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Mr. Citizen, Take Time to Ask Yourself This Question: "Have I Helped the Liberty Loan:
WORLD EVENTS World event. are more portentoue now than ever. The Star bring. the daily record cf them to Its read er. with .peed and accuracy thru the unexcelled United Praia aaaociat ion'a lea.ed wire. The United covera the unlverae. SOCIALISTS TO DEFY DRAFT THE BLUE AND THE GRAY OF '61-AND THE OLIVE DRAB OF TODAY! RMJtOADS Of US. H OMIT HERGER By Gilson Gardner WASHINGTON, D. C., May 30.—United >tates rail road* are being organized into one big railroad consolidation, thru organization of bankers and insurance men owning rail road securities. it became known today. Competition will be eliminated and railway trans|>orta tion operated a- a unified system. Incidentally, the Sherman act g'»c> into the discard, so far as railroads are concerned Thi* means the end of the present system of railroad Bwnership and operation. What it will mean in food co-ts to the public still is unknown. It's the Biggest Privately Owned Business in World Already duplicate passenger services ha\e been discon tinued, routing of freight has been changed so as t<. elimin ate duplicate work, full crew laws have been relaxed and other steps taken which, it is estimated, will cut out $</>O,- 000.000 in annual operation cost. It is hoped, likewise, the result will be greater efficiency —that car> will be distributed where needed, and freight will move as it ought to. The completed organization will be the biggest privately owned business concern in the United States, if not in the world. It will be bigger tha i the steel corporation, harvester trust or Standard Oil; larger than all these together. It will be to all intents a $21,000,000,000 corporation. Council for National Defense Directs Work of Organization The funded debt of the railways is $ 12,000.000,000. and 4(fe«tanding stock amounts to $9,000,000,000 I his i-. nearly a third of the entire mobile wraith of the ration In the matter of operation and ownership the consolida tion is being perfected The first phase was conducted under the direction of the council for national defense, which appointed .i commit tee headed by Daniel Willard to bring about unified oper ation to insure efficiency. The ie.-ond phase, ownership. Is bein* »ori.ed out In Baltimore, where about 200 of the MKgest banker* and Insurance men ownHix railroad atork* have been In aeMlon. DAHIELS PROBING A HOSPITAL SHIP WASHINGTON', May JO—Secr» lary of the Navjr I>anlel* tort'iv or •lered an investigation to "«o to the bottom" of rharßea made tn rouni! robin Introduced In he aen tte hy Calder, N>« York, that <• >n nitions aboard the hospital ship Bolace were notoriously had ADVERTISING MANAGER'S m DAILY YALK VERY IMPORTANT Sal'- event< are scheduled for to morrow at Keattl*** beat ittorpß. l Aa unnal, full particular* will h* found In today'* Star Yo.i will he *ell repaid for 11n»o devoted to reading th'- adn today. Standard Furniture Co. Pag* 2 ft rote -Rankin Co Pa|p ?• Ka*ffrn Outfitting Co. ..Pag* 3 M A. GottfitHn Furniture Co Pa** 4 Hon Man Page o Thf Bon Marr-be haa two adntodi!" another on . Page 10 Th'* Rhod»<* Co .. . . P;tf?*- 5 Movie N>wh and Ada . . Paif «> MrCorma' Hro- fas:" •> Ma<*l)ougaH HonthwicU . . Page 1 h ra**r Paf» r«on Page T Frederick & N*lfton Page 10 THE FASTEST GROWING PAPER IN THE NORTHWEST ROW VICTIM DIES Dominic Santy, 39, 5609 46th ave. S., who was shot in the back by hi* neighbor, W. 8. Walker. Tueaday morning in a row over stolen egg*, died in the city hoapital Tueaday even ing from a bullet wound in the lung. Walker la being held on an open charge USTER WILL SPEAK Gov. T,l*ter will speak at the pa triot!'' rally »nrt mass meeting Monday evening. June 4. at city hall park. under tin* auaplceii of tlie Knight* of I'vthias Kids Ride 'Donation' Busses Free but Grown-Ups All Donate to Fight The kid* have a nw Knme "donation riding" While It* taking the old folk* a little while to get uned to the "d< ii» tlofi mobile""." now oppmtli.it on Seattle street* a* the n«west weapon of the .Iltne> Hu* union against tlie Traction company, Young America ha* tumbled to the get something for-nothlng idea and I* taklnn full advan tage of it, according to. the driv ei *. When .1 udge Smith granted the Traction company a tempor ary Injunction preventing ' > of the city'* Jitney hua*e from operating, the drivers started out with free buf ses " The passen ger can't, pay hla fare, that'* agalnat. the law, but he ran "do nate to the fund for our fight The Seattle Star GREATEST DAILY CIRCULATION OF ANY NEWSPAPER IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST VOLUME 19 BONE-DRY LAW DESCENDS UPON SEATTLE FOLK Preparation) are being mad* in Seattle this weak for the funeral of John Barleycorn, who** death knell la echeduled to ring out at midnight Juno S, when the bone dry law goea into effect. The only thing that can da lay the ceremony i« the addi tion of com* 3,000 named to the referendum petition* being circulated by C. M. Willigme. At leaat thi* I* hi* view of the a'tuation. If petition* aiffned hy 13.700 name* am filed in Olvmpla, the per m|t »r*tem wfll remain to effort tintll tb« hnoe dry bill I* referred lulb' iirapln nrtl fall. Mere ar« the provUlon* whlrh put (ho teeth n the new bona dry la* : Can't Have Liquor It la unlawful to nave ANY liquor In your po»**»*lon. It la unlawful to *hip It In and a doctor can't write J pre tcription for It and a drugg<*t can't have It In hia *tor*. The drugg>*t ha* 10 day* after June t to get it out of the ctat* Any other person, other than a olergjman, who ha* any boot* I* liable to not le*» than $!»!» or more than 1-50 fine, or not le»* than 10 ila)« or more than 90 days. In jail for the first while for the second, he will draw not lean (Continued on page 7) BASEBALL RESULTS MORNING GAMES American Leagu* New York * * ' Philadelphia <> '» .1 Ctillop and Alexander. Walter*. Kalkenberf. My»r», Slebold and Arhanc. Haley. ft' Him * * ' Waahington J 10 2 Shore and \*new. tiailia and H*nrj. Aloarolth. Detroit « * (Cleveland . ... I * * Moland and Hpenrer; Hachy and O'Nell. St. l»ul« < hi< aito postponed; rain National League Philadelphia 2 K 1 New York . 7, 4 3 lavender and Kllllfer Anderson, f'errltt and Rariden. McCartjr. Prooklyn 0 ft 3 Hoot on < * I CWntbi ar.d Miller. Iltidolph and (iowdy. Chicago B 9 2 PlttahurK fi fi 2 llendri*. Aldfidfe, Prenrierftajit, lH)ii«laa and Wilson; Cooper, tirlnie* and Klarher. against the Traction companv." which la legitimate, and. aay the driver*, "good bualneaa " Moat everybody except the kid* are ' donating," according to the Jitney men. Aa for the youhg*ter*. they are riding he fore and after achool and ditch Ing achool to ride, and while they are hearty, they are not lu crative, sympathizer* in the fistht A reporter from The Star went abuliti* Tuesday after noon He sot In lijalinnr Smiths Slut and Jackson fee bus at the poatoffire A lap ane«e and a fat woman got in v, Itli him The Japanese got off first, lie tendered u<> < ents and got 50 centa In change. He waa »ur (iriaed and aald ao. SEATTLE. WASH.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 30. 1917. New Balloon Record Made by U.S. Army w M» I tiM«4 fn— I W Ira WAHHINOTON. May W—All Amrrirui record* were broken by k mlliury dirigible balloon In a 4&0-mlie rontlnuoua flight fmm Cbl ra*n to Medina. Ohio, the navy de partment »anounced today. The alr< raft left t'htraico at mtdnuht and landed at Medina at I o'rln->li ymterday afternoon. It *» pilot ed by Ralph t°|>aon. bolder of the Cordon liennett lntern>' onal tro phy. HONOR FLA6S OF AMERICANS IN CATHEDRAL LONDON. May ».—•». Paul'* great dome teamed to quiver today In the bursting volume of "The Star Spangled Ban nar," aung by thousands of voicaa. aa the American legion came into recognition at last. Mva standards of colors. of five battalion* In the Canadian army. 1 composed of American*, were de posited In (tin great cathedral In the pre*enc« of a notable assem blage of American*. Canadian* and Brltl*h Ambassador and Mr*. Psge were formal representative* of their countr> men. The American legation wa* 'lost" when the American govern ment. nearly a year sg'\ frownw! on breaking of neutrality by that naming of the rorp* The peraonnel of the legion wi< thereupon tran*ferred and scat lernd thru the whole Canadian army. Ita original banner*, how ever, were preaerved. and it *n these that were de|m*|ted In the great cathedral today. Jerome Pickard, 7, Insists on Buying $50 Liberty Bond Jerome Pickard ia only 7 Hut he'* going to have a Üb#r'v I oan bond. President Raymohd H Frailer of the Washington Loan Saving* bank la going to see to that Jerome wa* downtown Wednes car wat'hlnc the parade, and *eo Ing Frasle- in the bank at Second j»nd Columbia he demanded en tiance. altho thl* I* a legal holl i.ay "I've got some mone\ aaved up." he aald "Have you got any of tho*e Liberty bonda to »HI?" Jerome -i Having* are about enough to pav one ln*tallment on a |50 bond, but Frailer *ay* the l.ov will have a bond Juat th" same Jerome I* the inn of Hen t\ Pickard, wholesale men* fur r'shlngs. "Can't take fares only dona tion*," said Smith. Th« Oriental looked puzzled, then a broad smile cracked hit face lie dragged out ft oopper cent and dropped It, with a Jit ney, Into Smith * hand "Oh. ves. Fled Cross. Ilnem fine thing, fine thing." ' Smith tried to make the mat ter clear, hilt the Japanese would lienr no more and went off. The fa' lonian wanted off at the next corner. "I don't know what it's all about," she xald, "hut If you are fighting the company, I'm with you. The service on this line Is rotten and the seats are too nar row for two people." Next, The Star man tried Hert STRIKE MAY END IN U. S. CONTROL OF SHIP PLANT ' H» I >*l«— I ——d Ntr« WASHINGTON. May 30 — Unleee the atnke at the plant of the Newport N«*« Ship building Co to aettied immedl etely tha navy department will take over thl* plant to pravant dalay in the conatruction o' two bettleahipa now ouildlng in thoae ahipyarda. It wa» fated today. The twittleahipe Maryland and VVeat Viiiinla. two of the (our I iirt>3<jn»u*bt» now m»d»r conalrt|r< 1 uon. are being built, *1 Newport j Neyia, That ulant %ltu, h»* «on ; 'rmrird for th»" '* B n»f» !rn» hattlo < i 'era. the fir*' <~on trarted for the I' 8 nav The fact that today la * holiday j '»! the ahipyarda U ix>lnic taken ad i un!.i(t» of by naval (-onotrurUoo I 'ihlef* to eff#H t a »»tllemei!< of th 1 * jatrtk* If thia falla. th" navy de i | partment will iclve aer .oua conald •ration to mote draatu action. WON T LISTEN TO SOLDIERS* PLEAS VANCOrVKR II C. May *.n — Conscription *peakers. titan * of them mm *ho had wminrl«*<l on the French front. were hooted down here when they attempted 10 turn the ltd* of a meeting of the Anti-Conscription league at the I.* bor temple "Would yon like Oermsn rule?" demanded an elderly woman who sttempted to speak In a patriotic vein Ves" vn the rejoinder Wlwn one wounded aoldler told of Oirmin atrorltle* and prison cruelties, the crowd Jeered and howled An alleged Russian pamphlet wa* read, addressed to 'Brother* of the Proletariatby one *p«akei PARADE IN OTTAWA OTTAWA, Mai .If l Four thousand shouting young men and lioya armed with nolae making apparatus and besrlng banner* Down With Con , scriptlon" and Canada Forever. Conscription Never. narrowly averted a street conflict when mem j her* of the Returned Soldier*' as ' social ion haatlly formed, but were persuaded by their own leader* not to Interfere with the demonstration AMBASSADOR ELKUS GOING TO BERUN AMSTERDAM. Mav 30-A dl* patch from Constantinople via Ber lin states that Ambassador Klkus. his wife and 26 attaches of the American embassy and -onsular service In Turkey left lust night lor Merlin, en route to America !>evoe's 19th ave. donation wagon, A man with big yellow glasses sat on the front seat. A dainty, sweet thing of the "oh. that man looked at me" type tried to pay her fare. "How much do I owe you?" she askeil "Nothing." said Bert, "tills is • free bus, but "I don't want charity. I prefer to pay von," came the reply. Pay me, ami I get pinched." and llert explained. Then "Yellow Kyes" laughed "Slick giriie," he opined, and dropped four-bit* In the Jingle box. Down on Second ave, Harry Henaon, of the Broadway "heat" waa having hi* troubles, in com ONE CENT Old Soldiers and Young Men of '17 March Side by Side in Long Parade The men who were and the men who are the nation'a fighter*, marched together be tween sidewalk* black with people In Seattle Memorial day. Five mile* of thoae who fought for democracy In the bloody yeart of '61 antf '65 and In '98. and thoae who wilt fight for the »ame causa In 1917. marched to the rattle of war drums and waved the Star Spangled Banner to the straina of battle music swelling from the mouths of acores of braien trumpets. Such a parade Seattle never saw before No wild enthu*ls*m. little ahoutlng and handclapplng. but that deeper. subtle patriotism thnt make* mother*' eve* well with tear*, and father* gra«p each other hand* marled it The profession way led by the toast artlllerv. Washington mili tia Thl* place of honor held In •ear* before l>> the Second regi ment had been given over to their I rother* not yet called to color-- The men of the Second reglmem **erc buay in federal service, guard ing homes and property Fight Battles Again Before the parade the veterans' assembling plai e* on upper l-lrst ave. were like reunion* Jame* Foley. 87. who fought v ith Company K. of a California rgiment and who now make* his I home at the Soldier*' Home .it llet/el. wa* In a quandary. He Started saluting the fI:U when the aerial flag bomb* burst II hove hU head before the parade. that It kept hi mbtisv takinK (off his hat when the flag panned hy. Finally lie settled the diffi culty by keeping It off Walked Before The Klks, who had charge of the parade, had much difficulty In per suading the veteran* to ride in the| automobile* aastened to them inon with aome scores of other Jltnc\s anil "donation*." \ full length car. No S9H, with Motor man No S6L' sprawled across a aeat in It reading that pithy lit tle publication, Klectrogram. was "dead'' on a sidetrack at Yealer and Second. The track never ha** been uaed during the rnnh hour before and when a car ia on it and one mopped at the crossing. a machine cin't pa* ll . "Thut'a wliv the cir Is there," Mi id Hcimnti It is the best and dirtiest trick the Traction com pany ban played Jet At I,ownds, of the West Queen \nne rnn, had lota of trouble ex plaining the matter to his pas sengers In the morning, ao Tues day afternoon he waa carrying rVKKYWNKNM nr.hTTi.m "We walke,l before, we can walk now. *e want to walk behind the boys in khaki," declared Jake Ha: ding. "life guest' of the Grand lodee of the Grand \raiy of ihe Republic, who. at the age of S5, is a> spry as a boy. Clap Their Hands Harding isn't a veteran. He was born on Puget sound and couldn t reach the fighting, he says. The Grand Army has made him a char tcr member of ten of its chapters As he rode down First ave., the crowds recognized him and greeted him with handclapplng H. .1 Miller. Second Missouri: W. J. Hsyden. ordnance sergeant with tierce in Missouri, and Jos. Selbv, Fifth Missouri, all Confederates, had a fight which It took George Sample, Elks' marshal, to settle It was a hot fight, »erbally speak ing and hinged on the respective patriotism of the three Selby held that his general never did surrender and that therefore he led In brar ery Sample settled It by starting a counter argument on the merits o? se'ect service The counter scrap didn't last lone, because all three agreed Following the parade, there was a meeting that filled the Arena State I .and Commissioner Clark V. Savidge was ihe orator of the day. Memorial services were held by the G A. R and the W. R. O. at 1 *ake View cemetery, at 3 p. in,, and services for the sailor dead held at tlaffney dock. Colman dock and the Seatlle ferrj at B:30. ILOG IS ACQUITTED Arnold llog was acquitted of htir glary charges Tuesday, altho Cecil Dean and Ray Schuster, who have pleadel guilty to robbing the Cope land Shirt Co . s<K> l'nlon st., involv ed llog. Ati "explainer," whose duty It was to tell the passengers all about it before they reached their corner* "It'a a great. stunt," sava l/i*nds "Saves lots of trouble and lots of 'donations.'" "I didn't think there waa a live one in Tacoma," said B. J. Dolphin, who drives a Slat and .lackson car. "hut there was. and lie and his girl got on at the dock this morning with me. " Free bus," he nays, rending my sign, "1 saw the same thing In Spokane Here's !>5 cents (or the fund and a Jitne\ to buy a cigar!' " Most of the drivers said that they had met no one who wouldn't donate, but two said that men whom they believed to LAST EDITION Men who are handling food prob lema in the Northweat will apeak at the bio open meeting on the alKth floor of the Bon Martha, Thuraday, at 230 p m. Be thera. Weather; "Fair tonight and Thura day; cooler tonight." READY TO BE JAILED Defi Issued in Minneapolis as Government Thought It Had Put Down Plots FEAR RIOTS OVER LAW tlr I alt*4 r»M l~w<l Uir» MINNEAPOLIS, May 30. —Members of the Young Peo ple's Socialist league in Min neapolis today announced they would not register next Tues day and would take the con sequences if federal officials want to prosecute them. BY CARL D. GROAT Unit #4 Pr#M fltaff Corr«ipAi)<lMt WASHINGTON, May 30.— Government officials today hoped they had crushed antl conscription plots. Official* are not positive, however, that this is the case. Riots like those of civil war days were still regarded aa possible, tho the firm hand of the government in rounding up plotters In advance appeared partly, at least, to have chiliad the work of the propagandiata. Federal agents, Inked Statee marshal*, state and local poller are at worl> over th» retire nation te turn up the mrn who would tbwart America* *ar plans. Thry will continue their task* thru re^iMration day next Tuesday, and. if necessary. National Guards men will be called into service to quell disorders. The In test tutors' trail led today. In many instances, to i>r*>-«hTman-«iwart»m. - •• - TTir thoroness of the antl-r«®ta* t rat lon propaganda convinced au thorities that it was largely a pre conceived program of Teutonio a (cents Will Be Punished In any event, the perpetrator* thereof will tie punished to til* full eitent of the sedition law. or, ti the spy bill passes. other rases Hill be punished under that meas ure. In this connection. It was r»- < ailed today that In the civil war President l.lncoln sent over to the confederate line* a man named Yallandigham. candidate for gov rrtior of Ohio, who preached anti draft Has Effect of Treason Whether charges of treason can he pressed in the present instauca i« problematical. tbo the anti-regis tration plots manifestly have th* effect of treason- Riving aid and tomfort to the enemy. The thouicht of imprisonment fc-r failure to register is deemed likely to prevent all but a few slackers ftom heeding the propagandist*' proposals. ANTI-REGISTRATION AGITATORS HELD TO FACE GRAND JURY Hulet M. Wells. Sam Sadler. Aaron Flslerman and F. E. Rice, four of tHs defendant* named In the anti-draft con spiracy charge, here, ars out on bail today, following a hear ing before U. S. Commissioner McClelland, who bound them over for Investigation by the grand Jury, to convene next month. The fifth defendant. Mrs. Kate Sadler, was freed yesterday on motion of U. S. District Attorney Clay Allen. Wells' bond was increased from $3,000 to >5,000 cash. He was given until Thursday to furnish It. Sadler and Rice fur nished the required 12.500 each, and Fislerman is out on >2,000. McClelland ruled there was "suf ficient probability" that the men (Continued on page 7) have been Traction company, spotters, had Rotten on and tried to force them by argument to ac cept fares. "'Nothing doing," 1 told them," said Lownds. one of thp drivers thus accosted "'This is a free bus. 1 am running it for sweet charity. Get off when you reach your corner'" When people see the free bus sign for the first time they can hardly believe their eves "Something for nothing in this day of np-in-tlfc-Hir prices. There sin't no such thin*," they tell themselves and then take a ride to find out When they do and are told that the donations will help Keep the Jitneys on Seat tle's streets, they are liberal do natera.