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In all English literature, no greater Christ mas story has ever been written than "Germany Must Name Her Terms" MOANS BETRAY THE MEANEST MAN IN CITY Little Girl Slid Down His Lawn and Barbed Wire Tore Her Flesh Until She Bled on , the Sidewalk. The "meaneet man in Seattle" la known to a lot of children. Perhaps. alto, many adulta know of him. But it remained for I. M. Hanbury of the Lin coln hotel to "write him up." Here i« Hanbury'e etory: BY I. M HANBURY "Don't talk war; talk peace." I was just trying to get away with this original remark when we turned the corner. At the same in stant a bunch of femininity hurtled Itself a*Ain't my knees—my shins, rather. 1 doubt if It reached my knees. The cause of the collision was oh Ytous. One fat. grubby arm com pletely hid the lady's face, and from somewhere benea'h It and the mop of black curls sound waves were rolling. The position of the other hand save every circumstantial evi dence that -he was fresh from pa ternal persuasion. Kntw She Wii Hurt Then I noticed a peculiar tone about those sound waves Vou -an't he an old hunter anil not |bow the difference beiwecn the Koan <H a mortally wounded animal tnd the rnjrrr, Indignant cry when merely Its fee Unit are hurt. SUB SANK U. S. SHIP BECAUSE IT SENT WARNINGS by carl w. ackerman U. P. Staff Correspondent BERLIN, Dec. 19.—The American S. S. Columbian was toroedoed because, being once released after stoppage by a German submarine, she sent out wireless warnings of the submarine's zone of operations, In violation of neutrality. This was the Germany reply to the American inquiries cn the vessel as made in a note handed to Charge Grew and by him cabled to Washington. ADVERTISING MANAGER'S DAILY TALK £VERY MINUTE COUNTS NOW The time to finish your Christmas shopping in very limited now. And that is Just the time when you "'III find th<- ad* doubly helpful. Today, for Instance, you could probably make up your entire shop- j ping lint from the ads In The Star And the bent part of It Ik that on most Items you will be abl- to make a worth while saving liy doing so. The best offering* of Seat tie* best stores appear re: ularly In The Star. MORE THAN 60,000 COPIES DAILY "Christmas Carol" In rainy weather or in sunshine in storm or calm, our hat's eff ta The Star reader*. See how prompt ly they came thru for the Firlands movies, Weather forecast: To night and Wednesday, occasional ram. "Well, say now. sister' You Just fell me who he is and I'll—" The kid nave one scared, pi'lful little Iwok. pointed behind her at nothlnf as far as I could see. but the Inviting bank of the l»wn across the street, and ran on. Then He Found Him Out of Idle curiosity we crossed over and looked at that gnusy bank It certainly was Inviting, but why should our friend bo m> Impressed with It In her hour of tribulation? And then I found him THK MEANEST MAN ON EARTH. Stretches! along th.it piece of landscape perfection, well hidden ben'-ath the well kept turf, was one strand of taunt, vicious barbed wire' Clever? You bet' Damnably clever' Slide down my lawn, will they? I'll put one over on 'em! This will fool 'em. those kids' lla' ha' That barbed wire was very rusty Mere and there were bits of fill* Spoils of the unsuspecting We went back" to the rcrner to find our lady friend. She had van ished. But Just where she had stood and moaned a little waa one dark red spot. It was only as big as a dime, hm there were lota of frill* to be noak ed thru first before the overflow could begin ' Don't talk war: talk peace'' sneered my friend. ' Hay. If this I* a spcrlmen of your peace at any prlre. give me poisonous ga»c t and a good old Zep!" Can't Get Alimony in California if Divorced in Reno SAN FRANCISCO. Her 19.—Cal ifornia divorcees who Journey to Reno to K"t a decree and Incident ally alimony, should not retn-n to fhi* stat ,r there is *n> dinger of friend former husband objertlng to paying 'he alimony because he. doesn't have to. In a decision handed down hv Superior Judge (>o K Crothers here, Mr* l.llllan Hamlin was de nied a petition to recover JH.7T.O Her divorce wan granted In Seattle and the court held that alimony cannot, be collected in California on such a decree. W H. TALBOT, president of the Puget Mill Co., i»y* there are not enough ships plying out of Seattle lo handle the lumber b istness at present. FATHER DENIED LAST WORD WITH SON AS LAW KILLS TWO "FOOLISH KIDS" OSBININO. N. Y„ Her. 19.— Stanley Millsteln, 19, and Charles Kumrow, 20, gave up three day* of life In which something might hw inter vened to nave them that tliev might *■)«!(• their families the sorrow i.f <*hi Imt iii.-in full'rail and went calmly to their deritliH ,n the eieclrii chair here at dawn today. Millsteln was convicted of killing a policeman and Kum row of murdering a tug boat The Seattle Star THE ONLY PAPER IN SEATTLE THAT DARES TO PRINT THE NEWS Findt Blood Mark] VOLUME 19. DYING LUNGE OF BULL MOOSE LEFT SCAR ON BUCKLEY (The following it one of the tsrles of ttorlet of blfc o*me hunting adventure* told by Paul Buckley to Jark Jur gm»yer, of The Star, vwfien he wai in Alaska. laet Summer.— EDITOR ) BY JACK JUNGMEYER He ohowtd me an ugly (car on hie leg "The hoof-mark of a dying mooie," eald °aul Buckley, "from whole fury I eecaped only by the grace of Cod and a •oft noted bullet." Buckley, a crack shot. who hat hunted big game widely thruout Alatka, regardt hie encounter with an enraged Duo moot* In the Turrsgaln Arm country at the narrowest of many hairbreadth eecapet I met him In Seward. "My pnrtner, Jack, and I were selling freah rr.oo«e meal." he said, "to the prospector* and miner* In the Cook Intel rrglon. trying to make a quirk grubstake m> we rould go after the gold again In one of our hum* along Twenty-Mil# river. a splendl* 4 moo** Ct>nn*.rv, Jack and I saw thre* animal* browsing In the alder* above the timber line. My |iartn»r hail never "hot one, so I neat hlui up rn o-der to km within close r»nge I remained tlown In the edg* of the spruce 'The (rlo. evidently he.irlmi «r smelling .lark, rapl h swung to ward the timbered flata where I waltr-d And when ih<» were within I<H> yard*' range, I stepped out from behind a spruce tr«*e and killed the leedtng row. 'Behind her came a big hull I fired again. but only wounded him slightly. lie Immediately started for me. mane bristling. teeth bared, eyes blazing and ear* flaltened. AJI the time I kept blazlni; al him with the 41-90 a* fast ax I rould fire "The nian who *a>°* he ran face the fury of a r,V. r glng bull moo*e calmly Isn't even a good liar. It simply turn* one * blood to Ire l».i it an nervre ran t *tand the strain And. of course, one * aim gets un reliable. "M» last ahot happened to get him between 'ho eye* lie stuin b'ed and lurched against the tree liehlnd which iri returning wIU *ad prompt"! me to leap crashed against Ho lhai It *hool. On *tartlng to alll hl» throat, the bull reared with a final, dying i.inge and ewung at me with III* terrible hoof*. ll* raught me here on the leg. leaving hi* mark. Ill* apread of horn* w.ia 72 Inrhe* " Women Detectives Help Catch Shoppers Posing as Mrs. Harry W. Treat Several dozen Mr«. Harry Whitney Treats were doing their Christmas shopping yes terday. Some of them were tall and slender and other# were short and fat. The reason for the sudden activity of Mra. Treats. Is the fact that shopping imposters come fo-th In numbers during the Christmas shopping season, and have goods charged to wealthy women. Because the name of Harry Whit ney Treat stand* for ample means, ill Seattle, the crooked women !-hoppers like to Impersonate her and have the things they buy charged to her account. Then It's Up to me to ratrh 'em.' Kay* Charles M. Gibbons, chief detective for the Retail Mer chants' association, whoso business l« to protect the stores agaln*t petty fraud. If you dlioul'l »*«■ a neatly drPHHfil young woman following yon from department. to depart ment, for ufety'M *.'ike. tvntch >onr Atep. raptnin In Buffalo. Their execution was net for Frlilnv. They RHked to be per mitted to die today. Millsteln w • the voungest prisoner ever sent to iji'iith In Sing King The new w a:'l n, Will II Mo.ver, ii lyin;' ♦Inn li wits hi* grim duty under the law, witnessed Hie execution. Former Warden onboriie and Former Acting Warden Klerchway always left the prison on these occasion*. Out 111 the prlmin office, tin known lo Kumrow, bla father Charles Dickens The immortal novelist, wrote "Christmas Carol." He is dead but his characters will live forever. SEATTLE, WASH. TUESDAY, DKCKMHKR 10. I'M*. ONE CENT SSwi*wAOT>fc'fc | The n»at looking young person ' may be a detective. "We hav«- nine extra detectives working d trlnts the holidays," said j Gibbons Tuesday, and we have caught 19 shoplifters so far Some I of them were relesjied after an In ; vestlgation of their circumstance*, but charges were usually brought I against the worst ones." Ilad check artists, too. he said, have been playing Seattle depart -1 iiient storei lately Gibbon* and hi* force ve caught nine of them They Mail Earlier This Year, He Sayn Christmas deliveries from the postofflco will be made without a hitch this year, according to Ray Wilson, secretary to Postmaster Battle. "The malls are an heavy as usual,'' explained Wilson, but the good weather permits an unlnter rupted train service The people, too. are mailing their presents earlier than In previous yearn " sat from 3 a. m. until after bis son's electrocution. The elder Kumrow had traveled all day and all night In a day coach from Buffalo In the hope of seeing Itis still before he died. Tills prl\ liege the prison tin thnrltliM denied him. Tit old man s.it silent anion* the offi cial witnesses* waiting In the w trden - office until the hour of electrocution. He watched them pass out lii single file behind the dap per Utile executioner and the tall, white-haired keeper of the STOP COIN SHOWER FOR MOVIE MACHINE We've Got Enough to Give Firlands Folk Daily Showa, So Send Your Money to the P.-I. Santa Fund. For the love of Mike, folk*, quit this ihowir of money. We've got enough now to buy a $300 moving picture ma chine for th# Flrland* *ana torlum, and ibout $100 to ■ pare for a change of cartoni every now and 'hen—and other fixing*. Nov», If you at ill feel gener. eutly Inclined, we hope you will tend your money to the P I. Chrlttmaa fund, for ther* are lot* of poor famllle* who need the blgge*t kind of Chri*tma* bj **e t* with food, and fuel, and clothing, and (uch thing*. It'* a great, big, worthwhile Chri*tma* work the P.-I I* doing, and you ought to b*lp It along a* much 4* you can. • • • We told you of Ma'tnger fledtich. of the Fox Film Co . and Manager Ilosenherg, of the He l.uxe Fea ture Film t'o. offering free film* for the Flrlands 'lospltal any time. And of Manager John Von Her berg, of tile Liberty theatre, who offered a Keyatone connvly every week. Kill that's not nil' Manager Hay Oruinbaetaer. of the Triangle compan*. told tla "to come and take the exchange any time for the Flrlands *arialorti.m—and anything In It." Manager linger of the Fnlversal exchange, said "Anything, at any lltne. for the hoapltat!" Manager Wood , of the Mutual exrhange "Call on i.s whenever you need a film " Manager Fountain* of the I'ara mount exchange. called Ua up- "We want to get biwv at once with a fine Christina* ptogratn—and then keep the llrland* 'movlea' going as often a* possible." What more could one ask? • • • .Toe. N'ewberger nnd .lohn Von Herberg are going to tool; over some movie machines to<l.l\ mid all will be ready for the fi/st show Saturday night There'* going to be a redder program, Willi lii isle and flowers, and maybe a vaudeville number or two. ilert Hutterwoth has offered to Hem) out hlk mimical organization, with Ruth Osborne Mogan, the famous harpist, and tin- fire depart ment orchestra has volunteered lis services. And, sny. yon vaudeville enter talnern, how about It? EDWARD W. POREP, 1U.7 Ifith nve. liiih been nyipolnted by Sena-i tor .lone* to take the examinations tor West Point. | death house. Ills eyes followed them out the door grimly, but he said nothing. He was sit ting In the same position they had left him when the little group returned Onlv once in his lonely vigil from o'clock until the hour of death dltl the boy's father sptak and then ll was to utter a pie,i that he lie permitted to see his son. "I Just want to see him for » minute. Just for a minute." "Ill* mother I* nearly cra/.y over thin, and I can't, I just ♦ ♦ FIRLANDS "MOVIE" CON TRIBUTIONS Pr»flo»l(y acknowl'dic ed $371 20 t ' O. A O. club 800 ' i C.aah 1.00 ! Neljchborr, 40th ave. 8 \V 0.00 Vic (iauntlett ... 100 i Kmployes KrUtoferoon dairy lu.oo Good)err Tire and Rub tier employe* ; 50 Home Mlimlonary 1.00 I UkMW L' 00 I Kntherlne Max«on To ' zer. ace 3 100 i ' S. A. Sorenaon I 00 i InlcrnHtlonal St *v e <1 area mnoclallon 200 | J. M Clapp Ino •lark Hridjcnmn 1 00 Fannie .fohnaon 1 00 ! Obrl* Srhwabe 1 00 4 _ DRY NATION TO NEED NEW TAX WASHINGTON, IVc. 19—T" it the entire nation iltlmatelv « dry, and lhat the govcrnm'' mediately must begin ron tlnn of the work of repla* I.TL'T.OOO.iIOO liquor tav was t lar.it lon I oil a v n* Kepi iv e Flugcrald. chairman of tne house appropriation* committee. Chicagoans Blowing Themselves Buying Christmas Foibles CHICAGO. Dec, 19.—Chlca- Qo'a tribute to the yuletide spir it will amount to $100,000,000, merchants here ettimated to day. Thousands t>f people have crowded large stores, spending milllont on more elaborate gifts than ever before. Double ths amount of last year will be spent In gifts this year, it Is es timated. CITY TO PAY EARLY It's not going to be suoh a lean Christmas, after all, for cltv em ployes. President Haas of the counc.l called a special meeting for Friday day, to pass the monthly salary r dinance early, *o the\ can gi! Hi dr money before Chrlxtnin- can't g,i back to her without some word from htm." The giuird was sorry, hut his orders were from the warden, ami he could do nothing. A bov's voice called out, "Good ie i . everybody," and young Millsteln steppeil Into the death chamber. Behind him ciuie Fitlier Cashin. in toning the prayers for the liv ing, to which Millsteln made calm and ready response. A tall, black haired hoy, with even, pi.using features, hn did not appear to be more than IS The Star Will publish "Christmas Carol" as its next novel-a-week. It's the biggest treat yet. Be gin it Monday, Christmas day. Letters! Let tersl We are swamped with so lutions for the la bor problem and the H. C. of L. Mercy! Write 'em short! LLOYD-GEORGE SO REPLIES TO RECENT OFFER LONDON, Dec. 19.—The allies will not treat with Germany for peace until Germany formally states the terms upon which her peace proffer is based. A formal note to this effect will be sent to Germany within a few days. Premier David Lloyd-George announced such a rejection of Imperial Chancellor Von Bethmann-Hoilweg's peace offer of a week ago in an epoch-making speech in the house of commons today. He formally stated that England indorsed the rejection of the Ger man peace terms which had been made by Russia and France. He characterized the Teuton offer as a "noose" of rope in which the allies were asked to place their necks. "The allies' terms are complete restoration and full reparation WITH EFFECTUAL GUARANTEE FOR THE FUTURE," the British premier declared. The premier emphasized the unity of the allies by declaring that each had arrived at the de cision to 'eject the German note Independently. The premier declared the new ministry hid decided to take over complete control of all shipping as they now have control of all rail ways •Pious Phrases" Insufficient These terms of rejection of Ger nianv'H offer were couched In tilt ter Irony 'Without reparation peace Is lm /Hmslble." he declared at one Junc ture. "All the outraues on the land and sea cannot he liquidated by a few pious phrases about 'human- The allies insist that the only of the war must be complete .ntee against a Prussian mil arism disturbing the peace of Europe," he declared. Elovd-Genrge s|M>l»e of Germany ns "swashbuckling thru the streets of Europe." and bitterly pointed out her broken faith. Small Hope for Peace At the outset the premier de clared the speech of the Imperial German chancellor and the note which England had later received had offered "small hope for an hon orable and lasting settlement." lie referred caustically to the phrases In both the speech and the note about self-defense" of Ger many as ">:v ant to delude the tier man nation." (Ireat ltrlt:iln.' he said, "never wished to check German develop ment." Opening his epoch-making ad dress the I'.rttlxh prime minister al luded to '.he terrible responsibility which he held us the chief adviser to the crown In the most gigantic war In the history of the world. Speak Carefully He spoke carefully. In measured terms and was accorded the most Intense interest by his vast audi ence. "The answer to Germany'* note Ik that each of tlie allies lias inde pendently arrived at the same years old. He glanced quietly at each person in the bare lit tle room as tie sat down and extended his arms and legs for the attendants to fit the straps anil electrodes. Kissl'.'. the crucifix grasped in his hand, he suffered the electric helmet to he fitted over Ills head and Ills face, masked in black leather. The ,'lectrlclan shoved home the clutch and sent the charge of death whining thru the wires Into the praying boy's body. NIGHT EDITION By Ed L. Keene l'nlted I'renn Staff Correspondent Identical conclusion," he said, "and on behalf of the government I can give clear and definite support t® (his statement. Karh reached the same conclusion as the German note -was received ' The allies Insist that the only end of the war must be a guaran tee auaii -( Prussian militarism disturbing the peace of Kurope." "We have done our beat to make certain thct disasters similar to that in Rumania will not recur." the premier asserted. "That la why we h.i\e taken such strong ac tion with Greece." The government has decided ta recognize nrtents of former Premier Venizelos. be added "The Romanian blunder was un fortunate." the premier continued, "hut at its worst it will only serrs to prolong the war." Hritaln lias indorsed every word of Russia and Prance's answers." the premitr declared amid cheers. Not sin'-o the tense days when England was preparing to wage war —back in 1914 —has there been such a crowd at parliament as there was today. The premier's announcement awaited In the seven days since the imperial German Chancellor Von Hethmann-Hollweg. made his first announcement of the pence proffer was the magnet. From his discussion of Ger main's peece proffer, the prima minister luun> hed into a descrip tion of th° reconstruction of gov ernment by which he became premier. He did not mince words in referring to England's lack of concerted effort and proper enerfcy in conduct of the war under the old cabinet. "Twenty-three members as In the old cabinet, were too many," he ex plained. "The allies suffered two and a half years' disaster from tardiness and Indecision. The al lies cannot be run as a Sanhedrim is run." hr> said. Recogmzet Venizelos Great Crowd on Hunt Tells of Cabinet Crisis The ''Ody stiffened against the straps. Three additional shocks of five seconds each were administered. As four of ficers unstrapped and carried the body out on their shoul ders, Father Cashin returned thru the little green door for Kumrow. In a moment the chair was ready and the second death march ,i:i«i begun. The boy was pronoiinct'u dead at 6:13 a. in. "They were Ju*t a couple of foolish kids," aald Father Cashin.