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GROCER HELD FOR ARSON!
BRANDED HIMSELF, CHARGE POLICE!
VOLUME 24. NO. 266.
EH AJLJo sat
m mm or n»«
Jan. I.—Seattle drug More* **ll
11.144 pound* of bromo »cltier.
Jan. I — Moon»hln*r* get behind
'Buy Northwest Product* Only"
Jan. I.—l t»i « hritimi* neck
•te i« thrown Into the a»h ran.
Jan. 11 —Louie HldeUky puhlltheej
■ dveitlsrment tn which he ili~-i not
refer to himself aa being forced to
the wall by hi* creditor*
Keb. 11.—C. C. Dill announce* h*
will run for lenator asain*t Mile*
Feb 12.-Frnnk B. Ughthouae aa
toaSahe* friends by making patrnt
clajar lighter work.
Krn. 11. — New*pap«r prim*
pholocripli of the fir-1 KfeTinf
pu--)»ill««. MM.riiif big *co.tp
March 1 Cltlaena, in uprtalng. de
mand the abolition of paper towela.
Mareb S.—Leo Druiman of the
Spring Cigar atore threaten* to kill
the J*7th man who aay*. "Are you
any relation to Nate
Hill h IS. —Man trie* to buy over
ooat to Second are afore nnd kilt*
■even clerk* who try to »ell him on
».th a belt, but la finally overpow
ered and forced to buy on*.
March II Sam HiU arrive* tn Se
attl*. accompanied by Marshal Joffre.
a FVench gancml.
April J.—H. A. riuuhrirh of
Tka Arr»* refer* to the \\ all in e
tar* wMrirt aa the J Birfn*
April 4. — Mewvpaper colyumUt
April II —BaaebaH aeaaon opena.
runeral* held for grand
April 11 —Annual campaign agalnat
th* Seattle G*a company opena.
April IT—The Star print* picture
of "Dan Landon aa he will look In
the mayor'* chair "
May 7.—J Wlllto S»yr» <!i«rovar*
he haa not the autographed picture,
of actor who played at the old Cor
dray theater In IUS Threaten* aul
May it.—Walter Metwuhaum
forget, what ha r he ha* 14 or IT
rfcHgrui and demand. ra<-oun»
May SJ—Mayor-alert Brown an
nowncee that ha win have ••harmony
or hell" at tha city hall.
May »4.—Mra. Kathryn Mr..!'
etnga at council matting.
• • a
Jane 4. — Mayor Caldwell look*
around for a Job.
J una I. —Dr. Brown i» Inaugurated.
Band play* "Windy Willie" marrh.
J una 11—Bea aerpent aeeaon opens
on Puget Sound
• • •
July I.— Herb Prlox ifHd add« 44
mora iTOry elephante to hla roller
July 7. — Department «torr
ftanta Claa*c* start to grow whiv
her* tor ChrMma* »ea»on.
July 23 —Rafety waak fip»tn. Pao
pie can hardly wait until It la ov»r
ao thay can art hurt.
• • •
Auk. 11—Mayor Brown danl»» vlca
charge* for tha flrat tlma.
Aug. I*—Cop la dlacovarad In tha
Capitol Hill district. Chl«f Savaryna
a a •
S»rrt 1 —Waltar Fulton defenda
girl In fadaral court and la unahla
to cry. Thlnka of retiring from prnc
t!< a of tha law.
Kept. It — Bill Hartley, only
profcealonal violinist who does
not play Traumcrrl" for an an
core, ia daroralad h> IJberian
Rapt !».—Dignified cheer leading
la Introduced at University of Waah
Sept. M. — Rioting at unlvaralty
Oct 14 —Oaorir* Ballabury I* mr
rod In w»ath*r foraraat hut promlwi
n«var to do It again.
Oct. 20 -Hportlnir editor falla to
rafar to Dan Bait aa "Caru«o Dan"
• • •
Nor 2 - Haattla ropa a*lz» Mm**n '
of whlaky and turn M raaaa Into th*
pollen station. Deteottvea asm Invea
Nov. ft.— R*v. f'hanmvy flaw- I
kin» diwnvara dlra playinc In
Nov. 11.—Waahlnirton chaar l»»d
•ra win from California.
Nov. 20 Harold \VWkn llv*a on c
bird wrd for wwk before <omposlnr i
hla Fuzzy U uzr.y aon*. |
• • •
Dae. I.—J. von ilfrhcrg buya hunt- I
Ing j<r ••"•r-. ■• In Austria for 1&6.J&0,-
WI6 mark« and tlpa vendor tha r»- <
DRlnd'-r of tha dollar bill.
Dar. 25. —Threa thouaand wom
an «ay lo their hiiabanda, "Now
be rarefnl; don't let I how wool
whi»lor. ratrh flra from 11m
r»ndk*-!" j I
I><'' IK I'rof'iaaloniil Kantii '
Clauae* s" bark to work j i
Dec. 29. Hootleicgara report ruah- j I
iog bualneaa 1
Tonight and Sunday, ruin, frrth
Tutiprmltirp |,»,( «| M ~
Muliniim, 1H Minimum. 3».
Tml.i> ll.Mill. IM
Mayor Edwin A /Iroan. tcHo. trhnl
' •■• •' II ,i. ..f a« a p«M»-
oftUtal may he. Nat *'P' "" P*»hv
ecer «hiv ** look office.
Seattle hat hern—thalt m my
btettedt- with a lo»p line of stupors
who hit-* hfn principally notable
for ffteir extreme efficient y In at
traction nntoriei Hut !><*■ Hrawn
k«4 Vet all 11,- i been on the
front page of the ncutpaprj > rxrrv
day time he wa* «• Ire ted — utually wtth
n*n ii'fi. kail (raiitno o/»rr him—and.
■MS ■/ Ar sots' Herd up fo « few ot
hit campaign promise* i t ■.I y f;
l*< »' IMI t and foe like. A' M« MM
Ik* m«ntHp-W rntrrtainmrnt cham
ptnstMp o/ fke inifH
Secretary Fall Is Also Ex
pected to Quit
BY I.KO R. H%C K
WABHINOTON, Dee. M. — Attor
ney Oenrral Harry M iMtugherty U
•bout to quit President Harding'*
cabinet. Ilia resignation may take
effect before the contemplated re
tirement of Albert ■ Kail. »er retarr
of the Interior, probably about March
4. the end of hi* second year In
office. It the attorney genernJ'e pre*
ent piano work aui.
An Investigation of Imuaherty ha*
Just hern nimpWwl by the houn*
Judiciary committee It resulted In
a vindication Iter Paugherty. In the
opinion of congressmen who will ao
report to the house of represent*
Daugherty hopea to bav» hl« ma
J"r Investigation* and contemplated
court action* In tho war fraud* probe
completed by March 4, Inaofar a* the
filing of actual milt* I* concerned
Already I•. js- haa gone Into
court on the aircraft and army can
tonment ra*e*. Hl* aaalatant* have
anrtmnicoi that other Important *ult*
■* be filed.
With these milt* flnl*hed and n
favorable report on the Impeachmen'
proceeding* a matter of record
| Dnugherty then will be able to retire
without having It appear that he re
signed under fire.
Other reason* prompt Dnugherty'*
resignation. Chief of them I* the
question of finance. Plnre coming
to Wnahlngton hi* expen»e* hnve
been heavy, Mnugherty want* to In
rreaae hi* earning* before he be
come* too old to rebuild hi* law
11 luk-iii rty'* main reason, however,
Above everything el*e, Daugh*rty
w ,r. I ■ to .<<• I'r< «|.|ent H 11 'I ill k -■ j -■
ii second term.
A* » private citizen he believe* he
can be of greater help to the pre*l
- dent than If he remained In the cabi
net. Hy retiring he will have greater
freedom of political action.
SAYS FALL TO
WABHIMITON, Dec. 80.—Hwr*
tary of Um Interior Fall has decided
to reeliri) from President Hardlnir's
cabinet and will retire March 4. the
Washington f'o«t, regarded a-< well
inforiaed on administration affairs, j
declared In a copyrighted article pub !
llshcd here today.
Altho report* have naen current
that Kail would resign because of
friction with President Harding and
Secretary of Agriculture Wallace
over the proposal to trnnsfer the for
estry hiireatt to the department of In
terlor, the Post declares he Is letiv
Ink the cabinet to give more atten
tlon to business Interes'a
Name Sea Captain
in Divorce Suit
HAN KRANC'IHI'O, IMC 80.
("apt W A Hull, of Ihi> an-anw-r Art
tnlral It'xlirinn, ami wHI known In
I'iK'lftr rf«k| (K.rto liwlny wa.i natri>'>l
toi ■ ■ i.■ 11■ ■f* i' i in a nuit for dlvorr*!
filc<J by I>onal'l Roger II aKalimt M ■
The paper with a r>,()()() daily circulation lead over its nearest competitor
The Seattle Star
■marad aa imwui i'lih Matter Mir >. lit?, at in* NMfNM ai MMM ■ un.l*r it>. a. i M MtfNM Man i. I. Ill* Par !*, Dr Mall. It to |t
As the Old Year Passes We Take Off Our Hat to—
l/mc Ha ien port gf kglg, teha. at
tfcr .»....'•«.» «pir« of Ike Brittle fii I l '
Symphony orchettra. hat done to
much during Ihr elating year fo
bring to the city a realization of lit
MIMMI PMMHtHI I'nretrardrd
except by the fay af her work, the
hat tolled toward the mil i
of nrnuM*? greater popular inlarett ,
in the beaut let of ma tie The new
year, may it be hoped, wilt crown her
rltnrtt uilh turret* and uti e to the
rtvte orchettra the bett tupport that
it hat ever r recti rd from the city
wince U wat Urtt brought into being
am a pioneer enter prite by %fme
Forger H ere
1 am ht«t heart «lffc ttrar
the whole matter. I ran t yet
believe that Karl larkin I* a
crook. \ man with hi* ability
ami accomplishment*. It «eein*
Quietly maintaining her belief
that I*rkln. her e* convict fiance
nnd alleged forger, la Innocent, Mlaa
Ada Tilley, mualc teacher at th«
Unlreraity of Washington conferr»«l
at length Saturday with Captain of
Detective* Charles Tennant, follow
Ing her arrival In SeattU on an
• ntlv train tmm Hacrameniu. (la*
"1 want him to be brought bai*.
here," she told Tennant, "ao that
thla thing ran be cleared up. I
near him no m-tllr* whatever, but
I'm Just alek at heart."
Ml** Tilley repented th* «tory of
how ah* had flr*t met Larktn on
a steamer bound for Henttt* recent
!> She did not know then that he
had been released from Han yuen
tin penitentiary but four day* pre
vloua, after *ervlng two ye*r» for
HNe admlretl Into for hi* me
roinpll ■hmcnt*. hi* polish and
hi - f tident t apabllity of attain
ing *ui-cc»* In the
world And M she agreed lo
m»rry htm Then cunie the
sliitrk. larkln. after cashing
Ihousaiid* of doll.tr» on worth
less, lorged check". di«appr»re«l
after wiring her lhat he would
Join her mother and herself In
Tennant exprssned hi* belief Rat
urdity that would be appre
hended In California befor* many
day* had elapsed
WIFE AND CHILD
Carries Them From Burning
Awakened to find his home In
flame*. J T. Jordan, city fireman,
risked his own life to nave his wife
and 4 year old datiKhtnr early Hatur
Jordan sui < « cd''d In carrying nut
hi* wife and child, and then called
the fire d' partinent, but before help
rould reach him th* home had
burned to the ground. Jordan had
left a nmall fire In the atove Friday
night, and it ia thought that the
atove tnav have heroine overheated.
The realdence wa* at HHO2 Kauntle
roy bv». Tho one etory frame build
ing wa* valued at |1 000. and the con
tent*, valued at 12.000, nlso were d*-
to Aid Comedian
HAN KHANCIHCO, Dec .10.—On*.
In McNah, Han Kranrlaco iiltorney.
who tlefi-ndeil limn* Arlim kle, film
star, at three trial* mi rhaige* of
having canned the death of Virginia
llappe. movie iictrenn, hnn been r«
titlned to "Hce that Arhuckle get* a
H'luare deal In the I'nlted Htute*." he
He nald i cmnimny to produce Ar
hm kle's plrltire* hail been formed,
ami that he would act a* It* ullm
si \ri i.i.:. wash., sa'h i:i).\v, i>i:< i miski: :m, i.« 2.
C. C f>tfl. who. by a(hiriA»o '**
•rrminoty in defeating
Vtlet J'.HnrtVxrrr far I nlled Ktatet
tenatar, proved once again Ihut the
\ alert ut W'uhlngton not* Ihe found
common tente and the • mtajr to
r\tr abow party Itnet at Ihe polls
and elect the man who matt truly
repre*cntt thrir inter fit In trithlng
Henator-eteci lull a Happy Sew Yrar
The Star ran only urge that he bear
hit campaign promitet in mind thru
hit work tn the truate and that he
det ntr all hit energiet toward pro
gretttve legislation ■ tar complete
hnppinrtt can hr found by no man
except in the HNifsrlimi of thoe*
whom he tenet
TWO; IS KILLED
Girl Is Wounded and Officer
Sliin on Street
(Hir.UiO. IW. 3*. — John
Km-., gunman «ho hlltcd l*o
li< rnian \\ ill.am It Mails) and
wounded Minnie r'lnketsleln. died
tods) from bullet WfMiniU inflict
•il b) folk email S It Kennedy.
flic gunman before dying re
fust-d In talk other than give bis
mnw and say his home waa In
!!!•«»■ was one of three gunmen
I who ac-oatMl a party of high arhool
: student* returning horn* from a
danre H« opened fira whan they
re-fused to return hi* greeting.
Mian Flnkelsteln IT year* old, waa
•hot In the hip by Klas*.
Mlaa Klnkalatein waa walking
home from the MmIIII high arhool
prom at I SO a. m with her brother.
Isadora, and another couple. Threa
rowdies brushed touching
tom Flnkelsteln and raying- "Hello.
The girl protected, and one of
the trio. Identified by the four
young people a* KU-ae, started
shooting Mis* l-'iiiki-Utrln wan
the only one wutiuded.
offlrer O'Malley waa Just railing
headquarters to be rhr< ked out
when the report of the ahnotlng
reached htm Accompanied by Ken
nedy ha rushed to the arane and
puratiMl the bundlta. Rleaa turned
and opened fire on the policemen
whlla the two eompnnlons of the
gunman escaped. .
The flrat three shots atrurk
O'Malley and he fell dend. Shooting
over the body of hla brother officer,
Kennedy ahot and aerloualy wound
O'Malley waa a probationary off!
rer. having been on the force only
seven montha He lived with hla
WASHINGTON, Do*. Presl
dent Harding today commuted the
wnlrnrM nf eight "political prison
ers." Attorney General I •
The eight political prisoners must
leave the country within $0 days
or they will l>e returned to prison.
President Harding stipulated In hie
commutation of sentence, the depart
ment of Justice announced.
The men are:
Aurello Atuara, C. J. Hour*,
peter Green. ('harles Lambert.
Harry Lloyd. Hurt Itorton, Bam
Scarlett and Archie Hlnrlalr.
No home addreasea were given.
All were sentenced August 30,
1»1K, for violation of the espionage
act Amaru wan sentenced to 20
years and a fine <'f $10,000 and roots;
lining waa sentenced to 10 year-,
and |.I(p.non costs; Green. 10 yearn
and 120,00(1 nml . ..sU. I aiml.ert. JO
|fWfl and $10,000 and costs; I.loyd,
five yearn und $20,000 and cost*;
I/.rton. 10 years and $20,000 and
coots; S< irlett, 20 years and $10,000
and . osls; Sinclair. 10 years and $20,-
ooa and coat a
HIIKMKHTON Hremerton navy
yard to get appropriation In 1H23 of
$113(1,700 for Improvements and re
pairs, yard officials leaf
frank Watrrhoute, under ichete
ndminittration at pretident the
Chamber of Commerce it bringing to
a clnte a yrar of unprecedented civic
achievement With \\ aterhoute at
the wheel, the chamber hat made
three great forward ttept in Iftt -
ftrtt, by i" • I ting t>e Hilt group of
railroadi to agree on a 11 ,000.u00 ad
rertiting rampatgn to advertise the
\nrlhwett: trcond. by bringing about
•i new feeling of sympathy with the
public thru abolition of ehambm
"bureaucracy." and. third, by pro
moting an unparalleled feeling of good
will and co-operation bet<reen the
fnriout raainnilllln of the \orth
for Old Doc
By Laurie McKay
Ola Hanson's bark In town.
He reached Seattle Friday from
hla new home In Ix>s Angela* and.
tho ha remained largely In earl union
during the day, he got Into Hon
Saturday and assumed something of
hla • i l time form He railed Tha
Mir during the morning and said ha
waa ready to talk to a newspaper
man If any aurh would Ilka to hear
him. Ho the rlty editor aent tna ovar
to h.ar the concert tile waa eating
breakfa*t in a Cherry at. c*f*.
"What are you here, for, Mr Han
aonT" I plpad up tut I drew my rhalr
alongside There waa another new*
1 paper reporter there, but neither he
nnr ole offered ma a rhalr. eo I Just
t had to aort of horn In. aa the boya at
. the office amy.
"»laT" replied Ola. "Why. I came
I bark to nettle up aome of my real
| eatate affaire and tn pay some bills "
That waa encouraging, eo 1 fired
II away again.
When airked what he thought
1 nhout vice condition* in Seattle, he
replied that such conditions rould
> nit,ally lie Judged by the price of
liquor, and that liquor was retailing
In Seattle for from t* to fl a quart.
. while It coals 130 In letM Angeles,
according to reports. Ha also mid
Hint he hud been looking around Kit
day night, and that he hadn't found
: thinga very bad He waa going tn
see Doc Hrown later In the day. He
felt rather aorry for Doc, he anld.
"What do you think about the flve
! cent carfare," I asked him.
I "I dont know If It will work or
not, aa I understand that Imth prtn
1 rtpnl and Interest must be paid from
the earning* of the system." he
replied. "I believe that the street
car* are now paying S per cent In
terest on their bonds, and nhout *
|ier cent on the principal." he said
"If this Is the cas* they are prob
ably paying more thnn thoer of any
other city In the country, and the
wagen are probably higher thnn In
any other city "
(He wa* In n Jovial mood and said
It seemed good to get back to Henttle
and nee his old friends. He was loud
In hi* praise of Ixis Angeles unit
boosted that city with true OkllfOf
nln spirit. Ole seemed particularly
Interested In everything except those
thliiK" I talked to him nhout. lie
wn* norry Hint the old world Isn't
nlway* right side up and he was
norry for me—sorry I had to work
tad. spend my time watching him
drain his coffee cup. And no wnn 1
■ - 'i
TACdMA, Pec. $o.—No trace had
been found early Saturday morning
of the body of Miss A. Margaret
Coehen. aged (10. who Is believed to
have leaped into the Bound from the
deck of the steamer Vashona, Fri
day afternoon, somewhere between
Ilrown'a Point and Rose Hill.
Tin- strange disappearance of the
woman from the boat shortly after
It left Hrown's Point, and the discov
ery by Cap! T. W. Phillips of the
woman's poekethonk and hat on the
teat Of the steamer make the police
posltlvo that the woman committed
As soon as It wan discovered that
lie woman had disappeared and Ho
ling and hst had been found Captain
Phillips got In touch with Tacoma
police and then headed hack to see
If lie could find any trace of the
Met Henry I.anaot, who, by being
elected to the city ronn'iJ by the
greatett molarity ever rolled up in a
municipal election -and then knuck
ling doxm to real work at toon at
the took office hat ettabltthed the
tact that woman hat a place in pub
lic) life futt at the hat in the home,
ilrt lan-let and her colleague, lft «
Kathryn Miracle, arc amono the mnil
active memhett of the city council
and both hate been Instrumental In
bringing about many Important
ttept toward civic betterment. T%O
Utar withet both of you ladies, a very
Happy Sew Ynarl
War Department Officials
WASHINGTON. IVf M—ln
dictment* rharclnf former hl»h
official* of t'.\r war department
with a i«iniplru> tu defraud
the go* eminent w ere returned
here todaj hj the »|»<i)il war
fraud* crand Jury.
Anions I !>€»—#• indicted wa«
llrnxl.it (row ell. as«i«tai>( -n
mary nf war during part of
the- Wilaon administration.
Others Indicted were William A.
Start-eft. Mortem C. Tuttla, Clem
•ma I.undoff. Clair Footer, John
H. Met ;ihl>oti* and Jimn A.
The Indictment charcea that Crow
•II rnve army commlaelona to soma
of thoee Indicted and that later
they were In a position to grant
valuable rnntracta to themselves.
Most of the rontracta were said to
involve construction work during
Five hundred contmcta railing for
*o national army cantonmenta, «0 |
Nntlnnal Guard enmpa. warehouse*,
i port tennlnnla, hospitals, aviation
fields, ordnance plants and fortlfl
cntlons are mentioned In the 70
pages of the Indictment
Contract* amounting to M 0.000,-
000 were awn riled on Armliitlce
day. 1»1*. of which 111.000,000 were
said to have gone to "selected con
tractor*" In league with the alleged
Hughes Announces U. S.
Plan to Aid Europe
hy V L, MUBPOMD
(Copyright, 1»22. try United Prcsel
w imrMOIOH Dm. .m—
l'rsn< >■ alone Ik withholding »c
--i cpiaiice of American lulcrteii
Hon in l.urope.
f treat llrltaln, Oermany and no roe
other nation* concerned, It waa
learned from a high admlntatratton
official toilay, already have In
formally Indicated their willingness
to aci'ept the American proposal—an
International commission of litiKliies*
men and financial experts, t" re. ..m
mend a Just and practicable revision
of (tonnmi reparations. The United
Hlatea would lie represented on the
The official revelation of the
American plan for bringing Europe
out of Ita present economic chaos
wun made by President Harding I Here
and Sc. rotary of Suit. Hughe* In an
aildreaa at New Haven last night to
force a "showdown" uh to whether
the United States can aid Kurope.
I<rame has not rejected the pro
posal, but for some tlmn has been
withholding Its attitude iei;nnllng It.
Tired of waiting for the Krvnch,
thin government decided to force the
Issue by making the proposal public,
according to the administration of.
filial It was learned that negotia
tions on the proposal have Hen cur
(Turn to L*at I'age. Column :U
' fir f ltimiiv, vhote rioting
dayt e» county commititonrr hate
hrrn ma>kr<l by a great pertonal
triumph, in the action of Attittant
Krctvtary of the .Vaii/ Theodore
Koatevrlt in p the leate vhuh
turn* Hand Point aver to the got em
inent for 10 year* for ute 4* a naval
aviation bat* In the face of the mott
disappointing obttarlet Ramtay hat
puthed hit fight with unllrinp deter.
mtsarioe for many month* and hat
turned defeat into victory. In achiev
ing hit greatett personal ambition on
the ere of hts retirement he hat
uwitten a happy ending to an admin
Ufrafton that hat not been without
LABT DAY FOR LICENSE
Ordm have been leaned by the
■tat* highway department at Olym
pic to arrest drive™ of cam with
I*Z2 licenses after Saturday. Kin*
county motortata must set their li
censes before & p. m Saturday. and
SO.OOO had not done ao Friday ere
nine, according to Auditor D. E.
a • e
HOLD BANDIT SUSPECT
Arretted In poaseaelon of an auto
matic ptatol, which b* waa carrying
In an overcoat pocket In the office
of The Seattle Star, Frank Clm
dome, 11, waa held by the detec
tive department In the city Jail
Saturday for Investigation aa a ban
, dlt Hucpect.
Clmnome waa arretted by Patrol
j man John Brady when he waa seen
| loitering In a dark doorway, and,
i according to police, waa unable to
; properly explain hie presence there
e e e
SUICIDE'S WIFE GONE
Coroner W. H. Coraon had been
unable Saturday to locate Mrs. Al
fred Mclnnla. wife of Alfred Mcln
nls, 55, who committed aulclde Fri
day by Inhaling gaa In bla apart
menta at 815 Olive at.
Mclnnla, a sub contractor em
ployed by A. C. (k>eiing A Co.. had
wpa ruled from hit wife Tueaday
after a quarrel on Christmas day.
lie had been grieving over the losa
of his wife, according to the police.
He waa found In bed when Mrs.
Anna Nortop, a roomer In the
apartment house, smelted the gaa
and called the police. Mclnnla had
RAISE SHIP STOCK
HAN FRANCISCO, Dec SO—Tha
Robert ifnllar Steamship Co. today
filed notice of Increase of Its capital
stock from $50,000 to 16.000,000.
OPIUM IS SEIZED
Ci. \V. llarlow, ruatoma Inspector,
selicd two five tael Una of opium,
valued at 1160, on the steamship
Achillea late Friday. The Una weri»
coiu.ahd in a mattress No arrest a
were made. Twentyftve quarts of
whisky, five quarta of Kin and two
(Jerman Mauser rifles, destined for
China, were alao seised.
IS BURNED TO DEATH
ARDMnKF, Okla.. Dec. SO.—One
pereon was hurned to death In a
fire which wiped out two hu.slneas
blocks here early today. Property
damage waa estimated at $160,000.
BANDITS GET $15,000
ri.KVF.UANI>. Dec. SO.—Two bnn
dlts held up the paymaster for the
Ferr\ ( up ami Set S. icw i\>. hure
tod.ij and esc aped with $15,000.
WET SHIP FIGHT ON
WASKINOTON, DM SO. Dodar
tntr that the constitution of the
I'nltvd States "cannot hp mil.!<• to
conform to the shipping lagTllltlllM
of foreign nations." the government
today filed hi (he supreme court Its
MMWwr i" fin- suii brought i>> ior.
tin shipping lines to *et aaldc thv
Dauchort) ruling proHibiUttg tran*
pol lution of honor inside the Amri v
loan •'thieo mlle limit."
TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE.
BED TO JAIL
Set Own Store on
Fire to Collect
Swathed In bandages, George
J. fVmenU, Ballard grocer, waa
taken from hia bed in Providence
ho-lilt.il shortly before noon Sal
unlay and lodged in thf city Jail
on a charge of -frond degree
ir-on In connection with tba
burninc of hi- -tor* Thursday
morning. Clements wan nnaMr
to pool %? MtO bail. 11. waa ae
rompani.d by hm wife, bat aba
waa not arrruled The ar-on war
rant « i- •worn to by Kara In
apn-tor .rohn Rdd.
Clements waa accused by fire de
partment officials and the police
with staging a deliberate network of
Incidents which made it appear that
he waa the victim of thugs on eevernl
occasions and that hia enemies set
flra to his atorr out of revenge. Hl»
real motive, police aay, lay In colleet
| Ing his Insurance of |1 i t The story
1 (limcnti told Friday morning about
having been kidnaped and branded
I on the left nrrn by four man waa
also declared by Captain of Detect
' Ivea Charles Tennant to ba faiee.
Tennant *ald that Cl< menu had un
doubtedly branded hlmaelf In order M
throw auaplclon to other parties.
The fire, which partially tteetinjed
i hia store Thursday, waa abeattl*.
[Paper wet wtth kerosene, wnkdn add
I I>mb atuffed In a hole between, tta>
] ceiling; and the roof, waa rtlafverad
Clements waa Immediately awav
pected. The fict that Clement* w«gt..'
almoat unhurt after the alleged at
tack upon htm with the exception Of
the brand also aroused the auaphsfcMl
of the police, It waa said.
Detect!vea Peterson and Chrtaten
eon found ClemenU' coat, ewe*tar
and Insurance papers lying; in a neat
bundle In the brush near the and at
W. 76th st.. near the spot where hia
auto plunged over a bluff last July,
j after it had been stolen for the aeoond
ClemenU told Ca.pt. Charlea Tad.
I nant a long- story of persecution by a>
1 "tiootlegglng ring" In Ballard, and
I Hated a dozen outrages that were
j perpetrated again at him by theaa
.during the laat two years, accusing
them of burning another atore owar
ed by him a year ago.
Irate Motorists Condemn
Hundred* of Seattle motorists
Jjmmrd the first floor roil Ml af
file county-city building Satur
day, waiting— Homf patiently tat '
most otherwise—for a chance I*
out their automobile licenses far
So great wait Uie Jam that It
«m apparent that only a frao
tinn ol thoMe In line rould be ac
commodated, even If the of fftot)
remained open all night.
Saturday wan the Iruit day OR
which automobile licenses could k*
obtained, and persons who fall «t
secure them will I"' liable to a paav
alty. However, many of the wallinC
motorists declared thnt they wouM
n fus. to lie penalized, because they
had done their utmost to pny the tax,
but had been unable to get thru th»
Much Indignation waa ex
pressed by the men and women
In line at what they declared to
be totally Inadequate sen ice pro
vided for the issuance of license*.
Some of the motorists declared
that iliey had been trying every
dHy thin week to get a license,
without success, as the same con
gested condition has been In evi
dence for days.
I~>. K. Ferguson, the county auAW
i tor, was so harassed by angry motor*
. Ists that he refused even to dlscuM
the situation, except to say that
I state authorities. In view of the utt*
; usual situation, might grant a period
of grace In which the licenses may
, bo obtained.
City Wins $8,100
Land Rental Suit
Owing to tin- supreme court's re
versal of Judge Hrlnker'a decision
nr.atnst the city. In the case brought
hy the Island Line Co for alleged ,
damages to rental values at Fifth
iivp and Yesler way. $8,100 will b*
suved to the illy, announccmonti \
from Olympta staled Saturday. Th*
city statute requiring statement* «f
damages to he made within St taSJB
was made cause for tha roMMI