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SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. VI NO. 52
ODDS AND ENDS,
Which One Meets as He Passes
Down the Stream of I/ife—Bits
of Rare News Carefully Com
piled Statistics—Scientific Ex
periments and Commercial
Openings for American Indus
try—Mineral Output and Arts
of Invention—All Gathered
Prom the Most Reliable
Sources.
In 1894 the plague destroyed
80,000 of the 1,000,000 inhabitants
of Canton.
The number of Mormon mission
aries in the field is said to be
1,700.
The annual consumption of
meat in England is seventy pounds
. per head, 16 per cent of which is
imported.
The cemeteries around London
cover 2,000 acres and the land they
occupy represents a capital of
£k,0,000,000.
Muffs were first used by doctors
to keep their fingers soft, and were
adopted by ladies about 1550.
Senator Jones of Nevada is a
strong believer in a diet which
limits his breakfast to one cup of
black coffee and one cinnamon
bun.
London is twelve miles broad
one way and seventeen the other,
and every year sees about twenty
miles of new streets added to it.
Governor Roosevelt of New
York detests jewelry of all kinds,
and never wears any except a plain
gold seal ring on which are en
graved his family arms.
The South African war has
deprived many English hospitals
of the services of male doctors, and
the women medicos are now reap
ing their reward.
"Gnat fever" is the new scien
tific name for malaria, since it has
been shown that it is through
mosquitoes that the disease is con
veyed to human beings.
The South Carolina Dispensary j
directors have reconsidered their
vote to abolish the beer dispen
saries, but will limit them to two
each for Columbia and Charleston,
and one each for eleven other
towns.
The Rev. T. H. James, who has
been preaching in Oakley, Kan.,
on a $500 salary, recently inherit
ed a fortune from England, and
intends to use $500,000 of it to
endow a college and hospital in
Oklahoma.
Statistics have bi?en published
to show that brain workers are
long-lived. Five hundred and
thirty eminent men and women of
the present century were taken,
and their duration of life gives an
rverage of 68 years and 8 months.
William Rockefeller's new and
rare orchid, which is valued at
$1,000, is a cross between a lindel
yanum and a candatum. There
are only seven plants of this
variety in existence. It took Mr.
Rockefeller's gardener five years
to get the orchid to flower properly.
Corks that have been steeped in
vaseline are said to be an excellent
substitute for glass stoppers with
out their disadvantages. They are
not affected by acids or chemical
fumes, and they do not become
fixed by a blow or by long disuse.
The hard working laborers and
coolies seen everywhere in Japan
wear only a narrow loin scarf and
straw sandals. In cold and rainy
weather they wear a mackintosh of
loose straw over their shoulders
and a mammoth rude hat.
By the last census there were
20,612,806 communicants in all the
churches of the United States.
Of these, 6,257,871 were Catholics,
4,589,284 Methodists, 3,712,468
Baptists, 1,278,332 Presbyterians,
1,231,072 Lutherans, and 540,509
Episcopalians.
The death of John Earhart at
Bartlesville recalls the fact that a
few years ago, and when at the
age of 77, he walked all the way
from Kansas to Oregon and back
again. The distance was 4,000
miles, but the old man made it in
one season without riding a mile.
There were 2,431 train accidents
in the United States in 1899,
against 2,228 in 1898. The killed
numbered 689 and the injured
2,061. This exceeds the total
killed and wounded in the Philip
pines during the eighteen months
ended Dec. 31, 1899—the excess in
killed being 24 per cent, and in
wounded 11 per cent.
It is understood that Andrew
Carnegie contemplates creating an
annual prize to be awarded by the
Society of American Artists for
the best oil painting by a resident
American artist. There is to be
no limitation as to sex, age, or
subject, except that portraits will
be excluded. The amount of the
prize will probably be $500.
Bishop Potter recently witnessed
a theatrical performance in New
York, and, according to his own
statemeut, it was the first time he
had attended a New York theater.
He explained that he had no
objection to theatre-going, and had
merely refrained from it himself
because he thought that it was
wiser on his part. He baa at
various times in his life had
various actors as intimate friends.
The board of works for "the
district of St. Giles, London, in
stead of using sand and fine gravel
to sprinkle asphalt pavements
when they are wet and slippery
for horses, all of which are smooth
shod in London, as in Paris,
scatters small seashells, which are
kept in bins here and there along
the curbstones. These seem to be
an excellent substitute for gravel.
Robert Merrill, known as
"Steeple Bob," climbed the steeple
of old Trinity to repair it. It was
the first time in sixteen years that
the steeple had been scaled. The
fearless man used ropes and a
bosun's chair for the first 200 feet
of the ascent. Thence he ascend
ed by means of the projections
that stud the steeple. The steeple
rises to a height of 300 feet, it is
280 feet to the base of the cross.—
New York Letter.
The bureau of labor statistics of
Indiana in its latest bulletin gives
returns of the total membership of
labor organizations in that state,
in addition to other valuable infor
mation concerning the wage
workers. Reports show 24,424 as
belonging to unions, an increase
for the year of 2,688. The average
earnings from 408 unions show
$577.72 per year, or $1.86 per day.
The annual receipts from members
were .$155,274, with disbursements
of $126,224. Sick benefits absorb
ed $13,283, and $86,506 was paid
for death claims. The report
shows a tendency on the part of
labor bodies to shorten the hours,
as well as a general increase in the
average rate of pay.
A study of the iron industry is
interesting, as showing the
country's development. More
than 700 institutions are engaged
in producing the ore, employing
40,000 persons. Over 18,000,000
tons are raised yearly, valued at
$33,000,000 when it reaches the
furnace door. Last year more
than $13,000,000 tons of iron and
steel were produced in the United
States, and since production is the
best test of activity, the,ironworker
points to this as an object lesson
of prosperous conditions. Twenty
years ago the country's total was
4,000,000 tons. With the same
favorable conditions prevailing,
it is exDected the present year will
record "a production of 16,000,000
tons.
A Western Congressman re
cently received the following note
from one of his rural constituents
to whom he had sent a consign
ment of garden seed: "Kind sir
and esteemed friend, I have the
seeds. They came this morning
and suit very well, specially the
cabbage seed which grows well in
this soil, please send me 2 loads
of fertiliser and a new harrer and
if you could send me a man for a
couple of days I would be obliged.
With this help I know the garden
stuff will-turn out al rite and I will
send some to you and the Presi
dent. Your grateful well wisher
and Supporter."—New York
Tribune.
It is high time that American
coal owners took advantage of the'
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MAY2S , 1900.
famine prices in this country.
American coal is finding a good
market in Germany, but the Eng
lish prices are still higher. There
is a good profit on American coal
in London, for instance at i the
prevailing domestic rate of thirty
shillings for a ton of 2,250 pounds.
It is affirmed that prices are going
higher instead of there being the
usual summer decline and the
effect is already manifest in mani
fold ways. The railways have
made a decided advance in excur
sion fares and even laundry prices
have been raised. It is announced
that there will be a further advance
of five shillings in the price of
locomotive coal as soon as existing
contracts expire. This rise will
mean an increase of $2,000,000 in
the annual coal bill of the North
western railway alone. Prices for
nearly everything are higher in
London than a year ago. The war
is the vague explanation, but in
most cases has nothing to do with
the matter.
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Mr. J. C. Payne, of California,
is filling a two week's engagement
at the Fredericksburg. His vocal
abilities are highly spoken of.
—Portland Age.
Mr. John F. Crag well left for
Nome on the Ohio. He expects
to return to Seattle in about a
month's time. Mr. Cragwell re
cently returned from San Francis
co where he met a good many old
Seattle people. "I saw A. A.
Garner while there and I am glad
to say he-is doing exceedingly
well. I also saw Mrs. Braxton,
who is looking very well as are
Mr. and Mrs. Powell, I was
delighted with San Francisco,"
said he last Monday just prior to
sailing for Nome.
Mr. William Bideout " was
among the last Sunday passengers
who sailed for Nome. It is esti
mated that over 1200 persons left
Seattle last Sunday for the North
and equally as many more will
leave before the first of June.
Mr. James Green, the well
known depot barber, has sailed for
the frozen North, and wants it
distinctly understood that he is
going North to dig gold and not
scrape faces. He leased his shop
to Mr.. Henderson that he would
have" something to fall back on
should he not hit it rich while in
the North.
Mrs. William Grose has rented
out her home and will take rooms
down town during the absence of
her son George at Nome. Per
haps, if Mr. Grose finds things
prosperous at Nome, she will go
North before the winter shuts in.
Mr. R. L. Dixon and children, who
have been a part of the Grose
household for so long, will live
with his brother.
Sickness at this office caused the
delay of the paper this week.
\! Mrs. Con A. Hideout has re
turned from South Africa. Her
health was quite poor while there,
so much so that, she thought it
meant her death to remain longer.
Mr. Eideout is still in the interior
on business . and Miss Pearl is
teaching near Cape Town. Mrs.
Rideout may try her hand at Cape
Nome.
Mrs. F. F. Keeble and daughter,
Miss Ethel Butler, were among
the last * Sunday visitors to the
Queen City. She returned -the
same evening.
Company B, Twenty-fifth in
fantry, U. S. A., which has been
for the past few months stationed
at Vancouver, ash., left last
Wednesday evening .for Fort
Wright, : Wash. Their stay there
gave the citizens of Vancouver an
opportunity to see more Afro-
Americans than many of them had
ever seen, and whilst on the whole,
they were well received, we have
heard of one or two instances
where low-bred people took an
opportunity to exhibit the pre
judice existing in their groveling
nature. During their stay there
they have made many friends and
we hear there are some disconso
late sweethearts left behind for the
present—Portland Age.
• '■'.-'•- , ■ ■ • ■
SENATOR^ FRINK
Is Discussed Iv Connection With
the Gubernatorial Nomina
tion—Pronounced a Most Ex
cellent Man and One That Will
Make Votes for his Party—
His Opponents in King County
Will Stand No Show of Carry
ing the County Against His
Aspirations—He Is the Right
Man.
The announcement that Hon. J.
M. Frink would aspire to the
gubernatorial nomination has
caused much state comment among
the country newspapers. Below
will be found a few extracts from
some of the leading papers of the
state anent the Frink boom.
White River in Line.
The Seattle Republican an
nounces that Hon. J. M. Frink is
a candidate for governor, subject
of course, to the ratification of the
regular Republican state conven
tion.
If Mr. Frink should be nomi
nated he will make an excellent
governor. No man in the state
ranks higher for personal char
acter or for business sagacity.
He has had a varied career al
though very much in line with
that of a majority of Americans
who have attained distinction.
He was born in Luzerne county,
Pennsylvania, 1845, and after
living in Madison county, New
York, where he attended school,
he went with his father to Brown
county, Kansas, where he spent
twelve years. He worked on a
farm in summer and taught school
in winter. He attended "Wash
burn College aud was at one time
a mtraber of the school board of
Topeka. He came to Seattle in
1879, teaching school for two years
and the same length of time at
Port Gamble. In 1881 he went
into the iron works of Tenny &
Frink and has been manager ever
since, although since 1884 it has
been the Washington Iron Works.
He has built up a wonderfully
successful business and is as
highly esteemed by every man who
had ever worked for him as by
every man who has had any kind
of dealing with him. He was a
member of the school board for
five years and a member of the
city council for two years, but is
best known throughout the state
as Senator Frink who served in the
second senate. —White River
Journal.
Is it Really True?
It is announced in Seattle with
a confidence that is almost convinc
ing that Hon. J. M. Frink has
consented to allow his name to go
before the Republican state con
vention as a candidate for governor.
Considering the fact that Mr.
Frink has always been and is now
a very active business man, one
who is in love with his business,
it is hard to believe that he would
even after years of a successful
career quit the pursuits which
have been dear to his heart to take
up the affairs of state.
But if it is true, the Republican
party of Washington is to be con
gratulated, for Mr. Frink is a clean
man; he is an able man; his busi
ness achievements and his services
in the state legislature amply
prove that. More, he will have
a strong following of laboring
men; men who recognize him as a
just employer—one who during
the hard times gave to his men
far more wages and work than his
business justified.
It is by the selection of such
men that a party makes itself
invincible. By the elevation of
such a man the party gains friends
and adherents from the ranks of
those whose eyes and ears are
closed to the clap-trap of self
seeking politicians. The News
does not pretend to predict how
the free and enlightened citizens
of Ballard will vote for governor,
but it ventures the guess that the
man who will obtain their sup
port over J. M. Frink's head will
have to be a mighty good man.—
Ballard News.
Northwest Says Amen.
Republicans throughout the
state have looked on with surprise
while King county has been
virtually erased from the politi -al
map of Washington, and the
people of the great Northwestern
section of the state have felt
almost bereft of official represen
tation since Seattle is the only
political and commercial center
with which they are in touch.
For this reason King county's
plans for the coming campaign are
of general interest, and we believe
the suggestions made by Hon.
Edward P. Tremper in a recent
communication to the Post Intelli
gencer will be well taken He
believes that, in deference to an
unwritten law giving our congress
man at least two terms, Messrs.
Cushman and Jones should be
re-nominated, and that King
county should ask for the office of
governor. Some consideration is
certainly due our present congress
men for the splendid canvass they
made in 1898 and for their faithful
services at the national capitol,
and if King county tries to nomi
nate a candidate for representative
she is sure to have the usual fight
on her hands. To present a can
didate for the gubernatorial nomi
nation would certainly be more
diplomatic, and if a good man is
put forward there would be no
just reason for opposing his nomi
nation. King county has such a
candidate in the person of Hon. J.
M. Frink, who for eight years has
represented his county in the
state senate. To put forward a
tried public servant with a record
such as senator Frink'w, would
strengthen King county's claims m
the convention, as no other section
could produce a! more acceptable
candidate.—Arlington Times.
Must Fight It Out.
If the King county Republican
club is authorized to speak for the
Republi/an party of King county,
notice is officially served upon the
Republicans of the rest of the
state that congressional ambitions
have been put aside and that King
county at the state convention wili
ask only for the privilege of
naming the candidate for governor.
The congressional ' ambitions
were not obandoned without some
heart burnings, but the handwrit
ing on the wall was not to be
mistaken, and it was decided to be
impolitic to try to stem the tide
that has already set in favor for
the renomination of Representa
tive Cushman and Jones.
If King county is modest enough
to only ask for governor, there
will be a strong disposition to
grant her request, provided Hon.
J. 08. Scobey and the famous
and feared Southwestern combina
tion has not already foreclosed a
mortgage of earlier record.
The difficulty with King county
will be to decide upon the candi
date to be presented. Speaker
Guie, J. M. Frink and Mayor
Humes, all of Seattle, have already
formally announced their candi
dacy. Mr. Guie is not a quitter
except in a senatorial caucus, and
Mayor Humes has held office for
so many years it will be difficult
to convince him that he is not pre
ordained to perpetually pass from
one soft snap to another.
If there is any hope of \ inning
out, King county must decide
between the three before she cotnes
into the convention, and must
present a united front. There is
no disposition in other parts of
the state to insert already blistered
fingers into the Seattle fire.
A report of the proceedings of
the club meeting at which the
decision to try for governor was
reached, would indicate that the
prime favorite of the club, which
numbers 685 numbers, is Hon. J.
M. Frink. Every mention of his
name was cheered, although it was
distinctly understood that under
its constitution and by-laws the
club could indorse no candidate
for office at this time.
It is up to King county now to
make a choice between her three
candidates. The rest of the state
will look on in a wholly disinte
rested manner, for it really makes
little difference whether there is a
final uniting or not.
It is by no means absolutely
essential either to success or party
harmony that King county should
at this time have the governorship
or any other office.—Tacoma News.
The Dramatic concert at the
A. M. E. church last Tuesday
evening was a very pleasant affair
and the parts were well rendered!
Quite a number of persons were
present.
PRICE RYE CENTS
PROGRE^IVE RACE,
Pronounces Register Lyons of the
American Negro—Many Mil
lions Engaged in Gainful Per
suits While but a Few Thou
sand are to be Pound in; the
Various Professions - More
Than Half of Them Can now
Read and Write— are
largely Cotton Planters at
Which They are a Great
Success.
(Evening Star, May 10.) n
In the course of his address yes
terday Mr. Judson Lyon, register of
the treasury, said 3,039,170 of the
colored people are engaged in gain
ful pursuits, and only 33,994 are in
the professions. The professional
class includes 12,159 clergymen and
15,008 teachers, leaving just a
little over 6,000 following other
callings listed as professions.
In the matter of education he
showed that the colored people had
made marvelous progress to which
there is no parallel in the annals
of time. He asserted that when
Governor Merriam foots up his
returns this year it will be dis
covered that 58 per cent of the
colored people can read and write,
: whereas thirty years ago not
three per cent could do so. He
said that colored men seek educa
tion on all lines because it is the
American custom, and not to do it
would argue one not a good Amer
ican.
He well knew, he said, that the
lot of nine-tenths of the people
would be labor that produces
sweat of the brow.
He said if more colored men are
convicted of crime in proportion
than others it must be remembered
that, being of the proscribed race,
it is just possible—indeed prob
able —that the same equal and
exact justice may not be deliber
ately measured out to them as to
others. It is unfortunate for the
colored man •in the North, he
argued, that he can not readily and
easily connect himself with the
lobor organizations. This being :
true, perhaps, in proportion, more
of them are out of employment
than would otherwise be, and as
there are laws against vagrancy
they may be convicted for not
working when they can't get work,
and so for this offense the statis
tics of crime would be swelled
against them.
One of the chief difficulties in
the South, he said, is due to the
uncertainty of tho law in some
places. Wherever you find a
county with an established repu
tation for law and order and the
strict enforcement ,of contracts.
you will find that the colored
people remain on; the farms, old
and young, and the landlord finds
his possessions appreciating year
ly and the income therefrom in
creasing under a tenantry that dot's
not change every . Christmas, but
is stationary, prosperous and con
tented.
"The prosperity of last year,"
said Mr. Lyon, "has been a great
thing in many ways. Its bless
ings have not all fallen; into the
coffers of the much-abused trusts
and giant corporations. The sun
of plenty and comfort has shown
in many a heretofore dark
ened by the gloom of mortgages
and a lack of sufficient returns
from arduous toil to make life
happy. ;; ; ■•"•;■ _•"'; ■'■;■;■■•
"A reference to the production
of the staple in which our people
exercise almost a monopoly will
not be uninteresting in this con
nection. It is popularly supposed
that the colored people plant, cul
tivate and harvest 85 per cent of
the cotton crop. Supposing,
therefore, the crop for last year to
have been 10,000,000 bales, their
share would be 8,500,000 bales, and
then at 500 pounds per bale, we
would have 4,250,000,000 pounds,
and this sold at an average of 8
cents we would have the colossal
sum of $340,000,000. This same
cotton at an average of 5- cents
per pound a year or so ago sold
for $212,500,000, thus making a
difference in favor of the farmer
of $127,500,000. Segregating this
amount among the 10,000,000 of
colored citizens, we have $12.75
for every man, woman and child
over and above their realizations
for the last previous few years."

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