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Newspaper in TMi State VOL LVm. NO. 44. HIE MS MS DESERTEr SOU CATCH FUGITIVE IN CABIN IN WOODS NEAR SUMMIT LAKE. Delbert Goldsby, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Goldsby of Black Lake, a draft deserter and fugitive since June, 1917, was captuPbd Tuesday in a cabin hidden In a swamp just be yond Submit lake by County Game Warden Ben D. King and Chief Dep uty Morgan. With him at the time was his cousin, the son of Wes Golds by of Black Lake. The fugitive was brought' to Olym pla and lodged in the county jail until Thursday, when he was taken to Camp Lewis by Warden King ana turned over to the military authori ties. He told the county officials he expected a sentence of 20 years and the military authorities expressed the opinion he would not be disappointed. Young Goldsby did not have much to say about himself and his hiding, except *o remark that he had nevei been very far away and that he had "lots of friends" who had helped him while he was hiding. Warden King reports that Goldstiy had enough pro visions in the cabin to last him through the winter, and that they had been taken to him in an automobile, the tracks being plainly visible as far as a machine could get through the woods. The cabin had been built about a month ago, of shakes cut from the timber round about, and the deserter had evidently had help ii\ its con struction. He had planned to spend the winter there and had put out a long trap ljne, Ring says. For some days before his capture the county wardens had heard reports of a mysterious trapper on Kennedy creek In the Summit like neighbor hood. Two days before the actual capture Deputy Morgan and a woods man located the cabin,' hidden in a swamp. When confronted by the wardens, Ooldsby and his cousin were working on the trap line. The former would not admit his identity, claiming he was Ivan Ooldsby, his brother. He produced Ivan's registration card. Ivan's hunting license, and also a trapping license taken out by his father, John Ooldsby, last week. He failed to. convince the wardens, how ever and admitted his identity when turned over to Sheriff Gilford. Hlu cousin, who Is about 19 years old, was not taken into custody. John Goldsby, the boy's father, who is a strong Socialist, always Instated he had no knowledge of where his boy was. Sheriff Gilford made sev oral Investigations, the Home Guards searched the Ooldsby farm at Black Lake one morning about a year ago, and federal officers also Investigated last summer, when reports kept com ing in that be was hiding sround borne, but they failed to find any trace. Toung Goldsby told the wardens that when his name was published, in June, 1917, as one of those who had failed to report for physical ex amination, he was "scared to death" and "ran and hid." He also said he was not a religious objector, but thought the government got the peo ple into the war against their will. But when he got out to Camp Lewis Thursday and saw some soldiers drill ing, he was greatly surprised. War den King says, stated that things looked fine and that he believed he had made a serious mistake. BFOODA BOY -WOUNDED. First Reported Missing. He Recovers and Returns to Duty. Private Premo Zanotto, a Bucoda boy, who was recently reported miss ing in action, was severely wounded, but has recovered and returned to duty, according to a letter just re ceived from him. The spldler was wounded on October 4 in the fighting at Argonne wood. Frank It Hedwall, a Bucoda boy,ln the navy, has returned to the United States from Scotland, where he had bea stationed for several months past on the U. S. S. Roanoke. He expects to be in Bucoda soon on a furlough. Hi Gill Is Dead. After a brief Illness, Hiram Charles Gill. 52 years old, three times mayor of Seattle and one of the best known political figures in the state, died Tuesday afternoon at his home in Se atle. Pneumonia resulting from an attack of influenza was the cause of death. Woslunatoii ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1860. SPECIAL ELECTION JAN. 33. County Commissioners Fix I>ate for Vote on Black Hirer Ditch Project. The county commissioners Monday fixed January 23 as the date for the special election to be held at Vin cent's hall, Little Rock, on the Black river ditch project. Frank Kotick was named inspector and Messrs. Sul livan and Nelson judges. The project came before the board for hearing Monday. No protests were made and the board therefore accepted the engineer's report that the Improvement would be a benefit to the property owners in the dis trict. PLAN FOR MEMORIAL GETTING UNDER WAY COUNTY TO HONOR BOYS WHO ENTERED SERVICE DURING Plans for the erection of a suitable memorial to the soldier and' sailor sonß of Thurston county who parti cipated in the great war were con sidered dt a meeting of some 20 or 25 representatives of different organ isations of the city and dbunty, at the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening. Enthusiastic endorsement of the memorial idea was given and in order to proceed with it a temporary organ isation was perfected, a special com mittee to receive suggestions was au thorised, an Invitation was extended to every organisation and the resi dents of ev.ery community or voting precinct in the county to name rep reseatfttlvee and arrangements made for dnother general meeting tb be held In two or three weeks, when a permanent organisation Is to be ef fected and further consideration giv en to suggestions as to the nature of the memorial. The meeting wai called on the in itiative of J. M. Hitt, C. E. Beach and J. E. Kelley, members of the special memorial committee recently author ised by the directors of the local T. M. C. A., to get the movement start ed. In making the temporary organ isation, Mr. Hitt was named presi dent, and L. R. Mcintosh, represent ing the Elks' lodge, secretary. In presenting the proposition to the meeting, President Hitt empha sised the fact that the memorial is a county project, and that the advice, suggestion and help of the people of the whole county is desired. He pointed out that of the approximately 1000 boys who entered thj different branches of the service from this county, two-thirds of them were from the districts outside Olympia. STATE GIVES 58,010 MEN 10 HELP WIN WORLD WAR Of These 980 Made Supreme Sacrifice 1,900 Are Wounded or Missing. Washington state men to the num ber of 929 made the supreme sacri fice In the world war, and the total may be higher when final figures are, in, according to official and unofficial estimates announced this week. The deaths are divided as follows: Killed In action, 392; died of wounds, *46; died of disease, 327; died from other causes, 64. Appibxlmately 68,000 Washington men volunteered for service in some one of the allied or American armies or wore drafted in the American mil itary or naval service. Washington men wounded or missing in action number upward of 1,200, •;« •;« -I* 4- 4- -*• 4- 4- 4* + 4* 4- *s* ❖ NEW PAVEMENT TO BE 4* 4- OPENED NEXT FRIDAY * ❖ The new pavement on the Pa- 4> 4» clflc highway east of Olympla 4* ❖ and the new bridge over the •> Nisqually river will be opened <• 4- to the public not later than 4* 4» Friday of next week, and per- * 4* haps a few days sooner, county 4> 4> authorities said this week. It 4> 4* had been planned to open the v 4* road Saturday of this week, but 4* 4* the freesing weather the fore 4* 4- part of this week made a week's 4- 4* delay necessary, officials say. 4- 4* 4* »J« «£• THE WAR. HEW TO THE LINE; LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY. OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1919. NEW COUNTY TERMS START MONODY; FEW CHANGES Lewis Becomes Auditor, Neyloa Com missioner and Gaston Assessor —Same City, Officials. Only a few changes take place in the courthouse when the officiate named at the last election assume office next Monday. Most of those who have served the past two years were re-elected, the changes being the advancement of H. L. Lewis, chief deputy, to auditor; M. J. Neylon to succeed T. Ives Dodge as commis sioner, and George Gaston to succee* H. N. Stickiin as assessor. , C. O. Mannes, acting county engi neer for the past few months, suc ceeds to that position, and Fred R. Brown, appointed county school su perintendent last September, enters upon his two-year term. The-, same force of deputies will be retained by Auditor Lewis. The new city council took office Tuefady evening, the first regular meeting for this month. All the for mer appointive officers were re-namea by Mayor Jesse T. Mills and Council man George Draham was selected as president pro tern. The war department notified Ar thur Shaw, 1803 Langridge avenue, this week that its former notice that, his son, William Henry, was missing in action, was a mistake, and thae he has returned to duty: OLYMPIA IS READY FOR LEUE NEXT WEEK MOST OF SOLONS ALREADY HERE—FORMAL RECEPTION CALLED OFF ON ACCOUNT OF ''FLU"—RECONSTRUCTION TO. BE BIG PROBLEM OF SESSION —LOTS OF TALK ABOUT SEVERAL BIG PROJECTS BUT NO DEFINITE PROGRAM APPEARS—CARLYON LIKELY TO BE PRESIDENT PRO TEM OF THE SENATE— FIGHT BREWING OVER SYNDICALIST BILL. Olympic is all ready for the bien nial legislative session which starts next Monday, and most of the legis lators are here and ready, too. Those who are not already on the scene of their two months' activities are ex pected Saturday or Sunday. For the first time In the history of the territory and state there will be no formal reception and ball welcom ing the legislators— Olympia Is in the throes of a limited "flu" tyin, end Se attle reports say the city authorities here acted upon instructions from Dr. T. D. Tuttle. state health usis sinner, as wait us upon the recom mendation of the local health author ities and the consensus of opinion of various state officials. Other social affairs planned for the legislators throughout the session are also "up in the air" now, but epidemic condi tions may so improve that the gaiety of former years will express Itself be fore the city's guests go home. From present indications recon struction will run riot through the 1919 session. No definite single pro gram of reconstructive work has yet ,become apparent, but the greatest array of measures calling for huge ex penditures ever presented the state is lining up support and clamorifig for action. Most of them claim the merit of furnishing means of employment for returned soldiers. Chief among them in magnitude is the Columbia river basin irrigation project, which proposes to tap the Tend d'Reille river north of Spokane in the vicinity of Newport, or else at the lower end of Lake Pend d'Oreilie in Idaho, lend it down through Spo kane and distribute it throughout Central Washington largely, includ ing the Quincy project. There is no known estimate on the cost, but it is approximated at from $250,000,000 to $300,000,000. By this project it is calculated that 2,000,000 or ipore acres of land can be put under Irrigation. Governor Lttser has gone on record in favor of the project and probably will deal with it to considerable extent in his message to the legislature. Mayor Ole Hanson, of Seattle, is also strong for it, and the Washington State Land Settlement association has approved It. Another agricultural development plan that probably will be given con siderable legislative attention is the reclamation of logged-off lands in COUNTY ASKED TO STOCK POULTRY FDRM IN FRANCE Woman's Club Directs Campaign to Raise 9400 to Aid Ruined Districts. A poultry farm for France—this is (he new donation asked of the resi dents of Thurston county, in a cam paign to be conducted by the Wo man's club the remainder of this month. The sum involved is S4OO, The . campaign throughout the country is being directed by the Na tional Woman's Service league,, and Mrs. S. J. Chadwick, Thurston county president, asked the Woman's club to direct it here. The object is to re-establish and re-stock the small farms throughout the devastated dis trict of Northern France, which be fore the war was peopled largely by small farmers. Four hundred dollars, Mrs. P. M. Troy, president of the Woman's club, says, will put two incubators with 2000 eggs each on one of these farms and will also pay the wages of a wounded French soldier for a year, J take care of them.. The gift of 10 nta puts an egg in an incubator, 25 cents a chick on a farm. "The incubators are in France, the eggs in Spain aild the money in the United States, and the idea is to get the' three together," is the way Mrs. Troy explained It. An American com mittee will be in direct charge over there, to see that the money goes Where it is intended. Western Washington. N. B. Coffman, of Chehalis, president of the State Good Roads association, is prominent in this enterprise and explained it at recent luncheon of the local Cham- I beV of Commerce. The plans so far discussed are mod eled after the Lane land settlement scheme of having the state handle the land and the federal government co operate in Improving It. Estimates of the cost are not yet availably but the project contemplates the clearing, and making rncdv Tor 7U;i; ration of i una reus of thousands of acres of land once covered by heavy fir and cedar foreete. Into the same hopper the public service commission is busily pouring a plan to Incorporate King, Pierce and Snohomish counties into a single railroad terminal district, which shall handle the distribution of all rail traffic brought to Puget Sound. This is another matter of millions—so many that they haven't been stated, although elaborate plans have been prepared rnd submitted to civic bod ies of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett. Mingling with these is what is known as the Carlyon plan to capi talise the auto license revenue and bond it for $30,000,000 to run 20 years, using the prooejds to pave state highways, doing the work in five years Instead of using the money only as it comes in from road taxation and auto license sales. Senator Carlyon, of Olympia, is behind this plan, and it is being received with considerable favor in various parts of the state, although Governor Lister's adminis tration is against it. The bonding scheme also would double auto license rates, bringing the average up to sls per machine. The plan Governor Lister and State Highway Commissioner James Allen favor is designed to save the state the payment of the several million dollars in interest the Carlyon bond plan requires. They propose to ele vate auto license fees, though per haps not as high as Carylon. and to continue the road taxation policy of the past six years, and assert that these revenues, together with funds that will be made available by the national government, will give the state all the money it can possibly spend each year in highway paving, practically equal in the long run to Continued on Page PRICE FIVE CENTS THREE OLYMPIANS INDICTED. Federal Grand Jury Charges Local Men With Bootlegging. The government reached out and picked up three Olympians on "boot legging" charges this week, through indictments returned by the federal grand jury in Tacoma. Frank Stone, who was found guilty of conspiracy In the Jack Gillies case, and served a term in the state peni tentiary several years ago, was In dicted on a charge of illegally retail ing liquor. Stone is out on parole and is said to be in Seattle dying of tuberculosis. W. D. Clark, Clarence Welsh and Jerry Millsack, also residents of Olympia, were indicted on the same charge. M. D. Abbott, publisher of the Olympia Chronicle, was a member of the Jury. FUR B CHARGED WITH TRIPLE MURDER WEEK SEES MELODRAMATIC DE- VELOPMENTS IN SENSA- TIONAL CASE. Apparently happy and carefree, Norman E. Burnett, former shipyard worker who was formally charged this yreek with the murder of his wife and two little boys, sits singing and Joking in his cell In the county jail, while Prosecuting Attorney O'Leary and Chief of Police Cusack afe hur rying to San Francisco in order Up obtain further information regarding him and his family. : Burnett's arrest late last Saturday evening as he was returning from"! visit with a young woman at Gull Harbor, his subsequent interroga tion, his variety of stories and ex planations and the continued devel opment of further clues, following the discovery of the bodies of two little children in shallow graves on Hawk's prairie near where the body of a woman was found last week— these have been melodramatic inci dents in the local murder case,* one oV the most sensational in local history. The bodies of the children were discovered by Coroner Mills, Chief Cusack, Sheriff Gilford and Attorney O'Leary last Saturday morning, when they returned to the Hawk's prairie charnel spot in the hope of obtaining further clews as to the Identity of the woman whose body had been found'earlier In the week. The bodies of all three of the vic tims were badly decomposed, bat j from hats, shoes and clothing' neigh bors of the Burnett family when they lived In a small building bSeT of th* Arlington hotel. I<leuiVA?d the vic tims s»s ar fa. Burnett and their two little boys, one three or four years old and the other six or sekfcn. Bur nett's arrest followed. While questioning Burnett, the au thorities telegraphed Mrs. Burnett's | mother in San Franctecq. From her Ithey learned that Burnett hktl gone jto that city in March last year, had , been reconciled with his wife, from i whom he had been separated for three years, and brought them back to Olympia to live. t | Burnett, in reply to questions, claims his wife and children left him some time between May and Septem ber. Local papers bearing date of May 5 were found with the bodies of the children. He told several stories about how they left, but finally ad mitted he had gone with them to Hawk's prairie on a picnic one Sun day early in May, asserting that, af ter a quarrel, his wife left him ther*. and he does not know now where she is. ❖ BOYS IN OIBT TO + ❖ BE HOME BY MARCH * •> General Pershing has des- + ❖ ignated the Ninety-llrst divi- ♦ ❖ sion for early return to the ❖ United States, and those at •> Washington, D. C., in touch + ❖ with the transport of troops ❖ •fr think the Coast boys will be ❖ on their way home by the first •9' ❖ of March. The 91st was one •5> ❖ of three divisions that oper- "4" ❖ ated with the British troops + ❖ in Flanders during the closing ❖ ❖ days of the war and it had ❖ <• previously been expected that ❖ it would be retained in Eu- ❖ •> rope for some months. Many •> ❖ Thurston county boys belong ❖ to it. * •> d* *> 4* -1- •> ❖ •> -1* •!* •> *s* v Published Continuously 58 Years WHOLE NUMBER 3033 GOVERNOR FAVORS SENSIBLE PROGRAM ADVOCATES RESUMPTION OP JiLb ACTIVITIES DELAYED DCR- ING WAR PERIOD. Development of a large scale road program, authorization of investiga tions of various irrigation projects for co-operation with the federal gov ernment, resumption of building act ivities by the state and private per sons and corporations—plans to do now by everybody the construction work that has been delayed for tho. past two years—these are the hlgn points in the policy which Governor Lister proposes for the reconstruction period in the state of Washington. Generally speaking, Governor Lis ter views the after-the-war period, not from the standpoint of any par ticular faddist or reform specialist who has some pet scheme to "tako care of the boys." but from the anil* that if the state, private individuals and corporations proceed promptly with the constructive work that needs to be done, work that was pat off daring the war period, there will k# plenty for everybody to do and (ho situation will consequently tako eas* of itself. And he pmphasises the part that private individuals and corporation* must take in these activities, and in sists that Shite the state should do its share, it should not bo expeetsd to do it, all. Ho strongly favors a big road-building program; he is equally . as anxious for the sute to undertake various building projects at the dif ferent institutions that have been de layed for the mast two years, in order .to WWg thbse Institutions up to dote; and he is just as emphatic in his state ment that'private individuals aha corporations should undertake s stas- ? liar program. So tar as the inauguration now or any groat irrigation projects—aad k* wants to see them undertaken —it in his opinion that the state cannot go; abend until the federal government determines its policy, and he", freely says there is as mneh eonfnston In the national capital today over re construction plana ad thera was Me years ago over war plans. But he keHgvee the state should investigate every Mid carefully and get nil the facts eeet flguree to gether so that |t will he to a position to take full advantage of tho federal, proposals when they are made. Bh* wants to see these projects undeTtakr en, particularly . the big Conor df Alone project. ■ 'i- Tho governor Just cmaUy re turned from a to the nations casta*}, and he found there, ho sow; a very noticeable disposition snqi,'. members of, congress towards ecKf omy, resulting already in a notiee able "toning down" of Secretary Lane's big land settlement program and of like reconstruction projects fee, vored by other cabinet ' nlgrlsls it "toning down" due to fear hy thwP officials tbat if they asked congress for appropriations really oommsaaur ate to, the site of the dertakings, the whole project might be killed. For his own part, the governor figures that if the nation could readi ly spend thirty billion dollars la pros ecuting the war, it should be equally as willing to spend one billion dollars on reconstruction. That la the view point upon which he basee bis state policy—nothing extravagant, nothing proposed Just to be doing something, yet nothing niggardly in the way tho state undertakes what it is going to do. What he wants the state to do la to proceed on a sensible basis, doing those things that ought to be don* and appropriating enough money so that they will be properly done. With everybody following tbat same policy, be believes the reconstruction period will be passed satisfactorily. The State Council of Defense for mally concluded Its work this week, at a meeting in Governor Listeria office Thursday and recommanded tbat all county and local coaadla complete their work and clone their affairs. The Council's work is to bo continued by other organisations. Brother Killed in Action. Notice that his brother, Hugh L. Williams, had been killed in act tea in France October 12. waa received Thursday by W. H. Williams, pro prietor of the Pantorlum Dye woriffk from the war department. Mi brother enlisted in Montana in Com pany K. 163 rd regiment, 41st divi sion.