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The only war quota which Tacoma has fallen behind is the War Saving stamp allotment. Buy Thrift Stamps, folks, we must be Hundred Per centers all down the line. _ *~ ~~ — - 1 __—______—___—_____——___— a ~~**>+vw***m<mo^*>^^*m*m>*^**m*w<mmmmmm*mm*mmomm*timmm''i' ■» lc A COPY IN TACOMA; 2c OUTSIDE. VOL XV. NO. 121. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. TACOMA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MAYI7, 19.-7" TANKS TO FHIT IRON BAT TINGLE TRAGEDY IS BARED It iili.il fir.. I riiNi-il Wlrr.) WAI'KKHIIA, Wis., May 17.—Dr. David ItohertH, "or love of whom Miss Orace Lusk, 40, killed Mm wife l.i-i •lit tie, l.ii.lv tin- witness stijnd for the prosecution today and iiii-imi iii_l\ ii'l.itiil tlie detail* of their intimacy. When he testified that she met | him in a V. M. C. A. and asked i him "to take her to Chicago for; a good time." the woman on the' rack charged with murder leaped i lo her feet. "Oh, that Isn't true," shei acrenined hysterically. She crumpled into the arms of, her aged father, who came from a small Wisconsin town to aid his "hahy." She was weeping bit terly. Goes i:utlili**lv On. Dr. Roberts continued with his testimony, hardly paling In the dramatic scene. His words ground Into the duntl Ihe last hint that there might be any lingering love between the school teacher and hlni. Prosecutor CorrUtan asked bluntly: "On your trips and during your conferences about publishing your book was there In your relations anything illicit?" Judge Martin Ltieek at this point instructed the witness he need not answer If he feared to incriminate himself, hut Roberts unflinchingly replied: "Yes, Bir." "Was there in your meeting at Chicago?" asked the prosecutor. "Yes, sir." "Other places?" "Yes." Ili'li-K In letters. The prosecution then began reading a number of letters —cor- respondence between Miss Lusk and Roberts when they were at the height of their happiness. The ■tate hoped to show by these let ters how Miss I.uk' alleged feel ing of enmity toward his wile In creased as her love story with Roberts progressed. Tlie irrlin exterior by which Waukesha knew Oraee I disk, waa revealed today as rovering a strong passion which bereft her of sanity when she slew the wife of Dr. liaviil Ilol*ert«, tho man she loved. Three state witnesses in Her trial on murder charges told of the shooting last June when Mrs. Roberts visited the 40-year-o"d school teacher and taunted her with being his plaything. And while the jury heard her own lawyers reveal her pasMon torn soul, another was placed on trial before the bar of public opiu lon. Dr. Roberts, church pillar and solid citizen, saw his life bared before hl.t neighbors. The alleged trips he took witii (Continued on Page Five.) PLANS BRITISH OFFICE it nIK-il Pre.. Leaaeil Hlrr.i SAM FRANCISCO, May 17. — Lieut. Col. Faunthorpe of the British army was here today plan ning the establishment of a Brit ish intelligence office on the Pa cific coast. I 13-Year-01d Boy Has Two Souls; Is Murderer, Yet Honor Student i Special to The Times) SAN FHANCISCO, May 17. — Is Herbert Nelson of Oakland, America's worst boy. Here is his Mack score at the age of 13: Murderea his father. Was an habitual truant from Fchool. Vowed, with his parent dead at his feet, that he would shoot any one else who tried to take him to a reformatory. Accepted his arrest without a tremor. Showed no worry about the mother he had widowed and the four little sisters his rifle had made fatherless. Stole money from his boy com panions. Ran away from home. What else could he have done to qualify as a prize bad boy? And yet, probation officers say his case la one far from hopeless depravity. Herbert Nelson, after repeated truancr, was told by his father that J would be taken to the re fonnCSMOl. "I MtVt make you go to school" r_M-_- __M to son. "but I will rat Immense Industry Develops BY EDGAR C. WHEELER Picture a great, hustling business concern, with its main offices and manufacturing plants in Tacoma, and with more than 100 branch offices and plants scattered in nearly every section of city and county. Then think of this same concern as world-wide, with offices and factories in every city and hamlet in America, and with its representatives in almost every section of the globe. Think of it as a monster corporation, whose offi cers, managers and workers serve without pay, and whose purpose is not to make profits, but to give away all its products and then, too, some more—give, give, give—and you will have some conception of the Amer ican Red Cross. The Tacoma Red Cross chapte: Is a huge giving, life-savin-,- »v_r Industry, conducted on a scion'lfl-' basis, with its board of directoi.-, its general manager, its depait | ment managers, Its branch otliee.'., and its thousands of workers. Like any other big concern, it has Its buyer, and its IWWUMU its treasurers and its secretari-v;. You and I are the stock holders. The dollars we con ti Unite are our Investment in Hie noblest business on i .nth —Hie industry of mercy, tlie business of -uving shell torn bodies aud giving succor to the suffering. There were Tacoma women who at the start entered the Red Cross work aa an occupation durrig their spare hours. Now they are up to their Mrkr in work, spending every hour ot the day and many hours of tne night at the task — to speed pro duction. Some Idea of the bigness oi Ti coma's business of mercy came to me today when the auxiliary chairman —the branch niai.agei-s —met in the federal building in Tacoma with Mrs. J. P. Weyer haeuser, chapter chairman and general manager ot the concern. There are 111 of these branches In Pierce county—47 In Tacoma and II in towns and districts out side the city. Km h branch is turning out IM share. Receiving its material in hulk from the main plant in Tacoi__, eacli branch or auxiliary t_l_- out the finished product, and ships It back, to be [lacked in crates and sent on Its war business of mercy Strictly Business. The auxiliary chairmen met !n Tacoma Friday, not to have a so cial good time together, hut l-f a strictly business conference — to lay out definite plans for greater production, and to receive their definite instructions. They hold a business conference of this kind every month. The branches not only turn out hundreds of finished gar ments, hut they are expected to turn in $10,000 funds dur ing the year. Mrs. W. W. Seymour is depart ment manager in charge of aux iliaries. I found her seated _! her desk In Red Cross headquar ters. The desk looked Just llkn the desk of any man engaged in large business. The desks of Mrs. Weyerhaeus er and the other officers looke 1 somebody to make you." "I'll bet you can't," was the defiane answer. The father ordered his son to get his cap In the house, kiss his mother good-bye and accompany him down town to the detention homo. Instead of kissing his mother, Herbert took a rifle from the closet, calmly load ed It, stepped out on the porrli, took careful aim at his father's heart and killed him. "I told him if lie tried to take me away, I would shoot him," was his amazing ex planation. "Stop your hollering," he said to his mother when, a few mo ments after the murder, she threw herself screaming; on the body of her dead husband. "I killed htm, and I'll kill any body else that tries to take me away, too," he said to the neigh bors who detained him for the police. And yet, straiufely at vari ance with this l-runl defiance, are moral and/ mental U-alta so ad-nlrabUTthat. alienists uw-rd Hertflfct as a so** _f The Tacoma Times tlie same way. 1 saw Mrs. Weyerhaeuser arid up a column of figures as rapidiv as Ralph Stacy or any other ___*(■ er would do it. "You see we're In a regular tiij business now," Mrs. Seymour c\ plaiped. She was proud of It, too. "It takes all our lime now " Tacoma women who never ue fore dreamed of spending the:r days In offices, who never betoi-i --could add a column of figures straight, have become competent business women In a few monti". Tlicy are handling a great big concern and more than g-;ttin-? away with it. It !k a big business—a groater, nobler business you could not Imagine. Fan anyone afford not to be a stockholder in such a win ning industry? DRIVEBY WATER IS FORECAST (t-linl Pr«-a. I MMtf Wire.) WASHINGTON, D. C, May 17.—An allied offensive of si/.euhle proportions with Great Britain, France, the United States, Italy and probably Japan participating, was predicted in entente naval quarters today. These authorities declare that the British raids against the Os tend and Zeehrugge 11-boat nests followed by the successful Ital ian sally against Pola and lima/. zo are evident forerunners of further spectacular sea action. Simultaneous action by the British-American naval forces against the Hermans In the North sea and by the Franco-Ital ians against the Austrians in the Adriatic, is believed to be in the allied plan of action. The Belgian raids have shown the possibility of getting past the German mine fields around the U-boat bases. The complete destruction of the bases, as well aa demoralization of the Herman line near the Bel gian coast, could perhaps be ac complished by the Knglish chan nel actions. And at least tho Teu ton might be forced to shift his bases eastward. youthful Jekyll-Hyde—a boy with two souls. He looks like an ordinary school hoy, with nothing of the "rough neck" in his manner. His scholarship record Is ex ceptionally good. Experts have | pronounced him super-Intelligent. The juvenile authorities say he had a higher grade of mentality than his parents, and that this prevented their successfully dis ciplining him when dangerous trendt began to develop. As a carrier on a newspaper route, his employers regarded this "worst boy" as their BEST BOY —energetic, alert, successful. His truancy began last Christ mas when be "played hookey" for three days in rebellion at what he regarded as unjust school reg ulations. Stealing some money he ran away to Seattle, got a Job as messenger boy, and then RE TURNED THE MONEY HE HAD STOLEN. HIS ONE GREAT DREAD WAS THE REFORM SCHOOL. And It waa the threat of the ntowmmtory that r—ed thei Hyde de«tl to red fren-y ks Rnrhert'a teal mas*. YANKS ON NEW PART OF FRONT (1 i.n.,1 Pre.. I.cased Wire.) WITH THK AMBfUCAIf mimics ix riuxcK, Mar 17.—American troops hitve arrived in an area in North ern Friinre mill rolled by (he I'.iitlsli. it is permitted to iiiinoiince today. This means Pershing's forces tire in at least three and prob ably four sectors, in the western offensive front. They ha\e already been offi cially announced as brigaded with the French between llailles and HaiiKurd-en-Santerre and Just west of Montdidier. Both of these sectors are southeast of Amiens. Near tho Soninie. The French and B'itisli lines »re sup|K>sed to converge at VtltOf. j Bretonneux, north of llaiig„ri En-Santerre, anil just south ol I'll ,-onime. William Phillip blah., iin a dispatch from the British I front several days ,-iro, des-riii.'d i tlie nppearaner of American li'oo,. '. inarching into the baltle lines, ent | phasizing their coolness and do i termination. While Simnis was not permitted Ithe area occupied by these tt >ops, it is presumed they were on !.:io [Ponime front, somewhere north .if Vlllers-Bretonneux. The troops mentioned in to day's dispatch from the AMerican front probably are brigaded with (lie Hi-ii i: b still farther north.— possibly as far north as Fland ers. The policy pursued by both Forh and Pershing in maintaining a major degree of strength 111 the Lorraine sectors held by Ameri can troops, led J. W. T. Mason, United Press war expert, to foie cast yesterday that announct merit of t haerrlval of the Americans on Ihe British front probably would show that these men were sent di rect from the training camps in England. In support of this theory U King George's review of an Ameri can regiment in London on Sat urday. This regiment may well be included In the force just an nounced as entering the Brit.:h area. It was on March 28, just one week after the start of the de; man drive, that Pershing visited Foch at the front and placed the entire American expeditionary force at the disposal of the gener alissimo. Three days later Amer ican troops were reported movln: form the Toul sector to tne l»l --cardy front. On April 10, Simnis sent his dis patch announcing the first appear ance of the Americans on the Brit ish front, including infantry, en gineers and aviators. TALK OTTOS TIMES _ Greetings, do you believe tlie iniesiiuatiiis will get the (.ut/.on Borglum .' Some time back we swore off on henrycar incidents, but, alas, a now crop seems to be springing up, and we simply cannot deprive our immense clientele of them. So here goes a clipping culled MM of a South American ex-j change, the Buenos Aires Stand ard: "A high class 'Ford' motor car is to be raffled for the benefit of the Irish-Argentine Tennis club. .The car Is one of the best turned out by the famous makers." Goodbye, Gem. Maurice. Take keer •* yerself. A Tamilian has sued for di vorce, charging his wife smokes cigarets. Too bad, too bad. But there's always a clash when. a. man insists upon being old-fash ioned. Rays the lady next door: "Moat as as are so built th't we re-ietm— «r oar racceeecs betler'n oar failure*." Without wishing- to Intrude, we'd like to suggest that the sons of prominent cittsens Jnst convicted of automobile stealing might find wonderful opportunity for their Joyriding procllrtltlea on the hurricane deck ot some Ta coma firm. Mg truck*—and they -wouldn't be fined fill aplee* tar doUg it either. Mysterious Yon Mackensen CELEBRATE NORWAY'S FREEDOM Norwegian Independence day was celebrated Thursday night and Friday by hundreds of na tives of Norway in Tacoma. It was not so much a Norwe gian celebration, as it was a celebration of Independence day. May 17. This was emphasized by Rev. O. J. Ordal, addressing a monster celebration nnd overflow mass meeting In Glide Rink Thursday night, attended by about It,OOO persons. "Since the days of the Vikings, the Norwegians have been liberty loving people," he said, "and this spirit Is entirely in harmony with the democratic, free Institutions of America." Ordal quoted a saying of Price Collier that "the proper place for a statue of Liberty with all the' world to choose from, would be on one of those bleak promon- I torieß on the west roast of Nor way jutting out inlo the sea to ward England and America." Friday's celebration was to consist largely of an evening i meeting. Our Savior's church. So. 17th and J, for prayer for the | success of the American and al lied arms. Norway gained her independ ence from Denmark on May 17, |1814. From then dates the de ivelopment of Norwegian indus | tries and institutions. In the | same year Norway formed a union with Sweden, which was broken lagaln in 1905. Trio Fined_ Mrs. Kate Bender, C. H. Bender and Helen Wells were fined |2. r > each Thursday In police court for being drunk. Mra. Bender was found at 912 North Lawrence early Thursday morning, badly beaten, whiH* her husband and a woman named Helen Wells were found at 914 North Lawrence. I TO LIST PLACES TO LIVE"| If you are looking for m house to rent, a house to buy, lots - to boy, a purchaser or renter, or somebody willing to make a trade, you should read Saturday's Times. All tha principal Tacoma real estate firms have selected this paper aa the medium thru which they are going to announce their wnak'a Uata of rani eetats opportunities. GREATEST WAR BLOW IS COMING (I ulli-il I'rraa 1.r.-nl Wlrr.l OLAIOOW, May 17.--•'Ameri cans are coming by the thoiiMttd-4, 'by the tens of lliousands, I night! isay by the hundreds of thousands, every month, and tiierefoie there Is no iinuiii about tiie res tits," (Jen. Smuts, of the British ariL/, declared in an address Here toJa.v. "As a climax of lour yea-., of I ciiniulatlve effort upon us, lite] Germans are about to deliver t,i;| greatest blow of the war,'' !:.• added. "The enemy is determined : u split tlie French and BiKi ;a armies and seize the cnannei port.", I realizing that if the British arm; ils beaten the war will be ovei. ' CASUALTIES (United Press Leased Wire.) WASHINGTON, I). C, May 1,. —Today's casualty list includes 106 names. Including 11 killed ill action; six dead of wounds, lour lof disease; one from gas poisuu- I ing; 12 wounded severely; bu wounded sl'glitly, and eight mi__- Ing in action. John M. Jennings, Belle Plainc, lowa, previously reported inlssin-. Is now reported killed In action. Arthur C. Klliott, 41 .'ls Mid field ay., Seattle, and Edgar A. Schrader, Vacavllle, Cal., slightly wounded, are , the only Pacific| coast men mentioned. WEATHEB FSrS ' FORECAST V -r^tx Showers t-. night and Sat- JVy urday. Callfor- <-^UjL nians at camp _/_o*-'-V*__, are talking of f^sT^ffLmmmmWA. mobbing our weatherman. __ -#feM B, Night Edition Ruthless Marshal Leads Foe American troops defending Amiens are today facing the one G-erman general who is recognized thruout the Hun army as more ruthless, more heartless, more cruel than Hindenburg. He is Field Marshal yon Mackensen. If the unconfirmed rumor of the former's death should be true, it is likely this man will be placed in supreme command of the kaiser's forces. He is the apotheosis of "schrecklichkeit," the oblit erator of small nations, the only German field marshal who ever rose from the ranks. Yon Mackensen has been in command on the Italian front since the great drive on tlie plains of Venice last \ear. Only recently he was transferred to Pirardy. .Mackensen Is not popular in the sense that llindenburg was. He is too nu'orralic, too rigidly austere and unapproachable; a veritable man of mystery, He brooks no opposition: he holds himself answerable only to the kaiser. Of bis methods there has been much to question, even in Herman-, . but the Hermans trust his ability as a military leader. Mackensen has never been interviewed b\ a foreign correspond ent. His life, anteciilen's, even his personal character are consider able of a mystery. He emerged from the franco-Prussian war as a lieutenant, Inn ni_ served In il as v voliintea-i-. Then he Im-chiin* military tutor to Kmperor William, and ever since lie lias been on riiriou- nun- of intimacy with Hie Im perial family, being treated ratlu-r an a kinsman than v. court favorite. For this rumor has supplied Hit- explanation thai in hi*, veins runs I.limml one-half of which, is Hcotcb; Hie oilier Hiihen/xillet of the highest—that, in short, he is Hie kaiser's half brother. Whether this he true. It seems to be established that he comcti ot Scotch parentage. Ills facial characteristics hear ihls out. They are certainly not of the stolid type of Hindenburg; you can no more a_ sociato Mackensen with sauerkraut and sausage than you can with pink teas and knitting needles. He Locked Crown Prince in Fortress and Defied All Highest to Release Him After a number of years as the kaiser's tutor Mackensen was promoted to be military governor of Koenigsbcrg, the ancient capi tal of east Prussia. It was at this post he gained the enmity of the crown prince by confining him in a fortress for his frivolities. This was one instance where the soldier IIKF1KI) THK l\ tIKKIt 111 MSI .1,1 . The all-highest heard about the rumpus and hurried to Koenigsbcrg to see what could be done about It. "The crown prince must serve his full sentence," Mackensen told Hie kaiser. "Cither my orders will lie carried out, or you can put an other man in command here." The kaiser gave in. nnd their were no more gay parties among the voting bloods of Hie Heaths' Head Hii/zars. When the great war broke out it was Mackensen to whom th* kaiser looked lo have the first big job done "properly"—that ot wiping Serbia off the map. Mackeiißeti did it to ihe queen's taste. He crushed the little na tion with a degree of ruthlessness that has hardly been equalled in the war, not even In Belgium, and won for himself by It the supreme command nf all the forces of the central powers in the east. As illustrative of his a'melons methods there is no story more potent than that of the invasion of tialicla in Ittl ami the clearing of the great province of the Russians who then held nearly all of it. Mackensen was called to the kaiser's war council which was to decide on the strategy in Halicia. Kalkenhayn. then chief of staff, made it clear that the success of the movement depended on the, ruthlessness with which it was exercised. Volunteers to Execute World's Greatest Masterpiece of Butchery The kaiser demanded of Hindenburg whether he would under take the execution of the scheme. And lllnilenbiirg, who had seen scores of Herman soldiers go mad a' the sight of tbe Russian slaugh ter at Tannenherg in the fall of 1014. answered: "1 cannot accept responsibility for this. It would bring whole armies to slaughter. I am a soldier, not a butcher." The kaiser buried his face in his hands, and for a moment there was silence while the Herman war chiefs looked at each other. Sud denly the voice of Yon Mackensen broke the silence: "All High' -I. I will take full responsibility for Hie whole undertaking. Never mind Ihe cost, never mind Hie lives. 0_ my bend Ih* it." The council ended. The plan was placed in Mackensen' hands for execution. How well he excelled it the world knows. Armies swam in blood to recapture l.emberg. His next work was lo smash Rumania as remorselessly as he had crushed Serbia. He reduced it to a state of vassalshlp In a few short weeks. Then came the invasion of Italy, stopped only when the kaiser and the general staff became convinced that they could no' capture Venice In the face of the itritish and French re-inforcements. Mackensen has made his name one for mothers to frighten their children with. He is dreaded by his own soldiers. They call him "The iron Rat" iron because of his unquenchable energy, his steel will and his bar barous cruelty; rat because of his savage ferocity which regards nether friend nor foes and sublimates all to the ultimate object of achieving military successes. That is the Bort of foe American soldiers in Picardyl face today. Give your utmost to the Red Cross! U. S. Worker Takes Sides With Unwed War Mother <l*_lt«— 1-rra. I ruard »!,«■.» CHICAGO, May 17. — "The woman about to present the ra-e with a war hahy may be pardoned if she asks by whom she shall be forgiven and for what," Dr. A. Lindsay Wynekoop, Chicago wom an phlstclan, told tho State Moth ers' congress. "Woman can't give her life life in battle aa man does," said Dr. Wynekoop. "Her function la to reproduce Ufa. When aha does this without social sanction tt ad.'s to her aacrif Ice. "For the race, Is, or la It not, more Important that the man who loses his life should first nave re produced himself, with or without marriage?" Dr. Wynekoop, who la In tha government service as a morality worker, emphatically declared her self, however, against any laxity whatever lv moral laws. __^^ "The hahy is the one to w_d|_H unmarried parants should to at forgiveness," aha said. "He haa tha right to be Urn -, without a handicap such aa Urn lack ot a name. Aa to woman** sacrifice for war babies, R saal bo aatd aha Immolated hamalf kkt tho race. S_« did not *T*Usmt