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VOLUME 23 Why This Underhanded Suit? Why Not Suit Straight to Point? New Suit to Keep City in Hole. Just Some More of Mayor's Bunk. SUIT started by 14 taxpayers to force the city to default payment of interest on its street car bonds is just a sneaking and backhanded piece of business, which naturally is highU improbable of success. L It is sneakinjr and underhanded-for the simple reason that St does not approach the railway question frankly and squarely. It is sneaking and underhanded because, tho tax payers are the allegW complainants, it is plainly Mayor kjCaldwell's suit r The Star has repeatedly stated it has no objection to, and would welcome a suit asking for the release of the city from Its agreement to purchase the traction system, or a suit asking for a reduction in the purchase price if the city hail any honorable claims for such a request. Kither of these suits would ileal with the real meat in the rtilway coooanut; either -suit would settle once and for all whether the city was defrauded or whether there was corruption. Buk no! Tl\at sort of suit is not started. It goes too Straight to the point . Instead, fihis other suit— the kind of suit that can ftir up a lot more noise but get nowhere in the long run— just like the mayor's prolie and the grand jury investigation and a lot of other tommy-rot like that which did not pro duce, and could nwt produce, any facts that had not lieen fully known to Mayor Caldwell at the time he himself sat in the conference that resulted in the city's offering $15,000,- 000 for the traction system. Instead of a fair and square suit to fix the blame and the guilt if there is blame and guilt, and the fraud, if there was fraud, in the street car deal, we have this new suit, partici pated in by the mayor's private prolier, Wilmon Tucker, and therefore earning the mayor's approval. * A suit to do what? To determine whether the city was ! defrauded? NO! To determine whether the city can re ern the street car lines? NO! A suit by the city against • traction company? NO, nothing «s square as that What then, does the suit intend to accomplish? listen: A suit to compel the city to default payment! To compel it to default! A suit not to get the city ouf of a financial hole, but to get it into »uch a hole after it is apparent that, if let alone, the city can come out in good financial condition by May, or June at the latest! Just think of it! A suit to hound the city railway into bankruptcy which does not face it and which it will not encounter if permitted to operate under honest and expert management! The Star does not grant that this attempt can succeed, however smart the attorneys l>ehind the suit may be. It is not begun in good conscience. That the attempt should even be made is the disgraceful part of this business. That it should be encouraged by the mayor now that we can see daylight in street railway finances, is the humiliating aspect of the thing. A fine piece of statesmanship, indeed, for a mayor to try to compel his city to default a payment it can otherwise meet! qgVERS RISING; ' FLOODS FEARED Bridges in Danger in Three Counties With GrMn river ©v*rflowlng It* banks awl flooding farm land* in the Ticinity of Kent and Auburn. Krl ■ '■ rainfall In likely to now serious damage. •ccorUJn* to observer*. Rising water » threatening rall road and highway bridges In King. I'ieroe and Snohomish counties. The weather bureau reported a precipitation of 1 1« Inches. establish big a record for 12 hour*, be tween S a. m and 5 p. m. It predicts con tinued southerly galee. which may melt snow in the hills and cause fur ther damage. Parachute Leap Held Up by Bad Weather Rain, rain, rain! Or, If not rain, then clouds and wind! Ho Ivan tie Vllltera, "Flying Cowboy." doesn't know when he will make his 20.000- foot parachute leap over Elliott bay. Rut he's still hoping for a clear day. Lumber Is Down to pre war prices and other building materials are far below their cost a year ago. If you ever Intend to own a home, wouldn't now be ths time to look for a lot or acreage on Which to build? Altho you build for i n lew* than a year ago Real Kstate values In Hcattle art steadily Increasing and will Increase for many years to come. Ix>ts and Acreage In or around Heat tie sre a good Investment, You will always find the best bargains In Hcattle ad vertisc<l on Classified Page of The Htar. fxxtk there tod.iy. Weather Tonight and Sunday, rain; MI ode rat* southwest rrty winds. Thihh* »'urc l*M ?l Maximum. M. Minimum, SI. T«U) nom, 3*. ® PLANES SEEK LOST AIRMAN Lieutenant Is Missing Since Thursday FAN ANTONIO. Texas Feb. M Airplanes today combed the country between here and CI Paso for I.ieuL Alexander Plerson. twelfth aero squadron. Douglas. Art*., missing since Thursday. Corps headquarters today expressed the belief that Pier son was either lost in Mexico or killed. Plerson was en routs from his home station to Pablo ISeach, Kl«., where he was to hop off at one mln ute past midnight on Washington's birthday In an effort to make a const to coast flight within S« hours. He was to land at Bun Diego, Cat Immigration Bill Meets Opposition WASHINGTON. Feb. 11.—Opposi tion to the Dillingham emergency Immigration bill developed In the senate today on the grounds that it would admit to this country 125,000 Germans a year. The bill would limit the number of immigrants from any country to t> per cent of the number of na tives of that country already here. DIDN'T BRING ANY FISH HOME CLEVELAND. Mrs. George pel den was given a divorce because her hii«l«nd fished too mtK h and mostly in vain, pelden fished sum mer and winter, she said, but rarely brought home any fish. Ship Without Fuel Sends Call for Help HA 1.1 FAX, N. H.. Feb. 12 A radio rw-HKajce recHved here Nfate* th»t the Brttlah freight NtfAiriNhlp Hrtntol City ha* exhausted her <>oal mipply .100 mile* from land. The vest***! in burning cargo and woodwork. Im mediate HjuilMlan< a e wnn aekrd. Tbo KrJ*tol City la bound from iiristol for fioitoa The Seattle Star EnUrtrt » Srcond CUu Matter May J. ll»». at th« roatofflm at flrattlo. W»«h . unilor lt>» Art of l*nn«r»»» March t. 1171. Par Tur, by Mall, |i to |» NO-LUNCH TUESDAY : __ _ _______ - - *9 ■ BSfc eE % \ *fl l| "Oi. J|j mm jg ■ 'IttEKl jUi tj JIL t£ fjgf Mm ;r i® ¥%> tit'- I■ * %^; EVERYBODY ANXIOUS TO GO HUNGRY Scheme to Aid Social Wel fare Drive Meets With Universal Approval BV TOM M4JS Nut" Tuaeda? »ftrmnon—«l»nl about Sor I o'clock. say there »rt (pinx *• * lot of painfully empty Seattle •tdinai which nr« usually comfortably filled at th.»t hour of tIM j day. if I'm any )u.l#e of things j Th«- "lunchi-m is t*k I ing a holt'' like a bulldog gripping a tramp'* 4rnu»»ii> Take Herb Hchoenfeld. for tn *U»n<e Tou know llerb. Il» *w ' originator and chief conspirator of 1 Seattle'* nn.-e f..mou* I*ada day. "WOI IJIVT It! RT A txrr OK I * (1U) HrOKTK" w»ll. when I asked Herb If he'd ha willing to go lunch less negt Tuewdajr. ho rhurtled wt'b give and railed. -m*K' It wouMnt «t»rt a lot of <ia n.'d sporta OlTb isn't very old. at 1 that) t,> go without rboa for two ! day*! I think yon have a splendid | idea, mpr, (ally if you ran get away with a general ofeeerrsnce of It." At this potnt I suppose I should ; explain wbat lunchlcaa Tu«dav'a all I about. A couple of 'lava ago I pro- J pnw4 that Seattle folk* go without I their lunch ne*| Tuewliir. *o they I rould realise, along late In the after noon, a little of how the jobless and j hungry people feel. Then 1 pro ' poeed that all hand* on that day give ' the money which they usually upend .for lurwh -or a Hit la more -to the fkx lil Welfare league, which 1* try. Ing tn raise 11 oo r.on to help three j needy and deserving people i HI NSIIINK. NOT * TKMPKST, IN THI* TItAPOT Now to get on with tty l story; Tile brightest ray of sunghtne on this snowy day came when Mrs A P. Hill, who runs 'The Teapot," at 1112 Fifth ave.. dropped. In to say that all proceeds from "The Teapot" Tuesday lunch time will go to the Welfare league fund. fro-muting Attorney Malcolm Douglas said today that yea. you J l>et he'd go lunch lea* Tuewlay, *nd 'that !t wouldn't be the first time either. "It's a fine Idea." he aald. Tre gone without lunch before, and many other lunches have ONt only 10 cents * Iw M A Matthew* took 11 see ends from his busiest day today, to give me this over the phone: "Floe i Idea! CJo to It!" "Al.l. Ol OHT TO TAKE ADVANT \(«K OF IT" And Reginald M Persons, of the Northwrsiern Fruit Ilxrhang», who made a plea for the Welfare league before the council lunch eon of the Chamber of Commerce Friday, said: *'l warn to compliment yoti on your suggestion. We ought all to tike Advantage of It." Walter R. Nettleton, who l«r fn charge of the drive, said Haturrtay that only 121 /.S." J.'i has been sub ■crllwd to date, and that the drive will be extended over to next week, "If we can get several thousands of people to adopt your lunchless plan next Tuesday," be said, "we should take In several thousands of dollars additional." KEND Till: PRICE OF YOITR LI'NCII NEXT TUKHDAY TO THE HEADQI'ARTERfI OF THE HO CIAf, WELFARE LEAGL'K, 301 CENTRAL BUILDING. "Put me down quick," snld L. C. oilman, vice president of the Great Northern railway. "I never tat lunch anyway, and this Is a chance to make the absence of the habit i count The whole Idea of lunchless Tuesday Is mighty good In this con j necllon, I'm telling you. It ought to I produce results." S. R. ASIA H IM. DODGE TWO Lt'NCHEft Kumuel H. Asia, Imiiorl«r ond ex porter, hastened to |>u*n mi the good news that he would go without two lunches for such a worthy cause. "Even If It were a harder Job than It Is I'd do It," he said. "You know Ihis Is an <«sy way to do some real j good In the community. A fellow • ,in lilte on the end of a cigar snd forget alHiut lunch any day." Roy J. Kinnear, of the Kinne/ir Co., also gave hit hearty Indorsement. "(>>-oper;itlon Is the word," he de clarcd, "and I'm going to go hungry with you." On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise SEATTLE, WASH., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1921. . LEOSARD ALU SOS lleeinte he it gamely finltiung out hit contract at the my ntleT oMng thru t galling faolUfl rniu, U tnhu h hit Iran iwl out dltronrntrlno <tA fecit after AllitVi l fl coaching thf "frntk" batk«tb»o tram, and trill »tm> coach the "»'** kurMl team toon. Girl, 8, Talks Constantly for One Week WAITCBOAN. JO . Feb. 1J I'hyslcians here wnt punM to day over the nw of Miriam llu bind. (year-old Dauthcr of a wealthy it'|»rtm*nt •lorr nwiifr here. who has talked constantly for nn» wwk. During that* time itir has not •lept. It »u said. Picrpl for two hours Monday night. Muring hr-r sleep she continued to talk. The girl Is said to renllxe h»r condition, but Is not worried. H»r conversation Is rational for that of a child. Hhe talks constantly about 'lolls, dolls' clothes. school and dancjng. I*h)sl''lHns have ordered the child to remain In bed In the hope thai she rnliiht drop off to niwp and stop talking, (tut she con tlnurs to remain wide awake and laugh* when something amuses her fancy. Doctor* say the child Is In (food health and arc unable to explain her condition. One theory advanc ed was that the talking spell Is a forerunner to sleeping sickness. OFFERS AID; IS HELD UP Autoist Stops to Help Stalled Ford Btopplng his auto to offer aJ4 ?o a Ford, apparently stalled near the Ford plant on Fairvfew ave. Friday night, l>nn Bam pie*. 2377 Kastlake nvp . w.is roldfd by the two men who wanted assistance. They stole from him at th* point of a min, koi In their auto and drove away, after cautioning Bum pie not to follow. Report Russian General Is Dead WARSAW, ]<b. 12.—A wlre|e»* dlnpntch from Moarow today mi«ort ed thnt General Kuropatkln Ln dead. Kuropatkln. one of the ehlef mili tary figure* In both the Kusso-Jap aiH*s#» and world wars, has been re pot te<l to have died or been assassin ated at various times since the bol shevik regime began, but In each In stance a denial *aa later sent out. Amateur Detectives, Here's Case for You Two men naked 11. Weaver, train titan, whern 1705 .ImkiKin Hi. wan Friday night. A half h block further along, another man naked for 170.% Jackaon fit,. and aald he wiw watch ing the flrat two men. The myattry ateeped Itaelf further when copper* there waft no 1706 Jack non t>L WE TAKE OFF ©TO MAT TO™ —at the End of the Week E.E.RHODES and HENRY CLAY AGS EW Recaute thcte tiro yavn g S'alll' attorney* <* Hinckley block, who I hit week fUrtf4 « Hfht in tugcrUrr court, inking that a receiver be - appointed f»r ihM Municipal fleflteair nyttcw*. had the «nrr« ta in what Mayor Cotdhfrtl hat been for « year noitUy proclaiming thmtld be dnrt', but which he hat. tamekmu- or other, neglected to ttnrt. Tou t* oat io hand <1 (a I h«m for doing dt fmita concrete thing, which it mora than the mayor hat done/ 8 MASKED MEN KIDNAP LAWYER Texas Sheriff Posse Loses Trail HOCBTON. Teia*. Feb. It— Right marked men k idnsped B. I. Hobb*. former Houston attorney, on the street* of Alvln, a town sooth of her*. tud-iy and em-ap*d to th» country, according to re ports here. A sheriffs possa which started In pursuit lost the trail and re turned to Houston. Hohbs was kidnaped In Houston Ivt Saturday night and tarred and feathered and on le red to leave Houston within three day*. He went to Alyln 10-'t Mondny. She Say* Neighbor Snatched Her Hat Mr*. Klorfnc* Alexander. MI3 14th ave.. is today solving the mys tery of on attack. "1 stepped out Friday evening to speak to my newsboy," she reported Saturday, "and a woman neighbor lor* my hat off and nearly broke my finger." Man Drops Dead on Street; Heart Fails James A. Burrows, almut 45. drop ped dead of heart failure at I2d ave. N. W. and Market St- at 7.1S a. m. Saturday. He was married, lived at 223 C W. KKth St., and was employed l>y the Continental l'lpe Co. In llal lard. Two boys. al>out 14 years of age. found him lying dead In the street, where he had dropped while on Ms way to work. He had been complaning that Ills heart liothered him. The liody was taken to the Mlttelstadt undertaking parlor*. IWTR. ROBIN IS iVA VISITING DENVER DENVER That wall known harbinger of aprlnjf, Robin Red Hreaat, linn arrived. Ilealdentft of th« fni'ltot Hill district her e wntrhed one friak about yostcr day. 'Come On, CowaVds' He Said; Cops Came "Come and get me, ya cowards." After William Jones, 1907 K. Madi son st., had hurled this challenge twice at police by phone Friday night, they came. Jones is charged with being drunk. Snow! But Who Said It Was Beautiful? The rain which had been coming down steadily for two days turned Into fine flakes of snow tit 0 a m. Saturday. The suow melted as it hit the pavement*. Vte Can Back Original Floradora RT f>R. EDWARD J. BINO YIKNNA. Feb. 12.— "New cho rus girls for old" may result from l"rofe««or Holxknecht's use Of the Koentcren ray* for "rejuvenation" of women, he Indicated today In discussing his discovery with a representative of the United Press llolxknecht declared he had al ready succeeded thru his treat ment In bringing back the youth of an actress, formerly a singer of melancholy songs only, who now has become a sotibrette as a result of application of the rays. Discovery of his method of "re juvenating" women by means of the Hoenlgen ravs was an nounced recently by the pro fessor llolxknecht Is a young man. who was associated with l"ro feasor Stelnach, famous "rejuven ator." but while the latter's proc ess lias proven effective for both sexes, llolxknecht'a methods have been applied more especially to women. The new use of the Roentgen ray causes Improvement In both the mental ami bodily functions of women. Holxknecht said. "Personally, I do not believe that •rejuvenation' Is quite the correct word to describe my proc ess," he said. "Hut I can say that my patients show marked improvement In their bodily con dition. "Five htindred women were ex amined in a Vienna clinic, and tho growth In energy among women between 40 and 60 years of age In social activities was noticeable. There' Women became fresher and lovelier, their «kln was firmer and their mood better, and actually they gave the Impression of hav ing l>een rejuvenated." Holxknecht said that only one treatment was possible, but that Its effect w as "quite prolonged." Arkansas Restores Sale of Cigarets LITTLE HOCK. Ark.. Feb. 12 The hill repealing the Arkansas antl clgaret low wan before the governor today, following passage In the state senate, late yesterday, by a vote of 56 to 37. The hill previously was passed by the house. The measure restore* the sale of ctgarat* In the state, except to mi nors, and provides for licensing of dealers. Sen. Chamberlain Is Back in Senate Now WASHINGTON. Feb. 12. Senator Chamberlain of Oregon returned to his place In the senate today after a long Illness. Chamberlain's col leagues congratu kited him on bis ex cellent recovery aflcr of op era ti una. \WJ ™ /LATE f EDITION COL. C. C. DALTON Reroute he is dwatino the di vorce courtt out of tkrir prey thru hit next domestic relation* cvurf, which I* ■ tort of repair thop where broken matrimonial attain mre mended, under hit kindly guidance and friendly CountrU TRAIL TRAGEDY IS DISCOVERED Bones of Man, Six Dogs Found in North DI'RANOO. Colo.. Feb. LI—A tragedy of the Dawson trail has been revealed here with the receipt of In formation by friends of Jack l*atT, former Durango resident, that the bone* of u man and six dogs were re l«>rted found 350 miles from White Horse, Vukon territory. In the man's clothes was found a letter addressed to I'arr and written by his fiancee, Mis* MaryTdaeee, san KUinrlo, Teg. I'arr and Ale* Str-on* left Haines, A las It-t, for Fairbanks. TBO miles, No vember 2J, ISL'O, against the advice of friends. Indians reported finding the bones last month. Nothing Is known of the fate of Strong. It Is believed the men were victims of a wolf pack. I'arr served overseas with the JOlh engineers. Man Dies on Way to Hospital; Identified The man who died while being brought to city hospital from 703 Co lumbia at., at 1:30 a. m. Saturday, was identified Saturday noon as gust Johnson, by John Byxtrom. a friend. Death resulted from alcoholism, according to the coroner's office Johnson's antecedents are unknown, according to the coroner's office. He was about 40. Union Waitresses O. K. Anti-Jap Bill Enthusiastic Indorsement of the anti-Japanese bill pending In the leg islature «HJI votefl by the Seattle Waitresses' union at Its meeting In the I.al<or temple Friday night. No tification of the Indorsement I* to be sent to every senator and represcnta tive at Olytnpia. Four Are Burned in Apartment Fire MKMPHIS. Tenn , Feb. It- Two women and two children were burned to death In a rooming house here to day. Tliey were trapped In a room on the ti comi floor of an old frame dwelling. Trial Here Opposed by Stevens' Slayers C. A. Brown, iLouls Maditen and Wanl Danicln, charged with murder in the first degree in connection with tlie death of Patrolman Volney I*. Hteven*. will be heard In superior court Monday on their plea to be tried in another.county. Voluminous affidavits have been filed by the youths claiming that King county lias l*en stirred to hys terical rage against them and that a fair trlHl is consequently Impossi ble. Prosecuting Attorney Malcolm lxniglus will personally argue the •talc's side of the cats. TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE OFFICER RESCUES LAD FROM HANGING Ten-Year-Old Is Attacked as "Bully" and Strung Up by Rope LON-OMONT. Colo, Feb. It—Po lio* and school authorities announced twlay they would make an Inveetiga tlon of the attempted lynching ben yesterday of James Rush. I», by more than a dozen of hla school mates, whose ages ranee from it to 14. ATTACKERS KIJSB FROM PIiHCeNAN Ruiih was attacked by his play mates in the school yard. * rap* placed around his neck, and UM would he lynchers drew him off tbO ■round. A patrolman rescued the boy fltM death as the others fled. Hush. It was learned, had been accused of b*- in«r a bully by th« other boys, wb* swore revenue. According to the story obtained by authorities, several boys whom it is said tod been whipped" by Rush held an indignation meet ing Friday and agreed to "get tb* bully." Wait in* until scboal was dismissed in the afternoon, tb* boys attacked Rush. On* of thee* had a rope. In spite of the boy's struggle*. the rope was placed around his neck and the other end thrown over the limb of a tree. The lynchers drew tbe terrified bagr in the air. , "Tie tbe other end and let Mar hang," on* boy was all—sil to btf* exclaimed. This was behlfc daa* wben an officer arnred. The boy* scattered and tbe patrolman cat the lad down. A physic-tan was summoned and Rush was tahNft home. ... CHIEF QIKSTIOXS '»■»' • KIUHT M'CIMD ' That the boy's nwk waa Mt broken 1* a mystery to local phytf> cum*. They declared death (ran strangulation was barely averted. K'irht boys who are said to haw* participated In the attempted lynch* ins will be required to report daily to the chief of police until the case is dt."po:od of. Heads for Heaven but Lands in Jail Wong Fee. 34. planned two trips to heaven and landed In jail. Ito» trolmen N. P. Anderson and R. F. Itaerman confiscated the two pack ages of dope. Jimmy's Grip Had the Usual Contents Jtmmle Fori no's grip had just what most people think grips contain than days. The four bottles were aainS by Patrolman F. J. Mullen. r|EMOS SWIPING u THE FURNITURE WASHINGTON. Feb. IJ- High democratic officials about to retire are taking the White House furni ture. The matter hasn't been report ed to the police, tho, because tha furniture taken is being replaced. It is the custom to allow each re tiring cabinet member to take tha high back leather upholstered chair in which he sat at cabinet meetinga if he replaces it with a new OML Several of the secretaries have indi cated they will do this. Arrest Boy* Who Bury Noisy Clock Tony Vldo's alarm clock rang M loudly that Floyd Hall and Gen* Min aglia, both 14, buried It. They were arrested, forced to die up the alarm and are held by juvenile authorities. Has Liquid Hops; Gazes Thru Bars One hundred and forty quarta of liquefied hope equaled Mime goqS Iwer and also a Jail visit for Duck, 21, waiter, of 2608 H Third 'Noisy' Fish 'Heard* by Cop at Distance Patrolman Joe Revelle smelled th« fish coming two blocks away. When it arrived he took It Into custody, and also George Willis, SI. negro, who was transporting it Willie la held on an open charge. The fish was in a box. Woman Arrested for Running "19th Hole" Mrs. D. Jacgr. It. of ISI Washing ton st., was at liberty on S3OO bail Saturday, after being arrested on a warrant Issued in Justice John H. Gordon's court. Her establishment Is alleged to have been a ISth hole for the elite "golfers" af WuMv ton at. - '