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THE BEST SOLUTION
/ • 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
HUNGER STRIKER FORCIBLY FED
iMrs. Byrne, Birth Control Advocate, Fasts Lone
Thomson and Moore
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
Two years ago, a notoriously rotten legislature deprived
them of that right thru a "joker" clause slipped into an irriga
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
Seattle has furnished water to outside communities, AND
DOES IT TODAY, TOO, BY SUPPLYING A PORTION OF
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
No, thank you, Seattle doesn't want the slum conditions of
the East, Messrs. Thomson and Moore.
Complete Hews of
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
MORE THAN 60.000 COPIES
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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
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
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
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.
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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
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
Fire broke out this afternoon In
the building of the Philadelphia
BY NEXT WEEK
The campaign to raise $.VOOO to
conduct the tourlat rate case to Its
logical finish, will be ended. It Is
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,
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.
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
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
The Philadelphia company'a
building la a block and a half from
Klfth and Htnlthfleld The two
flr»>a haye no connection. It waa
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
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
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.
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
The next base of the expedition In
expected to be established ut OJo
NEW PLANT TO BE
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.
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
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
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
I.lent, .loe Mhson and Patrolmen
Newton and McC'afferty served for
mat papers on him at the federal
building Friday afternoon.
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
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
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IN U.S. GIVEN
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
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
Bbe aald (he understood her sister
| was tu a (late i-on.*. Both Mr*.
! 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
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
MRS. BYRNE IS ON
HUNGER STRIKE TO
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
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
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
Kills 250,000 Mothers Yearly
1 mean the law forbidding the
dissemination of hirth control In
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.