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Why Lizzie Is Kept in Stall (EDITORI VI.) UNLESS the enthusiasm of the taxeaters is dimin ished speedily (and when did a tax rater ever lose his appetite fur cash) there will be fewer automobiles each year in daily use by the average American citizen. A few jrors ago the average state license for the a*en»Ke car was around $lO. Today the avemtte licen-e is twice that and in many states the licen>e. srasoline and property taxes amount each year to at least a tenth of the value of the car. In Wa.shin»:ton the trend upward ha* been extreme. This country still clings to the delusion that the automobile is a luxury, and it insists in considering the auto owner a plutocrat. THERE is no discernible reason why the owner of a $6OO flivver should pay a dozen times the tax the owner of a $6OO piano pays. The automobile has done more to develop this country, and to broaden the lives of its people, these last 10 years than the locomotive did in two generations. But it is rapidly coming to the point where the average worker's family cannot maintain even the cheapest car, and the second hand auto marts are jammed. It is the little fellow, the average family, that makes or breaks our great industries. There are only a few hundred eight and twelve-cylinder cars sold in Seattle in a year. There are many thousand four-cylinder cars sold. THE auto manufacturers, the tire manufacturers, the accessory makers have lowered prices and im proved their product until the average family could manage to run the average small car and still keep a bank balance; but alonjr come the taxeaters and loot the family treasure chest, and poor Lizzy stands in her stall for three months until dad pets over the license shock. j4ome £rew (ir»*tlnp, folk*' Isn't lb* city roltnfii irnrrwii with tin- pro ptr's moary • a a a Ireland Is now tha Irtah Stat* —just Uk* Boat on. • a a Conrreaa. way* Senator WcCormlck. haul duu« well. Yea—dona ua all walk • • • m II PITIKI I. ( Rr.Vn BKS I The poor nut ak« brine* home • pim of K» rtvtm ahtn »fnl to ikr druc -tor* by hi> wife lot > rold rrr ajn m M a • a Marr»rrl roach** h*T» ard*ra<l iTm caiMtlilaln to -tq# boat build tux. That'a what a lot of ball players and prurfightcra studied in HoutUe during the war. a a a Vial (or aaya Seattle rlr'd> may ha** 4impie» on 'em, but navertheleaa tbay ha fa kaork kneaa. L*t 'ha glrU kntb k 'am tf they wUh. wa won't. a a a Dl RN Ir VK RVOff TV«r HMno I ha»a raiin'-a around tbt r»n|* IwrwlwaU for a f»* 4ava sal tsastd Ilk* ta kns* •»« they ara autac la Kara IM wt»« ta kraal tft« eaivaa oa ikond ara. tw roa tkiak tk-ra wo«ld ka aay aaitrtcks? —Oawpuacker. • a a The W. C. T. V. la launching a to put a cold atar flag In tha window of rv ry home where do Uqnor tm consumed. Tla a good idea. It wfll aare Urn* for the bimbo in search of a drink. a a a R' hrokn the IwliV rrrord. hut They nIM Ui high mark 4m<t Br got it vim htr slipped and fell And struck oat vith ku head. WHICH POOR? Fig «ie»-l>»r»s >'-*< l of re«t«d fse«m*»r I", pmr ins ft rf»fl»»e»rl *t yss' «t"»r rhoee Rxl lit* -AdXrttMSMet Is K'«r er t l>sit/ JHtrstd. • * • At that, there I* considerable strength to the advertiser » offer. • • • Don't try to raise a whale In *hal low water. • • • m —K UX GEE liKK, Til' OTFICE V AMI', SFZ Speakln' of lire i-orpse*. how abont John Itarlejcorn? ■ ■ • • • Header- of Cj-nlhla Grey's column are holding a warm discusrlon con oerning "p»ttlng" parties Th<- con sensun of opinion seems to be IXin t pet the Animals." • • • O'af Neli-on. miner, was arrested for being drunk. He explained that a friend had given him a drink of tea. 'Was It r*nl !«•••' asked the Judge. "Sure." replied Ulaf. "T. N. T." • • • Jm*t ahevt sew mmmt »f >m >»nw» New \ rmr irrrtolßti«M. • • • i'aste thl* one In your hat: madr irbitky »urr I* riiky, Ho'jfl'O Mlvff a rrrtlin kitttr; If irvsfc to Itngrr v ilh u< ck to pop and ttupardlrr • • • The governor of New York say* he see* a way to save the state $2 000. Governor Hart once made the very same remark. • • e Admiral Kato, of Japan, who was attending the conference at Wash ington. say* American short *kirts are sho> kinß. Horn' I»ody should tell the admiral that he was *ent to this country to discus* arms, not legs. 0 0 0 \ San Francisco twimmlng rtiampion i« taking up fencing, we note In the papers. I'robahly preparing herself fur an encoun ter with a swordfish. • • • Oen.MJ* say* half the women m.irrr before they reach 25. but it I* be cnux" It takes them no long to reach 25. • • • H#i9* Htf buiirftnif v»rhl" itf lh«* Meatll* Urht rlub. If the iirtti'-* »rr what a dandy fnip'HjtiHnl iliis Hill Ki%» lo <ill our brainy JOUU. OFFICERS HELD FOR EXTORTION But Even Their Accuser Is Unable to Identify Them n>krt« rorpu* prnwdlnr *»»» to br I war.l befarv Judge Everett Smith Tuwfci in the r*w of Fred Kato. Halo alleges Iw hw kni unlaw full) h»W in )*il iflrr poMlni had \rrardinc to Sheriff Matt Star wlch. Kalo k lirid mi lhr» rtif Irrmt rlur|M, and «IU l>* h> hl for invmiffalMMi b) immigration ultlcuh. |te«pl a tha fart thai eve® UiHr «rr»>T hi- br«i unable to identity thrm. iao rn'mVlN ml tha paiira dry M|uad and a W cral profcilitttnn i(>m »»it «tHI ondrr arr"»t rlianH with ax tart inx IT 4 from turao T aiuka. iipinaw «por ini cood% mmhiah, al M( Jimra •4. M J Stetson St. federal prohib ition a*aol. and Ralph Bowen 41. and Ora R. Bolton 14. of tha police dry squad, ara tha tmnxl m*-n. Thay ara at lib arty iimtrr II.SM bail aptaca. Frank Mato. 4*. Japanaw po lira intarpratar, tlao la hal d. tiarca>l w<th*ha- 1 1ng tha twaan." No direct ayi Ora H. Itoiton d«ac» against the accused offlom h*« been mailt puhUc, »ir»pt that they were tn the vicinity of the scene of the tlltfrd extortion The arrest* «fr» made at th« In «t«lic« of Shfflfl Matt Star wlc h. who took up th« nultrr when ho •a« told that on* of the men had Impersonated a deputy sheriff According to Tanaka, he wu r» turning from a duck hunting trip to Kauntleroy last Saturday, when hla automobile got murk In the mud, While try ing lo dig It out. a mr containing three mfn drove up. The latter pul led Tana ka'* machine loose and then »tart"d to wafh It. \Vh»n the tap* nnw> protested. Kalph /Jcten Mih displayed a hadg"- one police, one deputy sheriff ajid one federal prohibition. Tii- found a hnif-plnt fv"»tle. |e.,« than a fourth full of whl»ky. and Immediately arrested Tunaka. wticsn they put Into their own car while one of tbem drove the merchant'* machine «• At Young*town. Tanaka Mid. he asked "If he couldn't fix" tiling* and was »»-iire«| that he flHlld by payhig KH. lie rt plained that lis- bank* werr rlnwd but that he could raise the money by night, whereupon, he allege*. they promised lo -end Kalo for it. Whet! he got t/> town Tanaka told his attorney of the case and. upon the latter'* advice, reported to the sheriff, who marked s2.'io of the Jap anese'* money and sent Deputy Sher iffs Beebe and Anderson to hi* office When Kato arrived, Tanaka alleges, he romplxTncd because there wa« only l!.'i#, saying he would lie accused of stealing s.<O, so Tanaka gave him a note, say ing: "I gave Mr. F. Kato IJ.'iO in cash." Kato waa arrested as he left the office. Sheriff Starwlch had learned in the meantime that Htetson, Bowen and Bolton had been detailed on a liquor raid In the south end of Ihe city Saturday, »o he ordered their ar re*t. Tanaka was unable to Identify any of them positively, but It was decided to prosecute charges against them In *plte of this. Bowrn has tieen on the force since 1»1», He was a flr*t lieutenant of cavalry during the war, iiolton Joined the force In 1913. but was dis charg<-d In 1917. Stetson lias been a federal prohibition agent ever plnce tjie department was organized. He » a (w>n of former Fire Chief I'yank I, Stetson. Kato luu lived In Ucultle lot mi ill! a. ASSESSORS OF STATE DENOUNCE POLL TAX! The Seattle Star Ka«r«l a* Mr»i< *•(!» *»F ». !•**. al Ik* ?••»<• m— n •••(11. Wuh, «nArr lb* Art of Cosarm Mtrck I. J»T» N> Tw, hr Mall. M*• I* VOLUME 23. DOPE RING "FRAMED" ON HAMER? Attorney for Arrested Sleuth Asserts Girl Was Used to Trap Official Charge* that the " dope ring" in Seattle has "framed" on A. B. Hamer, federal narcotic agent, by entangling him with a beautiful 18-year-old girl addict, was made this afternoon by Adam Bee lor, attorney for the accused customs officer. "The dope ring was out to get Hamer," Heeler said. "They framed up this scheme whereby the girl was to be caught coming out of his office with morphine on her person. In tart she had the morphine before she went to Hamer's office. "Hamer has been in the I'. S. service for 17 years. The gang wanted revenge. But before we get thru with the case, we'll split the narcotic gangsters into pieces." • a • Ortltlnir by the diatrh-t attorney's nffl" of Mae Butchart, brtutilul II )wr«M 4o|* nMk't, whoaa tMiimunr ' lainril the arrest of A B. Hamer, | imiTOUc slauth. anil mw- i t tonal prvjuuaeti by I lamer » attorneys, li tiurrd the city • t Ulvi uiulrrwiffH mixkl. Hamer «w arrt «ie«l lata Monday . after noun by department of JuiUf KrnU on <hargea of bavins gtrea morphina sod yen «li» to the Hut. b art ftrl in r*< Imtig* for har favors. Hamer. »h« la out on 11 hail. t>*» at his offira a» usual Toeaday Ha MiuNl to >«nunal on his oaaa Mtaa IStilchart m brrnttit to th» 1 diatru-t attorney'" offw and tniw for nearly an hour by IHatrtct At tor nhy Toot U*»*lla Mm U <Wtaiu*d by , |tha fovtfnmciit «JR a aululal »il I neea. "I am not taking any chance* on 'the artrl bring spirited away." IlevcUe i captained. Hamer. who haa been custom* :t|Mil for 1* yearn, will hare hi* pre limlnary hearing before United States Comtnlwlotif It W. Siidil land Saturday morning. In ihe Information filed by IHstrtct attorney Kevelle. Hamer la charged with glrlng dupe to Mao 1 tut chart who waa "trying to get off the stuff " The girl declared that the federal agent gave her the narcoUca In eg change for her company. WOiiKING (IN DKAL 1 MK\ KK.IL W KKKS Federal operatives ha*e been work f Ing on the ease for several weeks, and when they learned that tlie girl ' had an appointment wltli I lamer KH day evening In hla offur, they aur | rounded the po*toffice building and ! arrested her aa ahe mux out. I -Taken to the department of Jttftke 'offices, the girl broke down, made a full atatement implicating Hamer and gtve up nit eubee of morphine 1 and an ounce btndle of yen »hee. which were hidden In her *U* king. According to the girl's dory. sb«- had first of llamer thru Joe Hilly, notorious Chinese dope peddler. Hamer called her up several time*. *he said, ami finally made an ap pointment with her at hla office In ' the federal building "lie minted lo know if J uaeil the stuff," the girl «aid£**t said yen. but that I wunt<-d to ifM .jway from It. Hamer told me lie would help me ID return for my company." The two of them, the federal offi cer and Ihe girl addict, then went over to a hotel across the street and engaged a room, "he declared. I'pon that evening and four subsequent ones they had the earn* room, and on each occasion the custom* agent presented her will) morphine and yen shee, according to Ml** Rutohart 8. K. Arm*tronjr. «.h! ajmnt of th« treasury d*j*artfn» , nt, and Hah'-r'l superior Offi «-*r, character ized Ih# rluirgcd iifninit the m "rtdlculou* und abaurd." Th* Information filed acainpt HftXi)«r wii Hiirnrvi by CaiMMi W. 11. Hllcr of Trinity Ptrinh church. head of the White CroM society, and w*a baa«*d on the*aifidavlt of the girt Profiteer* Fought by Municipal Store TIFFIN, 0.. Jan. 17. Municipal Mure* will amaah profiteer* ami alajih food prtce*. according to Adolph I'nuff, mayor of Tiffin, who ha* «•*- t-alillahed what i* believed to be the flrwt niutilrlpiilly ownwl central atoro In the United Ktate*. Mi .it mul bread werf redurn] from 20 to *0 per rent upon the openlnc of the municipal More hire. In the fire Motion. Thfi firemen did the "clerk In*." Itrr.id wan aold for 8 rents and the ■tore made a profit of 10 per cent, according to I'nper. Spurned, He Shoots Girl, Then Himself HKRI/IN. Wla. Jan 17. l>e#pon dent hia for the irlrl he loved were *purned, l,eo Vlck, 24. aliot Kmnm Raker. 11, here, and kUtu cuiitii Uu vwu Uiu On the Issue of Americanism There Can Be No Compromise WANDA DECIDES IT'S A COLD DAY Weather Man May Say What He Pleases-She Knows BT WAXn.I VON HKTTI-KK wini«f titii Tb* >oo» u two aad * half lnrj»»a <Wp. Th» northwest win J. t>lf*wln* at Jl m!!«« tn hour, whirla th«* off th» hmiaatopa upon thr innocent, murh bundtod inUivtduaXa In lb« «tn»l broraiti Tti» Utlfa. Who faar VMt they b* b»h>nd lh» Urn**. havr rrnwonl their »'raw tub wtih aprtng jioaiaa and donnad again th«- wleln h^wtfaar. Arxording to O. N Mallaburj, Heat "• waafhar man. Monday nlicttl'i and Tm-aday'a iniiwfall brought th* wnam faU'a m> a»tir< mmt for thta winter up to II Inch**. "And.™ uyi IMMurr, "donl b» liava that'* K"tne to I** aIL I ba hr»a Ittl «now H llltl* bit mora to night. and atay on th* ground a coup!* of daya. Cliaam arm, after ;'bat." he aaya, "It'll rain, clear up and 'hen we'll have aoroa MUKK i "BOW" It to tin at * 15 thl» morn ing that th* thermometer ought to ffWir at least IS dffrr«> I* tow wro. "But." aays HiUlMbury. still Si abort' And It isn't aa «x>ld am It wa« even In lumber, when w» sank on one frigid day lo It 0« g ree* " Wo wer* Just about certain any way that this tt« the rokUft winter that w#'d ever feJt In Heat tie. "But." aays Mr Salisbury. "It Isn't. It h«nj»fnt that It's Just un average winter You're comparing it with last year, ami of course laat >»*«*r wa* milder than u*u«l." Ho we aren't julog to argue any more It'a a rokf day. we know that And. besides, wf'r»» bum*. The runner on our *led pAmr )oom a couple of weeks ago *nd w« needs must ft* iL Auto Accidents in Snow Are Numerous Itospna of arctdenta were reported aa ttw reault of Monday nucht'M •nowetorm. In which automobile* akldded Into phone point am] alde wulka. Idone lo property, iv reported to the police Tuesday, totaled several hundred dollar*. Cauitht In the flurry of anow and chilled hy the l>!tter cold. 42 men came tn the police station and were irlven ahelter for the nlKht. Tues day mornlnir each nvtn waa given a cup of steaming coffee and a half loaf of tireud. ARBUCKLE'S JURY NAMED PAN FTtANCIROO. Jan 17.- Krl - In Itomfie ("Katty") Arbm-kle's manslaughter trial, growing out of the death of Virginia Itappe. will l»- gln this afternoon. A jury compoaed of 11 men and one woman, with one woman and one man as alternate Juror*, wua complcti-d late y ester* day. Today the Jury was allowed the morning houm to nettle i>ersonal af* fair*, prepanitory to la-lug locked up during the taking of testimony. Quarter* have been secured In a hotel to house the Jury and a staff of lialllffa and one matron asaigned to guard and care for it. Messenger Beaten, Robbed of $4,000 STT l/>riH. Jan 17.- M mf**»enir»r for th<* Hunk of Maplewood. a suburb, wan *luprK'-d and robbed of ft.ono by I two bandit* today. Th® rubber* c* t ajw*i SEATTLE. WASH., TUESDAY. JANUARY 17, 1922. Needs of Modern Woman Says Work One of Them BY AIJCT; boiif St:W YOltK. Jan. i 7. Beren ordinal thougltta for the modern WMBM. I asked Mm. I.>dtg Hoyt. the moat talked «>f woman in New York today. U> fill that order. Mr* now known to the the atre world mm Ja Ha Jloyt— is a moat modern woman—a superlative woman, She hae everything to make of her a self indulgent, soci*l parasite— so perlatJve beauty, superlative aotini position, wealth—yet In her dreaalng room at the Aator theatre, where ahe ts appearing with Wm. Kavemham in "The Hquaw Man." *he talked with real seriousness and under atandlng. And ahe gave me the seven cardi nal thoughts 1. "The modern woman muM have work and a Mg interest of her own, r^mrdleaa of her aortal position. 2. "Nothing In the world taunts for happiness like the realisation of a« complUhmenL 1. "Kwry healthy woman ahoutd re* life maternity, not merely as a duty to her marriage tV. hut to her self'fulfillment. I have had two chll dren. hut Itwt them l«oth. * 4. "A mother who brings up a big family of fine children In a peiwisl may has one of the great**t of career* But a rich woman who liaa all the material cares lifted from her BANDITS WOUND TWO BANK MEN They Escape With $12,000 Payroll CHICAGO, Jan 17.—'Two bank mwnicfni were wounded today In a battle with four bandits. who es caped with a IU.OOQ payroll for the Ward Making company. Th« from the nilwiw' Trust and Savings Hank, a South Hide Institution, *«♦ en rout* to the Ward plant In an automobile when tj>« bandit car pulled up alongside and forced them to turn Into the cuiti and stop. An the Ittink car stopped four for eigners Junii>ed from tht bandit car and started firing without warnluir. Anthony Koefoot win shot three tlmw and critically wounded. Joaeph Komi was hit In the face by one Imb let. but not Brrioualy hurt. Two Bandits Steal $60,000 in Diamonds JACKSON. Miss. Jan. 17. Two bandits stole f'O.OOO worth of diamomls today In a daring daylight robbery of Alfred HourgOoli' Jewelry atore here and escaped. ACT! Si:n AS IMIPK peddler*. S. S. Coffey, 44. and Hazel Williams, r.O, *#*re arretted in separate raids by poHrA Monday night and bcld iu Tuesday* Mrs. Lydig Hoyt shoulders atUI ha* time for other activities. 6. "The modern woman by refus ing to rerognlaa them ta doing more to hnrak down artlfuial social bar fl*»rs than any oth»»r forr* today, • "You haar a lot about *t be inoh bishneftM of the *«or tally elect* toward the working r laaae* —let me tell you - the enoMtery of the working class toward the 'ao< lally elect* ta Just aa atmng. I know! 7. "Social position should not hardirap a woman any more than wealth should But the law works both waya, the poor and the rich atiffer equally In being restricted in self expression.'* Mrs Hoyt. whose beauty over the footlights is not even so daxzling aa at close range, atood. a tall, arelt, exquialtely vvkkKled young woman of perfect lines. clad In a silver cos tal sown of her own design "When I waa I*." ah" saM **l be gan studying for the stage, but my parents disapproved. I have done amateur acting always. Then you know recently I went into the movie* 4»ut the legitimate drama i* my chosen field "1 am an ardent suffragist. I worked hard, frequently for equal suffrage lam for everything that help* women toward construc tive self exprejwion. The stare Is one of our greatest mediums of con structlveneas M 9 RESCUED ON SINKING SHIP Seattle Skipper in Heroic Exploit Word of a heroic rescue at sea by a Seattle sea captain. Capt. Frank Mills, of the shipping hoard steamer West CVnon, was received here Tuea duy by hla friends. Nine nsn. lashed to the deck of a sinking achooncr, "10 miles out of New York, were being blown to sea by a raring gale, when the West Canon was sighted. With thrlr last match, the atorm tot-aed sailors lighted a pan of gaso line and by the glare Capt. Mills saw them and lowered boats. The men were rescued with the greatest of ! difficulty. Capt. Mills hfft Seattle several months ago In charge of the West Canon. making a complete trip around the world, via the Suez canal. Krom New York he will come to Seattle, arriving next month. Senator Condemns Newberry Verdict WASHINGTON, Jan. 17- Senator Willi** attitude on the Newberry <n*e today eauaed Senator Ken yon. lowa, to cancel un entrapment, made on Invitation of Willi* and Coniresjimnn I'tt/jroHild of Ohio, to | deliver a McKinley day uddrc&s at uii January -J. UNITED IN ATTACK ON HEAD LEVY Organization of Officials, Headed by Frank W. Hull, Ready to | Aid in Repeal OLYMPIA. Jan. 17.—With the entire membership standing as a unit against the poll tax, the State Atvsoci*- tion of Assessors was* expected today to go on record de» inanding the repeal of the measure. This was the outstanding feature of the 24th annul convention of the association, which opened here yesterday and which is expected to continue in session thru tomornnr. Thirty-eight of the 39 county asses.sors in the state are attending the meeting, and every one of them denounsot the poll tax in warm terms. TV spirit »u> m> unanimous in tart, iKm il war at fir»t iWntrd uniixrrutiT Ut lake a rnord (otr on Ihr matter. but •firm »r«t i| was dr< idrd that, in view of Ihr fIM thai Mich ar- Ihmi mlrtil hirr on I hi- prr»rnl MUrvkir movement to repeal Ihr law. il mlrtil be wi«e to adopt a resolution indorsing the campaign. Should »ueh a resolution be Intro duced. It ii I lorffont conclusion thai It wll) be adopted, ax not a sin *le advocate of the poll Uii la to bo fmind n the entire association. IKANK 111 IX IJtMM FIGHT I*4 by Annwar Frank W Hull, of Heattle. president of the assorts lion, a number of heated iqwrrhM »w mad' on tho subject. attacking thr poll tax from all It* numerous • n(ln, yesterday. Tho other officer* ••f the association Klmer Bart let t. of Spokane, vice president, and H. C. lAuatln. of llerce county, mere aiao amone the speakers. The session wa» opened by Gov ernor Hart, who said he was trylnr to reduce taxes. Estate Tax Cnmmir ■toner John M Thatcher discussed the 50 per cent law. The association went on record obtains! the J0 10 law. Increasing school taxea. This morninc"* session wa* devoted to discussion of article* in the asaeas ment of automobile law and to the employment of expert help in cer : Lain clause* of appraisal. This afternoon the mayor and city ! council of Everett were dae to ap ; pear before the aaaociation to take up the assessment of public service I corpora t ton*. Sensational chanres were expected to feature the session. MAN, 60, HIT BY AUTO; MAY DIE • Knocked down by a moving van at Third ave. and Seneca st. as he was on his way to Seamen's Union hall, John Yorke, «0, a seaman. 4119 Stth ave. R„ received a possible skull fracture. Internal Injuries and a fracture of the left hip Tuesday Yorke is In the city hospital. His condition is critical. Attempts to Stop Eviction of Miner* WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.—A move to stay eviction of miners In the West Virginia coal field* has been made by Secretary of Labor Davia, It was announced here today. Davlß wired Governor Morgan of West Virginia and pleaded that the evictions of the miner* from their homes scheduled for tomorrow be postponed. Druggist Blamed for Auto Tragedy Peter Johnson, age 11. 1410 Bu> St.. came to his death thru th* careless driving of Nick Paolella druggist, 3601 K. Terrace St.. ac cording to a verdict returned by a coroner's Jury Tuesday. The boy waa hit by paolella'a automobile on Jackson St.. Sunday. The drug (fist was arrested but kitcr released on his own rcco*nlrance. PENVER. —Victor Johnson, found living in a cave here and "bathleas" for the last nine months, was sen tcnccd to SO days in jail, so he could bathe and "Ret on his feet." WEATHER Tonight nwrf Wednesday. fair; iolder tomipht; Moderate eanterly icindfi. lam Hour* Maximum. 39. Minimum, ?7. Today noon. 20. HOME EDITION TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE IMPEACH MAYOR, SAYS THOMSON Urges Recall for Officials Who Aided Bond "Steal" Impeachment *f Mayor Cald well and every affldal wk* helped paw the tUN,M Skagit contract wu demanded by fa— , rilman R. H. Thomson Monday "I believe an ikMtatitr Hapl deal wa* made," Thoha»— said. "And I will tote for the km prarhmenl of the mayor and any member of the city council or i board of public works who helped carry It thru." Thomson's statement followed tM action of the council in refusing to probe the major's charge* that tIM city had been beaten out of lIII.M by Seattle's Inner bond ring- H OI IJ) IK) JOB KOK I -KNS IMward W. Hesse, mmher of the firm of IX D. l>e Luca A Co., of Baa Francisco, declared that hia finga nould construct the (lorre creek tun nel for $1,(50,000 or 1553.000 IN than the price at which the contract was let to Storrle e Co. Councilman Lou Cohen declaredl ■ that the bonds had been riven to tIM contractors at 80 per cent of tbato par value. He declar*-d that Cald *«B knew this and aftrrwarda nait the bond dealers take $1,000,000 extnt of Skagit bonds at par. Councilman W. 11. Moore waged the fight to have a sweeping invest!* (Cation of the bond deal. Ilia motion failed for want of a second. "I want a chance for everyone be heard." he said. "1 w«nt to hear from the mayor and this man Hesaa. Caldwell has tried to turn the bock to the council, and suggests that tha council |tuaa it on to the corporation coun«el." Caldwell was denounced by i iiiiimß men for attempting; to ' puna tM buck" and for his "bulldoxing" tac tics In forvlnr the Skagit deal thru to consummation. I KUKS rnoiii: UK MADK "If we have been jobbed. I want to know It," Councilman Cohen suid. "I want to see this investigation gTO thru, no matter who It hlta." Cohen and Krickson were the only two councilmen to vote agalnut tha bond deal when it was passed several months ago. "Not one. but many contractors have told me the tunnel could b« (Torn to Uii Pace. Column I) HOUGHTON IS BERLIN ENVOY BERLIN. Jan. 17.—The German government has announced lta up. proval of the American govern, mint's selection of Kepiesontatlvo Houghton, of New York, as am liussador to Berlin. The appointment of Congressman Houghton as first ambassador to Germany aince the war was forecaat at Washington some time ago. Tho German government's agreement «u requested and tlie above Berlin dls> patch protwhly means that the «p. pointmont will be announced shortly. Expel La Follette From Party, Plan WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. Expul sion of Senator Vtobert aI. l*a Kol leite. Wisconsin, from the republican I .arty, is being sought by his political and personal enemies. They want the "stormy petrel" of the senate officially thrown out of the G. O. IV majority. tind figura tively. if not literally, set out in th« middle of the senate uislc as a "mad Williuul a pari}."