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I Political Pot-Pie. J
It is at the primaries that candi
dates are really nominated and by
no means at the conventions. Un
less you go out to the primary elec
tions and there vote for delegates
who will to some extent represent
your ideas of candidates for office,
you will see men nominated for of
fice in many instances who would
make a much more befitting candi
date for some state prison than they
would for a county or state office.
There is as much depending on vot
ing at the respective primary election
as at the general election, and espec
ially to those citizens who are anxi
ous to see good governments in both
county and state carried on. The
"vicious" are always on hand at
every election, and the minute you
weaken they snatch the reins out of
your hands and drive off with the
air of a royal prince. You can al
ways depend on it that "de gang"'
will be ever on hand to get their
men in, and for that reason the citi
zens are compelled to keep an equal
ly vigilant watch. The agents of
gamblers, houses of ill-fame, bunco
men and murderers are ayways on
the lookout to capture strongholds,
from behind which they can defend
their masters in deviltry, and no
stronger hold can be found than the
fort behind the primary voting
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Next Monday every voter in King
county will be given an opportunity
to express an opinion as to whom he
prefers for governor of this state, for
whomsoever King county unani
mously decides on for the governor
ship, that man will, in all human
probability, be the choice of the next
Republican state convention for the
place, and he will likewise be the
choice of the voters at the polls next
November. While any number of
men may be voted for yet three can
didates have been decided upon by
the various factions in the Republi
can party and you are expected to
cast your ballot in the endorsement
of some one of the three. Who will
you have, Frink, Humes or Guie?
The candidacy of Mr. Frink is a
business man's candidacy. He him
self is a business man. He represents
business men and business men's in
interests. He represents property
owners. He represents decency and
morality. He is backed by decent
men and endorsed by every religious
body in the county. He is advocated
by the educated, learned and refined.
He. therefore, must be a good man,
and it would be to King county's
everlasting glory and honor to elect
such delegates to the next county
convention, which convenes Wednes
day next, that will send a unanimous
delegation to Tacoma in his behalf.
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Mayor Humes' candidacy is a self
ish, greedy ambition to hold office
and live from the public crib.
Humes' candidacy is that of a figure
head in the interest of outside influ
ence, which parcels out what King
county is to have by order of a man
living in Walla Walla who happens
to have more bullion than brains.
Humes' candidacy is the agency of
the vicious endeavoring to place a
pliant tool at the head of the state's
affairs, that they may be more safely
protected in their criminal perambu
lations. Humes represents the poli
tical tricksters and jugglers. Humes
represents slumdom in general,
which is made up of gamblers,
bunco men, pimps, women of easy
virtue and all manner of vice and
crime. While he himself may not
be an actual participant in such, yet
he is their agent, and the city of Se
attle, of which he has been mayor
for the past four years, is a brililant
illustration of what is herein charg
ed. Instead of being endorsed by
the moral and religious element, he
will meet their united opposition.
Every man that attends any form of
church in this city is against putting
Tom Humes in the governor's chair.
He therefore is not the proper man
to be governor of the state of Wash
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Mr. Guie's candidacy is, it is very
generally conceded, a duplicity can
didacy, being conducted in the direct
interest of Tom Humes' candidacy.
This is denied by both Mr. Guie and
his friends, but the actual facts do
not bear out the general denials.
For an example, in the precincts in i
which Mr. Guie shows.some strength
or more than Humes, only Guie slates
will be put in the field, and these will
be unanimously supported by the
Humes followers. On the other
hand, in the precincts where Humes
is the stronger, the Guie men are
working like Trojans for the Humes
ticket. Now, if Mr. Guie is not in
political collusion with Tom Humes,
it looks as if he is to -ft man up a
A prominent Humes worker was
entrapped by a Fifth ward politician j
one day this week into the admission
that the Guie move was done in the i
direct interest of Tom Humes' can- j
didacy. "There are quite a number {
of good people who are opposed to |
John L. Wilsondom who will not
vote for Humes. Now, to catch that i
class of men Mr. Guie was brought I
out. Such delegates, however, will
be selected who thoroughly under
stand the situation and will cast j
their votes for Humes, when there is j
no show for Guie. The friends of
both men are looking after the slates
in every precinct so that a perfect j
understanding as to delegates will be j
fully agreed upon, and it matters not!
from which headquarters you get
your orders they are all right." Of j
course that is not political collusion j
with Tom Humes on the part of Mr.
Guie, but it is so near it that you can
all but smell it.
Prof. Smith, a prominent German
of this city, declares that an over
whelming majority of the German
voters in this city are strongly, in
favor of the candidacy of Senator
Frink and they will vote for him al
most to a man at the primaries next
Monday. When such Germans as E.
P. Edsen declare themselves as favor
ing Tom Humes, no wonder that all
other Germans will vote just the op
posite. The Pie-maker is of the
opinion that Prof. Smith is quite
right in his assertion that the Ger
mans would all but unanimously sup
port J. M. Frink next Monday.
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Here is a striking illustration of
the trend of the primary campaign
in this city, which is being so vigor- j
ously waged at the present time. In
the sixth precinct of the Fifth ward
every property holder in the precinct
is out supporting the candidacy of I
J. M. Frink. Now, who knows more j
of the needs of the country than the j
men who own the property in the
country? Further still,'it is also a
fact that every man in that precinct
that is the proprietor of any kind of i
business-in the city is endorsing the
candidacy of Mr. Frink. When the
business men and the property own
ers all center on one point as to the
needs of the government it's more j
than a passing fancy. It simply
means that the men who pay the
taxes want some one at the head of
affairs that will not run things as
though the entire state of Washing
ton is a resort for the sports and
vicious character?. It is likewise a I
singular fact that all men of leisure j
and idleness and living off the earn
ings of others who labor are sup
porting ''honest Tom Humes. If
"honesty" is not in a hole, it's almost. j
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"Geo. E. Morris and E. B. Palmer |
are making a house-to-house canvass
against Guie in the Seventh ward, j
Palmer is the man who helped to
elect Senator Foster. The Argus
will try to find out who Morris is and
let their readers know as soon as they j
fan find anybody who knows him."— j
The Stroller.
Morris and Palmer have found out
exactly who the proprietor of the |
Argus is, and he is none other than
the man who deserted the candidacy j
of Tom Humes because he (Humes)
would not dig up $1,000. He had
the promise that $1,000 could be got
ten from another source, and so he
deserted the man he had been work
ing with for the past three years, j
and the man who had been instru
mental in the editor of the Argus
getting hold of quite a few chunks of j
dishonest money. Palmer and Mor
ris are doing nothing unfair in mak
ing a house-to-house canvass against
Guie or any one else, and they are.
doing no more than ('apt. John Tay
lor is doing for Guie, and no more
than is being done by the friends and
supporters of Humes and Guie all'
over the city and county. When vot
ers are warned by a house-to-house
candidacy on the part of reputable
1 men to go to the primaries and vote
jthen you can look for good men be
jing nominated.
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While Dr. Calhoun was examining
a patient in the court house one day
this week as to his sanity a rather
laughable dialogue took place be
tween the two. "How long have you
jfelt as you feel now?" asked the doc
tor. "Just about four years," came
the reply. "Then you went wrong
ijust about four years ago?" Yes, I
did," came the prompt reply. "But,
doctor, there were more men besides
; myself who went wrong four years
ago." The crazy evidently did" not
| mean to be personal in his answer
nor to wring politics into a law case,
but, somehow or other, the court, the
other physicians and the attendants
smiled all over their faces at the an
swer, and the doctor blushed like a
girl just sweet sixteen when she re
ceived her first proposal. Politically
speaking. Dr. G. V. Calhoun did go
wrong four years ago, bat two years
later he repented of the error of his
ways and came back to the Republi
can fold and has ever since been
happy. It is to be hoped that the
unfortunate man will be as lucky in
his going off and coming back as
was the doctor. ,
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Chehalis Bee: "The claim has
been put up by the friends of Mr.
Scobey that he will have all of
Southwestern Washington back of
him in the gubernatorial race except
ing possibly Chehalis county. We
think Mr. Scobey's friends are mis
taken. Another county we do not
believe he will get is Lewis. Per
sonally Mr. Scobey is not objection
able, but the farmers of Lewis county
I will not forget that by electing a
Tiiurston county man to the gover
nor's office they are in great danger
of allowing the capital to be built
and the state to be plunged into
debt for the work. When the lands
set apart for capitol purposes have
been realized upon it will be time
enough to build a capitol. For the
present it is better that some one else
than a Tiiurston county man sit in
the gubernatorial chair."
The above to some extent verifies
the Pie-maker's state ticket forecast,
which created so much commotion
in political circles last Saturday.
The Northwest interview appearing
today adds more strength to the pros
pective ticket.
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Said a prominent Northwest poli
tician one day this week: "In my
opinion the Northwest will be a unit
in the Republican convention for
Sam Nichols. Snohomish will go to
the state convention determined to
nominate Mr. Nichols. Should he
be nominated, he will make an ex
ceptionally strong candidate and
will add much individual strength to
the ticket. Well, yes, I really be
lieve Judge Henry Mcßride will be
nominated for lieutenant governor.
Judge Mcßride is a very strong man
and will be a very valuable man for
getting votes for the party. If King
endorses _the candidacy of J. M.
Frink, I truly believe he will get
pretty nearly every vote in the
Northwest, except Jefferson county,
which seems politically married for
weal or woe to Levi Ankeny. I re
gret to see so much bitterness among
Republicans in King county, and I
trust Senator Frink will win out
overwhelmingly enough to settle the
dispute once for all. The attacks be
ing made by the anti-Wilson men
against Hon. G. M. Stewart for no
other reason than because Stewart
received his appointment at the
bands of Senator Wilson, seem to me
puerile as well as political spite work,
and the petition will not receive the
least bit of consideration when it
reaches Washington City. Such may
be politics from some men's stand
point, but it strikes me that their
standpoint is a rather low one. Such
actions as that, if carried too far,
might defeat the Republican nomi
nees in this state, which would mean
a loss of not less than $10,000,000,
and perhaps twice that much. This
is the year that Republicans w rant to
| fight Pops and Democrats and not
!fight Republicans."
Neither Frink nor Guie will get
any votes from either the First w rard
or any other ward or precinct in
which the slum element predomin
ates. Do the good people think it a
safe proposition to endorse the can
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didacy of any man that is unani
mously endorsed by gamblers, bunco
men, and cutthroats in general?
How do you feel, Mr. Good Citizen,
when you are placed by, the side of
the gambler,-pimp to march* up and
down; the streets in ratification of
the nomination of a man who is com
pletely under the influence of the
slum element of vice's lowest resorts?
Ere you vote for a Humes delegation
next Monday to go to the county
"convention think of such a condi
tion. -Think of being bedded and
boarded,with the worst characters of
the First ward, and perhaps you will
refrain from voting for a Humes
delegation. Oil and water will not
mix, nor will good and bad citizen
ship mi*. It," therefore, stands to
reason that the good citizens in this
city having families, can not consist
ently support any candidate that the
First ward is anxious to see elected.
They want no man for governor that
is right, hence they will not support
J. M. Frink and not Humes' gu
bernatorial candidacy. -
In the late Democratic contest be
tween the Lee Hart forces and the
J. W. Godwin forces in this city, it
was generally understood that
George U. Piper did what he could
toward helping Hart to turn Godwin
down (and that was no little), with
the direct understanding that Hart
and his friends were to return the
compliment when the Republican
scrap came on. Now it is reported
that Frank Randolph, a Humes
Democratic appointee, is colonizing
his Democratic forces in the Second
ward with the view of carrying it for
Humes in the Republican primary
election next Monday. As Randolph
is doing in the Second so are the
Hart forces doing all over the city.
The Daily Times' political editor,
who is a Mart man, has endeavored
to make all of his political stories
read so as to give the Frink candi
dacy all of the worst of it, and he,
too, will do all in his power to help
Tom Humes win next Monday. ..Let
Republicans be on the lookout for
such a coupe and act accordingly.
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The horrors coming from China
of the wholesale slaughtering of the
Christian missionaries are only
equaled by the horrors coming from
-New Orleans, our own "land of the
free and home of the .brave," of the
wholesale slaughtering of Negroes,
for no other crime than that they are
Negroes. In China the Boxers have
determined to free themselves and
their country from the reign of
Western Anglo-Saxon civilization,
because such is obnoxious to them,
and in New Orleans the Caucasians
are endeavoring to free themselves
and their community of the black
man, who is very objectionable to
them. Both the Chinese Boxers and
the New Orleans Caucasians have
taken the extermination route to
accomplish their purposes, and today
human gore is flowing in both places
like mountain water. The world
stands aghast at the Chinese atroci
ties, but has naught to sayat the Cau
casian hellishness in New Orleans.
If such be the fruits of Christian civ
ilization, then no wonder the Chinese
are doing all in their power to drive
Christian influence from their land.
If Pierce county would maintain
her political prestige, Cushman
should be given an absolutely loyal
delegation to the Republican state
convention. The trimmers and
traders should be left at home. The
next senatorial fight is not an issue
now. Cush may be depended upon
to cut out the Judases who would
sacrifice Pierce county for a mess of
King county pottage. The Cush
man strength should be given to the
state ticket and not to the King
county slate. —Tacoma New^
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In case you need advisory tickets,
bring them to this office, Gl2 Third.
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Supporters of J. M. Frink should
see to it that Frink delegateions are
voted for next Monday. If a would
be delegate is not for Frink he is
against him, and should be so con
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Do not consider any compromise
delegation, but send a Frink delega
tion straight and strong.
Advisory tickets printed at this
office; 612 Third.
In Having a Spokane man
Bound Over to Await the Action of
The Superior Court After a Most
Bitter Fight—Lolortd Barber
Takss Exceptions of an Article—
If he Refuses His Own Nationality
His Own Nationality Should Taboo
Him—Other Race News.
Mr. E. H. Holmes, the well-known
Spokane colored man, who is prose
cuting a prominent restaurant keeper
of that city for refusing to serve him
self and wife as other guests, has
drawn first blood, pugiiistically
speaking, for he succeeded in having
his man bound over to the superior
court after a stubbornly fought legal
battle before a local justice of the
peace, which lasted a whole week.
The justice held that the restaurant
keeper had broken the law of the
state, and therefore held him to an
swer to the superior court for the of
fence. That the restaurant keeper
will lose in the superior court is the
concensus of opinion, and should he
be fined but a nominal sum for the
offense the criminal case will have
cost him fully $500 or more. But
this is not all. Mr. Holmes has in
stituted a $5,000 damage suit against
him, and the restaurant keeper is
even more likely to lose this suit than
the criminal one, and though the
jury award Mr. Holmes but a nomi
nal sum the court costs, attorney
fees and other expenses will make
this second case cost Mr. Restaurant
er another $500 or more. All told
the round sum of $1,000, all because
he refused, when in Home to act as
a lioman. While many of his cus
tomers may not be stuck on eating
with colored folk, yet a majority of
them would pay no attention to it,
and those who urged him on to do
the dirty deed are now laughing in
their sleeves at him for bumping his
head up against a brick Avail. Bet
ter serve them and get rid of them
than to throw away good money try
ing to establish a precedent that by
no means meets public approval.
To our ears it has come that cer
tain Afro-American barbers in the
far Northwest who make a practice
of refusing to serve men of their
own color in their shops, were not
pleased with a former article touch
ing on that point which recently ap
peared in these columns. It is not
the intention of this paper to be un
fair, but, can any man, regardless of
his color or nationality, point out a
single instance where the business
men of any other nationality, wheth
er in their native land or on foreign
soil, that ever refuses to accommo
date his own nationality, save and
except the Negro? The Negro does
so, and is not satisfied in the mere
doing so, but he boasts of it among
his white customers for no other rea
son than to curry favor with them.
Not only is such a man a "puke," as
previously said, but every other Ne
gro in the community should scorn
him as a viper. Pimps, macqueraux,
cutthroats and murderers should not
be as objectionable to the Negro race
in general as the Negro who will
open up business in a community,
where race prejudice is so foreign to
the general make-up of the dominant
race as it is in the Northwest, and
practically speaking, write over his
door, "All coons look alike to me."
The laws should be used on those of
the dominant race who persist in
such cussedness by the Negroes, and
those of the Negro race who try the
same should be tabooed socially by
the Negroes as though they were in
the last stages of leprosy. As badly
as the Jews have been treated in this
country, Jews always accommodate
Jews, Chinamen, Japanese, Indians,
all accommodate their kind, but the
Negro refuses to accommodate his
own kind. The sooner the Negro
race turns such skunks down socially
by shutting their doors in their faces
the sooner will such be a thing of the
past. Only colored men ignorant,
illiterate and still troubled with the
relies of slavery days in their 'bones,
handed down from sire to son, are
guilty of such: and to eradicate that
spirit the most positive steps should
be taken..
Now colored men who run barber
shops do not have to refuse their own
color, if the colored customer will
come in, get accommodated and pass
out as otner customers, and no one
but the prejudiced barber himself
would ever pay any attention to it.
I As an illustration, those shops that
invite colored patronage, one day
with another, week in and week out,
s4»ave more white men than black
men, and often some of the patrons
of those shops that refuse to accom
modate colored men line up and wait
their turn. If a barber in this
city were to depend for the half he
makes to come from Negroes, it
would be a rather poor dependence.
Then, if those shops that say, "You
next!" without regard to color, and
white and black men take their turn
one and alike, and yet these men
make good livings from white pat
ronage, does it not stand to reason
that the white men for the most part
are not as much averse to shaving
after colored men as the colored bar
ber feels that he has fallen in dig
nity at shaving a colored man and
brother ? The reason the colored
barbers are here singled out is be
cause it is so out of ail human rea
son to hear a Negro refuse his own
color and then expect to shine
among the Negroes as one of their
foremost men. It is not fair, and
.Negroes, one and all, should resent
it. Let such go to the men they
pretend to be tne mouthpiece of for
tiie;r social recognition.
Mr. James Green writes from
Nome and warns his friends to not
come tnither. "This place is over
done in every way and everything,
and there are thousands of disap
pointed men here. The beach
uiggmgs have been completely work
ed out and the country for miles
around is staked. Lots in town are
neld at enormously high prices, and
you must buy or you cannot go into
ousiness, as you cannot rent. Kes
taurants and saloons are doing well.
ALeais one dollar and upwards.
There are twenty men for each job
of work, i succeeded m getting a
place on a friend's lot and am get
mg enough "whiskers' to eat on. I
am going to one of the outlying
camps soon, and if i do not do any
better than here, 1 will leave for the
great and only town —Seattle. Men
unaccustomed to work you can see
earning their living at the hardest
Rind ot manual labor. Seattle men
.n general are disgusted with the
camp. There has been no rain here
yet, and for that reason the tenters
are somewhat comfortable, but when
it does begin to rain it will be h—l
nere. Tell my friends to not think
of coming here; though it is main
tained by some that times will be
good in this camp as soon as it rains
and water can be had to wash the
gold out^but 1 do not see it that
way." Mr. Green ran and still owns
a barber shop.at the Union depot,
which is now being operated by Mr.
W. 11. Henderson. He looks for
Green to show up on most any boat.
The famous fighting Ninth cav
alry (colored) has been ordered to
China and is now quartered in San
Francisco awaiting transportation.
Perhaps under Gen. Dodds* com
mand their bravery in battle will not
be so belittled as it was at El Caney
hiil by one of the leading generals
after the war was over and he became
a noted political leader.
Grand picnic, at Bellevue, on Au
gust Ist, 1900, given under the aus
pices of the Fraternal Order of
Hawks. First boat leavesLeschi
park at 1) a. m., 12, '2:30, 5:30 and
1) o'clock p. m., returning at 11 p. m.,
in time to catch last car. Everybody
invited to come and have a gala day.
The best music for dancing; base
ball, swings and other amusements.
The following committee wil guar
antee all a good time: Frank Kin
caid, Frank Bellamy, Carson Miller,
Charles Kincaid. Round trip, 60c.
W. H. Henderson's tonsorial par
lors are located at the corner of
Railroad avenue and Yesler wiy.
You are invited.
Go to Spinning, 1206 Second ave
nue, for bike repairs. Your work
will be done right ,and youh trade
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A. M. E. conference August 15th.

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