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One Cent AOL. XV. NO. J42. Hurl Quarter Million Into Attack LOSSES ARE FRIGHTFUL! BOOZE PROBE BEGUN Sensational evidence involving the office of Sheriff Lonnmire ha« been offered the executive com mittee of the Pierce i'ounty Uw Enforcing association which Is in veHtigatlnK charges made 'by I". S. government authorities that coun ty officials have been lax in prose cuting vice enterprises, it was learned Tuesday. Judge Overton 0. Kllia, wlio re cently resigned from the state su preme court to resume his prac tice In .Tacotna, is known to be at tlu> hPiid of the committee. While lie declined Tuesday to discuss the. s|>eeific nature of the evidence, it is known that it in volves not only inefficiency on the part of the sheriff's office, but I serious wrongful acts on the part • of at leant one deputy sheriff. (nttli l>«-|»iu.\ Sheriff. During n recent raid by the military pol'ee, it is declared, a deputy sheriff was discovered in tlie place with a woman, botli in-, toxicated. Both were nude. It isl chairged, and were hurling liquor' bottles at each other. A child who was hi the place at the t:me told the raiding officers] that this same deputy sheriff "oft en came to visit mamma." When the incident was report ed to Sheriff I.ongmlre, It is claimed, he failed to take any action, and the accused deputy sheriff is still holding his job. Itanium Shows Ij*-tf •-■-. Other reports of unmolested bootlegging in the county, are un derstood to have come before the committee. It was reported Tuesday that the committee held a meeting Monday to begin gathering evi dence, altho Judge Ellis declined to discuss it. In reply to charges of laxity on his part and as proof to show that he has ben co-operating with the government authorities in every ■way possible, Prosecuting Attor ney Fred Remann Tuesday made public a letter received by him from Raymond I). Kosdick, chair man of the war department com niissio'n on training camp activi ties, congratulating him on the ef fectiveness of his work in Tacoma. l-'iisllii k's Irf'ttll. "It has come to the attention of the commission your attitude in reference to prostitution in Taco ma," the letter said. "I am tak ing tliis opportunity of expressing to you the sincerest appreciation on behalf of the war department of your active interest in the sup prpss'on of this evil. "Any assistance you may deem advisable in this campaign, which we are waging to suppress or elim inate vice conditions with the chief end in view that our men In .^rvlce may be made more fit in the war which we are now conducting, will be extended to you without hesitation." DRAFT 4,236 FROM HAWAII WASHINGTON. D. C, June 11. — Haali got its first real .taste of arY necessity today when Pro vost Marshal General Crowder called on the island to furnish 4,236 draft men to entrain for Camp Armstrong July 1. Porto Rico also was asked for 12,468 men for Camp Las Casas, San Juan, between June 20 and July 1. WKATHEIi FOm-XJAHT: Sat's Bear says he's been tackling the weeds twice as fiercely ever Bince be read •ibout what the marine* have done. Tonight. and Wednesday "lair. The Tacoma Times RISE IN RENTS ACUTE By Fred'k M. Kerby Special Staff IHspatcli. WASHINGTON, June M. —A condition full of men* are i<> tin- sucress'nl driving forward of the nation's war job is rapidly nuitm-ing. It is KKXT I'KOFITK.KK mo. 'Hie «o»<•rnuienl is fore to fll<-r With tilt* "<ir<Mllid ll<i»." The Ki-oniKl liok is rcach i'iu out to interpose his isrwdy snout between the |K-i>|>lf nnil their war-wurli, I'nless sharp, drattic. and RAP ili action i- taken by the national government the few people who own the places where the many people must live will sabotage the job of winning the war. I. H. (ietlins Facts. Information comins to the emergency fleet corporation, the war housing bureau, the war de partment, and other government o! i ices ilmw i!::.i on ii and wom en doing war work -soldier, mu nitions worker, shipbuilder, ex ecutive official. Liberty bond buyer, and Ked Cross subscriber - -everybody who must pay rent for a place to live, are being forced or will shortly be forced to pay the landlords more than they can stand. In tin- large industrial Itm Mi<* situation is acute. There, wliwo large num bers of |>< i.|il<- live in apart ment or tenement houses, (Continued on I'aste live.) 3 U-BOATS ATTACKED BY LINER! II nllril l'r<«» l.ra.fil Wire.) AN ATLANTIC POUT, June 11. —Three submarines were attack ed and two probably sunk In European waters by a British [liner and its convoy en route to ithis port, according to reports i made when the vessel docked to- day. The steamer with 176 passen gers left an English port a week ago Saturday. The firs' IT-boatl T-boat was probably destroyed the nigiit of June I, the day of departure from Europe. All the passengers were at" dinner. They were not allowed on deck. It was sunk by a depth bomb, tne captain of the liner said. Tries to ltain Her On the next morning, Sunday, at 9 a. m.. a submersible disguised as a fishing boat approached close to the liner, so her engines could be heard. The steamer was too clOsp, for her to be used. Siie tried to ram, but missed six foot wide of the mark. The t l-' boat nnd the liner then drew farther apart and the liner's gun ners opened fire from the stern, striking the conning tower and ripped it away. The submarine vanished. Two hours later It waR stated a convoying destroyer stopped suddenly, signalled "submarine in sl^ht" and turned back. Racing away from the steam shin, it dropped several depth charges overboard. The inference was that another TT-boat had been destroyed. The ship was met about 150 miles fro mthiß port by a U. 8. hydro-airplane and a destroyer which escorted the liner to port. Pasiengers also stated it was ru mored aboard the ship that the wireless operator had picked up an SOS rail from an outging steamer which stated she was being attack ed by a submarine. This could not be verified. n<-frt Real K-t«n> bnrgaJna The Times. The Handwriting On the Wall TENANTS "STRIKE" AND PICKET FLATS By J. H. Duckworth Special Stuff DitpaUJi. (Special Staff Dispatch.) NEW YORK, June 11.—The "Rent Strike" is the novel wea pon being used by squeezed ten ants against profiteering landlords in the Brownsville section of New York city. Rather than pay the demands of the landlords, who have been raising rents month by month be ! cause of "war conditions," scores [of families, alter standing pat and refusing to pay the increase, have preferred to be dispossessed. Many of these evicted families have been forced to live amid piles of their belongings on the sidewalks. Camp Out in Open. Extraordinary scenes have been witnessed on the Brownsville streets with the squatters camped out In the open. The Brownsville rent strike started in an apartment house at 148 C Pitkin-av. Here the rent of an apartment that was $13.50 a month when the United States entered the war, has been steadily increased until it is now $16.50. From thf.s spot the strike as a weapon to use against the unpatriotic landlord has spread all over this section of the city. I found t)ie women of the neighborhood very reticent to I ONE CENTSrr In Tacoma— Outside, 2 cents a copy; 35 cents a month delivered by carrier. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. talk. They Imve been so ter rorized by |...In .11,. ii .mi) phiim loilh sun i>, and no many have been ;ni i s|<-<| .mil fin«l for "iniiiui; a disturbance" or "obstructing Hie sidewalk" or have been put on the land lords' blacklist and driven from the district that they arc afraid to further air their trouble* to strangers. Mrs. Aaron Stein, a rent strike picket, now of 17 Barret-st, how ever, showed no fear. Mrs. Stein was picketing outside of I4 86 Hit kin-av. How It Works. Picketing consists of remarking in a healthy stage whisper, "Rent Strike, Lady," to any passerby who seems to lie looking for a flat. vSaid Mrs. Stein: "The last time the agent asked for more rent we could stand it no longer. We all got together (Continued on rage Five. ) JONES BRINGS IN A "BONE DRY" BILL (Intiril l'n-«» l.rnx-fl Wlrr.) WASHINGTON, I). C. June 11. —A "bone dry" amendment in troduced today by Senator .limes of Washington makes it illegal to sell, furnish or transport dis tilled spirits for "beverage pur poses" and provides that "no food, fruits, food materials or feed shall be used for malt or vinous liquors during the war." JPBUVIDE $24,000 FOR NATIONAL PARK The sundry civil bill which was' reported Monday carried with it an appropriation of $24,000 for the Rainier national park. The appropriation, however, has been cut down somewhat from the pre vious years because of the war. riUIKOTHE Greetings, ha» your reut gone up a^ain? This IS the age of marvels. City officials announce now that thoy have devised a SOLI TION of Tacoma's street car problem. Blow, Gabriel, blow! XothiiiK. unless it lie the new paint on the Donnelly hotel, could nui prise us more. Sign near Spanaway: "2ND HAND HORSK FOR SiW.E." "Barely Bread' |g an Item we saw on the menu of a Pa cific avenue restaurant. Now we're wonrtnTing '• it was a typographical error or not. Unless we are greatly mistaken it will take more than a Pierce County Law Enforcing Associa tion to get action out of Sheriff Longmlre, Just as it would take more than an Association of Mas ter Butchers to draw blood from a turnip. Hie ap|M*araiirc of r-lm.i»s off (In- Atlantic roast »l last makes good Um> s<-« -.< i-|nmi yarn tlijti wan alniont rominK to be anbelieved In some parts. Circus men report that lions are becoming scarce, says a news paper paragraph. We were great ly cheered when we read it the first time. We thot It wid 'liars." TACOMA WASHINGTON, 'ITKiSDAY, JINK 11, 15118. AMERICANS READY FOR ANY BLOW i Dispatch From Fred S. \ Ferguson. | By Vnitril Press 1.. ;.-•«! Wire. | I WITH THK AMERICA XI IWWT OF MONTDIOIKR, .June 11. —The Aniprii'atiiS within Iho 'shadow of tlie new Uerman drive | are wailing, ready for any blow that may fall. Tin re |g an ominous quiet in i in- i■ ■- i>>ii hi Cantigny. along the line hold liy the Americans. Our artillery heavily gassed the (ier nian positions Sunday Bight, lint the lull fell again yesterday. With the roar of the heavy firing in the Montdidier r«'Ki<>n always reaching them, the Anieri cn.s herr> are constantly on the alert for some evidence of the Hun attack spreading westward to includo tlii.^ sector. Anieric:in patrota are I'ontinu ully active and nome prisonors arc lirought in almost daily. Sgt. Hums of tkf sinnal cor|)s went on a "personally conduitcil" tour of tlie Hermans' front treirlic^. He shot every (!crinan he ran MfOH ,and returned Hafely to lii> own ;line,s. Tho rain sweeping tliis sertion has rendered the front position*! cold and wet, in oontrant to the heat of the pant few weekK. In the meantime the greatest air activity continues along the lines despite unfavorable weath er. Fighting and bombing planes headed for enemy territory look like huge flocks of crows. The (iernians are boinbini; allied back areas, with the allies heavily re taliating. One American field hospital was so endangered by enemy liomli.s that preparations havn lioen made to evacuate it, but the nurses and doctors are still on the job. HUNS NOW ONE MILE FROM OISE French War Office Report. By I'nited Press leased Wire. PARIS, June 11. - - (iermnn forces last night penetrated to within a mile of the Oise river at Rlhecourt. the French war office announced today. The enemy also reached the Aronde river, within four miles of ("oniplegne, representing a maxi mum advance of more than seven miles, but were hurled baak at this |W)lnt. The French not only held the Germans on the west wing, but re took the town of Mery. "On the left the French resist ance prevented the Germans from taking LePloyren and Courcclles," says the statement. '"Bhe French recaptured Mery. "In the center the principal German effort was on the front from Belloy to Marque.glise (a front of iiiiont five miles). A heavy German attack succeeded in rendilng the Aronde river (three miles Routh of Marqueßlise) hut the French hurled the Germans hack on the whole front and the French positions were re-estab lished south of Belloy, St. Maur and Vaudelicourt. "On the right there was violent fighting In Dreslincourt wood. The Germains reached Antoval (a mile went of R'.liecourt) obliging the French to withdraw to a re sistance line west and southwest of Rlbecourt." 9,000 CALLED «i iiU.-.i Prcm 1n.,( \vi r ».) WASHINGTON, D. C, June 11. —The first Urge call for limited service men was sent otit by Pro vost Marshal General Crowder to- day. The call Is for 9000 limited service men who will he sent to the Northwest to cut spruce for the airplane factories. Home Edition French All Ready For This Push Battlefront Dispatch Direct to The Times From ; Henry Wood by United Press Leased Wire. WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES IN THE FIELD, June 11.—The new German drive between Mont ; didier and Noyon is rapidly becoming the fiercest and most cruel battle of the war. Into it the Germans apparently are determined to throw their last reserves in a supreme effort to sep arate the allied armies and reach Paris before Amer ica's full participation wrests from them the last hopes of victory. Already the steady flow of American. Italian and British reserves into France, coupled with the ter rific losses inflicted on the Germans since March 21, practically has wiped out the numerical superiority jwith which the Germans opened the offensive. It is certain that if the allies hold out two months longer the Americans, at the present rate of arrival, will give them an incontestable and crushing su periority. A- a eoßMquenet, flic ftwen IN rwlatlßl in tlif liattl" with extreme energy, equalled anl; b]F ; the prodigality with which th« QcnUM are rushing up I heir last ■ resources. No longer is it a secret that Hie French expected the present ,it taclt and were as fully pn p. r< •! as effectives and material WOUM permit. Atturk \u(i< i|>n><-41. I( Is likewise known that Hie Germans kMW the Kren.-h expect ed and prepared for Hi" attack; yrt, facing the hcivy lomm which rack a situation necessarily ni'ist entail, the enenc.-' unhesitatiifily attaoked. m They rushed up reserves to re place their lowses .intll between 20 and 30 divisions iIMO.OOO to ISM), 000 men i had been v ikhii<-i\ I In the HI drive up to midnight. I feeding battalion after battnlion with prodigality, unequaled in uny previous phase of the offensive. ll.mi. Kicnch lVNistnii«'<\ tvliich MMMltMti Iliiv << > n si.uii r«-.<i.n^ in, .ii.m^.ti completely tin- entiif clmp ;i< t< r of (.1 -im;iii hMttai from those which largely injured • lie *iict«"«h of previous Mm Hy counter attacking locally Rt every point on the entire front from Montdidier to Noyon, al most constantly engaged, thus preventing them from licinn su perseded I>y recurring waver, of fresh troops. to infHiniy Atteaks. In every counter attack tho French succeeded in taking pris oners along the entire battlefront, who unanimously declare the (iennan losses ar? frightful. French troops participating in these counter attacks also find heaps of German dead every where. French cavalrymen, fighting afoot on the summit of Kel'le mont plateau, who succeeded In escaping after their position had been entirely surrounded. de clared that previous to their de parture they repulsed 19 infantry assaults. i>fi.n rli.uim- H:iinls On both wings, where the French are doggedly holding out, villages like Courcelles have changed hands every few hours, day and night, since the battle be gan. The last carrier pigeons from T,e Plemont. which was completely encircled, brought word that the French there were still holding ont, altho they now possibly have been submerged. The Germans still arr making their greatest effort in the Mete valley for the purpose of reaching the Otse above Compiegne. thug forcing evacuation of the entire Noyon salient, where, at the ex treme northern potnt, Carlepont wood, on the east side of the Olse and Mount Renaud. on the weat side, lu.vo to date barred the Ocr man advance In the Oise valley. Military nperti consider It most I'rohulile that the Germans will hiunch a second ronverginK !attack from cist of N'oyon, with ; identical objectives of attaining the (line from tlie enst am] forcing e\acuation of the Xoyon salient. l'Votii prisoners and otli*^ ■Mm s. it is HtaUMkii thai tin- (ieiu .ins .- ■i t > siiffdini; * MNrl crisis i,, i>rr<H-(iv<w. Many i.miii. into ml ion uiili only 80 or 100 men. Tlie wounded are forced to re turn to the ficj'it a« soon as they are cured Tho Immi In Infan try officers :ire so crcat tliat car airy officers are now substituted. losses Sta^rrinn. Among 200 pr'nooani Interro gated, a fourth were in the 1917 class, while many were In the 19L'O class. Tho prisoners aleo Included minors and expert work men who heretofore had not been sent to tlie front The fift'.i division of tho Prus sian Kiiard. which Is one of CJer many's fnest body of troops, loat II per cent of its effectives dur ing the March offensive on the Somme and lost :;o more in the Chateau Thierry drive, It haa been established. French patrols, penntratlnjt the region of Vouty and Maercrnex, reported heaps of German dead, often lying in four or five succes nlve windrows. South of Faverol les, 870 unburied dead were count ed. l"Kin« Hlic firm*. The battle la ae< onipanled by one of the fiercest artillery duels of the war. Owing to the Ger mans' slow advance, they have been able to brins up their light guns, hut their heavies are still firing from their original posi tions, which are constantly under French bombardment. Dospite the incredible amount of material enpaprtl and the un •Hiualed masses of m^n constant ly fed In, the German*, at the most extreme point of their ad vance last night, have rveruged only five kilometers Cabout thre* niiler) ]>ener(atlon a d:iy. The French alrmon continue to im.iintnin superiority, constantly bombing and mariiino -gunning Gerpian columns and Inflicting tlic heaviest loupes, which til* uvi.itons themselves are able to see The railway station at Rore was observed In flames, followlas a bombardment. Demonstration Miss Meek, city demonstmtor, wM] k'vp a demonstration of wheat substitutes In th« Sheridan Mkoal at 2 p in. Wednesday.