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One Cent •L. XV. NO. 141. ACCUSE COUNTY OFFICIALS U. S. Authorities Are After Remann and Longmire Citizens Form Law Enforcing Association! Charges of inefficiency or wilful failure to prose- \ cute law violators on the part of Sheriff Robert Long j mire and Prosecuting Attorney Fred Remann are made today by U. S. government minorities. As a lesult of this laxness, it % alleged, bootlegging and vice enterprises are gaining a dangerous hold in j Pierce county territory outside of Tacoma and are tending to make conditions inside the city difficult to cope with. In response to these charges, three steps have al ready been taken: 1. The secret committee of community lead ers that was active in cleansing the city of the vice element at the time Camp Lewis was estab lished has again gotten busy. 2. State officials have been asked, or are being asked, to bring the necessary pressure to force local official! to function. .■}. "The Pierce County Law Enforcing Asso ciation" has been organized at a meeting of men and women at the head of Tacoma's principal commercial, civic and patriotic organizations. The public safety department of the city and the city police are given the highest praise by the govern* ment authorities and are in nowise mixed up in what is alleged to be a conspiracy to bring about a return of lax moral conditions. Instead, it is charged, ef forts have consistently been made, as a part of this conspiracy, to remove Commissioner Pettit and Police Chief Smith from their respective positions. A political ring centering in the court house and with ramifications in the downtown business district is accused of causing the trouble. It sought, but failed to gain, control of the city hall in the recent city election, it is said: As every Tacoma newspaper reader knows, Prose cutor Fred Remans and Sheriff Longmire have been frequently accused during their terms of office of half heartedness in prosecuting bootleggers and in I bringing red-light abatement cases and of a failure to co-operate with the city police. Time and again conferences have been held between city and county authorities with this topic under consideration*. Since the military police from Camp Lewis have been organized, similar charges have been made that the county authorities would not co-operate with them. In fact, the accusations have gone further and nre that the county officials even sought to block the military police in their work. Recent startling disclosures regarding the spread of bootlegging in this county have aroused govern ment authorities to action. A representative of the Fosdick committee has been in Tacoma studying conditions. Army officers have called the menace to the atten tion of city leaders. They demand,immediate action. The principal direction in which this action so far has led has been the organization of the Law Enforc ing association, designed to be a permanent force in the community. Its preamble reads as follows: "We, the undersigned, in order to mccv an existing demand in Pierce County, Washington, for the pre vention of violations of the law in the way of illegal (Continued on Page Five.) I ONE CENTIIr In Tacoma— Outside, 2 cents a copy; 36 cents a month delivered by carrier. The Tacoma Times AT CONFERENCE The following Tacomans are known to have attended a recent meeting at which the Pierce County Law Enforcing as sociation wan organized: A. B. IIOWK, president Tacoma Commercial club. AIiKX. MAC LKAN, retiring president Tiicoma Rotary club. W. A. LKUBmUBBOMI, incoming president Tacoma Ro tary club. MltM. .1. I*. WIOVKKHAKI SKIS, president Tacoma Hed Cross chapter. MHS. O. «. XI.US, of State Council of Defense. MM. ARTHVH V. MKURIIX, president Tacoma Parent- Teacher association. JVMHS McOORMACK, merchant. SCOTT Z. HKXIHJtSON, special assistant attorney gen eral. W. V. (.1 l(ii:i!. superintendent of Tacoma schools. V. R. HAKMOX, city attorney. A. li. IHCKKOX, secretary Tacoma Central Labor council. KOHKItT M. DAVIS, attorney. CAI'T. H. (». WIXHOU, commander Company F, national guard. Certain army officers, a representative of the Fosdick commisison, and others. NOTHING WRONG,SAY ACCUSED OFFICIALS Sheriff Longmirp and Prosecut ing Attorney Kemann made tlie following tsateim nts to The Times Monday In reply to the charges against them: Sheriff Longmire—"There is nothing" wrong in the county that 1 know of. If there 'is anything wrong 1 have not heard of it. !"io complaints lirvo come to me. Time and agaim I have asked the military authorities if they had any suggestions or complaints to make, and have received none. "The dry squad, headed by Dep uty SheriCf Bill Sears, lias been right on the Jol>. So far as hampering the Tacoma police in their work is concerned,, we have A. F. OF L. OPENS "WIN WAR" SESSION 11 uiii-il IVf«« I rnaed 'Wire.) ST. PAUL. Minn., June 10. — American union labor opened its "■win the war" meeting today ■when delegates to the 3Sth con vention of the American Federa tion of Labor went into session here. I Ordinary labor troubles were buried under patriotic discus sions of securing maximum pro rFALKOTHE Greetings, arc you going Wlll'HlllT>N? Even if the weather man did fail to give us a clear day for the eclipse you must thank him for saving you the work of watering your garden today. Straw li.il.s will win the war. Don't wear 'eni. l'<i<i j 'em to the horses. Great Britain is talking about having two more hours of day light. The first thing you know the people of that country will be growing feathers and going to bed on perches. Detroit li;is naked MrAdoo to take otpt its street rail wins. Tin' town must be ab solutely ha Mnt in \mtriotiatn. And we hope congress won't raise the taxes on wheat. If It does, the farmers and millers and bakers will raise the prices. Wlumipvit alarmed, reach for jour war-fund check hook. "Coal Ifl ooal," a coal man writes us, and adds, "If you can't get what you want, take what you can get" We have a better plan than that. Get what you want, and if you can't net it, apend the winter on the equator. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. constantly called on the police for assistance, and 1 have made all the members of the city dry squad depuuty sheriffs." Prosecuting Attorney Remann "I understand the military po l'ce have some complaint to make relative to the civil authorities. I am not informed as to what the specific complaints are. As far as we are concerned In this office, we have co-operated with them in so far ac requested, I think with out exception, and will continue to do bo. "Criminal Investigations are not within the province of this office. It is our business to try the cases after they have been initiated." duction. Loyalty to the government was the theme of the opening ad dresses. There were early hints of fed eration politics when it was whis pered Secretary Frank Morrison would be opposed for re-election. The typographical is expectedl to nominated its secretary, J. W. Hayes, for the place. The elec tions will be held near the close lof the two weeks' session. The war must go on until kais erism i« crushed, Samuel Gompers declared in opening the conven tion. "Otherwise," said Oompers, "the Mght of civilization will go ont forever." Gompers' declaration was re ceived with cheers. "Kalserism and the influence it represents," Gompers continued, "have managed to divide union labor in every country In the world except the United States. But laibor in America is organized to fight German autocracy." "We will give everything we have to the cause of freedom of the world, but we will not give one cent for private profit out of the war." Gompers closed with an earnest appeal that labor in the United States and the world support the people of Russia in their present suffering. See pace 2 for A. F. of L.'s ex ecutive committee. ROOHKVKLT ILL (I nli.-<l Pma !.»■•*« Wire.) ST. IXHMS, June 10.—Col. Roosevelt was slightly Indisposed and remained in his room here today. It was understood he suf fered from a slight erysipelas. His speech here tonight has not beein cancelled. WKATHKR FOKKCAST: "Much c'ty water was wast ed on the home gardens last night," remarks Tom Duff, "also much profan ity." Tonight and Tuesday fair. Cooler to night. Soldier Drinks Poison! With Die. iii'.itli uf Sandy Ward. Jit, a oilorril s.ililii-r from t'.iiiip Lewis, at the county honpitul ut 0 o'clock Moiuljm morning;, military po lice are mtlmik (i> lrarn the •'Hails of a lovt- iiiik«<)> which le«l him to wallow a ■liiHiitity of i:ui>i>lii- j< id at a mmc hun-i- Hi ll.t Hast aath at. HortMM Miller, of 224 South ISN st., to whom was addressed a love postcard found in Ward's room, is under arrest by the mili tary police. Ward, a private in the llilh bat talion? 11 tith depot brigade, went to tlie rooming house and rented a room at 10 o'clock Sunday night. At the same time he ask ed the proprietress, Mrs. Clara Sherman, to call him at 3 o'clock Monday morning, as he wanted to return to the camp early. Hikln Him I n<onxcious. When Mrp. Sherman went to «ali Tiifn Monday mornitiK nlie found him hint; unconscious on his tied, having swallowed carbolic acid. The love message, which gave a key to the tragedy, was found written on a postcard. It said: "I love Miss Hortense only. There is none other can answer in her place. She is the first woman I ever loved. I am U9 years old this month. "To all readers whom it may concern: Please do not get of fended at our love afafir. I was merely joking with the other girl." IV-rllilJts l[<lllihis.v Available information in the j hands of the police led them to! believe that Ward, fearing he had( lost the love of the woman thru; his joking flirtations with the "other girl," swallowed the poi son In a frwizy of remorse. In her cell in the city jail, 17 --year-old Hortense Muller (color- led ), affianced sweetheart of Sandy I Ward, told a Times reporter Mon-| day in tlie course of an interview j that Ward told her last Thursday when she visited him at the camp that he was coming in to Tacoma Sunday and would never go bank. "He was always complaining of life in tbe army," said Miss Mul ler, "and I have a letter from him in which he said, he 'would rath er be dead and in he — than in the army.' " Find Irf-m-rs. Miss Muller told the reporter that she had only known him six weeks amd met him at Mrs. Ander son's hoarding house, 22 4 South 24th, where she Is employed as chambermaid. Miss Muller said that she was going to marry Ward as soon as she got her divorce, and this mat ter she said seemed to worry Ward a great deal. Hortense Muller's home is In Buckston, lowa, where her people are ranch ers. A number of letters found in the room of Ward are being held by the military police and which are believed will disclose startling developments when the police have finished their investigations in the case. Profanity Now Fashionable Many Tacomans have been struck in the last f'W months by an undeniable fact that they have found it hard to ex plain yet impossible to dodge -—profanity has all of a sudden become ten-fold more common than ever before. You bear "cuss words" fall from the mouths of public speakers everywhere—women, included. They figure in nearly every dramatic climax on the stage. Vaudeville bills are sprin kled thick with them. Men and women who two years ago would hare felt they SEEKING OPENING ON QISE Dispatch From Henry Wood. By l mii.ml I'riHh I*-ji.s.-.i Wire. | WITH THE PRBNCH AU.MIKS IN TIIK KIKIJJ, June 10. —The present drive on the Montdidier- Nojon front, according to mili tary critics, constitutes the north ern arm of a vast encircling pro ject aimed against I'aris. This movement, start inn from the Avi'P, in tlie region uf Mont didier, and being pushed south ward as fnr a< possible toward the capital, would co-ordinate with a southern MYdtopiftl at taoli from (')iateau Thierry, thus seeking to envelop the Americain and French troops between Mont didicr and Chateau Thierry. The CJermans still have a mini mum of about ">0 unengaged di visions (600,000 men) for their present effort. He.MTVos Prompt. The determined resistance of '. the French, who are holding tlie enemy on die wings and only per mitting conipiirtlvely slight pro gression in tlie center, has Kai.ied sufficient time to enable the a.l- i lies—for the first time since the i original drive in March--to brinir up reserves before an appreciable amount of ground was lost. The Germans began Sunday's attack with Id divisionß (120.000 men l but suffered such heavyq losses they were forced to engage other divisions before night. Foiled in their march to pene trate Olse valley from north and likewise in their more recent at tack to reach the right hank of the river from the east, the Ger mans have launched their third attack between Mondidier and Noyon for tlie purpose of reaching the Olse from the west. German staff apparently >■ ob stinately convinced that the. Oise valley offers the most likely o|> portunity for advancing toward Paris. The present attack was for the purpose of linking up the Mont didier salient created by the Ger mans in the March offensive with the Chateau. Thierry salient, cre ated during tlie p.u i three weeks' advance. Sunday's attack, launched by Oen. yon Huber, followed the Isame tactics which characterized the Germans' preceding offensive efforts. They made an initial gain thru a surprise attack. Ger man infantrymen leaped to tlie assault l'n successive waves. Despite the Huns' efforts at se crevy and their use of gas, French artillery was able to maintain a counter preparation thruout the enemy bombardment. The desperate efforts with which the Germans launched their new assault is indicative of their realization of the absolute neces sity of ending the war before America's full strength is inter vened. Owing to an extremely heavy concentration, the French were able to Inflict terrific losses on the Germans from the moment the attack began. were soiling their lips to utter an expletive now damn and illusion to purgatory various and sundry Huns with never a qualm. Audiences Like It And from far and near mines the same report. The United States has taken to cussing. "To hell with the Hohenzol lern!" This Is the crisp anathema, with which Prof. Charles Mills Gayley, head of the University of California's English depart ment, dean of the faculties and ex-offlclo head of the univer- TACOMA WASHINGTON, MONDAY, JUNE 10, 1918. Return To Plan Of 1914 Battle Analysis by J.W. T. Mason. By I niri-d IVe«h I^hm-<1 Wire. ! Yon Illndenlnirg's new offens ive between Montidier and Noyon is an attempt to capture the im- I>ort:mt French communications centeriiin at Compienne and dupli cate yon Kluck'l famous advance on Paris during the early ffMtl of tlio war. Ilindenbiirs; is returning, 'n fact, to the original Qinui strategy of mil, in all Its es-en tial details. This monthV advance to the Marne is no more than a repro duction of the drive directed over the same ground in the Kununer of 1914 by the Saxon freneial, yon llause.n, wliilo the present ad vance toward ConpltgM is a r«- ncreptance of tlio strategic policy i of yon Klu< k. Until yon MtHN ;»i'<l yon ' Kluck nre now in retirement i>e canse of their failures. Their impetuous efforts were overcome hy lien. Koch's famous counter offensive south of the Marne. ami Gen. Koch now facesi the same situation that confront ed Marshal Joffre in Aimust,: 1 !t 14. Kvon the time element is op-, crating now, as it did then. The Germans sought in 1914 to cap-; ture Paris and so end the war in, the west liefore Russia could de-l velop her major offensive. In tho same manner, Hinden tiurg is now attempting to rush to Paris in tlic hope that he can end the war before America's ma-i Jor offensive begins. Theer is this difference, how-1 ever, between the situation then and now: The allies had no large force of reserves protecting the, road to Paris in l'.M4, while! Gen. Koch's principal reserve strength is at present concent rut-! rd southwest of Complegne, where: he is strongly blocking VOS Kluek's old pathway to the capi-| tal. At no point south of Amiens, are the allies better prepared to resist the (ierman advance than between Montdidier and \oyon. Kvery hundred yards Rained by Hindenhurg la this sector ran only be at a cost in casualties equaling the highest slaughter of German man-power during the Pieardy offensive. Gen. Fooh has a splendid rail way service running into the Complegne for the rapid move ment of troops. BRIDGE BURNS I nllr.l I'm. l.r»»<l Vslr. , UOSKBIRG, Or., June 10.— Fire of mysterious oripi 1 destroy ed 40 feet of an 80-foot bridge on the Southern Pacific railroad at Isadora, north of here. New stringers were placed in the bridge early today and trains were moving again. San Francis co train No. H, due at Portlamd at 10:30 p.. m. Sunday, was four hours late leaving Isadora. slty's special war board, is reg ularly closing his patriotic ad dresses —just io cite one exam ple. Audiences, which, a few years ago, would have been shocked to hear a college dean resort to profanity, take it not complacently but with enthus iastic cheering. They are think ing Just about the same thing as the professor. And so Is the army. Even Preachers Cuss Dr. If. A. Matthews, Seattle pastor; Bill Hart, the movie star, and a dozen other public (Continued on rage Five.) Home Edition GERMANS' ATTACK IS SLOWING Battle Report From Paris Today. By Inited l*ress U-amxl Wire. i'AHIS, June 10.—The new QWMI drive liotween Montdidiei and Noyon slowed down hefort tlie French resistance yesterda] evening and last ni(?ht, the French offiiral lonununiiiue indicated today. (Jains ni iihout a mile wer« made liy the enemy In the oentel iand mi the ullied left wing, in comparison with the Initial pene tration of three miles*. Simultaneously, American and French troops advanced again northwest of Chateau Thierry, takinu 2r,<» prisoners and 30 ma chine guns. "The Cninun rush continued i last tTMtBC and last night," to« day's ■..-?,:i i',l.lu .■ Bald. "On Hip Irft winn several vl<v lrnt attacks wore broken tip by French firp. Cotirct>l]o»-Eh» dellps was tßken and re-taken Kfvernl Hnif<<, and finally waa held by tho Pronrh. "On the right tho French held south and east of Ville (threfl miles southwest of Noyon), tak« I ing IN prisoners. "On tho center new Gorman fOKM made ulisht ihi^tmh rMChlBg * 1 1*■ southern oulxkirts oi Cuvilly ificlit miles southwest ol Cuvilly and the name distancf southwest of I!i -soir Siir Matl village i and BclttadlM chateau. "Tlip Kronen ffnislied yenter« (lay the detail operations at llau« Übray*, taking 1 r.O prisoners. "Betwfrii the Ourcq and th« Marne (Jriinaii attacks were r* pulsed Mil <if Vinly (nine milei west and north of Chateau Tliierrv I. "French and American forcei Kaineii ground near nussiarefl i (seven miles west and north ol chateau Thierry), capturing "fl 1 prisoners and SO machine rum . FIRING IS HEARD OFF THE COAST (I nlir.l l>rrim I rnwil Uln.i ™ ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., lun« 10. Gunfire was heard off Vent ner shortly after noon today. Earlier a dost rover was seen alxiut 20 miles offshore. Nothing offi cial could ho learned here. There is a naval target raug« off Cape May, and It was believed the firing may have been practice shooting by American warships. oim:k.itionh iimiii m (I Bltrd IVtm Ira-r.l \»lrr.> WASHINGTON, D. C, June 10. —Naval ii|M'r;Mi(ni(< a^iiinnt th« submarines are being confined largely to the Maryland and Vlr> ginia ilistncts today, In view of the fact that the U-boats ap parently chose thai section after their first forays off New Jerse|< and Delaware. Smk in; of Mic American steams* Finar Del Rio, reported over Sua> jfcy, was the first case of l!-bo*t destruction off the Atlantic nhor* since the Vlnland was suuk Wednesday. All naval districts have been, told to report all Incidents oil shore and these will be carefully reviewed here for any bearing o% the general situation. il niirrt Prm I r>wd mm WiNMl'hXi. Mw., June 10. -. The Evenlm* Telegram, whoa* building and plant were destroy* ed by fire Saturday, will not r»» iwne i>ul>ll ration, It was Mfct nounced today. Hon. Robert Ro#« •re was the principal owaar.