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VOL. VII NO. 13
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Which Was Heard and Caught
. During the Past Week.
So Says a Visitor to One of the
SUNDAY a WARM BABY
I Robberies and Hold-Ups Came Thick
* and Fast—Other Funny Things
& . Are Reported.
One day this week a policeman was
: seen running at 'breakneck speed
after a car that had already passed
the street corner stopping point.
He was something of a sprinter and
succeeded in running the car down.
Out of breath, he reached for the
. handhold on the outside of the car
; and tried to jump on, but he lost
I his balance and down he went. He
lacked but. an inch, comparatively
speaking, of rolling under the mov
ing car and getting ground to pieces.
i The car stopped for him and he
pulled himself up and crawled on
the car, much to the amusement of
the hundreds of bystanders who
stood watching the entire proceed
ings. Just as the car moved off
again he looked at the crowd and
let loose a sickly grin, as much as to
say, "See how cute 1 am/ Where
upon some fellow in the crowd
shouted: "Why don't some one ar
rest that officer for jumping on a
moving car, which is strictly against
the city ordinances?" No one at
tempted it, for it is highly probable
that the regrets of the crowd were
that he did not succeed in getting
under instead of on the car, but that
is a fair sample of the way the offi
cers of the law of the city obey its
j MERRY BOOTBLACK AVAR.
;;, There has been a merry bootblack
war raging in this city for the past
twelve months or more, and, strange
to say, it has been between the col
ored bootblacks themselves, instead of
between the colored and the Italians
as is usually the case. It seems that
John Willie and Carson Miller have
been the sole disturbing factors, in
fact this brace is responsible for it
all. War broke out between Willie
and Carson, notwithstanding the
fact that their stands are a block and
'-a—half apart, and both of their
stands are in alleys. It seemed for
a while that in the round up both
Willie and Carson and all others
having stands in alleys, would lose
their places of business. In fact the
policemen told Wilile as much, but
to this Willie . paid no attention,
and he continued to make a merry
war on Carson. Finally the chief of
police gave orders that the alleys all
be cleared of bootblack stands, and
then Willie showed the trump card
which he had so long held up his
sleeve, and it was none other than,
though his stands were in alleys,
technically speaking, yet he had
succeeded in getting them over
basement stairways, which was pri
vate property, and the city had no
control over them. It was a laugh
able coincidence, for no one had
ever put Willie down as having
enough sense to do anything but
black a pair of boots, and not do
that too well, but here he had even
out-generaled Carson and his
attorneys. Now it is reported that
Willie has been paid a handsome
sum of money by the Italian boot
blacks to run the colored men out of
THIEVES' SUNDAY HARVEST.
If last Sunday was not a hot num
ber from a burglary and pickpocket
standpoint, then "excuse me." The
festive man of the "queer" seems to
have assiduously devoted his full at
tention to his business during the
entire day and, as a result, more
complaints were registered at the
police headquarters of losses on Sun
day the following Monday morning
than have ever before been register
ed in any one day. The police as
usual were powerless to render the
citizens any assistance, and, as the
chief of the police was at home look
ing after a sick child, the consensus
of opinion among the citizens is that
the police were taking a much-need
ed rest at the picnic in West Seattle
on that hot day. Seattle has a
cracker-jack police force when it is
in operation, but it seems to never
get in full operation only on election
times, when they want to elect a
man mayor of the city for the pur
pose of continuing a "wide open"
PROF. VOWBLL IX IRONS.
The sensation of the week in this
city was the arrest of Prof. T. A
Yowell last Sunday at the Madison
H street park as a pickpocket. He wai
brought t^the city in irons despite
his protects and his previous promi
nence in the city's public and so
; cial affairs. At the police headquar
The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
ters he was soon released, the chiei
thinking it a mistake. The mar
who was robbed, however, would noi
have it that way, and the next da)
I swore out a warrant for the rearresi
of the professor. At the trial Tues
day evening no evidence was
brought out tending to incriminate
the accused, but he was compelled tc
take the witness stand and explain
away some very queer actions on hit
part before and after his arrest
Judge Austin, at the solicitation oi
the prosecuting attorney dismissed
the case, saying that he found no
evidence against him. It is unfor
tunate that men of Prof. Yowell's
educational qualifications, culture
and seeming refinement should be
mixed up in anything so disgraceful
as last Sunday's action in any shape,
form or manner, though he be inno
cent, as he proved himself to be.
PRAXCHISE WAS GOOD.
The street railway magnates of
this city are the happiest people in
the city just about now. The su
preme court has decided that their
franchise was tight enough to hold
water, which means that the city of
Seattle is soon to have a complete
consolidated street railway system.
The "transfer system*' will soon be
put in operation and persons can
ride to any part of the city for one
fare. Mr. Jacob Furth, president of
the concern, wined and dined the of
ficers of the electric company, the
city officials and many leading
citizens of the city who lent him aid
in the matter last Tuesday evening J
at the L'ainier Club, so pleased was
he over the outcome of the case.
FIVE MINERS KILLED.
Another mine horror is reported
for King county. An accidental fire
at Issaquah caused the death of five
of the miners and damages to the
mines running up into the thou
sands of dollars. The men who have
to go into mines certinly take their
lives into their own hands, and every i
precaution and safeguard possible
should be thrown about them while
delving deep in the bowels of the
earth lor man's comfort.
PEACE HAS HEX VICTORIES.
Peace has her victories, her heroes
and her victims as well as war, which
is shown in the experience of a cer
tain colonel of the town, who had
won renown in one of the mediaeval
wars of the republic. "All the world
loves a lover, and the average citizen <
admires an honorable fighter, if he
fights for what he believes to be a
good cause. Opportunity comes
once to him who waits, and it came
to our valiant colonel during the re
cent war of ballots.
He was deep in the councils of
those who fought Oom Paul, and
frequented the inner chambers of
those who disbursed with liberal, if
not cleanly hands, the sinews of wall,
where an irreverent lineal descend
ant, so it is said, of an unorthodox
but patriotic statesman of the past
concocted a deep-laid and diabolical
scheme to ensnare, beguile and hu
miliate an unsuspecting, but withal
a well-meaning member of the Fed
eral brigade in one of the thriving
villages of the Sound country. This
and more, in the piping times of
peace, and 'tis said that one Levi
laid the pipers.
The war was waged to its fruition,
and peace spread her mantle over the
city, even as a fog that blows in from
the sea; the thoroughfares of the
city were no longer the arena here
statesmen without a job prated of
statecraft, war and the world to
come. No one would tolerate the
defeated warrior, who would explain
how the disaster occurred until an
exception was made, when our col
onel appeared upon the streets, the
fire of battlet still flashing in his
eye; but, upon the whole, somewhat
crestfallen in appearance in defeat.
A quiet observer could seem to trace
a resemblance to the gaudy bird of
ancient origin, with valuable pro
clivities, immediately following his
exciting but unsatisfactory interview
with the alleged progenitor of our
It was this way: A change' of
three votes in his bailiwick would
have made a difference in the result
at the pow-wow of the minor chiefs
at the Armory, from whence would
have gone a very different crowd to
the council of the grand chiefs at
Tacoma, "and then"— but long ere
this the listeners 'had, one by one,
began to make excuse, one that he
had hired an automobile and must
needs go and use it; another that he
must needs go and claim a wager
laid on the nationality of Council
man Muldoon; and one that he must
hie himself to the foot of Cherry
street to learn from Cohen the latest
news of the campaign he had receiv
ed from Willie Shehan in New York;
an Irishman broke away to find if
Redelshehner would buy a dog; and
so on ad infinitum. But the old
man's story ran on and on, like unto
the tales of a wayside inn, and his
face grew wan and haggard and thin.
He talked, sometimes in low and
piteous tones, and again a quiet ob
server could recognize an unharmo
nious sound like unto that of an ab
tuse and clumsy youth, both deaf
and dumb, taking his first lessons in
filing a saw. TLen there was ~ 8
;REPUBU6fIN STATE GENTRfIL 60MA/11TTEE
J. WILL LYSONS
Washington State never had a more thorough organizer than Hon. J. H. Schively, who has been recently
re-elected as chairman of Republican State Central Committtee, whose portrait is seen above.
J. Will Lysons, who is secretary of the Committee, is a well-known newspaper man from the Northwest,
hailing from Port Townsend, the Northwest port of entry to the United States. In a similar capacity he aided
Chairman Schively in winning a great victory two years ago.
James D. Hoge, Jr., has been selected as treasurer of the Central Committee. He is a well-kuown
ex-newspaper man of Seattle, but at present President of the First National Bank of this city and the Bank
of Nome, of Nome City.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE
FRANK H. PAUL
Will H. Morris, who has been selected as Chairman of the County Central Committee, is one of
King County's ablest and most sagacious politicians. It was in the late Republican County Convention Mr.
Morris signalized himself as a Republican leader. He is an able and effective organizer and has mapped
out an aggressive campaign.
F. G. Whitaker has been named as Secretary of the Committee and he promises to give the opposition
Hon. A. J. Goddard was named as Treasurer of the Committee. He is one of the best-known men in
the city and has a very strong personal political following.
The portrait of Frank H. Paul, City Comptroller of the city of Seattle, is placed in this bevy of campaign
workers because he won for Governor Frink a grand victory.
sound of hurrying feet, as the even
ing shadows moved across the street
and up the alleys, where dusky boot
blacks their vigils keep and naughty
newsboys play craps for keeps.
Of Four Years Ago Failed to Come
Around; He Predicted
If the prophecies and predictions
made by Mr. Bryan had proven to be
true, the gold standard, which has
been in operation since he uttered
them, would have produced the fol
lowing dire results, to-wit:
It would have increased the pur
chasing power of the gold dollar. —
Madison Square speech.
It would have been as certain to
make prices fall as a stone is to fall
when it is thrown into the air.—
Newton, la., speech.
It would have increased the debts
of the people and lessened their abil
ity to pay them. — Baltimore speech.
It would have made times harder
and harder. —Same speech.
It would have starved everybody
except the money changers and the
money owners.—New Haven. Conn.,
It would have transferred the
bread which one man earns to an
other man who had not earned it.—
Hartford, Conn., speech.
It would have made the rich rich
er and the poor poorer. —Newark,
It would have decreased the num
ber who are happy and increased the
number who are in distress.— Same
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1900.
HON. J. H. SCHIVELY
It would have destroyed the hope
of the toiling masses.—Minneapolis
It would have destroyed the op
portunity to work. —Same speech.
It would have increased the num
ber of idle men.—Same speech.
It would have decreased the vol
ume of standard money.—Same
It would have encouraged the
hoarding of money.—Hornellsville,
N. V., speech.
It would have made it more and
more difficult for the farmer to live.
—Madison Square Garden speech.
It would have injured the wage
earner. —Same speech.
It would have made employment
less certain.—Same speech.
It would have discouraged enter
It would have paralyzed industry.
It would have lessened the ability
of savings banks to collect their as
sets. —Same speech.
It would have increased the dan
ger of depositors losing their deposits
in savings banks.—Madison Square
It would have compelled deposit
ors in savings banks to withdraw
their deposits to pay living ex
It would have lessened the salaries
of those engaged in business occupa
tions and would have lessened the
permanency of such salaries.—Same
It would have injured those who
have permanent investments in rail-
WILL H. nORRIS
road stocks and other like enter
It would have injured or destroy
ed the manufacturers of agricultural
implements, wagons and buggies.—
Springfield, 0., and Flint, Mich.,
It would have lessened the ability
of the masses to buy goods and
therein- would have lessened the
l)umber of traveling men.—lndian
apolis speech to traveling men.
It would have made it impossible
for husbands and wives to pay off
the mortgages on their homes.—
-Minneapolis, Minn., speech to ladies.
It would have made it necessary
to advocate the closing up of our
public schools.— Monmouth, 111.,
speech.— Boston Advertiser.
MEN AND WOMEN.
Abram S. Hewett, of New York,
says that the world is built three
times in a century.
Mrs. Samuel Smart wood, wife of
a railroad engineer living in Wil
kesbarre. Pa., has just given birth to
her twenty-fifth baby.
Notwithstanding the unpleasant
experiences of the missionaries
Chairman Jones continues to work
Kentucky's Goebelized courts are
but the natural results of Goebelized
Mr. William Ewing, who was
among the early gold seekers tc
l>:nvson City some three years ago,
returned to the city one day lasi
week. He will not return to Dawsoi
City this coming winter, as he has
had considerable trouble with his
pyes. He went to Nome from Daw
son, and lie, too, is of the opinion
JAS. D. HOGE, Jr.
A. J. GODDARD
that "Nome is far from what it was
cracked up to be."
Hon. Samuel G. Cosgrove spent
last Sunday in the Queen City, the
guest of his innumerable friends
Th Georgia Baptist is printed in
Augusta, where they operate '*jim
erow" street ears. It says of a recent
It is amusing and sometimes ridic
ulous to see the straights railroad
men are in trying to tell who of their
passengers are white and who are.
black. Last week an Augusta street
ear conductor refused to help a white
lady on the car because he thought
she was colored, and undertook to
compel her to sit on a "jim-crow"
seat. When she got through with
the fellow he was done up brown,
and don't you forget it. —Ex.
Akron. ().. was the scene of one of
the wildest and bloodiest riots that
ever occurred on Ohio soil last Wed
nesday night. A Negro, Peck by
name, was arrested charged with
haying raped a six-year-old girl.
Threats were freely made during the
afternoon of lynching the accused,
and to avoid trouble the officers of
the law spirited the man to Cleve
land for safekeeping. By early even
ing a mob made up of ignorant for
eigners and city slums had collected
about the jail and demanded that
Peck be given to them, and on being
informed that the prisoner had been
taken away, it so enraged them that
they destroyed by tire and dynamite
property valued at one million dol
lars, killed two persons, and eleven
others were dangerously wounded,
some fatally. The state militia is
-j now on c"nty, but no further trouble
Mr. Bryan's experience in farming
bids fair to rival his career as a sol
The growth of the Southern cot
ton industry during the past three
years is an emphatic answer to the
j calamity predictions of the politi
cians of that section.
All the paid agents and attorneys
j of the foreign shipping interests are
j supporting Mr. Bryan. Fortunately
I the election is to be decided by voters
j who have the American interests at
The Hon.. Webster Davis denies
that he plagiarized one of the
speeches of the late President Gar
tield. He explains that he merely
neglected to utilize the quotation
upon Mr. Croker and Mr. Hill.
In contemplating the evidence ad
duced in the Kentucky murder cases
the fact that $100,000 was appropri
ated to secure it should not be over
One of Mr. Pettigrew*s friends has
involved himself in a question of ve
racity with Admiral Dewey. It will
not require a vast amount of time for
the American people to make up
their minds concerning this contro
Is it not rather late for the Hon.
Adlai E. Stevenson to become con
cerned over the safety of the repub
lic? It will be recalled that, when a
genuine effort was made to destroy
it, he managed to exhibit a remark
able amount of tranquility.
MR. POSTER'S SPEECH
That He Should Have Made at the
He Did Not.
The refusal of the Idaho Demo
crats to incorporate the Sulzer-Lentz
view of the recent mining troubles in
rheir platform indicates quite clearly
that lor campaign purposes, the ma
tt-rial must be used a great ways from
uoine in order to be made effective.
Mr. Chairman, gentlemen of the
convention and my fellow Kepubli
cans: 1 thank you for this opportu
nity of addressing the representative
men of the grand old Kepublican
party of tiiis state. I have watched
j wun interest your elt'orts to select
men who shall lead our party to an
j other splendid victory; men who
shall take the reins of state govern
ment from the Demo-Pops, who are
j growing arrogant in their misuse of
power, and who will sail our gorge
ous ship of state along the course of
economy and prosperity.
You have selected that ticket, gen
tlemen, and your work must be ap
plauded by every Kepublican within
our ranks. The ticket shall win.
There can be no dissension. Small
differences have been put away, and
you, the delegates of the Kepublican
party, have come into this conven
tion, in this beautiful city of Taco
ma, which 1 am proud to call my
home, and cast your votes as one
Belonging as we do to the party
that has never changed its name; tc
the party of Lincoln, Grant, Gar
field and that stainless statesman
Wm. McKinley (prolonged cheers),
we can follow the flag wherever it
goes—to Cuba, to Porto Rico, to Ha
waii, to Guam, to the Philippines;
over the Chinese wall and into that
iniquitous den where sits, attired in
his yellow robe of depravity, the boy
emperor of the celestial kingdom—
the veritable yellow kid of the pow
er?. I say we can follow that flag
from Canton to Shanghai, from Pe
king to Ting-a-ling-ling, and on and !
on. (Great applause.) We can fol- i
low it further, into the very inner
most harem of the sultan of Sulu we
will take that flag, and with it will
go civilization and civil service re
form, honest money, a free ballot
and a fair count. (Wild cheers.) On
and on we can go, sailing o'er all the
oceans, with our never-defeated flag
waving high, until we have rounded
the globe; until at last we can set
our feet upon Plymouth Rock, as did
our Pilgrim forefathers two hundred
and eighty years ago, and shout to
the barbarian Bryanites, even as our
ancestors shouted to the savage In
dians of Colonial days: "Back, sav
ages! We are Civilization, we are
Christianity, we are of the people,
for the people and by the people!
Back! base tillers of the soil—make
way for the grand old flag! Make
way for the imperial court of Wm.
McKinley! Stand back! We have
rounded the world, and again, within
the short space of two centuries, Civ
ilization westward wends its way.
(Cries of "Hoot, mon!")
But it is a new civilization. If
your forests have been cut down we
will cut them up into shingles and
two-by-fours and export them into
the new markets that we have made.
If your fields of grain are over-pro
ductive we will thrust your bread
stuffs into the mouths of the heathen
Chinese, the foxy Filipinos and the
crafty Cubans! And, by the living
gods, we'll stuff it down their throats
with a ramrod and say: "Eat, darn
you, eat—till we tell you to stop!"
(Terrific and prolonged applause.)
I tell you. gentlemen of the Re
publican parry., in the words of Mon
te Cristo, "The world is "
But what's the use? Senator Fos
ter didn't make the speech.—Taco
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Paul Lawrence Dubar Is Drug
ged and Robbed in N. Y.
A. M. E. CONFERENCE
Ends Its Labors in Seattle and Assigns
THE PASTORIAL PERSONEL
Work In the Northwest Reported in
Splendid Condition and Mem
The A. M. E. conference came to
a close last Sunday when Bishop
Shaffer read the following assign
ments of the pastors of the Puget
sound conference for the ensuing
year: Eev. J. S. Collins, presiding
elder, Western district, and pastor of !
African M. E. church, Portland, Or.;
Eev. G. A. Bailey, presiding elder
Eastern district, and pastor of Ta
coma church; Key. C. C. Halford,
Seattle; Key. B. P. Seabrooks, Spo
kane; Key. N. D. Hartsfield, New
castle circuit. Koslyn to be supplied.
Circuits yet to be supplied: Olym
pia, Wellington, Ellensburg, Spo
kane and Voncouver. Bishop Shaf
fer left Monday morning for the I
The African Methodist Episcopal
organization is making a hard strug
gle to build up its work in the
orthwest, and is succeeding as well
as could be expected under the cir
cumstances. 'It's strongest individ
ual organization in the Northwest is
m Seattle, where it owns its church
property free from all encumbrances,
which is valued at nearly $5,000.
The patrons of this church and the
citizens of the community in general t
are more than well pleased at the re
turn of Rev. Halford. He has no wry
been at the work one veaiy and no
pastor ever in Seattle has givenbe*
ler general satisfaction to nis eiffsJv
congregation and community than
Mr. Halford, and it is a pleasure to'?
note his return. He made a flatter-*;
ing report of the work to the con-;
terence, and he hopes during the.
present conference year to so con
auct the affairs, of the church as to
even make a better one at the next
conference. Tacomais to be congrat
ulated on getting Rev. George A.
Bailey as its pastor, for there is no
man in this work who is a harder
and more conscientious worker than
Rev. Bailey. For four years he was
stationed at Seattle, and when he
came here he found the church in
debt and badly disorganized, but,
when he left, the property was prac
tically without a dollar's indebted
ness against it and he had gathered
about him a strong membership.
Key. Bailey was opposed to some ex
tent in his work while in this city
by members of the church, but he
pushed on in spite of opposition and -
succeeded in freeing the church of. >
a long-standing debt, and that done
he was willing to go to other fields;
Spokane was sent Eev. B. F. Sea
brooks, who is, comparatively speak-,
ing, a new man in this section. He.
was first assigned to duty in the
Northwest one year ago by Bishop
Games while the conference was be
ing held in Spokane. He was sent
to Portland to take the place of Rev.
Freeman, who had gotten the church
in a pretty topsy-turvy condition.
Key. Seabrook has held the place and
done well, and is only given a new
home because Rev. Collins had about
served out his probation in Spokane.
It is thought that he will be quite a
success among the aspiring young
men and women of Spokane, and a
brilliant report at the next confer
ence is looked for from him.
It is with pleasure that the friends
of Key. S. J. Collins, of this city,
watch him advance step by step in
his chosen profession. For years
Mr. Collins was a citizen of this city
and worked at the carpenter's trade.
He began to study for the ministry
at odd times, and continued to pur
sue his study until he was able to
pass a ministerial examination before
the A. M. E. conference 'board and
was given work. For the past three
years he has successfully pastored
the work in Spokane. First he went
as only a pastor, then he was made %T
presiding elder in connection with
his pastorial work. He has been as
signed to a similar duty in Port
j land, having charge of the churches
in Western Washington and Oregon.
Eoslyn is without a pastor; that
is to say, it was left vacant, and;the
bishop hopes to be able to induce
some young and vigorous preacher
to go there and continue the good
work that has been begun. No
charge in the conference! would pay
better than Rosiyn, if the right man
was only put f there/ The church