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aitaries decided that though they might be in the right
church, yet they were most decidedly in the wreng pew.
Every tie that bound Taft and Roosevelt has been broken
and now it will be war to the knife for party supremacy,
and even at this early stage of the game, it looks as if
Roosevelt will lead the Conservation forces against his
former lieutenant in the next presidential contest, and if
he does, he will sweep him and his forces from the face
of the earth.
JIM HILL AND CONSERVATION.
After all, one of the most interesting talks before the
Conservation Congress was that of James J. Hill- the
great railroad magnate, not because he is the owner of the
Great Northern railroad, but because he is a man of vast
experience, and likewise of many resources. His speech
brought out some things that had not been touched by
others, and demonstrated that for some unexplainable
reason the Interest men are always together and to the
seeming detriment, of the common people. Mr. Hill bit
terly opposed the Federal government conserving the nat
ural, mineral and mineral resources of the country, and
declared that such were the property rights of the re
spective states- and in doing so he came dangerously near
endorsing the old state rights doctrines that caused the
Great Civil war. If his allegations be true that it costs
the government 50 per cent more to do public improve
ments than it does private individuals and concerns, then
the crying need of the United States should be more for
a Conversion Congress than a Conservation Congress, that
the citizens may be converted to honesty, personal integ
rity and greatest of all, patriotism.
BALLINGER ALMOST BOUNCED.
It looks a good deal like the Insurgent and Demo
cratic members of the Ballinger-Pinchot investigation com
mittee took snap judgment of the absent Republican mem
bers and voted Secretary Ballinger down and out, but
whether the above be true or not the mere fact that as
many of the members of the committee as voted on the
snap shop resolution as did, is sufficient proof that Sec
retary Ballinger is dangerously near the ban of guilty
as charged. It is hardly probable that even Democrats
would deliberately vote to blight and ruin the character
of a fellow citizen for mere partisan purposes, hence there
must be something wrong. What the final report of the
committee will be is verily not known, but enough evi
dence has been brought out to show that Secretary Ballin
ger has been under the influence of some one, whose mo
tives were not very patriotic, and that that some one seems
to be none other than the one that was able to pick up
an obscure man in the Far Northwest and have him named
as secretary of the interior in President Taft's cabinet.
The question is, Who is the man?
COL. EVANS VS. MAYOR GILL.
"Negro soldiers have no rights that the policemen of
Seattle are bound to respect," are in effect, the decision
of Mayor Hiram Charles Gill, who refused to have a po
liceman discharged from the force who abused a colored
soldier and a couple of women who were with him- and
that, too, on the military reservation. Col. Evans of the
fort demanded the policeman's removal and in refusing
to do so the mayor replied: "I would have to have more
evidence than that of a drunken Negro soldier and his
lady (?) friends to discharge the officer." And thus the
mayor of Seattle adds insult to injury and using the words
of the immortal writer, "The villian still pursues me."
"Without excuse or justification the mayor has kept thirty
policemen on duty about the fort to guard the citizens
against the vicious Negro soldiers, when in fact the po
jlicemen are a hundred times more vicious than has been
(proven the Negro soldiers have ever been. Dozens of po
jlicemen have been discharged from the force within the
past year for abusing young white women and that, too,
while'on duty, and it is charged that the officer in question
was drunk at the time.
Oh, what a tangle webb we weave
When first we practice to deceive.
A MESSAGE FROM MARS.
"Horton"—Another chapter in aerial achievement is
recorded in the sending of a wireless message from an
This was the message sent from an aviator in flight,
a mile away and 500 feet up, to a receiving station on
earth, and it may he quite as significant in its way as the
famous one. ""What hath God wrought?"
However, the fall to a speedy death with an aero
plant is beginning to be what we commonly call "an
every-day occurrence'" and at first glance may appear to
be a needless loss of life and suffering. True the rapid
progress of the world's growth has been achieved at a
high price. For measures, inventions, improvements, and
discoveries, men have given up their lives and the end is
not yet. We observe, and hence we learn from experience.
It must be admitted some are bitter but none the less
effective, and the number who have died with the number
which will yet be sacrificed, will be small indeed, when
compared with the immense throngs which will be bene
,fited when the aeroplane shall have reached the highest
stage of its usefulness.
INSURGENCY GROWING STRONGER.
If you argue that Insurgency in Republican ranks is
not in the air and even sweeping all before it, then you are
shutting your eyes to the cold blooded facts. Up to date
every state that has voted has been carried by the In
surgent forces and the latest to fall into their hands are
Wisconsin and Michigan. In the former, Robert La Fol
lette defeated his opponent by an overwhelming majority,
in the latter, Senator Burrows was defeated by Charles E.
Townsend, the Insurgent candidate- by a most decided ma
jority. Even over in Vermont and New Hampshire, In
surgency demoralized the Republican ranks and either de
feated the regulars out right, or drove them to cover.
Nothing is more responsible for this than Theodore Roose
velt's Western tour and his series of splendid speeches.
Owing to the attitude Roosevelt has assumed on the con
servation question it is predicted that the Insurgents will
absolutely control the next Congress and that even the
state of Washington will contribute one senator and three
representatives to that majority. At this writing every
thing indicates that Miles Poindexter will get more votes
in the senatorial contest than all of the other candidates
combined. It also looks as if T. P. Revelle will beat
Humphrey, that McCredie will be defeated and an Insur
gent will lead in the Third district.
TUSKEEGEE GETS A MILLION.
To him that hath, give him more, seems to be the rule
in this "land of the free aDd home of the brave," and
working along that line, a Mrs. Flora L. Dotger of South
Orange, N. J., bequeathed at her death a few days ago
a round million dollars to Booker T. "Washington's Tuskee
gee institute. However, in this instance, Mr. Dotger has
used more discretion than others with millions for distri
bution. Tuskeegee has and is doing the greatest educa
tional work of any institution in the whole country, and
it has at its head one of the greatest men the world has
seen for years, but unlike Col. Roosevelt, who has the
credit of being the most popular man in the world, Dr.
Booker T. "Washington's greatness all runs to the good of
humanity, while Roosevelt's runs to keeping Teddy in tha
limelight. The more money and help Booker T. "Wash
ington gets from those able to give, the more he uplifts
fallen humanity, and power to him is but a means to doing
more good for mankind in general, while Roosevelt seeks
power for selfish aggrandizement, and it may be said of
him that he is dangerously ambitious, so far as the general
good of the United States is concerned.
STRIKERS FIGHT MOVING PICTURES.
Complaints are pouring in from the labor unions re
garding moving pictures, which they claim are libellous
inasmuch as the scenes are posed by hired actors who
exaggerate action and motion. They think it fair that
days of weary waiting, where the pot has ceased to boil,
should be represented also. Inhumane outbreaks and wil
ful desecration of property and loss of life attend strikes,
and if the union does not wish them depicted to the world,
so that all men may see them, these evils should be elim
inated. If strikes are an unfair proposition let them be
stopped; if they are the right thing- there should be no
attending conditions arising which would place the union
in a poor light were they used in a scene of a moving
picture. There is but one right way. The pictures por
tray the most intense scenes and it follows, whichever
side is at fault, will become unpopular because public
sentiment will censure it. The moving picture show is
both amusing and instructive, and like the stage, is des
tined to become no small incentive in the world's uplift.
SAM HILL'S GOOD ROADS.
How much there is in the proposition made by Sam
uel Hill to build a highway from Blame to Vancouver,
from Vancouver to Spokane by the way of Walla Walla
and thence by the way of Davenport and Wenatchee to
Seattle is more than can be said at this time or by any
one that has not given the proposition a thorough consid
eration, but it sounds feasible, and if Mr. Hill is willing
to assume the responsibility and put up a sufficient bond
to guarantee the state against financial loss there is no
reason why he should not be given the right to begin the
undertaking. Good roads is a hobby with Mr. Hill and he
has already spent thousands of dollars of his own money
in the effort to give the state of Washington good roads
and in the proposition he has just made to the state, it
appears that he can not realize a cent of money from it,
but if he should realize a handsome profit therefrom he
would richly merit it. A good driving road as he has
mapped out across the state in three directions would be
one of the greatest boons that could come to the state in a
century. This paper is not at this time endorsing the
plan, but it looks good and merits the closest investiga
tion of those who have the development of the state at
AMERICA'S AUTOMOBILE LUXURY.
There are many speculative suggestions that the
American people are too extravagant in their use of auto
mobiles. It is predicted that if trouble appears in the
financial and industrial world the motor craze will have
to bear the blame. There are many persons who can hard
ly afford them, but they come under the head of luxuries
and each man has the right to indulge in luxuries, if it so
pleases him and he can produce the where-with. Count
what our women spend for jewels and our men for drink
and tobacco each year, and it will be found that the au
tomobile craze is not so bad after all. Americans have
always been adicted to these other things, which do not
tend to proling life, and it must be admitted, this new
luxury is an engine of business as well as pleasure, giv
ing employment to many, while joy, health and recrea
tion follow in its wake. Tn many cases its use is econom
ical, as it serves a necessary and beneficent purpose.
Senator Blhu Root has returned from The Hague,
where he represented the United States government at the
congress of nations, to which the disputes between the
United States government and the English government
over boundary troubles between this country and Canada,
were submitted. Assisting Senator Root in unraveling
the legal controversy was former Senator George Tur
ner of Spokane. It is said that our legal representatives
are well satisfied with the presentment of the case and
believe the United States will be awarded all she has de
mandd of the English government.
From the speeches made by President Taft and Col.
Roosevelt at the conservation convention at St. Paul, it is
plain to be seen that the two former fast friends will soon
become bitter political enemies and seek to tear each other
to pieces with even more intensity than they did to build
each other up. Roosevelt made Taft, but once made Taft
thought it impossible for Roosevelt to unmake him, but
Teddy does not entertain a like feeling, hence the bitter
Gilbert M. Hitchcock, the name of the new Democratic
Moses from Nebraska, who for a number of years was a
disciple of the immortal William Jennings Bryan, follow
ing blindly in his political wake, but who finally rebelled
from his prohibition teachings and went before the people
and downed his old political past master. Mr. Hitchcock
has been nominated for United States senator by the Dem
ocrats of Nebraska over the protests of Mr. Bryan, and
unless the state goes Republican, which is more than prob
able, owing to the big factional fight among the Demo
crats, he will be elected to the senate. Such are the for
tunes of war.
It is again reported that King Menelik is dangerous
ly ill and his death may occur at most any minute. The
above may be absolutely true, but similar yarns have been
published before, and despite their publication the king
has lived on. He is one of the notable rulers of the world
and comes nearer being absolute ruler of those he governs
than any other ruler now living.
Roosevelt's "malicious journalism" must be Editor
Roosevelt publishing Dictator Roosevelt's speeches. So
far as the general public is concerned, no form of jour
nalism could be more mendacious.
Because President Taft and Col. Roosevelt dffer as to
Republican policies, it is argued that there is a "crisis
in the Republican party." The Republican party will live
on when both of them have been dead and forgotten. In
stead of there being a crisis in the Republican party, it
looks more like there is a disturber and malcontent in the
Working the Indian seems to be a rather lucrative
employment down in Oklahoma.
Insurgery refuses to learn the A B C of the stand-pat
Republicans, especially since they stand for Aldricb Bal
linger, and Cannon.
That antique pitcher, for which J. Pierpont Morgan J
recently paid $25,000, will probably be sold for 25 cents
a year after Morgan is dead.
FRIDAY September 9, 1910