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JUST 2 MORE DAYS TO REGISTER TO BEAT GILL
One Cent l« a mighty (mall bit of money to pay for a newepaper Ilk* The Star; especially when there Is something of Interest to every member of the family every night. VOL. 12. NO. 290. TRY HILLMAN FOR TAMPERING DID IT JUST HAPPEN? When Richard M. Arms. Gill's choicc. took charge of the city Light plant he started at oncc to use his office to aid the Seattle Electric Co.. his late employer*, and to hurt the city plant. Either this, or Arms, by his incompetence, directly played into the hands of the S. E. Co. That one of these propositions or the other must be true comes to be more and more con clusively shown as the records of the Arms administration (whitewashed by Gill) are gone into. In either case he is no man for the position, and Gill has done a great wrong to the tax payers of Seattle by putting him and retaining him in office. Tliis matter of taking out meters, for instance, has been little understood. Before Arms took office it hail been the custom to leave the meters in houses for some time alter people moved out. so as to be ready ta install light for the next tenant. The S. E. Co., however, had been taking its meters out as fast as the tenants left. With Arms in office, however, he gave word for the meters to be taken out practically at MICe. AND AT THE SAME TIME the S. E.Co. changed its system and left its meters in vacated houses. Also the S. E. Co. doubled the number of solicitors in the residence districts. The result: Whenever a man who had been using city light moved into a new house it was an even chance that there was au S. E. Co- meter already installed there. He could get the S. E. Co. light at once. He would have to wait several days to have the S. E. Co. meter taken out and a city meter put in As a result he usually took S. E. lights, and the city lost a customer. This actually happened under the Arms regime scores and scores of times. As people move a great deal in Seattle, it would be only a matter of time till the S. E. Co. would be sup plying light for nine-tenths of the population of Seattle. And the city plant would close its doors. The changing of the city system of meters and the S. E. Co. system happened at the same time. DID IT JUST HAPPEN THAT WAY? WAS IT A COINCIDENCE? LABOR HITS CONTEMPT OLVMPIA. Jan. The Stat* Federation of Labor hit endorsed senate bill No. 2 In toto. Tht« la th« bill Introduced by Oenator Lan don of King, Intandad to Curb the arbitrary power of courta In con- Itructlve contempt proceeding*. The Federation unanimously adopted the report of Its resolution* committee to go on record a* op posed to the present law which (Ives judge* the right to nunimoa Into court anyone who dare* to RAYNTER ATTACKS TAFT IN SENATE ifly t'»lte4 rrw* I WASHINGTON. D. C . Jan. 15 — Charges that President Taft is us ing his influence unofficially against the retention of William Lorimer as senator from Illinois hi the upper house of the t'nited States congress, were rigorously scouted today by Senator Paynter of Kentucky. Speaking In the senate, Paynter. after sarcastically taking a fling at T. R. ENDORSES THE NEW PARTY (H| ( nHr4 Frm.) * NEW YORK. Jan 23 —Theodore ■Roosevelt in a signed article in the Dutlook today approve# the platform of the National Republican Pro gressive League. Roosevelt discusses the following parts of the league's pis'form Drastic laws ta prevent the corrupt use of money. In politics, direct elec-> tlon of senators, direct Section of delegates to national conventions, with each voter eipresslng his presidential choice, and the initia tive, referendum and recall. Dtscusslnir the recall. Roosevelt Writes: "Regarding the recall, I am of the opinion that, sometimes most useful, it also contains undoubted posslbi- ] titles for mischief. Of course It Is 1 DILLING WILL SPEAK IN RAINIER VALLEY TONIGHT Rainier valley citizen* who have suffered oppression at the hands of the Seattle, Renton ft Southern Hallway company will rally to the support of Ueorge W. lulling, recall candidate for mayor, at a mas* meting to be held In Dugdale's hall, at Rainier Beach, tonight Mr Oililng will be the principal spenk «r. H. H. A. Hastings, one of th* leaders of the fight against the 8., THE GOODS ON GILL EXTRACT FROM MAYOR OILL'B REPORT TO CITY COIN CIL. JANUARY 16. 1911: "The testimony of Babcock was that he bought a house for a large sum of money, expecting to gamble; was not allowed to gamble, and lost the money." EXTRACTS FROM BABCOCK'B TESTIMONY, ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY COMPTROLLER: "I was told when I bought the place that I would bo allowed to open up and have quiet games going on." "After the place was open a few days, and before we hud really got started, I was told a certain percentage would have to be given up." "I said I could not afford to give up 80 per ccnt." "Is that what you were told?" "Yes, that was the percentage, but I could not stand that, and made up my mind to quit and take my medicine, and sell out as quickly as I could, which I did." criticise their official action, even If the criticisms are made outside I of the rourtroom Laboring people quick to see the danger of *uch a power. For not only can newspapers b« punished for contempt when criti cising judges, but any Individual . or orgamxatien, like the Federation of Labor, showing publicly a die i approval of any declalon, may be haled into court under the prea ■ snt taw. Senator Iteveridge, said: ■t "It has been repeatedly hinted In ' various newspapers that President Taft 4 using his personal but not official Influence against Senator . Uitimer of Illinois .n regard to the Investigation Into alleged bribery In . the election of that member to this senate (I resent th>- imputation .The president knows that the senate , Is the Judge of the election of Its ; own members." least necessary 4n cases of elective officers for short term*. There are unquestionably real arguments in favor of It, and probably as r- gards officer* appoint**! or elected for life." In the latter class Roosevelt ad mlta the Judiciary, and promises other articles on thia topic later. 1 STAR COUPON i This coupon, with 25 cents. 1 entitles any woman In Seattle i to any seat In 'he house at the i Seattle Theatre between now t and February 10. excepting t Saturdays and Sunday*. i R. A 8. George F. Cotterlll. Mr* Oeorge W. Dunlap, Joe Bmllh and other* will be heard "The officials of the 8., R. & 8 have shown nothing but contempt for the residents of the Rainier valley," said Mr. Dllllng today, "and for that reason I am In favor of the proposed bond Issue, which will Insure a munlclpally-owned 'Street railway." Arthur It. Moran will preside. The Seattle Star • «••■••••••***< » EMBRACES WIFE AND * » JUMhS OFF BRIOOE < » POHTLAND. Or. Jan 2S t * While they were crossing the i * llawthorne bridge lam ye*l*r- i » day, Oro».r Townaend. ag> <1 i * 2:1, sudd- nly embraced his wife i » and bade her farewell, and do i * *plt«- her efforts to retrain i * him. jumped from the bridge i » and was drowned bofore as- i * alatanre could be given. 1 KILLED BY G. N. TRAIN Michael f Brown was run down and killed by a Great Northern train at "Dead Man's Curve," Mal lard. today. Brown was crossing (he Great Northern tracks, a sharp curve pre venting him from seeing the on coming train. Ilefore he rvuid save himself he was caught beneath the wheela and was terribly mangleil Papers in his pocket Identified him as M K Brown He carried a check tor 1126. Will Seattle Men Stand for 'Em All? The new spring shapes will not be confined to milady's hat and the |»99 torpedo automobile. No, Indeed The men are going to come In for a share. If you haven't seen any of the 1911 spring fashion plates, just drop Into the tailor's this afternoon and have a glimpse. If It doesn't thrill you with cold wriggles up and down the spine, maybe you can acclimate yourself ' Here's the correct Idea for men's fashions, beginning April 15: Hobble Trousers Tight walsted. flare at the hips, light at kneps and so tight at the bottom that you'll fiave to use a shoe horn to get 'em on and off. Coats -Corset rut and so tight that they'll Interfere with the breathing apparatus, narrow at shoulders with little tall effects at the ends. Vests Will be worn only on cooler days and then they will have many small buttons and be of bril liant hue. The futzy Alpine hut sticks. Collars Will match the shirts f!ld be unattached. Polka dot ami j stripe collars will be the zenith of sartorial attainment. And then if you can stand for all this, you must wear narrow patent leather shoes with dull black but toufl and high beela. ONLY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER IN SEATTLE SEATTLE. WASH., WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 25, 1911 Sketched by Von A. at the Hillnmn Hearing in Judge Donworth's Court Room Will Fire Arms . / and Wappenstein QUOTATIONS FROM DILLING'S SPEECH "The paramount issue of tbla campaign la the taaue of civic decency. law and order, aitalnat cl»lc Indecancy and protected law l«unr«t ■ the boat business against tie wont. "The recall petition directed against mjr opponent I* based upon charges made against him and hla administration, that during the time 111 Old haa been mayor lis haa ahown himself to bo Incom petent and unfit for the position he occupies "That he haa neglected to perform his official duty aa mayor, 'and baa permitted the rlty to Iwcouh a refuge for the criminal < taases "I shall discharge Wapptnslsin, If slsctsd, and appoint an honsst and efficient official, who will aid ma In driving from the city every man who llvaa from lha earnings of fallan woman, and fo pravant the scattering of prostitute* wi tha raaidanca and apart ment houaa aactiona. "I propoae to vigorously enfort e tha laws against gambling. "I shall endeavor with every HHiUM'i' of the police department to see that gambling la prevented tad punished. " Kit rt Iterator*. I shall enforce tk*> laws against the sale of liquor after 1 o'clock and on Sunday. "I shall give Immediate attention to tha lighting department, and I shall sea that Ita affaira ara placed m charge of a man who will run It tor the benefit of tha people of the city. "I shall exercise all of the powers of my otOce to prevent ex travagant expenditure* of the public moaev. "I am going to put forth the !•«•» effort that lie* In my power to make such a record In the office of uutyor that lien I leave the Office, I can do so with a clear conarh-are " Men who had been baited by Mayor Ulll Monday night to at tempt to Interrupt and break up Oeorge W. Killing's flrat meeting at ttallard failed In their attempt last nlKht. Hilling made a straightforward business talk to a crowd that liter ally parked Junction hall, and whop, soon after he began talking, some one away In the back end of the hall tried to interrupt with a slurring question, the crowd dem onstrated its temper Cries of "Hush him up." "I'ut him out." were heard on all sides, and repeated when another at tempt was made to Interrupt the apeakcr. with the result that the disturber* soon desisted In their attempta. Killing, without peraonal abuse, severely arraigned the dill admin titration. In a concise. convincing manner, he told the history of the lawlessness that 0111 not only per mitted. but tostered In the city, and for himself promised that when he was elected mayor, he not only would Insist upon his police de partment absolutely suppressing vice and public gambling, but would Divorce Mill Grinds 16 Sad Stories Today That Cupid starts things he can't finish was evidenced In Judge Fra ter's divorce court this morning. knots were snapped right and left. Hoote, non-support, cruelty and the lure of the great white way were the agencies which caused the trouble. When rourt adjourned for 1 urich 10 divorces had been granted. They were: Jennie K Hunt vs, Alonto 11 Hunt. Ida May llrandt vs. Chas. M llrandt: Llngne Moan vb. John I*. Moan, Avard L. Morrison vb. Rarah CHICAGO WOULD BAR THE BOSTON TROT, GRIZZLY BEAR, EYEBROW GAYOTIE AND TfXAS TOM DANCES CHICAGO, Jan. 25.— Admitting that Chicago Is second only to Han Fthiiclhco In the wickedness of Its dances, the smart set of this city today are completing arrange mcuts to appoint a censor to be present at future hops, so that the police will not Interforo. Prof. William W. 8- Braum of Pittsburg, president oi tat UdM . I'rofesslounl Teachers of Dancing Idnaiaud that the gamblers guilty of felony under the state law be • sent to the penitentiary, and that the marques likewise be put behind j prison bar*. Fire ><jppy and Arms. In regard to the lighting depart , merit he scored (ill! and Arms, and | promised that when elected mayor, the first thing he would do would !>• to secure a competent head of the lighting department, and the j first thing he would Insist upon that superintendent doing would be to e*t> nd the city commercial light ing circuit to Hallard. In competi tion with the Heattle Elertrlc com pany. and In fulfillment of the ; promises made to Hallard at the 1 time that suburb annexed to Beat : tie. Before going to the Hallard meet : ing. Mr. Hilling made a brief speech to a crowd that parked Mlnch's hall, at Interbay. j Speaking with him at Interliay were: David IV Eastman, Mrs. j Hose Simmon-, and Ole Hanson. At the Hallard meeting A. K. Ruff ' ner presided Councilman Hohlko. . Mrs. J. 11, Webber, Harry K. Wilson, | George 11. Walker and Ole Hanson spoke. Morrison, Fthel M. Mollojr vb. Ch&s. A. Molloy, Catherine I/mas vh. Harry lamias, Matthew l.ang vs. Mildred Lang, Jlelle D. Holland vs. Arthur L Holland, Jennie 11. IV Tourea v«. Owen F DeTourea, Pearl E. Camprati vs. Alex. .1 Oam petu. Llbbie O, Stewart vs Harry C Stewart, France* K Dllley vs. Wirt. C. Dllley, Sadie Rogers vb. ■liuiies C Rogers, Hotsy M Thom|t *on vb Frank" J. Thompson, Helen 3. Hl)ei vb. AJphfr It. Hayes, and Maude W. Chambers vb. Wm. B. Chambers. of America, said that t'hlcago'a social set trips some mighty wick ed dunces, and he ought to know. "tiooee dancing," said Proif. Hrauui, "should be wiped out In the exclusive homes as well as In the slums." lie would taboo such dunces as the Ban Francisco llug, the Candy Kid, the Boston Trot, the Grizzly near, the Kyebrow Guvotto uud ho Texas Torn. RENTED POSTOFFICE BOX TO PUT MONEY IN. SOt'TH UKN'D. Jan 24—A Greek laborer walked Into the loca.l postofflce yesterday mul after a labored conversation with I'osl master F R Wright made him understand that he wanted to rent a postofflce box Me was given one uf the new combination lockers and Inst nicted In Its mechanism "Ar*a you sure," began the Greek In broken Kugliah, "that a no a one get la decs but-ft meT' Assured that he alone held the combination, the Greek stepped up to the lockbox, opened |t and soon began pil ing a fistful of gold Into the bo*. I'ost master Wright heard the Jingle of the coin as It dropped nnd when It finally percolated through the Greek's brain that the post office box was not for the safekeeping of his coin, he stared vacantly at the post master, muttered that he didn't see what good the box *as for anyway, and polltely told the |*>»tmaster that he eutild keep the bo*. LA FOLLETTE RE-ELECTED (My t nl(«Hl I'rfM.) MADISON. Wi«. Jan. 25 —Robt M I«a Toilette wan today re-elected United States senator hero on joint ballot of the legislature by an over- Whelming majority. Never since l.aKY>llette's entrance Into political life Ims he been given such a vote of confidence. It was freely pre dicted today that he would be a factor In the republican presiden tial nomination iu l!il 2. WWWWWWWWWWW**! 4 DOG CAUSES INJURIES; i GUARDS AGtD WOMAN 4 i OAKLAND, Cel.. .Lan 25.— i After lying for two days in tor- i ture from almost fatal burns. 1 Mr*. L. Knglestott was found i today by a niece, who railed lo 1 see htjr at her home The bp 1 cident to the unfortunate wo- 1 man, who Is orer "0 years old, i was canned by her pet dog 1 running against her ns she was 1 lifting a large bucket of boil i ing water from the stove. 1 When the woman's niece found 1 her the dog was wntrhing over 1 his mistress. 1 i HOT NEWS That has NOT happened yet. Wappy was the most enthusias tic auditor at Hilling's meeting last night. * Hi Gill came through very nicely with a floral offering, In honor of Hilling's first campaign speech. The gamblers have formed a Hilling club. It's their purpose to preserve order at all Hilling meet ings. Dr. Matthews will speak at the Gill meeting tonight. C. D. Hiilman will alto speak. The odds are 10 to 1 on Gill. The Gill women's campaign com mittee has opened up headquarters. But remember, It hasn't happened jet. Eight O'Clock at night (In New York) is the late press time for the newe that appears In the Pink edition of The Star every night. Don't forget It. WITH JURY Was Offered Bribe One Juror Testifies C. D. Illllinati, millionaire real estate shark, charged with using ihe United States malls todefraud, was on trial yesterday and l>art of today tor attempting to Influence the Jurors who are to try him. With lllllman are accused E. D. Kirk and M J. Webb, charged with trying to bribe jurymen to hang the jury and get a disagree ment. Kirk and Webb are out on $2,000 bail put up by Hlllmaii. In court this morning llillman's case waa continued till Friday and the two other cases till Haturday. The testimony yesterday was damaging to lllllman. Fifteen jurors told the court that they had received circulars from Hlllman defending himself "from attacks" and justifying his work In the real estate business, which the federal jury Is to look Into. One Juror, Robert Van Horn, of West Seattle, a salesman for K-lly and ('lark, told a straightforward story of a direct attempt at bribery by Kirk and Webb for his good offices "in a certain cass to come up In the next two weeks before the federal Jury." But Hlllman, smooth, suave, oily, ingratiating, remained un shaken. Apparantly Hlllman does not believe that a man who has as much money as he has will ever have to go to the penitentiary. When Atty Kirkpatiick failed to shake Van Horn's testimony, Hlllman smiled and rubbed his hands He whispered to the report ers covering the case to "go easy with him." He talked encourag ingly to friends In the room. "IMd you see how I ripped It Into The Star?" he chuckled to a stranger he met In the corridor after his session on the stand bl* "ripping It Into The Htar" came when he explained to Dliitrlct Attorney Todd that be bad wnt out the circular* because the paper* had been attacking him, "especially The Htar," he added He didn't mention the Indictments returned by the grand Jury covering the Identical ground aa The Htar arti cles. x The only time Hlllman lost bis assurance was under the grilling i ross-examlnatlon of District At tome) Todd. "Where did you rt't all th>-K» names of the people you sent clr- 1 culars to?" asked Todd. "I have a mailing list of my own in my office. I got tome from the directory, and 1 think of * lot of them myself when 1 am address ing "Who does yojir Work for youT" "Different people — stenogra phers I hired one In the Colman building to do this work." "What'* the name of this sten ographer T" "I don't know. I Just go there and pick out one that Isn't busy. I can't remember the names." "Didn't you pay a couple of them by cheek?" "Yes; but this last work was paid for In cash " "Now, Mr. Hlllman." Inquired Mr Todd, "can't you think of Oie name of that stenographer you went to on the 14th of January, in the Caiman building?" "I tell you I can't," snapped back Hlllman. 'Tan you tell me the room?" "No." "The floor r *No." "Why did you hire stenographers when you have a force of your own?" "My men are busy." "Why did you send plain envel opes Instead of your business ad dress on them?" "Well, you see, I did fend a few out but my friends told me they didn't receive them, so this time I decided to send plain ones. I ap posed you wert stopping my mail, and I didn't want to take any more chances," was the startling answer. Had Jury List. It developed In the testimony that Hlllman had a list of Jurors in his office J. E. lioreman. an employe of Hlllman's, testified that Hlllman bad shown him a list of Jurors and anked him If he knew any of them. Other employes of Hlllman testified to' seeing the list. The Other Cases. When the case against Hlllman had been continued, testimony against Webb and Kirk, who are detectives In the Henry building, started at once. Judyman C. B. McCoy told of a telephone conversation with a man named Miller who had offered him money If he would hang the Jury. McCoy could not Identify either Kirk or Webb. Then Van Horn took the stand. "A man who gave his nnme as Kllng called me up at my home and j wanted to meet me," said Van Horn S., R. & S. Bouncers Fined $25 in Court After a grilling at the hands of Acting City Attorney Otis Hrinker, Robert II el torn and Joe Wallace, "bouncer*" employed by the of ficials of the Seattle, Kenton & Southern Hallway company, who threw E L. Dyer, an aged passen ger from a street car January 17, were fined $25 each by Police Judge Gordon today. Dyer, who la 6» years of age. tes tified that he paid his fare, but mis laid an identification slip which FATE OF FRISCO'S EXPO WILL BE KNOWN TUESDAY (Bjr I nlled l'rou.) WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. — *SJ»e house rules committee today de cided to report a rule setting Tues day next for the vote on the loca tion of the Panama exposition. The ruling came after a short but fitter fight. Congressman Kahn of California and Chairman Hodenberg of Illinois, leaders of A\JL fCMT THAIS'* AND CLH I. MMi ftfAMM U. on the stand. "He said there would 'be several hundred dollars In It. He. was Insistent, no I wet him last Friday at Steve O'Hrlen's saloon. "When I got there, Kllng Intro* dured himself and made an ap pointment for me to meet Kirk and Webb, later in the afternoon. When I met them Kirk was effusive, woc dere<l If I wasn't a son of State Senator Van Horn of Kansas City, who used to hunt grouse with him. "Seeing that I resembled thin other Van Horn, he said he would talk business with me. He said ,there was a case coming up in tB« i federal court. Offered the Money. ""I am not trying to influence ; Tour decision.' he said, 'but if you already have an opinion, and wo I can 1m sure you won't change It. I there'll be one hundred dollars la it for you.' " 'We don't hope for an acquittal,' Kirk added. 'The best we can hope for i* a disagreement.' "'Well, what is this case? - I askwl Kirk. 'The Hlllman case set for March 28?' il thought the Hill, man case was to come on March 28 instead of January S.) Oh.' Kirk replied, 'this case comes up in a couple of weeks.' " Van Horn talked a little longer with Kirk, he said, then the next day told the whole story to Todd. WANTA QUIZEM? IMH ■ Fifty candidates, with council, manic aspirations, will have an anxious time at the first session of the Seattle Quit congress at the . M C. A. auditorium tonight. The qui* congress was organised for the express purpose of allow ing cfticeiiN to learn. If possible. Just what the candidates promise If elected. The congress Is ojien to every voter, who will be privileg ed to cross examine any candidate. Dr. J. Allen Smith will referee. WWWKWW*«**W«* WEATHER FORECAST. Rain or snow tonight and Thursday. Brink to high southwesterly winds. DO YOU KNOW That Annette Kellerman, who re cently appeared at the Orpheum theatre, holds the world's swiufc> inlng record for 23 miles? Taht the first baseball teAni wai organised in New York In 1845? That the catcher's mask was Id* vented by a Harvard man in 187$? That the first salaried team was organized in Cincinnati in 1868? That Miss Lizzie Arnold of Seat tle holds the long distance baseball throw with a toss of 209 feet 5W Inches? Conductor Hawking had given hini. Hawkins demanded the slip, anil then signaled (he bouncers, who dragged the old man to the front platform and tossed him off. Dyer's testimony was corrobor ated. "These bouncers were guilty of a contemptible misdemeanor, and they should be punished," said llrinker. Police Judge Gordon thought so, too, and assessed a fine of $25 each. the opposing factions, became in volved In personalities during the argument. The decision was. In aifect, a compromise of the claims of Xje rival exposition cities. San srclsco wanted immediate ao tlou, naming Thursday or Friday as the date for the hearing. New Orleans wanted Thursday of next week.