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VOL. XIII NO. 33
PubMshed every Friday at 816% 3rd Ay.
H. R. Cayton or and Publisher
Susie Reve4« Cayton Associate
One Year $2.00
Six Months 1-00
Three Months 60
Entered at the Postoffice at Sea .c, as Second
Class Mail Matter
State of Lincoln "sounds good to me."
Refrain from saying "not guilty" in the
presence of Blethonius lest he fly off into
"Brownsville!" That name sounds
strangely familliar and yet we do not seem
able to place it.
Amend the direct primary law to death
is the Ankeny idea in the present legisla
ture of this state.
Cushman threatens to break the politi
cal triumvirate by not standing for re
election. Oh, quit your joshing Cush.
If Western Washington becomes a state
then King and Pierce counties should be
made into four distinct counties.
If heavy snows is a harbinger of big
crops the Northwest is in line for the big
gest c 'op she has had for the past decade
"Big, Burly Negro" is the kind of lan
guage that civilized Christian newspapers
use when they want a little hell kicked up
without doing it themselves.
Speaking about the marvelous prices
real estate has brought in Seattle we rise
to remark that there is a Virtue in Seattle
realty that will make you a fortune.
Gov. Swetinrham has not only under
gone a severe earthquake shake, but an
official shake from England as well and by
this time he ought to be something of a
There have been holiday numbers and
then holiday numDers issued in the North
west, but the holiday number recently iss
ued by the Wenatchee Republic just takes
It may not have taken States Attorney
Jerome but one day to put in all of his di
rect evidence in the Thaw trial, but dollars
to doughnuts it will take him a whole week
to put in all of his rebuttal evidence.
SEATTLLE, WASHINGTON FEBRUARY 8. 1907.
Next Tuesday will be the anniversary of
Abraham Lincoln's birthday and extensive
preparations are being made to celebrate
the same, not only in Seattle, but all over
the country. The Young Men's Republican
Club of Seattle will give its usual banquet
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on that occasion and a number of the not
ed men of the state will be present and
take part on the program. The fame of
Lincoln never grows cold and his memory
is no less green today than when he was
assasinated by the bloody-handed Booth.
With a million dollar appropriation to
draw on, the Alaska Yukon Exposition
seems a very much assured proposition.
Keep your eye on Seattle in 1909 and you
will see the likes that you have never be
Mr. Joseph H. Choate was asked to define
the difference between ex-President Cleve
land and President Roosevelt. "Well," he
said, "Mr. Cleveland is too lazy to hunt, and
Mr. Roosevelt too restless to fish."—London
Perhaps it never snows in Washington
state, but if you should tell the fellow who
promised his wife to keep the snow swept
off the sidewalk in front of the house, he
would doubtless be guilty of murder ten
Tacoma has reason to feel proud of the
annual of the New Herald recently issued
as it is beautiful beyond description about
Tacoma and its progressive people. Be
tween the New Herald, the Seattle Argus
and the Wenatchee Republic special edi
tions for this season it would be exceed
ingly difficult to pick the winner.
PRICE TEN CENTS.
Representative Humphrey assures Pres
ident Roosevelt that the ship subsidy bill
will pass the house by a safe majority. Is
our and only Will E. administration repre
sentative in the house? If so good for
At the rate of 200 a month the Chicago
white girls are said to be marrying China
men. Hating to iron as bad as does the
average white girl it can be readily under
stood why so many of them marry men
who iron for a living.
If Prosecuting Attorney Mackintoth
really turned Annie Walker loose because a
jury found Chester Thomson not guilty on
account of being insane at the time he
killed Emory, then Kenneth is not made
out of the kind of stuff we always gave
him credit for.
In view of the fact that a great many
communities in this state desire Prohibi
tion or local option we see no hardship that
it will work on the whisky men if a local
option measure becomes a law in this state.
If the whisky men fight local option they
may get prohibition sooner than they have
any idea of.
The Northwest is suffering more from
snow storms this season than it has since
the winter of 1893. There has been colder
days within the winter, but not nearly so
much snow. Heavy snows within the Pu
get sound district always gives the resi
dents much annoyance, owing to the fact
that snow seldom falls in this section.
More Japanese war talk is being in
dulged in by the newspapers and the sen
sation wind-jammers. Judging from the
baby talk that is being indulged in
throughout the United States one might be
led to believe that Uncle Sam is afraid of
the little brown men, which is not only
misleading but foolish. If the Japanese
want to wage war on the United States,
we believe she can be as gracefully accom
modated as has all other nations that have
undertaken that task.
UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC TUBES
Trade (Seattle) Register.
London, England, now has six under
ground electric railway "tubes" in opera
tion. Five more tubes are under construc
tion and projected. The existing railways
of London, underground and surface, carry
over 600,000,000 persons yearly, of which
the underground lines accommodate $258,
--000,000. There are nearly 600 railway sta
tions in Greater London, and into the
trunk-line stations alone there pour annu
ally over 300,000,000 passengers. Seattle
will, before many years, have to seriously
consider either the elevated or the under
ground system of transportation. The sur
face street car service is becoming badly