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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VoL VII., NO. X) PASSING EVENTS Of Men and Things Through out the World. Big Sunday Death Record—P. D. Armour, Bradbury of Maine, Edi tor Schnebly—Minneapolis Hola caust All.Reported-A New Dem ocracy—Prank Jamas. Last Sunday was rather a day of fatalities for leading men of the country, as well ast some leading lights of our own section. The death of Phillip D. Armour, the great Chi cago packing house king, last Sun day, was reported, he having suc cumbed to a protracted illness that has been hanging on him for the past two years. Mr. Armour was a many times millionaire, and he con trolled all of the leading packing houses of the United States at the time of his death. He has but one son that survives him, and he will take his father's shoes in the finan cial world at once. It was the death of a son two years ago bearing the father's name that hastened the fa ther's; death. Mr. Armour's estate is estimated to be worth in the neigh borhood of $100,000,000. A MAINE MAX DIES. The next most important death that occurred on Sunday was that of a former United States senator, James \Y. Bradbury, of Augusta, Me. Though a native of New Yfork, he early emigrated to the State of Maine, where he at-once became prominent in politics. In 1846 he Mas elected (o the United States sen ate, serving a full term. For a num ber of years Mr. Bradbury has lived in private retirement, taking no part in politics or public affairs. He was 98 years of age when he died. A PIOXEER JOIRXALIST GONE. David J. Schnebly, the pioneer newspaper man of the Northyest, died at his home in Kllensburg last Sunday, at the ripe old age of S3. He was the first man to ever start a newspaper in the Northwest, and remained in the business, practically speaking, until his death. His first etfort in the newspaper field was in Oregon City, with the Spectator, which was established in 1852. He has had various other experiences with newspaper work and has been connected with a number of different papers at different places, but of late years he had devoted his entire time to the Localizer, at Eliensburg, which he conducted as a local Dem ocratic paper. In 181*6 he partially retired from the paper, leaving its management to his sons, who con ducted it as a Free Silver Bryan paper. Father Schnebly was uni versally liked by the members of the craft of this State, and whenever he was able to get to one of their edi torial meetings, he was always the center of attraction. This leaves but one other pioneer newspaper man in the State, m the person of Thomas. Prosch, who now resides in Seattle and is historian of the Washington Press Association. Mr. Prosch be gan active newspaper service in the Northwest a short time after that begun by Mr. Schnebly, who has so recently passed away. MINNEAPOLIS' FATAL FIRE. Quite a fire fatality occurred in Minneapolis last Sunday, which re sulted in eight persons losing their lives and quite a number oi others being dangerously, if not fatally, in jured. They were all employes of the Standard furniture store, of that city, which was destroped by fire early Sunday morning, and in their attempt to save the property from destruction they lost their lives. The dead are Mat. Perley, painter; C. J. Skidmore, oiler; J. S. Bentley, news paper solicitor; B. Schocufeld, la borer; George Rudy, barber; John Ericcson, and Jacobsen. Death in every case was due to suf focation.- CLEVELAND'S SEW PARTY. For some time it has been very ap parent that ex-President Cleveland and a few of the leading Democratic politicians of this country, who be lieve as does he, that a strangeness had arisen between the Democratic party and those gentlemen. Though l\lr. Cleveland was twice elected to the presidency of the United State-* as a straight Democrat, he was com pletely shelved by the Bryan Democ racy, which Cleveland was pleased to term the "strange gods of 1896," which same strange gods nominated Bryan for the presidency and at the same time so overloaded the Demo ocratic party with political isms as to cause a large number of Democrats, who were Democrats under Cleve land's administration, to either with draw from the party or remain neu tral in the famous campaign of edu cation of 1896, and likewise in. the similar subsequent campaign of 1900. Since the last election, Mr. Cleve land has made public his views as to the real condition of the Democratic party, and has repeatedly demanded its reorganization and a return of it to its old principles, but realizing this impossible so long as it was un der Bryan's influence, Mr. Cleve land, David Bennett Hill, Daniel S. Lamont, William F. Sheehan, Will iam C. Whitney, James A. Carter, and a number of other old school Democrats of New York, have or ganized a Samuel J. Tilden Club, and through this club they propose to bring the Democratic party back to its political senses and make it a party of standing and merit among the business men in the United States. This has brought forth se vere criticism from Bryan, the new leader of the Democratic party, which criticism has been voiced by a number of lesser Democrats of the different localities of this country, who believe as does Bryan, and, as a result of the whole matter, it begins to look as though the United States in the near future will be favored with two Democratic parties instead of one, as for the past century. frank James LOST. The evil that one does in early life is sometimes lived down, in a way, but the ghost of such a life always makes its appearance when such persons endeavor to step forward in to public life and become one of the men of the day. There is no doubt but that even a renegade can reform sufficiently to become a good Amer ican citizen, and not only a good cit izen, but an ideal citizen. Neverthe less, it does not necessarily follow that such persons should be pushed to the front in the affairs of the country which they tried so hard to tear to pieces in their more youthful and reckless days. When Frank James, an associate and brother of the notorious Jesse James, both of whom robbed and wrecked banks, railroads and every other enterprise in which a dollar could be found; who murdered men, women and chil dren without mercy for the sake of obtaining their money, as such per sons passed to and fro on the rail roads, when, it is repeated, such out laws come before a legislature of a State for public recognition, as did Frank James before the Missouri legislature a few days ago, asking the members of that honored body to honor him with an official position within its ranks, that his posterity might be protected from the disgrace his own recklessness had 'brought on it, owing to the fact that he and his brother were the boldest and most daring robbers the world has ever known, this is asking altogether too much of civilization, and this too, regardless of the fact that James has to some extent reformed, and there is no doubt but that the civilized world applauds with profound grat itude at the stand the Missouri legis lature took when Desperado James only got 15 votes out of the 175 members, for the honor he sought. James, since die surrendered himself SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1901 and was pardoned by the government for his numerous border outlaw of fenses, has not lived an ideal life af ter all, for instead of becoming one of the people and identifying himself with leading business- enterprises, he has hung about variety theaters as ticket seller, door keeper, and other occupations connected with such institutions, which, to say the least, is not the kind of man the citi zens of this country wish their sons to emulate.' DAXISH WEST IXDIES. From official circles at Washing ton City it is learned that Minister Swenson, of this country, who is stationed at Copenhagen, has offered the Swedish government $3,240,000 for the Danish West Indies Islands. The consummation of this interna tional deal would have been perfect ed a year ago, and ere this, it was thought, the United States would have been the owner of those islands. This government has constantly pounded away at the Swedish gov ernment to get her to relinquish her rights to the islands, but up to the present time, to no avail. That the United States could be in a position to compete with England or any oth er European country, it seems abso lutely necessary that she own that group of islands. England owns the Dominican group of islands, to the south of the Danish islands, and it has been officially given out that if the United States buy the Danish West Indies, England will make an effort to either sell her possessions to the United States or establish in dependent republics among the Dominicans. In such a case the United States would become either the possessor of all of the islands in the Atlantic ocean within the Amer ican radius, or a protector of them, thereby putting into effect the fam ous Monroe Doctrine, which has been the guiding star of the Amer ican republic since that famous doc trine was first enunciated by Presi dent Monroe. OOM PAUL IS COMIXG. It is now reported by Wra. T. Stead, the great English labor agi tator, that Paul Kruger, late presi dent of the Transvaal republic, is soon to sail for the United States., to try to interest the people of this government in the cause of the Boers. It will be remembered that Mr. Kruger went to Europe for the selfsame purpose, and while he met with a most flattering reception in France, owing to the fact that the French republic desired to offer some kind of insult to the English government, he met with a rather cold reception in every other part of Europe that he visited. Personally, he has been received with honors and courtesy by the lay citizens of the governments he visited, but of ficially he has not been received by the rulers of the European govern ments and has been given to under stand by them that he need not ex pect their government to take any part in the restoration of the Boer republic, and that its agitation with in their confines would not be toler ated. Kruger, should he visit the United States, would be likewise re ceived here; the private citizens of this country would receive him as a distinguished private citizen, but the president nor his official 'house hould would hold out to him no hope of getting any aid in this coun try for his fallen republic, nor would they permit him to agitate or try to excite the minds of the public in gen eral to offer any assistance in any way for tris lost cause. The Trans vaal cause is a lost one, and' Presi dent Kruger had as well submit to the fate and seek some place in Europe or America where he can pass the balance of his days in peace and quiet. LEGAL NOTICES At reasonable rates wanted for publication in The Seattle Republican Tel. Main 306 714 Third Avenue BROTHER II BLACK Under Critical Observation by the Anglo-Saxon Making Much Progress Since Emancipated Some Thirty-Eight Years Ago — A Brief Review of His Accomplishments St. Loui3 Journal Talks. It has been learned from the Asso ciated Press that Cyrus Fields Ad ams, of Chicago, who was advisory member of the late Republican na tional campaign committee, and who handled the news of the Afro-Amer ican papers that supported the Mc- Kinley campaign with much credit, has been appointed assistant register of the treasury. This is quite an honored position, and doubtless will be filled with perfect success by Mr. Adams. In years past the register of the treasury has been once presided over by a colored man, Hon. Blanche K. Bruce. At the time Mr. Adams was Appointed he was serving as town cierk in South Chicago, to which position he was overwhelming ly elected last spring, and which same position he has twice before been elected to fill. He is said to be a very able and clever politician, and was selected by Mark Hanna to fiil the position on the central commit tee on account of his qualifications to act as a confidential lieutenant under the great Republican leader. GOV. MOIST OX LYXCHIXG. If there were more such men as Gov. Mount, of Indiana, there would be lefts lynching in the United States. The stand that Gov. Mount has taken on the lynching of the three Negroes in that State some three weeks ago is herewith com mended to Gov. Thomas, of Colo rado, and a few other Northern gov ernors, who do not seem able to cope with the lynching spirit that has sprung up in their midst. Gov. Mount learned from official sources that one of the three men lynched' was innocent and had no connection whatever in the case, which the oth-, er men were guilty of. It so aroused his feelings that he offered a large re ward for those connected with the lynching, and since that time he has had an army of detectives ferreting out the case, and says he hopes with in a few weeks more to have all of the men who participated in the ne farious and barbarous act behind the bars, and that justice, according to the laws of the State, will be meted out to them. He has no fear of such proceedings injuring him or his party among the voters of that State. If doing right will defeat him, he has determined on being defeated. OKLAHOMA HAS XEGROES. Evidently the Xegro of this country has found one spot where it is all sunshine for him, and where ho can flourish like a green bay tree un der its shining influence. In Okla homa, which is a territory cut out of the Indian reservations, and which was thrown open to the public for settlement in 1890, there are now 65,000 colored people within its con fines; of this number there are 13, --000 colored voters, and ox this num ber there are 7,000 colored men own ing farms, which have l>een conser vatively averaged as being worth! $800 each. While this is a very con-| servative estimate, as it is said that! some of the farms in the territory' aret worth as high as $3,000. But figuring on the $800 basis, it would show that the colored people of Ok lahoma, though the territory is but ten years old, are now worth $5,600, --000 in realty. At the same rapid growth, ere another decade, they will be worth at least $20,000,000 in that territory, or. in other words, finan cially rule the territory, as well as make a strong effort toward ruling it politically and otherwise. HAS BEEN HUSTLING. • New Year's day, which marked the thirty-eighth anniversary of the free dom of the Negroes of this country, was quite generally celebrated by them throughout the United States. When the M egro was emancipated in 18G3, he was started out without money, means or education. He had some experience as an American citi zen, but it was not the kind of ex perience that would prove very ele vating to any man; and it was very generally conceded that at the time of his emancipation, $1,000 would have covered the entire possessions of the four million Negroes that were set free. But January, 1901, the beginning of a new century, finds a far different state of affairs exist ing among them than did January, 1863. In other words, the century, or that part of the century in which they enjoyed as citizens, has been a most productive one, so far as they are concerned, as it wrought some mighty changes in their condition, for there are now within the United States 32,000 colored teachers, 2,000 colored lawyers, 15,000 colored phy sicians, church property valued at $10,000,000, churches numbering 19,999, with seating capacity of 6, --000,000. Besides this, the colored people are worth many millions of dollars in farm and realty in the United States, as well as in 1 business enterprises and manufactories; they receive more money as wage earners than any other dis tinct class in the United States; through their own efforts col ored people support seven colleges, nineteen academies, five high schools, twenty-five theological sem inaries, and raise $11,000,000 for their own education. And all of this has been accomplished in thirty eight years. CARNEGIE'S GIVING SPIRIT. The following excerpt will show that' Andrew Carnegie, is in a mood of library donation at present: "Just before Booker T. Washington left Boston, recently, where he has been raising funds for the permanent en dowment of the Tuskegee school, he received a letter from Andrew Car negie to the effect that the latter had decided to give $20,000 for the erec tion of a library building for the Tuskegee Institute. The building will be erected entirely by student labor."."' ST. LOUIS COLORED FOLK. From a recent annual holiday number issued by the Palladium, of St. Louis, Mo., a publication which is presided over by P. H. Murray, it I is learned that out of a total popula tion of 3,106,600 in Missouri, there are 175,000 colored folks, and that out of a total population of 175,238 in St. Louis, there are 50,000 col ored folks; also out of a total school population of 165,000 in St. Louis, there are 9,300 colored children. For the enlightenment of those col ored children, there are 142 teach ers, all colored. There are thirty three distinct; religious organizations for colored folk, about 100 business establishments among the colored people, sixteen colored dentists, thir ty-seven colored letter carriers, and thirteen colored men at work in the various departments of the muni cipal government. There are also eleven attorneys-at-law, fourteen physciians and numerous other col ored men who are employed in pro fessional work not herewith enumer ated, all of which shows that St. Louis is a very conducive place for the development of the colored man who desires to push to the front and become a part and parcel of this great republic. A comparison between the Xegro and the Indian of this country shows a very discouraging result, so far as the Indian is concerned. In 1620 twenty Negroes were brought to this country and landed at Jamestown, Va., where they met Indians, who roamed over the entire North Amer ican country, and probably number ed into the millions. At present there are but 58,806 Indians in the United States, and all of them are public charges on the general gov ernment. The government during PRICE FIVE CENTS the year 1S!»!) expended $12,784,676 for the care of the Indians. Ob the other hand, the twenty Negroes of 1620 have increased to 10,000,000, for which the government is not } called upon to spend one cent for j his care and maintenance. Jn other words, he is a self^apporting cre ature, though be may be bronded as an inferior one. There is no hope of ever civilizing the Indian to the ex tent of preserving the race to which he belongs, either as a historic relic or otherwise, so rapidly is it dying out. His indolent habits are rapidly telling on him as a race, and before the present century will be half past, the Indian will be almost extinct. On the other hand, the Negro has steadily increased, gained strength, wealth and education, and before the. present century will have been half passed away, he will be one of the factors of the United States govern ment. As a freed man, he is devel oping the industries of the sections of, the country where lie is to be found in greatest numbers, more rapidly than as a slave, which will be seen from the following: Ln the year 1850, when slavery was at its highest, there was raised in the South but 2,233,781 bales of cotton, while in 18(Jl> the same class of la borers raked 8,1)00,000 bales of cot ton. Despite the opposition that the Negro is meeting with in the Sauth at tiie hands of the white people, he is nevertheless rapidly gaining wealth and homes and becoming a more prominent factor than he was when a slave. AFTER THE SALOOXS. A petition bearing 500 signatures of the most prominent men in Seat tle, from a business standpoint, was handed to the city clerk last Monday and the same was read to the city council on Monday evening. The petitioners asked that the "ladies' en trances 7' to saloons be closed, and that the city officials enforce the laws that have been passed by the city council to the effect that all saloons close at 1 o'clock. Those persons who took the most active part in get ting the signatures to the above pe tition are men who believe that it is the saloon that runs all night and the side entrances that permit all classes of humanity, both young and old, to become patrons of the saloon, that are responsible for the over whelming amount of vice that Seat tle is now festered with. They bet lieve that if the saloons were closed at 1 o'clock at night, and that if the side entrances were closed for all time to come, that men and women and boys and girls, if such there be, who visit saloons, were compelled to enter at the front door and drink at the public bar the same as do men, there would be fewer women and children who would visit saloons for the purpose of drink. The side en trances and the boxes that are to be found in close proximity to the side entrances are the harbingers in which more vice and wickedness are bred than any other spot in or out of a saloon. The Republican has always advocated the running of saloons as other business houses are run, giv ing no more leeway or privilege to run night and day, week in and week out, than are other business houses given. The city council should care fully consider this petition and the names-thereon and close up the sa loons at 1 o'clock as the ordinance which is now on the statute books of this city requires, and for the sake of the young of this, community they should close the boxes and side en trances to saloons and drinking re sorts. Mr. A. Dean, of Everett, spent a few days in Seattle this week attend ing court. When Mr. Dean and Mr. Collins were partners in a restaurant enterprise on the water front, it will be remembered, the same went into the bay and they lost all of their ef fects. Since that time a suit has been pending against the proprietors of the building to recover damages, which suit has been on trial for the past week.