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The Seattle Star from Seattle, Washington • Page 1

The Seattle Stari
Seattle, Washington
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ONE CENT ALL EDITIONS All the Time AM BHR Hnna mm flnan flT 35 avt C3B mm KV9B irWW jrhM BuDfl JfK IMHA a MR hT tfV lUf fILC AH HB VUb us MB IH HQ Bi HB OFFEK AL4DE TO'FIX'BELT LINE BOND ELECTION PASS THIS BILL A bill introduced by Rep. Adams, is before the legislature to appropriate $5,000 to pay (or the services of Attorney Reynolds in the Northwest tourist case. It should pass. People of Seattle, Portland, Tacoma, and other places, have had to dig Into their pockets to make up that fund. The Star urged them to do so, rather than depend on the legislature.

It was a case of safety first. The Northwest was in danger of losing ground already gained in the rate fight to give this section the same chance for tourist trade as Southern California has. But it is really a state matter The whole of Washington is affected. A few private individuals should not have to bear this tax. The money is for public service.

The legislature should pass the Adams bill. STATE ASKED TO PAY FOR TOURIST CASE OLYMPIA. Feb Adams of Spokane yesterday Introduced a bill appropriating JftipO from the neral fund to pay of Attorney Charles A Reynolds In the fight to iM-eserve the Northwest's victory In the $17.60 far' differ entlal rate case The bill has been given the fulj recommendation, not only of these commercial bodlrs, but of Attorney General Tanner and the public serv- Ice commission. While the name of the special counsel to handle the case brfore the Interstate commerce commit alon is not mentioned in the bill. Ihe attorney general, the com nils BREAK IS NEAR WITH AUSTRIA, SAYS BENDER BY ROBERT J.

BENDER WASHINGTON. Feb. After two weeks of broken relatione with Germany. Presld-nt Wilson today flnda the international situation Increasingly difficult. A break with Auetrla aeems cTmpending, In view of persistto nt 'eports that all negotiaons tending to dissuade A usk.

-I- from following the boat of Germany have failed. are convinced the resultant economic In the United makee soms action designed to open the way for American ehlpplng Imperative. of word from American consular In central power countries taken to Indicate that Oermnv no relaxation In her course of It terf'rence with Amerl can American rights In of these developments of the last two weeks, however there no belligerent step Immediately In -recording to those close to the president. Shipping T'ed Up The molt distressing problem Is that of American shipping, now at a standstill In American (Continued on page 8) Tacoma Is 2,4 Hours Slower Than David rnvlii Sullivan. lightning i irraph operator for the Tacoma failed for the flint time In jih life to be on the Job at 7 a.

m. Saturday "I didn't get up, he told em "because I thought It wan Sunday." ADVERTISING MANAGER'S DAILY TALK New Programs at All the Theatres Today and Tomorrow To find out wh f'tll about lh' Star rnU.Mr> i alao on Alhamhra orphaum raga 5 HIP Oak CAtmmmr Has 1 I'aga Tha HafuMaf Ktar a authority Many thouMfldi of look to to thHr information to what fa doing at tha thMtfM MORE THAN 60,000 COPIES DAILY slon and the Commercial Clubs have definitely agreed that Hey nolds should be the man. an it w.i* he who handled the case from (he With KVloay as the last day for Introducing; bills In the legislature, from the commercial organizations came to Otywpta to see there no further hitch. These representatives were 8 J. Wettrlck.

attorney for the transportation bureau of thf Seattle Commercial Club: Jay McCime, secretary of the transportation reati of the Tacoma Commercial Cltib. and Gordon Cor be lay. eiecu live aecretary of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce. BERNSTORFF TO IE HELD WEEK NEAR HALIFAX HALIFAX. Feb thoro will be England'! Inspec tlon of the liner Frederick bearing Count Von Barnatortf back homo, waa Indicated today In the eeml-offlclsl announcement that It may be a week or more before the liner ie "paeaed." A huge staff of cuetome and Immigration offlclala, with women aseletanta and tranelatore, swarmed aboard the Frederick VIM.

today, beginning their work ehortly after daylight. Armed watch the Freder- frk VIII. and no Is permitted aboard beyond offlrlals engaged In Inspection and those armed; with from naval author! These were Issued only to government permitted to leave today, nor will they be granted such during the stay of the liner SHIPWRIGHTS AT PORTLAND STRIKE PORTLAND, Feb union caulkers and shipwrights at the Columbia Knglrieerlng company were discharged by President today, and Immediately 102 fellow employes dropped their tools and walked out. Right hundred at the i'enlnsula Shipbuilding plant inay strike before night. SECOND TRAIN OF CONSULS TUESDAY WASHINGTON, Feb.

sec ond special train carrying American consuls from various of Germany will leave Merlin for Berne Tuesday. This announcement wan by the state department. today. DON'T HAVE TO OBEY LAW UNTIL READY 01-YMPIA. Feb.

serv Ice comp'inlea don't have to obey the law until they get ready The decided this day when It panned House Kill 72, extending the tim" for the electric companies to comply with the law In litis, compelling the con structlon of electric linen and the regulating of wiring on a Htandard that would Insure the safety of linemen. ALL N. G. TR DPS ORDERED HOME WASHINGTON. Feb 17 All na tlonal guard remaining on the border have been ordered homo The Seattle lar THE ONLY PAPER IN SEATTLE DARES TO PRINT THE NEWS VOLUME 19.

BRIDGES MAKES CHARGE that a city reglstra tion clerk offered to "put the public belt line proposition at the March 6 election for were in a tpeech by Robert president of the port commlaalon. at a meeting of the King County Democratic club, at the Good Eata ca'eter la, Saturday noon. said the man called on him three and intlmat ed In a position to to election officials which would result In their votes to the proposition. Aa a reference to hla ability to put the thins over," he referred me to Col man, who. he familiar with the Iticthol that waa uiied to Influence voters to adopt the present site for the new county-city biUld Itig.

Instead of conforming to the Rogue plan site, I think the public ought to know how some propositions are pnt over," Hrldgee explained, as his motive for airing (he Incident It what money can do, how have to be pulled aonie times to get the proper results Me aald hla caller flrat made the offer two and had call ed twice since then. "Two httodrnd waa to be paid over mM Hrldges, "and the remaining $1,400 placed In a bank In escrow. to be delivered only If ihe proposition carried the man also offer ed to open offices, hire a clerical force and Issue pamphlets. FARMERS INDORSE PORT RELT LIRE RILL SPOKANE, Feb grain growers and ehlppers aeaembled here In conven tlon yeiterday Indorsed the Gule bill calling for publicly owned belt line, grain etevatora and other port developments In Seattle If the legislature kills the Guie port development plan, the declared they would their grain to Port land. They took the position that He attle could otne the Kraln of the Pacific If the publicly own ed and maintained elevators, ware and storage plants were con nerted by a public belt line railway The farm development hurnau of the Spokar.e Chamber of Com merce alio Indorsed the publicly terminal plan.

SEATTLEITES WATCH DOURLE LAUNCHING Two new vessels, products of shipyards, slipped Inlo the waters of Klllott bsv at practically the same lime Saturday The new West Seattle ferry, Robert Bridges, and the Alaska I'aclflo Navigation motorshlp Oregon were successfully launched at II a. m. Miss Marie 12nd st a member of the West Seattle high school, was sponsor for the ferry. She was attended hy a number of her While the Robert Hrldges wan slipping Into the water. the Oregon glided down the wnvi from a plant on the Weil waterway.

A law egatlon of I'ortland business men attended the launching Evidently He Kept Hud Long Enough NEW YORK, Feb. 17. When one of three "customers," hit him over the bend with a club and grabbed for the amethyst tray, Jeweler's Clerk Marks remained conscious only long enough to shove the gems Iri the and lock It. Had Novel Way to Announce Secret MARYBVIIXE, Feb 17 A A brand new plan for announcing an engagement wan reported here when Miss Florence Shepherd hud the newK her betrothal to llarrj flushed on a movie Herein. SEATTLE.

SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 17. 1917 Society Girl Lobbies for Blind; Wins! Mm CrlHer the of the blind in She daughter of one of leading and a leader of the younger set of She worked ao earnestly for a bill the wrote to provide for a commiiiion for the blind of Tenneeaee that atate senator called her "the moat charming lobbyxt In She aucceeded In having the bill paseed. PUBLIC SERVICE-- THATSTHE ISSUE The issue in the coming primaries Tuesday and the final election in March, at which three councilmen are to be chosen, is plain. It is "Public service." Councilman Dale, in a public meeting the other night, indicated that first interest is the Puget Sound Traction, Light and Power Co.

His record in the council more than indicates Plainly, he is not a PUBLIC servant, tho the public pays him his salary of $3,000 a year. Two men, already in the council, have proved their PUBLIC service, and should be reelected. They are Councilman Oliver T. Erickson and Robert B. Hesketh.

No truer type of democrat with a little than Erickson can be found. He gave up a successful business career for public service, and he is SERVING the people, not bunking them. Hesketh, a member of organized labor, has also aimed to give service to the majority of the people, and not to a select few. Vote for Erickson and Hesketh. Do not vote for Dale.

SHOOTS MAN TRYING TO STEAL HIS WIFE KENNET, Feb. 17. William Hernlman, aged 48. shot and Killed by Clad Reppert, aged 43, today, when the formar appeared at Reppert's home to call on Mra. Reppert.

The slaver notified the pollen authorities of the traxedy and aaaertled She worked in a settlement house. And years before she had been a street waif herself, later a cheap little actress a moth whose wings were singed by the flame. It's "The Story of Julia Page," who turned out a wonderful woman. It will appear in The Star. Begin it Monday.

that hla victim had tried to 1 break up hla home by persuading Mra Heppert to elope with htm today. Heppert confirmed this statement. The tragedy occurred In front of the Heppert home Suspecting Hernlman, Reppart remained ut home today. Instead of going to work, lis usual lie was waiting when llernlman arrived Heppert drew a revolver and fir ed one shot. The bullet entered the back of Hernlman's head and passed entirely thru it.

Hernlman fell dead. GREW TO VIENNA PARIS, Feb. 17. Joseph C. (irew.

secretary to the American at llerlln. and recently in charge during Anibntmador Gerard's absence In the I'tilled States was today ordered to Vienna to assist Ambassador I enfleld Amh issu dor (ie-nr gnve the to drew. Judge Says Each Lie Told Him Worth $25 CHICAOO, Feb. Judge l.midls estimated Zltn beroff, bankrupt, told hint 700 lies lie ordered Zlmberoff held under $5,000 bond, "or 125 for each lie you have told me," ONE CENI Mary Boyle O'Reilly Makes Thrilling Trip on New York From Liverpool; "Battle Hymn of Republic" Stirs Passengers. (Mary Boyle O'Reilly, of the of The Dally Star, arrived In the United on the boat home, the New York, the only American liner to from England after the new German boat campaign went into effect.

O'Reilly In London correspondent for The Star. The to make the trip thru the war xone marked off by the and write the of running the blockade cabled to O'Reilly, and bravely accepted the Here it her EOITOR We Got This in the Mail Today He It enact ei! That one aayinc i than iHirn" be filled, etc 1 That any under the age of 70 yearn wearing be fined, elr Thai any female wearing on her over one Inch high jbe etr. That any female wearing morn than two In her clothing i be etc That any emoklng a pipe. clgur or rlgarette fined. ctc.

That any female ualiiK talcum powder, cream, on her face be etc That any the uanT HIHSCRIItKR HIGH COURT SAYS NO DAMAGES FOR MOTHER'S DEATH OI.YMPIA. Keh 17 In a deicliloi written by Judge t'hadwlck. and concurred In by the remaining of the supreme benrh. Judge Jurey Is overruled In granting t'edrlc Whittlesey a $15,150 verdict against Ihe city of Seattle Whittlesey awarded dam area the result of an automobile accident when the machine plunged Into a deep ravine at Crockett Kt. and Third live March 30, killing his mother It wan alleged the cltv was negligent In the con dltlon of th" street.

The supreme court held that could niK bp for the wrongful death of a wife or mother The decision does not the mention of It rovers many pages, and the common law rule thai damages may be obtained for the wrongful killing of a husband and fnther. and of children, 'but for the death of a wife or mother The statutes of thin state. It held, did not chgnge the common law MAYOR INDICTED IN CHEHALIS PROBE CHKHAUB. Feb I Colt min. mayor of Chehalli, Indicted by the l-ewls county grand Juryon a charge of Issuing a prescription for liquor In a case where the man wan not alck.

In at liberty on cash hall The Indictment charges that t'olcnien wrote an Illegal priarrip tlon Kied Nehrlng on December 13. Coleman claims Nehrlng needed the liquor The Jury voted another which Is being kepi secret. Air Mail Route Is Being Planned ST Minn. Feb 17 Aeroplanes will soon carrying mall from Minneapolis to St. Vnul and Chicago, making one round-trip flight each day, and delivering In the Twin Cities eurh day mail written In Chicago the same day.

The time now consumed by rail Is 12 hours for the miles. Postmaster A K. I'urdy of Minneapolis and Postmaster Otto N. Raths of St Paul are working together on the plan. 2 ARE KILLED WHEN SHIP STRIKES MINE I I K)N, I-'eh.

17 Two men were killed, nine nre missing anil five Injured wore rescued hen the llrlllsh S. S. I.ady Ann struck a announced today. The Injured hive bren removed to hospitals. The l.ady Ann was an Iron screw ste'imer of 1,011.

tons, registered it Sunderland, and the property of it). 1 jiniliton tto" Collieries, Ltd Julia I'age grew on the pavements of Sun BY MARY BOYLE O'REILLY NEW YORK, Feb. the Stars and Stripes at the taffrail, but no barber pole Boyle. American citizens are home. No parting cheer to the towering ship, no final greeting to the empty dock, as the first blockade runner slipped into the stream.

Such are my last impressions of Liverpool. Passengers are carefully cabined near the gangway stairs and life belts are laid open beside every berth. I take my orders for the trip from a calmeyed stew ardness from the lost Titanic. "Madam will dress warmly with fur coat and sea rugs laid ready," she tells me. "There is a handbag for money and jewels, the stateroom will be hooked open and you will have one night's sleep fully dressed lying upon the couch," she added.

1 Obviously, the orders come from the captain on the comprehensive non-commital rule of the Bea. There, is no mention of raiders or submarines Gray, murky and fogbound sea shrouding the grnves of the Arabic and the l.usitanla. Gaudily painted ships shrieking their nationality from waterllne to topmast. The Philadelphia, limping Into port with a smashed screw. Two slim, black torpedo boat destroyers sneaking to sea thru the deepening gloom.

That Is the picture the harbor presents. Then a zone of broken water, a course inside the fastnet to avoid vast mine fields, a glimpse of the guardian ring of trawler indefatigable, unhonored and unsunc. fishers and fighters, too Here, if anywhere, pirate submarines lie waiting. If we get thru, other American ships can follow in safety. Tie Children in Life Belts Women glance at each other in silence; men's faces grow grltn; children are tied Into life belts.

No one montlons either the Germans or the Ktigllsh. War-weary and war-protesting, we are Americans going home Then, of a audilen, the ship's lone, lean hull lunges thru hills of water The blockade breaker is convoyed thru the first danger zone by the Ood ot storms. A wild night. On deck, the tireless tramp of a double watch, thru the dark: from the sea-swept bow. the lookout's "All's well," lonely us a curfew call.

From the silent chamber where whlsnering wireless drips the world's news, a messenger speeds to the captain He rises, tired-eyed, but confident. News of Diplomatic Break "Fellow-citizens, the I'nited States has severe! diplomatic relations with Germany." The flag under which we sailed is no lonfler a protection. An elderly lady slips to the piano. Her cameo face, flush- LAST EDITION Don't he fooled by a woman with a hair cut or a man without one. flrowe in the head, not on It.

Weather forecaat today: "Unsettled; occaaional rain." stripes on the sides or checkerboard flags oil the mastheads, I have just passed thru the sub- marine zone of frightfulness 011 the American liner New York, THE LAST SHIP FOR HOME. A vast landing shed held by soldiers; one table at which Britishers sit to be questioned, another at which Yankees stand for the same ordeal. A final interrogation, a grudging stamping of departure cards, a swift passage along the last gauntlet, and I and 200 other "safe" on the last boat faintly. begins to ring. Not nor "My Country," but that nobler clarion call, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." "As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free." It Is the creed of Americans facing Fate on the last boat home.

The ships heads Into a new course, southwest of Hatteras along a lane shlpless to Its dimmest horizon. The preen and sullen. Is a vast loneliness. "This charting evades the lurking German raider." comments a New York banker. "Where escape is almost easy, threats of attack prove the folly of frlgtitfnlness the.

futility." add the dozen disciples of destruction. American engineers returning from exploding Human lan oil wells for the British government. Shuffleboard and have lout their interest. The latest pastime Is searching for undersea cruisers. The newest pastime Is finding those significant holes in the deck planking which mark the position of a scoutshlp's quick firers.

The ol I warship Is racing homo to cast off civilian gear," comments a bearded boatswain. "Eighteen ago this month somebody mined our battleship Maine. Before (Continued on page Shovel Attack Is Cause of Arrest Information charging first degree assault was filed Saturday by Depot Prosecutor Barto against Voln Volnvich, a laborer In the employ of the llullders' Brick a plant at Ninth and Charleston. The assault, according to the information, occurred on February J2, when Volnvich, after an argument over a question of work, approached Hen Atkinson, superintendent, and beat him over the head with a shovel handle Atkinson was confined for several days In a hospital. Voinvlch's bond was set at.

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