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VOL. VI NO. 39
111 IS IE. The Attempt to Blackmail Him Falls Plat—The Girl Sees Her Folly. As was predicted by his friends the charge of rape against ex- County Commissioner Heaton by Cora Farmer, alias Cora Johnson, was another effort upon the part of his enemies, made while in office, to disgrace him and his family. Miss Farmer, alias Mrs. Johnson, as soon as she saw she had been misled by B>aton's enemies and had sworn falsely, went to the prosecuting attorney by a friend and asked that the case be drop ped, which was done, he seeing at once that the case should never have been instituted; and now Miss Farmer's Monohon triends are weeping. The arrest of Heaton should never have been made. The jus tice of the peace, who issued the warrant was not justified in issuing it upon the story told him by the complaining witness. Had she gone to any old woman with the same story as told to the justice, she would have been laughed at, and told that that was not rape, but it appears that the justice had his heart biased against Heaton by meddlesome persons, who were interested in Miss Farmer, not out of any love for her, but for what it was hoped could be extorted from Heaton. Even the justice took an unwarranted interest in the matter in so far that he accompanied an officer to Heaton's home at the unseemly hour of 2 o'clock Sun day morning to arrest him. It is said upon good authority that, the justice had the case set for a hear ing before Heaton was even under arrest, and that Miss Farmer and her so called friends were at the justice's house awaiting the return of the officer with Heaton. Is it possible that so big a fool of a justice can be found in King county? The justice went so far as to refuse to give Heaton a pre liminary hearing. What a farce. ,O, where has justice hidden him self? Be it understood that the prosecuting attorney was not con sulted before the warrant was issued. Had he been consulted, Heaton would never have been arrested, for the prosecuting at torney is too good a lawyer not to have seen that tiie charge was friv olous and could not be sustained. It is a pity that Heaton has no remedy at law other than by im peachment against the justice. As to those who urged the woman in this nefarious matter, but they are too contemptible to give a consi deration. The whole proceeding has made Heaton friends, while it has lowered all those who aided and abetted the woman, in the es timation of decent people. She, poor woman, perjured herself through the instigation of Heaton's enemies, and must now suffer . alone. Let this persecution of Heaton cease. Notes of the Northwest. Everett has just completed a $6,000 Catholic school building. Spokane's small-pox scare is about over and business has re sumed a normal condition, much to the satisfaction of the mer chants. Major B. H. Smythe, a well known Snohomish county news paper man, has assumed control of the mechanical department of the Marysville Globe. Pacific county has the largest cedar tree in the state. It is 56 feet in circumference and 18 feet in diameter. It is 75 feet to the first limb. Major J. M. Anderson thinks the north half of the Colville Indian reservation will be thrown open to settlement within the next 60 days. Douglass county will hold its Republican county convention to elect delegates to the state conven tion, which in turn will elect dele gates to the National convention, March 24th. The city marshal of North Yaki ma thinks his duties assiduous enough to ask for an increase in salary. To that end the city council has been asked to allow him $75 a month instead of $60. The Ellensburg Capital, a stal wart Republican paper, is of the opinion that the Republican party will be defeated in this state, if the Foster grazing bill becomes a law. SThe Bellingham Bay Improve ment Company's mill has just begun operation. It starts out with 150 men on its pay roll, with salaries aggregating $11,000. ™c SEATTLE REPUBLICAN REPUBLICAN CANIDATES FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICES Ere another issue of The Re publican greets its readers the first political battle of 1900 in this or any other state will have been fought, and the results known to the world. This is a Republican year, politically speaking, and nothing but Republicans should be elected in the city, which is to cast the initial vote of the year 1900. The Republican hopes that all Republicans will forget their past differences and go to the polls next Tuesday and vote the Republican ticket from top to bot tom, just as they have in years past. The eyes of the entire state yea, the entire country, are on Se attle, waiting and watching to see what it is going to do politically, and it should lead the way and set the pace of Republicanism for all other cities, counties and commun- ities in this state, as well as this nation. Each of the men nominated on the Republican ticket are well known to the public, and, it must be said to their credit, very popu lar men. Mr. Humes was nomin ated in the Republican convention by an overwhelming majority de spite the bitter factional fight made against him. A large majority of the Republican voters seem to have implicit confidence in him, and, since he is the party nominee, Re publicans should vote for him. In voting for Tom Humes you are not voting for the man, but for the party, which is bigger by far than any one man or number of men in the party. "My party first and the individual next," should be the watchword of every true-blue Re publican. City Comptroller Paul. It is with a feeling of much per sonal gratification that this paper recommends the name of Frank H. Paul to the voters of this city, for their suffrage next Tuesday, for city comptroller. For party fidelity and undying loyalty to his friends Mr. Paul ranks at the head of the list and he, therefore, merits the support of all partisans in the city of Seattle. Eminently fitted to fill the office, which he seeks at your hands, it would be a credit to the city to elect so able a young man to the position. "Frank", as he is commonly known among the boys, is as "white" a man as ever trod shoe leather, and, it is here predicted, that he will run quite a few hundred votes ahead of his ticket. City Treasurer Rathbtm. Men, like trees, are known by the fruit they bear, that is to say, men who are successful in one po sition are generally successful when promoted to higher and more responsible positions. Samuel F. Rathbun has been a deputy in the city treasurer's office under the last two administrations and so successful has he been in that po sition that he had no opposition in the late city convention when nominees were called for the office of city treasurer. From this it will be seen that the public seemed determined to reward one of its servants, who has been faithful over a few things, by making him keeper of many things. He has Scott Benjamin. Capt. John Taylor. no comments on his opponent and there is no call for him to have, as the public quite understands him and his good works, and will give him a rousing majority next Tuesday. Corporation Counsel Humphrey. No one can deny the fact but that Will E. Humphrey has made an excellent corporation counsel during the two years he has occu pied the office. Regardless, of what the feeling might have been against him two years ago, he is now a popular candidate, and has his record to fall back on to make him so. He has won the city more cases and at a less expense than any previous official in the same capacity, and this is said without intent to speak disparag ingly of his predecessors. No Republican in Seattle has any good and sufficient reasons to vote for an opposition candidate instead of Mr. Humphrey and this paper does not believe any will. He has made a brilliant official and with out fear or favor has conducted the affairs of the office. His party has honored him, he appreciates the fact, and there is no doubt but that he will be an honor to his party. Instead of Humphrey get ting cut lets give him a regular Frank Paul vote. If for nothing else he should be elected for the way he pushed the Cedar River proposition. Soon Seattle will be using pure water from Cedar River and Will Humphrey more SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1900. than any one else is responsible for it. He has earned your loyal support Councilman-At-Xfarge Parry. For the past three years or more Will H. Parry has been one of the most pains taking and tireless public officials in the city. He is very popular and could have been renominated for city comptroller, had he wanted it, hands down, in fact, he would not have had any opposition, had he asked for the office, but he did not care for it. His party has seen fit to nominate him for councilman-at-large and there is no doubt but that he will be elected to the office with a rousing majority. It is said by all that Parry will lead the ticket next Tuesday and thus more than ever popularize himself with the voters of the city. S. F. Rathbun. Will H. Parry. Albert J. Goddard. Captain John Taylor. '•The "Old Soldiers" have a true and tried representative on the ticket in the person of Captain Taylor for councilman-at-lafrge, who has been repeatedly elected to the council from the Seventh ward, and the city will also have a true and tried public servant if he is elected. He has concientiously done his duty in the past and there is no doubt in the world but that the voters all over Seattle will do their duty and elect him with the same big vote that they will elect his colleague, Mr. Parry. The best interests of the City of Se attle financially and otherwise have been zealously looked after since Capt. Taylor has been a member of the city council and as this is something of a step upward in the shape of public approval as to what he has done, he should be elected as a reward for his past good services rendered the city. First Ward, James Weir. For years and years James Weir has been proprietor of the New England hotel near Main street and First avenue and he is known throughout the entire Northwest. Mr. Weir knows no one by his color or nationality, but by his good or bad deportment, and one nationality can get accomodations at his house as quickly as another, if he deports himself properly. It does seem that he is an ideal candidate for the city counsel ard search as the party would in the First ward it could not have named a more generally acceptable man for the nomination than Mr. Weir. In the past the First ward may have put up some pretty questionable characters for the councilmanship, but it has made no mistake in this nominee, and, if he is elected, that ward will have as able and as gentlemanly a representative in the city council as any other ward in the city. Second Ward, W. H. Vincent. "Say for us that no finer or "whiter" man lives in all Seattle than Mr. Vincent, who has been nominated for city council from the Second ward," came from a chorus of Second warders, in which W. H. White, "Little Bill", and W. H. Morris, "Big Bill", and many other leading Republicans, who are classed as "Wilson Re publicans", on being questioned as to who was W. H. Vincent. Per- j chance the writer met a number of gentlemen the same day from the same ward, who are pleased to term themselves "anti-Wilson Ke publicans", and these, too, were unanimous in their praise of Mr.' Vincent, all of which quite con vinced the writer that he is such a good man that all sides are | struggling to claim him as their! creature. It would, therefore, ap- j pear that he will thus get the united support of the Republicans | out there without regard to fac tion and be an honored member of the next city council. He, too, is a prominent business man of the city and will not leave a stone un turned to forge the best interests of the city to the front. Third Ward, Hiram C. Gill. Councilman Gill is asking for a re-election at the hands of the voters of the Third ward. The opposition press has said much against Mr. Gill from time to time as to his actions in the city council, but regardless of what it has said, he still has the implicit confidence of the Republican voters of the Third ward, for he was renomi nated three to one over the oppo sition that appeared against him in the Republican primaries. Mr. Gill's past record as councilman speaks for itself as to whether or not he should be re-elected. If the voters of his ward had confi dence enough in him to re-nomi nate him by an overwhelming majority they have confidence enough in him to re-elect him and they will. Its easy to criti cise public men, but when it comes to the real milk in the cocoanut, hypothetical opposition melts like snow in June. Col. Alden J. Times can therefore put this in his pipe and smoke it, Hi Gill will be the next councilman from the Third ward, the Times to the con trary notwithstanding. Fourth Ward, J. A. James. Perhaps Mr. James is a "corpor ation tool", as charges the oppo sition party, and will sell the best interest of the city to corporations and franchise grabbers, but is it not most remarkable that an over whelming majority of the voters of the Fourth ward would repeatedly elect such a dangerous man to such a responsible position? Now, there is often a grain of reason Frank H. Paul. Will E Humphrey in some anti-Republican arguments offered by the opposition, but there is absolutely none in the world in the argument it offers to the effect that Mr. James is su^h a venal official as to stand ready to deliver up the city at any time to cor porations and franchise grabbers. Mr. Jam^s was unanimously re nominated, and, so far as the Re publican party is concerned, he will be unanimously re-elected for councilman from the Fourth ward next Tuesday. Fifth Ward, Scott Benjamin. In presenting the name of Scott Benjamin to the voters of the Fifth ward, for councilman for the next two years, The Republican takes a special pride in so doing. Mr. Benjamin has been a loyal Re ( publican ever since he has been a resident of the ward, which has been for years. He has taken an active interest in Republican mat ters up there and never felt called upon under any conditions to in any way buck the final decisions of the party in convention assembled. He is one of Seattle's substantial business men and will give the Fifth ward good service in the legislative body of the city gov ernment He was nominated for the position, for which he is now a candidate, over one of the oldest residents in the ward, and who is at present in the city council and who made a splendid record as such. That Mr. Benjamin will re ceive every Republican vote in the PRICE FiVE CENTS Fifth ward goes without saying, and that he will be eminently fair in all of his public dealings as a councilman likewise, goes without saying. This paper predicts that | Scott Benjamin will be elected over his opponent by not less than a two to one majority. Sixth Ward, W. V. Rinehart. Mr. Rinehart was nominated by his ward without much opposition, and, it is more than likely that, he will be elected in the same manner. He has been in the city council for the past two years, and, like others mentioned in this connec tion, his record will speak for itself as to whether or not he should be re-elected. Mr. Rine hart is an "old soldier" and a strong advocate of Mayor Humes, and the Sixth ward being a strong hold of Mr. Humes, it looks as though he will have no trouble in being re-elected. Seventh Ward, Jed G. Blake. No man is more popular in busi ness circles than the nominee for the city council from the Seventh ward, and, that ward being made up largely of the leading business men of the city, there is every reason to believe that Mr. Jed G. Blake will be elected by a very large majority vote. The Seventh ward is always safely Republican and the councilman nominee of that ward that is in touch with the Republican party can always be assured of his election when it has the only say about it as is the case with Mr. Blake. Talk to whom you will or may from the Seventh ward and you hear but one ex pression and that is, "Blake will be elected and deserves to be." Owing to Mr. Blake's extensive business relations with the busi ness men of Seattle, it is very reasonable to suppose that, he would do nothing as a member of the city council that would not be to the very best interest of the city. As councilman he will stand for no party, faction, or click, but for Seattle and her best business interest. His majority will be so overwhelming that his opponent will not remember that he was even a candidate. Eighth Ward, Dr. J. E. Chrichton. Once, twice, three times and now four times Dr. Chrichton will have been re-elected, to the city council from the Eighth ward. That he is very popular in that ward is quite plain to be seen, and, that he will be re-elected next Tuesday is quite beyond the per adventure of a doubt. He has from time to time popularized himself with his constituents by the way he has cast his votes on the important measures that have come before the city council, and so popular has he become that he could have any place in the gift of the voters of the City of Seattle if he would but ask for it. The doctor may not suit some people, but he seems to suit well the voters of the Eighth ward, and after all, who but them need he try to please that he may continu ously hold a seat in the city council? Ninth Ward, A. J. Goddard. There was never a disaster without at least some consoling, features, and the late convention, so far as this paper is concerned, was not totally without some re deeming qualities and one of them was the nomination of Hon. A. J. Goddard of the Ninth ward for councilman. Owing to the great amount of party bickering among the conglomerated oppositiqn there is but little doubt that Mr. God dard will be elected to the place for which he now stands nominat ed, and, when elected, he will make that ward the best official in that capacity that it has ever had. Mr. Goddard has always been deservedly popular in that section of the city, and, before he shall have finished the term of office to which he will be elected next Tuesday, he will be deservedly popular throughout the city. He had no opponent in the convention for the nomination, which shows very conclusively that he has the Republican push with him. Homer M. Hill, Being a nominee of the Union party, this paper has no political words of praise for him, but it makes no hesitancy in saying that, if there be one gentleman on that ticket, it is Homer M. Hill. He merits the vote of every member of the parties that have nominated him for city comptroller. Business relations with Mr. Hill compel us to say he has proved himself a gentleman of the finest stripe in every respect, so far as our rela tions are concerned. Party ties frequently separate the very best of friends and, while the editor of this paper will work with all his might and main to elect Mr. Hill's opponent, Frank H. Paul, and would cast a thousand votes for him, (Paul), had he them to cast, he wishes it distinctly understood that he pronounces Homer M. Hill a most splendid type of man.