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An Auburn man and an Everett man were Includ
ed In yesterdays American casualty lists—dead in
France, where they fought for freedom. Wear a
flower for them this day.
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Enemy, Now In 16 Miles, Unable to Advance Further
(Inllr.l Vrrmn I m.rd Wlrr.)
ica bas «n army of 1,000,000
on f<>r.-inn soil .mil lias lie
come the second naval power
of ibe win bl. Henator James
Hamilton Lewis declared in a
Memorial address in Kvanston
By Dec. 1, he said, the army in
Europe would equal the English
in size, if transportation is made
"We have 150 warships and 50
others In European waters,
manned by 50,000 men," the sen
ator said. "We had 75,000 men
in the nay ywhen war was declar
ed. Now we have 4 00,000. We
will ha\e 500,000 before Octo
Analy/.ins the present German
drive as an effort to to terrorize
the allies into a speedy peace, the
democratic party whip In the sen
ate quoted figures to show what
America is doing to prevent such
an ending. His address was a
defense of the war and financial
departments of the administra
Lewis declared 1,750,000 tons
of shipping have been completed,
a record exceeded slightly oaly by
"In "rilnni'ce V* ll*r»
$776,000,000 for projectiles,"
Lewis continued. "The ordnance
department in the first year con
tracted exjiendltures of $..,000,
--000,000. We have delivered 2,
--000,000 extra rifles.
"We have delivered 100,000
machine guns. By July 1, the pro
duct'on will be 18,000 a month.
"The nation has spent $500,
--000,000 on motorization of artil
lery, building vehicles faster than
they can be shipped. Contracts
have been let for 700,«00,000
pounds of explosives. Our produc
tion in this is greater than that of
France and England."
America has become the great
credit nation of the world, Lewis
claimed, bringing back billions of
American securities from foreign
(Cal tad Prraa I.raard Wlrr.)
—That Gen. Pershing vetoed
othej- than Maj. Gen. Leonard
Wood's overseas assignment was
learned here today. '
Four other prominent generals
—understood to be J. Franklin
Bell, Hugh Scott, John F. Mor
rison, Thomas H. Barry—were
said to have been slashed from
his list of desirables for import
ant commands overseas.
As a result Bell was first as
signed to the eastern department
command, tho physically fit for
overseas work. Later he was
6hlfted to Camp Upton, N. Y.
Scott was shunted to command
Camp Dlx and the others will not
get overseas duty, it Is under
Wood Is slated for active ser
vice and will not have to take up
the San Francisco post. He may
not see foreign duty, however.
Three of these men formerly
were chiefs of staff of the army,
and as such ranking officer* of
the army. They are Scott, Wood
and Bell. Barry was once as
sistant chief of staff.
Bomb Hospitals
it allnl Prraa I".'! Wlrr.i
•May 30. —German airmen delib
erately bombarded hospitals hous
ing scores of American and hun
dreds ef French wounded, a few
miles behind the battlefront,
Tuesday night.
A number of patients were In
jured and a French nurse was
killed. There were several deaths
among the civilians ln the town.
The Tacoma Times
Thlß Is the grave of James Bethel Oresham, first American to reach
the Herman trenches and ilrst Ameriran who made the supreme sacrifice
for our country's honor and our safety. It lies in a quiet corner of France,
untouched by Hun shells.
There at the head Is the cross which marks all graves Over There. At
the foot is the flag—our Stars und Strips- tor which Private Uresluim gave
By Newton D. Baker
Secretary of War.
There are crucial tests and
moral crises iin the life ot every
nation, at there,
are ln the life
of every man.
There comes
again and again,
in every coun
try's history, the
recurrent chal
lenge of a great
trial that tests
the strength of
the national
character and
puts it to the
proof of a
searching choice.
Such a test
has now come to us, as it came to
the men whom on this day we
honor as our heroic dead. They
successfully endured the trial ami
were found true. They elected to
stand In defense of liberty and to
die that we might be free.
It 1b our turn, today, to make
the same election and to take our
place in the ranks where they fell.
It Is our turn to make our cov
enant to them:
"Until the aims and Ideals for
which you gave your lives are
safe again from the assaults of
tyranny; until democracy has tri
umphed over autocracy in this
great struggle tor the freedom of
the world; until we have done our
whole duty as you did yours, and
re-established our heritage of free
dom as you bequeathed it to vs —
we Americans, your heirs, will
fight on, as you fought, even if
It shall be to the end for which
today we do you honor."
(Special to The Times)
. -|—The name "Puyallup", wUI be
given to one of the new ships of
the Emergency Fleet corporation
by Mrs. Wood row Wilson, who has
been selecting all the names for
the new ships. The name was
given at the request of the Puyal
lup Commercial club.
• Ilnltrd Prraa I a-aard Wlrr.)
LONDON, Ma) 30.- Princess
Patricia, the Canadian soldiers'
goddess, will pitch the first ball
i at the Army and Navy headquar
ters baseball game at the Chelsea
.football grounds this afternoon.
Looks Like Extortion
It looks lo be more than a
coincidence thai within three
• lays of each other the Puget
Sound Electric railway and
the Puget Hound Navigation
Co. should have filed new
tariff schedules with the pub
lic service commission call
ing for exorbitant increases
In passenger rates on their
respective lines between Ta
coma and Seat lie.
It looks to be more than a
coincidence for these rea
Each company enjoys a mo
nopoly in its own field.
Each Ims been enjoying re
ceipts from unprecedented
travel on its lines, while
neither company has made
any outlay to improve or en
large Its accommodations.
The increased rates pro
posed by each corporal ion, to
become effective In June In
each case, are all out of pro
portion lo any advances In
operation costs, even granting
that such advances in fuel
and labor might necessitate
some raise in rates.
Bui even thin cannot be
granted. It was not long ago
that Ihe Puget Sound Navi
. gat ion Co. boosted Its round
trip fare from SO to 75 cents.
Now it propones to jump tlie
round trip fare to $I—twice1 —twice
as much as it need to Be
and its single fare to SO
cents— as much as the round
trip fare used to be.
This notwithstanding tlie
fact that the navigation com
pany made good earnings on
the original rates at a time
when the number of Its pat
rons was not nearly as large
as it is now.
The Puget Sound Electric
railway is nearly as bad. Its
round trip fare used to be 91.
At present it is $1.38, and
now along with the naviga
tion company, it proposes to
Jump the fare up to 91.40.
The proposed Increase applies
to Puyallup also.
"Profiteer" Is an ugly
word. Yet there Is only one
conclusion that can be arriv
ed at.
If the puldie service com
mission allows these advanced
rate schedules to go into ef
fect, It will be allowing the
Paget Sound Navigation Co.
and the Paget Sound Electric
railway to take advantage of
the war to mUk the public of
undue profits.
. And It will be allowed, too,
amid the whirl of war
changes, anless the people of
Tacoma raise their voices la
The public has A. 11. Den
iiiaii. of Tacoma, lo thank for
stepping in and demanding
that the navigation company
show proof that its proposed
increases are warranted.
So far there has lieen no
Fear Suicide Attempt
On Part of Miss Lusk
(United Prraa i.rnard wire) screeching "he lied my life away."
WAI'KESHA, Wis., .May It was the most sensational end
»o. — Miss Grace Lusk, who ing to a murder trial in Wiseon
choked I*roseculor D. S. Till- sin's court history.
lar when a jury found her To Ask He-Trial
guilty of second degree inur- Miss Lusk's finger nails drew
der late last night, was under blood on Tullar's right cheek
close guard in her cell here She had to be torn away by at
today. torneys and court attaches and
It Is feared she may at- was carried shrieking to her cell.
tempt to take her own life to Her lawyers will make a motion
escape the sentence of 14 to for a re-trial In a few days bas
-2B years in the state peiiiien- Ing their plea that she Is Insane.
•Jar*. Dr. David Roberts, pilloried in
Miss Lusk was under the care closing arguments yesterday as
of two nurses and a specialist to- partly to blame for Miss Lusk
day, still unnerved by the verdict slaying his wife last June, was
which drove her in a mani.ical absent from the court room when
fury at the prosecutor's throat, (Continued on Page Five.)
Wounded, U.S. Flyer
Sends Hun to Earth
U olid Prraa l.raard Wlrr.)
IN LORRAINE, May 30.—Lieut.
John A. Hamilton of Maryland,
wounded in an encounter with two
German biplanes yesterday, dis
abled one of its opponents and
then followed the falling machine
almost to the ground to insure its
Hamilton was patrolling with
Lieut. W. M. H. Taylor of New
York when they sighted two boche
rraclilnes. They promptly attack
ed. In the first volley Hamilton
was wounded by a machine gun
bullet but sent one of the enemy
planes careening toward earth
Despite his wound, Hamilton
dlvsd after the falling plane, pep
pering it with machine gun fire.
A short distance from the ground
it burst Into flames and dropped
with a crash.
Lieut. Eddie Hackenbacher Is
now officially 4 credited with four
victims as the result of the plane
be brought down Tuesday.
Douglas Campbell rescued a
British bombing plane which was
being pursued 'by two German
fighting planes yesterday morn
fhis life. And on the staff Is the inscription placed there by French offi
cials. Translated, it reads:
"Here lie the first soldiers of Hie illustrious republic of the United
States who fell on French soil for justice and liberty November :!. 11117."
On either side of this grave are those ol Private Hay, (Hidden, la., and
Private Enriglit, Pittsburg, Pa., who, v»itli Private Oresham, gave their all.
formal protest to the schedule
of the electric railway.
Will Tai-oiuii. giving In r
lies) to strengthen the anus of
l'ncle Sam, permit herself to
l><- milked f<>i< war profits
without, at least, a fight?
While scouting over the enemy
lines, Campbell sighted the Brit-
Isih machine which was returning
from a raid into the interior, flee
ing from the enemy planes. The
British pilot was wounded.
Campbell attacked the Ger
mans, driving them off and
enabling the British machine
to escape. When the latter
reached its own hangar tlie
pilot telephoned to Campbell,
"Thanks for saving my life,
they had me going." .
llnllrd l-rr.a I a—ad Wire.*
30.—A terrific hailstorm swept
this vicinity last night,. Inflict
ing great damage on the peach
LONDON, May SO.—Sixty-nine
persons were arrested and de
ported from Inland ln connec
tion with the reoent revolution
ary plot, Chief Secretary Shortt
annonuced in the houae of com
mons this afternoon
All honor
The Memorial Day parade
scheduled for 2 o'clock Thursday
afternoon promised to be one of
the most Impressive ever held.
The parade was to start at 7th
and I'ncific under the niarshalsliip
of Major It. J. Howard, Taco
ma officer, at Camp Lewis on spe
cial duty. The line of march is
down Pacific ay. to 15th st., then
up 15th to Broadway, thence up
Broadway to ilth, where it will
disband to gather at the Kirst
Baptist church at Oth and I) .sts.
There special memorial services
will be held under the auspices of
the G. A. R. of Tacoma, with City
Attorney I". E. Harmon as the
principal speaker. There will al
so be special memorial music.
In the line of mar ii will he al
most all the fraternal organiza
tions of Tacoma, and the members
of the Tacoma Red Cross chapter
under the leadership of Mrs. J. P.
Weyerhaeuser, chairman. The
Red Cross women were to gather
at the Commerce st. entrance to
the Soldiers' and Sailors' club.
Altho it was impossible to ob
tain permission for the Taroma
boys of the Coast Artillery to come
to Tacoma for the observance,
three of them were allowed to be
in town to carry a huge service
flag which bears 600 stars, behind
which will march the mothers of
the men who are represented on
the flag.
Co. F, 3rd regiment of infantry,
national guard, will take part In
the parade, led by Capt. Harry G.
There will be a regimental band
from Camp Lewis, as well as bands
from the Todd and Foundation
shipyards. The Foundation men
will appear In their new uniforms.
There will be Bpecial evening
services of a patriotic na'ure in
almost all of the largest churches,
with appropriate music.
Thursday morning at 10
o'clock, a great crowd of Taco
mans assembled at the Oakwood
cemetery to honor those who have
iglven their lives in this and past
wars. The members of the G. A.
It. and the four auxiliaries had
charge of the morning's service
and decorated the graves of the
veterans of the Civil war.
The ladies of the W R. C. scat
tered flowers on the water of
Puget Sound In honor of those
- who have given their lives upon
the waves.
a fl a
Within forty yards of the Ger
man trenches, a Y. M. C, _. dug
out has been serving allied troops.
.? .
(tlDltrd Prraa l.r.ard win I
PA HIS, May :MK—The al
ius are holding the «.< -i-m.in
iit all |>..ints on the Aisne
front, the French war office
.-inn <->l today.
The b.iiil.- ci.iitiniicil all
night, and fierce fighting was
Mill miller way.
"The French maintained the
western outskirts of Soissons,
which the Germans could not
pass, despite repeated attempts,"
the statement said.
"Fierce fighting is going on in
the region of the Hoi.ssons-llar
tennes road (running southeast
of Soissons and 10 miles from the
original line) and V'esilly mine
miles east of Fere-En-Tardenois).
"The French, sustained by re
sen es, are opposing th>' German
advance with great tenacity."
The Germans have pene
trated to a muviiiiiini depth of
more than 111 miles mi Ihe
Aisne front, according to last
night's communique.
The (iernian war office claim
ed capture of 25,000 prisoners,
including a French and a British
ltlielm*.. which the British are
defending, ia surrounded on three
sides. Its evacuation is be
lieved Imminent.
Describing tlie American cap
ture of Cantigny Tuesday morn
ing, the German war office said:
"West of Montdidier the enemy
during a local advance penetrated
into Cantigny."
On the Flanders front only
raiding operations were mention-
(I i.li.-.I I'rras l.raar.l Wlrr.)
IN' PICAIIDY, May to—Brisk
fighting continues at inter
vals around Cantigny which
lb.- i.. imans have counter-at
tacked five inn.-, since the
Americans captlireil il.
Three of the attaiks took place
early Tuesday night and one yes
terday morning. All were easily ,
beaten off. The number of boche j
prisoners taken in this area now
numbers 240. I
The fifth attack was repulsed
by the Americans last night.
Yankee artillery responded to
the German barrage with heavy
and effective fire. Machine guns
raked enemy positions.
Tlie new American positions are
rapidly being strengthened, infan
try and engineers digging in re
gardless of constant boche shell
Persistent efforts of the Ger
mans to recapture the village and
heights are indicative of the Im
portance they attach to the
heights for observation purposes.
One Wave Arrives.
Altho they advanced in thick
waves in each attack, only one J
wave suceeded in reaching the
American line. This happened
about 7 o'clock at night. The In
fantry and machine gunners took
heavy toll as the bodies advanced.
When the survivors reached the
line they were bayoneted or shot .
down. Those who remained fled
In disorder.
Artillery smashed all the other ,
The Americans now have a num
ber of German machine guns and
are pouring bullets from them
Into the enemy.
Cover waa tak
ing a day off
today (probably
fishing! but
Bat's Bear pre
dicts: "Fair to
night and Fri
day, and then
j (lulled Press ila.Mil Wire.)
ZURICH, May 30. -An of
| fiefial notice from grand
J headquarters warning the
I people NOT to expect the
| advance to continue at the
| same rate it has for the past
| few days, was published in
| German newspapers today.
"The enemy's resistance is
I desperate," the notice con
| tinued. "Counter attempts
| are to be expected. Our
j losses have only been com
mensurate with the tmport-
I ance of the struggle."
Ed by Field Marshal Halg. He
reported Hie repulse of enemy
raids north of Kemmel.
British Attack
By Wm. Phillip Bimms
rnltcd Pic-s Htnff Corre«ponde«t.
IN FRANUK. May 89.—British
troops advanced '.'On yards west of
Meteren ion the Flanders front)
last in: m. taking prisoners and 9
machine gun.
The front in the north Is quiet,
save for raiding operations and
occasional outbursts of artillery
fire. All eyes are turned to the
Klieirns Solnsons sector.
Find More Prisoners.
The infantry also are using cap
tured enemy rifles.. Rifles and
large quantities of ammunition
taken in the capture of Cantigny
also were promptly turned against
the Germans.
Small groups of prisoners are
still coming in. Nine were dragged
from one hole in Cantigny this
, morning.
! An accurate estimate of the
German losses is not yet possible,
) but they are obviously heavy, not
only ln the first lines, hut In the
rear organizations. There are
indications that the losses in the
village alone will exceed a thou
sand, exclusive of the losses In
counter attacks.
Greetings, did yon Just
know all the Ume that Miss
Lusk would be found guilty?
ltut what is your vote on
Dr. Roberts?
On Wednesday I put on the light
And shiver hard from morn to
On Thursday quite the other way,
With heavies on I sweat all day.
What has become ot Uie
old-fashioned railway prrwi
dent who used to ride up and
down in a private ear?
The Burleson-Roosevelt battle
Is too tame to interest us. It re
minds us of a wrestling match be
tween a pair of professionals.
■ i
Yon may he In no pnsitlsn
to whip the kaiser, but yea
«c- lick a thrift stamp.
.' ■ ' a.
Our sympathy always goea to 9
man who Is a dram major. How
does he ever Hv* up to the Job
when he Isn't parading?

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