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Cayton's weekly. (Seattle, Wash.) 1916-1921, September 28, 1918, Image 2

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EDITORIAL PARAGRAPHS
Cynthia Gray of the Star is on her vaca
tion. We wonder if its at Mrs. Beals'
expense.
Six billion dollars is a whole lot of
money, but Uncle Sam will raise it before
you can say Jack Robinson.
From the description of the ''fresh air
gowns" now on exhibition in Eastern cities,
Moth Eve's fig leaf costume must have been
elaborate in comparison.
The meeting next Sunday afternoon at
Tutl 's shop is an open one and you are
invited lo lie present.
The capture of forty or more thousand
Turks means that Turkey will be short of
turkeys for years yet to come.
While the Germans are still fighting on
French soil, yet the homo Germans must
begin to feel awfully uncomfortable.
The only reason John L. Sullivan, of
much pugilistic fame, did not whip Jake
Kilraino was because Jake could run faster
than Sullivan, which seems to be the rea
son why the Allies do not whip the Huns.
And now comes Johnny Boyle and pulls
down throe Democratic nominations for
constable in outside districts and yet we
Seattleites voted for him believing him to
be a Simon-pure Republican. Your sins
will find you out.
"YonMl ruin my business," whines the
cabaret skunks to Mayor Hanson, who
orders the enforcement of the curfew ordi
nance. If the mayor has the same mind as
the mothers and fathers of the boys and
girls of Seattle then that's exactly the
desideratum— the thing desired to be done.
These soft drink emporiums are no less
damnable hell holes than were the accursed
saloons.
Already Judge John B. Gordon of the
Seattle municipal court has been notified
of bavin": three nominations for justice of
the peace—two Democratic and one Repub
lican—in outside districts, but none from
Seattle. His Honor is wondering if he
received a Seattle nomination at the late
primary election.
Believing she was "done" out of the
nomination for state representative from
the fortieth legislative district, Lillian L.
T. TTall has decided to run independent and
is asking her supporters to write her name
on the ballot. The voters won't do it
madame, and you are simply wasting your
time and money. Whether nominated by
fair or foul means the voters this year are
going to vote the Republican ticket as is.
The temptation to peddle booze at any
risk has not abated and almost every day
some colored person is getting pinched.
Uncle Sam lias taken a band in the arrest
ing name and heavy prison sentences are
hanging over their heads. The latest to
get caught was one Lewis, who was out on
$1000 bail at the time of his second arrest.
Tn the death of Bishop Ireland the world
loses one of its most notable eharacters,
yea not only notable, but lovable charac
ters, and we regret his death, his eighty
summers to the contrary notwithstanding.
Though an ardent Roman Catholic, yet in
mind and soul he was as wide as the uni
verse and as high as the heavens. What
a pity that every man, who takes up the
work of saving souls, is not constituted
as -was Bishop Ireland, for if they were
then this world would be a Heaven within
itself. In creed he may have been a Cath
olic, but in the love of his fellowman he
was a humanitarian. May his memory live
after him and be a well of everlasting hap
piness to all manner of man.
OLD GLORY
If the Spanish influenza was a death-deal
ing German device—all the same the Trojan
horse—then the skunk is about to be stamp
ed out, his odor to the contrary notwith
standing.
Comes now a rather romantic story about
Lillian L. T. Hall, who sought a Republi
can nomination in the late primary elec
tion. She says her father was a southern
slave owner, but emancipated his slaves
and moved North that his two sons might
enter the Union Army, but the romantic
part of the story she herself briefly relates,
which is as follows:
"It was our faimly who owned Johanna
(Topsy), and grandmother used to let her
maid take care of Mrs. Stowe's babies
while she (Mrs. Stowe) wrote Uncle Tom's
Cabin." The above sounds good, yea verily
it is good and we are pleased to meet you
and we trust to have an opportunity to
shake your hand.
.. TOWN TOPICS
Friends of Carl Norris gave him a fare
well entertainment last Monday evening.
He left for Camp Lewis last Wednesday
in company with a half dozen others.
Charles 11. Harvey and wife should get
the prize for having furnished Uncle Sam
with much-needed help. They have three
sons and two sons-in-law—one son is in
the army, a son-in-law in the navy, two
sons and one son-in-law in the government
service. Mr. Harvey was exhibiting a pic
ture of "my boys" to his friends all in a
line and "believe me" it is some picture.
A request has come to Mrs. W. D. Carter
for the number of colored citizens that have
bought Liberty Bonds and thrift stamps
since they were first put upon the market
and she appealed to the editor hereof for
the desired information. There seems to be
no way of finding that out and so no fur
ther effort will be made. However, there
is one colored citizen that has bought $1000
worth of bonds and is planning to take
$500 worth more in the next drive.
"So prosperous ar the colored citizens
of Seattle at present," so comments Dr.
David T. Caldwell, "that they have no inter
est in anything which has for its object
the uplift. Now is the time to lay a firm
foundation for the future and unless this
is done the colored man after the war will
find himself at a greater disadvantage than
he was before the war." The theory sounds
.•rood, but whether true or false prepared
ness won't hurt.
Mrs. Susie Revels Cayton will sit on the
jury the coming month and we congratulate
ourselves on having no cases in court dur
ing her tenure of "being the sole judge
of the case" to decide according to her feel
ings or we might go to prison for life or
lose our supply of good looks.
There is a great controversy before the
public at present for equal pay for equal
work for women and we believe the con
tention absolutely fair and just. Now the
colored women who seek employment find
that such firms and concerns who will give
them work are not inclined to give the col
ored women the same pay as they do the
white women. Our advice is find other
employers.
SPARKS AND ARROWS
This is the "day" of the American wo
man who cans.—Christian Herald.
That ocean (the Pacific) is going to be
the scene of international complications and
racial problems unless the peoples in con
trol are peoples with great ideals. Other
wise it will be the scene of an even greater
war than now rages.—Premier Hughes of
Australia.
Good has come from all the great Avars
of the world; for they have all made the
little man more important in the end, and
the big man less powerful.—Washington
Times.
Attentive observers are becoming con
vinced that no serious effort will be made
to maintain Turkey in her old role of foot
ball in the international diplomatic game.
—San Francisco Chronicle.
July 4, 1918, will stand out in the world's
history as marking the cementing of a
brotherhood among many peoples as they
have joined to insure the world's safety
and progress and freedom.—Literary Di
gest.
The consumption of alcohol in the manu
facture of explosives is reported to have
increased enormously. Nothing like using
the deadly stuff where it will prove dead
liest.—San Francisco Chronicle.
Contrary to the impression conveyed by
the silence of the orthodox press, there
never was a time when the labor situation
was more tense.—The New Republic.
My conclusion is that Turkey must be
taken in tutelage by the western powers.
—Sir William Ramsey.
These are the best days the world ever
saw; and in spite of the fact that we have
a world war on, and that a fellow is a bit
inclined to say, when he thinks of some
things, "It's a mad world, my masters,"
these are the best days the world ever saw.
—Congregationalist and Advance.
Where wealth accumulates and men de
cay, there can be but one final result,
result.—Scott Nearing.
This country is the home of that newborn
autocracy, the autocracy of dollars, of
organized monopoly, special privilege, na
tional exploitation, backed up and exalted
by a servile press that eats from the pluto
crat's hand.—Arthur Brisbane.
A mob has no heart, no brains, and no
soul. A mob makes mistakes five out of
six times, and the sixth one is usually half
a mistaki —Extension Magazine (Roman
Catholic.)
By the fall in the birth rate, the war has
cost the belligerent countries of Europe
12,500,000 potential lives.—Leslie's Weekly.
Certainly the movies, with their super
ficiality, with their appeal to excitement,
and their appeal (in a large share of those
that are presented at present) to that
which is vilest in man and woman, are
utterly out of keeping with such a serious
age as that in which we are living. The
movies ought to go. * * * While they
amuse, they also corrupt. They are beyond
a question one of the most corrupting influ
ences at work in human society today. They
are making more wounds and deeper
wounds in human morals than the saloon,
as fearful an agent of evil as it is. * * *
They are wrecking homes and manufactur
ing thieves, thugs, libertines, and prosti
tutes. And they resent all attempts at con
trol or censorship. They demand the right
to let their painted and almost nude women
roam at will in public places, on streets, in
parks, to be seen by innocent boys and
girls whose parents have sense and decency
enough to keep them from attending these
vile shows.—The King's Business.

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