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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. VI NO. 47 EIIJQif On the Washington State Country Press. MANY THINGS WELL SAID By Those Who Build Up Our Industries. HORDES HUNTING HOMES In the Fields and Forests of the Evergreen State — Turner on Woman Suffrage Snohomish's Bike Path—Opening Colville Reservation —Buckley Mill to Reopen—Skagit County Fair — Columbia River Open to the Sea. The Puyallup Chronicle says that Carey L. Stewart will certainly be the Republican nominee for state senator from the 19th district, as all opposition to him has been drawn off b} r contending factions. Wanted—The missing link be tween wheat and silver. A liberal reward givea to any one wh;- will produce it, dead or alive. Address the Bureau of Curios, Lincoln. Ne braska—Sultan Journal. The discovery of gold near Ta coma proved no discovery at all. The same old story, everything that Ta coma takes hold of pans out in an unsatisfactory manner. Wake up, you sleepy beings, and see the w rorld nn.ve. Yakima papers report the acci dental death of Hon. George S. Tay lor, a noted pioneer of that county. For the past thirty-four years he has been staying by Yakima county and had accumulated a fortune in cattle and lands. His death is mourned by the entire community. The opening of the north half of the Colville Indian reservation Octo ber 10th next promises to be a great time for those looking for homes. Before it is time to make the mad rush hundreds of home seekers will doubtless be ready and waiting to lo cate a claim. Plans for the Skagit county fair have begun to take definite shape and it will be but a short time now before active work will begin on it, has been gleaned from the Mt. Ver non Argus. Good county fairs are splendid mediums for advertising purposes, and Skagit county is in need of just such an advertisement. And now comes the Sidney Inde pendent declaring that Kitsap coun ty has excellent gubernatorial tim ber growing wild there, and can be had for the mere asking on the part of the Republican state convention. The same report would doubtless hold good with every other county in the state. P. J. Smith is in Seattle this week. Rumor hath it that Pete is making connections with the political ex change and laying a few new wires in outlying districts. A judicious wire or two in this vicinity will be found very useful before all the cam paign clouds have cleared away.— , Issaquah Independent. It is estimated, so says the Tacoma News, that there will be not less than 000,000 immigrants from Europe, who will seek homes in this country during the present year. If that be true, then Washington state should get the bulk of them, or get more than any other state, because it has more good farming lands, which they can utilize for homes. From the similarity of editorials in many of the state exchanges it would appear that the shears are more often used by the brethren than the pencil, but why not, since it takes less time and mental labor? And then again, no one but the ex change editor ever sees those little ii regularities, and he had as well keep still about them. A sermon in a nutshell can be found in the following excerpt from the Adams County News: "Unless something is done this fictitious pros perity is in, danger of becoming per manent." It is barely possible that already is has made up its mind to become permanent; in fact, it has, and that is what is giving the Bryan it es bo confounded much trouble. Paul Mohr, according to the Col fax (Jazette, has about completed his gigantic undertaking of opening the Columbia river to the sea. He will begin operating by June 15th and will be able to handle the entire fall wheat output. It will be a great sav ing to the wheat growers, as well as other farmers, along that famous watercourse. What can be the matter with the editor of the Vineland Journal? Di<! he fail to get a postoffice at the hands of Senator Wilson, or is he re ceiving his daily bread from the An keny senatorial mills? There seems to be no good and sufficient reason for its tirade of billingsgate against Mr. Wilson unless he happens to be in one or the other aforesaid politi cal conditions. The recent influx of Japanese, in wholesale numbers, into the Puget Sound country has given the news papers much to talk about for tne past week, with more yet to follow. This matter should be widely dis cussed, and discussed to that extent that, if there are no immigration laws at present to prevent their com ing into this country, there will be at an early date. It may be that the reason Senator Turner has always been safe on the "woman suffrage" question in this state, was because he felt absolutely certain it would never be a reality. If the women of this state had the right of suffrage they would certain ly vote against Senator Turner to a woman, simply because he resorts to means of carrying elections that wo men do not stand for a single minute. Tf ITon. S. G. Cosgrove is not nom inated for governor by the next Re publican state convention it will be no fault of the East Washingtonian, published at Pomeroy. Sam Cos grove is a good man, and he has many friends in other places in this state besides Garfield county. Should King county not be able to land this place, it is more than prob able that she would throw her forces to Sana Cosgrove for governor. Tile Buckley Lumber Tompam plant, which has h^en idle for some months, will start to work about Ma) 1 Ist, so thinks the Buckley Banner. This property was once owned by State Senator Sargent, but legal complications arose, and, since that time, it has been lying idle. It will be operated by the Page?, and they have expended not less than $10,000 for new machinery and repairs, and promise to begin operating it by the above date, May Ist. Already the Auburn Argus has picked its candidate for sheriff of King county in the person of Sena tor John Wooding. It would appear from the tone of the Argus last week that it does not support Mr. Wooding because it loves Mr. Van de Vanter less, but wholly from circumstances over which it has no control. That state of affairs often happens to us poor newspaper men, Brother Ran kin, so do not feel bad over your awkward political predicament. »••— m Pnget Sound People Going to Spokane, Butte, Helena, Minneapolis, St. Paul, or the East, will enjoy the luxurious ease afford ed by the Northern Pacific's new North Coast Limited, in service on and after April 29. Up-to-date Standard Pullmans and the crack tourist cars of the Northwest on this new train. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1900. I! DRAMATIC At the University Dur ing the Past Week. 'EVERY BODY'S FRIEND" Made a Decided Hit and Was a Winner. THE STUDENT ASSEMBLY Makes Some Important Changes— The Wave is to Be Managed by the Assembly — Senior Class' Commencement Preparations Progressing Nicely Jnnior An nnal Soon Ready for Distribu tion. The Dramatic Club of the Uni versity of Washington gave their second annual play last Friday even ing. The play is entitled "Every body's Friend," and to say that the Dramatic Club interpreted it well would hardly be doing justice to the leading amateur artists who took part, It was simply magnificent from beginning to end, and the audi ence showed its hearty appreciation of their efforts. "Everybody's Friend" is a three-act comedy and has had great success in many of the leading Eastern cities. The east of characters was as follows: Felix Featherly, Clarence M. Larson; Frank Icebrook, Worth Densmore; Major Wellington De Boots, Alfred (Jiles; Trap, Ed McCammon; Eu-" s^enia Featherly, Elizabeth B. Han cock; Julia Swandown, Edna Rob ertson; Auerlia Mandeville De Boots, Florence Pearson; Fannie, Sylvester. The music for the occa sion was furnished by the university orchestra. About all the students and their friends attended the per formance. Then, there were a large number from town also present, so that the club scored a financil suc cess. At a meeting of the student as sembly on Friday of last week two very importatn amendments were made to the constitution of that "august body." One of these em powers the assembly to elect its oiii eera two weeks before the close of the spring term, instead of at the beginning of the autumn term. The other grants the assembly the right of choosing the manager of the Pa si fie Wave. Heretofore this import ant personage has been appointed by Lhe publication committee, to whom it was his duty to report occasionally on the financial condition of that organ. The Senior class is progressing nicely with its; preparations for com mencement day entertainments. At a meeting of the class on Thursday the various committees having in charge the arrangements for that rlay reported, and some careless senior has permitted it to leak out that the class intends to introduce now as well as unheard-of hits and jokes upon the faculty, regents and students. The class has among its membership some excellent material and no one need fear but that it will make the class day exercises interest ing to all. After the patience of the factuly and students have been sorely tried in waiting for the Junior annual, it is now reported that that publication will appear aY mt the end of the week. It will be handsomely bound in heavy cloth board and will bear the university colors—purple and gold. It will contain about forty full pages of beautiful half-tone engrav ings, histories of various student or ganizations and fraternities. The writing has been done almost entire ly by the Junion class and is in a someAvhat humorous style. Many of the leading members of the factuly have been cartooned by the student artist*. On the whole it will far sur pass anything that has ever appeared at the university. One of the most handsome books ever issued by the Northern Pacific company has just been sent out. It is certainly the most splendid review of the Northwest that has been issued by any one for years. It is not only replete with Northwest information, but it is likewise pleasingly diversi fied with historical reminiscences. "Wonderland," the title of the neat new book, is certainly- a wonder in its get up and is deserving of the very highest praise. No book of its kind has ever been issued by any other railroad company in the North west. 5" :; ;r ~- —— ♦- —•—•— -.. Those Going To The Lewiston, Buffalo Hump, Big Bend, Coeur d'Alene or Kotenai re gions can enjoy the new North Coast Limited with its electric lights, steam heat, wide vestibules and Ob servation Cars, after April 29, and make close connections on the North ern Pacific at Spokane for all morn ing trains. mwji «p Tom Dempsy's Daily to Beat the Piper's Daily in the Seattle Market. : "Lining up for the coming cam paign/ is not confined solely to the man who has an itching palm for an office, but it is likewise true of the Seattle newspapers and newspaper | men. Within the past week some notable changes in the editorial rooms of the Times have transpired. Tom McGill, who has been city edi tor since the retiring of O. M. Moore from that position, has been fired and he is now in Tacoma on one of the papers in the capacity of re porter. : J. A. Costello, who is said to be one of the best reporters in the city, is now city editor of the Times f in^ad- r of MeGill.v'..r w v.;_.,^f . -K-: The Post-Intelilgencer has also lost a splendid man from its repor torial staff in the person of D. K. Larimer. Dave left the Times about a year ago, where he was getting $10 per week, and accepted a position on the P.-I. at $18 per week, but the Colonel could not do without Dave, and so he has succeeded in getting him to come back and is now giving him $20 per week. Here is an in stance where quitting and getting hired over paid and paid well. Unless the Pipers get their papers in the Seattle field pretty soon, it ap pears that they will have another daily, to buck, for it is being whis pered about the streets that T. H. Dempsy, who for years ran a daily and subsequently a weekly paper in Seattle, has a daily proposition up his sleeve and has money to help him pull it out at an early date. It was positively given out one* day this week that Dempsy would certainly start an evening paper in Seattle in the very near future, and that he had already been making contracts with well-known business houses for ad vertising space. The consolidation of the Saturday Mail and Herald was the desideratum for the two papers. Practically speaking, they were of one opinion before they consolidated, and there was nothing else for them to do but consolidate, that is, if they proposed to do business instead of cut each others throats. Messrs. Way and Hampton are rustlers from the word go, and there is no doubt but that the new concern will put out one of the most readable papers in the city, and likewise one of the best paying ones. The Seattle Bee, owned by D. W. Griffin, in its last issue promises to Ibe on hand regularly every Monday morning, by which it is understood that it is now on a business basis and will not have to get out this week and try to get out next, with no ap parent hope of success. All of these changes show very conclusively that the newspapers are rapidly lining up for the coming campaign, and a battle royal from the newspaper forts can be looked for. iifillil Told in Short and Pithy Paragraphs. THE NEGRO JOURNALIST Is Spreading the News of His Race. i ITEMS OF INTEREST No Separate Schools in New York —Tuskeegees Picture—A Negro's Bravery -K. P.'s Benevolent Work— St. Louis' Undertaking Firm— Coleman's Cotton Mill- Tanner, the Artist—Taylor, the Musician—Ex-Confederate Sol diers. Mississippi has 114 colored ex-con federate pensioners on its pay roll. Wonder when they have last been to the polls to vote? Robert Thompson, the wealthiest Negro in the vicinity of Carlisle, Ivy., died recently, leaving an estate valued at from $50,000 to $60,000. The Walter Lippincott prize of $300 for the best figure painting ex hibited Ivy an American artist in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts was awarded the gifted Afro-Ameri can artist, Henry O. Tanner. Miss Estelle Hawkins, of Cincin nati, Ohio, has been elected class poet by the members of her class in Walnut Hill High School. She is the first person of color whose true worth has thus been honored. A bill is now under consideration in the New York legislature provid ing that no person shall be refused admission to any public school on ac count of race or color and repealing the law authorizing separate schools for colored children. John F. Dorsey, of Washington, copyrighted his patent, a system for burglar alarms. He is well up in electricity, having for several years been in the employ of an electrical company. His invention will make a valuable acquisition to the Negroes' exhibit, if sent to Paris, France. Within the last three years the Knights of Pythias of Ohio have di vided over $12,000 among the widows and orphans of its deceased members throughout the state. Al ready this year $3,000 has been dis bursed, with a surplus of $1,000 re maining in their treasury. A list of about 1,100 books and pamphlets by colored authors has been secured by Mr. Daniel Murry, of the library of Congress. These will be used in the Afro-American exhibit at the Paris exposition. Mr. Stoddord has been requested by Mr. Murry to make a note of this fact in a future edition of his Cyclopedia of American Literature. The undertaking firm of Russell & Gordon, of St. Louis, Mo., is the largest of its kind in America owned and conducted by colored men. They have in their stables some of the most blooded of Kentucky's animals, six of the finest rubber-tired car riages, two up-to-date hearses, and their drivers are always dressed in suitable livery. Russell & Gordon are members of the City Undertaking Association and employ regularly twelve men, paying over one hun dred dollars per week for labor. J. H. Tucker, Company H, 24th infantry, writes from the Philippines that the question, "What shall we do with our Negro graduates?" has been answered by the Spanish war, and that their place and opportunity in life is in the Philippines. He further says: "This is certainly a fine field for young Negroes, both as teachers FRIGE h'Xh CENTS iiul preachers. Thousands of Fili pino children are growing up throughout this island as wild as deer, and have not the least idea that there is any other church than the Catholic." Mr. S. Coleridge Taylor, the son of an African father and an English mother, is today the man before the public's eye in the musical circles of London. Mr. Taylor has set to music Longfellow's great poem, ■'Hiawatha." This he has done in three sections: "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast," "The Death of Minnehaha," and "Hiawatha's Departure." The newspaper criticisms were favorable indeed, and it is said that the three selections contain some of the truest and best music of the present cen- I v iy. Concord, North Carolina, has a new establishment in the way of cot ton mills. Warren Coleman, a Negro and one of the industrial leaders of that section of the country, after much work on the mill scheme has succeeded in forming a company, and they now have in operation "a first-class, up-to-date cotton mill. The enterprise has attracted much attention, owing to the fact that it originated in the mind of a Negro and is owned and conducted by Ne groes. The mill contains 5,200 spin dles, 140 looms and 22 cards, besides other necessary machinery. An excellent lithograph of Tus kegee Normal and Industrial Insti tute of Tuskegee, Ala., has been sent jut by that famous institution. There are fifty-seven buildings on the grounds, all of which were de signed and constructed by pupils of that institution under the direction :>f their worthy president, Booker F. Washington. The picture is a re minder of what, worth and intelli gence can do—a grand monument, as it were, to the success of Negro production. Every Afro-American home would be better ornamented had it one of the pictures on its walls. The sum of 60c sent to Mr. Washington will secure the picture, post-paid. A Negro during a recent fire at a flat house in New York distinguished himself and proved that the Negro's bravery is not "born of desperation only." He was on his way to work and detected the fire, which soon gained much headway. On the sec ond floor a man with his six little children stood completely cut off from all escape by the flames. This Negro, M. S. Anderson by name, with two passersby ran into the building next door and on up to the third floor. With his two companions holding his legs, Anderson swung head downward, and swaying his body backward and forward managed to reach the children as the father held them up to him. And all were rescued from a horrible and speedy death. . J (Roslyn Miner.) The entertainment given to raise the traveling expenses of the pastor of the A. M. E. Church as a dele gate to the General Conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio, May 7, 1900, was a grand success both finan cially and as a literary effort. The Silver Leaf Club, an auxiliary of the church, furnished the refreshments, and the Literary and Musical Club furnished the literary and musical treat. Both were perfect. The net proceeds amounted to more than $60. The thanks of the pastor and church is gratefully returned to all who con tributed to the grand success GEO. A. BAILEY, Pastor. The Seattle friends of Rev. Bailey are quite pleased to learn that he will soon leave for the General Confer ence of his church at Columbus, and that the good folk of Roslyn sent him there in proper shape, financially and otherwise. Rev. S. J. Collins will also be a delegate to the General Conference, and he and Rev. Bailey will leave together. Mining Men Going, to the Kootenai country Rossland, Coeur d'Alene country, or Buffalo Hump, will find the North Coast Limited on the Northern Pa cific just the thing. In service after April 29. Close connection' made at Spokane with all outgoing trains.