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ONE CENT Two Cents Outside of Tacoma. VOL. XV. NO. 150 GREENE PROIESTS REMOVAL FLOOD TRAPS TEUTS <l ■It'll fmm I r.i.nl Wire.) WITH THK ITALIAN A«- MIKK ]\ THK F1IXI), Juno iin. —The elements are «id it«jti the Italians. Heavy ruin* in tlie moun tain i<-^ioiis have changed (lie I'i.ixi- from it sliiKK< sl> Mi'chiii to a rii>liinK flood, destroying bridK<*N «n<l cut ting (iff Austrian forces on tliiN side of tin- river from their source of supplies and j reinforcement*. British airmen report that 12 of the 14 bridges Hung across the Piave by the enemy have been carried away. Trapped on the west bank, Austrian detach ments are subjected to almost constant mauling by the Italian artillery and bombs dropped by allied airmen, with no avenue of I escape. The Austrians thus caged In have an advantage in defensive positions and are yet too well supplied witli ammunition to war rant a frontal assault. There is every possibility, how ever, that exhaustion of their ammunition and food supplies, to gether with the pounding they are undergoing, will eventually force them to lay dovn their arms or sacrifice themselves in desperate assaults on the Italian lines. Frantic efforts to restore the pontoons so far have been frus trated by the swollen current and accuracy of the Italian artillery. The enemy's losses on all parts of the front in the first three days of the offensive are now estimated at 150,000. The heaviest fighting is still nrotind the bridgehead the Aub trians have established in the lower Piave, from where they are trying to push westward towards Venice. The enemy now holds the west bank of the river from Maserada to Fossalta and Sun Doni di Piave, a front of 18 kilo meters (about 12 miles). Austrian artillery is pouring thousands of poison, tear, emetic and mustard gas shells into the rear areas. Schio, Bassano, Asolo and Treviso have thus been ren dered practically uninhabitable. SAMMIES CAPTURE SALIENT ♦ « Dispatch From Lowell) Mellett. | By United I'nss Leased Wire. | - \VITH THE AMERICANS ON THE MAKNK, June 20. —(4 p. m.) —The Americans squeezed the ernians out of a salient, a gilome ter (two-thirds of a mile) deen and the same distance in width, west of Torcy (six miles north west of Chateau Thierry, early i ins morning. The Germans did not remain to fight after they were struck by a barrage, beginning at 1 o'clock and when the Infantry went for ward, there was no one to oppose them. German casualties in the fight ing in this sector are now esti mated at 800 killed and 5,000 wounded. Pvt. James A. Donohue, who was taken prisoner eight days ago, escaped and rejoined his company last night. He declared Uiat a few other American prisoners are com pelled by the Huns to work in the front lines. Donohue also said he saw Ger mans burying their dead, 20 to a grave, in crosswise layers. The Tacoma Times Today's War Summary, by United Press Italian Front The situation becomes daily mure fuvotuhle to the It a tin ns. Add oil lo cK'Hp'iat© rest stain <*, which has pit*vt nt«'d tin* \n i iii.ins attain ing a single major object lvt| heavy ml tin have hwol l»'ii tlit" Phiw rivftf aiiii cut off Ihi (?e foM'i'H of the momy, Picardy Front ltalillnK iin>l artillery activity Increased Irinn tic Sonime north ward to tin Ejtni HiM-ior. Tv situation is aMtUMIM till' ■ aipacl us that which al wa\s has pii< iliil a Herman (I live. Flanders Front condltiom prevail as on th« I'l.anly front. leading to tln> Ixliif that a KiKaiiii. drive Is Imminent, "w'Mrli may iinclude luitli areap. Oise Front I'irmli ,<l< tarlinunt penetrated Ciinian poaltlom an<l took pi-ln onirs nt various points between .Mi.niiliiliri and Ol»e. Germany I'fiui' (lininiistiiitiiins In Hrrlln, CdodM and ll.iinljuiß reKiilted In s<'veral elvillam being killed and othern nrreslid by thu mlll tuiy pulici'. .1. ..1 <li ■ »; to heavily rensorrd dispatt-lus received in Stockholm. Austria-Hungary CUiirns 'i>rß.!iii^atJonn openly oppose reduction of tlie bread ra tion and demand peai'e. Ukraine Thi' antl-Ocimaii revolution In Kii-fi is nproHillriK into the prov inces to tin* tusitturtl. United States Tlie staio •:• i- 11 ■injfiii formally naked I lie Hpinlah embassy lv Invent Igatp the reported Turkish attack on the American tons'il atc and hospital Bt Tariilss, l'ei gla. Tills la believed to presage a declaration of war. HELP CITY GIVE M.P/S SEND-OFF It is disclosing no military m< n-l to Nay that the bat talion of Onnip Lewis mili tary police, who have work ed in and nix.vi Taconut for a good many months, are soon leaving for service elsewhere. It has been ui-^id on The Times by Tacoiuans who have observed closely the faithful work of those men Hint they should not be per mitted to |p> without taking ■long some concrete evi dence of this city's apprecia tion. A handsome \ i< irola, over seas model, lias been select ed an I In- Kift which would be most greatly enjoyed by all the M. l'.'s in their future quarters. The Times has been ask ed to receive subscriptions for such an instrument, and lin>. agreed to do so. Rend in your money or your check and It will be turned over promptly to the camp Y. M. <\ A., which has the undertaking in charge. And one word more. You must HI'KRY. There are only a few days left. If you want to show your appreciation of the man in khnki who helped Tacoma maintain its high reputation for moral cleanliness—and who did it Million! making more than the minimum number of arrests — give generously and quickly. Draft Drawing About July 1 (United Prraa I.enurd Vklrr > WASHINGTON, D. C. June 20. —iDrawl^g tatr Uie 2-year-old registrants numbers will be held at an early date, it was announced at Provost Marshal General Crow der's office today. The date, altho not announced, is understood to be around July 1. Tha drawing will be held in the same manner as the original one, with a few Blight variations. BRAZIL TO PARADE (I nUnl rrr«« l.rniril Wlr«.) RIO DE JANEIRO, June 20. — The military and naval forces of Drazil will parade July 4, In hon or of America's Independenc day. W. U. IS RAIDED BY U. S. (1 lilird l'rr.« I i., ,1 Mir. I WASIIINUTON, U. C, June 20. — Raids were carried out today by the government on the Western I'nion offices at Baltimore, l'hila dtlphtai New York, Washington and Boston to secure evidence up holrliiiK charges that I lie Western Union is operating in competi tion with the postoffice depart ment by delivering "night letters' via train. Five Western Union messengers were arrested by postofi'ice de partment inspectors for carrying telegrams and night letters on trains between the cities in which the raids were conducted. The men were released on bond. Charges of "defrauding the public and infringing on the gov ernment's monopoly of carrying first class matter," will tie, brought against the Western' Union Telegraph company thru United States district attorneys, the postoffice department an nounced. The penalty for each offense in volves a fine of $,">OO. The postoffiie inspection de partment announced that it has "abundant evidence and has been keoplng watch on these movement for some time back." This Is Takt-u to mc«n t!iat the -depart ment has sufficient proof to run the Western Union company's fines, if guilt is established, into many thousands of dollars. CITY MAY TAKE SIDE OF GREENE The city of Tacorna will official ly ask that Gen. Greene be rein stated in command at Camp Lew is At the Thursday meeting of the council It was agreed to adopt a resolution, to be drafted later in the day, eulogizing the work of Gen. (ireene in this community and asking tlie war department if means cannot be found for retain ing h!s services here. Commissioner Shoemaker, Po lice Chief Smith and Mayor Rid dell all spoke In high terms of the departing commanding officer. His co-operation with the city in hand ling health matters was especial ly lauded. May * 'liaii;;i- I "Inn. This afternoon ii was thot at the city hall that possibly the plan might be changed, arid resolu tions be sent to Greene himself rather than ot the war depart ment. It was felt that inasmuch as the step had been taken, it might be too late to have it recalled, but that the community owed the offi cer an expression of gratitude. l.iilmr Inti-i .-.<<■<!. Much excitement prevailed at the Labor temple this morning when the news of Gen. Greene's removal became known, and it is understood that the Central Labor Council will draft a resolution eulogizing his work here and ask ing that he be retained in com mand. A. L. Dickson, secretary, said: "I deeply regret to hear that Gen. Greene has been removed from the cantonment. I always found him to be a generous, broadmlnded man and thoroly ef ficient for the position he held. Especially did he appeal to or ganized laiboring men as he was easily approachable and fair in his dealings." JIAK 28TH CLASS 2 MEN ARE PUT INTO CLASS 1 (l.Mnl I'rru I^M.erf Wlrr.) EUREKA, Cal., June 20.—A1l men classified for the draft In Class 2 B here have been ordered transferred to Class 1, the local board announced. JINK 28TH THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. TACOMA WASHINGTON, To the Merchants of Tacoma: The Times \ism postponed until July 15 the advance in Its advertising rates scheduled to become effective July 1. Until that date (July 15) The Times will sign advertis ing contracts for one year only at its present rate**. The Tiuii-s lias int-rt .im'il its i li < illation during the lust ■i\ iiiiintlis by mure than SIXTY I'lAi C-KNT. The elimination of one afternoon paper assures The rini'-s of an e\en greater and an imiuediute growth in cir iulation. It is not the purpose of this paper to unnecessarily boost it," prices either to the reading public or to the advertisers. The Times played no part in the wasteful and lllegitt nate newspaper game which certain publishers indulged in 10 recklessly for several years in Taeoma. Consequently. The Times has no extravagant methods :hat it exjieetß it patrons to pay for. Neither lias The Times any financial burdens, nor enormous overhead charges that its patrons—readers and udvertisers —must carry, carry. The 'hiiiiti because of its association with an<l il« meni l>n--lii|i in Mie blgftrNt newspaper organization of the I mti-il States, is m> oi-ttiiiii/- il and no eipripited that it ran pr««luce 11 pap< i more efficiently than an> publisher can hope to iln. The Times is financially strong enough to meet any requirements or emergency. It need not ask and never has asked fMvors from h:mks or other interests. It does uueinivs with advertisers »n a straight, above board 1 .'sis, a«kliiK no special WBceMrioM and promising in reimn io T'LAY NO FAVORITES. 'I'lu* Times today offei-N the nierchnnls of Tacoma the* bent mlvei (l»iiiK buy in the lilstory of the city— tin enoi mouNly increased i lit ulation, INCIiK AKIN'O NOW FAST Kit THAN RVKtt, al «<l\eitisin X rates HtaMtakfi before tho •lay of "«ur prices." SCHOOL CENSUS INCREASE 3408 A Ruin of .c, kin school pupils in Tnronia over hist year Is slimui lii tho si-Ikm.i census for 101H, uutcle public Thurs day by Alfred Lister, seciviary of the school Iwihkl. Tin's Rain includes 1,335 four-year-old children, the enumera tion of whom lihh not been required before this year. The net Kain bver 1917 is 2,073. The gain a year ago was only 550. The increase this year is greater than the city made during the eight previous years from 1H0!" to 11M7. The enumeration in l!)0!i was 18,.*)] 3. "This would indicate an increase in the population of the city of at least 15,000 over that of a year MM/ Lister declared. A summary of the school census by buildings follows: SCHOOL CENSIS— MAT, JOIH Increase year-olds School District Boys Girls Total over 1917 olds lit! 8 Bryant 655 756 1,4 11 tti 64 Central 1,088 1,092 2,100 321 95 Dash Point .... 69 66 135 35 II Kdison 820 931 1,651 312 100 Fern Hill 361 381 742 123 40 Franklin 481 489 970 116 60 Orant 509 655 1,064 144 34 Hawthorne 224 231 455 85 25 Irving 358 400 758 140 G9 Jefferson 178 153 33t 34 16 Uncoln 546 620 1,166 247 69 Logan 529 532 1,061 155 44 Longfellow 380 3'J!) 779 93 4IS Lowell 751 796 1,547 149 ttl Lyon 98 83 181 181 15 Manitou 122 101 213 7 6 Mann 616 605 1,221 134 73 McKinley 526 540 1,066 191 75 Oakland 226 198 424 105 26 Park Avenue ... 187 183 370 56 17 Point Defiance .. 140 143 283 39 26 Regents Park ... 30 25 55 6 0 Rogerts 448 445 893 104 50 Roosevelt 163 154 317 31 19 Sheridan 284 280 564 61 37 Sherman 349 364 713 . 96 37 Washington .... 522 512 1,034 143 58 Whitman 669 C3B 1,307 70 66 Willard 419 417 836 95 43 Totals 11,658 11,989 23,647 3,408 1,335 APPEAL TO WILSON FOR RENTAL RELIEF By Fred'k M. Kerby Special Si ni'f Dispatch. NEW LONDON, Conn., June 20. — "The government must do something, and that damned quick!" John C. Ellis, machinist, war worker, president of his union, president of the New London branch of the American Alliance for Labor and Demoersiry, known in New London as the most public spirited citizen in town, said that today as he concluded a two-hour talk with me on rent profiteering condition, in New London. Ellis is chairman of a commits tee of business men, professional men and workingmen trying to stop rent profiteering In New Lon don by holding profiteers up to public scorn. The government's war work is being seriously inter fered with. And now Ellis, who has been irking night and day (losing time from the Ship & Engine.Co. plant, where lie is an inspector of submarine engines), organizing committees, pleading with individ ual landlords, and acting as fa ther confessor to hundreds of workingmen of New London who have been thrown out of their homes so that rents could be raised or> the new tenant, is about at the end of his resources. "The government MUST do something," he Kays. "Conditions bere are past be lief. "There Is not one single house vacant in New London. "Last February ' the landlords began raising the rent. They have been doing it ever since. Just Oust Tenants. "We have exposed so many of them in this profiteering, that they have adopted a new plan. Now they simply serve a dispos sess notice on the tenant, and he must get out. "Then they rent the house to FOLTZ HEADS CAMP Brig. G-en. Frederick S. Foltz is in temporary command of Camp I.ew!s today. 11. A. Greene, until yesterday morning major general in the na tional army and commander of camp und Hist division, is on his way "somewhere," reduced to his old grade of brigadier general in the regular army, and understood to l>o slated for service in tho Philippines instead of in France. Anil wiiile i Im.u-;, nil- of tongues M over (his latest .li Tin BMMMIMh ""' •""' word of explanation as lo why it all liil'l' '■'"''' 's icii-ilu oiiiini;. All anvhody at Camp Lewis will admit knowing is this: That about !• o'clock yesterday morning Gen. Greone received a U'let.tam. VMM Wire Message. It was a terße war department message savins that on orders of the president lie was relieved of his national army poaltUla and for liiin to acknowledge receipt of the ■MMga by wire. Tills action automatically re stored Uiini to his old regular army grade of brigadier general but did lint i i. !• from him command of (be !»lbt. Some hours later, 'in accord ante with plans previously 'iiade, he was on his way east Mrs. Greene had preceded him 'jy 24 hours. It was anticipated by members of his staff that before he had Soup very far another messagn would overtake him depriving him of command in the !»Ist. That, at least, would be the usual military sequence of events, it was ex pluined. SiMisiition at < .imp. Tho news of what had happened was withheld until lien. Greene was on his way east. When it wan made known It came as the greatest sensation Cam]) I^ewis ever has known. Of ficers refused to discuss the mat ter for publication and for the moHt part wo.ild not discuss it at all, iiiinir than to express aston ishment. lien. Greene was the f'rst com ir>:iiuler of the cai.ip. He came to [Tacona last September when MaJ. I (now lieutenant colonel) David ftone wa.i whipping the canton ment construction thru its finish ing period. It was under his direction that ItlM !tlst was organized and train ,od, that military regulations were put into force in T.itoma, Seattle and other nearby communities, that Greene ua'k was developed and that plans tor going overseas were perfected. line! lUmii in France. During midwinter lie was tem porarily absent, in France. With two staff members he, like other division commanders, put in sev eral weeks studying trench condi tions. On his return to this cou>n try he underwent the rigid over seas examination at Washington, and passed. Up to the hour of his reduction he u;is confidently laying his plans to lead the Wild West di vision in battle over there. WEATHER FORECAST Jess Willard and a few oth ers might learn a few things from the patrl tlc fftnokelem' smoker at the Smelter Ath letic club to night. Proceeds for the Smelter Patriotic league. Fair tonight and Friday. another tenant at a higher rental, they they put out the second ten ant, and co on. "Daniel O'Neill, who lives in Grolon on the Poquonochen road, had be«n ordered out of two houses within two months. "There is a man named Chap (Contlaued on Page Six.) Night Edition Man Who Loses One Silver Star CAMP PARK MIXUP MAY BE CAUSE Am.mi- prominent Tncoma men who limi' Imtii in • lo~< touch will) i .'in|> I <\\is af fair*, the |ii< -..iilni^ opinion 'riiiii'>ilny m thai nni'liioii in < ouni'clion with (■tcciic pink and ii~ MHMiMM were ■ 'f'Npollsilllc foi' tllC <l< '"«. lion of Mmi (Jen. QpaMM, At the same time these MM men expressed Hie highest opin lon of <!en. Green 1-1 .leclHring they believed he had been imposed on by a group of business men who have been directly in charge of the camp amusement pa-k. Si.initliiim Wrong. All agreed that then* lias lieen "something wrong" in the running of (Jreene park Tor some tim»'. Also, the "row"in the Tarnma war recreation committee several months ago, when there were veil ed charges that the steam roller was used in placing certain men in important positions in connec tion with the recreation park, was recalled. At that time \V. \\ . Seymour of fered his resignation as head of the committee, but lnt« r headed tlie committee in dutrga. of recrea tion work inside the city. In Ilixh lv-<ce;n. That there has be;n a small groiiji of business men—chiefly from other eitiea— on tlie "inside tru<*k'' at the cantonment, and that there has heen much dissßtls ifaction in the way the concessions lat Greene park hnve been handled, was intimated. Everywhere in Taconia there were expressions of highest es teem for Gen. Greene, and confi dence in his honesty and Integrity. The government, investigation of war contracts further strength ened the belief that Greene park may have bean directly responsible for the change in command. GREY URGES ALLIES TO ADOPT U. S. PLAN (I'nllnl Prcu Iriunl Win.) LONDON, ,June 20.—Newspa pers today feature a pamphlet is sued by Viscount Qrey, regarding a league of nations, which as serts the allies should follow President Wilson's lead in. advo cating such a league, designed to ■tamp out war. THU KSDAY, .7 TN R 20,1918. TO ASK ANEW ORDER Mnii-.i i-rr.. laaaai wiro WASHINGTON, I). 01, June 2O.—Mu.j. Oca. 11. A. Greene, Wilt) lIH.H Im'OII ill < 011 MII >ll<l of tin- »ls| (livinioii at (miii|» I^-wlh, hat Im'cii aMiiKnml to (Ollimiiiiml the Plnli|>|-mr tie. parlinriit ufler •liin«.ii..n (0 Hi. rank of ItriKiulior u.-m-rnl. It is undcrsiood Gen. Green* has ])rotc ■■ 1 against the order and Ik (oinin.c to Washington to make an effort to have It reitcind ed. Army officers liere are at a loan to understand the reason for (Jen. Greene's demotion. Army inspectors, it is said, lmv« found Ills work witli the Camp Lewis division liiulilv efficient and hia personal reoord above re proach. THEY CALL IT SECOND WOOD CASE ; <T T»il<i-<l Prnw l.r»r.. Wire.) WAHHHVOTOM, ». r., June SO.—".\niilJi««r Ixstnard Wood ca.M>." Is tlie «»j the crHJcs of I Ik- war <li'|i:ii-liiii-iil today Hl"<' M'feniim li«>re lo lii« siilr ii.ii Kin- of M.i j. (fen. <ire«*.|ie from coiiiniiinil of Hitl Dint di vision at (ninp LmHßi WiMh., ami lii> ii'ilik lion to hia old grjile of i.i i^ii«li«-r And the war department and its partisans an- saying very little that is authoritative—nothing of ficial. Rut of gossip there is no end. It is known that there have been a flood of complaints from Taconia, Olympla and Seattle, most of them unofficial, In repand to (.reene piirk. Tliere are persons here inclined to believe that the conduct of it, the cantonments amusement zone, has a connection with Greene's troubles. Still there Is still another group which professes to gee in Uen. Cireene's Philippine assignment some anticipated step toward or ■SJltelai the previously discussed American expedition to Russia. Who will sucreed Gen. Greene permanently at Camp Lewis la an other open subject, tho there are again well-defined rumors that the man will be Maj. Gen. J. Franklin Hell. riULKOTHE '■nviiii;., what's juiir IJie ory about the Camp L«wis sll!lk«'-ll|l" As if there wasn't more than I'noiiirii talking In eongresa al ready, nn Ohio fellow named Speaks annouuces his candidacy. Have >«m noticed huw l>i«>inll> his fnlher nays, "My son In 'over there' "? And don't )ou envy them both? Heiwy Ford will carry a lot of common sense to the senate. In cluding his opinion that the foun dation, walls and roof of this re public are the common people, June 28 |i the ilay. Poker ehlps, siys the War In dustries Board, are nonessentlaJ. They are bo long an you can find matches or liuttons. KiiiiiciKuly nay* we're hay ing mi early faJI this yew. Mil.by. Or a late winter. Anyway, It ought to r»» 111in11 you to fill the coal Mm.