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TIME DANA SLEETH 01 ECAI'RE wo have whal l« termed a democratic party. mill) faH Into th« error of considering thta country n democracy It ne\*r wiui a democracy. und It Is low like * democracy today than **er before t»elcgated authority, representa tlvs> government. the will of the people. «i|irwi«ri) thru elected offi «■!»!-. that In our plan. and prob ably it I* the twvl on* for a nation of I«0 000.000 people We have much looa* talk about thr Swiss system That !». lndei-0 a drmocnuy. where tvvry voter votes, and wliere every public Issue 4a acted on directly by the \"ter* But In Switzerland every voter as*»m bleu every voter rierrlaM Jt\ia prerogative; thr absent voter la fined for his abaemv and there is in th« heart of the multitude, a •incero internal in its government. In S«\tftle recently aotae It p*« pie out every hundred who were entitled it> vote did so on the vital question of exceeding t>> several hundred* <\f thousand* of dollars the munlci|kil achool levy- Seven votev s stayed at home to f very one f<iat caat a ballot Were this a democracy, and were the popular v.ne depended on to determine namval la»ues. some 1000.000 voters would he ruling .yte other IIS.OM.I'OO within a few years bec-.tuse ihe 11l rooo o would be too lay a> walk a block to a polling place. s s %s wlwt ri » tif UU JM ¥ goi'.tcn tlurst KJLi Kor half a dozen Qfefljp hags of gold " ► ( J Th"«luri Miyr ird poet and author of that P' i"i"g ODUplet. la viaiting this country for th* summer We know »>t how th* market is In the more effete, and. presumably, l<aa arid z«>ne* to eaat of ua. but If Poet Mtynard eo«»e* to 9fc»tUe he "It find ttvsrt hi" nob!* thlrat will require hi Of a doK-n bags of gokl a day. If :| *>g Ittatea in its accustomed othit. At present quotations for Oiru Han gcotch. a noble thlrat i* -sixiut a- expensive a po-scv.-ion aa «,««• ond hand biplane • • • Xpr\ H.WK an idea that JH I moit i,f the W >rn thought »f Japan w in yxy ualve. and that mo*t of «»'jr uiea* »t*»ut Japan are based on wron# pifem iaea. Generally, we have accented Japan as a modern. civilized na tion. and have tried to line |t u|» by Western civilised standards Hut 1 think It will be found thaX at heart Japan I* scarcely m<»re civil ized in a modern aense. than it wa* when Commodore perry visit ed it. # Russia was considered a civil teed nation, but when the I*l blew off it W*M» discovered that It was at lie.irt no more < Ivilized. nr»r mor* softened or refined. thafi it had been in the days of Catherine. No civilized nation wogki endure for a week the iniquitl*-* of the red rule-—r«-d ruin is a berter ph£ue . but Russia may totter along for years before its mob gets sense enough to s*»*k sanity. And so with Japan. It Is not barbfiric. as Is Russia. It is worse thsn savage It persists in the old. ruthless, cultured order that made fjabylon a marv« 1 and a stanch. Japan J* the last theocracy left, and It speaks a volume for the state of Japanese civilization that it still officially clings to the !**• lief that the mikado I" an actual divinity, and that the *ffair* of state are administered by divine inspiration When you couple that theory of government with an utter absence of anything approaching i rnqpal code, you have a distinct mes* And unless Japan blows the lid entirely off. and th» people have th*V chance to boll over, and stamp about and rage, things will be messier and messier in Japan, with the ruling class persisting in forcing theocracy down the throats >f a skeptical people, and a grow ing growl rumbling thru every re gion of the empire Indeed, If the entire Pacific 1* not **t boiling before the Japa nese volcano quits erupting, the world will be fortunate Two Policemen and Striker Are Slain WATBRBCRY. Conn . .lunr- 21 Two policemen and ani- Mrlk'-r wre shot today during a riot hero On«' of th* poll<*men la rofmrted In a rrlt lca.l condition. Rescue follows CHILLY SIGNAL CHU At*}. June 21 Three men adrift In a stalled motor bout on Uke Michigan, took r,ir most of their clothing. Maturated it with oil and started a fire to attract at ten tier. 1 Were re « ued. TRIANGLE MURDER CASE ON Court Bars Wife From Sit ting Near Defendant Dur ing Procedure Two good looking women »i-r» prominent figure* at the murder trial today of Intrant lladrr llw of them la hi* sorrowful >ounc wife, tin- other U thr widow of llud llran Curtis, thr man llaili r h Kruvil of •!*) mi Mr». Cur li< h known aa "tlw other worn an" In the case. Kader. a lumber ramp superln tendent at t<ake CM an Park la al leged to have shot '"urtu twice killing him. April S. when t'urtia went to the camp and sought to take a way Mr* t'urtia, whom It-td er had employed The two ( men firrt came to blows Curtis accusing Kadtr of being In timate with Mrs. Curtia Curtis waa leaving the camp the a! it* contends when Rader went to th* tent occupied by Mra t'urtia. got Curtia' revolver and ahot him deac^ lira Rader a eye* were two I len from mm h weeping aa ahe fol lowed her priaoner husband Into Judge Calvin S Hall's thi* morning, and with him faced th* Jury that ts to decide whether or not he shall be hanged Jthe was not permitted to ait be side him at the defendant a table Owing to «n objection raised hy I deputy Proeecutor John l> t'armody, ah- took a seot In the first pew hack of her husband, where sh* aat with hand* tightly clasped on her lap dur Ing the examination of Jurwra WIDOW t WtKIKH it\n\ is uum Mrs Curtia the w hWiw did not en ter the courtroom, but pnwd hack and forth In the corridor outside, with her 1 year old hahy. flenevieve. coomg and laughing. In her arms H\\\ \KR J! HO urn ( Mint Kl ltll\ Mr* Curti* In listed as ,a witn#M for thi> and «urne* pr»]MnKl It in *a»d. to twr# J necessary, h+T a) leged intimacy wlih the accused man She in «*>mewh*t youn*«»r in appear ance than Mr*. Kader and in a viva clou* brunette Mr* Rader in ade cKW blond'* Hl* member* of the Jury that ron vicied MadiC Ann.* Sawyer U*t we#*k of murder for killing her hu*harul were called to the Jury box In the Rader <a*e On#- of th*x*k J VV Stauffer fore man of Mr* Sawyer » Jur> wa« IS* cused as a llader Juror when he said he could not enter Into the trial of the prwnt rape without prejudice. "\ am not free from prejudice in a cane of this kind." he wild. Mr*. Kate S Bressler, another Sawyer Juror. asked to tie excused on the ground that she did not frel cap able physically of sitting in another murder QR,«« She waa permitted to iro and J. 1.. Martin. also a Sawyer Juror, took her place IIOIM.I %\|> MINI. Martin mid he waa not prejudiced against capital punishment, and saw no re.i on why h« wax not qualified to nit a* a Juror to try Rader. He said he waa 71 years old. Iff- wax pinned for cause In the H eat. next to Martin. P T. Kdelhagen, another Juror from the Sawyer case, said he believed he wax qualified to serve and wax likewise parsed for cause The sixth Sawyer Juror called to he-ir the Rader case is Mm. Heater Miller, who took neat No 12 in the box She had not l>een examined up to noon. Henry Brooks, of Tolt, who took Juror J'OUix Helliger's neat, said he had nat six a Juror in a murder case 10 years ago. and. tho he would dis like to vote to hung a man. could do so und«*r certain circumstance*. Many other prospective Juror* were excused when they announced they were unalterably opposed to capital punishment. Thomas I). l«ong and Robert T. Hodge are appearing in the case ax defense counsel. Sawyer Juror Admits He Can't Hear Testimony I«ou Is Helliger, of Redmond, member of a Jury that found Madge Anna Hawyer guilty last week of murder, was called tr>day on another Jury to try Ingram Kader of murder in another court. but disqualified himself and was excused Th" Judge refused to let |fe| liger sit In the Itader case be cause Helliger said hi* hearing was mo poor he could not under stand the witnesses Settler* front the (nihil State* have taken up ft,ooo acres of land In the Vauxhall Alberta. REDS CAPTURE 30,000 POLES: LONDON', Juno 21. Bolshevik forces nave taken 30,000 Polish prisoners in a new attack along the Dvina river, extending from Pvinsk to Polotsk, according to a wireless message from Berlin today, quoting a Moscow dispatch. The Poles also lost 16. r > guns. Two Polish cavalry regiments were destroyed at Polotsk, the dispatch said. The Seattle Star Km and u K*<»n4 <-|»M Mllttt M*r I. lIM. •! Ih» PnWoffl. ••( M Wuli. iltilrl tht Art ol C«n»t.i. Mcrch I. 1171 l>r T.«r, t>» Mill. IS In S» VOLUME 23. KIDNAPED BABY LEFT IN BALLARD All America to See Seattle Beauties ¥ * * * * * ¥ ¥ ¥ Movie Man Will Film Star Contestants Sting Ruth Hrelit is another entrant in The Star's Zeigfeld beauty contest for sales women. Sh» is employed in the rug salesrooms of her father, Howard Kwing, of the How ard Kwing company in the Crary building, Fifth are. and Union st., and is living with her parents at Madison /'ark. She will appear in the Seott Kiddies benefit show at Levy's Orpheum Wednesday night.—Photo by Bushnell. ■k -k * * * * * * * * * * Two ncof of Seattle's most hawl some young women, competitor# for the title of America's most beautiful *ale*girl, were bu*y today lelwtlnit the raiment In which they will ap pear In the Scott Klddlea' bene fit show at levy's Orpheum Wedne* dav evening of thin W^k. lUxin .1 Tit un, restaurateur. said today he would build a monster 20* pound cake t<# present the icirl who In choaen to r*pre*ent Seattle In the nation-wide Zlegfeld beauty conteet The young women will appear at Wednesday night s show as a special attraction in connection with the reg ular musical comedy. Kach Is |»er mittcd to choe»* whatever costume she believe* will most effectively set off her Individual charms HKAt TIKH Wil l. AI'I'KAIt IN MOVIKM Moving picture* of the beauties i will lie taken by thr manager of the Strand theatre. h'- announced today. I and uwd In a w cnlc reel to "Toll; Seattle to the World." All money derived from the beauty show Wednesday evening will be turned over to The Star's fund to relieve from destitution the widow and children of lieputy Sheriff It (' Hcott, who was shot to deuth fight ln« bandit*. Ticket* should he purchaxed and are now on Male at the following planed Mevea cafeteria, Second ave, and Seneca Hi All fhauncey Wright rentaurantH Ciucide Drug Co., 24th N W and Market xt Ballard Confectionery atore at 20nl Mar ket at., Mallard tlarti'll Lirug <'o No I, .149 li.il On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise lard ave Metropolitan cafe Fremont Kflter * Bfrnlwum, l!Mo Btcorid ave. Holdt's cafe* at 1414 Third and 913 Second ave Rubo'a cafe. f>2l T'nloit at flreen's Cigar store, 1406 Third HTf. McDonald A Collier, tailors. *2l Third ave Mayer's barber shop, HOT T^iird ftVP. *Juy's drug stor«», Second and re* ler. Th«» tickets coat 50 cents and ad mit the holders without payment of war ti»* to the 9.16 performance at Levy's Orpheum Wednesday night. Clean-Up Begins in Mayor's Office The mayor's office |* due for a general clean up It will not be polit ical. however. Window washers were at work during Caldwell's absence. Objects to Highballs After 10 P.M.and Calls Up Police One can get all the highball* one wants after 10 p. m. out In the locality where Uvea S S. Slaughter at 3007 20th ave. W. Slaughter doesn't like highball* and hsa complained to the police. Me Uvea near railway tracks where much switching In done at night. 'The train whistle* highballing the switchmen git on Slaughter's nerve* He a*k* that the highballing be dona at some more iemote station or in the daytime. The Berlin message added that it was feared the red troops might occupy Warsaw and that serious trouble had broken out within the Polish ranks. There was no confirmation of the above from any source. Officials declare it was probably exaggerated. SEATTLE, WASH., MONDAY, JUNE 21, 1920 Whisky Gone, Water Found in Its Place l#o*t. utraycd or stolen-—one quart of special Scotch whisky! Kinder please return to the lost and found department of the municipal railway. 'Die quart has the wanders. It fir*t wandered away from It* owner Friday morn Ins: and wa* found repos Ing on the scat of a Milliard car. Saturday and Sunday the likker wna held under lock and key In the *toreroom of the IoM and found de partment. Monday the l*>ttle wa* Mill there, hut the whisky waa A W. O. I<. The hottle waa full of nice, clear water. City railway officials arc of the be lief that somebody took the whlaky. * ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ * * * * ¥ ¥ WIFE LEAPS I FROM A UTOi 5 DEAD IN FIRE-SWEPT APARTMENT Three Persons Identified in Tragedy Which Levels Vancouver House %am ot vkic. a c. jinn* :i —fire »rr known lo hate met their death in laal night'* fin* which <l«*troyrd ihe llalnwral Thr*y are: (lIAKI.KS MKWK.IIKV. a rlrrk of the I'Btifk Hir«ni*hi|i company. MINN M M I.KNNAN a clerk In the Canadian I'ailfir Tele graph office. h A. HI'KM'KH. janitor. Two men, unidentified. Apparently itn explo*lon In the furnace room »tar ted th* blare which within ten minute* mm burn inK the roof Kcene* of awful con fusion occurred soon after the alarm wm turmoil n At one time there Hi>rt more than a dosen |>er*ona leaning out of window* imploring for help, and per mini* on the nldewalk could with difficulty reafrain them from leaping out until the fireman appeared. Spencer, the janitor. ran from door to door trying to awaken the ten ant*, until he fell eahsusted and died. Many of the 25 familie* in the six atory block had retired when flume* burnt along the ae<*ond fl«>or corri dor. The corridor* # were Immediately filled with *moke. I>oor* of apart menta had automatic lock* and when gome of the occu|>atlla ru*bed Into the ball* to find escape. they couldn't return to their room* cause the doors were locked Charles Dcnnehey's death waa the moat *enaatlonal of the night lie leaped from the sixth floor and I ml**ed the net which firemen held for him lie wa* a clerk with the Pacl/lc Steamship oompany. He wan a war veteran, taken prisoner by the CSermans at Ypre* and his leg wa* amputated while he wa* a prisoner of war Fire wa* flr*t dlncovered in the fashionable apartment house at 10 45 o'clock by Mr*. Tommy Burns, wife of a pugilist Chief Searing in Auto Collision Chief of Police William II Hearing narrow I > r*oaped Merlous injury Sun day. Mhen a police auto in which ho vim tiding collided with one driven by Vick Couple. 1109 \V. 62<l *t . at Fremont ave. and Kwing Ht. lloth machine* were *ltghtl> and the clilff wan shaken up. Firemen's Bill Is Before Council Councilman T. H. Bolton's ordl nance, providing for one day off duty in every eight for city flninen, was before the city council Monday aft ernoon for final consideration. The measure would add so men to the membership of the fire department and become effective January 1, 1921. The ordinance wjih recommended for pAMaKc by the finance commit tee la at Friday. Shrine Quartet Sings at City Hall Attache* of Kin* county office* were treated with an Impromptu nerenade Monday morning when the Shrine quartet of Fargo. N. I) , |ia»Hcd thru the uouuty city building iauimonUlng A Warsaw dispatch declared one of fien. Budenny's cav alry divisions was caught in the marshes near Radornsyt Polish cavalry swooped down upon them, driving the Bol sheviks into the swamps. Four thousand reds were said to have perished. pj™ icr 7™ iiiii Couple Quarrel and Woman Jumps Out to Avoid Further Argument; Taken to Hospital Slightly Injured. Leaping from an automo bile in which she and her husband were driving thru Ballard this morning, Mrs. Letitia OlPerblom. 5236 11th ave. N. E., was taken to the lakeside hospital slightly in jured. A report from the hospital to the police said Mrs. Oker blom jumped out of the ear to avoid further quarreling with the husband, William Okerblom. Okerblom is proprietor of a dye shop in the University district. Find No Trace of Bride-to-Be and His $7,000 John S«*tka. lute of Ketchikan, Alaska wish*** that were still hi* homo ADDRFFM. HP c;ime to Settle last Tuesday with a draft for $7.500 from the nalc of hiis restaurant in Ketehikan. Ilia fiance. Minn Joule I'lerre. came with him; in fact that in why he came. They were to be married sometime before July 10. Hetka said thin morning. hut the bride-to-be in missing and $7,000 of the joint account that Mian Pierce had insisted u|»on. h«f also been checked out. Now Setka haa thee ity detective* looking for Miss Pierce—and inci dentally the 17.000 "I can't understand why she went away like that, we were having a fine time," Setka said this morning after a conference with Joe Bianchi. i of the detective force. Since their arrival in Seattle Setka had been helping Miss Pierce pur chase n trousseau and $1,200 had al- ; ready been spent this way. When asked if Miss Pierce took everything with her. Setka said everything but a fur coat he had bought for In* and which she left at a hoarding ! house for him "I don't know where she is. but I I want to find my money." said Setka | "She shouldn't have done that. I was good to her. 1 bought her things before we came to Seattle. 1 bought her a silver gray fox fur that she wore when she went away. ' I want my money back, then I j won't Htjiv around here very long " Hut no trace had been found of Miss Pierce or of the $7,000. COME IFHECHILESS Kvery freckle-faced lad in Se attle, aged 10 to 16 years,, inuat make it a point to look for an announcement In The Star Tues day. Kor there will be something there of mighty big interest to him. A Iso he has a chance to do The Star a good turn, for The Star has a bet on, and It will take a freckle fac4»d boy to win It! So. come on. Freckles! Watch the Tuesday Star! Wheat Drops $1 Here. Whole.-wle price of wheat dropped our dollar over the week end, job hern <|u<>t iriK It at $99 u tun Mon day morning. TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE ARRIVE TOO ! LATETO GET I POSSESSION' Mother of Stolen Child Un covers Valuable Clue for Investigators After four days of fgflMkl _ false clues thai led them **• where. King and Pierre count J sheriffs' deputies were apparent- J I) bafflrd iMh) in (liehr rffarta In find a irarr of !S-)re«r<«M J Klinrr Rminthiii, kidniprf bahj •.nn of Mr*. Inn Brewing* ton. N. 471h *U Report* today from Tacoma Maid * the father. Orville Brewinfjton. haftd J_ in the city Jail thero for kidnaping, 1? Mill r*fu»M*H to di*oio*e the piact 1 whore he ha* hidden the child It* mother and the authorities. TketailN of th«* kidnaping cant ta light today for the first time. Ac- J cording to Mr*. Hrewmgton. now 41- f vorced. >he had placed her twa chU* 1 dren. Klmer and John, the latter 10 | month* old. in the home of her par* ? mt.s. Mr and Mm. John R. Gray* $ 1020 S. K at.. Taroma, after filing | tier *uit for divorce here., and for the -| purpoae of preventing a kidnaping lad obtained a court order r<»Mtratl>* -3 np her hustiand from vmiting them here. KM M» UIII.It ASI.EKP •M ill I.KAN 111 ATI! Kit While little Klmer and his grandpa " were asleep in the same bed about . midnight, November 14. the kidnaper 1 broke Into the house and was ear* £ rylng Klmer off in his arma when Grandpa Gray nwoke just in time to recognize the intruder as his son-in law. Brewlngton. Before (Iray could prevent It, the ; kidnaper is said to have jumped thru a window to the ground and made his escape. Mrs. Hrewington traced the fother and child tc a house in Ballard / where Rimer had been left for three days with a woman. This woman is said to have told Mrs. Brewtngton the child's father had promised to return for the little boy on the same evening of the day he first appeared there, and. when he did show up and take Klmer away on the third day after, explained that he had been delayed by business. The woman inquired what had be come of Klmer'* clothes and Brew* Ingfon is said to have told her thnp were destroyed in a fire from which he and the child had miraculounly escaped in Vancouver. B. l\, some (lays before. He added that the lit* tie boy's mother was dead. ALL TIIACK 14) ST AT It XII ..\KI> HOME II was Homo weeks after Hrewinir. ton hud taken Klmer away from tha Ballard home that Mrs. MrrwinctoQ made her appearance there. She wan unable to inue them far ther. and thought her hust>and had loft this part of the country, whan he was seen on the streets of Tucoma hist Thursday by an acquaintance who tipped off the police of that city and his arrest followed. The missing luthy has dark brown eyes, dark hair, and Is of dark com plexion Mrs. ItrewiiiKton request* that children's homes take Inventory of their J Si-year-old babies and no tify the sheriff's office here or in Tacoma If a child of Klmer'a de scription is anions their Inmataa. TODAY'S WKATHKB Tonight himl TufMh}', fair, «•#. eratn westerly ivirals. Teni|ieru.ture Iwt 14 Horn Maximum, 72. (k Today nova, 78.