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The SEATTLE REPUBLICAN
VoL VII., NO. 38 FROM THE EXCHANGES Gleaned from All Points of the Compass Anti Gambling Bill Discussed— , Unique Bills Introduced by Leg islators—Kansas and ;Mrs Nation Still in Front. The supreme court of Illinois has handed down a decision in which the court holds that dram shop keep ers are liable for personal injuries sustained by persons while intoxi cated as a result of the use of liquor obtained from them. The case in point was from Pana. T. 11. Weber, husband of the appellee, became in toxicated in a saloon and was killed -by falling from his wagon. His widow recovered a judgment for $3,000 in the lower court.—Streator Free Press. If the saloons of this place were made responsible for their work they would be much more careful about who they sold their vile stuff to. A victim of the slot machine mania committed suicide yesterday in Tacoma. Every dollar the unfor tunate man made was spent on the slot machines, while his wife and four children were left in want. If slot machines must be tolerated at all, people should learn that they have no chance of winning anything out of them in the long run. The money might just as well be thrown away.—Tacoma News. Society has a conceded right to protect its members from smallpox or diphtheria, and i! would seem as if it had a right to protect itself from a disease w rorse than either. Speaking of the Kansas mobs and their wrecking saloons, the Seattle Republican says: "In theory it is all very well to wait for the authori ties to enforce the law, but in prac tice it does not always work. Xo one condemns Gen. Sherman and the vigilance committee in San Francisco for taking the law into their own hands when he found the authorities were powerless." The Republicatn is arguing from a false standpoint. The authorities are never powerless except when the majority of the citizens are arrayed agains tthem. The proper way to do it w rould be not to "wait for the authorities to act," but to pitch in and help them to act. The prohibi tion law of Kansas is either a good thing or it is not. If it is a good thing, it is the. duty of every good citizen to help the authorities en force it, and if they will not enforce it to enforce them. If it is not a good thing, the sooner they get it off their statute books the better for the public good. The same is true of some of our Washington laws. It is the presence on our statute hooks of laws which nobody tries to enforce, and which the officers cannot en force without the aid of the law abiding class, that is the cause of the growing contempt with which our laws are regarded. We have laws enough, but those whose duty it is to help enforce them are spending their time inveighing against the officers for not doing so without even pub lic opinion to back them. Xo, Brother Cayton, officers are very like other people —they may be slow about doing their duty, but they will do it—when they have to. and we don't like to see a respecta ble newspaper attempting to justify the acts of a mob —it doesn't look well.—Sultan Journal. Xo, Bro. At wood, we are not in favor of mob law except in cases where the exigencies of the public demand it. In California the author ities refused to act, and the best peo ple of the community were a unit for drastic measures. It was the same in Montana in the early seven ties, when scores of murderers and highway robbers were hanged by vigilance committees. If the pro hibitory law of Kansas is unpopular it should be repealed, but until that time arrives it should be enforced. It is not the citizens' business to en force laws, because they pay an army of officials for that very purpose. While Mrs. Nation is not our ideal of womanhood, she has accomplished some good in calling the attention of the authorities to the fact that there is an immense pressure behind her in the nature of public opinion. Charles M. Schwab, the president of the Carnegie Steel Company, is 39 years old. He went to work in the steel works at Braddock in 1880 as a stake driver in the engineer corps at $1 a day. In seventeen years he has become the president of the greatest steel manufacturing company in the world at a salary of $50,000 a year and a 3 per cent, in terest. His stock holdings are now worth $30,000,000. Who says that young men have no chance to rise i nthe world? —Tacoma News. And yet there are hundreds of young men in Seattle and Tacoma lounging on street corners and pray ing for the good old times when a man had a chance to work his wav up to positions of trust. When you ask when that time was, they will point to the time of the civil war or some other inflated period. The fact is there never was a time in the his tory of the country when a young man of industrious and economical habits could earn as much and save as much as at the present time. An anti-gambling bill has been in troduced at Olympia which provides that the player or victim in a gam bling game shall be equally guilty with Uir keeper of the place, and that all stakes seized in ;u raid or oherwise taken possession of are to go into the public school fund. Everett would draw the line on this. She may use fines collected from pro moters of gambling and other evils to pay the cost of policing the city, but she would not care to raise school revenue in that wav. —Everett Herald. The bill was probably introduced at the request of the gambling fra- j ternity of the state, and is intended 1 to suppress all chance of obtaining! evidence against the fraternity. Representative Ed. Brown, of Whatcom, is championing some non descript legislation which provides for the nomination of a candidate for I . S. senator by each party at the convention preceding the meeting of the legislature. The electors are to vote for their candidate and the re sult is to be certified to the legisla ture. All this is intended as a straw ballot, as the legislature cannot be bound by the proceeding. It is only intended as an expression of the opinion of the voters, and might easily occasion serious dissensions within the parties. It is pop legisla tion of the worst kind, and is not likely to be popular with the major ity.—Reveille. If this is Populist legislation, in the name of common sense let us have more of it. The practice of voting and indicating the prefer ences in the party has been often tried in several states and no one questioned the wisdom of the acts. The effects of abolishing the can teen are already noted at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., in the opening of a number of saloons near the army post. Army officers who sounded the unheeded warning are not surprised, and have just grounds to fear a de moralizing effect upon the men. — Oregon ian. Every one knew what would finally be the sequel except a few old grannies who thought and cared more for a theory than for the prac tical effect. The same report comes from Fort Sheridan. Since the clos ing of the canteen the receipts of the saloons have doubled. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1901 ITEMS OF INTEREST Culled and Collected from Reliable Sources, World Notes Condensed to Readable Form—ltems Concerning Various Congressional Doings—Scientific Matters Brought Out Briefly. Heather grows in many parts of South Africa. that the editors all lost their heads for opposing the Boxers. An Irishmatn says a soldier makes his living dying for his country. Excavations are being carried on at Pompeii around the Basilica. A negro murderer was lynched and his body burned at Terre Haute, Indiana. At Diamondville, Wyoming, near ly fifty lives were lost by fire in a mine. What we call a spider's thread consists of more than 4,000 threads united. Eailway track elevation in Chi cago has cost the companies $17, --000,000. The French Legion of Honor is the biggest order of merit and num bers 55,000. A French expert says submarine navigation has been solved by his compatriots. Austrian merchants and manufac turers are alarmed over the increase of foreign trade. Many Etruscan tombs have been found in central Italy during the past two years. New York city owes more by $60, --000,000 than all the forty-five states of the Union together. It is said that beside the indem nity Russia will demand 30,000.000 taels for injuries in Manchuria. The New York Zoological Society will soon operate automobiles of its own for the benefit of the public. The Peking Gazette, the oldest daily paper in the world, has sus pended publication. It is supposed A machinists' union was organized in Honolulu on the 19th ult. It starts out with ninety-eight mem bers. The poisoning of people in Lon don by drinking beer has had the effect of decreasing the sales 20 per cent. It is said that posts put in the ground upper end down will last much longer than those put in the usual way. About fifty of the principal obser vatories are now co-operating to as certain the distance from the earth to the sun. Steve L. Hommedieu tried to shoot Robert Pinkerton, manager of the eastern department of the cele brated agency. In Siberia one has to ride as much as 500 versts for a doctor. There are only one physician to 30,000 inhab itants in Russia. Troops in Pekin looted the roof of at Buddhist temple in the belief that the tiles were of gold, but they were only plated. During the present century the Bible has been translated into 350 languages, which nine-tenths of the human race can read. The great pipe organ to be used :n the temple of music at the Pan- American exposition was built to mler at a cost of $15,000. During the past year there were 1,005 domestic articles of incorpora tion filed in the office of the secre tary of state af Olympia. A bronze has relief tablet of Ham ilton Fish, Jr.. who was killed in Ihs Spanish-American war, has been erected in Columbia college. Vital statistics show that 7,000 people die annually of consumption The theatre at Ephesus has been laid bare by the Austrian excava tions. The great harbor appears to be of Greek, and not Roman origin. Mexicatns and Yaqui Indians em ployed in the Mexican mines at Phoenix, Arizona, are alarmed over the proposed importation of China men. A country doctor in Rouen, France, has discovered that swab bing the throat with common petro leum is an effectual treatment of diphtheria. The monthly pay roll has in creased and with it the population of Everett 5,000 since the census was taken. It is now the fourth city in the state. Up to 1880 France had only pri vate high schools for girls. Now there are forty female lyceums sup ported by the state, and twenty eight by cities. Preparations are being made for the erection of a large steel plant at Norwalk, Ohio, which will cost $1,000,000. Over 2,500 men will obtain employment in the works. On April Ist the window glass trust will close down eighty plants and throw 30,000 employes out of work. The idea is to curtail pro duction and keep up prices pri marily. W. A. Heath, of Rawlins, Wyo., says he has invented a flying ma chine which will revolutionize water navigation as well as solve the aerial navigation problem. Broadwater, near Worthing, Eng land, has had but two rectors in the nineteenth century. The late in cumbent was appointed in 1797 and the present one in 1853. The abandoned farms of Massa o',..i. .(1^ arc fust being taken tip. Three years ago there were 330 thus classed in the state. A recent enu meration shows there are now only 136. The leader of the famous Marine band at Washington, D. C, gets $1,500 a year, and the first and sec ond-class musicians $60 and 50 a month respectively. They are al lowed ration money besides. The Marquis of Lansdowne in 1866 succeeded to the marquisate and estates, which extend over nine counties and include close upon 140, --000 acres and bring in a rent roll of between $250,000 and $300,000. The moving sidewalk of the Paris exposition was a great success: 6,694,308 paid for the privilege of using the platforms, while only 2,635,867 used the railway that car ried passengers in the other direc tion. . Geo. E. Roberts, director of the United States mint, estimates that the total gold output of the world for 1901 will be $365,000,000. Of this amount the United States will produce $94,000,000, or about $10, --000,000 more than any other coun try. In carrying out the repairs to the Temple of Carnak, M. Legrain dis covered a city gate. It is the first found in Egypt and is of great height. The chief causes of the fall of a part of the temple are the char acter of the soil and the artificial flooring of the temple. The Swiss have invented a new kind of life-saving apparatus. It is a pitch cloak and weighs about one pound and will keep even a fully equipped soldier above water. It has water-proof pockets in which food and drink may be carried, as well as blue lights in case the wearer is shipwrecked in the night. The court of appeals of New York has handed down a decision that will have a far-reaching effect. A contractor refused to pay the rate of wages which the municipal au thorities held necessary under the law. The court denies the right of the legislature to fix wages of a mu nicipality. The decision affects about 5,000 teachers, all the firemen, policemen and other city employes. SEATTLE SUMMARY Reporter's Notes of Various Things. Appropriately Bunched for the Quick Header—Gathered from All Points of the City's Compass —Council Notes. The assessors will start about the 10th of March to begin work in the city. The nickel in the slot machine is still doing business in most of the saloons of the city. W. H. Agnew, who will be Audi tor Lamping's chief deputy, assumed liis duties last week. Judge Tallman is making a very satisfactory judge of the equity de partment of the superior court. Dr. J. C. Thomas has taken charge of the Anti-Saloon League. He is a new arrival from Pennsylvania. The pair of constables that went to take possession of the Totem gam bling saloon got pretty roughly used. The police department has given notice to the theatres of the city ■that aisle chairs will not be toler ated. Chief Meredith has not yet made any attempt to enforce the ordi nances recently passed by the city council. The grafting community are in hot water for fear that the court pro ceedings may make them tell who got the swag. The saloon men are not going to lose the benefit of side entrances without a fight. Nearly all ignore the ordinance. Sam Cohn was either "seen" or was persuaded to let up on gambling for fear of his health. The gambling business goes on apace. The Automatic Telephone Oom patny won their case before Judge Tallman, but the city has taken the ca.-e to the supreme court. President Mellen was in the city the last of the week and had an in teresting meeting with the members of the Chamber of Commerce. The upholders of law and order are carefully perfecting their organi zation. They intend when ready to drive every slot machine out of bus iness. Shomo got off again scott clear by fixing the prosecuting witness. What that individual does not know about fixing up his crimes is not worth knowing. The irrepressible chief deputy in the assessor's office manages to keep in position the most of the time, through ways that are sometimes ter rible murky. Dr. F. W. Sparling is kept pretty busy these days examining appli cants for enlistment into the army. Tie says a splendid lot of men are being received. The Seattle Electric Company will apply for permission to extend their system to Woodland park. This will open up new territory' and be of great benefit to the public. So far that has not been a gen eral sweep of clerks in the different county offices. Old-time Pops and Democrats are working as contented as ever alongside of their gold bug friends. Gardner Kellogg is now marshal, and Cook and Clark assistants of the fire department. Cook is occupying Tvellogg's place as chief, and Capt. Clark assistant. All are excellent ap pointments. The Hoshor case, which h familiar to all newspaper readers, has been continued until March 11. Hoshor and Thompson, it is alleged, de frauded a wealthy Klondiker by the name of Torrence. PRICE FIVE CENTS The man who says Jim Hill is a friend to Seattle is wrong in his se quence. Seattle is a friend to Jim Hill. So far as Jim Hill is con cerned he is simply a friend —to Jim Hill. The saving clause for the city is found in the fact that he can't exist without a "terminus."—Seattle Mail and Herald. The Seattle Times is authority for the statement that Jim Hill has done more to build up Seattle than have all other men comhined. A good way to emphasize, by way of illustration, would he to size up the Hill tax hill and compare it with the aggregate tax hill of the great mi nority, the rest of the city.—Weekly Blade. The trustees of the A. M. E. church will hold a grand rally on April 14th in order to make a su preme effort to clear the church of indebtedness. Clubs have been or ganized, with some of the most prominent ladies of the city as cap tains. The trustees have offered prizes to the clubs raising the most money, as follows: First prize, value $10; second prize, value $5; third prize, value $2.50. All church mem bers and its well-wishers are grate fully requested to help us out by as sisting the clubs and also participat ing in the rally, which the trustees hope to make a grand event. CURRENT EVENTS. The Sullivan heirs still continue to come forward. There have been 400 deaths in two days from the plague in Bom bay. Dr. Hutchinson will shortly sever his connection with the Firs-t Pres byterian church. The work of installing iron cells in the new wing of the penitentiary is still in progress. The legislature of California has passed a bill making prizefights in that state a felony. A resolution inviting President McKinley to visit the state of Wash ington passed both houses. The inauguration last Monday was a splendid affair, notwithstand ing the Washington weather. Ryan and Clark, Tacoma high waymen, were sentenced to ten and eight years in the penitentiary. Mrs. Nation manages to keep her name in the papers, and that will probably satisfy her ambition. Consul Wildman said in an inter view at Honolulu that the insurrec tion in the Philippines was at an end. Senator Carter talked the infa mous river and harbor bill to death, and thus saved $50,000,000, tempo rarily. A moral wave has struck Dawson, and the authorities have ordered the gambling and other evil resorts to close. Mr, Charles T. Yerkes, the Chi cago street car magnate, has sold his Chicago street car interests to a large syndicate. Congress has adjourned, and the people have reason to congratulate themselves on the fact that they went when they did. The Olympia people are again happy on account of the purchase of the court house, which makes the capital more secure. The manifestations against the Jesuits of Oporto, Spain, continue. The police are doing their best to disperse the rioters. It is now Mr. Pettigrew. Having laid aside his senatorial toga, he will not be very likely to have any more use for it in South Dakota. Capt. Jones, of the Eighth in fantry, captured four hundred insur gents in the Philippines and drove them from their stronghold. Schlatter, the divine healer, is not meeting with unbounded success in Tacoma. He came near organizing a free fight at his first meeting. The bill appropriating $5,000,000 for the St. Louis exposition passed. When all other grafts fail, the expo sition scheme generally succeeds.