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One Cent VOL. XV. NO. 145 TORPEDOED OFF U. S. KEEMUN ELUDES U-BOAT! (I'altril Prm 1..-n««- ( | Wlrr.) WAHHIXCJTON, I). C, June. 14.—The Hi Hi si i lIMMMf Iv. .iiiiiii arrived at an Atlun lie |K>rt imliij, the navy «le luirliiirnt »as ;i.l\is,.l this afternoon. NOT AT NKW YORK <i>ni<-.l Prrw • ».«fJ Wlra.t NKW YORK, June 14.—The British Bteamer Keemun report ed safe in an Atlantic port after being attacked by a submarine last night, list- not arrived here. As the vessel was en route here from Manila, it is believed she fled into some other harbor to escape the U-boat. MAY HAYK BMM FIGHT <l alinl Prran l.rimrd Wire.) AN ATLANTIC I*OltT, June 14. — The 0,000-U>n Briti-li .steamship Kecmun wiih attacked off the Vir- Kiiim • <ci.-r lij a (.••! man suli iimrinr and when la«t li«u«l from b)' »n<lr-N wus sink- The ship's offifers reported picking up a wireless SOS at 7 o'clock last night, stating that the Keemun was being shelled l>y a submarine, and at 9 o'clock a Rpcoiid message was received, KiyiiiK. "We are sinking." The fact that two hours elapsed between the first call and the sig nal, "sinking." made port author ities believe there may have been a running fight between the Kee mun and the raider. Wireless calls for help from the Kcenmn also were picked up last night by the navy depart ment, it was officially admitted today. The Keemun mentioned In the above United Press dispatch to The Times is presumed to be the former Blue Funnel liner of that name which used to operate be tween Tacoma and Liverpool, via the Orient The vessel was last In Tacoma three yeara ago, soon after the outbreak of the war, when she was transferred to the Atlantic coast. At that time flapt. Con nidi was her master. Conrad I lias a brother living at Friday Harbor. The Keeniun was one of the oldest of the Blue Funnel liners. S. 0. S. CALL HEARD BY U. S. STEAMER llnltnl Pmi I €■:!««•.I WlMb) AN ATLANTIC PORT, June 14. —An American steamship ar riving here today from a Cuban port reportPd she received a SOS rail from a ship being attacked by a submarine on Tuesday. The call came from a point nearer shore than she was travel ing. She carried over 300 passen gers and was escorted to this port by destroyers and seaplanes. FORCE SEAMEN TO POLISH TORPEDOES iVttUr* rrru I.rnard *Vlrr.t NEW YORK, June 14. —Ameri- cans captured off this coast by German submarine pirates were forced to polish torpedoes Intend ed for use against U. S. trans ports. This came to light today with the arrival of more seamen who had been taken off their sinking ships by the Germans and held prisoner aboard the U-boat No. 151. * The TT-151 carried 18 torpedoes and a crew of 76 officers and men. It is commanded by Capt. Neustidt, formerly of the Ham- hiirg-Amerlcan line, for five years a chief gunner in the IT. S. navy. The U-161 was built at Kiel in 1915, is 210 feet long, 29 feet wide, has a threc-fourt Inch hull, which, it was boasted, a submarine chaser shot could not pierce; carries two 5.9 inch guns, four stationary rapid fire guns, 100 rapid fire rifles and is equipped with double periscopes. SWEDISH STEAMER SUNK; NO WARNIH ililinl I»rru> Leaned Wire.) STOCKHOLM, June 14. — The Swedish steamer Dora, of 1,500 tons, has been torpedoed without warning, it wan announced today. Nine lives were lost. OUR COAST TO BE 'VERBOTEN' (Catted Prww Leaaed Wire.) AMSTERDAM, June 14.—The German admiralty Intends to de clare the east coast of the United States, from Mnleo to Canada, a "danger cone" and will warn all neutral shipping, according to re port! received from Berlin today. Rush Dollars Into the Fight Today,and Win (EDITORIAL) That bad old habit of procrastination has allowed Tacoma to lag 1 far behind in subscribing its qnota in War Savings Stamps, And now the time has come when we must make up for lost time with a vengeance. War Savings Stamps arc equally as important as Liberty Bonds or Red Cross subscriptions. All are vitally necessary for America's one great purpose— to win! The only difference is this: There may Vie a good excuse for someone not owning a Liberty Bond; there is no excuse for any body not having at least some War Savings Stamps. The whole trouble has been that the war thrift campaign has been extensive rather than intensive. At the outset a whole year was given for the cam paign to complete the quota* "Oh, well, we'll do it tomorrow, or next week or next month," has been the way we have purchased our war stamps. And as a result Taco&a today is hundreds of thou sands of dollars behind its share. What if the American marines had "waited un til tomorrow" to hurl back the onrushing Germans at Chateau Thierry? The marines, hurrying up to the Maine in auto trucks and flivvers, had just two hours to prepare for the attack. They had just two hours to make good for Ameri ca and her allies in one of the critical moments in the war. They were on time, they fought to the limit— and they won! America must win today! Tomorrow or next day may be too late. tacoma is out to subscribe $3,265,000 in War Savings Stamps before .June 28. We can put it over, just as we have put over every other war-winning enterprise that has called for action from our pocketbooks. But it means that everyone must rush to the front in autos, on street car or afoot, and buy War Sav ings Stamps to the limit—today! Then shall we win! ASK CONGRESS PASS ANTI-RENT-HOG LAW It isn't going to do us much good to merely TAMi about high rents. If wo want to lilt the pro fiteer where he lives, we've got to IM» something. All over the country land lords are taking advantage of the housing shortage and of the war needs of the govern ment. In Taconia there has been a certain amount of this abominable practice, especial ly by aiMtrtment house own el's. More of it Is threat Hon. Albert Johnson, Representative, 3d Wash. District, House of Congress: As a citizen of Taconia and a rent payer, I believe that congressional action is necessary to curb for the period of the war the landlords who are profiteering in rents. I urge you to work for the passage of legislation, either as an amendment to the new finance bill, or otherwise, of an act which will declare all rents in excess of the rents charged for the year ending Sept. 30, 1917, plus five per cent allowance for increased costs, to be EXCESS PROFITS, upon which Bhall be levied a tax of ONE HUNDRED PER CENT. I shall watch with a great deal of interest your action in this matter. Very respectfully yours, (Sign) (Address) BELGIUM SUFFERS MORE ATROCITIES Waited Prcw Lean* wire.* WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14. —Germany is writing new chap ters of infamy in her treatment ol Belgium. Belgian legation communica tions made public today thru the state department showed deporta tions from occupied Belgium con tinue; that laborer* are sent up to behind the lines in France, and that women share the same fate aa men. Many of those deported nave been "transformed Into veritable human ruias," dedicated to con sumption, to a life of invalldlsm and to death," told a protest to the German governor general. The Tacoma Times eneo. IHsp.-itHu's from Washing ton say congress, thru pro hibitive excetts profits taxa tion, ran curb ihis evil. Congress is about to amend the war tax hill. It will lie a very simple matter to include a paragraph designed to kill the dousing hog. Here is a petition to go to Albert Johnson, congressman for Southwest Washington. Fill the blank and mail to Kditor The Times, Times Building, Tacoma. "Men and women are herded up to do difficult tasks under fire, with brutality and starvation their portion if they balk." WEATHER FORECAST Herewith is BEBP HBOE an exclusive fSSS por trait of K^^ poultry the first I jl RS r v d i m ents of j szJ&SH/ food conaerva- I l^tfiUr&cy' lion and speed- I V~*r*M /fio ing up on pro- |Jtfc£rn Tonight and IV Hfl 6/} I Saturday fair. |iH£» lliVi THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. PUT UP $150,000 HOTEL Instead of waiting for the gov ernment to take action in assist ing In solving the problem of housing the new workers who are coming here and to find homes for those who are already here the Todd Drydock & Construction Co. is now having built by Woodroofe, Griffin & Hall, architects, with the foundation already entirely laid, a huge hotel with ,'SOO rooms, it was announced today. The budding will cost the com pany f 1 r,0.000 and will lie three stories high. The plans call for three large wings with 100 rooms, and in the conter a great lol>by liO by 200 feet, and a huge outside porch ex tending for the whole length of the building. rliihroonis. Too. In addition to this hotel them is being built behind it a dining recreation hall which is to cost $50,000 before it is completed. The hall will be two stories high, 85 by L'Oii feet, and will seat Iff men at one table. The upper floor will be equipped with billiard and pool rooms, and will practically become a clubhouse for the men. The new buildings are being built just to the right of the au tomobile road which leads to the company offices, not far from the enlrance to the yards. If it is necessary there may be another hotel, an exact replica of the one which is now being built, on the opposite side of the dining room. Other Ituildings. Plans are also being drawn by the same architects for several other new bulilings. the cost of which will be several hundreds of thousands of dollars. These in clude a huge hospital, which will probably cost about $50,000; an office building estimated at $50. --000; a new foundry upon whicu $60,000 will be expended; a $50, --000 machine shop, and another building for the timekeepers, which will cost somewhere be tween $20,000 and $30,000. BIG START IN THRIFT CAMPAIGN Tacoma's campaign to top its quota in War Savings stamps this month began with a rush Friday morning when Louis Burnett, chairman of the campaign, re ceived I check for $1,000 from F. M. Slack of the National Cash Register company, 726 Pacific aye. J. E. Taylor, a carpenter who is working at Victory hall put ting in the new floor, also ten dered his check for $100 of the stamps. The Matthaei Bread Co. has started a new advertising plan for the stamps. In every loaf of bread wrapped Hie company is placing a small tag, bearing the words, "Lest You Forget. Have you bought your War Savings stamps and Thrift stamps?" EXPEDITION TO RUSSIA? 11 nltnl Prean l.ruani Wlrr.) WASHINGTON. D. C, June 14. — Military oficials today were discussing the possibility of Major General Leonard Wood, de posed leader of the Camp Fun ston division, leading an inter allied expedition In Russia It is believed possible that troop ships may be used after July 1 to send such an expedition abroad. The war department, however, shed no light on the subject of • Wood's assignment. It developed today that the idea of having the expedition to enter thru Siberia has been dis couraged by the entente. This plan was regarded as offering dif ficulties that might be avoided. The talk now is of having the forces concentrate by way of the Munnan coast. Gen. March, chief of staff, is understood to have opposed the sending of an American force to Russia, constituting, as It would, a diversion of effort and an addl i tion to transportation and sup ply problems. ' AUSTRIAN PEEMIER READY TO RESIGN ftral<«4 hw Lra»4 win.) AMSTERDAM, June 14.—Pre ' mler yon Seydler, in an audience 1 with Emperor Karl on Wednes day offered his resignation, ac cording to Austrian advices re ceived today. The emperor post- I poned action until he could con- I suit parliamentary leaden. Stinging Defeat! AMERICAN DIVISIONS IN ACTION llnllrd l'r«» l.rnvil Wirt.) WASHINGTON, I). C, June 14. —Two complete American divis ions, fully equipped witli Ameri can made arms and ammunition are now in the fighting some where in France, members of the senate military committee were told by war department officials today. Two other complete divisions will be made up soon. These troops are in addition to those fighting with tlie French. The divisions are commanded by Gen. Hundy and Gen, Billiard and a complete escadrille of American airmen is attached to each division. The first shipment of 24 Amer ican-cade eight-inch howitzers, enough to fully equip a full regi ment of heavy artiller\, has been made and will soon lie followed by others, the committee was told. Two hundred Liberty ermines have been delivered to the allies and 2,000 engines to our own army and navy. BOMBARD SAMMIES WITH GAS Dispatch From Lowell ] Mellett. By United Press I<e«sc«l Wire. | A. «-J, WITH THE AMERICANS ON THI MARNI, June 14. — ( Noon I —Following the first i|iii»t night spent by the Americans in the Torcy-Bouresches sectors for two weeks, the Germans began a heavy bombardment of our lines with gas shells Mm morning. One American unit suffered severe casualties. The latest batch of German prisoners yielded some especially interesting personal correspon dence. "Our divisional commander has been killed by an airplane bomb," said one letter. "We will take Paris on June 28." "We have identified an Ameri can division," saitl another letter. "We will give these gentlemen their final death blow." WILSON WITH LABOR UNION (I'nllril Prrftn I <-n«.-.l Wlrr.) ; WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14. —President Wilson lias come out flatly in support of the national war labor board's decision that the right of union organization in the big telegraph companies of the country should be adhered to. In a letter to Newcomb Carlton and Clarence 11. Mackay, heads of the Western Union and Postal Telegraph companies, respective ly, he urged that they abide by the decision of the war labor board in Its report on the threat ened strike of telegraphers. Mackay has wired his accept ance of the principle involved and the president expects to hear from Carlton Monday. REALTORS TO ELECT TICKET The annual election of officers and trustees of the Tacoma Real Estate association, postponed from June 4, will be held next Tuesday at 4 p. m. in room C, Tacoma Commercial club. The nominating committees have prepared the following ticket: For president—Havelock C. Boyle. Vice president, Jesse O. Thom as, Jr., or C. C. Ople. For secretary-treasurer. A. E Grafton or Oeorge M. Elliott. For trustees (Vote for four) — C. C. dpie, A. C. Phillips, George R. Taylor, George D. Poe, W. P. Hopping, Jesse O. Thomas, Jr., Robert G. Walker, C F. Mason. < i n \m>i:u AHiiom; (UalK-4 l'r«-»« I en.f.l Win.) ST. JOHNS, N. F., June 14.— With 182 perrons aboard, the 9,000-ton Cunard liner Ascaala is ashore near Rom Blanche, 20 miles east of Port Aubeaques. Rescue vessels have started out from several ports. Those on board Include eight paasengen and 174 crew. STRENGTH OF ENEMY PUSH DIES French War Office Report. Hy United Pious Leased Wire. PAKIS, June H. —Fighting on the entire Oisc-Marne battlefront has simmered down to local ac tions, the French war office re ported toda\. A German iiltack failed in the center of the OtM area. There was active cannonading on the jo in iI •? front between Villere Cot tirets forest and Chateau Thierry. Kl.sewhere only raiding operations were reported. "Only local actions occurred Iml sight north of QrltveißM (four miles northwest of Mont didieri, 1' the comniuni<|ue MM< "A Flench raid in the Courculles region resulted in (lie capture of thirty prisoners. "At the Ferme dcs Loges the Flench progressed. "A German attack failed in the Antlieuil sector. "HPtween Villers Cotterets for est and Chats>;ui Thierry there *U active artillery fighting. "French patrols took prisoners at liussiares, west of ItlitMins, and in the Champa-Me region." The German war office an nounced that "repeated enemy at tacks northwest of Chateau Thier ry < where Americans are engag ed ) broke down with heavy losses." The French counter-attack which threw the Germans back across the Matz was declared by Hrrlin to have "broken down with the heaviest losses." The enemy claimed a total of 15,000 prisoners in the new drive, with lf.O captured cannon. FOOD RIOTS IN AUSTRIA INCREASING < I nltrd lv.»i Iruicil Wire.) ZURICH, June 14.—Serious food riots occurred in Lembiirfi last Saturday, it was learned to day. Mobs plundered shops and mili tary lorries loaded with supplies bound for the Italian front. The police were powerless and troops were called out. Numer ous arrests were made. The au thorities asked for .'i.OOO addition al troops. A report was received today that tlie Austrians have executed M. l'odtiolkon, president of the People's Commissaries of the Don region. Martial law has been proclaim ed in lien,tipf. it was said. Thirty peasants were killed in a battle between peasants and Aus- Miaiis in the Jampoul district. NEW DRIVE IS STOPPED Dispatch From Henry Wood. By I nit<<! I'r.-ss leaned Wire. WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES IN THE FIELD, June 14. —Just five days after the hour that Hin denburg opened the battle for the French forests there was every in dication that hU drive has been stopped, ait least temporarily. The terrific counter attacks, launched Tuesday and kept up since then, not only have prevent ed the Germans from advancing, hut have hurled them back from their original advance on prac tically the entire Noyon-Montdl d!er line. Rise in Gas Is Held Up At the request of the National War Service Petroleum board Thhrsday the raise in the price of gasoline from 20 to 21 cents a gallon has ben cancelled. The board, however, will investigate to see If such a raise is necessary, as the companies, the Union Oil and the Shell Oil, claimed It was because of a raise in th« price of petroleum that the gasoline price im boosted. TACOMA WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1918. PRUSSIAN GUARD HIT BAD BLOW il mi.,i Vrrmn Ira aril « Irr ) WITH TIIK PRBNCH ARMIKS IN THK FIKI,1), June 14.—A crack division of the Prussian Kuard, while en route to the rear to fill u|t its losses, was recalled and re-engaged in the region of Hur-siares, under orders to prevent the Americans from "obtaillftf a serious success,' it was learned today. This division took part in the Aisne offensive, which starle,d May I?, losini; nearly .Mi per cent of its effectives. Its companies, which o:ißinally numbered 90 men. then averaned 4"i to .'.O men. This was its condi lion when it wa? called to relieve a still more shattered division northwest of Chateau Thierry. Hetween June 7 and «t the Prussian miard division was so liadl.v mauled in clashes with the ■\mericans and French that It was finally sent to the rear, despite lhe urgent need of enemy rein forcements In that part of tlie line. DUTCH GET MAD OVER U-KILUNGS M'nhoil I'rt'H* ir:i>.-i! Wire.) VMI Il>i:\. lioll.-iiKl. June 14 —A mob of l>u»rli fi*ln'r men .-tfini i.i-.i .i hold in which (.. iin -v iiiriiK'n are intprne<l, us the i-«'>.iill of a Kiibniarine slk-IHiik the Id. - Ivohln of a Dutch liiu^'i r, which MM sunk without ".ii-iniiji Siindiiv. The Huns were Kavi'd lij the |Miliie. "While \vp wore fisliirifr Sun day a Oormaii pubniarini appear ed and shelled us without warn ing," declared the cii]itHin of the hiKKer Helena. "The firing was kept up while we were lowering the bout*; and rowing away. A shell killed three jof the crew i>nd stove a big hole |in a boat. We plunged tlie hole 'with clothing and kept it afloat ■ The submarine paid no attention to our plight." The sailors made land after [rowing for 12 hours. The sight :of the bodies aroused the iiidig n, timi of the fishermen, who jtried to lynch the Interned air men in retaliation. ALL-U.S. AIR RAID SUCCESS <s> <s> : Dispatch From Frank J. Taylor. By United l-i.ss 1,.«5..i Wire. | WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN I.OKRAINE, June 14.— Al American aid squadron carried lout the first all-American bomb ing raid yesterday, destroying certain German mWitary establish ments near Metz. Eight airplanes dropped 10 bombs each on cantonments, sup ply sheds and railways in the vi cinity of Metz, Donimary and Oaroncourt., returning in perfect formation, without losing a single machine. HENRY FORD FOR SENATOR (I iili.ii Pr«-»« I raurd Wlrr.) DETROIT, June 14.—Henry Ford's announcement of candi dacy for the U. S. senatorship In Washington last niuht came a« a big surprise to !ii» associates here. While politicians have been after Ford for some weeks past to get Into the senatorial race, It was thought he would continue to remain away from politics. Ford's decision was the result of the action of the democratic state conference at Lansing Wed nesday In extending his name to the republicans a« a candidate upon whom to combines Judge W. F. Connolly, who headed the movement, had Just returned from Washington, and it is believed It was mad* at the request of government leaders. While republicans have taken no action on the democratic offer, Ford is regarded as a sure wln- Night Edition LATEST OF FOE DRIVES IS FAILURE Battle Analysis by J.W. T. Mason. it> I nit«(l Fmh I- as. .i Wire. (><* ii. I ... i, has inflicted on yon Miiiiti uiiuru iln- nioNt ■•<■ lions BMM ilefeat of the year. lln < ■<! in in v. iiii.il staff li.is clic< kc<l II mil. ii Imm s ni fui i.mil Micrifii <• of <■• rni.tii man-power fill' lii I ill- iii irl ni ial tiaiiiN, iiii.l I In' fourth I'llil^r <rf CllC I i.Tin.ill off ill- Mlve Ini- conic today to v (load -i..|> From Montdidier to the Forest of Villers Coutlerets, whore the offensive has raced with the roads to Paris as its objective. Gen. Poi'li is us secure us before tin* offensive began. The stiutll areas sold to the en emy for so heavy a price in blood (do not Improve Illudenbiirg's posi tion to any serious extent. Noth ing lias |iii!.r.| into Gerniun pos session that is worth his death toll exacted in advance. Hindenlnirg stands baffled north of CMttptogM. No explanation can ronceriV from the Germans at home the fact that ConpiefM was the prin cipal objective of Hindenburg's fourth offensive and ('oitiniegnf still remains in (Jen. Foch'l hands. The «eaknoss of the latest Ger man drive cannot fail doulily to Impress tlio Herman i)opulace, eonlni at a lime when the Ger man nWfHHI no longer is able to loni'eal the fact that hundreds of thousands of American soldieTS are in France. Hindenbur.i; has made the most piKant:c sacrifices in military his tory during the past 12 weeks to win the war, and has failed. fieri. Foch is the master of the situation as it stands today. SAMMIES GO TO AID ALLY (1 HKiil l'rr*« I •••>>• 'I Wire, l PARIS, June 14.—An Ameri can general placed a battalion of American troops at the disposal of a French colonel when the lat ter expressed fear for the safety of. his left wing during the Frencr retirement from the Alsne, It be- ; came known today. Tlie region in northwest of Cha teau Thierry wliere American marines and other American units have been fighting. riULKOTHE • .rrciiiiK-. have you aetm the "new stnr"? i Why worfy about winning th« war? Get a committee of 2S prominent citizens to do it. We have good news for all per sons who lust Saturday were dis appointed thru tne cloudiness ot the weather. They are gotug to have another ci:anee. The total eclipse visible la Mexico July 11, 1991. will be the most favorable in history. "It will occur," writes Pro*. Todd, "at noon, in mid -lusiven. near the zenith. "The longest eclipse of wliiek we have authentic record was sis minutes 20 seconds in duration, and the longest that, can ever hap pen has been calculated to be sev- en minutes 58 seconds. The great eclipse of 1931 will be total In the City of Mexico for seven rala utes 10 seconds. To Hie kaispr: Tell your peace Morirs to onr marines. The 18-year-old manicurist wh» married the 86-year-old million aire in Brooklyn three weeks age has left him. We don't know why. Possibly he was too lively. Mr. llnnn. we note, ts airtiatiat editor of the American Peace ao elety's Journal, the Advocate ec Peace. Cbeer up. Maybe tike mine* beta* laid aloag tfce American rout by —III— rinea a*e coal astee*. China has decided to data 10,000 Germans. Nobody tor *e»"