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FRIDAY September 9, 1910
In announcing his candidacy
for state senator in the Thirty
fifth District, Prank H. Renick
a member of the lower house oJ
the Legislature continuously sinci
1905, states that he does so whollj
upon his record as representative
of the Forty-fifth Legislative Dis
trict, which corresponds with th(
Thirty-fifth Senatorial District
and comprises all of the Fifth
ward and the First, Second, Nintl.
and Tenth precincts of the Sev
enth ward. Mr. Renick says:
"For six years I have servec
my district as representative. Dur
ing that time I have endeavored
to look after the interests of my
district and the state> so as to
merit the good will of my constit
uents. If I have succeeded in
this, I expect to be successful in my candidacy for the state senate.
If I have failed, then I hardly can hope to win. But I feel that I
have not failed, and therefore expect to win."
From the day that he took his seat in the lower house up to the
adjournment of the special session of the Legislature, called by
Governor Myron E. Hay last year, Frank H. Renick's name
has been identified with the most important legislation enacted by
the state of Washington, as the records of The House Journal for
the several sessions prove. Mr. Renick's work in the House is in
dicated by his committee assignments. In the session of 1900, his
first he was chairman of the committee on tide lands and, in addition
was'a member of the committees on corporations other than munici
pal- engrossed bills, insurance and State university.
'The influence of Mr. Renick in the session of 1905 was recog
nized by the speaker of the House in 1907, the year when the appro
priations for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific exposition had to be put
through by his appointment on the very important committee to
formulate rules for the House and joint rules for the House and
Senate and his promotion to the committee on rules and order. In
that session he was chairman of the committee on revenue and taxa
tion and the only member from King county on the committee on
game and game fish. He also served on the committees on appro
priations-this is the most important and most sought-for assign
ment in the gift of the speaker.
He was also a member of the harbor and waterways committee
to which the bills providing for the Duwamish River improvement
and the Lake Washington Canal improvement (known as Senate Bill
81) was referred and favorably reported. _
The appropriations committee, under his leadership in the House,
handled the bill creating a state shoreland improvement fund and
appropriated $250,000 to be paid out of the tide land fund from
the si of the tide lands on Lake Union, to be used in the construc
tion of the Lake Washington Canal. Mr. Renick personally handled
the appropriation bill on the floor of the House.
Mr. Renick at all times has been in favor of an economical ad
ministration of city, county and state affairs.
m Another important piece of legislation for which he worked in
the 1909 session was the bill permitting a refund and rebate of costs
paid for local improvements above the actual cost of the improve-
Renick's candidacy is receiving the support of representative
citizens'of the district. He has resided in the district over twenty
yetr nd has a larger acquaintance than probably any other md,
vldual making his home there. Mr. Rcnick is engaged m the real
Itate a" insurance business and is counted among Seattle's most
Sprese'ative citizens. He resides at 1424 Belmont avenue.
A presiding judge will be
put in operation November
Ist and Judge Boyd J. Tall
man is the first of the seven
to hold that position. After
he will have held the place for
six months he will give way
to Judge Albertson and he to
Judge Gilliham and he to
Judge Gay and he to Judge
Main or his successor, and he
to Judge Frater and he to
Judge Ronald or his successor,
each holding the place six
months and thereafter rotat
ing according to fixed rules.
It has been advocated many
months that it would greatly
facilitate the legal business of
the county to have a presiding judge and in view of the fact the
experiment has never been tried it has seemed to us all along that
a trial of it could do no harm at least for one six months and in
case it did not prove a success then cut it out. It seems that it has
been exceedingly hard for even the seven judges of the county to
keep down the work and if it continues as it has been for the past
POLITICS AID THE POLITICIANS
FRANK H. RENICK
JUDGE BOYD J. TALLMAN
THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN.
year the county will have to ask for at least two more superior
court judges in order to keep the dockets clean. Judge Tallman is
one of the successful judges of the superior court bench and he is
now serving his third four year term.
John Lockwood Wilson has retired from the senatorial contest
and in doing so gave up all hone of occupying a seat in the United
States senate at least for the next four year 3. For the past twenty
years he haa been an important
factor in the political game of
this state and perhaps had more
to the last ditch political friends
than any other man in the state.
In the contest, from which he
has just retired, he himself made
a clean cut manly fight, but if
he had have only been in a
straight fight between himself
and Poindexter, he would have
found it a difficult task to defeat
the insurgent, but with the field
cut to pieces with a number of
candidates all drawing from the
same source as himself it was
foolhardy to continue the fight
at least with any degree of hope
of winning. It is hinted that
Senator Wiison may not only re
tire from the political arena com
pletely, but may also retire
from business and spend the remainder of his life in ease and com
fort. He is a man of wonderful personality and tne strong grasp
he has held on the voters of this state thoroughly demonstrates it.
Despite this implied intimation of his political retirement, if four
years from now he should enter the senatorial contest he
would find his old guard ready to do or die.
The position to which D. K. Sickles is now as good as nominated
and elected, owing to the fact that he is without opposition either
within or without the party, is not one of a very lucrative salary,
yea not only not a very lucrative
salary, but considering the work
and responsibility attached to
office of county clerk of King
county, but one of starvation sal
ary. Two years ago Mr. Sickles
was nominated and elected with
out opposition or so near it that
it might be so considered, and
now the little opposition that
confronted him two years ago
has melted away. Evidently
Sickles has done the square
thing in office and he has con-
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D. K. SICKLES
siders a public office a public trust and has acted accordingly. If
more public officials would conduct themselves while in office as
has Mr. Sickles there would be no need for them having to spend
ten and twenty times more than the salary they get for holding the
office to get elected and re-elected. If the record of one in office
does not re-elect him to the same office then he is not deserving of
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ITEMS OF INTEREST
A London paper claims that the
opium habit is growing among
the women of the smart set.
The drug is obtained for the most
part by cunning and misrepre
The post card craze has seen
its glory. Three years ago over
500,000,000 picture post cardf
were forwarded by German ex
port houses to the United States.
Today this number has fallen to
a little under 250,000,000.
Prof. J. J. See, U. S. N.", in
charge of the naval astronomical
observatory at Mare Island after
devoting ten years of his life to
investigating things sidereal has
evolved a new and imoroved the
ory of the universe. He claims
to have discovered that the con
gregation of the nebulae away
from the Milky Way with maxi
mum accumulation near the poles
of the Galaxy is the result of tht
action of repulsive forces under
which fine, cosmical dust, expell
ed from the stars, is driven as
far away from the Milky Way as
possible. Professor See stated
his conviction that the planets
revolving about the fixed stars
are inhabited by some kind of
Miss Morpungo of London has
been appointed inspector of the
Etruscan Museum and director
of the researches in ancient Et
ruria for that city. Sixty pro
fessors, all men, competed for
Next year Italy will have an
aerial fleet for which Parliament
has voted an appropriation of $3,
--000,000. Twenty-four dirgible
balloons are to be constructed.
Two airships will be attached to
each army corps and a special
corps of aeronauts will be formed.
That this is an age of special
ization, in other words, that it
pays to get next to something and
stick to it for all it is worth, has
been demonstrated by Richard
Parr, who has been awarded
$100,000 by the United States
government for his services in un
covering the sugar trust frauds.
The only room at the top is for
wide-awake and thorough work
English people are the greatest
tea drinkers of Western Europe,
yet the custom is general as the
consumption of the beverage
proves. Some claim, however,
that the art of making it has
been lost, and if ever regained
will greatly reduce the liquor
French experts claim to have
recently spotted the real Halley's
comet. It makes but little differ
ence whether its the real or the
unreal, we on this side have had
all of Halley's comet we want,
and they will have to spring some
body else's comet before we will
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