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VOL. VII NO. 15
McKIILEY ACCEPTS Nomination for Presidency Tendered by Republicans. COUNTY PROSPEROUS During His Administration According to Official Figures. MANY FUSiONISTS FLOP In Wyoming and Montana on Account of Better limes Under Mc- K Believing Kmleyism. of The Re- Believing the readers of The Re tblican would be much interested in that part of President McKinley letter of acceptance which. refers to the prosperity the country has made under his administration, it is here-1 with quoted in full: , "Our foreign trade shows a satis , factory and interesting growth. The amount of our exports for the year 1900 over those ol the exceptionally prosperous year of 1899 was about nail a million dollars for every day oi the year, and these sums have gone into the homes and enterprises of the people. There has been an increase ot over $50,000,000 in the exports of agricultural products; $92,692,229 in manufactures and in the products of the mines over $10, --000,U00. Our trade balances cannot fail to give satisfaction to the people of the country. In 1898 we sold abroad *(>l.j,4.">:>,<>7b' of products more than we bought abroad; in 1899, (J,8M,813, and in 1900, $544,471,701, making during the threeyears a total balance in our fa vor of $1,689,779,190—near1y five times the balance of trade in our i'avor for the whole period of 108 years from 1790 to June 30, 1897, inclusive. "Four hundred and thirty-six mil lion dollars of gold have been added : to the gold stock of the ,United States since July 1, 1896. The law of March 1900, authorized the refunding in 2 per cent, bonds of that part of the public debt repre sented by the 3 per cents, due in 1908, the 4 per cents due in 1907 and the 5 per cents due in 1904, ag gregating $840,000,000. More than one-third of the sum of these bonds was refunded in the iirst three months after the passage of the act, and on September 1 the sum had been increased more than $33,000, --000, making in all $330,578,050, re sulting in a net saving of over $8, --379,520. The ordinary receipts of the government for the fiscal year of 1900 were $79,527,060 in excess of its expenditures. "While our receipts, both from customs and internal revenue, have been greatly increased, our expendi tures have been decreasing. Civil and miscellaneous expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1900, were nearly $14,000,000 less than in 1899, while on the war account there ! is a decrease of more than $95,000, --000. There were . required $8,000, --000 less to support the navy this year than last,.and expenditures on ac count of Indians were nearly two and three-quarters million dollars less than in 1899. The only two items of increase in the public ex penses of 1900 over 1899 are for pen sions and interest on the public debt. For 1899 we expended for pensions $139,394,929 and for the fiscal year 1900 our payments on this account amounted to $140,877,310. The net increase of interest on the public debt of 1900 over 1899 required by the war loan was $263,408.25. While : congress authorized the government to make a war loan of $400,000,000 at the beginning of the war with Spain, only $200,000,000 of bo.nds were issued, bearing 3 per cent, in terest, which were promptly and patriotically taken by our citizens. Unless something unforseen occurs to reduce our revenues or increase our expenditures, the congress at its nexs session should reduce taxation very materially. "The Republican party remains faithful to its principle of tariff which supplies sufficient revenue for the government and adequate pro tection to our enterprises and pro ducers; and reciprocity which opens foreign markets to 'the fruits of American labor and furnishes new channels through which to market the surplus of American farms. The time-honored principles of protec tion and reciprocity were the first pledges of Republican victory to be written into public Jaw. "The present congress has given to Alaska a territorial government for which it had waited more than a quarter of a century; has established a representative government in Ha waii; has enacted bills for the most liberal treatment of the pensioners and their widows; has revived the free homestead policy. In its first financial law, it provided for the es tablishment of banks of issue with a capital of $25,000 for the benefit of villages and rural communities and The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN bringing the opportunity for profit able business in banking within the reach of moderate capital. Many are already availing themselves of this privilege. "During the past year more than I nineteen millions of United States bonds have been paid from the sur plus revenues of the treasury, and in addition $25,000,000 of 2 per cents i matured, called by the government, are in process of payment. Pacific railroad bonds issued by the govern ment in aid of roads in the sum of j nearly forty-four million dollars have been paid since December 31, 1897. The treasury balance is in sat isfactory condition, showing on Sep tember 1 $135,419,000 in addition to the $150,000,000 gold reserve held in the treasury. The government's relations with the Pacific railroads have been substantially closed, $124, --421,000 being received from these roads, the greater part in cash and the remainder with ample security for the payments deferred. "Instead of diminishing, as was predicted four years ago, the volume | of our currency is greater per capita ! than it has ever been. It was $21.10 j in 1896. It has increased to $26.50 on July 1, 1900, and $26.85 on Sep tember 1, 1900. Our total money on July 1, 1896, was $1,506,434,966; on July 1, 1900, it was $2,062,425,496, and $2,096,683,042 on September 1, 1900. "Our industrial and agricultural conditions are more promising than they have been for many years; prob ably more bo than they have ever | been. Prosperity abounds every-1 where throughout the republic. I! rejoice that the Southern as well as | the Northern states are enjoying a full share of these improved national conditions and that all are contribut ing largely to. our remarkable indus- < trial development." imiAMTEs rurrac. At the rate the Bryanites of 1896 have been flocking to the Republican camp it begins to look as if there will be a regular McKinley landslide at the election in November. The fol lowing is a brief list of some of the leaders who have flopped in two Western states: Wyoming—Hon. J. M. Wilson (sheep business), Douglas. Hon. Timothy Ivinney (sheep bus iness), Rock Springs. Hon. Melvin Xichols (supported | Bryan on silver is|ue), Sundance. - Hon. A. D. Chamberlain (prosper-, ity), Douglas. Hon. John Beckwith (prosperity), Evanston. Silas Gruthrie (sheep business), Moorcroft. William Daley (sheep business), Rawlins. Thomas Painter (prosperity), Evanston. A. M. Bunce (sheep business). Lander. Hon. John McDermott (sheep business), Glendo. A. W. Phillips (prosperity), Doug las. W. W. Crook, M. D. (prosperity), Cheyenne. John Caliill (prosperity), Chey [ enne. Frank Bon (prosperity), Chey enne. Montana —Hon. Lee Mantle, ex-! United States senator and chairman of the Silver Republican state com-1 mittee, Butte. The Hon. J. E. Richards, ex-gov- j ernor, Butte. The Hon. W. H. Swett, ex-speaker j Montana house of representatives, Butte. W. White, chairman Silver Bow county Silver Republican committee, Butte. Col. C. F. Lloyd, lieut colonel Third volunteer cavalry, Grigsby regiment, Butte. Col. Byron H. Cook, lieutenant! colonel First Montana volunteers, j Butte. Malcolm Gillis, chairman Silver Bow county Republican committee, Butte. The Hon. A. F. Bray, merchant and ex-member Montana legislature, Butte. Col. P. R. Dolman, ex-trustee Montana Soldiers' Home, Butte. Eugene Carroll, superintendent Butte City water works, Butte. M. L. Holland, ex-assessor Silver Bow county, Butte. Charles Lyford, Republican nomi nee for assessor, Silver Bow county, Butte. J. R. Thompson, mining broker, j Butte. J. Chaubin, merchant, Butte. Savin Lisa, merchant, Butte. C. W. Ellingwood, merchant, Butte. B. J. Girard, merchant, Butte. i B. F, Plummer, stationary engi- I neer, Butte. Col. J. I). Jenks, contractor. Butte. David Maule, capitalist, Butte. Silas F. King, capitalist, Butte. Charles Madison, attorney, Butte. Charles M. Parr, attorney, Butte. George Haldron, attorney, Butte. Miles Cavanaugh, attorney, Butte. B. X. Beebe, clerk, Butte. Henry C. Smith, judge district court, Helena. A. T. VAN DE VANTER MON. AARON T. VAN DE VANTER—If any county in this or any other state has a citizen among its number, who. as sheriff of a county, has made a better record in that capacity than A. T. Van De Vanter, the present sheriff of King County, then let them trot him out. Mr. Van De Vanter is a prince of good fellow to all men, but in no sense does he allow that prince-of-good-fellow business to intefere with the execution of his official duties Six years ago he was elected sheriff, but went down be fore the silver craze, two years later. He was again elected in 1898, running ahead of his ticket, and* he believes, as do all of his friends, that he will de feat his opponent 2,500 votes this year. Hon ; John Wooding his convention opponent, is personally working for his re-election at present. WILL H. WHITE —An excellent portrait of the next Prosecuting Attorney of King County,. Hon. Will H. White, is herewith presented to the voters of King County. When it is said that Mr. White is a very popular politician with the voters it is truthfully said, as was shown in the last County Convention, he outstripping his opponent for the nomination nearly two to one. Mr. White is one of the popular attorneys in this city and is much interested in the upbuilding of the city. He will be elected next November and he promises to do business for King County when he is elected. A. J. Seligman, ex-member Mon tana legislature. New York. The Hon. F. J. Edwards, mayor, Helena. Carl Basch, attorney, Helena. A. M. Holter, merchant, miner and capitalist, Helea. Cttshman's friends gave Senator Frink like unto that given Mr. ; Cushman at Seattle. Senator Fairbanks is to twist the j "tigers tail" in Seattle. Elmer Metcalf, ranchman, Stev ensville. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1900. The Hon. D. J. Tallant, ex-mem ber Montana legislature, Great Falls. Joseph M. Dixon, ominee for leg ! islature, Missoula. Tiese men oppose Bryan because j of his Populistic tendencies and anti i expansion views. Maine remains the same, Republi ! can by 32,000. W. E. Logan, ex-agent Blackfoot I Indians, Helena. J. E. Morse, banker, Dillon. A .J. Bennett, banker, Virginia ! City. 1 WILL M. WHITE PERSONAL.. Do not use other folk's things without their consent. Hon. J. E. Hawkins reports a most pleasant stay in Portland. He returned last Sunday. Mr. F. I). Morton, of San Francis co, is attending court in this city. Mr. Morton is one of the most con spicuous Afro-Americans on the Pa cific coast. Mr. H. B. Jones spent a few days in the city this week. "In my opin ion the colored men of Franklin are • | going to vote as suits them 'best, and I they will pay no more attention to I those men who give it out cold thai they are going to handle the colored vote up there than they will to blocks of wood. Franklin will give Senator Frink a rousing- big vote." Mr. and Mrs. T. I). Pen 11. who have been at Franklin or Newcastle for so many years, have moved to California, where they expect to make their future home. They vis ited quite extensively in the city dur ing the past week with friends and acquaintances. The many friends and acquaint ances of George A. Ogelsby, of Xew- HON. CHARLES SWEENEY ¥W° MORE SUCCESSFUL business man could A\i have been found in the Northwest than Hon. Charles Sweeney, one of the four presidential elec tors named by the Republicans of this state for the suffrage of voters. For many years Mr. Sweeney has been one of Spokane's leading business men as well as one of her honored citizens. His nomination was by no means the result of political shrewdness, but a genuine case of "the office seeking ihe man." No nominee on the ticket will bring it more personal votes than Mr. Sweeney, who is largely interested in all the leading mining communities of the North west. Sweeney and Cosgrove are splendid subjects to represent Eastern Washington. HON. SAMUEL Q. COSGROVE HON. SAMUEL G. COSGROVE — Search where the Republicans would or might, no more popular man could have been found to cast in connection with his three associates, the vote of Washington for McKinley, than Mr. Cosgrove, the political idol of Garfield County. He has been a resident of that section now for many years, and the only thing any one has against him is that he has always been for the Republican ticket's success. Had not the nomination for governor gone to Kin» County it most assuredly would have gone to Gar field County, and Sam. Cosgrove, in that instance, would have been the nominee. castle, were much pained to learn of bis death at that place last Saturday. Mr. Ogelsby went down in an old deserted mine to rescue a hoy who had gone down there for some trivial matter, and was overcome with black damp. Both were instantly killed. Xo blame is attached to the mine authorities, and, according to an ex perienced miner, Mir. Oglesby did no more than would any other miner have done —go to the rescue of a man in a dangerous mine. He was buried last Sunday. He Leaves a brother somewhere in the state and a mother and three children in the East. He was one of the best miners in the <jamp. Mrs. Mathew Brown is moving her household effects from Xeweas tie this week. She has been quite ill for the pasi two weeks, and her trip to the mines this week was her first getting about. For some unaccountable reason quite a few of the colored miners have left Newcastle for British Co lumhia and California within the past month. It does not pay to keep changing around, as it takes much money for traveling expenses. Master Benny H. Moore, the mes senger at the Republican headquar- tors, is making an ideal messenger and is unanimously liked by the officials. The Louisiana Quartette, compos ed of colored talent, rendered some excellent music for the Democratic convention last Monday night. It is said that this quartette of colored singers is to be a feature of the Democratic campaign. Fine optical work done with neat ness and dispatch. M. A. Goldman, 901 Second avenue. Burke building. The Republican's office, 712 Third av.nue, one door north of Seattle theater. : THE NEGRO ; AS A VOTER J In the North and the South i in This Republic. : MR. TILLMAN'S TALK About Negro Suffrage in South Caro lina and Its Elimination. McKINLEY IS LOYAL ■ j Though Disfranchised He Still Appoints Them to High Utticial Circles- There Is a Long List. For the political edification of ! those coolrea men who are thinking ! of voting the Democratic ticket the following extract from a speech j made by Senator Ben Tillman in the j united States, senate February 26th, 11*00, will be oi much service to them in tnat direction: I have exhumed the bloody shirt for a brief moment and am waving .1 like a red tlag to a bull and the latter will not hgflt or budge, and 1 will call tile attention of my friends iioin the Nortli—l have a great I many on that side, L am proud to say —to the tact tnat they do not know yet, and never will know until they come South and live with US, just what we have had to contend against and just what we have to con tend against even now. They do not realize it; they cannot realize it; and it is for tlie purpose of trying to have them study this question of race a little more and analyze it that I have attempted, m my feeble way, to in trude on this body for the brief re marks i have made on this subject. i will tell you, while I am talking about Negro suffrage, why they are so dangerous as voters. In any state where the whites divide—and they have divided in every Southern state except mine and Mississippi—into l'opulists and Democrats, the Negro has been the balance of power through winch one side or the other has controlled the elections by means of bribery, for the, Negro voter wan a purchasable one. Therefore we have been confront ed by the condition of a large, igno rant, debased vote, thrust upon us by the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments. Other states, not so peculiarly situated as mine, have re tamed that Negro vote. They have taken no steps looking to its elimin ation by educational qualification or any outer system. Tnat vote today stands as a menace to the freedom, to the purity of the ballot box, to the puniy and honesty of elections, to me decency of government, and it is mere forever until there is a consti tutional provision made here which will relieve us from it. Let me tell you how we were situ ated in our state. We had 125,000 Negroes of voting age and we had a hundred thousand whites. Now, can you lift yourself over the fence by your bootstraps and beat that by oonest methods:" Yet you stood up here and insisted that we must give these people a "free vote and a fair count. They had it for eight years, as long as the bayonets stood there, and in 18 i 6 they sent more bayonets because we had got the devil in us Dy tnat t.me and we did not care whether we had any government. We preferred to have a United States army officer rather than a gov ernment by carpet-baggers and thieves and scallywags and scoun drels, who had stolen everything in sight and had mortgaged posterity; who had run their felonious paws into the pockets of posterity by is suing bonds. A\ hen that happened, we took the government away. We stuffed bal lot boxes. We shot them. We are not ashamed of it. With that system—force, tissue ballots, etc.—we got tired ourselves. So we called a constitutional conven tion, and we eliminated, as I said, all j of the colored people whom we could under the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments. MOIUR AND THE XEGRO. Now, in contrast to the position the Democrats take on the race or Negro suffrage, the following, show ing the number of appointments by President McKinley will be of in terest to such would-be Democratic 1 j Negroes: H. A. Rocker, collector internal revenue, Atlanta, Ga. i J. 11. Deveaux, collector of cus : toms. Savannah, Ga. [ )\ ('. C. Wimbish, collector of port, ! Atlanta, Ga. -j I. J. McCottrie, collector of pon Georgetown, S. ('. Budd Coffee, collector of port, St. *• Marys, Ga. R. E. Wright, paymaster in army. PRICE FIVE CENTS Rev. C. T. Walker, chaplain in army. Dr. Geo. C. Stoney, chaplain ,in army. E. R. Belcher, deputy collector I customs, Brunswick, Ga. M. P. Morton, postmaster, Athens, Ga. I. H. Lofton, postmaster, Hogans i ville, Ga. J. T. Jackson, postmaster, Darien, Ga. Mrs. E. L. Bamiield, postmistress, Beaufort, S. C. Dr. A. M. Curtis, surgeon-in-chief, ±reedmen's hospital. Rev. B. W. Arnett, jr., chaplain in army. John E. Lynch, paymaster in army. James Hill, register of lands, Jackson, Miss. i'rank I. Bronson, postmaster, -Uuneansville, Miss. Thomas Keys, postmaster, Ocean springs, Miss. J±. P. Cheatham, recorder of deeds, uistrict of (Joiuinbia. John C. Dancy, collector of port, Wilmington, JN. U. Dr. J. E. Shepard, internal reve nue service, JNortn Carolina. . - Key. O. L. W. Smith, minister to ijiebria. John T. Williams, consul to Sierra -L.cone, Africa. Mrs. S. E. Jones, postmistresss, laden, JS. C. * Colin Anthony, postmaster, Scot land JS eck, H. C. Joseph E. Lee, collector of inter nal revenue, Jblorida. D. X. Pappy, collector of port, St. Augustine, Jb la. " ■■ n Dr. L. W. Livingston, consul Cape Haitien, Haiti. W. F. Powell, minister to Haiti. Robert Pelham, special Indian igent. J. C. Leftwicli, receiver of public noneys, Montgomery, Ala. 11. V. Cashion, receiver public nonoy.^; Huntsville, Ala. li. A. Parker, internal revenue ser rice, Alabama. Dr. A. M. Brown, surgeon in rmy. Rev. 1. Dawson, postmaster, Eu aw, Ala. M. W. Gibbs, consul, Tamatave, Madagascar. J. E. Bush, receiver of public noneys, Little Eock, Ark. lied Havis, postmaster, Pine cilutf, Ark. M. B. Van Horn, consul, St. i homas, Danish West Indies. Dr. George H. Jackson, consul, La ttochelle, J? ranee. John P. Green, superintendent of itamp division, P. 0. department. C. L. Maxwell, consul, Santo Do mingo. W. T. Anderson, regular army chaplain. H. Y. Arnett, comparer, office re corder of deeds, District of Colum bia. E. P. McCabe, Oklahoma. N. T. Velar, postmaster, Brinton, Pa. J. 11. Jackson, postmaster, Penn sylvania. J. N. lluffin, consul, Asuncion, Paraguay. Gen. Robert Smalls, collector of port, Beaufort, S. C. F. J. Baker, postmaster, Lake Cty, Fla. J. E. Wison, postmaster, Florence, S. C. T. C. Walker, collector of port, Tappahannock, Va. R. T. Greener, consul, Vladivo-,. stock, Russia. Dr. H. W. Furniss, consul, Bahia, Brazil. . W. A. Games, internal revenue service, Kentucky. Dr. J. 0. Holmes, pension exam iner, Kentucky. J. I\. Spurgeon, secretary legation, Monrovia, Liberia. Henry Demas, naval officer, New Orleans, La. James Lewis, surveyor general, Louisiana. Mrs. V. E. Bahn, postmistress, Madisonville, La. E. L. Simon, postmaster, South Atlanta, Ga. Only two dollars a year for the Seattle Republican. Morgan's for a clean shave.