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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. VI NO. 41 news in i mm suit Items of Interest Concerning Current Events Taken From the Country Press. University of Washington's Stevens Debating Club vs. the Badger State Debating Club Contest for Superiority Won by the Latter—Some Horrible Accidents Reported Last Week. A large and enthusiastic audi ence appeared in Denny Hall at the University on last Friday evening and greeted the . rival debating teams of the Stevens and Badger debating clubs. Before the debate commenced the Stevens men entered provided with their colors and horns, which they often used, and took their seats on the left side of the hall. They were soon followed by the Badgers whose emblem was a red flag, and who sat together on the right of the hall. Each club was generous in its applause as its representa tives appeared. Prof. Priest was the presiding officer of the evening and H. L. Reese and James Kellogwere chosen as time keepers by the Stevens and Badger clubs respect ively. The question debated was: Resolved, That combinations in restraint of trade should be re stricted by National law so as to promote competition". Messrs. E. W. Schroder, E. J. Wright were the Stevens team and they had the affirmative of the question. They dealt chiefly with the power of the trusts to regulate the supply and fix the price; they also laid much stress upon the privileges conferred by national law upon trusts. Such as: the tariff, sole right to inventions and railway discriminations in their favor. These, they claimed wou) '1 j enable trusts and combines to re- ' tain their present form regardless j of adverse legislation. The affirm ative cited a number of authorities to establish the fact that while in a few instances prices had been lowered, due to the decreased cost of production, yet in the vast ma jority of cases prices had been raised after the formation of the trusts and combines. They be lieved that state law was ineffi-! cient and proposed as a remedy ! that a Federal bureau should be i established with the sole right to j charter corporations and that mis representation on the part of such corporations should be made criminal. Each one of the speak ers received the close attention of the audience throughout. Messrs. Dan Millette, Will H. Lanbe and John Hanson were the Badger men and argued the nega tive side of the question. They thought that the trust form of in dustry was due to the use of ma chinery in production, and being the natural evolution of modern capitalism could not be remedied by any law. Then they laid much weight on the savings effected by the concentrated form of produc tion. These they detailed to be: saving in management, advertis ing and the elimination of middle men. They also cited a number of instances in which the price had been reduced after the trust had been formed. The judges, who were Dr. Graves, Dr. Symonds and Fred Rice Rowell, gave the decision to the negative. Mr. Aubrey Levy rendered one of his own compositions on the violin and was encored the third time. Miss Stephens also gave an excellent vocal solo which.was well received by the audience. Miss Stephens is a new student and surely destined to shine at the University of Washington. So many hold-ups have lately infested the old university grounds that the North hall boys are obliged to go through the grounds armed when late in the evening. The oratorical association has changed the date of the local con test from March, 30 to April 12, and has decided to give the Seniors three representatives, the Juniors two, Sophomores one, Freshmen one and the Law - school one. There is very little opposition to this arrangement. ♦ • • Cle-Elum, a mountain town on the Northern Pacific, is having a most wonderful building boom°at present which makes it the live liest town between Seattle and Spokane. A Japanese, said to be effected wtth leprosy, is running at large between Cle-Elum and Buckley and the natives thereabouts do not rest very easy, less the Jap get too close to them or their little ones. Rooms for those desiring to be present at the Ellensburg Repub lican convention are already being asked for, and it begins to look as though it will make the good ladies of Ellensburg hustle to find quilts enough to cover the dele gates during their short stay there. William Jennings Bryan, wires Senator George Turner, will speak at various points in the state in the very near future. Spokane, Walla Walla, Tacoma, Seattle and other places in the state are to hear the silver tongued orator. He closes in Seattle April 2nd, the day of the Republican county convention. State Senator S. D. Rinehart of Whatcom died at his home last week. He has been a resident of Washington since 1852. He was born in Kentucky in 1826. It was Senaioi Riuehart who objected to the use of prayer for the opening of the sessions of the senate, which objection was promptly voted down by his fellow members. He has a son who is now mayor of Olympia. The Olympia city council has passed a stringent ordinance against cows and poultry running at large on the streets. Allen Brothers of the Pull man Herald, who pretended to want to see Mayor Humes elected United States senator, are jubilant over his re-election. The Chelan Herald thinks that the Northwest will have the heaviest emigration the coming season that it has ever as yet had and the advance guard is already arriving. Claud Bullock, a well known young man about Wenachee, ac cidentally shot himself one day last week and died from the effects. John Moscow was run down by a Great Northern train near Wenachee and terribly multilated. He may recover. Marysville postoffice did more business during the month of February than it has ever done before in the history of the city. It bids fair to soon become a pre sidential office. Snohomish county citizens want a county fair, but the county com missioners are not inclined to vote an appropriation to help the mat ter out, which does not meet pub lic approval there a little bit. The number of men employed in the various logging camr,s along the Puget Sound coast will reach up into the thousands and all of them are earning splendid salaries. The lumbering business is the means of much money being put in circulation in this section of the country. Small pox continues to make its appearence in the smaller towns in the state, the latest to report new case is Cosmopolis. This loath some disease has gotten pretty well spread this winter. Three children of Charles Wen gener near Puget City in Thurston county were burned to death Saturday night a week ago. The mother and the oldest daughter went to Puget City to attend a dance Saturday evening and while away the house took fire and SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH/6, 1900. burned to the ground and the little tots were consumed while they slept. Adams county has never had a state senator in the legislature. The county is Attached to Walla Walla county and the politicians there have managed to shut Adams out in every instance. She is now asking for a senator. Edgar H. Neve, an employee of the Snoqualmie Power Company, was killed one day last week while repairing the wires along the line near Auburn, and now the citizens of that city are up and in arms against the company and want it wiped off the face of the earth. The Great Northern has 250 men at work on the Everett im provements and is pushing things as rapidly as possible. This force is to be increased at least 100 men at an early date and that number to be further increased from time to time. The Clark-Nickerson mill at Everett is being pushed to com pletion at a rapid rate, so reports the News of that city. Ex-County Commissioner John Krieschal of Snohomish county has no doubts but that the electric road between Snoqualmie and Everett will soon be constructed and in operation. The Great Sunny Side property, which was founded by Paul Shultzie, who ' afterwards com-' mitted suicide, perhaps, the re sults of financial failure, recently sold for $335,000 and a new com pany will be organized to handle it on a paying basis. This pro perty comprises some of the finest irrigated lands in the state and have had the very best success. From a tiny item, hidden away on the "classified ad" page of last Sunday's Spokesman-Review, I learn that Levi Aukeny has pur chased the Walla Walla Union; that D B. OecW Mr. Ankeny's! manager, *s o naye charge of it, and that Edgar B. Piper is to be the new managing editor; some of which 1 believe, and some of which is open to reasonable doubt. It is certain that Mr. Ankeny has bought the Union. The deal has been pending for some time and is understood to have gone through with $8000 as a consideration. Mr. Crocker will probably look after the paper, but it is doubtful if he intends to give his whole time to it. The rumor-that Mr. Piper is to go to Walla Walla does not appear worthy of credence, for it is difficult to believe that a man with such an exalted opinion of his own ability would be willing to confine his operations to so small a field.—Spokane Outburst Afro-American Sparks. Booker T. Washington is refused hotel accomodations in an Indiana town on account of his color; Sergeant McPherson, a Spanish- American war veteran, was dis missed from a jury on which he had been eworn in Salt Lake City, because the other eleven jurymen refused to sit with him on account of his color and an Alabama family has been murdered by the whites because the man, who hap pened to be colored was charged with committing some minor of fense against the law. This seems to be the age of anti-Negrodom instead of anti-imperialism. In a Republican convention held in Louisiana two white and two black men were elected as dele gates to the National convention, which is to be held in Philadel phia. Editor W. Calvin Chase, one of the best known colo.red politicians about Washington City, will be one of the two delegates that will represent the District of Columbia in the National Republican con vention at Philadelphia. Paul Lawrence Dunbar, the noted Negro poet, who has been living in Denver for the past six months for his health has returned East with his family and will again take up his poetical work. Negroes editing papers exclu sively for their race in the East have broken loose in a tirade of billingsgate against each other, which to say the least is extremely nausuating to persons who have had one day's training in good breeding. More readable news and less personal abuse might make a wonderful improvement in their papers. i Miss Lulu Gordon of St. Paul has passed an examination to do barbering in the state of Minne sota. She is the first woman of her race and the first of any other race to take the examination and pass. She has opened up a shop in St. Paul and has a lucrative trade. Extensive preparations are being made by most of the church folk throughout the country for the general conferences that each of the two leading A. M. E. church organizations will hold in May. '. A bill has passed the United States senate donating to the state normal school at Normal, Ala bama for colored folk 25,000 acres of government land. This school is presided over by Prof. W. H. I Council, who is doing almost as much for the colored youth of the South as the famous Booker T. Washington. The Negro Republicans in Greater New York have endorsed Timothy L. Woodruff of that state for the vice-presidency, «s a running mate for President William Mc- Kinley. ' Notices of this are being sent all over the country, doubt less at the expense of Mr. Wood ruff for political capitol. Henry Shepherd, who was ap pointed official photographer for the Negroes at the Paris exposi tion, has come to a sudden end. He began to preach to the colored folk that in cas» the United States engaged lin war with a foreign power it would be their duty to take up arms against their home government. He was speedily de capitated for his revolutionary ut terances. A irumber of the Eastern cities held what is called a Fred Douglas Day, which memorial exercises comiiiemorative of the Great Douglas were the order. March Bth was the day observed. R. C. Benjamin, editor of the Standard of Frankfort, Ky., is being tried at that point for crimi nal libel. It is claimed that he slandered through the columns of his paper a local colored preacher and a woman of easy virtue about the city. Industrial schools for Negroes in the South are becoming so numerous and doing so much good that the Caucasians are becoming alarme(J less the educated Negroes will drive the "poor white boy" to the positions of hewers of wood and drawers of water, where but three decades ago the Negro him self was. The Democratic candi date for governor of Alabama is said to be in favor of abolishing all industrial schools for Negroes, but in this he has not many sup porters even among Alabamians who are in favor of Negro disfran chisement. One of the principal things that will be much discussed, and, per haps, acted on in this city within the present summer will be the improvements of the various streets of the city. There is talk of paving Madison street, Seventh avenue, Third Avenue and replank ing many of the outlying streets, all of which will bear heavily on the tax payers. Just how to do this at the least expense to the tax payers and abutting property owners is the question that will give the members of the board of public works no little amount of worry, but it will have to be done and done soon at that and the sooner it is arranged for the better. » The "nectie social" given by the ladies of the Mt Zion church was the most extensively attended church social of its kind that Seattle has witnessed for some time. It was a pleasing as well as a successful entertainment and all who attended would not object to having it repeated. ■ * ~' •-•—♦ > « The Mt. Zion Baptist church is progressing very nicely. Rev. Prince and the members of his congregation are endeavoring to raise money enough to build a church. Mrs. C. A. Lucas of Portland is visiting in the city this week. IT'S SEATTLE THAT'S ¥ QUEEN CITY Leads the Entire West In Prosperity's Race and Business Enterprise. Visitors Talk of the Thrift and Push They See Within Her Gates, That's to Be Found Nowhere Else, East, South or West—Many Prominent Men Here Looking Over the City's Prospects. J. Randolph Beaumont is the name of a Seattle suicide, who hails from Spokane. Beaumont is said to have tired of living be cause "things quit coming his way." He took the morphine route. John Wood, said to be one of the most noted United States timber land crooks that ever operated in this section of the country, is now in the county jail awaiting trial before the U. S. court for subornation. He had $2900 on his person, when arrest ed, which he filched from the unsuspecting land and home hunter. The Republicans of King county will hold a county conven tion at Armory Hall Monday, April 2nd, for the purpose of electing delegates to the state con vention, which will convene at Ellensburg April sth. Ex-Secretary of State Allen Weir was among the numerous visitors to the city within the past week. "Seattle did nicely at her last election, but Olympia be"at it out of sight last December at her municipal election, for she let but rvno of the Republican opposition in and that by only two votes. Seattle is certainly a hummer." The newly elected city officers will be installed into office next Monday night. As was suspected Councilman Gill has filed a con test against Alpheus Byers, who won out over him, Gill, by two votes. Candidate James Weir of the First ward also contemplates filing a contest against Council man Navin. Apparently the city council has in mind the closing of the "joint" run by Charles W. Shomo, who is now in the county jail under a charge of murder, which was com mitted near his home some weeks ago. The place is said to be a most disreputable dive. A cook living on Pike street, while watching a pile driver at work on the water front, was seriously if not fatally wounded last Monday. A heavy piece of iron dropped from the driver and fell on the end of a piece of timber which flew up and hit the man in the face crushing it in a most horrible condition. The city has witnessed some daring hold ups during the past week and Mayor Humes has deemed it advisable to put on ten extra policemen and will put on more if it seems best to him and the chief. The city has acquired title to much of the property along Yesler Way where the slide has given the authorities so much trouble, and will in the future attempt to prevent further slides. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Graham, have returned from the East, whither they have been for spring goods for their millinery emporium. They report a most pleasant stay in the East. Among the well known visitors to the city this week was Hon. Scott Swetland, the Vancouver Prune Prince. "Purely on busi ness," he shouted as soon as he got sight of The Republican man. Mr. Scott was for a number of years chairman of the state central committee. "Seattle is undoubt edly the greatest city in the North west and her citizens one and all are making it so. I have not met a man since I have been here, but what tells me business has been better with him this year than he has ever seen it before. Seattle is the place." Hon. Edward B. Palmer is making a cruise of the southwest PRICE FIVE CENTS em portion of the state this week in connection with the business of the Puget Mill company and will perhaps be out of the city for a week and better. Hon. A. G. Mcßride, who has been running the Douglas City News in Alaska for the past two years, is in the city preparatory to leaving for Cape York, where he has been appointed to aU. S. Cominissionership job. Me was formerly a well know resident of this city and has many friends, who, since his return, have given him the glad hand of welcome as well as congratulation. "New Orleans is a grand place and full of sights," said Will A. Steele, who has recently returned from the South, whither he went to attend the National Editorial Association, which met at New Orleans. "I was fortunate to be in the city at the time of the Mardigras and that of itself was well worth the trip. I am well pleased with my trip, but Seattle is the only genuine humming city in the world, at least in the United States. You can hear nothing all through the East but Seattle. Whether Seattle is in Washington, Oregon or the Klon dike they do not seem to know, but Seattle is the whole Northwest in their minds." Why is Seattle a larger and better city than Tacoma? "That's easy." Its on account of its natural location for securing the products of Kitsap county. —Inde- pendent. Whether your conclusion be right or wrong we know your premises are absolutely correct. The Yesler Way cable line has shut down for repairs and will so remain for some three or four weeks. Leschi Park at the end of this road on Lake Washington is to be again thrown Jopen to the public this coming season and a heavy travel is expected, hence the repairs at this time. Bicycling has been quite a rage this week in Seattle. The warm weather without rain.has brought out many fine looking female bicycle " turn outs," and it is use less to add that, the men have been doing the long look act ever since. Turn where you will or may on the streets of Seattle and you will see a vast amount of improvements going on. The streets are being repaired and the buildings are being overhauled and repaired which gives everywhere and every place the air of exceeding pro sperity. Nothing has been heard of Jim Hill's great depot proposition since the defeat of the Northern Pacific's depot plans. That Mr. Hill had nothing else in his mind but the defeat of President Mellen was quite plain to be seen and it is too bad that the citizens did not see the "nigger in the wood pile" before it was too late. In another column hereof it will be learned that there is a proba bility of Ted Piper, formerly of the P.-I. of this city, taking edi torial charge of the Walla Walla Union. Street gossipers still stick to it that the Pipers will start a new daily in Seattle. "Start a saloon," is finding many legitimate repeaters at present in Seattle. The saloon business seems to be the most profitable business that one can go into in Beattle and they are being opened weekly. "I was over a goodly portion of the state not long since and I am pleased to be able to say that most every point that I visited is in a very prosperous condition. Seattle however leads them all, came from ex-Senator Harper one day this week.