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The Seattle Republican
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THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
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Hades is hearing a good deal about the misfor
tunes of Turkey just now.
Twice within the past week the P.-I. took a de
cided stand on public questions. Is there a screw
An appendix, to any one, is an expensive luxury,
but that Peruvian woman who is spending $100,000
to get rid of hers holds the record.
Even the dead is to be disturbed that Lillian
Graham, a former Reaton girl, may get through the
world on her shape.
That's right, every girl should have her own
room, if for nothing else so that she could hide her
laziness behind locked doors.
Of course "a girl's bite is dangerous," even if
she is pretty. Wben a girl's scorn is dangerous, there
is no doubt about her bite being dangerous.
With war raging in the Balkans, Mexico and
West Virginia, the devil must have his hands full
handling the crowds.
Mrs. Blessing wants a divorce and Mr. Blessing
has no objections. She evidently is not longing for
further matrimonial Blessing and he evidently thinks
she has had too darn much Blessing for her good.
"Will Congress Act Now?" is a P.-I. head-line.
Not if it can help itself. Congress seldom acts and
when it does it acts so badly that it would be just as
well if it did not act at all.
In all probability that missionary that was ar
rested in Paris for relieving a young women of $400,
--000, wanted the money to pay for Christianizing him
self. Charity, you know, begins at home. .
Now that Nevada requires a twelve-months resi
dence before one can bring a divorce proceeding, Pu
get Sound ought to get the most of the members of
the divorce colony.
If the Mexicans do not quit their slaughtering of
sas legislature, that state will not get to taste the
initiative and referendum panacea that is said to be
the cure for all governmental aches and complaints.
Unless the Mexicans quit their slaughtering of
each other the whole damn family will get their gable
ends badly blistered, as Uncle Sam is getting good
and tired of the row.
"You're a liar," didn't sound good to Chief Ban
nick and Attorney Homer now knows it. It is not al
ways safe to use such language, even if you have rea
sons to believe that you are correct.
Count Boni, Anna Gould',? former jack-in-the
box, is reported as having a lead-pipe cinch on marry
ing J. Pierpont Morgan's daughter. He may be a
shrimp, but he manages to always attach himself to
The house of representatives of Congress is on
record against the inter-marriage of whites with Ne
groes, Japanese and Chinese. Being compelled to live
SEATTLE, WASH., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1913
with one did not seem to be to the tastes of Mr.
We have our suspicions that Frederick O. Beach
now knows what it is to be in the power of a woman,
and ere this he is a poorer but wiser man, on account
of his experience. A more plausible defense might
have been put up had the Beaches paid some Negro
to confess and plead guilty to Mrs. Beach's assault.
Uncle Sam's insular possessions are calling for
more troops and his continental possessions are object
ing, on the ground that the game is not worth the
candle, and there is more truth than poetry in the
Commissioner Remsberg had the reputation six
years ago of being able to get the money, but his
former reputation for getting the mouey paled into
insignificance to what it now is, if half that has
been published about him be true.
There is no doubt but that hostilities have been
reopened between the Turks and the allied powers
and the Turks quite aware of it from the number of
their dead. The Turks might have compromised, but
they felt certain the European powers would quarrel
among themselves and they would profit thereby, as
they have done in the past, but they now see their mis
take. They are doomed to be driven from Europe.
Unless Hayti gets awful busy Mexico will doubly
discount her in the way of revolutions, and that would
simply be awful. Today the Mexican capital is in
the hands of the rebels and the next day the regulars
hold the fort, and thus do the two armies exchange
compliments with each other, while the country is
going to the dimnation-bow-wows. The most friendly
act the United States could perform would be to whip
both sides to a frazzle and make them be good.
Whether we do or do not agree with the other fel
low in times of misfortune, over which he has no con
trol, we are ever ready to extend a helping hand or
speak a word of comfort, all of which prompts us to
say that, we sorely regret the recent misfortunes of
the Seattle Daily Times. From whatever viewpoint
you may look at it, The Times is a powerful institution
in the community and has to be reckoned with. It,
perhaps, does not do things as you or I would, or as
we would have it do, but it does do things and fills a
field of usefulness, in its own peculiar way, that no
other does. Looking at the Times from a journalistic
standpoint, it has been a howling success, and, it is
barely possible, from a newsstand point no other paper
in the Northwest comes any nearer giving the public
value received for its money than does the Times.
However well the plant may have been insured the fire
last Thursday morning, which totally disabled the plant
and necessitated having the paper issued from the
Post-Intelligencer's plant, will entail untold financial
loss to the company in the way of business and cir
culation. The fire, however, may hasten the erection
of the new building that had been contemplated, and
Next Tuesday the municipal primary election will
be held in Seattle, at which six persons will be nomi
nated for three positions as councilman for three years.
Forty-seven persons have filed for this honor, and the
most of them are absolutely confident they will be the
lucky one and perhaps they are all correct, but it is
feared that they are not. To advise you as to the best
men for the positions would not be an easy matter, for
be it remembered, even an editor is not allwise. You
and each of you have your friends whom you will sup
port and just the same as an editor. At this time we
refrain from discussing either the merits or the de
merits of the respective candidates, but we are going
to give you the names of six aspirants for whom if you
vote you will make no grave mistake: Homer M. Hill,
will make an ideal councilman; Edwin F. Blame has
already made good in the council and we believe will
do so again. Charles Marble, for the year he has been
a member of the council, has done well. Austin E.
Griffiths has shown himself to be a true and tried rep
resentative. George B. Littlefield would make a good
councilman as would P. P. Carroll.
VOLUME XIV. NUMBER 47
Christenson proposes to abolish the office of lieu
tenant governor, and perhaps the idea is a good one,
but if the office is abolished, then subsequent legis
latures will be devoid of any ornamental feature.
Governor Lister has warned the appointive state
officials against hanging around Olympia doing the
lobbying act. We suspect the officials in question are
more interested in Gov. Lister than they are in what
the legislature will do, and they are in Olympia quietly
lobbying with friends of the governor to save for a
time, at least, their official heads.
It is more than likely that Gov. Lister will vetoe
the Cheney normal school appropriation, and if he
does, it will not be passed over his veto. Schools are
very essential to the success of a state or community,
but there is such a thing as having too much schools,
and this seems to be one of those times.
The senate has passed the teachers' pension bill
and it is now before the house for its consideration.
This bill has the support of some of the most influ
ential persons of the state and the teachers themselves
are solid for its passage, but in spite of all this, it looks
very much like class legislation.
The Mothers' Pension bill has run the gauntlet of
the house and has been transmitted to the senate for
its consideration. The present legislature promises to
hold the record for passing pension acts, if those now
under consideration are passed, and it looks as if
they will be.
If Hughes' bill becomes a law, Washington will
have an official flag; the proposition did not look good
to Foster, and he went after it with hammer and
tongues, but the other members of the house saw it in
another light and supported the measure. There seems
to be nothing wrong in the state having an official
flag and to our minds it will be showing no disrespect
whatever to Old Glory.
The present legislature is considering the advisa
bility of pensioning judges after they have served on
the bench. The most of the judges in Seattle at pres
ent are in excellent financial circumstances and for
them to accept a pension would be like a prize-fighter
taking candy from a baby.
Gerrymandering the congressional districts of the
state by the present legislature would be a very fool
ish move, and that, too, without regard to the party
it benefited. Let the state be districted according to
the rules laid down by Congress, and also to the best
advantage of the state itself and good sense will be
Seattle is furnishing a heavy lobby these days,
the heaviest, perhaps, for many years. Chief among
those who are looking after either private or com
pany interests, are J. C. C. Eden of the Superior Port
land Cement Company, George W. Allen, representing
a voting machine concern, George P. Meacham and a
score of others representing the tide land interest. To
the King county lobby, add the Pierce county contin
gent, and those from other communities of the state,
and Olympia has an army of interested Third Housers
that is equal to ye olden days when Levi Ankeny was
trying to be elected to the United States senate.
FIXING THE PRESIDENTIAL TERM.
The United States Senate has passed a measure
by which the presidential term is extended to six
years and limited to one term. This is in accord with
a sentiment that has been growing for years. Per
haps it would have remained merely as sentiment for
many years, had it not been for the well-known activ
ities of Theodore Roosevelt, who, in his insistence that
the people rule, thought to put aside the honored
custom of the possible two terms of four years each.
The theory of popular government is all right,
meaning that the people have what they want, when
the people actually want something. It does not mean
leading them against their better judgments by those
who are in position to do so. Woodrow Wilson, pres
ident-elect, is very popular at this time. He is thought
to be of excellent judgment, of great qualities, heart
find head. Many men Will swear by him, owing to
what he is, or what they think he is. In an hour of