Newspaper Page Text
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1912.
GRAFT AND ALTRUISM.
The rumors which come to our ears from
the mouths of criminals say that the so
called "system" is a vast business enter
prise, ielding $2,400,000 a year. In such a
vast scheme individuals rarely count. It is
the great, shadowy public with which the
managers deal. Let us note,however, that
the indifference to the public on the part
of the public service corporations and great
business enterprises has paved the way for
this very system. For the sake of millions
of dollars men have been permitted to ig
nore right and justice. The real motives
behind the deed are greed and robbery. A
great wave of altruism sweeping over the
country is demanding a new interpretation
of the command, "Thou shalt not steal."
It says to the spirit of business: You
shall not ignore human rights in your strug
gle for gain. We must strive to direct the
forces of democracy toward brotherhood,
and to that end we must take to heart
the lesson which the hour brings home to
us and see to it that justice, honor and in
tegrity are put above every other considera
tion. Upon these alone must rest our civic
pride and national safety.—Rev. Dr. Leon
COMEDY IN COURT.
Trick by Which a French Lawyer Won a
Hopeless Murder Case.
Maitre Lachand, the famous advocate, was
perhaps the greatest master of comedy in
France, and not a few eminent actors en
vied him his marvelous powers of mimicry.
He was once employed to defend a mur
derer, against whom the facts were hope
"When his pathetic appeals and his tears
—which were always at call when he plead
ed before a country jury—failed to touch
his stolid audience, he resorted to a most
impudent piece of trickery. Thrusting his
moistened white handkerchief into his pock
et, he demanded if the jurors were men,
if they had human hearts, if they could
bring themselves to condemn a fellow man
like the accused, whom he had credited with
all sorts of chivalrous if not saintly merits.
His eloquence was not merely fruitless,
but the jury responded to it at first with
uneasy shuffling, then with biting lips, and
finally with loud and uncontrolled bursts
of laughter. Lechand, while flinging about
his hands, had intentionally dipped his fin
gers into the great inkpot in front of him,
and as he drew his right hand across his
forehead, as if in agony of despair at the
certain fate of the accused, he left upon
his brow an enormous black mark like a
crescent moon and drew two other black
traces down his cheeks as he put his fingers
to his eyes to dash away the tears.
Feigning high moral indignation at their
conduct, he continued: "You are about
to decide whether one of your fellow men
shall be thrust by you out of the ranks of
the living, and you choose such a moment
for indulging in cruel and thoughtless laugh
ter. Is this extravagant wirth a fitting
THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
mood in which to decide whether a man
shall or shall not die?"
The argument actually told upon the
jury. The man was acquitted.—Paris Jour
COMMEMORATING THE CONSTITUTION
Beginning on Monday, October 7th, Phila
delphia began to celebrate the one hundred
and twenty-fifth anniversary of the framing
of the Constitution under which we live.
That charter was shaped in a convention
in which all the States except Rhode Island
were represented. It was held in Philadel
phia and opened on May 25th, 1787, and
completed its work on September 17th and
adjourned. After being ratified by a suffi
cient number of States, it went into opera
tion on March 4th, 1789.
Not only in Philadelphia, which was the
seat of government in 1787, but in all other
American centers, there should have been
some recognition of a century and a quar-
ter ago had a delicate task on their hands,
and they did it well. By its elasticity that
charter has, with a few modifications, met
the changed conditions due to an expan-
STATEMENT OP THE OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, CIRCULATION, ETC.,
of The Seattle Republican, published weekly at Seattle, Washington, required
by tN 6ote!'— This "statement is'to be made in duplicate, both copies to be de
livered by the publisher to the postmaster who will send one copy to the iniru
Assistant Postmaster General (Division of Classification), Washington, D. U,
and retain the other in the hies of the post office.
Editor —Horace R. Cayton, Seattle, Wash.
Managing Editor—Horace R. Cayton, Seattle, Wash
Business Manager—Horace R. Cayton, Seattle, Wash.
Publisher —Horace R. Cayton, Seattle, Wash.
Owners: (If a corporation, give names and addi-essos of stockholders hold
ing 1 per cent or more of total amount of stock.)
B. W. Way (1 share).
B. G. Ames (1 share).
Horace Roscoe Cayton, Jr.
Susie Revels Cayton.
Horace Roscoe Cayton, Sr.
Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders holding 1 per
cent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities:
Average number of copies of each issue of this publication sold or dis
tributed, through the mails or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the six
months preceding the date of this statement. (This information is required
from daily newspapers only.) HORACE ROSCOE CAYTON.
(Signature of editor, publisher, business manager, or owner).
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of October i-JJ 2:-,-,..^,
A. G. McBRIDEj,
(SEAL.) Notary Public for State of Washington, residing at Seattle.
(My commission expires April 21, l'Jlb.)
sion of which nobody at the outset could
have dreamed, has dealt with issues which
could not have been foreseen, and has stood
the strain of foreign and civil war. The lit
tle country of about 3,000,000 inhabitants
which framed the Constitution has grown
to over 100,000,000, including its dependen
cies, and the thin fringe of inhabitants
along the Atlantic coast have spread across
a continent and have carried their sway
into the Caribbean and over to the verge
Only one republic was in the world pre
vious to the birth of the United States,
and that was Switzerland. Now the world
contains twenty-seven republics, twenty of
which are in the Western Hemisphere. The
charters of all of those on this continent
have been modeled on that of the United
States. Eepublics are found in Europe and
Asia as well as in America. The latest
of these, China, contains a quarter of the
population of the whole globe. Not only
has the United States given an impetus to
the growth of republics in all quarters of
the world, but it has been the radiating
center of a wave of liberalism which has
tempered the government of every mon
archy on earth. —Leslie.
Next week will have the following pro
Joseph Hart's "Mem Liebchen" (My
Loved One), with Gus. C. Weinburg, by
Geo. V. Hobart. Return turn of Howard,
the Scottish original sub-vocalist. Beatriz
Michelena, well-known prima donna in op
eratic and popular selections. Dane Clau
dius and Lillian Scarlet, presenting a mu
sical melange, "The Call of the Sixties."
Charlie Olcott, a comic opera in ten minutes.
The Two Alfreds, head-to-head musicians.
Les Marco Belli, French comedy conjurors.
AVorld's events in omtion pictures.
AT THE EMPRESS.
Beginning Monday, 14th, three times
daily, the folliwing program will be ren
Webber & Fields' vaudeville triumph,
"Fun in a Barber Shop," with a company
of 15 people, including the famous "Mani
cure Girls." Special added feature (first
time in America), Prince Floro, the intel
lectual chimpanzee. The leaders of eccen
tric dancing McGinnis Brothers, in new and
nifty steps. A study in black and white.
Marseilles extraordinary equilibrist. The
versatile vaudevillian, Fred Norton. Mc-
Clam & Mack, musical kidders. Twilight
Judges have some ideas of justice after
all. One of them up in Massachusetts has
sentenced a bigamist to support both his
jeweler and Silversmith
First and Cherry