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[L S. ARMY BOARD REFUSES OFFER OF BEST IHACHME GUN
Inefficiency of Our Army Generals Is Shown in Discovery at Washington, D. C.
47 LIVES LOST IN PACIFIC WRECK
Sunday i» Mothers' day all over the coun
try. At you remember your own mother,
think also of the mother* and kiddies Mother
Ryther help* here. Saturday will be Mother
Ryther tag day.
Mere I* • scrambled picture of a man who may bo our next
pro* Mont. Can you unscramble It* Cut the glasses, note, etc..
from tho interior of the head outline. Paste tho head outline
en a piece of cardboard, then paste the mustache, note, etc.,
•tier* they belong.
COAST; 3 SURVIVE
PORT SAN LUIS. Cal..
possible survivors of the
disaster to the steamer
Roanoke may be drifting
in a rough sea far off
Point Buchon today.
Th* Roanoke, with a cargo
•f explosive*, aank about 3 p.
"t. Tuesday, when a huge wave
Sited the veaael en It* beam
**4* and ahifted the tona of
pod* in the hold.
Forty-eeven peraona probably
There are only three known
The Roanoke waa one ef the
b**t known ateamera on the
o*eifit coaat and waa bound
f*r South American porta when
Tl>* ooly detail a of the horror eo
■r brought to light cam# from the
of Joseph F. Erbe, 23. a San
ntoeljco man, quartermaster of
ft* '11-fated veaael.
With two Mexican firemen. Man
*lLope* anl Charlea Rouelro. he
**• when hla lifeboat drifted
» shor* near Port Han Lul* laat
Lying Among Dead Men
All three were tinconaclou* and
•ton foond were lying among the
Wis* of five dead aallora, who had
"Wucib<(l to cold and exposure
Mi toppled Ufeleaa Into the l>ottom
W the boat.
Erbe aald that the Koanoke ran
■U> a heavy *ea about 3 p m. Tues
'"Mealy an unusually high wave
"••lied Into the ateamer'a aide.
*• ih» heeled over, aald Krbe,
rame from the hold a roaring
J®®® 1 ), eauied by the cargo ahift-
Ciptaln and Wife Die
Th« flrat victim* to die were
c *W*ln and Mra. Rlchardaon Dlck
•W of Oakland,
Ujtlng her footing on the alop
the captain'* wife tumbled
■to the water.
Ifi'lAntly the commander dived
r her. Neither waa ever seen
Aaother who perished waa John
... of Portland, Ore , the
leave* a widow In Portland,
ihlft * n " nu,eil after the cargo
-Try* ltl e Roanoke plunged and
*£l wcordlng to Erbe.
that ,w ° of ,h *
• Weboat* were swamped in
Iti ''ok'"* ahlp. One bav
« arrived |,ere. this I nave* two
. Wen Die In Lifeboat
. _ if? the night the cold became
k-IJ. <lawn thi men
tL craft began to die.
*#a no liaati water.
SONS HEAR OF PARENTS'
DEATH WHILE AT PARTY
OAKLAND. May 11.—The two
•on* of Capt. and Mrs. Richard
Otckaon. of tha ill-fated Roanoke,
learned of the death of their
fathar and mother while at a
young people'* party In Eaet
Oakland. The boya w era
•tunned. Both are barely over
21 yeara of age.
Tha party broka up when
Capt. T. Tonneaon, a former
ahipmata of Capt. Oickaon, told
Among thoae probably loat in
tha lUamtr Roanoke dieaatar
la Carlo A. Belgrano, etudent of
Fremont high achool, hare, and
a member of Sigma Phi Epallon
fraternity. Hie father la Francla
N. Belgrano. vlca president of
the Italian Popular bank.
Tha boy wanted to aee eome
adventure, eo perauaded hla
father to let him take one voy
age aa freight dark on tha
Thoae who *tlll lived had no
strength to eat tha hardtack that
had been hurriedly tossed Into the
Erbe also loat conaclousneas and
was near death when the wind and
tide guided him Into port.
The Roanoke was owned by the
North Pacific Co. and had been In
the passenger trade on this coast
for many year*.
She sailed on her fatal voyage
from San Francisco at. midnight
Monday, bound for Valparaiso.
Her cargo, worth $250,000, con
sisted of <500 tona of dynamite,
1,300 tons of wheat and several hun
dred drums of gasoline and oil.
ROME- French submarine de-
Ktroyed Austrian munition* trans
port «rf Albania.
PARIS-With bayoneta and tiand
grenades. French during the night
repulsed German attack northea*t
of Verdun; we*t of Meuse there
was nothing more than artillery
ftghtlng last night.
SM.ONIK Hrluk »rtlll»ry fight
lok on norlhprn Of«rl»n front re
ported today; li'ilKarlaiu are rein
forcing south of Mona«tlr and
throwing up drfrnaet, evidently ex
quoting an attack from aiU»» son
oauUMoU «a i'iorUi*.
The Seattle Star
: THE ONLY PAPER IN SEATTLE THAT DARES TO PRINT THE NEWS :
WILSON, ROOSEVELT OR HUGHES?
w ILL it be Wilson and Roosevelt for the nominations? Or Hughes and Wilson?
Or Somebody else and Wilson?
Will Wilson be re-elected? Or will Roosevelt, or Hughes, or some one else beat
him? Perhaps we won't know for some time. But we WILL know how Seattle feels
about it. The Star has arranged for a city-wide ballot on the presidency next Saturday.
It is expected that several thousand votes will be cast. That ought to be a pretty fair
indication of what the voters in King county would like.
In order to make the ballot as representative as possible, and to prevent duplication,
the names of voters will be asked. These names will not be used by The Star nor by any
one else. They will be destroyed as soon as the votes arc counted.
Remember the day! Presidential Preference Election Saturday!
Ballot boxes will be placed by The Star at the following places:
Bon Marche, I raser-Paterson's, New York barber shop, White Building barber shop,
Sanitary market, Westlakc market, Pike Place market. Shafer Bros., Hatton & Oliver,
FAT AND RICH,
Doctors Say He's Nervous;
'Em Slip and
OWNS sc, 10c, 15c STORES
F. W. Wool worth. 990 sth ave„
New York, arrived In Seattle
early Thursday morning—fat.
dyapeptic and nerve-tortured —
playing truant from a corpa of
well nigh crazy phyaiciana
back in tha Empire atate
Three weeka ago hla doctora
bundled Woolworth onto a Ten
neaaee bound train for Talt'a
Springe with atrict order# to
ramaln Quiet for a month, for
get buaineaa and give hie
nervea a raat.
Arriving at the health resort
Wool worth didn't Ilk* the look* of
the pier*, *t> hp skedaddled.
Some Kid, Thle Chap
Meanwhile 'he doctor* don't
know where he'* gone, and are
wringing their hand* In a frenzy,
sending telegram* all over the
country and raising professional
That'a the kind of a fellow Wool
Incidentally, he I* owner of the
Woolworth building In New York
city, and control* more than *&0
6, 10, I & cent store* thruout tha
He la many time* a multi-mil
llonalre—hi* atorea handled 175,-
980.000 thru ealee made laat year.
Incidentally, Woolworth stgn»d a
lease Thursday morning on prop
erty on which he will establish a
atora at Aberdeen Several other
■tore* are contemplated In the
North went and will b» established
May Enlarge Stora Here
If the proapecta are right. In all
probability he will leave InstrtlC
tlons here before he leaven Thura
day night to enlarge hi* preaent
branch store on Hecotnl ave , or to
move Into more apacloua quarter*
This la Woolworth'a first trip to
the Pacific Coast. tho he haa been
to Europe 21 time*
A Golfer, by Hack
Back on Long Island, where
Woolworth owna a country eatate,
he la known aa a nut on the sub
ject of golf, and la said to be cap
able of giving tiie beat of the boya
a hard run for their money, tho he
la well past SO yeara
You wouldn't think him almoat a
It la hard to reconcile nervoua
neaa with a rotund figure, and
Woolworth'a contour la made up of
He met at luncheon with 15 of
hla Northweat at ore manager* at
the Washington hotel, and will
leave the city at 7 o'clock tonight.
CHICAGO. May 11 —Mrs Annie
Raker, a Spring Grove society mn
Iron, committed suicide today Her
body tax found on the Luke Ilrlve
with a number of bullet holes In It
She left a note saving bar act wm
cauaad bjr 1U lias Hit,
SEATTLE. WASH.. THURSDAY. MAY 11. 1916.
NEW FIGHT IS
Petition Being Circulated A*km
City Council to Rule
REPORT S. E. BEHIND IT
Haraldlng another attampt
to bar th« Jltnayt off tha atreata
of Scatlla, a petition Is being
widely circulated thrvout the
city Thursday, by persons pre
sumably employed by the street
If enough signer* are obtained,
the petition will result In the in
troduction In the city council or an
ordinance, forcing the Jltneya to re
main off streets on which strew
cars operate, thus eliminating ell
bus traffic In the downtown sec
The petition sake an ordinance
providing that. "among other
things." the Jitney* be required
"To operats on certain
streets only, and for certain
maslmum rates, and from • a.
m. to midnight.
"To refrain from operating
longitudinally on strssts on
which strset cars art opsrated.
If there be s paved street par
allel with and within (00 feet
on either elde.
"To refrain from allowing
passenger* to ride on the door
or running board of any car or
on or In an unsafe place.
"To pay the same percentage
(2 per cent) on groas receipts
atreet railways are required to
"To keep lighta burning be
tween dark and daylight In ev
ery Inclosed car while auch
car la aervlng the public."
HENRY BRUERE quit a $12,000
Job a* city chamberlain of New
York becauae he aald It I* an un
PLEA FOR GUM CHEWERB
made by Wlaconaln educator, who
wsnta achoola equipped with racks
containing number* and peg*, ao
pupil* may check their gum be
• • •
"MOVIEITIS" was dlagnoula of
15-year old girl'* trouble In Pater
•on court after *he had cut hair to
become cowgirl and wrecked aev
eral room* whin aha had bean,
Is Love Priceless? Judge Frater Says It Is Not!
He Cuts Jury's Price in Half; Offers Girl $12,500
I Spring • e • blrda In song
• • • flowers In bloom • • • a
j babbling brook • • • a smiling
j »uo • • •
A youth • • • a maid • • •
the old enduring, most powerful.
Influence of the ages • • • the
rail of UlVt
It waa ever thua As the flrat
man clasped the first woman to
him. she whispered:
"Your love 1 bold be>ond all
t-ovi- • • • priceless beyond
Two months sg« a Jury In Judge
Krater's court undertook «n estl
mate on the value of love.
They placed It upon the Judicial
scales; they measured It. and
weighed It. and analyzed It
Thev finally assayed It at
They awarded that amount to
Mrs Carols B. Jones, who had lost
th* love snd sfferUon of Tom U
She blsmed the loss of her love
to Tom's father. T R Jones a
prominent contractor It wss he,
■he said, who alienated the young
man's affections from her and their
s • •
Toung Jones Is 21. Mrs Jones Is
They were married two years
ago. They were In the spring of
life. They heard the call of I<ive
Nothing else mattered Artificial
boundaries limitations—social bar
rlers —they cared nothing about
* * *
When, suddenly. the young
bride's father In Inw decreed that
this love was to he hers no more
wnen. one day after the wedding,
she was told thai her young litis
hand would never again return to
her because her social position
was unequal to his- when the
young father never saw his child
until the trial began—when you
consider all that, would you say
the Jury gave too big a verdict to
the heartbroken young woman?
In this matter-of-fact twenti
eth century, love Is not price
It Is not even worth $25,000.
It has been so decided by Ju
dicial decree, by Judge A W
Frater of Seattle.
He says It Is worth but
By what subtls scsles the Ju
dicial mind was enabled to
weigh the value of love and de
termine the Jury awarded Just
twice what It wae really worth,
let no mere layman pretend to
• • •
Judge Prater today puts up tlila
proposition to the young wife, if
she accepts Ills decision of $12,500
Instead of the Jury verdict of $2. r .,-
000, he will not grant her father-in
law a new trial.
If she Insists on the $25,000,
there will be a new trial to go
Under the law, a Judge has the
right to make such a condition.
• • •
The sun may ahlne thru the
great windows of a big court
The vase upen the judge's
desk may even be filled with per
But look not In this place
fog the Apr Ins.
OK TftAIWII PPMT
fcrwt RTINt)«. V^Llll
GIRL BRIDE WHO GETS $12,500 FOR HUSBAND
Nation's Champion Father Is 91;
Eldest Child 54; His Youngest 3
WHITESBURG, Ky., May 10.—
People In the neighborhood of
Rockhouse Creek, near here, claim
the acquaintance of the champion
father of the country!
"Uncle Bob" Bates Is 91 years of
age and the father of 24 children.
The oldeat Is 54, the youngest 3.
"Uncle Hob's'' descendants num
ber well over 100.
"Uncle Hob" confesses lie can't
count Ills flock, outside his chil
"|jor\ man, ask me something
easy!" he pleaded when the sub
Ject came up
Thirteen children still live at
home. The other 11 ure married
and their families are mattered
"Uncle Hob" hns b cu married
At home, tliia venerable Ken
tucky father la atUi the uuuuea-
Here li a scrambled picture of a man who may be our naxt
president. Can you unscramble It? Cut the glasses, note, etc.,
from the Interior of the head outline. Paste the head outllna
on a piece of cardboard, than paata the noaa, etc., where they
Mrs. Carola B. Jones
Honed mauler. Ills policies are
the household's. He lives by rule
and hy rule he noverns.
Here are some of his rules and
policies about rearing children:
'it don't pay to pamper
"Bring children up to reapect
you and they'll reapect them
"Children have got to be
taught to aave.
"I'm partial to girls. They
stay at home. Boys get out.
They got to, I reckon
'Tilde Hobs ' children are sel
dom slcii. When tliev are, he says,
it dose of siiKsiifriig tea la medicine
"I'm le Hob" owns most of the
mount ilu around Kockhouse Oreek.
He is a bunk director. He Is aaid
to bo wurili (100,000.
This fellow George Salisbury is a contrary
sort. He knows this is May and we're en
titled to fair weather. Do we get it? Yea,
but—"Today fair, heavy frost; Friday, fair
and warmer," says George.
By Kenneth W. Payne
May 11.—This is the storv
of how THE GREATEST
TION* OK THE AGE was
lost to the United States.
It is the story of the
Lewis machine gun.
It is a story we ordinary
people are not supposed
even to know about.
Army officers are trying
to shroud it in a tangle of
Kor at the very time
when their preparedness
cry is being answered thrti
out the land, this tabooed
tale casts grave suspicion
on certain officers' OWN
PAST METHODS OP
Of All form* of munitions now
being used In Kurope. the I/ewla
machine Run. the air-cooled, light
weight, rapid-fire terror. Invented
hy an American army officer, has
proved one of the greatest marvels.
German officer* recently drov*
their men to the (laughter In ■
certain deaperate attack Just to
capture Intact a Leyvis machine
gun. so they might copy It for their
RUSSIA BOUGHT THE LEWIS
GUN FOR 50,000 RUBLES.
CANADA BOUGHT IT WITH A
VAST POPULAR SUBSCRIPTION.
GERMANY BOUGHT IT WITH
THE BLOOD OF SCORES OF
HER OWN SOLDIERS!
AND THE UNITED STATES
ARMY OFFICERS DIDN'T WANT
IT WHEN IT WAS OFFERED TO
THEM FOR NOTHINGI
The most successful machine
Kiin now used In Europe Is the
Rejected by the United States
l.ike the two other leading; ma
rhlne guns, the llotchklss and th«
Maxim, it was Invented in the Unit
And- —al*> like the Hotchklss and
(Continued on page S)
ROBBERS GET $10,000
SAN BERNARDINO. Oal.. May
II Cracksmen escaped with $10,-
[ i>oo In Kold and several thousand
dollars In checks, after! ootlnn th»
store of .lame* llllnfisuorth, at
Kansburg, on the desert, today. Tha
money was part of thu payroll tor
Uio * allow AK*r mine.