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Kn. twrprlM Aaaa Vrvmm hnloA A Letter From Councilman Tindall Editor Tho Star: Noticing your forcible statement in Tuesday's issue in support of Col. lnglis' candidacy for IT.l T . S. senator, I am taking the liberty to set forth the reasons why a thousand service men in Seattle and many others thruout the state, have petitioned Col. Inglis to enter this contest. First, we thought it essential to have a man in the senate whose position upon any question involving the interests of the United States we could know without having to question him or instruct him. Second, we wanted a man in the senate who was thoroly familiar with the Creditors have better memories than debtors; and creditors are a su perstitious sect, great observers of set days and times.—Franklin. Letters to the Editor- Write trie fly. ITte (a* or typewriter. Om tide of paper only. He* ifoitr name. m IT 101 DONT KXKKdSK Editor The Star: Health author! Upi are morf and mort attributing the prtv«lrn(* of the so-called lb generulne disease* largely to failure to take proper exercise In a world Where machinery l» -con»tantly In craa*ln£ the numl*r of »ed<rni*ry oc cupation*. And It would deem cer tain thai the authorities are rtglit. For comparatively few exercise a* they should. And failure to take Merely* has far reaching rffeota on all part* of the bodily oritaniani. It creates not merely muscular aoft MM but a general weakness a* well, |Ntbl<«sin( to all aorta of maladies Hd acting aa a direct cause of some. With exercise omitted from the felly regimen the vigor of the dlgea ttve organism la almo4 certain to be mfavorably affected There are aocne non exerciser* who wra to kar« excellent digestions, but they are moat exceptional. Am digestive vigor waaea, malnu trition grows. Failure to exercise, for that matter, also promote# mal ■wtrition by diminishing the vigor of Ue wrgnns of ellminatioa. Kidney and liver activity ia check ad. together with the activity of the Whole intestinal trrict. So ia the ac tivity of the sweat glands, the Im porta n* of which aa elimlnatlva or (*iu ia not nearly aa appreciated M it ought to be. Aa a result the ayatem ia not only poorly nourished. It tenda to be em clogged with the waata prod •Ota of whatever food la eaten. And a positive poisoning may be the re ault. Thla means, of course. a blood tmpply inferior In quality. More- OTV, failure to exercise also means a alowly circulating blood supply Tat health of body and mind alike Imperatively demands good blood In rapid circulation. Again, when exercise la not taken With regularity, and especially when it virtually is not taken at all, there ia an unhealthy tendency to an over accumulation of fat. This results la the familiar condition known aa Obesity. The obese are the prey of various ills Their efficiency Is maakedly re duced They suffer from shortness •t breath and manifold discomforts And they are confronted, aa one hygienist puts It. with the mathe matical probability of death occur ring sooner than would be the caar were th«y of normal weight. There la such a thing, of course, aa too much exercise. There also ia such a thing as exercise Inappro priate for the Individual's age and fcodlly condition. But tho«e who err In theae re apecta are few in number compared with the great army who. engaged In indoor and sedentary work day kfter day, neglect to take anything Uke the exercise their systema de | »and. H. A. B. * • • TALKS MKK AN AMKRH AN Editor The Star: It Is distinctly refreshing to read Malcolm Douglas' honc«t and clear cut statement of hi* political alms arid ambition* in these hectic time*, when an army of legion men are industriously enxiutH in aeeklng office solely on the merit of their stripes. striving to put pay In patriotism, as It were. Mr. Douglas has the proper conception of the mili tary man's relation to civilian serv ice. He doe* not underrate patriot Ism, nor disparage military service. On the contrary, It would seem, he holds patriotism to be too fine and "acred a possession to bandy about In a political campaign and barter for public office. He knows, too, that true American democracy con templates no preferred military elms He seeks office solely on the ground of personal qualifications and the pledge of faithful and Impartial scrv Ice. This is the American plan, and I am glad to offer this tribute to Ma J. Douglaa. P. H. HI'AHKH. 1114 12th Ave Seattle, Sept. 9, 1920. PRACTICAL GIFT Pearl—Oh, we had a delightful Wedding and received so many silver present*. Jluby—That was floe. And did your father give something In silver, too? Pearl No, he gave us a bottle of acid to test the other present*. Women will never be pai«| M much for lecturing as men, because they do too much of It for nothing. The Seattle Star Bf mall, owt *t ettr. P«r moaitfc; • mnniha, |l It; • mtmXhm. |lt». ?•**. 91 (I, i« lh* ><»■• »»f WMltin|to» imteld* of the aula, lit p«c nionlK |4M fur • mttnih* ar |I M pat ratr. M? awrlar, atif. lie par m—k. needs of the ex-service men, who was in sympathy with their aspirations, and who would exert the full force of his influence to bring about wise, just and beneficial legislation wherever the ex-soldiers' inter ests were involved. Third, we wanted a forceful, capable representa tive of the state. We believe that Col. Inglis has all these qualifica tions in a high degree. j Speaking for myself, my confidence in him is based upon the fact that in my long association with him in the military service I always noted two things about him: His devotion to duty and his interest in the welfare of his men. On the Mexican l*>rder some of us were inclined to grum ble at the rigid training upon which Col. Inglis insisted. Hut Col. Inglis never knew at what moment he might be called upon to lead his men into the burning desert across the line. To take them into such a campaign without toughening and training them to the highest degree would have been criminal. And men who grumbled at the hard work then now take pride in the fact that no regiment was ever in better shape than the old Second Washington when we came home from our border service. On our way to France we stopped at Camp Mills, where our strength was raised from two thousand to thirty-six hundred men. This required three additional officers per company. The war department wanted Col. Inglis to accept a large percentage of officers from the training camps, but Col. Inglis insisted that the men who had gone into his regiment as privates and by hard work rinen to be corporals and sergeants, were entitled to any commissions that were to be bestowed, and he won out. Among the Seattle men who were promoted from the ranks were Kdgar Akers and Dean Thaanum, both wounded in the Argonne, Akers get ting the D. S. C. Bill McDonald and Bill McKay, l>oth of whom gave up their lives in the Argonne, were two others. I was another. On reaching France our regiment was scattered from Brest to the front. Two months later I met Col. Inglis at the officers' training school at Gondrecourt. We had four weeks of the hardest work I ever went thru. Officers were put thru drill, bayonet practice and maneuvers like so many recruits, besides having lectures, quizzes and exams on every subject. Col. Inglis' course was even harder than ours, and I know that many nights he studied until well towards morning to prepare himself for the responsibilities that he was later to receive. Notwithstanding this, he did not for get the officers and non-coms from his regiment who were attending the school, and more than once he used the in fluence of his rank to improve conditions of which they found reason to complain. During the summer of 1918 I was In command of a train ing outfit at St. Aaignan. I had a constant battle with the quartermaster officers to get food and firewood for my men. They insulted my mess sergeant till I forbade him to go to them again. Later, Col. IngTis was stationed in the town for a few weeks, and one day I went to him. "If those people don't stop playing horse with me they arc going to wake up some morning and see a thousand men go without their breakfast," I told him. Col. Inglis grained the phone and within half an hour I had an order from division headquarters that saved mc any further trouble the rest of the summer. Just before the Argonne drive Col. Inglis was given com mand of the 109 th Infantry in the 28th (Fenn. National Guard) division. He went over the top with hi* regiment and stayed with them until his division was withdrawn from the line for rest. Then he was put in command of the 30th Infantry of the 3d (regular army) division. This was the only instance during the war where a National Guard officer was given command of a regular regiment. He stayed with the 30th Infantry until his division was withdrawn, and was then given oemmand of the 4th In fantry of the same division with orders to reorganize it in preparation for the drive on Metz, which was then being planned. Just Itefore the launching of this drive the armis tice came and Col. Inglis had the honor of commanding the advance guard of the right wing of the American Army of Occupation thruout the march into Germany. What I have told are facts that show the seriousness of Col. Inglis* character, the earnestness with which he under takes the performance of any duty imposed upon him, and his capacity for hard work. If the returned soldiers are justified in asking the election of a thoro American and one who will see that they get a square deal in the senate, they have done well in selecting Col. Inglis as their can didate. One thing more. Some persons may fear that a former soldier would be likely to rush the country into war. Noth ing could be less true. No man who has heard the shriek of a descending shell and dived into a shell hole to escape the fragment, ever wants to see another war. No man who has heard the screams of a Imdly wounded man ever wants to hear them again—not if he is human. Col. Inglis has seen men shot down beside him and heard their cries for aid—and, being human, no one need fear that ne has any desire to hear them again. PHILIP TINDALL. Apple Time Apple time In coming on. ! lumper crops are anticipated That'* Kocvl What human I* them that, doesn't enjoy a nice, fat. Juicy piece lOf open-fat e apple pie? Aye, several of 'em! And elder! flee, won't there be a demand for gn lions and barrel* of nice soft Cider! I.eavlug the apple crop for Jurct a moment. stroll down the lane, dose to the orchard, and visit the old cider mill. feed to he a blind folded horse. walking around in a circle, that supplied the motive power to atiueexe the Juice out of the apples. All different now —it'H a Kaolin* enrfn*. Hut the name steady stream find* It* way Into the barrels, and the name lot of kids are hanging around, eating apple* and going home with the stomach a<-he. Hame Jolly elder makers, "flure, drink nil you want. Cldei s cider these days but folks 1m folks, too," sa>g the cider man. And up In the orchard there the tree* are hanging fufl Tlnldwln* and I'tpplna, and llusflcts, and W'lnesaps, the red striped Dutchess, the bin Kings, and the mealy Tomahawklns, to say nothing of the famous baker, the Twentj ounce. And there on the edge of the lon* row Is the crab-apple, Ibc limbs glorious with the red clusters that almost bow them down would bow them down were It not for the props that sus tain them, like a drunken man between two friends. Think of It, people apple time and plenty of 'em. Can they keep the pri' e* up. Visions of apple duinpllngn, apple pie, apple sauce, and apple butter- let It he hoped In the name of all of these ajid that of Utkod apples with cream, that they cannot. A .Vnr York pnpr «/iv« Irinrr Carol of Humnnin it o a nod mixer. When crown priiwini/ Lm uull !w. ccn get. a Job <U a soda fountain. rwbltalu* Nil? hj Tht lUr fubltoliliii O*., Mala •ft J (II'I'SS alt life Is eapr.«»sd I In the relations of »|iort ■ M it nil iiMirllillirn Alxillt jP ttiiM lint* of the yrnr lit* l tired hu*li»"u< man liual j ties* these day* l« rnnuKli to make ' anybody tired some pf our best known magnntea t«*ll mo- well, any way, th<> I. b m. hi*** him la lh« II cense (-fork and k<-i» him ■ iwrrnll to loir h highly ornamental rifle to Ihe deep, deep wawln, w Iters the I. b m trumps many w. %ry league* thru fern, and fen, ami winding wilder ness, over down logs and around ■•nags; thru brl.-r |>at.-hss and bn twrfn boulders, and after a f. w days or hour* of thta the t b in. decldrs he haa done hla annual duly and comes homr all chirked U|t with a new b*t< h of He* and allbta. Off somewhere In those wooda la the deer. He doesn't laka out a li cense, he doesn't plow, or plant, or reap. he get* fit aa he wanders, rare free and blithesome, and even, If by mime dire accident he tumble d«*n a cliff and break a leg and thereby foil Into the lap of annte boastful hunter, atltl. while h* lived he en> Joyed hlmaelf, and death cornea to all. a • • Hltß rlerk geta paid for tak ing the hunter's money. Tha deer haa a good time for nothing; but the l b m la merely the bleating goat who part* with half hla h<Ur to be allowed to brow a* for an hour In a barren wlldernea, All mankind la divided Into thear three rlaMm thf fellow who take* your money, the fellow who enjoy* life without any ev.-~.ive striving, and tha fellow who la always work ing hla head off and handing hla naming* over to sotn* wis* guy. iloraa and drivers and the frollck Ing colt, ambling big legged an Joy oua "longalde—you will find yourself in one of these class**. Rome men are horn happy and never get over It. and to theae men life la a «ur«a« whether the world can see any svldenc* of It In their Uvea or or not. Rome men are born to maater, to collect toll, to gather tribute, and moat of o, are born to work, to pay our way and half the other fetlcrw'a, and to hav* none too good a time do ing It, either. Kvery little town always haa some worthies* ruae who la forever going fUhing. t>r communing ir. the altade with a Jug of hard cider, a fellow who al. ays haa time to ses the cir cus. ami attend picnics, and yell hi* frowsy head off at the hall game, a j fellow who alwapi seem* well fed. hsppy and spiritually proaperoua. In j my youth the** fellows were pointed out aa horrthls example*, just as oiww I frit sorry for ths d**r who were hunted by the bad. bad. cruel men. Jn my ripened exparienc* I hav* cams to realise that the town Inafer wnj> a philosopher who had solved the human problem, who had discovered tliat happlnesa constat* of being content with what you tan g#t ••ally, rather than In great pae.ee ■tons, and after years of pursuing th* festive buck I have switrhed my pile of sympathy from ths deer's cor ner to that of the hunter. s e • I> aIAN ha* imagined that by IM I l*w, by «nm» w» ■■■mbJ ««llon. by pie-xliing broth •rhnod and praying for abounding grace, ha might uahar In a state where all men vaukl be equal In Ability and r«m(wl«Mt In *ptril- And man lias alwa>* dl* covered that th» benuea rtmilnnl, whether In a republic. Vn oligarchy, a Uinrrtry or a dMpeUam. Some husbands are born to be hen pecked, and noma wive* ara born to be botmaa. You can watch any doien children at play fc>r half an hour, and nan pick out Ihii boy* and ilrla who, 10 yaara hence, ara to ha ovorlord*. no matter whet her thay make their abode In Health, or Moacow. I auppoae the trf-acta of the field. In thair moonlight pasture medita tion*. Imairlne that ingia day there will ha a (evolution and they will rule man They doubtteaa have trn dltion* handed down from thalr ravr «g" ancestor* of the time when great heaata ruled tha earth, and puny man dodged here and there on sufferance. And no aooner will perfect equality coma to the aona of man than will mastery coma to the brute* that we call dumb. So far aa I can dlacover, thla fore ordaining of certain men and certain women to mastery. to achievement, to what wa call anc ceaa, run* thru the universe. There are *un* and there arc moon*, llva world* and dead world*. Mr, brilliant *tar* and tiny. flushing comet*. Thar* la nowhare. from the last drop of the ocean'* water* to the Iwild top of hoary old HI. Helen*, any.smallest place where there la not a big and a leaner. Indeed. It la by no mean* e*tnh llahed that a democracy |* the moat efficient form of government. Cer tainly. men have la-en the moat con tented and proaperou* under the wl*a rule of powerful emperor*. Just a* men have la-en the mo*t miserable In mind and body when the rule wa* in tha hand* of the untrained mob. Finally, of course, liberty will Justi fy herself, and gradually man In the mas* will achieve real government, and for thla future goal we sacrifice much of present comfort and aecurt ty. but the student will always re member that republics and deinocra claa are lni|rf-rfect, tumultuous and various In their rising* up and alt. ting* down, Just In proportion a» they ara real republics ami democra clea. No politician dare npnik theae aelf-evldent trutlm, hut Occasionally It In well to Miy them, for «<• g«.t Into the unfortunat* h;>lilt of conaldrrliiK that we have thr Ixxt government on ••arth, merely Itecauae It In, In theory, a Kovnnmi nt by the people. Oov eminent by the people may eoalty he come the woriit rather than tin- lient —lt la up to tho people themaelvca. TIIK ETKItNAI. KI.KMKNTS In the allowing of a pictorial neww woi-kly In a movie limine In San Diego, the operator flaahed on the nneen a picture of two dlattngulahad Krenrh general* riding In an auto mobile. Crowda lined the pavement*, their umhrellaa up and water drip pin* from their hat*. Suddenly from the audience came nn awed ery: "My (Inwd, It'a at 111 rainln" over ♦here"'- American l/Cgkin Weekly. THE SEATTLE STAR AS IT SEEMS TOME . DANA SLEETH GOV. HART EXPOSED Letters and Telegrams Show Him a Mere "Puppet" in the Schemes Against the Women's Minimum Wage That Gov. Hart hat been a tool of special interests in general, and that he has been playing hob with the women's minimum wage in the interests of the Employers' association is proved beyond a doubt by letters and telegrams printed herewith. These letters and telegrams show that certain gentlemen who knew what they wanted regarded Hart as a mere puppet, who danced to their music whenever they played it. These letters and telegrams naturally were believed to be confidential by the scheming individuals who wrote them. But copies of them have fallen into the hands of Mrs. W. S. Griswold, of Seattle, a formei member of the minimum wage commission, who resigned because she would not bow to the dictates unreasonable demands of the gubernatorial machine. Mrs. Griswold, recognizing that the minimum wage commission was losing its independence and could not function for public welfare, quit. She is today porting no particular candidate for governor, but has felt it her duty to expose these letters and telegrams between J. C. H. Reynolds, manager of the Inland Empire Employers' association, and Dr. J. S. Kloeber. chairman of the state safety board. Keep this in mind: The chairman of the state safety board is not a member of the minimum wage conn mission. But, in this case, he was more than a member. He was Hart's and the Employers' association spokesman, it appears. Between Kloeber, who was more a representative of the Employers' association than a state official, and Reynolds, Gov. Hart was watched continually. He was not permitted to get out of their supervision. Even when he left Olympia for a period, you will notice by the exchange of communica* tions that he was being watched by them, lest he make some kind of a statement other than what they want" ed. And all the time they had in mind the political election. They constantly refer to it. TT»ey don't want Hart to do this or do that because of the political effect. They don't want the minimum wage filled, so that a final decision can be made for the working girls, fearing the effect it would have on the votes. And what's the result? The minimum wage decision IS held up. The girls haven't got their rightful wage yet. Read the letters and telegrams and judge for yourself: COPT April 21. lt!0 Mr J. C. ft. Reynolds, Inland Empire Hmplonrt' Association, ill llutton Building, Hpohanf. Wuh. Kubjsct The Industrial Minimum Wage Conference at Olympla. Dear Sir While knowing thai you are paying strict attention to this con ference, I cannot refrain from ratling to your attention the fart that you should have a full representation at this meeting anil If pnwlble endeavor to ret a postponement of the hearing to wine future date In order that mora evidence can be Introduced than you will be able to put In on the ! 21th and 2»th Inat. I know that you will consider thla letter strictly confidential but 1 w*.uld suggest to you that you personally might aay that you think that a con ference held just at thla time la not conducive to the beat results for the present administration aa It la Interjecting a condition Into the coming an>paign that could Just aa well be left over until after the fail election. Yours very truly. (Signed) DR. J R KLOEBER. JHK—C Chairman. Slate Safety Ikuird. • • « COPT: TELEGRAM Dr J. S Kloeher. Olympla. Wash. Mrs I lardgrove haa aent real gnat lon to Industrial Welfare Commission. Employers feel entitled to representation on thla Important board and over, consideration of a Spokane representative. We will be plnuaed to present arvsral for consideration if daaired. (Signed) J. C. H. REYNOLDS. Manager, Inland Empire Employers' Association e e s corT wr« mis* union telegram J. C. II Reynolds. InUnd Kmpire Employers' Association. llutton llldg . Spokane. Wash. Personally see Mrs Hirdgmve today snd sscertsln her reason for reslg j nation from Industrial Welfare Commission. Governor Hart wishes thla . Information Governor requests yeu to present list of namea for his con "•deration. Wire information re Mrs Hardgrcve and mall names (Hlgned) PACK, Hectetaiy, State Safety lloard. e s . COPT WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM J. C H Reynolds. • Inland Etnplre Employers' Association. llutton Rulldlng. Spokane. Wash. After ascertaining Mrs Hsrdgrove's reason for resignation, ascertain If she will continue If Oovemor Hart reorganise*' board. Our information Is that she resigned bemuse of friction on board as at present constituted. Secure this Information and wire quickly as possible. (Signed) PACE. Secretary, State Safety Board, ess COPT: WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM Spokane Wash. Msy 14. 1»!0. Dr. J. S Kloeher, State Safety Hoard. Olympla. Wash. Party absolutely refuses to withdraw resignation, giving personal reasons which have largely lo de with recent hsppenlng In the bosrd. but declines to specify sny other reason than want to be relieved on account of personal matters and Isck of time. Information requested will be forwardod in endorsement foim tomorrow. (Signed) J. H C. RETNOLDS. Secretary. Inland Empire Employers' Associations • • • COPT: WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM Olympla. Wash., May IS. 1920. J. C. 11. Reynolds. Inland Empire Employers' Association, llutton Ilulldlng. Hpokane, Wash. Am arriving Hpokane tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. Can you arrange for appointment with Mrs. Hardgrove? I am requested to mske a personal investigation of this matter and report my impression. (Signed) J S KLOEHER. Charge Slate Safety Hoard. Confirmation mailed &-2S-1920. e s e COPY: WESTERN I'MON TELEGRAM Olympla, Wash., June I. 1920. J. C. 11. Reynolds. 724 llutton Building. Spokane Wash. Mrs Itcdpath, of Olympla. appointed this morning. Governor anxious for letters and wlrea by party to clubs and others asking retention. If l>ossll>le get copies and forward. (Signed) PACE, Secretary, State Safety Roard. Charge State Safety Hoard. ess COPT June 1. 1920. Mr, J. C. II Reynolds, 724 llutton Hulldlng, Spokane, Wash. Dear Mr. Reynolds: I am sending you herewith confirmation of wire sent you today In reply to yours. There seems to have been no other appointment up to this hour, which Is 2 o'clock. I was In the governor's office this morning and was told that he was particularly anxious to receive. If |«>rslblc. copies of the wires and letters sent the Women's club by Mts. Grlswold. He hoped t<» be able to use copies of these In giving out the announcement of the new appointment but seems unable to obtain tliein. I was told tills morning that this matter had been passed up to you before and that you likely had copies of such letters and telegrams by thlN time. In looking over the I>octor's files I am unable to find any wire o« letter In which he asks you to get this Information. Hhuff promises to keep me posted as things develop and I will wire or write you as necessary. The Doctor is in Helah and will be there until Wednesday, hut he explained this matter to me before ho left and will try and act as the occasion requires. (Signed) PACE, Secretary, State Safely Hoard. JWP- MS • 9 * The following letter will show how completely Governor Hart Is In the control of the Employers' Association. They sre keeping close watch to make sure he obeys orders. Letterhead of: EMPLOTERS" ASSOCIATION Of THE INLAND EMPIRE Spokane, Wash.. February 18. 1920. Dr. J. S. Kloeher. Chairman, Slate Safely Hoard. Olympla. Wash Dear Doctor: We wltl send you clippings from papers of sll interviews ••• • • • with Governor Mart and also any atatementa he may make whCe In (pa kane In accordance with jrour telegraphic request Tour* very truly, (Signed) J. C. rf. RETNOLDS, • e • COPT . 1 June n. tm Mr J. C. H Reynold*, 724 Mutton Building. Spokane. Wuh. My dear Mr. Reynolda: Very confidentially I have had a talk with AM governor regarding the appointment of a successor to Mra. Bardgrov* -~j | he la cor. widen ng thla matter with extreme ear*. The governor fully appreciate the importance of thla position and alii Ihe selects the appointee, lam convinced that you will appro to tbg | »elaction. I (hall take pleasure In keeping you posted with Information covering ; thia subject aa 1 may have It. Tour* very truly. (Signed) DR. J. 8. KZOEBER. JSK-rMS • • • COPT: WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM Xnaa n.UML Dr. J. 8. Kloeber, Btate Safety Hoard, Olympla. Wash. In view of Industrial Welfare Commission conference to be held in HmIIII next Tuesday to deride factory wage scale we strongly urge coramlssloa he built up to full strength by appointment from Spokane. Mrs. Georg* Foster, to whom there la no objection from any source, not only compete*! but a woman who would be Impartial and fair to all lntareata. Would 11kg to respectfully urge Governor llart to give her favorable consideration. J. CH. REYNOLDS, Secret*!*, j Charge Employer*' Association. J ee e T COPT: WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM Olympla. Wash, June IS, tm Mr J. C. H. Reynolds, TH Mutton Building. Spokane. Wash. Vour wire. date, at once took matter up. My letter thla date wfl familiarise you with situation as It now stands which 1 am sure will meed approval For your information decision reached after consideration and largely my advice. Will you be in Seattle Tuesday? Answer today. VH J. S. KLOEBEH. Charge State Safety Ifcttrd. ee • • COPT Jose 12. im, Mr J. C M Reynolds. 124 Mutton Building. Spokane. Wash. My dear Mr. Reynolds: Acknowledging your wire of the 11th, yon *u find enclosed my confirmation of even date In reply. Vou will, of course, treat the contents of this letter as entirely confident tial •and should you refer thereto you will please place the for the decision readied entirely upon my shoulder*. The Industrial Welfare Commission's affairs have been permitted to pro Kress to a [mint that requires the exercise of utmost care and discretion I to unravel the snarl without creating a serious condition Industrially »~J politically In this slate. Therefore, my strong advice to Governor Hart hal for the past week been as follows: 1' As at present constituted and without the appointment of a successor * to Mr* llardgrove. the Commission will stand a tie and. therefore, lutely deadlocked upon the question that is now before it. i. e.. a decision upon the conference report for factory minimum wage scale. With thia condition there will he nothing done unless a compromise decision can be reached. Now. If the minimum can lie made consistent with the minimum of those states with which we are brought In competition there can bo no criticism. But, If the Commission cannot agree upon thla minimum then they will be absolutely deadlocked and the decision will remain in statu quo. This result will leave the situation as It now stands knd there will l>e. as n result, no disturbance from those who are today threiatenlng industrial disturbance. If the decision of the Commission is other than that of the recommendation of the conferees. Now, If a new appointment Is made upon this Commission at thl* timn the appointee qualifying and taking part In the Seattle conference relating to this hearing, this appointee will necessarily vote without having heard 4 the subject matter discussed and consequently will be entirely unfamiliaM witli the true principles underlying the subject and the vote, wn> It is carried, will be considered by the parties at Interest as ex The reflection of this vote must necessarily reach back to the governor. aJBf It will be very hard, lnd.i-d, tu successfully controvert the statement thatfl the appointment was made with knowledge of the poeition of the appointed on the question under consideration. In view of this presentation of the situation as I view ft, I think yow ] will concur l«i the decision that the board better remain as It now la until after all of the questions now before it have been finally disposed of. If you do not see It In this light. Immediately upon receipt of this letter you will plra*< wire me your point of view, and conversely. I would like a wlro from you stating your position if that of approval. Sensing that one objection you may make will be "Is the position of tho board ns stated by me"—l will assure you that my conviction is that the board as now constituted will stand as I have outlined it. Regarding Mrs. George Foster—it Is my pleasure to have had a long acquaintance with Mrs. Foster and one that 1 esteem most highly. In my opinion there is no woman in the Mate that la temperamentally bettor qualified to fill this position than is Mrs. Foster. This opinion Is coiv ourred in by GRAVE (governor] (Code). 1 do not consider it necessary to say more. In tny opinion this situation Is now, and at last, well In hand and need occasion ua no further trouble at present and as long as the present que*, tlon before the Commission reaches Its final dlspoaltlon. If you come to Seattle Tuesday I shall meet you there when we can go Into th* detail of all of this more thoroughly. Yours very truly, . , (Signed) DR. J. 8. KLOEBER. JSK—MS Mexican Peace rnwl.lf.nt I> Tj» Huerta. of Mexico, iipoke In a decidedly optimist!# tone In 111* opening addnvw to the Mexican conjrrcss. Commercial treaties arc to he smoothed out Extradition treaties other nutlonx are In effect for the first time In 10 years. The oil neta Is booming. and looking better every minute. Also: ••The government Is now able to guarantee the liven and property of foreign citizens." It Is to he hoped that neither the Mexican bandit nor the foreiffß prlvllrjre seeker makes it Impossible for the government to keep ttkt iruaruntee In good working order. MOVPAT, RKPTrMBKR I*. IW».