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American Big Guns Win Thrilling Artillery Duel We submit that any man or woman in the ex tensive Times family of readers will find some thing of Interest in The Editor's Mall, on page 2. And, by the way, note the radius from which the letter--*-, com* —Tenliio, MrKenna, Sea beck. South Tacoma and Ortlng. lc A COPY 26c A MONTH IN CITY. VOL. XV. NO. 65. 1 SECOND BIG BOND ! ISSUE SUBMITTED I Council Is Considering $4,000,000 I Light Plant Extension as I Well as Carline Buy Commissioner Gronen's propo . sition to issue utility bonds amounting to M.000,000 for the acquisition of a second munici , . pal power plant was submitted to the city council Wednesday in the form of an ordinance. The bond iwue is to be voted on at tlie final city election, April 16. The street railway bonds will come up at the primary, April 2. Members decided to take up O-ronen's ordinance Tuesday. The ordinance declares that the present municipal "electric generating plant, by reason of Its limited capacity, will, in the near future, be inadequate to supply said city and its inhabi tants with sufficient current for light and power." It provides that the city coun cil shall construction, condemn, purchase or otherwise acquire an additional hydro-electric power plant. The proposition which will ap pear on the election ballots April 1< carries the following wording, prefaced by the words "In favor of" and "Against": UNCLE SAM TALKS TO WAR WORKERS To explain the workings of the government in war work and to promote further co-operation of labor ln winning the war, two union labor leadens—William Short, president of tlie Wash ington State Federation of Labor, and Thomas Barker, president of the Los Angeles Building Trades council—are in Tacoma today. „ Bent out by the lecturing bu reau of Uncle Sam's department of labor, of which E. P. Marsh, former president of the State Federation of Labor, is head, they are meeting and talking to Ta coma war workers. * Just as Ben Becomes Papa, Up Bobs That Old Sentence For Birth Control Agitation (Special to The Times) CHICAGO, March 13. —Consid- er the case of Dr. Ben la Reitnian "Pretty tough," his friends say, "pretty tough." Reitnian used to scout about the country with Anarchist Km ma Goldman spreading the doctrine of birth control. A year and a half ago he was arrested in Cleveland, after distributing -pamphlets on "Why and How the Poor Should Not Have Children." Judge Dan B. Cull gave him a fine of (1,000 and coats and six months In the workhouse. Then a Lout a year ago, Reit nian got married. He quit the birth control publicity work. He settled down in Chicago to practice medicine. His practice Gives Property to Woman Whose Husband He Killed (Ualte-i Pre» l.c««rA Wlre.l KALAMA, Wash., March 13. — William Voight, Jr., today waits removal to the state penitentiary to begin a life sentence, follow ing his plea of guilty to the charge of murdering Earl Potruff last November. Frankly stating that he killed Potruff owing to infatuation for his victim's wife, Voight recount ed details of the killing as the two Married Life for Young Wife too Much Like Movie Life was too much like a movie play for Mrs. Elizabeth Rose, age 17, who brought suit and was granted a divorce from Claude Rose, 35, ln Judge Chapman's court Wednesday. In the complaint Mrs. Rose al leged that during her married life there repeatedly came to her home a woman who declared she had a The Tacoma Times "The adoption of the system or plan for certain additions to the electric light and power sys tem of the city of Tacoma, as specified and adopted by the council of said city and set forth in Sections 1 and 2 of Ordinance of said city, passed March ..... 1918, and assenting to and authorized the incurring of the miecial indebtedness there fore of not exceeding four mil lion dollars, being the estimated cost thereof, as near as may be; such indebtedness to be secured by the special bonds of said city, payable in thirty yearn from the date thereof, and bearing, not exceeding six per cent interest per annum, payable semi-anuually, out of the t'lty of Tacoma Klec tric Light and Power Fund of 1918, provided for by said ordi nnace, and from no other source." An ordinance providing for the issuance of 15,200,000 utility bonds for purchasing the T. R. ft P. street railway system was : given its second reading Wednes day and will come up for final I passage next week. Wednesday night they addreps cd the Tacoma Building Trades council, the shipyards laborers and the shipyard carpenters. Thursday night they will upeak at the Central Labor council meeting, nnd Friday they will address the Metal Trades. Two weeks from now they ex pect to begin addresses at the shipyards, at tlie noon hour and at the close of work ln the after noon. . Their purpose Is to Impress on the workers the importance of industry's part in heating the kaiser, and the absolute neces sity of "pulling together," grew. He was made head of a clinical division of the Chicago health department. He aided the draft boards In mak'n*-. physical examinations. Three weeks ago a ba.by boy ar rived at his home. And now, in his first i«roud days as a father, word comes that the court of apiieals at Cleveland had upheld Cull's decision and that lie would have to serve liiw sentence. "Pretty tough," repeat Ben's friends. But Ben announced that he'd go, ln a few days, to start his sen tence. He still .believes in the birth control movement—"volun untary motherhood" as he puts It. Picture of Ki-'iuiaii, baby and mother, on page I, men were hunting, Voight using Potruff's rifle to make the death appear to be accidental. Some time after the .hunting and before Voight's arrest, he circulated a petition collecting funds so Mrs. Potruff could hold her homestead. Since he confessed to the mur der ot her husband, Voight has deeded all of his property to Mrs. Potruff. prior claim to the husband, hav ing lived with him for seven years In Seattle as his wife. Mrs. Elizabeth Rose said she grew weary of the woman's plead ings for the return of the popu lar man, and sued for divorce. She also testified that her hus band insisted on smoking cigar ets all night in bed while she was 111 and wished to sleep. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. No Meatless Day in This Shop Now FIVE-CENT FISH IN SIGHT < ..In 111 bin river smelt have hit the Tacoma market, and are selling retail today at 10 reuis v im.iiiiil. or three poiimls for *_H cents. The retailers are Inlying them at ijH for a 50 pound is.-, paying two or tliree rents a |tound for freight. One dealer reported he had sold one box of 50 pounds Thurs day morning, and that he expect ed to sell at least three more boxes before the end of he day. Strange as it may seem, the Ta coma retailers say that the rea son for the present prices Is thai more people aren't buying smelt and they can't order in large quantities to supply a heavy de mand. There's no money ln selling a pound here and there, the* say. One dealer today promised to sell smelt at five cents a pound next week, if he can be assured of a heavy demand in Tacoma. The Times' is going to help him crea'e that demand. A Tacoma wholesaler said he! could get all he wanted, If only there was a demand. "I don't know why It Is, but people won't buy," he said. All agree that the Columbia rive? smelt is an excellent solid fish, as good as anything you could put on your table. It Is the easiest fish there Is to clean, and there is hardly any waste. How about P, Tacoma folk. Will you buy smelt? NEW RULES ON PARKING Parking of automobiles during daylight hours is l'mited to a 10- i minute period on Pacific aye.. Commerce street and Broadway, in a new traffic ordinance introduced before the city council Wednes day, and recommended by the po lice department. All "nose-In" parking is-abol lshed under the new ordinance, except on hillside streets, where It Is demanded. The new form of parking on Pacific aye. has result ed in too many accidents, the po lice say. The new ordinance provides cer tain downtown streets for express vehicles to occupy and certain oth er streets on which taxicabs can stand. All auto buses are forced to come to a complete atop before! crossing the caible tracks. Cheap Food for the Asking Puyallup, Wash., March 12. Kditor The Times: Columbia river smelt are running heavy. Fishermen are unable to find sufficient markets. Two cents per pound at Kelso. We have been selling thousand pounds daily at our, Puyallup store at five cents. Have also put 500 boxes, 50 pounds net to box, in cold Btorage for next fall and winter. It is a shame for people of our state to be -short of cheap food when best obtainable fish can be purchased in boxes from Seaside Packing Co. at Kelso from a dollar to a dollar anil quarter.per box. Why not give some publicity and help food problem? W. H. PAULHAMUS, President. ECHO OF DANBURY HATTERS CASE HERE i That the $5,000 damage suit. j brought by D. J. Golden against | | the Tacoma Longshoremen's i .union and its members resembles the famous Danbury Hatters' caee, in that not only the organi zation, but eacli member of it is held resonsible, was the asser tion of Attorney Wesley Lloyd In his opening statement to the Jury Wednesday. Lloyd Is repre senting Holden. Golden charges a conspiracy on the part of the union men to compel him to stay away from work at the Milwaukee docks during the summer of 191 C, and Uiat as a result lie was badly beaten and seriously injured in an attack on him by Marshal Wright and four other union members. This is the first time that tlie decision of the court ln the Dan bury case lias been felt in this state. Because of this ruling, If the longshoremen should lose their euit each member of the union will bo forced to pay bis share of the damages, as each member is held responsible as an individual member as well as the union is held responsible for the acts of the organization as a whole. Lloyd claimed that the alleged conspiracy rested in the minds of the 'members as Indivduals as well as in their minds ns union men. The flnst witnesses called to the stand by the prosecution were August Belt*, former secretary of the Tacoma union, and F. J. All - . man, superintendent of the Mil waukee docks. Seltz was dis missed after a few questions, i while Allman waa retained and testified to alleged threats made by strikers against the non-union. .workers. <** Homer T. Bone and W. W. Askren, attorneys for the union, took as their defense that the men who participated in the at tack upon Hidden, admitting that he had been injured, were not union men, that their clients, wliol are union men, were powerless to | stop the violence, and that the union had ordered that the strike be carried out peaceably. They will attempt to prove that Marshall Wright, accused of be ing one of the men who attacked Golden was not a participant in the beating. C. Braund, chief of railroad police, testified to various threats he had heard made against the strike-breaking work men. He caused a entile when, asked what he did during the time it was charged Wright was attempting to start a flglit with workmen who had not walked out, Braund replied, "Oh, 1 just kept :ray mouth shut, that was all." School Supt. Is Accused il .1 Preaa I *-»«r*l Wire.) FARMIXGTON, Wash., M^ch 13. —Kcsolutlons charging City School Superintendent Frank Hadmnker with disloyalty and failure to support patriotic moves and dcnlanding his removal, were presented the schoolboard today l.y Fnrmlngton citizens, following a iupss meeting at which the charges were discussed. Rcdmaker, who Is the son ot Cernnti-born people, denied the ,-harge.-. TACOMA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1918. Another Spike in Kaiser's Coffin! Slowly, foot by foot, she started down the sloping ways from Uie spot wtierc only a few weeks ago she unw. lit tle more than a sh-apetass ■hell unformed. J-W-Aer nii.l flutter ahe ruali ed toward tlie wait*. The ■pray duelled fn.ui lier -tides. Whittle* blew, flags flutter ed and i lvii— TH*: SKA-CRAY BEAVTV WAHKIAKUM, smosi) OK INCM-: SAM'S STANIHHIi WOOIIKN STKAMKKS TO 111 8111/r IX TAOOMA, ROM HUM 1.1 ON THK CITY WATERWAY. A living thing now! A weapon stronger than a bat tery llf gIUMi! A little liiii-hinu end tlien tl*r sturdy \l . iii.ikim. will cut tliru tlio wave*, a commerce MIHw, lo help drive a little «W|>er the wedße of victory. And from the empty place hlii- left will mvLf-tly rine an otlipr wooden form, shapelc** al first, hut growing quick ly into life to join the sea-plow inu army. From every p-ort in the laud the shriek ..f whistle* is li.-.i.iiiinu more fre<|nent as ships :n.i more ship* drop down into tlie water. How it must hurt tlie kaiser's ear drums! Itn i even now, for each re cruit that joins lb. inspiring sea army, WUhclm's I'-ImmUs are destroying one Hint has gone la-fore—ye«, sometlmiw more than one. THK FAIT IK THAT AMKRICA TOHAY HAS JITHT BTAKTKII I Mitt \ THK WAYS— WUVWhT, FOOT BY foot. America must gain momen tum — More ships! More ahips! ShipN by the hun dreds! Shl|is by the ____$_• , Hands! Faster! Faster! I mil finally we ride firmly on the waves of victory. It. r/sson decorated gallantry It'allrii Preaa l.eaaed Wire.) WITH TDK AMERICAN AII.MY IN FRANCE, March IS,—Captain Archie Roosevelt, son of Col. Theodore Roosevelt, was decorat ed with the Croix de Guerre by a French general for gallantry In action. The presentation was : dramatic. No details of how Roosevelt won the decoration was permissible. T. R. Jl 111 I.ANT I failed Preaa l.enard Wire.) NEW YORK. March 13.—"8y George! I am Immensely excited .and delighted," shouted Col. Roosevelt over the telephone to | day when informed by the I'nited Press of tlie decoration of his so:i, Capt. Archie Roosevelt, for gal lantry In action in France. "This is the first news of any kind I have heard of Archie for a long time. We cabled three weeks ago of the arrival of a ba.iy son, we haven't heard from him. We don't know that lie received out cable." The colonel was like an excited boy who has just been given a ticket to the circus. The colonel said Archie "went out" as a second lieutenant and in December was promoted to a captaincy by Gen. Pershing for "good conduct In trenches." Archie wae wounded in one leg by shrapnel and suffered a broken arm, acco-rfl'ng to A cable received today by Col. Roosevelt shortly after the colonel had been Inform ed by the I'nited Press of Oapi. i Roosevelt's decoration. ' Baby Yesterday, Hero Today! How our boys grow U p| Only a few weeks ago, it seems, we were editing telegraph items telling of the childish pranks of Archie Roosevelt in the White House. And today conies a United Press cable that this same Archie, now captain in the U. S. army, "was decorated with the Croix de Guerre by a Preach 0 general for bravery in action." Night Edition ENEMY AIRPLANE CREW CAPTURED! Our Shell Fire Destroys German j Gas Projectors and Sets Fire To Towns Back of Lines H nlim Prraa I ,n...l Wire.) WITH THK AM Kit HAN AItMY IN FHAN-TK, March 1:1.— \nn-i iciin raiders in tlie M-.ioi north of Toul again entered Hie Herman trenches Monday night, at a different spot than they raid ed earlier Monday, They found Hie Herman first line-H .i.i.iuiii.l as in lln* morning iittnrk and took no priHon<*rs. The American artillery put down a perfect barrage, simulta neously hammering the Herman batteries In the rear. Machine guns whipped the German trem lies where the wire entaiigleinentb had been cut. I'nder cover of the barrage nnd machine gun lire, the Yan kee infantrymen enthusiastically went over the top. They found portions of the German trenches leveled and dugouts smashed. A few shots were exchanged with the bodies who were late in retreating. The raiders returned within 15 minutes after they had left their own trenches. Excellent Hiinnery. The American artillery is mak ing good in its daily exchanger with the Germans. The Yankee gunners have been fast picking up the details of the present war game, and their work in connection with recent raids proves they have reached top notch efficiency. Many thousands of shells were employed in bombardment and barrage fires on the Toul front tliiri morning. It was 20 minutes before a single German gun was able to get into action. At 6:27 a. m. it was reported from headquarters that three en emy batteries had opened fire. Three minutes later they had been silenced, The neutraliza tion was so complete that the I American infantry crossed No Man's Land without a casualty. They penetrated .TOO yards into the German lines and returned to their own lines, all in 12 minutes. Another Sortie. Similar conditions obtain in other parts of the Lorraine sector, where American troops are fight ing. It Is now permissible to say Seattle Would Be Tree Port' (Special to The Tlmea.) SEATTLE, March 13.—The trustees of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Commercial club today authorized steps to have congress make Seattle a free port. A complete investigation of the free port plan, as applied to various cities on the Atlantic and Pncific coasts, has been con ducted by the tariff commission, according to the report of the executive committee of the in-] dustrial bureau. It was pointed out that if a' free port zone is mi <l>*.l for! manufacturers, Seattle can of- 1 fer thousands of acres of good' land bordering Lake Washington.. and immediately adjacent to deep! water. WEATHER FORECASTI Safs hear save: The only feiler that can find any space on one of Louis Bean's rolling sardine cans is F. S. A., that car advertising man —and he's sold it. "To nlg* t and rh>ir«day fair" twitters the weatherman, spring ..... Ithis sector is east of I.uneville. Raids were made in the region of Hailonviller after 20 minutea' artillery preparation The Ameri cans there made another sortie this morning to see if tbe Germun trenches were still eva.-uii.ted. No Germans were found, and ilie Americans returned without casu alties. Herman prit-ouers taken Satur day said they did not know llie Americans were in the lines ilicie until they parlii-ipati-il in a mid :against our troops Man h 1, in which they were repulsed. Tln-ir casualties were 4 0 dead and wounded. The weather is now bright, warm and springlike. The mud is drying up fast. SAMMIES CAPTURE GERMAN AIRPLANE il niir.i Prea* I ni.ni Wire* PARIS, March IS. —American troops in the (Tieiuln iles Hames sector captured the crew of a German airplane which had fallen near Clamency, it was annouueed here today. 41 The American artillery fire h-an readied its greatest Intensity at several points. Five groups of German gas projectors which wern to be ready were obliterated by I shell fire. Towns back of the German I lines were set afire and large I quantities of ammunition In new dumps were blown up. mAIK 0 THE Greetings, have you been bur glarized? You're not in society unices you have been. Dear Tulko: Hid you know that Pat Mai.>ne has agister ii hi no I l/etta? W. H. B. REMINDS US OF WAY OLTI SOI'THERN CALIFORNIA SOLDIERS TALK OF THEIR TOWNS I From the St. Andrew's Bay, Fla., News.) Mrs. Paddock, Mrs. li.i--.eil, Mrs. Templeton, and Mrs. Cot tingham, all of whom are visiting Mrs. Tu-redel, the hostess of Mon day's picnic, were keenly apprecia tive of such bits of beauty as the day revealed. Florida, henself a hostess ot lavish hospitality, seemed to he more radient, and when n'giit came and the boat pulled her way .out Into the bay, still another sup* j prise awaited the northerners. In the wake of the boat .n --.iii.>. e,i a thousand, yea, a million I jewels. The little waves cre.ued i with opals and pearls. The weird |lv Leant il'u 1 phenomena filled I M j visitors with delighted wonder aa 'they leaned over the water ..nd ' watched the flashing colors bora of the night. As the lights of our city lu.va into view, the voice of Mrs. Tem pleton, a voire marvelously sweet, sang "The End of a Perfect Day," as indeed It was. Ihi vers of a certain car sit with their chins on their knew. That may lie why Hie machine In advertised an "tlie car that niakea both ends meet." YOI'NO GRIMES Young Grimes was quite a serloua cuss. With thought for the real'ti-MI He hated to go off to war Because of casuallties. But when his country called t_o men His loyalty reacted. He enlisted In the Q. M. corpa So he couldn't be attackted. . Dear TWIko: Of iiwrw I know what warn uicaoi. bat a le'ler jMt n-ecived from a Miss ii.. \-tnu.n oa train, haa ii i ...i-.i ij.i. "Kx-uw- iM-rawi -— ; Kid many curveu —i wiiUac on my lap." MAO.