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Entred as second class matter, August 18, 1916, at
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March 3rd, 1916.
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In the city of New York many commu
nity forums have been organized in which
the people have an opportunity to express
themselves on all local questions. Good
thing; push it along until similar institu
tions will have been set up not only all
over New York City, but in every com
munity throughout the state and even into
other States. Once on a time the colored
citizens of Seattle had a well organized and
liberally attended Sunday forum, where
many questions of a quasi public nature
were discussed, and the people were greatly
benefited therefrom, and the same should
be done again.
We rise to register our protest against
taking the charming Ruth Garrison to any
place of confinement where she will he
thrown in contact with degenerate women.
Ruth is a bunch of sweetness and it's a
shame to have her converted into a bunch
of bitterness as the "bad women" will
succeed in doing. Ruth, in our opinion,
should be sent to Hades, where she would
be free from contamination.
No, as yet Ruth Garrison has not been
given her liberty, but the very next thing
to it, and we here predict that in less than
two years from this date she and Storrs
will be married unless in the meantime
Storrs finds another victim. It seems
almost as much impossible to convict a
young woman of murder, though she con
fesses to having committed the offence, as
it is for the proverbial camel to pass
through the eye of a cambric needle.
Norway must have been disarmed all
the time or she would not have sat supinely
down and permitted Germany to have
kicked and cuffed her about as she did
during- the late world war. Fighting, we
know, is foolish, but the human family is
so constituted that nothing but a fight will
satisfy their minds when one person feels
that another has wilfully imposed upon
him or her.
Tn a letter to the Seattle Star an enlisted
man of Fort Flakier made known the fact
that the enlisted men were not even per
mitted to enter the waiting room at the
steamboat landing and that a repetition of
the famous Dred Scott decision had been
reincarnated in "the enlisted man had no
ritrhts the army officers are bound to re
spect." and yet we are endeavoring to
stamp out Bolshevism.
India says President "Wilson can dis
tinctly see fourteen pointes in the pence
r»aet. but sees not the fifteenth point, which
is Tndia. The reason why Mr. Wilson
can 7i^t see that is because he learned
when a college prexy that Tndia is in
habited by a dark skin people and that
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, MAY 17. 1919
being ;i fact, neither the Indians nor no
other dark race has any rights that
Mr. Wilson thinks a white man should
The chairmanship of the King County
Republican Central Committee has fallen in
Rood hands in the election of Reeves
Aylmore. If the colored voters in the past
failed to get the proper recognition under
the administration of former chairmen they
can rest assured that that state of affairs
will not exist under Reeves Aylmore. lien 1
goes, under his leadership, for the (J. 0. I*,
like a ton of brick.
Yes, dear reader, there was a race riot
in Charleston, S. C last Saturday, and
while such riots are not uncommon in that
section of this land of the free and home
of the brave, yet this one was more or less
uncommon from the fact that both sides
were led by black and white soldiers and
sailors recently returned from overseas,
where they had been fighting to make the
world safe for democracy.
Spiritualism is running rampant through
out England and men and women in all
sations and vocations of life are falling for
it. Truth, we are told, is often stranger
than fiction and here is a most brilliant
illustration of it, hard headed business men
and women worshiping at the shrine of
such tommy rot, but like the most of such
mental disorders the most of them will live
The billy blustering of Bill Kaiserism
over signing the treaty is like unto the
fable of the whirlwind trying to make the
traveler shed his wraps, but the more it
raged the closer were the wraps pulled
about him. With the armies of the Allies
in shooting distance of Berlin the Germans
are poorly fortified to resist any demands,
right or wrong, that may be imposed upon
One Bob Bridges, of the Seattle Port
Commission, must feel like saying''l think
damn it an' I kick myself for supporting
Christianson," Bridges' craft seems to be
in deep water and badly leaking and if
he does not resign it is liable to get lost
on the trackless waste of unknown waters.
The trouble with Bob is. he is as politically
dead as Dick's hat band only he does not
And now the street ear men of Seattle
are threatening 1 to strike because, forsooth,
the City Council will not make it possible
for each of them to draw from $150 to
$250 per month, in which case we would
say, strike and be damned, using the vulgar
vernacular of the street, and the sooner
the better, that the tiling may be brought
to a successful conclusion.
Ts it a case of thieves falling out when
Frank J. charges his brother George J.
Gould, sons of J. Could, the financial
wizard, with fraud? There is. however, a
lurking suspicion that committing fraud is
a weakness of the Gould family.
That triple tragedy told of in another
column hereof is jnst one of many that
occur in our sunny South that never find
their way into public print. No one but
God knows the whole condition in the
South, but the day will yet come when it
will all become public property and the
penalty will have to be paid with the
best blood of the land.
An epidemic of infantile self-destruction
is raging throughout the country in general
and Seattle in particular. If in this way
the millenium makes its advent. God help
us when it gets in full swing. ll' the little
ones at the age of fifteen and under tire
of life and seek solace in death, then tin 1
older heads must be in a bad, bad way.
Of course the Germans will sooner or
later sign the treaty and you and T would
do the same thing—si«;n anything we were
told to—if the other fellow held a danger
ous gun in our faces and we saw no way
to escape. The terms may be severe, but
the (Hermans are reaping exactly what they
The second Sunday in May may be
Mother's Day, but every Sunday in the
year is father's day, and father is even
called upon to pay the price for Mother's
Day. Father is a hack horse that the
whole family takes extreme delight in riding
to market, though he is little wanted after
marketing has been completed.
Of course "national law" is dead, as de
clares President Wilson, but it is no more
dead now than it has always been. National
law was observed when it did not interfere
with the plans of those nations seeking to
put something over on weaker nations, as
has been characteristic of England and
Crermany for centuries.
Perhaps the Allies did not say in so
many words to the Dutch government that
Bill Kaiser had to be surrendered, but we
suspect a broad hint was sent to the Dutch
that it would be greatly to that govern
ment's advanage to voluntarily surrender
the much-wanted Beast of Berlin.
Tt is most remarkable how ha I'd some
people will fight death even after they
have received their mortal blow, but once
the fatal blow has been administered, death
is bound to follow sooner or later. Do you
Once again the charmed name of Carroll
has had its beguiling effect upon the
citizenry of Seattle and .Johnny Carroll,
recently returned from overseas duties, has
been elected to the vacancy in the City
Vulgar abuse is under no circumstances
argument and who indulges in the former
for the latter will find that little impression
is made on the people in having them
change their minds.
According to the version of some folks,
Burleson is making trouble for Wilson,
which may or may not be true, but there
is one thing certain, Wilson is making much
more trouble for Wilson than is Burleson.
No, dear reader, Brewster's aggregation
is not exactly in the cellar, but it is no
fault of theirs, for each one of them is
trying his damnest.
Just how some persons can keep from
bursting wide open owing to the excessive
knowledge they have within them is quit*'
more than we can fully explain.
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