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STREET CAR PEACE IN SIGHT!
TH I: sunlight of understanding is .it lust break ing thru the car strike clouds. Seattle may rightfully look forward today to a peaceful settle „ ment. Gradually, the traction otlicials and street car men are approaching a basis of agreement. hxeept for a few details, the program to ar bitration is clear. These details can be smoothed out if a conciliators spirit really exists, as now seems evident on both sides. Out of the list «it names submitted by both sides, the contending parties CAN agree upon an impartial third member of an arbitration board. Obviously, the traction company's proposition. IN THE MOVIES Dr Mark A. Matthew*. (aid to be the talleit moving picture actor In the world, appear* in The Star.Liberty Weakly at the Liberty theatre until Wednesday night The mobilization of our at.ite troop* and a gllmpce at noma of tha Imported car U. S. TROOPSHIP IS RAMMED CAM. PEACE WITHIN 4® HOURS IS PREDICTED % I »iIH rrfM I Wlf« AN ATLANTIC PORT. July SO—The American transport Saratoga, with upwards of 1,400 troops on board was bad ly damaged today when aha was rammed by another steam er tn the bay here. The »ara toga waa towad back to an an chorage soon aftar the colli aloa. All on board were taken off. and lateat reporta wars that no one waa Injured. American liner, the (team ahlp State of New York and a I'. 8. destroyer hurried to the asslst ance pf the transport when she alg naiad she waa in distress. The Saratoga began to list almost lui mediately and waa obviously tn .a alnklng condition. The steamer In collision with the Saratoga was the Panama. Inward bound from Crtstobal. The Pan ana rammed the Saratogi The Panama was not badly damaged, and. aftar a <"ilay. proceeded to her dock. Tlie navy's Information was that tke steamer City of Savannah ram med the transport Panama. The district commander sent only a preliminary report to the navy, but this Indicated that all aboard the transport were sale. POISON BEFORE CAPTURE, SAY SLAVIC WOMEN »Y WILLIAM G. SHEPHERD rnlt#'l ftttff r'orr»«p«nd»oc PETROGRAD. July 30.—Rua woman soldiers have th*maalv** to taka their own Uvea rather than be come German war prisoner*. Each woman soldier carries a ration of cyanide of potaaaium, to b« swallowed in event of cap ture. Th* members of th* wom en's regiment*, now constantly Increasing, agreed that death was to be preferred to the fat* they probably would meet at the handa of the Germane. The legion of death fighters are •■*ood "killers," 1 learned today, when I talked to five of them, now iu a hospital near here, suffering from shell shock Th, fire women fighters 1 vislt- Cd at thn hospital were partially (Continued on page 5) WAR CALLS 80 ELKS Eighty names of Seattle lodge. Ifo S>2. of the Fienevolent and Pro tective Order Elk*. are on the roll of honor for being In some branch of I'nited States service MONTANA COUPLES TRADE MATES; ARE HAPPY Husbands (ict Fresh Wives; Wives Fresh Husbands; Children Traded; All Arc Content BY C. E. RODGERS I Mont . July 29 Utwual fy when a man fall« in love with another man's wife there's a shoot ing affray. And again. when a woman get* to liking another woman's husband better than her own there's the deuce to pay. But not so here' When Mrs. T. W. Turcotte. wife of a prominent Havre lawyer, felt •he loved the husband of Mrs. Henry Jordan better than h«-r own tnate. she didn't l.lde Hie matter. Nor did Mr* Henry Jordan when Hhe fell in love with Mr. Turcotte. Nor did Mr. Turcotte when he took a liking: to Mrs. Jordan. Nor did Mr. Jordan when he he ram'' fonder of Mrg. Turcotte than _pf his own wife Their way out of an unusual love tangle wai to trade wives and husbands. Mrs. Jordan agreed to swap her husband to Mrs. Turcotte in exchange for Mr. Turcotte The hucbandt were willing enough to be traded. In fact, they were well along on a plan to trade wives with each other. ■"Wf Instead of any killing and un ■written law d , ; er •• or ults for alienation of affection, there evolved two unique matrimonial trades. The Jordans and Turcotte* agreed to get divorces. # » * * President Wilson Will Veto Food Bill and Pillory Gray Wolves of Senate if They Make It Phoney WASHINGTON. July 30 A UK\l. food bill or none at all' Food control and living price* for the people —or congreaa must tell a hungry nation the reason why. If the two home* In conference fail to agre«> on a measure with aharp teeth. If they pn*s an) fake like the preaent aenate bill, President Wllnon will veto It And his veto message will put the reapons'billty squarely up to the unfaithful senate' Thin it the munition In Washington today \n iron note has crept Into the congressional discord The president'* m< ssage to Congressman demanding power to win the war. ia the prelude to harsher thing* The plan of the senate obstructionists. the parkins house senators and the disguised pro-Oerman*. w%* to prophesy food control"* failure and then ln*ure It* fail ure by passing a phoney taw Sherman of Illlnola. Reed of Missouri and other* of the gray wolf pack have said time and again that Hoover would fall Then they did everything: In their power to bring their prediction* true by depriving Hoover of mean* to succeed OFFICER IS SHOT: FIRES BACK *T HIS ASSAILANT Patrolman W. A. Edgar wa* •hot and wounded by an un known man, at 37th av* 8 and Andover *t., at 4 a. m, Mon day. Edgar wa* returning home from hi* beat when he met hla assailant, who cam* abreast of him on the aidewalk and fired three ahota. inflicting fle*h wound* in Edgar'* lag Edgar opened fire and emptied hi* revolver. At th* f I rat *hot, th* marauder dl»appear*d down a bank. Edgar believe* one of hia bullet* struck hi* a**all ant. The motorcycle policemen from t'olumbia precinct were sent to the scene of the shooting No trace of the night prowler was found Ed gar was taken to the city hospital, where,his wounds were dressed Forty-fire minutes laler Officer Roler Wilson, patrollng his heat at Ninth ave S. and Kradford st , In South Seattle, was attacked by a man believed to be Edgar's assail ant. He fired two shots at Wilson, and when Wilson opened fire on him. thd thug ducked behind a woodpile. Wilson pursued the man, but the latter disappeared in a nearby brick yard. Officers Jones and Hardr, from ) the Georgetown police station, were Standing at left, .Viif. i. .iniuan. formerly .Mrs. F. VV Turrotte. her right hand on the shoulder of her new husband, Jordan, seated directly in front of her, and her left hand on the shoulder of her former husband, Turcotte. At right, Mrs. P. W. Turcotte, formerly Mrs. ll"nry Jordan, lean lng forward against the back of Turcotte, hei present husband, and with her right hand on the shoulder of her former husband, Jordan. * * By L. HARPER LEECH submitted Saturday night, that the arbitration board consist of four members, was an awkward one. It permitted too great a possibility of a deadlock. I he traction company, after mature reflection, no doubt realizes today that tor speedy action an arbitration board must consist ot an odd number ot members. Prom the standpoint of fairness, the company no doubt realizes by this time that neither side ought to have the privilege ot making up a list of names out of which Al I. ot the arbi trators are to be chosen. Neither side might to be permitted to choose judge and jury, as the com pany sought to do in its Saturday night otler to the The Seattle Star GREATEST DAILY CIRCULATION OF ANY NEWSPAPER IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST) VOLUME 19 PEACE FEELER FOR WORLD POT OUT BY GERMANS By V"nll*4 Pr«« d nirf WASHINGTON. July 30 — Th* close of th* third year of the war found Germany Bound ing the world on peace today. The over-Sunday declarations of the German and Austrian premiere, however, found no re aponae In official or allied diplomatic quarter* here "Ob vloualy for Russian consump tion," was tha comment. The whole Teutonic policy la based on • determination to Justify the kaiser's apparent derision to stake all on shot and shell The allied answer to this I* found tn declarations by Lloyd Oeorge. Secretary Lansing and the (Continued on page 5) detailed to search for the marauder, but wce unable to locate him Wilson paid the man was without a coat or hat, and hsd apparently hurried down from the hill that separates llalnler valley, where Kdgar was attacked, and the South Seattle dlstrlcL NOTICE TO STAR SUB SCRIBERS On and after August Ist. 1917, the price of The Star, de livered l v carrier wltliln the elty limits of Seattle, will he JOc per month. SEATTLE. WASH . MONDAY. JULY 30. 1917 It waa a merry game but not so Joyous In the fare of the president's determination to put the reaponat btitty where tt belong* President Wilson is not going to undertake food control without the necessary powers. He Is not going to ssk Herbert Hoover to assume an tmpos Bible Job. The admin -trstlon determination ha* been strength en«-d b> rect-ni country wide report* showing the je-opl* the consumers and producer* alike have done their full duty. Tlie' farmers have raised tremendous crop* In face of the highest production coats In history. The houaewives have been saving and scrimping thlcago's garbage has decreased onethlrd. and the amount of fat recovered from garbage over one half Hlmllar reporta have come from other cities, indlf putabln proof of the success of the Hoover food conaer vatlon c ruaaile There are a thousand other proof* of the earnestness and devotion of tho plain people llut there hs* been no COBRGBPONPING FAI.I. IN FOOD CONTROL WILL BE FIXED IN ANOTHER DAY llr I'ntlNl !*■»«■ r jm»i! W lr« WASHINGTON. July SO.— Sweeping food control legisla tion probably will be ready for final action by congrea* within 24 hour*. President Wi!son today waa asked by Chairman Lever and Chamberlain, of the houae and aenata confereea on the bill, to agree to modification of the eocalled congreaelonal war commltteo— the only big ob atacle coming In the way of final agreement. The conference's draft of thin amendment changes It »o as to reflect In no way on the prealdent's management of the war It would provide that the president and Speaker Clerk n,im» a committee of five In rach hnn>-e to go over all gov**nment war contract* Virtual agreement on all other matter* In rt l«put«» between the houae ann senate ha* lieen ac complished, or *a« In »l*hi today On minimum price for wheat the 12 minimum established by ron gress will be effective only on crops harvested between June, lt>l*. and May. 1919. Power* for handling the present crop probably will be placed w*lth the food control department. Fur ther drastic provision for prevent- Inn hoarding and speculation In foodstuffs l« embodied niTorrr decree* were uranten theni ut Dould.'r Hot .Spring* -limp 29 Tln-n the formtT Mr». Jordan became tho new Mis. Turcotte, and the former Mr* Turcotte becania the new Mr*. Jordan. The two rouple* atood up togeth er ni the ceremony, and the friend Host relation* eilat between them. Now they err living acßln an neigh bora In all (rood fellowship. Hefot'e tin divorce* tho Jordan* and 'I unottea w«<r<' neit door neigh born It wan I lion that the huabnnd* ii nd their wl\r* concluded Ihey were wrongly Hinted. and d< elded to back out of their matrimonial alliance* and utart anew. Doth coupler had children, each a boy and girl. After the matrimonial awap one couple took the two boy* and the other took the two girl*. Thla givr» each father and mother one own child and a atepchlld. Vernon Turcotte and Woodrow Jordan no* live with Turcotte and hi; wife, who wna Mra Jordan Amelia ..ordan and Irene Turrotte now nre *l*ter* In tlio new Jordan family. I loth families are well-to-do. Turcotte la « widely known attor ney and Jordan la a proaperoua merchant. The children aeem natlsfled with tho new arrangement. I carmen. It is obvious that it is eminently fair for the company to choose one man, the carmen another, and the third arbitrator to be se lected by common agreement, h is fonda nt t ntal that this third man ought not to be a member of the Employers' association, which is committed in policy against /ILL unions, and the traction company ought to withdraw from its lists all such unfair names. Likewise, the third arbitrator should not be a PRICES Kxcept for a few minor temporary drop*, the cost of rating has continued to mount. While ths senate was talking of that old fraud, the "law of supply and demand," the food specu latora and hoarders were kicking It In ths slats, and sccumulsting hugs stores on which they hope ta realise enormous winter profits. A laric. part of the wheat harvest ha* passed into the hands of the speculators, while congress has !>een daadllng If the senate miasure should he enacted It would be tniposalble to do anything about It The people have done their part, the fanners have done their* The hou*e has done Its duty The presl uent and Hoover stand ready to PROCURK RKSI'I-TS Only the United States senate has failed It must turn to the right or the people will ask the reason why. tn such manner and form a* seems best. The neit few days will furnish the answer to the question whether the hundred million of people of Amer lea. led by n president de*otrd to their Interests, are legs powerful than a handful of senator* deroted to the Inter est* of Germany and the food speculators and hoarder* First Seattle Men Being Examined for Army Draft Service "You are hereby notified that, pursuant to the act of congress, you are called for military service of the United Statea by board from among the persona whoae rag latration carda ar* within the Jurisdiction of this local body." This was the summons that called 30 Seattle men of Amerlca'a select service army for physical examination Monday—the first to answer under draft drawings here They were unofficially called for examination by the board of Dis trict No. « Twelve of them were examined l>efore noon In a demon stration of quick examining by Ma jor C Hensen Wood, of the Coaat artillery medical corps I): Wood examined the first six men in less than on hour In lloom .10*. count} city building, which la headquarters of District No fi Dr. Kdgar C l>ee, examining physician for the district, put the second six thru the various tests. Examine Eyes First The eye examination came flint, with each man standing at 15 and at 20 feet from a chart of letters When the vision waa normal, the examining physician aald, "Thirty.thirtieths." and other physi cian recorded It. I »urinic the examination each man »mi stationed in » little square, chalked on the floor, nnd numbered In Oil* way. the physi cian* <lo not mix record* Next. the men wer« told to atrip, and wfrp weighed and measured Height In Inches wan recorded, an they are brought from the little squares and ordered to stand upon the scales Then the physicians pnas around and examine teeth, throats, noa- ADVERTISING MANAGER'S DAILY TALK Profit— You can make a profit out of The Star every day by watch ing the adn and taking advin (age of the money Having op |>ortunltles of which they tell— Standard Furniture f'o. Pago 2 Orote-Hankln I'age 3 MacDougall Routhwlck . Page 4 Woodhouso-Crunbaum . I'ago fi Tbt Rhodw Co Pi|t 5 Frederick & Nelson .I'age 7 Hon Murche Pige 10 The heat offerings of Seat tle's beat (tores appear regu larly In The Htar THE FASTEST GROWING PAPER IN THE NORTHWEST ONE CENT trils. and make chest measurements, calllugout each mau s record to the man at the desk. On each personal record was a chart of the teeth, numbered from one to eight, right, left, upper and lower When the examining doc tor finds No 4 teeth ralxslnc, he call*. "Cross four, upper, left." and the recording doctor makes an X over that number on the record blank The doctor quickly passes around the alt men. examining their muacles. lungs, heart*, and, careful ly, the arches of their feet. '•Some exam." was the verdict of the men when they were told to drca*. and informed that the teat was over. The> took the whole procedure seriously. If the first board of examiners agrees that a man is unfit, he must go before another. In this way chances of mistake* are minimized If he desires to offer other rea sons for exemption, he mual pre sent them within seven days of the mailing of his notice to appear, on paper forms, obtained from hla dis trict board. The appellate exemption board for the western district of the state of Washington, held Its first meet ing Monday morning in Mayor Oill'a office Wallace O. Collins, of Seattle, was elected chairman of the board, and R 1.. I'rocior, preM dent of the f'entral l-abor council, secretary The other members are B. K Padgett, of Kverett; Dr. Arthur B. Cook, of Anacorte*. and Cyrua dates, of Mellingham. The headquarters of the hoard will be established In the old mayor's office In the public safety building OTIS SPRA6UE DIES AT DESK IN HIS OFFICE Otla Sprague, agent for the Trenecontlnental Paaaenger as eoclatlon, waa found dead at hie deak In hie office, at the King at. station, at 6:30 Monday morning. Death was due to heart failure, from which he had been suffering for corns time. Mr. Sprague had been a resident of Seattle for four years, and came here from Taeoma He was a eon of Gen John W Sprague. of civil war fame, and belonged to the I<oy nl Legion. He was living with his son, J. 8. Sprague, 424 16th ave. N. Young Sprague said his father went to the office early Monday morning, and evidently died shortly after his arrival He waa found by I Station Master Beattls. member of a union, and it is to the / redit of the carmen that in the list of five names which they submitted last week, out of which the thu d man was recommended for selection, not one teas affiliated with the unions. I he main fact, apparent today, however, is that both sidej> have evinced a willingness to arbi trate. If the willingness is sincere, the few details still to be smoothed out will be easy of solution. Out of the horizon, it looks like peace. Se attle hope* it is not a mirage. Seattle hopes that a real peace is in sight. V.VICtI V WHKHR |\ H./ITTIB BOTH SIDES SEE END OF FIGHT €]1 Peace in car strike in 48 hours is predicted. €J Court delays action until 1:3o p. m. on city's suit to force company to run cars. IH Traction officials meeting behind closed doors to consider latest reply of strikers to last company peace ofler. IS Fifty veterans of St. l.ouis strike imported by trac tion company. U Guards fire revolvers into fleeing crowd at George town barns. IJ Agreement of company with chairman of state de tense council not to run cars pending mediation brought out in court. Ifl Reynolds asks court to make company arbitrate at once. If Company applies for injunction restraining city coun cil and union leaders against interfering with ca'r oper ations. The peaceful settlement of Seattle's car strike within 48 hours was forecast Monday by representatives of both sides. Traction company officials conferred all moiling on the latest offer of the striker*' general committee. Out of that conference may com* the con cession that will bring s quick end to th* controversy, which has dsprlved Seattle of car service for 14 days. Peace predictions war* based on concessions made so far by both sides since the car men voted down the company's offer of Friday night to arbi trate all points at issue with the distinct understanding that the strikers csase affiliation. The strikers' general committee accepted published accounts of the traction company offer of Saturday night as authentic, and replied at midnight Sunday with a letter that was delivered In person to General Manager Kempster. at the Blectrlc Co. building. In It the strikers said: "We desire. In the Interest of an immedlatae settlement and to avoid the delays that result thru the use of intermediaries, thai your com pany, thru its representatives, meet the authorised representatives of your employes, as we are fully sat Isfled, by calling such a meeting within a very short period of time, a full and complete accord can be reached " Following the similar action of Tacoma strikers Saturday morning, a mass meeting of 1,200 carmen held in Seattle, Saturday afternoon, unanimously voted down the com l>any's offer to arbitrate all points at Issue, hut specifically refusing to allow the men to affiliate with the Amalgamated Association of Street and Klectrlc Hallway Km plo> es. The meeting enthusiastically lis tened to speeches by the leaders, urging the men to "hold fast till hell freezes over," and Indorsed the executive committee's policy of "no pence without union recognition." Leonard Makes New Offer Within a few hours after this ac tion. President A. W. Leonard, of the traction company, presented the strikers with another plan of set tlement. Declaring It to be the patriotic duty of the company to matte the offer and the like duty of the strik ers to accept It, thi' traction com pany communication outlined a plan of arbitration which included the appointment of four arhitratars from a list of 11 prominent ciUsens submitted by the company, and the representation of each side by coun ; sel. The company suggested that! Lbs men return to work aa soon as I Tg THE CAR STRIKE IN BRIEF LAST EDITION Eight hour* for work, eignt hour* for tleep. and eight hour* to get ready for work, to return home from work, for breakfaat, dinner, supper and for recreation and education. That'* what the eight-hour day mean*. Fair? The weather man tay*: "Fair tonight, and Tueiday probably fair." Peace prospects in the street car strike Monday morning temporarily de layed the city's suit to force the traction com pany to operate cars. Superior Judge King Dykeman continued the hearing until 1:30 p. m. and it is probable that it will be continued at that time until Wednesday morning so that pending peace negotiations may proceed unhampered. The first indication that peace was near came when Attorney Charles A. Reynolds, representing the general strikers' commit tee, in asking leave to in tervene on behalf of the men, declared that he ex pected a settlement within 24 hours. Corporation Counsel Caldwell told the court that It whs not the Intention of the city t 0 hsndlrap conciliation hv pressing Its suit and nsked .lames n. Howe, chief counsel for the company, what the prospects for a settlement were. Howe Doesn't Know "I really couldn't say." replied Howe. Discordant Note The only discordant note In tha situation today was struck before the opening of court, when the tra®- tlon company filed an amended an (Continued on page 10) Ihp agreement to arbitrate fll signed. Ignore Union Recognition Nothing was said of union recog nition Replying in the same spirit, and citing the state law on the subject, the strikere' general committee Sun day night gave out a letter to Pres ident Leonard, calling for a meeting of company representatives and the general strikers' committee, to quickly arrange for ending the strike. .lames Duncan, chairman of the general strike committer, declared this morning that in his opinion <i meeting between the company offi cials sind the men would ho Called within a few hours at:d a ; lar: to ward the settlement of th < • 'rllse is sues made. The company's offer follows: Company's Arbitration Offer •TO 01'R EMPLOYES: "Failing to mutually adjust exist ing differences, and realizing that (Continued on page 3)