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/ • Bndget. you have broken at much china thie month a* your wagea amount to. Now, how can you prevent thie occurring again?" "Oi don't know, mum," aa d Dri.'get. "unlet* ye ra ae ■ne wagei." HUNGER STRIKER FORCIBLY FED iMrs. Byrne, Birth Control Advocate, Fasts Lone Thomson and Moore Are Unmasked Seattle may have labored for a long time under the de lusion that Reginald H. Thomson and William Hickman Moore are BIG councilmen. But the mask is ripped off their faces today. When they were elected a year ago by an overwhelming vote—and The Star helped to roll it up for them—the city be lieved they were way above the average type of politician. But we have their true Their statement opposing the Nichols amendment to Sen ate Bill 21, giving cities the right to extend water and light service to outside communities, convicts them of using the same tricks, the same deceptive arguments, the same attempts J£o befog the issues, as the ordinary peanut politician employs. "Extension of light and water facilities outside the city limits," they declare jointly, "would mean the sparse building up of a district necessarily unsupplied with sewerage facili ties and the establishment of a pest zone encircling Seattle." And then they draw a picture of a typhoid pestilence de stroying "the purity of our milk and vegetable supply." One would suppose it's a new proposition that is being suggested—this giving cities the right to serve light and water outside the city limits. Thomson and Moore would give, ypu the impression that it is such a radical, unheard-of thing, that pestilence and disease must surely and swiftly follow if the Nichols amendment is passed. YET UNTIL 1915, CITIES ENJOYED THAT VERY RIGHT. Two years ago, a notoriously rotten legislature deprived them of that right thru a "joker" clause slipped into an irriga tion bill. Until this trick was played on the cities, there was no ques tion about this RIGHT to extend service. Whether they should extend in any given locality, was a matter for THEIR "discretion alone. Seattle has furnished water to outside communities, AND DOES IT TODAY, TOO, BY SUPPLYING A PORTION OF RENTON. There has been no pestilence here, no pest holes created, no typhoid epidemics, as Thomson and Moore hint in their statement would follow the passage of the Nichols amendment. In fact, Seattle has been a healthier city than any in the U. S. "Not only is the bill pernicious from a health standpoint," say Thomson and Moore, "but it is unjust to the taxpaying citizens of Seattle." Taxes? What taxes, Messrs. Thomson and Moore? No one pays taxes for the maintenance and operation of our light and water system. They are self-sustaining. It doesn't make a particle of difference to taxpayers of Seattle whether the city sells light and water outside or not. "It would make property less attractive in the city and re duce its value," Thomson and Moore say. "It would make a still thinner spreading of the population. The main curse of the city is sparse population. It is in the neighborhood of 4,000 per square mile. It should be between 12,000 and 16,000." No, thank you, Seattle doesn't want the slum conditions of the East, Messrs. Thomson and Moore. ADVERTISING MANAGER'S DAILY TALK Complete Hews of Die Theatres In to'lay'a Htar. f*lemmer I'hk* 2 MlMlnn I'»H" 2 Palace Mlp .»■»«• 2 Hlrtnil t'uic* 2 Liberty !'«*« 2 Oak I'*K- 2 Orpheum . ... Pane Panlaaeii ■- I'"K* 4 Alharnhra . I'tK" u Colonial I'ttK" T, C»ll*eurn I'kk- 1 Ilex I'UK" K The Hiitnrflay Htar alwiiv* glvei a th'»ro reaume of wlibi'h doing a I "!■' place* of aniuae nicnt. MORE THAN 60.000 COPIES OAILY * * * * * * MIINV MEAT AT COST MAY WIN The people may yet have a chance to vole for a $450,000 mu nicipal cold storage plant. The hill to mibmlt the bond laaue to the |>eople at the aprlng election, defeated laat wee|< by a five to four vote, will he reintroduced Monday, following l he de'lalon of f'uncilman Fitzgerald to change hi* vote In favor of It. Mayor 0111 announced hp. would nlgn Ihe reaolutlon If It »n* panned COAST WILL NAVE SHIPPING CHAIRMAN VVAHHIMITON, .lan. 27 Me c auae the Hdmlnlatratlon wanted the chalrmanahlp of the federal board lo go to the Pacific roaat, Hernard (taker of Hulilmore realgned from tlio board, it wan learned today. , The Seattle Star THE ONLY PAPER IN SEATTLE THAT DARES TO PRINT THE NEWS VOLUME 19. now. MRS. MYERS IS NOT AT FAULT Mr* Irene Mycr*. rharged by her huaband, P 11. Myera. with In fidelity, wan granted a divorce on a cro*« complaint Friday by Superior Judge Tallman. Hhe alao got ali mony and Ihe rnatody of her child The court, In granting the di vorce, aald thai Myera had utterly failed to prove hla charge* of hla wlfe'a Infidelity. WILSON SENDS HIS GREETING TO KAISER WAHMINOTO.V, Jan. 27.—Preal <Jent Wilaon today «ent blrtfaduy greeting to Kainer VVlllielm FRANK ROGERS wan convlcled In > Vraler'a court Saturday of ftfriblllg K<' Slaler of a watch anil money on October 24 laat, near Lin coln park He »aa aentetie.ed from Uva lo Uu jrcauß at Walla Wail*. SI A I 111, W ASH., SATURDAY, IAN. 27, I<>l7. * * # * * * SECOND FIRE IS RAGING AS FIRST COSTS 2 MILLION PITTSNUHO, Jan. 27.—This city experienced ona of tha moat disastrous flraa In recent years early today whin tha aaatarn half of tna downtown business block oeundsd by Fifth ava., Wood, Diamond and •mithfleld ata., waa totally de •troy ad. At 9 a. m. the blaze had eatep Into the rear of shop* In the writ ern section. fronting on Wood st , and the <-ntlrr downtown fire fight in* apparatue with the exception of the res«*rve waa battling to hold It In check The loon at that ilm» »•« ee tlmeted at from 11,600.000 lo li. 000,000. Officially It was stated that It might be greater Ten were reported Injured, none seriously. Fire broke out this afternoon In the building of the Philadelphia MAY COMPLETE TOURIST FUND BY NEXT WEEK The campaign to raise $.VOOO to conduct the tourlat rate case to Its logical finish, will be ended. It Is believed, Monday. Contrlbutiona that have come In today In Seattle and from out Hide points, Indicate that the total will be In the hands of the treasurer. Manager Hans. of the Kiye hotel, •hortly. The following contributions were announreil today Seattle hotel, $25; Seward hotel. $25; Washington Anex, $2f.; Hotel Assembly, $2. r >: Dlller hotel, $20; Havoy hotel, $5"; Sorrento hotel, $25; hotel. Belllngham. $. r .O; Standard Auto, $10; First Na tional bank $25; i.lnroln hotel, $25; J. V I'rosser, $10; l,etnlngton hotel, $20; Standard hotel, $5; New. II K Simapon, $10; .1. I> llogc, $.'5; .1. W. Maxwell. $15; Klilckcr hocker hotel, $10. GERMANS REPULSEO I'KTHOOHAD. Jan 27. Heating li'n k of (lernian attacks was report ed In today's war office statement from the itlga front. 'After a heavy bombardment n:isi ofKalncetn road toward Chlok, the Herman* attacked and were beaten hack with great loss's." the statement aald. "Around Mltau. our mass attack* created panic aiuontc the Uerwana.'' WHO SAID HAPPY NEW YEAR? ****** Company, on Sixth at . near Smith field A liad altuatlon confronted the firemen who anawered the flrat alarm there, a* much of the appar atua la frozen to the pavement about the aceao of thla morning's big blase The Philadelphia company'a building la a block and a half from Klfth and Htnlthfleld The two flr»>a haye no connection. It waa atated The fire in the Philadelphia com pany a building spread quickly to the Ninon theatre block. The block we* one of the oldeat In central Pittsburg. and the blaxe spread rapidly. More than 4,i>00 w*re thrown out of work by the Uft\. Half of these w»r» shop girls. 1 na*#rf that a hlaxe had wiped out their place* of employment. Ihry trooped to work ibis morning to find themselves Jobless PIBOTT SAYS TRADE OONFERENCE WILL BE IN FRISCO IN 1917 PITTSBI'RO. Lan 27 — •San Francisco la practically settled up on as the place for the next annual convention of the National Foreign Trade council. In ISIS." It was stat ed today by Wm. Plgott. of Seattle, chairman of the Pacific coast dele gation, numbering 150 The claims of the Colli will go before a com mittee to decide, next September. PERSHING FORCES QUIT THEIR RASE JIfARKZ. Mex.. Jan. 2".—Ai day break today a general evacuation of jilen. Pershing's headquarters and I ba»c at ("olonla Ihiblan began, mes eages from the t'arranza commander i at ('asas flrandea stated The evacuation of folonla Huhlan will be In progress for several day». from indications. the troops moving leisurely northward to the next ramp The next base of the expedition In expected to be established ut OJo Kederlco. NEW PLANT TO BE ESTABLISHED HERE A noteworthy addition to Seat tl»> k manufacturing community will be made Hhortly when the ItugerH company, buklug powder manufacturers, will ex*;«hi ish a plant In thin city. The first unit of the new factory Is expected to be operating In about 10 days, ac cording to I. K. Rogers, who will hate chaise ol the SeulU* ONE CENT ~s U,,t *-"*• KItMM, A. INDICTMENTS IN BOOZE RING PROBE Rao OP Indictments involving higher ups in the Seattle whisky ring were not expected to be return ed by the federal grand Jury Saturday, another witneaa or two atill being scheduled to ap pear before final action la tak en. H. E. McLaughlin, a Billings ley truck drtver, whose testi mony waa expected to clear up •one of the minor detail* of the Billingaley confessions, was before the grand Jury Saturday morning. tilen <•. Kvana. stenographer for Chief Ilecklngliam. was summoned to the federal building Friday morn Ing. and was before the grand Jurors In the afternoon He was followed by Patrolman II K Co*, a former member of the dry squad It waa generally expected Friday that Indictments would he returned finy minute A small crowd waited In the corridors until after p m.. and left only when convinced that the grand Jurora themselves had gone from the building. .1 Mullen, the former police patrolman who went to the nil- Ilngsleys, and according to the gov ernment, tried to get them to leave town. «>» dismissed from the po lice department bv Chief Hecklng ham Friday. I.lent, .loe Mhson and Patrolmen Newton and McC'afferty served for mat papers on him at the federal building Friday afternoon. MISS LARKIN WILL RECOVER FROM INJURIES Ml«t Mollie Larkin, 22-year old Seattle girl who was Injured when a Nickel Plate passenger train crashed thru an open switch Into freight cars Wed nesday, In a Cleveland, 0., suburb, is gradually Improving from Internal Injuries and ner vous shock, according to a United Press message received by The Star today. Friday, for a time, it was feared she would die. She is the daughter of Mrs. Alice Larkin, 1922 Jackson st. "My daughter will be confined In Wright hospital. East Cleveland, for at. least 10 days, according to telegrama that have been sent me," Mrs. I,ark In said Saturday. The injured girl was on her way home from a visit In Maine, where she went In September. Sim has two brothers, John and Harry, and two slater*, Monica and Agnea Uirkln. The Injured girl whs for three years employed by tuli'phuuu uutupauy hum. v'-i'v NIGHT edition * Jj/f* ' A reader aaka ua why C. Allen yS Dale parte hia name in the middle. > Why doee any one? The weather man today aalliee forth with the ' etatement; "Rain tonight and Sun • «» . FIRST WOMAN IN U.S. GIVEN ENGLISH DOSE NEW YORK, Jan. 27.—A woman, fighting for a principle and hunger striking in protest following im prisonment, was forcibly fed for the first time in the history of this country today. Mrs. Hthel Byrne, birth control advocate, was so fed at Blackwell's island after she had become practically unconscious as a result of abstaining from food and water for a period of 103 hours. Mrs. Byrne, who is the mother of two children, was rolled in a blanket, a rubber tube inserted in her mouth and a pint of milk, two eggs and a stimulant administered. An official statement from the de ixrtmcat of correction* thin roorn liik stated thai Mr* Hyrne * condi tion wan "slightly Improved. " Mr*. Sanger Fearful Mr*. Margaret Sanger, her sister, and lna<J<-r In the birth control move ment. declared, ho»oV»r, that she had received confidential Informa tion that Mr*. Ifyrna's condition ia | serious. Bbe aald (he understood her sister | was tu a (late i-on.*. Both Mr*. trained none* ! The former e*pre**ed the greatest j concent owing to the fact that her *l(ter had drunk no water After the fifth day. In such eaaes, *h« aald, I patients fall into a ttraetnlc coma, i from which they sometimes do not ' revive. Doctor* Deny Visitors Commissioner of Correction* 1* announced that four physicians and two nurses are in constant at- Iradtscr on Mr* Byrne. The min ute It *»» derided Mr* Rymp'i con dition «i* such that nhe should he fed. Ur. .lame* P. Hunt waa called and arrangement* made for the feeding In addition. Dr. Irma How ard. Ilr Howe, and l>r Wm. Travla Olhli were consulted While no schedule had been planned. I<ewis Raid Mr*. Byrne will tw fed henceforth when 11 I* neces sary, MRS. BYRNE IS ON HUNGER STRIKE TO FREE MOTHERHOOD NEW YORK, Jan. 27.— Mra. Ethel Uyr.ie faces "death or in aan.ty" In her hunger s'rike at Bl.ickwell island prison, "as a protest against state laws against birth control that cauta the death annually of 8.000 working mothers In New York and a quarter of a million in the nation." She Is hunger-striking be csuse she has been "denied the Inherent right to test the con stitutionality of that law," Mrs. Margaret Sanger, her sla ter and co-defendant in the cases, declared today in a statement written for the Unit ed Press. The atatemeat follows. BY MRS. MARGARET SANCER To the people In the I'. S. who would like to know why my sister was convicted and why she has gone on a hunger strike She has gone on strike, refusing all food, drink nnd wotk because she was thrust Into prison h.v a court which denied her the inher ent right to test the constitution ality of a law which is the most outrageous on the statut" books to day. Kills 250,000 Mothers Yearly 1 mean the law forbidding the dissemination of hirth control In formation. Tills nrclialc law, which luts been untested on the statute books since IS7S, causes the death or more than 8,000 working mothers in New York every year. Similar laws In other states bring the annual total to the ter rible figure of mothers dead thru law Imposed Ignorance of nearly a quarter of a million. These unfor tunate women go to their graves unnoticed nnd their agonies and deaths unknown. Hopes to Free Motherhood Mrs. Byrne feels that one more death laid at the door of the gov ernment of this stale Is of little consequence us a life. But If such has been her lot, und llf he I strike should cud in her ****** J. J. Goldstein. attorney for Mra. Byrne, nought permission to viait her today. Thl* was denied. Appli cation for Mr*. Sanger to nee her was also denied. Commissioner Lewis declared ho waa acting on the best medical ad vice, which was that Mrs. Byrno should not be disturbed by visitors. The bulletin covering Mr*. Byrne's condition gave her blood pre**ttra. respiration and heart normal, fol lowing the feeding. Her tempera* tura waa slightly subnormal u| puis* ullghtly accelerated Refuse Feeding Detail* Altho detail* of the feeding war* refused by Blackwell's island of ficials today, it was known that the "tube" method adopted by Knglish physicians In forcibly feed ing militant suffragettes had been planned. By this plan a long tub* Is inserted in the uesophegua and liquid food placed in a bottle or hag. held aloft, so that it* content* will be forced by gravity down the tube and into the stomach, or. If the patient resists, the tube i* In serted In the nostrils. The nostril method 1* intensely Irritating to the membrane* of the nose and throat, but the feeding by the introduction of the tube thru the aesophegu* i* merely unpleas ant. If Mr*. Byrne did not reslat, a* reported—probably too weak— she was undoubtedly fed by tha later tnethod death, u* well it may. it shall at least be known that she cied ba cause of thia same law. Women ol the state of New York and of the nation: To let Mrs. Byrne die will be tha beginning of the end of your frM> dom for any generation Already the hand of tyranny has throttled our every effort to obtal i Justice. With you rests the power to voice your feelings Birth Control la Ns w Birth control Is practically a new subject. Hirth control is not an attack oa the birth rnte as such, it is a sc.- entifioally Just and liunmne efiort to prevent the birth of more chit dren than parents can endow with stronu bodies, sound minds and a full chance in the battle of life. Nothing more. Hirth control Is a social prin ciple with h message to woman kind. especially to working wome i already entrapped as she is in the mc-ih s of ißiiorance. This doe-i not apply to working women ilone. It is the working man. hi* wife and family who present the problems of this gen eration. The women of wealth can and have obtained thia knowl edge and put it Into practice, have been relieved of overbur dened maternity and are free to experience the joy of life, which only welcome childhood and voluntary motherhood can bring. FOREIGN TRADERS 0. K. WEBB BILL PITTSBURG, Jan. 37—Resolu tions strongly indorsing the Wolib bill, authorlting closer co-operation belween American commercial In terests, now pending in the senate, were adopted by the National For eign Trade council, in the closing: session o( its fourth annual conven tion here today.