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VOL. XII, NO. 49
Established May, 1904.
H. R. Cayton Editor and Publisher
Susie Revels Cayton Associate
One Year ?2.00
Six Months 1-00
Three Months 60
Published every Friday at 816% Third Avenue.
Entered at the Postofflce at Seattle as Second-
class Mail Matter.
That Trusts in the United States should be
abolished every one agrees, but just how to do it is
the perplexing question.
May Day on Puget Sound was an ideal day; such
an one that even the denizens of this section marvel
ed at. and that is saving quite a good deal.
Earthquaking: goes bravely on in San Francisco;
but no one, save the superstitions, believe that there
are unusual prospects of the Pacific coast rolling into
Chief Delaney gave to Seattle a police adminis
tration such as she never before had. Will the city
be co fortunate as to secure another like him, is the
question of the hour.
Forty Per Cent, of all the weighing scales used
by vendors are said to be so constructed as to cheat
the customer. Are United States Americans devel
ing into professional thieves ?
Daddy Rockefeller gave $100,000 to the San
Francisco sufferers, and then some one was so un
kind as to remark that he did not give them a mill
ionth part of what he had stolen from them.
President Roosevelt's Mantle we 'd look well
upon the shoulders of Governor Folk, of Missouri;
that is, unless the Republicans should find some can
didate within their own ranks who is equally as
deserving of the honor.
When Congress has Tillnian, Jeff Davis, Varda
rnan and John Sharp Williams rattling around its
hall like mustard seed in a tin can, there certainly
will be a "hot time in the old town."
Blind Pig 1 Raising in Seattle suburbs is far
more remunerative, and a hundred times' lees ex
pensive than hog raising in the heart of the city.
This, however, is the year for electing justices of the
peace, and that may be the cause of it.
Mississippi's Money, if Gov. Vardaman's plans
do not miscarry, from a congressional represenfatlve
standpoint, is to be just as counterfeit as the money
used in Mississippi during the war. In other words,
Senator Money is to be defeated for re-election. The
good die young.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1906
Deming, New Mexico, was the scene of a pistol
duel, the other day, between the county superin
tendent of schools and the principal of city echools,in
which the former was instantly killed and the latter
seriously, and, for the good of that community, let
us hope fatally, wounded. The dispatch states that
both parties were prominent church Jeaders and ed
ucators of very high standing. They may have
been "church leaders," but neither of them possess
ed Christianity and still less religion. They may
have had "lots of book learning," but were totally
lacking in real education, or else they would never
have committed bo rash an act over so trivial a mat
ter as the management of a school. Educated Chris
tians do not carry deadly weapons on their persons
for the purpose of murdering a fellow-being who hap
pens to hold opinions at variance with their own.
A Fair Trial is just what the friends of Moyer and
Heywood are afraid of getting, thinks the Review,
of Spokane. In other words, the Review would
have us believe that they feel pretty much as did the
Irishman who had been told by physicians that his
time had come. "Why do you take it so hard, Pat,"
said his spiritual consoler, as the man tossed and
tumbled on his bed and wept bitterly. "Are you
afraid to meet your God? " "B'gorra, no," prounpi
ly replied Pat. "It's not me God that I'm afraid to
meet, but it's the other fellow." Despite the Re
view's criticism, however, the Moyer case smacks
very largely of a nigger in the woodpile.
The Osborn Estate, so thinks Judge Handford,
should go to his heirs, Mr. Osborn's will to the con
trary, notwithstanding. Without stopping to con
sider the legal phases of the case, we believe the
heirs of Osborn should have every dollar of his es
tate. The city does not need it, while the heirs in
all probability sorely need it, and in fact it would be
a God-send to them. Building monuments to dead
men, for show, when hungry human beings need the
money seems a good deal like straining at a gnat
and swallowing an elephant.
The City Council has not, as yet, made a move
towards putting in the municipal ashphalt plant, in
compliance with the mandates of tb ■ ' ast & c
publican convention. Move you tiiat the matter be
placed on the calendar at once for immediate action.
Clarence D. Hillman is to have a new trfal,
which, we snspect, will result in his acquital. It
seems to be as difficult to convict a man of wealth,
'though he may be guilty, as it were for the proverb
ial camel to trot through the eye of a cambric needle.
Senator Sain Piles has got the colored men on his
back now. The junior senator has been endeavoring
to secure a rescindment of the war department or
der to install a colored regiment at Fort Lawton, near
Seattle, for the reason that certain business firms
have entered a protest against the Negro soldiers.
And now Senator Sam has drawn the color line and
put his foot in it. The idea of a Republican politi"
cian setting down on his colored supporters is, to
say the least, bad politics. Self-respecting colored
men all over the state are grievously offended, and
premise to take it out on "Little Sammie" at tha first
crack that they may get at him.—North Yakima
PRICE TEN CENTS
The Seattle Republican, 816 1-2 Third Avenue
Foreign Immigration is causing Uncle Sam to
scratch where he does not itch and wonder what he
will do with the hungry horde.
Joe Bailey's Prayer that, 'we will all get bet
ter," sounds more like a chapter from farce comedy
that it does a real peace-offering.
Cedar River Water for the next six months will
have to be taken in broken doses by Seattle lawn
makers, or it will be a drain on the pocketbook.
Direct Primaries are being asked for by voters
from all over the state. It may not meet the approv
al of the bosses; but they had better not stand in the
doorway to prevent its entering.
All Army Oflier with the Twenty-fifth regiment of
infantry had a word to sayanent the colored soldiers,
in last week's Seattle Republican, which we hope
Senator Sam Piles may nave read, for his own in
A Poor Man's Court has been established in Lon
don, that poor people may sue for their rights,
whether they are or are not able to pay the court
costs. If every court in London were made a "poor
man's court," a long step in the right direction
would be taken.
Harriman, the railroad magnate, just dropped
into Seattle this week to take a horroscopic view of
his railroad projects hereabouts; and, judging from
the vast amount of good thing he said about Seattle,
he has but recently discovered that such a hamlet
was really on the map. Washington and Seattle are
coming, Mr. Harriman, and you have been sleeping
on your opportunities by not getting here sooner.
Honesty, pure and simple, is the very best cure
for ihe disease of wealth. Dishonesty is the father,
mother, sister, brother and every other relation of
wealth. No man can honestly accumulate Rsckefel
low's wealth in commercial enteiprises. Burst your
trusts, strangle your grafters, imprison your dishon
est mechanics and tradesmen ar.d if you do not cure
the disease of wealth then, "search me."
Jerome K. Jerome thinks American editors' hu
morous bump is so pronounced that it is ridiculous.
He claims that they describe the preachers' sermons
as, "real screamers ;" the churches, "a bit too slow,"
and domestic tragedies as, "feide-eplitting." That
American journalists do indulge too freely in such ex
pressions we must admit; but we prefer our style of
giving the people the news to that fcuggested by Mr.
Jerome, "don'tcher know."
Secretary Bonaparte has begun to publicly criti
cise the newspapers; but there are a very few Eng
lish-speaking citizans of the United States who do
not know better how to run any paper than does the
editor of it.—Brewster Herald.