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ONE CENT Two Cents Outside of Taeoma. VOL. XV. NO. 159. U.S. NAMES PROFITEERS BREAK-UP OFIfIIH POSSIBLE (Spi-i-inl to The Han.) LONDON, June 29. —Kaiser Wilhelm seems about to add "King of Austria" to his long list of royal til lea. It looks as if Austria will dis appear, not by action of the allies or the rebellious peoples held subject to the Hapsburgs, but by that of the llohenzollern ruler over the senior partner in the Teu tonic alliance. This will mean the break-up of Austria-Hungary and probably the end of the pan-German dream. While Austria's (iermans prob ably would submit willingly to the kaser's rule, l here Is 11 * tie chance that Hungarians, Jugoslavs, Czechoslovaks, Rumanians, Poles and Italians would do so. Refuses l I Germany would come out of the Bqtiablile with an united German nation, for the first time In mod ern history, but with a southern fringle of rebellious provinces which she could not permanently control. Karl Hapshurg would take his place on the shelf witii Nick Ro manoff, ex-emperor of Rnsbia. Already Germany has refused to supply starving Austrians with food. Dispatches from Switzerland have reported outbreaks in Aus trian Tyrol against the llapsburga (Continued on Page Ten.) FOE DRIVE CHECKED BYFRENCH <l nlled Press Leasee Wire.) rililS, Juno 20.—Herman attempts to recapture posi tions taken by the French south of the Aisne were re pulsed after a stubborn but tle, the war office tin noil need today. Southwest of IlheiniH there was aKo sharp fighting. Italians hurled the Ger man.-- from advanced positions temporarily occupied, It was reported. Northwest of Montdidier an American raid In which 40 pris oners, including one officer, were taken, was announced. "South of the Aisne, the Ger mans attempted to eject the French from positions taken yes terday," the communique said. "Several battalions attacked lie tween the Fosses-En-Bas and Cu try ravine. They were repulsed and the French front was integ rally maintained. "Southwest of Rhelms there was Sharp fighting In the sector be tween Montague and Blikny (about half way between Rhelms and the Marne) Italian troops ejected the Hermans who obtained _ a momentary footing In advanced elements. "Northwest of Montdidier (In the Cantigny region) the Ameri cans conducted a successful raid, taking 40 prisoners. Including one officer. "In the forest of Apremont (on the left wing of the American Toul sector) In Lorraine, French troops took prisoners and material In a raid." 9909 > I ■ I*-—-I SOLDIER RETURNS JUST IN TIME TO RETAIN HIS WIFE (Special to The Times) LONDON, June 29.—John Mauners ot Twickenham return ed home after three years at the front .art la time to prevent his wife from remarrying. She had been informed by the war office that he was killed In action, and had accepted an offer of marriage. But he was badly t wounded and left for dead on the 1 field. I The Taeoma Times The Happy Hunting Ground Just because the Taeoma W. S. S, formally ended Friday night, don't imagine you are not to buy any more stamps. As Sat's Bear remarks there's "no closed season on these birds." TACOMA IS PROBABLY OVER TOP "I am confident Taeoma is over the top," said Campaign Manager Louis Burnett Saturday morning In reference to the War Savings Stamp drive which closed hero Fri day night. "Altho lt will be about three or four days until the final total can be reached, there is practically no doubt in my mind that the result will be satisfactorily and that we shall be proud of it." By noon Saturday the Taeoma pledges had been checked up to the amounit of 91,130,000, with hundreds of pledges coming In. "The drive shall not stop here," said Chairman Burnett Saturday. "If Taeoma is not over the top, and I believe she Is, this drive will continue as long as neces sity, even up to January 1 of next year. "Pledgeß may still be made and the sale of the stamps will be con tinued at the banks and post of fice and wherever they have pre viously been on sale. "I wish to state that I am very grateful to the public for the splendid co-operation which they have given to the workers in this drive, snd I am more than grate ful to the workers themselves who have devoted so much of their time and labor to making this campaign a success," Burnett con cluded. i The city's pledges amounted to about 20,000, with the largest sub scription riming from the Todd shipyards, whose total amounted to a trifle over 9172,735. In the country a large number of the districts have exceeded their quota, each district having | been made to correspond with the regular school division and each I pupil being allot (Hi 9100, on the basis that there are five members In each homo. Today's War Summary, by United Press Marne Front French repulsed a desperate Gorman attempt to retake the po sitions west of Sols i, captured from the enemy yestuiday. Picardy Front The 1-rcncli war office reported a miceoßgfiil American raid north west of Montdidier in the Can tlgny region In which 40 (Jermun prisoners were taken. Lorraine Front French troops took prisoners In a raid in Apremont forest, on the left flank of the American toul sector. Italy Latest official reports showed comparatively minor engagements In mountain region. England British casualties lists for the last week showed a total Of 32, --17 8. France The Germans made their third air raid on Paris In three days around midnight. No casualties reported. Germany Gen. yon I.iebert, in an Inter view, declared that another sur firlsc blow ugahißt the allies is niiiiiiii'iii He admitted that the Austrian offensive was a "painful failure." Germany'ls preparing for mili tary Intervention In Russia to restore order," acocrdlng to the German press. Austria-Hungary German reports said the general strike In Buda Pest has ended. Russia The murder of the former csar Is confirmed by the German em bassy at Moscow, according to a Stockholm dispatch. Helslngsfora reported red guard* terrorized Petrograd and hundreds of persons dying dally from hun ger. , . t Miss Elizabeth BJandlng, age 85, of Attleboro, Mass., has been reaching for 19 consecutive years. THE ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN TACOMA. KILLING OF EX-CZAR IS CONFIRMED II iillr.l Pi-ena l.i-HHfil Wire.) STOCKHOLM, June 29.—The German embassy at Moscow con firms the murder of Nicholas Ro manoff, former czar, according to a dispatch received here. The Nasse-Slovo declares that persons arriving in Moscow from Ekaterinburg state that when the Czech-Slovaks advanced on the latter city, red guards went to the former emperor's mansion and ordered the whole family to pre pare to leave on a special train. While en route to the station, Nicholas heatedly protested against transfer to an unknown place, whereupon the red guard escort bayonetted him. The former empress and her daughters were not molested. The former czarovitch was taken to a separate, unknown place. The perilous bolshevik alli ance with Germany will be great er than ever if the allies Invade Siberia. "If forced to choose between the evils of German and Japanese orientation, we prefer the former, because there is a chance of a revolution In Germany," War Minister Trotsky declared in a speech at Moscow this week. WEATHER FORECAST The con will have some job making change with a 7-cent fare, thinks Sat's Bear. To night and Sun day fair aad warmer. Tenn penUuree Fri day: Maximum 68; minimum, 50. | 7-CENT CARFARE IS LIKELY All that prevented a vole Fri day afternoon on Hie proposal to permit the T. R. & P. to tem porarily increase carfares In the city to seven cents was the refusal of Frank Day, member of the citi zens' Investigating committee of 13, to remain at the meeting in the council chambers. Pleading urgent business, l.ay left the meeting Just as the pro posal was to be put to a vote, and the question now lias to liang fire until next Monday afternoon, the time for tlie next session. Tiie proposal was offered in the form of a resolution by Jos ei-h il. Lyons, former secretary' of the Central Labor Council and sec retary of the committee of -!.">. He stated that it was an emer gency measure and only a means ;of providing temporary relief for ! the city, and that it wus fair and I square to both the people and the ;T. R. ft P. Co. Should the agreement be vio lated by the T. R. & P. it is un derstood that the city's contract shall be immediately terminated. And should the committee of IS see fit to end the agreement for any reason it may do so. Must Hive Service. The substance of the resolution is that the T. R. & P. pay the union scale of wage which is from HO to 60 cents an hour for a 10 hour day and proceed immediately to give adequate and safe street (Continued on Page Ten.) U. S. AIRMAN IS WOUNDED Dispatch From Frank J. Taylor. By United Press Leased Wire. WITH THE AMERICANS IN FRANCE, June 28.—Lieut. Jack Chambers, piloting a British bombing plane over the Herman lines yesterday, was severely I wounded by a machine gun bullet but stuck It out and brought 'his machine safely to the American airdrome. Chambers and a British gunner went out to strafe a -German troop train, reported to be moving some distance from the front. As they sailed over the enemy's position, the latter cut loose with their "archies" and machine guns. Chambers was struck In the right arm. He calmly steered the plane over the train, while his compan ion showered it with bombs. Then he darted down thru the enemy barrage, so the Britisher might spray the train with ma chine gun fire. After their ob ject was thoroly accomplished. Chambers returned home, grow ing fainter all the time. He spot ted the American airdrome and glided down in a perfect landing. Then he keeled over, uncon scious. When seen in an Ameri can hospital today, Chambers grinned and said: "It is worth a wound to get the care of these American girls, believe me!' Private Jos. Leltsan of the American field artillery has been awarded a posthumous distin guished service cross. The cita tion says that "on May 27, while under heavy bombardment, he voluntarily assisted other soldiers who were buried in a dugout. He was killed." The medal goes to his mother, Mrs. Annie Leitzan of Hammond, Ind. FAT STOMACHS IN GERMANY NO MORE (Spocinl Iv Tbe Times.) BERNE, June 29.—The age of fat stomachs In Germany la ovdr, says the Cologne Gazette, not only because "the Intellectual apprecia tion ot the fat belly no longer ex ists." TACOMA WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, JUNE 29,1918. President Will Curb Practices! «l plif.l Preaa I < n.r.i Wire.) i WASHINGTON', I). C, June 29. —Some American business is! gorging in war profits. Profiteer ing exists —some of it due to iuor dinaie greed, some to "barefaced fraud" and some to advantages taken of war time needs for pro duction. The federal trade commission so reported to the senate today, allowing among other astounding figures that four of the big five puckers reaped a $110,000,000 profit in the war years 191.".-11*1 7, of which $1 21,000,0000 represent ed an excess over pre-war profits, The packers particularly came In for heavy seining, but other lines, including flour milling and basic industries, were shown to be realizing vast sums above peace time profits. Ay Soon Will I all. "However delicate I definition is framed for 'profiteering,' " said the report, "those packers have preyed upon tiie people uncon sciously. They are soon to come under further governmental regulations aprove.V. by executive order." The report, intended as an ex hibit whereon the senate could I base new legislation, showed, among other things that govern-j ment fixation of prices in some basic industries had had an evil tendency in that it gave a great advantage to low cost concerns. 310 Per Cent. In one instance 319.67 per cent profit had been made, while many others averaged over 100 per cent. In the period prior to the gov ernment's price fixing, uhnormal profit was made by the U. S. Steel corporation, whose profits rose from 2.8 per cent in 1911 to 24.9 per cent In 1917. The copper Industry morn than doubled its average earnings. Twenty-one companies made profits In 1917 which ranged Irom 1 to 107 per cent on their investment. No unusual profits were found hy the commission In the zinc in dustry, with the exception of the New Jersey Zinc Co., with a 56 NEW U. S. MARSHAL IS NAMED Frank M. Harshberger, deputy clerk of the IT. S. district court for Western Washington in Ta eoma, was appointed chief clerk for the district Saturday by Fed eral Judge E. E. Cushman The appointment followed the resignation of Chief Clerk Frank L. Crosby, on account of 111 health. It may mean that the head of fices may be transferred from Seattle to Taeoma. Harshberger has served as clerk of the court In Taeoma Bince 1912. He came here In 1887 and was at first associated with the Allen C. Mason Co. In real estate. Later he became chief law clerk in the legal department of the N. P. railway. He Is married and has four children, and his home is at North 29th and Lawrence. He has one son In the U. 8- service. Croeby, a native of this satte. has been in the government ser vice for 28 years, having first served as a V. S. deputy marshal. He was appointed clerk in 1912. He will retire to hie farm In Thurston county. He has three sons in active ser vice—Lieut. Lloyd L. Croaby, with the government apruce division at Astoria; Sergt. Frank L. Crosby, la an officers' training school la France; Frank Runyan, on the U. S. S. Rainbow, chasing U-boats on the Atlantic. His daughter. Flora, is a deputy clerk in Ta eoma. Night Edition ■; -Taeoma ftiblk. I jhanry, „ per cent profit. Leather industry profits in creased as high as five times over those of pre-war years. The flour millers have had un usual profits snd their average earnings are said to be ;i& per cent of the Investiiient. The Helvetia Milk Condensing Co. made over 2u per cent on cost iind It per cent on Investment. Salmon < aimers' profits were approximately :,2.S per cent on' Ihe net investment. This average] doe; not reveal that some of the low cost companies included in the average made over 200 per lent. "The commission h.-t» r«ii son lo km.\\ lloil | >i ni iti■< i int cxisls," siiiil tin- MH|a "Much of it is due fo adiiin l.igcs liiU en of Hie necessities of llu- Hun's as evidenced in Hie war pressure for heavy production. Sunn- of it is at tributable lo iuui liinatr gn cil and liare-faceil fraud." Armour. Swift, Morris and Cudahy wore designated a* Ihe leaders in meat profit; ; the Wil son company's profits wen large, but not comparable to those of (he remainder of the big live. The profits of Morris & Co. for the fiscal year ending Nov, l| 17. is equal to the net wortli of the company (capital and sarplnal and 21i1!.7 per cent on the $.'(,- OOll.Odu capital stock outstanding. In the cases of the other four companies the earned rate is from 2 7 to 4 7 per cent. The International Nickel Co. made profits in 19 I 6 of |11,567,* 000, 40 per cent. Infill-illation of tin ■ mission ilim's not indicate ex cessive profits on lumber on Hie western const. Forty-eight southern pine pro ducers made an average profit on the net investment in 1917 of 17 per cent. Margin - on the coal industry In many cases were two or three times normal. Armour's Reply ■ I iilfnl Prraa l.raard Wire.) CHICAGO, June 2!K—-"These charge*, like previous ones from this commission, are designed to impress the headline readers," J. Ogden Armour said today, refer ring to accusations of profiteer ing in the federal trade commis sion's report. "It is a fact known to govern ment auditors that our company's profit on each pound of product in the meat food lines is only one fourth of a cent. We have de veloped our inline-,- to a point where those quarter pennies are brought In fast enough to make milions of dollars. The return on our Investment is now less than nine per cent." "History will show that in or der to feed the American people. Hie packers have had to find $.1 of outside capital for every $1 pro vided from earnings of the liusi-, ness," Armour asserted. Will Tell of Atrocities German war strocitles as they • really exist will lie pictured to i Tacomans In an illustrated lee * ture Sunday evening at the Ply mouth church, 45th and Park , aye., by Dr. Newell Dwlght Hlllls ■of the Plymouth church of Brooklyn, N. V., who has Just re , turned from the battlefields of . Europe. V. 8. NOT TO BUY BARLEY ll nl-rd Preaa l.vaaril Wire.) i SAN FRANCISCO. June 29. — t TWs year's barley crop will not , he regulated or handled by the t Lulled States food administration. ilt was announced today. Ae i cording to reports here, many farmers are holding their barley hoping to get the price they re 'oeived last year. DIVSIONS BATTERED FOR GAIN Dispatch From Wm. j Phillips Simms. ) I | By United Cress I/eased Wire. I ♦ — A WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN PRANCE, June 29—The Ger man aiin > put down a barrage oa the new British positions east ot INieppe forest, lasting from 10:10 I last night until 1:30 this morn llag, but up to 7 o'clock this 'morning there was no infantry at tack. The rest of the British front re mains normal. British and Preach forces to day held more advantageous po sitions in Flanders and the Cham- Ipagae region, the result of sue leeaaful attacks carried out yee lerday morning. The British, in a surprise at tack east of Nieppe forest, ad vanred their lines an average depth of a mile on a front of three and a half miles between Vieax Heniuln and Pont Tournai. They attained all their _ object lives, including the villages' at l.'Kpiuette, Verte Rue and L_a Heei|iie. They also cut up two Herman divisions. Field Marshal Haig in his night report said more than 300 prls- IMN and 22 machine guns were Icaptared. i Simultaneously, Aus t r allan troops attacked west of Merris, a !in ilt» north of Vieux Berquin, cap ! Hiring several enemy posts and taking 4:', prisoners and six ma chine guns. While these operations were hinder way. the French advanced ion a front of nearly four and a half miles west of Soissons, be- Itween Ambleny and Montgoberv. They took 1.060 prisoners, the French war office announced, j HUNS PLAN RAIDS IN GREEK WATERS it nlic.i Preaa I.eiupd Wire.) LONDON, June 29. —Germany is fitting out Russian vessels cap tured in the Illack sea for raids thru the Dardanelles on allied shipping in tho Aegean see, saya a .Venico dispatch. TIAIKOTHE TIMES Greetings, are you rowdy to pay a seven-cent carfare? Dear Talko: A Non-EBsenUa! Industries club wouldn't do any harm. For prexy I nominate the man who sells balloons. TACKB. Many a Marker has this alibi: "It taken -brain* to be ■ lighting Muni." Instead of forcibly feeding it to the world. Germany will have to swallow that kultur Herself. Aad on an empty stomaoh at that. We cjut't win Hie war wait ing for Austria to lick Itemett with a revolution. What she needs mosi |g ■ thoro lieliing hy democracy. On with the war! While we're Hooverisiag oa men's clothes, why not cat Mm pants off just below the knenT The wlmnien folks have Hbowa the way—with their gowna. It was very careless of tha packers to forget to ran hale, thoee hams. Carnivals and cirmsaea an coning as thick aa tag days.