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This Is Flag Day. Every Day Is War Stamp Day. Honor the Flag by Deeds as Well as Word*
One Cent
VOL. XV. NO. 145
(I'altril Prm 1..-n««- ( | Wlrr.)
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
<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.
<l alinl Prran l.rimrd Wire.)
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
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.
llnltnl Pmi I €■:!««•.I WlMb)
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
She carried over 300 passen
gers and was escorted to this port
by destroyers and seaplanes.
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
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.
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.
(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
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
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
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,
Waited Prcw Lean* wire.*
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 14.
—Germany is writing new chap
ters of infamy in her treatment ol
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
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
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."
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
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.
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
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
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?"
11 nltnl Prean l.ruani Wlrr.)
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.
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!
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
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
Two hundred Liberty ermines
have been delivered to the allies
and 2,000 engines to our own
army and navy.
Dispatch From Lowell ]
By United Press I<e«sc«l Wire. |
A. «-J,
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
"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."
(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.
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
For president—Havelock C.
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.
French War Office
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
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.
< I nltrd lv.»i Iruicil Wire.)
ZURICH, June 14.—Serious
food riots occurred in Lembiirfi
last Saturday, it was learned to
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
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.
Dispatch From Henry
By I nit<<! I'r.-ss leaned Wire.
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.
il mi.,i Vrrmn Ira aril « Irr )
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
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
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.
<s> <s>
: Dispatch From Frank
J. Taylor.
By United l-i.ss 1,.«5..i Wire. |
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
(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
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
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
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.
(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.
• .rrciiiiK-. have you aetm
the "new stnr"?
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
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

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