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By 10,000 Plurality The Star Is Daily Elected Seattle's Favorite Paper
U. S. BOARD CHARGES VOLUME 23 Home Brend Greetings: Here's something to worry about! If the new hotel I DOES go up, what shall Its name be? • • • | Cheer up! There's plenty of time I to gloom next week, Vhen second I Income tax installment comes due. s s • "Screenla nd." J. W. Say re's maga | line published for the Jensen 4 Von §H.«i"berg theatres, joins "Home Brew" 'in the Invitation to Sir Thomas Up- to visit here. All we need now insure his coming is an invitation J" I>y the president of Tukwtlu's city [ council—and Sir Tommy's consent. • • • PRORABI.Y "Bonus Speeded l*p for Dying I Veteran." —News headline. Dying of old age? s s s , We see where the public library has classified as a war book Kx- Secretary I-ansing's volume on the peace conference. • • • FASHION NOTF. White flannel trousers are due to make their appearance on Prattle atrects iborUy. Also sport shirts. • • • Easterner Wherj do you lire? Westerner Walla Walla, Wash. Easterner Speak English. • • • OCR GUESS IS THAT IT IS A MALE ' " Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Brlggs are recalling the congratulations of their friends over the birth of a *oy son last Frkjay.—HU Dora " Vttt) News. e • e Canada has started to take a J census. She'll show a big Increase L If she counts all the Seattle men ■ Wbo are hanging around the Van couver hoteL e • • i THIS SOUNDS LIKE A BARGAIN • ►'or aale—auto, new, 14.300. Our price, complete, with 1500.000 worth iOf extras thrown In. $J,760. This us a bona flde bargain and should kVo seen Immediately.—Advertise meet in a morning newspaper. • • • NOT A FAIR TEST In days of old When knights were bold. Men had a lot of gallant ways; Twas soft. egad. ! Because they had No jitneys In those good old days. • • • WHY NOT BE ACCOMPLISHED? (Ad In Chicago Tribune) tidies. Gentlemen. Boys, Girls, learn to whistle; warbling, chirps, finger, teeth, flute whistle imitating : forest of birds. Open daily, 9-8 30. | Sunday, 10 5. L. G. Groff. Chi cago Musical Sejninary, 2828 Madi- Fk sen st. Lf • • • Funny. Isn't It, how many fishing worms you find spading the garden and how few when digging for bail? BACK TO EARTH When war waged its wide desola k tion I Ha pulled down his Fifteen per [ day. 'F ftow It fills him with deep con i sternal lon * L To think bow he tossed It away. I; • • • L Woman's IntuiUon may be all ■ that it pretends to be, but we'd back I the chances of a well-dressed villain p sny time against those of a trampy I looking gentleman. WHO'S THIS? —rrir» »n<l Carter Plwto-SllJionett*. All Abo-a-a-r-dl i Can pou a»e** the Mhoitstte of \ thr canny Scot pictured aboref T //' i* the head of a ureat civic em mficrtmerit; hi* henchmen levy tribute on cy rry perunn In Seattle dally; he l» mixed up in one of the city'* pet conlrm ertie*. Watch lor hi* name tomorrow. Ye*tcrdau'§ nilhiiuette wa* that of Dan Laaden. lawyer and ttaXe tcma ,tm. i IWeather Showers tonight; Friday fair; modi rate south westerly winda. Tmiifwralnrp Ij|.nt II Hoar* Maximum, flti. Minimum, 51. Today noon, 63, $50,000 HEART BALM ACTION STARTS HERE PROSECUTOR ATTACKING JAP TRICKS Douglas to Start Court Ac tion Against White Hold ing Companies Prosecuting Attorney Malcolm Douglas ha* declared war on holding ram pun In organized by white men to protect Japanese in Uie ownership of lands and leases, which 1* forbid den hy a n**w Mate law which goes Into effect June 10 'Till* office will irlve surh compa nies a run for their lives." Douglas said, Wednesday afternoon. "We will question the legality of thAr busi n««s at every turn, WILL FIGHT EVERY MOVE IN COURTS "Probably by injuncUon proceed Intra, we will bring the whole matter before the courts. It ta certain that by some form of action w« will teat every move that la to be made or has been made to subvert the law." iKiuglas referred to the whole»Je transfer of property by Japanese during the last 19 days to the Enter 1 r>ris« Investment Co., th» Campus IMOty (•«. and the ffsw WMlilU Hotel Co.. of which W. A. K«en«! and E. H. Keene are the conspicuous organizers. The object of the flrstrtaraed com psny, ss stated In Its srtioles of In corporation. Is to buy and hold prop erty "owned by aliens contrary to the alien land law recently passed by the legislature of the stats of Washington," and to hold land eon tracts and other property "lawfully held and owned, but as to the light of ownership of which there might be a question raised because of anU allen tfntiment, prejudice and agita tion." WHITE C.rARniANSHIFS FOR JAPS ALLOWED In. the superior court Wednesday, •cores of guardianships asaumed by lfhlte persona for Japaj>es« children were allowed. This action Is one of the steps In the process by which Japanese land and lease owners are getting under cover. Property owned by Japanese Is be ing transferred to their minor chil dren, »ho are American children be cause born In this country, and for these children white persons are bo coming guardians. • s s • ■ ; Japanese Prince Hopes to See U. S. BV WILFRED nJUSCHER CoprrlaMed. t»SI. by «l>" United Pr— PARIS, June 9.—'"l hope America and Japan may always be found working hand In hand, not only for our mutual benefit. but to ensure laatlng peace ttiruout the world," Crown Prince Hirohlto, of Japan, declared today *i an Interview with the United Presa. The prince npaet all tradition when he personally received the cor respondent at his temporary rial dcnce here. BKINO INTERVIEWED IS NKW EXPERIENCE "I have long cherished a desire to .visit the United States," the prince i paid. "I hope It will be only a de ferred pleasure." Being Interviewed was decidedly a new experience for the carefully guarded descendant of the world'® oldest dynasty. He was somewhat restrained at flrKt, but lost the stiffness after the first question and smiled as he de livered hi* answers thru an Inter preter. He appeared to be enjoying the meeting, and the correspondent enjoyed questioning him. A uniformed member of the prince'* suite accompanied me Into the presence of the prince. A norther attendant stood besUle the prince In the btg reception room where the Interview was held. Am we approached the prince, rig idly erect, his heels together and his hands tight against his trouaer seams, his face was Impassive and the dark eyes behind large spec tacles gave no hint as to what he' thought of the Impending question Ing. SHAKER HANDS: SMII.ES lIItOAIII.T Prince Hirohlto lost hla restraint when the Introduction was complete. He shook hands warmly and smiled broadly, turning to the Interpreter | with a remark which *a« trana lated to me as: "His hlghn'-ss la gTCatly pleaded ito see you." "I thank his hlghneas," I returned. In French. I "Uoeg his highness enjoy travel I (Turn to Fag* 2, Column 7) N. W. LUMBER PRICE PLOT The Seattle Star Entered •• Second Class Matter May 1, lift, at the Postofflc* at Seattle, Wuh , under the Act of Congress March 1. 117*. Per Tear, bjr Mall, IS to |t Members of the Park Board: DON'T SIGN IT! THE PARK BOARD will be committing a serious mistake from several standpoints, if tomorrow it should sign the 10-year contract, jrivinjr the Lewis-Lester company all the Woodland park con cessions, including refreshments, tobaccos, boating, etc. This city has been given an opportunity, provi dentially, to see these concessionaires as tHey truly are. When they believed themselves secure, they profiteered—PßOFlTEEßED ON KIDDIES AS ON GROWNUPS. The park board may THINK it can stop profiteer ing by a clause written into the contract. But it won't be so easy later to cancel the contract, no matter how extortionate the prices may be. Law yers have been known to find loopholes! The time to protect the public is NOW. Never mind that sop—that doubtful sop in the form of a $lO,OOO building in which to sell re freshnjents. In the first place, the concessionaires are going to get the benefit of the building them-* selves, and in the second place there won't be much left for the park board to own after the 10 years have expired. It isn't safe to trust a 10-year concession to a company that has, in the initial test, failed to show a proper regard for the public. The Lewis-Lester company has really forfeited agv claim to this contract, A contrvt, in any event, is 11 mistake, and in this ItisCMISFTr would be particularly so. The Star is confident, moreover, that a better contract can be obtained by throwing the proposition wide open to ALL bidders. Your duty, members of the park board, is to the parks' patrons, and to the public, first, last, and all the time. The Lewis-Lester Co. ought to be but an incident to you. You need have no hesi tation in calling your tentative deal off. YOU OWE A GOOD DEAL TO THE PUBLIC NOTHING AT ALL TO THE WOULD-BE CON CESSIONAIRES. Girl White Cross Agent on Hee,ls of 'The Big Chinaman' (fifth RwitUn tf liar series tf ad ventures In rounding it lb* «wpt*lns mt the ftrallie umtlc Mine. written •«- riiUtrly far The St»r, by the girl mm agent of the Whit* <>«•»-> It Is' a mystery who fumlahea all the millions of dollars necewiary to swlhg the Immense deals In dope by which this continent la supplied with .the shipload after shipload of the. soul-killing stuff. The quivering, cowering addict says It's the Chinamen, and the Chi i niirncn say It's the Japanese. I've even heard them assert the Japanese government Is aecretly behind a movement to render America's young men unfit for military service by flooding the nation with afl aorta of dope. HOW SHE CA.WE CI.ORE TO THE "BIG CHINAMAN" Be that as it may, I do uot pretend to know. But once, jmit once, while I waa working for the White Cross under cover in Seattle, I harked elo»e to the toes of "the big Chinaman" of the drug traffic of (he Northwest, whoever he la. It came about this way: Kddie Hugh Is an American born CJhln.iman, who married a beautiful young white glrL Ho was formerly accretary of the Morton Chemical Co. This company was refused a permit to operate after a period because of the numerous timea it was "robbed" of large quan tities of alcohol and dope. Hu is said to have admitted that the "robberies" were not robberies at all. but were schemes of the com pany to obtain unlimited supplies of alcohol and narcotic* for their out side peddlers. Hu lived In the Milwaukee hotel, room 203, with hi* white girl-wife. It was pretty generally understood about Chinatown thnt he could sup ply unlimited quantities of morphine and cocaine. BATTIJS OF WITS AGAINST CUNNING One of the federals went to the Okani restaurant and phoned the Milwaukee. He asked for Kddle. Kd die agreed to come and see him In his room. He came- and then began a battle i of American wits versus Chinese cunning. The federal hadn't expected Kddle to agree to a meeting flrwt off [the way he did, and so waa taken oil his guard lor the moment, ao to On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise BY CI.AIRE DI'IAC SEATTLE, WASH., THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1921. ■peak. He had "framed no plant" for llu. But a trained federal thinks fast- In his Vockets he had some letters and telegrams taken from a prisoner picked up a few hours before. He fore llu reached the room the federal was ready. One of the letters, on Inspection turned out to be credentials saying the bearer was a dope peddler from the Kant. The signature was that of a well-known dealer In St. Louis. 110 read the letter carefully and nod ded approval. "1 came out here," said the federal, "to buy $lOO,OOO worth of M and C. How much can you let m« have?" "All you like." Uu responded quickly. AGAIN KNOCKED OFF HIS FFKT Again the federal was nonplussed. He'd l<een told Hu was close to "one of the aces" of the narcotic business, but he had no Idea any one China man could supply, off-hand. fIOO.OOO worth of drugs. "How long will It take you to get the fluff?" he asked. "Itlght away." said Hu. Dumbfounded, the federal had to spar for time. He had neither money !to go thru with the deal nor had made the necessary arrangements for springing the trap when Hu mad* the delivery. I've never seen a federal so com pletely at a lo»is. The government furnishes no money for handling big' deals like that —no money at all. In fact, exi»pt for salaries and travel ing expenses, and Utile enough of that. "l-et's go eat" he said, rising and glancing at his watch. Hu was watching him closely. The three of us went to a restan rant. The federal ordered supper and sakl. Hu's tongue became loosened and he talked volubly. The federal said he would like to get a couple of samples of Hu's dope, and the Chinaman agreed to get an ounce of cocaine and an ounce of morphine for 164. I'HINKNE PKDDLKR TKAII.H HIM FROM HOTKI, Supper over, the federal told Hu, r "You get the samples and I'll come for them tonight." At 2 o'clock In the morning a« the federal wu leaving the Milwaukee with Hu's samples. I saw a Chinese (Turn to Page S. Coiuiua •> RICH IDAHO RANCHER IS DEFENDANT Files $3,000 Counter Suit; Says He Sought Only "Fireside Love" The love which fulled *h»n S. Knutson, wealthy Lewiston, Idaho, rancher, quit hU courtship of viva clout Mrs. Myrtle Schott Is wortli Just 0.000, the charming seam-, fires* of SS summer*, who look* SI. wstN hoping to convince a Jury IB superior court Thursday. Knutson, with the line* of 80 win ter* on his fare, |« countering with the charne that the courtship ha* been worth $3,000 already to the fair plaintiff and on * claim that she never had any interest In hire escept to pull the strings of his pockethook he I* pleading for hU money back. saw irs beyond >IIM COMI'KEHKNSION [ "The tiO.OOO that the lady wants la beyond my comprehension," Knut «on sJtld Just before the case «H assigned to a court for trial. "On the other hand. 1 can abmr that I bought her a J&7S fur coat, four I suits of cfothea, fancy hlch top paying the cast* ot tier divorce soit I gnve her $lO * week to live On for eight month*,"" / Mr*. Kchott brought her milt three month* ago. Just after, according to Knutson. a quarrel had broken up their friendship because he refused to buy hla bride-to be a hotel In Jhla city. "Buy It for me," Knufan say* she ■aid. "or gtve rae $7,000. Else I will sue you." Knulson did not buy. Mr*. Rchott. who live* at the Charleston hotel. Eighth and Ptke, claim* the agreement to marry waa made December 1, I*2o. and that It waa broken In February. Humilia tion. she avers, is worth th« $50,000 balm. HE WANTED FIREBIDB EOVE, HE SAYS Knutson claims his quest was for fireside love. "I met Mrs. Bchott." he explains, "when t wanted a wife to share the quiet Joys of my ranch In I<ewiston. She attracted me. I told her of my needs and we became engaged In May, 1920. The marriage was to be in J One. "Then I financed her divorce suit and paid her s weekly allowance, clothing her In the meantime. "Hhft promised to be true when I was called away on a business trip, but when I came back I heard she had stilled her lonellne** by frequent companionship with other men. "J charged her with the thing and she did not deny It. Inste-ad. she told me to buy a hotel." In behalf of his Interests William A. Clllmore and Oeorge Olson are appearing In court. Butler, Silvaln & Tennant ere arrayed around the couNfcel table to press the woman's claim. see Chinese Girl, 17 Sues Sweetheart Alice Chin, 17, who claims that her engagement to Hong G. Dew has been announced thruout China town but never consummated, brought suit against Dew for $lO,OOO In superior court Wednesday. Miss Chin says she has been shamed and humiliated by Dew's failure to keep his alleged promise. Dew. she Buys, has Interests In the Sim Waw company, 220 Washington si., and In the Quong Wing company, 212 Washington st. She has at tached his account at the Dexter Horton National bank. Prohibition Chief 111 With Diphtheria Donald A. McDonald, stale prohi bition director. Is confined" to his home Thursday with diphtheria. The. prohibition office Is in charge of In spector Sylvester A. Moore. JUDGE HELPS HER MAKE A DATE WITH ANOTHER'S HUBBY In open court Thursday morn ing, Judge c. C. Dalton laid a date for Mm. Marion McDonnell with another woman's husband. The man In the case was W. T- Moore. He had been charged with abandonment and nonsup port. He said he would pay $BO for the comfort of his family, but would not allow his wife to spend It. Judge Dalton then made an appointment for Mrs. McDonnell, of the department of public wel fare, to go shopping with him. SHE SUES FOR $50,000 Mrs. Myrtle Schott, plaintiff in $50,000 breach of promise suit on trial here today. SETTLE PARK ISSUE FRIDAY I With complaints continuing to pour In of profiteering by conces sionaires at Woodland park, the Se attle park commissioners are sched uled to take flnul action Friday morning on a proposal to grant the Lewis-Le*»ter company a 10-year contract for the concession. Corporation Counsel Walter F. Meier Is preparing a lease for the concession, which has already been formally awarded by the park board. The contract has not yet been signed, however. R. J. Fisher, president of the board, declared Thursday that the contract will gtipulate that prices charged in the pajk do not exceed those prevailing elsewhere. The session of the park board which will consider the Woodland park charges will be held in the board's office In the Haller liuild lng, according to park officials. The meeting will open at 9:.10. TOW ADMIRAL EVANS TO BAY SAN FRANCISCO, CaK June 9 —The Admiral llpe steamer Admiral Kvans, which left San Francisco June 7 for Portland, was towed Into Humboldt Biy, 300 miles north of here, today. The steamer had engine trouble while off the Northern OUifornia coast, and was forced to call a tug and put in for repairs, according to meager details received here. Ole Larson to Be Sentenced Monday TACOMA, June 9. Ole Larson, president of the defunct Scandina vian-American bank, who has been denied a new trial by Judge Askren, on a charge of borrowing money Il legally from the bank, for which he was convicted rocently, will be sen tenced Monday, It wa» announced today. 7ate J| EDITION FKMTS POSSE, MAN IS SLAIN TOLEDO, 0., June 9.—Machine guns, rifles, pistols and milphur can dles were used by the police here to day In getting James K. Kelly, a waiter, who had killed Patrolmen Harry Doweli and Harold Mossberg er. and who, barricaded in the attic of the house In which he lived, held off almost the entire police depart ment for hours. After the machine guns had been brought Into play, the house at 611 Walnut sL, near the business dis trict, was rushed, and Kelly, with both his guns loaded, was found ly ing across a cot, dead. He had been hit twice. Kelly flourished a revolver and an; nounred that no policeman would take him alive when Mrs. Nellie Key tried to collect $75 which the man owed her for room rent. Gompers Urges Fight on "Open Shop" DKNVKR, June 9.—The "open shop" movement In the United States can be definitely defeated by union men thru refusal to buy "open shop" products, Samuel clampers, president of the American Federa tion of Lubor, declared here last night. Tlio forthcoming annual conven tion of the fi deration, which will open next Monday, will do much to break up the "open shop" movement, he said. John L, Lewis, of Indianapolis, Is en route to Denver in an automobile. Lewis is being touted by eome union leaders as the favorite aualnst UOtn pers in the election of officers at the coming convention. Textile Workers' President Dead NKW TORK, July B—John Gol den, international president of the United Textile Workers of America, died at his home In Hrooklyn today. PET CARELESS WITH TEETH Somebody'** dental fßcadd is repos ing In the lx>st and Found depart ment of the muny railway. Seattle citizens, say street car officials, are prrowin* more and more careieaa 'with their teeth. TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE WESTERN TIMBER DEALERS ACCUSED Price Collusion and Restric tion of Production Charg-' ed in Report Washington, June 9.—chtigf of price collusion and restriction of production to maintain prices were made acainst the Wert Coast Lam* be mien's association by the fed eral trade commission in a special report to congress today. Canadian lumbermen were takes Into the fold in 1919, when the? threatened proponed price increased in this country by planning to ship Canadian logs, . the report stated, and it further charged that prices today are at high levels. The report asserts that the asm elation is made up of lumbermen and iomiers in what is known aa the Douglas fir region in the IV clfic Northwest. The commission said that between 191 i and \'.<2o wholesale quotation* on fir lumber increased 300 to 500 per cent, and that despite recent reductions some prices still are at the level of May and June, Hit. end outers are at the level tbey were la the spring of 1911. • • J -«,W Not Practical Men, 1 Sm Am.- IVeaiWE R. w, Vinnidge, of North ttSSC president Of the West Coaat T limha men's association, was located by telephone at the offices of the Way. erhauser Lumber company in Ever ett at noon Thursday. "Not having read the charge of the federal trade commission," he said, "I do not feel capable at time of making a reply. X prefer t* read the accusations first. INVESTIGATION BEGUN IS MONTHS AGO "This is a matter of grant impor tance to the lumber industry of tha nation. The trade commission's in vestigations of the industry began some 18 months ago. They spent • great deal of time in the Southern pine region. They were here early Inst year. "They were not practical men u| have drawn their conclusiona front what they found on our books. They inspected the-rooords of our negotfei tions and went over the books of the Loggers* association. Then they went away and tMs is the first we've heard from them since. ' " i "It is very unfortunate that tJM commission chose to give out theae charges to the ureas of the country without Giving tne industry a chanon to explain our side of the case. We shall have an answer later, as soon as we knew what we are accused of doing. OUGHT TO KNOW WHAT CHARGE 18 "It is customary for the criminal < to be informed Just what he is being charged with, is it not?" It was learned at the offices of tM association, Jn the Henry building here, that R. B. Allen, secretary and general manager, is in the East. Hi* assistant Ralph D. Brown, could not be reached this morning. FILION MURDER USE TO JURY TACOMA, June 9.—The Jury «u * expected today to get the cms of Edward M. Filion, Camp Lewis sol dier, one of four charged with first degree murder for the killing of A. Timbs, Tacoma taxicab driver. Testimony was concluded late yes terday without Kilion's having tafe en the stand. Final arguments were made before court adjourned Usk night, and the forenoon today wu consumed with attorneys and judga conferring over Instructions. The Jury has only three altera** tives In a verdict, life imprisonment, death or acquittal. The feuture of the trial wu the testimony of Tlmbs' widow, the first day of the trial. The trial of George W. Sharp, an other of the accused four, will begin at once. Trials of Jumps Sparks and Carl A. Perrin will fallow in order. FINDS TINY BABY ON HIS DOORSTEP A tiny baby was left on the doorstep 'of John Berger, 221S 17th ave. 6.. early Thursday, morning. Berger does not want to keep thq child, as he has a fam ily of his own. He reported the arrival to the police Thursday, stating he would keep the child until a home was found for It. No of the mother has be<n found.