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UPHEAVAL AT OLYMPIA! VOLUME 23 Home Brew Greetings! Summer la here, but don't leave your umbrella at home— yet. e e e Twenty ships disappear off the Atlantic coast. How long haa It been since all the schooners disap peared off the bars? • . • p. And new J. L McPherson. head the Alaska bureau of the Cham ber of Commerce, has become a ! "rookie" In the army of the unem ployed. e e e TUET THINK HITS EAST J. Stanley Joyce, Peggy's husband, ha* received hundreds of letters from glj-la all over the United States offering to marry him If he gets a divorce. e e e % For Sale: One combination gar ment that may be worn as either a. pair of stocking* or a hair net. ... to X JOSH WISE SAYS I There's always a little lamp black la til' politicians' white wash - Ml « 1 I One thousand Irish policemen In ■ New York protected Admiral Sims UMfn Irish demonstrators. He can't get away from the Irish. (• e e Admiral Sims got I.I» D."i tn America Europe. Now Denby 1 win give h&fc-the third degree. • e e k DOGGONE ROTTEN The frankfurter and bologna mak ers in New York have struck. Tee, the business la going to the bow wows. • e e W. E. Priestly told members of China club that Chinese armies stop fighting when chow call sounds Tank soldiers used to begin fighting at the call of chow. • • e The politician* hare about a* much use for a third party as a pair of lovers have. • • • Why not chance It to "Ruthleaa Babe"? • • • The Gin Next Door "ay* many pic ttirea of health are hand painted. • • • w Now la the time for all would-be %rits to Start asking, "WTiat day of the month does the Fourth of July fall on?" • • • tttk hot wave in iljunois Her attendant was tastefully gowned In pale pink satin slippers and hat to match, and carried pink carnations. Streittor (111.) Free tl'ress. ■• • • Speaking of safe and sane Fourths, we wish Uncle Sam would start a ir-»vement to make 364 more days In the year safe and sane. • • • The saddest words of tongue or pen: "The chickens aro in the garden again." • • • "Wanted —Boy with wheel over It years old," gurgles a want ad. Next thing w know someone will be advertising for a hoop skirt. • • • these literary pugilists Our idea of the Absolute Zero Is reading Jack Demmpsey's "Own Story" of his fight preparations. If Jack wrote all the stuff he Is given credit for, a page from his diary would read something like this: g 15—tTp bright and early and had Ight workout on my Underwood. Muscles In fine shape. Dashed off &tOO words for the Schnitzelfrltz Bawßpaper Syndicate. ■945 —Breakfasted hurriedly, read ing the while the proofs of my arti cle for the Boys' Own Magazine. 10:00 —Sparring match with my publisher. Soaked him for an ad ditional 3 cents per word. 11:00 —Ten miles of light road work, gathering material for a de scriptive essay on the flora and fauna of New Jersey for the Wo men's Home Companion. 12 00 —Took light sweat bath, read lng Immanuel Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason." 12:30—Lunched with Dsmonlon Hunonlon, a sports writer, who is composing the history of my life. Talked three hours with Hunonlon on how to hop a fast freight. 3:3o—Another two hours of stren uous training, beating out more newspaper copy, I must let tfp on this work slightly, my left finger Is showing signs of becoming calloused. 6:00 1 understand that C'arpentler Is only writing 10,000 words a day ffinw. Is he afraid of going stale? 8:00—To bed, after 3,000 words dn "The Tralnmg of a Cham .plon." Gee, It must, be great to be Just a "ham and" prizefighter and not have to write more than 6,000 •(uila a if--' Weather Tonight and Friday, fair; moderate westerly uinds. Tranptrutiirp Ivw* i 4 Hour* ALtiUmim. 10. Minimum, 53. Tixtij noon, 6.1 HUGE TAX LOSS 111 l 111 l 111 l Police Halt Marriage THOUSANDS HERE NOT COLLECTED Inheritance Tax Dodge in State Causes Other Taxes to Mount BY HAL ARMSTRONG OLYMPIA. June S3.—Thou sands of dollars every year that the state should get—but Isn't getting—are lost thru failure to collect the Inheritance tax. Some of It la being collected. But not aIL If all was collected other taxes would, or should, be reduced Speeding up Inheritance tax collec tion Is one of the ways the state could. It eeems, legitimately derive more revenue and lighten the burden of the ordinary taxpayer. CAN'T COLLECT TAX ON FUNDS ALLOWED There's an inheritance tax depart ment here, John W. Thatcher of Seattle Is director. The legislature allowed Thatcher 115.000 to spend collecting inheritance taxes for the next two yeju-s. He says he should have been al lowed $30,000, and that he cant col lect the tax—all of It - without that much to pay Investigators. For collecting the Inheritance tax Is largely a matter of Investigation. Wljen a dying man leaves a will It Is probated. His estate is valued at so much. So much of It goes to hit wife. So much to his sons and daughters. So much to other more distant relatives. If the estate la large, a large In heritance tax Is due the state from the heirs. If the estate Is small, the inheritance tax is small, sometimes nothing. Hut sometimes a dying man's will does not mention all his property. The Inheritance tax department must find this out. and why. Fre quently, he has deeded part of it to some other person or corporation in anticipation of death. Sometimes he deeds nil of It thus And In that case he leaves no will. Then it Is up to the inheritance tax department to probe the case and present proof In court that the deeds were made with the deliberate inten tion of defrauding the slate by evad- Ing the Inheritance tax. HEWITT ESTATE under INVESTIGATION The state collected In the last two years up to April 1, all told, 1703. 134.08 inheritance taxes. The next blennlum should bring In 1750,000, officials claim. But whether this can be collected for 115,000 is a question. One of the large estates under In vestigation today Is that of Henry Hewitt, late of Tacoma, who passed away reputed to be the wealthiest man In the state of Washington. He left a will naming his widow and other relatives as heirs. The appraised value of the estate, as ap proved by the Pierce county courts, was but $23,336.46. Allowing for ex emptions the heirs would pay prac tically no Inheritance tax. ft Hewitt's fori tine, when he tiled, was reasonably presumtii to be worth % 10,00(1,(MM). Home said it hum nearer $20,000,000. It has now b(*n found, upon investigation, that vast port lons of his rstate were conveyed to others by deed IS before his death. The inheritance tux de partment hopes to collect a tax from all of Hewitt's property thus conveyed. * While Washington Is In her Inheritance tax department New York and the nearer states of California and Oregon are Increasing their department*. In Oregon a deputy tax collector employed at a salary of $2,400 a year collected 140,000 taxes during that year. In California several field deputies have been added to the Inheritance tax commissioner's force and are said to Ik- paying the state well. Each has charge of a district and makes It his business to keep In formed as to the wealth of persons living In that district. In New York over $22,000,000 Is said to have been collected In In heritance taxea In the last 12 j HUltlUltt j The Seattle Star Entered aa Second Clam Matter Mar I. lI9S. at the Poatofflca at Reattla, Wanh., under the Act of Concreaa March J. 1171. Per Tear, by Mall, |5 to ft ' M. SILHOUETTE BIDS ADIEU TO SEATTLE; DID YOU 'GET' HIM? Thanking you one anil all for your kind attention, Monsieur Silhouette announces that he has* made his last appearance here, llow (ltd your guesses pan out? Yesterday's silhouette was that of our acting mayor. The Hon. Robert Bruce llesketh. CHILDREN SAVED BY RAT FARM 'Experiments on Rodents Re sult in Scientific Dieting Too may took fit and deceive the world, but you'll decline be fore your day If your diet Isn't right Pay a little attention to feed ami be what you seem. And If you don't seem fit. It's easy to fix the mailer by a balanced ration. Experience and experiment have proved It. So the dieticians of the Anti-Tuberculosis league and the home economics department of the 1 1'Diversity of Washington declare. YOUNGSTERS THRIVE ON MilK DIET Just two days of proper living la already showing on the 20 young sters sent by the two organizations to Fred 8. Stimson's Hollywood Farm, officials announced enthusiastically yesterdrty. 'There Isn't a shadow of a doubt." said the dietician of the Anti-Tuber culosis league, "but that the young sters will thrive on Mr stlmson's generosity. The value of good diet I has long been established. "if the average American would eat only about half as much meal ae lie doe*, con«time more green* and drink more milk—about a quart a day—lie wouldn't hit the toboggan as early in life and would retain his vigor to a ripe old age. Ilbi sight would be much better, loe. "Have you heard of the rat farm of Prof. E. N. McCollum of Johns Hopkins University?" she asked. "With what he .calls his 'colony of rats," Professor McCullom has experimented for 15 years In food values. His 'family' Is said 'o have progressed to something like the 60th generation and his experience proves that the rnt that isn't properly fed Is like the child suf fering from malnutrition, while the one receiving the necessary amount of butter fats and other required food allotments Is a fine specimen of the rodent family. "Before much attention was given to diet, lions, tigers and all manner of wild beasts In the 7.00s and circus menageries suffered from rickets and other diseases re sulting from Improper feeding. The animals died off quickly. Today they are fed scientifically, and. altho confined to cages they are as healthy as their progenitors in Uie Jungle were." The dietician added that children of the wealthy suffer more In numer ical proportion from malnutrition than do the offspring of the poor. She explained that this Is because the rich youngsters feast on sweets and rich foods, while the poor put substantial meals into their stom achs. "11l health," she concluded, "Is no longer regarded as stylish, even among the wealthy. In fact, the really bon-ton thing now Is to bo in fine fettle physically." Planning Flight Across Continent Los ANGELES, June 23—The biff biplane In which Eric Springer and David R. Davis will attempt a non-stop transcontinental flight, wan moved from Goodyear field, Los Angeles, to March field, Riverside, today. The hop will be taken from the latter field tomorrow morning, rtome tlme between 3 nnd 5 o'clock, regard lews of weather condition*, Aviator tiprlnger told the United On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise SEATTLE, WASH., THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1921. GIRL LEADS DETECTIVES TO FORGER Teacher Unwittingly Causes Arrest of Man She Was on Way to Marry Detectives broke up the ro mance of a Seattle school teacher when Lhcjr tore from b*r em brace il Portland )mlrnU) her Intended bridegroom. S. F. Mur dock. alleged ex-convict and forger, and brought him back la thi sdty today to face charges of defrauding several hotels and banks with bogus checks. According to operatives af the William J. Burns International De tective agency, Murdock's intended honeymoon was to haws bean fi nanced with mwwy dartfad from hi* alleged illegal penmanship. SCHOOL TEACHER IS heartbroken The schoolteacher, whom he had telephoned from Portland to come and marry him. Is mud to have been heartbroken when she saw her lover led away by Ltotectlvea A. J. Waechter and Tom Hayden of the Seattle police department. Waachar and ilaydrn, shadowing the girl, learned tliat she had re celved a long distance call from Mur dock and followed her when ahe boarded the train for Portland to meet him Wednesday. When tho train pulled Into tha Oregon city Wednesday evening the two detectives watched her l»ave her seat and get out of the coach and followed h«r to the Portland hotel. A man stepped from the curti and held out his arms to her. As the two met. tha detectives seized the man. disclosed their Iden tity and served him with a warrant. The girl, at first astounded, broke into tears when she learned the trtlth. According to F. R. Master*, local manager of the Hums agency, and Capt. of Detectives Charles Tennant, the prisoner made a full confession. SENT TO PEN FOH Forgery February 12, 1917, Murdock was sentenced to serve five years in Deer Lodge. Mont., penitentiary for forg ery. While working on a road gang. August 7, 1918, he escaped and went to salt lake City, where ho met the school teacher. They became engaged lust sum mer. He was then poding an a rep resentative of Dun's Mercantile Agency. Last May Murdock came to Seattle and registered ns E. E. Ed wards, at the Frye hotel. He opened an accoant at th© Na tional Hank of Commerce w.th $lOO When he presented his check for $5O Manager Dan Has* of the Frye became suspicious and called the bank. Murdock, thru a trick, con vinced Bass that hi» credit was good [for $1,500. Bass cashed the check and later sold him $3OO in travelers' checks. Murdock loft that night and regis tered at the New Washington an J. It. Tnbln, and cashed the* traveler** checks. lie left May 31 and went to Portland, whore he registered at the Multnomah hotel aa K. K. Coyne. Thursday evening he railed the school teacher In Heattle by long distance. Friday evening he called her again, telling her to meet him at the Portland hotel, where he had registered as J. I), Donovan. The teacher's name la withheld by detectives. Leatrice Joy Is New Movie Bride LOS ANGELES, June 23.- Movie land's latest bride is Leatrice Joy. She h<is been missing from the film colony for some days. Ho has Jack Gilbert, her "leading man." They are honeymooning "some where In California," friends admit ted today. PROBABLY WILL PICK LETTUCE NEW YORK. June 23.—-Members of the stock exchange who succeeded in having the governors add July 2 to July 3 and 4 as holidays mentioned garden work, etc., In their petition. Nothing was said about the big light. WHERE HAVE THEY GONE? —From Captain H. H. Morrison's marine collection. By Leo Lassen LIKE great white birds at crimson dawn r F v HOSE splendid ships—each one a pawn They sailed away to the open sea; 1 i n Romance of the mystic sea, With decks awash with the ocean swells With men who chance the storm d > s heUs And thrilled tfitn the joy that the sea „ ~ ... ~. , compels, r n '* an< * e J°y the sea compels, They lost themselves in mystery— Have lost themselves in mystery— The gleaming ships—where have they The gleaming ships—where have they gone ? gone ? BOLSHEVIK PIRATES CAPTURE SHIPS, SAY NEW YORK POLICE HELD AS FIRE BUG SUSPECT Apartment House Owner May Have Set Place Afire Suspected of being an Incendiary. Evan Sarakov, manager of an apart ment house at 718 Madison St.. was arrested by Sergt. J. H. Thomas and Patrolmen G. E. Norris and P. Mc- Namee at 2:30 a. m. Thursday after a fire In the building had damaged an apartment to the extent of 1300. Owing to the suspicious nature of the fire, the police investigated, search revealing a bundle of charred kindling wood In a vacant loom. Sarakov was found In bed. fully clothed, and with a macklnaw on. Suitcases, parked and apparently ready for departure, were In the room. lie Is held on an open charge for Investigation. MAHONEY TO BE IN COURT TODAY James E. Mahoney Is scheduled to bo arraigned thin afternoon to plead to a forgery charge 'r. Judge King Dykeman's court, wncn his attorney, Lee Johnston, plans, it I* wild, to attempt to force the state to show the evidence on which Captain of Detectives Tennant and Prosecutor Douglas had hoped to convict the prisoner of murder. Search of Lake Union for the mys tery trunk believed by the authori ties to contain the body of Muhon ey'n aged and wealthy brlilo is ntlll going on. • • • NEW YORK, June 23.—Support of the theory that at least a portion of the "vanished fleet" of a score of merchant vessels had been seized by agents of the Russian soviet govern ment was offered t(Hiuy by the New York police department. The police "bomb squad" wt\n said to have discovered a plot more than a year ago to start mutinies among the crews of merchant men. seize the ships and take them to Bolshevik ports. This Information, it was started, was turned pver to th* de partment of justice at the time. Much of the information was al leged to have been obtained in a raid In which 300 men and women were arrested. Many of these have since been deported. • • • Strangest Mystery of Sea Unexplained WASHINGTON, June 23. — 4 The fate of the "vanishing ships" today threatened to go down In history as one of the unexplained mysteries of the sea. Officials of the department of com merce admitted that the search for a 20th century pirate, undertaken after all other theories to explain the disappearance of half a dozen boats off Cape Hatteras failed, so far had produced no results. "I've heard many tall yams of the sea." said Eugene T. Chamberlain, commissioner of navigation. "But in this case the facts are there. The Carroll A. Deering and the Hewitt met Home strange fate beyond that of ordinary vessels come to grief." The Deerlng was the schooner that sailed on the shoals, abandoned, ap parently, in calm seas, and with the ship and cargo intact. The Hewitt and her crew dropped completely out of sight about the same time. "Of course, we don t say flatly that these ships were victims of pi racy, but we have been and are in vestigating that angle/' Chamber lain said. 7 LATE EDITION 8 ARRESTED AS TICKET FORGERS Allege Plot to Swindle Price Fight NEW YORK. June 23.—Eight men were under arrest here today in con nection with a plot to manufacture and sell thousands of dollars' worth of spurious tickets for the Dempsey Carpentier fight. They were charged with grand larceny, forgery und counterfeiting. • a * Says Carpentier Prefers Privacy BY MAX BALTHASAR MANHASSET, L. I„ June 23 Taking the word of Jack Curley. the one American clone to Georges Car pentier. th« latter is showing no more In his "secret." workouts than he has shown on the days that newspaper men are permitted to look him over while going thru his training stunts. "All of this secret stuff talk is non sense," said Curley. "It is not secrecy, but privacy, that Carpentier wants, causing him to throw a barrage around himself. "If, after 16 years In the ring, he is still so inexperienced as to consider It necessary to work In secret, then he has wasted many good years of his life. But he is not doing any thing In the so-called secret workouts that he does not do In public. "I see him work every day and he has not shown me anything more In 'secret' than he has before the news paper men. "Talk of secrecy naturally leads to the conclusion that Carpentier '* try ing some new tricks that will be re vealed only when he faces Dempsey. That is not act TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE FISHER QUITS; ANGRY State Purchasing Agent says Lid Soon Will Fly Off at Capital A volcanic political up heaval is due to occur at Olympia in a short time—'"a very short time"—according to a statement given out at Tacoma today by F. Garrett Fisher, who resigned "for cer tain reasons" yesterday as state purchasing agent Coupled with Fisher's resigna tion are charging that Governor Hart la building op a gigantic state political machine at tIM expense of the people, ail de mands that the governor call • special session of the legislature to consider sweeping reforms. Fisher, of the Stone-Fisher com pany, leading Tacoma merchants ■aid: "Until the time la rtpe I doot flare to dlTulg* anjr secret*. I'm tar the bunny at TWj iniilala •tart the flreworka, Wbaa they 4m, they'll hear from met and hdr aplenty. "What I saw and heard while hi of ft it for three months la sufficient to came a gigantic po litical blowup. The upheaval ia bound to come, but I don't want to start it. However, I'll take part when the time conwa. "To clear up the contention that I was criticized In office for having transacted certain business for tha Standard Oil company, 1 want to my absolutely no criticism of my actions was due. OBTAINED CONCESSION FOB CHEAPER GAS "I obtained a concession from Ow company, after two months' effort whereby the state was able to pur chase gasoline 2 cents cheaper "**■ the rettall price. "I entered into no contract, the state in no way, and effected a saving of $7O a day. "Providing the heads of tha differ ent state departments cared to take advantage of the concession, th«|> could do so, yoo understand. "It was purely optional whether they patronized the Standard Oil Co. or not. "There's an Inscription over tha entrance of the University of Scot land at Edinburgh, which says: " 'They say what they say; let them say." "My frltnds need no explanation. My enemies—'ln them say." " FOLLOW DISCLOSURES OF FUNDS SQUANDERED Today's developments swiftly fol lowed disclosures at Olympia that state officials are squandering public money on unessentials If, Indeed, they are not privately profiting by such transactions In apparent vio lation of the state law. Demands for a special session of the legislature are contained In reso lutions passed by the Seattle Real Estate association following a speech by Col. George B. Lamping, port commissioner and former state sena tor. Lamping challenged any member of the legislature to show him where Governor Hart's administrative code has eliminated a single state posi tion, reduced state expenses In any way or Increased efficiency of tha state administration. "On the contrary," said Col. lamping, "It is purely a bunk scheme to deceive the people of the state. II lias created a po litical machine for the control of the state by Governor Hart and his satellites. • • • Jones Denies Hart Selling Insurance TACOMA, June 23.—Jesse S. Jones, former state senator and later a member of the public service commission, of the Insurance firm of Hart & Jones, c&me to the de fense of Governor Hart here today. "It Is a fact," Jones said, "that the firm of Hart & Jones sold $137,000 worth of surety bonds to the state to protect certain officials and em ployes. "Hut these bonds were sold thru personal solicitation, not by Gover nor Hart or thru his Influence." Jones Intimated that while the firm name Is still Hart & Jones, the governor Is no longer a member of It; therefore, he could not derive any financial benefit from the Hale of Uic bonria.