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_____ Tonight and Wednesday,
111 I I rain : increasing
I I I I ■ southerly winds.
4||)l f
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Something Is Wrong!
Whatt Management!
Receipt# Are Good.
Lines Should Profit.

BY THIS TIME It l» plain that. in
the absence of any fraud
, charve-i. the purchase contract with
the Pugrt Sound Traction Co. Ii ■»
tn K to b»< upheld by the court*!
The quMtion In not whether *' »r*
Koine to keep the lines or return
The question Is the management of
th>- railway.
The present management will not
*o, because It la not capable and be
cause tt la not efficient.
• In their aworn itntemwH to the
federal court, the Puget Sound Trac
tton. I.ight A Power Co. allege that
municipal railway's receipts AKK
■pi KV II IKNT to pay all legitimate
Kperatlng expense* and leave a «ur
»lus to |>ay off the bonds and inter
•at when due.
Why doesn't the railway show the
profit that It should?
In l»l». according to the official
figures. mere were more car mllea
•per* ted. and the fare* were only a
»»ckel. yet a better showing was
■uulo that year than In 19!0. during
©Udwesr* administration
What la the explanation for that*
• The depreciation chargea neceasar-
By are the asm* for both years. Omit
ting. then, the depreciation, or book
keeping chargea, we find that In 1919
tlie municipal railway made a alight
profit on that part of the syatrm
Which the city acquired from the Pu
get Sound Traction Co.. but In 1920
there U a decided loejt
In If 19 the city officials did NOT
So to the general fund to pay any
jlMllway expenses on the system
'%M«M from the Puget Sound Trac
tton Co.
In 1»*» tt was Mayor Caldwell who
Mknl the council to dip Into the
.. city's general fund to the tune of
f In 1919 the rfty administration did
; S*OT urge the car burden fastened on
the taxpayers at any stage of the
And In I*lo tt was Mavor Caldwell
• and Oftv*r T Ertckaon who first sng
■miM the taxing method. The city ]
rwlw-ir sm setting along all right
In 1919; It wa* being sent toward the
jocks In 192».
In 1920 the railway took In m«r«
laoney. The fares were raised. Few
er car miles were operated.
But the operating costs appear
larsr'-r than m till, nevertheless
and the net result Is that In 1910
there Is a deficit, excluding the de
preciation ehifrge*, while In 1919
there was no deficit, excluding depre
Something Is radically wrong In
f Ibe management of the street rail
$3,000 ROBBERY
Party of Three Is
Held Up
TACOMA, Feb. 85—Nearly tTOOO
tn diamonds and money was obtained
fey a lone highwayman, who held up
and robbed an automobile party of
two men and one woman on the Mt
Kalnler highway esrly today. The
Victims were E. C. Beagle. J. K.
Slighter and Mrs. Marie Roger*.
Righter had stopped to examine
liis lights. Another car came up
from the rear and stopped. A masked
man approached, ordered {tighter In
to his car and then proceeded to re
lieve the three occupants of their
valuables. The diamonds were taken
from Mrs. Rogers, while Righter was
forced to give up 1150 In money.
Caruso Continues
His Improvement
NKW YOKK. f>b 22—Knrlro Ca
ruso continue* to improve in a natln
tory manner, according to hi*
) j.hynK ian* today. According to a
, Btatwwnt lifnuid by official* of the
Metropolitan Opera Co., once Caruso
recover*, "he will King better than
Will Tell How to
Save in Use of Gas
"Efficiency sn<! Economy In the
Manufacture, Distribution and I'till
xatiori of Illuminating dun" will lie
the subject of an address by George
K. Whltwell of the department of
Chemistry, University of Washington,
before the Puget Hound Hectlon of
the American Chemical society In
Bagley hall. University of Washing
tern, at * p. m. Wednesday. The pub
lic Is Invited.
William Wedgwood Instituted
o'iit in superior court Monday for
back alimony alleged to he due
from hi* former wife, Mary Jane
Wedgwood. Wedgwood Cites the
divorce decree, signed February
26, 1911. by former Huperlor Judge
Kenneth Macintosh, granting him
$25 a month. He claims no part
of the alimony has been paid.
Woman to Whom Professor
Confided His Intention
Claims Message
DETROIT. Mich . Feb. It.— -The
world today awaits expectantly art
|entlflc Investigation of the startling
adventure In spiritism of I»rof.
Thomas Lynn Bradford and Mr*.
I Uuth Starkweather Doran.
Prof Bradford killed himself at 9
| o'clock on the night of February t to
! make "tha great adventure." lie
hoped to solve for all time the a«e
old ttroblem of life after death by
trying to communicate from beyond
the grave with Mrs. lioran. Now
she saya that she has received a
mrwmge from him.
Prof. llradford. one-time athlete
and actor, turned In his later life
to studying and writing on the oc
cult. Finally he published a curious
advertisement for ' someone Inter
ested In spiritualistic science.*
This advertisement was answered
by Mr*. Doran. member of one of
Detroit's oldest families, writer, lec
turer and member of the Protestant
Episcopal church.
The professor and Mr*. Doran held
several conference® at her home.
Shortly afterward Prof. Bradford's
body was found, fullydreaand. In his
gaa-fllled room. The unflnlsh«l
manuscript of a book on which he
had been working lay bealde hi*
One half written page was still h»
the machine. It read:
Sfwt H Is Ihrs sHeeitflr fae«a Ota*
; I istpwii ts dMHMwImMi rlfifly Ihe
Hmmimm »' the ifMl', bm) prwf Ike*
ell th* rkmwna are sateMs the 4e
■uin ef the upwnltnl."
Mrs. Doran. speaking of her final
conference with the professor, says:
"Ills last words to me. a few
hours before his death, were that
he would prove to me. In a very
simpta, manner, that the dead can
communicate with the living.
"I answered his advertisement
thru a *mple desire to know more
about a thing In which I was little
versed. . I am not a Spiritualist, nor
a believer In the psychic."
Prof, llradford. after making all
preparations for reporting his ex
periences In "the unknown" to Mrs
Doran. opened the gas Jet and start
ed on his great adventure.
Mrs. Doran recently announced
she had a vague presentiment that
she would hear from the professor
Psychic students thruout the city
agreed to concentrate at 9 o'clock
| that evening on the professor, to "ac.
eelerate the return of his spirit"
leading spiritualistic pastor* urged
their congregations to Join In the
"concentrated party "
Mrs. Doran. with a few friend*
gathered in her home, said" "I am
not engaging in this adventure as a
| Spiritualist. I feel It my duty to
do so as a human being. Certainly,
j If Prof, llradford doe* communicate
j to the world thru me. a great step
Howard convincing mankind that the
dead can talk will be tak<-n. I hav««
never heard spirits talk, but I realise
that does not m*wn they cannot com
munlcrete. 1 am engaging In this
with an open mind."
At the appointed hour. Saturday
rilght, Mrs. Ixiran was standing In
her parlor. Three witnesses, none of
them believers In spiritism, were
present Curtains were drawn. One
lamp lighted the room dimly.
For several moments Mrs. Doran
stood silent, staring at a dark cor
ner. Then she said:
"I feel a strange presence. I be
liev<- it to be the spirit of the pro
fessor. A week ago I scoffed at such
a thing. I wonder If there are many
concentrating their thoughts on this
now ? I wonder—"
She placed her hands on her tem
ples and directed, "Turn out the
light." This was done. A moment's
silence. Then:
"1 hear his voice. It I* faint, hut
It grows more distinct. It Is the pro
"Write this"
Then, In short staccato sentence*,
in a low voice, tehe dictated the me*.
ii.igeu One of the witnesses wrote
as she spoke.
Half an hour later she mid: The
voice grows weaker."
The clock struck 10. The lights
were turned on. Mrs. Doran ap
peared flushed. She read the notes
she had dictated and placed her sig
nature under them as a testimonial
of their accuracy. Tills Is the mes- I
"I am thf proftawr who speak* to you
from the Itwyorid I have broken thru '
the v»il The M)f of th#* living 1 haa
('I urn U> Page i, Column
On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise
The Seattle Star
Bnt*r*d u Bvcond CUaa Matter Mar «. !«•». at tfc* Foatomoa at n-attla. Wuh. und.r tha Aft of Conrraaa Mareh ». !IT». Par Taar. by Mali. II to I*
In Memory of George Washington:
Let Truth Prevail!
City Owes It to Fitzgerald Family
of George Washington, the great
American to whom Honesty was holy
and Truth enshrined!
It is fitting that on this day we of
Seattle dedicate ourselves to Truth, and
do justice to a man who was sacrificed
one year ago, almost to the day, on the
altar of political untruth, demagogic
chicanery and unscrupulous ambition.
That man is C. B. Fitzgerald, a good
husband and a good father to those six
lovely children you see in the above pic
QNE YEAR AGO (let us talk very
plainly), C. B. Fitzgerald, then
mayor of Seattle, was accused thru the
insinuations and cowardly innuendo of
political shysters, of having shared in
a corruption fund of half a million or a
million dollars, or so, for the purchase
of the street car system from th# Puget
Sound Traction Co.
Today we know all of us know
that it was a base untruth, spread by
political vultures during a conscience
less campaign!
Think what that lie (why mince
words?) meant to the Fitzgerald fam
ily, living almost at the edge of Ballard,
in one of the humblest sections of the
city a family of growing daughters
and ambitious young boys!* Think
what that lie must have meant to Mrs.
Fitzgerald! Think what it must have
meant to Fitzgerald, a square-shooting
young American of that sturdy type of
citizen who marries young and raises a
healthy family, moving out almost to
the edge of the woods to make both ends
meet—the type of young American who
runs a Ford and tries to have a good
time doing it!
* • *
iVi KNEW that C. B. Fitzgerald was
no crook or grafter. They were thrown
together time and time again in many
important matters; they traveled to
gether across the continent on public
business; they conferred together on
the street car situation; Caldwell knew
that Fitzgerald never got a nickel out
of the transaction.
And now the whole city knows it
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Fitzgerald and Tkrir Six Children
A YEAR ago vilification triumphed.
We have a new mayor at the
city hall now, a mayor with a ready
tongue, a mayor who helped buy the
car line, it is true, but who neverthe
less was able to make people believe
that he would prove corruption in the
That mayor has had his opportunity. He
was voted SIO,OOO to make a probe. He hired
Burns detectives. He hired a lawyer. He
hired an engineer. He has $2,000 left of
the probe fund. He had inquisitorial powers
thru the grand jury.
And the grand jury reported that there
was no corruption.
• • •
Caldwell brought to the city found the
.same. Every honest man, with any grain
of sense and decency, would have known
that there was no corruption in that deal
unless Caldwell himself was a party to the
corruption, so closely was he identified with
the transaction.
And so, today, on the anniversary of the
birthday of that great American who
idealized Truth, it is highly proper that
the city set itself right. C. B, Fitzgerald
and his family are entitled to public repara
tion for the injury unjustly done them a
year ago.
They are entitled to public vindication.
And so, two weeks from today, Seattle
should go to the polls and help elect C. B.
Fitzgerald to the council.
Seattle needs his type in the council—a
level-headed, clean-cut business man. It
has had enough, of spouters and buncombe
* * *
FITZGERALD is no trimmer, no wishy
washy citizen. He is no demagog, no
But when he was mayor, the fares were
a nickel on the street railway, and the car
system did NOT go to the general fund.
It did NOT lose money, depreciation charges
Under Mayor Caldwell, the fares are
higher, the railway HAS gone to the gen
eral fund; it HAS lost money, depreciation
or no depreciation.
We need men like Fitzgerald in the coun
cil to make the mayor behave, to keep the
mayor's hands out of the railway funds
and to play square with the management
of the railway system. The street cars
are taking in enough fares to pay all ex
penses and all obligations. The city does
not want the system to go back to Stone
& Webster at their own terms!
The city needs Fitzgerald in the council!'
Two Present Councilmen
and Two Former Mayors
to Run in Finals
I Two former mayor* of Reittle—
(iMinr* F. Cotterill and C. 11. Fitzgerald Hmer
| till W'fx among the alx candidate*
j nominated for city council at the pri
' mary tltctlsn Monday,
John B. Carroll and T. H Bolton
worn nominal)*! to iu«»"d tiiem
• aalvaa.
Tha rwult of the election follow.
John K Carroll. 11,024; A. Lou
Cohen. 9.9*4. T. It Bolton. 9,001;
George IP. Cotterill. *.941; C. W,
j Doyle B, OSS, and C. B. MtenenUd,
7.(62, ..
From theae irtx thrae ai» to he
choaen aj> member* of the council at
1 the city election March ft,
j Om other councilman now hoMlnc
offlra. A. K Haas. who wan In the
j race, waa def«*<ed. Hla vote waa
| 4.MS.
i Cither* who ran were- William B.
' Totten &.545; John Bushnell 4,T*B;
! Robert K. Dwyer, 4.071; James A.
Johnson, J.*!*: r-: W. Mel**, I.lft*;
8. 8. slaughter r, *95. and C. A. la,
Grave. *4O.
Only during tha plotrtn* hour*,
from & to ft p. m„ when the worVrr*
' hemU) to caat their ha 1 lola, waa there
: any »lm of real Intereat In (ha eleo-
I lion The total vol* for tiie day waa
! Ji.Ml.
a a a
fUwttle'a city cotinrtl In nrwrilmmn
If nppoard to (he bill, pending In the
legislature. which provide* that mb.
wviufnt court declitlona *hall not Im
pair the Talldlty of bond* that have
»nr« boon upheld by the «upi>*me
A vote talon In committer of the
whole Monday resulted In ln*true
tlon* to the council's legt*laUve com
mil tow to work against the mwurt
Landis Makes First
Baseball Decision
nnrAOO. Feb. Judge K. M
I*Andla handed down ht« flmt deci
alon today a* ronrimlaatoner of ba*e
tttill when he awarded title to Phil
Toll, a plnver. to the St. l/ml* Arner
lean* The St. l.onla National* had
claimed right to TodL
Dry Agents to Keep
Eye on Cops Tonight
Practically the entire force of
federal prohibition amenta, head«l
by Director MclKwiald. will attend
the policemen"* bnll tonight.
"Our presence la not to be con
Ktrued as In the Une of duty," lie-
Donald Hold.
Seen Anything of
This 8-Inch Dog?
A fluffy-tailed Chinese dog. fight
inches high, which vanished from the
homo of l)re«sel, 604 W.
McGraw at., Monday night, had
evade dpollcemen Tuesday.
Extra! All About
the Big Massacre
The maaaacre of hi* shrubbery wn*
reported to police Tuesday by A. J.
Warren, 1953 2<llh ave. N. A varie
gated laurel had It* head completely
lopped off and a rhododendron wua
Tramps Use School
for Hotel de Gink
Tramps ore using the T>unlap
school for a Hotel d«* (Jink, the janl
trea« reported to police Tuesday.
Allies Frown on
Claims of Greece
U)NIM>N, Feb. 22—-The allied su
preme council practically reconsider
ed former rulings today when i( was
understood it had decided not to sup
port the claims of Greece to the
former Turkish province#.
The Greek claims were submitted
yesterday. Tomorrow the Turks will
be permitted to atatc their demands
for restoration of some of the terri
tory awarded Greece under the
Sevres treaty.
Bootblacks put in the hardest
day in their, hlatory Tuesday. Ken
son, every copper in town got a
For tonight, at Masonic temple,
the police will forget the care* of
crook-chawing and do nothing else
than dance, according to the pro*
Every one in invited.
sa? it
I■ I ■
Popular Music
Will Undergo
NBW YORK. Feb. 22 Popular
muitic haa been ordered fumigated
to render U fifrom all
The <'lc!»n«in(? proce** In being
dlreclad by the MU'MC I'ublliiher*"
Protective ajwoclatlon. Thn board
of governor* 0 f thai organisation,
at a conference here, n-w» at
which came to light today, decld
f"l to 'irK* 1 'Vfrv publisher of mod
ern Nome* in the rountry to turn
turn down any lyric that could
not be rated chemically pure.
"Aalde from the fact that pub
llahera do not wlnh to be uponimra
for aong* capable of Indecent con
struction." «i!d K. C. Mill, execu
tive wcretary, tbe purely com
mercial axpei t of the situation In
that from now on nuc.h mjnjtii are
In be l>arred from the better
vaudeville theatrea, and publlah
er» who bark them may find pro
f'-iMtlonal support withdrawn.
Progress Made in Fight for
Ships, Says Wire
Indications of victory for Seattle In
the hearing before the United States
shipping board. In Washington. D. C.,
on the allocation of ships engaged In
oceanic commerce, were telegraphed
to the Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday by tills city's representa
tives in Washington.
The rn '**«%*<** stated that Admiral W.
R Benson, chairman of the board,
showed clearly by the lino of ques
tioning that t*< followed that he fa
vored concentration of ships In port*
where competition exist*.
It Is pointed out that Kaattle faces
competition of British and Japanese
shipping, whereas I*ortland Is reliev
ed of this.
Pnder the circumstances, the ex
pectation is that Seattle will retain
the five SJ& foot liner* previously al
lotted here.
Whatever decision may he made,
however, la expected to operate mere
ly as a precedent, as the present
shipping board Is expected to retire
from office about March 4.
School Kids Raise
$1 "Lunchless Day"
The Star today received S 1 from
Ml** Minerva Meyer. teacher at the
Infrlnke school. "It'* for the fund
for Seattle hungry people," she ex
plained. "It ru given by room 20,
Interl.ike school, on 'Lunchless
Impolite Burglar
Steals Clothing
Impolitely entering thru a rear
window, a thief stole several score
dollars' .worth of clothtng from J.
B. Bedford, 418 23rd ave. Mon
day night.
Okehs Belgium's
Bond Payment Plan
WASHINGTON. Feb 22—Presi
dent Wilson sent to congress today a
message recommending that the
t'nlted States accept an issue of Ger
man Iwnds for payment of debts con
tracted by llelglum with this coun
try prior to the armistice. The an
nouncement was made at the White
Immigration Bill Is
Accepted by House
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22.—The
senate's emergency immigration bill,
limiting immigration for 15 months
after 1 to three per cent of the na
tional* of any country now resident
in the United States, was accepted
today house conferees as a sub
stitutefor the Johnson bill prohibit
ing all immigration for a year.
Gasoline War Is
Pleasing Motorists
DKNVKK. Feb. 22.■--Denver motor
juts were Jubilant today over the
prospects of further hostilities in the
gasoline price war here.
Gasoline was selling for 20.7 rents
a gallon today. This price was fixed
by the OMalley Kelly Oil Co. The
Apex company announced it would
Kieet the reduction.
''Purple Stocking
Gang" Is Arrested?
■'The Purple Stocking Guns"
wei-e tn Jiiil Tuesday. They are
alleged to have rifled telephone pay
boxes and secreted the loot in a
purple stocking. The men under
arrest are Walter H. i ill yea, 33,
chauffeur; A. Thnd, 32, sailor; S.
C. Riddle, S4. logger, and P. Lynch,
30, sailor. Detectives Montgomery.
Peyser and l'hllllpii make the
SOKANK (iooos believed to be
part of loot taken from home of
St ite Senator (iuy H Uroff recov
ered by polau.
Federal Agents, Suspected
of Tipping Off Activities
to Persons Implicated
By means of a tapped telephone
wire leading Into Black Cat tavern,
the notorious resort on the Bothell
road near ljtke Forest park, which
wan raided last Friday night by Kher-
Iff Mutt Starwich and a party of
picked deputies, every telephone o(ki
vernation tarried on by [>eraon* In tha
tavern for the |>aat several weeks has
l>een recorded.
Night and day a federal rovem
ment operative sat at a table in m
shark nearly a mile distant from tha
madhouse and. with a telephone
headgear strapped to his ear. record
ed every conversation verbatim. tIN
record reads like a dime novel.
With the record tn hand, the
Iff and Prosecutor Malcolm Doug oux"Jr
ar»> enabled to lay grave c* rrfea
against the alleged prwprtetot*,
former I*ollceman D. .V. SchoonOTer
and Aaron Mcsparen, as well aa to
bring proceedings against the allege*
ppoperty owner*. Mr. and Mrs. James
l<oehnan», to close the place under
lock and key.
Two agents of the federal www
ment are under surveillance. follow
ing the discovery that the tapped
wire evidence was being tipped off to
a private detective agency and «u
"leaking" to persons under M»
Tlie evidence ■hows that the tav
ern was being nsed as a dive of the
worst character, frequented by per
sons notorious in the underworld, and
that, on one occasion, the daughterOf
i a prominent merchant was fund
there, mistreated and induced to aa
ter a life of shame.
Kvery effort was made to locate
the relatives of the girl In ttma to
w»ve her. hut they could not b«
found, loiter she Is understood to
have been rescued by her father, who
was conducting a private search else
where at the time she was in tha
Black Cat.
Against D. N. Rrhoonover. for
mer policeman, and Aaron Mfr
Sparen. arrested when Sheriff Matt
Starwich raided the Black CM
roadhouse. Saturday night, a
charge of being "Jointists" was filed
Monday by Prosecuting Attorney
Malcolm Douglas.
The charge is a felony under
the law. Kach of the men fur
nished SI,OOO bail.
• • •
4s a result of a hand-to-hand hit
tie that occurred during a liquor raid
at the New Occidental hotel. 2154
Kir*t ave.. Monday night, H. B.
Hallowell llallowell, proprietor of the place. Mid
N. H. Nickelson, a patron, are spend
ing Washington's birthday in the
city jail, while Megan, fed
eral prohibition agent, nursed a
bruised nose, a black eye and sundry
other marks of conflict.
Prohibition Director McDonald de
clared that he will prefer charges
of assault and resisting a federal of-
I firer against Hallo we 11, who was held
Tuesday without bail. Nlckelson. It
Is said, prolwbly will face only
liquor charges, as he took no part in
the fight.
Agent Hegan and another federal
officer approached the New Occi
! dental hotel at 8 p. m., upon informa
' tion that a delivery of two eases of
)>ooze was to l« made at that hour.
lAs the pair drew near, a t&xlcab
1 stopped in front of the hotel and the
(occupants entered the place.
When they came out two quarts of
whisky were foun& on Nlckelson, who
said he had purchased thero from
the clerk.
While his companion watched the
taxicab and Its occupants. Agent
Hegan ascended the stairs to inter
rogate the clerk. The two quarts of
j whisky taken from Nlckelson were
lln his pocket. In the midst of the
conversation, llallowell came in and
demanded to know what was swing
on. according to Regan.
"I'm proprietor of this place and
what goes on IK my business!"
llallowell Is reported to have said.
With that. It is alleged. Hallowell
spied the liquor in ltegun's pocket,
snaehed one of the bottles and
smashed it agaiust the newel post,
lie then struck the agent and at
tempted to get hold of the
tie, according to Regan.
Agent Regan Is a small man, but
he Immediately began to battle with
his big opponent. He had no chance
to draw his gun, but used his hand
cuffs as a blackjack to defend him
self. For several minutes the two
men struggled on the floor. Then
the other agent, hearing the racket,
ran up the stairs to Regan's aid, U
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