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THE SATURDAY EVENING POST ON LOGGED-OFF LANDS
From a wholly unprejudiced and unbiased source, come* an unqualified endorsement of the Murphine loggedoff land law. It 15 :in editorial published in the current issue of the nation's b«r-K«" s « weekly, the Saturday Evening Post. The Post # views of the proposed Agricultural Development district, on winch the people of King county are to vote on Saturday, December 6, are not colored or influenced by politics, the Chamber More Than | 41,000 Circulation Every Day NO, IT ISN'T EXACTLY A JOYOUS DAY FOR MR. FURTH! THANKSGIVING AS DAY LOOKS TO PESSIMIST 1 am through protending. This » not for ne a dajr of thanksgiving. 1 never did enjoy Thanksgiving day, and I don t j Thanksgiving day is like a picnic. Who ever had a good time at a picnic? Nobody. You think you're going to have ■ a oo * l tlm« at th* picnic. Vou look forward to It with pleaaurabte anticipation. But when you got there you lit cold, moaay food. Suga crawl ovor you. Mooqultoe* bit* you. Probably It rain* and you got wot. It • a long wmy to IhJ picnic and twlc* •• far back. Vou gat homo dirty, tlrad and out of aorta. All the fun of picnic* and Thanksgiving daya aro In anticipation. • • • • • What right haa tha praaldont of the United Statoa to My. arbitrarl ly. that I ahali turn aaide from my uaual puraulta on the la*t Thursday In November and give thanke? I reaent Mr. Wlleona Interference. And why. if I mutt give thanke for Joubtful bieaamga, murt I do It on a wet, chilly day In the melancholy *ea*on? o • e • • Why not have two daya of thanke giving—one for farmer® and one for cKy foik*l Surely, the aprlngtime la the only aaaaon whan I can give even 9nK, ?O , R A h *LlfrrLt WHILE. AT LEAST. I CAN Fo "®* T MAN THEN. CONE FOR A HALF-YEAR THE w*7.aftama VEOETABLES. EGGS. MEAT—ALL COST LESS IN THE SUMMER-j TIME. • • • • • I aee little cauee for thanka-glving In my wanderinga On Monday Police Judge Gordon tried 230 ca*e»— the hlgheat on record —euch a motley, tatterdemalion crew of vaga. drunkard*, potty thievee and d«relicts a* were never aeon before. Every day thle week the judge haa had a crowded docket, and the , court haa worked overtime. The "blotter" at police headquarter* la filling up *o rapidly that the deek aergeinta «re threatened with wrlt er'a cramp. A wave of crime? A wave of flddieatlcke! It la merely that the down and outera WANT to go to Jail. They want to get out of the cold and etorm. They want to eat. ■•• • • a When I waa a boy I waa one of a large family. We alwaye had a lot of guest* at Thanksgiving dinner—aunte, unclee. coualna, oil frlende and the mlnlater. > And we youngater* had to watt for the "aecond table"—there waa never room at the flr*t- We waited and fidgeted, lietening tuilenly to the talk and laugh tar of the grown-upa, the clatter of knivea and fork*, and anlffed :o catch the odore of turkey, of coffee, of pumpkin and mince pie. The minutea draoged. We became aa hollow aa toy belloone. We quarreled and enlveled, and went Into tantrum* waiting for thot* grown-up* to get through. AND WE HAD TO GO TO CHURCHI * m • • • It wa* dark when I aroae thla morning. The rain waa falling I waited 20 minutea for a car. And here am I, at thla moment, eitting at the tame old deak. beat Ing the aame old typewriter. The rain la atill falling But the rain MUST atop falling SOME TIME. And out at my house there ia a turkey browning In the oven. And there Is a small boy. fidgeting for dad to come home and carve it THE SMALL BOY IS GIVING THANKS, BECAUSE, THOUGH THE CALENDAR SAYS "NOVEMBER." IT ISN'T NOVEMBER AT ALL FOR HIM IT IS SPRING' REBELS TO MARCH AGAINST CAPITAL HI. r-AHO Tex„ Nov. ?7. It« lx-| leader* In Juarez predicted to-la" that Gen. ('arranza would be in Mexico City by laniiar; I. They raid h* would not wait thu lon* establish a pro.ihtonal n" ■' eromert, hownvcr. Kit tier today 0. - tomorrow It vai believed, he would announce hi* choir* of a regular Capital In Northern Mexico, and thai the organlza'loti of a formal govern-. Went would follow. Hl* supporter* |*>|nfe«l out thU would plare him In a position to a*k Washington to recognize tb« rebel*' belligerency, and no doubt •eemf d to be felt among the Juarez leade-* that It would be accorded of* soon a* the formalltle* required •K Interoaiuia*, law could be coiu- By Fred L. Boah * VILLA GOES TO RACES JI'AKKZ. Nov. 27 fien Villa forgot war today to attend the opening of the race meet here lie occupied « box, bow Inn and smiling affably When the crowd cheered him. # « piled v.ltb Oen. Villa wa* expected to *tar' southward very noon, "topping o-i hi* wuy to take Chihuahua, and then .narch straight on the < :iplt«l Hl* rapture from the federals fit cannon, nun hlne gun* and modern rift-;* ha* doubled til* tczot't ettt Ueuc/, The Seattle Star THE ONLY PAPER IN SEATTLE THAT DARES TO PRINT THE NEWS VOLUME 15 NO. 234 of Commerce, the timber interest*, or real estate speculators Therefore, unlike the kept press of Seattle and King county, the Saturday Evening Post commends the measure as worthy of support. The editoiial is reprinted by Tlir Star in full: "Th« (tat* of Washington contain* many million acres of good land that can ba bought vary cheaply, but cannot ka brought undar cultivation except by an Invaatmant of capital that la bayond tha maana of tha ordinary Individual aaltlar. Thla la land In tha weetern part of tha etate from twhloh tha 60V. WEST GIVES GIRL FACTS FOR PLAY OR PRISOR REFORM Rachael Marshall By Nancy H. Buskett I can think of no mora accural* comparison for Itachacl K Mar ahull. th» ynuvg Seattle «lrl who write* bin problem i>laya, than the <lemttre. *11 very llttln m<>uf. Mlta Marshall live* with h«>r par enta at tho Hucklnnham »i>art menta. 1220 Itnylaton. She I* a Washington university *lrl Klir waa l> >rn In Mexico, hut Washington mid Seattle have claim ed her for years On t Jour.iey with Ml** Marshall in Interview Governor VVeat of Ore gon. ami to Investigate the Oregon jx nltf ntlary for needed material for a new piny. I had ample oppor tunity t<> learn why. when Ml** Mar«h«ll hold up Henry Miller on hi way to hi* dr. .suing mom. and **ked hint how *he roiild push her play*, be answered. with n *mlle JiiHt have plenty of nerve—a* yon have now." "Suped" on the Stage Hark or the *llght girl* mouse lIkMXH* I* an unlimited Nnpi.lv of del. ;mlnatlon and trrlt. lb-fore »he became known through The Traffic." produced MAKES t RECORD DYING OF PLAGUE I OS \NOEI.FH, No* Glenn Martin h"ldn the American pnwen K»r-< .trrylDK record for aeroplane 11,. mended !»»•«• y#Ht,erdity with Frank A. Oarlmtt by hi* side to a iele iof ft,MM 1 feet lie then made i peri, rt flight to hi* home at Santa Ana CIIICAOO. Nov 27 An aiilnmo lille carrying a bridal party home w ird aft* r h pre-nuptlal banquet, lolllded wlih a ■ti'-et car here ear Is today, the prospective bride, Mies Norr.rt Ahlt»timnd. w&h killed and uveivo persons were Injured. SEATTLE, WASH., THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 27, 1913 here Inat neuron when she needed actual stig- knowledge and could get It no other way, she "snped." For a week ahe took the part of a patce with Julia Marlowe and Moth ern She aaya of that experience. "I Just walked behind the queen, and held her train, while I atep|ied on her skirt beneath " And she naively added, "I spent my entire salary for flowers for Marlowe," Flrat Play a Success When one bursts Into prom inence as has Mia* Marshall In "The Truffle," the puhllc gasps, How did she do It?" Mr. Oliver I). Ilnlley, her collaborator, was no exception. He wouldn't believe she had written the play until he aclu nllv saw her at work In his own office It has proved h REAL plav Af ter a tour of I' .h Iflc coast cltlea, It la sncceaafully running In Chlcag > Prom there it will make lla wav to New Yoik Mis* Miirshall I* writing a prison play which will have Its premier In Seattle tome time before Christ mas. PANAMA, Nov. 27 Patmnnßflm ni rlvltiK "here today from (lunya<|iill reported thiil. bubonic. plague and yellow fever were raging there. Three hundred find hlxlv pernon». they hiilcl, had died from the plague nnd 70 from yellow fever. AUTO PUTS LIGHTS OUT Ho aevere wan the Impart when Iho auto buniprd Into the clunter IlKht |>ole at Heeond hv. uiul Union Ht ihlN morning thai the llghta were put, out. Tile nuto apt-eded merrily on ll* way before the police could uhtulii lh- Biiiuliar timber ha* been cut, the clearing of which for cultivation costs from |50 to (150 an acre, or arid land that require* an Irrigation system, "Once the Improvement* have been made, the land will be worth all It coat*; but the Individual *»ttler ha* not the capita) to mali* the Improvement* The *tat*! propoae* to supply him with It—or, rather, to furnlah him the mean* of supplying hlm •elf "A law pa**eri thl* year authorize* the formation of davel opmant district*, which may l*au* bond*, and with the proceed* buy and Improve logged off and and Arid landa within the dls trlct; then eel I them to eettlere at <,o*t, plue 5 per cent, on 20- ytar paymente, at an. Intereet rate one half of 1 per cent above WE HAVEN'T SEEN THOSE i TICKETS YET But They'll Probably Be Sold Six-for-a-quarter on Street Cars Tomorrow. THAT IS, PROVIDING— Furth Doesn't Try Appeal to Courts After Getting State Order. No. dear people, Jakey Furth hae not placed ticket* on ult •Ik for a quarter on hla car* today. You MAY be abla to buy them tomorrow. He haunt rereliMl official notice yet of the public aorvlrv commie elon'a order, and won't until torn or row. probably. And Jakey need* the money for hla ThunkaKlvliiK <I*7 dinner ami other thin** you know So ever) little delay la thankfully welcomed by the traction company. Ticket* won't !«• <o)d on car* any aooner ih»n the company I* COM PELLED to permit It N> Ither Attorney Jame* It Howe, of the iom:>ariy. nor Hupt. Kemp Mer. ha* Indicated today whether the company will attempt to dela> the comnilttalon'a order by Injunc tlon proceed ln«* They ara wait Ins for the formal order, they eny, before tlley will determine the next step. HE MAY GO EAST That President Kane of the stalt university h»« already, or will be fori- the first of the >ear, tender his resignation to the board of regent* of the university, I* the statement made by a man familiar with all university affair* It la understood that. In contem plation of lila removal from the Washington Institution. President Kane hai been and I* now In nego tlatlon with nn Eastern college which he may Join shortly after the first of the year. PAT IMS MD DAY J« ffrle* didn't, but Pat llrannl Kan "came hack." He returned five tlm»a to the Cat Ifomla Itar, 201 Occidental a* Wednesday evening. and each time vowed he would clean up ihe place Each time, too, he ««* thrown out Ihe last time, one of Ihe bartender! la alleged to have kicked him In Ihi fun'. Itrannlgan la spending Thanksgiving day at the City boa pltal with a broken Jaw. TO HANG FEB. 13 I.OS ANORUSB, Nov. 27 Bun I. Harris, a negro who murdere* Mrs Kebecea P. flay, will forfeit his life to the state al Folsom Feb lit. Sentence was passed by Judgi Willis late yesterdav. Harris wll 1 be taken to Poison) early next week WOMAN IS FREE I,OH ANOEI.EH, Nov. 27 Mrs Hose Nelson stands acquitted on charges of murdi l ing her liiishaiw! who was shot by .Innifs Cook Cook, who declared he killed Nel son because of love for Mrs. Nel son. Is under conviction of murder our •dv«rti«ln* phrnn* "A littl* flmii •»*•"*■ nfirst. ttir l»uri»om» to trnln our •tudenta f«»r th« l»*»i dffti • poaltlona. nnd *»»r..itd. th> environ mailt and touching ford 10 nsrurs thin llyntt Powvlla, 4th mid l'lno.— Ad . #rtlimiiml A ONE CENT HKW* "'AHl>* ]> Why Does Convict Banker Get Thanksgiving Pardon? Why Not Some Poor Cuss? It is nice for Harry J. Welty, convict bank wrecker, who ku been in Walla Walla penitentiary for two years, to lit down at his home with hi* family at Colfax today in a big Thanksgiving dinner with Governor Lister's pardon n his pocket. But how about the hundreds of poor fellows in Walla Walla who had no money, no influential friends, no aristocratic family to get him out? If Harry Welty has really been "born again," as the ministers would say; if he has become a new man who will now be a credit to society, there is no reason for keeping him in prison as it should be the policy of the state to put men back into society just as soon as it can be done with safety to the man and society. The Star is glad Welty is out But why is it that it is always the rich fellow who finds executive clemency so free? Is there no poor fellow who made his mistake and repents sincerely and who wants to join his family, and who might be extended an executive pardon? In every prison there are plenty of John Does whose wives long for them, whose children need them, whose family life has been disrupted by the state locking up the bread winner. Harry J. Welty was rich. There was no excuse for him steal ing the money from the depositors who trusted his bank. But Walla Walla is full of poor fellows who stole because of actual poverty. Some of them stole to buy bread for starving children, to pay doctor bills for sick wives, because they could not get work enough at pay enough to support their families. HOW LONG IS IT GOING TO BE BEFORE OFFICIALS CEASE TO WORSHIP THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR AND GIVE THE POOR CUSS WITHOUT MONEY AND SOCIAL PRESTIGE THE SAME DEAL THE RICH AND INFLUENTIAL CROOK RE CEIVES IN THE ADMINISTERING OF "JUSTICE"? SOMETHING ROTTEN AT THE COURT HOUSE There'a som» thing rotten at Ihe courthouse. Whether Our .lonea, the purcbas- Ins ngent. la to blame, or whether "ommlssloners Hamilton and Ktiud <cn arc to abare the blame for up holding .lonea. la Immaterial The facta are that between these three men. the city lighting plant being handed a dirt • deal. There la no uae of mincing words Last year, the city plant put In the lowest bid for lighting the courthouse, but the Seattle Electric company B°' the con tract. This year, the city again made the low bid, and It was so obviously lower than the pri vate company's, that this time Jones and these two county commissioners THREW OUT BOTH BIOS AS "BEING TOO HIGH " King count* never did have us low a contract for lighting the court house us the cltv now offers Vhere'a n colored Rent In the wood pile. and It looks like ihe cltv plant going to Ret It 111 the neck again Thl* performance libh gone on vear lifter year. The city has bill >11 the courthouse lighting every vom since the plant was estahllah •d And not once has the city re •eived the contract. II la a moat amazing condition. The city pays 85 per cent of the ,-ounty taxes It constitute* 85 ,ier cent of (he count.' population \nd sr. per cent of the county 'ourlhouse business Is business ilc Ived from city folks. In common decency, If any favor tlame were to he shown, the city limit shoirtd ha\o been favored by llie couutv * t that paid by the dutrlct on it* bond*. Not more than 20 acr*e of logged off or 40 acre* of arid land can be sold to one pur chaaer, and to dlacourage *peculator* 'fre title cannot be as algned until three annual payment* have been made »nd the purchaser ha* actually resided on the !«nd two year* "Under thl* arrangement, a man with hardly any capital can get posseesion of land that i* rea'Jy for cultivation- .which make* thl* about the mo*t Interesting agricultural credit echeme we have yet come acroer. "It is really cooperation, for the people of the district pool their credit In a bond leeue in order to raise capital to improve the land; but the individual beneflciay need have little or no capital of his own." If the bids were equal, the cltv plant should have received the courthouse contract. BUT they Utl NOT BQUAIr— THE CITY HAS MADE THE I.OW ER HII>S. AND THE RECORDB OF THE COFRTHOCSE PROVE IT. In 1912. the city offered to licht the court house at a fist rate of 24 cents per kilowatt hour tins Jones had told Superintendent Ross and Assistant Williams of the city plant that he did net want them to liid on a sliding scale. The Seattle Electric Co. put In a sliding scale bill, and got the contract And here is the result: The courthouse used 152,666 klllo watts, and the Seattle Electric Co. received from the county the sum of $4,081.35. Under the city bid of 2' _> cents, the THIS IS A GREAT DAY IN JAIL! A! the city tall Ihp guest* will K<»t turkey today. At the county jail the menu call* for chicken. .taller McKnlKht of the city haattls will feet 140 prisoner*, and Jailer O'Brien ol the county Institution will nerve 00 The cltv hill of (arc at noon was: Hoast turkey, Jelly, mashed potatoes, plum puildlnK and ton. The cveruns niMl will consist of roast mutton, Jcllj, mince pie and ten. At the county Jail there will u* roust chicken, chicken soup and mince pie. PENNANTS Any four coupons dipped from The Star, consecutively num. "t-ered. when ivreirnted at The Star office with 15 cents, will entltls you a 65-cent Pennant. Mexico Pennants are now out. Pennants will be sent by mall if & cents additional for each Pen nant Is enclosed. Bring or mall ts The Seattle Star. 1.107 Seventh Ave, near Union St NIGHT -EDITION county would have had to pay only $3,821.60. In othar words, THE COUNTY PAIO THE PRIVATE COMPANY $259.75 MORE THAN IT WOULD HAVE HAD TO PAY THE CITY. Tlmt was last year. This vear the city renewed the offer and placed the minimum at $173.50 a month —the lowest offer the county had ever received. The Seattle Klectric Co. thla year also made a flat rate of cents, but placed the minimum at $200 lK»r mouth And (ins Jones, and County Com nilstUonerg Hamilton and Knudsen threw nut Inith bid* on the allotted around tlmt they are "too hitch " ■ WHAT'S UP YOUR SLEEVES, MESSRS. JONES. HAMILTON AND KNUDSEN?