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The members of the state public service commission, Mr. M. M. Godman, Mr. Arthur E. Lewis and Mr. f rank R. Spinning, are in Seattle today
on public business. And inasmuch as they're right here among us, The Star wishes to drive home the point upon which it has been hammering in
this six-for-a-quarter car ticket business. It ISN'T a question of prof it or loss to the company, but rather a question of the public being CHEATED
OUT Or THE RIGHTS TO WHICH THE COMPANY'S FRANCHISE ENTITLES THEM. Please keep that in mind, Messrs. Godman, Lewis and Spinning.
Think it over between now and September 29, the date when you'll come back to investigate this outrage upon Seattle's 300,000 people.
Paper With the Punch!
Meaning The Star, of couree. More
than 40.000 copies are told every
day. The number'* growing. Come
In. We'll ihow you.
HITTING THE TRAIL. TO THE SHUSH ANN A WITH THE SEATTLE STAR MAN AND HIS CAMERA
Th*s* photograph, were taken by Mr. E. 0. Sawyer. The Star', city editor, at McCarthy, the t.rmlnus of the railroad from Cordova, and clear along th* trail to the Shushanna gold dlgglnge. The flret picture at the left ihowi the stampeders at the ri\\roiid «tati o" » n P• "
Office in McCarthy, talking over the lateat reports from the scene of the atrike. In the second picture It a Seattle man. W J Wood, of #12 McGraw at., cooking hie breakfaet at the end of the flrat day a muah toward the diggings. Wood eaya, Sawyer to glive a a
to the folk aat home and tell 'em he'e happy." In the third picture li the realdence of Anna Sternle. at Blackburn, a mile from McCarthy. Two hundred yarde away the Kennlcott river boila out from under a man of gravel and ice, full grown and 100 fee' ''0 1 « at ea a .
Blackburn la located on the flat juat below the great gravel moraine at the foot of Kennlcott glacier, The climate here, for three month* In the eummer. la unrivaled anywhere. All kinds of vegetables grow in profusion. In the laat picture, on the right. Bill Scrlbner and G y
Johnson, formerly of Seattle, who were waiting for their outfits before hitting the trail. They have made friends with some of the dogs owned by J t. Barrett, at McCarthy, where Sawyer stopped for a night. These dogs are a heavy expense through the eummer,
worth their weight in food when the mow fnet end the winter freighting of supplies to the new cemp beylne-
CITY ELECTION ON
Th* Judiciary commit*** of th*
Council today approved Councilman
Griffith*' resolution, submitting to
Hi* voters next March th* proposi
tion of oUcting 15 freeholders to r*•
viae th* city chartar.
Griffiths' Intent Is to brine about,
through the new charter, the com
mission form of government.
Hwemr. the charter revisionist*
JUDGE FRATER SCORED
FOR CRITICISM OF CITY
That Judge Prater. In offering a lot of criticism against the city's
policy with reference to the Seattle. Kenton * Southern road, showed
himself "generously partisan. ' was the charge made by Councilman
Wardall In the council chambers today.
Scott Calhoun, receiver for the road, again urged the city to accept
the road for $1,400,000, declaring that Knglneer (Jray of the public
••nice commission had appraised It for 1400,000 more than that figure.
A delegation headed by Senator Nichols, from the Kalnler valley, urged
Immediate action. Councilman Krlckson aharply rebuked one member
of the lobby, who declared the city wasn't acting fast enough.
"We have, already offered 1300.000 more than the road I* worth,"
k* said. "The city has been exceedingly patient »lth the Seattle. Ren
ton A Southern."
Calhoun, while careful to say he was not threatening the city. Inti
mated that if his offer is not accepted, there would be step* taken to
boost the rates on the line and renew the old fight on that subject
BHKRRROOKE. Que , Am*
Harry Thaw's lawyers today' are
(varding the fugitive alternately,
fearing an attempt will be mad'- to
kidnap him and take him to New
Former District Attorney Jerome
has gone to Quebec to tell Provin
cial Premier Oouin that yesterday's
proceedings In the Thaw case here
* TALK ABOUT ALASKA! *
* PITTSBURO, Aug 28.— *
* When .'. K. Scott, 90 years old. *
* was searched after being ar- *
* rested for vagrancy, the police *
* found 120.000 sewed in the *
* lining of tils coat. *
LONDON, Aug 28 — According to
Wte latest estimate*, the two
Balkan campaigns cost the bellig
erent* $500,000,000. Turkey's bill
•lone Is $180,000/(00. Oreecc spent
112,000,000, Including 18,000,000 on
the war with Bulgaria. Servla's
Ml was about $70,000,000 and Mul
«arfa's $100,000,000, while Hm
mania spent $10,000,000 preparing
'or war and $.'IO,O 0,000 on tnoblll
**tlon and the r mnpaig,i.
VOTE DOWN HIGHER LIGHT
RATES TO THE CONSUMER
Holding It would jeopardize trie rate* now enjoyed by th. mnnll
tonnumerK If the »tr«-t lighting rat'-* w*re reduced. the hudf I com
Mttee of i(,.. council, l»y. a majority vote, (ant nlvht turned -<l iah the
Chamber of Commerce reqiient to rll t *treet lighting from cent*
to ♦ cent* per kilowatt hour.
Tho*e who vot.ed for the reduction were Councllmen llaa*, Wardall
The <4,unc|l voted f22&.'»0« for wtreet lighting, »1 l,l!'iO more than
the prenent. year. Th*: Increase I* canned by contemplated extennlon of
The motion that the rate remain at 4',-4 cent* wa* made by Prcsl
"*ot ili Hketh, and waa strongly supported by Councilman Krlckson.
will not be pinned down to any par
ticular Idea, but will have free sway
to reject or approve any proposi
tion. Hefore the provisions of the
new charter as drawn by the 1".
freeholders may go Into effect, they
must receive a favorable vot* of
The committee r»M>ort win cone
up before the council next Tuesday
FOR ALKI POINT
Upon the appearance of Mrs
Oeo. A. Smith, representing the
Federation of West Seattle Im
provement clubs, before the budget
committee of the council Wednea
day, the committee agreed to pro
vide a fire station and adequate
equipment near Alkl point If Mrs.
Smith would procure a donation of
space for the station, as she said
According to Mrs Smith, .Jacob
Tleg has offered a 100-foot lot for
LYNCH A NEGRO
JENNINGS. La.. Aug 28 Taken
from his cell by a mob of white clt
lr.enn and riddled with bullets,
Jame* t'omeaux. a negro, who had
been arrested for assaulting A. W.
Josephs, an Italian merchant. Is
dead here today. Comeaux attack
ed Josephs when the latter acci
dentally swept dirt, on the negro's
shoes while he was passing the
Mr*. Amanda C. Petera, mother
of Former County Assessor John
W. Pftera, Is dend at ber home In
St. Ix»uls, according to messages
roelvod yesterday by Peters and
his two brothers in Seattle, W. II
Meters and H D Peters.
The Seattle Star
SEATTLE. WASH., THURSDAY, AUGUST 28. 1«J13.
HUERTA LOOKS FOR WAY OUT
IS BEGUN AGAIN
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28—Csbl*
advices today from John Llnd, Pres
Ident Wilson's specisl peace emis
sary to Mexico. Indicate th*r* still
I* a atrong probability of Provis
ional President Huerta accepting
Preeidsnt Wilson's peac* sugges
kind's latest note, however, did
n> I confirm reports that Hu«rta
had accepted fhn peace plan In Ml.
but the fact that l.lnd announced
that he would continue his stay In
Mexico Indefinitely I* considered
encouraging by Washington offi
Huerta'* newest note virtually
reopens negotiations on Huerta'*
Huerta'a note Intimate* that Wil
son evidently Is unaware that the
Mexican constitution prohibits a
president from succeeding himself,
or otherwUe he would not have
asked that Huerta pledge himself
not to be a candidate for re-elec
tlon. President Wilson Insists h*
is familiar with the Mttlcan con
stitution also, with the fact that It
is customary for Mexican presi
dents to reetgn slightly ahsad of
election dsy, for th* purpo** of
The president, however, think*
Huerta Is seeking a roundabout
way of giving hi* pledge not to run
again without losing prestige
ST LOI'IS. Aug 2* A special
train carrying 17.1 recruits from
Jefferson and Columbus barracks,
left here today for Texas City, to j
Join the border patrol.
HAN ANTONIO. Texas. Auk IS.—
Act Ins; on order from the war de
partment, one troop of the Third
cavalry and a battery of the Third
field artillery were rushed from Ft.
Ham Houston at midnight to the
Mexican border. More than 1.000
other noldlers at FY Ham Houston
are awaiting orders
Heavy Iron carpet beaters are as
a rule used to beat carpets with.
This Incident Is an exception to
Mrs. Nellie Maker, a little Kng- j
llshwotnan, lives at 1110 Seventh av. ;
with her husband and two children.,
She also has a neighbor who she
declares has insulted her several
times Yesterday, she says, he
started n story that, she had taken
him Into a cellar and kissed him
Ijist evening Mrs. Maker met the
She accused him of slandering
"Oh, never mind that, Mrs
Maker," ahe snys he replied, "thnt '
Is all right." !
Whereupon Mrs Maker got busy
with her carpet beater, which, as
we mentioned, Is made of heavy !
The man has since threatened to
sue Mrs. Maker on the grounds of
nssault and battery.
"I should worry," said Mrs. Maker
to The Star today.
||\Mt F'»v *11*, 4th arvl Pin*. hit* n r#»p
tiimion "t Ihnrnuthly hfffh*rln«*
It |a n'»f I h«> Urro»i >»u*ir»» «■ •< honi In
th» 'Ity. I 'M If In unqu*«tlonahly th* brit
Real Estate Bargains
Home excellent *re;il eatite
buy* ai< offered you on pane •">
of th>' home edition today by
Heat tie * leading red I estate
dealer* If yon are looking for
a home or an Investment, you
will certainly find It on thßt
page Watch thin pane every
GENERALLY FAIR TONIGHT AND FRIDAY; LIG HT EASTERLY WINDS
THE ONLY PAPER IN SEATTLE THAT DARES TO PRINT THE NEWS.
"We can afford to exercise the restraint of a great nation, realizing our strength, but
scorning to use it."—President Wilson in his Mexican message to congress.
IIOnOK KN. N J.. Ana 2H.
Starting at 4 it m . nnd raging for
five hours. a fire, whlrh started In
th» provision room, damages the
liner Imperntor, the Inrgist steam
*hlp afloat, to the eltent of lifiu.-
0(10 today Second Officer Oo
bracht was suffocated while trying
to extinguish the flame*
The flrr caused a panic among
the 1,143 pn«*enger* In the steer
age, but they were landed without
ROME, Auk. 2* Relation* ho
tween Italy and It* former enemy,
Turkey, reached an Interest Inn
pha*e today, when Turkey made a
first payment for the purc>,a*e of
three discarded Italian hat'leahlpa,
which were u*ed against the Otto
man* In the recent Turkish Italian
war. They are the Umberto, the
Hlcllla" and the SardeKna. Ihe vea
*el* became u*ele** to Italy while
slrikltiK Turkish vessel* or bomhunl-
InK Turkl*h fort*.
SCRIBE GETS JOB
SACRAMENTO, Auk 28 John
S, Chambers, tnanaglnK editor of
the .Sacramento Itee, was appointed
today state rontrollei by CJov. Ill
ram \V. Johnson, to ancceed A. 11.
Nye, deceased C'hnniberH will as- ,
siime office at once.
TO SAVE THE COUNTRY
By Douglas Mnlloch
Reporting the Convention of American Press Humorists for the
I'KOHIA, 111 . Auk 2K -Thlnga are In a bad way. Therefore the
humorist* of the country are coagulated hero to dispose of the big
With Thaw In Canada and Frost In Mexico, the time* require
*trotiK men. The admlnl»tratlon ha* blundered. If l.tnd had been sent
to Canada and Thaw to Mexico, everybody would be satisfied.
The solution of the current problem is woman's suffrage. If the
women are given the vote, they will carry the money, giving us elastic
WILL GALL GIRLS
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 28 In
the record* of the government,
hearing on the trial of K Drew Cam-
Inettl for violation of the Mann act,
appear the name* of two young Sac
ramento girl*, whose grnve accusn
tloii* the defendant may bo com
pelled to dispute before the Jury.
Thu* far these girl* have been
kept In th» background, having
been vaguely referred to once under
croFs examlrtatlon of Maury I. Dlggs
during his trial One in declared to
be a former telephone operator at
Pncramento, now in St. Catherine's
academy here, and the other a 16-
year old girl of the capital city.
MTFFALO, N. Y„ Auk 2R.—l'rg
ItiK smaller classes In the schools
and more lime spent on the phys
ical welfare of the pupils. I>r Jo
seph Lee, member of the lto*ton
school committee, and president of
the Playground and Recreation as
aoclatlon of America, today was the
chief speaker before the Fourth In
ternational Congress on School
H. Wllaon. an Insane patient beliiK
brought here for treatment. Jumped
overboard from I lie Sea Lion and.
5 DIE IN WRECK
I'KTKRIIOKO. On? , Aug 28 —
Five persona are known In be <1 ead
and eight other* Hcrlouslv Injured,
havp been taken from the ruin*
canned by the collapse here today
of the Turnbull Drygoods store. It
In fiared thnt more dead and In
jured fire burled In the debris
About 70 clerks, employe* and on*
tomers were Inside the building
when It collapsed.
MRS HOAG HURT
Mrs. E. A Hong. 82fi 19th av. S.,
lies In tlip PnJYldence hospital. suf
fering Inti'rnnl injurt<>n. from which
nhe may not recover. Mrs, Hoag
wan a passenger In an auto, which
*»» trying to rllmh the hill at 22nd
av. N., near Crescent *t. After ar
riving nearly at the top. the driver
lout control of the car and It slipped
hark down the hill, collided with a
curb and turned completely over.
ON A murder case In one of
the Southern states, an
old mountaineer was call
ed as witness. The defending
lawyer was cross-examining
"You say you saw this murder
"How far were you from the
• pot where It took place?"
" 'Bout a quarter-mile."
"What time was It when this
deed was done?"
" 'Bout half-past 8."
"On the date this murder was
supposed to be committed, It
would be almost totally dark,
and you mean to say you could
see distinctly what happened at
that time at a quarter of a mile
The old mountaineer rhuffled
his feet, changed his quid and
stretched. "Oh, well," he said,
as he started to leave the wit
ness chair, "I don't give a gol
darn about this trial, anyway."
LIE TO ENEMIES
IN SENATE SPEECH
By GiUon Gardner
(Correspondent of The Star.)
WASHINGTON. D. C., Aug. 28—In a dramatic speech In the a«r*
ate. Senator PolndeKter of Washington today branded as false and
libelous the atory printed by a morning paper In Seattle and aent broad
cast throughout the country, which charged him with placing 11 mem
bers of the Polndexter family on the government payroll.
In spite of the fact that the story had been exploded when the sen
ator denied even the faintest acquaintance with most of those men
tioned by the reactionary organ. it persisted In the charge of nepotism
In his speech, the senator exposed the purposes of his enemies,
and presented facts which constitute a complete refutation of the
After having the articles In question read from the desk. Senator
CALLS NEWSPAPER ATTACK CRIMINAL LIBEL
The article the clerk has read Is a criminal libel. Its mailt* la
demonstrated by it* repetition in the same paper, and by enlargements
upon It In the most offensive form of which petty vlndlctlveness ia
"It Is the name class of weapons in common use by the Interests
by which this paper Is controlled, and of which It is a common partner.
It Is In the same class as murder by the robber syndicate of Alaska:
kidnaping and assassination with dynamite and pistol by the franchise
grabbers of San Francisco, and the bribery of judges and packing of
juries in the state of Washington by the same railroad company which
supplied the money for the purchase of this paper from' its former
The publication states that I have secured government posltlona
for 11 relatives, whose names are given The truth Is that I do not
know Eugene Polndexter. Robert H. Polndexter. Maj. Polndexter. Mrs.
Anna I. Polndexter, or the I'oindexters whose Initials are omlited. I
have never had any correspondence with them, or with any on" In
their liehalf, and never heard of them until my attention was called to
the publication referred to.
OH. YES! HERE'S ONE WHO HELPED TAKE THE CENSUS
• I do noi know whether tney are holding government positions or
not if they are holding such positions, 1 had nothing whatever to do
with the same.
"Of the others named, Krnest Polndexter, Fielding L. Polndexter
and Samuel J. Graham. Krnest Polndexter does not hold any govern
ment position, and, so far as I am aware, never has held any except
that. In 1900, he assisted In taking the federal census at Walla Walla,
Wash . which employment lasted for a few weeks "
The senator then detailed the service of Fielding I. Polndexter. a
first lieutenant In the army, who served in the Oregon volunteers in the
war in the Philippines, and was promoted for bravery under fire.
••He was commissioned," said the senator, "many years before I wa»
a member of congress.
"Samuel J. Graham Is n distant cousin of mine," said the senator,
"but does not owe his appointment to me In any sense whatever.'"
The senator told about the appointment of Gale Polndexter. his son.
to Annapolis naval academy by Representative Ij* Follette of Wash
PLEADS GUILTY TO CRIME OF BUYING A HOUSE
He exposed the falsity of the story about selling lands In Virginia
to the government.
in the charges of my alleged misconduct," continued the senator,
"1 am charged also with the crime of buying a house It is true that I
have bought a small house at a moderate price. Not a dollar of the
money from the sale of the Anderson land, In Virginia, was Invested
In this house, for the very good reason that my Interest It It was long
before assigned to persons in the state of Washington.
"If the editor had broadened the scope of his Investigation, he
would have found that in my disreputable career this is not the only
offense of Ihis kind 1 have committed, but that at other times and
places I have been guilty of buying houses and paying on those In the
state of Washington m.v share of the exorbitant taxes which the polit
ical ring, of which this newspaper Is the principal exponent, has Im
posed on the people of my state
"This ring, and the interests they represent, seem to want to make
this a war of extermination. I often wonder If they imagine that in
such a war they will be the ones to survive. Their present course illus
trates that perfectly familiar, but yet quaintly curious wise saying,
'Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. "
PORTLAND. Ore.—Word l« re
reived here of the death In London
of Major \V. H Webb, of the Lon
don firm of Dewar & Webb, grain
exporters who have handled Ore
gon and Washington products for
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Get Back to the Soil!
The Star tomorrow will tell you jutt
how you can do it, and how th- great
■tate of Washington it going to help
I HOPPERS EAT FAMILY WASH.
POMEROY. Wash., Aug 28.—
Hordes of grasshoppers swarming
onto the farm of Charles Fair
banks. ten miles west of Pomeroy,
| chewed to shreds h washing hung
;to dry In the sun. The posts,
| which are becoming numerous in
! tile western and southern parts of