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With popular Matinee Wednesday
Oliver Morosco's original production of the tri
umphant musical fun show—
the superb Broadway cast and beauty chorus
and special novelty orchestra.
Nights, 8:15. Lower floor, $1.50; Balcony, 6
rows, $1.00; Last 6 rows, 75c; Gallery, 50c. Wed
nesday matinee, 2:30. Lower floor and 3 rows
balcony, $1.00; balance Balcony, 75c; Gallery, 50c
(United Press Leased Wire.)
Fortj. San Francisco members of
the draft army, en route to join
those going to Camp Lewis, open
ed their war carerr th's afternoon
with an attack on United Rail
roads cars.
Hiding in an auto truck loaded
with rock and cement, Hie men
attacked every car they met ou
Market street. Windows were
broken and passengers panic
stricken. Several persons were
cut by flying glass.
The entire 40 were cornered by
a posse of police and hurried to
the city prison.
When the police learned that
the men were all members of the
draft army they were baffled. Tiie
time was 1:40, and in 20 minutes
more the men were due at the
city hall to join the parade of
drafted men. They were riding
toward the city hall to join the
parade when arrested.
They were then liberated and
hurried to the city hall.
'' i.ii-.l Prean I d Wire.)
PORTLAND, Or., Sept. 22. —
The secret strike vote of electri
cians In the employ of the Pacific
Telephone & Telegraph Co. here
ilast. night was overwhelmingly In
favor of a strike, according to in
timations of the union heads to
day. The men demand a raise of
$1 aday by Oct. 21.
A second attempt to remove the
army post condemnation suit to
the federal court was defeated by
Superior Judge Clifford Friday,
when he denied the petition of
Andrew and Alice J. Stone of New
York and H. L. Davis and wife
of California for a change of
venue on the ground that the par
ties live In different states. The
suit will begin Monday.
Will Be Held for the
Benefit of
The Tacoma Day
Saturday, September 22d, and
Monday, September 24th,
At 1153 Broadway
Donations of anything except furniture will be
thankfully received at the store on Friday.
Anyone unable to bring in donations, phone to
Mrs. F. J. Carlyle
Main 7592
1571 LEAVE
(1 1.H..1 I'rraa I.raaed Wlir.i
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22. —
"Hello, General. We'll bring the
kaiser back," was the farewell of
San Francisco's 1,fi71 "Libeity
Boys" who began to entrain to
day for Camp Lewis, when they
paraded before Maj. Hen. Murray,
western army department com
Perhaps the next general they
see they won't say "hello" to, but
their spirit at the moment of
their departure indicated hard
luck for W. Itohen/.ollern.
Men from eight draft boards en
trained today, 4fiO leaving at 9
a. m., and 618 at I p. m. The re
malniag ,*>6o leave tomorrow.
Roll call at board headquarters
preeeeded entrainment and very
few failed to answer.
11 "Ur.l Preaa i ma. d war)
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Sept. 22.
-—An Italian family feud resulted
last night in the murder of Vic
tor Ouidera and his son, Carlo
Ouidera. Russell Lapiani and
Sam Fusco, neighbors, are being
sought by the police as the mur
Lapiani and Fusco are alleged
to have called at the Guidera
home last night and asked for the
Gulderas to come out. As they
stepped from the door several
shots rang out from the darkness.
The son fell first with a bullet in
his temple and the father fell
across the boy's body, shot thru
the lungs.
John Lapiani, 20, son of one of
the suspected murderers, Is being
held at the county jail.
*}/__Ytta*e. Wa\m^mA^aui*i
SatßTday, Sept. 22. 1917. —THE TACOMA TIMES— Page Three.
Is Your Gown a Death Mask?
Should Express Personality, Says Artist]
Regal velvet cape worn by Mrs. Juuiew K. Hackett and designed If Bertha llolley, to express Mrs.
ll.i. kill's |i,'i . ■•nalily.
(Special la The Times.)
NKW YORK, Sept. •22. — The
art colonies and salons of New
York have been i.tartled recently
with the beauty and originality of
the dresses of many of the women.
These wonderful creations are the
result of the application of
psychology to dress ilcsi-.n.
An American woman portrait
painter, Bertha Holley, driven
from Paris by the war, has con
vinced women that they should
wear clothes that express their
"An long as a woman be
lieves her first and last duty
Is to conform to a right model
and hence look exactly like
otlxer women, there is no psy-
«loilogy In dress for her be
cause her psyche isn't
awake," she says. "She
dresses by impi-ession Mi
slead of expression.
"The psychology of the
wardrobe begins when a
woman realizes dress in not
a mere protection against
wind* and rain and cold, but
an extension of her xery
"The psychology of dress Is
strikingly evidenced by one's re
action from her costume at a
fancy dress hall. Every woman
feels she comes under the Influ
ence of the personality she repre
sents* That's the secret of the
charm of fancy balls.
"In proportion as women are
personalities, they are repressed
by fashions, and the effect to een
sltlve women Is that of hypocrisy.
"My mission Is to give woman
a wardrobe aa responaive to her
moods as a piano to the musician's
Tills is the second of a
series of article* giving Major
Starrett's personal account of
how the country's HI canton
ment camps INN lnuilt in
throe months. —Editor.
Major W. A. Starrett. upon
whose shoulders the burden of
building America's 16 draft army
cantonment camps fell, today out
lined for the United Press the
precautions his committee took lo
prevent graft or favoritism creep
ing into the work.
"On the committee," said Major
Starrett, "were C. W. Lundorff of
the Crowell, Lundorff, Little Co.
of Cleveland; M. C. Tuttle, gen
eral manager of the Aberthaw Con
struction Co. of Huston, and Fred
erick l4iw Olmstead.
"When we went into delibera
tions on the contracts, Lundorff
and Tuttle. because they were con
tractors, withdrew. Tuttle has
withdrawn his concern absolutely.
He won't touch a government con
"Olmstead and I called in Leon
ard Metralf of Boston and George
W. Fuller of New York, not to be
confused with the George Fuller
with the George A. Fuller Con
struction Co. We were the com
mittee that made these decisions
and reviewed the list of con
"With regard to his personal
part in the work Major Starred
said: "There is too much misun
derstanding about the name of
Starrett flying around the coun
try. I was educated at the Univer
sity of Michigan and when I came
out I was employed by the George
A. Fuller Co. and worked along
with them for several years.
"In 1900 with my brother and a
man named Thompson we founded
the Thorn pson-Starre't Co. In
1913 I quit the company, as had
my brother, sold all my Interest
In It and joined my brother in the
practice of architecture. That is
my business."
A high government official said
today that irresponsible and dis
gruntled persons seem to have
been responsible for rumors of
graft and crookedness in the build
ing; of the camps. "I will discuss
that In a very familiar way," said
the official, "using as an Instance
the work of the lumber committee
which deserves the highest praise.
"Some officials thought the
committee was paying too much
for lumber. The talk got to the
point where one of our national
commercial organizations took cog
nisance of it.
"The president wrote a letter to
the government In which he men
tioned a certain man who purport
ed to have figured lower than those
of the committee.
"It was found that the man's
figures were from brokers bidding
out of thin air who had no more
conception of this thing than—"
Here the official threw up his
"This man with the unbelieva
ble low prices said he would sei
the price for the whole territory
involved at $20.
"Don't do that," said the repre
sentative of the territory, "you
will ruin our people."
"In that one discussion the low
prb'pd man showed how foolish
he was. When It came to quan
tity production he blew up. He
was dealing with brokers who
thought they could make a strike
with the government.
"The average price of the four
billion feet of lumber used In the
cantonments was $2(1.50. Four
billion feet represents the coun
try's output for a whole year."
Turning to the matter of bonus
es and penalties for the contract
ors Major Starrett said:
"This is one of the great bones
of contention In the contracting
business. We decided against It.
"Suppose we had given one man
a contract and agreed that^lf he
got his work done at a certain
time we would pay him so much
extra or If he did not finish at
a certain time we would deduct so
much a day from his earned per
"If we had had such a system
on these cantonments see what
would have happened. We would
have had- sn appeal to the man's
money making instinct, not to his
patriotism. He would have been
working for a bonus on an arbi
trary contract to which we could
not have added buildings or sub
contracted them.
"We have had to change con
tracts and plans all the way lons.
If we had had the bonus system
the contractors would have said:
'This Is not the work I contracted
to do. so you must extend my
time.' We could not shorten the
time under any circumstances.
You see how the government's
hands would have been tied under
that system."
NOTE: In onr next Issue
Tlie Time will print a story
of the actual work of build
ing the camps and giving In
teresling figures an to the
amount of mulerliil used, men
employed and other details.
EL PASO, Tex., Bept. 22.—Ten
naturalized Chinese-Americans,
drafted, but claiming no exemp
tion, were on their way to Camp
Travis, San Antonio, to become a
part of America* new national
Carrying a huge Chinese flag
and a banner upon which was In-1
scribed "we fight like hellee," the'
orientals were cheered by bun-'
droiis of their countrymen and
thousands of other citizens.
The local custom house desires Oat nam«e and addresses of men
who have had technical ex|icrlence hut have not had the necessary
yea experience to enable them to enter the noveriiineiit schools In
ciiKineering „nd who are willing to no to sea as oilers and water
tenders with Dm end in view to finally enter such schools, ami ml'
n'ssfully pass elamiuatlonK of the steamboat sen lev for entiim-ci*
In the national fleet.
For the Information or farmers who are raising soy beans tor
grain ruther than lor liny .111,1 who are unfainiliHr with the luindlltiK
«if the plants under the former conditions, the I' S department of
sericulture will shortly publish a Farmeis' Bulletin, "Harveatlai
Hoy Heans for Seed." Tlie demand for these seeds for use In the pro
t'uction of oil, feed cake and talde tea is rapidly in«T.»sinn, and the
farmers of the I'nited Stall's am prepai lag to B«KM this demand
The chuructcr or growth, the uniform maturing habit*, and the
henvy seed yields of the soy beans, hays the bulletin, contribute to
the ease of harvesting and recommend the plants lor seed produfr
(Special to The Time*.)
WASHINGTON, D. ('.. Sept. 21. Permanent buildings of a mod
ern type to supplant the tents and tciuporury structures now occu
pied by Red CtBSS base hospitals in France are urgently Beaded t>• •
lore winter sets in. BMOTdIM to cables received Iroin Major (irayson
It, P, Murphy, Red Cross commissioner to franca,
Increased BUffertag, owing especially to the shortano at coal,
will result nalma structural built to withstand the eeld can be
erei ted before ihe rigors of a French winter nrip the cuiinlrv.
Major Murphy cabled for the Immediate shipment ol |,000,(MM)
l«'ct of fir.
(■hint fir trees are now being felled in Washington, and hiirriod
ly loaded aboard a ship wailing to carry the luniiher thru the Panama
canal to New York, where two complete portable saw mills will be
taken on.
The American Rod Cross now has more than a dozen base boa
pitals in Franco, each eipiipped with at least :,iiu beds, and each in
Chang* Of 22 phyaletaaa, two dentists, tir, Red Cross nurses and lad
enlisted men of Hie medical corps.
( I nil. .1 Press Laaaad Wire.)
WABHINOTON, D. C. Sept. 22. Like miracle workers of old,
I'iKle Sam is extracting riches from the air.
Embattled behind their test tubes and Bunsen bursars, govern
mi'iit chemists are doing Hie things that can't be doni'. The latest
"impossible" achievement is a new method of obtaining gasoline.
The new method consists or robbing gasoline from natural gaeo
llne "absorptions."
Ily Hie new method, the ua . line in natural gns. tho extremely
lean, can he absorbed In oil from which it Is separated by distills-
Hon. Natural gas< m yielding tees thai one pint of gasoline from each
thousand cubic feel of kss have been treated with success, where
formerly this gasoline went to wnsle and in addition constituted a
clogging nuisance and egpaaaa in pipes.
The Rhelnisclie Zeitiing of Cologne snvs i-urly one morning the
portals of every cafe and restaurant in that city were found adorned
witii posters bearing the following "Instruction to Pusiled Cooka":
"Tak«. the butter card, stew it down with the at Card, and adil
the egg card. In a separate saucepan cook the potato and Vegetable
cards together, and, when done, add these to the stew.
"For dessert, warm up the potato card, add the milk card,
sweeten with sugar card, and bake with it the bread and biscuit
Store your potatoes rather than sell them at the enrly fall sea
son, Is the advice of the government today. Bulletins telling Of the
proper methods of storing in this district have been received by
County Agriculturist Cole.
While the local crop is not turning out to be as good us had
been expected, the crop for the entire country is reported to be
100,000,000 bushels more than last year.
A Seattle commission firm has won the contract for 1,000,000
pounds of spuds for the army post.
(Special to The Times.)
OLYMPIA, Se|>t. 22.— The validity of the new hanking and
trust company act passed by the last legislature is being attacked in
a suit brought in the Thurston county superior court by the Union
Trust Co. of Seattle. The suit is brought agaiust W. E. Huiif-en
as state bank eXnminer and Attorney General Tanner.
The state, it is claimed, is demanding the elimination of the
word "trust" from the name of the institution, under threat of
bringing criminal proceedings. Tlie company claims that the elimi
nation of the word "trust" would amount to confiscation of its prop
erty without due prccess of law, in that It would involve a great deal
of unnecessary expense.
(United Press I .ease,) Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D C, Sept. 21.—Secretary McAdoo this after
noon announced the first log of a continuous journey around the
country throut the second Liberty Loan campaign Oct. 1 to Oct. 27.
Cleveland, Toledo, Indianapolis, Madison, Sioux Falls, Aberdeen,
Butte, Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma and Portland will be visited in the
first ten days.
(United IVes* Leaser! Wire.)
ATI-VNTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. 21.—Price fixing by the United
States government of all essential products, both in sales to the gov
ernment and to the public, was recommended in a resolution adopted
here at the closing session of the war convention of American busf-
Do It Tonight and Again
Next Saturday Night
Come to this bank tonight between six and
eight, cash your check and take a portion of
your wages and open a Savings Account.
Put by a dollar or so a week and you'll be
glad when you can talk "money" and enjoy
a Bank Account.
/ -_-_-__-___________
Tacoma Savings Bank & Trust Co.
Equitable Bldg., Cor. 11th and Pacific Aye.
Jus! f^teai
ac »'■ —i ' ■■...--.- . ii-iip-inriiinw
Martin Hal her claim* hie wife
locked him out of the house and
nssHiilted him June If. He gets
Null for $1000 ib-nagr* again**
Si Caul & Tacoma Lumber 00. aa
result <>r Injuries received from
falling from trestle Is brought by
T. \V. Thompson In superior court,
Itev. Frank llycr N|imhN on "Tarn
coma, Ip to Hie Minute," at school
.isseinbh at Lincoln high.
Y. W. V. A. expel* to lUxMtsne
Its building at Camp Lewis by
Oct. l«l.
Home Made Veal Ijaal at linen.
wald's, 111:' Broadway, adv.
M..li.n> ( |e *i|U.ltl pirnvld five
Fridu\ night for violating traffic
Seattle |,„lge \o. fRI l m yml Or
der of Moose, visits „,,,., to
I'iisli plans for eslahlishing Mooso
beail degree in Tacoma lodge.
I'LIMIMi ro. Main 417. adv.
No act lon taken ..i Hinting of
Tacoma shipyard laborers on ipics
tion af handling 10-hour lumber.
Ship (...Ideii I.itte ..iiiu'H ml tlr
leatal dock with :!_IIO Hacks of
nitrates for shipment east.
s'en PrmiileiirU »lilfl„ to
Port Qamble tram Tacoma after
dlachargtng ore from Mexico.
Steamer A«linlij«l Dewey dun ia
Tacoma Saturday with freight
from California,
And. < i.iiNlcr Wagons, $1 _.•_
and up. Palace Hardware Co.,
l ."111 Psclfle are, adv.
■«•■ r \ I.it belli I'ml fir hjt
rlvee at Paget Sound navy yard
to be fitted -out by government aa
transport for moving | W to
Dr. C«/./n, dentist, 20:1 Drovt.
ient. „, r#
Fraeldeai tYllaoa Atmitt n-ipeal
of Ro) It McKelllps of Mohler,
Wash., Hi., first person to appeal
to 111 m from army draft, lie sought
exemption on Industrial grounds.
Hernial ion A 1 my Sweaters at
llofstetter's, I.lth X- Pacific, adv.
Henry (». Sliuey, private l>-nkcr
of Besttle, convicted or unlawful
National Ass,,rial bin of Maxtor
liakers, closing convention in Chl
«"iko. leaves question of fixing
bread prices up to Hoover.
Frank f). Riley, attorney, an.
nouncei that he is Htill at 611
Bankers Trust Bldg. lie was not
sent to the Prostdlo as reported.
Committee <if Ministerial Alii
ance Rives Its views on recreation
for soldiers at Camp U-wls befon
Tacoma committee on recreation.
All records broken for at«*»nV
ance at Annapolis naval academy.
The following birth certificates
were filed Friday: To Mr. and Mr*
Itobert (1. Waller, 3727 80 J at,
Sept. It. daughter; Mr. and Mrs
fnsvald Stamens, 2030 Pairbanki
St., Sept. x, daughtor; Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Kugene Nelson, I Her in g
er. Sept. 10, daughter; Mr and
Mrs. Paul Klicse, 1963 80. 0 at.»
Sept. in, daughter; Mr. and Mrs.
William C. Brennnn, 3612 X Spo
kane aye., Sept. 14. son; Mr and'
Mrs. Soth Lake Butler, San Fran
cisco, Cal„ Sept. 18, son.
Robert J. Coles. 76, Friday
morning at his home, 60« No M
st. Body will be shipped by C O.
Lynn Co. to Charlton, la., for'ln
Otis Glen Kdwards, I years 11
months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Kdwards, 1412 So. M, killed
Friday In accident o*n cable car
tracks at 13th and K. Body re
moved to Buckley-King's. Funeral
announcement later.
H'uii-d Pr«« im-cii wira.t
PORTLAND, Ore., Bept. «.—
Bone dry Oregon's biggest liquor
shipment was revealed here today
by the authorities—almost two
months after the bootlegger had
completed his deal and escaped.
Posing as a commission mar*
chant, -dwln Smith, according to
the police, imported a car of
onions from California July St.
Hidden under the onions were 60
cases of whisky, representing aa
investment of $1,100. Smith, the
police story continues, took tha
liquor to an out-of-the way ware
house and sold It at $36 to $40 a
case, clearing up about $1,100
net profit on the deal.
Smith was summoned, before
Special Investigator llumason
early In August as to why he left
a carload of onions rot In the
freight yards, went thru a search
ing Investigation and cause oat
with flying colors.
If yon are going cat of tows
for a few wetske or a —mily
phone your new addm— ta
Main 13, and let The Tisig
follow yon.

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