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NOTHING HIGHBROW ABOUT ECLIPSE; CHILD CAN UNDERSTAND IT
Moon Slides In j Between Us and Sun; That's All . The "total solar eclipse" book md hy Dame Nature for South- Brest Washington tomorrow is not ■t highbrow performance which «ml» .hi aatronomer can under stand. A rhild can grasp Its important Retails, if the child is old enough to observe that a leaf casts a Jlhadow when it cuts off the rays fe>f the sun from the earth. If a boy holds a baseball in the •mi a round shadow falls on the DiiiKrain -li<>»im- how rays of (lie sun are si«>i |..il bjr 11.. --moon mo that <ln- -luiilow of (hi- moon i* cast ii|><ui the eurth. ground. If the boy were to walk filuiii; and mark the trail's shadow, li would leave a brotnl track on the sidewalk. Will Sen Kail. Disk of Moon. Toniurow afternoon, the moon Vill creep between the earth and the sun. It will cut off the rays of light from the sun and will jn ik.' a shadow on the earth. If the shadow '■one which touches the moon at its large end tin'l the earth at Its small end were ■ huge pencil, it would make a Sweeping curve of darkness I across the United ItatM from the fitate or Washington to Florida. Persona standing in this path. Diagram showing the sun In e< li|i-.« as viewi <l from the Mirth. Tin- moon is a blark . <ti*k ujcainst the sun and •bout it In a halo or corona i <>f light with a ii<l streamer i flaring from the side. the track of totality, will find the sun shut from their view l\v the moon; that is, the sun will Jbe "eclipsed." Corona to Be Heem. The observer will be looking at the moon's dark disk laid on the face of the sun. If weather con ditions are good, people living in 80 cities and towns of the lulled States will be able to see the fa mous corona or halo of light about the moon, and perhaps a red streamer flaring from one kide. SEE YOUR DENTIST AFTER WORKINGHOURS Or. Morion, proprietor ami inan;uier of tin' I [roadway |>en (.ll Of fire, NJt)r§: We liiiir dmngpii around our <>ffic« hours for the conve nience of tlioM> who are working during tin- day, to take immediate effect. Office Hours 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. You ran have your denial work cl»nq mow without intarfer inn witji your work. Dr. Morton will give lita peiHunal tiei'vtce iv the evening and makes thin arningetnont pnrely mill simply dr" tlte benefit of the hundred* of shipyard workers and others who cannot poe*ibly "Main dental ■..hi. c durinK tJm day. W« no YOl'R WORK WITHOUT HCttTING TOO Wo Use the Best Materials. All Work Carries < tar Guaranty FRKK EXAMINATION SS -Kara t Gold R^t£Hfl9annW Orown and BridKe- work. |m>t loutli— J ft $5.00 KBnt m±* 'ok. ' E^^^Ktn^jtßi^^Sm^ Onr Jiem Method HQi' Plute— $8.00 Omr Office* Open Bvaatfasa and Handay Momlnc* Broadway Dental Offices 937% BROADWAY UWK FOR SHOWCASE AT OUR NNTKANOP The mysterious corona and streamer which modern astrono mers travel miles to study have I interested maa since the begin ning oi time. They appear iv un dent Kgypti.ni and Assyrian art on the "winged disk." This sym liol of deity is considered merely a sketch of a total solar eclipse. Sifttit of m lifetime. Total eclipses have always been I lie most stupendous spectacles of the skies, and yet it is .seldom that a man has a chance to see more than one in v lifetime. Two of them occur in every year, at least, but the shadow often falls on the ocean or some unfrequented part of the earth. Sections of eis,'ht total eclipses were visible in the United States in the 19th century, and the same number will lie visible this cen tury. Eclipses have careers and play return engagements. "The same eclipses run their steady cycle." The eclipse of 1!»1 s belongs to Drawing <>f "winged disk," •iicient stniiMti <>r deity said i<> i><- <forive<l from the sun in eclip.se. a series which gave a perform ance 18 years ago, May 28, 1900, and which will play a return en gagement 18 years hence, June 19, 1»;56. hast time, it was staged on the Atlantic, the ends touching Mexi co and Africa. Next time it will be pulled off across southern Russia and Asia. Interval Culled "Saros." The entlro circuit of a family of eclipses covers about 1000 years. Thn interval between appear ances, 18 years and 11 days, is called a "Karo.s." The saros was used roughly l>y tha ancients, often to prophesy contusion to an enemy, but mod ern astronomers have figured it' out so exactly that they can verify or discredit ancient histori cal dates. Th?y have proved that 'the darkness of the Crucifixion" was not an eclipse. While ancient astronomers rnnld foretell the date of an eclipse, they could not, like astronomers today, lay out its plan on earth. LJb^aiMH«taajsAJL|Ma^k^M DOINGS OF THE DUFFS SQUIRREL FOOD. N. Y. Air Raid Feasible (United PreM i..«-e.l Wire.) l.o.Niiii.v, June 6.—Air raids over New York are by no means improbable, the Pall Mall Gazette declared today. More than two years ago. It was reliably reported the Germans had constructed submarine seaplane carriers, designed to carry scouting machines. These are believed to have been employed in oue raid on the British coast. Real Sub Offensive (Foiled Press I,«-n»«yf Wire.) LONDON, June 6. —The presence of the German submarines in the western Atlantic la the beginning of a real offensive there against American transports, was the authoritative opinion ex pressed here this afternoon. Lands Survivors (United Press Leased Wire.) NORFOLK, Va., June 6. —Capt. R. R. Qouldnmn ot the 3-masted s.-hooner Edward R. Baird, Jr., sunk by a German submarine north of Cape Charles Tuesday, and the six members of the crew this afternoon were landed here by an American destroyer, which picked them up an hour after they had taken to the boats. Capt. Gouldman said the sub marine when half a mile off aent ■ :olid shot thru his foresail and signaled him to heave to. The captain and five members of the crew of the U-boat boarded the schooner, gave Capt. Gouldman and his crew 15 minutes in which .to abandon the ship, and placed bombs alortgside the vessel, and blew her up, after seizing her papers. Big Liner Missing AN ATLANTIC PORT, June 6.—A ten-thousand-ton liner, with 85 passengers and a crew of more than 120, due at a West indiun port yesterday, has failed to arrive there, according to advices at the company offices today. After Profiteers WASHINGTON, D. C, Jane 6.—The senate today opened the drive on war profiteers. It unanimously passed the Borah reso lution calling on Secretary McAdoo to furnish all information on profiteering, together with a list or ail concerns making more than 15 per cent On Eve of Revolt <( nltrd I'rru 1.-».<■<! Wire.) HIJINi:, June l».—Austria is about to uii'litk" an evperi i'ik n similar to (lift) of ICiin si;i, when tlie c*ar was do t.liroiii-'l, in <onlint: to stftto m.-iiis today of travelers re liirnin^ from Viennn. They declared it is significant that innumerable attempts have been made against military works, la tbe Adriatic district, Slavs have destroyed mines in the porU and canals of Dalmatia and on the Croatian coast. In Bosnia, Hun garian patrols have been massa cred and railways seriously dam aged. The food situation is very se rious and the government haa Sprinkling Rules Tacoma Water Supply Company Because of the riryness of the season and the imminence of a shortage of water, the Tacoma Water Supply Company has found it necessary to restrict the use of water as follows: a. Automatic sprinklers may be used ONLY between six p. m. and eight p. m. b. The use of hose for sprinkling WHEN HELD IN THE HAND ONLY AND WITH THE NOZZLE ATTACHED is not restrict ed during the day or from 6 a. m, to 9 p. m. The company requests its patrons to strictly observe these necessary regulations. Dated June 7, 1918. TACOMA WATER SUPPLY COMPANY By T. L. Keeley, Manager. Friday, June 7, 1918-THE TACOMA TIMES— Page Two. posted decrees in the region Iromj Qfmta to the .sea declaring that! revolt, desertion or complicity in military transgressions are pun- 1 i.Jialilo by hanging or shooting. The bungomasters of Munich, ] GrefoUl and DesMu have been ini-' prisoned for profiteering. At' Munich the burgomaster narrowly j escaped lynching. A mob which j charged he had filled his resi dence with government food, stormed the house but he had fled. They seized the food and sold it at huge war profits. The food in some parts of Ger many ib growing worse, it is re, ported. At Cologne, a mob at tacked an unguarded food train, completely emptying it. This Must Be Nome Beau. Now Benny Can Have a Fried Kgg When the Engine Gets Well tf==ln the =\ 1 Editor's Mail | RICHT, SAYS HE EDITOR THE TIMES: I wish to congratulate you on the stand which you are taking as expressed in your article of Wednesday relative to the boys of Camp Lewis, regarding their loave of absence. As far as 1 can see, it appears that our boys who have volun teered should be permitted to come to the city at any time when they are olf duty. I do not believe that they are to be treated like prisoners, according to the whime of the officers of the staff. The boys volunteered to serve their country and have made all the sacrifices that can be expected of them, and the least the officers In command can do is to see that they are content in mind. Allowing them to come to town once a week only is a very distasteful arrangement to them, and it is as you say—they are treated like cattle on the one day they are permitted to come to town because of lack of transportation. This should be rectified at the earliest moment by the sta-ff in charge, and 1 tru:-t all of the newspapers will take up the fight as you have. Hoping to see a change Boon, I remain, Yours truly, 923 Pacific aye. BENJAMIN BRICK. SUMMER fl, fl______. ____ ____________ > >uh3A4&___v ■ ■■ '" "'■■"? 1 ■ 5 You Can Kff Easily Afford »" The Drummers' Sample Suit House is showing some- $_X W ' '7|| thing unusual in smart suits for summer wear. We I ' say unusual because the price is reasonable and '^Sj 1 * W against the high cost of everything. It's no wonder A we are doing a big business. ;f»J » 1 You can't make any mistake if you buy blindfolded W] m | because we have built a business of many years by \wk W< giving everybody the same square deal -' One Price." tH '■< »| If it's trousers you want we can supply you with a 4S^^S^\9^ mighty fine assortment as low as $2.50 and beauties ~~c!3?ffif' * for $7.00 —the highest and, of course, the best. ««.K«i«.«r > ,«, Drummers Sample Suit House 1340 NO SIDE SHOWS EDITOR TUB TIMES: Of late you lime published a number of letters pro-Sinn Fein. This is a poor way to use up our fighting spirit when we are at war with two first-class powers. Most of our Irish friends are in America to stay, their children and their children's children. Americas interests come first. Each English soldier is taking the place of some soldier we would have to send over if he were not there. We as Americans are not going to be at losgerheads with our powerful ally, England, because some want to "kick the king's crown into the Boyne," and others are opposed. It is a wonder to me that some of our patriotic Irish —and there are plenty of them here, both Catholic and Protestant —don't bawl out these trouble makers. This Irish question is giving a chance for indirect German prop aganda to the extent that It embitters some against an ally and makes others half-hearted about the war because we are fighting on the same side as England. We have no time for side fhows. Those of Irish dweent must forget their old world prejudices and consider these questions from an American viewpoint. D. E. M. Oppose Booze il niicil Press linfil \\ Irr.) SEA.TTI.iE, June 7. —The state convention of the Federation of BY ALLMAN BY AHERN Women's clubs. In session here, held its last meetins today. Among resolutions passed by the federation was a request directed to President Wilson that no grains be used for the manufacture ot alcoholic beverages.