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The Seattle Republican
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THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
Is published every Friday by Cayton Publishing
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HORACE ROBCOE CAYTON, - • - Publisher
3UBIE REVELS CAYTON, • - - Associate
If in the Balkan controversy Greece gets
hot there will be plenty of Turkey gravy
for the powers.
In the campaign in the Second district
Warburton is said to be wabbling. Wab
bling seems to be a chronic condition of
Martin proved the hero at the Roosevelt
shooting, but let's hope Princess Alice will
do nothing desperate.
If the women should become as active
in politics as they are in church work the
men would have to take to working for a
Ernest Lister may not get the old line
Democratic vote in Pierce county, but from
the Avay Charley Sullivan et al. talk the
old line Republican vote will be with him at
We hope there is nothing in the report
that the crank, who shot Roosevelt can not
be prosecuted, owing to the fact it is no
violation to shoot a bull moose in open
Thanksgiving turkey ought to be plenti
ful this year, as the Montenegrins are out
after them and the Greece is already red
Seattle being a "man's town," as reports
the census bureau, the ratio of sexes be
ing 136.2 to 100, it is plain to be seen
why the Purity Squad has to be so active.
Way down South in 1876 the "red shirt"
was a political insignia and the wearers
would have spurned the Socialistic title
with all their might, History is always re
Even convicts can carry a joke too far,
which is demonstrated in the Wyoming
convicts lynching the penitentiary officials.
Puget Sound weather is not quite so
balmy as spring in Italy just now, but
"believe me," it is hard to beat the world
Tampering with witnesses in court pro-
SEATTLE. WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1912.
ceedings should be given a big black eye
and if Chet Belding is guilty of the charge
of having tampered with a witness then
make an example of him.
Seattle's incinerators are attracting world
wide attention and that, too, in spite of the
fact Reginald H. Thomson planned and
perfected them, which is another setback
for Col. Alden J. Times.
President Taft will prove a poor third
in the presidential race according to Sam
Blythe's prediction. Predictions are not
votes and we will wait and see. In other
words, we are direct from Missouri.
Having been robbed last February of
$6,500 worth of jewelry, it would seem
that Mrs. J. Ham. Lewis would have more
sense than to have $5,000 more in her
apartments of which the festive burglar
relieved her last Friday. Is it a case of
"a fool and his money soon parts?"
Columbus Day in Seattle —last Saturday
—was appropriately celebrated by the
banks. It's too bad that the day is not
more generally observed. Columbus' reli
gious creed should not be considered, as it's
every American's day.
Edward Cndihee is the only one that has
held the office of sheriff of King county
since the admission of Washington into the
Union, about whom there was not an official
scandal as to the manner of conducting the
affairs of the office. For four successive
years he was sheriff and at a time when
the county was overwhelmingly Republican,
and had he made the slightest mistake in
the affairs of the office the Republican press
of the county would have given it the
widest publication. He retired from the of
fice without a scintilla of public criticism
attached to his official career. With such
a record to fall back on the presumption is
he will be elected November sth by a large
majority—over the two other candidates.
Unless the emigrants from this country
alter their life-long government teachings
when they pass under the British flag, soon
er or later a revolution will not be neces
sary in British Columbia, but Johnny Bull's
flag will be quietly pulled down and Uncle
In the presidential campaign that is rap
idly drawing to a close, all of the candi
dates are appealing to the laboring people
for their vote. It is estimated there will
be fifteen million votes cast, and of that
number the laboring people will cast ten
million, two-thirds of the whole. The five
million votes will be divided between Taft,
Wilson and Roosevelt, with a sprinkling for
VOLUME XIV, NUMBER 32
Chaffin. If the laboring men cast as many
votes as they are credited with, then who
will be the next president of the United
States restly solely in their hands. If the
laboring people have as many votes as they
say they have, and it is not doubted, then
if they are oppressed, as they say they are,
then why in heaven's name do they not
nominate and elect one of their number to
the presidency of the United States? The
laboring people have the numbers to run
the country as they see fit and it is re
peated, if they are oppressed by capital as
they say they are, they are foolish to al
low one-third to rule the other two thirds.
FACTS AND FIGURES.
There are fifteen million voters in the
United States, and Debs, the Socialist can
didate, when he ran for president four
years ago, got 420,000.
The cost of the Republican presidential
campaigns in 1892, 1896, 1900 and 1904,
were respectively $1,600,000, $3,500,000, $3.
--000,000, $2,088,000, of which corporations
contributed 77 per cent.
Porto Rico sells to the United States $35,
--000,000 worth of products annually now,
and buys over $37,000,000 worth; of this
sum $6,000,000 worth of tobacco and $2,
--000,000 worth of fruits are sent to the
United Stales proper. The tobacco is rap
idly driving the Havanna tobacco out of
During the killing season of 1909 and
1!»1() there were 4,265.585 games birds
slaughtered in the state of Louisiana in
the feeding grounds.
The church property of the Negroes in
the United States is valued at $56,650,000
and the church membership is 3,700,000.
CHANGING THOUGHT OF HEAVEN.
Life changes all our thoughts of heaven.
At first we think of streets of gold,
Of gates of pearl and dazzling light,
Of shining wings and robes of white,
And things all strange to mortal sight.
But in the afterward of years
It is a more familiar place;
A home unhurt by sighs or tears,
Where waiteth many a well-konwn face.
With passing months it comes more near,
It grows more real day by day:
Not strange or cold, but very dear —
The glad homeland not far away,
Where none are sick, or poor or lone,
The place where we shall find our own.
And as we think of all we knew
Who there have met to part no more,
Our longing hearts desire home, too,
With all the strife and trouble o'er.