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____________ ___________! WWW _________! WWW _____________! __________■ ( ~__^____^___P Taeoma needs a public defender to safeguard interests of poor prisoner!, argues Tacoma attorney. .Kead his let ter on page 2. Ac A COPY IN TACOMA; 2c OUTSIDE. VOL. XV. NO. 131. BEST U. S. VICTORY YET Sammies Take j Valuable Point From Germans By Henry Wood V nited Prene Staff Correspondent. WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES IN THE FIELD, May 28. — (Night)—An American regiment attacking (ierman positions west of Montdidler this morning captured the village of Cantigny, pene- j Irated to the enemy's second line and occupied boche positions on a! front of two kilometers (1.24 miles), all In IB minutes. (An Amerl-i can regiment consists of 3,632 men and 111 officers.) The attar.k followed a violent artillery preparation. The Americans charged across 600 meters (nearly half a mile) ] of No Mans Land in 10 minutes, capturing a German machine gun position with the use of hand grenades. French tanks, advancing simultaneously with the American in fantry, destroyed machine gun nests along the Grievenes road north west of Cantigny. The Americans captured the houses in the village and finally t-toimcd the Chateau. They then penetrated the enemy second line position along the northeastern extremity of the village. The entire operation consumed exactly 4,'> minutes. SWARMS SURRENDER (Colled Vrrun -eased Wire.) WITH THK AMERICANS IN PICARDY, May If.—American troops charged to the capture of Cantigny yelling: "Now we're in (iermany. Let's wallop hell out of 'em and go on to Berlin!" Back at headquarters, when the boys went over, officers waited anxiously for news of the attack. After i| minutes of fierce light ing, a voice'came over the field telephone: "Hello! This is Cantigny!' And headquarters knew the Americans had taken one of the most important towns on the Aiuten* front and had won their big gest victory of the war to date. The report came from a slgu.:l corps "captain Wire curriers. Ignoring the Ocr man counter barrage, follow; American infantry ant! Krone tm.k-a In the attack. When Citntigny fell the ficl telephone station was ready fj business. Tlie attack took plac over a front of more than a mile Within 4.". minutes after the ii fantry had gone over, Cantig> the chateau and several liundre yards of German second lin trenches were American territory. The regiment sent back IS 2 prisoners, including five officers. After crossing Uie enemy trenehew, It was a game of hunting the Imclic machine guns. A corporal attacked an enemy machine gun crew of four men. Tho corporal was wounded five times, hut he killed three (Jermans anil (Continued on rage Five.) Predict "Guilty" Verdict II nlla-.l Trrsa Lrura Wlrr.) WAUKESHA, Wis., May 29. — Grace husk's future probablyi will be ln the jury's hands at 6| o'clock tonight. The final arguments dealing with the shooting of Mre. Mary Newman last June were made to day. While only one woman has ever been convicted of murder in Wisconsin, galleryltes at the Lusk trial do not anticipate an acquit tal verdict. Third degree man ' slaughter with sentence of two to four years Is the popular fore cast. The state asked a life sentence for first degree murder. Prose cutor Corirgan's closing address today was aimed at the insanity defense. Miss Lusk entered upon the last day of the three weeks' trial looking extremely tired. For her the ordeal was far from over. The verdict, expected tonight, means lite or death to her, she declared. "If I go to prison or an In3ane asylum I know I shall die there. I could not stand It. I want to be freed, oh so much, and to go away some place where I am not known and try to forget this," she added. • • • When scandal connected Miss Lusk's name with "another man" and whispers went around. It is known that she In her prison nnni, waa furious. She wanted her attorneys to sue (Continued on Page Five.) rpiKOTHE (■reelings, how ia you like these mornings? And even ,n«s7 . - _ 1 So do we. Morning paper of day or so aj.i. had this: item under a picture: "The New York lady policeman, who has just come Into being th., the efforts of Special Deputy l'y lice Commissioner Rodman Wanu maker, is here shown in all her glory with a sword Instead of a club. Mr. Wanamaker is going to assign them to duty largely re lating to the war." A couple of piffles for j m, Mr. S. D, P. C. Why not eg i.'p the lady with a battle axe, or a boiler plated horse and a la.ice wit.i streamers on it? Why span, equip ment in a crisis? Spend some money, and le''/ make 'er safe for Democracy all at once. Mr. ntislinian, the film per son, informed his wife, she says, that she wa<» "a load stone allium! liis tuck." Hence the al traction for which she gets no credit. SOMEONE PACK T. R. (From (.110 Sheridan, V.'yo., Enterprise.) For Sale-Stork mine. ~% til not lease, (all Mrs. Stork. ">l3 North Main. How about the garage me chanic? Would yon coll him a ii*.-till orcupattonist? 17U-MEN PRISONERS (Call.-.I PrflM I n.e.r.l Wlrr.) WASHINGTON, D. C, May 29. —Seventeen German submarine sailors, America's second group of this kind, have been taken prisoner by an American destroy er, according to official Informa tion to the navy department to day. The Germans were captured after their vessel bad torpedoed the British steamer Innfscara. The first group were captured some months ago by the destroy er Fanning. The Tacoma Times Writer Man Takes Prisoners! (United Press Leased Wire.) WITH THE .AMERICANS IN PICARDY. May 29.—An instance of the bodies' anxiety to surrender m the Cantigny battle was furnished when a group of 20 tried to be captured by an unarmed correspondent. "Jinnnie" Hopper, magazine writer, went over the top with the Americans. As he was entering Cantigny, a crowd of Germans rushed at him, begging earnestly to be taken prisoner. Hopper was nonplussed, but called to an officer: "Come and get 'em!" ANOTHER HINT THAT 9IST MAY GO WEST Another semi-official hint from Washington that the 91st division, now at Camp Lewis, might see service in Russia rath er than in France was contained in a special dispatch today to the Seattle P.-I. In an article commenting on Maj. Oen. Wood's assignment toj command the western department of the army, after being relieved from command of his .division, the 89th, the Washington corre spondent says this is" regarded ln some circles as possibly putting him ln line for an Important task not yet publicly announced. He adds: "It Is estimated that a Russian expedition, going by way of Si beria from the Pacific coast, is not Improbable, and that Gen. Wood, by reason of his experi ence In Cuba and elsewhere, is singularly equipped to assist In tho rehabilitation of Russia." This seems to confirm other conjectures from Washington that Pacific coast troops would be sent west rather than east. On the other hand, the United Press today disposes of Oen. Wood as follows: "Following his conference with President Wilson, there was a re port today he would be assigned to command American troops in Italy. It appears certain be will not be placed where there would be danger of a clash between him and Gen. Pershing. Army offi cers said today Wood aroused THEI ONLYINDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. Pershing's displeasure by arrang ing for a personal review of Italian troops before consulting Pershing.'' Wood was removed from com mand of his division and rele gated to command of the western department on recommendation of Gen. Pershing, it was learned on reliable authority, the United Press adds. HOTELMEN IN TACOMA Delegates of the Washington Hotel Men's association in con vention in Seattle, motored to Tacoma Wednesday, the last day of the session. They arrived at i the Bonneville ho el shortly be-! fore noon, and were welcomed toj the city by Mayor Rlddell. They had luncheon at the Olympus hotel. Wednesday afternon they will take a trip to Camp I.ewis. At the election of officers Tues day W. S. Norman of Tacoma | was chosen one of the first \\c- - presidents. J. P. Marmaduke of the Washington hotel, Seattle, was elected president. Co-operation with the govern ment food administration program waa voted by the convention. Pay Girls to Spread Disease! That there are Austrian men in Taeoma who are paying young girls inflicted with vice diseases to stay with soldiers, was the startling statement made today by Capt. Strickland, chief of city detectives. Shown a newspaper clipping which told of similar conditions existing in Chicago, Capt. Strick land told newspaper reporters that only a short time ago abso lute evidence of the same practice was obtained here. Two girls were arrested and held at the city contagion hospi tal. They admitted to police that "two Austrian men paid their ex penses In Tacoma," and that they were told to "go with soldiers as niuih as they could." The girls, tho closely ques tioned, could not (or would not) give any traceable description that might lead to the arrest of the two men. i WEATHER FORECAST These are the -lats when the city water comes out of your hose ln dribbles about 7 o'clock In the evening. Every body's doing It. "Fair tonight and Thursday," says the weath erman. TACOMA, WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY, __AY 29, 1918. ri<oii\iii,Y wii.i. it \«k WITH STIHIM. ULAHHKI (lliili'd I*MM |_MMd Wire.) A.YISTIt.RI>A.M, .May US. - The kaiser is on the Aisne baltli'lront a' a point south of I.aon, acicrdlng to I dis patch from Ileum today. Telegraphing from this point, tlie kaiser se 1 Uie following message to the kaiserin: "Wilhelni i the. crown prince) attained tlie I'.pr'is.i and French along the t'hemin dcs Dames, completely sur prising them. "We have crossed the Aisne and are approaching the Vesle. "Frit!! (I'rinro Kitel l-'rled erich) with the l-'irsi (iuards infantry division, WM one of the first who rem lied ihe Aisne. "Our losses lire slight. To morrow we will make further progress." PARADE HONORS HEROES A I.iii.ma service flag ciiii tuinnii; mill stais, rani,*,) by the MM then of 'lie I .-.lst Ar tillery MM in Hie patriot., par.i<le ri:'ii-ila> all "i "iii.n. Hill !■■• Hie Minln.l of Hie -pi.it willi which Tai oinii will i •lcbi.i'..- ,|s .Mi. t ini|iii's nlve Memorial day. Tlie celebri.Hon tliruoiil will >c iTacoina'-i warni-buai'lcd itproMiw of I'.iitiuial.' uui only to in.' :-.a> haired veterans who helped sa/.'| the nation, but lo Americ's young men, some of »norn ;'l ready have given their lives tv save tin- world. It will also be a tribute to tlie mothers and fathers of Taeon :. who have given their sons for tii" cause. There will be no IJ eeiae"..lar events nor biilliatit displays o. | this Memorial <1..y. Tacoin;. nii-ii .unl women, the lied ( rtNM an 1 other jiatrlotic civic and fraterna' organizations will pay Iriluilc to tlie nation's fighters by joining Itsl a parade, led by a regimental ban l | from Cam|> Lewis, tlie bands of tlie Todd and Foundation ship yards and the G. A. R. fife an.. idrum corps. Howard Marshal. Tlie only other militar.. organ! /.ation which will be in it:.* •—lil ibe company F of the WfctktagtA' national guard, under tlie com 'lnaml of ("apt. 11. G. Win.or, with more than 100 men in unifo, .*■ The 0, A. R. veterans will as 'semlile in the armory before die parade. Tlie women of the Red Cross will assemble at the a.ii fliers' and Sailors' club on Com mercp street. Maj. Hob Howard of Tacon^ officer in tlie national army cav alry, now assigned to special diii.v at Camp Lewis, will be the ■a.' slial of tlie parade. lie with Re.. B. C. Bloomquist and ('apt. Win sor are in charge of ariang" ments which were completed a a meeting in the Tacoma Comiinr -1 cial club Wednesday noon. City Holiday. The day has been declared a 'holiday for all city employes bjl , Mayor Riddell, who points du 1 that this day this year "assum ■= a new and greater signif!canc. finding the country as it does en gulfed in the greatest of wor.d i ware." CAMi Kon AD-OS An urgent appeal lo automobile owners to give their cars for the parade was issued Wednesday. All autos donated should be at the armory at 1:13 p. m. BULLYING DENMARK! (I'nllr,! Press i .a,.raj Wlrr I WASHINGTON, D. C, May 29. — Germany has demanded—ln virtual ultimatum -that Denmark withdraw Immedia'ely from allieC trade the 400,000 tons of Danish bottoms offered for needed pro ducts from Great Britain and the United States. TODAY'S CLEARINGS Clearings f 811,911.35 Balances 46,792.04 Transactions 1,810,594.0g Night Edition Enemy Is In 11 To 15 Miles (I nlii-.l Press Leased Wire.) LONDON, May 29.— The Germans have penetrated a maximum depth of 11 miles into the allied positions 'on the Aisne front, according to the claims of the i Berlin war office in its yesterday's and last night's reports. The capture of 15,000 prisoners also was claimed. The maximum penetration was attained at only two points in the center of the new drive. The enemy advance is in the shape of a double tri angle. Tha larger one's base extends, from lMnon to l)err\-aii-Ha<\ a dis'ance of .'1 miles In an air line. Its apex is on tlir southern bank of the Vesle, wheie the Germans have crossed the river on both sides of Fismes. In attaining this advance the Germans crossed the Chemin dcs Dames ami the Allelic, Aisne and Vesle rivers. Apparently ibe allies have I thrown large reserves into Hie line for the dafaaaa of Fismta, which is an important railway cen ter. Outnumber Allies. The other triangle has for its base the nine-mile front from Ilerr..-aii-Ilac to llriiiiont. The British who are defending this secloi- have held the enemy to a penetration Ol less than 16 miles. The Fren.li war office reported the Germans on tlie Aisne front greatly outnumber the allies, hut 'declared the lalter are inflicting gnat losses on the enemy. .Meantime. A hum leans holding tlie sector west of Molitdldier cap tured Cantigny in a brilliant at tack yesterday morning, occupy ing German positions on a front of two kilometers nnd taking 17n [prisoner!, the French communi que reported. The Americans i were aided by French tanks. Scl eral counter al'acks were re pulsed American* Taken. On the Flandrrs front, Field Marshal Half reported re-estab jllshinent of the French and Hrlt ilsh lines east of Diekebush lake, with the capture of many pris oners, and inflicting heavy enemy casualties. The German war nfiee further claimed capture of 1..0 prisoners, j- belonging to French and Ameri can regiments" on 'he Lorraine ALLIES READY FOR NEW BATTLE CRISIS (I niieil Press lieascd Wire.) WASHINGTON, l». «'.. May _!».—West from fighting reached a new nisis loilay. The 1.... In alliance to the vi cinity of Flsnies, lm>portnnt railway c«>nter, provided a new inn in. .- c'.iiipiii alile to his smashes up t<> Amiens .iii.l Ypres in llic earlier thrusts. However. It now appear! likely j that the German is about to re ceive a sharp check. Reinforcement of the allies is proceeding. That their lines be tween Soissons ami Rheims were rather lightly held appears (he case from the fuel of the bodies' rpyild advance. Twenty to 25 di visions were employed to make the push. This was superior to tho allies, who gave ground as In the other thrusts. Military men. however, believe that as in past in.sa'nces, the Her man must turn soon to straighten ing out the flanks, repairing his loss, s and Improving his commu nications. Meantime the allied reinforcement will lie such, it Is believed, that the boche cannot make any considerable fur'her headway. Army officers, who doubled that the Soissons push was the main new offensive, are still un convinced that the Germans so in tended it. They say that the progress apparently was so much more favorable than anticipated tha'. the enemy decided to develop It further. Allied tactics ln this thrust are similar to their previous ideaa. General Foch Is understood to be lieve that yielding of terrain is un important, provided the more im portant strategic centers are held, lie Is willing that the boche front, "between the Meusc and tha .Moselle." This Is Ibe no-called Toul sec tor. Allied communiques have mentioned only enemy ...is shell ing in this urea. Huns 151-2 Miles ln, Paris Paper Declares Today il 1,1...1 I ,. Iren.ru V. Ire.. I'AKIS, May •_».—"The Oilman aiHaniv, at certain fM.ints mi ibe Aisne front, bus reached a depth uf |,t)4 inlli»." Iho Hi de Paris de rlimtl today. "The German rush with tha arrival of fresh divisions contin ued last night on the two winge of the Soissons-Rhelms front, the French war office reported today. "The French left was drawn back lo tlie eastern border of Soissons, where the battle Is go ing on furiously," the commu nique said. (This representa a maximum retirement of ah., i. nine miles on the extreme French left.) ' On the rlghl flank, the French and Rrltlah, after an energetic defense of the nasnif (literally "wall I of St. Thierry (four miles northwest of Rheims) were drawn back slowly to the south i.nd southeast of these heights. They arc holding between tho Vesle canal and the Aslne. "In the center Hie fighting con tinued fiercely on the south bank of the Vesle. where the French are valiantly defending tho heights." should have this gain If it costa the Germans sufficiently. Then, when the time Is ripe, reinforce ments are hurled in and the boche is cheated of what he had planned for a victory. This Family 100 Per Cent <1 MII.-.I I'reiis l.rnsr.l Wlrr.) HIM.SROKO. Or., .May 29. — Frank Mieyada's patriotism la forehanded. ThW Japanese be lieves In the Red Crosw P"oi each of iiis three children and for him seir and his wife he had a life membership in the Ited Cross. Then he tot another life membc ship but the space for the name be left blank When the girl baby arrived to day he filled in the blauk tliuw Florence Nightingale llleyeda." Now the Hi. ye.la has six lit* memberships. Council Adopts Garbage Scheme The city council Wednesday passed an ordinance providing for awarding an exclusive garbage colectlon permit to one company which shall agree to do the work at the best price to tha house holders Commissioner Shoemaker vot ed against the measure becauoo he wanted arm- authorities to M consulted first.