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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VOL. VII NO. 12 MR. FRINK ISJAMED For Governor by the Repub lican State Convention. HARMONY REIGNS Supreme and the Nomination Made by Acclamation. A RINGING PLATFORM " Is Addressed to the Many Voters of the Evergreen State. Believing that there was method in Ivmg county's political madness, the Kepublican state convention, winch assembled in Tacoma last \\ ednesday nominated the Hon. J. AL. lmnk tor governor, and thereby carried out the program mapped out by tiie King county Kepublican con vention, feo far as the convention proper was concerned, it was a love least pure and simple, and ail in at tendance heartily enjoyed the pro ceedings. Talk about your going througn with a whoop, but the con vention did send tilings through with the greatest whoop ever before witnessed in tins state. I'romptly at 10 o'clock Hon. J. H. Schively mounted the rostrum in the lacoma Auditorium and rapper for order, which was met with a rousing cheer, in a minute more Hon. (J. \\. Dor had been elected temporary chairman and J. Will Lysons had been chosen as temporal'} 7 secretary. The regular committees were soon named and the convention took a re cess until 2 o'clock. On reconvening the Hon. S. G. (Josgrove was elected permanent chairman and the secre taryship of the temporary organiza tion remained the same. The com mittee on resolutions not being ready to report Congressmen Jones and Cushnian were called for by the con vention, and each of those gentle men favored the audience with a very brilliant Kepublican talk, which put it in a most happy mood. The plat form committee then reported as fol lows: Four years ago the Republicans of Washington met to mourn over univer sal calamity and despair under Demo cratic rule. Today we meet to rejoice over universal prosperity and happiness under Republican rule. Democratic the ories become dangerous when coupled with political power; and they are not improved Dy a mongrel mixture of free silver and Populistic vagaries. They can be rendered harmless only by maintain ing Republican rule in nation, state and county; and to such maintenance we pledge our strongest effort. We are proud of President McKinley and indorse his able, fearless and patri otic administration. We rejoice that ho is again our standard-bearer and will continue to be the honored chief of a prosperous and happy people. He has iully redeemed the ante-election pledges of his party. Under his leadership pro tection and reciprocity have again been restored to their proper place in public law; the Hawaiian islands have become part of the Union; Spain has been com pelled to lift her heavy hand from off the Western hemisphere; Cuba has been made free; Puerto Rico is happy under our flag; the Philippines are rapidly learning to appreciate and accept that kind of liberty which is known and un derstood only by the American people; our army and navy have been ably sus tained; the honor of our flag has been maintained at home and abroad; the Democratic heresy of free silver has been put to sleep by a Republican con gress, and the gold standard has been reaffirmed in the most positive and satis factory manner; our country's credit has been made better than ever before, and better than that of any other nation on earth; the sun of prosperity has driven away the clouds of despair and the civil ized world acknowledges and applauds the glory and honor which have crowned the nation. This record ought to be sat isfactory to every patriotic American. We congratulate the country upon the nomination of Gov. Roosevelt for vice president. He has contributed much to the success and glory of the first term of President McKinley, and will add both strength and honor to the next. We indorse the Republican national platform adopted at Philadelphia, and commend it to the voters of this state as an able exposition of Republican doctrine and of correct public policy. We unreservedly indorse and approve the work of Senator* Addison G. Foster and Congressmen W. L. Jones and F. W. Cushman, who, by their indefatigable efforts in behalf of the state, have proven themselves more than equal to the burden imposed by their selection to the high offices which they so ably fill. We espec ially commend their effective efforts re garding reclamation of arid lands and in behalf of settlers within forest reserves. With over two billion dollars of foreign commerce, only 7 per cent, of which is carried on American ships, we most heartily indorse the efforts of the Repub-1 lican party, and pledge the support of our representatives to place American ship ping at the forefront of the trade fleets of the world, and especially indorse the plank of the national platform relating to the merchant marine. We favor the building of railroads within our state as an essential means of its development and growth, and we also favor the adoption and enforcement of just and equitable laws regulating and controlling them. W Te stand for loyalty to the flag; for the gold standard of value for all our money; for protection and reciprocity; for the Nicarauguan canal, owned, oper ated and defended by the United States; for the election of United States senators! by direct vote of the people; for the further enlargement of our trade and commerce; for such discrimination and national aid as shall speedily result in the upbuilding of our merchant marine; for the rigid inforcement of the law against trusts; for the loyal and liberal support of the nation's defenders—the army and navy—both in peace and in war; for the uncompromising suppression of the rebel lion on the island of Luzon; for the un limited defense of every foot of territory under the flag, and for the protection of every citizen in every land; for the im mediate rescue of our people imperilled' in China, and for ample restitution for loss of life and property therein; for a terri torial form of government for Alaska, in cluding protection to navigation, and op pose relinquishing soil or sovereignty of any part of the district; for the construc tion of good and permanent wagon roads through the state; for the rigid enforce ment of law and order and tne economi cal administration of public affairs, na tional, state and county. In concluding this address to the voters of the state of Washington, we invite I their aid and co-operation upon the prin ciples and purposes herein enunciated, without regard to past political affilia tions, in the linn belief that the best con duct of our public affairs wiil be assured by the triumphant election of the entire ticket nominated oy this convention. That feature of the day's proceed ings having been disposed of, the nominations were taken up at once, and, while some heavy speechmaking began, it was soon plain to be seen that tne convention was in no mood to listen to more speechmaking, and the "acclamation" business was at once wheeled into the proceedings, and candidates were nominated in about ten seconds. No break in the progrom that had been mapped out Dy the various steering committees the evening before came until the superintendence of public schools was reached, when one I. A. Moss arose in the King county delegation and protested and demanded that the delegation be polled, which after a short but spirited contest was per mitted and eight of the delegates voted for Prof. Layhue instead of Bryan, the caucus nominee. Three candidates were named for this place, but JJryan won out over all by a iiandsome majority. The central coinniitteemeii from the various counties were then called for and their names sent to the chairman's desk at once. CONVENTION HITS. Levi Ankeny looked as sour as did Dick whcrs his daddy died. His El lens burg glory had taken the wings ot the morning. Broken down politicians, who suc ceed m getting to the convention on the shoulder of friends, were very much in evidence and wanted to run the shooting match. The only real prmce of the occa sion was Jj. W. Griffin of King. He was a genuine Black Prmce Albert. Just why some men will insist on going to a state convention for the express purpose of getting beastly drank no one but themselves seem to know, and they are too drunk to tell. Cosgrove's stock of convention stones came as thick and fast as ever and he was never wanting for a crowd to tell them to. O'Brien Scobey from a political standpoint got into Ankeny"s band wagon too late, and he now knows tnat fact. "T want this to be an acclamation convention," said Mr. Don-, and he almost got his wants. McMillan, the prince of San Juan, did not want the convention to over look the fact that "I am here."' J. D. Atkinson got a convention switch, but it was one of those switches that most any man would nave no objection to getting. Wallace Mount got a steering com mittee switch, which resulted in him getting a six-year job instead of a four, and a position more highly ap preciated by lawyers. Jim Ham Lewis' second was a laughable feature of the convention. As he was escorted in by Messrs. Morris and Blake the convention went wild with laughter and ap plause. He will campaign the estate right behind Mr. Lewis. Mr. Dorr made a hit for himself when he said he was proud that he belonged to a party that always sail ed under the same name. '"Expansion,'' from a Republican standpoint, was a popular hit at -all times, and many of the speakers made good use of the opportunity. It never failed to bring out most hearty applause. Pierce county insisted on the Se attle delegation wearing a badge on which was printed '"Mount Tacoma/' but the King- county delegation got even with them by making them wear a badge on which was printed, "Frink for governor. The name of Levl Ankeny was at. least once heard on the floor of the convention, which would appear SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 1900. THE TicKET For Congress: F. W. Gushman Pierce W. L. Jones Yakima For Governor: J. M. Frink King For Lieutenant-Governor: H. G. Mcßride Shtgit For Secretary of State: S. H. Nichols Snohomish For Auditor: J. D. Atkinson - Cheton For Treasurer: C. H. Maynabd Lewis For Attorney-General: j W. B. Stratton Pacific For Land Commissioner: Stephen A. Call vert. . Whatcom For Superintendent of Selwols: R. B. Bryan Cliehctli* For Judges of Supreme Court: Wallace Mount Spokane R. O. DUNBAR Ttiurston For Presidential Electors: Charles Sweeney Spokane J. M. Boyd Ukunogwt Frank ij. Hastings Jefferson S.jUr. UOSGROVE brarjield that some one has played the part of an ingrate after Mr. Ankeny had spent a barrel in state politics. Pierce county's delegation played schoolboy politics, and came very near getting a good man, Cushnian, smashed to pieces. Grosscup, Ham ilton and \\ arburton made monkeys of themselves, and came very near making the same of all of Tacoma. Let it be distinctly understood understood that Hon. W. L. Jones was no party to the move to make him governor of this state, it em ulated from Grosscup, Hamilton, \\ arburton, and the Ankeny push in general, with the xiaw of defeating i 1 rank W. Cushman. Mr. Jones had no choice, and he would be no party to any political treachery. Teddy Piper, who was such a might y man in the state convention two years ago, was but a common newspaper reporter at the last state convention, and he proved to be in his right element. "My brother Ueorge :> did not show up. "1 am glad that 1 belong to a party that does not have two flags, one of which is carried 'by Aguinai do in the bush. lam also glad that 1 belong to a party that does not have to divide the spoils with any other party, but take them all for themselves.'—fc>. G. Cosgrove. "This country has witnessed two very critical periods in its history. The hrst was from 1861 to 1865, when it wa.s passing through the great civil war crisis. The next was irom 181)3 to lSdii, when the Demo cratic administration crisis was pass ing through it.'"—F. W. Cushman. "We approve of the course of Sen ator Foster in congress" did not elicit very much enthusiasm from the con vention, but the committee realized that such a formality resolution ought to be put through and the con vention was too manly to make a public kick. Mighty few people in the state of Washington but who think Foster a complete failure. Mr. Reynolds, of Tacoma, did not kill his candidate in presenting hia name to the convention, but the only reason that he did not was because his candidate was a good deal strong er than the entire Pierce county dele gation. Kitttitas county was not to be out done by King, and it, too, had a splendid "black prince" in its dele gation, in the person of J. F. Shep person. It was amusing to see Pierce coun ty try to crawl into the band wagon after it found out that it was "all alone." The attempt of the Tacoma delegation to throw Cushman over by nominating Jones for governor and placing the congressman in Se attle was a burning shame. Foster, Grosscup & Co. should hang their heads in political abashment. Two years ago "Washington state had a lily white Republican conven tion. A roar was made, and two years afterward Spokane, lvittitas and King counties all had Xegroes on their delegations. Now that we have named one of the strongest tickets the Republicans have ever before named in this state, let's elect it by the largest majority. The eight bolters from King coun ty will have to talk that matter all over when convention time cames around again. Where was Moses when the con vention rushed for Bryan? Protest ing and demanding a poll of the delegates. Hon. M. W. Malloy, United States register of the land office at Water vi lie, spent a couple of days in the city this week on his return from the state convention. .No man hi the state appreciates the good work that The Republican has done more than Mr. Malloy, and he always takes the trouble to hunt it up when in the city. "Douglas county is ail right from a Republican standpoint," said he while in the city. lion. John L. \v llson was the cen ter of attraction on Cohen's corner last Thursday. While the late state Republican scrap was by no means a Wilson fight, yet it did not result in an Ankeny victory, and that seems to have pleased well Mr. Wilson and his numerous friends. Remember that if you are a friend of this paper, when you have any ad vertisement of any kind you will not overlook the fact that it is by adver tisements that it keeps itself moving along, if you have a legal notice, send it to Tne Republican and it will be appreciated. »nerif£ Van De Yanter enjoyed himself at the state convention and he enjoyed the speeches that were .made by the various speakers, lie seems to have been in a happy mood on that occasion, and managed to see tne funny side of all of the stories told by the speakers. One of the coolest and most self composed men at the state conven tion was the Hon. J. M. Frink. He enjoyed the good jokes, shook hands and chatted pleasantly with old friends, and, best of ail, was always ready for peace among the brethren. Mr. Levy, who is the author of Senator Cash Dollar of Washington, walked up to Mr. Ankeny and poked out Ins paw for a shake, and, to his surprise, got a most cordial greeting, "lour book is all right," said Mr. Ankeny, "and 1 enjoyed reading it very much.'' Mr. Levy rather ex pected a very different greeting to that. Pointed Paragraphs. There is an interesting subsidence of the hue and cry from Democratic sources about 'militarism." The phenomenon has been coincidental with Bryan's long silence about China, and final confession that the administration was doing the right thing there. If "militarism" s right in China, as Mr. Bryan admits, why is it wrong in the Philippines? Troops in China may avenge crimes that have been committed, but can never restore the lives of people that have already ben massacred, in the Philippines the use of American troops has prevented the perpetra tion of such horrors as in China have shocked the whole world, including even Mr. Bryan. Manila was pre vented from becoming a charnel house only through the vigilance of American troops who were on guard duty the night that Agumaldo had set for the general massacre of all Americans and Europeans in that city. How about the old adage that "An ounce of prevention is worth one pound of cure?" All the historic precedents favor the re-election of President McKin ley, for no president has ever run for a second term with a united party behind him, who was not re-elected". The presidents who have held two terms were: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson, Lincoln and Grant. These were re-elected either by the whole people, as in the case of Washington and Monroe, or by an undivided party vote. The presidents wjio were defeated for a second term were: John Adams, John Quiney Adams, Martin Van Buren, Grover Cleveland and Benja min Harrison, and in each ease their defeat, was due to dissensions in their own party, and they were not loyally supported. The most recent in stances. Harrison and Cleveland, are within the memory of every one. The farmers' quarrel with "Blame cost him many votes, while Cleve land Mas defeated in New York by one of the Democratic factions.. But there are no divisions in the repub lican party today, based on the spirit of faction or enmity to MeKinley. The party stands four-square to the world, presenting an unbroken front in every direction. The dissensions are in the Democratic party, not the Republican. Chairman Jones firmly believes he has Croker and Hill under bonds to keep the peace during the campaign. THE CITY ■ OF SEATTLE Has Queer Things to Happen , Within Her Gates. MR. WILL B. MORE Makes a Few Observations While Out Strolling. ■ ; : . AFRICAN M.E.CONFERENCE Is In Session and Holding Interesting Sessions Every Day. Leaving my eating house and waliang uown first avenue the even ing oi me Tacoina Republican con vention, l was amused to pass a young man with a Hushed face and a some of silly congratulation spread over ins phiz solemnly steering him selt along the sidewalk. Following nun came another red-faced fellow, with an expression of self-congratu latory vanity spread over Ills coun tenance. ' boon a third person was met, who propelled himself along in a state ol subdued pleasure, with a smoothered sort of laugh pulling the coiners ol his mouth up toward his cars. The third person face was of a ruddy glow. After him came a lourth, with his teeth showing in the uuOßt ol a broad grin, as he glanced toward the pavement, seeming satis ned that he had accomplished a most wished-for object, lie seemed to be laboring under an unnatural Hallucination and his cheeks were very vermiihon. Then 1 came upon a nith, standing with a half-dazed, loohsh-lookmg consternation beam ing from his physiognomy, gazing in a nonchalant manner from a saloon entrance. The fifth g&dUfg raus lache was surrounded with a sunset tint gleaming from his fair skin. Hie presumption is that each one of the hve in»a semi-maudlin haziness, was going each to his own dinner : with 1 the separate distinction of hav ing gotten the other fellows jagged, and it was a tickling kind of self-con ceit. ' ---L ; A bright luminary of the King county constellation of ■ politicians who carries the fate of many an as piring ofhceseeker in his mind, was seen" coming home alone from the Tacoma convention. In his little grip he carried a few fumes of ex hiliration. His eye was alert and his step strong and nervy. His little hat hid an uncrowned brow. It wasn't his kind of a convention, but he went just the same to "see; the fun." hen asked how it suited him, he re plied: 'Trink got the convention and MeKinley the state,' but we got Jim McElroy! See?" A smarty well known as young Rut ter, When asking a waitress for butter, Said: "Bring me a small bit of - goat."' The girl saw him smile when he bade her, And mutton chop brought to the kidder, Remarking with musical note: "Is anything else you would have, sir; We've scrambled brains of a calf, sir?" • He swallowed the joke in his throat. "How beautiful the sun sets this exening'" remarked a gentleman the other day. "You should not say 'sun sets,'" replied Dr. Temple. "Sun sits, then," said the first speak er. "Wrong again," retorted the doctor. "You should say, 'What a magnificent display of celestial glory is cast over the scene as this terrestial sphere revolves upon its axis and car ries us on through space away from the ejoyment of beholding the rays of light which are radiated from the center of this solar system " When the doctor was through it was dark. One of our well-known merchants is.spending considerable of his time manipulating a horseless carriage up and down the streets in and'around the business part of the city. While PRICE FIVE CENTS showing one of his wife's dear lady acquaintances how easy it w ras to manage the affair and regulate the speed, also how fast he could go and now quickly stop the machine, before lie knew what lie was doing found Himself riding in the suburbs up through Dexter avenue at Tacoma. 1 wo little children playing hide and seek in the growth along the gutter stood transfixed with amazement as he shot by at the rate of 300 miles an kour. Then one exclaimed: '"There now, that proves it! What pa said was so; they is a curcus in town, fer there goes the boss man on tiis cyclone!" "is one of the goats of Gotham ever looked like these arraigned/ muttered Judge Cann last week as he glanced along a long line of bat tered noodles standing in a row be fore him, with heads hung in slings, eyelights in darkness, smellers in dis grace and cheeks done up in court plaster finish. It was the fruits of a neighborhood jamboree. "Yes, your honor;" spoke up JJe Bruler, 'rand they say, after the first two came to getiier the rest got hurt trying to separate them/ "Which are the tiret two?" asked the judge. "That's what 1 can't make out/ cried De Bruler. "They all claim to be 'the rest!" " "That's too bad/ replied the judge. "You'd better examine the officers and find out who axe at the bottom of this business and have them brought into court." "All right!"' said De Bruler, with a smile, "lake the stand, Mr. Officer!" Hope is a jewel, which flits on ahead, Like a star, to make light for the mind; But, as a mule, when unburdened, unfed Leaves impressions of starlight be hind. WILL B. MORE. Aug. 14, 1900. The African Methodist Episcopal Puget Sound conference convened in this city last Wednesday with Bishop C. T. Shaffer presiding. Bis hop Shaffer is one of the newly elect ed bishops of the A. M. E. church and has been assigned to the I^orth. #«t For some time the bishop who presided over the California confer ence also presided over the Puget Sound confrence, but that was changed by the late general confer ence and now Bishop Shaffer covers the .Northwest and back eastward along the northern part of the coun try, not reaching California at all. M o religious organization among col ored folk in the West is succeeding as well as the African Methodist Episcopal church. In every city of any prominence throughout the en tire West it has a church organiza tion, and it has a well organized con ference either in all of the Western states or in a number of them com bined. In the state of Washington it has extensive church property, and Us ministers are to be found where ever there are any number of colored folk, and in most instances it owns its own church edifices at all of those places. Bishop Shaffer is said to be one of the most learned men that is now in the A. M. E. bishopric, and was elected to the high position which he is now filling prely from a meritorious standpoint, and by no means through trades or favoritism, as is so often the case in general con ferences. The pastors present at the confer ence now in session are: Rev. C. C. Halford, Seattle; Rev. G. A. Bailey, Roslyn; Rev. S. J. Collins, Spokane; Bey. N. D. Hartsfield, Tacoma, and Rev. B. F. Seabrook, Portland. Rev. Gh A. Bailey was elected recording secretary, Rev. Seabrook, state secre tary, and Rev. Hartsfield, financial secretary. Rev. Bryce Taylor, who is a local preacher, was selected mar shal. Rev. Seabrook preached the an nual sermon and the "Race Prob lem in This Country" was the theme of his discourse. Rev. Halford preached the annual missionary ser mon Thursday evening. The con ference has mapped out considerable work to accomplish ere it adjourns next Monday. The good folk of the Jones street church are doing all in their power to make the visiting pas tors comfortable during their stay in the city. Peru and Costa Rica have adopted the gold standard. The Coin Har veys to the south of us are experi encing hard luck.