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SENATOR MOVES TO EXPEL LAFOLIETTE
Bucharest cablegrams announce that Germany* nice little ne*t of micro bes was "In violation of the 4th convention of Th c Hague." This is red hot news. It shows tha t there was still a con -vention of The Hague t hat Germany hadn't dis honored. AUTO GOES Off BRIDGE! Pastor's Soul Visits Tacoma Home DR. GRIMES' BODY Was In New York FARMERS BECOME A POWER (Special to The Times.) ST. PAUL, Sept. 29.—A great new political power is rising here ■ In the west. It already has spread as far as Puget Sound. Every old-line politician of both republican and democratic parties is shaking in his boots, for his boots, for this new power will have nothing to do with him, and doesn't play the game accord ing to HIS IDEA of Hoyle! The farmers are in the saddle and are riding hard. IN BBVEN STATES their or ganisation may be the dominant power in 1918 elections. That means a soore or more of farm ers' congressmen, a few senators and many state houses filled with farmer officers. Reaches Coast. A year ago they called this new power "the revoit of North Da kota." Now the revolt has spread _ MM other states, gradually widen ing, thrusting eastward, south ward and Paciflc-coastward. it Is the National Nonpartisan league, composed wholly of farm ers. No bankers, capitalists, or any wealthy fry are permitted to join. City folk can become affiliat ed only by getting into working clothes and belonging to some labor organization. During the Producers' and Con sumers' convention here, labor and Nonpartisan leaguers j predicted political co-operation -of ■ producers In fields and factories. 80 far the farmers have paddled . their own canoe. Organising Washington. A year ago the organization! --."vwas confined to North Dakota, j where It had captured control of i the republican machine and every state and judiciary office. Today the national headquar : ters, here ln St. Paul, occupy a whole floor of an office building, and scores of clerks are keeping (Continued on Page Six.) CLEANBILL FOR CONGRESS _, tU-lteilTree* l.eaeed Wire.! WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. — A statement, exonerating any member of congress form cbnrges of receiv ing German gold, was sent the house today by the state depart ment. "The state department has no evidence that would connect In any way a member of congress with the expenditure of money by the German ambassador," said the letter written by Acting Secretary ; - Polk. "I do not see how the yon Bern ■torff message reflects on congress In any way." Wierd Theory **** BY C. A. CLAY Tlie soul has the power of freedom fan the body; is capable of interesting excursions out of its physical confines. Death is no hindrance to the cherished ambi tions of genius. By acting as spirit counsellors of chosen ones still living, men of great power and intellect can complete their earthly plans after tkev have en there the life beyond. Such are beliefs sponsored by the Hey. Charles Y. Grames, rector of Trinity Episcopal church. He says he has persona] proof. The experience of a spirit visit with his family here while his unconscious body lay on a. bed of Illness ln New York Is related by the minister as a basis for his Interesting theories. Ills moiil, he avers, trav eled from New York to Ta roma while the mortal clay of lilni remained motionless In tlie cant. This spirit Journey, he sayw, is Just as vivid to him as any of his waking mo ments. "I am firmly convinced that' the spirits of departed ones re turn to influence the lives of those on earth," said Hey. Grimes. "As we are today, so we are immediately after we pass out into the life beyond the veil. The things that Interest us today will Interest us for a time ln the beyond. "Thus it Is that great men can carry on their reforms and ambi tions after death by influencing the living by means of sugges tion. The power and ability of man is not lost because he dies. Those who have passed on can choose a living person to carry on plans and uncompleted work. "The living men thus favored must be of sympathetic mind with the departed, or en rapport with the spirit given or valuabM suggestions. "If Edison were suddenly stricken down In the midst of his work on the submarine problem, at a time when the world needs him most, he oould, after death, complete his work by Influencing the mind of some prominent elec trical genius on earth. «" "An to my own spirit ex perience: When I wan seri ously 111 a year or more ago ln St. Luke's hospital ln New York, I was suddenly taken with a desire to see my Taroma home. While my ■ body lay mot lonic** there, I Death Does Not End It Physical death is too trifling an episode to de stroy a man's interest in the 1 out in name of his life's work. The Influence of unseen friends may explain the up ward movements of society. Witness the reform mov«- ment in -linlm under John the Baptist; the Henais sance In Italy when the people suddenly turned to. ward art and culture and liberty; the Elizabethan age in England. Wordwworth lountl It Im possible to explain his intent* beyond the statement that "they came to me." John Milton insists "Para dise Lost" was sent to him In a scries of vision*) and pictures that he wrote down. When men Insisted upon St. Paul's explaining; about the argument on immortal ity and his rode of love, St. Paid simply answered that he was ''caught up into heavem and saw the vision." —Rev. C. Y. Grimes. TheTacoma Times FiTa copy. the only independent newspaper in tacoma. ~ic a copy! TACOMA, WASHINGTON. HATI'UDAY. SEPTEMBER 29. 1917. SEATTLE SHIPMEN GO OUT! <l nli.-.l i'r». I.ra.cd Wire.) SEATTLE, Wash., Sept, 29. — Ten thousand ship yard workers and metal workers in shops doing contract work for shipyards went on strike here at 10 o'clock this morning. Eleventh hour attempts to avert the strike yesterdny failed. The men have walked out of 96 yards and shops. Agreements to pay the Increas ed scale were slgneii yesterday by 111 yards and shops employing 2, --500 men, while the Skinner A Eddy yards, the largest steel yard ln the city, employing 4,000 men, signed the agreement some weeks a*o. VOTE BOYCOTT HERE A strike involving 2,000 union workmen in Tacoma shipyards and (Continued on Page Six.) 7 YEARS FOR OBSTRUCTOR 11 Blu-H Preu Leased Wire.) SAN FRANCISCO. Septr 29. — Seven years in prigon was the sentence imposed by Federal Judge Van Fleet today on Daniel O'ConneJl, convicted with six oth ers of conspiracy to obstruct the draft law. Journeyed in spirit here. "The experience i- just an vivid as any I ever ex peri- * enred. It was ont an hallu < ination nor a dream, nor a figment, of a diseased mind. lam |Misiiive of that. I was run down physically but had no trouble mentally. "I entered my study, saw the memliere of my family and spoke to them. At limes they would look up and smile as If they sensed my pres ence. I tried to shout to attract their attention, but could get no response. My youngest child, Nancy (6), did w«. me once, clearly and distinctly. It was in the even ing. She called lies* mother's attention to the fact hut was ensured that I could not be there. "After enjoying the visit in spirit form I returned to New York, where the physical be ing recovered ln due time from the Mnens and 1 was enabled as an earthly man to rejoin my family." . .Rev. Grimes le ln no way con nected with spiritual sects of the oountry and doe* not use their theories aa a basis of hit own, DR. GRIMES' SOUL Was in Tacoma FAWCETT WILL RUN RAILWAY Mayor Fawcett Is going to be come a street railway manager. Telling the city council Satur day that he believed all other commissioners were burdened with so much work that the man agement of the street railway line would be a hardship on them, the mayor announced that he intend ed to ask for control of the new municipal tideflats system. He will present an ordinance next week in which the operation of the car line will be formally plain ii in his hands. Other members said Saturday that they were perfeotly willing to let Fawcett manage the system. The mayor Issued a statement Saturday ln which he denounced the idea of permitting the T. R. & P. Co. to operate the city's line. Ilockhlil Superintendent. "If the power plant had been turned over to them we would never have gotten any place with it, nor will we ever get any place with the street car line if we turn It over to them," he said. Fawcett will appoint his sec retary, H. K. Rockhlll, as super intendent of the car line. An in spector will be appointed to have actual management of the ears, and Rockhlll will handle the ac counting and dctal work. Fawcett said Saturday that he could get plenty of motormen and conductors from the T. R. & P. lines. No Transfers. The first cars will run late Mon day, but a full schedule cannot be put Into effect for 10 days, lie cause work on the Milwaukee via duct has not been completed. There will be no transfer agree ment between the city's line and the T. R. A P. lines, unless Bean offers to accept the city's scale of a 2-to-3 cent split on each trans fer fare. I Dogs In Bed Caused Trouble, He Asserts "Each night when I came home I would find, besides my wife, two dogs cried up in the bed. This Is what 1 had to sleep with." This version of how the trouble began between his wife and ..him self was given by David L. Steln hoff, N. P. engineer, Saturday in Superior Judge Chapman's court where he is on trial for second de gre'o assault. Stelnhoff is accused of assault ing Frank Bourson Aug. 16 with a pair of scissors, a glass' bowl and several rocks. In his testimony, in his own de fense, Stelnhoff turned accuse SEDITION CHARGE IS IDE ii ..li'.i Pram Immoot mttaA WASHINGTON, 1). ('., Sept. 29. — Move to oust Senator LaFol lette from the senate opened to day with the introduction by Sen ator Kellogg, Minnesota of resu lutii'ii: adopted by tlie public safeti commission of Minnesoti, demanding I aFolli m<- expulHion. The resolutions were offered to the rommlttoo on privileges and election*-. They condemn his recent St., Paul speech as seditious and an giving aid and comfort to our eiii'iim-i and n -k his expulsion. Four Oilier Mi-usages. Vice President Marshall laid before the senate four messages addressed to him urging im peachment and expulsion of Im Toilette. These me-sages also were re ferred to the privileges and elec tions committee. One from the Washburn, Wis., Loyalty league said: "One Uioiisiiiml illi/eiis of thin community are lu-r-ebj united in appealing to the senate of tlie I'nlted States that mii- semuor, Senator Itobert M. La Follettc, be ini |i«:ii l.«-»! for his IriHsiiiiiilile utterance and dlmloynlly to tlie _:< iter linn.ni. With regret do we hereby indict the m ii- ator for criminal sedition." Kellogg's Introduction of the resolution followed a conference attended by the vl«;e president, Kellogg, Senator Martin und Sen ator Pomerene, chairman of the committee on privileges and elec tions. La Follette was not. in the sen ate when the resolution and mes sages were produced. He entered a moment later. He evidently did not know what had betn done, or if he did he displayed no hint of his feelings. Few members of the senate knew what was ln the resolution, as it was not read. The agree ment by which it was presented made it appear like an ordinary petition, many of which are pre sented daily. As the news spread, however, senators gathered ln groups ln the rear of tlie chamber. La Fol lette, whose seat Is on the aisle In the first row, was r-utlrely Iso lated. He sat reading a letter. "I shall make no statement at this time," was the word La Fol lette sent out at his office later today. CHEAPER GAS? (Vailed Pre.. iM.nl Wire.) SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29.— Frederick A. Kormann, chemist of San FrancJsco, has turned over to the government a chemical pro cess which Kormann declares will settle the problem of America's gasoline supply. By treating crude oil compo nents now largely lost, wit.i a chemical compound, Kormann say? r>2 per cent of gasoline In stead of 6 per cent as at present is obtained from every barrel of crude oil. Kormann declares his process works as well with Penn iylvania as with California oil. declaring that Bourson had "In vaded his home" after his wife had driven him away. He declared that one day in March he returned to his home to find Bourson there. He said Bour son met him by planting his flat in the pit of his stomach, beating him over the bead with a tele phone and knocking two teeth out. "After thla," Tie testified. "Bourson sat astride me and held me down -srhlle my wife tried to strangle me." I Stelnhoff said he met his wife in 1901, but couldn't remember ir.just when they were married. VOL. XIV. NO. 240. A War Movie! i—o —o — —o —o— Is Camp Lewis By Mabel Abbott A livo-nille paiioriiina of preparation for arte. An elght-hom moving pii till. of the marshaling of the .11 in> of democracy. Not even one of the limit vistas In "The I.ii il. of .i Na tion' 'hml the llnill of luendlh anil meaning thai (lie parade giound lit (limp l.euis linilds enert day, now thai the thrill ing of tlie iiiiMuii.il army has really bcitim. From, where I stood, Fri day afternoon, the camp lay before me like a stage. Trails of smoke from the ('leunlng-iip bonfires lifted and fell like transparent hluo cur tains from wall to wall of the barracks that curved out of sight into the distance. And over the brown prairie between, marched and counter mari'hed before me hundreds of men, thousands of men, tens of thousands of men -men in columns, in far-flung lines, In squares, in masses, a whole city-lull of men, moving rhyth mically in all directions a«ross the great plain. Seen near at hand, some of the companies had an odd black iiml inn effect, due to the fact that about half of them were In olive-drab and half ln plain, everyday old-clothes. Farther away were whole com panies coatless and vestless, bending and swaying In set- tlng-up exercises. Still farther away, out of the company streets as out of the wings of a theater, came the returning bath squads, the towels on their shoulders toss ing like foam on wave after TALK 0 THE TIMES __ tireetlngs, are your war spuds dug? Go heiv Gerard hand Wllhclm his. Oh, well, if It's going to cost two bits (or Is it four?) on the new city line to Todd's, let's keep the county ferry on the run and maybe we can hammer prices "If you have pretty ears, show them." —Beauty hint. To attract attention, waggle 'em. Mey, boy: Page the o. f. farmer who used to peddle sweet ehler in town at 10 cents a backet. HOW FAR DOWN IS HE? (From the Mulball. Okla,, Journal.) Jesse Price is plowing for his grandfather, Mr. Harris. OVERHEARD IN HORGAVS Customer—"l want to look tA some tunics." Irish floorwalker. —"We don't carry musical instruments." Is there anything cheaper looking than a cheap un_ brtJlaf Home Edition Tacoma: Tonight and Sunday, ruin. Washington: Tonight, rain west, fair mid wanner east portion, Sunday rain; cooler east portion. wave at humanity. And farther still, where the prairie came to an end against a lree-«lad rise, (he horizon seemed to quiver, rlslim and falling Willi the rhythm of marching feet, tlui (he men ttert too far away to see. The thing is too huge to tak« in as a whole. Alreiuly nearly "Jii.ihm) men are drilling at one time when the met Mam win petmAk, (lrotes«iue and meaningless detail spring out ul the bo holder. The anxiety of the rookie who has Just "right faced" when he was told to "right dress'; the helpless obedience of a column headed straight for a pile of rocks and not sure whether the drill sergeant sees II; the wavering but deter mined efforts of a whole com pany to balance itself on Its shoulders and elbows and hold its legs straight up ln the air —these are the things that fasten theniselveis on the at tention at close quarters, like the gargoyles on a great cathe dral when the spectator stands too near It. But as 1 looked down the whole long parade-ground, Fri- day, where the waves of marching men rose and fell, rose and fell, while the smoke of the bonfires trailed over them like a baptism of the flame and smoke thi;' are gel ting ready to face, the awk wardness of the civilian sol diers was lost In the rhythm of their united motion; the de tails that were worrying offi cers and men sank Into Insig nificance; and merely 20,000 men, BECAME SUDDENLY SOMETHING DIFFERENT, SOMETHING THAT DID NOT EXIST BEFORE—AN ARMY. NIGHTSCHOOL The Tacoma free public evening schools will open Monday ln the Stadium and Lincoln hifli school buildings for the eighth year. The schools will be open Mon day, Wednesday and Friday even ing from 7:3o_till 9:30. There will ba several classes In commercial subjects at each school, sewing, cooking, knitting, mechanical drawing courses, In cluding French, German and Span ish, and classes in English for new Americans. At the Stadium the swimming pools will be open Wednesday ev enings, with separate classes for men and women, under competent instructors. At the Lincoln the, women's class will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and the men's Mondays and Fridays. A class In first aid Red Cross work is expected to have a large enrollment. j MATCH STARTS COSTLY UNDERTAKING CO. FIRE A lighted match accidentally dropped ln a waste paper basket, caused damage by fire of $1600 ln the lobby and offices of the C. O. Lynn Undertaking Co., 910-12 Ta coma ay. at 10 Saturday. The entire front of the under taking establishment was gutted, and flames were creeping towards the upper floors of the Elmlra building, in which the undertaker's place la located, when firemen ar- DRIVER IS BURIED IN DEEPMUD The Ihkl.v of Neil Aliey, liv ing ill I "111 iiml E streets, lies Milimel'Kcd uudei a lug Hindu 11 in I, in l_ feet of maAm at tlie I 1n...1n mi one liriilge Siit|ir«la) afternoon. The iiiiik he \\nm driving pliiii_,cil thru the fence of til* In b'ge r-horlly after noon. B. Waltinan, .1728 East X, own er of the truck, was wit li Alvey In I'lc filial plunge. lie was thrown Into the water, but miraculously escaped being pinned under the car. The cause of the arcldont is not known, tho It Is helieved H HI due to an accident to the steering gear. Alvy the son of a Milwaukee railro.ul engineer. Waltman declared the truck, which was brand new, without any apparent cause, veered to the side of the bridge and i rushed thru tlie railing, lie and Alvey, he aaid, were hauling wood for. - the llempsi'v Lumber Co. Alvey wus nlnn^ V'l ar,-r. } nm steering wheel below the water. The liempsey Lumber Co. pile driver was taken to the scene ot the accident Saturday afternoiM 'In an effort to raise the big cal and recover the body. GERARD TACOMA VISITOR James W. Gerard, former U. H. ambassador to Germany, will ar rive in Tacoma Saturday after noon. Word of his decision to visit this oily was received Saturday morning by Attorney Maurlee Langhorne. Gerard will speak at the Sta dium high school auditorium at 3:30 Saturday afternoon. The meeting, arranged on srhort notice by Secretary . P. Ketnmer of the Tacoma Commercial olub, will be open to the public. A delegation from the (oininer clal cluh left Tacoma at 12.fiA p. in. In a special car for Seattle over the lnterurban to meet Ger ard and accompany him to Taco ma. He is expected to reach her* shortly before the time of tha meeting. Tacoma was the first of the coast cities to extend Gerard as invitation, but the former ambas sador was undecided until the last minute. Gerai'd addressed a great meet ing -in Seattle Thursday night, stirring his audience with a pa triotic appeal. Following the meeting he went to Victoria, re turning to Seattle to give another address at the First Baptist church Friday night. Charlie Chaplin has resumed work on his last Mutual picture, "The Adventure," and it soon will be ready for the public In hit subject the comedy king Is a con vict, chased by sheriffs, who inaf miss him. rived. The blase started a few minute* lifter N. S. Cobb, an embalmer, had concluded a conversation wKh a traveling salesman. Housekeeping rooms on the second and third floors war* filled with dense smoke. A funeral scheduled for Aat*f day afternoon at the Lynn ehapA was transferred to the MmMEKi King Co.'s.