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VOL. VII NO. 15
Nomination for Presidency
Tendered by Republicans.
During His Administration According
to Official Figures.
MANY FUSiONISTS FLOP
In Wyoming and Montana on Account of
Better limes Under Mc-
K Believing Kmleyism. of The Re-
Believing the readers of The Re
tblican would be much interested
in that part of President McKinley
letter of acceptance which. refers to
the prosperity the country has made
under his administration, it is here-1
with quoted in full:
, "Our foreign trade shows a satis
, factory and interesting growth. The
amount of our exports for the year
1900 over those ol the exceptionally
prosperous year of 1899 was about
nail a million dollars for every day
oi the year, and these sums have
gone into the homes and enterprises
of the people. There has been an
increase ot over $50,000,000 in the
exports of agricultural products;
$92,692,229 in manufactures and in
the products of the mines over $10,
--000,U00. Our trade balances cannot
fail to give satisfaction to the people
of the country. In 1898 we sold
abroad *(>l.j,4.">:>,<>7b' of products
more than we bought abroad; in
1899, (J,8M,813, and in 1900,
$544,471,701, making during the
threeyears a total balance in our fa
vor of $1,689,779,190—near1y five
times the balance of trade in our
i'avor for the whole period of 108
years from 1790 to June 30, 1897,
"Four hundred and thirty-six mil
lion dollars of gold have been added
: to the gold stock of the ,United
States since July 1, 1896. The law
of March 1900, authorized the
refunding in 2 per cent, bonds of
that part of the public debt repre
sented by the 3 per cents, due in
1908, the 4 per cents due in 1907
and the 5 per cents due in 1904, ag
gregating $840,000,000. More than
one-third of the sum of these bonds
was refunded in the iirst three
months after the passage of the act,
and on September 1 the sum had
been increased more than $33,000,
--000, making in all $330,578,050, re
sulting in a net saving of over $8,
--379,520. The ordinary receipts of
the government for the fiscal year of
1900 were $79,527,060 in excess of
"While our receipts, both from
customs and internal revenue, have
been greatly increased, our expendi
tures have been decreasing. Civil
and miscellaneous expenses for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1900,
were nearly $14,000,000 less than in
1899, while on the war account there !
is a decrease of more than $95,000,
--000. There were . required $8,000,
--000 less to support the navy this year
than last,.and expenditures on ac
count of Indians were nearly two
and three-quarters million dollars
less than in 1899. The only two
items of increase in the public ex
penses of 1900 over 1899 are for pen
sions and interest on the public debt.
For 1899 we expended for pensions
$139,394,929 and for the fiscal year
1900 our payments on this account
amounted to $140,877,310. The net
increase of interest on the public
debt of 1900 over 1899 required by
the war loan was $263,408.25. While
: congress authorized the government
to make a war loan of $400,000,000
at the beginning of the war with
Spain, only $200,000,000 of bo.nds
were issued, bearing 3 per cent, in
terest, which were promptly and
patriotically taken by our citizens.
Unless something unforseen occurs
to reduce our revenues or increase
our expenditures, the congress at its
nexs session should reduce taxation
"The Republican party remains
faithful to its principle of tariff
which supplies sufficient revenue for
the government and adequate pro
tection to our enterprises and pro
ducers; and reciprocity which opens
foreign markets to 'the fruits of
American labor and furnishes new
channels through which to market
the surplus of American farms. The
time-honored principles of protec
tion and reciprocity were the first
pledges of Republican victory to be
written into public Jaw.
"The present congress has given
to Alaska a territorial government
for which it had waited more than a
quarter of a century; has established
a representative government in Ha
waii; has enacted bills for the most
liberal treatment of the pensioners
and their widows; has revived the
free homestead policy. In its first
financial law, it provided for the es
tablishment of banks of issue with a
capital of $25,000 for the benefit of
villages and rural communities and
The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
bringing the opportunity for profit
able business in banking within the
reach of moderate capital. Many are
already availing themselves of this
"During the past year more than
I nineteen millions of United States
bonds have been paid from the sur
plus revenues of the treasury, and in
addition $25,000,000 of 2 per cents
i matured, called by the government,
are in process of payment. Pacific
railroad bonds issued by the govern
ment in aid of roads in the sum of
j nearly forty-four million dollars
have been paid since December 31,
1897. The treasury balance is in sat
isfactory condition, showing on Sep
tember 1 $135,419,000 in addition to
the $150,000,000 gold reserve held
in the treasury. The government's
relations with the Pacific railroads
have been substantially closed, $124,
--421,000 being received from these
roads, the greater part in cash and
the remainder with ample security
for the payments deferred.
"Instead of diminishing, as was
predicted four years ago, the volume |
of our currency is greater per capita !
than it has ever been. It was $21.10 j
in 1896. It has increased to $26.50
on July 1, 1900, and $26.85 on Sep
tember 1, 1900. Our total money on
July 1, 1896, was $1,506,434,966; on
July 1, 1900, it was $2,062,425,496,
and $2,096,683,042 on September 1,
"Our industrial and agricultural
conditions are more promising than
they have been for many years; prob
ably more bo than they have ever |
been. Prosperity abounds every-1
where throughout the republic. I!
rejoice that the Southern as well as |
the Northern states are enjoying a
full share of these improved national
conditions and that all are contribut
ing largely to. our remarkable indus- <
At the rate the Bryanites of 1896
have been flocking to the Republican
camp it begins to look as if there will
be a regular McKinley landslide at
the election in November. The fol
lowing is a brief list of some of the
leaders who have flopped in two
Wyoming—Hon. J. M. Wilson
(sheep business), Douglas.
Hon. Timothy Ivinney (sheep bus
iness), Rock Springs.
Hon. Melvin Xichols (supported |
Bryan on silver is|ue), Sundance.
- Hon. A. D. Chamberlain (prosper-,
Hon. John Beckwith (prosperity),
Silas Gruthrie (sheep business),
William Daley (sheep business),
Thomas Painter (prosperity),
A. M. Bunce (sheep business).
Hon. John McDermott (sheep
A. W. Phillips (prosperity), Doug
W. W. Crook, M. D. (prosperity),
John Caliill (prosperity), Chey
Frank Bon (prosperity), Chey
Montana —Hon. Lee Mantle, ex-!
United States senator and chairman
of the Silver Republican state com-1
The Hon. J. E. Richards, ex-gov- j
The Hon. W. H. Swett, ex-speaker j
Montana house of representatives,
W. White, chairman Silver Bow
county Silver Republican committee,
Col. C. F. Lloyd, lieut colonel
Third volunteer cavalry, Grigsby
Col. Byron H. Cook, lieutenant!
colonel First Montana volunteers, j
Malcolm Gillis, chairman Silver
Bow county Republican committee,
The Hon. A. F. Bray, merchant
and ex-member Montana legislature,
Col. P. R. Dolman, ex-trustee
Montana Soldiers' Home, Butte.
Eugene Carroll, superintendent
Butte City water works, Butte.
M. L. Holland, ex-assessor Silver
Bow county, Butte.
Charles Lyford, Republican nomi
nee for assessor, Silver Bow county,
J. R. Thompson, mining broker, j
J. Chaubin, merchant, Butte.
Savin Lisa, merchant, Butte.
C. W. Ellingwood, merchant,
B. J. Girard, merchant, Butte.
B. F, Plummer, stationary engi-
I neer, Butte.
Col. J. I). Jenks, contractor.
David Maule, capitalist, Butte.
Silas F. King, capitalist, Butte.
Charles Madison, attorney, Butte.
Charles M. Parr, attorney, Butte.
George Haldron, attorney, Butte.
Miles Cavanaugh, attorney, Butte.
B. X. Beebe, clerk, Butte.
Henry C. Smith, judge district
A. T. VAN DE VANTER
MON. AARON T. VAN DE VANTER—If any
county in this or any other state has a citizen
among its number, who. as sheriff of a county,
has made a better record in that capacity than A. T.
Van De Vanter, the present sheriff of King County,
then let them trot him out. Mr. Van De Vanter is
a prince of good fellow to all men, but in no sense
does he allow that prince-of-good-fellow business to
intefere with the execution of his official duties Six
years ago he was elected sheriff, but went down be
fore the silver craze, two years later. He was again
elected in 1898, running ahead of his ticket, and*
he believes, as do all of his friends, that he will de
feat his opponent 2,500 votes this year. Hon ; John
Wooding his convention opponent, is personally
working for his re-election at present.
WILL H. WHITE —An excellent portrait of
the next Prosecuting Attorney of King
County,. Hon. Will H. White, is herewith presented
to the voters of King County. When it is said
that Mr. White is a very popular politician with the
voters it is truthfully said, as was shown in the last
County Convention, he outstripping his opponent
for the nomination nearly two to one. Mr. White
is one of the popular attorneys in this city and is
much interested in the upbuilding of the city. He
will be elected next November and he promises to do
business for King County when he is elected.
A. J. Seligman, ex-member Mon
tana legislature. New York.
The Hon. F. J. Edwards, mayor,
Carl Basch, attorney, Helena.
A. M. Holter, merchant, miner
and capitalist, Helea.
Cttshman's friends gave Senator
Frink like unto that given Mr.
; Cushman at Seattle.
Senator Fairbanks is to twist the
j "tigers tail" in Seattle.
Elmer Metcalf, ranchman, Stev
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1900.
The Hon. D. J. Tallant, ex-mem
ber Montana legislature, Great Falls.
Joseph M. Dixon, ominee for leg
! islature, Missoula.
Tiese men oppose Bryan because
j of his Populistic tendencies and anti
i expansion views.
Maine remains the same, Republi
! can by 32,000.
W. E. Logan, ex-agent Blackfoot
I Indians, Helena.
J. E. Morse, banker, Dillon.
A .J. Bennett, banker, Virginia
WILL M. WHITE
Do not use other folk's things
without their consent.
Hon. J. E. Hawkins reports a
most pleasant stay in Portland. He
returned last Sunday.
Mr. F. I). Morton, of San Francis
co, is attending court in this city.
Mr. Morton is one of the most con
spicuous Afro-Americans on the Pa
Mr. H. B. Jones spent a few days
in the city this week. "In my opin
ion the colored men of Franklin are
• | going to vote as suits them 'best, and
I they will pay no more attention to I
those men who give it out cold thai
they are going to handle the colored
vote up there than they will to
blocks of wood. Franklin will give
Senator Frink a rousing- big vote."
Mr. and Mrs. T. I). Pen 11. who
have been at Franklin or Newcastle
for so many years, have moved to
California, where they expect to
make their future home. They vis
ited quite extensively in the city dur
ing the past week with friends and
The many friends and acquaint
ances of George A. Ogelsby, of Xew-
HON. CHARLES SWEENEY
¥W° MORE SUCCESSFUL business man could
A\i have been found in the Northwest than Hon.
Charles Sweeney, one of the four presidential elec
tors named by the Republicans of this state for the
suffrage of voters. For many years Mr. Sweeney has
been one of Spokane's leading business men as well
as one of her honored citizens. His nomination was
by no means the result of political shrewdness, but
a genuine case of "the office seeking ihe man." No
nominee on the ticket will bring it more personal
votes than Mr. Sweeney, who is largely interested in
all the leading mining communities of the North
west. Sweeney and Cosgrove are splendid subjects
to represent Eastern Washington.
HON. SAMUEL Q. COSGROVE
HON. SAMUEL G. COSGROVE — Search
where the Republicans would or might, no
more popular man could have been found to cast in
connection with his three associates, the vote of
Washington for McKinley, than Mr. Cosgrove, the
political idol of Garfield County. He has been a
resident of that section now for many years, and the
only thing any one has against him is that he has
always been for the Republican ticket's success.
Had not the nomination for governor gone to Kin»
County it most assuredly would have gone to Gar
field County, and Sam. Cosgrove, in that instance,
would have been the nominee.
castle, were much pained to learn of
bis death at that place last Saturday.
Mr. Ogelsby went down in an old
deserted mine to rescue a hoy who
had gone down there for some trivial
matter, and was overcome with black
damp. Both were instantly killed.
Xo blame is attached to the mine
authorities, and, according to an ex
perienced miner, Mir. Oglesby did no
more than would any other miner
have done —go to the rescue of a
man in a dangerous mine. He was
buried last Sunday. He Leaves a
brother somewhere in the state and
a mother and three children in the
East. He was one of the best miners
in the <jamp.
Mrs. Mathew Brown is moving
her household effects from Xeweas
tie this week. She has been quite ill
for the pasi two weeks, and her trip
to the mines this week was her first
For some unaccountable reason
quite a few of the colored miners
have left Newcastle for British Co
lumhia and California within the
past month. It does not pay to keep
changing around, as it takes much
money for traveling expenses.
Master Benny H. Moore, the mes
senger at the Republican headquar-
tors, is making an ideal messenger
and is unanimously liked by the
The Louisiana Quartette, compos
ed of colored talent, rendered some
excellent music for the Democratic
convention last Monday night. It
is said that this quartette of colored
singers is to be a feature of the
Fine optical work done with neat
ness and dispatch. M. A. Goldman,
901 Second avenue. Burke building.
The Republican's office, 712 Third
av.nue, one door north of Seattle
: THE NEGRO
; AS A VOTER
J In the North and the South
i in This Republic.
: MR. TILLMAN'S TALK
About Negro Suffrage in South Caro
lina and Its Elimination.
McKINLEY IS LOYAL
j Though Disfranchised He Still Appoints
Them to High Utticial Circles-
There Is a Long List.
For the political edification of
! those coolrea men who are thinking
! of voting the Democratic ticket the
following extract from a speech
j made by Senator Ben Tillman in the
j united States, senate February 26th,
11*00, will be oi much service to them
in tnat direction:
I have exhumed the bloody shirt
for a brief moment and am waving
.1 like a red tlag to a bull and the
latter will not hgflt or budge, and 1
will call tile attention of my friends
iioin the Nortli—l have a great
I many on that side, L am proud to
say —to the tact tnat they do not
know yet, and never will know until
they come South and live with US,
just what we have had to contend
against and just what we have to con
tend against even now. They do not
realize it; they cannot realize it; and
it is for tlie purpose of trying to have
them study this question of race a
little more and analyze it that I have
attempted, m my feeble way, to in
trude on this body for the brief re
marks i have made on this subject.
i will tell you, while I am talking
about Negro suffrage, why they are
so dangerous as voters. In any state
where the whites divide—and they
have divided in every Southern state
except mine and Mississippi—into
l'opulists and Democrats, the Negro
has been the balance of power
through winch one side or the other
has controlled the elections by means
of bribery, for the, Negro voter wan
a purchasable one.
Therefore we have been confront
ed by the condition of a large, igno
rant, debased vote, thrust upon us
by the fourteenth and fifteenth
amendments. Other states, not so
peculiarly situated as mine, have re
tamed that Negro vote. They have
taken no steps looking to its elimin
ation by educational qualification or
any outer system. Tnat vote today
stands as a menace to the freedom, to
the purity of the ballot box, to the
puniy and honesty of elections, to
me decency of government, and it is
mere forever until there is a consti
tutional provision made here which
will relieve us from it.
Let me tell you how we were situ
ated in our state. We had 125,000
Negroes of voting age and we had a
hundred thousand whites. Now,
can you lift yourself over the fence
by your bootstraps and beat that by
oonest methods:" Yet you stood up
here and insisted that we must give
these people a "free vote and a fair
count. They had it for eight years,
as long as the bayonets stood there,
and in 18 i 6 they sent more bayonets
because we had got the devil in us
Dy tnat t.me and we did not care
whether we had any government.
We preferred to have a United
States army officer rather than a gov
ernment by carpet-baggers and
thieves and scallywags and scoun
drels, who had stolen everything in
sight and had mortgaged posterity;
who had run their felonious paws
into the pockets of posterity by is
A\ hen that happened, we took the
government away. We stuffed bal
lot boxes. We shot them. We are
not ashamed of it.
With that system—force, tissue
ballots, etc.—we got tired ourselves.
So we called a constitutional conven
tion, and we eliminated, as I said, all
j of the colored people whom we could
under the fourteenth and fifteenth
MOIUR AND THE XEGRO.
Now, in contrast to the position
the Democrats take on the race or
Negro suffrage, the following, show
ing the number of appointments
by President McKinley will be of in
terest to such would-be Democratic
1 j Negroes:
H. A. Rocker, collector internal
revenue, Atlanta, Ga.
i J. 11. Deveaux, collector of cus
: toms. Savannah, Ga.
)\ ('. C. Wimbish, collector of port,
! Atlanta, Ga.
-j I. J. McCottrie, collector of pon
Georgetown, S. ('.
Budd Coffee, collector of port, St.
*• Marys, Ga.
R. E. Wright, paymaster in army.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Rev. C. T. Walker, chaplain in
Dr. Geo. C. Stoney, chaplain ,in
E. R. Belcher, deputy collector
I customs, Brunswick, Ga.
M. P. Morton, postmaster, Athens,
I. H. Lofton, postmaster, Hogans
i ville, Ga.
J. T. Jackson, postmaster, Darien,
Mrs. E. L. Bamiield, postmistress,
Beaufort, S. C.
Dr. A. M. Curtis, surgeon-in-chief,
Rev. B. W. Arnett, jr., chaplain in
John E. Lynch, paymaster in
James Hill, register of lands,
i'rank I. Bronson, postmaster,
Thomas Keys, postmaster, Ocean
J±. P. Cheatham, recorder of deeds,
uistrict of (Joiuinbia.
John C. Dancy, collector of port,
Wilmington, JN. U.
Dr. J. E. Shepard, internal reve
nue service, JNortn Carolina.
Key. O. L. W. Smith, minister to
John T. Williams, consul to Sierra
Mrs. S. E. Jones, postmistresss,
laden, JS. C.
Colin Anthony, postmaster, Scot
land JS eck, H. C.
Joseph E. Lee, collector of inter
nal revenue, Jblorida.
D. X. Pappy, collector of port, St.
Augustine, Jb la.
" ■■ n
Dr. L. W. Livingston, consul Cape
W. F. Powell, minister to Haiti.
Robert Pelham, special Indian
J. C. Leftwicli, receiver of public
noneys, Montgomery, Ala.
11. V. Cashion, receiver public
nonoy.^; Huntsville, Ala.
li. A. Parker, internal revenue ser
Dr. A. M. Brown, surgeon in
Rev. 1. Dawson, postmaster, Eu
M. W. Gibbs, consul, Tamatave,
J. E. Bush, receiver of public
noneys, Little Eock, Ark.
lied Havis, postmaster, Pine
M. B. Van Horn, consul, St.
i homas, Danish West Indies.
Dr. George H. Jackson, consul, La
ttochelle, J? ranee.
John P. Green, superintendent of
itamp division, P. 0. department.
C. L. Maxwell, consul, Santo Do
W. T. Anderson, regular army
H. Y. Arnett, comparer, office re
corder of deeds, District of Colum
E. P. McCabe, Oklahoma.
N. T. Velar, postmaster, Brinton,
J. 11. Jackson, postmaster, Penn
J. N. lluffin, consul, Asuncion,
Gen. Robert Smalls, collector of
port, Beaufort, S. C.
F. J. Baker, postmaster, Lake Cty,
J. E. Wison, postmaster, Florence,
T. C. Walker, collector of port,
R. T. Greener, consul, Vladivo-,.
Dr. H. W. Furniss, consul, Bahia,
W. A. Games, internal revenue
Dr. J. 0. Holmes, pension exam
J. I\. Spurgeon, secretary legation,
Henry Demas, naval officer, New
James Lewis, surveyor general,
Mrs. V. E. Bahn, postmistress,
E. L. Simon, postmaster, South
Only two dollars a year for the
Morgan's for a clean shave.