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the congressional triumvirate has been shat
tered and each tub will have to stand on its
own bottom when nomination and election
time come round again. The friends of the
triumvirate hoped until the very last minute
to be able to head off the final passage of the
districting act, but flatly failed, and if the
individual'members of the triumvirate are
wise they will accept the situation cheerfully
and at once begin to shape their political des
tinies along new lines. The three respective
districts will include the counties of the state
First District: Island, King, San Juan,
Ska git, Snohomish, Whatcom and Kitsap.
Present representative of the district, Will E.
Second District: Chehalis, Clallam, Clark,
Cowlitz , Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific,
Pierce, Klickitat, Skamania, Thurston and
Kahkiakum. Present representative, F. W.
Third District: Adams, Asotin, Benton,
Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin,
Garfield, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Spo
kane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman and
Yakima. Presnt representative, W. L. Jones,
Seattle in 1909.
Ross "Was Vindicated.
Piles of Panama Coming.
Cushman Caught a Coon.
Cut Jamestown, Va., Out,
Your Taxes Are Doubled.
Humphrey Has Returned.
Whose Governor Is Mead ?
Tenth Legislature Is Dead.
Negro Help for Northwest.
Tacoma Is Surely Growing.
Tacoma Is Surely Growing,
A $6,000,000 Appropriation.
Money for an Easter Bonnet.
Saloonkeeper Was Convicted.
Who Is Your Friend (Political) ?
Had not the Blethen family come to Se
attle at the time it did a divil of a sorry
town it would have been.
John S. McMillin may disgorge, but we
hardly think it will be $2,000, and we be
ieve he is about three-thirds right.
Elijah Dowie is dead, but no chariot of
fire or otherwise appeared to take him
home, which must have been a disappoint
ment to him.
"New arms for the agricultural college,"
comes the report. With them ready for
business the gopher army which has so
successfully flanked the agricultural army
the gophers should soon be routed horse
This year four-hundred and twenty ca
dets are being taught military science and
tactics under the consistent supervision of
Captain Edward Kimmel, of the U. S. A.
Artillery Corps. Last year there were
three-hundred and seventy cadets, and
three years ago they numbered three-hun
dred and twenty, making an increase of
one-hundred in three years. A regimental
formation is now maintained, comprising
THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
two battalions; one of four companies, and
the other of three. Last year the battalion
had three companies each.
The State College cadets are now armed
with Krag-Jorgensens. Three-hundred and
fifty of these modern implements of war
have just arrived, and thereby an epoch is
marked in the evolution of military affairs
at the Washington State college. The
arms were received as good as new from
the Benicia arsenal, at San Francisco, and,
while they have been in the service of the
regular army, the guns have been re
browned and re-blued, until to all appear
ances they are spic-and-span brand new.
With the new arms have come new belts,
such as are worn with the Springfield gun.
PROF. F. M. McCULLY.
Who died at his home in Olympia last
Tuesday. At the time of his death he was
deputy state superintendent of public
schools of this state. He was well and fa.
vorably known in school circles all over the
Topics in Brief.
Railroads are becoming the prime factor
in American race suicide—The New York
"Making up tims" is one of the swift
est ways of entering eternity.—The New
York Evening Mail.
Why can not we make a treaty with
Pittsburg to issue no more passports to
New York?— New York Evening Mail.
Mr. Carnegie can back Mr. Rockefeller
off the boards by giving a million or so for
the education of the Japanese children in
San Francisco.—The Cleveland Leader.
The Kansas legislature abolishes capital
punishment. A sentence for life in Kan
sas is a greater deterrent from crime than
a death sentence.—The Atlanta Journal.
By the way in which state legislatures
are reducing railroad fares from three to
two cents, it is plain that the no-pass regu
lations are in force.—N. Y. Commercial.
The people of the United States have
given $32,000,000 to the General Education
Board, but they didn't know it until John
D. Rockefeller told them about it.—The
When the jury decides upon the sanity
of Harry Thaw it will do well to turn its
attention to some of the special writers
who are giving impressions of the trial. —
The Cleveland Leader.
The achievment of Woo Ang, of San
Francisco, who raised a draft for $8 to $8,
--000 is a refutation of the statement that
the Chinese cannot adapt themselves to
American ways. —The Boston Transcript.
A Connecticut thief has stolen sixty
comic operas. If they are the kind that
have been on the boards during the last
few seasons a grateful public will give him
all the assistance needed to avoid capture.
—The Cleveland Leader.
After voting to raise the salaries of its
members $2,500 a year because of the in
creased cost of living in Washington, the
House is preparing to pass a bill making
tipping unlawful in the District of Colum
bia. It is true economy that saves at both
ends.—The New York World.
There was a nice derangement of epi
taphs in the part of the King's speech re
ferring to the Kingston earthquake. ''I
have seen with satisfaction," said King
Edward, "that the emergency has been
met by the Governor with courage, and by
the people with self control. —The New
York Evening Post.
George Hazzard, the old-time Demo
cratic politician of Tacoma, in an interview
at Spokane this week on his return from
the east, says ' 'Washington is the greatest
state in the union for natural resources
and future population and wealth." He
says ' 'Spokane in time will be a city of
one-million population." Mr. Hazzard pre
dicts with confidence that "before 1950
there will be 6,000,000 people in the state
of Washington—as many as there are to
day in Pennsylvania, and I wouldn't be
surprised if it came before a quarter of a
century. The eyes of the whole country
are turned on the state of Washington. —
Looking back through the American
history of the Negroes and considering the
vicisitudes of their life, the hardships some
of them endured and the resultant condi
tion, the faithfulness in captivity, their
peacefulness for two-hundred years, their
swift evolution from complete ignorance,
their rapid adoption of the white man's
methods and their amiable life as a people,
the fair-minded and unprejudiced student
must accord them a high place among the
laboring populations of the earth. As a
race they have done well. As a race they
are doing well. As a race they can and do
produce criminals. So does our own; so
does every race under the sun, every state,
every city.—The Century Magazine.
Of the three elected "members of the
license board by the city council of Cen
tral Falls, Rhode Island, one was a colored
man—Richard A. Butler. Mr. Butler has
lived in the city for a great many years
and is engaged in the real estate and in