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to he? The most Interest ing hit of new* printed in Seattle today appears on page 4 of this isMie Head it. then watch The Star GIRLS SELL BODIES TO GET FOOD CITIZEMS SPEAK THEIR MMDS TO PARK BOARD MULLEN HANDED ROAST Opponent* of a plan propoMd by Park Commissioner* Frank P Mullen and Richard M. Kin near for removal of *up*rvl*ors of city piayfield*. in pursuance of an tconomy program, scored a point at Wednesday's session of the park board to determine upon next year's estimaiss. Decision wss deferred until Jsn oar) ti In the meantime women • ho hare the welfare of the childrei at heart will prepare a recommends tton upon which the board promises to act- On motion nf Mullen. a rommitte. con.»t-ttn* of Mr* C K- Bogs rd us of the Mother* Congress. Mr* f. H for and Mrs. L II Ho«ue was ap pointed to confer with Playground! IMrector J Howard S.ine. The will submit their report at the neit meeting Says It's Moral Question It *» shown by speakers among the 75 outsiders present that the la sue was a moral one. School prtn cipals and worker* who have studied playgrounds readily testified to this Mother*, principal*, teachers, bus lnes* men and lawyers composed the delegation which fought the pro poeed cut. Bitterness characterised their remark*. Councilman Ira l.undy was one of the speaker*. "Why, I even heard Mr Mailer say the other day that he 'wun'l very strong for thi* moral »*>iff.' " l.undy declared This sot a ri*e out of Mullen For a time a physical clash was threat ened between the two. Mullen *e (leniently dented he ever maid such s thins Order wa* finally restored, bu* cot before Mullen hsd promised tr "settle it outside." Mr. Klnntar Horns In **l guess that's about all we wan' from that fellow," said Member Kinnear. Indicating with a *weep of bi» arm that he meant l.undy "The <r»e*tlon I* a rltal one." sal<: Principal Otto Luther of the Mnroln hlsh school. "If the supervisor* ar» allowed to go. mother* had better let their children play hack In the alleys smong the tin cans." "OenMemen." said Mr*. Bogsrdtts addressing the board. "If you realf' want to cut expense*, why don't yov let the supervisors cut the graaa an«* m' w the lawn during their spar< time Fire the helpers," "Oh. I don't think they wonlr! stsnd for It, madam." replied Chair »ar> Rose leaf This drew a laugh Shorrock I* for 'Em There were other* who approved Mrs. Horardus' suggestion. "I wouldn't think of allowing my children on the playgrounds unless I was sure they were properly »u|>er vl*ed." W H. Gorman told the board E. R Shorrock of ths school board spoke "Evils are bound to srlse wlthou' supervision." Shorrock explained "If supervision is abolished. the larger boy* will uaurp the groundr entirely The little children *houl(* not be made to suffer under this economy policy." Other speakers were C. J. France I* D. Hughe*, who Jokingly declared he represented the "Irish brigade." John K. Price. C. W. Saunders, am l Secretary Morrison of the Municipal league CHARGE THAT JAPAN HOLDS UP U. S. VESSELS IN PACIFIC WASHINGTON, Dec 31 Hert ©ua Interference with American commerce In the Pacific wan charg ed hern today agalnat Japan. A prominent member of the Pa cific roast congreaalonal delega tion waa authority for the atate rnent. that Japan had been holding up American ahlpa In the Pacific In a manner almllar to that em . ployed by England. I VILLA FORGES NOW OCCUPY MONTEREY WASHINGTON, Dec 31 Din pat' he* received at the state de partment today aald Carranzlataa evacuated Monterey Tueaday and that the city had been occupied by Gen. Villa at the head of a large force. Gen. Villa e*pecta to march to Tamplco. and will clear the north ern border of t'arranzlata fur*** It waa aaaerted Villa had Impris oned Gen. Illanco. (By the Editor) THIS is to be an honest talk to newspaper readers and newspaper adver tisers alike. The Star has mixed motives. Why deny it? So has every other honest newspaper. So have most individuals. The minister of the gospel is genuinely anxious to save your soul, but he will change churches for a raise in salary. The surgeon gives his best skill to save your life, but you get the bill on the first of the month for professional services rendered. So it is with us. Our cards are on the table. ****** HP HE SEATTLE SUN has suspended publication. i Business is a game. Men play it hard. And sometimes they don't play fair. When the Sun was young and vigorous, we fought it fairly. When it was down, we did not kick it, though, being human, we were tempted to. When it died, we did not dance like harpies on its grave. Now the Sun is undeniably and permanently dead. We want the patronage which it for a little while enjoyed. We are selfish in this matter. We expect you to be. We want you to join The Star family, to your profit—and ours. ****** rIE STAR has weathered many storms. We have survived the teeth ing period, the adolescent period, and we feel we have arrived at full manhood. If there is anything more pitiful than a puny newspaper infant, it is a newspaper which has reached the stage of doddering and senile decay. The Star is strong financially—no newspaper was ever stronger. We expect to continue to grow in strength and influence and use fulness for many years to come. rr he STAR has played fair with you. X What other newspaper in Seattle has never tried to bunk the public? The Star has fought injustice. It has hunted out and exposed rascals. It will go on doing this as long as it lives. No evil business influence can reach us or change our policy. But our policy is not obstructive, or destructive. It is constructive. We want to have a hand in the building up of Seattle. In this, too, we are partly selfish. For our homes, our jobs, our capital and our future prosperity are right here. It is because we have played fair always that our circulation is not only large and growing fast, but it is also good circulation. It is the best kind. The public has learned to trust The Star, and it is part of our religion to deserve that trust. ****** NOW, we will let you into an important office secret. There are just two people in this town of whom we stand in awe. We are a little afraid of them. Their influence is tremendous. We would not dare lie to them. We must keep their friendship at all hazards. • One of the persons of whom we stand in awe is Mr. People. The other is Mrs. People. And we have always found that it paid to play square with this nu merous and influential family. ****** WE WANT, we say, your patronage. We have to offer you, as readers, the most readable, the most truthful newspaper in the Northwest We are the only newspaper in Se attle now having the United Press service, whose bureaus and corre spondents are everywhere in the world. It is conceded in newspaper circles everywhere that the United Press gives the best world news s-rvice. We have, in addition to the United Press, the service of the great Newspaper Enterprise association, and the co-operation of the 30-odd members of the Scripps newspaper family. .... ... We have to offer you, as advertisers, a medium which the public trusts, a medium which enters 50,003 prosperous homes daily, a medium which enjoys a rapid, steady, healthv growth in circulation. And so we ask you to join The Star family. With your help we can make this a bigger, better Star. With our help you can make th a bigger, better Saattla. H. P. Hchwerln of Han Kranclaco. head of the Pacific Mall H 8 Co , waa the complainant and ha* filed a preliminary atatement of hla cane with congress Hchwerln claimed that the 8 8 Manchuria had been held up and detained 4* hour* He alao declar ed that practically every other • liner In the Pacific mall aervlce had hewn Interfered with. WOMAN KIDNAPED DY 2 MEN IN AUTO LOS ANGELES. Dae. 11.— Reepondlng to talaphonc mea eagae from houeeholdara In a realdence aectlon of tha city, who declared a young woman had bean kidnaped by two men In a big gray automoblla, tha police "flying equadron" want Into action early today, but found no trace of the al- I leged kldnapera. The Seattle Star The Only Paper in Seattle That Dares to Print the News VOLUME 16. Come With Us HEIRESS ENDS LIFE ATLANTA CITY. N J . Dec 31 — Ml** Marion Howard of ft l.oula. *al<] to be heir to a va*t fortune, committed aulclde In her apart merit* here Wcdneaday SEATTLE, WASH , THURSDAY, DEC. 31. 1914 FAIR MAKES MONEY 01/VMPJA, Her 31 For the fli*t time In neveral aeaaona the North Yakima (air waa able to atrlke a , balance till* year. A report nut>- tnlllril to the Mat* department of agriculture «how« a ha lance of 1120 SMACKS WOMEN ON FACE Hl* bftlr la fair Hl* f|M or* HIm») ItoHarr. oh fllrlt Or Ha lt *U|t >•»« Wafflss, ths gsntlsman burglar, never WII ungaliant to the ladle*. But Raffle* I* only a fictitious charactsr. Jack, the Slappsr. Is a very much-sllvs crook, who hss been making Seattle his headquar ters for nearly a month. Ms itn't st all gallant. There isn't s bit of chivalry In Jack. Whsn his victim falls to produce money, or scresms. Jack *lap* her. Jack'e specisl ty I* to snatch at ladiss' purses. Hi* lste*t snatch wa* at a purse belonging to Mrs. David Tops, of the St lienrge apartments. 14th ste ami Vealer. Tuesdty night Mr* Top* wo* on her way to the grocer) Out of the shadows Jack approached Before Mr* Tops *aw him. he grabbed her purse She screamed Jack deliberately turn ed. approached her for the second time, and (truck her Police Can't Land Him Jack, the Slipper. flr*t Intro duced hlm»elf In the Kalnler val ley December 9, and h*« been active ever since He haa thus far eluded the police. First report of Jsck'* activity came to police headquarters about ? owfcjck to the evening »«f Decem ber 9 Mia* D Vere. 4«*o Itent»n ave. wa* returning home from work. when, at Itenton ave asd Henderson *t . Jack tried to grab her purae He failed. Ml** Vere *r reamed Jack slapped her and walked away Jack Is described ss a vnunc chap of about 2*. 6 feet 9. weighing about 140. of f*lr complexion He Alwsys Slap* 'Cm About two hour* later. Mr* Ada lj»mberg. Mil Mayflower ave. In formed pollre she got off a Kenton car near her home A man ap pear»d "(live yoii any money?" he asked Mr* l,amber| wssn't carrying any purse "No." ahe aald Jack slapped her A few day* l>efore <'hrl*tmss Jack asked a Salvation lassie on a downtown street corner for the motley In her Christmas i>ot She refused Jack slapped her and csltnly walked away There are seversl husband* nnd sweethearts who would like to meet Jsck. the Stopper. THE WAR TODAY ENGLAND —American AmbiiM dor Page and Foreign Minuter Grey confer concerning Washing, ton proteat agalnat Britian'a treat ment of American commerce. • • • FRANE AND BELGIU M—French claim capture of Stelnbach, Upper Aleace and minor advance* else where along center and right; weather compete lull In extreme north. • • RUSSIA—SIave report Auetrlan repuleee on Vistula and Rawa rlv ere; hard fighting with Turke In Tranecaucaela. • • • GERMANY—BerIin war office denlee French and Rueelan claim* of advancee; Prince Eltel Fried erlch made a brigade commander. • • • AUSTRIA — Ruealan* report steady progreae In Gallcla; Slav* aleo clearing ground for Invaelon of Hungary; both claime, of couree, ( denied at Vienna WHEN A MAN'S MARRIED TOM , CO VOU REMeWBtW ONE CBN! YOUNG MILLIONAIRE DESERTS HIS PRETTY BRIDE ON TRAIN OURINC THE HONEYMOON OAKLAND. Pal . Dec Si The filing of » *e< ret divorce complaint Itiauguratea the final chapter of the moat unu*ual romance yet chron Icled In the very romantic matri monial history of the multi-million aire Havens family of thl* city Sue Miller Haven* recently filed • complaint ag*in*t Herd Haven*. younge*t ton of Prank Havens, aft er hiving lived apart from him for a little over a r»ar. The Mllier-llaven* courtship wa* the swiftest of sll the Havens ro THIS MAN MUST GET A JOB BY TOMORROW, OR HE GOES BACK TO JAIL By Fred L. Boalt A man enme to The Star office today He is s young man. strong and efficient-looking. "I got out of the reformatory a while ago." he said. I asked him whst he hsd been "*ent tip" for. "Forgery," he answered, simply, i He didn't whine or make excuses. He didn't protest Innocence or vow that he had heen sorely tempted, lie put forward so extenuating cir cumstances I liked hint for that. And ntjw?" "I want a Job," he *ald. I started to tell him that therel were many men out of work these 30,000 SIGNATURES FILED HERE ON LIQUOR PETITIONS Approximately 30,000 signature* filed by noon Thurndaa with I City Henlatratlon t'leik (Jalne*. ; who has charge of the checking of i the petition* In Seattle of the brew j cry and hotel liquor measure, which seek* to amend the *tate wide prohibition law. All the petition* mutt be In the i blind* of the secretary of Mate at [Olympln by r> o'clock Thnraday nft- I ernoon. A total of 52,000 signature* ha* , heen obtained throughout the slate, i Seattle supplying more than half ! the name*. A crew of checker* worked all day and all night Wednesday and Thursday checking the mime*. The petition* are being sent to Olympln a* quickly an they are checked. nuto* being need a* well 1 ON 111 UN* \MI M.W •» -»! * ft III*. t\r man< e*. both In consummation and disruption. Here's the complete chronology: Engaged—May 23. 1913. Married—June 25, 1913. Separated—July 1. 1913 (or somstxrhsrs thereabout* i. Divorcs filed—Dec. 30, 1914. Seyd listen* Is said to be In New York, from where he ha* never re turned since he left his bride of a few days at Calgary, Canada, while they were en route East on their 'honeymoon. day*, but he broke In upon roe In desperation. . "I've got to have a Job. Any kind of a )ob. I've Itot to have one! You give me a minute. I want you people to understand what I'm up against. "I went up to Monroe a year ago I wan near craxy because I had to leave my wife, and 1 knew the baby was coming. "The baby came while I was In prison. There weje times when they didn't have much to eat —my wife and our baby. "1 wa* a good prisoner. ! had to (Continued on Page 2. Col. S.) as trains, Secretarv I In* ell at Olvmpla ex presses doubt If he can recheck the petitions in the 10 da\s allowed him before the legisliiture con venes. EITEL IS PROMOTED AMSTERDAM, Dec. 31.—The appointment of Prince Eitel Frlederlch. one of the kaleer'i sons, to the command of the First brigade of Imperial guards was announced today. BROKER SHOOTS HIVSELF SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 31.— .lames M Ilciiuchamp. a broker 1 shot himself Last EDITION W«ath«r—Occasional rain miIAT »KAm.K • 11M Is !.<>«* 5:87 n m . II 0 ft. 10:10 *. m . It » ft 300,000 STARVE AT LODZ By Karl H. Von Wiegand WITH THE GERMAN ARMY AT LODZ, Dec. 21. (Via the Hague to London) —Lodz, the gretu manufac turing center of Poland, is today a city of want and misery. Beautiful young Kirls are offering to sell themselves into white slav ery in the hope of gaining food and shelter. Lodz' population is 500,-. 000. Its factories are closed and 150,000 men and wo men are idle. Even if there was a market for their prod ucts the factories could not be operated, for lack of crial. The petroleum sup ply is exhausted also. Th* food shortage ha* result ad in appalling conditiona. Bread it aelling at 30 ccnta a loaf. Great crowd* *tand for hour* In front of th* bakeries, waiting for • chance to buy the llttia that la offered. They fight for th* food that I* doled out to theip. The people *ay the Russian*, who retreated from the city fxsfore the Germans' advance, stripped It of iupplli s The auffering I* ,«>l*tlveiy greater than anywhere in Bel glum. Men, women and chil dren shiver In the street*, beg ging for food. I saw a score of girls, driven to desperation by hunger, offer themselves into lives of shame to get something to eat. The Herman* are now ocupyln* Ixml:' 'or the third time since the war began. It Is little damaged by ifun fire, but industrially it Is a wreck. Oen. G. (name deleted by censor) of the German army Is military gov. ernor. He hopes that when th® railroad connecting It with the fron tier has been repaired and com munication with Germany reestab lished. the present terrible situa tion will be improved The headquarters of Gen. MacVen sen, who. next to Field Marshal Von Hlndenburg and Gen. Luden dorff, the latter's chief of staff. Is the leading figure In the eastern campaign, were 40 mllea from War saw Saturday. The day 1 left, however, he waa planning to move them The Russians have made a strong counter attack In Southern Poland In an attempt to straighten ;helr line, hut have been repulsed. Tho Hermans are constantly mqving for* waid In this region. WHY DIDN'T YOU SAY IT IN COLLIERS, JULE? "Seattle In Rolng to hp nno of the greatest cities of the world. It ha* the push of Kansas City, with a much finer setting, both for beauty and commerce," wrote Julian Street, author, on the fly leaf of a book of his latest series in Col lier's, "Abroad at Home." The book was sent to E. M. Street, assistant cttv clerk, as * C'hrlst)nas gift, by the author.