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Mayor A. V. Fawcett Should Retire!
In all kindness and sincerity The Times today counsels Mayor Fawcett to drop out as a candidate for re-election. This is the last day for filing nom inations and he yet has time to reconsider his de cision to run. Frankly, The Times does not believe Mayor Fawcett can give the city another term of the sort of service Tacoma is entitled to receive from her mayor during the four coining critical years. We say this with all good will toward Mayor Lillian Chester tells of today's gay fashions in Paris. It's the men wear them, tho. The women dress in blacks and grays. Page 2. lo A COPY 25c A MONTH IN CITY. VOL. XV. NO. 64. CALL 80M00 MORE HEN MEANS ALLIED DRIVE BY J. W. T. MASON Written for the I'nited Press NEW VOIIK, March 17.— r-mnc.-'s request for more American troops for the west ern front, made public this. . afternoon, is based on plans for mi allied uff.-n-.ii•-. llie French government greatly ilr-ii. ■-. to MM once more (lie Initiative In the west, which ran he made pei iiwin.hi l> active mtuinsl <Jer iimii.i only with American help. American soldiers in France are now ready to block a German offensive. Yon Hindenbiirg has delayed too long his plans for risking a western drive early this year. Gen. Pershing is in position to make America's power play a de cisive part in checking any effort of the Germans to break thru In the west. _ The American overseas troops have reached the stage where they can be called upon instantly for service on a major defensive scale. The Increasing frequency of American raids and the constantly enlarging sectors held by Gen. - Pershing's forces demonstrate conclusively that the preliminary training period has been left be hind and the Americans are now true craftsmen of the trenches. It is Improbable that yon llin denburg has been able to trans fer from the Russian front to the west an aggregate number of troops for an offensive this year appreciably exceeding the number of Americans ln France now ready for defensive fighting. The military power of the Unit ed States henceforth must be tak - en into serious account by Ger many, which means Gen. Pershing has become the great enigma for the kaiser's general staff. LAST CALL! Tlds is t be last call for reg istration. If your name is not on the big book in the city clerk's office before midnight tonight, you cannot yo«e at either the city primary or city election; you will be deprived of a voice in saying who shall be mayor and ..in* * ' i troller and two commission ers for the coming term and whether the city shall buy the street railway system and build a second power plant. You will be barred, in short, from exercising your citizenship at the moat Im portant election Tacoma * ever held. Transfers of registration from one address to another may be made any time before either election. The books will be open on the third floor of the city hall until nMMtght tonight. Reg ister! The Tacoma Times GIRL FROM U. S. IS SAVED BY A CHANCE! Timely Arrival of British Naval Vessel Prevents Abduction By Savage Cannibal Chieftain BY JACK JUNGMEYER Times Staff Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., March 12.—She has known woman's ultimate teii'or. First white woman to invade the forbidden Big Numbers' territory of the New Hebrides, she was ab ducted by its black tyrant, lived an hour of agonizing suspense and was saved from an unspeakable fate only by the intervention of miraculous circumstan ces. With foolhardy cour- X, she staked her wits beauty against the bestial power of Naga pate, an ebony giant with the blood of many whites upon his hands and un thinkable evil in his heart. And beauty elicited the very thing it was meant to fend. The adventure of Mrs. Osa Johnson with her sav age captor is a tale to make, by turns, the scalp creep and the red blood leap. Accompanying her husband, Martin Johnson, on a tour thru the South Pacific islands to take motion pictures of savages, Mrs. Johnson, 22-year-old Amer ican girl, faced her great experience when they de (Continued on Page 5.) MRS. OSA JOHNSON SEND MORE MEN AT ONCE, FRANCE ASKS United Press Leased Wire.) WASHINGTON, I). <' Mar. 12. 1l a lire has lli.lile a new and enrnesi appeal to the I niteil .States for more speed in shipping fighting men nun-* the Atlantic. 95,000 MEN IN NEW CALL WASHINGTON, 8. C, March 12. —Ninety-five thousand more men were ordered today by the war department to prepare for In duction into training camps. The movement will start March 29 and continue five days. This Is the last increment of the first draft. The movement will include the mobilization of 28,000 Southern negroes in northern camps. Because of the peculiar camp situation, gome districts that have completed their quotas will be asked to furnish more men, and will be given credit under the second draft. Several thousand of those to day ordered mobilized will he used to fill up the ranks made vacant by deaths and other with Fawcett. We say it with a lively recollection of the good fights he has waged in the people's behalf. The Tunes often has stood shoulder to shoulder with "A. V." in these endeavors. Sometimes, too, we have viewed city questions in a different light and have battled our best against him. lie was a worthy opponent and we cherish nothing but pleas ant remembrances of those encounters. But, just as the United States retires from active service its admired army chief of-staff, Hugh L. Scott, when he arrives at an age of decreased serv- THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. It came about while she was hunting the most fe rocious of all big game with a camera — the soul less cannibal of the South Pacific. drawals. Others will be for in dustrial calls of which 56 have already been made, Deputy Pro vost Marshal General Johnson stated. The first contingent of indus trial workers drafted recently went to France, Johnson said. To suppress the news of actual troop movements as much as pos sible the provost marshal general's office decided not to make pubPc! where those in the next increment will be sent. It was stated, how ever, that the large quotas of the Southern states were largely com posed of negroeß, most of whom will be moved to Northern campa. WEATHER FORECAST Sat's bear says he can't understand why they've got a "No Parking" sign stuck up right on the spot on Pacific aye. where the paving is all torn up for the city carline loop. Tonight and Wednesday—guess. Sure, it's: I rain. ' TROOPS LAND IN FRANCE il niii-.l Pre«-» I.eaarH Wire.) PARIS, March 12. —Newton) D. Baker, American secretary ofj war, came to France on a cruiser I convoying 10,000 troops, of which a portion were aboard a former German liner, it was learned today. The voyage was enlivened in mid-ocean by a submarine alarm, according to further Information. There was considerable cannon ading before it was discovered that the "periscope" was only a floating spar. The French sent out a consid erable convoy of hydroplanes and | dirigibles. Baker was visibly I impressed by the thoroness of these precautions. After landing, the secretary of war returned the calls of French military and naval chiefs and walked about the town for 40 minutes before boarding a train for Paris. Arriving in Paris, Baker, ac companied by Qen. Pershing, be gan % round of formal calls, con cluding with Ambassador Sharpe, who will present him formally to President Poincare. Baker Issued a statement In which he declared his Intention of visiting all the communication lines of the army, after which he could confer, thoroly with Persh ing, in order to support more effectively the American and allied armies. BANK < IKUtINOS Clearings $ 883,476.20 Balances 140, 28.1.51 Transactions .. .. 1.721,172.87 ice, and as France retires its idolized Joffre, so Tacoma can, without reflecting in the least on his standing or his prestige, ask that A. V. Fawcett re linquish the position with which he has long been entrusted. And that, The Times is convinced, is just what the city as a whole does ask today. There is no occasion for us to discuss the reasons guiding people in reaching this view. The mayor's shortcomings and faults are as widely known as are his good deeds and his public services. Savage Chieftain and Girl He Tried to Abduct, as . Filmed by Husband Just Before the Former Bore Her Off Accuse Principal of Beating School Boy Charged with unjustly beating I Nick Berry, a 10-year-old pupil, i with a heavy ruler, Charles 11, j Sherman, principal of the Lowell .school, 12th and Yakima, was ordered arrested Tuesday on a warrant issued by Justice l.inek. Constable Mitchell was sent to the school to make the arrest. The warrant was sworn out by Jacob lierry, father of the boy. They live ln Old Tacoma. The beating occurred last Fri day afternoon, according to the atory told by the boy when he vis ited the office or Oeputy Prose cutor Hell with his father Mon day. He declared that after a scuffle with another boy his teacher sent him to the principal's office. Sherman, he said, grabbed him by the neck and threw him over a table, beating him with a long, heavy ruler and kicking him. The deputy prosecutor Tuesday declared the boy's body wag coy Speed Up Muny Elevated Line il nltrd I->pm Import WIN.) SEATTLE, March 12.—The city administration put on full speed ahead to rush construction of the municipal elevated car line to the shipyard zone today, when bonds for the expenditure were arrang ed, and the board of public works was given authority to rush the construction. The new line is expected to relieve the congested industrial transportation situation which is delaying ship construc tion, i TACOMA, WASHINGTON, ?red with large bruises when he ■aw him Monday, altho it was* lliree days after the beating. Ills [ace and neck were scratched Some of the bruises were as large is dollars, Jlell said. There was :mc bruise on his ankle, where he boy ,-ald the school principal lad kicked bin, Hell declared that all indl.a rions showed the boy had been ruelly treated. Principal Sherman had not let been arrested Tuesday noon. He refused to make any state ment, decli'i-iiig the "matter bad been referred to Superintendent jelger." ALLEN SWATS S. A. PERKINS (Special to The Times) CHEHALIS, March 12. —Prose- cut'ng Attorney Herman Allen, who had charge of the prosecu tion in the Main murder trial, made the following statement to day: "In answer to the criticism of the conduct of the Main murder trial by the Perkins Press: "I want to say that I have little time to pay attention to the snarl* anil snaps of a dog, especially when that canine criticises people with out possession of the farts In an effort to win favor with the supreme court when It has a •50,000 libel suit |»end- Idi " It is simply a ease of Tacoma, a great business organization, needing a very energetic, active man at its head for the next four years, and a case of A. V. Fawcett, because of his age, not being the man for that trying job. Will you, Mr. Mayor, as you love your home town and are accustomed to bow to the will of its people, do this becoming thing? Will you grace fully, voluntarily step out of your position of trust and responsibility that some younger, more vigor ous man may go on with the upbuilding of Tacoma? Night Edition CLASS ONE TO BE TAKEN IN SECOND DRAFT ARMY WILL NUMBER 2,500,000 MEN (l int.*.l Press I.rasi-0 Wire.) WASHI\<;TOX, 11. V., March I..—When the "-won.l ilrnft" call liii-* In in answered, son.nun strong, llie I iili-tml Stales army—i .'Kiilm-», national uuai.l tenuis, enlisted men und reserves—will number up pi'>\iiiini<l> j..nil.nun men. Hilling the war with Spain the t nit. .1 Kittle* mmy at ii** maximum Ht renin h huki edited 'JT-J.<mm» <if flier- and men. .1 il l'ir„ I . :.-. ,1 lllrr.l WAKIIIM. H>\, l>. C, Mar. 12. light lilui.li r.t lln.ll«-Hllll men, the so-enlle-1 "se-rond draft," will he ili. national quoin to be fr.l into Hie mlll tnry mill in small groups from week to week or month to in.ml li as nee.le.l. iiiionl iitK <•> official iiiinoiiiii einent t.iilay. This vast number will lie divid ed into state quotas and with cer tain cxreptlon.i It will be drawn from iliiss 1 to make replacements in exli-'tlim units and to furnish the needed kuh> c ting regiments for tlio present army. Ten thousand young men skilled artisans some of whom may not be in eISM 1, have been asked of the stales already by Provost Marshal Crowder. anil 10,000 other young men will he •summoned this summer to go to -teclinlcnl training schools for sp<- cial fitt-inje. Agrculturists will tie given deferred ratine. No date Is set for the second draft. The system precludes the fixing of a definite dale, for the plan is to feed In the men as the occasion requires. The sit uation depends upon a number of elements. ■•'ill l'|> Caps. lOmptylng of I crimp will allow of a call for an Increment of the 800.000 to thai camp. Special need for replacement troops In a certain division will demand .all for anther cantonment. The group*: thus fed will be romi-inra tlvely small, covering probably tiie entire year 1 fll S. The call will be In part depend ent on pending legislation In con gress. As now arranged, the draft Is con-Mdercd by General Crowder as "selective" and as working the le ist possible disrup tion to Industry ;,.,(] agriculture. The war department statement today in part says: "The state of the preparedness of the army to assimilate recruits varies from day to day and from week to week and -the mot scientific man ner, of recruiting tlie forces will be to withdraw them from civil life as fact as they can be asslm llriie.i by the army and no fas ter." SLAYER OF WIFE GIVEN 15 YEARS United Press l.eaard Wire.) PORTLAND. Or., March 12. --- Clarence Guy. confessed slayer of his wife, whom he alleged left him, and without a divorce, mar ried another man, was taken to Salem today to serve from five to ill yea-re In the pem-Itentlar.v. Guy pleaded guilty to manslaughter. SOMETHING FOR TAOOMA WOMEN Margaret Illlngton, fa mous actress and former Tacoma resident, has a mes sage for Tacoma girls on page 6 of The Times today. TUESDAY, MARCH 12,1918. tiik nn imAiT The roll will be issued for MiO.OOu nion to be drawn ■-■in<liml!-, to camp as need nris.'s n.| transportation fa cilities permit. Tlio date of draft depends on legislation now pending in eoi|r«M. At least 15f1.000 skilled nrti-nns will he called this ■tinner, For nillltery service Class One will be exhausted before deferred classes are drawn upon. For Industrial and skilled Workers other classes besides Cta« One will lie tapped if nci'il arises. Spei-lni training schools will he created in many parts of the cuun'ry to develop those wlmsp early training has Riven ihem special tech nicnl qualifications. KM will in- drawn In rela tively small groups fiiiui.nl the year in siirli a way as to create the least possible In tcrf-n.i- with industry and au rirnltnre. WALK OTTOS (•'reeling*, have you delay ed i -t-glstorln . until the I lib Injur? Well, register any way! Lives of certain men remind us We can in.il c our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us Match-narks on the walls of time. "The Old Bolshevik Guard relreals, but never mi rr cod ers." Dear Talko: In these "clean plate" and "waute nothing" tines, what to do with olive seeds keeps me nwake nights. Can you sug gest some use to wh'ch they may be put? Until dm. went up to 20 cents I grew lovely palms from these seeds. FRANK'S WIFE. Peace, snjs a Oerman paper,, in up to Wilson. So it In and to the Liberty boys. The American Cryptographic society has been formed for the study of ciphers. Would you call this the absolute sero in societiesT Hays the lady next door: "It's m good deal caaler t' change your habits Ih'a y©«r reputation."