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The Seattle Republican. (Seattle, Wash.) 1???-1915, October 18, 1912, Image 2

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The shooting of Theodore Roosevelt last
Monday by a crank was an unfortunate af
fair, but was no more than could have
been expected of a
Crank Shoots crank. Cranks seem to
Teddy Roosevelt. have always lived and
they probably always
will. They may be necessary evils, but if
so, it's hard to figure out anything they
are good for. The remarkable thing about
cranks is that they always seem to strike
at the men higher up. There is no com
ment to be made upon the shooting of
Roosevelt and the worst punishment that
should be meted out to the crank is life
confinement in an insane asylum. The man
that shot Lincoln had gone insane on the
subject of the Civil war; the man that shot
Garfield was insane over the political dis
pute in the Republican party; the man that
shot McKinley was crazy over the rights
of the Anarchist, and the man that shot
Roosevelt was as mad as a March hare over
the political controversy prevailing in this
country. None of those men were respon
sible for their acts, despite the fact that
they took the lives of the leading men of
the land. All of them, except the one who
shot Roosevelt were legally murdered, and
public sentiment in all human probability,
will force him to suffer the severest pun
ishment the law can inflict.
Edward Cudihee has made King county
an ideal sheriff and he will do it again, if
elected in November, which seems probable.
The penitentiary officials of Wyoming
sowed to the winds and reaped a whirl
wind, which they rich deserved. Every-
thing points to the fact
that, the officials wink
ed the other eye while
Wyoming Convicts
Lynched Officers.
the convicts lynched an
accused criminal, but one degree of crime
always begetf another, and the convicts did
the job so nicely that they were moved to
lynch the officers and break for liberty, in
which they were more or less successful,
as some of the officials are dead and a num
ber of the convicts are terrorizing the com
munity in and about Rawlins. For the
persons sworn to protect the law and to
maintain its dignity, to aid and abet its
wilful breaking is simply fostering crime
by the wholesale. It's the old old story
of Poco and Jocco, two barnyard cocks.
The latter, after a running fight with the
former for a year or more was finally
whipped and driven out of the barn-yard.
As a revenge he sought a neighboring fox
and pilotted him to Poco's roosting place
and then stood by and crowed while Poco
was being eaten, but Mr. Fox was not so
considerate as Joco expected, and not hav
ing quite his fill, he was soon on Joco
and he, too, met his fate. It was ''funny"
to the officials to see the prisoners lynch
an objectionable character, but the taste
of blood aroused the animal of the prison
ers and at a convenient time the officials
were similarly treated. He that diggeth a
ditch for his neighbor will himself fall
therein.
THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
CU'R'REJVT COMMENT
Ed Cudihee is one of the few real
Americans running for office in this state
and therefore merits your support.
Whether or not you are a baseball fiend
did not count for much in the final wind-up
of the world series between the Boston and
World Series
Exciting Ending.
tin boards, but, thank
God, it's over and until the football fools
get busy the country can take a breathing
spell. The Bostonians won the series in one
of the most exciting games that was ever
played in the world. Roosevelt may have
been seriously wounded, and Woodrow Wil
son lost his voice, but those were but
passing incidents in comparison to the base
bill contest, which ended last Tuesday. The
final game stood two to three in favor of
Boston and the respective advocates of the
teams went wild with delight as the score
was marked up. Nothing in the whole coun
try now attracts one-half the attention and
comment as the baseball games, and it con
tinues from the time the season opens until
it closes.
While sheriff of King county, Edward
Cudihee never had a jar in the office, and
his administration was so fair that no one
had complaint to make.
It may look to some persons as if the gen
eral government is making a feeble effort
to muzzle the press, by forcing the various
papers to tell the gov
ernment all about
themselves but we do
Newspaper
Ownership
Made Public.
In our opinion the law
is a useless one, but if the government of
ficials can accomplish anything from the
publicity, then let them go to it. Who
has an interest in a newspaper should be no
secret. The stockholder is in no sense re
sponsible for the management of the paper,
and it can serve no purpose to have that
bit of information on file. From a jour
nalistic standpoint, it may be rather inquisi
torial, but it certainly can not injure the
paper. The papers have insisted that the
stockholders of big corporations be made
public and there is no reason why they
should not take a dose of their own medi
cine.
Sheriff Edward Cudihee looks good to me.
The war in the Balkans between the Turks
and the Montenegrins is still in its ineip
iency, though a few sharp engagements
have been reported, in
which the Turks came
Balkan War
Moves On.
far no general Euro
pean war has been precipitated as was
predicted before the first gun was fired,
nor does there seem to be any general ex
citement among the European powers over
the situation. The probabilities are the
powers will intervene and effect a settle
ment of the trouble or they may permit
Turkey to lick the stuffins' out of the lit-
the New York teams,
as everybody was doin'
it, watching the bulle-
not see it in their light.
off second best. Thus
FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 18, 1912.
tie fellows that are now barking at her
heels. While Montenegro has been more or
less successful in the small engagements
that have been pulled off in the war, yet
in the end she will be the loser, and if the
powers do not intervene, she will, like all
the rest of those countries, be forced to
pass under the Turkish yoke.
The reason Ed Cudihee has been able to
hold the friendship of the peope is because
he has always treated everybody right.
The presidential campaign in the United
States will soon, like the world's series of
baseball, be a thing of the past. Eighteen
days more and the tale
Closing Days of will be told, or it will
Big Campaign. at least be told at. Per-
haps the people, owing
to their divided condition, will not be able
to tell the tale and it will have to be taken
to the house of representatives of Con
gress to be told, but even then, it
may be told with difficulty. The election,
however, will be pulled off the sth of No
vember, when the people will say, through
their ballots, who will direct the destinies
of this country for the ensuing four years.
While this paper is for Taft, without any
qualifications, yet his chances do not look
the brightest. The odds seem to be quite
in favor of Woodrow Wilson, though Teddy
the Terrible is still a popular ideal. If
Roosevelt should capture Newr York and
a few more of the larger Northern states
and likewise capture one or two Southern
states, he would at least be able to throw
the election into the house, where he would
have more than a fighting chance of elec
tion. The house, it is said, is evenly divided
as to Wilson and Taft, but a compromise
might be made on Roosevelt. In case the
house was unable to elect, the senate, in all
probability, would elect Sherman over eith
er Marshall or Johnson. The finish of the
campaign, however, can not be looked upon
as exciting. Taft is growing in strength,
but it is argued, not fast enough to bring
to his cause any very favorable results.
When Ed. Cudihee left the office of sheriff
he did not hang about looking for polit
ical jobs, but went into business, and he is
now one of the successful business men
of the county.
ALBERT HANSEN
Jeweler and Silversmith
LOWMAN BUILDING
First and Cherry
BONNEY-WATSON CO.
UNDERTAKERS
Preparing bodies for shipment a specialty. All
orders by telephone or telegraph promptly at
tended to. Telephone Elliott 13,

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