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OTHF.R Seattle newspapers, when the news of Cor
respondent Fred Boalt's arrest in Mexico reached this city, told their readers that Boalt was not a representa tive of The Star, hut of "an Eastern newspaper syndicate." Boalt has been a member of The Seattle Star staff for nearly three years, having come from London, Eng land. where he was correspondent for the United Press for two years, to accept a position on this paper. When the Mexican trouble broke out, The Star, with the othe three papers comprising the Scripps Northwest league ot newspapers, determined to send Mr. Boalt to Mex ico. After he had reached Vera Cruz, The Star permitted hi* articles to be sent through the Newspaper Enterprise association, a Scripps co-operative institution maintained for distribution of news and illustrations to Scripps news papers, so that the others might get the benefit, too, of his work. Boalt's family resides at 2113 Nob Hill av. TURN TO PAGE 5 "Bill" Shepherd, teetlfylng be fore naval board of Inquiry, aub auntlatei Boalt'a atory of killing of refugeea- Mere's the "Story" That Started It All; Boalt Tells Mow Refugees Were Slain The Star herewith reprints from its issue of June 22 the article by Fred L. Boalt which has stirred up a nation-wide sensation: VFRA CRUZ, June 22—When the Americans took Vera Cruz, an ensign, in his student days perhaps the best full-hack Annapolis ever had, bad command of a squad of men BOALT TELLS WHO GAVE HIM f INFORMATION VERA CRUZ, July 11.—Congressional investigation ol the story which led to an order from the United States war nepartment for the deportation of Correspondent Fred I- Boalt of The Seattle Star from Vera Cruz seemed likely here today. There was a sensation following the opening of the hearing on this appeal yesterday afternoon, the correspondent asserting that he got his information from Knugn William Richardson and other officers on the battleship Arkansas. As a result, the case went into the record* technically as "the navy vs. Richardson." It promised to develop, too. into an inquiry into Richard son's actions. » "I'll demand a congressional investigation of the whole occupation of Vera Cruz," said Boalt today, "before I'll sur render my credentials." He was still held "in quarters" under technical arrest. The witnesses summoned to testify included Wm CI. Shepherd of the United Press, Kirke Simpson of the Asso ciated Press and Robert Murray of the New York World. liMlfabhodii 1 I Jl/ST Af/tvy Oiwrav sdjbec£z£c>'r ' "Carnegie was a telegraph operator. Rockefeller was a clerk. Schwab was a boy working around the forges. Frick was a barefoot boy on the farm. Many of the presidents of our leading railroads began as trainmen. They achieved suc cess by watching for opportunity, by building on a founda tion of industry, thrift and integrity." I read that glowing piece of bunk in Leslie's magazine. Why not also mention Captain Kidd. Boss Tweed, Robin Hood. Harriman, the fellows who wrecked the Frisco and the New Haven railroads? They were all boy* at one time, and more or less barefoot. There was a time in the careers of our Rockefellers and when they should have quit the greedy, bloody strife for money. They had all that money could possibly buy. But greed possessed them and they continued wresting opportunity from others, wrecking struggling competitors by any means that would not land them in jail, merely for more millions. The claim that these men acquired their enormous for tune- by watching for opportunity, by building on a founda tion of industry, thrift and integrity is enough to make Satan laugh. They monopolized opportunity by foul means. Thrift? There is something pitiful in Rockefeller's advice, "Save your pennies!" Had he merely saved his pennies, he might today be peddling shoestrings and collar buttons arou..J some municipal market house. By Fred L. Boalt THE STAR'S JACK SPRATT'S A LIB RAL CUSS; WOOD'S CHAIR LOOKS 6000 TO TEDOY. JOHN BULL, HE WINS THE LIGHTWEIGHT FUSS; A "PINCH" SHOULD WORRY FREDDY' The Seattle Star VOLUME 16. NO. 11?. who took many prisoners. These prisoners were corralled in a room At a word from the ensign, they were released and told to scurry for the next corner Those who reached it in safety, in the opinion of the ensign, deserved to live Hut very few did. The ensign applied the "ley de fuga"—the law of flight War is war; and one American naval officer did apply the law of flight, lie admits it. boasts about it. Curiously enough, his friends applaud him for it • • • • • HUN* DRKDS of \merican army and navy officers and men know that this ensign and hia men applied the torhidden law of flight made sport of prisoners of war and even noncombatants, giving them a flying start and "potting" them as they fled. I have been told that it was fun to see them run • • • • • WHEN I was a boy, I had a bulldog who applied the law of flight. When I and my play fellows had caught in traps a dozen or a si »re of rats, we would turn them h>>»e hi ,i pasture The trick was for the dog to catch, it he could, all the rats before they reached the split-rail fence which surrounded the pasture Once through the fence, there was no catching the rats, because they lost themselves in tall grass. I remember that the first rat that left the trap never got more than a foot from it The second ran a yard, perhaps. , And so on The last rat always tried desperately to reach the fence. 1 imagine that my bulldog and the young ensign and ex ! football star whom 1 have mentioned. lx>th of vthom spoiled the law of flight, are somewhat alike • • * • • I AM glad that I can tell you of a different man ,He was only a sailor, an enlisted man. I cannot tell you the name of that -ailor. I got the stnrv from the man in whose arms he died lie was one of the 1? At the foot of a wide street, close to the Vera Cruz WOMAN KEEPS A LONE PICKET She ti ft plain-looking woman, of middle age. and she I* neatly dressed Hhe paces slowly b*ck and forth In front of the sal** stable* of E E. Powell, at 1724 First *v. Sfc Across the bosom of her white shirtwaist la pinned a small ban ner, on which la painted In nn am ateurish hand. "I,ahr unfair." Her name la Mm. M. Hraakman. 1001 Rose at. She aaya she got buncoed In a horan deal and that she la going to picket the place un til »he g«ta satisfaction Saya Lahr'a Unfair Powell, a robust Individual, alta In the ahadn of the entrance to the •tables, and smiles good-naturedly. "She II have to picket a long time," he aay*. "because Ijihr Isn't here any more. He's In Auburn." Powell saya It's all wrong, any way. That she got the rig next door at the Forester stables. The district out there I* not densely populated. It's a whole sale dlatrlct, with livery and feed atablea hern and there. Only a few people pass the place where Mr*. Mrnaknrm Is displaying her grievances probably not more than a dozen an hour. Policemen Are Scarce Hut Mrs Draakman Is deter mined to see It 'through. A crowd of stable loungers sit on the curb and watch her, the only woman In aeveral block*. She told a Star reporter yesterday they BQALT m PAT And We Stand Behind Him! The Only Psper in Seattle That Dares to Print the News SEATTLE. WASH., SATURDAY. JULY 11, 1914. h»d been making Innultlng remark* all ilny "Why don't you call a police man?" ask»-.j the reporter She looked up and down the lonely street and laughed "There *a» one went i>aat yea terday morning, but he Isn't back yet." she aald. When she went home last night she had bfdi oil the job a day and a half G*ta Permit From Chief Before starting she visited Po lice Chief Griffiths and got a permit. "I wanted to be aura It was all right," she said "He told mo I could do It aa lon* aa I kept mov ing." She nays ah? bought the horae and wagon late In May for $fio. on condition that she could return It If alio found It unsatisfactory with in a week. "It whs unsatlsfictory all right. The horae was balky. And bit ev erybody who catm* near him. We returned him. They refused to take him. Now my huaband la try ing to give him away." Powell says ahe bought the horae, wagon, harnemi and a goat from I>Bhr, and that there waa no auch agreement. Oucka sleep on open water. To avoid drifting ashore, they keep puddling with one foot, thus making them move in a circle. water front, is the terminal station On the second day of the fighting, a sailor was seen staggering toward the station, dragging after him a wounded comrade. The comrade was wounded in the leg and could not walk. Rut through the lungs of the sailor who was dragging him to safety a bullet had torn a gaping wound. They rounded the corner of the building. The man with U. S. FREES HIM WHEN HE DEMANDS INQUIRY WASHINGTON,D.C.,JuIy 1 I.—Fred Boalt, Scripps news paper correspondent, arrested by order of the war depart ment, ordered deported, and today released again after he had demanded a congressional investigation, is standing pat* . Boalt says he will prove the charges he made in his article regarding the shooting of Mexican refugees by U. S. armed forces. His employers support him in his stand. Secretary of the Navy Daniels and Secretary of War Garrison had a conference today on the situation. Daniels asked Garrison to order his release. Later a cable from Gen. Funston, in command at Cruz, said this had been done. Daniels suggested that Boalt ought to have an opportunity to testify concerning his published state ment that American landing parties shot unarmed and fleeing Mexicans at the time Vera Cruz waa occupied. Following news of Boalt's release, Congressman Falconer of Washington introduced a resolution calling on the war and navy departments to submit to the lawmakers all the papers in his case, to disclose at whose initiative the deportation order against him was issued, and to state whether or not the naval inquiry at Vera Cruz was "censored." j "Be It r**olv*d," aald the Falconer resolution, "that the department of war and the department of the navy be and are hereby required to furnlah the houee with coplea of all correapendence and ordera In the matter or an order for deportation of Fre ' L. Boalt from Vera Crui on account of the publication of an article alleging that an officer of tha United Statea navy and marine* under hi* command applied the "law of flight,' firing upon unarmed Mexican prisoners during the occupa tion of Vera Cruz. "Reaolved, further, that aald departmenta adviae the house upon who*e Initiative Boait wa* ordered deported and whether or not the teatlmony now being taken at a court of inquiry being held on board tn« battlethlp T«xa», at Vera Cruz, ia being cenaored by officera of the United Statea army." Falconer explained that Boalt ia hi* frtend. and he wanted full In formation concerning the atatua of hie cas*. He tried to have hia reeo lutlon read, but Congreeemen Fitzgerald Gardiner, Underwood and other* objected. Finally other bueinea* *hut off the W.i»hlngton lawmaker'* request. He obtained permlnlon, however, to havi hi* remark* extended on the record. Speaker Clark referred the reaolutlon to a committee. It la priv ileged. and unle** the committee make* a favorable or unfavorable re port within a week. Falconer Intend* to call it up for diacuaaion In the houee. At the navy department It wa* ttated that Admiral Badger hat appointed a court of Inquiry to conalder Pcalt'a charge* againat Rich, ardton. but It I* not known who are the member* of the board. At the army office It waa learned that the order for Boalt'a depor tation and for the cancellation of hi* credential* waa actually sent to Gen. Fumton, but that later Secretary Daniel* learned of Boalt'a itate ment that he got hi* Information from navy officers, whereupon he a*ked Secretary Garriton to *u*pend action. Garrison complied. Following publication of Boalt'a atory, Daniela wa* deluged with letter* crltlclclng the navy department. Doalt I* *tlll In Vera Cruz, awaiting the outcome of hi* case. ONE CENT M' W*« - I AMI" tlic shattered leg was taken away, and cared for, and today he i* as good as new. There wa> blood on the sailor's blouse and a tiny hole. The splotch of blood widened. It was then they guessed that his wound was mortal. He tried to speak. Blood gushed from his lips. He swal lowed. while his eyes glazed. Then the words came: "I—want—to die—standing!" he said. AND HE DID. _____ Scripps Papers Will Back Boalt'sCharges CHICAGO. July 11—The Newspaper Enterprise Association will support Frederick Ij. Boalt, threatened with deportation from Vera t'ru*. Manager Canfleid of the association declared here today. The first message we had from Boalt announcing Ills technical arrest," said Canfleld. "said his article was not only true as to detail*, but that he received his information from several officers. "lie has as high a reputation for veracity and honesty as any corre spondent anywhere. Me has been In the newspaper business for years. "He Is not an untried, untrained mnn, likely to make mistakes un der the excitement of a bin assignment "He is well known In the Middle West, where*he worked for dif ferent newspapers. Later he went to l<ondon as a correspondent and special writer. Three years ago he was employed by the Seattle Star. a Prripps paper, and as such a member of the Newspaper Enterprise Association He had been there since, unill he went to Mexico. "1 am personally Intimately acquainted with his work, and hav* been for 12 years. "We certainly will support his demand for a concessional Investi gation "As >et we have received no word thr.t the truth of his article was denied, but under regulations governing war correspondents almost as closely us the actions of army and navy officers are controlled, it fa possible to arrest and de|>ort a correspondent if he publishes anything offensive to the authorities ai Vera t'ru/.. "II api>cars utterl. impossible lhat Hoalt could merely have imag ined the law of fllgfu was adopted by American marines and sailors." Last EDITION WEATHER FORECAST—Better tell your girl to take an umbrella along, it'a apt to ahower tonight and tomorrow.