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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
Pastor's Soul Visits Tacoma Home
Was In New York
(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.
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
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.)
_, 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
"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
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
"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
"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
"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
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!
<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
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 strike involving 2,000 union
workmen in Tacoma shipyards and
(Continued on Page Six.)
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
"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,
Was in Tacoma
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.
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
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
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
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
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
(Vailed Pre.. iM.nl Wire.)
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
tireetlngs, are your war
spuds dug?
Go heiv Gerard hand Wllhclm
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
Mey, boy: Page the o. f.
farmer who used to peddle
sweet ehler in town at 10
cents a backet.
(From the Mulball. Okla,,
Jesse Price is plowing for his
grandfather, Mr. Harris.
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_
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
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
James W. Gerard, former U. H.
ambassador to Germany, will ar
rive in Tacoma Saturday after
Word of his decision to visit
this oily was received Saturday
morning by Attorney Maurlee
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
Tacoma was the first of the
coast cities to extend Gerard as
invitation, but the former ambas
sador was undecided until the last
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.
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.

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