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VOLUME 24. NO. 200.
Howdy, folki! \Vearing your
rubbers today? Sure, we're mar
ried. too.
• • •
Reginald Pltiffralil, the rollicking
collegian. tell* ti* that driving ulong
the Bo then road he gets >0 kisses to
the gal.
• • •
With from one to five fatal acci
dent* every weekend, may we not
call itunday a day of Heat in Pnct?
• • •
At* ixrtNnr*
IUS rmHtm UanllM «ta ttak
IWI-rii«U»»l toaediag aaaMe to
iM «U.k»
I*n—rmMml llsntlng »ipm n«
Inln <« < tali tlwka.
IW» fiwlilral Harding tmmml pw|.
Alswfca trip.
im-rmMwi sreests (kuWCI
lailuiU* «• <ut Alaska.
IMS—rmMfil waWt ta make
Alaska trip Ikla year.
* * •
It now develops that Carl Cass
man. whom the mayor wants made
superintendent of street*, used to be
a meter reader In the light depart
Perhaps this explains why the
council won't give him quarters In
the city ball.
e • •
Councilman Fttxgarald declared
that ('.numan had been dismissed
from the light department for "gen
eral worthle*snesa"" That gives him
all the qualifications for public office.
ess ,
Imagine being a Turkish sol-
Arr marching off to the front
singing "The Girls I Left Be
hind Me."
o o o
And Imagine how much to loft of
* Turkish doughboy's pay after he
has made allotments to his seven
At that, we bet a Turk soldier
never goes A. W. O. L. In order to
visit his wives .
It Is also a matter of speculation
as to whether all of the wlveo take
out war rijot Insurance on their hus
I see
The best thing about the re
cent world series was thst It kept
many men out In the open,
watching the score board.
• • •
The king of Spain haa bought the
gambling report at Peauvtlle. Oo*h.
lan't being king enough of a gamble?
e • •
J**«re tnu a sir ret girt from Decatur
XV\o married a handtomc young
To Florida they went
And lived la a (rat.
But, tad to relate, on alligator.
• • •
Judge Griffith* haa culled a grand
Jury to Investigate Prosecutor Mai
oolm Doug la*. What for? Malcolm
baa never done anything In his life.
• • •
iiohi m: ho-hcm!
We suggest that it would bo
peculiarly appropriate if all cam
paign speeches were delivered In
Drraniiand rink.
• • a
Why not make thla Cancel-All-
Debta week?
a • a
Irving Berlin wan reported engaged
to one of the Talmadge "later*, but
the girl must have remembered the
old cry and got On to Berlin,
a • a
Oeraldlne Farrar I* going to alng
here tonight. A lot of people won't
go to hear her because they aaw her
In the. movies.
a a •
■ *
fttyle nukm *ay th' ahort j
skirt h on It* la it l^g*.
• • •
"Ha* your aecond wife a more
even temper than your firat?"
"More even? No, even more."
e e •
The trouble In Thrace la that the
•tanking armie* of Greece and Tur
key refuae to atand.
• • •
We're glad that the league of na
tion* haa abolished war, otherwlae
there might be trouble along the
e e *
The bird who aak* you out to
dinner and forget* lo tell hi*
wife that you arc coming,
e * •
IJoyd Ornrg* nay the Turku fcotwt
killrd t. 000,000 Armenian* and
flrrrkt ninre /glf. Oo»h, but they
mu»t be recklrn drlvtrtl
• • •
D'Annunrfo la all het up. He'a
Pluming again.
• • e
'Hot Llpa," the *ong hit, mut
have b»en written by one of thoae
fellow* who amok' * u of gar dorm to
the laat quarter-Inch.
• • •
Home men «inoko a cigar down
to the last rhew.
0 0 0
Well, left call it another day.
the carl I
National Session of Former Soldiers
Hears of Violation of Gentlemen's
Agreement, Many Thousands of Japs
Having Come West Since 1909
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 16.—Citing many Instances to
demonstrate the growing menace of Japanese penetration
on the Pacific coast, the national Oriental committee of
the American Legion today presented a report to the na
tional convention of the Legion, in session here, demand
ing that former service men give their united support to
Congressman Albert Johnson's pending Jap-exclusion bill
und to all anti-alien land-holding bills that may como up
in future.
The report, which was pre
pared by Thomas N. Swale,
of Seattle, chairman of the
Oriental committee, with the
assistance of Councilman
Phil Tindall, also of Seattle,
was presented to the conven
tion by Henry A. Wise.
Washington state adjutant.
It is a voluminous document,
taking up nearly 50 typewrit
ten pages, and is undoubted
ly the most up-to-date sum
mar)' of the Oriental immi
gration question in existence
It I* expected that the Legion
will print the entire report and
that copies will be presented to
Dies Here
Mra. Elizabeth Champney
Funeral aervicea were held at St.
Mark'* church Monday for Mrs.
Elizabeth Williams Champney, a re*.
Ident of Seattle for many yaara and
one of the moat celebrated author
eaaea In the country, who died la.it
week at the Sorrento hotel.
Mra. Champney, who waa born In
Springfield. 0.. Feb. 0. I*so. had the
distinction of being one of the oldect
women college graduatea In tha coun
try. She graduated from Vassur In
1141. taking an A. B. degree.
In spite of her long and active
career. Mrs. Champney was the
soul of industry almost op lo tha
day of Iter death. Last year,
when graduate* of Vaaaar were
railed upon to raise J250 apiece
for the school by I heir own ef
forts, Mr*. Champney was the
first woman In tteatlle to earn
the required sum.
Mer husband, the late J. Well*
Champney. wa* an artl*t of note.
He and Mr*. Champney lived ror
year* In Boaton and New York and
then moved to Pari*, where they
had a famous aa|on.
After her hushand'a death. In 1001,
Mr*. Champney tame to Seattle to
vl*!t her *on, Frere Champney, who
wan then here In connection with
the Alaeka-Yukon-Paclflc exposition.
She liked the climate NO much that
she sfayed on.
Mr*. Champney** book* Include:
The Hobbling Teapot. Howling Wolf
(•nil Ilia Trick I'ony, All Around a
I'alette, liourhon I.lllea, Hoaemary
«nd Hue. In the Hky Garden, Viuwiar
Olrla Abroad (11 volume aerie*),
Witch Winnie aerie* (7 volume*),
Itemaa nnd Ttaughtera of Colonial
I >ay*. Itniruincii of the Feudal
Chateaux, Jlomnnce of the Jlenala
aance Chnteau*. Knmance of the
Bourbon f'hntenux, IComance of the
French Abtieya. Romance of Italian
Vlltaa. Romance of Roman Vlllaa,
Homance of Imp* rial Home,
Romance of Old JiclKlum, Roman CM
of Old Japan. Homance of Huaalu
from Rarlk to Ilolahnvlk.
Hhe wo* prealrient of the boflpl
of manager* of the Me*alah Home
for Children and a member of Hor
r»l* and the Hoclaty ol Colonial
The paper with a 15,000 daily circulation lead over its nearest competitor
The Seattle Star
Bnt«r*l »i iMond CltM MilUr Mar I. lIM, at tha poatofflra at Huilla, W ash., tiadar tha Art of f»n|r#* March V, lift. Par Yaar, by Mall, II lo |l
every member of congfVs* before
Representative Johnson'* bill
come* up.
"At the outset." the report '
says. "It i* thought wurthy to
remark that the only remaining
Oriental question Is Ihe Japanese
"Chinese Immigration was termi
nated more than IS years ago by ths
severs! Chinese exclusion act*, and
practically ail other Asiatics except
Ruselan* were excluded by ths act
of February I. 1»IT, which created
the so called Asiatic barred son*
"Japanese Immigration alone con
stitute* a problem for this country.
Nothing is to be gained by refusing
to discuss the Japanese question
I frankly. The solicitude for Japanese
sensibilities which has dominated our
handling of this question In the past
has been harmful rather than bene
'The first essential to a frank dis
cussion to to call the subject by Its
right name; and wo therefore recom
mend that In future this committee.
If continued in existence, be desig
nated the committee on ths Japanese
question "
The report gives census and other
figure* to show the alarming extent
of Japanese penetration on tha Pa
cific coast, demonstrating that the so
called "gentlemen's agreement" has
been Ineffective In putting a stop to
this growth.
"It will be m n." uj-> lh« re
port. "thai Unce the 'gentlemen'*
•pMownl' wmt Into effect In
1M». ■ total of 104.<01 Japanese
Immigrants ha*# entered conti
nental I'nlted MatM and Hawaii.
-In addition to the**. 1«.4I»
came in during Ih* year ending
Jam ». IM, the Interval be
twrrn the rnnrlwlon of the
MfMnMnt and the data of Ita
going Into effect. During thla
period the nuDrtwr of Japaneae
In continental I nited RlalM in-
rrawd 43.7 M between 1010 and
1970, while the number of Japa
ne»e In the Hawaiian Inland* in
rrea«e«l 70.590.
"By contrast. the Ch!nes« popula
tion of continental Cnlted state*, un
der the Chinese exclusion law», de
creased from 77.47J to 34.741 In the
JO-year period from 1400 to 1010. and
It Is estimated there ha* been a fur
ther darraaae of 10 per cant alnca
"The question naturally arise* **
to how thla seemingly anomaloua
condition ha* come about. In the
main, the results In question have
been achieved by the u*e of three fic
tion*. which, tho plainly violative of
the eplrlt and purpose of the 'centle
men'* agreement.' have furnished the
Japaneae a boat* for the contention
that thsy have adhered to the letter
of the agr'-ement.
"The first of the** fiction* haa
been the d"*lgn*t)on of person* a*
'student*' who came here with no
thought but that of making It their
permanent home, A second fiction
waa that of designating person* aa
'parent*' or 'children* of former re*|.
dents who were such only by adop
tion, contracted for the express pur
pose of qualifying them to come to
thla country under the provlalon* of
th» 'gentlemen'* agreement.*
"A third fiction ha* been that of
designating n * 'wive** of former real
dent* women whose claim to the title
waa derived thru the formality of
accepting n* her husband a man In
thl* country, usually, tho not alwaya
employing a photograph to symbol
ize hi* presence."
Since thl* third fiction haa been
eliminated, by refusal of pnasporta to
picture brides, tha report goes on.
Japanese women have *tlll been com
ing Into the United State* a* "Kan
kodan" or "excursion bride*," spe
cial rate* and privilege* being pro
vided by wealthy Jap* and the Jap
ana** government to permit their
countryment to return home and
mary and bring back their wive*.
"In consequence of llii* heavy
influx of women." the report
continue*, "the 1020 census re
port *how* lliat, whereas. In 1010
there were only 9,0(17 Japanese
female* In continental In It erf
State*, a* agalnat 03,070 malea.
In 1020 there were 38.303 fe
malea, aa ugalnat 72,707 malm.
In the la*t nalyala, It la (ho prea
ence of lit" Japanese woniett
that preaent* the moat formid
able aapect of llir Japaneae quea-
lion. Kxcept for these women,
lite problem Mould be act tlril by
the enactment of an exclusion
law, and the dying off or return
lo Japan of tlie men now here,
(Turn to Page 7. Column 3)
If you liawn't registered thla
year you will not be |»ermltte<l to
vols unlaaa you vlalt Hairlatratlnn
Clark K It. iViffin at the County
city bulklln* try 5 p. m Tueadny.
Itegtatratlon to data la vary low
fj.600. aa aftalnat 119.T54 In 1(10
It you hava regtatered thla
y»ar. but hava moved Into a new
precinct alnca than, you muat alao
vlalt tha realatratton Clark. Natur
allied cltl/ena will t>a required to
ahow their naturalisation pai>*ra.
Wilkins and Wood Hearing
Is Under Way
W. A. ("Weary") Wilkin*, propria,
tor of the Parlflo bindery, and
Charles It Wood, county purchasing
agent. Indicted by the laat county
grand Jury for alleged grand larceny,
went on trial Monday before Superior
Judge William P Askren.
After exhaustive examination by
Peputy t'roaecutlng Attomeya T. 11.
patterson and Bert C. Roaa. repre
•etiting the state, and Ivan Hyland
and Wllmon Tucker, the Jury waa
eeated shortly before noon.
Wllklna and Wood are charged
In the Indictment with defrauding
the county of 11.200. This sum repre
aenta the value of 40 Justice court
civil docket* form*. Wllklna la al
leged to have received payment for
the docket* upon representing that
they had been delivered to the coun
ty, when, a* a matter of fact. It la
charged, delivery waa not made.
Wood la alleged to have encour
aged and aaalated WUklna In obtain
ing the money.
The first wltnaaa waa scheduled to
be called after the noon reeaga.
CHICAOO. on. 14 —nulea twra
Ing niM %nd *«rkln| condltlona of
the ytrdmurtTi on railroads thru
mil ih« country were announced by
th* railroad labor board today. Th*
rule* virtually amount to an ln<-re«»e
In wage* of IS per rent, J. L. Kl
tlrMfo, prMldfnt of the Tudvuttra'
awrkllon. dtciiml.
This 1* th* flnt tim« In th* hi*-
lory of railroad* that yardmaster*
have Imn governed by uy s*t of
work in conditions.
The rules specify elgtit hours as a
work day Previously, yardmastsrs
worked unlimited hour*.
Overtime will be paid on a pro rata
Many yard meat em hold seven-da ye
a-week poeltlona. The new rules
provide for two days a month off for
these men.
Seattle Man Weds
University Co-ed
PAHOO, Oct. 1« Miss Margaret
McDonald, former Unlveralty of
Washington student, and Harold
Zlrckel. of Seattle, were united In
marriage here Friday evening by the
Itev. Dr. M. M. Raton at the home
of the bride's psrents, Mr. and Mrs.
Osorg* McDonald. Following the
reremony the couple left for Oakland.
Cal.. where they will make their
During an argument over the
strike situation st Kenton Hundsy
night, Joe Hlchnrds, 11, employe of
the Pacific Car A Foundry Co. at
Itenton, was stahbed below th* light
ear by one of several assailants and
left for dead In the street. Illchards
was found unconscious and In a
dying condition later and rushed to
the Kenton hospital wliere the flow
of blood was stopped after desperate
efforts by attending physicians.
Klchards recovered consciousness
Monday. He probably will recover.
Dance Halls Seem
. to Be Winning Out
No recommendation of action
against hall* In the "skid way dis
trict," south of Ye*l«r way, will be
made to the city counoll license com
mittee, It waa understood Monday,
following n meeting of the latter
body. Councilman Lou Cohen report
ed at the meeting that he had made
a perHonAl Investigation of the hall*
In qMrtJon and had found that "the
girls ware more orderly in conduct
and dress than In uptown halls and
Self-defense will be Uis plea of
William DeUraff, who was being
tried Monday before Superior Judge
A. W. Krater on u charge of murder
in the first degree, for the killing of
Joe Nelson on August 23.
This wuii Indicated at the outset
of the trial by Thomas J. Casey, De-
Graff's attorney.
DeUraff was a lamp lighter for the
Northern Pacific railroad He is al
leged to have shot and killed Nelson
while under the Influence of liquor,
during the progress of a quarrel over
Mrs. John Colberg, a colored woman
living at 4602 10th uve. &
ONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1922,
Eight Men Injured
in Accident on
Great Northern
Near Ephrata
Right men, Including Ihrr*
members nf tlic crew anil five
mall clerka, were Injured early
tlil« morning when weatbouiid
mull train No. A, (irral North
ern. rraahed Into an eaatbound
freight train at Irby, near
Kphrata, Waah.
The Injured:
nick oster engineer on mall train,
slightly Injured and ahaken up.
J. C. henson en eon. fireman on mall
train, badly Injured about body,
K. Kenyon. mall train brakeman.
Injured slightly and ahaken up.
The following m.-Ul cletfca auatalned
[ minor Injurlea:
A. R. Weaver. Henry O. Smith. Al
fred llenarl, Roy Mcaaner. Mark
| Trafton.
The train crew ll yea In Kpokana:
'the mall rlerka run Into Seattle. All
were taken to a Apok&ne hoapltal for
The arrUmt occurred at lt:ll
The flagman an the freight, ac
cording to Information terelred
at Heal tie, failed to appear In
time at a aharp curve Ju«t went
of the atatlon at Irby. The mall
train, running at fall »peed, ahot
around the rune and »ma»hcd
head on Into the freight befere
the brake* could bo applied I*
effect a full atop.
Both engtnea partly left the track.
One expreaa rar attached to the mall
train waa ditched, but the balance of
the train waa left Intact and no mall
wan damaged.
TACOMA. Oct l«—Paul staren.
murderer, has made good hla boast
that ha would never he executed by
the atate at Walla Walla. He hanged
himself In the death cell her* llatur
•lav night. Ills body was found
dangling at the end of a strip of
■heeting In the cell. Efforts to re
vive him proved futll*.
Rtaren ahot to death August BonJl
oml, of Wilson Creek, on September
21. st the ftonjloml farm, and badly
wounded John BonJiorni. August's
WASHINGTON. Oct. it.-— A tat ss
have Ihe right to levy a special tax
on Incomes for a special purpose,
su< h as the maintenance of public
schools, the aupreme court held to
Thla was announced bv tha court
In upholding the Massachusetts stats
law of ltll, placing a special tax on
Income* to raise funds for paying
higher salaries to public school teach
The court held In effect that pub
lic school maintenance 1s a general
and state-wide purpose that properly
can be accomplished out of state
Woman Surprises
a Negro Burglar
Surprising a negro In her home at
ISO 6 11th ave M after walking hom*
from a dance. Mrs. Sarah Heeler, ex
candidate for the stats legislature,
ran from the door, she told the po
lice Sunday night. The colored bur
glar took )14 owned by the Al-Asar
lodge nnd fled. Police found a 12
bill on the rear steps.
While the employes of the nramer
A Marx garage *ere busy In the rear
Sunday night, a thief quietly rifled
the cash register, taking |TO.
A diamond lavalllere valued at lI2S
wa* stolen from Miss I. Davis. 1411
Minor av*„ early Monday. The
house waa thoroly ransacked.
Crawling thru n kitchen window, a
thief stole two rings set with opals
and rubles, from W. F. Brotherton,
2208 K. Lynn st.
BOISE. Idaho, Oct. I«.—W. D.
Patterson. 5(1, wealthy rancher living
near Cascade, SO miles north of
Holse, was shot and killed Saturday
by I). L. Hoagland, living nearby on
one of Patterson's ranches.
Sheriff Drlgg* of Holse county,
fearing mob violence, brough* lioag
land to Poise.
Hoagland claims he was angered
when Patterson on Friday removed
some cattle from his place without
dividing them on shares agreed
upon previously.
Brewers Start Suit
Over Medicine Beer
WASHINGTON, Oct. I«.~Suit at
tacking the validity of the Willis-
Campbell amendment to the Volstead
act, barring manufacture and sale of
beer as medicine, was filed with the
supreme court today by Plel Bros.,
former brewers.
Old Boy 8 Were
Man, 98, Likes
*Tf a fly peopj* wer* not becoming
numerous at such a rapid rat* I
would be perfectly satisfied with th*
present "fast *#<•' that bu taken on
! much ipffd since the world war."
■aid Lafayette Skinner, 674t Qreen
I-ak* way. who 1* leaving Wednes
•lay on a motor trip to California In
celebration of hla Mth birthday.
"Mayb* Ita because my eyesight U
if'Un* poor that I am under the
impression that ugliness among our
younx people la getting mere com
mon." he continued. "Outaide of that
I like our flappera and ev*n the boya ,
arent ao had theae daya. I hear a
lot of talk about the fast pace the
young men ara leading, but they
haven't got anything on the boyi
hack In '42. That waa when I was
going bast—ll years old and married,
and now I have seven aona and
daughters. 24 grandchildren, seven
More Than 9,0
Star's Thrift Crusade
By noon Monday more than 9,000 persons had started
on the road to Thrift as a result of The Star's Thrift
campaign, which began October 4.
Hundreds more were waiting at the bank windows ready
to get their share of The Star's Pot of Gold.
Four thousand, five hundred opened accounts Friday and
Saturday. Saturday was a world beater. The bank was
nearly swamped with new recruits in the Thrift army.
Everybody, it seemed, wanted to enlist—wanted that gift
of 50 cents and the Liberty bell savings bank that goes
with it.
There's still time to act if you hurry.
The campaign does not close until 3 o'clock Monday
afternoon and maybe you might sneak in a little after
that—if you really want to Rtari.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Oct IS—a. V.
Sanders, editor of the Memphis
Pre**, todsy faced Federal Judge J.
W. Ron on a charge of contempt of
The charge against Sanders 1s
based 011 an editorial published tn
the Press attacking the Wllkerson
and Ross Injunctions In connection
with the shopmen's strike. Specific
charge against Sanders Is that he
commented on the nrrest of Jacob
Cohen, editor of the Labor Review,
while Cohen's cose was pending be
fore Judge Ross.
Cohen wo* cited for contempt of
court for referring to strikebreakers
as "scabs" and was sentenced to six
months' Imprisonment and fined
Engagement Broken;
Man Takes His Life
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. I«.—De
spondency because his sweetheart
broke her engagement to him was
the alleged cause of the suicide here
Sunday of A. T. Reed, police believed
today. Before shooting , himself
through the heart Reed attempted to
kill his sweetheart, Hefcn Stock
house. She lies In a hospital danger
ously wounded. Reed was 211 and
Miss Blockhouse 18.
Lafayette Skinner, 08
—rbete by Prtoe * c*ft«r. Iltr Stiff FJio!o»r»ph.r.
' great-grandchildren and 11 great
great-grandchildren. Now I dont
! rail that so slow."
Mr. Skinner doean't believe that
there Is any aet way to attain a
long life. He aays you're lucky If
you can hold on as long as he has.
and the best way to do la to "watch
your step" and don't take too many
chance* or keep "preaalng your
luck" too much. "Eat lots and
keep active," he aays.
"It amuses me to see these lads at
<0 talking about old age. Why, they
ere young yet. If they only knew It.
You see them carefully feeling their
way with a cane and wondering how
many more daya they can hold out.
That's all nonsense. Why. when I
waa to. I climbed the highest peaks
of the Canadian Rockies, but I would
have been crippled, too. If I had let
myself think I was old. A man Is
no older than he thinks."
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1«. The
1.000 troops constituting the United
(Hales army of occupation In Ger
many are to be returned home. It
was understood today following n
conference of Secretsry of War
Weeks and General Pershing with
President Harding.
It was learned that this question
wa» taken up by Weeks and Pershing
with the president and that a virtual
decision was reached to return the
American army on the Rhine.
Crime Wave Spreads
in Rock Island, 111.
ROCK ISLAND, 111.. Oct. 16.
Rushing of state troops to Rock Is
laiul to aid In cleaning up <he crime
situation loomed us 11 possibility to
day following the killing of five men
In 10 days.
The late»t victims were Policemen
Edward Hlner and Oeorge Oreen.
They were shot to death In an under
world dive yesterday. Another po
liceman wa« seriously wounded.
I<AKE COMO, Pa., Oct. I#.—Mrs.
I.tlltan Mills startled the country
when she announced, a year ago.
she would build herself a house with
out the aid of a man. Yesterday she
married D. D. Miller and he moved
Into It. *
edition] l|||t
Cheering Crowds
Throng Dock as
Rescued Leave
U. S. Transport
WIUfINGTON, Cat.. Oct W.
—lCrlur I'ijc Ml oHlw», crew and
pammirra of th« steamer Ctty
of Honolulu, burned at sea, safe-
Iy to land, the I'nltfd State*.
army transport Thomas docked
her* today.
Cheer* re-echoed from the
dock* a» the transport moved up
the stream and warped Into her
place at the Ix* Angeles Nleam
ship Co. pier and the reecuad
came ashore.
Hundreds on the wharf cheered aa
flilef Officer W. J. Bobbins of the
Honolulu, one of thv laat four men
to leave the burning ship, led ths
aun'lvoni down the gangplank of
the Thomaa. Hla wife rushed to him.
sobbing a greeting. Other members
of hla family rushed up and he was
nearly amot tiered with emliraces.
Then followed Mra. L. K. linker
of Hollywood, leading her two Ilttla
grandchildren, Barbara and Patricia
Hillyard. by the hand.
"The children just behaved
wonderfully" were her first
words to the I'nited Preaa repre
•They didn't even whimper.
"It was magnificent the way Capt
Lester handled the situation.
"Shortly after the Ore broke out
we were all aroused. It didn't look
like anything serious until we had
breakfasted and everyone was ding
lng and singing to keep up goad
spirits and allay the fears of aa?
1 nare, with dense clouds of smoke to-'
suing from the hatches and port
"Shortly afterward Captain Lester,
In hla calm and collected way, an
nounced that everybody would leavs
{the ship. We were put over the die
and In the water before we rmllaert
the seriousness of It all. Captaia
1 and several of his officers re
i mained aboard until the fire became
ko hot and terriflo that they, too, Kmi
I to take to the water in order to keep
from being burned to death. The
• *-« was calm and ths weather clear
land no hardships were endured by
anyone betm-een the time we took the
water and were picked up In the
afternoon by the freighter West Far
"A mighty cheer went up when
the rescue ship appeared on the
horlion aa a black speck and
then grew larger and larger until
it waa right upon us. The Far
rallone picked us up and we «•
Joyed a warm meal.
"Ths following morning we ware
transferred to the Thomas, which had
stood alongside early In the moraine.
I cannot praise too highly the offi
cers of ths Thomas for the splendid
treatment they gave us.
"All thru the night flames shot
upward from the burning palace of
the seas. Illuminating the heaven*
for miles around. It was a wonder*
ful sight, but pathetic. Flames were
chewing at the very heart of the
i liner. The mast fell, then a funnel.
A terriflo explosion followed; tha
blue-white flames leaped Into the al*
like a great geyser."
Little Barbara Hill yard, when
asked about the fire, said, bashfully!
"Oh, yes. It was a greet fire. Bu|
I wasn't scared, was I. grandma?".
"We left when it got too hot,"
was the comment of Chief Ra
dioman w. P. Bell. "My last
message to the rovers of the seae
waa; "We're leaving; good-bye.'
The Farralone, Enterprise. Cast
am and Thomaa all Intercepted
our 8. O. S. calls, and we knew
that help was on the way. Tha
Farralone was only M milee
away and replied, 'We're com
ing; be of good cheer.' Tha
Thomaa aleo sent encouraging
messages before we abandoned
the ship."
Eight hundred men of Uncle Sam'a
army, returning from the Islands and
China, were aboard the ship. In com
mand of MaJ. H. E. Mann. Lieut R.
L. Hummon. Ninth cavalry, was ad
jutant on the returning trooper.
A mighty cheer aroee from tha
men In khaki aa the Thomaa nosed
her way Into the Wilmington chan
nel and a moment later ahot the haw
ser lines over the port side and mad*
secure to the dock.
Praise for Capt. H. R. Lester was
sung today loudly toy Capt. Ham
mohd. troop adjutant aboard ths
"He handled the situation so
well," said Capt. Hammond,
••that the passengers didn't real
ize the danger until it waa all
over and they had been rescued
by the West Kan-alone, and later
transferred to the Thomas. It
was a ripping example of fln«
seamanship and great courage."
As the passengers and crew m«m>
hers streamed down the gangplank,
there was a general rush to greet
The scene was one of gaiety, with
no air of tragedy apparent. No Uvea
had been lost, and all ar-med to view
their experience as a great adven
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