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SENATOR JONES YOUR FRIEND
Whether there be one or ten thousand
colored voters in this state it is the duty
of each and every one of them to rally to
the support of Wesley L. Jones in the com
ing primary election. No man since the
immortal Charles Stunner ever stood up
in the United States senate and championed
the rights of the colored man as did Sen
ator Jones and that too in the face of the
red handed murderers of the South from
whose hands the blood of four thousand
lynched colored persons was still dripping.
Single handed and alone Senator Jones
beat down the character assassins—the Till
mans and the Vardemans —and placed the
colored man, at least in the North, in his
proper light, and for that he should receive
every colored vote in the state of Wash
ington, the vicious attacks of the slime
bedraggled Seattle Star to the contrary not
withstanding. The colored man from a pub
lic view point, in Senator Jones' estima
tion stands just a<s high as the white man
and that doubtless accounts for the vicious
attacks of the slime bedraggled Seattle
Star. Since before he was first elected to
Congress we have known Wesley L. Jones
and during all that time we have never yet
heard of him referring to the colored man
in language any different than that he
would refer to white men and as much can
not be said of his, in our opinion, almost
"Pistol toating" continues to be the
root of all killing.
Between the capitalistic profiteer and the
labor profiteer the consumer is having one
hell of a time.
Write and tell us before we go to press
next Friday who you think the Republi
cans will nominate for governor.
If one George B. Lamping is a Repub
lican then in the name of High Heaven
deliver us from Republicanism.
Here's to betting two to one that Mike
Carrigan and Bill Beck together will not
get as many votes as does Tom Dobson.
We are gently reminded of the melon
cholly days, the saddest of the year, by the
raise in prices of the necessities of life.
AYitli the quality of gasoline lowered and
the price raised the automobile operator
yets swatted going and coming, but he will
In demanding a million bones for a
broken contract Babe Ruth demonstrates
that he can hit a "bone" with equal ve
hemence as he can a ball.
Whether Gov. Jim Cox or Chairman "Will
Hayes has flatfootedly lied is a matter of
evidence, but there seems to have been a
whole lot of lying done.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1920
Neither the coming or going of Frank
Roosevelt seems to have created a ripple
on the political waters. It strikes us that
Frank now sees the beginning of the end
of his political glory.
Within the past two years it is variously
estimated that half of the farming colored
folks have left the state of Mississippi,
which may not be a case of the worm turn
ing, but just getting out of the way.
Buying an automobile on the installment
plan is enjoying the thing while you are
paying for it, but usually the darn thing
is a thing of the past long before you have
finished paying for it, and then it is that
it changes from an automobile to a "dead
As fond as "\ve are of the French, yet
the French that is seeking the Republican
nomination for lieutenant-governor of this
state is, on account of his past legislative
record, on a par with the veritable skunk
which scatters its fumes to protect it from
The opening of the new Mt. Zion Baptist
church next Sunday is being looked for
ward to with much pardonable pride by the
Rev. W. D. Carter and his co-workers, and
well they may for they have accomplished
an herculian task. Much more is still to be
done, but the big end has been finished.
Among the many seeking the non-parti
san nomination for superior court judge of
this county is the name of Charles Ethel
bert Claypool and we heartily and highly
recommend him to our readers for their
suffrage. "Believe me", Charley is alright
and in more ways than from a legal knowl
Speaking to another uncivily may relieve
the speaker of a bit of vitro!ic bile, but
said speaker is just that much less a hu
man being. Whether you have a million
dollars in your mind or in your vaults you
are no more or less a human being than
the tramp who begs his daily bread. Once
dead and each of you is but a lump of clay.
Six years ago the Seattle Star was rav
ing like a mad man about Wesley Lorimer
Jones and though Jones did not even get
home to make a speech in the campaign
he beat the Star's candidate 40,000 votes.
Now the Star has opened up on Wesley
Lusitania Jones and we predict Jones wiil
beat Inglis 75,000 votes. The people do
not take kindly to such blackmailing char
acter assassins of the stripe of the Seattle
Automobile accidents, which in Seattle of
recent weeks have been many, are all due
to unqualified cussedness. Many accidents
are due to drivers tearing up or down the
streets or highways as though the devil was
after them, while still as many more are
due to persons disputing over the right of
way, and on that point permit us to say,
any driver who will jeopardize the lives
of others because he has the right of way
is a dirty daredevil criminal and a term
in a state prison is too good for such an one.
The executive eommitee of the King Coun
ty Colored Republican Club has decided to
hold a mass meeting next Tuesday evening
to which all of the state and county candi
dates are invited to be present and say
something except George B. Lamping, candi
date for governor, and E. L. French, can
didate for lieutenant governor. They are
excluded for the reasons that Lamping in
public Life lias always been unfair to colored
citizens and publicly boasted of having
shot little Filipino niggers out of the cocoa
nut trees while a soldier in the Philippine
Islands, and E. L. French lias repeatedly
tried to force inter-marriage bills on the
statute books of the State of Washington.
The meeting place will be announced by
the committee in the daily papers and at
the various churches next Sunday.
We read a campaign criticism of (Joy.
Hart in a local weekly paper of this city,
last Saturday, which, to our mind, was
due to Gov. Hart having not come through
as the editor of that weekly had planned
for him to do. In other words it has been
the policy of that weekly for the past quar
ter of a century to lambast all candidates
who failed to come through to its coffers.
The editor of said weekly is reported to be
worth not less than one hundred thousand
dollars, the greater part of which A\as ac
cumulated from men who feared such roast
ings as Gov. Hart got in its columns in its
last issue. We venture the assertion that
had the Governor contributed liberally to
that weekly it would have set him down in
its columns by the side of Col. Hartley who
lias oiled up its wheels in a highly pleasing
manner. The fact of the matter is Gov.
Hart has made as good a governor as the
state has ever had and he will continue to
do so if reeleoted and this is net said to
the disparagement of any of the other
gubernatorial aspirants save George B.
Lamping the election of whom would be a
"It is not my intention to try to force
the King County Colored Republican Club
into endorsing any candidate for office sine*!
that would be a violation of its constitution,
but for me I am going to endorse a candi
date for governor and that candidate is Ro
land IT. Hartley of Everett," said the Rev.
W. D. Carter, pastor of the Mt. /ion Baptist
Church, and he continued: "I have made
considerable inquiry about Col. Hartley and
while I have never seen the man to know
him, yet what I have heard about him he
seems to be the man of all the guberna
torial aspirants that will give the colored
man a square deal. As I understand it he
has made no promises and will make none,
but reliable colored and white men who
know him best, say that his record is clear
on that point and the colored voters need
have no fear as to the future. And again \
am told that Col. Hartley made himself per
fectly clear as to his belief and ideas of
recognizing the colored citizens in case he
was ever in a position to do so before the
last convention of the Colored Women's
Federated Clubs of Washington and .Jurisdic
tion, which was held in Everett a few weeks
ago, and it comes to me the most of the
women who heard him on that occasion are
supporting him now.
Mr. Richard Brown, chairman of the
entertainment committee of the Seattle
Branch of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People has made
arrangements with an eight-piece orchestra
of Portland, Oregon, to give a high class
musical at Renton Ilill hall September 17th,
1920, which will be followed with a dance.
Remember the date, Friday. September 17th,
1920. A treat is in store for you.
VOL. V, NO. 2