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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?

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