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YOU may think the destitution
of an English battleship is a
piece of big news. There's bigger
. news on the editorial page. It's the
first of a series of articles which
will teach you how to keep well.
Doi#t miss one of these.
BRITISH BATTLESHIP BLOWN
UP IN CHANNEL; HUNDREDS DIE
SHOULD GEORGIA
i HANG LEO nUIK?
flflTI«l Correspondence.
ATTjANTA. Oa. Jan I.— T'nlees the supreme court of Georgia,
which la to rehe*r the murder case against Ijk> Prank, flnda him Inno
©ent. Frank will b« hanged hy the neck until dead
He haa been sentenced to die January 22
Frank'a frlenda aajr that were I/eo M. (■'rank aa black as the pit
*lth gnllt, still would he he a wronged Innocent compared to the atate
of Georgia.
They assert that Georgia has violated the purity of American Jss
item, ha? besmirched the conatitutlon with the filth of vile persecution. I
haa deliberately betrayed her moat b acred trust and haa attacked one
cf her own citizens with the vengeance of a bloodthirsty beast.
Following Is a brief narrative of this case, which Is unique In all ;
the annals of American Justice:
Yfj.ing I,eo M Frank was superintendent and part owner of the
gKfiotk! Pencil factory. In Atlanta He was born in Brooklyn, NY,
HVcatld In th» schools there, and later was graduated at Cornell unl
.Hl* residence In Atlanta ejiended over only six years, during which
had married and had established him*elf among hl» builnua
■ate* a* a thorough-going, Intelligent, reputable young man
WWe about 30 years old.
In the rrrt>tal room of th« National Pencil factory a black l aired,
«ltmple-cht-*-k»*'!. strikingly pretty girl of 14 year*. Mary I'hagan by
Ra tr,<, operated one of the machine*.
At 3:30 on tbe raornlr.g of Sunday, April 37, 1913, Newt Ur>.
watchman In the pencil factory building. was making hi» regulnr
maada
He groped his. way through the baaement with the aid of 'he flania
HAPPY NEW YQAR
ALONG THE ROAD OF OOOD INTENTIONS
(Continued on Page 6.)
The Se attleS tar
The Only Paper in Seattle That Pares to Print the News
VOLUME 16.
SEATTLE ISN'T BOISTEROUS
Seattle celebrated the advent of
ltlß decoroualy.
The town did not get hilariously
drink >1 on wtm previous occa
sion*
I Aruiryr* 1 n dcf«rt
I find thair tjb&Lct.
But, <jh.caofu.sion of Ch« baarV
WL*n my Jllk Kane went 'nvftluf^
WHEN A MAN'S MARRIED
SEATTLE. WASH.. FRIDAY, JANUARY I, 1915
Admiralty Announces Loss
of the "Formidable"; Only
71 Men Saved Out of 1,000
Comprising Crew.
LONDON, Jan. I.—The British battle
ship Formidable was sunk in the English
channel today, the admiralty announced.
The statement said: "The battleship For
midable was sunk in the channel this morn
ing. It is uncertain whether it struck a mine
or was torpedoed by a submarine. Seventy
one survivors were picked up, and it is pos
sible that others were saved who have not
been reported."
Tho Furmldabla wi»« a baltlaahli
of 16.000 tona itlaplin-nraL
Hho *aa completwl In 1901, at a
roat of mora than J.'.000.000 liar
romplamrnt. In «aa 7HI men
whlla In w*r tlma It probably wa»
about 1.000 Sha iarrl"d four It
tnrh gun*. 12 ft inch bum. II IS
pmindara. 4 J-pound»r» and 4 tor
patio tuba*.
Th" afclp. whlrh w*a ronaldarnd
ona of tha h«*t of tlraat llrtuln'a
,11 knot flclitlas craft, bad !>«««
' doing co*»i fiard dirty and aldlni
In th* fighting a Son* llw Ralglan
rout.
l>e*plte the admiralty'* eiprea
•lon of uncertainty. It w** the gen
j oral belief (hat the work of deatmc
I lion wu done by aubinarlnea
In offl'-lal circle* It *11 aald the
lon a of the ahl|> »aa not a matter of
great importance. *lnce It *u old
and aomewhat out of date. but the
death of ihe trained officer* and
men who manned It waa a aerloua
j blow.
What other warahlpa accompan
led the Formidable at the time of
(he dlaaater waa not known.
There waa plenty of tooting of
horn*. and clanging of cowbell*,
and blowing of whtßtles. There
waa a bit of aerpentlne warfare.
Thounand* paraded tlin atreeta
downtown, chiefly on Becond ave
—about 60.000 atrong.
Hut the holateroua merry making
of former year* which approached
the degree of rlotoua celebration,
waa abaent for the moat 'part
Thuraday night.
There waa comparatively no
trouble on the atreets, and the po
lice, who uaually have their handa
full on New YeaCa eve, apent an
ea*y evening
The cafe* did a good bu*lne*»
Some could not accommodate the
, crowda
The rainy weather may have had
aomelhlng to do with It.
State flah eommlaalon won't rec
ommend fl*h code to coming leg!*
Ilature.
HUSBAND SAVED: FINDS 108
That young man whom The Star
told you about yesterday th« one
who waa paroled from the reforma
tory to support hi* wife nnd baby
on condition that he would return
to priaon on New Year'* day If he
couldn't find a job remember?
Well, ho Isn't going back!
CAN'T MARRY;
POISONS SELF
AND 2 BABIES
NtW YORK. Jan. I.—Offi
cial* of Lebanon hoapltal da
clara today thara waa no hope
for the recovery of Mra. Ida
Snlffln Rogera, who awallowad
bichloride of mercury two
daya ago and than gave aoma
of the polaon to her two bablaa.
Ona of the bablaa, a boy,, la
daad, and tha othar, John, 2
yaara old, la dying.
Lorly Elton Rogara, fathar
of tha two chlldran. but not tha
womin'l hual>jnd, haa baan at
tha hoapltal conatantly alnca
Mra, Rogara waa taken thara.
Mia legal wife, formerly Ml**
Camllne Glddlnga. alaler of Prof.
Glddlng* of Columbia university,
la a nerroua wreck at her broth
era home aa a result of the ex
poaure of Koger*' alleged duplicity.
The mother of K'<C*ra' two chil
dren declared Mra. Koger* had
agreed to divorce her husband.
"l»rly had fulfilled certain con
dltlona at a great sacrifice," *»1d
the dying woman. "Then hi* wife
refuaed to keep her word We
could not marry and legltlmatlie
our darling bahle* I waa alck and
the atraln maddened me."
SEATTLE POUCE
KEPT ON THE MOVE
There were 22,278 arre*t« by Ihe
Seattle pollco during the year of
1914. A large portion of the arre*t*
were made on rhkrge* of drunk and
dlaorderly conduct. February. 1914.
proved the heaviest police month.
2.17* being arrested then.
C. Oerhardt, of the WrUhl He*.
tMirnnt t'j., 164 Waahlnnton at.,
read about hltn and phoned The
Star office
"Send hlin to me," aald Oer
hardt.
The yoiin* man went to work In
lOerhardt'a reataurant thla mornlns.
Happy New Year!
f)uy PKNII "I TltiUS *MI»
i <■[ \ M»». &«■
New Year's
Greetings
to the U. S.
By Dr. Robert Bridget
Po*» L*ur**t* of England
WRITTEN ESPECIALLY FOR
THE UNITED PRESS
OprMaht, I>l< »>|F T*»lt»4 I'rtM
(*'>prrlahi In iira»l Hrttaln and Canada
A*k y* what word of ch**r
Hath England'* muaa to aond
Tha ava of thla naw y**r
To Britain'* froo-born folk?
Vain word* ar* vain to *p*nd—
Wa ahout tha battla cry I
Har doaraat children dla
For all that w* hold d**r—
Y*t thu* tha moth*r *pok*.
Ocaan that aaamad *o wld*.
Whan flrat y croaaad It*
flood.
It thraatanad to dlvld*
Evan tha bond of Mood.
Sao how It *hrunk*n hath
Into ■ plaatura path.
Whlla o'ar and undarnoath,
Tha llflht word* of my breath,
Flash kindly to your haart.
Oh, wall, y* haar; y* aaa!
And our hopoa ar* aa on* —
For paac* and ilborty
Of all man 'naath tha aun,
For tha grao* of man'* art
And th* lov* of our own kind.
So thla yaar'a wlahaa bo.
Hand In hand, mind with mind
That w* aland till wa qu*ll
And In atralght llmlta bind
War*a raga. tha atorm of hall.
CITY'S FIRST
1915 BABY IS
10-POUND GIRL
You will be glad to know that Se
attle * flrat 1915 baby welgha 10
pound* *nd that both mother and
child are doing well.
It vm 4 a. m today when the
nuroe at the Swedlah hoapltiil re
ported to Daddy D. Deamore:
"A girl. *lr; and a» fine a baby
aa I have ever »een."
Daddy l>e*tnore I* proprietor of
the Alanka hotel. *4 Heneca at
Seattie'a flr»t 1916 haby haa an
abundance of dark hair, and pretty
eve* which promlae to be" bine,
like her mother*. It 1* too early
In the young lady'* career to *tate
definitely whether *he "lake* aft
er" her fiither or her mother.
Ml** I>e*more h*a 10 cuto fin
ger* and an equal number of fna
clnatlng toe*, good lung* and an
appetite
Her flrat word* were "All In
dication* lead me to lielleve that
our fair city I* about to enter ui>on
en era of unprecedented proaiier-
Ity and that we are about to wit
nea* a commercial and IndiiMrlnl
awakening heretofore undreamed
of. You will please excuse me now.
a* I wl»h to take a nap "
liaddy Deamore aay* lie and hi*
wife haven't made up their mind*
yet a* to what they will name the
iiatiy. Mr*. Deamore I* named
Minnie. The baby may bo named
after her mother.
"It Id a practice of mine," nald
l>B(l<iy Dwjnore. who la the father
of »everal, "never to name a baby
before It cornea. Anyhow. I never
know lieforehand whether Jt'a Ko
ine to be a hoy or r girl."
New Wcitmlnater council ad
jonrna to prevent fist fleht.
STAR HAS A PLAN
FOR ENDING THIS
CARLINE MIXUP
Six councilinen, in committee meeting, hare decided
to put to the people's rote the purchase of the Seattle,
Renton A Southern far $1,500,000 under a 28 yew
payment plan. The council wiD officially pete upon the
proposition next week.
There isn't a member of the city council who doe*'
not consider the price extortionate. Even Councilman
Dale admits that
There is, therefore, a chance that the city would
go into the hole on the Renton line if the people mled
for this 28-year plan. And what a jubilee there nmid
then be for the knockers of municipal ownership.
On the other hand, should the people reject the
proposition, opponents of munirißsl awwsldp email,
shout across the length and breadth of the land that
Seattle has turned down municipal ownership.
From a public ownership standpoint, either horn
of the dilemma is dangerous.
The Hur, therefore, has a counter proportion, which should bt
placed before the people and voted upon at the asm* time aa th*
M-yar plan. I-«t the people decide which of the two plana thsjT
prefer.
Put this question on the ballet: "SHALL THE CITY
COUNCIL CONNECT DIVISIONS A AND C OF THE MU
NICIPAL CAR LINE BY A SYSTEM OF AUTO STREET
CARS?"
Briefly, The Star's plan la to Invest, say, $25,000 or
$30,000 In motorbusses to connect Division A and tha Lake
Burlan Una; to operat* on a loop on Second ava. and Third
ava.. of tha downtown diatrlct, connecting with tha depots, and
to branch out Into the wholesale and manufacturing diatrlct on
Whatcom ave.
The crying need of the present municipal railway situation la serv
ice In the downtown district. The city has two branch lines. which
are unconnected. The tnotorbut«ea would supply this connection. Is
addition, the motorhus system r.ould alao'handle downtown tr&fflo
generally. and would aupply to the wholesale and manufactures dis
trict transportation service that Is now almdat entirely lacking. And
the whole risk would amount to not much more than $25.000 —aa In
significantly small amount compared to the $1,600,000 which the 8, R.
A 8. receivers demand for their rundown car line.
Traffic expert* who have studied the problem declare auch
a motorbus line would make money—ENOUGH TO QUICKLY
WIPE OUT THE PRESENT MUNICIPAL CAR LINE DEFICIT
AND LEAVE A HANDSOME PROFIT BESIDE. EVEN IF A
FARE AS LOW AS THREE CENTB IS ESTABLISHED.
Division A of the city car line cannot be a money maker until It
gets downtown connections or builds Into Ballard. Court entanglements
are keeping It off downtown Fourth ave. It cannot get Into Ballard
until the new Ballard bridge Is built, which will not be for at least *
year. And the autobus loop, The Star believes. Is the way out.
It's a serlocs thing to tie the hands of the city for 28 years, gentle
men of the council, and if the people would prefer to solve ihe munici
pal transportation problem bv autotnisses rather than by street rail
ways. they ought to have a chance to say so
Who knows what the future may be In the field of transportation?
Who knows but that inotorlniFses will take the place of street raHways
altogether In 28 years? Already motorbusses are doing a big business
lit various sections of this country, and are doing practically all of the
downtown business In Ixindon and I'nrls.
Twenty-eight years ago the electric street railways were Just get
ting their Inning. Juet as the motdrbusses are getting their Inning to
day. if the S., R. A 9. proposition Is accepted, then Seattle haa tied It
telf down to street cars for 28 years, regardless of whether the«e shall
be a newer and better means of transportation during that period.
It seems to The Star that the people should have both propositions
before them at the March election. They can then decide whlcS of th#
two methods they prefer.
Seattle Takes to
"Jitney Bus" Idea
Have you ridden In a "Jitney
bua"?
You get a $2.50 taxi Journey for
6 cents.
Perhaps at first you laughed at
the "Jitney bus." But you've got to
take It seriously now. The street
car companies all up and down the
Pacific coast do.
The Idea, so far as anybody can
discover, orlglnlated In I-os An
geles. Somebody with a Ford went
broke. Ho began competing with
the street cars.
Now there are 600 "Jitno/ buses"
In I<os Angeles, doing aft estimated
business of $1,250,000 a year. This
money couies from people who
would otherwise use street cars.
Started In Los Angeles
San Diego and San Franclico
liked the "Jitney bus" notion. It
swept up the Toast. Portland -hue
them. So has Tncoma Little Ev
erett has gone "Jitney bus" mad. It
has 60' or more, and nflbody rides
ob tlx# street car* any uioro.
LI A S T
EDITION
WEATHER FORECAST—Rain
TIIIKS AT KKATTI.K
iiiak UK
•- m. 11.1 11. 11 :4t «. m . 1.1 ft
• it* p. m , 11.4 It. 11:47 p m . 1.0 It.
The pioneer, no far as Seattle In
concerned. In Alfred I/lni. a whole
sale dealer In hair. Lin/ is a motor
ing enthusiast. and understands
cars. He saw a "Jitney bus" In
another city, took a ride in It, and
then caught, the first train for So
at tie, hla home.
110 bought throe Fords, found
throe drivers, and rented the car®
to the drivers at $6.00 a day.
I.lnx says he's going to have 20
"Jitney buses" before loug. fill using
the poatofflce for the downtown ter
minal.
"And," he noes on, "I'm going to
hare a uniformed starter."
"Jitney Buses" Savo Tim*
Llnr." buses go out N. 40th and
Lxtona way. Another man ha* u line
front Svlnnenr par|j to tbe Hon
Marchc. The Klnncur street car
service Is poor.
"I selected my routes because the
street car service out that way la
(Continued on Pan*

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