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Mr. Citizen, Your First Patriotic Duty to Your Country Is to Buy a Liberty Bond
JOIN THE ARMY
Seattle womin recruita tn the Army Agalnat Wait*
are learning important leaaona that will aid tham in
their kitchen campaign againat Hoheniolterniam.
THE QUICKEST WAY TO FINISH THE KAISER
TORNADO KILLS
SCORE; INJURES
100 IN MISSOURI
■V r>HH Pnm I.immmt Wire
•T. LOUIS. May 31.—At
laaat It persons ara daad.
nearly a hundred injured and
property damage eat I mated at
1750,000. aa the reault of a tar.
nad*. which swept thru the
lead belt juet eouthweet of ot.
Louie lata laat night.
Report* from Cape Girardeau to
jjf} I'nlt.ed Pre** over long-distance
telephone todav Indicated that the
ton ado *wept thru a dozen town* In
southeastern Mi»*otiri and weatem
Illinois
Report* rearhing Ht. lunula o*r
badly crippled communication
l*nes showed that Mineral Point.
Sf mile* from here, waa hsrdest
hit. Seven pernons were killed in
the town and thre# at Palmer, a
mile dlatant. Forty-five were In
jured at Mineral Point and prop
erty damage ia estimated at more
t'lan |260.00«>. Two hundred per
sons are homeless.
Four are reported dead at firan-
ItevlHe and two at Hlsmirck Hev
• ral are reported dead at Hon
Torre and Marqtiard. but all com
munication to the*# pointa la cut
cff. The *wl*ter also *wept Salem.
Annutthou*e, l>ennox. Maple*.
Licking. Kdgar Spring* And Ktlah.
causing fatalities, but no word la
available from those town*.
ADVERTISING MANAGER'S
DAILY TALK
OPPORTUNITY
May knock at your door in a hi*
• ay through the medhim of an ad
vertisement. Today, for Instance,
the ad* In The Star may contain
a message that will mean a great
ileal to you. .
Htandard Kurnlfure Co....Page 2
Kartell Drug Store* Page 'J
Orote-Kankin Page ?,
Liberty Theatre.. Page 3
Woodhouse-Grunbaum . . Cage 5
The Rhode* Co ..('age 0
Harcaln Friday special ...Page ft
McCormack Broa Page C
Puget Mill Co.. telling of a
new proposition for those
who desire a country
home Head about It on. rase 7
Movie News and ad* . Page *
'• aaer-Paterson Co. Page !t
Jfon Marche Page 12
WWrieriek 4r Nel*on Page I 2
THE FASTEST GROWING PAPER
IN THE NORTHWEST
Castle Dropped on
Roof; Pupil Killed,
as Airplane Hums
TORONTO, Ont . May 31 W K
Frarer of Winnipeg. Canadian avi
ation cadet, «* killed and Idem
Vernon Castle. dancer and aviation
Instructor. mlraculoualy r»<»i>e<i
serious Injury at the Royal Plying
rorpe' training around. Mohawk
Camp. It txcaro« known today.
Castle and hla pupil were Ju*t *•
rending for flight, when nofliethlnc
went wronr with the engine and
there *•< an explosion The ma
chin* imaxbed into a building anil
Castle wa* thrown n*t onto the
roof The cadtt wa* burned to
death In the aeroplane Castle la
not. badly hurt.
JIT DRIVERS AWAIT
HEW TRACTIOR PUT
Jitney boa driven Thursday ex
pected to be aerved with tempor
ary restraining order* preventlnt
their operation and were prepared
to transform their machine* into
donation car*." 26 of which al
ready ar« running in Seattle
Attorney Howe for the Traction
( 0.. at whore Instigation the order*
were !**ued by Judge Smith. ha*
rnnounced hi* intention to name
from 10 to *0 more a* defendant*
In the ra*e brought by the Trac
tion Co. to drive them from the
street*.
Ilowe *av* no move I* planned to
check the operation of the 'dona
Hon huiaex" at thl* time.
VILUSTAS COMING
CLOSER TO OORDER
SAN ANTONIO. Tm., May 31.—
The a band of Vlllistas la approach
ing the international border la the
word rfwlvwl at Southern depart
menl headquarters today A me*
*agc from the Mexican consul at
Presidio stated there *a« "nothing
to fear from their activities," since
the Southern department ha*
enough troop* along the border to
protect American town*.
HE DIED NATURALLY
After a post mortem examination
Thursday, deputy coroner* declared
James Vlahos. 40. flreek barber
found dead Wednesday morning at
21k Fourth ave. died a natural
death, resulting from heart trouble.
Prlends suspected that he had met
foul play, because |«'SO which they
believed he bad In his |>oases*lon
wa* missing when the body was
found
Stop Buying Permits
Business dropped off abruptly nt
the county liquor permit counter
'1 hursday
Consumers evidently figured out
that the dry'law would endanger
ttem If they started ordering now
Musiness up until today had baen
breaking all racorda.
TheSeatUeSlar
GREATEST DAILY CIRCULATION OF ANY NEWSPAPER IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST
VOLUME 19
DR. HILLIS WILL
SPEAK ON LOAN
ATTHEORPHEUM
SEATTLE RETURNS SLOW
Seattle to date ha* only
loaned 13.12T.500 to i'nrle Sam
In exchange for IJberty I.nan
bonds, which pay 3H per
cent Interest according to fig
ure* tasued by the Clearing
House ,-.*»oclatloti Thtiraday.
Her apportionment is $*.000
000 to l>e subscribed by June
15'
Memorial day paradere, and
Seattle people who were on
the •treete to watch the cere
monies. accepted more than
2.000 subscription blanks for
the Liberty Losn bonds It Is
espected that the majority of
these will lend their financial
aupport to Uncle Sam by sub
scribing to the patriotic fund,
for which Seattle Is In honor
bound to raise W. 000,000 on
her apportionment. Gatheringe
ware held Wednesday after
noon at Pioneer square and at
Union st. and Second ave.. at
which Edgar C. Snyder spoke
on the mobilisation of the na
tion's wealth.
Rev. Newell Dwighi Itllll*. pas
tor of Plymouth church, Hrooklyn.
N V.. will *peak at the Orpheum
tieatre Saturday, bringing a me*
mine of patriotism, urging public
arpport for the government'* Lib
erty bond Issue.
Not onlv the Liberty lx>an. but
America's position In the war and
elect service will be discussed by
l>r lllilis at the meeting, which
begins at 1:30 p. m. Admission
free
Dr. Illlll* Is louring the country
1 nder the auspices of tile Liberty
l.oiin committee, acting for the
secretary of the treasury, lie Ih
one of the ablest orators in the
country, and was heard In Seattle
n few years ago on a private lec
ture tour, at which time ha spoke
at the Dreamland pavilion.
Dr. Illllls will be accompanied
by |j«wrence Chamberlain, an au
thority on the subject of bonds.
Mis book, "The Principles of llond
Investment," Is called "the bond
man's Itlble.'
Dr. Mark A. Matthews will pre
Rile at the meeting
Sunday has been set aside by
President Wilson a* the dsy on
v hlch clergymen thru out. the conn
try will speak to their congregu
i.on* on Ihe subject of the "Lib
erty Loan." A copy of one of Dr.
llillls' patriot!' sermons hn* been
litnt to every pastor in the city.
Alon*o Helms, colored, is In Jail
Thursday, charged with white slav
ery, following Information furnished
by hU wife, Eli* H*lme.
SEATTLE. WASH., THURSDAY. MAY 31. 1917.
LET'S HAVE A LITTLE TEAM WORK!
By the Editor of The Star
Till l I NTR \I. LABOR COL'NC 11. of Seattle la-t
night parsed resolutions declaring that congress
should be petitioned to repeal the select service law.
To advocate forcible resistance to select .service,
federal authorities have decided, is sedition
But to denounce -elect service, and to protest its
operation, say the organized labor irittcs of the adminis
tration. is not sedition, but merely the exercising of dem
ocracy'* prerogative of free speech
Is itListen!
In time of war the president of the I'mud States
not only is commander-in-chief of the army and navy
but he aU" is the commander-in-chief of the I(<),(*M).()i«l
men. women and children who compose the nation.
It we are to make adequate preparation for war
and are to wage war successfully, it i* of first import
attce tuat every one of us recognize the authority and
the power that is vested in our commander-in-chief;
that we not only recognize it but accept it loyally and
cheerfully.
Nnd having recognized and accepted this authority
and power, it is the manifest duty of every one of lis to
obey the orders of our commander-in-chief, whether
the\ meet with our approval or not
If 'hen a democracy, thru its representa
tives in ( (/tigress, has dc( tared war, the very
first sacrifice it must make for the period of
the war /.» its democracy.
If it is unwilling to do this then it should not de
clare war. for war ts the antithesis of democracy.
Thc\ will no more mix than oil and water will mix
We believe that the idea of political liberty—that it
is the inalienable right of human beings to govern them
selves. which is the essence of democracy —is the most
magnificent idea that ever originated in the brain of man.
\\ e 'ielicv« that nothing has done »m> ■ <»ch for the
proves* and uplift of the human race; lift the whole
future of mankind depend* upon thkppkervatioii of
democracy wherever it exist* \ND I RSI 111 -
TION OF DEMOCRACY FOR AI'TOCAI'Y W Hl'R
l.\ I R XI'TOCR M Y EXISTS
World-wide democracy means the end of war* for
the very simple reason that the ideal of democracy is
WILL CHECK RIOTS
Arrest Speakers Against Registration
BY CARL D CROAT
WAHMISOTON. May .11 —Germany« *ecrel helper* In America
htve a hand In antl re«l«t ret lon plotting*
federal agent*. running down the*e plot*, were convlnred of thl*
today altho they believed that the movement I* not »uffl lenUy cen
tralued to make It a tremendou* menace Kverythlng I* being done to
crush out the plot* and to piinlah the plotter*
Th. lat.Mil development* are In the oi«en niae* meeting* addre**e«t
|,V | W W* anarchi.t* and kindred *plrlt*. Thetr effort, may he
l,a*~l «n con.clentlO't* objection to registration and drwlt but. what
ever their motive* »re. the department of Justice ha* ordered that
.neaker* who preach antl registration shall Ik» herded In Ju*t a* atrenu
ou.ly a* tho*e who u*e the malla to hide their traclc* and *pread their
doctrine*. nn unt(J Tll<l „|,y every meeting that I* likely to l>e a
hotbed of antl regietratlon will 1-e watched by federal agent, who are
t" arrest any one who trie, to thwart the titration Wan*
The department feel* that early attmmary action ha. damped the
fear of the la* upon many of the plotter*, and that a* « result the
danger h** been nearly checked What registration dav Itself will
bring I* a matter that give* some trouble, ina.much a* antldraft riot*
may be staged In *ome quarter* of the big cities
ANNOUNCE 50,00 0 HILL DEFY
DRAFT;SLACKER CENSUS IS ON
.. . -...I !• «e IMWI Wire IHreel t» Tke ««er
SEW YOKK, May 31—A secret
rinsus of slsckers and antioon
(.criptlonists Who encourage them
..»* started here and elsewhere
t«.day thruout the V S. by govern
ment agents Emma Ooidman and
her fellow anarchists, louls I/wh
tier's peace term-pacifist conven
Hon the newly organized American
In ion Against MlllUirlsm. sml oth
er persons and antl conscription
i rders were put under secret
wutrli.
Stenographic reports of state
went* and speeches among the
i ntl-flghter* here and elsewhere
i.re being taken
Emma (ioldman's no-conscrlp-
Hon league announced today that
10,000 New York boys will refuse
to register June 6 and that
branches of the league are being
organized In other cltle* which
expect by tomorrow to have a
membership of 50,000.
The American Cnlon Against
Militarism opened office* on Fifth
avc Roger N. Baldwin, secretary,
announced thst the union s pur
pose Is "to give legal aid to the
15,000 youths who have told us
they have const lentlous scruples
netilnst military service and to
urge the war department to make
provision for their exemption."
Among the active orrmlzers of
this union are 1,. Molllngsworth
Wood of the Society of Friends;
Jlev. .lohn ilayneK Holmes, Itev.
Norman M Thomas. Prof. Harry
Ward of Hoston, Scott Nearlug of
Toledo and Kdmond C. Evans.
H. C. OF MEAT IS
FORCED DOWN BY
SHORTER RATION
Hf I nllMl I'rww I «MMi Wlr»
CHICAGO, May SI Without any
organized effort on their part, Mr.
and Mm. Consumer are swatting
the high lost of niest. "there has
been no systematic Ixiycolt. accord-
Inn to packers' representatives, hut
the recent rerord prices have caus
ed the great majority of people tn
the country to cut down on their
meat consumption, while many Bre
abstaining entirely.
Sheep today were fl to $2.50 a
hundred pounds under the prices of
a week ago, with the greatest re
duction in spring lambs. Western
sheep are celling at $13.40, Western
lambs at $15.50. and spring lambs
at SIN.
Ilogs were generally $1 lower,
the bulk of the niatket selling it
$ 15,nr. to »tr>.»B.
Cattle were an average of 25
cent* lower, beeves selling at $9.20
to $13.70 and calves at $9.50 |o
$13.75.
Money makea the war go.
Have you bought your bond?
ONE CENT
peace. War in the final analytic i* the clash of ideals.
Will N ALI, THI NATIONS <>!• THE EARTH
II AVI. 11l IC SXMi: J DEALS 111 IKK WILL BK
WORLD I*I•: A < I
One of the fundamental* of the president's war plans
'in thai we should at once rai*e an artnv by selective
eon*criptn n. instead of depending upon the volunteer
«v-tem. which ha- alw.tv* proven a failure
'IT IS NOT AN ARMY THAT WK MUST
SHAPE AND TRAIN FOR WAR; IT IS A NATION,"
the pre»i<|ent has -aid.
There is the whole logic and purpose of select service.
Iti his proclamation fixing June 5 as the day for regis
tration for srlci t serv ice the president has summed up
the solution most admirably ( ontmumg. he says:
"To thin end our people mutt draw close in one
compact front against a common foe. BUT THIS
CANNOT BE IF EACH PURSUES A PRIVATE
PURPOSE."
"I lie president sees clearly that the energies of every
\n ern ati must l>e -haped to make the nation a unit
against autocracy -against the common enemy. Private
aim* and objects must not conflict with the national
pur|<ose Private wishes must not conflict with our na
tioiial effectiveness m war. f
I verythiHg has got to give way in the face of our
determination to win this war for world liberty.
"The whole nation must be a team in which each
man shall play the part for which he is best fitted."
the president tells u«
lie is right.
Team play is what we must have.
We don't want any backstops trying to
play centerfield, or any pitrhcrs loafing on
the bench when they're needed on the mound.
We want te/im play. Team play is the
redi *4merira* way of tffof j -
Rut tnere is" this atynt tei a i<r our need of
it tlut in tint be understood: £
Team play U had when the team
works together utftder a leader. Team
play is never had when >very member
of the team tries to run the turn.
100 AUTOS WILL
BE READY TO AID
REGISTRATION
More than 100 privately
owned Seattle automobile* will
be held in readine** June 5 to
aaeiat In regietratlon, and. If
rioting or dlcorder a'lould oc
cur at regietratlon place*, to
carry police and deputy iher-
Iff* to the acene. H. W. Treat,
aa chairman of the Automobile
Reaerve corpa, ha* notified
Lieut. Gov. Hart that any re
que*t* made by the regietratlon
officer* would be retpected aa
commanda.
Mayor 011 l formally accepted the
offer of machine* Thur*da* Thev
v. 11l he u*ed In carrying interpret
< r* from precinct to precinct nnu
taking officer* to outlying pre
clncta. Some mav h<» u*ed in the
lotinty to niah registration reault*
from remote dl*trlct* to Seattle,
where thev will he tabulated for
immedliite telegraphlr transmittal
t:i the governor and by him to the
war department
The county resist rat ion boar"!
rorapo*<"d "f Sheriff Stringer. And
llor W'artlall and Health Officer
Clear Up Questions
You'll find select service
queries and answer* on page <»
today If there i» some phase of
select service registration you
don't understand, perhaps you'll
fluit ll cleared up there, Mall
question* to "Select Service Ed
itor" of The Ktar.
Snarling, Thursday morning rec
(mmended to Gov. Lister the men
v ho will compose the second per
manent board for the county.
Thomas I'. Kevelle, of Oak
i.ake, a lawyer, will act us execu
t;ve officer. A. C. Wilson, a real
i-i-tate dealer of Kenton, will be the
recorder and Dr. W. E. Gibson, of
Irsaquah. physician
Permission to register Seattle's
fiOn to 800 Japanese lit a central
place by means of an interpreter
fioni the Immigration department,
miis received -hy - Mayor Clll thru
l.teut, «-ov. Hart Thursday.
Only after the selection has
bean made and the names of
those who are to serva chosen
by lot will claim* for exemo
tion from select service be
heard by the permanent regis
tration district boards. This
Is the statement of the provost
marshal in instructions now in
the hands of Seattle officials.
Five hundred thousand are to be
drawn for service In the first tall,
(Continued on page 12)
r.% ICM% %% HKNN
t% "K.mi.B
LABOR COUNCIL
AGAIN DECLARES
AGAINST DRAFT
Acting on the suggestion of
the Green Lake Carpenters'
union, th* Central Labor Coun
cil Wednesday night reaffirmed
its opposition to select servies,
and went on record in fsver of
petitioning congress to repeal
the act.
Hulet M Wells, free on bond,
charged with Inciting sedition and
conspiring to resist the authority
of the government, spoke in sup
port of the resolution.
lie was greeted with deafening
applause Wh»a Frank Cates arose
to speak in favor of select service,
he was unable for se\eral minutes
to gsln a chance to be neerd.
"That's right." said <!ate*. "you
howl about free speech, but yoti
only want to hear from those who
think a-s you do."
The resolutions were adopted
after Secretary James lHincan and
other* bad spoken in favor of them.
Only a few votes were cast In oi>-
position.
It is expected that the question
of the (ouucil's supporting Wells
and Sam Sadler, who are jointly
accused of dlstrlhuting anti-select
service handbills, will come before
the council at its next meeting If
it does, leaders of both factions de
clare the labor men will be split
Into two parties
Federal agents along the Coast
Thursday were searching for
agents of the Seattle branch of the
"No Conscription league." Pam
phlets printed by the organization
ha\e been distributed in cities on the
Coast, and their agents have paint
ed signs advocating lesistance to
select service on sidewalks and sign
boards thruout the Pacific states.
Pastor Quits Placc
When Flag (Joes Up
WORCESTER. Mass.. May 31.—
The Rev. Charles K. Ileal*, pastor
of the Church of the Vnltv. Unltar
ian, resigned because his parish
loners insisted on raising an Atner
Iran flag over the choir loft. Altho
an e<c militiaman and military
chaplain, he is an ardent and pronif
inent pacifist. ,
A. F. Haines has been appointed
delegate to the committee of 15 of
ihc Associated Chambers of Com
mence of the Pacific coast, to repre
sent-the local hods, by President A.
.1. Rhodes.
READ STAR WANT ADS
Man under 21 yeara of age don't
have to regiater for aeie.t ae'viee
Tueaday But they can Join the
Second infantry. Weather report:
"Partly cloudy tonight and Friday."
NIGHT EDITION
Three
Taken
InN.Y.
Six Reported Jailed in
Chicago. One in
Ohio
WISCONSIN IS HOTBED
\K\V YORK, May 31 —
Three arrests were made here
today a* department of justice
agent*, continued their round
up 01 anti-conscriptionists.
Owen Cattell. a Columbia
university student and son of
I'rof. McKay Cattell of Co
lumbia: Cha . Francis Phil
lips, also a student, and Elea
nor W iNon Parker w ere taken
into custody by government
ajients.
While the roundup of theae anti
conscriptlonlM* «as in program,
at th* meeting of the F"ir»t
\meri' an Ccngroa* for Democracy
snd tfrm* of p*a/■«> were bitterly de
noun'ln* the select (ervlce lav.
"Thp rofuirriptloa net la both Im
moral and unconstitutional." aaaerV
ed Daniel Kiefer, prominent Cl«-
rlnnati iun*l« taxer.
In ihe rotirse of hi* attack oa.
conorrtptlon Klefer >ald:
'Th« > firm duty of a drafted eitlf
trn In to appr-al to tlir courts fat
I rotation for hi* ronttlluUoaa|
rights.' 1 Me said it would be in»-
possible to force democracy on Ger-'
Hght
T declaration'! loa to
being Pmatoanlaed Iputoj
tarty load nbottta of %
CHICAGO.
»ratlrea In U» Middle WeH wmf
centering their drive aegis at tt«
nation-wide • anti-<xm»cTipttoa ,MM§
in Wisconsin today. m
Clabaugh refused to aajr aaytlMßj
concerning reported airaata !■ *|e
vaukee or Chicago. It to kaartnK
however, fhst four men and til
»omen are still In custody of m
eral officii Is in tlito city.
MINISTER ARRESTEO f
ST. PAUL, May 31—The arrest of
Rev. C. L. Lehnert. fi*nwn UrtM<i
an mfalster hero, today narked the
climax tST the government'* ictlHi
ties against anti-conscription prop#*
gands.
Rev. lehnert. It ia charged. toto
the Mioneapoifs Liberty loan cote
tnlttee to go to Jiell." and
President Wtiaon dang with jnonl"*
in a reply to a letter apUcitlns a Uk>
erty loan subscription.
BOY OF 24 HELD
COLIMHUS. 0.. May 31.—Am
nion Herniary, 24. was arrested
early today and ia held for federal
authorities for distributing aati
uillilailat literature.
TAX COMMmrEE
WORKS ON POSTAfiE
WASHINGTON. May 31.—Hav*
InK determined on most of the
basic changes in the $1,800,000,000
war tax bill. |ta*.sed In the house,
the seriate finance committee today
took up the publications tax.
Postmaster General Burleson
held a long conference with Sen.
Simmons, chairman of the commit
tee, yesterday, und urged a flat in
crease In second-class postage
rates to corres|>ond with the in
creases in first class rates. Burle
son does not believe the house
"zone system" of increasing tax on
publications is fair.
AMERICANS SAVED
H> I uitrU I'ri*## IW«wit Wire
NKW YORK, May :i 1 Traveler*
in New York today brought word
<>f the rosette of two Americans In
the crew of the Norwegian hark
l>ion«\ sunk May l\ by gun fire from
a German submarine The surviv
or* were C. 11. Edwards, of Norman.
Tenn.. and 11. K. Parker, of Ports
mouth. All of the Dlone's crew
were saved.
MARKSMEN READY
By I nilfd Pr*M l#«Md H'lw
VVATERIjOO, la. May 31. —A.
regiment of trapshooters. all splen
did marksmen, was suggested at
the lowa State Sportsmen's asso
ciation's annual meeting here today.
The meeting pledged the 1'..>00 mem
bers of the association to the sup
port of the government, and voted
$,">OO to purchase l.lberty bonds.
PUBLIC INVITED TO FAIR
All are Invited to attend the fair
I elng held at St. Rd»ard's parish
hall, I Hitman City, this week, for
the purpose of reducing the church
debt.

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