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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.
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
% I »iIH rrfM I Wlf«
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
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.
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
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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
Husbands (ict Fresh Wives; Wives Fresh Husbands; Children Traded; All Arc Content
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
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
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
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
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
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.
* *
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
By V"nll*4 Pr«« d nirf
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
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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
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.
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
llr I'ntlNl !*■»«■ r jm»i! W lr«
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
I loth families are well-to-do.
Turcotte la « widely known attor
ney and Jordan la a proaperoua
The children aeem natlsfled with
tho new arrangement. I
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-
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
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
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
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
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.
€]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
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
If Company applies for injunction restraining city coun
cil and union leaders against interfering with ca'r oper
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
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
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
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
Ignore Union Recognition
Nothing was said of union recog
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
.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
"Failing to mutually adjust exist
ing differences, and realizing that
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