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The Seattle Republican
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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 postofffce
CAYTON PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc.
Wain 305 427 Epler Block
HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON, - - - Publisher
SUSIE REVELS CAYTON, - - - Associate
"A white man," commented a black man
one day this week, "who lives here and
does not show the very highest respect for
the United States government should have
a millstone placed about his neck and
thrown into the ocean, for this is a land
of opportunities and every one of them is
open to the white man. It's a land of
pleasure and none is too good for the white
man. and the white man, whether anarchist,
socialist or plain every day citizen, that is
not satisfied with such a country is totally
devoid of public gratitude.
The case is quite different with the black
man. It's only the minor opportunities
that are open to him and not too many oi:
them. The most of the black men are will
ing to work and willing to do business, hut
the "door of hope" is for the most part
closed against them. They are denied accom
modations, entertainment and amusen ent
in all public places and if served at all
it's under protest, but in spite of all them
obstacles they are always loyal to the
flag, true to the country and lawabiding
citizens. How strange that such patriotism
should always be met with public insults
This seems to be a year of government
disturbances and destructive revolutions.
China lead off with a revolution that over
turned the old government. Mexican revo
lutionists have taken on a new lease of life
and i new government may be inaugurated
in that country at no distant date. The
revolution in Cuba is gaining much head
way and if it continues to grow Uncle Sam
will be forced to intervene. Even in the
United States there is more or less dis
satisfaction with government usages and
before the year closes the government may
undergo a most marked change. Over in
England, whose government is said to be
as stable as a mountain range, disturbances
continue to rise above the horizon.
Nothing more conclusively shows that
this and other governments are in a chaotic
state than the high cost of living at pres
ent, which is as great if not greater than
it was prior to, during and immediately
after the great Civil war. Steaks all over
the United States are being sold at 32
cents per pound and other meats are equal
ly high. Everything one eats costs twice
and three times what it did a decade ago
and the end is not yet in sight. If these
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1912.
high prices continue there will be a great
<I« j;tl of unrest even in the United States.
Sonic years ago a man did his duty to
ward a woman and it was so unexpected
that, when she died she left him a small
fortune. It's an ill wind that blows no one
good and in the hope of getting a fortune
we trust all manner of men will learn to
be more courteous toward women.
Upon the shoulders of Tom Dovell and
Big Bill Jones will fall the work of the
Taft delegation at Chicago from the state
of Washington. Had there have been
fourteen instead of two of the stripe of
these men Washington would have been
heard from in the Chicago setoo. Selfish
ness has been responsible for more failures
than any other besetting sin.
Whether Darrow, Franklin or Frederick
will be the goat in the Darrow legal entan
glement is still an open question.
When Senator Kern denounced Lorimer
A million dollars is a whole lot c£ money
it looked like a genuine case of the pot
calling the kettle black.
to give up for the restoration of a husband
and especially when there are so many good
men who would fill the bill, and in our opin
ion, a woman would not do it.
From the number of "big ones" at the
Dr. Matthews reception the floor as well as
the table groaned under its load.
My seat in glory against a stale doughnut
there will never be another wheel turned in
Irondale, Bausman & Kelleher to the con-
"Five Smotbored to Death," is a Star
head line. Did you expect them to be
smothered to life?
A Boston woman wants a divorce because
her husband only provided pork chops for
her meals. That shows how crazy Boston
women are, as other women's husbands
can't nuke money enough to periodically
give them a pork chop.
There is hardly any doubt but that Frank
lin is telling a lie as declares Gompers, but
nobody believes Gompers.
We suspect that Colman dock hero would
much prefer a lucrative life-time position
to a Carnegie medal. It woauld certainly
be more comforting in times of need.
Unless the Smith estate gets busy its forty
two story Seattle building will be thirteen
stories behind a New York sky-scraper.
Call the bluff, Mr. Smith.
It might be well for Mr. Engle, clerk
of Judge Hanford's court, to not lose his
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head over that magazine article lest in the
melee he likewise lose his job, not that
he would be found guilty of wrong-doing
in rcffiee, but because it would be consid
ered best for the good of the government.
Damage suits against newspapers and maga
zines always call for more talk and some
-1 imes begin the unwidnding of a seemingly
Evidently the black and tans of Cuba
are getting the better of the scrap, as Uncle
Sam's "blue coats" are being landed again
on Cuban soil.
The disgraceful row preeipnated by Pros
ecutor Fredericks in the Darrow trial,
which almost resulted in a personal encoun
ter, has done more to give that trial the ap
pearance of a farce comedy than anything
else that has happened in the proceedings
and that is saying a good deal.
Chicago may have never before seen bet
ter conventions, financially speaking, but
she has seen much quieter conventions than
the one that will soon be pulled off there,
and that's no dream.
That bull con story in the Seattle Daily
Times about Burns railroading innocent
ment to prison reminds us of the fellow
that dreamed of finding fabulous wealth and
marking the spot of the hidden treasure
only to wake up and find the spot
marked was by the bed post instead of by
a tree in the forest.
Tt is estimated that at present the So
cialist party could coast a million votes
in the United States, but if Roosevelt is
defeated at Chicago ten time sthat number
is liable to cast for T. R. their presidential
In the past every slum of the earth lias
been given the right of full and free citi
zenship in the United States and we can
not see how Judge Hanford can improve or
help conditions by denying one more poor
crazy fool full fledged citizenship.
Prof. E. S. Meany, of the Washington
University, has received a package of eidel
weiss seds from which grows the most cher
ished flower of the European Alps, it be
ing sent him from Anton Lang, Switzer
land. Prof. Meany intends to plant the
seeds on the top of Mt. Rainier next sum
mer and it is to be hoped that that famous
flower will soon be growing as luxuriantly
there as on its native mountain.
The first shipment of gold from Alaska
to the Sound arrived by the steamer Port
land, July 17, 1897. In commemoration of
which we are to celebrate the Golden Pot