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ONE or THE REASONS, MAYBE, WHY FOLKS ARE OUT GUNNING EOR OUR JOHN D. ROCKEFELLERS
Mri J M Schmitt of 1545 W Market »t., Baltard, was a caller •t The Star office yesterday afternoon. She walked downtown, carrying the youngeat of her aeven chil dren, a two-year old girl "The other* w*r* In •chool," she explained. "I had no one to leave her with." FROM IMS W MARKET ST TO THE STAR OFFICE IS SIX MILES. Mr* Schmitt was looking for a job for her husband • • • • • The Star the other day called attention to the plight of a man MORE THAN 45.000 PAID COPIES DAILY WEATHER FORECAST — Fair tonight and Wednesday; cooler Wednesday: moderate easterly breeie. Girl Lives 13 Years as Man and Has Two Wives FIREMEN HAVE CLOSE CALL IN $100,000 FIRE Firs that started on tha top floor of ths Gottstsln furniturs (tora, 1514-16 Second <v., aomi time during ths night, thla morning totally dsstroysd tha furnitura stock In tha atora room on that floor and cauaad a haavy damage from water to tha stock on tha lowsr floora before It «vaa gottan undar con tral. The damage to building ami fur nitura will reach about $100,000. partially covered by Instiranre. The building. conalderably damaged In the upper Htorlea, la Yalued al $100,000, of which K5 r - la covered by Insurance Stock Valued at $110.000 The value of the (lottsteta atork I* approximately $110,000, J<l". cov ered by Insurance. Furniture atored on the upper floor waa prac tically wiped out while the water damage below waa heavy. Helen I (toe a shop for women ati<l the Keating Millinery ahop. both on the ground floor. w«r« flooded The lgoe stock. valued at from $50,000 to $«0.000. with an un known amc-ist of Insurance. waa about 75% damaged Origin la Unknown The Keating atork valued at tIB.OOO. waa largely saved because It waa enrloaed In wooden water proof show cine. WELL, WELL, IF HERE ISN'T OUR GOOD OLD FRIEND, THE JUDGE! Summer la coming The bErdles i chirp In 'he treea Hear the crick eta cricketing, and the green graaa grows alt around Vacation wilE soon be here. And Judge Humphries has gone Into training for his summer monologues. Ilia first effusion doesn't cover the marathon distance for which the Judge Is noted, but It has some of his other **11 known qualities. '•Without egotism." spake the Judge yesterday. "I may nay that i am a* good a lawyer as there la In the state." With that as the major premise the Judge proceeded to elucidate thusly: NEW ORDINANCE BARSGIRLSUNDER 18 FROM DANCES Girl* under I*, unless properly accompsnled by chaperons. will not be admitted Into any public or Club dance after this. The council passed the dance or dlnance Monday afternoon, includ ing the above provision Another clause provides that per mits for dances, either single or serial dances, must first be obtain ed from the police department. Itance halls must obtain licenses. THINGS YOU OU6HT TO KNOW ABOUT SEATTLE FROM an ordinary city, Seattle stepped Into the limelight of International fame, following the arrival of the steam ahlp Portland from Alaska on July 17, 1897, bringing the flrat shipment of gold from Alaska and the Klondike and the firat new* of the great gold strikes. Within 24 houra the city wai a buttling metropolia, filled with men outfitting to join the gold ruah. Some Backbone on the Bench Would Stop These Murders! A few months ago Beryl Bill, a young girl, was laughing and chatting on a corner with friends The next moment the was dsad, a crushed and bleed Ing victim of a huge Juggernaut of steel called an automobile. SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SIS TER THE RESULT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME. The police aay the driver of the car waa ao drunk he couldn't talk. He waa arretted, tried, and —the Jury disagreed. Last month Mrs. Caee Her mit, agsd and Infirm, waa cross. VOLUME 16. NO. 67 The fire's origin la unknown Starting in the excelsior packing It la thought It smoldered several houra until Ihia morning, when auf focating fumes were found through out the building An alarm waa aounded at 8 o'clock. Hurnlng varnlah and amoke from furniture packing made It impoaal hie for the firemen to enter the building for some time. Fight Firs From Roofs As the fire gained headway, flames belched from the front and mounted skywsrd The beat was felt arros* the at reel The firemen made flank attacks from the roof of Wilson's |tuslne»» college, adjoining, but progreaa waa slow, and at 9 o'clock It was feared the whole building would go. Not until 9:30 were the flames un der control. „ Fireman Ara Injured Two firemen were Injured by the showers of gla*a that crashed down from the shattered windows. One sustained a laceration In the leg and one's nose was broken. Lieut. I'st O'Conner. standing on one of the fire escspes over Sec ond st., was struck by a stream of water «4 •ear. He saved himself by grasping the railing of the escape on the floor below. "There are lota of lawyers who don't know hell from gee. and there are Judges who don't know any thing either, but that la due to their own neglect. "There la one royal way for pov erty to raise Its head to eaae and success, and that Is by steady self Improvement and labor f have made the trip and I know I com menced in poverty, worked hard, drove oien. cut wood, taught school and practiced Eaw, I have 115.000 worth of tiooka today. Nobody ever gave me any money, and i never bor rowed a dollar in my life. Now. that's a good record for a poor boy." Further hlsxoner sareth not NEW FACTORY TO OPEN HERE Work on a reinforced concrete building. which will He used by th« Chappel-Perklna Melting Co. re cently Incorporated, will commence Immediately The structure la lo cated at 4765 Mallard a* and will be ready for occupancy June 15. FLOOD AVERTED FAIRBANKS. May 12 Fairbanks was saved from a serious flood yes terday by the breaking of the Ice Jam In the f'hena river The Ice plied up to a height of 25 feet, caus ing the water to overflow the lower portions of the city. Ing a crowded ttreet intertection. She wat crushed under the wheelt of an autbmobile She died the next day. SHE MIGHT HAVE BEEN YOUR MOTHER. OR MAYBE YOUR LIFE COMPANION OF HALF A CENTURY. THE RESULT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME. The driver of the car didn't atop. On April 30 Christ Mackrla, a youth of 21, gave up hit life, an other victim of the Seattle apeed fiend. The lateat atrocity it the mur dar of Dr. L. H. Radon, cruthtd named Leed, with three children and no Job. The response wae In etantanaoua. Leed I* working now. But there have followed, In Leed'a wake, a score of men who have told how urgently they need work, that they and their chll dren may eat. They couldn't all be helped, of course. Newspaper reader* do not like to have thl* poverty forever thrown In their faces Uut Mra Schmitt, aomehow, waa different. "Of courae," *h« aald, "I can tee how you folka are fixed. Out whe i hy huaband etarted out thla morning, Ju*t Ilk* he ha* *v*ry morning *lnc* last fall, to look for work, I got the youngster* off to school and came In her* to I*ll you about It." The Seattle S tar "It was love at first on my part and we became engaged. 1 grew tired of life at home and told 'Ralph' he "must marry me at once or it was all off. 'lie' told me he had a secret he would tell me after marriage and 'he' went out and procured the certifi cate required by the eugenic law, and on the 24th of March we were married. I did not know until just before 'Ralph* was arrested that 'he' was not a man, and it almost broke mv heart, but I determined to -tand by 'him' and be 'his' chum if I couldn't be his wife." STATIMINTOI- DOROTHY kiJ:nowski, c hild •hride, wooed and won BY THE MAN-WOMAN GIRL WHO WORKED, LIVED AND LOVED AS A MAN WILSON IS WORN OUT BY WORRY IN MEXICO FUSS WABHINOTON. May 12 —A very beavy drain on Vllson's physical powers has been tnade by 'I he I rouble with Mr I Ecu. The pres ident has taken this matter very much to heart ai.d has loat ■> great deal of deep. Ele la under or.teri. of I»r Orayaon to consjrvi hla physical powers In every possible way. A tent In the backyard. It. which he spends much of hi* time, la one hygienic feature. An Important result of th • presi dent'* great care for hla healih la hla Increasing isolation Ele aeea fewer people every day. WITNESSES RETELL STORY OF SHOOTING IN DECKER TRIAL NEW YORK. May 12 Maid Jack" Rose took the stand before noon today at the trial of former Police Lieutenant Charles F. Heck er, charged with slaying Merman Rosenthal Itecker watched Rose closely throughout his teXlmony. Rose recited the story of hla al leged n-gotlatlons with Becker. ex plaining Becker wanted Rosenthal killed becatia* the latter had In formed the district attorney that Becker •>« aha ring In the proDta of Rosenthal's gambling house. Earlier Wm Shapiro, a chauf feur. testified he drove the car that carried the gunmen to the Hotel M> tropole, where Rosenthal was Hhot down. "A* we neared tlie* Mflro|Hi|p," unlit Hhaplro, "I heard one of the I think It wan Wliltfiy la>wl« nay: 'Have the driver turn to Inaenalblllty by an unknown autolet and dragged Into an alley to die. EITHER OF THESE MEN MIGHT HAVE BEEN YOUR BROTHER. YOUR HUSBAND, OR YOUR SWEETHEART. THE RESULT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME THEY ARE DEAD Ponder on thla. Since the firat of the year 300 and 400 peraona have been arretted for violation of the apeed lawa. From all of theae cates the city haa obtained the piffling aum of about $1,500 In fines ONLY ONE MAN WAB SENT TO JAIL The Only Paper in Seattle That Dares to Print the News SEATTLE, WASH., TUESDAY, MAY 12. 1314 the car around and wait. The cops are fixed. Meeker fixed 'em Kv erytblng* all right.'" FIGHTS UNSEEN ENEMIES; DIES Frank Hadavltt, 55, an Insane man tak•• n Into custody at Ravens dale II o'clock Moaday nlsht. died At the county Jail nt, 5:30 today hying on a cot. he Imniilned he waa l>elng attacked lie fought off hla Invisible advermry all night long, and succumbed to exhaustion. At the Port Commission office It was aald today that hleh wharfage chargea have prevailed, but that they are gradually being reduced, since competition started between the municipal and private wharves. AND HE GOT BUT TEN DAYS The tpeed fiend payt hit fine with a grin. His neat victim may be YOUR wife, YOUR child, YOUR aged mother or father. Not a happy picture. Is It? But a true one. Where lies the fault for these motor murdert? Not In the lawt. The lawt pro vide ample punlehment. Not mere piffling finet, but real Jail •entencea. Not with the police. The po lice have arretted recklett tpeed ert, only to have the caset thrown out of court or patted over with trifling finet. IT WAS 3 O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON BEFORE THE LAST OF THOSE SIX WEARY MILES HAD BEEN LAID BE HIND HER "My husband, h*'* *o discouraged," ah* went on, "that I'm terribly afraid aomethlng la going to happen. I have a daughter who la working She earn* A DOLLAR A DAV. We try to manage on that But it'* hard. And moat of the children need ahoea and clothea." She picked up her little one. "I must be getting along," ahe aald "I thank you, air, And there'a no harm done In my coming In to aee you, la there, even If y9u can't help uaT" THREE POSES OF THE MAN WOMAN — Cora An deraon at Ralph Ke'wlmeo at left above, and aa Her • elf at right. In lower pic ture ahe la ahown attired aa a man, a garb ahe haa affected for 11 year a. NO TRACE FOUND OF AUTOIST WHO SLEW PHYSICIAN The myatery of the death of Dr. I. II Hedon, Heattle i>h>alclan. who died early Monday mornlnit from wounda received when atrtirk down liy nn automobile Friday tnldnlxht at the entrance of the allov*ay In the r«>ar of the Henry building, probably will go down In the Hat of unaolved auto kllllnga In Bcnttle A vlforoua Inveatlßatlon. conduct- Ml by the police alnce the dlarovery of hta unconarloua body, haa rome to nauitht. The coroner'* Inqueat In the caae waa held thla morning In the llnnn'y \V»t»on undertaking parlora. Only a meager ho|x> waa held that now evidence would bp unearthed Th« Knv. K. V Bhayler will read th« funeral aervlcea for l>r. Redon tomorrow afternoon. I 2:.10 o'clock, at St. Mark a Kplaiopal church. ♦ • W>TER BHUTOFF NOTICE j will be "hut off on Lurll* and Flndlav at a., eaat of 46th av. S. Walker »t from J 4fith av. S. fo fi2ncl av. 8.. on Meade at. from slat av. 8. fo ' f>2nd av. 8., on f>lat av S. from 1 Orcaa to M<-ade at . Wednca day. May 13, from S a m. to ' i 5 p. ni. ♦ 4 LANDMARK GOES A landmark 30 years old Ik to fall. Workmen are preparing to ra7.» the old Providence hospital, at Fifth «v, and Madison *t, A permit for the work haa been Untied. THE FAULT LIES WITH THE JUDGES AND WITH THE PEOPLE WHO SIT ON JURIES A JUDGE ON THE BENCH WITH BACKBONE, WHO IS NOT AFRAID TO IMPOSE A JAIL SENTENCE ON A SPEED FIEND BECAUSE HE IS RICH, WOULD PUT A STOP TO THIS WANTON MURDER. • * • Put them In a real Jail, with real Iron bars between them and liberty. Brand them at criminalt. That It the remedy. WHAT SEATTLE FOLKS WHO WALK NEED IS BACK BONE ON THE BENCH. DNF PFNT 0> asi> V/ISC. VI .SI NKSV* ITAwm LEAVES FIRST CHOICE TO WED PRETTIER GIRL By Idah McGlone Gibson MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 12.—"Did this woman, as far as you know, wear male attire for immoral purposes? Did you ever see her do anythng vulgar?" asked the judge in the case of "disorderly conduct" brought against Cora Anderson, who, until last week, as Ralph Kerwinieo, had worn men's clothes and posed as a man for 13 years. "No." "While in male attire how did she act?" the judge continued. "Like a PERFECT GENTLEMAN." was the policeman's answer, much to the amusement of the spectators who filled the police courtroom in Milwaukee. Ami thi> 1* the verdict <>f almost every third man in the city who knew Ralph Ker wimco well and never for a moment suspected that "he" wa« a woman. After hearing many more witness. Judge Page could not find the charge sustained and thi * "girl-man" who -.at mi composedly through the trial wa* allowed to go free with the command that >he should resume her woman's dre-s in the fuutre. This is the end of one the -trangest cases of double life that has ever been written. • • • • • THIRTEEN years ago two girls who had studied to lie nurses at the Provident hos pital, C hicago, found out how hard it is for a woman (especially a woman with a dark skin) to make an honest living, and decided to double up and form a home. Cora Anderson, looking the Indian she says she is, thin, straight, was to pose as the husband and Marie V\ hite, plump, pretty and feminine, was to be the wife. » "We did rfci*,'* says < ora Amiersnw, the husband. "#W financial as well as moral rea-ons. "As girls working outside the home we had been subjected to all sorts of over tures from all kinds and conditions of men. If I assumed men's clothes I would be better able to obtain work and as a 'man' I could protect my 'wife' from insult. "The compact was entered into a* unthinkingly a- most marriages are. "We wanted to live honest live* and become respected citizens of the community. "We started this masquerade in Cleveland. ()., and for a while I was bellboy at the Hollendon hotel. Then we came to Milwaukee ami I entered the I'lankinton as bellboy. We furnished a little flat, and to the world we were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kerwinieo. "No one at the hotel* ever suspected me. "In a short time I thought of myself as a man, and it never entered my mind that I was any different than the men about me with whom I laughed, joked, worked and played my part. "I have always done a man's work, and I think in most cases I have done it bet ter than the men about me." Thi» statement was confirmed by all "Raph's" different employer*. Manufacturer Cutler said: "Ralph was the best MAN I ever had at work for me. And the men with whom 'he' worked at this store made up a purse of $65 for 'him' and one of them went on 'hi«' bail when 'he' got into trouble." How did the *ecret leak out after all these years? The "marriage" began to grow a little irksome to both the young women. Marie White thought she saw her "husband" growing coarse. "I felt it was time she had again the refining influence of skirts." she «aid. Cora Anderson (Ralph t Kerwinieo), on the contrary, become more and more mannish, i She frequented the poolrooms and barber *hops and other places where men congregate. It was whispered that "Ralph" had a flirtation now and then. • • • • • ABOI'T six months ago things came to a climax, and after a bitter quarrel "Ralph" left home and started boarding at another place. Afterward in one of "his" vsits to a dance hall "he" met Dorothy Klenowski, very pretty and very blonde. "It was love at first sight on my part," says Dorothy, "and we became engaged. I grew tired of the life at home and told 'Ralph' he must marry me at once or it was all off. 'He' went out and PROCURED the CERTIFICATE REQUIRED by the EUGENIC LAW and we were married by Edward J. Burke, justice of the peace. "I did not know until ju-t before 'Ralph' was arrested that he was not a man and it almost broke mv heart, but I determined to stand by 'him' and be 'his' chum if I couldn't be his wife." "Miss Marie White told my employer myccrct in revenge for my leaving the house," said "Ralph," but my employer wa* game and never gave the story away for two months not until Miss White, finding my employer was not going to do anything, tipped it off to the police. "But no one can find that I have done anything wrong." GET 50 MEMBERS At the clearing bonne session of the Seattle Real Kstate association today at the luncheon In the Kaths- Keller 60 now member* sinned their name* lo the roll. WHERE ARE YOU GOING SUNDAY? Are you K«lnK to spend the day at home, or are you goInK to avail youraelf of this excel lent spring sunshine for an outing? If you Itave not as yet decided upon your desti nation. let ua suggest that you carefully peruse the announce ments on pases fi and 7 In The Star next Saturday afternoon. You will then be able to pass an enjoyable and profitable day In the open, incidentally affording yourself a chance look at some of Seattle's most pleasant summer homes and cmmp sites, within a few mln ntes' travel of the business center. She reached the door, and tottered under the weight of tha child. "It'e Juat the walk," ahe murmured. "I'm ao tired." We tried we In the office -to do aomethmg for her, BUT SHC WOULDN'T EVEN LET US LEND HER CAR FARE. • • * • • And there you have It Some will »ay The Star It "knocking the town." Well, If thla be "knocking," God help the town, that'i all. Seven children! Nothing to eat! And nothing to wear! Who wonderi that working folka are out gunning for our John D Rockefellera! 200-POIIKD DAMSEL FOUND IN MEN'S CLOTHES; HAS DIG ROLL Weighing more than 200 pounds, t dressed In u new suit of mail's cloth ing, with yellowish blonde hair top ped off with a rakish silk cap which half hid her pink face and nose glasses, a woman giving her name as "Frisco" Andrews, 32, was arrest ed today in the King st railway yards by Patrolman \V. H Met!raw llers was a poor disguise. A small fortune In gold and bills, totaling $1.:t.12.5r>. was found on the woman when she was searched at police h< adquarters. Carries Gold in Sack A glittering heap of $20 gold pieces was carried In a canvas sack in the woman's outer pocket. The bills were secreted In a belt. The woman was taken before De tective ('apt. Tennant, who ques tioned her at length. She probably will be released, as the police are Inclined to believe her story Is a true one "I made my money In dance halls down In Arl/.ona, and then decided to come to the Northwest," said, Night edition AND "DIVINE RIGHT" BAER la Just as dead a* any common man would be. "Frisco," who later admitted her real name is Frances Agnew An drews, and that she and her hus band are separated "I was going to Alaska last night and missed the boat, so decided to go to Butte Instead. Bought Man's Suit Hera "I never wore men's clothes until last night. I bought the outfit her« and cut 0.. my hair. Some folks have been following me around, and 1 Just wanted to get them off my track. 1 never beat my way. I al ways ride on the cushions. My home used to be In Oinaha." Officers who talked with her be lieve she may be suffering from a slight mental d<rang» lent. There Is no doubt as to the blf pile of geld coins and the rolls of bills she had. however. AL JOLSON, In blackface, thrills theatre crowd, singing "The Rosary." Wonder if they'd cross the street, If he'd wash his face, to hear him SuiV day mornings in church.