VOL. XIII NO. 34
PubMshed every Friday at 816% 3rd Ay.
H. R. Cayton 'or and Publisher
Susie Revels Cayton Associate
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Six Months 1-00
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Entered at the Postoffice at Sea c, as Second
Class Mail Mattej
Many returns of the day Father Abra
ham and may your memory live on and on
and never grow dimmer or darker.
Lent began last Wednesday and the
smiles of the past season brought on by
the scarcity of coal in the city have been
lent for a season.
That "hypothetical question" has bobbed
up in the Thaw trial with all the vigor and
vivacity it seemed to possess at the Ches
ter Thomson trial.
With the lid on in Tacoma and with the
Sunday closing in force and effect in Seat
tle it begins to look as if the plug uglies
were dead up against the real thing.
The Roper case at Blame is in line to be
as great a mystery as the Milhuff case at
Renton. Who said that you could not get
away from the latter day detectives?
It remained for the Wanderers to defeat
the Seattle foot ball team last Sunday,
hence no city can claim the victors as hers.
Does that mean that Seattle is still without
Chinese new year has been a burning
riot most of the present week and the end
is not yet in sight. Why not turn a few
Japs loose on the pig tails to assure peace
"Four-Hundred at the Charity Ball,"
says a P.-I. headline, whether or not that
four-hundred was the much talked of '400'
that cuts such a swell in sawciety circles
the writer verily doth not know.
Was it a true case of the lion and the
lamb lying- down together whan Gov.
Hughes, of New York, and Harriman, the
railrosd magnate, consented to speak at
the same banquet the other day?
A local paper makes quite an expose of
what it is pleased to term fake mining
companies doing business in the city and
prints a long list of them that have not
and probably never will pay a dividend.
Those companies that are long on stock
selling are always more or less limited on
SEATTLLE, WASHINGTON FEBRUARY 15. 1907.
dividend paying. When you have a good
mine you do not have to sell much of its
stock to put the mine on a paying basis—
that is, self sustaining.
Seattle is a rugged looking hole just
now in some of her down town districts,
but she is undergoing a metamorphosis
from which she will emerge more brilliant
than the caterpillar in its coming forth a
Unless freight from the East soon be
gins to put in its appearance the coal fam
ine will be mild in comparison to the dry
goods and shoe famine that will soon make
itself felt in Seattle and its surrounding
country n the near future.
No cartoon in the history of the Post
Intelligencer more aptly expresses the
the true condition of affairs of the Negro
in this country than the Lincoln cartoon in
last Tuesday's paper. It clearly shows how
the white folk of the South are settling the
race problem in that section.
Japan after many months is evacuating
Manchura, at least so they say, but if the
real truth was known she is doing no such
thing, or if she is she has a secret under
standing with the Chinese in authority to
hand it over to her again whenever it
seems meet and proper for her to have it
to further her war demonstrations.
Thieves went through four safes in the
Bailey block and got only $100 for their
trouble. We suspect those thieves will
now leave the city in utter disgust and do
more toward turning immigration from our
gates than thousands of dollars of adver
tising can possibly overcome.
It appears as if the city council has no
particular desire to settle the garbage
question. For the city to build its own
garbage crematory and thereby take a good
graft away from the Dagoes might cost
the Republicans a few votes and that may
account for the slowness in which the
council moves in the matter.
If the women of Chatanooga, Term.,
would as earnestly protest against the
wholesale butchering of innocent Negroes
by heartless mobs in and about them as
they are against the printing of the Thaw
trial in the daily papers they would show
some signs of not straining at a gnat and
swallowing a camel.
Back in Kansas in early days every man
owning a quarter section of land thought
he had the ideal place for a town site and
at once proceeded to have the same platted
and named and then he went East to sell
town lots and in many instances succeeded
beyond expectation. It occurs to us some
PRICE TEN CENTS.
of the property owners on the first and
second hills of Seattle have the idea
that their paticular lots are ideal spots for
apartment houses and up go the prices
with that view. Instead of putting an
apartment house on every lot on those hills
why not cover both hills under one roof
and call it one great apartment property.
To prevent the "yellows" who have re
porters of the notorious stripe, the United
States district attorney of New York has
served notice on the big dailies that they
would be prosecuted if they did not observe
the postal laws of the United States, which
makes a crime to publish and distribute
obscene literature, such 13 will be heard in
the Thaw trial during tfl time.
The rosed bill before the legislature,
giving tiw city council the right to elect a
city appointee in case the council and the
mayor can not agree on an appointee should
not pass. We do not favor Mayor Moore's
selections for a successor to A. L. Walters,
but the appointin power should not be
taken from the executive head of a munic
ipality any more so than it should be taken
from the president of the United States or
the governor of some state of our Union.
Ours may be a desperate case, but not so
desperate as to require such drastic reme
dies as the passage of a law relieving the
mayor of the appointing power if he should
happen to differ from the city council.
Over in Denver, Colorado, a number of
Japanese students of the public schools
when given a United States flag for the
flag drill, one of the requisites for the pub
lic schools, threw the same down and hiked
away declaring they would not carry the
flag because they hated it. It transpired
on investigation that other Japanese stu
dents in Denver had done the same thing.
Now that was one of the rules of the pub
lic schools and every Japanese that refused
to carry the flag on such occasions should
have been promptly expelled from the
public schools. We do not favor any dis
crimination in the schools against the Jap
anese children but we would not tolerate
any infractions of the rules of the
schools by such Japanese children as
did attend the public schools. San Fran
cisco in our opinion was and is wrong in
excluding Japanese children from her pub
lic schools, but that is no excuse for Japa
nese children offering an insult to Old
Glory. We would expel every mother's
son of them that refused to carry the flag
on flag day if it meant war with Japan the
very next day. Uncle Sam should have
some rights that the little brown men are
bound to respect as well as the Mikado
have rights which Uncle Sam is expected
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