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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 postofflce
CAYTON PUBLISHING COMPANY, Inc.
Main 305 427 Epler Block
HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON, - - • Publisher
SUSIE REVELS CAYTON, • • • Associate
WHEN A FELLOW DIES.
I've noticed when a fellow dies, no matter
what he's been—
A saintly chap or one whose life was darkly
steeped in sin—
His friends forget the bitter words they
spoke but yesterday,
And now they find a multitude of pretty
things to say.
I fancy when I go to rest some one will
bring to light
Some kindly word or goodly act long buried
out of sight;
But, if its all the same to you, just give to
The bouquets while I'm living and the
knocking when I'm dead.
Don't save your kisses to imprint upon my
While countless maledictions are hurled up
on me now;
Say just one kindly word to me while I
mourn here alone,
And don't save all your eulogy to carve
upon a stone!
What do I care if when I'm dead the Bloom
(Jives me write-up with a cut in mourning
It will not flatter me a bit, no matter what
So kindly throw your bouquets now —knock
me when I'm dead.
It may be fine when one is dead, to have the
folks talk so,
To have the flowers come in loads from rela
tives, you know;
It may be nice to have these things from
those you leave behind,
Hut just as far as I'm concerned, I really do
I'm quite alive and well today, and while I
Lead me a helping hand at times —give me a
word of cheer;
Just change the game a little bit; just kindly
swap the decks,
For I will be no judge of flowers when I've
cashed in my checks.
—New York Sun.
This is absolutely the hottest June the
Puget Sound country has seen for the past
twelve months. It's simply a record
Publishers of weekly papers in Walla
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY. JUNE 21, 1912.
Walla county have already harvested their
political Hay crop and we understand it was
So many "ideal days" are manufactured
and sent to Western Washington this season
that they are no longer topics of conversa
tion, and that is saying a good deal.
The poor man who runs for an office under
the direct primary law must feel, when it's
all over that he was as big a fool as was
Thompson's colt, which swam the river to
get a drink.
Having succeeded in establishing a "white
man's government" in Cuba, Uncle Sam can
now gracefully withdraw hie forces from
that island and look back at the work and
say: "well done."
Though he may not merit freedom, yet
it would be a world-wide relief to humanity
if Harry K. Thaw was released from the
asylum that his worthless name might drop
out of public print.
In trying to do Uncle Sam out of his on
the part of those he employs it is another in
stance of "fools rush in where angels fear
to tread." We trust there are no more in
the Seattle postoffice, who think they are
as slick as Class.
Losing "good time" so far as J. B. Mc-
Namara is concerned will not shorten his stay
in prison very much, if any, and Johnny
should endeavor to make himself just as
comfortable as is convenient under trying
circumstances, as he will get the worst of
it if he orders a "strike."
The Associated Press has begun to kill
the insurreeto general in Cuba, and as the
most of the copper-colored Spanish insurree
to generals have nine lives, judging from the
number of times they are "killed," those
in sympathy with the revolution can get
ready for many mourning days.
Seattle proper does not need an increase
of population one-half so badly as do the
farming communities about Seattle. With
these communities properly developed Seat
tle will become not only the mart for Alaska,
but for the Orient as well. More to sell is
what Seattle is sadly in need of at the pres
It begins to look as if the municipal tele
phone system for Seattle is going to get as
badly spiked as the municipal street railway
system. The corporation magnate always
loses when he goes before the people, but he
always has a joker up his sleeves when he
goes before the city council. The love of
money is the root of all evil.
True to his native customs, John Sharp
Williams, a senator from Mississippi, is
VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 11.
against "washing himself" and wants the
bathing- accommodations taken away from
the senators in the national capital building.
In all probability John is tiring of acting
like real folks and wants to go down to the
river and go in swimming, but hates to go
If you think for a minute that the coun
try is going to the dimnation bow-wows on
account of the seeming chaotic political con
ditions, then you have little or no confidence
in yourself. Vote your honest convictions
without fear or favor and there is no doubt
but that the old ship of state will steam
safely into port after the storm right side
up with care Do your duty as a patriotic
citizen and victory for right will prevail.
If it is a fact that the Negro delegates
from the South sold their votes at fancy
prices at the Chicago convention, they prob
ably did so to even up things for having
been robbed of all the federal sop in the
South. It begins to look ;is if the game of
politics in America is a pretty dirty one,
look at it as you will or may.
It is a fact, as nays W. J. R, the Demo
crats never use the "steam roller," politic
ally speaking, but they do use the shotgun
and lyndier's limb with telling effect, and
as a result the presidential nominee of the
party under all conditions is dead sure of a
"solid South." Since "steam rolling" does
not kill its victim outright, in fad does lit
tle else but muss I heir political dunnage up
it is a million times more preferable to man
than the Democrat's murderous shotgun pol
"lie very careful about believing all you
sec iii newtspopers," wrote Mayor Gaynor in
reply to a question for an interview on
''What I had to say to the readers of 2,000
newspapers." It' Mayor Gay nor 's statement
be correct then the newspapers are not the
great public educators they claim them
selves to be; yea they are so unreliable that
the public should have no confidence in them.
Every word and line found in a newspaper
should be absolutely correct, and then it
would be civilization's guiding star as it
claims to be.
Does he suggest a bolt in any of these re
corded particulars.—Harper's Weekly.
That awful silence just now is made by
William J. Bryan getting ready to run again.
—Detroit Free Press.
Suspicious. "My father talked me into
taking the course in domestic science."
"And how do you like domestic science?"
"Well, it looks like ordinary kitchen
work to me. If my suspicious are confirmed
I shall drop the course and make father buy
me a $50 hat."—Washington Herald.