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________________! ___ i______________r ____. _______________r .__> ._——_ _^_^_^H _Hr ___________________r I _______ ______■ ________________i ■___________! __! _^r _l I ' IN GOOD HANDS "I want parents to know that their boys are wonderfully well protected and cared for at Camp Lewis."—Clarence L. Reames of the department of justice, at Portland, on returning from the big cantonment. lc A COPY 25c A MONTH IN CITY. VOL. XV. NO. 88. French Retire 2 Miles .Halted f—.t 1r.,.1 Wire-. LONDON, April 9. — Another French retirement south of Uie Oise to the depth of about two miles was reported In he night statement of the Berlin war office. The French now hold a line along the north bank of the Allette river from a point near Ani7.y-I.e- Chateau northweatward along the river to the neighborhood of the confluence of the Ailette and Olse, near Manicamp, about six miles east of Noyon. The Germans claim the capture of 2,000 prison ers in this region. In admitting this retirement, the Paris war office declared the enemy which was in greatly su perior numbers, suffered heavy loesses. ARTILLERY THUNDERS! (Veiled Press Leased wire.) LONDON', April 9.—German artillery showed great activity over a wide front early today, Field Marshal Halg reported. "From the Laßassee canal (seven miles north of Lens and 16 miles north of Arras) to a point south of Armentleres (11 miles north of Laßassee) the enemy's artillery showed great activity this morning," the statement said. "There was heavy hostile shell ing in the neighborhood of VII- lers-Bretonneux (nine miles east and south of Amiens) and Merl oourt-l'Abbe (six miles eouthwe-t of Albert)." TRY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL With a large audience com posed mostly of school teachers and school children, the trial of Charles Sherman, principal of the Lowell school, charged with bru tally beating Nick Berry, an 11 --year-old boy, began Tuesday morning before Judge Llnck. Dr. George Llbbey, -us wife and Dr. Grant Hicks were the first to be called to the stand. They all testified finding great bruises on the boy's body. Nick Berry, the Old Tacoma boy declared to have been bru tally beaten, testifying his chll- Ish way, told a very clear ac count of the boyish prank which led to his punishment. The story told by Nick, and by Rrwln Thorson, the other small boy involved, tallied almost ex actly. It developed that the chief of fense of the Berry boy had been that of attempting to stick a pen into Erwin, who was sitting in the desk in front of him in the school. Al Berry, father of the boy, tes tified as to the boy'B bruises, and after having beeu dismissed from the stand declared, "He will nev er beat my boy again." The two small boys declared that the stick brought into the courtroom by Sherman, which ho testified was the stick with which Nick Berry was whipped, was not the one, and that the stick that was used ait the school was much thicker and heavier. Small Boy Was One of Lynchers (Ualted Press Leased Wlre.t. COLLINSVILLE, 111., April 9. —A hoy in knee pants played leading role in the lynching of Robert Praegor, alleged pro-Ger man, witnesses at the coroner's in quest testified today. Directed by a leader of the mob, the boy climbed to the death tree and put the rope in place for the execution. Other witnesses declared Prae gor was first jerked up without Ms hands and feet being tied. When the mob lowered htm to bind! him he pleaded for a chance to write his parents a final letter. TODAY'S CLRAJ-NGS Clearings $ 846,202.39 Balances 63,778.71 Transactions 694,749.32 CITY HITS $1,600,000 LOAN MARK Small subscribers —wage earn ers and folks with moderate in comes—have been the ones chief ly responsible for putting Taco ma's Liberty loan total where it stands, according to Elmer Dover, city campaign chairman. The city's total, announced by him at noon Tuesday stood at $1, 650,000—a gain of nearly $100, --000 since Victory Hall opened for business Tuesday morning. Dover also announced the Honor Roll of subscriptions by the cor porations firms and people with the largest means. Big ones Today. "It those who are able to and will later subscribe for large' amounts of bonds had responded j as readily and generously as the! wage earning and small income I class," said Dover, "Tacoma'sl minimum .|uot ■ would have been reached on Monday. As it is, that achievement is delayed several days. "The Honor Roll, composed of those who subscribed during the first day of the campaign, reveals the fact that about .".,000 people responded voluntarily to the coun try's call for financial assistance. I When you consider that this re-1 suit was attained without any so-1 licitation and as a result of pub licity only, it Is a very remarkable | achievement." There are ma'nl. the small sub-! scribers, the bulk of them purchas- j mi.' bonds of the small denomina tions, Dover said. "This response Indicates the | deep interest of a great majority 1 of the people and their willingness , to render every assistance In their power. "A large port'on of these sub scribers have strained a point and have done not only their bit, but ■ their best." Slrei.ni Continue 1.. Tuesday there was still a con tinual stream of these small sub scribers visiting Victory Hall. At Victory Hall alone, the total amount subscribed up to Tuesday I was $287,400. Monday more sub scriptions were received at the hall than at any two Tacoma banks combined. It Is expected that many of the larger firms will report within the ' next day or two. In some cases U has been necessary to hold meet ings of boards of directors, or to consult controlling interests In the east. Within the next day or two meetings will be held to determine the subscription to be made by the St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Co., Wllkeson Coal Co., Todd Construc tion & Dry Dock Co., J. L Car man Manufacturing Co., Founda tion Shipbuilding Co., Standard Oil Co., and many others. Flying Squadron Oat. In at least a dozen of the large industrial plants subscription lists are being circulated among the employes. In addition the Flying Squadron Is on the job covering every district in the city. Only a small number of these districts have been reported. The large subscriptions so far, as announced by Chairman Dover Tuesday, are: i The Big Ones In. $125,000 —Weyerhaeuser Tim ber company. $51,000— N. P. general office employes. $50,000 —Pacific Alaska Steam ship Co.. H. M. Byllesby & Co., Scott & Howe. ' $32,000— N. P. shop employes. ' $30,000 —John S. Baker, Wheeler-Osgood company em ployes. $26,000 —Sperry Flour Mills company. $25,000—Pacific SteamMilp company, Chester Thome, Taco ma Construction company em ployes. Pacific Cold Storage com pany, Charles Richardson, Bal four, Guthrie & Co. $20,000 —Rhodes Brothers em ployes, J. P. Weyerhaeuser. $15,000—Merchants' & Miners' Bank of Nome, City of Tacoma. $12,000 —John Buffelen and employee. $11,000 —Union Oil Company of California. $10,000 —Taooma Dredging company, Albers Brothers' Mill ing company, Far Weest Lumber company, James Dempsey, F. S. "Harmon, Tacoma Cemetery as sociation, Metropolitan par*, board, H. N. Tinker, A. C. Toung, T. J. Myers, Geo. H. Stone, Mrs. Anna E. McCormick. $8,650 —The Foundation Ship Building company. $8,000 —Pugot Bound Lumber ! $7,500 —Pioneer Bindery A I Printing company employes. The Tacoma Times THEY ARE BUYING YOUR VOTE That Is, They Think They Are, or Kid Them selves Into Thinking So; But Will You Stand for It? Suckers! That's.what a handful of city hall and near-city hall politicians helieve Tacoma voters to be. We told you yesterday how they are trying the time-won device of discrediting C. M. KiddeU's candidacy by whispering lying stories from ear to ear. They are playing every man and woman they thus approach as a sucker. Believe their cheap untruths, citizens, and you prove you are one. Now let us tell you how they are playing you for double suckers. That is by another bewhiskered political device—the DEAL. Yon see, a certain number of the defeated and disappointed pri mary candidates, still eager to have a finger in the pie that the voters moved away from their plates, are at present busy with their little "combinations." So-and-so, who polled, say, 2000 votes in the primary, goes to one of the nominees and whispers, "My 2000 votes will be cast for you in the final election, provided you do thus-and-so for me.'' Of course, he is lying. The 2000 votes will go just about where the 2000 persons who cast them decide they want them to go. But the defeated candidate often is aide to bunk some nominee into the pleas ant belief that the other can deliver the goods. Hence, the DEAL. The air is full of talk of this deal and that deal. The "labor vote" figures is many of these mythical transactions. It is being bartered around by these peanuts as if it were so much green cheese. So is the vote of this church and that. The men who offer to sell and the men who offer to buy are insulting every work ing man and every true churchman in Tacoma; Tacomans' votes are not on the counter in exchange for anybody's money or for anybody's city hall job. # * * # And this fact you will notice looming out of all the talk: TJiddell is not even charged with making any of these deals; he is not, in fact, making any. Shoemaker is making none. Harrison is making none. That is one reason why they are going to receive the VOTES OF THE GREAT MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE ON APRIL 16. See page four for additional political comment. BROWNING TURNS BACK $3,500,000 ROYALTIES ON GUNS TO UNCLE SAM HEAVY GUN—39,500 SHOTS Remember, several weeks ago, you read with wonder that the Browning heavy machine gun fired the usual test of 20, --000 shots without a break— And somebody said, "Give 'er another twenty thousand"— And .-lie fired all but 500 of them before overheating caused the first stoppage— A total of 39,500 shots without a break! Remember? Well, read this: LIGHT RIFLE—4O,OOO SHOTS Recently the Browning LIGHT automatic machine RIFLE was tested out—2o,ooo shots. Report came back: "Perfect score." (This is the gun that is carried over the top, fired from hip or shoulder.) Astonished offiicals wired: "Put same gun thru another 20,000." And the second report flashed back: "Perfect score." A total of 40,000 shots without a break! JOHN BROWNING SAYS: "Nothing wonderful about that. That's what they're made for —to shoot and keep shooting." (Special to The Times.) WASHINGTON, D. C, April 9. —John M. Browning, inventor of the Browning machine gun and the Browning automatic rifle which Uncle Sam is producing by thousands for use against the boche, is turning back to the gov ernment, some three and a half million dollars In disclaimed roy alties. Normal royalty payments to Browning for guns now under or der would be approximately $5, --000,000. But— "Whatever the government says Is a fair price, I'm willing to ac cept," he told the officials. He agreed without question to a flat price of $1,000,000 plus an ex pense allowance and signed to Uncle Sam the right to produce as many of his guns as might be needed. T. H. Johnson, chief Winchester designer, and a professional rival, cays Browning is "the greatest Inventor of automatic and rapid THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. fire arms In the world." Browning is 62; of Mormon stock; slender, slightly stooped: bald except for a narrow fringe of gray hair; wears a closely clip ped gray mustache; face Is net work of fine lines and between his eyes two vertical lines cut deeply into the flesh; dresses simply in pepper and salt gray, or blue serge; wears no jewelry; hates publicity; affects no "front;" salts away his royalties; still keeps up Utah home, where he was born. DISTRICT LEAGUERS WILL HOLD RALLY AT O. P. 8. A rally of representatives of ell the chapters of the Epworth league in the Tacoma district, according to 11. I. Anderson, president of the district organi sation, will be held in Tacoma Friday evening at the College of Puget Sound. I Subbed, Keeps Up Game Fight (United Preaa Leased Wire.) WASHINGTON, D. C, April 9. —In a2O minute running battle with two German submarines in which many shots were fired on both sides, the American armed guard on the El Occidente put both of the U-boats to flight. One of the divers suffered a demol ished periscope, shot away by the Yankee gunners. The fight occurred Feb. 2. MURDER IS SUSPECTED (United Preaa Leased Wire.. SEATTLE, April 9.—Frank M|cEachern, secretary-treasurer of the J. A. McEachern Co., Inc., was found dead with a bullet hole thru his head, in the rear peat of his automobile standing 30 feet from the firm's offices, 416 Bell street, at 6:30 o'clock this morning. That he was murdered is the theory of the police and his In-other,- J. • A.- McEachern, who hurried to the 'scene. The dead man was 35 years of age and single. . He failed to re turn home hurt night. A 32-cali ber revolver was found on the floor of the automobile. W. H. Broohman, watchman for the U. S. Storage company, lo cated 300 feet from where the body was found, gave the police information supporting the mur der -theory. "I noticed the car drive up about 4 a. m.," he said. "Two men got'out. I remember they walked around back of the car. I didn't pay any particular at tention after that, and I didn't hear any gunshot report." The McEachern company are loading pier and dock contrac tors. TACOMA WASHINGTON. TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1918. U. S. MAY GIVE THAT KNOCKOUT (I-Med Press leased iiirri LONDON', April 9. —Amer- it niis inn. determine the is sue of the buttle on the w«B8t front. Premier Lloyd l.«H»rge clei l.iit-tl ill Hi.* Lous') of commons Uiis afternoon, in referring to the dramatic i.HsiHfance rendered hy Pres ident Wilson. "It is impossible longer to jus tify the exclusion of Ireland from conscription," said the premier. "You'll not. get a single Irish man by compulsion!" shouted John Dillon, Irish leader. "The enemy is seeking a decis ion this year, regardless of con sequences," declared the pre mier, in urging immediate action on the "man-power" bill. He announced that two Turkish armies have been destroyed in Palestine and Mesopotamia, to gether with a German battalion sent to their aid from the west front. MORE TIME FOR MAYOR TO ANSWER Retained by Mayor A. V. Faw-| |cett to represent him in the $10,-1 !000 libel suit filed recently by i Commissioner Pcitit, Attorney B. 'W. Co'ner obtained an extension Tuesday on the time allowed for filing an answer to the suit. Coiner told Attorneys Hayden, il.anghorne and Metzger, represent ing Pettit. that he had been called jinto the case at the last moment [and asked permission for a few ,days' time in which to prepare liis jcase. The 20-day period allowed for ifiling an answer to the suit had |expired, and Pettit's attorneys icould have demanded a default; I judgment of $10,000 had they I wished to take advantage of the | j technicality. SERVICE COULD BE ENFORCED S|>eaking befeye an audience on McKinley hill Tuesday -noon, ('. If, Riddell, candidate for mayor, said that street railway service in Ta coma :s deplorable and that there are ways by which the city council could enforce better service if it tried. "If I am elected mayor, I In tend to give all possible energy to solving the street railway prob lem." Riddell said. "There Is a way by which we' can get better car service, but it I isn't by blustering and nagging! and fighting. If the city takes up! this problem in a sensible, busi nesslike way, and shows the T. R. } A P. Co. just what pressure can i be brought upon It If the council desires, we w'll get better service. "I make that promise that if j 1 enter the mayor's office I will begin at once to use every pres sure to obtain better street car service. There is no reason why 2 0 or 30 idle cars should stand In the barns while the public is suffering from lack of suffic'ent cars to take them to and from their work." Riddell made three addresses Tuesday afternoon before wom en's clubs. He Bpeaks Tuesday night at the Park Methodist church, 2524 WUkeson st. I MAYBE IT LOOKS SO FROM THERE, BUT— (Ualtrd Preaa l.e-aani Wire.) ZURICH, April 9.—The Aus trian press deplores President Wilson's Baltimore speech, tho, under the circumstances, it is de clared to be "unintelligible," ac cording to Vienna dispatches to day. The essential part, according to the newspapers. Is Wilson's readi ness to conclude peace. The press regards the speech as "moder ate." AMIENS THOT SAFE WASHINGTON, D. C. April ». —American army officers today believed the Teuton menace .gainst Amiens had beenMeflnlte- ; .y cheeked. - Night Edition Arrest German Busy Drafting Map of Harbor Caught in the act of drawing a map of Tacoma har bor, showing location of shipyards, prominent lumber mills and warehouses, John Nagley, age 49, a Ger man, is held incommunicado at police headquarters while government agents investigate him further. Nagley is a typical German, slender, sandy, thin featured and wearing a kaiseresque mustache. That he is a spy representing the Wilhelmstrasse is firmly believed by police officers. — •#■_ The German was captured in Firemen's park, on the bluff over looking Tacoma harbor, late Mon day afternoon. CiVlllaus noticed him making pencil marks on a folded bit of paper, and notified city firemen at headquarters sta tion, overlooking the park. The firemen summoned Pri vates J. W. Bennett and C. Kart sher of the mill'ary police, who occupy quarters at fire headquar ters, and the Mildlcrs promptly placed Nttcgto} miller arrest. When lie saw the uniformed soldiers approach. Nagley tore his piece of paper to scraps and un ostentatiously dropped the white wad to the path ne:ir his feet The soldiers did no' notice him throw away the paper, but found It 'when they made a later examina tion. Code In Pockets Searched at headquarters, Nag ley was found to have hidden in Inner pockets a copy of the Morse telegraph, another copy of the Continental code used for wire less messages, and I regulation army code of flag signals for wig wagging on the ba'tle field. An other code of Creek letters was found also, a Creek character hav ing been written opposite each letter of the alphabet. Nagley claimed to be a logger and an American. He refusi'd to 1 give any explanation for the codes |in his pockets. He spoke Knglish [with ■ painful atempt to avoid a IHerman accent. But when Detective Capt. John Strickland informed him thai -lie would have to stay In jail for In vestigation, Nagley ejaculated "Mela Gott!" Detectives and military police pieced the scraps of paper to gether. The re-formed sheet of paper contained a- map of Tacoma har bor, drawn in faint pencil lines. (Without a knowledge of the har ibor, a casual observer of the pa [per would take It for a scrap of notebook with idle markings on It. All Mapped Out One line at the side of the sheet bore the word "bridge" and was taken to represent the 11th street bridge. The Todd, Foundation, Tacoma and Seaborn shipyards were indicated by smal squares idrawn in the proper respective !places on the may. and each square; | bore the initials "S. Y." (shlp , yards.) Tt St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber company's property was Indies'ed Iby a smal square with the numer als 'L. Y." (lumber yard.) A I long rectangular figure extending from "bridge" to the further ex tremity of the sheet was marked "W. H." (warehouse.) Special Agent J. \V. McCormlck of the federal secret service was summoned to police headquarters, and an Investigation of Nagley was begun, wl'.h the promise that he would probably be Interned for the period of the war. Secret service men were busy all day Tuesday attempting to learn the German's address and his recent activities In Tacoma. N. W. LUMBERMEN ARE PROTESTING I.ssM.anci' by the government of a new lumber priority list caused protests among some lumbermen today. The order requires that one car of government lumber must 'be moved to every two ef commer cial lumber. WEATHER FORECAST "Over the top In three days? You bet!" says gat's Bear. Probably fair ■tonight and We dn c s day. Drain your war gardens. ANOTHER TACOMAN INTERNED >■ .ti.r.i Press ' '»rtl Wlra.) SALT I.AKK CITY, April 9.— Carl yon llaagsman. known as Chauncey llollender, former Ger man secret service agent on the Pacific coast, chemist, expert telegrapher and wireless operator who was captured in Arizona, while attempting to escape into Mexico for the purpose of erecting a wireless plant, was brought here last night by V. S. Marshal Nebe ker and interned in the military prison at Fort Douglas. He Is declared to be a most dan gerous spy. His last place of employment was at Tacoma. While in Tacoma Ilollcndcr was employed as a telegraph operator on the I'nited Press leased wire In The Times office. During that period he was uniler constant sur veillance of members of The Times staff, council of defense offcials and c s. secret service operatives. At that time lie could not tie In terned, as lie was-a subject of Aus- Itria and war had not been declared jagainst that nation. m AIK OTHE (•reelings, does your rooster still oversleep? We didn't stay up to find out and we haven't seen IVave Will* 'lams since to ask about It, but we'll bet that at least- two or three men waited until 11:59 p. m. to file their income tax re turns the other clay. Kvery time the T. R. « P. Co. hires a lawyer to help it mist- Hie fare to hU cent*, the *fra|»-l.ttiig«i. have to p>y him. What has become of the old fashioned "For Rent" sign; the real estate men used to spatter I all over town? _, | __ The i.ie tk government in shooting two -.pi. - also mi |N»set| the same sentence on their lawyer. The result of this cx|>erimciit will be watch ed Will. interest. I like to SM a little dog. And pat him on the head; He never says "uh-huh" or "yeh" When asked if he'd be fed. We'll have to make out an other income lax return in nun And geoah, how we dread it. Can you remember back to the good old days when a bowlegged girl wanted to grow up so she could wear long skirts and hide emt j Mrs. l/ena Mai—hall phones in that when the Noise day celebration began at D o'clock yesterday m>me woman, who. evidently had not been read ing (he papers, tan from lnu.se to house |n South Ta coma crying gleefully, "The war Is over! And _—.eric* lias won!" .*.