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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.
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
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":
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
No Meatless Day in This Shop Now
< ..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
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
How about P, Tacoma folk.
Will you buy smelt?
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
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.
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
This is the first time that tlie
decision of the court ln the Dan
bury case lias been felt in this
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
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.)
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
Spike in
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—
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
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.
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
It'allrii Preaa l.eaaed Wire.)
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
general for bravery in action."
Night Edition
Our Shell Fire Destroys German
j Gas Projectors and Sets Fire
To Towns Back of Lines
H nlim Prraa I ,n...l Wire.)
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!
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
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
The weather is now bright,
warm and springlike. The mud is
drying up fast.
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.
Greetings, have you been bur
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.
I From the St. Andrew's Bay, Fla.,
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
Young Grimes was quite a serloua
With thought for the real'ti-MI
He hated to go off to war
Because of casuallties.
But when his country called t_o
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.

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