immedi
ately be sent out to view the land
involved In the first suit.
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Tacoma Police Worried by Suspicious Memorandum
A mysterious code for se
cret messages, tiellcvcd by
the | ..lire to have been use.l
either by spies or clever crini-
Inuls, is causing Tacoma de
tectives nun h worry today.
The code was found at 17th
and Broadway by two women Fri
day afternoon, and turned over .to
Patrolman KlHng*—i a*\ .. later
gave it to Detective Capt. Kin
It was written in pencil on a
tiny piece of thin paper, which
tad been folded Into the size of
a postage stamp.
The word "call" headß the list,
and after it are two dashes and a
dot, as used in the Morse tele
graph code. In Morse, this sym
bol spells the letter "G."
Beneath It are Uie follow
ing messages, and tiieir code
"Answer," > . (two
"Come to rounsel, . —
(dot and dash).
"IjBJ- low," . . . (three
"Get out of the county,"
— (two dots and
"Help," — — (two
t Wim.ihl, 4tJl to.. Wash 0. A. C.
FORT FLAGLER, Sept. 20 —
(By mail.) —This was our hike
day again.
This time parts of three com
panies marched out six miles, ate
their lunch, then came back to at
tack the fort.
The regulars are left to defend
The judges decided the sham
battle a tie.. Capt. Llndborg and
an attacking party were complete
ly annihilated by machine gun
Several of the regulars were
captured by men of the 4th and
10th companies.
Crawling thru dense under
brush was apart of the battle that
gave the new soldiers a touch of
real army life.
Next Thursday another sham
battle will be fought.
a a a
The best place In the fort.
That's where I am writing from,
and that's what we all say of our
new Y. M. C. A. tent.
It Is situated In back of our
new movie house, is 40x80 feet in
■ize, and is well heated by a lan?e
Every night after retreat until
call to quarters It Is full of men.
There are about eight or nine
tables, a bunch of magazines and
plenty of pens and ink.
The Seattle public llhrary has
sent up a large box of books, all
of popular titles.
In the musical line, a Vlctrola
with at least 100 records adds en
tertainment for the men. Check
ers and chess games are popular.
Athletic equipment also goes with
the tent.
This was all provided for us
thru the efforts of the War Work
Council which raised several thou
sand dollars in the country to es
tablish tents wherever Uncle
Bit'laslvi Knows How Tl
( (Special to The Timea.)
WANIIINGTON, l>. <"., Kept.
_'_.—While administration
officials ure not making
knon ii how they ohtnineil the
text of yon lie. listol -fl's in* s
aage disclosing tin- (ierninn
Kt.-.tMitui slush fund to infill
tMmt <*4 ingress, then* is one
in.iii h< .<• who could tell.
"Meet at the plnce," . ,
. . (four tints).
"I didn't get you," . . .
. . (five dots).
"Homebody is monkeying,"
(clx dots).
Polite reneari:li in eastern cities
litis shown that criminals often
use the Morse teleprapli code in
transmitting messages. One of
the commonest ways is by tapping
the dots and dashes with a pencil
or key on the transmitter of a
A person at the other end of
the line can hear the code mes
sage, without the sender taking
any rlek of revealing his identity
by voice.
Similar messages are used In
chalk marks on fences or walls
previously designated by the per
sons communicating with each
other. »
Because the wording of the
code Is not in criminal parlance,
police detectives are inclined to
believe that the messages have
been used by spies.
Several detectives are investi
gating the code signals, and the
case will also be given to federal
officers for Investigation.
Sam's soldiers are stationed.
It is the most welcome gift that
has come to the camp.
If I remember correctly, Taco
ma raised a nice sum for this pur
pose. The money was certainly
well spent. *s
To everyone who did give, we
say thanks.
Hoquiam Pupils
Paint Town Red
(Special to The Times.)
HOQUIAM, Sept. 22.—Thirty
boys, members of the senior and
sophomore classes of Hoquiam
high school, were temporarily sus
pended yesterday as a result of a
display of class rivalry which the
night before resulted In an at
tempt by members of the two 1
classes to "paint the town red."
Red paint was applied liberally
to the residence of Principal F. E.
Schmidtke, the First Presbyterian
church, the white front of a dairy
In the residence district and the
high school gymnasium, and also
to several sections of wooden and
concrete sidewalks.
The thirty boys must clean off
the paint where possible and
where not to provide money to re
paint the buildings. ,
In the case of the wooden side
walks the boys found It necessary
to turn over the boards to elim
inate "the evidence."
<t nIK-.l Prettt M.rmmr* Wire.)
Sept. 22.—Wilbur D. Mong, Tltus
ville, Pa., a student at Selfridge
aviation field, was Instantly kill
ed today and his Curtis flying ma
chine was buried In the earth
'when he fell 1,500 feet to the
earth during a trial flight.
list* Notes Are Grabbed.
He i A. Brii.c llielaHki, head
of the 11. S. Seiret service.
Isluk »P three or four Hteuog
raphi'i's a day ilictiitiiii; orders and
kMplag In personal tiiii.li with the
remotest points of the vast net
spun by his operatives, has not
;uld«'<l a wrinkle io the face of the
boyish chief of the Bureau of
Criminal Investigation, engaged at
:M in a I.utile of wits witli the
win id's master spi.se.
"Diver-ions! | pet all the diver
sion I need runuiiig (lilk Job now!
No, I don't need a vacation"
Bruce Uiclaski told a subordinate
who urged him to lake a few days
The reply of I'nclc Sum's so- ,
(•ret mtltea head tells the whole ,
■tor? of the punch lie Ih pulling I,
Into bis work. II
He Keeps Tit.
Biolaska whs lit when the job
came. Twelve yeais of bard work
und planning in the government j,
service were buck of him when
the war began, lie practiced keep- .
inn fit Willi the devotion of a
Hi* used to piny third base
on iin amateur l< ..... nearly '
every afternoon in summer
aft<-i' a day's work, eat, din
ner mill spend the teat of tin* i
evening at the Y. M. <'. A.
holing with the instructors ,
or liny professional pug who
n.f I.( drop in. I
The chief of Uncle Sam's!
sleuths is human. There is no
Sherlock Holmes and Hoc Watson
Fluff about his office It looks
like any other business office.
His Second light.
TMelaski's battle witli the Prus
sisii spy system is his second
(Continued on Page Six.)
it .ili.-.l l*rraa I rn.r.l Wlrc.l
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 22. — [
Mrs. Julia Mi Mi la of Hamtramckj
p hanged herself and three children'
In their home today.
The children, all girls, were
aged 18 months, three years and
five years, respectively.
The father, a Hungarian, and
two older children survive.
No motive is known.
Can't Take Case
Itno U. S. Court
A ruling was made by Federal
Judge Cushniiiii Saturday on the
petition of Mary J. Lyon and
George Lyon, jr., for the removal
of the army post condemnation
suit to federal court, is believed
to settle the question which has
been raised by two or three simi
lar attempts in the superior court.
.The Lyons, who are owners of
1,045 acres of land on Lake Se
qualitchew, live in Nebraska, and
asked the change of venue on the
ground that the defendants live
in different states.
Judge Cushman remanded the
petition to the state court, ruling
that the action is covered by the
state law, tho Pierce county ap
pears as the condemner, and that
the federal court has no jurisdic
Clearings $ 439,732.84
Balances 83,789.52
Transactions 1,347.194.22
It's Gateway of Army of the Democracy As In Day
By Mabel Abbott
Late afternoon is not the end
of the day at Camp Lewis.
Workmen on the buildings
knock off; "dinner bucket spe
cials" rattle homeward; the parade
ground empties as bugles call the
awkward squads to mess, and visit
ors crowd the outgoing buses.
Presently far down the long'line
of barracks, the lights flash up.
The strains of phonographs fol
low the clatter of knives and
forks; groups of soldiers crunch
thru the gravel In the darkness,
laughing and talking qqietly. or
crowd around the shed to watch
the new arrivals.
Later still, the crowd melts
away again; the lights in the
barracks go out; oil. silence
and darkness of the prairie*
steal up ami cover the 'amp.
Rut still the receiving abed
... .. m
U. S. Senator
Has Evidence
11' in i .-.I Press lc:iv..t Wire.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22. -Definite evidence that
Former Ambassador yon Bernstorff paid out large
sums of money to certain publications is in the hands
of Senator King of Utah.
King told the senate today he had photographic
copies of checks and receipts for money paid by yon
Bernstorff to the Fair Play Publishing company and
Marcus Braun, its editor, among others.
Among his photographic copies, he Mid, is a German
embassy check for $2000, drawn on a Washington
bank, payable to the Fair Play Publishing Co., and
shown to have been paid by the bank.
Another is a receipt for $1500 showing that Marcus
Braun, pacifst, had received that sum from the em
King's data Is known to be nh-
soluleiv authentic and further
shows the extent of yon Hern
slorff's web of influence st ret. he.l
hhriiout this country. This peri
odical the Fair I'lay magazine -
'may be one of the guiding hands
Jof the "organization" mentioned
by yon JUernstorff as a possible
factor in successfully Influencing
congress against war.
King also said he has copies of
papers showing payment* from
the Austrian embassy to forclKii
language newspapers. Anwn;
Demand Searching Probe.
The King expose today, coupled
with the state department revela
tions yesterday, stirred congress
to new demands for searching in
quiry into the use of the disloyal
press in spreading German propa
i ganda.
Secretary Lansing informed
I Chnirnian Flood of the house for
! elgn affairs committee today
that he thought investigation into
llernstorff's attempt to influence
congress with a $. ri(),000 fund un
The secretary, however, said lie
had no desire to interfere with
congress if members thought an
investigation should be made to
clear teh reputation of the house.
Leaders in both house and sen-
Police headquarters received a
I telegram Saturday from Walla
I Walla saying that Robert J. Clark
i of Tacoma, 20 years old. had been
i killed there. The police were
I asked to locate Clark's father,
1 employed on one of the railroads
entering Tacoma. As yet the po
lice have been unable to locate
the father.
Udwrtrd Crevlston, a 10-year
old school boy, 030 Fawcett aye.,
fell from playground apparatus
at the Central school Friday even
ing and broke his right arm. He
was taken to Tacoma General hos
pital, where Dr. Layton, school
physician, attended him.
Italian university professor says
he has found radium In dew.
For the trains tha*. are bringing
the second quota of the national
army come at .ill uourj of the day
and nigbt, and nt whatever time
they come, the camp is ready for
The officers ct the receiving
shed work in throe shifts of eight
hours each, and they check and
re-check and record the newcomers
as carefully at 1 o'clock In the
morning as at 1 o'clock in the
In the intervals tetwoen arrivals
they huddle *rmi.*i<f bonfires and
nod or yawn or talk in discon
nected sentence, of Camp Lewis'
part of the country's huge job.
"System's working all right,"
said an overcoated silhouette Fri
day night, to nobody In particular.
"Kind of hard to handle so
mjinv men without making them
feel like'sheep. I believe this is
as near aa we can come to it."
ate are eager to probe the ramifi
cations of (icrmany's lntrlgua
(Continued on Page Six.)
(■'reelings, what are YOU
going to do at...ut Taconua'a
exor'Htant bread prices?
Lnily next door says:
"And also, nothln' loses like a
While the new faahioaa
last, slackers will find it
harder thnn ever to hide lie-
Inii.l women's skirls.
Perhaps the druggists, foresee
ing a gasoline shortage, have Im
ported all that whisky to sell for
auto fuel.
Senator Jones declare* the
I nit.-.I States must fight tile
German people. You can keep
a thing secret for a while liv*
eventually some United
Stales senator Is sure to hear
(As sung at Camp Lewis.)
"My wife took in washing, on*
fifty per day;
I clerked In a grocery at naif tk«
same pay;
The kids picked up penniea la
some doggone way!
My gawd! How the money
rolled In!"
"Mary Garden Is Back, Wearing
Her War Medals.''
Even Mary has to muffle af
these cool mornings.
I ran remember
When we used to laofh
At tho low brow
Who always ordered
Ham and egga.
Silver is selling above a dollar
an ounce. Boy, page Mr. Bryaa
and the Heaven born ratio.
His neighbor lit a clgaret with
a flaming chunk of wood. After
a silence—
"That was a fine-looking bunch
that came in last." observed on*
of the clerks.
"Wonder what the kaiaer
thinks, when his spies Mil titan
what's going on la 16 Atter
e-t places in the Cafe*
States, eh?"
Several olive-drab mum_n.ee
around the fire emitted sudden
"Well. I'll be glad when they're
all In, declared a sleepy youngstei*
with a pistol on his thigh. "Is that
It was. And thru the daikama
stumbled another column of Wak-
Ing boys to the receiving she 4 ■ ■
24 HOURS IN THE PAY, ._Srf_l

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