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«Home Rule" in Ireland may result in home ruin
in Ireland. Irishmen are not noted for peace at home.
One term of six years for governors of states
would be a most decided improvement over four years
trying to get another four years.
Perhaps Woodrow won't stand for "fuss," but
he is almost sure of standing for a political muss
as soon as he goes into office.
What man can give a reason for selling liquor?
asks the American Issue. Why that man that has
amassed a fortune by co doing.
Now that the junketing trip has been killed, the
legislators will have hard work killing two months
Having had such singular success at running
saloons and especially Saturday evenings, Seattle
printers are now preparing to run a restaurant.
1' Eggs weak and butter strong,'' is about the true
condition of the egg and butter market wherever you
Of course, the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson
will be simple and all because Democrats are not capa
ble of doing otherwise.
There is no doubt but that mothers should be pen
sioned, but it should be the husbands of the mothers
that pension then.
Chicago's police force are reported "rounding up
the rascals." The editor of the Daily Times must feel
awfully relieved that he is not in Chicago just now.
If a waiter permitted a guest to knock him down
and otherwise abuse him and showed no fight less he
lose his job, then he got his just deserts. He is no man
who does not defend himself at any cost-
We have no sympathy for the Bullmooser, but
Republicans should hesitate before taking Democrats
into their confidence in preference to Bullmoosers,
who are only in bad humor.
Five publishers of weeklies were present at the
journalistic institute held at the University of Wash
ington for the benefit of the 400 weekly publishers of
the state. Dr. Kane is to be congratulated.
We wonder if the multiplied thousands of Amer
icans, who have gone to Canada, are in anywise re
sponsible for the desire of Canada to throw off the
The proverbial "nigger in the wood pile" has for
centuries been prominent in the business and political
affairs of this country, but the Negro in the Standard
Oil investigation has him badly bested.
Despite the fact that J. H. Smithson, of Ellens
burg, served four years in the Senate of Washington,
he has just been granted naturalization papers. If
Smithson did not commit perjury in taking the oath
of office he was near it, yes very near it.
Despite the fact this is an age of anti-merger, a
Texas widow with twelve children married a widower
with thirteen. If this merger comes under the pro
visions of the Sherman law Wickersham should get
PACIFIC COAST COAL CO.
SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1913
WASHINGTON'S THIRTEENTH LEGISLATURE
Zednick's Bill to reorganize the county govern
ments of the state may be the real panacea for all the
ills and complaints from which the tax payers of the
various counties now and have been suffering, but
to persons who have not given this county commis
sion form of government as much consideration as has
Mr. Zednick, it looks like a long leap in the dark.
Put the selection of the various officials of the county
into the hands of five commissioners and unless you
get men of a higher moral stripe than many of those
the counties of this state have been disgraced with,
each of them would retire from office at the expira
tion of a second term, if not the first, multi-millionaires.
Its the money thats in it that most men seek the office
Collins Bill preventing the sale of fire arms only
to policemen and members of the militia, is a long
step in the right direction, as "gun toters" are always
dangerous characters. With the gun toting completely
eliminated, there would be less need of even police
men and other peace officers going about their duties
as walking arsenals. From the amount of gun toting
in the United States we would seem to be a race of
canabals instead of Christians. This bill should re
ceive every vote in the legislature and likewise the
approval of the governor. Score one for Collins.
A legal commission to draft the various laws to be
acted upon by the legislature may be along the line of
the most advance thought, but it would be an admis
sion on the part of the lawmakers that they had to
ask for a guardian in order to properly perform their
duties as legislators. If there were less technical law
in the various laws passed by the legislature and more
common sense law there would be a million times
less litigation in this land of the lawyer and kingdom
of the judges. It matters, not how simple a law may
be written, lawyers spend hours interpreting the same
to the court and then the court takes it under advise-
ment and what he finally declares is the law is not in a
hundred miles of what the lawmakers desired to be
the law. Kill the commission bill.
Foster's Bill bonding the state in the sum of $2,
--000,000 for the purpose of good road building is right
in the main, but unless it is carefully safeguarded
it will be badly imposed upon by persons who want
the money and do not give a "tinkers dam" whether
or not there are ever any good roads in the state. If
the bill becomes a law, only trunk lines should be
built out of this fund and the various township organi
zations of the state should be compelled to build their
own laterals and cross roads. The state is sadly in
need of good roads, not good roads, to only accomodate
automobile owners, but as much for the accomodation
of the farmer as the autoist, Let it be carefully guard
ed, Mr. Foster, if you want to serve the interest of all
French's proposed black laws for the state of
Washington, if passed by the legislature and approved
by the governor, will be an admission by the members
of the legislature that, they themselves are liable to
become go facinated and enamored by the black em
oritas that felony laws have to be enacted to restrain
the dominant people of this country from being ab-
sorbed. Throughout the state of Washington there are
not to exceed a baker's dozen white women married
to black men, while on the other hand scores of white
men are married to black women. The four million
mulatto persons in this country are not due to black
fathers and white mothers, but to white fathers and
black mothers. This bill of Senator French has no
higher aim than to crystalize the scattering forms of
race prejudice that is occasionally found in this state.
The Negro is as much an American citizen as Senator
French or even Gov. Lister himself, and its neither
civilization nor Christianity to legislate him into an
outcast on the theory , might makes right.
Organized labor, which was in session in Olympia
the first of the week, recommended many measures
to the legislature for enactment into laws, ninety-nine
per cent of which is "class legislation" and is not
worthy of consideration by broad! guaged, 'liberal
minded thinking men and women. Organized labor
VOLUME XIV. NUMBER 45
in its recommendations to the legislature never rises
higher than its own selfish interest. Organized labor
is no more interested in the uplift of laboring people
than it is in the prevention of cruelty to animals. Pass
laws, kill somebody or something devilish that will
give organized labor more wage money and lessen the
hours of labor and organized labor is ready and willing
to say, to hell with everybody else.
Davis' Bill providing state wide prohibition, has
no more show of running the gauntlet of both houses
of the legislature and the chief executive office than a
snow ball would have in flying through hades, and its
a wilful waste of the state's time and money to tie
up legislation by considering it. The present local
option law may need some retouching and if gone
about in the right way may get it, but the thirteenth
legislature is clearly anti-prohibition and all bills in
troduced looking toward prohibition will be killed as
dead as Hector. Jackson bill compelling agents of
transportation companies to deliver wet goods shipped
into dry districts only to those to whom they are ad
dressed is not a bad measure and the wet members of
the legislature would do well to let it go through.
Junketing Bill to expend $8,500 in a junketing
trip to the various institutions of the state, looked a
bit extravigant on the part of the members of the
legislature, and yet it seems a good investment. The
senate, however, killed the measure, which originated
in the house, and so the members of the legislature
will have no personal knowledge of the various insti
tutions and will vote for appropriations therefor ig
norantly. In the past the appropriations for the state
institutions have been entirely too large for the good
of the tax payers, however, honestly those appropri
ations may have been handled. A visit to those places
would have greatly enlightened those who will vote
for the appropriations in the very near future.
Goss' Bill to repeal the death penalty law is a
human one and should pass, though there is some doubt
of it. Throughout Christendom, however, it is believed
to be the Devine will that, who slays his fellow man
shall himself be slain. It is a Mosaic law and believers
in the Bible are not inclinde to go back of it. Gov.
West, of Oregon, tried to do away with this law of
death for death, but when he appealed to the people
to sustain his contentions he was overwhelmingly
turned down, and Goss' bill in all human probability
would meet the same fate, if submitted to the voters
of the state of Washington. When one wilfully takes
the life of his fellow man, justice does not seem to have
been properly administered unless his own life pays
Representative McArdle of Jefferson, aided by
the representatives from the small counties of the
state has successfully blocked the united efforts of the
representatives of King County to apportion the state
for legislative purposes as laid down by the consti
tution. The Seattle Republican prior to the convening
of the legislature predicted this would be the final
result of the move to re-apportion the state for legis
lative purposes. Mr. McArdle could have accom
plished all he did and at the same time showed no dis
respect to the constitution. In a small way he is now
in the Gov. Blease class.
After receiving 40,000 letters pointing out the
writer's availability for a plum, Governor Wilson
must have found that Black Hand note a welcome
change.—New York Evening Sun.
Now let Woodrow Wilson sleep with his weather
eye open or the hoodoo of 1913 won't do a thing to
However startling the divorce record may be to
those who are not in sympathy with divorce getting,
yet the fact remains that, when two persons find it
impossible to get along the sensible thing for them to
do is to get apart.
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