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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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