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gen. carranza declares to united press that his soldiers were not in border raids
NEW YORK, Aug I#.—Q#n. C»T»n*» today poeltlvaly de elartd, In a meaaage to the PAY ONLY ONE CENT FOR THE STAR TAFT ASKS INTERVENTION BY 0. S. IN MEXICO WOUNDED ARE EAGER TO GET BACK IN FIGHT tJnce You Get the Smell of a Fight,' Says One Wounded Trooper, 'You Are Bound to Go Back;' 13-Year- Old 'Bad Boy' Who Ran Away to War Zone Now Makes Speeches in Quest of Recruits. By Mary Boyle LONDON, Aug. 14.—Evtry story |wn the firing front of the grtat ear rettent-s this cardinal truth: MILLIONS OF AVERAGE MEN ARE UNSUSPECTED HEROES Having discovered their capacity fcr heroism, they are bound to rt tsm to danger. t • t Tha authorities are holding In jUadon a small acaiieywag. ittsrge Harris, aged 13. who played toskey to get to th« front. , Me wanted to join the army, but lit af eourte. too young. la ha scraped together enough maay to reach Foikstone. stowed ~aaay on the Fluahing boat and 'twill ill to Antwerp. Carman brigades were en •srtnf the city. Oeorge was captured, taken before a Ger man lieutenant, and by order tfsportad to Holland as a refu- OM* BOY GOES RECRUITING THs British consul at AmHirdam sent him home. But London |M|M failed to commit the lad for truancy. By court order he goes to school two daya In the week and on the (bMr four days GOES RECRUITING. Hl* speeches from the steps of St. Paul's are amusing and con tMng. "You fellera can take it from me." eaya the youngeet re cruiting epeaker In England, "the minute I get the chance, I'M GOING BACK. SURE THING." ROUNDED HATE TO QUIT From tha danger zone of the Dardanelles cornea a atory of the SMcheater Territorial*—mllltla from the ahopa and tha mille. An aviator of the British Royal Flying corpt out on a scouting ex pedition, encountered the machine of an enemy airman, to which he gave battle. The Qermane. aaelng the Brit k lahar waa having the beat of the iN, MM out 12 AEROPLANES TO DEAL WITH HIM. Daapita their numbera, however, thay were unable to bring him (tafl. | Finally the Brltiaher. circling high above them, aent two Germane IflMlling to the ground with ahota from hie machine gun. Taking advantage of hie superior altitude, he flew back and reached PWklrk. There he collapsed and had to be taken to a hoapltal. For three daya he lay dellrloua aa a reeult of the terrible atraln. But when Red Croea nuraes declared him convaleacent, HE ROSE #»D FLEW BACK TO THE FRONT. Well Well! Looß Who's Here! Old MUTT Himself and His Side Kick, JEFF! R"* ' MM* ~„,.vn.hl Hl', hv II r ruh»r« United 'Preaa, that the racent attacke along the border were not made by constitution O'Reilly "I law a transport full of wound ed men caat off," writee one not yet Injured. "We cheered them and thoee who could, cheered back. "It gave me a lump In my throat to hear them. Wounded and broken, they kind of apologized for going out of action—crying. 'Truet ua. matee. WE LL SOON BE BACK WE'LL SOON BE BACK.' " "Vou loae nearly all grip on civ ilized life out here." eaye a private of the Sl*th Ourhama. "To tell the truth. I epent a fortnight In a proper hell. And yat, once you get the email of the fight, YOU ARE BOUND TO GO BACK." BIRDMAN CiOES RACK aliat aoldlera. Tha United Preaa aaked Qen. Carranza for a atatement aa to raporta In The Seattle Star : The Only Paper in Seattle That Dares to Print the News : VOLUME 18. MERCHANTS GATHER FOR CONVENTION Two Thousand Business Men From Northwest Will Be Here This Week. DOINGS BEGIN TODAY Program Planned at Press Club; Convention Proper Will Open Wednesday. Hullo, Mr. Auto Ownerl Feel Ilk* doing tomtthlng for your country? Bring your auto—Fords not barrad—down to tha First av*. entrance to the Arcade build ing, WeJnetday at 2:30, whir. It'll bt u»ed to haul a bals of country marchfnta around the boulavarda. Thsy want to take a slant at tha city. Tht Salts Manager*' attocla Hon hat given the distress slg nal for 75 machinat. Merchants tw»g»n to arrive here Monday to attend the Northweat Merchants' convention. which haa opened for Its annual session to last all we.<k Hefor* Wednesday tlw prediction is that several thouasnd of 'em will ti« In tlw rllf. The convention, and the fair on the Manufacturers' roof «arden, which Is la he a part of It. Is th* unlqtin wsy the Sales Managers and Manufacturers' asso elation* of the city have of bring- In* country merchants of (his state. Idaho and Oregon to Heat tie to buy their fall and winter stock* The Cotnmerrlal Club, where reg l*tratl<m of visitors began early Monday, wji a busy place thmout the day Wednesday I* Big Osy Wednesday will be th» big day of the convention Following a busi ness session and luncheon, at which Judge Hurke will give the address of welcome O (* Graves, of Cheaa ty'a, wtlf siieak on "Store Manage ment." and H T Mason will talk on 'Fire Insurance, the visitor* will be taken for a rubberneck trip over the boulevarda. Having shifted the Manufactur er« fair from the roof garden of the White Henry Stuart buUdlnga. to the main eihlhlt halls on the first and second floor*, to comply with sn eleventh hour ruling of city offl. clals, the Manufacturer*' sseocla tlon opened Its annual show at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon. Authorities Shut Roof Garden Klre Marshal Hrlaghurat and Hulldlng Inspector Joaenhans decid ed the roof garden, which waa open during Shrine week and the Kntghta of COIUBbus convention, waa contrary to city ordinance, and ordered the tenta. platform, booths, etc.. removed Monday evening on the main floor of the Stuart building and at the l'rM> club. a program of Indus trial moving plrtWM and music will follow s public reception given Thomas Wsrdnll. Seattle a «n tenarian, who will apeak briefly oti Manufacturing Decorate Vacant Windows Thriiout the week the fair will be open from 1 o'clock to It p. m Moviiik pictures. Including view* taken In the manufacturing dl»- trtcta. will be shown The dining car department of the Northern Pacific ha* presented the Manufacturers' association with a cake. Which I* t»rge enough to serve l,oou persona, to !>e cut Hat urdav nlstht Saturday will be Made In- Washington day Kverv vacant store window on First, Second, Third and Fourth ave* . from Yesler way to fine St., Is decorated for the week with dis plays of goods made In this state SEATTLE, WASH., MONDAY, AUOUSI U», 1 *>f5. NO. 147. 600 NAMES IN ALREADY EOR CAMP DRILL Seattle Business Men Jump at Chance to Qualify as Offi cers in livent of War. DATE SET FOR CAMP Will Be Given Course of In struction by U. S Officers at American Lake. The surprising total of name* from professional ar»<l bualnen* rank*. testifies that the rltl«en» of the Northwest are In favor of a policy of preparedni - "* K*ery hour brlna* an Increase to the roll, and It would nor be aKßerntlnc to predict between "f>" snd 100 wtll attend tha training camp The Idea of the camp 1a educate an Intelligent claa* of rllltan*. leader* In the profeaalnnal and business world, aa officers for *ol unteer*. an thai should a rail to vmi ever !«• sounded. the cltUen soldiery could b» morn rapidly mada ready for mllltarr service The course of Instruction will be gin with personal hygiene, camp sanitation. company administra tion. rationing and clothing of vol unteera. and, a* knowledge In creases, mllltarv map msklng. road sketching, tactical walk*, short practice marches. Instruction* In guarding the rear, the van and cov ering detachment*. In short, the basic fartt. the meat of military matter*. Those qualifying will >*> given certificate* of proficiency on which assignments a* officer* of volun teer* In time of war will be made All men of reasonable education, from the age* of 21 to 45, are urged to enroll at once The telephone number of the enrollment office I* Mnin <130 The Northweat camp will he In chvrge of a rompetent corpa of In ■tructor* from various army post* In the Northwest. One Infantry company from Fort a machine gun company from the 14th regiment, and a prn vlwlonal machine gun company from the Second regiment of the N (}. W. will comiMMe the *taff of teach era. A deposit of I2f> to cover cost of food, camp and military equipment will be required at time of en campment. ununed jiortlon to be re turned Sept 13. The pro rata co*t 1* not expci t'd to exceed from (15 to $:<v While the men will be put thru n *tlff grind each day, considera tion of the fact they are novice* will be taken. Saturday afternoon and Sunday will be vacation dsys, and plenty of recreation will be on the dally program, tho drill* with machine gun*, rifle*, and *mall arms, general shooting practice, and unraveling of military strategy will In Itself be diverting from the humdrum buslne** life Waahlngton that the bandlta who made the ralda on the bor dar were financed by Amerl Between 550 and 600 busi nets end profeeelonal men of Seattle, Tacoma and emaller nearby cities, bad enrolled Monday for the military train ing camp to be held at Co* grove, American lake, near Ta coma, from Auguet 23 to Sep tember 12. Inclusive. To facilitate the reglatratlon of men, the Metropolitan Build ing company Ha* donated an of»>ce at 1220 Tourth *ve., which opene thie afternoon at 2 o'clock. The office will ba open from 2 to 10 p m. the re- mainder of the week Educate 'Em for Officers Voluntaara Wanted Will Pay Own Expenses cane dealrlng Intervention. Tha "flrat chief" waa ala« naked aa to the knowledge ha might \\( )Ol )l \\|) M Ml'll WIAPINO lA< \ CAP AND SMII i: CAUGH'I AHTEW A CHASE BY POSSE! Modern live Hides in Rushes While All Men Quit Jobs to Hunt tor Her; Sheriff Puts One Over on Hunters and Wraps Her Up In a Horse Blanket. Special to The Star. SPARTA. \VI». Aug 1« The chase I* over' Sparta'* farmer* have returned to their field*. Sparta'* smith* are bitty at their anvil* again Sparta * nymph IMana of the horseblanket and the lacy break fa *t cap I* a captive it wa* a farmer'* boy who two week* ago brought to town the tale of the nvmph the young lady who 'had nothing at all on but a lace < ap with a ribbon In It/' Pout Caay to Get She waa alway* dodging behind the bu*he*. he *ald. Then a fisher man saw- her. (everybody wa* In terested. They'd Ju*t like to know If that lad waan t telling whopper* Sheriff tJe'-rge Bo** wa* sum moned. or at lea*t he broke Into the cha*e lie would ha*e called a po*«e. hut he didn't need to, the po«*e was right there with field elaase* every man willing to lead the chargo Into the verdant grove where the elusive sprite, garbed only In a lacey cap, worshipped at the *hrlne of nature Humane Agent Ceorge Manuel CITY BUDGET CUT $94,178 UNDER LAST YEAR'S TUTAL With the flrat survey of budget estimates practically completed by the budget com mittee, a cut of $94,178.25 be low the 1915 allowance has been effected. For 1915 It was •3,836,440.25. The 1916 estimates have been pared thus far to $3,742,262. The clty'a revenues for 1916 are estimated by City Comp troller Carroll at $915,021, as sgalnst $1,410,019 this year, or have of the Identity of the at tacking foreea, and replied: "With reapect to your maa ONE CENT <«> t',lnl»>h« halooced hi the p<>aae, too, and Joined tlie sheriff It wa* *ome chase liefore the lM>**e caught that nymph She traveled light, no tube skirt* to hall her speed. *h«« climbed tree* and *wam creeks a wlap of golden hair would lure the hunter* on. the glimpse of a *now white figure flitting thru the tree* made the cha*e good, and the hunt worth while Sparta Forget* to Work Dally for a ww-k Hparta forgot to toll In field* and shop*. Monroe county wa* scoured from end to end l>eforc the hiding place of the *wlft footed damsel was dla covered. Sheriff Ito** put one over 011 the posse Mr *m right there wr»h a horse blanket, brought along for Ju*t *uch an emergency. Wh»n lllana'a retreat In a sylvan glade wa* dl*covered, the nymph ««• brought bark to town In a bundle Now the girl won't talk. lentil ■ho tell* who she In and where *he w>»m from, the sheriff* wife will do the l>e*t *he rsin Jo make her comfortable In the Sparta lockup a loss of >494,998. of which (350,000 I* due to losa of liquor license revenues. The council will meet at 10 a. m. Tuesday, to decide on Councilman Erlckeon'a proposal to Increase the allowance for street lighting by $42,000. This Is In conformity with hla assertion that the light depart ment is not charging enough for street lighting, and charging rates too high to home power consumers. eage, regarding who attacked the cltlea bordering the fron tier, I have no Information, but ll* \rMn ntanini. »r RECOMMENDS BIG ARMY OF 250,000 MEN Former President Declares Time Has Come for Uncle Sam to Step In and Stop Fighting in Mexico; Declares He Was on Point of Recognizing Huerta When He Left White House. ST. LOUIS, Aug. 16.—"Intervention In Mexico seems necessary today. The United States can no longer tolerate the confusion and dis order in our neighboring republic," declared former President William M. Taft, In an Interview today. "I am In favor of peace, but not In this foolish sense of security without foundation." said Taft. "Today It looks as If the United States must Intervene In Mexico. This would require 250,000 soldiers. "At ihe time I left office I was considering a plan to recognize Huerta. In my judgment, this country made a mstake when it ousted him." Taft will address St. Louis business men today. CARRANZA AIDS DELIVERY OF PAN-AMERICAN NOTES WASHINGTON. AUQ. 16- Th# battleahipe Louisiana and New Hampshire. en route south, were today ordered by wireless to proceed to Vera Crux. WASHINGTON. Aug. 16.— Gen. Carranxa will not attempt to prevent the transmission of the pan-American peace appeal to Mexican leaders and gov ernors. Diplomatic Agent Par ker reported to the state de partment today from Mexico City. Gen. Gonzales Informed Par ker he would grant cafe con JOLSON RECALLS OLD TIMES IN SEATTLE; 20 SHOWS A DAY A 1 Jolson tame off stape, laughing. lie laughed all the way to his dressing room. Then he sat on a trunk, and laughed. It was one long laugh, but. at some point in Jol son's progro* from stage to dressing room, the qual ity of it changed. It was stage laughter when it started, but it was the genuine thing before it ended. "1 got to thinking of the old days," he said, "and 1 can't help laughing." Jolson's light burnt teebly a long, long time before Broadway By BUD FISHER affirm they were not attacked by conatitutlonallat toldiera "V. CARRANZA " Last EDITION Tonight rain; Tu«t probably fair TII'M AT afcATTIK lllch Uw, n ft# » m . Il l ft «;«* m m . X.» ft *nnt» ru . lA* f I f :».< p. (I, . #17 fi. duct to messengers who will carry the note to Gen. Zapata and other factional leaders. <>en Villa's reply to the pan- American peace note is reported to be en route to Washington and is said to be favorable. Carranza's answer is not expected before Saturday. Reports today declared the "first chief" might rail a conference of his commanders to frame a Joint reply to the communication. An armistice between Villa and Carmnsa Is In prospect. Military operations are expected to be sus pended during consideration of tha pear* appeal. found him out. Now his name glit ters in electric signs wherever he goes He gets a fabulous salary for his songs and Jests. The songa he sings are at once popular songs, and arc sung, played. whistled aud hummed from coast to coast. Sang Here in Old Times You see him now, the pivotal figure In the Winter Garden pro duction, "Dancing Around," now playing at the Moore. A doaen years ago Jolson sang and jeste* In Seattle. Probably he Is better now than he was then —more finished in his fun-making. Hut he was good then, tbo the theatrical magnates were a long time finding him. It was thinking of the days when he was undiscovered that made the black-face comedian laugh. Then (Continued on Page 5) IN Lincoln Park, Chi cago, Sunday, a big. broad-shouldered man might have been teen as sisting a little gray-haired woman to a shady spot under the trees. A basket the big man carried was unpacked. A table cloth was spread. And then ap peared sandwiches, and cake, and pie. and olives, and all the things that go to make up a lunch for an outing. The woman sat and ate. and looked up at the big man at her side while he talked to her. The big man was Haien J. Titus, superintendent of the dining car department of the Northern Pacific railroad. The little wom an wa* his mother. Sunday was her birth day. Titus went all the way from his Seattle of flee to Chicago to spend the day with her, and take her to the park for an out ing—an outing such as they used to take occa sionally. before his work took him away from home. What are YOU doing to make YOUR mother's old age happy?