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VOL. VI NO. 46 LAN 11 Over Dewey's Presi dential Boom. DEBS DOUBLES THE DOSE By Threatening to Take the La bor Vote. KENTUCKY KONEI,S KIM, A State of War Continues in That Section Between the Democrats and Republicans—Puerto Rico Customs Bill Has Evoked Much Discussion, But Passed by Re publicans — Senator Morgan Has Political Enemies. ————— The appearance of Admiral George Dewey as a presidential candidate on th political horo scope has given the Bryanites more genuine worry than anything else that has happened since the Nebraska star first sprang into political prominence. iVot, in the opinion of the writer, to the effect that Dewey will be nominated by the Kansas City Democratic con vention, but that he will not lay down when he is not nominated by that convention, and will be a Gold Democratic candidate for the pre sidency, and thus destroy the hope of Mr. Bryan getting a single electoral vote from the East. Mr. Dewey would gather together all of the anti-Free Silver Democrats and all of the Expansion Demo crats throughout the North, South, East and West into one great In dependent Democratic party, which would be diametrically opposed to Mr. Bryan for president, and there by destroy his hope of ever being master of the White House, the sweetest dream of his life. It is plain to be seen that Admiral Dewey's candidacy will do the Republican candidate no great amount of harm, for, men like Big Tom Reed, Senators Hoar and Proctor as well as other pronounc ed anti-expansion Republicans could no more sympathize with Dewey on that point than-McKin ley, and, if they do anything it will simply be to flop to Bryan bag and baggage, which is not at all pro bable, while they may never take the stump for McKinley. Those gentlemen cannot and will not give up their ideas on the money question and support a man of Bryan's ideas on that point to ap pease their feelings on the expan sion question, hence they must remain neutral in the 1900 cam paign. Admiral Dewey may hope to even be elected president of the United States by running as an independent candidate, but, if he expects it. it is more than any other human being in the world expects. Not quite so formidable, per haps, as the Dewey move, but of a more or less serious turn, is the Debs presidential candidacy, for the Democratic party. Ninety nine per cent of the men who will vote for Debs for president this year will come from the 1896 Bryan ranks. Although Major McKin ley was elected President in 1896 he was elected in spite of the fact that every union labor vote went practically unanimous for Bryan. Now, if that vote goes to Debs, is it not fair to presume that McKin ley will be just that much stronger in 1900 than he was in 1896? With Mr. Bryan loosing all of the Gold Bug Democrats, all of the Expansion Democrats and like wise all of the labor union Demo crats simply means that he has no more show of ever being elected president of these United States than a lump of ice would have in going through hades without melting. Beports come from Alabama that the Democrats of that state propose to defeat Hon. John T. Morgan for re-election to the United States senate next winter. There is no doubt but that some other Democrat will succeed Mr. Morgan, if succeeeded at all by any other than himself, however, it would be highly gratifying to all of the citizens of the North to see that old Democratic montebank of ante-bellum days go down to defeat. It is just such old crazies as Morgan and Pitchfork Tilman that continue to keep the South in a state of political upheaval, and the sooner they are killed off the better for the South and the country in general. Morgan has done some good things since he has been in the senate, but they are so few in comparison to the many bad ones that he has done, that the country will rejoice to know that he is no longer in a position to cause disturbances be tween the sections of this country as well as between the white and black people of the United States- Democrats very seldom ever do anything for which they can be commended by Northern people, but if the Alabama Democrats will only defeat John T. Morgan for the United States senate, then such a wholesale charge will at least have one offset The Puerto Rico customs bills as advocated by the Republicans in both the House and Senate has been passed by both branches of the National legislature and has been signed by the President and is now a law of the land. Whether the measure be a good or bad one remains to be seen. It has been dogmatically opposed by the Dem ocratic party and even by some Republicans, and the dire conse quences that would follow its pass age and operation have been told and retold in every section of this Great Land of ours by the persons and parties opposed to Republi canism. It, however, was no more opposed by the Democrats than was the Tariff Bill of this country, which was put in operation by the Republicans immediately after the Great Civil war, in opposition to which the Democrats, for years and years, formed the principle planks in their local, state and National political platforms. The tariff measure as advocated by the Re publicans proved of such a lasting benefit to the United States that the first time a move was made by the Democrats under Grover Cleve land that brought about partial free trade with European countries, the whole United States was the scene of one of the most cruel financial panics that it had never before witnessed. There is no doubt in the minds of the leaders of the Republican party but that the same will prove true of the Puerto Rican customs bill, and, ere many moons, the Democrats will be claiming it as their own pet measure. Kentucky continues to be the center of political attraction, the approaching Republican and National convention to the con trary notwithstanding. The gubernatorial contest has now shifted to the United States supreme court, while the dual governments continue to divide honors in the state. The Goebel murder case is on this week as is also the Colson-Scott duel, of which Col. Colson is the sole survivor of those who witnessed the beginning of hostilities between the two men. Hundreds of witnesses from all parts of the state have been sum moned to Frankfort to give evi dence one way or the other, which it is hoped, will show some motive or point having direct bearing on the case. Men do not often get punished in Kentucky for using their guns even when it is done with fatal human results, and the Colson case will hardly prove any exception to the tule, unless the Democrats will be able to in some way connect it with the Goebel murder, a thing they are trying very hard to do at present. Tal low Dick is still being discussed in connection with the Goebel murder, but unless something new in that line should come to the front, it is not likely that he will ever again be arrainged, he having been released on habeas corpus proceedings some days ago. A Twist of the Wrist In the night will turn on the electric berth light in the Pullman Standard Sleeping Cars on the Northern Pa cific's North Coast Limited. Two lights in each section. Get a North Coast Limited lerflet. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1900. 111 GUILTY Morbacher's Slayer is Still Unknown. POLICE INTERFERENCE Turned the Public in Favor of the Accused. "PURITY MOVE" MOVES Threatens to Scatter the Denizens of the Tenderloin District- Similar Move Begun in Other Parts of the State - Saloons Opens Doors for Business Near the City Hall. "Not guilty," was the verdict of twelve men, good and true, where in Charles W. Shomo was charged with assassinating Charles Mor bacher some three months ago. No motive for committing the act, though there might have been sus picious circumstances, tending more or less to incriminate Mr. Shomo, the accused, is what prompted the return of such a verdict Without venturing an opinion one way or the other as to the probable guilt or innocence of Shomo either suspiciously or other wise, the "not guilty" verdict re turned by the jury was the worse rebuke the police department of this city has eVer received" since the present "weak sister" has been at the head of the department. A spirit of unfairness has apparently been the ruling spirit on the part of the police department and the prosecuting attorney's office as well every since Shomo was first taken into custody, charged with the crime. In fact, it was that spirit of unfairness, it would seem, that first prompted the arrest of Shomo. Months prior to the kill ing the police department decided to drive Shomo out of business in this city for no other reason than because he protected a certain class of people below the dead line that the chief of the police and his sleuths had decided to drive out of the city. He was re peatedly warned to desist from it or he would be the looser thereby, but he paid no heed to the warn ing, and, from time to time since then this man Shomo has been the victim of divers police chastise ment. The killing of Morbacher near Shomo's home afforded his police enemies an excellent oppor tunity to do him to a brown finish, and so no time was lost on their part in having him arrested, and then began a systematic scheming on the part of the police to hang their old-time enemy, whether guilty or not guilty. It was not so much the murder of Morbacher that the police seemed to desire to revenge, but the disobedience that Shomo had shown to them, in other matters, and lastly, it is hinted, because he would not "dig up" to them as the other men in that business were monthly doing. It is very commendable on the part of any police department to ferret out Crime and bring the guilty to justice, but when the police clearly show that what they are doing in that direction is being done from a spirit of animosity and revenge, then, even though the accused be guilty, he or she should be acquitted. Officers of the law are to see that justice and not un justice is done, and The Republi can has no doubt in its mind but that the police department of this city, aided by the prosecuting at torney's office, have endeavored to hang Sbomo at any cost, simply because he had brooked the will of the chief of the police. Such is a sad commentary for the protection of the citizens of any community on the part of the police, yet it nevertheless seems the true state of affairs that now exist in Seattle. The "purity move," which has been active since the last munici pal campaign, has decided to take another turn at the wheel and this time see that every kind of busi ness, whether saloon, barber shop or store be closed hard and fast all day Sunday. The business men have been notified to get their afiairs in ship shape by the first of May, and on that occasion be ready to close up on Sunday or prepare to fight a criminal charge. The barber shops seem to depre cate the turn of affairs more than any other kind of business except the vile saloons and they are always against common decency, hence they take the lead in fight ing the Sunday closing move. Nothing appears to be more right and proper than the closing of all kinds of business on Sunday. "Six days shall thou labor and the seventh rest," is a rule that should apply to every class of business done in this or any other state in this Union. If one man can make a living by working six days a week the other fellow can also do it, and it is unfair for one man to keep open and the other fellow close, Sundays are the days for revelry in the saloons and dives of the city and this should be put an end to by having the saloons close up and thereby prevent the labor ing men from spending their weekly wages in these vile places of hell. Here is the other side of it. "A moral wave struck Seattle and slopped over on Hoquiam. The city marshal in the latter town went around and closed all the front doors of the saloons last Sunday. If it is bad to drink on Sunday it does not better the matter very much to compel the thirsty man to sneak around to a back door to get what he must have. And, besides,: it seems that it only acts as a sort of an adver tisement when you put upon any thing the air of being a little haughty.—Aberdeen Bulletin. ..No attempt, so fax this paper is aware of, has been made to rent any part of the City Hall for the opening of a new saloon, but the men engaged in that business have done the very next thing to it, for they have opened up a saloon across the street from the police court room not to exceed 100 feet. There in the very nose of justice and under the very eaves of the City Hall the saloon man is to ply his stock in trade—ruining the youth of this city and corrupting the men and women—the same as those places in the heart of the tenderloin district. It has only been a few months since when an effort was made to open up a new saloon under the very eaves of the First Methodist church and while, at that time, the efforts failed, yet those fellows, emboldened by se curing this new location will now no doubts repeat their efforts to open up a saloon next door to one of the prominent church edifices on Third avenue. The workers for "wide open" policy in Seattle rallied to the support of the man, who promised to give them every thing they wanted in that line, if they would only re-elect him to office, are now getting the returns for their investment regardless of the fact that it means so much toward the ruination of the youth of this city. COMING NATIONAL EVENTS. Events of National importance to transpire in the near future are: May 2: The convening of the Twenty-third delegated general conference of the Methodist Epis copal Church of the United States at Chicago. The convening of the African Methodist Episcopal Church of the world at Columbus, Ohio. The convening of the Zion Afri can Methodist Episcopal Church of the world at Washington, D. C. June 19: The assembling of the National Republican convention of the United States at Philadelphia, Pa. July Fourth: The assembling of the Democratic National con vention at Kansas City, Mo. same date: The assembling of the Populist National convention. •—— ■»— Au Observation Car Of unique design, will always be found at the end of the Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited, both east and west bound. Observation platform is six feet and a half long and entire width of car. Ladies ob servation parlor is twenty-three ( feet long, ;? IE HI! Leases Old University Grounds to Levold. A THIRTY YEARS' LEASE But Heavy Annual Rentals Are to Be Paid. PROPERTY BE IMPROVED By Erecting Buildings Valued at Five Hundred Thousand Dol lars, Which Reverts to the State at Expiration of Lease - Aubrey Levy Gets Gold Medal in the Debate—Edmunds Sec ond Best. At a meeting of the board of re gents Wednesday evening of last week it decided to lease the old university grounds to J. C. Levold, a Seattle broker who represents capitalists of Portland. The re gents have had this matter under consideration for some time, but until last week only one bid had been received and for this reason they did not consider themselves justified in taking any action in the matter. The only other bidder except Mr. Levold was J. W. Krouse, who offered to pay the State in cash rentals $160,000. Ac cording to the terms of Mr. Le vold's offer, however, he will pay the State $162,600 in cash rentals and improve the grounds to the extent of $460,000, which improve ments are to revert again to the State at the expiration of thirty years, when the lease itself ex pires. The lease includes the Ar mory and the old university build ing, but the lessee must provide a lecture room, one for the law li brary and one for the board of re gents An additional stipulation provides against any part of the grounds being used for manufact uring or saloon purposes, besides no building is to be erected upon the grounds at a less cost than $2,500. During the time of the same meeting the regents also elected the faculty for 1900-01. All of the professors and instructors who constituted the faculty of last year were retained except Dr. Carl .Richard Moench, professor of Latin literature and instructor in He brew. It is quite generally known that Dr. Moench sent in his resig nation at the beginning of the present school year, owing, it is claimed, to a threat that if he did not do so certain charges would be filed against him. The man who will fill the chair left vacant by Dr. Moench is to be Prof. Thomas F. Kane, of Olivet College, Michi tian. He is known as a man of great learning and broad and lib eral views. The oratorical contest was held in Denny hall Thursday evening of last week. Aubrey Levy was awarded the gold meda'. offered by the president and Thomas T. Ed munds the silver medal offered by the registrar. The following is a list of the speakers and their sub jects: J. M. Latiiner, "Lincoln as a Statesman;" H. M. Korstad, "American Scholarship;" U. S. Griggs, "England and the Boer War." At this stage of the pro gram Miss May Stephens and Ed ward McCammon sang a vocal duet, which was very well received. Then followed Thomas T. Ed munds, whose subject was "The Conflict of Labor and Capital." Next came Aubrey Levy on "The American Volunteer." The last o£ the evening was James Bartley, who spoke upon "National Expan sion." The Judges whose duty it was to award the prizes were E.W. Wells, Rev. W. D. Simonds and Rabbi Joseph. The first annual contest between the Portland High School and the Freshman class of the University of Washington was given in Denny hall last Saturday evening and re sulted in a victory for the latter. PRICE FIVE CENTS The subject discussed was: "Re solved. That, immigration into the United States should be restricted to those persons who can read and write the United States constitu tion in some language; provided that adequate provision be made for those immigrants depending upon the qualified immigrants." Those who represented the Port land High School were: Frank Hayek, Benjamin C. Dey and Bay mond W. Steel. They argued the affirmative. Those who were chosen from the Freshman class were James Edmunds, H. A. Han son and Donald McDonald, who argued the negative. The work of both teams was excellent and would have done much credit to Juniors or Seniors. Mr. Robert W. Taylor, a gra duate of the Tuskegee institute, recently made an interesting and significant statement at a public meeting in New York. He said in effect that when he entered the Tuskegee school his chief ambi tion was to get elected to Congress and help to enact laws for the benefit of his race. Under the teachings of Booker T. Washing ton he had learned that the Ne gro's salvation could be achieved through no legal enactment, but only by his own efforts. The hope of the Negro was in no law save the law of labor. Mr. Taylor has plainly taken to heart and realized clearly in his own mind the teachings of his distinguished preceptor. For years, and with ever increasing conviction, Mr. Washington has preached that tho Negro must first seek fcr economic equality. With no sordid intentions, but with a clear perception of the line of least resistence, Mr. Washing ton has said to the Negro: "Put money in thy purse. Get educa tion, get property, and the means of civilized living. The rest will follow." This is the advice of common sense reasoning from - historical experience. In every land the masses have won political freedom with the purse rather than with the sword. .Kings and the nobles found they could draw their swords only with the aid of the common er's purse, and in return for his aid the commoner took his price. While we have here neither king nor nobles, we had one race with practically all the accumulated wealth and another with practically nothing With generous impulse and as some atonement for cen turies of wrong, the white man gave the black man the ballot, but it failed to solve the problem. The white man with property needs the black man's aid to make his property useful, and to obtain that aid must share profits. Here is the Negro's opportunity, and here his hope. As he acquires property he becomes no longer de pendent, but independent The white man with a stake in the country soon perceives that the thrifty and intelligent Negro, also with a stake in the country, is a citizen worthy of confidence and respect. The Negro who has achieved economic independence can settle his political and social status as white men settle theirs. If You Are Going To get married this spring or sum mer, reserve passage on the North ern Pacific's North Coast Limited, whether east bound or west bound. A right start in married life means a good deal, and you get it in this way. Send to anyN. P. agent for our little leaflet. - ■ «- ♦ » North Coast limited On Northern Pacific west-bound leaves St. Paul at 8:55 a. m.; Butte, 9:10 p. m.; Spokane, 7:50 a. m.; Se attle, 10:40 p. m.; Tacoma, 12:20 a. m., and arrives at Portland at 7:00 a. m., on and after April 29. Among the Afro-Americans of this city that are slated for Nome on the first outgoing boats are: J. E Hawkins, the attorney, John F. Crag well, the well known ton sorial artist, C. A. Lucas, the noted stock broker and mining dealer, George H. Grose, the real estate man and many others, who have already secured employment while enroute to Nome as well as after they have arrived there. Mr. Will H. Morris won many new laurels as a criminal lawyer in his defense of Shomn this week, and he now takes rank among the leading criminal lawyers of the Northwest.