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VOL. XIII NO. 39
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Nicarauga warriors have captured the
mule, which for the time being should end
Ruef, the notorious San Francisco pub
lic looter says, "It pays to be a politician."
Well, Reuf ought to know.
March's lamb-like going out is in order,
as she not only came in like a lion but act
ed like one all of the time she has been
If Heney catches Harriman in his drag
net for grafters he will have bagged a good
deal bigger fish than he thought could be
found in so small a pond as San Francisco.
Ah, but it will be a great day for Seat
tle when the 2d of April comes round,
when the Morning Times becomes the guid
ing star of the benighted citizens of this
We suggest that President Theodore
Roosevelt, when he retires from the presi
dency, take up his abode in Brownsville,
Texas, where he can study the race ques
tion to his heart's content.
San Francisco has had another earth
quake, but the latter one confined itself
to the grafters. The shaking, how
ever was no less severe than in the one a
year ago by which the general public was
so badly shaken.
Nothing serious has occurred in the war
between Nicarauga and Honduras as yet,
unless that mule has kicked the wind out
of both armies and broken away and gone
back to Mizouri where the braying ass is
heard in the distant hills.
The spring poet has not yet put in his
nor her appearance in this part of the mor
al vinyard, the ice, probably, having not
sufficiently thawed out to permit them to
escape and that doubtless accounts for the
scarcity of obituary notices.
If the senate investigation committee
should go south to hear the Brownsville
folks' side of the raid story what more
could they learn even from them than
SEATTLLE, WASHINGTON MARCH 29. 1907*
what those selfsame citizens told President
Roosevelt's emisaries about it?
Ryan's Legislative Manual is a thing of
beauty and Editor J. H. Ryan of the Taco
ma Forum is to be congratulated on the
general neatness of the publication. It is
by far the most complete and valuable
manual ever turned out in the interest of a
Washington state legislature.
We fear old age and actual death will
overtake some of those would be Seattle
realty investors, who are waiting for real
estate in the city to go down from its
present prices in order to invest. For 15
years we have waited and watched for that
day to come, but it has never come.
Saloon keepers, who wilfully violate the
Sunday closing law, should be punished,
but the police should be careful not to
wring in any spite work or any of their
personal feelings. The general public
wants the law fully obeyed, but will stand
for no undue advantage being taken.
State school funds were not dropped
into the Port Townsend water bond rat
hole and thereby making it possible for
someone to bag some $150,000 by the deal
which they were not entitled to, and it is
hinted that had much to do with the insur
ance publications going to the evening
Two retired office holders names were
forged to a check, on which collection was
asked by the forger, but the victim after
looking at the two signatures became leary
of the genuineness of the check and had
the fellow arrested. Who ever heard of
an ex-official either having any money in a
bank or anywhere else.
Mullen and Gill may have had a ' 'fall
ing out," but unless we miss our guess
their political and financial interests are
too closely allied to not fall in on short no
tice whenever it is necessary. Such fall
ing out is but another way of accomplish
ing certain ends that could not be unless a
pretense at falling out was made.
Grafting- seems to be so common to the
American people just now that it may well
be pronounced a national epidemic. The
man in authority who does not graft seems
to be the exception and not the rule, and
yet we are said to live in a Christian land,
where the refining influences of civilization
does its work so well that even lo the poor
Indian is surrendering to it.
And the secretary of state has taken
the insurance publications from the Post
Intelligencerand gave them to the paper that
made him, Nichols, secretary of state. Sam
was rather slow in recognizing the good
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work of the Times and likewise showing
his appreciation to the paper that stood by
him in the past two campaigns, but it is
better late than never.
Rumor has it that A. L. Walters is
about to lose out and that John Hay will
be confirmed. We told you The Times was
going to sink you, Mr. Walters. Now let
others take timely warning.
In showing up Harry Thaw's crazy
freaks the defendant's lawyers have built
better than they expected, for Judge Fitz
gerald has ordered a lunacy commission to
examine him, which is now trying to send
Harry to the mad house instead of the
A new epoch will dawn in the history
of Seattle on April the 2d when The
Morning Times hits the town. Twice be
fore the editor in chief of The Times made
a similar newspaper sp c and each time
ignominiously failed, and his chances of
succeeding at this time seem no more
brilliant than on former occasions. A fool
and his money soon part.
A Key to Slang.
Philologists like to study slang. They
can account for many slang phrases that
seem idiotic. Thus:
"To give the cold shoulder."— It was
the custom in mediaeval France when a
guest had outstayed his welcome, to serve
him a cold shoulder of mutton instead of
the usual hot meat. Flushing the man al
ways took this hint.
"Deadheads."—ln Pompeii a compli
mentary ticket to an entertainment took
the form of a small ivory skull.
"He's a Brick."—A visitor to Sparta
found the capitol without walls, and asked
the king what he would do in case of in
vasion in his wallless town. "Sparta has
50,000 soldiers," the king answered, and
' 'each man is a brick.''
"Catching a Tartar."—During the war
between Russia and Tartary a private sol
dier shouted, "Captain, I have caught a
Tartar." "Well, bring him in," the cap
tain rejoined. "He wont let me," the sol
dier called despairingly, as his prisoner
dragged him into the Tartar lines.
"Skidoo 23."—The origin of this phrase
is lost in the blackness of remotest antiq
"To eat humble pie."—ln the Middle
Age, after a deer had been slaughtered,
the master of the house and his family ate
the choice cuts, while the feet, neck and
head were made into a pie. This humble
pie was served to the servants and retain
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