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The Seattle Republican
Single Copies, 10 Cents.
THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
Is published every Friday by Cayton Publishing
Subscriptions, $3 per year; six months, $1.50;
Entered as second-class matter at the postoffice
CAYTON PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc.
Main 305 427 Epler Block
HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON, - - - Publisher
SUSIE REVELS CAYTON, - - - Associate
If no more benefit is derived from the
breaking up of the steel trust than did from
the Standard Oil trust then the people would
be money a head if nothing was spent in
the courts breaking up the steel trust.
Trying to prove Dr. J. Grant Lyman
guilty of breaking jail, when he was not
in jail, is so ridiculous that the U. S. Dis
trict attorney, who filed the charge ought
himself to be informed against for soften
ing of the brain.
"Half truth about Alaska may be a lie,"
as declares Maurice Leehey, but since he
is in league with the Guggenheim coal land
grabbers we suspect the whole truth told
by them would be a complete volume of
Both Turkey and Italy declare they will
carry on the war and have no intention of
signing an armistice, but will fight'it out,
if it takes all summer. There must be a
shortage of fuel in Hadese and Mars is
getting in his winter's wood.
That Wicker sham President Taft has
for an attorney general seems to be only
one of the various shams in the cabinet.
Politics must be red hot in Colorado
That woman that got tangled up in the
Main of the superior court last week evi
dently favors the recall of judges.
"Somewhere Mr. Taft is speaking," says
the New York American, and it might now
add, somewhere Mr. Taft is sighing.
Uncle Sam couldn't keep hands off and
his men of war have been ordered to take
a hand in the destruction of Turkey.
An Indian surgeon on white men is noth
ing new, if the frontier stories of bygone
days are a hundredth part true, and the
Indians on the plains did their work with
the same neatness and dispatch as the In
dian surgeon that is creating such wide
spread comment throughout the east at
If the promoters of the Johnson-Wells
fight are absolutely certain that the preach
ers are personally responsible for the stop
ping of the mill, why have they not a case
of damage against the divines, for they cer
tainly lost a wad of money.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. NOV. 3, 1911.
Can Republicans Win?
President Taft in his last Chicago speech
adroitly admitted that there was a bare
possibility of the Republican ticket being
defeated next year, but those Republicans
present attributed the President's utterances
not so much as to his conclusions of the
situation after making his remarkable
swing around the circles and feeling the
public pulse, but to his complete exhaustion.
They, however, misinterpreted the public's
mind on the situation and President Taft is
right in his political prognostication, for he
realizes that he is being opposed not only
by the Insurgents and Democrats, but the
trust magnates have it in for him and the
laboring man has no great amount of love
for him. hence he seems to stare almost
certain defeat in the face.
Government Ownership of Utilities.
If a recent discussion of the United States
supreme court is correctly interpreted it
means that, the various state railway com
missions will soon be things of the past, and
the interstate commerce commission will
absolutely control all railway systems. Is
this another step toward government own
ership of railroads? With the commerce
commission saying what the railroads shall
charge and the manner they are to be op
erated, it seems that it would be just as well
for the government to take over the owner
ship of the roads and operate them just as
is the postoffice department operated. If
many of us did not fear public opinion we
would be classed as Socialists. There is
no doubt but that thousands of hard-headed
business men of the United States would
come squarely out for government owner
ship of all public utilities if not hampered
by business relations. There is hardly any
doubt but that the sentiment of the country
is rapidly drifting in that direction and all
because the trusts have taken such aggres
sive stands in the way of bottling up busi
Vocal Music In Prisons.
"There is still another reason why I ad
vocate the adoption of vocal music in pris
ons," said the associate editor hereof. "It
would mean that, when the prisoners went
.out into the world they would seek musical
associates and spend their evenings with
persons of a- different calling than that of
the thief and the highwayman. If one de
veloped a splendid musical talent, while
practicing in prison, when released such per
son would be so pleased with the voice he
or she possessed that music lovers' com
pany would be sought in order to further
develop that talent. While occasionally you
find a criminal with a talent of some value,
VOLUME XVIII, NUMBER 35.
yet, for the most part, the hardened crimi
nal has a talent for nothing save crimin
ology, hence out of prison only criminals
are sought and it is only a question of time
before such person is again in prison. That
class of persons would be repulsive to the
ex-convict who had developed into a talent
ed singer while in prison.
Is a Change Necessary.
Whether the average person of this coun
try is for the continuation of the Republi
can party in the control of the country, is a
serious question just now, and on which
they are thinking long and loud. All, how
ever, feel that a change would do the coun
try good, but to change from the Republi
can to the Democratic party would not be
very much of a change, and the prospects
of getting a Progressive as President is so
remote that it might be considered hope
less. Whether or not unduly favored by
the Republican party the trusts have grown
strong under its control and it is the con
census of opinion that, the only way to get
rid of the trusts is to get rid of the Republi
can party, but the Democratic party has
favored the trusts about as much as the Re
publicans and it would be like jumping out
of the frying pan into the fire to give the
Democrats the power instead of the Re
publicans. President Taft has shown some
disposition to hammer the trusts and it may
be, if re-elected, he would do even more
than he has done.
Thanks to Almighty God.
William Howard Taft by virtue of his
office as President of the United States, has
designated Thursday, November 30th, as
the National day of Thanksgiving and has
asked that everybody in the republic re
frain from his or her labors on that day and
give thanks to Him, who doeth all things
well, foe the manifold blessings He has
from time to time bestowed upon the Na
tion. While he did not say so in so many
words, yet it is understood that, the Presi
dent wants the citizens of the United States
with one accord to put forth super human
efforts to make the destruction of turkey
sure and certain.
Socialist Storm Brewing.
The latest achievement of Socialism is the
casting of a majority of the votes in the
Los Angeles primary election one day this
week. It is hardly possible at the general
election later on for the Socialist to elect
their candidate mayor of Los Angeles, but
it has made rapid headway and will make
even greater headway than it has unless the
economic conditions of the United States
rapidly change for the better. There is so
little difference between the Republican and