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SPITTING in public is not a pretty habit, and, what is more, it is one of the most prolific means known of spreading colds, influenza and kindred ilk Dr. 1
Hiram M. Read, city health officer, has declared open war on the persons who violate the laws against the practice. The penalty is a fine of from $5 to SIOO, or not more than 30 days in jail, or both. But that should not be the chief deterrent. Spitting in public is an inexcusable anti-social practice. WILD BOYS PROWL STREETS! Inadequate State Law Dooms Juvenile Castaways VOLUME 28. Jfome Hswdy. folk*: Ws hereby nominal*' Pan I .tndon a« a ra» diihtr tor T)M Star flapper rou int. • • • Coroner* Jury in Seattle mam Mends that white line* be placed on all donprous curves In town. Old •tuff! The stocking manufacturers, with their fancy clocks, have been putUng white llnea on dangerous curve* for year*. '• e e "Evening gown* will feature low '■erka." Kjri a Parle faahion note. All you (trie who laml low neck* pleaae report to U» gymnasi um at on«. a * a BARBARA KRKITSGBIB. KKVtSKII "Shoot. If you must, ihia old gray head. Bat let me roll my ■erki," aba said. »e a e What"* b»romi> of the Action hero, tne who used to tear off a *trtp from her skirt and bind up her lover's wound* * If her lover got cut now he would bleed to death. • • * -Tfce doughboy with a bayonet l« •tin the baaic fighting unit In battle," ■aye IT. 8. army expert*. Tea. and over at Camp Lewi* they Deed to teach u* to eat with our knteee to overcome fear at the cold eteeL e e e •BARM KIILS TOO IJSABN- Glean Hoover, professor of ora tory at the I'eivernlty of Wash at Ksrt Utea. That is where Iwlwnwl to ta& with ferae mmt e e e ' A l«r)«r <rfce ho(V-4 freei Pirfw Would continually erpe e shampee; J/e talked *o of dandruff That Ike lamMk pot rfosire/f Aad mad< I hit poor barker ik usdoe. • e e The Prince of Wales waa criticised tn the house of commons yesterday for extravagance. England doesn't know what extravagance mean*. She ought to have a city council. • • • Beekeepers of the state wfll hold their annual convention here today and tomorrow. Almost everything they dlscuas will have a sling la it. • e * UC\RN A nOKI) ICntRT I»\T Today's word It'a pronounced rug a* n berry, with accent on th' firrt mile. It mean* —"Take him out." "He'a rotten." "No. we give you a r#.»«i thu year. Mr. Jonea.*' "I'm aorrv John. I can't marry you, but I will alwaya a alater to you." It come* from—Chinook "rag." r*l lery. and "berrlea." the bo/a who pay two-bit* to «» the ihow. Companion worda lemon, dumb bell, brown derby. It'a uaed like this—"Senator Poln ' degtef la one of the outstanding fig urea In American life today oh. rawM-:i z 2 -» berry"' • V • CHAHFAIGN. HI . f«l 1» —T* V fltrtihe. #r »n th* *f lUl not*. wH painfully wnundH vh»i hhi font in* companion « fr>»l broke, pivrrln* hta h**rl.—>'rom Th* a tar Ym. it m uat ha*» t«cn rather a p*!n ful scratch. a • a Onr contemporary. Th* Star, prinh a picture of a puM.vwillow iiiirfl chortlfN "Spring i* here!** Do >o«i UM- a furnace? ThAt'i aJL Take th* wiliHM. • • • "Pat-in gown* our day* and mnk*a our n:ghta more decorative," — Kaah lon not** from Hajrper'a Bftiuir. Th*»'a nothing Meaara. Hair A Hai*. Johnny Drwar or any of thou* H/'Otrh gentleman could do that if given half a chance. 0 0 0 Paulina Frederick'e mother nays haby buggl*a are had for chlldren'a Igbrain» Rom* f*ll*m we know must have had a tin lizzie for a perambu la tor. • • • TflK n u, HTMVS Th* Pari fir North**-*! Milk Dralfn' auMiriatkNi will hold th*ir annual contention in Van couver Thursday. In liriti**Vi I'o- Itimhia they ran diffcnaa fl«»l --ateiu* without f*ar of arrant. • • • f ifr.sr miF. %r> n»w pri<»« ar* cm a T>«r with Portland prt*#§, while th* Twomi whole* »«i« bak«rl"fl art on#-half cant a loaf for the pound and lh« prlra for th* pound and cot baif Jcav< « - il rr.Jnrf p.*per. • • • There !• a report that there »r* »om« n»tr dollar* In < isolation. Who knowftl 0 0 0 Th* kal#*r wnnta p*rmi**lon to move to Finland, The finish, an you v< re about to aay. • e • ffie man who !•;# down on a jol# pi«k» a ml|li t f poor emmrk. 0 0 0 "Cify Charter la » I'•'»r to Prf«*> rf .p,„ ". Claude If Anderaon. Ci'y council, did you n-iy, (,'luud< ? WEATHER Tonight and J'rMay. rain; itro*p Mtutketly pain. TVmprrml.it> L*M *4 Hour, Maximum. 4». Minimum. it. TmUJ noon. It. PACIFIC WAR AVERTED SAYS PREMIER LLOYD GEORGE LONDON, Feb. 16.—Danger of war in the Pacific ha* been averted thro the Washington arms conference, Uoyil George declared today in a speech. 'The shore* of the Pacific were littered with exploidvc material and at any moment things might have hap pened to precipitate the world into the carnage of a great war," he said, addressing a luncheon in honor of Arthur J. Hal four, chief of the liritish arms delegation. "The I nited States ha* established a great precedent. Taking the situation in time, it cleared away the sus picions and misunderstandings." APPROVES SALES TAX FOR BOHUS Harding Suggests Postpone ment of Soldier Money if Tax Plan Is Not Passed BT CARL a GKOAY WASHINGTON, M. Ik.—TlM soldier hen as shewld he pee*. time n rites* cMgrrw Is eWnf to adopt a general sales tax. President Harding declared In a letter to t'hahrnsn lordney ef •he hoaw ways and mean* com mittee today. The president's letter makia It doubtful if a bonus bill will be passed, flirong opposition to the sales tax exists In congress. 11-inling. however, expressed ths belief that the counts would favor a general sales tux to pay the bonus. The president put the bond Issue hack to congress by emphatically stating: "If congrraa will not adopt aoch a plan fnaleg t**l It would be wi«# to tat the legislation (to over until there la a ultuatlon which will Justify the Urge out la* " The prrewlent declared agalnat a pierrmcal i*yment plan and the la mtr of ahort-time aecuritle* or long time bond* to meet the financial ob ligation* th" bonua would kmpon* on the treasury OREGON BANK CLOSES DOORS PORTLAND, Or*., F'h. t« The Htat* I'win'.: of Portland failed to open for thla mornlnic. The tmititutloo la mpttaW**d at 1100.000, with d*poaita of $2,700,000 and kwtna of $1 *OO,OOO. Conrad l*. Oleon, president of the Inatltution alnce February 1, In a atatement today declared lhat he an ticipated no loa» to creditor*, that the bank'* affair* are In wound, con dition. but that the cloelng waa ne cexaitated by a dratre to prevent a njn on the hank. A considerable amount of ""low" paper vrnit given by Olaon aa the ha ala for the bunk * unterlaQn condi tion. O. It. Hnhertaon. Btate bank exam Iner, la In charge. Prealdent Oiaon declared the bank'a reaerve* to he In good condi tion, wllh the reopening of tho Inatl tution <erialn within a ahort time. T'nEBVO, Cal Tame* P. Rockv fellow, 4<l, a h*>okke*t»er, la Inatantly killed here when accidentally run down In the atreet hy an automobile driven by L. It Ttog*ra. It DOES Pay to Read The Ads in The Star TF the average house- hold would take ad vantaKC of the buying opportunities that ap pear in The Star from day to day, it would save a most surpris ing sum of money in the course of a month. And a corresponding ly larger amount in a year. The best offerings of Seattle's l>ost stores appear in The Star. The Star Goes Into 11,727 More Homes Every Day Than Any Other Seattle Newspaper, The Seattle Star Cni«r«d H awMl CUM lUMtt MM Ik lit*. M tfea MUHIM M —Hit* Waak.. nto ikt M •( c«M'— tUrak i IITi. N> Tear, br Mall, II u II STRYCHNINE IS FOUND IN MEDICINE! Further Probe of 5 Poisoned Tots to Follow University Chemist's Report CHSH.UJ* »sh ll—Ae |» Wi Ihe death ef the (He efcUdrea ef Mr.. «nI Mrs. K4- «aismiths, ef Klaber. beeaase • psaMlly today when a» neuwrment was retdwd I hat the chemist's analy.i* ef the supposed rptom «aJl* adminis tered by the mother contained " per cent of *lr)rhfrine. The report was received by Pi e* •cutin* Attorney Herman Allen from the state chenilut at the CM versify of Washington. "We are not taking «ny action until ihe complete report la re ceived." Allen said. "The content* of the stoma* h of one of the children has not yet lieen snalyxed. I have Iptervlewofi the parents, but thers is nothing to say at this time." The poaalblllty of an inqueat waa admitted by lieputy Coroner Otto K. Wieainger. who ha* handled the can# for UM coroner'* ofrtrc "I ran not *tat* definitely joat what win b* done." WiMln|*r mtd. "for I have neither r*r*iv*d an offi cial r*port on fha anal)r*t« nor ron *nilt*«i atK>ut ft with lir. hivlnfutnM, th* roron*r fJut if the annlyata ahow* r>oiaon th* lojfxai thins would b* to hold an inf|u*«t.** The five llhod«a children died laat Katurdav aft*r the mother had doted th*m with what ah* b*ll*v*d to be •p«om naltn, «h* aaya An autopay ahowed non* of the rorroaive action that would ludkat* atryrhnlne. The funeral wa* h*ld Tue»«day. 2 NEAR DEATH IN WILD STORM Seattle Men Go Thru Ter rible Experience I*>*t In a blinding anow bill iard for aeven Itoura and forced to wndr armpit d**p against the current of a fneiliif mountain torrent, two yoving Hrattlc m*ti, Robert Rronaon, *on of C. C. ItroviHon, H*attlr InrnlM rman. and Wallac* Carik t aon of t\ A. ( arlk. local Northern Pacific official, narrowly e*«-apcd death n*ar Kcrrftaton, Waah., arrordinc to word rrachlng fk*attl* Thursday. Thn youn»c men, who are logging camp employee and experienced woodamef), were loat In the atorm when they attempted to tak* a ahort cut from Prnaton to K*rrl«ton tiiru the Haglng rlv*r canyon trail. In Ch* heavy atorm they mlaaed the trail, which parullnilM tho river, and atumbl*d into the canyon. ing their hearlnga, the men atarted to follow the river bank ui» the can yon. Finding th* hank Impnuaabl*. they rjijtf (ill eurpliia clothing aaido and plung*d Into the freezing river. Tim ahwk of th* cold water par tlally rcatored their waning strength, and Jua 1 before the point of complete eihauation wn* reached a laat turn In tlie river revealed th» lighta of [their home camp D'-nplle the exposure, Immedlnte |and effective Irealmcnl at llie cjimp Iprevented aerloua after-effectg, and both men are reported to bo rapidly recovering. Mon*y for rebuilding London aftrr thr *r«i*t fir* In 1666 wa* r*ix*<l by a tax on coal. SKATTLK, WASH., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY IG, VJ22. t Gibbs Sees More Irish But Is Glad for U. S.-British Friendship TAYLOR MURDER BAFFLES POLICE No Ncdrer Solution Than at the Start B\ FRANK 11. BARTHOLOMEW I/>8 ANOKL.KH, Feb. ll~"We ®re no nearer finding the motive for the murder of William Denmond Taylor or of identifying hi® murd»r*r than we were on the day of the crltnr," ! I district Attorney Wool wine eaid to day. The lrn-cd» wa* re-enacted In Tay lor's bungalow (luring the night l»y Under sheriff Mlscallux and Deputy Frank Dewar In an effort to aacer tain whether the dead man'* body had been carefully laid out on the floor "by loving hand*" after the shooting Bxperiment* showed, how ever, that a limp body would be tin ble to fall and lie Junt a* Taylor'* did. CIIAt KFKt'lt IS AtiAIN t|l l/.ZKI) Thl* explode* the theory Taylor wa* al.iln by « woman who loved him and who mixed tenderne*a with murder by gently laying out 111* re main* after having sent » bullet Into hi* bark Hlncailuc *nd Ocwar took Wllllnm I>hvl*. ehauffeur for Mal>et Normand, to the wetie of the crime again lart night and made him go all over the last vlalt of the movie atar to the di rect or. Itcporta that the district attorney'* office had discovered a threatening letter among Taylor'* effect*, Im plicating a prominent motion picture man. whom Taylor I* said to have branded a* a *lai ker during the war. were flatly denied. "I have never *rcn such a letter, and I doubt If It exlHta." Dlatrlct At (Turn to Page 7. Column 5) l'hoto by I*rlc« * Carter, Star Staff l'botuicraphera Sir Philip Gibba By Wanda von Ketiler Ilerp. »4>rt of Kn|ll«h MHind- In iC tnlrr nil phiHir, "Oh. I'm dro«i»y and uindiaved —mid I'm hungry. Make II I«:i0." "lint I ran'l," »ld I, "I've (•OT to NM* J IMI before thai." "Tln-n we nay len." "Suppose nine thirty," said I. "Well," the reply drifted n»er Ihe w ire. and I kmm I heard a rhurltlelfth laugh, "well. ail rlgltl, 9;.'10." Ho tl that nt MO Thurs day morninK I inet Hlr rtillllp Ulbha, noted war correspondent and author, with the i|(*p, KnßllHh voir*. In the lobby of the Washington hotel. Two hniirn previously the writer. In the company of hia 20-year old won. An thony (ilblw. <jn<l J. J J.ynch. of the I,ee Keediik l-eiture had arrived In .Seattle from Vancouver, 11. C. ANNOTEH BY WHISKKREII ( HIN "You know," Hlr Philip Oibba ex plained, an we found went" In the lobby, "I never like to talk with tin unahaven rhln. but now that I've had time to fix up, whut'll we talk about?" "Well," mild I, "there's the !rl*h question and America— NND JWOJI It —-and hooka." '"l'hat'a It." spoke Kir T'hllllp i'.ibl>M, "I'm lntmente<l in all of them. We'll begin nt the beginning and talk about Ireland first." Now Sir Philip Olbbn I* a man of medium height and slender, with dark hair turning gray, and very frank blue eye*. This morning he leaned forward In hi* chair with mi» h carneatm *h In lit* eye*. "I'm particularly Intereated In Ire land." he raid "You scc," # he ex plained, "I think there'* guine lo be more fighting between ITlater .mjjt the rent of the country. Thank gooil neaa# however, we've gollen rid i?f the 700 year-old trouble between Ire land and Kngland. "Now, in my opinion. Ireland fj'uru lo Page 7,VoluMin l| ROB CAFE SAFE, GET S6OO LOOT Eighth Cracksmen's Job in Six Weeks Here Seattle witnessed it* eighth cafe cracking Job in six week® when ex port yejcKinrn entered a brunch of the fthanghal Keatiiuralit company, 711 Pike ft., dynamited the naff and em-aped with nearly sfiOO in ca®h anil r|i«-r-kN enrly Thursday. Over $. r i(X>, in currency, s** In ®ll> Ver and S2O in check® were taken.* The thieve® h\il enteral l»>% break ing a rear window. Home of the ®afe-crack era wore can van glove®, but two excellent n«»t« of fingerprint* were found on Uie pnfo. Starving Pleading Escape Noose CHipAaO, l'eb. I#.—"l,et me atarvc," pleaded the emaciated llarvey Church today n* carpen ter* hammered together the acaf fold on which he Is to die tomor row. Church ntnrted a hunger strike to cheat the gallows 27 day* ago. For the last week he ha* been forcibly fed, following order* of Jailor Molaterhelm that lit* llfo bo Spared for the noose. Church. 21, killed llernard Daugherty and Carl Au*mu*. mo )or car salesmen. The murder wa* one of the moat brutal on rec. ord. lie beat both men to death with a hall hat and later hacked (lie body of olio. HOME EDITION YOUTHS BEYOND COURTS; FACING HOPELESS LIFE! Uhsheltered Urchins Prowl Into Gar bage Cans for Sustenance; Often Arrested , By Robert Bastien Bermann Juvenile castaway*. Human flotsam and jetsam, tossed about by the relentless current of life, left to stagnate and befoul the clean sea. Boy-jackals, prowling thru by-streets and alley-ways, scavenging from garbage cans, stealing pennies from the blind man's cur- It's an uarly picture, isn't it? KI T ITS MOKJ-; THAN A rirrißK. It's an iHnit rendition, lorwd npfn hftltk and upon e»ery oUmt illy In Washington by a strange inadrquary of the lava Mln( n " Juvenile drlinqumU Under existing irtatutea, feeble minded boys— (hat U, youngsters who ars unable to ma** a grade of 40 In the Binet-Ktanford teat- may he aH»t to a state Instttotlon at Med ical l.nke. Boys who make TO or more In the test may be sent to (he parental srbool at Mercer Island. NO PROVISION MADE M>K TIIKM llut no provision l« made for the boys who oome between then* Iwo rradea- low grade morons, social miF fits. la what Juvenile courts terra them. Not exactly feeble-minded, their mentality la Mill *o rub-normal that they are unable to distinguish be tween light and wrong, and they con flltuir. therefore, an uctive menace I to so«-'ety. YET NOTHING CAN BE IK) NT: f*>l; THEM. They can be hnllM Into court, lectured by the juvenile judge—and turned bark Into the street*, to roam and «tcal and scavenge ag*in—until a merciful providence remove* them to a land where, one hopes at leart. they will cease to be castaway*. There Is no use to punish them. They are not immoral. They are unmoral, unable to grasp the differ ence between what Is right and what Is wrong. And a reform school term would be a« cruelly useless as It would be to beat a month-old baby. And m> they Just run wild—pitiful nomads, with nothing but death to look forward to. "Wo do the best we can." 11. K. Van n, chief Juvenile officer, ex plained today, rather wearily, "and sometimes we are able tfi find a place for them Hut It's hard. They are too low-grade to be put In schools —they are not only nuisances, they are disturbing factors, nnd it would not l>e fair to tlie parents of normal children. OOOMKD IK TIIFY ST.\> IN CITY "If they stay In the city, with Its countless temptation*. Its unwhole some Hfe, they are doomed. "They have H chance Just * bir<>. flghtlnjc chance If wt> ran ««>nd them Big Heart of City Goes Out to Mother and Babe By Aileen Claire •*l was a hungered and ye fed me not That reproach ran never be < administered to Seattle. On the surface it may seem to be a cold, liMirllms city, bent only on the never ending search for gold. Hut underneath that forbidding exterior a great heart beats, a heart warm with human kindness, I The city does not often disclose its heart, hut now and then it happens In unusual rases. The widow who called on The Star ithis week to any that she wanted to gU*« away her montlvold baby boy. because ahe would never bo able to 'support him, furnished an unusual case - And today the great heart of the city is pulsating so that all can see. Within an hour after the story had hern printed The Star office was lit jerally swamped with calls, telephone and personal, from people who were eager to give not only the baby, but 'the mother, too, a comfortable home. TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE to the country. Of ooaraa. they TO : always be subnormal, but yearn of 1 healthy living might bnfld them op to that they would ceaae to ba public menacea. "But, under eilrtng ataiota* «t cannot aend thsee boya to the ootrn try un!em wa can find private ln \ dividual* to take them In—and. nsed ! l«aa to «ir. K'» not eaay to Bad pea pie who want them in their familica. COLONY IS ONLY SOLUTION "The only solution T can MO ' is the e-nablUhment of a atata col ony for these types. There they ' could lead a clean. wholeMMße life, i under careful observation, and, after la given period, we could determine whether it »u safe to turn them loose on society, or whether they i would have to be committed to a Mute InsUtuUon for the' feeble minded." "Local Juvenile delinquency is OB the lnpre4»," said P. R. M&yberg, ! Juvenile policeman, "and It will con (Turn to Pace 7, Column 5) TEX RICKARD ' IS INDICTED NEW YORK. Feb. ll.—Ceorire U (Texl lUckard. famous boxing pro moter, was Indicted by the grand Jui.v today on charges made by young girls. Two Indictments were voted against ltlckard. Each contains thr«e counts. They were based on the testimony of Alloc liuck and Sarah Schoenfeld. IJ-yeai -old girls. Tl\cs* girls say ltlckard lured them to his office In the tower of Madison Square Harden. which vu formerly the studio of Stanford White, in which parties, described In the famous Thaw trial, occurred. They also allege he took them to an apartment house on West 40th street. Itickard's attorneys were notified to have him appear in the supreme court at once to plead to the charges. He is already out ou $lO.- 000 bail which ho when first arrested. Kickard pleaded not guilty. "I've got a pretty nice home," on© elderly man explained, "and I'll be glad to take Vm both in. I'm a widower, you see, and T huven't irot anybody to look after my boy, and I'd like to get the mother as a hou.se kef per. No; no matrimony; jiLst a ttraight proposition. Hut the mother would get a good home, and she wouldn't have to give up the youngster." "Why, she can come and stay with me a* long as she wants to,** a kindly old lady phoned. "I've got a nice home, but I'm lonely—and I'd like to have her just for a com panion. And the baby would cheer up the house, and forget things.** An Kverett man motored to Se attle as soon as he had read the (taper, with instructions from hU wife to bring both mother and baby back with him. The mother hasn't yet decided which of the downs of offers t?no will accept but one thing is sure: The great heart of Seattle will look after both her and her boby.