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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL VI NO. 43 Culled and Collected From Exchanges. MUCH MONEY, MANY MEN From the East En Route to the Evergreen State. LATEST STATE NEWS Pacific Coast Cable — Emigrants Still Coming In—That "Delin quent Subscriber"- Fake Min ing Towns —Montesano's Ex pansion Club—Timber I,ands Still on the Market—Numerous Business Changes. The Pacific Coast in general and the state of Washington in parti cular will be greatly benefitted if the Honolulu and Philippine cable line is ever built, which seems quite probable at present. With a cable connecting the Pacific Coast cities with the Orient such cities will at once become the United States government's gate ways of commerce. It is declared by the railroad authorities at St. Paul that not less than 20,000 settlers are now head ing for the state of Washington and other states of the North west in search of new homes. This number is said to be actually on the road and twice that number getting their little alls and ends together in various points in the East preparatory to leaving for the Northwest within the coming spring and summer. No state in the Union at present has more land to accommodate persons look ing for cheap homes than the state of Washington and neither 20,000 nor 100,000 prospective home seekers would discomode the state authorities in a single instance, as there are homes a plenty for that number and twice as many more. The roasting that that "delin quent subscriber" got at the edi torial hands of the News of Ritz ville last week ought to make that sweet scented sponger burn for the next three months to come. Gen erally speaking, however, the delinquent subscriber animal is not quite so numerous in this state as at as other places in this Union, but even here it is numerous enough, and, the sooner it be killed off the better for all. The pretense for a human being, who will not pay for a paper after he or she has read it for a whole year, is too mean and miserable to live on earth and neither God or the devil would have him, hence there is nothing else for him to do but "go down on the river, walk about" and eat grass like an ass. The sheriff of Pierce county has offered a reward of $500 for the capture and conviction of the man who shot and killed Hans Moe, the saloon man at Buck ley some few days ago. To date no trace of the guilty man has been found. To kill is very wrong, but when the killed is in the criminal business himself, it, to some extent, lessens the degree of the crime of the killing. The Seal tie foot pads have begun to branch out in business, and it looks as though they have estab lished a branch office in Sumner, a small town between here and Tacoma, as holdups have been rather frequent there within the past two weeks. The citizens would do well to prepare them selves and instead of trying to arrest those easy fingered gentry let them have the contents of a well directed revolver. Street car holdingup here became unpopular as soon as one or two of the men in that business got shot down in their attempt to hold up a Ballard car. This will prove to be splen did medicine for holdups in gen- ' eral and it should be put in opera tion at once throughout the entire Northwest. The Argus could name the next governor of this state, but will defer making the announcement until the proper time arrives.— Auburn Argus. And the proper time will come for you to do so after the next November election. There is no doubt but that if the Argus could name the next governor it would make a fortune out of its political wisdom as it would save some fel low much unnecessary expense. Realizing that William Jennings Bryan makes a pretty good show even the Whatcom Reveille, a dyed in the wool Republican paper, is willing to put up some cash to get the great silver cham pion there to speak. Barnum held a like position in the hearts of the people of this country once upon a time. Everett, so says the Times of that city, has entirely too many saloons for the good of the city. On every corner and in every block in the business portion of the city the saloon is to be found 'flourishing like a green bay tree. Everett is determined that the army of laboring men that are employed in the city at present shall never get out of it with, a single cent of the money paid over to them for their toils on the tunnel, and what she fails to get by charging them two prices for everything they get, the damnable saloons rake in the balance. However, Seattle is also seriously troubled with the "too much saloon disease," and it would be well for each of them to call a halt in that line. Darrington is the name of a new mining town that is being boomed by the Arlington Times. For the next few years more money will probably be thrown into mining town site urat holes" by "tender feet" than in mining properties. It would be well to see how the mining properties about those boom towns turn out before in vesting in their town lots. Legiti mate investments always help any city or community, but wild cat sales and investments always work in the long run to its detriment. The bright sun shine of the past two weeks which has extended to Index, the noted mining camp of " nohomish county, has begun to put things on the move there, and the owners of mining properties, who have been idle all the winter, are now bestirring themselves and will soon have large gangs of men at work. Index as a mining cen ter seems to be a fixture, and it promises to boom this year as no mining camp in the state ever has done before. The Mining Index of that camp is not leaving a stone unturned to let the outside world know what the community has in the shape of mineral wealth. From a telegraph operator to an editorial chair is what C. W. Mc- Coy, who recently purchased the Waitsburg Gazet, in now boasting of. In your new role, Mr. Editor, you will hear a good many taps to which you will not be able to re spond, however anxious and wil ling you might be to do so. All is not sunshine in the newspaper business as many already in it will verily testify to. Some of the citizens of Arling ton have asked the local justice, what would it cost to give the editor of the Enterprise an up-to date flogging. The editor, how ever, takes another view of the situation and invites those desir ing to do so to call and attempt the performance and then inquire of their family physician what is his bill, and that will be what it will cost to try to flog the editor. East Washingtonian printed at Pomeroy announces that, Hon. G. C. Gose will not be a candidate for superior judge this coming sum mer, which fact it very much regrets. Mr. Gose made a splen did record at Olympia as a mem ber of the legislature and most persons who formed his acquaint ance while there verily believed that he would make an ideal superior judge, should he be suc cessful in securing the nomination 1 and election. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 1900. The Wyerhauser Timber Land j Company gives it out their entire lands are for sale to mill men at reasonable prices. After the great purchase on the part of that com pany had been made mill men were considerably worked up less all of its timber lands would be withdrawn from the markets and thus work a hardship on them, but not so, the lands are for sale the same as were they when in the possession of the Northern Pacific. The H. J. Miller Lumber Com pany has recently received a large contract from the Burlington rail road for a large number of ties, and, if that order-is satisfactorily filled, it will mean many other such orders from that and other railroads even more extensive than that one. This is the way the money comes into this state. The lumber industry is immense from a financial stand. According to the Northwest Re publican Blame promises to be one of the liveliest towns in- the Northwest this coming season as it is the headquarters for six dif ferent caneries and several smaller fishing institutions and then too the shingle business in that city promises to be better than ever before, Any city with such bright prospects should feel very hopeful and should be excused a hen it crows just as is Blame at present Montesano has taken the innitia tive in forming an ''expansion club." It is but natural that the citizens of this state take to the expansion idea and encourage it all 1 they possibly can, as expansion 1 means much for them. Let the other cities follow the example of J Montesano and organize "expan- ! sion clubs" and see that the ex pansion idea expands as no other ( idea has ever before expanded in this country. "The candidacy o£ Judge Moore } of Spokane for the Republican ( nomination for governor is meet- j ing with much encouragement , from the county press. Although j it is yet to early to make predic tions, it is evident that Moore is J obtaining a considerable follow- ( ing that must be taken into con- ] sideration by the slate-makers—if ' there be such a thing as a slate." — ] Cheeney Sentinel. Not so sure | of that since the late primary j election held in Spokane, are you? i "Get you a school inarm" ought < to have been an easy matter for i the Seattle business man this week, j since school manns have been as thick as old maids in harvest times ] on the streets during the entire i week. The occasion for the as sembling of these school house beauties was the holding of the : annual county institute and they : were here to exchange ideas how best to systamise "Young Ameri- < ca" for his own benefit and to the Nation's good. It is reported as j being a highly successful institute : and productive of much "school : house" good. At last Thursday's primaries : none of the excitement which at tended the primaries a few weeks prior to elect delegates to the city convention, was to be found, and this all came about through an agreement reached by the leaders of the two political factions in this county. The convention will be held next Monday at Armory hall. "To my personal knowledge," said a large lumber dealer one day this week," there are now six new large six story blocks under con-1 templation for early construction in Seattle. The combined cost of those blocks will not fall short of two million dollars. The lumber mills in the city are all running at their full capacities both day and night and still they can not turn out building lumber fast enough to fill the orders from the building contractors. No city in the Union can show such a building record at present as this city and other businesses are proportionately good. Most people who have heard "Annie Laurie" probably supposed the author Was dead long ago. It is an excusable mistake because Lady John Scott Spottiwoode was ninety-one when she died a few days ago.—White River Journal. fllllll Picked Up from Var ious Points. MRS. CON A. REDEOUT Tells of Her Trip to South Africa. THE NEGRO AW AYS IN IT Georgia Wants Her Negro labor ers — Kentucky's Killing of Goebel Done By a Negro- White Lynchers vs. Black I^ynchers in Maryland—ltems of Interest About the Race. A letter from Mrs. Con A. Hide out, who is now in Capetown. Africa, has reached this office and is printed, in part, below. The letter was written Feb. 17. "I shall tell you a few things about my life in Africa. The first thiug is this war business, it makes life burdensome. You see noth ing but soldiers and hear nothing but telegrams of war news: it is the first thiug in the morning and the last thing at night and yet the British have not yet made much progress. Capetown is located very much like Seattle, the people having to cross a bay here as they do there to get to the city proper. On the West side all of the hospi tals and the insane asylums are to be found and it is also the place srhere the lepers are kept, who can never be cured of that dreadful disease. Of kinds of people, we find here every nationality the' world affords of whites and nine teen different tribes of the native Negro. Some are as black as coal and have red lips while there are others who are almost white and have long straight black hair. There are more half white people here than I ever saw in any place before. The records show 10 blacks to one white person and yet they are reared in complete ignor ance. The greater part of them can not read nor write their names, still many of them own their homes, while some are quite wealthy. They are engaged in all kinds of business enterprises as are the white men. I can not see why those who have been living here all of their lives should be so far behind the times from an intellectual stand point. It was very hard for us when we first came here to understand them, the only directions one can get of any place by inquiring of the natives is the time it takes to go to it: "ten minutes or 5 minutes walk, or half an hour's walk, or a day's ride," they will tell you. If you aek how many miles or blocks it is, they will reply, "can't tell." This is our last Summer month here. However, there is not much difference in the weather at any time of the year. Vege tables, fruits and flowers are plen tiful. I had a letter from Mr. Rideout today. He is in Pondo lan, which is, I should judge, about 1500 or 2,000 miles from here. He expects to be home by the last of March if he gets his business arranged by that time. Sergeant J. G. McPherson has entered suit against ten of the jurymen, who were responsible for him being dismissed from the jury on account of his color, for $5000 each and a similar suit will be filed against the Utah commonwealth. The colored folk ot Atlanta have resolved on a plan, by which to break the move on the part of the operators of street car com panies to make them ride at speci fied places, by refusing to patro nize' the street cars, which is proving a loss of some $1,200 per week to the company, that street car proscription at that rate will not last very much longer. Retaliation seems to have been very effectively put in operation down in Virginia last week. A black and a white man were charged with murdering a man and a woman. The enraged white citizens two thousand strong promptly lynched the "black brute", and quietly dispersed. At once another mob was organized, composed largely of Negroes, and it lost no time in promptly lynch ing the accused "white brute" and also quietly dispersed. Lynching parties are all wrong, but such lynchings as recorded above seem to rather even up things from a racial stand point. If one deserved it so did the other, they both got it and now all is quiet along the Potomac. Georgia's white citizens con tinue to use the shot gun to pre vent the criminal (?) Negroes, who outrage innocent white women by the wholesale, (if previous reports from there are to be believed) from emigrating from that state to other sections of the world and country. But a few days ago and 160 color ed families had collected at a rail road station to leave the state and thereby lessen the number of in nocent white women annually outraged by Negroes, whereupon the farmers commanded the rail road companies to not permit them to go aboard. Fictitious warrants were sworn out to detain them and when the Negroes resist ed one of them was killed. The South wants the Negro as a serv ant and any attempt on the part of any one to take him from the South will be met with a most determined opposition, in which shot guns will play a most conspicuous part. The old "plantation Negro" is rapidly becoming extinct and the New Negro is taking his place, and the New Negro has his head, heart and hand well educated and with these he will soon make the South from an agricultural stand point what it never was before. In Chicago a Twentieth Century Authors Association of North America has been formed among the leading literary Afro-Ameri cans with John G. Jones as presi dent. Its object is to collect race publications to place them on ex hibit in the various expositions and public libraries of the world. It is likeuuto the present Negro Academy. The colored man whom one juror was so prejudiced against yesterday that he could not pro mise to decide the case on trial justly, so long as the colored man sat on the jury, was one of the Twenty-fourth Infantry, one of those who stormed San Juan hill and then, after the city's surrender, became a volunteer nurse to wait upon the wounded and fever patients in the hospital. He is, moreover, a good scholar and writer. He can comfort himself with the thought that neither in school, in battle, nor hospital would the juror have been in his class. —Salt Lake City Tribune. H. A. Rucker, H. L. Johnson and Judson W. Lyons are the prominent Georgia Negroes that were recently elected to the next Bepublican National convention from the state at large. All of them are well known political characters of the South. Not much transpires in the United States whether North, South, East or West, but what the Negro is sooner or later roped into it. It is now claimed that it was a Negro — Dis Combs that killed Goebel of Kentucky at the request of leading liepubli cans. Members of the Republi can party have often been accused of pulling the Negro between themselves and the fire, and, if the Kentucky accusation is well founded, the wholesale charge will be thoroughly proven. An Afro-American, Cook, by name, has set "The Casino Girl" to music which is making a great musical hit. Cook is said to be rapidly winning fame in the inusi al world on account of other productions. Isaac H. Smith, the North Caro lina Negro financier, who claims to be the "only original McKinley man," predicts that President Mc- Kinley will be defeated next November. Mr. Smith was fumed down for an appointment by Presi dent McKinley, which doubtless prompts the prediction. Though he may be able to turn the entire PRICE FSVE CENTS Smith family to Col. Bryan, still McKinley would be elected;and that is saying a good deal. The North is expecting nothing for McKinley from North Carolina or any other Southern state, Mr. Smith. iiififliii Discusses the Immigration Ques tion— law Students Show Their Talent. The Gandeamus gave its last party of the season at the Queen Ann Club House on last Friday evening. About twenty-five couples were in attendance and all had a very enjoyable time. State Superintendent Frank J. Brown addressed the students on last Thursday. His address was very instructive and all those present were greatly pleased with it, and it is hoped that Mr. Brown may be able to come more often. One of the most interesting events of the year took place in Denny Hall Friday evening, the event being the Freshman ""blow out," which was a debate between the Freshman of the Badger De bating club. The subject discuss ed was: "Resolved, That immi gration into the United States should be restricted to those who can read and write the United States constitution in some lan guage, providing that proper pro vision be made for those persons dependent upon the qualified im migrants." The question was ably handled by both sides and a great deal of statistical matter was introduced both pro and con. The -three best debaters at the close of the set-to were then chosen to meet a Freshman team from the Stevens Debating club the fol lowing Saturday. The judges in this last event were Drs. J. Allen Smith, F. A. Colgrove and C. F. Bechdolt. The decission rendered was on the merits of the respect ive debaters and was much to the credit of the Stevens club, for, notwithstanding that it has but three freshmen in its membership, it will be represented by two out of a team of three freshmen, who will debate with a team from the Portland High School on the 19th of April at Seattle. , The Junior Law class held a warm meeting on last Monday afternoon. In fact it looked for a time that the meeting would end in blows. The matter in dispute was as to whether or not the presi dent had a right to relinquish the chair to the vice president and still remain present himself. Mr. Latimier warmed up in the course of the very heated debate which followed. For a while every body and nobody seemed to have the floor and the whole affair seemed for a time as though the great political squabblers of Kentucky would pale into insignificance in comparison. It was the culmina tion of a factional fight which has been brewing in the class during the entire year. Messrs. Beals, Harriman and French were the leaders of one faction, while Messrs. Latimier and Carkeek were the leaders of the other. At one time one faction would have the upper hand and at another time the other would be in control of affairs. During the last month however, .the French, Harriman, Beals & Co. party has shown signs of weakness in its organiza tion and on last Monday it met its real Waterloo. Then the affair of Mr. Beals nominating Mr. Steine for the presidency was too humor ous for anything since the Latimier and Carkeek faction had decided in caucus that he should be the next class president. Mr. Brim ker was elected vice president and Miss Bella Weretkove as secre tary. — • .«.,——^.o. S. Thorne, son of Mrs. E. Thorne who for quite a while con ducted a restaurant in this city, has returned to the city. He was accompanied by a Mr. Scott also from Indianapolis, and he too expects to permanently reside in the city. ,r Norris Bennett has been com mitted to the state reform school.