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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. VII NO. 3 PERTI£ POINTS Concerning the Machanism of our General Government—Republi cans Take Democracy to Task about Much it Has Said and Done in the Recent Past—Some of the Good Results Brought About by Republicanism Hav ing Charge of the Govern ment—Bryanism Not Wanted. (Special Correspondence ) Tammany will probably be per mitted to furnish the ice for the Kansas City convention. The Democratic party has twice been tried and twice been found wanting by the present generation of voters of the country. It should hardly hope to be trusted again. The foreign vessels sailing from the ports of the United States for Europe during last year carried 98.70 per cent of the exports of the United States. The railroads oi the United States, the world's greatest com mercial arteries, are expanding in touch with public sentiment These great organizations do not respond to false alarms. A Democratic condidate for the presidency one time remarked that the tariff was a local question, and a good many Democratic, managers now feel that silver is also a local affair. The Democrats are more inte rested in finding a question that will serve their purpose during the campaign than in advancing any positive policy of government. With them it is "anything to get there." It is understood that the first measure to be considered by the Senate of the United States when it meets for the short session in December next, will be the Frye ship subsidy bill. Its passage is assured. Deposits in Kansas banks were as follows at the given dates: Sept. 1, 1892 $20,143,884 Dec. 19, 1896 14,553,533 Dec. 2, 1899 k6,044,086 No wonder Kansas is going Re publican this year. It is gradually dawning on the Democratic platform makers that a shell tipped with present pro sperity is able to pierce the heavi est piece of silverized armor plate ever forged in the furnace of adversity. The Democratic politician will not mind the prolongation of the war in South Africa as long as he thinks he can utilize it to party advantage by misrepresenting the real attitude of the president in the matter. Supplying our colonies with eggs is one of the benefits to farm ers of the expansion policy. Last year we exported 3,700,000 dozen eggs, as compared with only 151, --000 dozen in 1895. Lay on, O Hen! American woolen goods are beginning to reach the markets of the world, under a tariff that pro tects the farmer's wool clip. Last year we exported over a million dollars' worth of American wool ens, and our imports of woolens were a mere trifle compared with those under the Wilson law. Gen. A. J. Warner, president of the bimetalic league, says: "There is sufficient reason for not making silver coinage the chief issue in this campaign." This is true. More gold has been mined since Bryan's defeat, in 189G, than was mined in the first half of the cen tury just ending. Hogs sold in Nebraska at $2.85 per cwt. in 18U6. This year they have sold at $4.95. Yet farmers there are to be asked to vote for a Democratic president and a Demo cratic Congress again, so as to get back to the 01d^2.85 price. New York bankers have loaned France $15,000,000, and would be pleased to do a little more accom modating in that particular line. There must be prosperity when our bankers are compelled to go away from home in order to find people, to loan their money to. The opposition of the foreign shipping interests and their free trade allies to the American ship subsidy bill has had the effect of uniting all friends of American shipping, with the result that the passage of the bill is assured at the short session of the Fifty-sixth Congress. It was under the last Demo era tic Administration and the last free trade tariff that the farmer could exchange his pound of wool for a pound and a half of sugar. But under the McKinley Adminis tration his wool was worth more, while sugar was cheaper, and the pound of wool brings four pounds of sugar. Democratic papers are making a great outcry about the Cuban postal frauds. But they forget to point out that the record of defal cations of government funds shows stealings of $5.17 in every $1,000 under Democratic Administrations, as compared with only 40 cents in every $1,000 under Republican Administrations. The statement has been going the rounds of the press that "Bryan has retired to his farm." This is all done for effect, and to make farmers believe he is one of them selves. As a matter of fact, Bryan's farm has but recently beeri purchased out of the pro ceeds acquired from his gas belt. He is green at the plow. Although $800,000,000 have been paid to foreign shipowners during the past four years for doing our foreign carrying, the next four years will be sure to see a great change in favor of American ship ping, due to the passage next winter of the shipping bill now upon the Congressional calenders. The fact that but 2.15 per cent of our total trade with Europe is carried in American vessels is but little known throughout the United States. Nor is it known that of this 2.15 per cent 97 per cent is carried in the ships of the Ameri can line. No wonder that line has been singled out for the most un precedented and persistent attack by the foreign steamship lines and their American free trade allies. It was only six months after President McKinley's inaugura tion that the New York Herald, on September 6, 1897, published a table showing "how the idle army is decreasing." It tabulated the trades to which 157,700 handi craftsmen belonged, showing that 26,150 more men had found work within a year, and that 132,350 were employed in 1897, as com pared with only 106,200 in 1896. It is safe to say that every one of the 157,700 is at work today, if he wants to be. The Republican, the best po | litical paper in the state, sent any-' where from now until until next January for 50 cents. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1900. BLOODY MURDER Reign King in the Southern States—Men are I,ynched By Day and by Night Whether Guilty or Innocent—lawless Chaos Prevails in Every State in the South—The Negro Con fronts a Race in Which Barbar ism is Its Principal Makeup.— Poor Example to Set. Last Saturday and Sunday were red letter days for the lynching* of Negroes in the South. Chief among them were the shooting of a Negro by Governor Gates of Alabama. It seems that a crazy Negro had by some means gotten into the governor's house and wounded his cook, and when the governor appeared on the scene he deliberately pulled his revolver and shot the crazy Negro dead on the spot. "Served him right," the jury'B verdict A Negro in Hot Springs, Arkan sas, was wounded last Saturday and will no doubts be lynched if ever caught. He had wounded a man with whom he had an alterca tion and when the officers tried to arrest him he led them a bloody chase. From behind trees and lamp posts he defended himself, though he was being pressed by a half dozen or more white men each sendingjdeadly missels from their revolvers at him. Ere the Negro had gotten beyond the city limits and reached the fastness of the mountains he had killed the deputy sheriff and wounded two other men who were taking shots at him for the fun of the thing.- He finally escaped to the woods where he was being persued by an angry mob with the avowed intention of lynching him as soon as hands were laid on him. While an overseer was trying to chastise a plantation Negro in Louisana last Friday the overseer lost his life, and as a result the Negro that did the killing was chased for miles into the swamps by an angry mob, with the avowed purpose of lynching him as soon as caught. So far as the report goes, he was not caught and so disconcerted was the mob over its failure to capture its prey, that it returned to the scene of the crime and lynched two other Negroes who did not even know of the transaction. Other Negroes were "regulated" on general principles and for a time pandemonium reigned in that immediate neigh borhood. A Negro was found in the resi dence of a Georgia white farmer, doubtless for the purpose of rob bing the house of its valuables, and an outcry was made and the man was caught in the house. He was started to prison, but a mob took him from the officersjand lynched him. He was a mere boy and would have been a fit subject for the reform school in any state in this Union where civilization makes any pretense of being observed. Because a little thirteen year old girl was outraged and killed near Biloxi, Mississippi and be cause the one who committed the crime could not be detected, two innocent Negroes were taken out and lynched and their bodies buried by an intelligent white mob last Sunday. This was a clear case of one Negro, though in nocent, having to suffer for the sins of some one else. A feeble attempt was made by the officers of the law to prevent the commit ting of so awful a crime, but they concluded that they were power less and the deed was quickly done. The reign of terror that pre vailed in St. Louis last Saturday and Sunday is characteristic of the country in which it was com mitted. Murder, arson and all manner of law breaking are every day occurrences all over the South and St. Louis is liken uto New Orleans, Atlanta or any Southern community that kills humanity for a pass time. — Perhaps the intelligent (?) white citizens of the South are thoroughly demonstrating to the world that the Negro is totally unfit to be a citizen of this Great Republic, but to persons, who are watching the situation from afar and with unbiased minds, the white citizens are demonstrating the fact that they themselves, are more unfit to exercise control over the Negro than the Negro is to share control of the country with the white man. The condi tion of affairs in the South between the two races is a lamentable one. Evidently the Negro has firmly fixed iit into his mind to be a part and parcel of the commonwealths in which he lives in the South, and, evidently, the whites have as firmly fixed it into their minds that the Negro shall not rise one whit bit higher in the scale of civilization than were he in ante bellum days, and that if by chance he has made any progress and accidently got near enough to snatch some of the goods of civili zation, that shall be taken from him by main force and violence. The bloody lyncher's limb is tell ing a horrible tale of Southern "«ffort& &> .keep the "nigger doaoj," and humanity all over the world is being shocked beyond measure at the outrages that are being perpe trated on the Negro, who is in the South in all but as helpless a con dition as the missionary would be in the jungles of Africa, where wild beasts of prey and man eat ing savages hound his footsteps by day and by night. The law offers no more protection to the Negro in the South than were there no law at all. In fact, so far as he is concerned, there is no law, the country is chaos, and he being the weaker element of those living therein is made to bear the white man's burden in the fullest and freest sense of the word. If he protects himself from being lashed as were he when he was. a chattel, he is lynched by a howling mob; if he goes to law for being robbed by the white man he is given to understand that the Dred Scott decision is still in full force and effect; if he educates himself in spite of opposition on the part of the whites, to them, heat once becomes a dangerous Negro and is either driven out of the country or lynched on general principles. In fact if he aspires to become an American citizen with all the sig nificance that the term bears, he is immediately pronounced to be a dangerous darkey and means to disabuse his mind of such ideas are at once put in operation. Where all this will end is beyond human conception, and, when the probable end is considered, one is compelled to shudder at what may happen even in this enlightened United States. This country has its Boxers, no " less nefarious in their crimes as those that are now operating at present in China, and, some day, the world will inquire into the awfullness of the crimes of which the Southern Negro is being made to suffer at the hands of the Caucasian Boxers, just as they are now looking into the deadly work of the Chinese Boxers and preparing to dismember powerful China. MR, RIHS WHIQ Prom Dawson City and Tells of the Colored Colony in that Land of Iee —All are Doing Well Financially and Will Remain in the North Another Season Brown of Seattle has Made Good Money—Braxton's Prospects Quite Promising- All Have Paying Positions. Dawron City, May 22, 1900. To The Kepublican: All of the people (colored) here are in good health except Mrs. 1. I. Walker, who has been qaite ill for the past six or eight months. Inasmuch as s c does not improve I learn that she contemplates leaving for the outside at an early date. Mr. Walker is working on a lay with R. R. Brown, which is said to be quite rich. Mr. Brown told me not long since that lie had sold his claim for $9,000 and that as soon as he had worked out his lay, which would be some time in September, he intended to come out. William Young, George Gooden (St, Paul) and a Mr. Allen all started for Nome over the ice some time ago. Mr. Burnett, the barber, Mrs. Jeunie Clark, E. J. Terrili, Tom Pierce and Robert Miles are all holding good positions as cooks for mining companies I heard from Joe Braxton and his sister, Mrs. Jones, a ft>w days ago and they were well and ex pected to make a good clean up this spring, Richard Smallie and a Mr. Harris, who hails from Ntuv York, have a very rich claim on Hunker Creek, on which they are both working at present. Mr. Billie Birthright and a Mr. Edington are also doing well hero as cooks in houses in this camp. George Smith is doing janitor work and a Mr. Williams, a friend of Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, is doing contract work. Billie Wilson is still doing porter work at a saloon. Joe Wilds is likewise doiug saloon work. Mr. E. H. Walker will leave for Nome in a few days. Mrs. Daniels is cooking on one of the creeks and doing well. Mr. John Johnson is running the Cape Nome restaurant and doing well. Miss Li Hie Taylor is working at a laundry. Thomas Waterford is slated to go to Nome on the tirst boat out. Mr.' and Mrs. Harris, who hails from Seattle, are here and he has work as porter in a saloon. Besides these herein mentioned there are many other colored per sons at work in this community that are doing well and will some day come out with considerable money. The colored colony regrets very much that the money made up for The Pepublican was swiped by the Allen Brothers' Nuggett Express concern, however, another attempt will be made this summer to remember it in a substantial way J. W. Riogs. Mr. Riggs will be remembered as the colored man, who for a number of years, ran a barbershop near the depot in this city, who went to Dawson City in the rush. For a long time lie was quite sick in Dawson and was con fined in the hospital for months. Since he got well he has done ex ceedingly well in the barber busi ness He writes that his hair has turned almost white since he has been in Dawson City. He does not think of coming out this year. He writes that there is quite a I colony of colored folk in and about | Dawson City, all of whom are PRICE FIVE CENTS doing quite, well. Tho ice bad broken up, when ho wrote May 22ud, and the country was potting on its summer clothes. From the tone of his letter none of them save Mrs. Walker is expected to come out this season. Wives Wanted. Th«re is a dearth of female help on the Pacific Slope at pres ent and those persons, who use .help, have been driven to such straits for it as to be compelled to employ Chinese and Japanese men in their households because women can not be had. In early days of the Northwest, that is, soon after the white men had begun to settle up this country and .reclaim it from a waste of wilderness, tnere was a great lack of women for the men that truly wanted wives. Then it was that one of the old pioneers became equal to the emergency and went East and returned with a boat load of women, each of whom found a husband in fairly good circum stances in a few minutes after she had left the river steamer on which she came into the country. Still there was not half enough women !to supply the husband demand and so the next year the same old . pioneer repeated his Eastern trip and was equally as successful in getting a large number of women to come to the far Northwest and supply the demand for wives. Unlike the Romans the Puget Sound pioneers did- not actually steal wives from their neighbors, but they bought them at a very high price in paying the expenses of the man who went East and induced the women to come to the Northwest and marry such men, who had tired of single blessed ness. It was a rather romantic manner of getting a wife and yet it seems to have worked like a charm, for oDe could sit all night and listen to the pleasing stories some of these good ladies can now tell of their early experiences in this Northwest among the savages on the one hand and strange husbands on the other. • • » m m » ■ Female Help Wanted. There is a terrible scarcity of women in this section of the country at present, not a scarcity of the kind mentioned above, but a scarcity of women as domestics. If the old pioneers found it profit able to import women into this country in its early history, why would it not be profitable for some man to go South and persuade a few hundred colored females to come to the Northwest and supply a long felt want for house girls. Two hundred, yes three hundred, colored women could find ready employment in Seattle and Tacoma tomorrow, were they here, at wages ranging from $16 to $30 per month. Iv most of the Southern cities the colored women are not getting over $10 per month for more work than they would be asked to do in any other place save in the South for the sum of $30 per mouth. Now here is an opportunity for those women to not only better their own condition, but relieve suffering humanity at the same time. Then, again, there are quite a number colored men iv this country, who are living in single blessedness, who would willingly change their way of living, were there sufficient damsels of their own race to choose from, hence more persons besides those want ing help would be benefitted. The Republican is of the opinion that if this matter was properly put before these colored working women they would gladly accept the offer and leave their happy homes for the far West, where big wages and, probably, husbands await them. Many Northern cities in times past have sent South for colored help and it proved quite a success, why not Seattle, Tacoma and the Puget. Sound country in general do like wise? The subject is open for discussion so let us hear from you.