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MRS. PLUMLEY PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER! VOLI'ME 24. NO. 53. -T||Ti Public Talk vs. Public Service It is a clear issue. Seattle is going to elect next Tuesday, either— .4* advertising dentist who for many years has engaged in campaigns and run for numerous offi ce# solely to exploit his name and his private busi russ; a man who has professed publicly a belief in red socialism; a man who today, in spite of all past radicalism, is supported by a choice selection of legislative lobbyists and vote-buyers and by every sinister reactionary influence in Seattle; a man who has no record of public service, but only a record of talk—violent, inconsistent talk'. Or, A nuin who is known (from 12 years' service as state senator representing the University district) for 100 per cent honesty, for intelligence, for pro- /#om« Hood?, foikt' WonMa'l thia be m grrmt aM world U «•» pat a* much faith in oar paMir olW nal* a* a puta la a *a(«y pte? • • • Wowlw Sf.Dr E J. Bm*n. mayor •Ity candidate. will have that dark krown 'aate (a hla rovuth cast I Wefeead*? morning? * • • The if* VictoriaAnamrtw ferry tu MmtH yeeierday. Mora than Iff geef • • a mart- the r«-t:.rn trip It as* what nufht be calM a fall boatload. a a a "King of Utah A oka Probe of Pat- I Acta.* - —Headline. And aocna Scandinavian Amerlrwa tank depositors wtah to know If King af tub ta related to Duka of LJquida- Uaa. • • • TRItl HEATS A gay I hate la |)r. Brown; . Hr reminds mr of a \ . < ham e Iron! • • • Atrtl » bowers bring dry ctoanara >aaln»aa a a a Proposed airplane Ho* will maka It t passible to taka a drink of (kotch tn | Vancouver ta tha moroin* and be L dran* to Heat tie In the afternoon, a a a OR A 81-OTTKR wm the wb*riW» who "fflt <r> thr Eskimo Pie In the mall pirav rush up a mop* . * . Anyway, the man who uwl to go I (at and lap up ISO worth of high j ej&jot Scotch dcml hare to hold on to his aeat on Ota Owl car and Uaten I to soma high achool boy who has I wrapped himaelf around a nickel's I worth of bear (Tab off all tha pub | iktty by a<ung drunk. * • a m x t I Thia la Be Kind to Dumb Aal- • mala Week. It'a a good Idea— | | if th*y mclude tbt Uiptjrtn. 11 —— m • • • AirttoaM d'.r «T« wme brmw Wig Ah WRMtlUaf brew ing b**r 0 0 0 Marshal Joffra waa given the free I'a:i of New fork recently. We're j kl»<l that eomebody besldea ban.lit* t«tl»i it now and then. 0 0 0 Neil week la Clean Cp W aefa. We predict that It will be rete bra ted by l>an lJ»»don. • a a Massachusettg man who apeak* I® Ur.g jag** haa Just married a wogasrfl who apeak a only aeven, but well bet on tba lady. a a a VOfiVTKAD MATHEMATICS Two pinta, one <|uart. Two quart*, one fight. •Ine fight, two rop«. Two rop», one judge. One judge, thirty daya. 0 0 0 "If Burrmer Cornea"—we'll almply have to tuke 'em off • • a hr, Mtar nr. a nimonw! "N'lt All th« 4riw«y •fru|>« »n#l mtn f.f tha »*rth roul'l ■ **P th* •rKblni r&r»oi~\mrt r o ot tb* r«pul»U* •■•n party »n#n It on It« Nrok^n proa. *«» HoMmtor Athurßt. An»o«*. • • • Q. tVhat'a the difference between liquor and hooch? A. If you live, It'a liquor. • • • He f a rino around his *V 9 b An red a* it rejuld b*. | / o">f (f peekino thru a knot Hoi", in the fener," said hf. • • • Th* nrmy olt.r+r who wax appolnt- H » hl«f r/f x>*>\\r% tit Ijon A re cently bfc&un* bin ejiperl (Turn to 7, l oliimn 1) WEATHER rvUay, /air; m*4rrnl< dMI. T wtmlur. Jju.l J| llauni Mttiraum U Minimum. «. Tudaj noon. M. THOUSANDS ARE FLEEING FLOW HAVOC Mississippi on Wild Rampage; 58 Are Lost in Texas Wreck Area NEW ORI.KANB. April ST.—Te® thousand p*«p(e are homeleea ami MAO© to II.IM acraw of valuable farm lamia are being Inundated to day, aa the result of a too foot era v-iaee In tha Miaataalppl river levee at Pviydraa, it mi lea below thia ctty The waters are sweeping an area fire miles wide in a straight lino for Lake Bonme. }« mile* dlafant. Thouaanda of refugeea. acmrdlng to reporta reaching here, are fleeing to (then tseach. on I.aka Borgna. where boaU are waiting. * • a rVU.r.AS. Ten*. April S7.—With eight bodle* recovered. U persona mlaatng and close to H.Wt homeless In North Central Teaaa. flood water* were receding In rooet part* of the state today. The property damage will prohaMy reach MA<X>.<WO The greatest k»*» In property damage was at Fort Worth, where the damage wjil total mure than »1 AOO.OOO Flood Water* Hit Several Villages VICKHBt'RfI. Mlaa., April ST Hundre.l* of families were abandon Ing their homes In North Ix>ulsiana today, following the Mississippi river levee break at Kerrlday. La, accord ing to reports here. Flood wa'era have already struck several small villages. Suspect Held in Poulsbo Robbery BREMERTON. April ST.- Brought here from Oakland, f'al, "Madlaon Jimmy" McNulty la held In the county jail In connection with the Poulaho liark rohtierv thre« montha ago. in which 111.'too waa atulen McNulty waa urreaiel inmt time a*r> on nua(«lrlon of having *-een Im pMrated In the Kequlm hunk robiiery. but waa later released. He la alleged to have a long prison record. Urges Federal Rule of Wireless Phones WAHIIJNOTON, April S7.—Recom mendationa providing for virtual fed eral control of all wlreleas telephones In the country were presented to Sec retary of Commerce Hoover today. The recomfnerwlalions, which are to be submitted to congress, provide for distribution of wave lengths, ere ntlon of a supervision board of IS members under Hecretary Hoover and full government authority over government radio phonea. Sacramento Police Join Ku Klux Klan? BACRAMKNTO. April ST.- Cltv Manager Clyde Hcsvey has ordered an Investigation of rumors that a number of city employes belong to the Ku Klu* Klan. newly organized here. According to reports, several mem hers of the police and fire depart, menta have joined the aecret orJer. The Seattle Star (EDITO a a e Baiv*4 m Hn»l Clw Muu> Mil «. lit*. II Iha PaUfflH M (Mil* fuk. Hto Itw A.t W Qui m Hank (. Iltt. Wm Iw. kr DM II U N RIAL) gress ivenrss, for an earnest desire to SERVE ALL THE PEOPLE. Dr. Brown has just this record: Much public talk, no public service. Much exploitation of his own private business thru public talk. Dan Landon has the best 12 years' record of any state senator The Star knows about. He voted always against extravagance and for keening taxes down, for every bill in the public welfare, against every crooked scheme. His is a record of achievement, of service. If the people of Seattle elect him mavor, as The Star is confident thev will do. THEY WILL KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GETTING. And they will be getting what they want—an honest, intelligent administration. SHOOTS WOMAN, THEN HIMSELF Three Shot in Mysterious Melee in South ■ACRAMKN'TO. April IT —Mr*. Fay Unqtalot. 30 (a deed. Harry Wtl- Hmu. U la dying. Mil Witt tarn Jft frtu, brother oi Mr* ta cW taaDjr wounded »* the result of • myeterwme ihoatini tn HrolxMk. opposite Htmimnin. last night. Wtltiama who ta dying at the r«a«a ty hoepilal from a aetf inflicted bul let wound, ta Raid to have become erased taat night at the home of Mr* Unquiet, where he ta a roomer En tering the room of William Jeffrtee. he ehot Jeffrie* in the neck and hand Jeffrie* fled from the hou*e and aum moTHNI pollcw akl Williams then er.tere»| !he room of Mrs. Unquiet and fired three a hot* Into her body, killing her Inatantly. He finally retinrd to hia own room and turned the revolver on htmaelf. No hope ta held for hia recovery. CHOOSING JURY IN MINE TRIAL CHARI.IWTOWV. W Va. April IT—Fifty seven offlclala and 4S lo re la of the fnlted Mm» Worker* of ArAerlca In West Virginia were listed today hv the prosecution In the tre»- eon trials a* c>ntributora to the "mln rt-a' war fund" In the march on Ijo gan county. The l»»t waa In an*wer to the mand of th" defenae for an amplifl ration of the hill of partlculara In the ra*e of William Illixaard. one of the miners' leaders. The anawer admitted that the pro* edition had heen unable tn furnish with e*artltude the namea of offlrlala of every union rlalmed to be Involved In ralalng the war fnnd I">rawing of a fury atarted today. Nick Carter, Author, Take* Hi* Own Life NEW YORK. April ST -Juat aa ha myatlfled hurdred* of thouaand dur ing his life with hla Nick Carter de tertlve atorie*. an a tan doe* Frederick Van Ren**eler Dev today puasle hts friend* In hi* death. "I can stand the gaff no longer, »> I'm going out." That meaaaire wa« written hv the rrentor of the f.imnu* Nick Carter several hours before hla lifeless body waa found In a hotel here, an auto matic pistol by hi* aide. Relatlvea are unable to explain the meaaage, n* they rtalm I>ey'a flrian rial and per*onal affairs were In the happiest condition and hla health waa good. Strikebreaker Is Beaten in Portland Portland, o re.. aphi st striking longshoremen drew aerond blood In the dock atrlka here today, when alx union men attacked, heat and roh I ied J. M Robinson, a strike breaker, near the east end of tha Burnable bridge, thia morning, ac cording to Robinson's statement to the police. Robinson waa treated for severe bruises. A aquad of police dlapatched to the acene of the alleged affray was unable to apprehend any of Robin son's assailant*. Former President of France Is 111 PARIS, April S7.—Former Prenl dent Deschanel M l*ranr« was report ed to be critically 111 with grt|n>e and to lie suffering from congestion of the lunga. On the Issue of Americanism There Can'Be No Compromise mmm , OF HAN IS i UNCOVERED! Prosecutor's Men Busy at Work on List Seized in Official Raid | BV KKANK BARTIMIIifIMKW U>* ANUKI.F.H, April IT—Darel opments in lit* Ku Klux Klan tnv.ati- Itlkm came thick and htt today aa liYstrW-t Attorney Thoma* U» Wool win* and hi* staff axsmined Iha doc ument filM tak»tt In a raid to IN) offlca of William H Ostium. Brand goblin nf the maim (hat Include* fir* states. U»le»*e for publication of th* namaa of klanaman found on th* Mlaal Data «>< expected shortly. \ ntoaiiM ni mi n \KI IM U'PKtl Nutrn of prominent man In k<nl nr« and official lifr vara Included. J H I»oraar, dlatrlct attorn»> of Bakersfieid. arrived hara today and want Immediately to WoolwlOe* of fice*. Ha itma for th» roatar of th* Hskernfleld klan, which wa* taken In th* raid. Among tha paper* examined today j by local authorities were pries Hat* for tha wierd n-gaiu worn by mam- ; b*ra of tha Ku Kins Ki»n For tha plain whit* klansmen'* robe* it ta rh*rgad. For tha exalted cyclop* rob* th* price I* IT SO. Tha Hat of strange tltlaa of klan officer*. found in tha documant*. ■how a ronalatant leaning toward th* letter "K." which figures *o eon*ple uoualy in th* nam* cf th* orianw tlon. Horn* of th* tltlaa ar» "Klokarl." "Klii«k." "Kligraph." "Klabee." and "Klad." Salhan K. Baker, kieagle of tha 1-o* Angeles klan, was Mm inonad lo tha dlatrlct attorney's offlca again today. Ha failed lo appear > eslerday. Baker la to h* questioned In regsrd I to lha klan'* alleged prtlcipatlon In tha Inglewood raid, for tha trnglc ra- : aulta of which a coroner'* Jury placed fTurn to Cage 7. Column !) MONTH-END CLEARANCES Many of Seattle's stores feature elrnrances at the month end, in which they close out cer tain lines of merchan dise, in many cases at remarkable price reduc tions. Several of these events are listed in The Star advertising columns today. Ixiok them over carefully. It will lie very mych to the ad vantage of your pocket book. SEATTLE, WASH., THURSDAY. APRIL 27. 1922. AS HE WILL LOOK IN MAYOR'S CHAIR Dan Landon, aspirant for job of mayor of Seattle, with long, unbroken record for honesty iff pubyc —Fh#la bj IM«# A Carter. Sttr Staff Photofr*ph»r^ Story of Doc Brown Who Would Be Mayor This Is the story of I>r. K. J. Brown, nominee for Seattle's mayor, and of Ms singular and astonishing rtae to fame out of k misty past. It Is taken not merely from Ih\ Brown's own statement*. Much of this story comes from the files and records of our criminal courts, law enforcement bodies and the I niled Ntate-s se cret service. Time after tlma T>r. Brown ha* been arrested, accused, tried, found guilty and fined for persistent viola >tion of tha law. j He ha* coat the atate, city, county and nation, for Investigation and prosecution, many thousand* of dol lars. RI'BJKCT HIR NF.CKKT AOKNTH Notorlou* a* a "wobbly" orator and soapboxer, agitator and leader of radical element*, ha lias been th* subject of numerous report* of secret agent* of the government before, during and after tha war. For months, during the most criti cal tlma In our recent hi*tory, tha radical leader* with whom he enun ciated and the "red" meeting* that he *nd they addre**ed were under constant eaplonage. Yet, today, as a nominee for mayor, lie h»s muslered about him not only the red radical el<s nient, Ills friends of old. but as fine a crew of reactionary polit ical pirate* as ever scuttled a ship of state, and a considerable following of people of excellent repute as law-abiding, peace-lov ing ritlxens. It was 20 year* *go that I»r. lirown, then in his ZO's. crime to He attla with credentials to show he wa* a Missouri made lawyer and dentist and with a gift of oratory such as I few men possessed. He speedily became a familiar fig- ura on tha streets. standing on hi* aoap bog, haranguing paanersby In bahalf of th* t. W. W. Tli* tntp bog orator*" dally bru*ha* with the police, tha art-eat* of acores of radicals and the final breaking up of their campaign of "free »t>eech" are remembered well by old-time residents here, lirown was one of their moat fiery young ■p— k«r*. PRACTICKD IIF.NTISTRT Nil HOI T UCKNHK I>r. Brown had ldr«« of hi* own about how dentistry should ba car ried on. and, In spit* of th* law. with out a license, he atartad to practice latn In 1901 he was arrested and cliarged with a crime In connection with this practice. He left the state and went back to Mlasourl, leaving ball of t!>00 to Insure his reappear ance. lie returned In I*o4. Tha case against him was dismissed. Ho was agnln arrested. and for several years fought every attempt of the atate dental board to comi>el bim to Kfcrog iilxe the law and obey It. ( When fined, he refused to pay. At last. In September. 1905, the court ordered the sheriff lo lark Brown up until he paid a fine of >2OO and real*, lie )>aid. lln took several examinations In dentistry, fulled to pusa the teat re quired by law. was denied a license to practice and declared he would put tha stato dental board out of busi ness. He raised tha old "wobbly" cry that he was being "persecuted, not prose cuted," but failed to get anywhere with It, and, reiillxing finally the fu tility of constant law-breaking, took another examination, which ha passed. In Tacoma, In 19IS. As late as 191 ft, however, h* was sued by a patient, Hans Hansen, whom a Jury nwarded damages (Turn to I'sge 7, Column &) HOME EDITION LANDES RALLY ENTHUSIASTIC Campaign Reaches High Point With Luncheon Mrs. Henry I*ndes' campaign for council reached Its high point Thurs day with an enthusiastic rally lunch eon lit the Washington Annex, at tended by I Andes worker* from every so t ton of the city. The rally, over which Mm R. F- Week* presided, opened with a salute to the floe and the suiting of "America." Mrs. J. J. I-ea spoke on "Women and Moral Responsibility." and Mrs. W. K. (trtswold on "The Vote In Ac tion." Mrs. S. J. I,ombard with a talk on "Telegraph, Telephone. Tele woman. the Story of the Precinct," Introduced eight precinct leaders, who made two minute addresses. Featured among the precinct lead ers were Mrs. C. W. Smith, who had a 100 per cent organisation. with a captain In every single block In her and Mrs. James Matthew- O'Connor, who phoned at least once, and sometimes three times, to every voter In her precinct. Other twomlnute speakers were: Mrs. Kllxalieth Mullen, Mrs. Archie Honnar, Mrs. I). Presto. Mrs Kva Oodfrey, Mrs. Hartwell and Mrs. M. E. Pearl. These were followed by an address by Mrs, W. H. Utter on "Have We Come to Stay?" and Mrs. Henry I-an.lr* brought the rally to a close with a tslk on "Civic Ideals." Narcotic Suspect Held in Vancouver VANCOUVER, B. C., April S7.— Hay Cook. Indicted In Portland yes terday on a narcotic charge, was ar rested here last night by city detect ives and lield for the Portland pollen Seattle White Croas society sec re operatives found the man in a loca cafe Tuesday night. TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE DEATH PENALTY WAIVED! Prosecutor Say • He Will Not Urge Prisoner's Execu tion By E. P. Chalcraft POIIT OK* HAKI*. April u.— IM»pLa> Ing remarkable M-lf-r*o trol lor a «anian at» upon la* previous wnuiem onroonrtl hi the ruurt room, Mr*. Ruth Plum ley liond up Man Superior Judge Walter M. French today and pteaihd guilty to a rharg* of murder In Iter firat drgrea far Ihr killing of hrr liuabaod aI t'harleaton Marrh it. Th* huaband. Hugh Ilumlry. Ml 1$ minute* after ratine a fruit g|M In «rhl<-h Mra. Plumley had pwft strychnine. Allrr Mra. Pfcmiley had pha4 rd in 111 j, withdrawing hrr lw> mrr plra of not guilt)', by rraMH of menial hmp'undbMly, Pi— crating Attorney Kay K. Cril * • nod announced hr would Md ask Ihr dralh prnahy. Uul little difficulty waa experienced In chooalng the Jury, which conilatad of arvrn mm and fir* wo«n«a. al finally selected. A crowd that overflowed hd|* French'* courtroom In th* Kltaap county cotirthou* craned their nocka a* Mrs. Plumley waa led In by D*p» uty Hhertff A. P Corllaa and Mr*. I*. A. Cooely. Jail matron. Th* d*. frndant walked with ryea downcaat, and sank Into a aeat braid• her at* tornry. Charles H. Miller, of ScattMfc and hrr brother. Cart Marta. Miller aniMHinrrd thai Ma rtirnt wiahed to change her plra Mr*. Ptumiey. whit* of count*, nanre, but apparently unshaken, answered «" to the court'* formal queatlona. Hrr role* waa atrady and audibl* thru out tha room. Attorney Tx>ul* R SwetVnbaeh a*, alated Proaecutor Greenwood to *Z> aminlng the Juror*. "The caae the state Intend* to prove." Proaecutor tlre-enwood aald. In hla opening statement. "la sub stantially aa follow*: The Plumley* were married In May, 1910, and mad* their home at Charleston. Karly la thla preaent year they planned t» separate. Hugh I'lumley was brought to Cushman hospital. Taooma. for treatment for wounds received ov*r« seas. He had a $l,OOO life Insuranc* policy with the Yoemen. Thla had lapsed. March <h«- defendant paid up thla Insurance without <ne knowW edge of her husband. 'tin Ihe afternoon of Marrh !•, the date of the murder, the paid rath on a $7,000 bfr Innttranc* policy for hrr husband and a (Turn to Page 7, Column 6) TELL EXPENSE OF ELECTION Mrs. Kathryn Miracle paid out t4S* for expenses In the primary cam paign. according to her statement filed with the city clerk Thursday. E. L. Hlalne, another successful counctltnanlc candidate, declared that he spent only "sundry sums for gas<o illne." while William Hickman-Moor* deposed that ht« only expense, be« side the filing fee, was fit for carda. Dan Landon Going Into West Seattle Pan Landon and a party of sup porters will make a whirlwind cam paign In West Seattle tonight. They'll be at a meeting In the Con gregational church. Hill St. and Call, forma ave.. at 8; at Carpenters' hall. 4441 California ave., at 9. and tha Alki Point pavilion at 9:30. Among the speaker*, in addition to Landon. will be Frank Hatumond. HugU Todd. Judge W. A. Gilmore and William T. IJiuiie. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR TO MEET HERE IN 1925 Knights Templar, assembled at New orlranx, have chosen Seattle for the convention, according to a telegram received Wednesday morning by Joseph Mayer from John Hex Thompson. one of the delegates from this city.