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"That there is any direct connection be
tween the Japanese 'racial equality' cam
paign and the clashes in American cities is
so improbable it may be dismissed without
further consideration. No evidence lias been
unearthed tending to prove the existence in
this country of Nipponese propaganda to
"By making the question an international
issue, however. Nippon has dignified it to
.hi extent and the clashes in the United
Stales may he an indirect result of the
situation thus created.
"The 2,000 Negroes who clamorously ap
proved 'radicalism' on the part of members
of the race as a 'means of obtaining their
rights,' in the course of a meeting held
yesterday at New York, were tinkering
with edged tools. They could not have
appreciated the gravity of their utterances
or the danger of the policy they noisily ap
"The Chicago race riots, following on
after those in Washington, probably will
not l>c permitted to pursue the same course.
The capital policy were slow to act and the
demonstrations became uncontrollable be-
Fore they adopted drastic steps to preserve
"With this spectacle before them, the
authorities in the Middle Western metro
polis may be expected to act energetically
in order to prevent future clashes.
"Thus far, the South has been immune
From disturbances of this kind. It is sin
cerely to be hoped that the conditions which
obtained for several days in Washington
and which kept the Chicago police busy
Sunday will not be duplicated in the .states
and cities where the mass of America's
Xejrro population is domiciled."
Because the colored man defended him
self in a life and death struggle, the Times
subtly implies it may have been at the
behest of the Japanese, but then, doubtless
remembering its monetary obligation to the
Japanese, it qualifies the remark and apolo
gizes. It then condemns an audience of
2,000 colored persons who demand justice
for the colored citizens and brands it as
The Times shows its antipathy for justice
being given the colored man by hoping the
conditions that prevailed in Washington
would not extend to the South, where the
colored man is in the majority. In
heaven's name why does the Times, or any
Christian citizens, want to protect the South
in its barbaric treatment of the colored
man.' It is unfortunate, if such scenes had
to be, that they did not occur in Vicksburg,
Mississippi, where a few days ago thousands
of white men and women dug a hole in the
ground and buried a colored man, all but
his head and then, after tantalizing a vicious
bulldog to a frenzied state, put him in the
iron cage that covered the head of the
doomed man and then danced with delight
while the maddened brute tore the man's
tongue and eyes out and likewise scalped
him. Tt's too bad, it is repeated, that the
streets of Yieksburir were not flooded with
human gore and her buildings consumed with
tiames. Oh, horrors of horrors, such a city
should have been sunk by a frowning God
and a second Dead Sea occupy its place.
Papers of wide circulation, who in every
race clash, seek to throw all the blame on
the colored man are but sowing to the
winds that the country may reap a whirl
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With money to burn the Seattle school
board is rapidly moving- in the direction
of an all consuming* fire.
Not to be outdone by his brother Max,
comes now Norman Wardall and wants old
lady King County to adopt him.
Now that Colonel Roosevelt has decided
to trail President Wilson, knowing ones are
of the opinion that Ted the Second has an
eye isngle to Woody's job.
According' to posters, Cle Elum is to
have her usual annual August 4th barbecue,
and. Oh, Boyl the time they will have.
You may not always see things in news
papers that are to your liking', but persons
differ and editors are either men or women.
Men in Tacoma may not have taken the
necessary interest in the stockingless girl,
but if she comes to Seattle, believe me, she
will have to go some to prevent the men
from displaying a touching interest in her.
May, perhaps, Irving S. Cobb "is a good
reporter," which he himself openly admits
he is, but he left out a very essential part
in that brief remark —for nothing—which
would make it read, "a. good for nothing
In turning over Shantung to Japan, Uncle
Sam lost the respect of Japan and the
freindship of China and gained the reputa
tion of being a straddier among the Euro
peans. That's diplomatic strategy to read
Unless the unexpected happens it's a
foregone conclusion that the late grand jury
indictments will be quashed, not. perhaps,
because any law has been violated, but,
That heat that delayed the president's
"swing 1 around the circles," it occurs to us,
emanated more in the senate than in Old
As did Peter deny Christ, so let Seattle
deny that baseball aggregation down in
California claiming her as its parent. It's
simply a liar and the truth is not in it. as
Seattle has no such good for nothing- "onry
chilluns" as that.
Though the "immortal" William Jennings
Bryan made Woodrow Wilson president of
the United States, yet in his lectures he is
painfully silent about his creation, Avhieh
leads us to think he has had reasons to
change his mind as to the usefulness of
According to the Associated Press re
ports, the colored folks got all the worst
of the rioting in Chicago, but it did admit
that more whites than coloreds got killed.
Oh, well, the A. P. was just born that way.
With the Union Record damning capital
and the Business Chronicle damning labor,
there is a most beautiful chance to adjust
the differences between the two. Two ex
tremes never give a mean.
Who knows but that Chicago's unex
pected street car strike is a blessing in dis
guise so far as the race riot in concerned?
The curious are forced to remain home
For some reason President Wilson sud
denly changed his mind and forwarded the
Franco-American treaty to the senate. It
begins to look very much like that the
Republicans have His Excellency on the
"beat it" at a J. I. 0. gait.
Not being able to brow beat any of the
Republican senators into supporting his
private peace pact, President Wilson will
leave Washington City August 10th to con
vert the dear people to his way of thinking,
and what a hell of a time he will have in
One hundred half colored and French
babies were reported in one town in France
where colored soldiers had been for nearly
two years camped. It's an ill wind that
bloweth no one good.
There is one thing certain. Professor
Pickena is an amoonng little cuss, his
streaks of seriousness to the contrary not
Race riots is a familiar headline in the
United States this summer. Evidently the
colored man is still fighting to make the
world safe for democracy.
We suspect that that fellow in Yakima
now realizes that Ole Hanson is just as full
of tight as he is of hot air.
"Ts Democracy a Failure" is a headline.
Not in a thousand years, but those who
manufacture democracy, in some instances
at least, are most miserable failures.
From the signs of the times, Mr. Black
Man has said to the Lord to whom he has
been praying for help: "Now, Mr. Lord, if
you won't help me do not help the other
fellow and you will see one hell of a fight."
Without inquiring into the legality of the
appointment of E. B. French by Governor
Hart, we trust the Legion will succeed in
knocking his appointment into a cocked hat.
French is a political stiff that won't stay
The fight films of the AVillard-Dempsey
fight are worthless as they cannot be taken
to other states and the Ohio authorities
declare the fight too worthless to be shown.
Good bye, old Willard, good bye.
If Japanese are able to buy apartment
houses and groceries and the white owners
of them are willing to sell to the Japanese,
who delegated the power to an inconsequen
tial little snoty nose whipple of the Miller
Freeman type to interfere. The white men
who sold the groceries have almost as much
intelligence as has Freeman, and they would
not have to have very much to have
a hundred times more than has he.
Miller Freeman seems about as badly
alarmed about Japan dominancy over the
white man as he has always been about the
colored man. The fact of the matter is.
Miller is not all there, which is largely
responsible for his spasmodic outbreaks.
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