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February 22, 1907
Household Help Wanted!
There is a famine in household help in most of the cities and towns of the state of Wash
ington, and especially in the city of Seattle, the largest town in the state. The crying demand
for good household help is so general in Seattle that at least 1,000 girls in excess of what are
already employed in the city could be placed in good positions at wages ranging from $25 to
$30 per month, and in some instances even higher than that, the next day after they reached
the city. THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN is preparing to issue a special edition under the
THE NORTHWEST NEGRO PROGRESS NUMBER,
which will be sent in large numbers to the Jamestown Exposition for free distribution in the
Negro building, and the help situation might be greatly relieved in this section by a great num
ber of families wanting help placing "want advertisements" in this special edition.
will contain pictures of a hundred or more homes of Negroes in this state. It will likewise con
tain the pictures of a hundred or more Negro men and women more or less prominent in the
various localities of the state in which they reside, and through those channels many copies of
the special will find their way back East, where they will be eagerly read by friends and rela
tives. With such opportunities staring them in the face, they may make up their minds to
come West at once and seek such employment as they find advertised.
The proposition is worthy of your most earnest consideration, and the investment might
mean a lasting benefit to the entire community. For further particulars call at the office of
The Seattle Republican, 215 Marion Street, or call up Main 305, and some one from the office
will call on you, or write to
THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN,
215 Marion Street. Main 305.
COLORED HELP OBTAINABLE!
Senator Reed Smoot of Utah, the Mor
mon of many wives, who was elected some
years ago and against whom a hot fignt has
been made by all Christian
denominations ever since
won the fight last Wednes
day, when the senate by a
vote of 43 to 24 refused to
expell him from the senate on account of
his peculiar practices, thus ending one of
the most stubborn fights that has ever been
made against the United States Senator on
account of his church affiliations. Remark
able as it may seem every Republican voted
for Smoot and practically all the Democrats
voted against him. When the territory of
Utah was admitted into the union of states it
was overwhelmingly Democratic and re
mained in that column a number of years
thereafter, but when McKinley was a candi
date for the presidency the Republicans
through Mark Hanna made a deal with the
Mormons to the effect that if they would
swing Utah into the Republican column, if
a Mormon was elected to the United States
senate the Republicans would not see him
unseated as was Brigham H. Roberts the
Democratic Mormon elected to the house of
representatives a few years prior. The
Mormons delivered the goods, Smoot, a
Mormon apostle and a polygamist, was
elected to the senate. That means for a
number of years yet to come Utah, Idaho
and Wyoming, where large number of
Mormons reside, will continue in the
Republican column on all national elections,
and the evil of Mormonism will continue to
flourish and disgrace the land just as it has
for the past fifty years or more.
"Teddy, is there no school today V
"Sure! Yer don't suppose 'cause I'm
playin' hookey dat dey'd close up de school,
THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
"But didn't you say you wouldn't ic
cept the best man that walked the earth ?"
asked the girl in the new fall hat.
"Yes," replied her chum, blushing
"And yet you have accepted Percy
"Well he doesn't have to. walk the earth.
He owns an automobile."—Chicago News.
# # #
Anglar—Hang it! Is there a dry spol
in this boat where I can scratch a match ?
Boatman (who has been disappointed as
regards refreshments) Try my throat, sir!
# # #
M. Z. (at the police station)— Can I see
the man you arrested at my house last
Chief Constable—What do you want to
see him for ?
M. Z.— I want to ask him how he man
aged to get into the house and go up the
stairs wiihout waking my wife!—Le Rire.
* * *
' 'When your mother-in-law fell into the
water, why didn't you help to get her
1 'My dear madam, you must know that
nothing I have ever done has pleased her."
* • •
"Aren't you ashamed to stand there list
ening to that child's oaths?"
"Shamed, nuflfin'! Dat kid's er natual
born swearer wot anybody might learn of."
The Pioneer Social Club held a Valentine
social, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. H.
R. Cayton, 518, 14th avenue N., on Thurs-
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day evening. The rooms were beautifully
decorated. The program was most inter
esting and entertaining. Miss Cora Oliver
gave a graphfic description of the origin of
Valentine Day. Mrs. L. A. Graves rendered
a selection from Paul L. Dunbar; Mr. I.
Israel Walker, read an eulogy on Hon.
Abraham Lincoln ; Miss Emma Houston,
an instrumental solo ; vocal solo by Mr. C.
C. Hancock. Each member gave a quota
tion from Lincoln's saying.
Captain James E. White, general superintend
ent of the railway mail service, has resigned, after
serving 1G years in that position. He retires be
cause of ill health.
Emperor William, among other Christmas tok
ens he gave to Ambassador Tower, presented him
with a large portfolio of drawings by the famous
artist Menzel, dealing with military subjects of
the time of Frederick the Great.
One of the most popular of the royal duchesses
in Germany is the Duchess of Sachsen Coburg-
Gotha. The story is now told that in company
with one of her ladies in waiting she recently
shopped at a public market and made purchases
for the royal kitchen. At a meat market, when
she was told of the present high price of meat,
she declared: "This is inconceivable. How can
the wife of a workman make ends meet? I must
tell my husband about it." The duchess every
day is in the royal kitchen and even peels pota