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ttUBS WILL DEMAND INVESTIGATION
IIOTING MAY START ANY
MOMENT AT SPOKANE NOW
Kf_* TV-fstened Storm Is
JUsching the Breaking
ffifiweking ■■ in Every
. *, I**** I*!"**-**->
POKAKt. M*»* 11,—Th* f*d*r*l
agent** hsve co-op* rite J with
AtA**,M police is th* extent
mpOtpAt* heat* at fort George
$$(, ttMr* SCO colored troop*
yM*t*r«*_ ha* been turned ever
at* »*i *« to a* use as a tempo-
AtJa*- :L . ■
fktA**rt4 Industrials, of whom
_ *jti m asserted as aliens, hsve
m* Wa t»ere. The police have
jam**** an abandoned school
' htsßeT* 'sew hay* room for 5,000
m%_M& Itaport' Alien*.
Kfa^gis*i_«r\.-*. •, -*■■■■■
I fttri-r. saterntnent emigration
Kirn lists reported her* for th*
Kbbm of ferritin-) out aliens for
BtiSlirtiOriSTr recruit I are arriv-
HS**"- th* entire Pacific North-
MMlrMIt West and part* of th*
It*- sin* day* of steady fighting
V i.taaiii-a I* ben Mi.ii.* more ser
•***, * despite; the hue. er strike
■■as th* fcfl coattcted Industrials.
I ' Doubling, Palls*.
I -The potie* ant ftmMfag th*- spe-
M tort*, yet tkey t**r they will
|mb i* ansble to .-ope wtit tho
[***•*«. It M pn-tMrled that Ihe
I«. *ffl a* natter martial law
f ***** ••••'! ef labor unionists j
anat*m .*• council yesterday I
a * if****! . .t-scten asking for a
siamiiiSM at,the street „-,.*_.*._. |
**&*** 1 I'naM-- to reach an
. vmattt, lite labor union* *'ai>
,4*7 *fl 6l»ok •'. Initiative to
|*)|*< tft* .agr.cit to adopt an or.ll
I jtctraej after on« In opera
|*_. •>*■■ Riving the right to
BkftS street* at any time.
■tAt-Bcep of hour* of heavy
Ms. If ftrtcg the police several
la* lha-. -200 Industrial* have
a**"-* for seven days. thrusting
kef**. SI I water out of their
****** ottered Eighty ■« In
ar» •-.' physicians ou account
*** r*f has. ' to eat, James Wll
"*.Cix/JcsThoir,p>*ori. F*. J. Knot**.
Maßs'tM.CL :sngo. in
****** leader*; and hen, aro
at *!*toul bom! charged with
STalk Citizens' Alllsnee.
■Stdty.is flooded with Pinker
•s-t- -.-:.,-. Many clUzena arc
pKiag the formation of a '111
pstflitc* to control Iks th*
It**.. after "free *pcech" day
t***l *f Spokane finds Itself In
|«eKwlSon of the man who sud
pr we* a red flag wavlnc In
[■st of tla. The warning signal
mar** flsag to the breeze. It
|t*e*ftle.. : that'the crisis may be
\*_-ff pained, but unless 'l,*-
HIM fortes weaken very ma
__r*s7 I** - autborUle* meet
J* fffjoattion*. the crisis will
KHS*J* sat s*-r<-n* affair.
I IJIt .Worker* In . Fight.
laZ""**'' ta^iin*].. round num.
m_U*t sr-tire Industrial Work
■Jh.Ms.-lf-. men ln • the fight
***** -Mt city against ihe city
'•••''••■tst'ttejpr-vliege 0 ( Hpo __.
Si -«»*street*. Relcforcementa
Piwwtag to steadily from Mon
2.*___»' »Itlih Columbia, and
•a I'o-;!j.,.! ; aad Ix>* Angeles.
If* <, ago tb* police turned
2"? «■* aster on crowds in the
7*» •»•• arrested scores dally.
_TrJ_^l*i7 a few were arrested
E*^ja*tei-ea re .< wa)l r . O - used
EMjg§W»Uy the lull before
bt ftL^*- ".«v**«TiHs are com
foi a new onslaught,
MT,\^ on serious one.
I *•".■' ______H_.' a'~ have con-
Sr.Vi rfl?,rkaW- r overly cam
___S*a*ll. leader* have Blip
s' rt*k*****st attempt at
. «*r. . ••-"«feya_ 4 i_.„^a_ < _
I mL***** ttrika an Error.
I |*- «* strategic error was lo
■Wis! s *? m *trlke" ln -la".
F*^*"» In England.
'■*mv mn T p '*i,le ******* na*
I •Wilt, :,,,,, " *■*
*!*t*te.£ m,*..' lt»« PO»ce
S»W"iS*J»«" snd they
I S^t^ c! TOr »«•>'«•
«fii_S2.A t**Jrkafe ■apprehensive
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BKS*'* notlce of intfrcst lo ever > r woman in Seattle
***u»d °n rU* Star'S Woman' Pa-?c- If you're a Bood
■hsTfo.- P" 4"* °f •*' li you're interested in getting a good
■*■ th* to lng dinner for y"r -family, '-"' the announcement
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RAINIER VALLEY PEOPLE ARE
ANGRY AT THE S. R. I S. CO.
Another Delay in the Operation of the Fourth Avenue
Line Develops and Crawford. Doesn't Know
When Obstacle Will Be Removed.
"I dent know when we -will
operate car* on Fourth ay.
"We take up difficulties a*
they com* to us.
"W* built a -V. on Fourth and
Jefferson, so that we can turn
th* nam, single entry car* back
"W* might run some of th*
old double entry or reversible
ctr* through on Fourth »v., or
w* might run * car back . and
forth on Fourth «v. to transfer
In th* south end of town "
Statement* made by William R.
Crawford, president of th* Se
attle. Renton A Southern rail
With these atatcmenta William R.
Crawford this morning confirmed
the fear of residents of the Rainier
valley that they will not this year,
ride on car* operate**! on Fourth ay.
M I'm.* st. an an extension of
what is known as the "Old Kenton
The franchise for the Fourth ay.
line was applied fur and granted on
the* promt*, a that the line would be
| rushed through to completion: also
that when cars were louts** around
the hill on King at. and the old
Waahlngton at. counter-balance done
away with, th«* crush and Jam on th*
old Ronton line ratt would be at
least partially done away with.
For nearly a year the 8. R. ft 8.
company has been at work, on the
Fourth ay. extension. One obstacle
after another ha* been brought up
on,- at a time, as an excuse for de
lay In operation of the cars.
Many Delay* Occur.
First the company could not gel
tbe Bealtle Electric company to pot
In the crossing* of S. PI company
Next a permit to lay tracks
around Hi'" King st. hill was not
Finally this was secured and work
was to M rushed.
Then there was some track which
had to be used Jointly by the B*. R.
* 8. railway and the 8. B. company
The 8. I-;, company refused to agree I
to terms. Arbitration bad to be
resorted to. Months were spent in
Never was any attempt mad*
to remove all the obstacle* st
once." Mr. Crawford says his
company does one thing at *
time, and now a new delay or
At a meeting of the Rainier Val
ley Improvement club last night It
i developed that no provision had
been made for a loop at the Pine st
terminus of Iho Fourth ar. line. The
8„ It A 8. <..•■;. holds a fran
chise for laying tracks around and
operating cars on Fourth ay. to Pine
st and around a triangular block
bounded by Weatlake, Pine and
Fourth, but now It develop* that
"obstacles" stand In the way of the
use of Ihls loop. At lesst this Is the
story given out at the office* of the
fi . 11. A 8. company and presented
lo the Rainier Valley Improvement
club by State Senator Ralph Nichols
The transportation commit of
the club Introduced » resolution re
questing the superintendent ot pub
lic utilities to secure tho Immediate
construction of the track and tbe
joint user agreement necessary In
the use of the loop needed to make
operation of cars on Fourth ay. pos
II 0. Kelley, In speaking on the
resolution, (lured thai whllo Mr.
Crawford, if the railway company,
was giving out excuse* all summer
about not being able to use the
King st. tracks, which ,-ire neces
sary with th© operation of tho new
•i.i cars built, he had not done a
thing toward building this loop,
leaving this hurt • oiiMiHci.- ■ to arias
forward as an excuse for not operat-
Inf. tho Fourth nv. tine, after all
w^^sas-^i. -si'tw am* *^***»y-*^'-*ciH__«&t^j*»sag^**jfp>
other obstacle*" had been cleared
Will Turn Dig Car**.
Now. be declared, with this fresh
excuse on his Ups. he haa built a
"V* at Fourth ay. and Jefferson st*.
so lhe company can turn hack the
big single entry cara at the learnt,
terminus of the line, and thus con
tinue the present crush and jam st
; that point, lie demanded Immedi
Finally .i modified resolution waa
adopted which request* th* super
intendent of public utilities to
ascertain what. If any. obstacles
c ,J*t to prevent th- immediate
operation of cars on Fourth »v and
tbat he »**!*( In the removal of lb*
same with all possible dispatch so
that th*- people of Rainier valley
may bam proper and adequate
service over Fourth ■• to Pine at
He Is Convicted of Murder
in the First Degree—
Cries Out That He Does
Not Deserve It.
There. I* nothing left for Ar
thur George but to be hanged.
He hs* no Chanc* of appeal.
Thomaa R. Homer, hi* attorney.
"I don't deserve If I don't de
serve It!" cried Anithur 'ietirs'*
when the Jury, after being out all
night, returned to department No. 1
of tbe superior court this morning
wllh a verdict of guilty of murder
In tho first degree.
Oeorge went to tin* home of his
divorced wife at llrishton Reach on
the morning of May 13, and during
a heated quarrel shot her twice,
both bpllets entiling the head and
"I swear to Ood I shot at random
and didn't know the woman was
dead until several hours after, when
I waa told by the police," walled
Oeorge this morning.
The Jury ha. convicted me of
first degree murder and as true as
I stand here this minute, It wss no
more premeditated than If I should
pull out a gun this Instant and shoot
you," he said, with uplifted hand
and glaring eyes.
"I was offered the charge of see
ond degree murder if i would plead
Kullty. and I refused that because I
thought I »a» entitled to escape on
a charge of manslaughter."
According to a decision of the su
preme court, a criminal who Is a
pauper cannot take an appeal from
the decision of ihe superior court.
The supreme tribunal handed down
a decision which makca It Impos
sible for a man without funds, even
If his life depends upon It, to take
It will be several days before
Oeorge I* sentenced.
DESPONDENT BECAUSE OP
LACK OF WORK, CLARENCE
PUTMAN KILLS HIMSELF.
Despondent because he could find
no work, Clarence Putmaa, a yonug
baker, living at 1727 tsUi ay., aent
a bullet crashing through his brain
at his homo early this morning. Tho
young man ••■< i rushed to the City
hospital, where he died shortly after
Potman formerly worked at nick
ford's grocery, but for the past
month has been Idle It ts thought
that tbls lack of employment mado
hlm despondent. Ills young wife
Is utterly prostrated and neighbors
aro taking oar* of ber.
J U M r*_.-!'l-r 1'-lillr*|L '.'si ". .___ri ."i 1 lit ' J'-Jli **- "Lif ILIILrW-r-* I .,1, 1.1 11 . j... .„ , ,„ ,„
SEATTLE. WASH., THURSDAY,INOVEMBER 11, 1909
■ ■*'.t*ffi__-_w__faiM____i~r_l___[i_v i**.Mi_Ea a_____iii*** n) —ini*aiiiiin ■ amsßui
HAS BABE AND LETTERS TO
PROVE HER CLAIM ON GOTCH
Seattle Girl Goes to Chi
cago, With Old Story of
Love and Disgrace.
Sadie Currle- has taken all the
evidence In her 125.000 breach of
promise suit against Frank *;»i< !>,
heavyweight »»re»illng champloii.
and gone to Chicago .1 .'ii.li J her
The ntldeuce cons!*!* of a sheaf
of loving letters, alleged to be
written by the lowa whirlwind to
the girl whom be promised to
marry, and a I Smooths-old baby.
Thl* was th* word al the home
of Sadie* mother. Mrs William
Ctsrri* <tO3 tth ay. N. W., thla
Then followed from the mother*
liii* tin. atari "■ Sadie coming
home to Minneapolis from Chicago,
crying pitiful!*-, a tiny baby in ber
srm*. ■ ■ '",
"It's Frank's," the girl nobbed. j
"He I* going to marry me."
. She showed letler*—letter* that I
spoke of love and letler* tbe girl
•aid proved that all was right
with them. Mrs. Currle took the
And the baby. who MM grew big
and strong and lusty, won all
heart* More letters came, and
money, according to ihe family—
letters that, spoke of the baby.
if the letters received lit Sadie
from notch many were kept by the
wrestler, the Currle family claim,
wbtln the girl w«* In a hospital at
Chicago. She has enough left,
however, II Is claimed, to mako the
breach of promise good.
Ootch of Isle months hat made
excuses, according to Mrs. Currle.
III* latent was that in. had married
a girl back In lowa when he *ss
IS years old. and could not gel a
divorce. Mrs I'lirrl'- say* be wilt
have to prove this
Th' story wa* told st the Currle
bona of how Ootch and Had It* got
acquainted. When Ootch was
wrestling In Minneapolis. Sadie was
a manicurist there. Tha girl liked
the wrestler. He took her on auto
She went to his matches, accord
ing to her brother <" II Currle. who
1* an amateur fighter. tlrothai and
sister cheered on the big low an
Ti.eu Sadie got a chance to go
to work In Chicago. When ahe came
back It was with the baby. Tho
family took her In and are promt
of the crowing youngster. ,
They Come to Seattle.
The Currlo family came from
Minneapolis to Seattle some time
nun Hullo and the boy i aim with
them. Ootch, It Is claimed, aent
money to Sadie hern, -nil visited
them the lust time lie was lii Seat
From Hie girl's attorneys at Chi
cago are given 'out tin- following
letters, claimed to have been writ
ten by Gotch:
"Dear Sadie: Itecclved your pos
tal card, aim both your letter* and
pictures of yourself and the baby.
I think they are groat. I 1,11. been
awful busy the past month snd am
aahamad sol to have written you
long ago. Am glad yon got away
w'.th your bluff to your brother 1
gjess you and your mother can
I ami!" the whole United States.
Regard* to Pearl and your mother.
With best wishes, always your true
in another latter, written from
Toronto, Canada, on stationary of
the King l'dward hotel, dated Fab,
25, 19011, appears the following
' I i.iii Himll'- How Is the boy? I
SUPPO he can do all kinds or acro
batic stunts by this time He ts
almost a year old."
Promises to Be Square.
in .motii.-i letter written from
Humboldt, Ire', -Crotch's home, 1:1
the il.--.-lt Hill
"i will always bo square with
you and don't think that because
you are 111 Seattle and I ,1111 II long
distance from you, I will forget
SADIE CURRIE, FRANK GOTCH AND THE BABY BOY, WHO IS
AttCOCD DV THE OIRt TO BE FRANK GOTCH'S SON.
AT II WOMAN
Mrs. G. Farmer Catches -
Men Trying to Rob Safe
and Screams Lustily.
Cracksmen, angered because
Mrs (_ Farmer disturbed them
after tiny had blown mien a safe
in li- office of ih,< Washington
Oroom & iHMlelivinre Co., at
Sixth ay YV. and Mrk.-r-.iin »v,
Fremont early this morning, fired
a revolti-r nt the woman aud then
It teas only a few Cays ago that
an Ineffectual attempt was made
to bio* tbe same *afe, presumably
by the same cracksmen, who***
work Indicate that they arc ama*
Shortly before 3 o'clock this
morning Mrs. Farmer, who lives
air..*., ths> street from the scene
of the latest nnf.* blowing, was
aroused by what -le thought wa*
an exploding torpedo. A few
minute* later a second and more
distinct explosion occurred. Mrs.
Farmer.went to lie- front window
of her In' and "saw two young
men leap from a window aero** the
street. A third member of the
(tuna was on watch In the street.
Tie trio commenced I" argue
about reentering the demolished
office. Mrs. Farmer screamed Mr.
Farmer also joined In th" yelling.
The safe blower* started to run but
not until one of them had whipped
out a revolver and sent a bullet to
wards.the man and woman in ta*
upper window. In blowing the safe
the Inner door became Jammed In
such a manner as to render It far
more burglar proof than ever. The
safe i blowers did not get a penny
for their pains.
*. " *
* < BANK CLEARINGS. *
A "i- *
* T Seattle. *
t* Clearings todoy. .$2,159,909.73 *
* nalancea 214,095.19 *
* Tacoma. A
* CleSilngs today..f SR3.t2-1.00 .
* Balances 50,63-1.00 *
* |-- Portland. *
* Clearings today. ,$1,597,351.00 *
A balances ........ 111,758.00 *
* ' *
"JEFFRIES GREAT MAN," SAYS JOHN D.,
AFTER SEEING JIM BIFF SAM BERGER
* NEW YORK, Nov. 11.—"Jeffries I* a great man— won- *
* derful msn," wss the sincere appreciation spoken by John D. *
* Rockefeller a* ha left th* Plaza music hall last night after * *
* watching the big Californian go through hi* stage training •
* stunt*. *
A . With hi* secretary, the oil king occupied two "fifty-cent *
* seats" at the Jeff rl** performance. A* the mighty Jeff A
A donned the glove* for hi* three-round go with Sam Berger, A
* Rockefeller leaned forward with sudden interest. *
A , Not a move of th* fighter* was lost to him, and he Joined *
* heartily In the applause st the conclusion of th* bout. A
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FULL OF HOLES
CORNELIUS LAMB OBJECTS TO
OTHERS PAYING ATTENTION
TO HIS LADY LOVE.
'Yon In ttiili keep away from
that woman, or I'll get you."
Thus spoke Cornelius Lamb, col
ored, at tho Social Club, n negro re
sort nt ".im. King st., early thin
Immediately aald club was full of
the noise ot pistol shot* and dense
with black powder smoke.
When ibe smoke cleared away
Thomas ("lurk, also colored and pro
prietor of lln Art Saloon. Sixth ay.
S. and Lnno st., wan found writhing
in pain on the ' lab room floor,
There were eight bullet holes la his
Six of the plitol wounds are triv
ial, but two are In Clark's back, and
those attending him nt the city hos
pital f. >ar that the; will prove fatal.
Robert Jonas, another negro,
caught a bullet In his arm.
Lamb, who Is alleged to have
fired all the klhilh, escaped.
COMMISSIONERS MUST PROBE
INTO TERRIBLE CONDITIONS
AT KING COUNTY HOSPITAL
Preliminary Steps Taken by Seattle Commercial Club
and Women's Federated Clubs to Open up Whole
Story of Supt. Corson's Mismanagement of the
Georgetown Institution Which Reporter Dunn
Exposed in The Star.
PATIENT TELLS STORY OF HIS TREATMENT
Whereas, it is reported that the management of
the King County Hospital is not what it should be; and
Whereas, charges against the said management
have been preferred: Now, therefore, be if
Resolved, by the Seattle Commercial club in meet
ing assembled, That the charges are of such gravity
as to warrant an immediate and searching investiga- .
Aroused by the stories of inhuman and brutal neglect of
inmates of the County hospital and poor farm as published in
The Star, the' Woman's Federated clubs and the Seattle Com
mercial club have each prepared resolutions demanding an im
mediate and searching investigation of the charges. ihe reso
: lutions will be presented to the county commissioners within
a few days.
The members of the executive committee of the Woman's
Federated clubs met Wednesday and voted to demand of the
I county commissioners an immediate investigation. The feder
ated clubs Include 10 organizations of women and have an ex-'
I-'. F. Evans, a prominent real estate promoter, presented
the resolution to the members of the Commercial club. The'
matter was referred to the committee on municipal affairs and
will be reported on at the club's next regular meeting on ties
day. \- ' ci
Aside from these, several religious and improvement socle-
tics and dubs throughout the city have officially declared them-,
selves in favor of a thorough investigation of the institution.
In today's installment of tin account of the investigation
of conditions at the County hospital, Arthur \V. 1.. Dunn, The
Star reporter who spent 15 days there as an attendant, gives
place to Bobby Burns, who was there for five weeks as a
Burns tells his own story of his treatment at the hospital.
BY BOBBY BURNS.
_"M JPT I ssWtPe»l<l-"si| ilww W*m" Jill 1 "Jl ..IJ-I. " J.L
The County hospital at Georgetown is a hell hole. I know—
I was a patient there for five weeks.
Here's bow I happened to go: _ftsgP__l
I was working at the Fair when I fell one day about six
weeks ago, landing on the side of my face. It didn't seem bad at
first but kept going "throb, throb." all day, and I couldn't sleep
I went to see a doctor downtown and he helped me some.
But my money was soon gone. I told the doctor, and he said:
"Why don't you go to the County hospital? You can get
treated there for nothing."
So I went.
DIDN'T GET ENOUGH TO EAT.
Dr. Wardell Lanced my wound the second day I was
there, and again a few days afterward. It left me pretty weak.
They fed me just beef tea and milk the first three weeks. I was
hungry all the time.
M.I . t J , . T It -I- -.'
The) pin mc to bed, but I couldn't get no rest on them
straw mattresses. After three weeks 1 got tired of it and got
up, A nurse spotted me right off.
"Here, you," she said. "Take this mop and clean up tho
I was weak after my three weeks on the mattresses and not
enough to eat. but what could I do? I had seen what they did
to other men who refused to work. So I took the mop and did
the best I could. The next morning I was told that that was my
WAS TORTURED BY NURSE.
o ■■-. -" -.*'
Miss McGregor used to dress my face, She was in a hurry,
I guess, because she wouldn't wait to take the bandage off easy,
She'd just give it .1 jerk. This happened every morning.
I used to brace myself for that jerk. I'd grit my teeth and
brace myself, but the pain was sure something awful. It'd bring
tears to my eyes in spite of myself. I didn't kick, though.
Thought it had to be done that way.
For days it went on this way and my face didn't get any
better. I made it a point to sec Dr. Wardell every day and tell
him how I felt, but all he did was to tap my cheek with his
finger tips and say, "All tight."
(Continued on Page Eight.)