Newspaper Page Text
VOL. XII, NO. 47
The Seattle Republican
Established May, 1892
H. R. Cayton Editor and Publisher
Susie Revels Cayton Associate
One Year *2.00
Six Months 10°
Three Months 60
Published erery Friday at 214 Columbia St.
Entered at the Postoffice at Seattle as Second-
class Mail Matter.
The Seattle Republican office 816y 2 Third
Ruth Bryan's play seems to be as much
of a false alarm as was her father's 16 to 1.
Gov. Folk has ordered the Springfield, Mo.,
lynching murderers arrested for murder.
That has the proper ring.
Senator Tillman may be a "man of note,"
but he strikes us as being an unusually low ,
note. How about it, Ben?
Foraker for president to succeed Roose
velt would be about as consistent as Lucifer
for the Trinity to succeed Christ.
Once More we are under our own vine
and fig tree and our shop is at 8161/2 Third
avenue, one door south of the Methodist
Law-abiding citizens all over the country
I lould feel proud of Gov. Folk and the local
adge at the way they are going after the
lynching outlaws at Springfield, Mo.
Bill Boards, to be sure, are unsightly ap
pendages attached to any one's lot or prem
ises, but when it is bread and butter to the
owner, what's the poor fellow to do.
Hell Fire sermons may again become as
popular as they were when old Lorenzie
Dow corralled sinners with a ram's horn,
but we have our doubts.
Blind Pigs promises to be just as pestifer
ous the coming season as in the past, judg
ing from the unusual activity of the little
blind devils at the present time.
Elijah Second should be satisfied to retire
from Zion as plain Millionaire Alexander
Dowie and ride in a $10,000 auto instead
of the once famous chariot of fire.
Self Defense is a time-worn lie that all
murderers set up to escape the gallows, and
J. F. John, who almost if not quite murdered
Nelson, is endeavoring to hide behind the
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1906
HON. FRED C. HARPER,
Who has been named for Collector of
Customs at Port Townsend.
Thomas Jefferson would probably have re
marked had he have seen the conglomerated
aggregation that celebrated his memory last
Friday evening, "How Democracy has
"Green Goods" has, since the mind of man
runneth not to the contrary, been considered
illegal and Attorney General Atkinson in
holding green trading stamps illegal but
sticks to the law.
An Arbor Day is being observed in almost
every state in the Union. It is no longer
confined to the planting of trees, but to all
kinds of shrubbery, fruits and flowers, which
will beautify one's home.
Mohammedamism is doubtless making
many converts among Negroes and Chinese
largely because Christianity has made such
a muddle in doing what its advocates de
clared it would do for the beknighted.
That Republican nominee for representa-
tive to the Tenth legislature that does not
■ pledge to vote for an honest primary law
should be left at home even though his dis
trict is overwhelmingly Republican.
Certainly the S. E. C. can afford to pay
the Times thousands of dollars per annum
to fight municipal ownership, for even that
amount is a mere bagatelle to the amount
it robs the people out of annually.
Green Lake citizens are to be imposed
upon by the Seattle Lighting Company mak
ing a bluff at giving them artificial light.
A pine torch would serve you equally well,
neighbors, and damage your house no worse.
Mayor Moore and the city council have
locked horns over whether Moore or the
council is to distribute the appointive offices,
which marks the beginning of a two years'
struggle between the mayor and the council.
James A. Moore is endeavoring- to float a
five million dollar steel plant in Seattle and
at the same time build the Lake Washington
PRICE TEN CENTS
government canal for $500,000. If Seattle
had Moore men like him nothing would get
away from her.
Two Millions at least read with satisfac
tion the expose in the Times of Walter
Clark's correspondence to the P.-I. Col.
Blethen and Joe read it, which made the
digit 2, and it was an easy matter for them
to add the necessary ciphers.
Money Contributions to campaigns in the
North is, we must confess, corrupting, 'but
shot gun contributions to campaigns in the
South is not only corrupting, but so badly
demoralizing that only Democrats seem able
to campaign in that section.
Lake Washington waterway should itself
be condemned by the courts as a public nui
sance and a private graft. It came from
nothing, it is nothing and it will always be
nothing except a drawback to Seattle so long
as the whole project is not condemned.
Patriotism is very pronounced in the
United States senate if no railroad interest
does not happen to get mixed up with it,
in which case patriotism is "laid on the
table" until the railroad magnates get all
the goods the senators can provide.
Collusion with private concerns at the ex
pense of the citizens has been laid at the
door of the retiring 1 state fish commissioners
ill which chief and deputies are all inter
ested. Is it possible that every man elected
to office immediately turns thief or are all
just born so?
"Sixty Days in the bastile for contempt,
unless your case is withdrawn," said Judge
Humphrey to James Hamilton Lewis, and
while Lewis withdrew, Judge Humphrey is
in the limelight of the north end of a horse
..Pneumonia, according to Dr. F. M. Car
roll, is raging in Seattle. Well, why would
it not? Are not half of the women folk of
the city on the streets clad in raiments so
thin that they have to walk on the shady
side of the street to keep from making a
C. S. Mellen, a well known railroad mag
nate, swears eternal vengeance against the
president because the latter wants the peo
ple to have a square deal. One of these
days men like Mellen will measure hemp
with the people at one end and they at the
D. R. Thompson of Bogota, Arizona, who
claims to be at the head of a Black move
ment, which wants the Negroes of this coun
try deported to Congo Free State, must be
the owner of that famous colt that swam
the river to get a drink, better known as