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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
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
[email protected]§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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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(
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 "
If you did not attend the ball
s last night you were not in it.

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