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VOL. VII NO. IS
BROTHER II BLACK Under Critical Observation in the United States. , Kansas Has a Negro Prosecuting Attorney — Negroes in Large Numbers in Alaska Other Notes and Comments. • An interesting incident has been .'brought to the public notice in the state of Kansas, arising from the late ejection in that state. It oc curred in Graham county, in the northwest part of the state. . As rival candidates for the office of prosecut ; ing attorney of that county the Re publican convention named Henry ■ J. Harwi and the Fusion convention named W. L. Savers. The former is of a well-known Jewish family am' •partakes, for the most part of all their customs and habits, while the tatters is most decidedly an Ameri can Xegro. Both of these races are most unfavorably looked upon by j the American people, and it is rather remarkable that representatives from these races should have been nomin ated as opposing candidates, when there were a score or more of other \ lawyers in the county equally as capable to conduct the business of the office as either of them. Mr. Sayers was successful in the fight, however, and he now enjoys the dis tinction of being the only Xegro prosecuting attorney in any county in the United States. The county in which he is located has about ■r 1,251 voters in it. and of all that number not over 120 are colored, voters, which shows very conclusive . ly that Mr. Savers" color cut no great figure in the election, especially helping his opponent, as might be supposed. rfffiSfite^^ Settled by Negroes. jWvriai,am county was originally Battled by W. R. Hill, a Caucasian. Kind about 200 colored men hailing ffrum Kentucky. These were fol- by a number of white settlers, r % soon occupied the entire coun '^^^Sbjg-^l'^Q^-ia.cn-i in *W Jaunty have gotten along most adrniraDTT together and, for a number of years ISme; of the -county offices has always "*W*i conceded to- the colored voters. That>oui7£y Is the former home of Hon. E. P. McCabe, who was twice elected state auditor of Kansas, and who is now auditor of Oklahoma. It ,is in this county that George W. Jones has been prosecuting attorney for the past four years and is to be succeeded by Mr. Sayers. a young man who has grown up in the coun ty and pushed himself throng? school by the labor of his own hands. Mr. Sayers has twice been elected county clerk, and steps from the - county clerk's office to the prosecut ing attorney's office. Natives on Top. Recent reports from Hawaii de clare that notwithstanding the fact ;. that the citizens there are divided on the partisan questions of this cou try so far as the voters are concerned nevertheless the natives have suc ceeded in electing Hon. R. W. Wil cox, a native son, to congress, in stead of either a Democrat or Re ~i@ttS§t| It was thought for a long wiTF. 'nit the island was over whelmingly Republican, and this belief was prompted by the fact that the natives seemed more inclined to favor the Republican administration than the Democratic, but the results of the election show that the natives • are opposed to all kinds of American partisanism. Using the words of the Chinese, they are willing at any -; >Joir : ci., to "drive the foreign devils out." if they but thought they could only succeed in their effort. Dele gate Wilcox, though born in Hawaii, was educated at the expense of the Hawaiian government some year? ago at the capital of the Italian gov ernment and has from time to time i been considered a leader in all revo lutionary moves made to overthrow , American authority there. How : ever, from a political standpoint, it appears that Mr. Wilcox is more in clined to the Democratic than the Republican party. Chinese Are Satisfied. Chinese civilization may be whol ly wrong, when compared to Cau casian civilization, but it looks as - though it would take the entire Cau . ea.-ir.n brotherhood with a standing army stationed in China at their back to convince the Chinese people that their civilization is wrong. While European powers are parti tioning China and each securing a large slice of territory on which they are erecting military posts, from recent reports from that coun ' " try it seems that they would have to make their entire territory one vast army post in order to hold what they have taken in China to prevent in surrections and massacres of -the The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN whites on the part of the Chinamen. Even the most learned Chinamen do not think that their civilization is wrong, and that, too, even though they may have been schooled and Christianized in civilized countries. . Occasionally one finds a Chinaman really converted to the forms of our government, but, for the most part, the Chinamen cling to their own re ligion and their own civilization like grim death, and this has prompted i the many riots and terrible massa cres which have occurred in the Chi nese empire within the past six I months. i Xesrroes in Cold Climate*. For the past century or more, I ■when referring to the Negroes of j this country, especially those living in the South, they have always been put down as being of such a warm climatic nature as to not he'able to stand the cold climates, and who the idea has been advanced that it would be to the advantage of both the whites and blacks of the South to have the blacks dispersed throughout the country, this argu ment has been brought forward by even friends of the Negro, and it had its discouraging effects. How ever, cold climates no longer have any terrors for the Xegroes, for in the state of Michigan there are at present three colored colonies, com ing directly from the South, and those composing them are reported as being among Michigan.? most suc cessful farmers. Again, as soon as the first Klondike excitement start ed, Xegroes in great numbers rush ed North, until now they are to bo found in every point of the Alaskan territory. Dawson City has a large colored colony. Nome has quite i 1 colony, and from reports that have come to this office, Xegroes are to be seen as far north as any form of humanity is found, all mining and pegging away for gold. It is conser vatively estimated that there are not less than 3,000 colored persons in Alaska, and most of them are far in the interior. Let Tiiiem Scatter. Now that the race question has again become the all-absorbing ques tion of this country, the idea sug gests itself that it would be a most wise and consistent move on the part of the Xegroes of the over crowded Southern state to scatter themselves thrmiirhmrt the prrrtrr" United States and thereby avoid what has been termed "Mack belts.'' Owing to an increased demand for domestic help hereabouts Washing ton state alone could use quite a few thousand such domestic help at present, and they would be far more desirable than the many Japanese and Chinamen "that are now filling the places in the kitchens, dining rooms and various domestic halls of this and other cities of the North west. Startling? Lynching Record. It is hardly possible that history reports anything equal to the num ber of persons of African blood that have been lynched in the South since the emancipation, and that, too, in times of peace. If as many individuals of any other race had been similarly dealt with as have the Xegroes of this country a revo lution would have been the result. Statisticians of this country are now declaring that since 18GG, not yet forty years, not less tha*n 2,000 col ored persons have been violently killed by enraged mobs. This spirit lias not only found vent in the South, but it is slowly and surely finding its way to the Xorthern states and being there put in effect, as was recently seen in Colorado. So horrible in its details is the lynch ing spirit that is prevailing over the country that the good people of Col orado, fearing it would become per manently fixed among their citizens, since the awful Porter catastrophe, have met in many towns and locali ties in that state and denounced the lynchers in Lincoln county in no unmistakable language. Crime of the kind for which many of these people have been lynched is certain ly a form of crime that deserves the most severe punishment, in fact death, but this should he done by a due process of law. made and enact ed by the citizens of this country, after a most mature deliberation. 1* Auiiinalilo Dead? The Associated Press dispatches declare that Aguinaldo, the great Filipino leader, is now dead. In fact it is claimed that he has been dead a good many months, but this has been kept concealed from the genera public by the Filipinos, hoping that the late election in the United States would result favorably to their cause, viz: the election of Win. J. Bryan to the presidency, and that they would gain the same results as if Aguinaldo still lived, so the) kept it a profound secret. It is unfor tunate for the Filipinos in general that Aguinaldo was not either taken [a prisoner by the American govern ment at an early stage of the war or j actually shot, for should he have i been so the Filipinos would have ; been now enjoying all the privileges as are the Cubans and Porto Ricans, and it would not now be necessary to kee]) an army constantly on tlie fighting line to prevent them from plundering the island. SUICIDE. The many friends and acquaint ances of Charles Butler, son of Mrs. F. F. Keeble, of Taeoma, will lear with hitter regret of his having kil' ed his wife and then sending a bul let through his own heart last Tue day night, in a lodging house in that city. Butler\s wife was former ly Miss Anna Gonna, daughter of Hon. John X. Conna, now in Daw son City. The couple married o short notice some five years ago. and owing to the match being opposed by the parents of both parties, they never lived happily together. Mr. I Butler went East soon after the mar riage, and Mrs. Butler followed later >>n. In course of time he returned, and her whereabouts to him seem to have been quite unknown. Sh< however, returned to Tacoma about three weeks ago, and though the two began living together as usual, seems that the huband began t make preparations to kill her, whir lie did as said above. The woman was shot through and through her body twice, and not yet being dea the man, crazed with drink, tried to beat her brains out with pieces of furniture. She finally escaped from the chamber of death and ran bleed ing and screaming into the halls, and when assistance came another pistol report was heard, and soon* the lifeless body of Charles Butler was picked up by friendly hanc In a typewritten letter which he had previously prepared he blamed his mother for his trouble, she hav ing refused to receive or recognize his wife in any shape, form or man ner. The Keebles and the Connas have been classed among the best of Taeoma's citizens and are we! known all over the Xorthwest. Hoy ever, but a few weeks ago a domes tic trouble arose in the Keeble home which was taken to- the courts for adjudication, and which resulted in .Mrs. Keeble being granted a divorce from her former husband, who is now living in Portland, Or. It is a rather sad and tragic ending of what was once a mighty happy as well as comfortable home. -\ PERSONAL. Colored miners are wanted a! Newcastle, Washington, and, ac cording to those colored persons who are already there, it is no trick at all for them to earn $3 per day for eight hours* work. Why not go there and do well, instead of stay ing where you are at and do bad? Mr. Walter Beale, who went t Alaska some two years ago, return ed last week and expects to leave within a few days for San Francisco and Utah. He says he did botl good and bad while in the north. Constable Geo. L. Johnson, oi: Newcastle, was in the city on lega business one day tins week. The Franklin and Newcastle pay car left for those places last Wed nesray, and as a result a number of the miners spent Thanksgiving r Seattle, some taking in the ball. The divorce case of Mrs. Georgi ana Alfred against Frank Alfred, her alleged husband, has been dis missed by her, on the grounds of the couple having been mar ried, and she has now filed a charge of bastardy against him, a 6-year old boy being the results of the il legal union. Rev. S. J. Collins, of Portland,] has been on the Sound for the past! week, holding quarterly conferences in his district. In speaking of the work, he reported it in a most excel lent and flourishing condition. "'We have a good church at Portland, which is doing exceedingly well un der the circumstances and constant ly growing in membership. The church at Tacoma. of which Rev. G. A. Bailey is pastor, is in a better condition at present than ever be fore. Rev. Bailey has gone to work with a vim to build up the church. both in influence and membership, and my quarterly conference there was a most successful one. Tn Se attle I find the church in a better condition than in any of the cities in my district. Rev. Holford .i* very acceptable to the members of the .Jones street church, and he is doing good work among them. Our quarterly conference showed the church treasury in a splendid condi tion -and quite self-sustaining. [ have just returned from Newcastle, where Rev. X. 1). Hartzh'eld is sta tioned, and jj'hile the church at that point is not doing so well as we could desire, yet we are holding our own. At present there is no church •at Franklin owing to the fact that the membership is too small to main tain a preacher, even every other SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1900. Sunday. However, Rev. Hartsfield makes occasional visits to that camp and is holding the work with the hope that it will soon have a larger membership. I leave tonight (Wed nesday) for Portland, where I will preach my Thanksgiving sermon Thursday." "HUMAN MBARTS." . A play which gives a wholesome lesson while arousing the sympa thies of the spectators and moving them now to tears, now to laughter, is 'Human Hearts," a forceful melo drama now launched upon another season of success. It is a play for the family, young and old. It is a relaxation from care and worry, a force in character building through exciting such feelings and senti ments as tend to develop and sertngthen a man. It is universal in its power to interest, to move am to amuse, for it deals with experi ence common to mankind, though specialized by a chosen environ ment—life among the hills in Ar kansas. "Human Hearts" will be the attraction at Third Avenue the ater next week, commencing with a Sunday matinee. Mr. George H. Broadhurst's "Why Smith Left Home," written with the benevolent purpose of lightening the hearts of men, and incidentally to diffuse cheerfulness in the pre cincts of the box office, arrives De cember 2, for three nights at the Seattle theater. The characters of the play include John Smith, who, for the space of the evening, bears a large burden of hitman afflictions, a cook lady with an Irish brogue and an expansive smile, as comely a wife as could be produced in the open market of the Rialto, newly wedded, and on whose account all his troubles begin; a demure maid, whose lips are kiss able, or else the action of the piece were a mockery; and a number of other individualities, whose special function it is to add to the hilarity of the entertainment. Well, the public found out all about Jones,' laughed itself hoarse over his adven tures, and is now prepared to do the same thing when it discovers just why one : member of the Smith fam ily came to leave home. v This farce wa un-V-nqndified : siiceess in, Lon don, at the Strand theater, where it ran for months; and when it w; brought to the Madison Square the ater, uNew York, it was pronounced the biggest hit of the season, dur ing a long engagement. The production of "Why Smith Left Home" will be marked on this occasion by the elaborate costumes worn by the ladies, which will con tain some of the latest Parisian im portations said to be marvels in the modiste's art. The ladies of the cast are: Rose Hubbard, Nellie Maskell, Lizzie May Timer, Elenor La- Salle, Blanche Everson, Bessie Bruno and Charlotte Love. The gentlemen are: Douglas Flint, Eugene Redding, Augustus Mortimer, Frederick Rob crts, Frank Craven and others. AT THE GRAND. Walter Walker, who is starring in the latest Broadway comedy suc cess, "That Man," has. a most ex pressive face. A critic recently had this to say on the subject: "Three fourths of Walker's comedy is in his face, but it is a face that can be traveled on, and as long as he sets himself out in a good vehicle for his fun making, and surrounds hiaiself with a good company, he ought to be able to keep going back and forth between New York and San Fran cisco in sleeping cars. He has one of the most expressive faces that has ever looked over the footlights, and it is a face with the sort of ex pressions that are best fitted for use in farce comedy." The "good ve hicle" referred to by the critic Mr. Walker has found in "That Man." It i- as the New York Commercial Advertiser says. "Novelty, a no touch in farce," and from all indi cations Mr. Walker will not need a new vehicle for several seasons to come. This excellent comedy will be presented here at the Grand op ra house all next week, under tt direction of Mr. Harry Lillford. LIFE SAYING SERVICE. S. I. Kimball, general supedin tendent of the life saving service. in his annual report to Secretary Gage, says that at the close of the fiscal year the establishment embrac ed 269 station-. 194 being on the At lantic, fifty-eight on the lakes, six teen on the Pacific, and one at the falls of the Ohio, at Louisville, Ky. The number of disasters to docu mented vessels within the field of operations of the sehvice during the year was 304. On board those vc i sels were 2,655 persons, of whom 2,607 were saved and forty-eig 1 I lost. Six hundred and seventy-three shipwrecked persons received suc cor at the stations, to whom 1.477 days' relief in the aggregate was af forded. The estimated value of the vessels involved in disaster was $6, --137,500. Of this amount -$7,234,690 vv^; saved and $2,235,500 lost. The number of vessels lost was sixty-one. >In addition to the foregoing there were during the year 329 casualties to small craft, such as small yachts, sailboats; and rowboats, on board o' wjhich were 781 persons, of whom fi|e were lost. The property involv ed in these instances is estimated at $267,070, of which $256,770 was saved and $10,300 lost. ■\ Besides the number of person? saved from vessels of all kinds, there were 595 others rescued who ha fallen from wharves, piers, and other positions of extreme peril, many of whom would have perished with the aid of the life saving crews. Five hundred and fourteen of these were rescued from dwelling houses, out buildings, and other elevated 'places submerged wholly or in part by the terrible flood of the Brazos river in Texas, July 6 to 12, 1899. The crews saved and assisted to save during the year 371 vessels, valued, with their cargoes, at $4 006,590, and gave assistance ol minor importance to 685 other yes sels in distress, besides warning fro danger 194 vesels. The investigations made into the details of every shipwreck involving loss of life, and into the conduct of the life saving crews, show that no life was lost through lack of prompt and faithful efforts on the part of the life saving men. More than one-half of those that perished were lost: by reason of their unwise at tempts to reach the shore in their own boats, instead of remaining on board the wrecks. The cost of the maintenance of the service during the year was $1, --536,936. Great SHit»» for the Pacific. Two of the largest iron steam ships in the world are to be built this year at New London, Conn. These ;vessels, of 30,000 tons regis ter and 33,000 tons displacement. are to be constructed not for the Atlantic , but for the Pacific trad They are to be laid down with the deman^'of the trade between this courtrv^and the . Philippines and Chi^a-Jl^imnd.. -In fact, ; they are. planned and are to be equipped the epjtnmeree that has come to us with Hawaii and the Philippines. Less than twenty years ago the first merchant ship was constructed at the ship yards in California. In recent years several large vessels have been built for the same ship yards for passenger and freight ser vice between San Francisco and Honolulu, San Francisco and Man ila. The largest freight ship, the Californian, with 11,800 tons dis placement, was launched on May 12, and in July sailed for Manil- There are now building on the Pa cific coast the iron steamers Alaskai and Arizonian, each of 16,500 tons displacement. Up to the announce ment of the iron steamships to be built at New London, the Alaskan and the Arizonian were the largest freight steamers ordered in the United States. The steamships to be built at New London, it will be noticed, are of just double the size of the freight steamers to be built on the Pacific coast. Each has a length of 630 feet and a width of 73 feet, while the Kearsarge, the largest of our battle ships, has a length of 376 feet and a width of 72 feet. These great freight carriers will undoubtedly be followed by others in the develop ment of our Pacific trade. After the close of the Spanish war, in 1898, there was great activ ity in ship building in the United States. In the year 1898 the United States build 137 vessels, with 216. --164 tonnage. In the same year Germany build 155 vessels, with 173,164 tonnage. In 1899 the United States stood next to Great Britain in ship building, turning out 149 vessels with 283,964 to nage, while Germany came next with 132 vessels and 179,235 ton nage. In the year 1900 there lias been preparation for heavier work in the ship yards of the Atlantic and Pa cific, as well as in the ship yards on the lakes. The uncertainty as to the result of the election retarded con struction for a time, but no sooner did the vote assure a continuance of the present national policy than there was increased activity in the ship yards as well as in the factor ies. We now control 800 miles of coast line within easy reach of China. Japan and Russia, and our trade with Eastern Asia ought to amount, in a few years, to $1,000,000,00 annually.—lnter-Ocean. Statisticians say that tea and su gar cost Russia $264,000,000 an nually, and spirits, beer- and wine are con-umed in the empire to the value of $146,000,000. : SEATTLE PEN CITY Of the Northwest During the Past Week. Miss Ingalls "Was Not Poisoned— Woman Suffrage Discussed— King County Financial Affairs— Other Local Hits. Speaking about the reign of crime that now prevails in the city of Seattle, calls to mind that the present mayor of Seattle was elected under similar circumstances as was the mayor of Chicago and the pres ent mayor of Greater New York. The Chicago Inter Ocean of a recent date remarked that "'since Carter Harrison became mayor of Chicago, that city has been given over to the rule of the thug, the footpad and sneakthief. The city is now over-run with the criminal and vicious classes, upon whom he has always depended for political sup port. Because these classes previous to the present election were invited by the present administration to make themselves at home here. He threw the town wide open, as he has done previous to other elections held here for the last three and a half years." How. like the condition of affairs that existed in Seattle prior to Mr. Humes' first and second election. He was no sooner made mayor of the city of Seattle by the city coun cil than he threw open the doors of gambling and vices of all kinds and descriptions, and thereby invited to the city every thug to be found in the Northwest. His first election was advocated by these men, and he defeated his opponent by an over whelming majority simply because these men used, their money, their means and reputed deviltry to make sure his election. He Was Opposed. Humes was renominated by the Republicans after a most bitter fight made by the better classes of citi zens against his renomination for no >Uu»r reason than because -lie. was .thp. mouthpiece' and" official go-between for the vile and vicious cltsses that had flocked to the city during his first administration. Though he was nominated, he was still bitterly opposed by the church folks and the good citizens in general, but,he had invited, if not directly, indirectly, a sufficient number of vicious merr and women to this city to offset aYiy mov that the church folk might inaugur ate against him, hence he was re elected, but running over 1,000 bal lots behind his ticket. Ever since he began his second term the city has been overrun with footpads and thugs. Vile houses of ill-fame are taxed and licensed to maintain his political supremacy in the city and he openly boasts of fill ing the treasury vaults of this city with the money extracted from these people, who live by robbing, mur dering and holding up men passing to and from their work, not only at night, but even in the broad day light. Greater Xew York is being trou bled in a similar manner. Mayor Van Wyck was elected on the wide open policy, like unto that which swept Carter Harrison and Tom Humes into power, and since Mayor Van Wyck's election, greater New York has been a hotbed of robbery and thugdom. Some efforts are being made by the police at this time in Greater Xew York to relieve the situation, as all of the criminals of the Atlantic seaboard seem to have congregated there; but it is like locking the barn door after the horse is stolen, for the police seem powerless to cope with crime and criminals of that city. Both Mayor Van Wyck and Mayor Carter Harrison are Democrats in politics, and it is most remarkably strange that Tom Humes, like them. does not come out and show his true colors, and ally himself with the party that always wins by such tac tics. Rev. D. E. Itlniiie Dead. Seattle lost during the present week one of its best as well as most remarkable citizens, Rev. David Ed wards Blame, who, by the way. was the founder of Methodism in this city. He came to Seattle in Novem ber, 1853, from the state of New York, and has since that time made his home in this city. Seattle was a mere village when Mr. Blame made his first appearance here and the hills and dales which are now cover ed with tine mansions and stately buildings were then but a wild wil derness of forest, in which the In dians roamed at will. With a few white settlers that then lived here, Mr. Blame started his church worl and built a small church edifice -or the spot where the Boston Nations bank now stands, which church ha. taken the leading part in church af fairs in Seattle during all these year; and is now the foremost church a to size, membership and wealth ir the great Northwest. During &]] this time Mr. Blame had one able co-worker, and that was none other than his wife, who survives him. Later on a son came to their home who ripened into manhood and i; now one of Seattle's best-known citi zens, Hon. E. L. Blame, also one of the foremost members of the First Methodist church founded many years ago by his father. Mr. Blame was a member of the Pioneer Asso ciation and was buried under its au spices. Sullivan Had Relatives. It is not a very difficult matter for any man who dies worth $300,000, as was the late Mr. John •Sullivan, who died in this city and whose property is valued at that amount, to find a sufficient number of rela tives, or alleged relatives, to claim the estate. During Mr. Sullivan's lifetime and since his death, it was not known that he had a relative of any kind, in this or any other coun try, either near or distant; but it now transpires that two brothers and one sister have turned up, and are claiming the estate. If their side of the story is to be believed, they have established a clear case of identity and relationship to the dead pioneer of this city and will soon be able to claim, for themselves $100,000 each of that estate. Each of them is poor in a financial way and work for their daily bread, and such a sum would doubtless prove a godsend to them in their old age. Council After Vice. Our city council has made a move toward bettering the condition of affairs in. this city and to that end it introduced an ordinance a few nights ago declaring that the laws of the city regulating vice be enforced by the mayor and police of ficers. This, however, did not meet the approval of the majority of the members and it re ceived a decided setback. Believing that the ordinances of the city should either be enforced or re pealed. Councilman Parry and a few others moved ■ mat "the • midnight closing law and the side door en trances to saloons should be re pealed, and an ordinance was intro duced last Monday night to repeal the same. Evidently this is a move on the part of the good citizens to give the present city administration enough rope to break its own neck. Auditor Kvenson's Report. During the fiscal year from July Ist. 1900, Auditor E. H. Evenson rendered an account to the county commissioners of the affairs of this county. At the time of making his report there were outstanding $307, --518.74. During 1878 the expense of carrying on the courts in King county was $30,7-47.77, and for 1899 it cost $41,286.20. This increase of 1899 over 1898 arose from the fact that the criminal department had more cases before it than the year previous. During the fiscal year just closed the burial of Union soldiers was quite an item to the county, which amounted to $1,126, while the year previous the same only cost $680. The entire resources of the county, including the court house, the land where it stands, the county farm and all other real estate houses, fixtures and cash, are valued at $915,776.24. The liabilities are totaled at $620,518.74. The salary list for the officers of King county amounts to $120,038.20 a year. The expenses of maintaining the county hospital during the past fiscal year was $1,120.45 per month, and there have been an average of 125 inmates there a month. Woman Suffrage League. The State Woman's Suffrage League, which met in this city last week, is reported as having had a most excellent meeting, from which some very 'beneficial result? will be derived. The league was ad dressed by a number of the leading male citizens of Seattle who have taken active parts in politics in both of the leading parties, as well as the Populist and Prohibition parties. For the ensuing year Mrs. N. Joli don Croake, of Tacoma, was elected to the presidency, instead of Mrs. Homer Hill. The headquarters for the league for the next year will be in Tacoma instead of Seattle. In discussing the prospects of woman suffrage in this an other cities with one of the leading mem bers of the league, the folowing ar ticle on the subject came from her: The great equal suffrage bazaar which will be opened at the Madison Xew York City, is attracting na tional attention. It will be patron ized by people in nearly every state in the Union, as it has been contrib uted to by nearly every one of the United States and territories, Th( PRICE FIVE CENTS k proceeds from the sale of all sorts of n salable things will he used to replen -1 ish the national suffrage treasury. 3 In later years money at command '- has not been equal to the opportuni -3 ties for furthering the interests of a equal suffrage, and hence the gigan i tic scheme to raise several thousand 1 dollars to be devoted to this work. c Nearly every state wherein an r amendment lias l*een recently lost, could have been easily carried with the judicious expenditure of more money. Money with which to pros ecute any campaign cannot be raised in the heat of the fight. The suf fragists are doing well to provide themselves with money to enable them to concentrate their strength and conquer one state at a time. About the only effective opposi tion to equal suffrage that contests its progress is the tendency of the times to restrict the ballot. The wholesale deprivation of the South ern Xegroes to the right of suffrage meets with scarcely no criticism from the North. It is not even pro posed to cut down congressional rep resentation as the constitution pro vides in contemplation of just such proceedings as are being carried out in the South where an educational qualification prohibits nearly all Xe groes from voting and allows all white men to vote. An educational qualification is already popular in the North, and the next step will be to lengthen the period of residence required for naturalization of for eigners. With the prospect of dis franchising the Negroes in the South and eliminating a large pro portion of the foreign vote in the Xorth, it is not much worth while for the women to ask for anything but a restricted ballot. Watt Not PoiNoned. The sudden death of Miss Mabel Tngalls at Ballard a few days ago, which resulted in the body being ex humed and a chemical analysis made of the vitals under belief that she had been given poison by Mrs. Laura ' Lourie, who had given Miss Ingalls and her friend a glass of wine the day before she died, resulted in the complete exoneration of Mrs. Laurie by the coroner's jury. The theory of the doctors who attended the young lady was substantiated in tho post mortem examination which was poison was found in whatever except that inserted by j undertakers. The parents of jMb Lngalls were almost absolutely cer tain that she had been administered poison by Mrs. Laurie, but as none was found in the system .they must l>e convinced that they were mis taken. As Mrs. Laurie has been under police surveillance ever since, it must have been a great relief to her mind to be freed from the bane of suspicion as having murdered a young lady for whom she possessed undying friendship. WaxhiiiKtoii State Pick-Vpn. The assessed valuation of Seattk is $40,148,265, about $3,000,000 larger than last year. The valuation of the taxable prop erty of the state, as equalized by the state board, is $237,576,523. Chehalis county claims an increase of 1,000 in population by immigra tion during the past twelve months. The total valuation of railroad property in the state, as equalized by the state board of equalization, aggregates $21,031,056. The wheels of the Washington State Beet Sugar Company's fac tory at Waverly were set in motion recently for the season's run. There are now 175 telephones in operation in Fairhaven, as against thirteen three years ago. In New Whatcom there are 425 in use, against 100 three years ago. The estimated capacity of the big cyanide mill of the Republic mine is 200 tons daily, but provision has been made for greatly enlarging it. The mill is now in operation. About 85,000 pounds of various cabbage seed will be shipped froi La Conner this fall to seed houses of the East. The seed was raised on about eighty-five acres of land. The growers get 20 cents per pound. The South Bend Electric Com pany's new dam has been completed. It will form a reservoir holding about 250,000 gallons of water as a reserve for the dry season. The head is 475 feet and the pressure 182 pounds. The Seattle Argus says that Yak inia is a city with a great futur* Lying as it does but a few hours' ride distant from Seattle, it posse es a climate very similar to that of California. Thousands upon thou sands of acres of the richest soil await the water which only needs the bund of man to bring it from the river and spread over the desert, making it '•blossom like the rose " —Xews. If you did not attend the ball s last night you were not in it.