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One Cent ■ VOL. XV. NO. 138 TIDE OF BATTLE TURNS U.S.IN SHARP CLASH General Pershing's Battle Report. H> 1 niictl IVewi l.rasi-d Wire. \VAHHINMTOX. D. C, June «.—sliaip fiKhtiiiK IxMwtH-n \nn nciiii i>iin <'i- iiikl (jerinan forrvs in l.^>ii;iim- has In.n (i<>iiii> on niitlill) since Siin «l»>, (i«'n. IVrshinj; report "\ ItMlay. Sunday nißlit and early .Momiay morning, a Yankee putrol battled with twice its number of Germans, MMiBI iiwii\ for nearly an hour with rifles, pistols and grenades until tlicir ammunition was ex hausted and they were forced to retire. Tuesday nis;ht an American pa trol penetrated to ;i jioint Iteyond the enemy's second line in Lor raine, withdrawing successfully after inflicting consiilornlile losses on the enemy in killed and wou:ided. Airmen Siie<'4»*.Hfiil. "On the morniiu; of June 5, JJeuts. Campbell and MeiKsner fjiiifil down an enemy biplane esat of Pont-A-Mousson," says the com munique. "Between April 14 «md May 11, Lieut. Douglass Campbell brought down six hostile airplanes, of which the destruction has been confirmed. "During the same time ('apt. l'eterson and I.ieut. Rickenbacher e.i-li brot down three of which de struction lia.s l>en confirmed and forced down two more concern ing which confirmation has been requested. "During the night of June 2 and 3 one of our patrols operating In Lorraine and consisting of about 40 men encountered a hos tile patrol of double its size, drawn up in skirmish formation along a line parallel to that of our own patrol. Both patrols opened fire with rifles, pistols and grenades and automatic rifles and each tried to outflank the other. Our patrol, inspite of being greatly outnumbered, held its ground for Ihree-quarters of an hour, Inflict ing losses on the enemy and re tired only when its amniunlt'on was almost exhausted. Our cas ualties were very light. High IVjiis4- From French. "During the night of June 4 nnd 5, one of our patrols operat ing in l/orralne penertated the en emy's position and advanced be hind the second line trenches. It inflicted on the enemy losses in killed and wounded and withdrew successfully under cover of bar rage from our Stokes mortars. "A French report of the work of an American machine gun bat talion which has recently Iveen in action with French colonials at the Chateau Thierry, includes the following: " 'The colonials themselves, tho accustomed to acts of bravery, were struck by the wonderful morale in the face of the fire, the coolness and the extraordinary steadiness of their allies. Memorable Deed. " 'The watchfulness of the Americans never failed them and with their machine guns playing upon the approaches of the de stroyed bridges and footbridges, they prevented any reattac.k by the enemy. They will be relieved at the same time as the French troops at the side of whom they fought. " 'The French command, know ing the'.r just pride, fear that they would have humiliated theso va liant troops if they had offered them rest Boomer than their French companions in the fight. " 'The episode ot the Chateau Thierry will remain one of the most memorable deeds of this war. It la a pleasure for all of us to know that our valiant allies have shared with us there.' " CAMP LEWIS DAY OFF SYSTEM HARDSHIP ON CITY The present Camp Lewis system of giving all the men at the cantonment the same day for recreation, not only is highly unfair to the men themselves, as The Times showed yesterday, but it is mighty vexa tious for Taeoma. It completely congests everything on Saturdays and Sundays, whereas if the load were evenly distrib uted thru the week, there would be no undue burden. Tacomans cannot go to the theater on Saturday or Sunday. Tkey can scarcely gain entrance to barbershop, res tawss* «r store. \ lMh few remaining social activities as they might wish to engage in as a Mreease from the week's war Times Reporter Joins Circus; But Postpones Entering Tigers' Cage This Is IJtjnli. l£o->iioiilhs-old royal llcngal tiß.r with the Al <■. It,it iii's' animal circus. He nppp«irs in a «i p.-.-t liny ;u i with Mmlili Stark, a mile of a girl weighing less than 100 |»<itiiuU. The two wrestle in big steel arena, hand to < law. A re|x>r«e<l for The Time* lias joined the cirrus. He is making ilu tour of Southwest Washington with I tames' animal show, dne to reach Taroma nevt Tuesday and Wednesday, and in the meantime In going to tell Ta eoniuns about some of the limits that no "" among the big caged jungle folk. Following in his firs) ar ticle: By a Times Reporter VANCOUVER, Wasii., twmm O.—l'inli »i»n to ml jiH»> will) Ihe Job of nnimitl train <-i with the Al O< Ibini's wild animal nliow. So far, tin* nc«rr>t I've got to a tiger or a lion or even a bear is Uie ra|(o dour. Right there tfl MM bars I halt and lo.se ni> nerve and put off (going in for the reel thing until I lie iii-M ttllOW. I came down here In search of a toothless lion or a clawless tiger, a nice tame old animal that wouldn't bite or scratch aiid that 1 could go in the cage with and whip around and make roar. So far, 1 haven't found any. All the tigers and all the lions have teeth and claws and the trainers 1 am with won't guaran tee that they won't bite. Kxhibit Wounds. In fact, these trainers took all the pep out of me the first day by showing me a lot of scars and bruises made by these same lions and tigers. It kind of made me wish 1 were back home in Tacoiua. But there is a nice little lady here by the name of Mabel Stark, whose specialty is timers and who promises to have me in the rage The Tacoma Times with her for the Tuconia perform ance. Mabel told me that tigers were "the dearest tilings in the world," and all yo uhad to do was to "bluff 'em" to "make 'em like you." Mabel Simhl* It. Slie talked so easily about knocking tigers about that 1 was ready and willing to grab a whip and go In the den with her on my f'rst day with the show at Astoria. And then a big follow from the ticket office camp by and asked Ma!>el how she was feeling and ;M:i!n'l said she was feeling all Irisht and thought she would be "tip top" in a few more weeks. After the chap had gone 1 asked Mebel what he meant and she shrugged her shoulders and said: "I fcot torn up a big by the tig ers baok in Detroit. I'm just out of the hospital." Hcarori to IN-atli. The band was playing the tune which ushers Mabel into the arena with her six Royal Bengal tigers and the girl was leading me to the cage. I was to go in with her. "W-wat a minute," I said. (Continued on Page Five.) WEATHER FORECAST Tonight and Friday sOiowers and cooler. As long as the hands of the city hall clock don"t freeze that way, ev orythlnK ought to be all right. time hustle they find *. .possible, because everybody is entertaining sold' .*. Not that anyb -*y kicks about those things. They don't. They do it gladly while it has to be done. But just the same, if it doesn't have to be done, the town is being treated unfairly when the army higher ups throw the load onto it. And very manifestely THE PRACTICE IS NOT NECESSARY. The division does not train as a divi** ion or maneuver as a division or even appear in re view as a division more than one in a long while. If there is any reason why certain regiments can not be given tb.eir off day on Monday, other regiments on Tuesday, etc., or some similar plan of rota 'ion THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. YANKS WIN AT MARNE ____ —— ______^__^ & | Dispatch From Fred S. Ferguson. | By l'nit«d I res* LeaseO Wiro. WITH TIIK ANBHICANH OX TIIK MARXK, June «.— FighiiiiK with uiiM'liine guns iiikiiiik-'I in (lie Mimlnws i.f Chateau 'I'liierry, Anu'i-U'tuis Wiped Out! (t'niteil PfM leased Win 1.) WITH TIIK rRINCH ARM IKS OX TIIK MARNE, June C. -The (jrenadier lompany of tlie Second di vision of the Prussian tluard was completely annihilated by ;i French aerial bombard ment I lie ktlhl of June li-i, It was d°finitely established today. Other German losses es tablished to date, wliich are indicative of their losses in general, involve mi reserve divisions, which were en gaged June 1. One regiment lost 30 per cent of its effectives, while individual companies of oth er regiments were reduced to 70 or SO men. The third company of the 9Mh regiment lost 56 men out of 1 If, today held the <ro«Nlng of the Marne. They out shot and out gamed the ennmy. "We had the time of our liven," snid sonic of the men in this battle who came hark for rest. "We had heard that trench warfare was dull and uninteresting — hut thin is the life!" Many of the American!) were green at the business, hut they shared with the vet ernn V. S. ninrincs the B'*>i"y of stopping Germany's ad vance at the Mm ne. For some three days the bat tle was most bitter. The Marne runs thru Chateau Thierry, divid ing the town. One side was held by the enemy, the other by Amer icans and French. After two days of constant travel, the Americnn marines ar rived at the greatest battle in his tory, riding in Fords. Within two hours they were in the thick of it. (Continued on Page Five.) HUNT FOR SUB BASE ON COAST 11 olinl l'rr«« 1 mar.l Wlrr.) WA9HINGTOX, D. C, June C. —The navy today was making a search for a possible secret Ger man submarine base on this roast. Sinking of the Norwegian steamer Eidsvold was the latest U-boat incident in official cables up to early today. This sinking occurred Tuesday off the Virginia capes and the crew was picked up. There are sufficient Uoats In the coast patrol to maintain ordinary vigil, but to dog a submarine ef fectually with the resources on hand is a large problem. Waters around the Virginia capes are believed to have been well charted by the Germans when the cargo submarine Detitschland was here. One great danger remaining in jthe situation Is that the U-l>oats 'still have untouched a supply of torpedoes to use on big craft. All I their victims so far have been sunk by other means. Mackensen's Pincers This map illustrates more graphically than Hie usiiiil biittlu line maps what the Germans are TUVINC to ilo in their pres«-nt offensive. The white line running thru the black blot on the map of France is the present hattle front. Proa this Ulndenhiiiß is trying to tlirow two bip; wedges into the French and British lines; one aiming at the channel, along the Somme, the other at l'aris, along the Murne. This is Maekense-n's famous "pineer strategy." Comparing these wedges to a great pair of pincers, he hopes to ikttt their jaws down, catching the French and British armies between them and destroying them. To this purpose the capture of Paris and the channel ports is only of secondary importance. * * * For a nui|> sinking «li«- Mtnt front us it stands today, see piiße ."». UNITED PRESS SUMMARY OF THE BATTLE LINE-UP MAKXK FRONT—The al lies not only are holding the Germans on the new Marne front, but have assumed the Initiative, driving them back at two points between the Ooise and Maim. Enemy artillery heavily bombarded the allied line*. »u«i of Rhelms and in the Neuilly - la - Peterie sector, where Americans recently stopped the Huns. British and French military ex perts believe the Germans soon will resume their drive, probably extending their attack westward to Montdidier, where other Amer icans are in the line. IMCAKOY FRONT— Spasmodic ■bombardments and raiding opera tions continue. FURIffiM FRONT—The Brit ish took prisoners in a few raids and lost prisoners in other raids. l'\(il,.\M)—English newspa pers believe the U-boat raids; along the American coast are de-1 signed to scare the United States ], Into recalling destroyers and: patrol boats from European wa-| ter.s, but are confident this will | not be accomplished. They dis cuss the probability of a bom bardment of an American coast town. The big steamer Kenilworth Castle, inbound fro mSouth Af rica, made port after being tor pedoed or struck by a mine. Some paecengers were lost when a life boat was overturned. UKRMANY — A prominent Dutch citizen, returning from Germany, said allied air raids on the Rhine towns have created a panic among the inhabitants, driving some insane, according to an Amsterdam dispatch. AHTKIA-HI'NOARV — Social ists warned the government of trouble unless the food situation is Improved. ITAIiV —The food situation is worked out, it has not been made clear. Tacoma voted about 95 per cent to 5 to spend $2,000,000 to buy the Camp Lewis site for the govern ment. Tacoma has done everything humanly possi ble for a city of this size and situation to do in the way of co-operating toward the construction of the camp and the conduct of it. Consequently, it is asking nothing unreasonable that whan another division mobilises there the rules be modified so the soldiers may be brot to town on all the days of the week. The change would be for the good of the soldier, the good of the town, the good of the visiting families and. so, for the good n Uncle Sam* TACOMA WASHINGTON, THUKSDAY, JUNE 6, 1918. greatly Improved, grain receipt! during April and May beiiiK far above normal. 1(1 SSlA —Bolshevik forces de feated German and Turkish forces in Urn Caucasug, capturing Karti. Several towns in Ukraine also were captured. Banker Ladd's Wife Petitions For Guardian (I nll.-rt Pi-ma I rnxril Wire) I'ORTLAjND, June 6—Alleg ing that he is unahlc to break away from influences that are em ouraging him to spend his money, and that unless lip is re strained he and Ills family may be brought to want, William M.l Ladd and Helen Ladd Corbett,! j brother and sister, and Dela D.' | Ladd, the wife, have petitioned iJudge Taswell that Kdward Cook jlngham be appointed guardian 'of the affairs of John Wesley I Ladd, wealthy Portland banker,! of the I .ni.i & Till mi iiank. Judge Taswoll has not Tuesday, i i June 18, as the date on which Ladd must show rause why a guardian should not lie appointed for him. The petition closes by declaring him Incapable of con ducting his affairs. 184 WOUNDED MEN SENT BACK IN WEEK (I nll.-il I'ri'ni. I rn«.-.l Wlrr.) WASHINGTON, D. 0., June 6. —One hundred and eighty-four pick and wounded American sol diers were sent to the l\ S. from tha American expeditionary forces 1 during the week ending May 31,1 the war department announced to day^ Home Edition PRAISE WORK OF U.S. Dispatch From Hemy ' Wood. Hy rnilod I'ress _MM«i Wire. f WITH THE FKKNCII ARMIES ON THI MAItMO, June 6. American lnacliim gunners, sup ported by Freib li intantry, jir* still i-«iiri ■ M ■• (he south liank of the Alarne Letwoen I'dHtcau Thierry and lauIMMM tl dis tance of about seven miles.l. As a null of the AnicricaiiM 1 deadly iiiail<nniiisliip t lie QWIIHIII have icfraiiii-d from occupying the soutliein portion of Chateau Thierry, wher* they would _• OOMttBtl) undor the ATnori'anp'l fire. One of the _MMt famous FreiKh i cenerals is uiisiintwl In his [iraise it the efficiency, coohios and bravery of the Yankee machine gunners, who have covered tliem : elves with uloiy since they en tered the lino. llaiilf Mil) lie RcMHM-L Dettiilte the pretent Rtablliaation Of the Maine liatllefroiit from Ch»-I I tet U Thierry to N'oyon. there is no indication on t'io part of the 0«r --mans to either entrench or to for tify themselves. Consequently, the hattle may ho ' resumed with Increased intensity at. any moment. The Germans have brttfcgkl up artillery and have relieved their, | decimated di> Isions. In the nif-an-| time, the allies have been steadily strenstiieiiinz tlieir positions, ■_-! pecially aloujr fho Marne and the- Villers-Cotlerets forests. Both of the c positons are indis pensable to the Germans, especial ly for the purpose of protecting their flanks before undertaking the niaroh toward Paris along the Ourc<i and the Marne. This will be the bloodiest Kum ; mer Kurope has ever known. BABY SHOT THRU HEAD With Us little skull shattered as the result of a bullet shot from a revolver. TIM 1 1-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Irving Hlack, 4111 So. Sherman aye., hovers between lift ami death Thursday at the Tacoiiia Ueneral hospital. Dr. ('has. Basco, who is at tending the child, declared that "the little fellow passed a rest less night and Is still in a very bad way." According to the mother's »tory, the baby was playing on" the bed in the parents' bedroom in care of his four-year old brother, when suddenly a shot was heard. Rushing into the room. Mrp. Hlack found the baby lying on the bed shot thru the head. The elder brother told his kitli'T tli.it he found the pistol under the pillow and it. went off, hittiim the baliy. The child's condition Is ex tremely critical, the Inillct having jiassi-d tliru the skull. GERMANY PINNING HOPE ON THEORY U. S. IS BLUFFING (I nllr.l I'rr.. l.rllliril Him SAN KRANCISCO, June 6.— Germany is pinning its hopeß to the claims of the militarist le*d- er« that America Is bluffing In stead of fighting, according to Princo Traidos I'raliandh. coii6in of the king of Slam, and, until Siam declared war on Germany. Siamese ambassador to Berlin. was In San Francisco today en route home, having left Berlin a month after his country declared war. KMITV GRANARY ilnltni rrraa I .<■»■<■.■ «irr.) WASHINGTON, D. C, June 6. —The granary of the Mormon church In Utah, holding 250,000 bushels of wheat, has ben emptied In response to appeals from the food administration. ONECENTSN Id Taeoma I Outside, 2 cento a copy; 86 cent§ * monk X delivered by carrier. ' V SMASH ENEMY LINES French War Office Report. It) liiiteil Pmm I .«•«■.) Wire. ._ _____ 1, PARIS, Jiiik- o.—Allied hm i^-iiiin il the inhintive on ||M MMM I illlcfionl laftt r.JKlil. il Ml mdii :iliml hy tike I'Yfiirh coiiimiinit|ue t4Mluy. The (Jerman- were driven bade at. two points on the western por tion of the Front, losing ISO pris oners. "Bb_rp" cannonading was | reported on the western and east ern w'njrs. "Iml of Itaptgny (two mile. south of Niiyon) the French yes terday evenlni sretMd i>a<k (jer nian troopt which had crossed the jOlso, taklftl l'H! prisoners," the statement said. "North of the Aisne the French :-en- Uly rt i t ificil tlie.ir positions i north and wist of ll.iutebrays (three milt's northwest of Fonte noyi. Fifty prisoners wrre tak en. For tin- first time since the new drive staitcd, the <!ernian war of fice failed to claim any pa ne. Berlin rlaiiued "successful ad vances atid some prisonerß" la f Flaixlcr. . but said the situation in 'the CftBPMtM w'a« "unclianKed." "An attempted enemy raid tOVth of Morliiii(»urt last nixht was remilsnd with 1oh»," Field Marsha! Half reported today. "Attempted pnemy raids wore repulsed last niffht north of bins, north of Ilethnne and east of the N'ieppe forest, casualties being ln» flirted on the enemy." mALKOTHE (ircK'tiiiKtt, <l«> you h<ipe It will rain. Uon't foruet to smoke a ptect of Klass for Saturday. The Mltal to the (Ve4'ln»-Slovaks, the .Intro- Si. i\^ iuiil (In- n--i of ti.iii: 'ToiiM- i.pi in, tin- ill-nun i .l. \> fine!" Says the bdy next door: "Few ni^n talk jlst t' hear themsehos talk. If they could hear UMMMIVM they'd shut up." A woman always t<-lls her fririiils \]ia\ the buby liMtks like Ma latlK-r. Him KollilnK umlil iinline her U> (.11 him that. AN ADVERTISEMENT THAT Will- NEVER BE ANBWKRBD . Wanted —A ifood plain woman 'for general housework. Phona )\lain fi«76.—St. Joae-ph (Mo.) I.News-I're.ss. Mi- don't know—lint maybe some movie company X |>ay ii ■ ' ■■■•-* nnd M<>iid to li:ivo a war. "Put in your coal,"' advl«pd Mr. McAdoo months ago. Mean'sg, perhaps, i>ut in your older, *hl<A Is quite another mutter. Her* It Is Into .lane and no roal la eight. O, Kred! Film Good for Viewing Eclipse Don't watch the eclipse of the miii Saturday with the naked eye This is the naming of Dr. D. H. Bell, well known Tacoma oculist and eye specialist of the Nat'onal Realty building, who declares there Ih the greatest danger an* that thousands of people art blinded after every eclipse. Photograph films, he suggests, will serve as well as smoked glasses thru which to watch the ecllpe.