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lEfl Weather ||| 11 Tonight and Wednesday 111 I D fair; heavy front tonight; I I B I I moderate S\ ll'. winda. J 111 L Txmpnralurr Iwl II Hour* 111 Maiinuim SS. Minimum. 39. | W Today nmm, *K VOLUME 23 Our Pet Peeves: Too Little Beauty. Seattle Un-planncdL Spiritual Rccharge. Where Do We Get It? I Tata I* tfc* ilMmlb of a «r arttrla* In *kM> mmbm of <t%» >UI .l»f« u-ll «K»t <«tilma ttwm mo»l. »hr BY DOROTHY FAT GOt'l-D WHAT GETS tIK IS: Wh«r» do most ptoplt recharge ihetr spiritual and Intellectual batterlea? The rlrh leave town annually to attend the theatre, opera. picture galleries, to sec people and clothes <not the Cinderella of the art* these day-*. rilhrr), to mt *h»rf food Is Secondarily calorie* and Orally an trttatir achievement Rut where do the -erv*nts of b»»t» ty among the low In pocket get their sustenance? Seattle the kind of a city you want to live In." la Miss Nellie Cornish's lofty motto, "Hatch up" OT -build up" must be each one'* Choice Getting people In shape to #njov life U the pet ehartty of the town, but giving nothing really worth whtle to enjoy life with leav.s no future for the well In My or mind to accelerate their spark with. When Seattle pay* more for right education than for fire and police protection; when ahe upend* as much on education a* on chewing rum; when she pays a city foreater to pre serve her tree* (such as the Madison at row wax) a* she now pays to cruelly chop th-«e up; when she ha* the foresight to lay out her streets In an economic*! manner In good grade* (aa Queen Anne la not), and to reach strategic point* (such a* OHre at ); when she decide* to coor dinate h*r municipal building* Into * convenient and beautiful grouping, with an auditorium among theta: when *he admit* that If *he hadn't been hoggish about trying to get two Jiotrla she could hare gotten one; (arisen (he want* a dignified and ade puate Watergate where, for Instance, DM Wcnatchee rouid land, when the ■jaautlfu) view* from our home* and Apartment* are not always aeen thru a forest of telephone poles; when the City wlahe* it had been more com 4meted within half il» present area t«ach a wiving in ta*e*\ and a hun dred miles of beautiful *treet pave ments had been thoughtfully plan- Bed and laid out where needed. In place of our vertical and unu*ed street* on every hill —then we shall have a perfect city. If you don't think the above enough' of gmuche* to get bu*y working on. read "Main Street"— author, Sinclair Lewi*. The honest but *hort-slghte<l bus! net!* man who say* we haven't time and we're too busy to waMe money on beauty had better a*k himself why annually every one who can at ford it leave* town for New York or gait Francisco, Incidentally to *pend a pretty sum of money on product* that are not "made in flattie." I think that for the fellow who can't leave we should develop beauty In our midst, in order to retain our best population. Commercialism without fttractivenes* I* nothing but a husk I don't blame those who leave town; I envy them the chance they get to recharge their Intellectual and spiritual batteries. Hut what peeves me Is: Where are the rest of us go Ing to get the recharge nei-ensary to maintain our vital spark 7 SON OF NORWAY PUTS "SPIRIT" OF BROTHER TO ROUT AT SEANCE Spiritism's leading opponent here, the Rev. I'. A. Klein, pastor of Dunlap Baptist church, vouched today for the following skit of dialogue between a young Norwegian tn» ml/er of his congre gation and a "spirit" he met at a recent seance. Young Norwegian: Are you my brother? Spirit; Yes. Young Norwegian; Hvordan har du det? (Curtain) Carl Is Reported on His Way Back m BITMPKST, April S. Former Emperor Carl left Stelnamanger at 9:10 a. m. today for Switzerland, ac cording to an official announcement here. Farther and Farther Out The Seattle Subdivision* Are Ettrndin| That which waa a country road two yearn ago, today la a paved highway. W* aee little bungalows and beautiful new residence* springing up each week on nearly every road run ning from Seattle. Moat of then* home owners now have autos, which, tho they may llva ten t» twenty miles from the center of town, get them to their hualnena In from 20 to 40 minute*. The prices on lot* and acre age close to Seattle are bound to raise. Get your* now. l/ook on the Classified rage la The Htar for bargain*. BOY, 11, ON TRIAL FOR MURDER VILLAGE IS DIVIDED BY DEATH CASE Bitterness and Intolerance Marks Start of Lad's Trial in Indiana KNOX. Ind. April S -Cecil Bur kett answer* to the state of In dlarva today on a first degree mur der Indictment. The trial Is In circuit court, where an adult charged with similar of fens* would be tried. No dlstlnc tlon will be mad* In the trial of Cecil Burkett because he Is a boy of onty II years. THI VI. PHIN KKIW | ltl\ STATITES The queetion of the bov*« ac rounlahility, his understanding of the gravity of murder, will no! enter into the case. The trial will proceed upon the statutes of the date setting forth the proof of commlwion of crime and the evidence necesnary for conviction. The extreme penalty on conviction Is death by electro cution. "I'll not ask for any change of venue," says W. J. Reed, sttorney for the boy defendant. ""Circuit court I* the proper place to try the boy. He did not shoot Benny Slavln and we expect to prov* that he did not." "The case 1s being hoard ta (be proper tribunal." says James A. Dill*, prosecutor. "The boy Is sc countable. He Is old enough to know what murder Is and to plan It. The grand Jury would not have Indicted him. were he not." Cecil Rurkytt Is on trial because Benny Hlsvln. T. negt door Heigh bar and playmate, died of a bullet wound he received last Thanksgiv ing day when playing In the Bur kett yard at Or*. FATE IN HANDS OF tTIH.DKKN Altbo adults win prosecute, d» fend and pass sentence on the boy. his fate Is largely In the hands of Utile children. No adult witnessed the shooting of Benny Slavtn. Only children were st the Burket home Thanks giving dsy at the time of the shoot ing. t'pon their testimony the Jury will decide whether Cecil Burkett goes to hi* death, to prison or to freedom. Cecil say* that he did not fire the shot, that be did not see It fir»d. that he was Just entering hi* house when he henrd t(je shot. He says that he had left the gun on the ground, ready to All spar rows If they came about the Mar tin bouse which he and Frederick Schermann. 11, were cleaning. But thl* story I* contradicted by Frederick. He is the state'* prin cipal witness. • In fact, all of the Important wit nesses for state and prosecution will be children. Alfred Burkett. », Cecil"* brother will be in court. So will (lara Slavtn. 10. and her sister Elsie. J. snd her brother Albert, 1. Grownup* will testify, too, but their testimony will only serve ss the woof thru which Is woven the warp of testimony. Indeed, most of the village of Or* will be In court. Scientists regard Or* as present Ing a problem of psychology, or *oci ology. or criminology. But Ora disregards the scientists | and look* within It* narrow confine* \ upon a tragedy that concerns every j home, every child. The one man In Or* who would like to know how psychologists, or sociologists, or criminologists, can explain the tragedy Is Harry Slavln. father of the dead boy. "What will they *ny of Hsrry Sis vln?" he asks. |"He moved to Or* to raise hi* children, to have them away from the evil Influents of the city. Now one of them Is dead and he Is In court In a murder case. KATHKR C'OMPAEKS VILUAGK AM) CITY "In a little place like Or* there Is not peace among neighbor*. And my boy Is d'-ad. "In the city there are atreef car* and automobiles and little sunshine A little town I* the place to bring up children. And now, look! Ixiok' "When neighbor* ceaaed to be neighbor*. I wanted to aril my little store and leave here. Hut the sale fell thru. I thought time* would be better and I stayed. And for what? To see my boy die. "Now the world *enda expert* to Investigate this caae—the case of my own flesh and blood. "What do expert* know about what 1* In a child's heart? What do expert* know about ancestry and nelghborllnes* *nd goodness? "The community knows. Teople who live together for years and ye;irs know more about their neigh bors than science can ever know. "There I* Just one punishment for crime It must fit the crime an eye fur an tjro—a liXe for a Ufa." On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise The Seattle Star Kntared m* Svrond Cla«» Matter Mar S. Iltl, at tho roatnfflr* at R«attka, Wuh, undxr the Art «( Conir«a< Man It I. 1171. Or Y' «r. Itjr Mall, to II THREE STAR VICTORIES: 17VERY SIX MONTHS the federal government requires newspapers to file reports on their circulation, ownership, etc., with the postoffice au thorities. The Star, in making this report today to the government, be lieves it also may be of interest to our readers. For the six months ended March 31', the daily circulation of The Star was 61,685. This figure is 10,70.'! in excess of the circulation of The Star's closest competitor. Six months ago, when the last previous statement was published. The Star's lead was These are six-month averages. The Star's circulation is growing, which means that it is greater at the end of the period than at the beginning of the period. The Star's average daily circulation in March, 1921, was 66,918. It is now well over 67,000, which is more than 5,000 above the figure offi cially reported to the government six months ago. Circulation, however, is merely a measure of a paper's strength. The Star is prouder of the uses made of its strength than of the mere possession of it A newspaper's whole duty is not done when it publishes news. All pa pers print the news, more or less im perfectly, depending on the ability of the reporters and the independence of the editors. The Star performs only half its duty when it merely prints the news. Three thinp? that have happened this year will illustrate: 1 WHEN JANUARY rolled around * * this community was in the midst of a most surprising plague of pessi mism. Our people were being told that business was rotten and would be worse; that Seattle was in for a period of depression; that other cities would take away all our trade. One agency of publicity even went so far as to circulate a big-type scream headed: "Our Back Is to the Wall." The Star, on the other hand, daily during January published on its first page facts and figures, and interviews with prominent local and national bus iness authorities, tending to prove that no "panic" was in sight, that the coun try, and especially Seattle, were not Page One, Column 3. I*p to Monday night 4.800 itudrnt* had registered at IT. Hi* unlvernlty freebmen traffic cop* during iiafrty week. HeatHe A<l club *pecl*l session at (ion March# grill Tuesday noon. Pleadx not guilty; robbery charge*. Charles llanford, superior court. Initiation Young Men's Hebrew association Tuesday ulght; 10! n<>w members. Taroma Amwir*n po*t brand* Orover C. Hergdoll arch slack er of U. H. filmed attorney'* nam* to $lO check, Jail for eight month*. King M. Jackson. Truntw* of Women'* Commercial club ptjitpfmft buslneiui meeting to April 14 at 7 p. m. Judge Neterer open* two-day quarterly session of U. 8. district , court In Hellingharn. Krank Stevens and Jerry Sullivan transport 10 gallon* of liquor; $l6O each In tJ. H district court. Construction of find (Ireek Chrta tlan Orthodoi church In Waihlßf ton to begin her* this week. f'apt. John And'raon, American lr.fr, wanta more old mnguzlnen dropped In the blue Imxes for wood* worker*. Work on Hkflglt to 1* explained by Carl K. I"hden. special engineer for city, to Purchasing Agent*' as sociation ul UUuic'a WeclnuHUay bouo. ; How This Paper Is Trying to Repay Its Patrons Who Have Made Possible Its Large and Growing Circulation. SEATTLE, WASH., TUESDAY, APRIL B. 1021. DEAD BABY'S MOTHER HELD Accused of manslaughter for the death of her 14 month-old baby. Trenton, Mrs. Gladys Primeau was held In city Jail Tuesday without ball. Coroner W. H. Corson is the prose ruling witness. The complaint al leges that Mrs Prlmeau locked her three children in their home at 8131 Ninth ave. 8 W, Saturday night anil left them. During her absence, the two older children turned the house topsy-turvy and gave the baby a bot tle of lysol to play with. He spilled It over himself and some of It trickled Into his mouth. He died In city hos pital Sunday morning. Mr*. Prlmeau whs arrested late Monday night at her home. When she left the children, she wrote a note to her husband, telling him not to worry The baby was dy ing when he returned home. Mrs. Prlmeau will probably be ad mltted to ball Tuesday, according to the coroner'a office. Minnesota Bank Is Robbed of $50,000 ST PAUL, Minn., April s—The State Itank of Wltlirow. Minn.. IS miles northeast of here, was robbed of iriO.OOO early today. Some useless loot was found 111 a school house near With row. The bandits evidently had divided the loot there. bound for the rocks, and that if people kept their heads all would come out well. By the end of January this Star campaign had accomplished its pur pose. The calamity howlers were tnor oly discountenanced, business confi dence was restored in most circles, and while rival cities and eastern financial centers watched in glee for signs of wholesale bankruptcy in Seattle, the city's business men laughed at the preachers of pessimism, kept their Heads and came thru smiling. Busi ness today in Seattle is on a solid foun dation, and many of those who \\*ere doubtful in January now agree that "the upturn has come." o AS SOON AS IT WAS PLAIN the calamity howlers had been dis credited, The Star turned its attention to the street car problem. Since late in 1920 the guns of public utility in terests had been turned on the Seattle municipal railway in an effort to prove public ownership a failure. Schemes were hatched to turn the rail way back to the original owners. This, it was thought, would prevent other cities from following Seattle's example and taking over their transportation lines. Mayor Caldwell, whether he realized what he was doing or not, aided the utility grabbers by issuing repeated "bear*' stories about the street car sys tem, which he declared was not paying, and could not pay. A special grand jury adopted the report of the mayor's private "investigator" that the terms of the car line purchase were "impos sible." There was talk of a suit to re cover part of the purchase price, but no sucn suit ever has been started. The Star turned the light of public ity on this street railway plot, and drove the underground agents of mo nopoly to cover. Lying statements of Seattle and outside propagandists were corrected. "Interviews" in eastern newspapers which were nothing but rehashes of months-old misstatements, were challenged. And public officials who dug up the truth from the maze of figures with which the street car matter had been tangled, were sup portedjn their efforts to give the pub lic the facts, and their findings were published broadcast. 5,000-FT* LEAP ON WEDNESDAY On the fourth anniversary of America's declaration of war with Germany a 6,000 foot parachute loop Into Seattle'* harbor Is planned for Wednesday afternoon i.y H. H. Loy, • lose friend of Ivan DeVilliers. I>e Vllllers suffered a severe In- Jury to his bruin In a leap he made over Seattle several weeks afro In an effort to boost the fund campaign for families of the policemen whd were murdered by Inndit John Schmitt De Vllller* underwent an operation at St. I.uke's hospital a week ago and Is now convalescing. However, he and his wife are without funds, and It la to call attention to a l*ne fit dunce at Masonic temple Wednes day night that txiy plans to make his leap Wednesday afternoon. Eddie Hubbard, the government aerial postman, will carry lx>y over the city. Itefore mounting to the desired altitude they will drop cir culars over the business district an nouncing the dance. The police band will play at the dance and members of Jjevy's mu sical comedy company will donate tlielr services. HtaUnttclans figure thnt tile popu lation of the world avcrafffett 110 women to every 100 men. While there are a few unconverted monopolists still extant, it is doubtful if more than a thousand of this city's 325,000 people now entertain any seri ous notion that the street car system can or will be handed back to Stone & Webster. We haven't pot the efficient management to which we are entitled, yet, but The Star believes that will come. 3 WHILE THE ISSUES of Seattle's ** prosperity and the fate of the street car system hung in the balance, the pro-Japs of Seattle set out to strangle the alien land bill which Rep resentatives Jones and Beeler had in troduced in the legislature. They en deavored to kill the bill by delays in committee, by bickerings over whether it would be acceptable to the Harding administration, by arguments over constitutionality, by every possible means but discussion of its merits. They even induced certain officials and business bodies to support their campaign, using threats of Japanese retaliation if the bill was passed The Star knew that if the bill ever came to a vote both house and senate would pass it The Star, day by day, demanded a vote. Finally the Japs and the Jap-lovers exhausted all their tricks. And both branches of the Washington legislature showed their substantial Americanism in the size of the votes by which the bill was passed —72 to 19 in the house, 36 to 2in the , senate. What of the Japanese threats? They have not materialized. No Jap business that is normally Seattle's will be taken away because Washington passed the alien land bill. The Japs knew that when the -threats were made, and the Japs' American agents knew it then. For the politicians and business or ganizations that were so badly misled as to take these threats seriously, and carry the Mikado's message to an American legislature, The Star has only sympathy—not censure. We hope they have learned the lesson now —that American courage has nothing to fear from Japanese bluff, and that a firm stand for American rights and against Asiatic infiltration is the surest way to preserve our peace. 3 BOYS LOST IN BLIZZARD BVTTK. Mont, April 6.—Search ing partial numbering several hun dred men and boy grout* today en gaged In a search of the main range of the Itorky mountalmi for Henry Christensen, Eugene Gil and James McDonald, three youths lost In the bllxcard since Saturday. The trio had been hunting In the mountains. When they failed to return yester day searching parties were organ ized. It is believed the young men might have fror.en to death and that recov ery of the bodies will be almost Im possible until the anows melt by General Wood It on Way to Seattle SAN FRANCISCO, April S.- MnJ Oen. Leonard Wood will arrive In San Francisco today en route to Se attle, where he will board a trans Pacific steamer for the Philippine Islands. Wood goes to the Philippines as a special representative of President Harding to study conditions there. (len Wood and Kllhu Hoot, who will be with him here, will address a meeting under the auspices of the American Legion in the civic audi 'toriam tonight. 71th D Lee inn AVIATOR DIES IN 3RD AVE. 'CRASH' Rickenbacher Tetrazzini, ooloru tura aviator. Is dead! "Rick" was a plump rook robin that had his habitation and his be Ing In the nibt>er plant outside of Mayor Caldwell's office. Miss Ida Lundberg and Mary Mc- Williams, stenographers to Hlzzon er, tided "Kick" over a hard winter by scattering bread crumbs on the rubber plant. "Hick" was never late for the bread line. As n slight return for his board, the bird was accustomed to chirp cheerfully outside the window when the Klsle Smith typewriters were clattering on the day's output of mayoralty eloquence. Tuesday when Miss McWIIIIams arrived at the office, she discovered the dead l>ody of "Rick" lying out side lieneiith the rubl>er plant, his foet turned heavenward. It Is believed that he had been Imbibing typewriter oil, which Is said to contain a high percentage of alcohol. The night watchman of the county-city building reported Tues day that he had observed a red breasted bird flying erratically übout the offices of the mayor. That "Kirk" plunged to his death when he lost control of his wings Is the only explanation that was vouchsafed by the members of tiio mayor's stuft TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE AMERICA WILL NOT SANCTION THE PACT President Harding Says Treaty of Versailles Can't Be Ratified BY RATMO.ND ( I-APFKR Washington, Arm i—The doom of the treaty of Versailles, so far «s the l'nited States In con cerned, wax pronounced definitely bjr Pruldent Harding today. In unmistakable words. th» [irmt d«'nt, k[k iiklnK U> new*paper men, made tt ctnar that he wan convinced that there la no practical way in which the l'nited Htates can consider ratifying the treaty. Harding denied, however, that he h»* approved immediate action oa the Knox peaoe resolution. There in no need, aocordtnf tf Harding, for precipitate action In re gard to the Knox resolution. He In dicated. however, that he saw n* particular reason for a marked re versal of the position he took wh«a he voted for the Knox resolution hi | the senate and when ho indorsed It in bis speech of acceptance during \ the campaign. At the outset of hit Interview with the men today llardlnf denounced reports that he approVMt the plan espoused by the senate j2 reconcilable* catling for imiaadtntf adoption of the Knox measure. Thesft reports, he made dear, am entirely unauthentic. The president Insisted "•*» he fe committed to no definite prom and declined to discuss any possible plan at present. He indicated, bow ever, that the whole subject of inter national relations would be dealt, with in his menace to congress mM W4MML. It wu IndicaUd that whatovsr •t«w in taken would mom atoM piecemeal It was insisted that tk» administration is going to owwft cautiously and prudently la aoirtM the situation. JAP EXCLUSION VP TO HMDINC SAN FRANCISCO, April I.—V. & McClatchy, of Sacramento, wi| M route to Washington today to lay be fore the Harding administratio® a declaration of policy adopted by tbi Japanese Exclusion league of Oatt fornla as Its program with regard to Japanese Immigration. The program covers these fMT principles: "Absolute exclusion for the fut«r« of all Japanese Immigration, nail and female, and not only iaborank skilled an<) unskilled, but ftiuwig and men of small trades and prom slons, as recommended by TheodOVQ? RooxovelL Permission for temporary residence only for tourists, artists, commercial men, taacbSMb etc. "Such exclusion to be enforced by United States officials, under United States laws and regulations, aa is done with immigration admitted or excluded from all other countries, and not. as at present, under an ar rangement whereby control and reg ulation Is surrendered by us M Japan. "Compliance on the part of all de partments of the federal government with the constitution and the aban donment of the threat to attempt M take advantage of certain phrasing of that document as to treaties. "For the Japanese legally entitled to residence In California, fair treats ment, protection In property right* legally acquired, and the privilege of engaging In any business desired, ex cept such as may be now or hereaft er denied by law to all aliens or to aliens Ineligible to citlaenship, and provided particularly they may not hereafter buy or lease agricultural lands." Jap Liner Bound Here, Goes Ashore TOKYO, April s.—About to sail to Seattle, the stenmshlp Alabama Maru with a large passenger a* aboard, whs driven ashore Sunday night by a storm that swept til* southern const of Jupan taking ft toll of 30 lives. Mayor Wires "Good* Luck" to Ball Team Mayor Hugh M. Caldwell unstimg his typewriter long enough Tuesday to Indite an epistle to the Hon. Wil liam Kenworthy, now stopping la Los Angeles. • "Good luck for the coming season. Bill," messaged hluoner, n« he mad* arrangements to get the flash new* of the Seattle baseball team's first game Tuesday, down In Movleland. Israel Against Lord in Court Suit Here "Israel against I,ord" Is the title of a suit Involving an alleged breach of contract in Judge lltiyd J. Tall man's court \