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T*unp«r»tor»« II mm 111 I I Maximum, 71. Minimum. SI. I I I I I Today noon. 7i. VOLUME 23. AS IT SEEMS TOME DANA SLEETH BHE family went to town on the Olorloua Fourth to celebrate. The kl<l<lles wanted some firecrackers. and ! went forth to buy a few. And at the first corner (land I was In formed that flrecrackera, torpe does. lady cracker*, fireworks, bombs, cap pistols—everything - that could make a noise was Kir red within the city limits. The city made a noise like a deaf mute funeral; there was about as much patriotic ardor aa there la any ffloomy November afternoon In t. ■loss-covered family vault under the weeping willows, and we load ad ourselves Into the family hack •nd returned to the country. Then I loaded the shotgun and fired both barrels out of the. front door and yelled, "Hurrah for Oenrge Washington!" I loaded the gopher gun and pulled the string, and. 'mid bombs bursting In air, I jelled. "Three cheers for the conti nental congress?' By that time everybody was In a fln« glow of martial and patriotic ardor, so 1 planted three sticks of dynamite under the pine stump that has been camping in the back yard for too long a visit, and as the stump clove the heavens I yelled one* more, "Three cheers and a tiger for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and darn England." And there wasn't a city ordi nance within ten ml'es of me to check my laudable demonstration, e e e mHATS ths trouble with cities laws are heaped on laws, officers are QKVJs herded together In dense packs to enforce these tawa Bvery time ths council meets there Is some new string tied to the public, and from walk- In* on the grass to walking at all after » p. m. Is "verboten." 11l bet In all Seattle there are not a hundred families so remotely and happily situated that they dare to put on and pun off a por ous plaster. Any one who ever skinned a man sire porous planter from the lnflam'd back of a male cJtlien will get my meaning. gome excitable neighbor woman would be calling the police before jrou could get the first corner pulled looae from dad. Ton are not your own man In town. Every time you mow the lawn you feel the eyes of the neigh borhood upon you Every time you ■tart to put on a set of comfort ably greasy overalls to tinker with the flivver. the wife will nay: "Oh. John, don't! What will the neigh bor's think*" Every half hour the poor. tru**«*d up and herded children are warned not to get their clothes polled: "Why. I wouldn't have Mm Brown see yon with that dirty face for worlds?* And how Is a kid to mike a mud pie without getting his face smeared? Hardly can a baby cry without the families for a bloc* being dl»- turbed. Th« piano has to stop at 10 o'clock. The neighborhood parties must put on the noft pedal an hour after dark. No man Is big enough. Strong minded enough, to venture Out on his front porch and yodel— not in all Hemttie can you find a raally good yodler. I bet you. • • • aLT. Ihls has a psycholog ical effect. City people are repressed, they »r» bound down ard suffer from Ingrowing grouchoa: th«*y are surly and sus picious. they have a vast re«pect fur the blue-coated ••guardians" of the pe.i/• a serf-like awe of a police man that is neither deserved by the righteousness of the average cop nor compatible with true republic anism. City life, at home and in the ■chool. Is OP.e laj.-> "don't" for the child, from Its tolling days to Its majority. Rules, regulations, neighborhood opinion, fear of publicity, fear of being thought tju«-er these bind us down -until no wonder we get Into ji rut and stay there. Ilk' a snap plrg turtle In Its shell In the mud. On my ranch I am king; my flocks and my herds and my crop* are my vassals; my word Is law to the bound* of my land, and In six years or sixteen, the farmer will never be molested by a peace off I cer not If the officer ha* good ■ense. How Is a man going to he a sov ereign clti/en, an independent vot er, a. force for good in the com munlty. If he never does any bo**. Ing, never daren rxpres* hlm«e|f. never lift* up hi* voice and howls like a wolf If It pleases him? Cltlea are pettl«oated, and var Tilehed and tJed up with pi*k and blue rlbbonu, and If they get a cln der In their dear little eve they rail «n ambulance and go to the hos pital for a couple of day*. In the country men are truly the arbiter* of their d#-atlny. and on their own leg* they ctand, If they Stand at all YACHT RACE IS CALLED OFF SLOW WIND STOPS STH CONTEST Both Yachts Drifting Limp ly in Fifth Contest With Resolute in Front aboard i'. a dehtroter OOI.DSBOROfCH. July J« <Wire lees > The fickle wind again today caused postponement of the decision In the International yacht rates off Sandy Hook. The race »x» called off after Sham rock and lU-aolute drifted around the 15-mile course for four and a half hours In air which ranged from a dead calm to a breese of not mure than four knots an hour. e e * ABOARD U. 8. DESTROTKR OOIJIBBOROrr.H, July tt.—(Via Wireless V—The fifth race for the America's yachting cup developed in to a drifting contest today. With a breeze which csjne first out of the north and then switched to !«•» south, but never Increased to more than four knots, the two contenders drifted down the Jersey coast. Two hours after getting under way. Res olute was trading, was still 21 miles from the finish, 10 Bliss from the turning buoy Bhamroc* led across ths starting line by 5C seconds after ths start of the contest had been delayed half an hour In the hope of a stable breere She Immediately luffed, with the Res olute at her heels. The yachts ran about five mites off the course when Capt. Adams Jibbed. Bhamrock held on too lon« and got too close to the land, losing the breeae. Resolute, with a fair wind, footed out ahead and at one time had a lead of a quarter of a mile. icr xu.tTK soos ci/mES (. \|* AT Tin; STARtT Toth yachts crooned the line under ballooner* and Hhamrock at once headed far off the course on a luffing match to the weatward. Patrol boats acampered around, clearing a pannage among the fol lowing craft for the racer*. Hhsmrork paid off first and was Immediately followed by Resold* Resolute. ths official time showed, waa nearly a minute behind the challenger In crooning the line. The defender, however, anon closed up 'ha gap an I both yachts were nail- Mg almost on an even basis 10 mniitea after the start. The official time war. Shamrock. 11 Jn 2J. ItMciuta, :s 31.26. Shomrock led by St seconds The yachts were four miles off their course at 1:10. A new wind ap peared coming up from the south. At 1 20 H ham rock was leading by a quarter of a mile and both yachts were becalmed. The Hhamrock begun to pick up a little land breeie at 1:10 and gained nipldly. Resolute was almost be calmed. 400 yards astern. The wind, which had been from the north, hauled to the east at 2 p m . making the course a resch and possibly a beat. Renolute picked It up first and began to move well ahead, beside* being to the windward. The yacht* were thr*<- miles south eaat of the Highlands light at 2:10, standing a little west of south on the port tack, with Itesolute 50 yard* ahead. Renolute wa» also 100 yards to the windward Ths wind had died down ag?ln until they Just had steerage way At Shut time they were more than 10 miles to the leeward of the mark. Shamrock ran Into another air pocket., while the Resolute held the breeze, and at 2 20 the American boat had established n lead of 200 yard.i and whs traveling very fant. At 2HO Itesolute was a quarter of H mile ahead. Hhatnrock held on to her ballooner and hepan to gain. The yachts started on a fllne mile heat to the outer mark at 2:40 Res olute was one-<]uarter of a mile ahead and to the windward. The race got under way at 12:30 after considerable delay due to calm weather. The regatta committee boat hoist ed the fl.ig postponing the contest until later In the day half an hour before the scheduled starting time The wind waa not even KufflcJent to carry Hhnmrock to the starting line. Hhe waa about two mile* from Ambrow llghtffhlp when nhe ran Into a culm ard signalled for a*- alatanca to tow her to the atarilng point. The wind, from the hart fallen to about three mile* an hour. Weather aharka aalrt there waa (Turn to l'a*e ?. Coluiw *» The Seattle Star Kntar*4 aa *•< «n«t (?lwi MatUr Maj I, lift, at tha rn*offlra m Ha*(M«, WMh , under th« Art of March t. ll?t P«r Tim, by Mali. |l to |» Peace Now! Later—What? An Open Letter to the Congressional Committee Investigating the Japanese Question Members of the Immigration Committee, House of Representatives: Gentlevien—ln the hollow of your hands may lie the peace and prosperity of the Pacific Coast and the nation. In proportion to the fearlessness with which the Japanese question is tackled and settled will our happiness he balanced. There can be no temporizing, no shirking:, no dodging the issues. We are face to face with a great economic, if not a racial, problem. In Washington, Japanese pene tration has not yet reached the depth it has in Cali fornia, but the earmarks of the menace are the same. What HAS happened in California is hap pening here. What HAS happened in Hawaii is happening in California. What HAS happened in Washington is happening in Idaho and in Colorado and points farther east. What IS happening in the Rocky Mountain states will soon enough happen in the middle west and in the east —unless the Japan ese are checked now. . They can be checked NOW by peaceable means. Later it may be too late. Rigid exclusion is the guar antee of peace. No picture brides; no "gentlemen's agreements"; no loopholes of any kind. We have the same right to exclude Japanese when they men ace our economic happiness as the Japanese have to exclude Chinese and Koreans from their own country. Let no sentimentalists becloud the issue. The Jap- CAPTURE ONE FUGITIVE SHERIFF SLAIN BY PRISONERS Umatilla Desperadoes Make Escape After Crime rKVUI I.WN. Ore.. July ?«. —Willi the aiil of bloodhound*, a pj»**e today raptured Albert l.lndgren, one of Ihe six men who otcaped from the I mat ilia county Jail here Sunday. l.lndgren »a* fallen near Payuse, It mile* na»i of Pendle ton. The other five fugitives have been traced to Mew ham, 111 Ihe ■ title mountain*. IK miles south east ol Pendleton. • • a PENDLETON. Or*.. July 2« A pom*#* numbering hundred* of men la *e«rehlng today for *lx prlaoner* who eacaped from the t'matllla county Jail yewterday afternoon after murdering Sheriff T. D. Taylor. Hloodhounda from the Washington *tat« penitentiary At Walla Walla wer* ruahed to the *r#»ne of the kill- In* and were jient out on the traJl. Nell ITj«rt. an Indian. 22, In to have *hot Sheriff Taylor, who wa* atnjggllng with another prl* oner. Thf *lx prlaoneri overpowered Deputy Sheriff Jake Martin and had left the Jail office when they were met. by Sheriff Taylor and another deputy. The officer* Immediately rloaed In on the men and the mur der of the Hherlff occurred during the fight. The daaperadoe* then seined gun* nnd ammunition from the nherlff'e office and hoarded a freight train They rod#* four mile* en*t of pendle. ton and fled Into the wooded noun try. where It Ik be||*yed they aeparat* >4 to make *ear<h more difficult. Sinn Feiners Kill Coast Guard Men DUHI/IH, July 2<l. Two i-oiiM (tunrd Offlepra were killed in a mlrt on the eoaat guard atatlon by Klnn Felnera here early todv On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise Mother Offers to Sell Baby, Then Weakens N'KW TOIIK. July 21 —"For Rale —Young widow will part with lovely 2% year old girl; Irish parentage; mother Is In poor health." That I* the whole story. Katherine McNulty, a pretty, dark haired. 2* year old mother, said today, when asked about the advertisement In serted In paper* here. Many bids had been received for the curly* haired Margaret, who played about the tiny, clean room. Rrave at first, the little mother was loath to glvo up her child when the time for port ing came, and so far has refused all offers. Ths mother's story was on* of a losing struggle against poverty and illness Iter husband died three years ago. Hhe struggled bravely to care for her two children, Martin and Margaret, and a*em>-d to be succeed Ing until last spring, when she waa taken 111. Physicians Deny .Clemenceau Is 111 PARIH, July 2* Physicians who have l>een attending former Pre mier Clemenceau today Isaued a denial that "the Tiger" was 111 and stated he would return to Paris on Friday from Vichy, where he had liecn taking treatment. Bela Kun Interned in Germany Camp I/*)NIX)N, July 2« HHa Kun, former Hungarian dictator, haa bean Interned in a ramp at I'ujiwui, Germany, according t> dtaftatchea here today. Thf Berlin jrovern ment ha* not replied to llunffary'a demand for )iln exfradltlon. CENSE OF HUMOR ° CAUSE OF TROUBLE WAU,A WALLA, July 2(1 Jo" Riir.hlno had a aenae of humor, any way. The eherlff founrl him arUlnK up a atlti on Dry creek. SEATTLE, WASH., MONDAY, JULY 26, 1920. Coni/rrmvnai probers of Japanese colonization swapped is fir it hearing Monday, tjrlt to right—Oov. lam it F. Hart, fir it wit net* ; Rep Wtf/iam JT. Faile, Colorado; Hep. Itaac HUrgrl, Sew York; Rep Albert John*on, V» athington; Rep. John O. Rtiki-r, California, and Rep. John C. Box. Ttx<u. —Creu-Dale Photo. anese problem presents practical questions of im portance. You must view them as practical men. You must view them with courage—and you must act with courage—even tho your acts must be drastic to be thorough. THE SEATTLE STAR. MPS CONTROL PRICE OF FOOD Health Commissioner Re ports to Mayor That the municipal market Is controlled and dominated by Japa nese interests waa the assertion mad* by I»r. H. M. Head, commis sioner of health. In a report ren dered to Mayor tf nday morning. Pointing out that the produce situation here Is analogous to that In California, J>r. Read declared: "The public market at the pres ent time Is controlled In the pricerf demanded for produce by Ihe Jap anese themselves and they are the worst offenders In the matter of subleases " !>r. Head's communication was In reply to criticisms made by the Rev. I'. fl. Murphy, Jap sympathiz er and agent, thnt a majority of the stalls In the market are run by salesmen and not by real pro ducers The Rev. Murphy admit ted that ons group of Japanese merchants control 7B per cent of the business of the city market. Dr. Head cited the opinion ren dered by Corporation Counsel Wal ter F Meier to the effect that hold era of sublessee could not tie de nled ths privileges of stalls In the market. That Japs and "whites" confer together on the prohlem or keening the market for actual producers, was declared Impossible by Dr. Rend. "It would lie fmpoNnlhlo Jo do ns Mr Murphy augireata and accom pllwh an yt hid jr." he wtated "The rf«ion 1* entirely ohvloua the Jap* and the 'whiten' would not amnl ramnte In hualnena mattera any more than they do In other thlnn." Ten, Rafalo. the married man who repent* at leisure la lucky to have the leisure. Girl Who Made Bogus Money Is Penitent POHTT.ANT>. July --Dorothy Riley, 12, expert counterfeiter, is to day en route to Oakland, Cal., where she Intends to start life anew. The young woman Just completed serving a nlnetnonth Jail sentence here for making bogus money with her husband, John Itlley. The latter, who was sent to McNeil's Island for a term of yearn, made his escape a few months ago, and la now a fug! live. "It's n losing gams. You may win for a time, but In the end your luck can't hold, and you can't expect to niah In anything except sorrow, grief and tears," said the pretty Mrs. Kiley, before starting for California "I'm still young and have a long life t>efore me, and hereafter I'm go Ing straight. You can bank on that." 5 MASKED MEN STEAL $ll,OOO CENTRAI* FA 1.1.3, R. 1.. July 2« —Five masked men held tp the cashier at ths Union Credic Fran calse bank, on Fales street, at the point of revolvers today and es caped In an automobile with a strong box containing 111,000. Poindexter Murder Theory Abandoned CHICAGO. July 2fi police have abandoned the murder theory In the invcMttgatiou of the death of Ma* Polndexter, couMln of Senator Mllea Polndexter. Officlaln today nay they are certain hta death wim the reeult of suicide. lnvi'KtiKHtom reported that Poln derter Buffered heavy flnam-ial lt>n*ea. A lettrr wrlttepn a few day* before hla death iihowcd he »aa not In good health 7&JT POSSES SEEK GIRL'S SLAYER Scour Woods for Mercer Island Pitchfork Murderer Sheriff* pown engaged In a man hunt for Jim Sphyrldla. wanted for the murder on Mercar Inland, Satur day. of 11 y«uir-old Mary Jane Pap- IMUi. whom he speared with a pitch fork when she rebuked him for cure- Inn. centered their attention today on the vicinity of North Bend. Prac tically certain he eacaped the Inland before It had been thoroly searched, and renitonlng that he would strike out for a ranch where he hnd been working recently near North Itend, a posnc headed by Matt Starwlch and Including "Big Bill" Barr and Wil liam Swim, lay In hiding In the woods near the ranch oil night. Hphyrldls, no far a* has been learn ed. has not yet disclosed himself to ask for food. If he has eaten since the killing of the little girl, he has forajjed hi* meals from farmyards without knowledge of the Inhabi tants. The only person who claims to have xeen a man of Kphyrldls' de scription In C. E Dewry, of Fruit land, on the cast aide of Mercer Island. Dewry Informed deputy sheriffs he believed it wua the fugi tive, who obtained a rowboat from him about 9:30 Saturday night. lie said the man pushed off with the boat toward* Iteaux Arts vil lage, and at midnight a posse with bloodhounds were searching ttnt locality but the dogs failed to find Sphyrldls' scent. Two theories developed out of the Incident. One that Sphyrldls, i* the man In the boat was he, headed for Hraux Arts and then doubled back 111 the opposite direction to throw his pursuers off, and another that he threw himself out of the boat and drowned himself In fear of the consequences of his capture. It isn't always safe to judge Ihe quality of wen or cigars by their prloa. TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE PRAISED AS GOOD CITIZENS FOR U.S.A. "Shall We Encourage Our Girls to Marry Them?" Is the Question Asked Dr. Crowther J Judge John K. Raker, California "* conijrmtnan, leaned forward tew a table In a federal court room today and asked I lev. Dr. J. B. Crowther. pajitor of the First litU odlst church, a question. That question brought to a mw> muroua close the first sfaslon at the Seattle hearings of the i mm** , ntonal committee Investigating 'M Japanese problem on ths Padfltt , coast. The question, voiced In a patient. ? respectful and somewhat weary , tone, was not answered. "Why, Dr. Crowther, don't TM Invite the Japanese Into your owa home and encourage them to uail| your daughters?" "I decline to answer that," ad Dr. Crowther. who had cendgM an eloquent plea that the Japa nese be admitted to the full prtrV . leges of citizenship. WTTNKRSKB PRAISE JAPH TO PROBCBB Jade* Raker thaakri Dr. Cw» thee tor tm U*ttmmy. thm kMclMpr, 'was adjourned and from Um ■Mil ton la the court ma tolM cm> ment arose. The first meeting l of the j mlttee assigned was linn over laigo , ly to high praise of the Japans** ' from Dr. Crowther and from Judga Thomas Burke, following Miller F*rea men, president of the Anti-Japans** league, who ontltned the contention* of those opposed to Japanese pen*- tratlon In the United States. Judge Burke, in response to ques tion* from committeemen, said that he had been decorated by the em peror of Japan with the order of the Rising Run and considers this a ~dla languished honor." He said he had been for about 15 years counsel for the great Japanese trading company, Nippon Tusen Kaisha. and has rsp*a sented the Great Northern railroad for a similar length of ttma. Tha Great Northern, Judge Burks ad mitted In response to questions front the committee, was the first to la port Japanese labor. JUDGE I.AIDS J At* CHARACTER Judge Burke's testimony dealt not at all with statistics, but was con fined to laudation of Japanese char acter. Judge Burke said that the Japan ese and whites could not amalgamate phyxically. "Japan does not desire any such thing," he said. "In Japan a native who marries a white woman Is looked down upon." The Judge was placed on record as opposing unrestricted Immigration, but said that "the small number of Japanese here now constitute no problem." • Referring to protests against Jap anese aggression. Judge Rurife said: "Every day that this propaganda 1s carried on we are wounding the pride and sensibilities of a proud nation." He insisted that the gentleman's agreement was being scrupulously upheld. "PERFECT GENTLEMEN IN MY CHURCH" Dr. Crowther told the committee thut he had come to America It years ago in steerage; that in Eng land he had t>een a cotton mill worker and that his education and l>osltlon he owed entirely to th* United States. He praised the Gullck bill, which ' would place the Asiatic Immigrant j on an even footing with other*, j but admitted that physical assim ilation of the Jaiwnese was "im possible." "How In the world." asked Judgs Raker, "do you expect a com munity of divided races to be happy (Turn to Pa|« 2* Column A CAN'T BE LOST Nothing ran ba lost them dajre on a<vnnnt of the Want Ada. for the department of the Want columns, known aa the Loat and Found rolumn, la a certain way of finding and returning lost property. Wh<*n you are a Inner, or a finder, don't fall to giva the Ijoat and Pound ada a chance, either to find your loat pwdi for you. or to be honeat and return the goods you have found to their rightful ownar. PHONIC MAIN Ml.