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NAVY YARD to be run at CAPACITY! VOLUME 23 ' j4ome firttt Ron Jour. falka! Klrst It wa* ~Karpont*wha>." Ihcji "Mllly and now rome* "Mar kkal Koosli." Welcome Kaoeh. • • • "S»ml»'i Smart S»l to Taka Up Cockroach Racing." NcwnpajMr. They're bug*. • • • Pitfr Witt, traction (tjurt, ts try- In* to find out how to make the municipal ralTway pajr. KUjuip th* cars with tar\ Fete • * e ■ j ■ , Ui: u»: OBK. T»r pkaiku; i V AMP. SKZ . 1 Many a Seal lie man ha* pot ' away a bottle of whisky acainut ' j lh" day when prohibition |dm ' Into affect. •• • * To «rr la human: to keep It up la foolish. • • • i I-a lot edict I* that university J students must bu> two pairs of [ shoe* tor drill in the cadet corps. L SfooiKh. Napoleon said an army traveled an Itn stomach, (let 'em carseta. That'* what they da In Ibo navy. k• • • L SfNSHINK THOUGHT ■ This ts normalcy; wa are kicking | for abnortnalcy I* * * " PRKTTY SOPT | "A bah> ton waa bom durine * har absence " nib Mile hi "The I Queen of Sheba." at the Blue I Mutise this week. f• • * VfUM M» THK TOWN » First »t« clothing hot*** •«l*#rti»*e ••WHtt* lf«n'i Shirti," A Third ihw *»r« *ell» Mon'a It hoe#." On# -»f tKr department atorM mtltw lh* public "rink UdiM Un4t»«." A wtM known hotel »«f *•*-<!*«• * 1 Fitt | INwnit Information Boroou." ' A*4 000 f»rnnwro d#»ler on ptfco et to «otl ~9*tm o*fc fi*b«e» ctibm." Ireland la after bom* rule, while Seattle seema to ba after home brew. • • a To ftve pleasure to a glngle heart by a single kind act t» better than a thousand headbowtngs in prayer.— Haadl. a • a f WHEN A WOMAN TKIJ-S * It pi o»«» that she haa a gaad • F sense of ntmar. K * • • • All shop «irU don't lunch on Ice cream sundaes and chocolate eclairs. Some of them eat Ice cream sundaes and macaroon* • a a It Isn't the tabr*a erying at nl*ht; K*g th"e upkeep. I* * ' I MKRKV XMAR knt tiif kick will be about the • high coat of glvtng. , # * | QIRRV Mwa Scatter cheer With your amlles, I The opt Iml at urges What hath man wrought L That he should grin ' All the time? - Mr. ANON, a • • L • llonie farmer* are threatening to I•hum their corn because of low price# L Why not drink It? I' * ' p Wf> d«fi*t nH an mrmy. I#t •or bootk||«r« to th« mrmy. • • • Hour the trailer hoi ers When you start to rat; • ftr't plates and covers. Leans against your seat. Ere the roin is slipped /list. He has many fears; But after you hafr tipped him Then he disappears. JOBS Contractors' Plan. Stimulate Building. National Campaign. Meet in Seattle. A step ulilrh promises to be of far reaching importance in helping to relieve the unemploy ment situation in Seattle will be (alien October 31, when the As sociated General Contractors of Seattle Hill meet to map out a program lor stimulating building activity. The contractor* will plan way* and means of bringing about clover co-operation to this end. This is part of a nation wide movement, growing out of the unemployment conference called recently at Washington, D. C., by President Harding. * "Construction Is the key to the present situation," Herbert Hoover, secretary of commerce. declared in a letter to W. O. U inston. president of tlie Asao 'mted General Contractor* of America, following the unem ployment conference. The conference developed the fact that every 100 men employ ad in actual construction set to work from MO to <OO men in other basic Industrie* such as lumker, cement, transportation. WEATHER Tomght aad Krtrfny fair. Mod erate nnrthwrntrrly irinrlt. Temperature |«M i| Honrs Maximum, J7. Minimum. SS. Today noon, 31, YEAR'S WORK AHEAD Yard Crowded to Capacity; Ships Won't Be Sent to 'Frisco. The Paget Sound Navy Yard «tt operate at tap rapacity far the neat I; months, according la a wire to the Seattle Chamber of Commerce this morning from Ita Washington. D. C.. bureau. "No change made tit Hremerton re pair schedule." read* the meuag*. "Bremerton yarda wUI be worked at maximum capacity for the neat IS months. In fact, yard la now ao crowded that dry dock I* being used for berthing. Ships ordered docked a> Dan Francisco in December could not possibly be accommodated at Bremerton " The word came to the chamber aa a reeutt of a dispatch from San Kran cisco to the effect that battleship* had been ordered to dry dock at the California port preparatory to winter maneuver*. The chamber immedi ately took up the matter to find out why Bremerton, official base of the capital ships of the Pacific fleet, waa not designated. UNIONS TO HEAR HARDING'S PLAN Brotherhood Chiefs Assem ble in Chicago BY CARL VICTOR UTTtJt CHICAGO. Octro.-Chief* of ths powerful railroad brotherhood*, who have called a atrika for October St. I rain* to (liiaio today to bear ■ President Harding'* peaca plana. The "big five." whom SOO.AOO member* carry strike order* In their; pockets, were aummoned here from Cleveland where they were holding "a "war council." to appear before the United States railroad board. BKI.IKVK TRICK Wll J, BK RKSI I.T Out of conference. It Is be lieved, will comm a truce In Ihe fight between worker* and execu tive* and thl* will be followed closa ly by permanent peace. The member* of the railroad board have certain definite proposals to present to the brotherhood head* when the meeting la railed at 2 p m Tnrae proposals wer> whipped Into shape by all board member* upon the return of the three of the pub lic (roup from Washington. where conference* with President Harding and administration leader* wera held. Rrotherhoodvhlefs only agreed to the conference after railroad board member* promised that there would be no publicity In the proceeding*. PKNNHVM ANIA ROAD UK UK* L*. ft. BOARD The Pennsylvania railroad again defied the power of the United State* railroad labor board today. Just an the board wa« prepared to enter Into negotiation* with the union head* In an attempt to avert the October 30 strike. Representative* of the Pennsylva nia, summoned to show why the road i should not be declared In violation of ; the board's orders, declared the ac tion of the labor body In ordering elections of representatives to nego tlata with officials on working rules was unlawful and Illegal. Judge C. K, Heiserman. attorney for the Pennsylvania, presented the road's case. The road had not followed out the orders of the board to arrange for the elnctlon and would not permit the choice of labor organizer* to rep resent the men at the negotiations. The attorney sr>ent less than 1(1 minutes In presenting the road's case. Undeclared the board's order tended to encourage the following: 1. Closed shop, 2. Sympathetic strikes. 3. Klgiltatlon of output. N. P. Oood, representing the labor department of the American Federa tion of I>il>nr, told the board that If It did not make the Pennsylvania I obey its rules, the 500,000 member* I of the shop Workers' union would I be called out on strike. Daylight Bandits Rob Mail Carrier IjOH ANUKLKS. Cal.. Oct. 20 Daylight bandits held up a mail col lector In the heart of the congested district here today. The bandits seined the mail lack and escaped ill an automobile. The Seattle Star Watered u Second Class Matter May I. lift, at th* fo.toffle* at Seattle. Willi, under th« Act of Congress March i. 1IT». Per Y*ar. by Mall, ft u> It Knickers for All America! This Girl Starts Crusade WAi kkoan in., o. t. Thousand* Of folk*, all orer the country, are agreed that knirkafb* ker* are the only thin* for irlrta at work Thta la Indicated by the flood of letter* that have poured In upon Mis* Marlon latraon of SEATTLE PREPARED FOR R. R. WALKOUT By E. P. Chalcrmft And IP the railraad *trtt.e comes, what then? Suppose every transcontinental railroad system In the country sud denly be> ome* Idle thru the with drawal of union labor, and not a wheel turn* on the great transport a tlon arteries from the least, Middle West and South What of Heal tie? Careful analysis of lbs threatened situation dispels any vision of food and fuel famines, or serluu* short ages In other necessaries. WHAT SKATTI.K HAS TO WORK WITH Of course, (lie strike may not occur. But IK H doe*, Seattle will still have: Coastwise, inter-costal and for nigh ship service. The Canadian Pacific transcon tinental railway. The efficient motor has and truck m rvWe that cover* West ern Washington. Hm state short-line railroads. There arc. according to the port commission table, seven steamship lines, with a combined fleet of more than <0 vessels, carrying good* be tween Seattle and Atlantic coast porta. Sailings every 14 days to bi-monthly. \Vhere It tulc* by rail from 14 to 1* day* to receive good's from the Atlantic coast. by water the time 1* incre:ised to 25 to 3* days. The cost of water transportation I" much cheaper than by rail. Many local merchant* In dfy goods and othrr imperishable lines. regularly order their good* via one of the -*t ,- iimshlp lines. Some, In view of possible rail tie up. have ordered all their coming shipments to be sent by • water Coastwise and foreign steamship lines would, of course, continue their services. CANADIAN PACIFIC 18 Blli HKI.P Another respect In which Seattle is fortunate Is In having available the Canadian Pacific railway. In normal times, according to the cham ber of commerce, this tends to he a detriment to Seattle, hs some mer chants are tempted to patronize the Canadian Pacific rather than Amerl can lines. This is becuuse, due to the exchange difference between United State* and Canadian cur rency, they can wive money on freight charges. IK the strike comes, the Cana dian Pacific will prove a very great advantage, fioods can be shipped to Vancouver, B. ('., then to Heat lie by boat. lxical transportation, In event of a general railroad strike, would he well taken care of. The Seattle Auto Stage line alofe, operating from the auto stage depot at First ave. and Marion St., has 23 stage routes, covering Western Washing ton from llrltish Columbia to the Oregon border linM. Hundred* of On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise SEATTLE, WASH., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1921. kli#B Marion Larson Waufcegan. who. a month air*. TOW <6h'i*TKnickers and becanM their champion. Har picture was printed In hundred* of newspaper*. Sine* then letter* have coma In every mail. Many Indorw* her stand, while other* pmpoea marriage. Other truck* and stage* could be pressed Into service. NO <OAI. KAMINK MM)MS |iOR CITY Forecast* of a eoal famine In Seattle, should the railway trainmen strike, were dispelled Thursday by K C. Ward, president of the Pa cific foast railroad, a short line that brlna-. the crml from Western Wash ington mine*. "As slated In press dispatches." said Ward, "the short line* of the country are not involved In the present controversy, whtch I* based upon the reduction In wage* of em ployes of the trunk line*, made by virtue of a decision of the railroad labor Imurd laat summer "That reduction did not apply to employes of short lines. Inasmuch a* Ihelr wages had not been previously advanced to as high a laud* a* thai of the irunk line employtw. "There will be no Interruption Ihe movement of roll from mine* looted on the Pacific Coaal railroad, or to any of It* operation*." TO MAKKKT FRITT CHOP UITIIOI T IX)SS I<oejvl steamship companies have already taken steps to place refrlg era tor ships at the disposal of Wash- Inglon's farmers, ao thai their record fruit crop may bo marketed In the Eaat without loan—should the rail road strike come. Representatives have been aent to the gr>yit fruit cen tera to djjtrrt ahlpmenta to ftenttle. There are ampin facilities here to "lore the crop until it can be sent to the Eastern market a. Packers state that fresh and cured meats are plentiful here, and that there are large numbers of live stock In the Puget Sound region. Wholesalers who deal In food product* declared Thursday that deahr* are carry ing normal -locks, ami pointed out that the city could easily replenish Ita siore of foodstuffs by water, should the necessity arise. While other sections of the eoun try might be seriously Inconvenienced In event of a general railroad strike, buslnesH In Seattle and Western Washington, It would seem, will go on much as usual -IK tho strike comes. Freight Rate Cuts Are Again Promised WABHINOTON, Oct. 20.—Impor tant freight rale reduction* will he announced In the near future by the Interstate commerce commission. It wan reiterated today by a high gov ernmcnt official. These cuts, exclusively forecast by the United I'ress yesterday, will be ordered Into effect on short no tice. ELY HI A, 0., Oct. 20 Kvery boy in Klyrla Under 15 will be permitted to fish for the 60 catfish and six bass In the city park fountain Saturday. BRUMFIELD DOOMED TO DIE ON GALLOWS His Wife Collapses as She Hears His Fate, But She Wil 1 Get $20,000 Life Insurance After He Is Executed — Court Room Is Like Social Function as Morbid Throng Awaits Verdict of the Jury. PRISONER TAKES BLOW WITHOUT A COURTHOUSE, Roseburg, Ore., Oct. 20.—-Richard Melvin Brumfield is guilty of murder in the first degree. He slew William Dennis Russell, the substitute corpse, with premedi tation and malice aforethought He must pay for his crime with his life. So found the jury at midnight Wednesday. I have covered many murder trials in my time, but never one like this one. I have seen condemned men before now, but never one like Brumfield- The jury retired at 7:45 but the spectators stayed on. They had waited lonjr for the big moment in the drama and would not be denied. Beside the dentist sat his wife, as much of an enigma to us who had watchcd the trial as the defendant himself. When wouldXrs. Bmmfieid break? Which would break first? But they did not break. The Mittlf period took on the atmosphere of a social function. Brumfleld and his wife chatted and laughed quietly. As time dragged on, the spec tators formed in little groups, friends seeking friends. There were not enough chairs to go around, so many of the spec tators sat on drygoods boxes. The women munched on chocolates; the men strolled into the hall to smoke cigarets. returning again to the same informal parties. Brumfield and his wife chatted on, seemingly the most indifferent per sons in the room. Brumfleld slept well after conrio tlon. He linked for hi* own Bibl* before retiring. Officials, suicide plot, arlthheld tha Good Book. r.oasiper* tn the streets every where say, "He got what h* da nerve*" Brumfleld *lll b* *entenoed Satar da y and will he ruahed to Saietn and placed In the death cell. Mrs. Brumfleld will gel tSO.OOO In •uranre after iter husband U hanged. One* a woman friend cam* and spoke lo Mr*. Brumfleld and she went with thl* *om*n lo a group In the rear of the courtroom She t.ilked and lautthed with them and left them wttb a pleasant nod to return to her hushand's side. After an hour of thl*. Brumfleld waa taken away lo the Jail and hi* Wife and her frlcnda disap peared. The crowd walled. ACCI'SKD MARCHKS I .IKE WH.DIKR Kvery hour that tbe Jury stayed rut Improved Hrumfleld'a cham-em. We begun to speculate. Three hour*, we said, would mean second de sree. perhaps, or possible first with a recommendation for ciem«ncy. I,cn*er might mean a hung Jury. At 11:34 the jury sent word that It had reached a verdict. Judge lflngham «t> sent for. The attor neys wen* on hand. Bnjmfleld. fol lowed by bin guards, walked Inti/ the room. Hnimfleld's head wan high. He inarched like a soldier. lila wife came smiling. Brum field rose and dr*w back a chair for her. His black, piercing eyes wrr« bright, his hands steady. And the flush of neck and checks were rud dy with perfect health. The Jury fllod Into the box. "Gentlemen of the Jury, have you reached a verdict?" "We have." Thin from William Cllngenfelt, farmer. The document was handed to th" Judge and by him to the clerk of the cturt. "Mr. Clerk, read tbe verdict." mil mkim.n »n> NOT KVKN WINK For more than a week I had watnhed that Jury. It wan mudo up of rifnehers, for the most pnr* backwoodsmen, solid, nigged men, with gTunlte faces— stem men, but gruff—the kind of men who taka Jury duty seriously. A * the clerk reud the verdict I watched Brumfleld. Find New Born Babe Dead Beneath Walk City police and Coroner W. H. Corson are Invesllgatlng the finding Wednesday night of a new born baby under the hoard sidewalk at Denny way and Westlake ave. The tiny body, wrapped In newspapers, was found by boys playing In the street. Residents near by notified police, who turned the babe over to the coroner. By Fred L. Boalt "Oullty." I swear to you. the muscle* of his face did not tighten. He did not even wink. Save for the eyes. It was a face of wood There was no emotion In it at all; no exterior hint of the storm that must have Leen raging In hi* mind. Ha "tcyk It on the ihift" without a quiver I have *een game men before, but the game*! of them had winced when they "took It on the rbln." The gamcst of them had awnggcred or grinned or Indulged In bragga docio to hide theJr fear. There wan no bragcndoclo In (Tom to laat Page, Column !| BOY OF 9 HELD FOR SHOOTING Another Lad , Same Age, Is Reported Dying TAOOMA, Oct. Herbert Cole man. 9 year old fton of Jeff Coleman, of Handle, la ncruaed of ahootlng Lynn Peter*. also 9 years of aire, and perhaps fatally wounding him. The Lynn boy Is In a dying condi tion In the Katonvllle hospital, with a gunshot wound in the abdomen. A number of the Randle school children witnessed the shooting. Ac cording to tha dying boy, Herbert had threatened him, following a quarrel. After schoo"l, a number of the pu pils went over to the Coleman house to piny. One of the Coleman girls , Invited Lynn to "come over In our yard," and aald that her brother wair "only fooling" when he threatened' to use a gun. While the children were playing on the porch of the Coleman house, Herbert rushed out, carrying a shot gun, and fired a 12 gauge charge at Lynn. Moth families are prominent in Lewis county. Loses $l,OOO Suit Against S. S. Line Plea for $l,OOO damages TO de nied by a Jury Wednesday In Judge J. T. Konald's court In the (*ise of Mm. Edmonds Hughes. suing the Navy Yurd steamship line. Mrs. Hughes said she had hern Injure,l when a gangplank crushed her foot. Gets $l,OOO Verdict as Result of Crash Thomas Habernal was awarded damages of $l,OOO against Roy Venn, In Judge Boyd J. Tallman's court Thursday. Habcrnnl avked $3,000 damages for Injuries he say" he received when struck by Venn's auto at First we. and Columbia •(. last spring. HOME EDITION 'I AM NOT AFRAID TO DIE, SAYS DENTIST HOSKBI RfJ, Ore.. Oct It "A* sure aa titer* b a God In heaven I am innocent of this crime l«r which I have been con vlrtad." Thu» did Dr. Richard M. Brum fleld. convicted last night of the murder of Dennis Russell, an nounce to Ihe world his belief In his awn innocence. Thl- I* the first time Dr. Brum Held has Insisted upon hi* innocence In a sane and rational manner, nave, perhaps, the formal plea af "not guilty" which he entered to the charge of first degree murder. "In the eyes of God I am In nocent, but I am not afraid la meet death." he said. Brumfleld awakened from a sound sleep at S o'clock thin morning. He appeared to have slept well. Hi* face waa colored with health and he came aa near smiling as he ever docs aa he rubbed his tousled head and regarded his questioner*. IIK DKCI«ARKB lIK'S IN NOCK NT He sat rubbing his eyes and dis cussing the sentence which may mean death for him more calmly than even his Jailers or his Interrogator*. "Even If the whole world con demns me," he declared with a yawn. "in the e>c* of CJod I am Innocent. I am not afraid to meet death." Brumfield whs Raked if the verdict came as a surprise. "Well, 1 will tell you. 1 am Just as Innocent of that crime as anyone could be. IPat 1 wasn't surprised at the verdict. I wasn't able to help my lawyers much and the evidence wa# damning as could be." He paused and then looked at his questioners with all the sleep gone from his eyes. "But Just as sure as there Is a Ood In heaven, 1 nm Innocent." he said, his vol<« husky with emotion. "If I hud thought for one minute that T was responsible for the man'i death I would have said so. DOES NOT SEEM AT ALL NKKVOI S "I say now I am Innocent and I will always say so. I sm not afraid to die for this thing, but that doesn't make me guilty." The convicted dentist paused agatn and continued In a more natural voice: "1 know the story I told sounded like an awful wild one, but SHIP MISSING, 21 ON BOARD SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20.-The steamer Nushagak, of the Alaska Packers' fleet, was ordered to put to sea from here tomorrow, to search the North Pacific for the ship Santa Clara, reported missing, with 31 men aboa i-d. The Santa Clara was the last of the Alaska Packers' fleet to leave Karluk. Alaska, Its base. Bhe sailed from there September 4. The steamer Chtlkat was reported a* having left Port Angeles yester day to search for the Santa Clara. TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE QUIVER they were the facta as Car aa I know." Hrumfield appeared not at all iht vous. He aaid he felt fine except for a Bore throat. "Are you ready for brfjfckfaat?' asked Sheriff Starmer during a lull In the conversation "Just an you nay," was Hrum fleld * calm reply "What tirae»wlll I be able to «ee Mrs. BrumfleldT" "I am afraid ithc won't be able to come down today. She waa pretty Kick last night." l/OVAI. W ire TRIES TO t'HKKK HIM But Mrs. Brumfield came In about |t o'clock. Aa Brumfield gazed upon her weary countenance with the Kliont of a smile trying to break thru the clouds of her despair, his eyes filled with tears. The con victed murderer's voice failed him and for the first time In the terrible ; two weeks he broke down and wept Mrs. Brum field pleaded with her mate in a soft voice to "cheer up, the fight isn't over yet." But when the little woman left the Jail she gave vent to her feelings. She, too. broke down and sobbed piteoualy. Brumfleld's two brothers, who left today for Indiana, called to aee "Richard." Their few parting words found Rrumfield speechless. The brothers left the Jail with hanging.heads. MRS. JOHNSON PLEADS FRIDAY Stringer and Hanley to Be Arraigned at Same Time Mrs. Dolores Johnson, sister ot James E. Mahoney, convicted wife murderer, will be taken bafore Judge Everett Smith Kriday to plead to a charge of forging the name of Mnhoney'a aged bride to a power of attorney, giving Mahoney control of his wife's property. • John Stringer, former sheriff of King rounty, will be arraigned at the same time on a charge of grand lar ceny In connection with the alleged withholding of 15.962 94 of funds paid the county by the federal gov ernment for upkeep of prisoners la the county Jail. Pr. E. T. Hanley will be arraigned Friday on an assault charge. Han ley is charged with having slabbed Nevln Cray and o. Una par, of Spike ton, after Hanley's car had collided with Gray's machine, near Knum claw, Sunday night. State Closet Case in Southard Trial TWIN FAL.LA, Idaho, Oct. 30.~ The state closed Its case today in the trial of Mrs. Lyda Southard, al leged "hluelieurdess." Herman 8. Harms, state chemist of I'tah. was recalled on redirect ex animation. He testified to finding arsenic in the body of each of Mrs. Southard'* husbanda.