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BOY RESCUES SIX FROM FIRE!
VOLUME 23 m For Taxpayers; A Few Facts. About Railway Funds. And Your Toxes. This is for taxpay ers: Much has been said about them and at them! All rijrht, taxpayers, let's | get at the facts. Who was the first mayor I to suggest that street rail ' way expenses, or obligations, kbe paid out of the general ■hind, the tax fund? |Rlt was NOT Mayor C. B. Tatagerald. It WAS Mayor Hugh C. Caldwell FlUpnkl haa from the start main ■ taine-d that Um general fund shall not k* turd street railway purpowa And be never touched that fund for ' any part at the Puget Sound Traction company system. Mayor Caldwell ; BAB: F CALDWKIX TOOK TAX® FOR a\ILWAf PIKItWIiS It wu in Mayor Caldwell'* term. Mot Kitajceniid's, that HI.HO of ta* money waa taken for railway pur ippoia. And the only other times the general fund waa attacked for rail way purposes was for Divooon A and Lake Burten line*. the Cuttertll be quests to the city! Think It over, taxpayer*! I Get down to brasa lark*. The street car system bekmg* to the city, and the city la not loini to |t«* tt a bock to any one for a sonic. It I* a ■pMrta! cinch that there la no legal Hpound by which the purrhiM enn- Eact can be annulled. By looking PtlW truiii in the fare, we nun a*e that the only real Issue tn the street " railway matter ka proper m»ln|» The street saiNray la NOT getting fiopei management now. It la belnc weed to build up pattUgal pre*tig* for the mayor. MfcMMr htj» I Uon that the people will beHsra any thing. This accounts for the "roc rapt ion" talk and the "impossible con tract" talk, and a tot of other thing* that have never yet reached to firat base as far a* actual proof Is con earned. BI T CALDWELL. BEVEKHKM HIWRt/ It account* for the fart that tho Caldwell has been the only mayor to *ugreet taxation for the payment of the railway, and has been the only mayor u> actually dip Into the tax fund for the pfeeent »>»tem. he Is BOW In the forefront In the shout I MCainot taking tax money I Certain'y. The general fond should | not be taken. The railway should pay for Itself— and It CAN pay for Itseif. Hut not k so easily when enemies of the rail Hny are at the helm. Degpite them \ I* going to be on a cash basis by jF Th' ctty needs level headed men. not loudmouthed politicians. In the dty council and in the mayor's rhalr. The taxpayers need Pltggerald. who has actually protected them, and not mere demagogs who say anything that seems popular for the moment, j Kitxgerald hasn't soaked the tax payers. or talked of doing so. Mayor Caldwell both talked of It— end DID it. Asks Divorce From Ma Her Husbaod! Allho F. J. MeOraw ha* dropped hi* divorce complaint against Mr*. Virginia K. McOraw. on the ground that he w*a never married to her. Mr*. McOraw la Thursday urging ■gludg* Otla W. Brlnker to grant her ia»rt»< r«» on her cro«t-oom plaint. The JicGraw* aaaumed what they thought wa* the relationship of man and wife In Vick*burg, Mi**., Sep. tember 4, IMI. Mcfiraw eued for dl ▼ore* here a year ago, charging abandonment. Mr». McOraw answered that she bad been allowed to viait her rela tive* In Birmingham. Ala., no that k*r hunhand could stop supporting her. H%* aeked further that the court decree to her llb.ooo worth of propdtty *he «ald fhe had acquired. She elalmed a document, either forged or fraudulently obtained, had be«n filed with the King <ounty re corder for deed*, purporting to tran*- fer the property from her to Ma ry McOraw, Mlnter of her hu*band. McOraw then an*wer»d that a for mer wife, from whom he thought he wa* divorced, wa* mill living In New' York, and hi* attorney* had deceived him Into believing a legal separation had been obtained. He then di*ml*aed hi* action for divorce, but, by special pleading*. Mi*. McOraw U still trying out the Question of her marriage and her e&Mt to divorce, and alao the ques tion of the property. Prussian Cabinet Decides to Resign BKKI.IN, Feb. 24, Following the •lection* showing gain* for the ex (rem* right and left, the J'rumlan Cabinet Haa decided to resign, It waa ar""""'.- 1 u*u*. tOeather Tonight and Friday, ram: strong south Mind, shifting to soutJuoest gait. Temperature I jaet •( Hours Maximum, •!. Minimum, M. Tmtiy noun, U. BALLOT FRIDAY ON ALIEN BILL MEASURE IS COMING UP TOMORROW Anti-Alien Legislation Is Held Over Until Friday by House Vote For Editorial Comment, See Page Tuh) olympia. Feb. 14.--On motion of fttprwnUllVl Mark reed pro-Jap an***, th* hoUM thla morn In* [*>•(- poned conatdenitinn of th* anti-alien land law bill till tomorrow at II o'clock. Rtfd pledged that h* would l offer no oppualtlon to th* nmamirv j comlaf to a final voU Kndaty. The pMtpontiwnt waa m<ikM to day on (ho ground that IX. 11. A. Matthew*. of RMtUf, who waa to ad dreaa (he hotrn In commute* of the | whole in favor of the Japumn, la tin abla to be pmcol here today on ac count of Ibo funeral of A J liho»Vwv. former praaident of Uw Seattle Chamber of liouron* OPPO.N'KNTS HI'ADY FOR ADDRKKHKM Mxttbewv farmer Vrt«n of th* j Interior HulUnger nod Reginald l*ar ' aena awt to appear for th* Japan*** *Me thta morntng. fh« anti-alien land 'bill having Imb made a apactal ardrr 'of buatnma for tl o'clock. The an tlx alao were to prevent oat | aide speaker* "It la with profound rerrel that t auppnrt Mr Heed"a tlx* km." mud Representative llouaer of Ren ton. ; lea.llnit the antl-Japan*m> fight, who < had charred yesterday that th« Invl ; tatkon to ootalde rpeakrra waa ; prompted by the dosir* of th* pro • Jap* to delay the Mil ao that It might • t-e kiUed in th* laat ruah of thing*. I "Hut under the clrrumatanrwa Ibe re |la nothlnjr •!** to do." h* aildnl "I lam (lad to hear Mr Heed pl*d«* himwiif aiotlnirt further italaya." The houae. thereupon, by a vtve voce vote, unanimously votad foe th* pontpooement. The addreaae* of out aider* waa ; *prung aa a aurprta* yeaterday upon th* ant! Jap fore** Matthew*. Halltnger and I*araona were here early, evidently having been no'(fled of the move When, therefore. It waa pmpoaed that the houae renolve | Itaelf Into commit'** of the Whole | to hear them, Houaer and Repfeaent i atlve Heeler, one of th* author* of the MIL atrenuoualy objected On roll rait S3 voted againat IS to extend the Invitation The antl- J»p*n"«e force*, however, obtained a continuance of the hearing until thla morning, ao aa to bring their out aide apeak era here alxo. INIM W LKAMERM HOPK ran VICTORY In th* delate, Houaer de< tared he did not want to "hear anybody who waa paid with Jap money." "Doea anyone think f>r Matthew* la p<U'l to come here?" challenged Reed. "Or Judge Halllnger? I'll ad mlt he will take a retainer, but hla opinion* are not bought." !>e*plt* the vote taken ywaterday, leader* In the anti-Jap fight are ant iafied they have a comfortable major ity for their meant) re. Word-Hurlers to Hold Meet Friday College debater* will fling Rome furlou* word* at a forensic contest to be held between Wa*hlngton and Whitman at Meany hall Friday night. The subject of the dlxcourse la: *Rwx>W«d. That Immigration From Southeastern Kurope Should Be Prohibited." Famous Naturalist Is Now Recovering PA HA DEN A. Cal., Feb. 24. John Ilurrougha, noted naturallat and author, who underwent an op eration for an a bar ran on hla cheat, waa reported to be on the road to recovery today and la expected to be able to leave the ho.pituJ In a few daya. He la S4. JOHN LEBKNDENBKI lined up before Judge Everett Hmlth thl* morning, eyed hla honor thru a pair of thick len* irpectacle*, paled and pleaded: "Oulltyr John 1* a Kunnlan. Hl* photo graph and finger print* record adorn the "family album" In the *herlff'n office. The charge wa* carrying concealed weapon*. ( Jjcpuiy PruauuuUir ioka JJ. Cac The Seattle Star Shed a Tear for Poor John; or, Wanted: $lO Enured as Second n»n Matter Mar «. lit*, at th« Poetofflos at Seattle. Wash.. under th* Art of r onirf» March ». 1»T». Psr Year. by Mall, |* to It Yoho! Ki of Seattle! Your 'Elefunt' RAN FftANtTHOO. Ketv M Flitter warfare over the location of the future home of "Pauline Frederick." prominent elephant, was threatening today. It all Started wben Seattle sent a frantic wire wanting to know what had lierome of Pauline That was the first Kan Francisco knew that Seattle was In tli* elephant market. It seems that Seattle children had contributed their dimes to buy a baby elephant and then couldn't find the elephant, tie tectlve* started on the trail and fount! Pauline happily chewing a lollypop In a Market sL pet store Seattle was notified I tut someone else got e hunch, and today San Krancisro school children were getting ready to bid for Paulina "•he goes to the highest led ier* announced the owner So It's Seattle and San Fran- Cisco for It they'll determine what It's worth to have "Pauline Frederick" in tbeir midst. 14 'TAXPAYERS' TO AMEND BILL Just How Is Not Decided, Says Judge Chadwick Attorney* for the It "taxpayer*." whose suit to force the rlty to de fault March 1 on Its Interest paym-nt to Stone A Webster on the street railways was fouud by Judge llonalj Wednesday to hsv* failed to state a rases, will amend their Mil of com plaint. they announced Thursday Just how the complaint will tie i amended In the effort to make out a case had not been derided. Judge Stephen J. ttiadwu'k. chief < omits I for the It "taspayer*." stated. "We will try." b* wild, "to present the street railway mutter no that the court will be forced to paee on the question as to whether or not in debtedness! for operating and main* Lai nine the street railway* ran ever constitute > lien against the rity " Beyond thai etatement Judge ("hadwick said he could not go until he and Attorney O. H. Tborgrlmaon had had an opportunity to consult with Wllmon Tucker. associate coun sel In the case, who has been l>u*y In court Wednesday and Thursday with another case. SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR BEING A DRUNKARD Bentence of lif#» Imprisonment Impound on Char lea W. Keleb, half-breed Indian. After h« wa* conrlct«Ml in Jud«e Boyd J Tail man's court of h*in«r an habitual drunkard, wiw confirmed by the supremo court Wednesday, ac cording to word here. Kelch haa a long record of con* vietWm for forgery, burglary. va grancy and grand larceny. Report China General and Soviets Unite HKI,HINOFOKB. Fab. 24—The Japans* mi am inn at Tteval announced yeaterday It had received word that a defenaive alllannn had bwn algn<s| by the aovleta and On. Ujo, Ohln*»ae repreaentatlve at Monoow. The con< v«*.ntion waa aaid to provide for mu tual d* fer.ae again at external enemlfH. Colncldentnlly It wa* reported that the Chinese foreign minister had ad vl*ed Kaat Siberian province* that I,Jo doe* not represent the Peking government Approve Funds for N. Y.-S. F. Air Service WASHINGTON, Feb 24 The house today approved the jiOHtofflce department'* appropriation of st, .000,000 for the New York-Han Francisco airplane mail aervice. mody explained the caae morn fully to the court. tyebendenakl had been arreeted at 3 O'clock on the morning of January 27, lurking In un alley In the rear of a mercantile ntore In Auburn, Cartnody aaid He had hi* hand In hlir pocket clutching a fully loaded automatic with the safety catch off 'and the gun ready for action The arrent wan made by Marshall [Fred Mx.Cumber, wlui Uuutd Uu> On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise , SEATTLE. WASH., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1921. SEVEN MEN SEALED IN MINE FIRE Tragedy Is Complete When Workers Are Locked in Burning Illinois Shaft DOWKLL 111. Feb M.—The I*M hope for the live* of the seven men who were trapped in the Kathleen mine by fire late yesterday, waa atundoned early today, and the mine waa sea las] up In an effort to ex tinguish the flamea. The flames wee* still raging when the work of sealing the mlns was finished The mine will be left sealed for about 10 days The Kathleen mine Is the property of the I nlon Cutleries company, of St. lyouls The fire broke out late yesterday. S WO feet from the main entry, near the :«0 foot level It Is lielieved to have been caused by a j short circuit on e high-tension wire j officials decUred that little gaa was I present. Kffciru tn r«v»rh ihm nifQ impri* otml pru%*»l Imi Air Big Damage Done in R. R. Shop Blaze 1 fiwritow, qii. P*' St - Damage ' •ntuiMtfed mrtoegty st arum ITi.ooo to a hntf million dollars aas done i early bstay by fire at the shape of 'he Northwestern Pacific railraed • here. The fire started shortty after « la. tn and waa not controlled until alnut T o'clock. The machine shot*, j pat tern shop, mill, tar shop, black S smith shop and engine room were ( either entirely destroyed or heavily i damaged, according to report* after the first eurvey of the •itiutuo. • • • Business Block la Swept by Flames RANOKIV. Tela*. Feb it —A block of bualnei* buildings In the heart of llreckenrtdge. an oil town, was deetroyed by fire today with a lues of »f.00,600 The fire started In • filling ela tion and was stopped by firemen, who dynamltnl buikllog* In It# path. Asks $25,000 for Switchman's Death H. K Cklt, utmlnlDlriilnr of the estate of Itussell f'tark. »wli. hm*n. kllN in a collision of freight corn at Interbay June 21. H2O. filed suit Wnlnwlay MxJniit (HA Orwt North ern railway for $28,000. He Believed That Advertising Pays SAN KRANCMOO, Feb. 84.—Mr*. Orvlll* Hrennon told the divorce court her husband wasn't satisfied with winning her thru a matrmonlal advert leement. but kept light on ad vertising after *he married him. Bbe was given a divorce Caruio Will Sail for Italy in March NKW YORK, Feb. 24 - F.nrtco Caruso will sail for Italy in March, his physicians announced today. Pleads for "Kid" Pal and Gets Long Term "The kid lan't to blame - he'a In the anrrvn fix I wan In twice before my aelf- In thea*« word® Paul Kgmont, con ▼lrted counterfeits, aaaumed all re ►aponalblllty for the action* of Henry Nelaon. 20. hla alfaffed accomplice, when called before Federal Judge Cuahrnan for aentence W«*lnea<iay afternoon. Kfmont waa nentenced to five | year* In McNeil laland ja-nltentiary. Nelaon to five montha in the county jail. prisoner over to Hhertff Matt Rtar wlrh. In Liebendenakl'a picket* were found two fimetf fitted with dyna mite capM, Carimxly added "He told me.*' Hald Starwlrh. "when 1 anked him what he waa do ing behind the iitnre at that hour, that he waa looking around to make a little cany money; maybe blow a Kufe." Ttjd penalty jiruvitiui by lav Xur BOY HERO AND FAMILY Kennon Owen, IS, newsboy (above), uon of a Spanuth uar veteran, showed tl*at the blue run* true, when he rescued his mother, two brothers and three sisters from their smoke filled burning house early Thursday. Modest Kennon thought a terrible fuss was being made over him. In the family group (below), taken in the police gallery after the rescue, is shown, from left to right: Mrs. Esther Owen, holding Marion, 18 months, on her lap; Kennon, A? ava.no, liernice, Norman in front of Bernice, aixd Robert. * * * * * * * * * "Shucks, Ma Done Boy Hero Modestly Declares | KK' SIH'CKS! It was ma tliat done the most of It- ieo —t didn't do mucn ax alt—Juat , yelled." Ki nnon Owen. 12 year-okl new* 1 boy, who n* U"d liui mother and five children from their burning home curly Thursday, Mopped to Ming hi* over Inrire man'a coat over the nmty knees of lila underwear, an "Mother" Mury Kelly, rh.itron. en tered. and he actunlly hung hi* he«ul with the tinge of a blusli on his faro. "Go ahead, Kenny, tell them about It" Mother Kelly encouraged, "Wasn't nothm* to It- I might a been seared If I'd a be.-n enough awake to reallse-huh but I wu sleepy. Just Rot to bed a few min utes before, y'see. "(ice—you're «ure makinr a fuss and a half about It. Hhucka—well, ya fee It was like thin: "I woke up and Niiuke wiu every where, dirty, black xmoke. too. I thought I tnuiit be drramln'. Then It started catching me In the throat like castor oil. and 1 knew the house wan afire. "Ho I Jump* In and get* all the folk* out. that * ali there wan to it." Hut "Mother" Kelly didn't let Ken non off *o canity. "How did you get them out, Ken- the offenne of which the prlnoner had pleaded guilty, la "not more than st,ooo, or both," a (Hording to the pleasure of the Judge "IJ.'Wto you anything further to •ay?" aaked the court, addreaalng Lebendenakl. "I waa going to blaat atumpa," tho prlaoner amiuuncod. "At that hour In the morning?" "No." "YYUut wurc jou duiog up at UuU Ny? That'* what we want to know," *he asked him. Fire hero Kennon shrugged hi* shoulder* rather impatiently, and went on: "(lee, there wasn't a thing to It. that I ran see. 1 pushed up the win dow and Jumped, and mother wa* awake, and she yelled, and I yelled, and »lie told mo *he couldn't get out the window; no I goes back In the house ami gets the kid* up, gets a hold of a hair brush and hammer* on the board on the side of the window —wluu d'ya call It - and loonen* the window and shoves It up, carries the kid* out and wa* about to shove ma out when she screamed and said ttiat Marion was not a<-counted for. "Y'see. Baby Marlon is only a year and a half old, and she's pretty much of a pet with ma. Ho I crawled back inside und ma and I stumbled around in the dirty, dark nuke, that * get tin' thicker all the time, and ma. *he find* llaby under her bed, coughin' a little. but not very much excited. "Ho I Jump* out the window again and ma throw* Itahy out to mo. and I ralchc* her Just like a football and pull* nia thru the window. "When ma strike* the open air, *he take* u look around at us all and kinda counts, and then darned If she time of day T* "oh, Juxt looking around." "Do you belong to the union?" "No." The Judge 00naidered Uic mutter, perplexed. Then he .iddraK-ed L. D. Wright. defeiuw oounneL "Mr. Wright," said the Judge. "You lake thl* man out and nee If you can get him a loan of 110. Olve him the money and lut hlui j;et out uf tuwu," w 7™te f EDITION SAVES MOTHER AND FAMILY OF 5 FROM FLAMES Leads Frightened Children Thru the Window of Home Which Is Totally Destroyed Kennon Owen. 1J year-old news boy, saved his mother, two brothers end three sisters at 2:52 e. m Thursday when fire swept their lit tle home at 2835 21st ave. W. The house was totally destroyed. From the flames the Owen fam lly saved six night gowns and an In sura nee policy not a thing more. They were being shelteied In the matron's quarters of the cdty jail Thursday. Mrs. Owen Is the prospective moth er of a seventh rlilld. . MOTIIKIt WAKKNH CHOKING WITH KMOKK Mrs Owen awoke choking early Thursday. She felt Robert. 7, ID the bed beside her, gasped another mouthful of the stifling smoke end realised the Uvea of her family were threatened by fire. didn't topple over In a faint. So I gets her to, and well, that's about all 1* there anything else ya wants know?" With that Kennon grinned at the order of Photographer Levi ltradley to "look a* he darned pleased," and had hi* picture taken In the room where murderers, dynamiter* and all kind of crooks get "mugged." Only Kennon's "mug" will not be placed In the rogues' gallery. It will take Its place In the gallery of those heroes who gave, and wen- willing to give, all that other* might live. SELLS STILL TO BUY SHOES *T wanted the money to buy some shoes for my children so they rould (TO to school." Thus John Kast. who had just pleaded guilty In federal rourt to possennlon of n s< 111. explained his reason for selling it to a Jap for »S6 The remark aroused the interest of Judge Neterer. and the whole story was brought out in court, with Mrs. Kast and her four small children corroborating It. His two boys, Kast said, came running to the house one day re cently and told of a copper kettle | they had found in the woods. Kast went out with them and found a still, which he curried to the house. Mrs. Kast was ill from a recent operation, and the family finances were at a low ebb. Kast decided to sell the still to purchase shoes tor the children and food for the family He wits arrested while loading the apparatus on the' Jap's wugon. Kast was released 011 SSOO bonds and sentence was deferred until May 2. In the meantime Kast has a chunce to work and gut ou his, foot fluauclally. TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE "I don't know now how he did It,** she wild In the matron'* room. "Kennon rescued them all. He got the window open several Inchea— Just enough to «ft the children oat -but the window wouldn't go any higher and there wasn't room for me to net out. "He yelled for neighbors. All the while I was penned In and choking every minute. "He worked deeper*tely at the win* dow but could not move IL Then bo discovered that Baby Marion bad sot been taken out. BABY POI ND CHOKING | L'NDKK Tilt, UK I) "He crawled In thru the wind mm again and we searched the room to gether In the choking smoke. "Kennon found her under my bad, crying and coughing How she gat there is more than I know. He car ried her thru the window. "Smoke wajv neeptng in thro Ik* crack* around the door. Escape thcf way was impossible. "When I win nearly frantic and at inort ready to throw myself thru the glass of the window. Kennon got a brush and hammered on the silt till the window waa jarred loose. Than be onened it and I crawled out. "If Kennon had been away last night as he is on Saturday night, when he sells papers, I think wo all might have been burned." ORIGIN Of FIRE 18 I'NKNOWN How the fire started Is unit iiii w •»' Mrs. Owen. Fire Inspector* were" also uttabie to determine the OUM Thursday. l«eeide* Mrs. Owen and. Kennon, the nightgowned family in the ma tron's quarters under charge of 1 "Mother" Mary Kelly Includes Ber nlce, «; Navano, S; Robert, T: Nor man. 3, and Baby Marion, a year and a half old. All were smudged with smoke and soot as a result of their harrowing experience when they reached tba ja.il. House and contents were valued at 92,100. Owen, the father, Is in Port land looking for work. His addreaa there is unknown. The newsboy hero, tho now in good health, for a long time suf fered with rheumatism, his mother told The Star today. ItEMi El> FAMILY 18 OKSTITirTK Without a stitch of clothing, a cent of money or prospect of a roof to shelter them, the Owen family were taken In charge Thursday by Spanish War Veterans, Forteon- Thygeson Camp No. J. Owen is * member of this organisation. Owen served in Company B, ISd U. 8. Infantry, during the Spanish war. John Miller, police court bailiff and chairman of the veterans' relief committee, said that Owen had re cently quit a Job where he was get ting a month and board and gone to Portland with the hopes of being able to make more money. A year ago one of the Owen'* chil dren died. Miller .said. One thousand dollars Insurance was carried on the furniture. Miller saJd, but he added that he under stood that the furniture itself had not be<n completely paid for. Mrs. Owen told him that she was buying on time. t.KKATKST IMMEDIATE NKKIt 18 CUOTIIKM H. A. Bremer, commander of tit* camp, and Mrs. J. Q. Forbes, presi dent of the auxiliary, were trying Thursday to extricate Mrs. Owen from her present unfortunate posi tion "What the family needs most now is clothes and lota of them." UrcoMT' said. "Thousands of families her* l.ave old clothes they no loncar wear which would l>« a godsend t« the Owens'." Hremer's home is at 5818 Seventh ave. N. W. Ills telephone number Ik Hallard 870. Miller can ■» reached thru police court. Main 6000, or at his home, &!118 Trinity place. Mrs. Forbes lives at 481t Thackeray place. Her call number is North 2230. He Sneezed Out Gas; Use Electricity Now BROOKLYN, Feb. 24.—The horns of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L). Hyatt In Jamaica Is now lighted with elec tricity. Hyatt recently sneezed and out went the gas. "Safety first" say« Uie couple. Chilly Apartments Good for 'Cold Cash' CHICAGO, Keb. 24.—Th* court* have decided that a tenant la en titled to damages if a landlord doea not provide sufficient heat. They awarded Mrs. Anna Conlwtsher, a tenant, SSO.ttb In a suit mauaat bar landlord, *