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*BLE THEJV'S CHIMES VOJV* T CHIME
At a recent meeting of the Commercial
Club the following preamble and resolution
was offered and the same referred to the
" Whereas, Alden J. Blethen has presented
to the University of the State of Washing
ton, a set of chimes, upon which there is
a laudatory inscription of the donor, and
"Whereas, The student body of the Uni
versity of the State of Washington, by and
through fifty-one of its most representative
members, have protested against the accept
ance of the said chimes by the Board of Re
gents of the University, a copy of which pro
test is hereto attached, and have recommend-
Ed the reimbursing of the said Alden J.
Blethen for the amount of money expended
in the purchasing of the said chimes and the
removal from the chimes of the laudatory
inscription of the donor, and to that end have
recommended in their protest the appropria
tion of $12,000 by the Legislature for the
"Now, therefore, Be it resolved that the
Seattle Commercial Club goes on record as
endorsing the protest of the student body,
a copy of which protest is hereto attached,
and are in favor of the recommendation
therein made with respect to the appropria
tion of $12,000 by the State of "Washington
for the purchase of said chimes.
"Be it further resolved, That the Legisla
tive Committee of this Club be requested to
immediately prepare a bill to be presented
to the next Legislature, appropriating the
necessary funds to reimburse the said Alden
J. Blethen for the money which he has ex
pended in the purchase and installation of
said chimes upon the Campus of the Uni
versity, and that this matter be referred to
a Special Committee, with instructions to
prepare suitable and proper resolutions en
dorsing the attitude of the said student body
in the premises, a copy of which resolutions
when so prepared and adopted by this Club,
to be presented to the Board of Regents of
the University, the members of the faculty,
the Associated Student Body and to each
and every one of the daily papers in the
State of Washington."
Blethen's Chimes, so far as the student
body is concerned, are still peeling forth dis
cordant sounds, and as soothing as are the
notes of "Abide With Me," they fall on
deaf ears as the students wend their way
to the accustomed places of assembling for
the day's work. Lest, dear reader, you
forget, the following letter is one of many
things against Col. Blethen's general repu
tation that has prompted the student body
to class him as an undesirable citizen:
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 24, 1910.
My Dear Wapp:—
As I know that you will stop at Portland
and at the Oregon, I am writing you this
letter as a substitute for a night telegram I
had prepared Friday night for you, but
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1912.
which inadventently got into the mail in
stead of into the Postal Telegraph. The tele
gram exceeded one hundred words and
therefore was billed to go as a "lettergram."
When I found the error this morning I
wired you a few words telling you to call
me by telephone in Portland when you ar
rived and this I hope you will not fail to do
for the following reasons: —
(1) Gill had not been out of town forty
eight hours before Wadrall started in to
clean up the town—and he had the help of
every enemy which Gill and yourself have
made since this present administration took
(2) Wardall first notified Berryman to
close his dance hall in the tenderloin district,
as it was a nuisance—giving the notice
through Mike Powers and inferring that the
Sheriff would raid that night if the police
didn't, and Wardall didn't propose to allow
the Sheriff the opportunity.
(3) They called me by telephone for ad
vice and I promptly laid out a plan for them
to pursue, which they followed to the letter
and so far have escaped difficulty.
(4) I told them to obey the order of
Powers without fail unless the Mayor re
ceded after I had interviewed Hodge and
Hodge had denounced the whole proposition
as a falsehood.
(5) When I obtained the latter informa
tion, however, I went after Powers, and he
said his orders were positive from Wardall
and he didn't think the Acting Mayor was
moved by any information from the Sher
iff's office. Therefore the report coming to
me must have been untrue, though Berry
man said Powers had told him.
I then advised them by all means not to
open up the next morning, but to go before
the Courts and get the hearing, which they
did, Judge Gilliam issuing a restraining or
der by demanding that the case be heard to
day—but the outcome will not be known un
til this afternoon —and in the meantime they
have opened their house for three consecu
tive- nights, in spite of Wardall.
I enclose herewith statements made by
Wardall denouncing you by innuendo, if not
directly, as they will save me writing the
facts—but you should read them carefully.
Yesterday afternoon Brainerd had War
dall in his office and demanded that he re
move you by appointing Bennett as Chief
of Police, which he promptly refused, alleg
ing that to accept such a position would be
to sacrifice his Captaincy and that he would
I think Wardall began to feel a little
shaky about his upheaval work, and con
cluded that Mike Powers would do for a
while, but today Mike Powers has raised
the devil against Wardall and very likely
he may be removed before Gill gets back.
Now if you appear in this city any time
before Gill returns, Wardall will remove
you and then your enemies will do all in
their power to keep you out after Gill re
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turns. Hence Ido not want that to occur,
as I do not believe he can legally remove you
during your absence.
Now I have given you sufficient informa
tion to put you entirely on your guard and
if you will keep in touch with me by long
distance telephone until I give the word,
you will very much oblige your personal
I will not go into detail yet as the charge
Hodge has made against you to Bobby Boyce
and who came to me in great distress night
before last, claiming that he had positive
proof that you were the greatest grafter on
the face of the earth and that you were
leading Gill straight down to destruction.
I also enclose a clipping from today's pa
per which is a letter Wardall sent to me
night before last, and simply to show you
that Wardall is attempting to turn all of
his charges against you for your return.
(Signed) A. J. BLETHER
Mr. C. W. Wappenstein,
Chief of Seattle Police,
Hotel Oregon, Portland, Ore.
ODDS AND ENDS.
The parcels post will be placed in opera
tion by the Postoffice Department on Jan
uary 1, 1913. .
The State of Pennsylvania claims the
largest number of Sunday School scholars of
any State in the Union.
Lieutenant Mortenoi, a Negro and a na
tive of Guadaloupe, has been promoted to
captaincy in the French navy.
Mr. John Wanamaker has given $60,000
for a Young Men's Christian Association
Building in Peking, China.
The ex-senator from Utah, the Hon. Frank
J. Cannon, says that Mormonism holds the
balance of power in Massachusetts.
Mrs. Margaret LaGrange has been chosen
Bishop of the New Thought Church in Mich
igan. She is said to be the first woman ever
elected to such a position.
The Young Women's Christian Associa
tion, established by Japanese in San Fran
cisco, with 150 members, is the first organ
ization of its kind in the United States.
The recent decision of Judge Mcllvane, of
Washington county, Pennsylvania, is to the
effect that all unlicensed sales of liquor, un
der the guise of club institutions are unlaw
The fifty-ninth birthday of James Whit
comb Riley, the Hoosier poet, and also known
as the children's poet, was celebrated in the
schools of nldiana from October seventh to
The new marriage form put recently into
use in New York City, includes all the ques
tions put to the bride and bridegroom by
the clerk and the answers are incorporated
in the license.
Dr. H. P. Claxton, United States Commis
sioner of Education, estimates that the num
ber of high schools—public and private—
will total more than a million and a quarter
this school year.